About this project
Wrathborne Champions is a fully cooperative tabletop game for 2 - 6 players specifically designed to let both casual and hardcore players come together to battle massive enemies.
With all enemy combat controlled by unique, predefined actions, the Minions of Wrath do not require a player's control, creating unique puzzles all the players must overcome together.
Including both a fast version that plays in only 30 minutes, and a full version that can keep a team of six playing for up to 3 hours, this flexible game is perfect for any fantasy fan.
In Wrathborne Champions, you and your friends are the Wrathborne, a special group chosen by the gods and representing the strongest combatants the world has to offer. This fully cooperative game for 2 - 6 players challenges your team to overcome the Minions of Wrath, massive monsters and heinous hordes intent on destroying the civilized world.
Working together, you must tactically disable your opponent, piece-by-piece, with each player doing their part to achieve victory. If all players are disabled, or if the Minion gains control of the battlefield, everyone loses and the innocent people of your world are sure to follow!
Minions of Wrath
Free Promotional Item
As a special thank you to the amazing Kickstarter supporters who are making this game possible, all of our physical game level backers will also receive a special Limited Edition Metal Wrath Token for use with their game.
This promotional item is not a Kickstarter exclusive, and will be for sale after the campaign is over as supplies last, but all physical game level backers will receive one free of charge along side their copies of Wrathborne Champions! Please see update #11 for more information!
At the start of each game, players create a unique deck comprised of one class' abilities, one weapon's attacks, and a selection of customizing items. In addition to controlling all of the actions that a player can take, these decks are their life total, with damage being applied directly to the deck itself.
Using a unique rebuilding mechanic, players must continuously use heals to strategically remake their dwindling decks, perpetually choosing the composition they believe will provide the greatest chance of future success.
Each of the enemies in Wrathborne Champions, called Minions of Wrath, is a unique puzzle divided up into nine different sectors. To win, players must strategically dismantle their enemy sector-by-sector until the Minion is unable to fight back.
But watch out! The Wrath Token moving around the board identifies who has the Minion's ire. Players who have, or are near, the Wrath Token are targeted by the Minion's unique attacks and set actions.
The Wrath Token moves each turn, but it can also be controlled by the Minions of Wrath, random effects, and even the players themselves, so strategy is key. Players must delicately balance the Wrath Token position, in addition to their attacks and defense, because it not only dictates how they are attacked, but also in what order they act!
Each Minion of Wrath offers distinct challenges requiring different plans of attack, requiring players to work together to determine how best to conquer their foe.
There are nine Minions of Wrath, each with six levels and two distinct versions, providing over a hundred different Minion permutations for players to battle. Add in over 700 unique player/weapon group compositions for a group of six players and you have a game with hundreds of hours of enjoyment.
We have unlocked a full graphic redesign of the entire game by Jovial Graphics and Games! With this stretch goal unlocked, all copies of Wrathborne Champions will be upgraded, along with the Production Print and Play! See update 12 for more information!
We have unlocked a custom plastic insert for all copies of Wrathborne Champions. This will allow us to improve the box dramatically, creating a safe, professional storage solution for all game pieces which will help make sure they are protected for years to come.
Better yet, this insert is designed to safely and securely hold cards both in and out of sleeves. It also has space for the first series of expansion game upgrades that we are already testing! This means we can save money on the packaging for our expansions by making them temporary and ready to be included in the base game, allowing us to sell our expansions for less!
We unlocked an additional Minion of Wrath for the base game of Wrathborne Champions! This new enemy will be decided on by the backers once the campaign is over!
Do you like a little more narrative with your combat? If so, this is the unlock for you!
Built from my childhood love of Choose Your Own Adventure stories, these narratives will let you pick who you battle or how you battle them. They will be designed to let you pick who you save and what you have to do to save them. Similar to how our Minions of Wrath let you battle without needing a GM, these choice-based stories do the same for your narrative.
Social Media Stretch Goals
BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/175327/wrathborne-champions
Once all four of the social media stretch goals are unlocked, a brand new Minion of Wrath will be added to the base game! This Minion will be chosen by the backers!
Scholar level backers will receive two official Print and Plays and any unlocked digital stretch goals! Our first Print and Play will be prototype quality assets available as soon as the campaign ends successfully. Our second Print and Play will be production quality assets available after we send the final files to manufacturing!
Wrathborne level backers will receive the full boxed copy of Wrathborne Champions, the two Print and Play file sets, and all unlocked stretch goals!
Artisan Champion level backers will receive a copy of Wrathborne Champions, the Print and Plays, all unlocked stretch goals, and their choice of one of the following:
- A rubber-backed fabric mouse pad featuring the Hydra Minion of Wrath.
- A high quality 18 month 8.5"x11" calendar featuring the full color art of Wrathborne Champions.
- A 11"x17" full color art print featuring a Minion of Wrath of your choice.
**Additional bonus items may be added to this reward tier for $15 each with no added shipping cost!**
Randover Game Pack level backers will receive a copy of Wrathborne Champions, the Print and Plays, all unlocked stretch goals, and three more items from Randover Games.
- Cast & Capture - A family friendly card game for 2-6 players featuring bright cards, whimsical creatures, and easy to understand mechanics.
- A high quality 14"x24" game mat for use with Cast & Capture.
- Nim's Bounty - A professionally manufactured beta of our next light card game where 2-4 players are pirates trying to out wit their fellow crew members.
**Bonus items from the Artisan reward tier may be added to this reward tier for $15 each with no added shipping cost!**
Traveling Merchant is a retailer specific back level to get six copies of Wrathborne Champions for sale in friendly local game stores.
**Add $25 for each additional copy of Wrathborne Champions**
Collector level backers will receive a copy of Wrathborne Champions, the Print and Plays, all unlocked stretch goals, the Hydra mouse pad, the 18 month calendar, and all Minion of Wrath art prints (the base nine, plus an art print of any additional Minions unlocked as stretch goals).
Minion Master level backers will be able to work with Randover Games to create a brand new Minion of Wrath for use in a future expansion! They will receive an art print of their creation, a pre-production copy of the miniboard for their use, and a co-designer credit in the expansion featuring their Minion of Wrath. This is in addition to receiving a copy of Wrathborne Champions, the Print and Plays, and all unlocked stretch goals,
This new Minion will be fully illustrated by our artist Ruk Trumata, and we will co-design it to work with the game's unique grid combat system.
**Randover Games reserves the right for final approval on all aspects of illustration and game design of any and all Minion of Wrath assets.**
"Really sharp. Really Cool. ... If you love the idea of everyone coming together for that big, epic showdown nobody's going to give it to you quite as well as Wrathborne Champions." - Rahdo, Rahdo Runs Through It
Wrathborne Champions is an official selection for the 2017 PAX South Indie Showcase happening from January 27th - 29th in San Antonio, Texas.
"I first saw Wrathborne Champions in 2014, and I was blown away even then! Now, it's one of my favorite games, just in prototype form! I am backing this game day one! Excellent player choices. Just as good at 2 players as at 6. Can't wait to get the final version." - Christopher Badell, Game Design Director Greater Than Games, Creator of Sentinels of the Multiverse.
"This game is cool. The cool factor is through the roof. I really dug it. It's fun to play, it plays quickly, and it's evocative and it's neat." - Eduardo Baraf, Edo Reviews.
"With amazing heroes, tactical decisions, and truly fearsome foes, Wrathborne Champions delivers everything I look for in a fantasy co-op experience." - Lance Myxter, Undead Viking
"Co-ops are not my favorite as I hate being judged for making the wrong decision. This games lets the players really work as a team to defeat the beast. I like Wrathborne Champions because it never made me feel stupid. I'm going to buy this game." - Deirdrea A Lyon, Game Designer
"Really really great art! Maybe one of my favorite boss monster games to date." - Patrick Siebert, Just Got Played.
This timeline is designed to be forgiving, with extra time baked in to account for the unforeseen hurdles that always tend to appear. It is our desire to reach fulfillment promptly, and we promise to work our hardest to get you the best game we can as quickly as possible; we just don't want to make a promise we don't know if we can keep.
Though we are located in the US, we have teamed up with two companies to facilitate international shipping of Wrathborne Champions: Snakes and Lattes in Canada, and Games Quest in the UK. Because of this, we are proud to announce that shipping will be CA, EU, and AUS friendly! Additionally, as a thank you to all of our backers, we are covering a percentage of all shipping costs ourselves regardless of where you are located, be it foreign or domestic to us.
Ruk Trumata is the production illustrator for Wrathborne Champions. He is an experienced illustrator with an extensive portfolio whose previous work includes pieces for other professional gaming companies, such as Privateer Press.
Scott Nicely has previously done work on games such as Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu: CCG, and Bloodbowl: Team Manager. He designed all of the image assets on this Kickstarter page in addition to the Wrathborne Champions logo. With the stretch goal in mind, he will also be engaged in overhauling the entire game's graphic presentation.
Ben “Dover” Stiers is the CEO and Creative Director of Randover Games. Born and raised all over the western United States, and with an eclectic work history to match such a nomadic upbringing, he is rarely without a story or connection to a conversation. Randover Games is not his first entrepreneurial venture, having previously been a founder of a successful video game focused press site.
Co-founder of Randover Games, Casey “Randar” McCormick is a former educator with a penchant for teaching everyone he meets. Raised in Texas, he is a font of creativity, preferring the “throw everything at the wall and see what sticks” approach to game design. Perpetually curious, he is probably just as interested in what you are doing as what he is working on.
Angie “Pantics” Stiers is the CFO and legal guru for Randover Games. Born and raised in New Jersey, she is a smart and savvy gamer with a friendly demeanor and fiery personality. With over a decade of experience in the legal field, Pantics is the team’s ever vigilant guardian against the rest of us doing or saying something stupid.
Risks and challenges
We learned a great deal about manufacturing and distribution with our first game, Cast & Capture. This is a significantly bigger project but the lessons we learned over the last two years have had profound influence on our approach to Wrathborne Champions.
In light of this, the primary risk we would like to emphasize is the possibility of delays to our manufacturing and shipping schedules. We have taken careful steps to minimize this risk, including overestimating all of our timings and solidifying professional relationships far in advance of this campaign, but there is always the possibility of the unexpected, especially with the size and scope of the game.
The one promise we make regarding all of this is that we will be in constant contact with our backers and easy to reach should any questions arise. Each and every backer will be taking this journey with us, and the last thing we would do is leave anyone in the dark.
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