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Draft warbands, upgrade heroes and craft legendary weapons as you battle an inferno of horrors on an epic quest to forge your destiny.
Draft warbands, upgrade heroes and craft legendary weapons as you battle an inferno of horrors on an epic quest to forge your destiny.
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Castle Assault: The Fell Fire Forge is a tactical card game for 1 to 2 players featuring a unique battle system that welds together the best elements of tower defense, tactical skirmish, and role playing games. Plunge yourself into Castle Assault's brutal world where using only your skills and strategies can you rise from the ashes of darkness and forge a saga of legend. Featuring lightning fast two player gameplay, an epic non-linear solo campaign and profuse upgradeable components... immerse your warband in an inferno of nightmarish horror on a legendary quest to forge your destiny.  

The Dragon Fang mountains have erupted, bursting forth a gaping wound to the forgotten dwarven fortress of Kaz-rath’dun. Whispers spread like wildfire... An ancient forge has been unearthed with the power create "artifice", arms of antiquity smithed by ancient gods who scorched the earth in their conquest of the heavens. The sparks of war have begun to ignite the realm... Will you blaze a beacon of hope in a world of darkness? Or bathe the world in flames on your conquest for ultimate power!

Only the strongest of mettle can survive the Fell Fire Forge...

While blazing your path to victory during the solo campaign or head to head with your opponent, the warband, hero, and allies you recruit greatly effect gameplay.  Every warband possesses completely unique units, abilities, and tactics that you must master... for one wrong move can extinguish all hope.

As you delve the darkest dungeons in the non-linear campaign you can craft alliances and convert champions to your cause to fabricate legendary items... Or lay waste to all that stand in your path and forge your weapons upon the death pyres of your enemies, for both your actions and decisions on and off the battlefield a will seal your fate.

Not only do your battles and exploits earn amazing loot in the form of weapons, armor, and magical items but you can also improve your mighty hero.  As you successfully perform deeds of legendary might, courage, and cunning you will earn your hero 'levels', and as your hero grows you can hone their specialization, acquiring skills tailored to your favored tactics with devastatingly powerful abilities, or by eliminating weaknesses. Since every hero is unique and there are so many skills to learn, no two heroes will be the same. In Castle Assault, every glorious victory sharpens your hero, your equipment, and your legend.

 

Castle Assault's unique 'kinetic battle system' welds together the best elements of tower defense, tactical skirmish, and progressive advancement of role-playing games into a frantic eruption of epic destruction. Castle Assault breaks the mold of battle card games and organically extracts the most enjoyable parts of these different genres to distill them into a brand new gameplay experience.

Gameplay begins by summoning units from your hand into your castle rampart. Units physically charge down the battlefield toward your opponent to crush their castle defenses. Combat is resolved by comparing the attacker's attack minus the defender's armor. If the attack is greater than the defenders armor and health then the defender is destroyed. Every unit is unique and possess special enchantments that are always active, are triggered on dice rolls, or glorious feats that can be activated once per turn. Victory is earned through mastering your warbands tactics while outwitting your opponent to smash down their castle, or defeat their hero on the field of battle.

"There's something about Castle Assault that's 'just FUN'... if you are a 2-Player gamer this is a 'have to get' kind of game" - Lance Myxter, The Undead Viking (cards in the video are not final)

Rules are available on the website.

"Castle Assault was the biggest, and most pleasant, surprise for me and Castle Assault immediately exceeded my expectations" - Travis Williams - Castle Assault voted Top 5 Game of 2015 - TechRaptor

"I find Castle Assault’s style of play to be much more satisfying than any other card-based tactical combat wargame I’ve played in sometime." - Cyrus Kirby, FatherGeek

 "Castle Assault is much more than just a card battle game, instead of just attacking each other (as in Magic or Pokemon), your characters must also transverse the board, fighting along the way until they reach the other castle and begin tearing it down!" - Scott - Sahm! Reviews

 

Steel yourself, for there is no limit to your creativity in Castle Assault: The Fell Fire Forge. 

Risks and challenges

We are proud to be Kickstarting our 2nd project and the lessons learned from our first project have all been incorporated into Fell Fire Forge. We are also proud to be one of the 16% of Kickstarter projects that have delivered 100% on time and in full and we will also use all of our risk mitigation strategies on this project. Our 3 risks associated with Castle Assault realization are Manufacturing, International Shipping, and our Art Assets.
To mitigate the risk associated with Manufacturing we have identified 5 potential manufacturers and received quotes from each. Each manufacturer has its strengths; cost, minimum quantity buy, or manufacturing location. Dependent on the final number of pledges, we will downselect to one manufacturer based on our internal weighting of the above factors. Proactively with our two most competitive quotes we have obtained mfg. approved bleed files as well as other associated periphery requirements to initiate a contract.
To burn down the risk associated with International Shipping we previously identified a fulfillment location based in the UK. While the Brexit has introduced risk in this process we remain in close contact with our previous fullfillment house, and have begun inquiring on alternates through our industry contacts.
Challenges associated with Art is largely based to include backer influenced imagery. We have our artists primed and on-call and upon conclusion of the project (and the Kickstarter 14 day pledge collection window) we can compensate our artists to begin work. Our talented group of artists clearly understand the impact and importance of this timeline and have made arrangements on their workload to ensure their work is completed on-time and with the quality and expected of this project.

This team lives Castle Assault.
Every night and day Castle Assault is raw passion and since its genesis 4 yrs ago we have continuously improved this product with play-testers in numerous states, conventions, hobby shops, and meet-ups all culminating and incorporating your feedback. Weekends are dedicated to playtesting, garnering feedback, and hammering out all possible kinks to deliver the most solid, balanced, and enjoyable gaming experience to you.

Castle Assault is not a hobby. It is a full on obsession and there is no obstacle our team cannot collaborate around to overcome. If you support this project we personally vow and assure you we will see this project through thick or thin to see it delivered to your hands and support it beyond.

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    Pledge $23 or more About $23

    THE FELL FIRE FORGE

    Castle Assault: The Fell Fire Forge board game
    + 4 digital wallpapers
    + ALL unlocked stretch goals!

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    PREMIUM EDITION & THE FELL FIRE FORGE

    Castle Assault: Premium Edition board game featuring 6 unique warbands, 6 heroes, & the expansive solo campaign
    + The Fell Fire Forge
    + 4 digital wallpapers
    + ALL unlocked stretch goals!

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    LORD OF KAZ-RATH’DUN

    Castle Assault: Premium Edition board game
    + The Fell Fire Forge
    + 4 digital wallpapers
    + A custom neoprene battlemat
    + Custom dragon dice
    + Custom dwarf dice
    + An epic 5 card promotional pack
    + A custom war-chest deckbox
    + Convention exclusive promo pack
    + You will be credited in the game as a special contributor
    + ALL unlocked stretch goals!

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    KINGMAKER

    Everything included in the Lord of Kaz-rath'dun pledge
    + One of our talented artists will illustrate your likeness, and our game designers will incorporate you into Castle Assault as a fully playable character. Your card will be included in ALL future copies of Castle Assault
    + You will be credited in the game as a special contributor
    + ALL unlocked stretch goals!

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    THRONE OF THE GODS

    Join the game designers and the Castle Assault crew for a full access experience at any stop on our convention tour and slay all challengers to your throne! The design team will also personally thank, sign, and provide you with 4 copies of the Castle Assault Premier Edition and 4 copies of the Fell Fire Forge which includes sitting down and showing you and your friends how to play and also sharing all the behind the scenes inspirations for the artwork and mechanics. This reward includes everything in the Kingmaker pledge and ALL stretch goals.

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