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Kingdom-building, monster-fighting, food-vending, gold-stealing PIXEL fun for everyone!!
Kingdom-building, monster-fighting, food-vending, gold-stealing PIXEL fun for everyone!!
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     Long ago, in the Kingdom of Pixoto, a bunch of monsters were going nuts, and scaring away all the Little Guys! The Lords of Pixoto joined forces to fight back; building walls and towers, gathering mighty heroes and magical weapons! They even stockpiled food, drink, and ancient artifacts to survive. Before long, though, they turned against one another in a quest for Gold. So began the tale of THE DARING AND THE DOOMED…

     Join the fun! The Daring and The Doomed is a fast-playing, easy to learn card game for the whole family. The print quality and fun pixel art have been a huge hit where we go to play! Now, we need your help to get this cool little game out for more people to enjoy! The game basics can be learned in a minute or so, with rules cards included right in the box. There’s even some special kids rules and drinking game rules to make things even crazier for your table. The starter deck is 144 cards strong! This means you can play 3 or 4 complete games with no repeats! All you need is a few six-sided dice and something to track gold like pennies, M&M’s or tiny plastic goats. Your boxed, shrink-wrapped starter set includes Heroes, Monsters, and Kingdom cards.

     Heroes are used to fight Monsters, duh! Just roll your Heroes’ combined dice shown and beat a Monster’s roll to win!

     Monsters have their own dice to roll. Play Monsters on other players to kill their Heroes, or play them on yourself to win their Gold! Whoever kills a Monster gets the Gold value shown, so go for it!

     The Kingdom is where you really make your money. Simply play cards like food, drink, walls, towers, and other important staples of the Realm. Reach 20 Gold and you win!

     The entire game is simple Draw one card, Play one card fun. You can bumble through your first game and still have a blast. Mastering the deeper strategies of combinations and timing is where the real game begins.

     It’s been a real hoot playtesting and refining the game with friends this year, and now it’s time to go for it! We’re brand new to Kickstarter here at Runehammer Games, so we’re keeping it really simple: just a few backer levels for copies of the game and the expansion deck. Expansion Deck? Yes!

     Prepare yourself for the mind-bending madness of The Elder Dooms! This Cthulhu/Zombie inspired expansion adds more tentacles and craziness to your game with74 more cards! (20 Coin cards now included as a bonus reward!)

     Runehammer Games has a lot more projects in the development stages. With your support, we’ll be making cool stuff for years to come. It’s a golden age of indie games and Runehammer is neck deep!

     The Team: I’m Brandon Gillam, the crazy person behind Runehammer Games. I’ve been a professional and hobby game creator for almost 30 years, working in all aspects of tabletop, PC and mobile games. The Daring and The Doomed is a long time coming: I’m finally stepping out into the world to share my tabletop creations with the world, but only with your help! Until we get this first project successfully funded, we’re still just bootstrapping on youtube revenue and the ol’ change jar to get going. Let’s make it great! Everyone else at Runehammer has been key to our quality and refinement process, including a whole gaggle of playtesters, the members of Imbalanced Games, and even the friendly folks at the local brewery who host our weekly gathering of weirdos. Thank you for considering The Daring and the Doomed, and thank you for your support! This is just the beginning, and YOU make it possible! To battle!

We've unlocked 2 Bonus Rewards already! Coin cards and DOOM BALL will now be included in all Elder Dooms expansion decks!

Risks and challenges

We’re new to Kickstarter! That’s not really a risk, but there it is. This is our debut game and we need you to make it sing!
As for printing and shipping, our printer has been fast and reliable so far, with clockwork 2 week turnarounds and awesome card quality. We’re limiting shipping to the USA for this game, mainly because we don’t have a good handle on international costs and delays. Rather than put that uncertainty on you guys, we’re keeping it simple to insure fast, free shipping.
In time, we want Runehammer to be worldwide, but for now it’s simple and flawless rather than huge and freaky. Help us grow Runehammer and we can offer international shipping as soon as we can!

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    Print & Play Pixels: Get all the cards for the base game AND the expansion pack in a full-bleed, cut-mark prepared PDF for color print, cut, sleeve and play! Runehammer will Email your PDF P&P Copy once we're funded, then you can do the crafting!

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    Little Guy Level: Get ONE COPY of The Daring and The Doomed card game, boxed and shrink-wrapped for freshness! 144 cards of pixely fun! Ships free in the USA.

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    Elder Doom Level: Get ONE COPY of The Daring and The Doomed card game, and ONE COPY of the Elder Dooms Expansion set. 198 total cards of pixely doom! Each is individually boxed and wrapped for maximum awesome. Ships free in the USA.

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    Doom God Level: Get TWO COPIES of the base card game and TWO COPIES of the Elder Dooms expansion deck! Give the gift of Doom, or make a gigantic pile of cards to play with up to 10 players! Ships free in the USA.

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    Runehammer Level: Get two copies of the base game and the expansion deck as in the Doom God Level above, and make a 20$ donation to future Runehammer projects coming soon. Thank you for your support!

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