Rodger Deering's Dungeon Crusade - Book I: Genesis of Evil
Built from the ground up for solo or co-op play, Dungeon Crusade will offer a innovative and creative evolution in tabletop game design
Hello everyone and welcome! In this 3 part video series, I will be showing you exactly how to setup and play Dungeon Crusade. From the very start, and into gameplay. I think it is paramount to show you for one, Dungeon Crusade is not a complex game, and second what I mean by "open world dungeon crawl board game". Part 2 will be on shortly. But for now, enjoy learning about Dungeon Crusade! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gce8d4N-h0c
Hello all! We are preparing the "How to setup and play Dungeon Crusade" video right now. In the meantime, sit back, relax, pop some popcorn and enjoy the world debut showcase video. This was shot about a month ago, and the game is in a ever changing state of refinement and fine tuning to make it top notch. We hope you enjoy the Dungeon Crusade showcase video! :)
Here is a great demo of the Avalon Adventure board game for you guys to check out. Enjoy!
In forming Groovus Games Unlimited, I wanted this company to stand for 3 things that are paramount to me. Honesty, quality and quantity.
Honesty in the form of showing backers as much of the game as I can, being straightforward with what content is being presented.
If you notice to the side, there are "create a hero" packages. There is NO up-charge for this. This will never happen at Groovus Games Unlimited. Instead, I'm honored and thrilled to have backers use their creativity and imagination to give these heroes names and backstories, and have the backer's name on the hero card for their contribution to the game. You simply can't put a price tag on that. Well, some people do, but at Groovus Games Unlimited, we want you to keep your money and just worry about creating with us, helping to make an awesome game that is truly "ours."
Quality and Quantity. Very rarely do you see these two things together, but with our first launch title, that is what we are striving to give our fellow gamers. The quantity you can clearly see below. The quality will come from the fairly huge development team that has been assembled for the Dungeon Crusade project. People from all around the world are committed, determined and focused on bringing this game to fruition for everyone to enjoy.
Lastly, with Groovus Games Unlimited, we don't believe in producing "exclusive" content with high price tags and in limited quantity. It's our belief that everyone should have a right to enjoy ALL of the content that is offered across the board equally at a great price point. So in closing, enjoy the Dungeon Crusade campaign, and I hope the game meets or exceeds your expectations. Have a great time all! Rodger "Groovus" Deering
The world's first open world dungeon crawl board game, Dungeon Crusade is a hybrid game inspired by two of the golden ages of gaming, which are board games and computer RPG's of years past. Built from the ground up for solo or co-op play.
Take control of 6 legendary heroes and their trusty fetch-hound, Albus, as they set out in a massive, open world dungeon to complete quests for villagers, find ancient treasure chests that may be empty, trapped or full of loot, pick locks on secret rooms, gain lifeforce, mine for minerals to craft powerful gems for their gear, find crates to smash open, plus new encounters every turn for the heroes to experience. Enjoy gifts from the villagers on celebration day, shop in the village, and gamble at the house of chance. Experience a "living dungeon" with the exclusive game mechanic the "patrol route system", where monsters move through the dungeon with unpredictable and random movement patterns. Battle minions who are attempting to raid the village, fight the champions who lurk in the chambers of the dungeon, and come face to face with the guardians of the dungeon, all while trying to clear the quest tables to achieve victory and save the village! So prepare thyself, hero, for a game of epic proportions where strategy, tactics and planning are a must. I personally welcome each and every one of you to Avalon, to enjoy a creative evolution in game design. This is Dungeon Crusade!
To win, pick a scenario from the scenario booklet or create your own scenario. After setting up the game as the scenario describes, the heroes goal is to clear the 3 quest tables, which will turn the elder globes upon the tables from red to a green status, indicating there is purity within the dungeon. When all 3 elder globes have a green status, the heroes have won that scenario, and saved the village!
*Reaper Miniatures miniatures are being used without permission and are only examples of the type of models that will be included. The miniatures shown will not be the final product.
* Groovus Games Unlimited: Our 3D sculptor, Krisztian Hartmann will be in charge of producing fresh, original miniatures exclusive to Dungeon Crusade. We encourage everyone to view Krisztian's work. It is simply stunning. https://www.artstation.com/artist/krisztianhartmann
We would like to say a big thank you to Matt Clark and all of the awesome associates of Reaper Miniatures.
The Avalon Adventure Board Game is played before you play Dungeon Crusade. The heroes must recover the 3 magical runes that are randomly placed around Avalon at the start of the game. Once they are recovered, proceed to the dungeon and shatter the curse on the dungeon doors. Complete mini quests and attribute tests, acquire gear and loot, fight monsters, get into trouble in the villages and much more. No two games are ever the same. So get ready heroes, to embark on a grand adventure across Avalon!
Shop at the village on celebration day, or send the hero’s fetch-hound, Albus, to the village to fetch items for the heroes while they are in the dungeon. Heal at the temple, recover essence at the inn, craft gems and buy gear at the blacksmith, visit the academy to level up or acquire new abilities, visit the bazaar to restock on potions and torches, and finally, gamble at the House of Chance. Yes...Dungeon Crusade has it's own gambling hall for the heroes! ;)
Now enjoy some screenshots of the features and exclusive content that Dungeon Crusade will provide players with.
As of right now, there are 112 encounter cards and more are on the way. At the start of every game, you shuffle the encounter deck and deal out 40 cards at random. This forms the encounter deck. Every game, you will have no idea what encounters the heroes will have to deal with. Surprises, randomness and whimsical gameplay is at the heart of Dungeon Crusade.
Created and developed exclusively for Dungeon Crusade, the patrol route system is a true break-through game mechanic and system that will give the soloist and co-op gamers the concept of a "living dungeon." Creatures and monsters will have unpredictable movement causing them to roam freely throughout the dungeon, keeping the heroes always guessing where they will move next. Players will be forced to use strategy and tactics and plan their moves accordingly. You as the player, will never have to think for the monsters again.
Another exclusive to Dungeon Crusade is the House of Chance located in the northwest part of the village. On celebration day, heroes can visit the house of chance and gamble on 4 different games in a attempt to win gold to spend in the village, before heading back down into the dungeon. So put your gold on the table, grab a mug of ale, and get playing in the House of Chance!
In Tower Attack, the heroes must take the tower back from the evil skeleton army! Tower Attack is a dice pushing game where you have 3 attempts to match or exceed the numbers shown on the particular level the hero may be on. If a hero is unsuccessful, they are stuck on that level until it is beaten.
In Heroes vs. Monsters, the 3 heroes must defend the chapel of light against the advancing monsters. The heroes have action points that they can spend each turn to move and attack. If at least one monster makes it to the chapel of light, the heroes lose and must replay that level. There are 8 challenge cards with Heroes vs. Monsters, each challenge card becomes more difficult than the previous one.
Skull Jack is a simple form of Black Jack. Up to 3 heroes can play. Bet 200 gold per hand. On a win, win your bet back, plus an additional 200 gold. One of the artists will be designing an exclusive set of playing cards that has the Dungeon Crusade theme.
In the game, The Adventures on Bravely the Knight, join Bravely as he descends into a monster filled, trap riddled dungeon in a attempt to plunder the gold within. Any gold that Bravely recovers, the heroes receive! So pick up your sword and shield and join Bravely on a tiny, yet epic dungeon crawl!
Jesse Hansen - Besides being the art director for heroes and monsters, Jesse is the founder of Cornerstone Creative Studios. He has a team of artists who will be assisting him in the creation of the final monster and hero design for Dungeon Crusade. Having Jesse and his team at the helm, will no doubt speed up the process in the completion of Dungeon Crusade. https://www.facebook.com/CornerstoneCreativeStudios/?__mref=message_bubble
Krisztian Hartman - Krisztian will be providing the final exclusive miniatures for Dungeon Crusade. He will be provided with the placeholder miniatures, and use these only as a baseline for him to create his vision, with his creativity and imagination for the miniatures for Dungeon Crusade. I highly encourage everyone to view his work, it is simply stunning! https://www.artstation.com/artist/krisztianhartmann
Shaun Ellis - Shaun Ellis is the lead artist for the game world of Dungeon Crusade, and the final loot design. Shaun also has associates under him that will be assisting in the creation of the dungeons and loot for the final release of Dungeon Crusade. https://www.artstation.com/artist/sellis
Joseph Arnold - Joseph will be working along side Jesse in the creation of the final hero and monster design for Dungeon Crusade. The look I am striving for with Dungeon Crusade, was found within Jesse and Joseph. Their imagination, creativity and talent is simply incredible. http://josepharnoldart.wix.com/a#!portfolio and here is another link https://www.facebook.com/JosephArnoldart/?__mref=message_bubble
Camron Brown - Camron will be doing many different tasks. He will be tasked with creating the small sketches for the encounter cards. Truly another major force to have for the final version of Dungeon Crusade. https://camronbrown.artstation.com/
Tay LeCompte - Tay is a awesome and talented young lady. When I saw Tay's art, I knew she was the one to re-create Albus, the heroes fetchound for the final release of Dungeon Crusade. Tay will also be tasked with a few other jobs for the final release of the game. http://taylilly-arts.tumblr.com/
Leslie Casilli - Leslie was one of the first artists to join me, and someone who really believed in my vision for what I wanted to do for people and fellow gamers. She provided a few pieces of incredible art to get the project going. Leslie has since moved onto to her own exciting projects to pursue her own dreams and goals. I hold Leslie in the highest regard, as she is part of the Dungeon Crusade history. I would invite you to look at some of her art, simply stunning!
WinGo Games - The awesome folks at WinGo games will be the company that will be producing the game for us. They have went above and beyond with their customer service, and we are delighted to be partnered with them. http://www.wingogames.com/
Fullfilrite - Groovus Games Unlimited as also partnered with Fullfilrite for reward fulfillment within the U.S. Their track record is impeccable, and we are thrilled to have them along with us. http://fulfillrite.com/
Shipwire - Another one of our partners is Shipwire. I am happy to announce that rewards bound for the EU and Canada will carry the "EU" and "Canada" friendly shipping. Shipwire has distribution within these places, and that will help backers out on not occurring VAT, taxes and duty for them. https://www.shipwire.com/pp/fulfillment.php
Below is something I created for the backers, and will hopefully catch on for other projects. Let me explain.
When I look at kickstarter projects, I would like a system to learn the game in a quick, easy and fun way. Now Dungeon Crusade may look very complex, and it isn't at all. I designed Dungeon Crusade to have a sense of familiarity to it, and be very accessible to players. I want to get them into the game quick, and have them having fun in no time.
This system you will see below, I believe will get you acclimated to Dungeon Crusade very quickly and easily, and you'll have a fun time reading it. No tiny text, or anything ambiguous. Just easy to follow "poster panels" that will hopefully excite you, and teach you a majority of the game.
So sit back and relax! And enjoy the "poster panel" section.
Shipping charges will be calculated after the campaign ends. At Groovus Games Unlimited, we want backers to pay EXACT shipping and not a penny more. We will be working with the Pledge Manager for this process. Also, we have no way of telling how many stretch goals will be unlocked, and shipping may change based on this factor.
Risks and challenges
In pledging to a reward package for Dungeon Crusade, you acknowledge that the final look of the game, materials, game content and rewards are subject to change and will differ substantially from what is being presented within this Kickstarter project. This prototype game within Kickstarter, will be used as a baseline for all of the artists, illustrators and the 3D modeler involved to use their creativity, imagination and talent to create the final retail version of Dungeon Crusade. What you are viewing is the prototype game of Dungeon Crusade.
The prototype game looks very strong already, but the final version will be one of the most visually striking games for a fantasy/dungeon/adventure game that has been seen in recent years.
Other factors, of course, are production delays, shipping delays and customs delays, which are out of our control. However, the company we have partnered with, WinGo games, and our customs broker are very acclimated at handling things such as this, and the process should be smooth.
Lastly, I have put a ship date of Feb 2017, however, I do anticipate a much earlier date for this project to be final and ready to ship. A lot of the hard work has been completed already. Artists do not need to produce concept art. This has been established already within the prototype game. Hardcore playtesting is being conducted to debug the rules, clarify special abilities, line of sight rules, etc. My personal goal is to have this ready for Christmas 2016. Why? Because who wouldn't want Dungeon Crusade under the tree?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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