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The King is dead, and all are making their play for power. Do you have what it takes to emerge victorious in this Realm of Heroes?
The King is dead, and all are making their play for power. Do you have what it takes to emerge victorious in this Realm of Heroes?
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From the depths of the kingdom, armies are on the move and castles have been fortified...war is in the air. The General and the Heir, the Fiend and the Vizier, the Barbarian and the Dark One — all prepare to take the land by force. Only the bold shall survive and thrive in this realm of heroes!

Realm of Heroes is a strategy game based in Western fantasy  for 2-4 players in which you will build castles and recruit heroes to fight for your cause. Players not only move against each other, but also must deal with an evolving board that can derail the best laid plans. Using minimal luck, Realm of Heroes is a game in which a player on top can find himself in a rapidly collapsing position.

After the map is set up (either by scenario or at random), each player places his leader and a tower on the map. During a player's turn, existing plague may spread to nearby locations. Second, unsupported heroes die and are replaced by plague. Third, players may reinforce their position by placing or upgrading units on the map. Finally, players move some, none or all of their heroes around the map to capture more territory, destroy other heroes and capture the other players' leaders to win the game. Playtime is 30-60 min. depending on number of players.

The Core Game Contains:

32 Field Tiles, 4 Forest Tiles, 4 Mountain tiles, 72 Control Tokens, 8 Building Tokens, and 38 Hero Tokens

Backing Realm of Heroes now ensures its production and gets you a great price/value for being an early adopter!

Expected MSRP will likely be $29.99 - $39.99 - Early adopters will see a 20-35% savings as well as unlocked Stretch Goals for FREE!

The Core Game features art by Gary Simpson, who is best known for his work on Summoner Wars and most recently, Fire Team Zero!

 A short "How to Play" video overview by Geek-Craft.

The 5-6 player expansion is available to any pledge level as an add-on. If you would like to have this expansion, simply add $10 to your pledge. Knight Level backers please add $10 per copy desired.

The 5-6p expansion will consist of 5 extra sheets of tiles and tokens (enough to handle 6 players) and may be released at retail at a later date for a higher MSRP (or possibly not released at all).

Backing the Expansion now helps secure its production and gets you a great price/value for being an early adopter!

Expected MSRP of the Expansion will likely be $12.99 - $19.99 - Early adopters will see a 20-40% savings as well as unlocked Stretch Goals for FREE!

After much consideration (and support from the backers), we have decided to offer 3 additional Add-Ons for Realm of Heroes. Each new Add-On will be known as a POD, and introduces new Heroes to the game. A POD is a new character class that becomes available to build during the game. Think of each POD like a new, mini expansion!

Add On #1 - The Way of The Shadow Hero Pod - $6 - This POD introduces the Thief, Rogue, and Assassin to Realm of Heroes. These Characters take away support from your opponents, and the Assassin can take out unprotected enemies of higher strength!

Add On #2 - The Way of Illusion Hero Pod - $6 - This POD introduces the Magician, Illusionist, and Enchanter to Realm of Heroes. These characters use illusion to "sneak" past defenses!

Add On #3 - The Way of the Shield Hero Pod - $6 - This POD introduces the Guardian, Champion, and Paladin to Realm of Heroes. These characters protect your tiles and restrict other players movement! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ As an added special bonus, we are offering an Add-On Bundle!

Add On Bundle - All 3 Hero Pods for $15 PLUS a copy of The Way of Nature Hero Pod (The 15k Stretch Goal) - regardless of if we unlock it or not! (If we do unlock it, you only get 1 copy, but still save! Its a win-win for everyone!)

 Check out the rulebook here

A cool little video overview of the game via BoardgameGeekTV!

A Google Hangout with Club Fantisci talking about Realm of Heroes!

Cool new podcast from onboardgames! about Realm of Heroes.

A different (and cool) way of talking about Kickstarters on all us geeks (round 5 starts at 31min)   http://www.allusgeeks.com/2014/05/the-game-of-crowd-funding-draft-picks-05-27-2014/

Nice review by Geek-Craft http://youtu.be/afyTREaUng8

A preview from summer 2013 of the prototype of Realm of Heroes by the Dice Tower featuring Tom Vasel! http://youtu.be/l0cv2qnAarI

When Scott first approached me to publish Realm of Heroes I was amazed by how much work he had done and the details he had put together for this game! After many plays (together and with our testers) we both felt that working together to produce an affordable, value packed edition of his game was our best chance of having a successful campaign. We are both very glad you're here, and considering backing!

Scott has tons of ideas for expansions beyond the core game, all that are very well playtested, and could be great as future expansions.      

-- Realm of Heroes has been in development for almost 10 years! --

We plan on using Scott's expansion ideas for our Stretch Goals. Depending on the popularity of this campaign, we may see a few of his ideas, or a LOT of them. We hope its the latter.

Here is where you all come in. Help us spread the word about Realm of Heroes so we can produce lots of Scott's fantastic ideas together! (plus you will get them for FREE!)

We have lots of cool ideas that will make great goals. Keep checking back each day to see what else we might be able to do together!

Core Game Funding Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

WE FUNDED!! We will add monuments to the game, giving players an option for victory other than player elimination. Our playtesters offered up this variant, and we like it so much, it's going in the core game if we get funded!

Available to all backers Ranger and above.

Having monuments on the tiles gives players the option of an end game other than player elimination, and open up some cool options for future scenarios. We love it, and thanks to Chris and the folks at the Whittier Center for the ideas, feedback, and inspiration!

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Since we hit 240 Backers, we will double side the Leader Tokens. Now you have the choice of conquering the Realm as a King OR a Queen!

Available to all backers Ranger and above.

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

If we hit 11k, we will add a new Building Type to the Core Game known as the Wizards Tower. The Wizards Tower projects its strength TWO spaces in all directions! 

Available to all backers Ranger and above.

A super cool new building that is a great for the leader who cannot decide between Strength or Protection Coverage.

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

If we reach 13k, we will add a drawstring bag to the game. The bag is great when using random tile setup or random control token setup.

Available to all backers Ranger and above.

We will have a few suggested staged setups in the core rules for those who do not like random set ups. The bag will still come in handy as a way to store the game for travel if you like, or can be used to draw control tokens from instead of placing them face down and mixing.

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we will add a new HERO POD to the Realm of Heroes Core Game! -- The Way of Nature --

Available to all backers Ranger and above.

The Way of Nature POD will feature the healer, Druid and Warlock. The Healer adds a character to the game that can remove plague by "healing" it from 1 space away at the end of her turn. The Druid can heal plague in ALL adjacent areas, and the Warlock spreads plague! Super cool new characters, that could be a future expansion, or unlocked now, and added to the core game with your early support!

                            Coming Soon (with your support)!

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Want more Stretch Goals? SO DO WE! Please help us spread the word about Realm of Heroes, and check back each day to see what else we might be able to unlock together!

All Pledge Levels include shipping! All you have to do is click on the Pledge Level that best describes where you live, and your all set! No more complicated charts, or shipping questions as we have figured it all out for you. We will ship your rewards within the USA, EU or Canada which also means you will have no surprise customs, or VAT fees upon delivery either!

We have tried our best to get the lowest possible rates, while at the same time using a reliable, and reputable service. This has proved very challenging with lots of international customs laws changing, as well as a lack of providers. We are quite happy with the service we have put together, and if you, or someone you know has a Kickstarter project and would like help with Worldwide Shipping and Fulfillment, please email us and we would be happy to help. (Please send inquiries after the campaign ends if possible, and we will do our best to get in touch with you as fast as possible).

If you have made it down this far, GREAT, I hope we may have convinced you to help us. Here is a little info about who we are.

Scott DeMers - A life-long Game Designer, Scott has been designing Realm of Heroes for over 10 years! Scott approached Mr. B. Games late last year when he was a backer of Alien Uprising, and discovered they lived in the same city! After many games at the local game store together, and some discussions, Scott decided to join the Mr. B. Games team to try and produce Realm of Heroes together rather than go at it by himself. We are VERY glad he did, as we LOVE his game!

Sean Brown - President of Mr. B. Games and Project Lead on Realm of Heroes. Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 10 years, most of them for Eagle Games as a salesmen, co-designer, graphic artist, marketing director, developer, and warehouse manager (many at the same time) since 2006. He has worked on Alien Uprising and Spurs as designer, developer and graphic artist for Mr. B. Games as well as the following titles via graphic art, development or co-design work while at Eagle Games: Age of Steam, Age of Empires III, Attack Deluxe, Baltimore and Ohio, Brass, Defenders of the Realm (and all of its expansions), Defenders Battlefields, Empires Builder Expansion, I'm the Boss TCG, Incan Gold, New England Railways, Pirate Dice, Railways of the World (and all of its expansions), Roll through the Ages, Through the Ages, Tumblin Dice, and Wizards Brew.

Mr. B. Games is a small publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs. After a few small card games (Teraforming, Stoplights), Mr. B. Games went on hiatus from publishing from 2009 - 2013 but has resumed publishing once again, and is super excited at the chance to add Realm of Heroes to its 2014 lineup along with Alien Uprising and Spurs!

Gary Simpson - Artist. Gary has been great to work with during this process, even when running his own Fire Team Zero project! We all LOVE what he has done with the cover, and how he has brought the Hero Tokens to life in his own style.Thanks for getting everything together for us Gary. It looks fantastic!

Marco Morte - Artist. Marco has been fantastic getting us map tiles and icons with blazing speed and accuracy. We love his work, and hope you do too!

Michael Fox - Voice-Over Talent. What can we say, the voice makes the video! Check out the Little Metal Dog Show too, for lots of great info on all things gaming provided by Michael.

Risks and challenges

With every project there are risks, but I hope that my past track record in publishing, as well as my design and development work at Eagle Games will put everyone's minds at ease. This is my only job now, and I put all of my energy, time, savings, and efforts into it to ensure everyone will have the best possible experience. Thanks to all the previous backers for your support, confidence, and help! Without you all, Mr. B. Games would not have come back, and I would be out of work!

Mr. B. Games will be shipping its previous Kickstarter Project - Spurs - on schedule with the arrival of our games scheduled to happen at the end of May.

Our first Kickstarter - Alien Uprising - has been delayed on its delivery by about a month, but otherwise is moving along fine and is now projected for a late July arrival.

With our previous experiences Mr. B. Games can pool on the 9+ years of lessons learned (both good and bad) to ensure a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. I hope that you all will continue to help support us in our small publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in Mr. B. Games!

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