What is WarQuest?
WarQuest is a high fantasy/grand strategy game that immerses players in the world of Myrathia where each takes the role of a warlord seeking to reunite the fractured land under his/her banner. During the game, players will recruit different races (wood elves, dwarves, goblins, orcs and satyrs) to fill their armies, travel across the world of Myrathia, complete demanding quests, engage in ferocious battles, conquer and control strategic regions, and if successful, make themselves ruler of all Myrathia. The game is for 1-5 players and takes 45 minutes to an hour per player. WarQuest is firmly rooted in the theme-driven, dice rolling, engaging fun of big box "Ameritrash" map and miniatures games combined with the advantages of newer gameplay mechanics and concepts that facilitate faster, more balanced and more dynamic gameplay.
About the miniatures
WarQuest miniatures are in 25mm scale (the warlord and lieutenant are 25mm foot to eye and some races are larger (orcs) and some are smaller (dwarves and goblins). The miniatures are made by the same team that made the miniatures for Zombicide and Arcadia Quest.
About the team
WarQuest reunites, for the first time since 2006, the design, development and production team that brought you Railroad Tycoon™ the boardgame, Railways of Europe, Conquest of the Empire, and Age of Empires III™ the boardgame. In addition, Ralph Horsley (Lords of Waterdeep, Shadows of Brimstone) is doing the cover, creature races and character art. Don Beyer (Bootleggers and the upcoming Extraordinary Voyages) is writing the rich Myrathian history.
Check out this fun behind the scenes video with team members of WarQuest!
One thing we quickly saw when we got together and started working on WarQuest was that...
The following items can be added on to your First Strike Pledge
Expansions bring additional depth to the vibrant world of Myrathia. The Wraith King adds an exciting and unexpected twist to WarQuest. The elites add new units to some of the core races from the base game and other expansions add new races and magic...a world awaits!
Please note that add-ons offered during this Kickstarter do not have a scheduled or guaranteed release date into retail.
The Wraith King expansion adds a new and exciting end-game to WarQuest. On turn 13, the player in last place ceases to play as a Warlord and instead takes control of The Wraith King and his undead army! The Wraith King has only one goal: to destroy every city in Myrathia and turn the land into a vast land of the dead.
The Wraith King Expansion includes - 4 unique sculpts and 36 figures: 1 Mounted Wraith King, 20 Skeleton Infantry, 10 Skeleton Archers, 5 Skeleton Cavalry, Special Cards, Destroyed City Markers, Special rules sheet.
The Elites are the more powerful units of the common races. Recruiting them gives your army more ‘punch’ and flexibility.
The Elite Expansion includes - 3 unique sculpts and 15 figures: 5 Goblin Wolf Riders, 5 Dwarf Bear Riders, 5 Great Orc Captains, Special Cards, Special Rules Sheet.
These Faction Dice add an experience element to WarQuest. If your Warlord wins a battle, you earn a die to use for all future battles. Be careful though, as you can lose them by losing battles as well!
The following expansions are available as part of a Lieutenant or higher Pledge and vary depending on which level you choose.
There is no other race as majestic as the High Elves. Their skill with a bow and on a horse is unequalled in Myrathia. When their armies march out of their ancestral homeland on the northern shores, Kingdoms tremble.
The High Elves Expansion includes - 3 unique sculpts and 20 figures: 10 High Elf Archers, 5 High Elf Foot, 5 High Elf Cavalry, Special Cards, Special Rules Sheet.
Minotaurs, Centaurs, and Trolls are some of the most dangerous creatures that any Warlord dares to force into his army. The mere sight of them in the ranks of an approaching army can cause wholesale panic!
The Beastmen and Trolls Expansion includes - 3 unique sculpts and 13 LARGE figures: 5 Minotaurs, 5 Centaurs, 3 Trolls, Special Cards, Special Rules Sheet.
Bugbears are considered a common race in Myrathia, but they are a little harder to recruit and stronger than the other common races. Once recruited, however, they can stand up to attacks by the more fragile races and smash them to bits.
The Bugbears Expansion includes - 2 unique sculpts and 20 figures: 10 Bugbear Armored Foot, 10 Bugbear Crossbow, Special Cards, Special Rules Sheet.
In Myrathia, there are four wizardly orders who deal in combat magic: Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Each order specializes in unique spells that allow them to tip the scales in battle.
The Wizards expansion includes - 4 unique sculpts and 12 figures: 3 Fire Wizards, 3 Air Wizards, 3 Water Wizards, 3 Earth Wizards, Special Cards, Special Rules Sheet, Combat Spell Tiles.
Due to the Myrathian Luna Festival, our Stretch Rewards will work a little bit differently than you might be used to.
The Following Rewards have already been unlocked for all backers, pledging First Strike or Higher:
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Orc Halberdier minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Satyr Stick Fighter minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 Faction Experience Dice
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 Race Experience Dice
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Goblin Spearman minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new battlemats!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Dwarf Pike minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Elf Spearmen minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Orc Demolition minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All copies of WarQuest will now have improved Cardstock!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Satyr Slinger minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Goblin Dart minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Elf Assassin minis!
Luna Day Unlocked! - All Backers get 5 new Dwarf Cannon minis!
Want more Stretch Rewards? So do we! Check back each day to see what new Reward unlocks! (A New Reward unlocks each day during the LUNA CELEBRATION!).
The Warquest rules can be viewed HERE
The WarQuest map can be viewed HERE
Video Examples of Gameplay:
For more information on Myrathia, visit www.warquestgame.com
More links will be added as the campaign goes on.
Shipping is now added to your pledge via the Kickstarter shipping system. Simply pledge and it will prompt you to the proper level.
ALL REWARDS are USA, EU/UK and CANADA friendly!
PLEASE NOTE - Some country rates are out of our control. We are unable to ship to Brazil, South Africa and Russia at this time.
Designer - Glenn Drover
Glenn Drover was the founder and president of Eagle Games, Inc. from 2000 – 2006. During that time he ran the company while also designing and publishing several high-end board games including Railroad Tycoon, Age of Mythology, Conquest of the Empire, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Attack!, Napoleon in Europe, War! Age of Imperialism, The American Civil War, and others. In 2007 under his private Tropical Games label, Glenn also designed and published Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, which enjoyed great commercial and critical success. He has won several gaming design awards including:
Origins Award; Best Historical Board Game 2002 for Sid Meier’s Civilization Origins Award; Best Historical Board Game 2003 for Attack! Inquest Fan Awards; Best Tabletop Game 2004 for Age of Mythology Origins Award; Best Historical Board Game 2007 for Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery Bruno Faidutti’s Game of the Year for Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Artist - Ralph Horsley
Ralph has drawn and painted for pleasure for as long as he can remember, but his creations were given focus by two key childhood events; a teacher reading The Hobbit to his class, and the gift of Dungeons & Dragons as a birthday present. He quickly became a keen gamer who illustrated the worlds that he played in. Those passions inevitably led him down a natural path where his hobby became his career. He has worked for over two decades in the games industry producing artwork for, amongst many others, Dungeons and Dragons. World of Warcraft, Warhammer and of course Magic the Gathering. His roster of published cards totals over fifty with more on the way. He lives in Leeds, in the UK, and is still happiest when creating fantastical art and playing games. Find out more at http://www.ralphhorsley.co.uk/
Artist - Paul E. Niemeyer
Paul E. Niemeyer has been doing art since he could first pick up a pencil. After college, Paul, worked as an illustrator at Bally Pinball/Midway Electronic Gaming. His artwork adorned such iconic games as Tron, Tapper, Satan's Hollow, the entire PacMan family, Mortal Kombat, Demolition Man, and many, many other titles. Paul has won 6 POPAI awards for his wildly imaginative in-store displays, and the prestigious Mobius Award for Advertising Illustration.
In 2000, Paul became one of the original partners with Eagle Games and was responsible for the artwork on Age of Imperialism, American Civil War, Napoleon in Europe, Sid Meier's Civilization, Microsoft's Age of Mythology, Bootleggers, Railroad Tycoon, Age of Empires III, and many others. He has won 3 Origins Awards for his game art. For a closer look, go to: http://www.ifreelance.com/provider/detail.aspx?providerid=36353
Author - D. W. Beyer
Don Beyer is a repressed writer whose efforts are continuously thwarted by board game design. He has been active in the board game industry for over a decade having co-founded SDR Games whose published titles include Bootleggers, Bootleggers: The Boardwalk, and Kayak Chaos. Don has authored several short stories and a full-length novel set in a world of massive floating mansions, stagecoaches, airships, private railroad cars and dusty western towns that lanquishes rather indulgently in a perpetual cycle of re-writes. Writing for WarQuest, Don is returning to his first literary love of sword-swinging-magic-wielding-monster-packed realms of high fantasy goodness. For more on Don, visit dwbeyer.com.
Graphic Design - Jacoby O’Connor
Jacoby got his first exposure to graphic design while in high school, locked in a dark room, shooting film for other designers paste up layout years before computers took over the industry and the world. Years after being introduced to Photoshop 1, and Illustrator 88, he jumped into the world of Board Games when getting to work with Glenn Drover and Paul Niemeyer on the complete suite of Eagle Games titles. Since then he has done lots of projects both in and out of the board game world. He now spends his free time figuring out how to perfect each and every cup of coffee he drinks, as well as working outside in the garden with his wife and 11 chickens. Get more info at http://www.jacobyodesign.com.
Project Developer/Co Project Lead - Sean Brown
President of Mr. B. Games, 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, Spurs, Realm of Heroes, and Clockwork Kingdom as a designer, developer and/or 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.
Project Developer/Co Project Lead - Keith Blume
President of L4 Studios, Keith is a former Marine, electrical engineer, teacher and graduate of the Chicago GSB. Keith's history with games goes back well beyond his professional experience. In the late 1970s his uncle Brian came down from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and introduced him to a game that Brian's company had recently released. Dungeons & Dragons (TM) opened up a world that continues to bring joy to this day as he shares that same sense of wonder and imagination with his son.
Distribution/Co-Publisher - Mr. B. Games
Mr. B. Games is a small publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs. Mr. B Games will be handling Sales and Distribution of Warquest. 2015 is starting out strong with Realm of Heroes, Clockwork Kingdom, Posthuman and now WarQuest!
Co-Publisher - L4 Studios Inc.
L4 Studios is the publishing house founded by Keith Blume, a 12-year veteran of the industry who has worked for Eagle Games, Fred Distribution and Queen Games and managed over 20 successful Kickstarter campaigns. L4 Studios will primarily focus on big box games and its first release is what you see right here...WarQuest by Glenn Drover.
3D Sculptors - Andrea and Francesca
These folks have been AMAZING in their work and professionalism. We LOVE the work they have done and hope you do too!
Join Commander Eurrick Volhammer and his First Lieutenant Liana Galcrux in their quest to Myrathia to avenge their fallen comrades only to discover a darker threat simmering just beneath the surface of the shattered kingdom of Vandar.
If for any reason, you find that after the Kickstarter has ended, you need to cancel, we will work with you to best make that happen.
If you cancel within 45 days of the end of the Kickstarter, we are able to do a complete refund via the Kickstarter payments system (including KS fees!)
After 45 days and up until the month before we ship the rewards, we are able to do a 90% refund (less Kickstarter and CC processing fees).
For a refund request after the awards have shipped, we ask you email us at sean (at) mrbgames.com and we will try to work with you for a partial refund if possible, but you will be responsible for return shipping.
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Potential Retail Release
Potential retail copies of Warquest are still TBD for contents and MSRP.
Risks and challenges
With every project there are risks, but we hope that our past track record in publishing, as well as Sean and Keith's design and development work at our previous publishing jobs will put everyone's minds at ease. Mr. B. Games has delivered on 5 Kickstarter projects in 2014-2015 with only 2 being late by 1 month each, and 2 delivered early! We are not new to the industry and have been making games in some capacity since 2005. With our previous experiences we can pool from the 9+ years of lessons (both good and bad) to ensure a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. We hope that you will help support us in our publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in Mr. B. Games and L4 Studios!
L4 Studios has partnered with Mr. B. Games to help establish a smooth transition from end campaign to printing and fulfillment. Warquest is a co-published release so pledge with confidence that the print quality and shipping care will be handled by Mr. B. Games at a level of excellence and speed of their previously published projects.
Our first two projects, Spurs and Alien Uprising have delivered to folks Worldwide on time or within 1 month of projection. Realm of Heroes, our 3rd project, has delivered 1 month behind schedule and is the first of our 2015 releases. Clockwork Kingdom has delivered 2 months ahead of schedule for our 2nd 2015 release this past February. Spurs Wood Bullets also delivered early, by 1 month in March. Our co-project Dungeon Lords was not printed or fulfilled by Mr. B. Games but by CGE and was delayed several months due to shipping issues and customs issues outside of their or our control. Our 2nd co-published design, Posthuman, is currently under way, as planned.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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