Heropath is a fantasy game that incorporates features of a classic Eurogame.
In this story, the heroes join together to eradicate evil forces from their land. Although heroes start the game together, they end up each on their own path experiencing unique places, facing vicious monsters and struggling to gain power. The hero that obtains the most power will be the one to slay the dragon.
Each hero will need to tactfully decide when to cooperate and when to be deceitful. As evil continues to rise throughout the game, the real competition is not against fellow heroes but rather the game itself.
Heropath is played with 2 to 4 players, although there is an option to play with 1 player (stretch goal) or 5-6 players (with both expansions).
This game doesn't just incorporate battle strategies, but also requires precise logistic planning and efficient resource management.
We visited Spiel Essen to spread awareness about the game and ask some people about their opinion about the game. Here is a small impression of Essen for us:
In Heropath, 2-4 players (2-6 with both expansions) have a common goal: to be the first player to slay the Dragon! To have a chance of doing so, players first need to go on an adventure and explore the world.
While exploring the world, players will discover enemies and unique 3D place sites. These are 3D triangular places of interest that are not visible at the start of the game (Fog of war).
As in an RPG, players can interact with these place sites in different ways and use them to their advantage to level up their statistics, and purchase various cards.
While exploring the board, the heroes will also encounter different enemies.
It is not only the heroes that get stronger over the course of the game though. Also the enemies, and the Dragon too, get stronger. This is called the Scale of Evil and it gives enemies a modifier depending on the number of enemies already collectively defeated by players.
Players can also interact with each other. You can trade with each other, but you can also steal stuff, attack other players or even throw them in Goblin Prison!
There is always the danger of the Dragon, flying across the world and scorching the Earth below. Are you brave enough to take on the Dragon in an epic battle? Challenge the Dragon and when you succeed, you win the game!
If you would like to know more about how the game plays, we recommend you have a look at the previews below and our website for more information.
We also asked some of our playtesters about their opinion about the game:
We use flat rate shipping for this project. This means you will pay the same amount of shipping for only the core game as you will pay for the core game with expansions. In fact, you can order 5x the core game with both expansions and pay shipping only once. We will ship from within the EU and US so you don't have to pay any taxes. For Australia, it depends on the number of backers but we will also make sure you don't have to pay any taxes, and neither do Canadian backers. The shipping rates for 2018 are not in yet, so we have to keep a rather wide range for now. Also, for the UK it's assumed they are still part of the EU when we ship, otherwise shipping rates might change. You will pay for shipping in the Pledge Manager after the campaign when we know the precise shipping rates. So please note these are only shipping estimates. The weight of the game with both expansions is estimated to be more than 4 kg.
Risks and challenges
Heropath is the first game that will be published by Unique Games. But we are confident that we will be able to produce the game and deliver it to you in time. Heropath has been in delevopment by Izik for more than three years, and most of the artwork is done too. When the Kickstarter succeeds, we can pay the artist and graphic designer to finish all the work and start working on getting all the files ready for the printer soon. We will produce the games in China and ship them to different distribution centers in the EU and the US. If you have any question about how we plan to publish the game, please don't hesitate to contact us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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