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We are relaunching Carnevale: the narrative miniatures game. An updated rulebook, two new factions... Start your collection today!
We are relaunching Carnevale: the narrative miniatures game. An updated rulebook, two new factions... Start your collection today!
400 backers pledged £49,086 to help bring this project to life.

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This campaign will help us to fund the publication of the new Carnevale rulebook, both in English and in Spanish. We are running out of copies of our first rulebook, so we need to re-print it again. Also last year we tried to publish an expansion for it. We intend to cram all of that goodness together in one magnificent volume. Also we are taking the opportunity to review our award-winning game system and make it even more cinematic than before!

Now we want to get everything together in one spectacular full color volume (close to 300 pages in length) that will include the updated and expanded background section, the reviewed set of rules, all the game adventures we've published all over the place so far and some new ones (both in and out the city of Venice), along with all the rules and descriptions for the characters of the game .  

We are also expanding the universe with two new factions. The Vatican and the Strigoi are available here since day one, so you can get the models their starter packs from the get go!

This is a great opportunity for you to get into Carnevale for the first time, or to expand your existing collection. 

 One of the coolest items of Kickstarter are the Stretch Goals. One we manage to hit our goal, we can expand the Carnevale project if we manage to gather more support and resources from the community. We'll keep unveiling them as we go along. 

Carnevale is a narrative miniatures game that allows you to play the part of an adventurers party in a dark and supernatural version of XVIII century Venice. You can be swashbucklers fighting evil scientists while jumping from rooftop to rooftop. Or submarine monsters that feed on the flesh of the common folk of this city. Maybe bloodthirsty vampires or agents of the Vatican forces. You will explore its canals and its bridges, you will command your squad and will have superpowered individuals fighting alongside you.

Carnevale has a gaming system that allows you to explore all the cinematic aspects of its background. It has a campaign system that will enable you to evolve your squad of characters. You can have a look at the updated rules here in ENGLISH or in SPANISH.

But don't take our word for this. In this list of links you will find the videos from the Beasts of War Carnevale week, in which they explore the background and rules of this game. Check them out right here!

Background of Carnevale 
The basics of the game
The principles of Movement
Shooting and the art of the pistol
Close combat and the art of the duel
The mysteries of Magic
Campaigns and Magic items

"The miniature lines are solid, and based on what they’re showing with the two newest factions (the Vatican and Strigoi) in their Kickstarter project, they’re continuing to get better. The rules are clean, fast, fun, and offer a really fantastic and robust campaign system that might be my favorite miniatures campaign system since Necromunda. Whether you want to socialize with high society and the Patricians, experiment in hidden laboratories with the Doctors of Ospadale, or summon terrors from the deep with the Rashaar, Carnevale has something for everyone."
- Sean Dooley at Tabletop Gaming News

"I’m not sure I want to live in a world where dual-pistol wielding Italian nobles of the enlightenment era engaged in parkour-laden combat in the streets against (amongst others) gymnastic vampire-hunting priests isn’t enough to pique the interest of a few gamers."
 - mpopke at Beasts of War

Doctors of the Ospedale - The Ospedale was built as a mental institution. But the real motives of these scientists were quite far from healing the sick. They have been investigating the offensive potential of the magic that keeps pouring from the Rent in the Sky to build weapons. They have learnt that madmen are one of the purest sources of magic, and they torture them to extract the finest threats with which to wave the tapestry of magic. They can control the minds of their enemies and savage beasts from the dark continent. They are evil to bone, and a major power player in the city of Venice.
You can download their rules here in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

The Patricians - The ruling class of Venice is rich and decadent. They are a bunch of nihilistic bon-vivants that spend their days mingling in casinos, and their nights dancing in parties. But the venetian nights have much more to offer than just violins and champagne. The latest trend amongst the nobles is to dress up in fancy carnival costumes and roam the streets looking for trouble. And if those nightly escapades end up in murder, then double the fun!
You can download their rules here in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

The Guild - The common folk of Venice are facing unbearable threats: mad doctors, murdering noblemen, underwater monsters and whatnot. The changes that the Rent in the Sky brought along are about to finish the underdogs of the island. The Doge and the government seem to be too busy with politics and wars to care about its people, so the Guild of Thieves decided to step up. They realized that there wasn't any money to be made stealing from the poor and the pauper, so they offered their protection and power to help them to fight back.
You can download their rules here in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

The Rashaar - The Rashaar have been roaming the seas of the earth for centuries, always hidden from the eyes of men. Many legends of sea monsters and mermaids came from eventful encounters with these creatures. Their Magi are practitioners of true magic, and they have been preparing the planet for the coming of their gods for centuries. The reasons that impelled them to reveal themselves to the citizens of San Canziano after the Rent in the Sky appeared remain unknown, but what is becoming apparent is that they have a major interest in Venice and that they are not afraid to show their claws.
You can download their rules here in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

Strigoi - After laying in slumber for centuries, Draculea rises again to walk the earth amongst the living. The Rent in the Sky woke him up, and he will summon the children of the night to pave his way up there in order to conquer the supernatural realms beyond that celestial gate. And his way will be soaked with the blood of the living, and will begin in the city of Venice.
You can download their rules here in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

Vatican forces - The Rent in the Sky devastated Italy, destroying the land and cutting it in half. Rome is just a memory now sunk below the waters of the Mediterranean. One of the few survivors was the Cardinal Gerdil, who interrogated the Harbinger and ran away with the secret knowledge of magic. He managed to become Pope of the catholic church, and stablished the Vatican in Avignon, France. But there's someone else with access to that power, the Cardinal Antonelli who ran away with a copy of the notes from the interview with the Harbinger and is now hidden in Venice. Using the masquerade of a crusade against the Gifted and the debauchery unleashed in the capital of the Venetian Empire, the new Pope sent his troops there in order to gain control of one of the few countries in the rising after the Rent in the Sky catastrophe.
You can download their rules here in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

The Gifted - These individuals appeared with the Rent in the Sky, flying around and shooting beams of lightning dressed in lavish costumes. They are a real power to be taken account in Venice, but they are too disconnected as a group to be feared as a whole. Most of them sell their supernatural powers to the highest bidder.
You can download their rules here in ENGLISH and in SPANISH.

You can check your current pledge price in your local currency at any moment using this nice up-to-the-minute web service: XE CURRENCY

YOUR CHOICE - This Pledge opens up the whole Venetian Marketplace section for you to build your pledge as you see fit. Just add up the cost of all the items and enter that figure as your total pledge (you don't have to add the base £10 to that).This pledge will not include the free exclusive model or any free unlocked extras unless your total pledge is £50 or higher. You can of course acquire them at the cost indicated in the Venetian Market section.

BOOK AND STARTER -  In this pledge you will receive the new Carnevale rulebook (RRP £28), one Starter set of your choice (RRP £28) plus the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature (£12) and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £69 + . 

You can also include as many items from the Venetian Marketplace section as you please. Just add them together to the basic price of this pledge. 

MORGRAUR-RASHAAR - We have the last 12 copies of this GIGANTIC resin model available for this Kickstarter, and this will be your last chance to get one. You also receive the exclusive model and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £64 + . 

You can also include as many items from the Venetian Marketplace section as you please. Just add them together with the basic price of this pledge. 

If you want to get the whole range of Carnevale miniatures, including the Morgraur-Rahaar, you have to pledge a total of £575 in your MORGRAUR-RASHAAR pledge to make sure you get one of those last bad boys. 

FULL STARTER - In this pledge you will receive the Carnevale book (RRP £28), TWO Starter sets of your choice (RRP £56) plus the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature (£12) and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £96 + . 

You can also include as many items from the Venetian Marketplace section as you please. Just add them together to the basic price of this pledge.

SCENERY & STARTER - In this pledge you will receive the Carnevale book (RRP £28), two Plastcraft buildings of your choice (RRP £17 to £19 each), one bridge (RRP £8), one Starter set of your choice (RRP £28) plus the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature (£12) and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £115 + . 

You can also include as many items from the Venetian Marketplace section as you please. Just add them together to the basic price of this pledge.

RANGE - Have a look at the image below. Well, you get one copy of each of those miniatures and scenery pieces, along will all the new stuff we unlock along this campaign. The total recommended retail price of those items cost more than £950, so you are saving more than £400 right off the bat. More if we unlock lots of Stretch goals!

You can also include as many extra items from the Venetian Marketplace section as you please. Just add them together with the basic price of this pledge. 

Bear in mind that this pledge does not include the Morgraur-Rashaar. If you want to get the whole range of Carnevale miniatures, including the Morgraur-Rahaar, you have to pledge a total of £575 in your MORGRAUR-RASHAAR pledge to make sure you get one of those last bad boys. 

The following list of items is available to be included in your pledge as well. You only have to take the total price of your wish list into account, and add it to the price of your pledge. Once the campaign is over, you will be able to give us the details in the pledge manager.

All these models are made of metal (unless stated). They are supplied unpainted. Some assembly might be required. Models not shown to scale.

There is a guide indicating the base size of each model underneath the prize, with the needed quantity of each base insert. Base inserts are not included, but you can add them up in your pledge. This guide is presented like this example: 1xMbi. The number indicates the quantity of base inserts needed for that reference. The letters will be Mbi (Medium base inserts), Lbi (Large base inserts), Hbi (Huge base inserts). Example: 2xLbi reads as Two Large base inserts. Those references that indicate an * next to this information are estimates; we haven't produced the miniature yet, and we expect it to fit in that size but we can't be sure until it is sculpted. 

Scenery is made of PVC. It is supplied unpainted and requires assembly. Models not shown to scale.

Vesper-On Games is a small company from Barcelona, Spain. We’re literally three guys in a basement (and we don’t even have a basement yet!) with a passion for putting out a high quality product.

We are the ones that presented Carnevale to the world a while ago. Now we are doing it again for good. We have a solid business plan that ensures the future of Carnevale and many other games we will be publishing soon... but we need to build this foundation on the success of this campaign. We are counting on you for that!

You do not need to add shipping costs to your pledge yet. Once you finalize your order in the pledge manager after finishing this campaign, you will be charged shipping based on the actual cost to ship your chosen items.

But you can get your pledge shipped to you for free! All pledges of £80 or higher will be shipped anywhere in the world free of charge.

In order to be able to offer the prices you find here and the possibility of free shipping, we will have to ship all the models WITHOUT the blister packs. They will be fully secure, but we will save the (very expensive) extra empty space that every blister puts into every shipped box. In any case, if you still prefer to receive the models with their blister packs, you will have the option to pay for that in the pledge manager. 

Risks and challenges

If the project ends in a successful way, we will be working hard to put the remaining bits of the book together and we expect to have them ready before the end of the year. All the new models are ready to be produced in bulk, and everything that gets unlocked in the Stretch Goals will receive full priority.
We have the intention to reach April will all the shipping process pretty much closed. There might be unexpected unforeseen issues in delivering texts or illustrations, but we don't expect them to stop production for too long. We've been in this business for a long time, we know where the pitfalls are and we are confident to be able to do all the shipments on time. And if we encounter these, we keep all the communication channels open to keep you all in the loop.

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    YOUR CHOICE - This pledge allows you to pick 'n mix amongst all the items available in the Venetian marketplace. You just have to pledge as much as those items cost together. This pledge does not include the free model or any free rewards that might be unlocked by Stretch goals - please see the full description of this pledge in the main page. Please see the Shipping notes in the main page.

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    BOOK AND STARTER - In this pledge you will receive the Carnevale book (RRP £28), one Starter set of your choice (RRP £28) plus the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature (£12) and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £68 + . See the description of this pledge in the main page. Please see the Shipping notes in the main page.

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    MORGRAUR-RASHAAR - In this pledge you will receive the Morgraur-Rashaar model (RRP £52), plus the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature (£12) and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £64 + . See the description of this pledge in the main page. Please see the Shipping notes in the main page.

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    FULL STARTER - In this pledge you will receive the Carnevale book (RRP £28), TWO Starter sets of your choice (RRP £56) plus the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature (£12) and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £96 + . See the description of this pledge in the main page. Please see the Shipping notes in the main page.

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    FULL STARTER - In this pledge you will receive the Carnevale book (RRP £28), TWO Starter sets of your choice (RRP £56) plus the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature (£12) and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £96 + . See the description of this pledge in the main page. Please see the Shipping notes in the main page.

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    SCENERY & STARTER - In this pledge you will receive the Carnevale book (RRP £28), two buildings of your choice (RRP £17 to £19), one bridge of your choice (RRP £9), one Starter set of your choice (RRP £28) plus the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature (£12) and any free rewards unlocked by Stretch goals. Total RRP value £115 + . See the description of this pledge in the main page. Please see the Shipping notes in the main page.

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    RANGE - One copy of every model and book available from the Venetian marketplace, plus everything unlocked by Stretch goals. See the description of this pledge in the main page for a complete list of contents. Total RRP value exceeds £700. Please see the Shipping notes in the main page.

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