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The world has fallen under the rule of LEGION, a supervillainous cabal of criminal masterminds. Doctor Babylon, LEGION’s head of technology and development, has unlocked the secrets of the cosmic power source Dark Matter and plans global armageddon. In the wake of LEGION’s ascendance, a crack-shot team of hand-picked agents known as MAYHEM emerges, whose sole purpose is to destroy LEGION and take the world back. Will you use LEGION’s Dark Matter-powered doomsday devices and super-weapons to wreak havoc on Seoul: The City of Tomorrow or will you join the band of gadget-wielding misfits to dish out some MAYHEM?

Agents of Mayhem - Pride of Babylon is a team vs. team skirmish boardgame for 2 to 4 players. The game is played on a modular 3D board that is fully destructible. You and your opponents will play through a radiant story where every choice you make will have effects that ripple throughout the campaign. Play as either LEGION, an organization of super villains who have taken over the world, or as MAYHEM, a band of anti-heroes who will do what ever it takes to stop LEGION.

In every game, use the modular tiles to set up an entirely new cityscape in near-future Seoul, Korea!
In every game, use the modular tiles to set up an entirely new cityscape in near-future Seoul, Korea!

3D BOARD! - Play on a board made of modular tiles with 3D multi-level buildings that are up to 240mm high! Use the buildings as cover or to dodge an attack by jumping behind a wall. Take the high ground to gain elevation advantages and attack bonuses against your enemies. The modular tiles allow you to make hundreds of different game maps.

LEGION troopers have surrounded a building in which they suspect a MAYHEM agent is holed up. Why storm the building and risk injury? Lets just blow the dang thing up and pick up MAYHEM souvenirs!
LEGION troopers have surrounded a building in which they suspect a MAYHEM agent is holed up. Why storm the building and risk injury? Lets just blow the dang thing up and pick up MAYHEM souvenirs!

Destructible Terrain - You can drive enemies from behind cover by triggering explosions. These explosions and your attacks will often cause damage to a building which will eventually cause it to collapse.

Pictured are MAYHEM's Fortune character and one of LEGION's Swarm Troopers!
Pictured are MAYHEM's Fortune character and one of LEGION's Swarm Troopers!

Unique Characters - Every MAYHEM and LEGION character has their own highly detailed miniature and a Character Board that outlines their stats and abilities. Each character has a unique gameplay style and you will have to choose the right team for each mission. Finding the right combination of characters and tactics is half the fun of Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon. The other half is blowing stuff up!

Hollywood's Character Board shows all of his abilities, actions, upgrades and gadgets. Between games you can upgrade the character board.
Hollywood's Character Board shows all of his abilities, actions, upgrades and gadgets. Between games you can upgrade the character board.

Customizable Characters - Customize your characters before each mission with an arsenal of gadget cards that slide into their Character Board and Mayhem Cards that let them unleash crazy and hilarious powers.

Here new hard won Gadgets are added to Fortune's character board.
Here new hard won Gadgets are added to Fortune's character board.

Character Progression - After every game, you will have the opportunity to unlock new Gadgets and buy upgrade tiles for your characters. Upgrades stay permanently in the character’s board until you decide to reset the game.

Fast Skirmish Gameplay and Tactics - Alternate taking turns with your opponent in quick game play that keeps you involved at all times. On your turn, you take actions with one of your characters while your other characters regenerate some of their resources. There is no downtime and you fluidly take turns back and forth until the Mission ends.

  • Backstrikes and Flanking Fire
  • Aimed Attacks
  • Height Advantage
A close up of a game in progress. Fortune goes for the loot while Hardtack keeps Gaunt busy!
A close up of a game in progress. Fortune goes for the loot while Hardtack keeps Gaunt busy!

Story Campaign - Play through an immersive campaign with a radiant storyline. Decisions you make have ripple effects that impact your future missions, assets, and abilities. Every group’s experience is unique in an open world that can branch into dozens of different story-lines full of humor and awesomeness with hundreds of ways to win.

Humor - Agents of Mayhem - Pride of Babylon is full of over the top action and humor. Get immersed into the Saints Row universe with hilarious card flavor text, mission comics, and sometimes helpful character public service announcements.  

Multiple Play Modes:

  • 1 to 8 players
  • Player vs Player (1vs1, 1vs Many, Team vs Team)
  • Co-op against the AI (with Solo Add-On)
  • Solo mode with  dynamic AI (with Solo Add-On)

Note - We rate Pride of Babylon as PG-13. This board game is based on the popular video game series which contains strong language in some instances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An entire MAYHEM Agent strike team will be added to each KS pledge! Vote for your favorite character and the winner's entire team will be added. Click here for character details and where to vote.  Results so far are below - Daisy has a tight lead!

Voting results as of Sunday, Feb 18th
Voting results as of Sunday, Feb 18th

 

You will receive all of the unlocked stretchgoals listed below with your pledge! 

 

See Update #1 for the tough Shock Trooper Details!         

 

See Update #1 for a close up view of Hollywood's secret den on the second floor of this building.

 

See Update #2 for Scheherazade the Assassin's story!

 

See Update #2 for long range Snipe Trooper Details!

 

See Update #5 for closeups of Scooter's Char-B-Q. Delicious delicacies at their finest?

 

See Update #4 for Oni's character story.

See Update #5 for details of the Hell Turrets!

 

See Update #5 for the Serenity Garden details.

 

See Update #4 for Kingpin's character story.

 

See Update #5 for details of Glory!

Extra Roads to make your drive more scenic!  

The Golem is formed and directly controlled by Dr Babylon. With the Golem Elite Board that was unlocked, it can now be deployed as an  independent elite Unit! The Golem is terrifying, with area effect attacks and building crushing power! 

LEGION Shock Trooper group attacks make them even more dangerous! The Hell Turrets are powerful defensive units. Placed correctly they create a very effective cross-fire field of suppression.

This construction site adds some open space with plenty of obstacles to hide behind. 

The Mongoose Car allows MAYHEM Agents to drive quickly through Seoul, running over anything that gets in their way! But, those dang cars to make some tempting targets for the LEGION!

This stretch goal upgrades the Golem from an Ally to a Full Elite Unit! This allows the LEGION player to upgrade the Golem with new abilities and modify it with special Gadgets! A baaaad arse Unit becomes even badder!
See full details in Update #14!

The Franchise Force is made up of Fortune, Hollywood, and Hardtack. With this stretch goal each of them has 3 more custom Gadgets to acquire and 8 more Upgrades to aspire to, for a total of characters 9 Gadget Cards and 16 Upgrades per character! See full details in Update #14!

The Brave Troop Board can accommodate up to 3 squads of Troops! This second Troop Board now allows a LEGION Lieutenant to command up to 6 Troops at once! 

The Hammersmith expansion has been unlocked and will be included in every Kickstarter pledge! This is a full LEGION expansion with the Hammersmith miniature, Unit Board, Gadget Cards, Upgrades, Mayhem Cards, and more. See full details in Update #14!     

More Trooper minies to make MAYHEM's life miseable! Another Hell Trooper, Blitz Trooper, Snipe Trooper, and Swarm Trooper! 

Mobile Add Drones add a fun new element to the game! Players can jump on them and move with the Drone, even on other player's turns. You can fire at them and, if lucky, they can explode harming everything nearby. Or the Drones may run over characters if they cross the road in front of them!

These extra City Tiles allow players to make an even bigger city diorama to play in! And as we all know, bigger is better! 

 

To include an Add-On with your pledge, increase your pledge amount by the Add-On's value. When you receive your Survey after the campaign ends, you will specify what the extra amount is for. 
Ex: You pledged for the $90 Hardtack's Headshot. You want to add the $20 - 'COPs' and the $10 - '300 Card Sleeves' Add-Ons to your pledge. Click on the pledge level that you chose, which is on the top right hand part of this page. A pledge detail window will open and there you can increase your pledge amount from $90 to $120. It is that easy.
And thank you for your support.

The modern police force (Civil Overwatch Patrol) of near-future Seoul is composed of Androids. The COPs are programmed to enforce a safe environment using civil tactics. But what happens if an organization hacks into their system and overrides their programming?!  

The COPs are a fantastic Add-On that add game play elements.

These are more than just cards. The 'Athena AI' was developed for military training games and tactics analysis. Athena innovatively uses Object Oriented Programming in a card deck that rivals video game AIs! Now play solo or cooperatively with your friends against Athena as either MAYHEM or LEGION. 

The Solo Ad-On will be shipped in a second wave three months after Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon has been shipped. This delay is necessary, since we estimate an additional total of 520 man hours to program the AI deck. A nominal shipping fee will be added during the survey.

After saving the world in Saints Row IV: Gat Out of Hell, Johnny Gat is back for more action and incredible campaign story lines! He is joined by his old hacker friend Safeword and the advanced human/nano-machine Lazarus! This expansion includes are 3 Miniatures, 3 Double Layer Character Boards, 27 Unique Gadget Cards, 54 Unique Upgrade Tiles, and 9 Mayhem Cards. See Update #18 for Lazarus and Safeword details and bios.

This is a Family Friendly deck of replacement cards for Pride of Babylon's rated PG13 cards. We want to thank all of our supporters who have requested this and given us  great input and ideas. Parents can now replace the normal game's cards with these cards on a one for one basis. Example: Card #12 supplied with the game can be replaced with the Family Friendly Card #12.

The Giant Map tiles increase the tile sizes by 290% and doubles the heights of all buildings. The tallest building is now 480mm! This is perfect for players who what to have a limited release premium play experience, impress their friends, earn more money, and live longer. Because as Hollywood says, "SIZE does matter!" 

These terrain features give your cityscape an even better 3D look. Plus, the colored Objective and Event Markers give players a quick overview of important locations. 

Very clear and tight fitting card sleeves. Your sleeved Gadget cards will fit into your Character Boards.
Very clear and tight fitting card sleeves. Your sleeved Gadget cards will fit into your Character Boards.

 

Your video game key will be sent to you shortly after we receive your Survey response. This Video Game and DLCs have an MSRP of $67.90. This Add-On includes:

  • Agents of Mayhem  
  • Firing Squad Skins Pack 
  • Johnny Gat Agent Pack 
  • Bombshell Skins Pack 
  • Lazarus Agent Pack 
  • Carnage a Trois Skins Pack 
  • Safeword Agent Pack

The Board Game Babble Show w/ Burky & Badger - Podcast Interview with Uwe & Gunter discussing Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon among other things.

Bonding with Board Games - Video Interview where we discuss the design aspects of Agents of Mayhem.

 

Qt3 Games Podcast: an Agents of Mayhem boardgame? - Quarter to Three with Tom Chick. 

Kotaku.com - Agents Of Mayhem Gets A Second Chance As A Board Game

We will be posting a full set of teaching videos, gameplay videos, and rules pdfs in the coming week. We recorded Gunter and Uwe teaching the rules in sections and are replacing these one after the other with Digital versions. Please let us know what you think! :) 

Teaching Videos

Teaching Video 1 - Game Overview
Note: Gunter is not a paid actor. He is paid, but definitely cannot act!

Prototype: All components in the videos are prototypes that we made by hand and are not representative of the final manufacturing quality.

Click on the image above to watch the video.
Click on the image above to watch the video.

 

New Digital Teaching Video - Unit Boards

Digital Unit Boards Rules
Digital Unit Boards Rules

 

Old Live Teaching Video - Unit Boards (For reference) 

Click on the image above to watch the video.
Click on the image above to watch the video.

 

 Teaching Video 3 - Sequence of Play

 

 Agents of Mayhem YouTube Channel that lists all of the teaching videos.

Game Playthrough Video

 

Pdf Rulebook

Download AoM Rules pages 1-7 which cover Sequence of Play.
We will be posting Movement and Combat rules in the coming days.
After this we will add the campaign rules. 

(These rules are not the final version and still need to be edited and have the final art added.) 

Rulebook Pages 1-7.
Rulebook Pages 1-7.

 

Below are Rule Writeups that will be included in the Rulebook above once they have been laid out in the Rulebook format. 

 

 

 

A full description of Gadgets is posted in Update #17. Click Here to view them. 

Academy Games specializes in military training and historical teaching games. We have won awards across the world for our game engines and Athena AI technology. When we were approached to develop a board game utilizing our military tactical engines, we were taken aback. But the more we thought about it, the more excited we became about the near future Agents of Mayhem world. We decided to go for it and founded our new Sci-Fi and Fantasy division - Apollo Games!  

We have applied all of our award winning experience into the over-the-top and humorous Anti-Hero vs Super Villain theme of Agents of Mayhem. Now you will need to utilize real world military combined arms tactics to succeed, even if you can jump over buildings, stop the bad guys with your looks, or conjure up monsters from the earth! On top of this, we have developed a campaign system like no other board game, in which every decision you make can affect you in the future.  

For example, you have captured a scientist working for your opponent - what do you do with her? Do you take her prisoner? Ransom her to your enemy? Or just kill her to make sure her dangerous science dies with her? How could each of these actions help or hurt you in the future? Well, her mob boss brother may take it very personal if you kill her. But if you keep her alive your opponents may do everything in their power to harm you, including targeting your friends. And if they retake the scientist she may develop technology that could harm other innocents. But what if you could turn this brilliant scientist to your cause? As you make new decisions and attain objectives in future missions, these will influence the story line of your previous actions and decisions, giving them totally different outcomes! 

Every play through is different and you can win or lose in hundreds of different ways. You and your friends' stories will be unique! So play as either the Anti-Heroes of MAYHEM or the Super Villains of LEGION, then kick some ass and take names!  

Hmmm... now it is back to developing Eastern European military analysis packages... : )

Shipping will be charged during your post-Kickstarter campaign survey on which you will fill in your shipping address. Our pledge manager will use your shipping address to calculate and charge you for shipping your reward. Listed below are the estimated shipping costs. These may vary slightly, depending on how many stretch goals are unlocked. 

Your reward will be shipped to you from one of our international warehouses in: 

Germany (EU, Ukraine, Africa, Middle Eastern and Brazilian backers)
China (Asia Pacific backers)
Canada (Canadian backers)
Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers). 

USA rewards will be shipped by Quartermaster Logistics, based in Florida.  

This is a heavy game and we expect each package to weigh between 10 and 14 lbs.

USA:
$15 to lower 48 states for Agents of Mayhem, plus a total of $7 for all additional games and large Add-Ons. $40 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for Agents of Mayhem, plus a total of $15 for all additional games and large Add-Ons. 

Canada:
$18 for Agents of Mayhem, plus a total of $7 for all additional games and large Add-Ons.  

EUROPE

$18 for Agents of Mayhem, plus a total of $7 for all additional games and large Add-Ons to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

$25 for Agents of Mayhem, plus a total of $10 for all additional games and large Add-Ons to Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. 

$40 for Agents of Mayhem, plus $10 for each additional game and large Add-On to Croatia, Iceland, Israel, and Ukraine. 

$50 for Agents of Mayhem, plus $15 for each additional game and large Add-On to Turkey and Russian.  

ASIA:
$15 for Agents of Mayhem, plus a total of $7 for all additional games and large Add-Ons to China and Hong Kong .

$30 for Agents of Mayhem, plus a total of $10 for each additional game and large Add-On to Japan, S. Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. 

$40 for Agents of Mayhem, plus $30 for each additional game and large Add-On to Indonesia.  

OCEANIA:
$30 for Agents of Mayhem, plus $10 for each additional game and large Add-On to Australia 

$35 for Agents of Mayhem, plus $10 for each additional game and large Add-On to New Zealand.  

LATIN AMERICA:
$40 for Agents of Mayhem, plus $10 for each additional game and large Add-On to Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.  

MIDDLE EAST:
$40 for Agents of Mayhem, plus $10 for each additional game and large Add-On to Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.  

AFRICA:
$40 for Agents of Mayhem, plus $10 for each additional game and large Add-On to to South Africa.  

Contact us for specific countries if you have any questions.

Risks and challenges

egionAcademy Games' first five Kickstarter projects: '1775 - Rebellion', 'Freedom - The Underground Railroad', 'Fief - France 1429', 'Mare Nostrum - Empires' and '878 Vikings' were very successful.

Our growing success with each new project brought about new challenges, from which we learned a lot. Our last two projects 'Mare Nostrum - Empires' and '878 Vikings' were so successful, that we unlocked all of our stretch goals. 878 Vikings English language games began shipping only 3 months after the end of the Kickstarter campaign. Online Forum and BoardGameGeek ratings and comments are very high and positive.

'Pride of Babylon' is 100% developed and project managed in the USA. We have full control of every aspect of the project. All stretch goals and game expansions have already been fully developed and play tested. All artwork is finalized and manpower has been scheduled and set aside to make sure that Pride of Babylon will ship in a timely manner.

Pride of Babylon is scheduled to ship by Sept 2018, 6 months after the end of the KS campaign! We need this time to finalize the many high detail miniature molds, print the required pledge numbers, ship the games to our fulfillment centers world wide, and then shipping them on to you. We will only be producing this game in English to speed up and simplify production and delivery.

As with every project, there can be unseen issues that can crop up. This game is set to be printed in China with a printer that we have developed a relationship with for years. Past issues have been always taken care of in an professional and quick manner and we expect this good relationship to continue.

We appreciate your Kickstarter support, which allows us to continue to create unique and high quality games. We could not offer such high quality games without your support and love for the hobby.

Thank you,

Uwe Eickert and Gunter Eickert
Academy Games / Apollo Games
2201 Commerce Drive Fremont, Ohio 43420
AoM@AcademyGames.com
419-307-6531

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