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Raid the lair and survive the wrath of the Lich King! A new adventure path for the Dubious Alliance fantasy bluffing card game.
Raid the lair and survive the wrath of the Lich King! Visit our website to pre-order yours at the Kickstarter price.
Raid the lair and survive the wrath of the Lich King! Visit our website to pre-order yours at the Kickstarter price.
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The Lair of the Lich King adventure pack is a new addition to the Dubious Alliance fantasy bluffing card game. Backers who already own Dubious Alliance can add the Lair of the Lich King adventure pack to their base game. This includes:

  • 11 Lich King game cards to introduce our new nemesis.
  • +9 new game cards already unlocked through stretch goals
  • The Lich King's "Level Drain" rules with 7 Level Drain cards
  • Great add-on options such as the all new Secret Mission cards.
  • A 2015 rules update, including optional Card Drafting rules.

Jump to The Lair of the Lich King section below if you already play Dubious Alliance. 

The Dubious Alliance base game is required to play the Lair of the Lich King Adventure Pack. 

Dubious Alliance is a fantasy bluffing card game where you are A Band of Orcs competing to prove who is the toughest adventurer. You must survive terrifying monsters, defy deadly traps and outwit your fellow Orcs in a race to amass treasure and win. But if any player gets killed, you have failed the tribe. The game ends and everyone loses!

Learn how to play in 1:44 seconds
Learn how to play in 1:44 seconds

 After producing the 'red box' edition of Dubious Alliance last year my Orcish masters would not let me rest! Now that you have defeated the colossal dragon in the base game, it is time to face the....

The Lair of the Lich King adventure path pits A Band of Orcs against the most powerful undead horror in the realm! Can the Warchiefs of the Gore Stained Axe Tribe survive insidious traps, insane level spells and the terror of the Lich King in order to loot his lair?

Lich King card illustrations... A Band in All Hope!
Lich King card illustrations... A Band in All Hope!

The Lich King adventure pack starts with 11 new game cards featuring monsters, magic, traps, treasures and the Lich King to create a dungeon adventure against an all powerful foe.  

The Lich King also introduces a horrific "Level Drain" system with 7 Level Drain tracker cards. Face the Lich King too often and risk certain death

One reason we love to fund games on Kickstarter is unlocking stretch goals to add more to our games! Drive your gaming friends to join in like a horde of Orcs hell bent on looting every chamber.

2500 Secret Missions (Unlocked) Booster Pack is available to add on to your pledge (+$6)

3900 A Critical Fail! (Unlocked) A Booster Pack of 6 cards featuring unfortunate incidents, and a Ring of Regeneration (+$6)

4000 A 10 foot Pole (Unlocked) use this Item Card to discard a trap

4200 Monster Surge! (Unlocked) TWO new monster cards added to all Lich King packs

4300 The Gem of True Seeing (LOCKED) A high Prestige Magic Item

4333 The Lich King Casts Mass Attack Spell (LOCKED) 

4400 The Dark Party finds a Magic Item (LOCKED) Roll your d100 Dark Party, you decide what new major item is in the game!

4444 Enter the Tomb of the Lich King (LOCKED) The final resting place of the Lich King is discovered.... will we destroy his earthly remains?

Final Stretch Goals will be revealed on the Lich Kings Tomb map...

These additional options are not needed to play. But each offers more ways to personalize and expand your Dubious Alliance game. 
  • 2014 Booster Pack Cards - UNLOCKED- $10
  • Add a Vanity Player Card to your game - UNLOCKED - $15
  • Be a Dark Party Player Card- UNLOCKED (limit 10) - $160
  • Be the Lich King- UNLOCKED (limit 1) - $666
  • 11 Secret Mission Cards - UNLOCKED- $6
  • The "Critical Fail" Booster Pack - UNLOCKED- $6
  • The Lich King's Tomb - LOCKED
Go on... pick up some treasure...
Go on... pick up some treasure...

All 2014 Booster Pack Cards- $10 (Unlocked)

Get all 27 Booster Pack cards unlocked in 2014. Each set adds a unique theme to the game. Ascend to the Throne Room to force trades during negotiations. Wear the Ring of Mind Reading to peek at a Player's card. The Vault is the only card that allows you to play from your hand, while the Wandering Monsters include a Doppelganger that allows you to switch Player Cards. My supply of these cards is limited, last chance for collectors! 

Vanity Playing Card- $15  (Unlocked)

Personalize your game by adding a Vanity Player Card. I will use your photo or illustration to make a Player Card you will be proud to display. This popular add on also makes a great HolOrcday gift!

A medley of 2014 Vanity Player Cards
A medley of 2014 Vanity Player Cards

Secret Mission Cards- $6 (UNLOCKED)

$2500 Stretch Goal  Everyone knows an adventurer must go on a personal quest to become a hero. Secret Mission cards will ensure you covertly become the greatest hero in your party! 

In the base game, players compete to reach the same winning condition; collecting prestige points. These 11 Secret Mission cards add a new strategy to your bluffing and negotiations. Now each player has another, hidden way to outwit their friends and win! 

The "Critical Fail" Booster Pack - $6 (Unlocked)

$3900 Stretch Goal. An adventurer must over come many obstacles to gain the respect of heroes and villains. This set of 6 game cards focuses on unlucky events, themes of defeat, player treachery and a chance to find a Ring of Regeneration!

Dark Party Player Cards- $160 

Finally, a bad guy adventure! Dark Party Player Cards offer new fantasy characters to play, all with the dubious distinction of being a 'questionable hero'. 

Dark Party backers will get to name their Player Card and determine unlocked Item cards. Since this game is based on real Orcs (visit A Band of Orcs if you don't believe me), let's be sure the Dark Party is also real! 

Submit your photo and be immOrctal!
Submit your photo and be immOrctal!

A limit of 10 backers will submit a photo and our artists will draw them as a Dark Party character (decided in backer order). The illustration and approved character name will be used to complete the new player card. Once at least 5 Dark Party cards are funded, they will be included in ALL Lich King adventure path cards.

Become the Lich King!- $666

One backer will shed his mortality, sell his soul and become our Lich King. The Lich King backer is the villain in our campaign and will get to spread evil across the game. Here are a few privileges you will enjoy as our Lich King backer;

  • Three Lich King themed game cards featuring illustrations based on your photo will be added to the game; a card as King, as Wizard and as the tortured soul of the Lich King.
  • Help write the Lich King's history; his mortal name, name his kingdom, his motive for becoming the realms most horrific villain and more.
  • Decide the form of the Lich King's precious Phylactery, the Magic Item card that contains your magic power. Is it your Skull? A Wand? A Crown?
  • Our Lich King will help decide the undead monsters, Lich King treasures and horrific adventure cards added to the game through unlocked stretch goals.
  • ALL Backer rewards including the base game, Lich King cards, three Vanity Player Cards, unlocked stretch goals and all unlocked add-ons (except the Dark Party).
  • A laminated poster featuring a full color, fantasy image inspired by your Lich King story. 
  • A Lair of the Lich King T-Shirt through our Zazzle.com partnership. http://bit.ly/1zFjsav
  • The eternal right to look upon our living souls with disdain, threaten backers and generally remind us that we are all doomed. 

More add on options will be unlocked based funding and box size limits including the The Lich King's Tomb and The Lich King's Treasures Booster Packs. 

Why do I need additional funding?  

The basic funding goal will meet costs to print and ship the initial 11 Lich King adventure path and 7 Level Drain cards. Since fulfilling last year's Kickstarter deliveries and in-store sales there are very few copies of the 'original red box' left. Additional funds are needed to procure more art for unlocked stretch goals and print the Lich King edition of the base game.

Now let's gather the tribe! 

Don't forget to invite your friends to enter the Lair of the Lich King and join the looting. 

Risks and challenges

The team at makeplayingcards.com is ready to print the next edition of the Dubious Alliance game. While I am collecting and formatting photos for Vanity Playing Cards, a party of talented illustrators is ready to create the additionally funded game art. We did similar art and card creation last year, so I don't foresee any big hurdles.

Once the game is printed, I am in charge of all the sorting to ensure your rewards (including the correct Vanity Cards) are packed correctly. This adds some shipping costs, but ensures your rewards are inspected and handled correctly.

Last year we shipped on time and my goal is to again have your cards in hand before the holOrcdays!

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    - With designer approval you will name the Lich, name your doomed kingdom, determine the Phylactery, decide what spells, monsters, traps and treasure are unlocked* and more!
    - Receive 3 Vanity Players Cards featuring each of your images.
    - 1 copy of a full color marketing poster based on your image.
    - A Lich King T-Shirt
    - All Warchief rewards
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