About this project
Darkfast Dungeons is a print and play tabletop game designed to provide a robust dungeon crawl experience in a couple of hours. Perfect as an introduction for kids or people new to tabletop gaming Darkfast Dungeons is also a great game for more experienced players with limited time or resources to devote to gaming. A typical dungeon crawl will last 2-3 hours and provide a unique adventure with each game played.
There are many ways to play Darkfast Dungeons with rules and scenarios for co-operative games, competitive games and solo play. Darkfast Dungeons will be supported with two possible expansions upon the release of the game. Dragon Lord will be unlocked through stretch goals and Dark Depths will be released as a Kickstarter exclusive. Each expansion adds 26 new game tiles, 6 new character types and a whole new set of 12 monsters, 6 magic items, gear and encounter cards.
Print and play cardstock games and miniatures are an affordable and attractive alternative to metal or plastic miniatures. Print as many as you like as often as you like.
You will need a colour printer (or access to a printing company like Staples, Fed Ex Office or UPS Store), cutting tools, glue, card stock paper, matt board (heavy cardboard) and time. Assembly instructions are included.
Elements of this game may also be used to enhance the experience of other tabletop games when used as scenery, terrain, miniatures or props.
Designed and created by two time nominated ENnie Award artist and writer David Okum, Darkfast Dungeons is sure to be a useful addition to fantasy gaming miniatures and terrain and a fun game to play in its own right.
Try this out and let me know how it is working. I will be updating it later today and updating the total on here twice a day to keep track of Stretch Goals!
There are now some NEW ADD ONS on the drop down menus (refresh the page if there isn't three drop down menus).
At the end of the Kickstarter I will send an email to confirm the orders. You will also be given a survey at the end of the Kickstarter to make sure you get what you want.
CURRENT PAYPAL-ADDED TOTAL
(as of August 7th, 12:44 pm)
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
THE BASIC SET comes with all this PLUS the rulebook and cheat sheets for easy reference.
THE ADVANCED SET comes with everything in the basic set PLUS 3D fold flat walls.
The Basic Tiles will be editable on a PDF. Customize the colour and spawning areas to create your own dungeon tiles. Great for any game of dungeon crawling fun.
The Advanced Set offers two choices of 3d dungeon fold flat walls. There will be full walls and half walls for players who want to see the minis a bit better.
Yes Virginia, they are fold flat for easy storage!
As promised, here is a quick peek at The Dark Depths, the Kickstarter-only reward at the $50 level.
Here is a Preview of some monsters from the set.
Caverns Preview Set now available on RPGNow and Drivethru RPG.
It's actually a LOT of content for a preview. Watch out for the ankle-biters.
Props Concept Art
Preview of the NEW add-on expansion set Realm of Shades:
Kickstarter is just that, a kick to get going on a large projects that require effort and energy. It allows creators to gauge interest in a product and invites people to become part of the process. Your input and investment creates a product that you are truly connected to.
Pledge $1 or more
Adept: Support for a dollar and get a fantasy themed Mini Playset from Okumarts Games. Digital PDF format.
Estimated delivery: Sep 2014
Pledge $10 or more
Basic Set: Get the basic set of Darkfast Dungeons including 6 heroes, 26 monsters, a full set of game cards, rulebook and 26 customizable 2d tiles. This level also allows access to the stretch goals and includes your name as a supporter in the final rulebook. Also includes the Adept reward and minis from Darkfast Classic Fantasy: Set Zero along with game cards. Includes Kickstarter exclusive content. Save on the eventual $14.95 final price. Digital PDF format.
Advanced Set: This level includes the Basic Set as well as customizable 3d fold flat walls for the game tiles as well as detailed instructions and support. Includes Kickstarter exclusive content. Digital PDF format.
Expert Set: This level includes all preceding sets as well as three sets of printable dungeon props and objectives to add further realism and playability to the game. Digital PDF format.
Exclusive Expansion Set - The Dark Depths: This level includes all preceding sets as well as a gothic fantasy expansion set for the basic game that adds 26 new game tiles and 3d fold flat walls, 6 new character types and a whole new set of 26 monsters, 6 magic items, gear and encounter cards. This is a Kickstarter only expansion and will not be available outside of this promotion. Digital PDF format.
Custom Set: In addition to receiving all preceding sets, you will get a custom character mini with a compatible game card sent directly to you for use in the game (publisher reserves the right to refuse characters that are not original or appropriate content for the basic set). Digital PDF format.
Overlord Set: In addition to receiving ALL preceding sets (including the custom set), you will get an original Acrylic Painting (8.5 x 11) on canvas board of any monster or character you choose. Signed and dated by the artist, this original artwork will be one of a kind and not offered elsewhere. Get a one of a kind painting of a beloved character, monster, or your favorite fictional character painted by David Okum. Shipping prices and times will vary depending on your location
In addition to the available reward levels for this project, supporters who pledge at Basic Level or higher have the opportunity to purchase add-ons of unreleased Darkfast Dungeon material at reduced prices as a special thank you for supporting this Kickstarter! Just add the additional money to the amount for your reward level, and when you get our survey after the project ends, simply list the add-on packages you wish the additional money to be applied toward.
The Fantasy Package gets you Darkfast Dungeons game cards for all existing Okumarts Games fantasy and historical paper mini sets (including the duck minis). Dramatically expand your game options. Note: this package does not include the miniatures, just the game cards.
The Ninja vs Samurai Package offers game cards for all existing Serene Fist sets including the ENnie nominated Katana Schoolgirls vs Zombie Furries. Note: this package does not include the miniatures, just the game cards.
The Wild West Package offers game cards for all existing Whiplash Trigger sets. Bring some six-gun action into the dungeon. Note: this package does not include the miniatures, just the game cards.
The Cosmic Package offers game cards for all existing Retro Space sets. Things are about to get really freaky down in the dungeon with ray guns and robots battling magic and dragons. Note: this package does not include the miniatures, just the game cards.
The Pirates add-on offers two sets of original paper minis with a pirate theme. Note: this package includes 24 minis (plus extras) AND game cards for use with Darkfast Dungeons.
The Dungeon Monsters add-on offers two sets of original paper minis with a classic dungeon monster theme. Note: this package includes 24 minis (plus extras) AND game cards for use with Darkfast Dungeons.
The Eldritch Adventure add-on offers two sets of original paper minis with a Lovecraftian theme. Note: this package includes 24 minis (plus extras) AND game cards for use with Darkfast Dungeons.
The Mice and Rats add-on offers two sets of original paper minis with a rodent theme. Note: this package includes 24 minis (plus extras) AND game cards for use with Darkfast Dungeons.
The Steampunk Fantasy Expansion Set is a full expansion set for the basic game that adds 26 new game tiles and 3d fold flat walls, 6 new character types and a whole new set of 26 monsters, 6 magic items, gear and encounter cards. Add some steam-powered adventure to your dungeon crawl.
The Realm of Shades Expansion Set is a full undead-themed expansion set for the basic game that adds 26 new game tiles and 3d fold flat walls, 6 new character types and a whole new set of 26 monsters, 6 magic items, gear and encounter cards.
Three complete dungeon adventures for Darkfast Dungeons including all necessary backstory, maps, walls, minis and game cards. These scenario packs go way beyond one night of adventure adding new characters, monsters, spells, tiles, walls and content to really flesh out the world of Darkfast Dungeons. Digital PDF format.
The Expanded Campaign rulebook turns the basic game into a rules-lite role-playing game set in the old school world of Darkfast Dungeons. Fully compatible with the basic game and offering over 100 pages of content including new Talents, Spells and Dark Secrets. Digital PDF format.
AND BECAUSE YOU REQUESTED IT:
For $86 added on to your basic pledge you receive all of the add-ons.
CUSTOM FIGURES! Custom figures may be ordered at $50 each. Each Custom Figure gets you a mini with front and back art as well as a compatible game card. I am limiting them to five per person. Add $50 for each figure you'd like to order and let me know the details in a message and again in the survey that will be sent out at the end of the Kickstarter.
There ARE some amazing Stretch Goals. The fun starts once we meet our funding goal and then it gets a little crazy. Stretch Goals are the added value we all love with a good Kickstarter. You must be supporting the Kickstarter at the Basic $10 level to access the Stretch Goals. I hope to offer useful and creative content for your gaming fun.
FUNDED MONDAY JULY 7th 8:15am!
$2000 - The FIRST Stretch Goal is 12 new heroes added to the Basic Set! This will be new variations of the basic six classes with male and female versions of each. UNLOCKED!
$3000 - The SECOND Stretch Goal is 4 dragon figures with compatible monster cards added to the Basic Set! UNLOCKED!
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.... a Wandering Monster has appeared and will soon be ready to download. UNLOCKED!
$5000 - The Third Stretch Goal is a Caverns tiles and walls set. Add a more organic touch to the dungeon. UNLOCKED!
$6000 - The FOURTH Stretch Goal is an awesome props set from Fat Dragon Games! We will also be including rules on how to use the props with the basic game. UNLOCKED!
$7000 - The FIFTH Stretch Goal is an amazing re-skin of the dungeon wall set done by none other than the fine folks at Lord Zsezse Works! It really just raises the bar of what this set can become. The Dark Set (pictured here) will be a Kickstarter exclusive. There will also be a Medieval Underground layer, a Moon layer and an Ice layer!
$8000 - The SIXTH Stretch Goal will be a set of Dwarven Steam-Powered Mecha! Nothing fights dragons better than powered armour! This set of four mecha will kick some serious dragon bottom!
$9000 - The SEVENTH Stretch Goal is a wonderful re-skin of the dungeon wall set using the amazing textures of Dave Graffam Models! This set will have some great layering and texture combinations. It's almost as much fun designing the walls as it is playing with them.
$10000 - The EIGHTH Stretch Goal is a Treasure Trove of 100 NEW cards for the Basic Darkfast Dungeons Game. New Treasures, Gear, Traps, Magic Items, Events, Weapons... it's just a Dragon's Treasure of fun stuff for Darkfast Dungeons.
$11000 - The NINTH Stretch Goal is Into The Wilds, a wilderness expansion set for Darkfast Dungeons. Baby, it's cold outside. Get out of the basement and adventure on the land! Lions, tigers and bears? Oh Yeah!
$12000 - The TENTH Stretch Goal will blow your mind. It's an Outer Planes Supplement of inter dimensional goodness. Take a trip to another reality, beat things up and take their stuff.
$13000 - The ELEVEN Stretch Goal is elemental! Really, it's a set of the four elementals, but with three sizes and power levels.
$14000 - The TWELFTH Stretch Goal is Orc Mecha. Stomp! Stomp!
There are some fantastic game designers and artists out there and I'd be neglectful if I didn't mention the support and guidance they have given me through this process.
The great Tom Tullis of Fat Dragon Games. Go buy something from his site, it's all great! http://www.fatdragongames.com/fdgfiles/
The wonderful crew from Lord Zsezse Works. I couldn't have done this without their guidance and advice. http://www.lordzsezseworks.com
Dave Graffam from Dave Graffam Models who so generously offered his work and gave me great insights into his process. His work raises the bar for texture, structure and quality. http://www.davesgames.net
The friendly and fun people from Gifted Visions, creators of the Dungeon Crawlers Card Game. http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/index.html
The cast and crew from Cardboard Warriors have put up with my rantings for far too long and now they have rallied to support me in this endeavour. Thanks guys! http://cardboard-warriors.proboards.com
That leads us to One Monk Miniatures and Eric Squirmydad Brown who runs the Cardboard Warriors site and make and sell some really amazing paper miniatures. http://www.onemonk.com/Home.html
David Wears from Grey Matter Games who makes playful and inventive paper minis and games and can do anything with a sharpie. http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/browse.php?manufacturers_id=4587
Glenn Williams from Finger and Toe Models who makes really playable pieces with an eye on authenticity. http://fingerandtoe.com
Kevin Richard John Berry of Kev's Lounge makes simply amazing card stock terrain and figures. Very high quality stuff. http://www.papercraftdungeon.com
Adam Steel of Darkmook Paper Miniatures. Scary good stuff! http://darkmook.blogspot.ca
Sirrob who makes really fun miniatures and is an amazing supporter of the industry. Thanks! http://sirrob01.com/papercraft/
I know I'm just forgetting someone, but I wanted to link to these great people and thank all of my backers for their support.
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Risks and challenges
The best laid plans of mice and men can be thwarted by unexpected events that might delay the production of Darkfast Dungeons, but the time allotted is well within a comfort zone similar to what was used with previous releases such as Snowball Wars and the Ennie-nominated Katana Schoolgirls vs Zombie Furries and both of those games were released with time to spare.
Every effort will be made to overcome any setbacks in delivering the base game and all of the add-ons and unlocked stretch goals. Some stretch goals may have extended deadlines if the project increases in size.
The game itself has been in existence in one way or another since the early 90s so there has been quite a bit of play testing. There are some rules clarifications that need work and layout, but otherwise the game itself is totally fleshed out.
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