Vampires & Villagers: The Curse of Christoph (Canceled)
Vampires & Villagers: The Curse of Christoph (Canceled)
Build your Crypt, Destroy the Village, and Defeat your Rivals in Askwith Games' semi-cooperative stealthy fantasy-horror card game!
Build your Crypt, Destroy the Village, and Defeat your Rivals in Askwith Games' semi-cooperative stealthy fantasy-horror card game! Read more
About this project
Have you ever wanted to be a despotic Vampire Lord and feast on tasty humans in a fictional Massachusetts town in the 1990's? If you love stealthy, semi-cooperative, and tableau building card games, then take a visit with us to Askwith, MA.
Vampires & Villagers is a brand new card game for 2-4 players that plays in about 30-45 minutes. Playing strategically and mastering the game requires balancing cooperation and competition, stealthy maneuvers and open aggression.
Vampires & Villagers' mouth-watering components include:
- 58 Character Cards
- 12 Special Event Cards (6 War Events and 6 Terror Events)
- 75 Tokens (40 Stealth, 15 Giant Bats, 12 Mist Form, and 8 Link)
- 1 Rulebook
- 4 Quick Start Guides
The final version of the game will look very much the same as this, but with a heavier, sturdier box that will both stand up to shipping and regular play, and look beautiful on your shelves.
We want to keep costs as low as possible, and so our rewards are focused on getting our game into your hands. At the $25 tier or higher, you'll receive a copy of the game and any of our stretch goals. Higher tiers include things like bonus world-building content, sketches, extra copies of the game, and even custom in-game artwork.
We are contemplating introducing add-ons (buttons, postcards, etc.) if our backers are interested, and welcome your feedback!
When we hit 100 Twitter followers @AskwithGames, we will include a bonus War Event card for all Kickstarter versions of the game!
When we hit 300 Twitter followers @AskwithGames, we will include a bonus Terror Event card for all Kickstarter versions of the game!
Two randomly selected new followers for @MitochondriArt will receive a personal digital sketch!
When we hit $5500, we will add a bonus Diseased Female Thrall to the Character decks of all Kickstarter versions of the game.
When we hit $6000, we will add a bonus Diseased Male Thrall to the Character decks of all Kickstarter versions of the game.
If we hit $7500, we will provide KS-exclusive "other-realm" versions of our four Master Vampires-- who might they have become in another time, place, or even body?
Each turn, players draw 1 card and play 1 card. Players may choose to build up their crypts or use mind control to make a hunter or strong villager attack a rival crypt. As you build up your Crypt of creatures, you will gain many special abilities, adding to the depth of strategy. When a player completes a round and clears the village square of humans, special events are triggered to help reshape the adventures, increasing the replayability of each game. Caught in between the rival clans, the poor humans desperately struggle to survive and defend the village square in Askwith. Time is short before the village falls to the darkness and a single Vampire Lord reigns.
Gametable Setup Video
Turn Overview Video
The game has been thoroughly tested and carefully balanced and revised during the past two years of development. The art, packaging design, and rules are complete, and we're ready to print. We're working with our printer, WinGo, already, and they have a proven track record for producing professional quality crowdfunded games. Now we just need your help in funding our first printing costs!
Hannah and I started Askwith Games two years ago out of a shared love of crafting stories, creating characters, and world building. Vampires & Villagers is set in an eerily familiar world, where 1990's goth vampires serve their 1890's Gothic masters, and the ghost town of Askwith, MA plays host to these supernatural forces.
Hannah and I have had all sorts of fun creating the world and characters featured in V&V: The Curse of Christoph. In fact, we are already planning mini-expansions for the game in 2017 followup campaigns, and we're working on some mini-comics to help fill in some of the backstory of our weird and wonderful Askwith residents.
Here's an exclusive sneak-preview of the very earliest sketches from our two planned mini comics that we're developing for this campaign. Stay tuned for artwork updates, and when the campaign ends, these comics will be delivered digitally in all of the rewards tiers above "Thrall Tier".
Vampires and Villagers has descended on and devoured a number of venues, including Arisia, FramingCon, Double Midnight Comics, New England Gaming Con 3, Granite Game Summit, and the Boston FIG Tabletop Showcase. We'll let you know where we plan on haunting next!
Risks and challenges
All of the art, rulebook and packaging have been completed. We have already chosen an experienced partner, WinGo, to produce our game.
On the design side, the only things left to be completed are any rulebook edits suggested by our backers and any stretch goal rewards that may be developed thanks to generous backers. The game has been extensively playtested and has received great reviews.
This is our first KS campaign, but between the two of us, we have lots of experience dealing with creative projects, tight deadlines, technical writing and international vendors for mass production.
We promise to treasure the trust our backers are placing in us and can't wait to share this game with our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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