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Heroes - Battle Card Game (Canceled)

Players take their turns at the same time in Heroes, a unique "All in the Box" battle card game for 2-6 players.

Heroes - Battle Card Game (Canceled)

Players take their turns at the same time in Heroes, a unique "All in the Box" battle card game for 2-6 players.

$4,774
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64
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 13 2013
Last updated December 3, 2016

About

The true king of top lane, Dyrus added to the Core Set! Thanks to Dyrus for letting us make our favorite streamer into a Hero card.
The true king of top lane, Dyrus added to the Core Set! Thanks to Dyrus for letting us make our favorite streamer into a Hero card.

Heroes is a "All in the Box" battle card game for 2-6 players that combines the great gameplay and deck building of battle card games with the fun of a party game.

Heroes comes out of the box with 4 starter decks that you can pick up and play, but also comes with multiple copies of every card in the 120+ card core set, more than 700 cards in total, so you can tweak a starter deck, think up and construct a new deck from scratch, or build a deck by drafting cards with your friends.

Heroes is designed from the ground up to be not just a great 1v1 game but also an excellent multiplayer experience for up to 6 players, thanks to "Concurrent Gameplay," a system in which every player takes their turn at the same time, making games fast paced and dynamic whether playing a 2 player duel, 4 player free for all, or 3v3 team battle.

You play as unique Hero that will lead your Soldiers in battle. Different Hero cards have powerful passive and active abilities that allow you to customize your deck even further to fit your playstyle, from choosing a Hero that maximizes the number of cards you draw, to disrupting your opponents hand, buffing your soldiers, or even damaging other Heroes.

Rules: http://www.mediafire.com/view/gqpsipt9f3sqqmw/Kickstarter%2520Rulebook.pdf

We want Heroes to be a great game and designed it to be simple and easy to learn but still have tons of strategy for even the most veteran of card game players, where depth of gameplay comes from a player’s tactics and clever card design instead of complex mechanics players are forced to memorize. Heroes is fast paced with plenty of opportunity for counterplay, so you’re actually playing against your opponent, rather than basically playing solitaire and seeing who can set up the fastest. Every card is balanced so there is a wide variety of viable and fun decks instead of a handful of meta decks you have to play in order to do well.

Heroes is a lot of fun to play as a traditional 1v1 duel, but is also a blast when playing with multiple friends, whether in a cut throat free for all with quickly shifting alliances or a hard fought team battle.

You win a game of Heroes by being the first player to reach 250 "Victory Points." Players gain Victory Points by doing damage, and players will have to actively engage each other and race to damage enemy Heroes rather than passively sit back in a corner.

Heroes allows players to level up their Soldiers mid game to unlock new powers and game changing abilities. Choosing when and how to promote your Soldiers, protecting your weaker Warriors while trying to take out enemies before they can be promoted, allows for creative strategies where players will have to react and adapt to in order to win.

Players can tweak starter decks, think up and build any of a wide variety of different deck types from scratch, or by drafting cards against their friends. There are wide variety of ways to customize any deck, and players can specialize in healing, controlling the pace of battle with utility decks, buffing their soldier with powerful equipment, doing as much damage as possible in short time, sniping priority targets - the possibilities are endless.

Because Heroes is "All in the Box" rather than selling packs of randomized cards, none of the cards in our sets are purposefully weak “commons” that are meant to simply fill up space in a pack and get thrown into a binder with a dozen identical copies, never to be seen again. Every card is worth considering putting into your deck.

No more “pay to win” where you have to spend more money to maybe get the rare and more powerful cards you want in your deck, everything is included in the box!

 More cards coming soon!

We founded ACE on the simple principle of creating fun games without charging ridiculous prices. 

Many of us in ACE grew up playing a wide variety of tabletop games. Trading Card Games in particular were a favorite genre, and a few of us did quite well on a tournament level. One day two or so years ago a few of us decided to buy 3 starter decks to a major TCG which none of us had played all that much of before.

We had fun. All the big Trading Card Games are a blast, and this was no exception. Despite that, we couldn’t help but think there was something wrong with the whole situation. We took turns playing so each of us got in a few games. However, each of us couldn't help but get a little bored while we sat and watched the other two play and wondered why a game as fun as this wasn't designed with more than 2 players in mind.

We looked up community based versions of the game which allowed more than 2 players, but they took forever to play and weren’t particularly fun. The starter decks also weren’t as fun to play as the player made decks we looked up online seemed to be. Nevertheless, we had a good time as a whole and promptly went and spent a bunch of money on packs of the game.

Holding those packs, we realized we had just spent a fair portion of our paycheck on what was essentially cardboard. Why did we have to pay so much money for a deck that was competitive? The formula was good, but there most certainly was room for innovation after 20 years of Trading Card Games. Most importantly, why wasn’t there a card game where rules for more than 2 players didn’t seem like some tacked on afterthought?

And so, Action Centered Entertainment was born. A couple friends taking their combined experience studying game design, playing in card game tournaments, and their general love of the genre - setting out to make a great game at an actually fair price.

18 months later, and we truly believe we have succeeded. Hundreds of people with varying Trading Card Game experience have tested Heroes literally thousands of times and the verdict was unanimous-Heroes is incredibly fun to play, Concurrent Gameplay works REALLY well, and we all really want Heroes to exist. We've come very far to create an outstanding card game that we’re in love with and truly believe you’ll enjoy playing just as much. We’re about 80% done and need your help to make Heroes a reality.

The first set of Heroes is nearly finished with the first Expansion set “Vanguard” well underway. We only need $20,000 to cover the costs of production and print the first run of the game. However, if we raise more than $20,000 there are tons of awesome cards, sets, game modes, and a lot more that we hope to be able to add to Heroes. 

"Gaurlok, Forrest Guardian” Included in the Core Set!

 We really appreciate all of our backers helping to make Heroes a reality and want to give you really awesome stuff. We will be posting sketches and card sneak peeks in our backers-only update section and look forward to your feedback.

The Core Set and Vanguard Expansion will be ready by July 2014 at the latest with the Rising Tide Expansion shipping by September. Thank you in advance for you support!

Risks and challenges

We've learned a lot along the way making Heroes- and one of the most notable experiences we've had is how much can go wrong and how FAST things can go wrong. Pitfalls may occur, (delayed printing, manufacturer delays, artists breaking their hands!) but we have also learned how to dust ourselves off and get right back on track.

The Core Set of Heroes is about 80% done with the design of the first expansion well under way. T this point, the only thing that could significantly delay us is a problem in manufacturing. We will do everything in our power to expedite the process as much as possible, and have selected some of the finest manufacturers available and are entirely confident from their track record and company reputation that we have put our trust in the right hands.
In the unlikely event there is a delay, we will inform you immediately and will work to resolve it with a detailed action plan as quickly as possible to stay true to our word. I

Thanks again,
-Randy

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    Welcome aboard, Recruit! Standard Issue for new recruits is as follows: Four Starter Decks, (Nature’s Fury, Arcane Might, War Machine, Judgment) Four Heroes, (Lord of War, Grand Sorceress, Captain of Industry, Enlightened Druid ) rulebook, damage and victory point counters.

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    Well, I mean, if you got money, spend it right? In addition to EVERYTHING ELSE mentioned before this, you, Diamond Jim (or Jane), will also receive: "Become a Hero Card" - work with the design team to have your your name, likeness, and input on abilities made into a Hero card for an upcoming expansion. Name in rulebook as "Executive Producer (Your name) Backer Extreme 9000." One copy of every future Expansion,with 5 alternate art cards in each Expansion, for life.

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