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About this project

Warlords & Sellswords is an army building card game for 2-5 players with an approximate runtime of 45 minutes.  Each session will find players hiring, promoting, and managing their army to win the King's favor.  The King has outlawed open conflict between the rival warlords as they try to curry the king's favor, so subterfuge, misdirection and clever thinking will lead you to victory.

Check out the video above for a quick look at the game's mechanics and artwork.

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal 1 

Linen Embossing

This is a premium paper characterized by a subtle, calm grid woven fabric pattern, and the material has a sturdy surface with a soft color. The stock is rich, and elegant, has a subtle woven fabric pattern.

Using this card stock for all the cards in the game will ensure the cards last longer, hold their color, and resist wear and tear better.

Stretch Goal 2 **Locked** 

Unlocked at $10,000 or 10 Days

Stretch Goal [Unlimited]

For every $5,000 above our goal, we will add a new card to the base game. We will decide on the type and abilities of this card thorough backer input.  Any reward tier, (even $1!) will be allowed to voice their opinion and vote in backer polls to determine Stretch goal cards.  All cards added in this way, will become part of the base game and will ship with all production copies.

Art: 

Our artist for this project is Wi Waffles. She is a very talented artist that we crossed paths with while playing a card game in the deep south. Here is the link to some of her work, you might even see some previews of art that will be in our game. http://wiwaffles.tumblr.com/ 

FAQ

These questions come from our backers and interested parties, please feel free to ask questions!

Why such a high cost?
We had the option to produce the game for a lower cost but quality would have suffered greatly and after much debate we decided that we would rather ask for more money and produce a higher quality product. We want the cards to hold up over many games and we also gained the option of water proof cards.

What is the playmat?
The playmat is one of the pledge rewards you can receive from this kickstarter. If you are not familiar with them they are similar to large mouse pads. They are not required to play the game or to get the full experience, but it will keep your cards clean and help them last longer. The mat will also have special artwork and themes from the game. This item will not ship with the standard game.

In the video you talk about four different card types but you only have three decks?
The fourth type of card is the resource card. The resource cards are evenly distributed within each deck. They are some of the most valuable cards in the game and you never know when you are going to draw one.

Wait, If I never know when I will get resources, how do I play cards?
They are not the only way you can gain resources on your turn. There are three ways to gain resources.
1) You can discard a resource card for two of that resource.
2) Low level wizards have a skill which can generate resources.
3) You can discard two cards to gain one resource of your choice.
The game give players many different options on how to play the cards.

Is there anything required to play that does not come in the box?
No, other than a strong will to play this awesome board game.

What’s in the box?
4 Decks of cards and one token. Soldier, Wizard, Supply and Conscript. The soldier, wizard and supply cards will all be shuffled together to form the main deck. The Conscripts will be issued to each player at the start of the game to form the base of their army. The token is the Crown’s Favor token, and denotes which player goes first in each round.

Risks and challenges

The game is finished in terms of development, we need kickstarter to send the game to production and cover asset overhead. We have not settled on a production house, as we have several options. Depending on the support of the community we can opt for a modest print run or full scale production. Depending on what stretch goals we achieve we may opt for higher quality materials(game components), as well as a larger print run. Both our our founders maintain full time jobs in other industries. However we have been playing games for most of our adult lives, and we are excited by the opportunity to bring our game to the public.

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