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A new expansion for the card crafting, worker placement game with variable Locations, designed by John D Clair
A new expansion for the card crafting, worker placement game with variable Locations, designed by John D Clair
3,697 backers pledged $220,653 to help bring this project to life.
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If you missed this campaign, Late Pledges will be available soon via the Pledge Manager. When the Pledge Manager is open, you can reach it via this link:

https://www.alderac.com/kickstarter

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Edge of Darkness designed by John D Clair is a card crafting, deckbuilding, worker placement game of defense against the Blight.

We successfully Kickstarted Edge of Darkness in the spring of 2018 and delivered it in the summer of 2019. 

Cliffs of Coldharbor

As the danger of the Blight grows ever stronger the citizens of Aegis have made common cause with the people of Coldharbor. Can Aegis, Dunestar and Coldharbor survive at the Edge of Darkness?

Back the campaign TODAY to begin or continue to resist the Blight!

This Kickstarter features a new Expansion for Edge of Darkness, Cliffs of Coldharbor.

The Expansion features 12 new Locations + Associated Contacts & Threats. All Expansion content can be used in both Solo and Competitive game modes.

Guildmaster Upgrade Pack: Any Reward including the Cliffs of Coldharbor expansion will also include a special Upgrade Pack to add more plastic & cardboard Influence/Goodwill tokens and a replacement cloth Threat Bag to the Guildmaster Base Game. You can read more about our plans for the Guildmaster Upgrade Pack via a link in the first entry in this project's FAQ.

This campaign features one Stretch Goal. Based on the trajectory of pledges, the number of people in the "Remind Me" queue, and our expectations for add-ons and late pledges after the campaign, we have unlocked this Stretch Goal to remove any uncertainty for Backers! 

We will add the Advanced Guild Packs to every Reward including Cliffs of Coldharbor.

The Advanced Guild Pack consists of 4 double-sided Location boards; 1 board for each Guild, with two different Guild Locations and 16 Guild Advancement Starter Slips which replace the default Guild Advancement Starter Slips which come with the Base Game.

Each Guild Location adds asymmetric starting conditions for the Guild and a special ability available only to that Guild. The new Citizens & Patricians on the Guild Advancement Starter Slips provide new abilities and interact with this Location.

You have two options to back this Kickstarter - Cliffs of Coldharbor, which consists of just the new content in this campaign (including the Guildmaster Upgrade Pack and any unlocked Stretch Goals for this campaign) and Guildmaster which consists of the Guildmaster Base Game from the 1st Kickstarter (and all Stretch Goals unlocked and added to the Guildmaster Reward in the 1st Kickstarter). 

Graphic shows contents of Guildmaster & Sands of Dunestar

You can order the Sands of Dunestar Expansion as an Add-on for this Campaign. If you select the Guildmaster Reward in this campaign you'll be able to add Cliffs of Coldharbor as an Add-on as well. Each Expansion is priced at $40, plus shipping & handling.

We are also offering a limited quantity of Expedited Rewards. Because of the long lead time for production of the new content in this Kickstarter we will not be able to deliver the new content until next year. But we have set aside a limited quantity of Guildmaster components from the 1st Kickstarter so that we can swiftly manufacture enough units for delivery this November!

We also have a limited amount of Sands of Dunestar which will be available for Expedited delivery for backers who choose an Expedited Guildmaster Reward option. We have fewer Sands of Dunestar components than we have Guildmaster components so it is possible that not everyone who selects an Expedited Guildmaster will also be able to order an Expedited Sands of Dunestar. Allocation of Expedited Sands of Dunestar will be first come, first served when the Pledge Manager opens approximately two weeks after the campaign ends.

Cliffs of Coldharbor will be delivered next year as per the estimated delivery date listed for the Reward as will any other content which could not be Expedited for Expedited Rewards.

We will be able to accommodate Expedited Add-ons for Metal Coins and Extra Extra Premium Sleeves.

Note to Non-English Speakers: All the contents of this campaign are in English only.

Benefits to this Campaign:

  •  Edge of Darkness is currently not available via retail stores (except stores participating in special promotions with AEG) and if the game were to be released via retail stores the MSRP of the game would be substantially higher than the Reward prices in this campaign.
  • You can get the Edge of Darkness Guildmaster Base Game, Sands of Dunestar Expansion, and Cliffs of Coldharbor Expansion at the earliest available date.
  • If you select Cliffs of Coldharbor as a Reward or Add-on you'll get the Guildmaster Upgrade Pack for free.
  • The Guildmaster Base Game and Sands of Dunestar Expansion include Kickstarter Exclusive Content.

Qualified Brick & Mortar Retail Stores please email kickstarter@alderac.com for more information on our retail promotions for Edge of Darkness.

Click to download Edge of Darkness Rules
Click to download the Edge of Darkness Player's Guide (Includes descriptions of Locations + Contacts & Threats from Guildmaster Base Game)
Click to download the Voiceless Guild Solo Rules
Click to download the Sands of Dunestar Rules & Players Guide (describes Locations + Contacts & Threats from the expansion)

Edge of Darkness is a game featuring a shared deckbuilding system, variable Locations, worker placement, and a unique Threat Tower which menaces the city of Aegis, the lands of Dunestar and the domain of Coldharbor.

2-4 players (or a single player using the Voiceless Guild Solo system) compete to see who can generate the most Prestige in the City at the end of the game. The game is played over a prologue and 8 rounds. Players can pursue many different strategies to achieve victory depending on the Locations selected for the game and the choices and actions of other players during the game.

On your turn you'll draft cards from the Street, a tableau generated from the shared deck. Those cards will generate Threat Cubes; at the start of your turn you'll drop the Threat Cubes generated in the previous turn into the Threat Tower to see if an attack on the City has occurred. After resolving the attack (if any) you'll take actions from the cards in your hand. 

You may assign Agents to Locations, train new Agents, generate Influence and/or Goodwill, create Coin, conduct Hunts against the Blight, claim neutral cards, and many other interesting and strategic actions depending on the cards you have in your hand and the current game state.  If you use an action on a card owned by another Guild you'll pay that Guild Leader some coin. 

When you've finished taking your actions you discard your hand; cards you own and neutral cards go to the common discard while cards owned by other Guilds go directly to their Guildhalls and will be drawn by those players at the start of the next turn.

  • Extra-Extra Premium Sleeves

The game includes enough Premium Sleeves to play, plus extras to replace those lost to wear & tear. This Add-On provides "extra-extra" sleeves for those who want to be sure they never run out.

These sleeves are the same size as the sleeves used in Mystic Vale and can be used as replacements for that game as well.

They are made from the same type of plastic as the Premium Sleeves included in our Thunderstone Quest Kickstarter campaign. They are "tarot-sized".

Sleeve Specifications:

72x122 mm 0.09mm thick (0.09 mm = 90µ (or "microns" = 3.54 "mils")

There are no components in Edge of Darkness that can be sleeved for the purpose of protection.

  • 50 Metal Coins

This Add-on provides a set of engraved/embossed metal coins, in three sizes, with three color treatments to give you that "really there" feeling when playing Edge of Darkness.

You'll get more Aegisian Coins than are included in the Rewards, because when you're buying and selling access to contacts on the Street who wants to stop to make change!

Coin breakdown:

  • 26 of "1" value
  • 16 of "4" value
  • 8 of "10" value

Why "4"? Because 4 coins equals one VP!

  • The Sands of Dunestar Expansion

Add 12 more Locations + Advancements to your game, plus a Kickstarter Exclusive 13th Location + Advancement! Also includes 12 Pit Fighter tokens and a Player's Handbook with details about the lands of Dunestar.

The Guildmaster box will be large enough to hold the contents of this expansion or you can store it separately in its beautifully printed box. 

  • The Cliffs of Coldharbor Expansion

Note: If you are backing this campaign with the Cliffs of Coldharbor Reward you do not need to include this Add-on; it is being made available for players who are ordering the Guildmaster Rewards.

Add 12 more Locations + Advancements to your game and a Player's Handbook with details about the lands of Coldharbor.

The Guildmaster box will be large enough to hold the contents of this expansion as well as Sands of Dunestar or you can store it separately in its beautifully printed box. 

We will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship from the closest distribution center to your delivery address. You will pay for shipping & handling in our Pledge Manager. Links to the Pledge Manager will be sent shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ends. The Pledge Manager tool is a 3rd party product that we use to manage orders outside of Kickstarter.

Shipping costs vary widely based on where you will receive your reward.

United States & Canadian Backers: As you may know the Administration is preparing to implement a substantial import tariff on goods shipped to the US from China. We have estimated the impact these tariffs will have on the importation of your Rewards and have adjusted the costs of the Rewards and the Shipping & Handling estimates accordingly. There will be no additional charge made for the tariffs if and when they are imposed.

EU (plus UK, Norway and Switzerland), Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Backers: Recently the governments of these countries have begun to impose tighter requirements on the customs declarations we use to ship products into these countries for delivery to Backers. This is now becoming the standard for Kickstarter projects. As a result we will be including our expected payments for VAT and GST into the prices we calculate for your shipping & handling costs in the Pledge Manager.

As always, AEG does not make any profit on shipping & handling fees. We charge our best estimate as to what costs we will actually incur for the fulfillment process.

We will ship your Rewards at our cost to our international distribution centers. Based on your delivery address we will either ship to you from our Depot in the EU, in China, in Australia or from the USA. For backers in the US, Canada, the EU (plus the UK, Norway and Switzerland), Australia and New Zealand your order should arrive without any additional payments being due for customs.

Guildmaster EXPEDITED (no Add-ons):

(This inventory has already been received by our Depots and is not being shipped into the destinated regions)

  •  USA: $20
  •  CANADA: $25
  •  EUROPE: Germany $17; EU + UK, Norway & Switzerland $27

Cliffs of Coldharbor Reward (no Add-ons):

  •  USA: $14
  •  CANADA: $30
  •  EUROPE: Germany $18; EU + UK, Norway & Switzerland $25
  •  OCEANA: Australia: $27; New Zealand: $29
  •  ASIA:  $18 to China & Hong Kong; $30 to Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand & Vietnam
  •  Rest of World: $61

Guildmaster NOT EXPEDITED (no Add-ons):

(This inventory will be manufactured and shipped into the depots in the designated regions in 2020)

  •  USA: $30
  •  CANADA: $47
  •  EUROPE: Germany $36; EU + UK, Norway & Switzerland $45
  •  OCEANA: Australia: $51; New Zealand: $67
  •  ASIA:  $41 to China & Hong Kong; $64 to Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand & Vietnam
  •  Rest of World: $65

Either Expansion as an Add-on:

(This inventory will be manufactured and shipped into the depots in the designated regions in 2020)

  •  USA: $4
  •  CANADA: $10
  •  EUROPE: Germany $11; EU + UK, Norway & Switzerland $12
  •  OCEANA: Australia: $15; New Zealand: $22
  •  ASIA:  $13 to China & Hong Kong; $17 to Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand & Vietnam
  •  Rest of World: $22

Estimating additional shipping for Add-ons:

Generally speaking we are able to put Add-on components into the same master carton as the base Reward in your Pledge which makes them less expensive to ship than they would be if shipped individually. When you build your order in the Pledge Manager the system will generate a shipping & handling cost based on the weight, size, and taxes due for your order. 

AEG would like to thank the following experts who helped make this campaign possible:

  • John D Clair, Design & Development of Edge of Darkness
  • Alayna Lemmer-Danner, Graphic Design and key illustrations
  • Jeff Brown, key illustrations for Cliffs of Coldharbor
  • Matt Paquette, Kickstarter Campaign Page graphics
  • Erick Santz, producer for animated game segment in the campaign video
  •  Boblax, voice work for the main campaign video
  •  The Prophecy by Dreamcave; Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com 

Risks and challenges

At the end of the campaign we will cancel and refund any pledge of less than $40. To remain a Backer in good standing, please select a Reward of $40 or more.

All images used in this Kickstarter are subject to change and may represent unfinished or non-final art or design. All card counts are approximate and are subject to change. All card and component names are subject to change. All packaging is subject to change and is not finalized. Rules are subject to change.

Alderac Entertainment Group has been in the publishing business for more than 20 years. We are experienced at producing games in China and distributing them worldwide. Nonetheless there are always risks associated with manufacturing and logistics.

These problems can delay or otherwise impact our ability to meet our commitments to our backers.

These issues include (but are not limited to):

* Production delays
* Shipping delays
* Customs delays

The estimated delivery date is September 2020, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.

We've done our best to minimize these risks as much as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the game can't be delivered at all.

REFUND POLICY

Before the Rewards are shipped we offer no questions asked refunds. Once we have shipped your Reward our refund policy will depend on the circumstances and will be at our discretion.

At your request we can give you a full refund within 14 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that we will subtract Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from Kickstarter after 14 days). Those fees usually equal 8% of the total pledge.

Refunds will be processed through Kickstarter and will be applied to whatever payment method you provided to Kickstarter. In the event that is impossible we will work with you to arrange a refund through other channels.

This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed. Not responsible for changes in the rate of foreign exchange.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By pledging to this project, you agree to conduct all public interactions via Kickstarter's communications channels with this project and our team and other backers in a positive manner. Harassment, name-calling, or attempts to inject inappropriate content into the public communications channels for the project will result in the cancellation of your pledge (with a full refund) and your ejection from the campaign. We want the communications channels for this campaign to be a friendly, positive place for our community to gather and discuss the campaign, ask questions, and provide input.

AEG reserves the right to cancel any pledge (with a full refund) at any time, for any reason. If your pledge is cancelled while the campaign is ongoing you agree not to re-pledge either under your original account or under any other account you control. Violations of this policy will be reported to Kickstarter.

Minor cosmetic damage to the box or other packaging can occur during shipping. AEG makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the shipping containers it uses are suitable for the safe delivery of the Rewards. If you believe that your Reward has suffered more than minor cosmetic damage please contact us immediately. Keep all packaging including outer cartons for our inspection. AEG will at its sole discretion determine if the damage constitutes other than minor cosmetic damage and/or was the result of insufficient packaging.

If we ship to the address that you provided in our Pledge Manager and the package is returned to us as undeliverable you will pay the full cost to ship the Reward again to a revised address.

If we ship the Reward to the address you provided in our Pledge Manager and the package is delivered to that address but you are unable to receive it, or you have moved and are no longer the occupant of that address and cannot otherwise retrieve the package, or if the package is lost or stolen after delivery, and you wish to have the order fulfilled again you will pay the full cost to ship the order to a revised address plus the amount of the original Reward plus Add-Ons and other upgrades on your order.

If we ship the Reward to the address you provided in our Pledge Manager and the package is held in customs or by any other government agency, our ability to help may be limited. You may be required to contact your customs agency or government and arrange for the package to be cleared and released at your expense. We are not responsible for refunds or re-shipments for packages held by customs or a government agency.

In all cases you acknowledge that quantities are limited and AEG may not be able to ship all or part of your order more than once.

Other than as noted elsewhere in these terms & conditions, if any part of your order cannot be fulfilled for any reason AEG will provide you with a pro-rated refund for that portion of your order.

By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was active.

If you do not log in to our Pledge Manager and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your Reward if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 8 week window has elapsed.

If you confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our Pledge Manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods.

We regret we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the general release.

If you have questions or concerns about these terms & conditions please email kickstarter@alderac.com for further information.

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    Cliffs of Coldharbor Expansion

    The new content for this Kickstarter for backers who already own Edge of Darkness.

    Requires Edge of Darkness core game.

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    Guildmaster Expedited for US/Canada

    This Reward consists of the Guildmaster Reward from the 1st Kickstarter delivered in November of 2019.

    Includes ALL STRETCH GOALS AND KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE CONTENT in the Guildmaster Reward from the 1st Kickstarter! (These units are from the same production run and are identical.)

    Available only to backers in the US and Canada.

    DOES NOT INCLUDE Shipping & Handling (See Shipping section for more details)

    A limited quantity of Sands of Dunestar, the 1st Expansion - identical in all respects to the version from the 1st Kickstarter including Stretch Goals and Kickstarter Exclusive Content - will be available as an Add-on to Expedited orders for delivery at the same time as the Expedited base game. Supplies will be limited.

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    Guildmaster Expedited for EU+

    This Reward consists of the Guildmaster Reward from the 1st Kickstarter delivered in November of 2019.

    Includes ALL STRETCH GOALS AND KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE CONTENT in the Guildmaster Reward from the 1st Kickstarter! (These units are from the same production run and are identical.)

    Available only to backers in the EU + UK, Norway, Switzerland

    DOES NOT INCLUDE Shipping & Handling (See Shipping section for more details)

    A limited quantity of Sands of Dunestar, the 1st Expansion - identical in all respects to the version from the 1st Kickstarter including Stretch Goals and Kickstarter Exclusive Content - will be available as an Add-on to Expedited orders for delivery at the same time as the Expedited base game. Supplies will be limited.

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    Guildmaster Delivered in 2020

    This Reward consists of the Guildmaster Reward from the 1st Kickstarter delivered in 2020. This Reward is NOT EXPEDITED.

    If the Expedited option for your region is sold out, please select this Reward instead.

    Includes ALL STRETCH GOALS AND KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE CONTENT in the Guildmaster Reward from the 1st Kickstarter! (These units are from the same production run and are identical.)

    You will be able to Add-on Cliffs of Coldharbor, Sands of Dunestar, the Metal Coins and Extra-Extra Sleeves in the Pledge Manager!

    DOES NOT INCLUDE Shipping & Handling (See Shipping section for more details)

    Please note: We cannot ship to Backers in Mexico, Central or South America, or Russia or Ukraine.

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