This was the Kickstarter for Thunderstone Quest: Back to the Dungeon! Our thanks to all the Backers who supported us in this Quest!
A link to the Pledge Manager for Late Pledges will be coming soon!
If you have any questions or comments please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thunderstone designed by Mike Elliott is a deckbuilding game of heroic adventure.
We successfully Kickstarted Thunderstone Quest in the spring of 2017 and delivered it in the spring of 2018. In the spring of 2018 we Kickstarted To The Barricades!, adding solo and CoOp play and two additional Quests, which were delivered in the spring of 2019.
After the climactic battle in Quest 4: At the Foundations of the World, the Champions are dispersed by the forces of wild magic. One awakens in a far realm of endless sands. Another discovers himself in a strange new city where he may learn the fate of his people.
The world of Thunderstone Quest is even larger than we could ever imagine. It's time to explore these New Horizons.
Back the campaign TODAY to begin or continue your Thunderstone Quest adventure!
Due to the overwhelming support of the community, the $400,000 Stretch Goal has been Achieved!
We will add the 4th Level Heroes Add-on to all New Horizons Rewards (and Rewards that include New Horizons)! Congratulations to everyone who helped rally the community to reach this HUGE goal!
Because of Kickstarter's rules, we cannot change the description of the Rewards to note that the 4th Level Heroes have been added.
(Backers who choose the "Your Inventory is Full" Reward will be issued a $25 credit in the Pledge Manager)
This Kickstarter features two new Quests: Quest 8: Vengeful Sands and Quest 9: Clockwork Destiny, both designed by Bryan Reese with story written by Brett Satkowiak.
All Quests including Vengeful Sands and Clockwork Destiny can be played in either Barricades Mode or Competitive Mode.
This campaign also includes a special promo pack for Barricades Mode: Ezuzrius' Lair (estimated MSRP $9.99) included in the New Horizons Reward (and all Rewards that contain the New Horizons reward)! Ezuzrius' Lair is a Kickstarter Early Access release, meaning that Kickstarter backers will get this promotional pack before it is available for sale. At this time we do not have a planned retail release for this item.
You have four options to back this Kickstarter - New Horizons which consists of just the new content in this campaign, Champion which consists of the Champion Reward from the 1st Kickstarter, Champion + Barricades + New Horizons which combines all three Kickstarter Rewards into one Reward, and Your Inventory is Full! which includes everything we make for Thunderstone Quest.
(If you have a Thunderstone Quest base game (Retail, Adventurer or Champion) and did not back To the Barricades, you will be able to add it as an Add-on in the Pledge Manager with your New Horizons pledge.)
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 Champion and Barricades components so that we can swiftly manufacture enough units for delivery this November!
New Horizons and Add-ons to Expedited orders will ship next year with the rest of the Rewards.
Note for Expedited Backers: After the campaign ends, you can not drop your Expedited Pledge, switch to Your Inventory Is Full! and still get your Expedited components. If you have an Expedited Reward, don't change it. In the Pledge Manager there will be a special Add-on option just for you that will allow you to get all the contents of Your Inventory is Full! at the same price as the Reward listed in this Kickstarter, and keep your Expedited Status.
If you drop your Expedited Reward, we can't re-instate it. So don't drop it unless you really, really don't want your shipment Expedited.
This campaign also includes a special Add-on: 4th Level Heroes! The 4th Level Heroes bring more power and abilities to the game.
Note to all Backers: The Champion/To the Barricades! boxes contain space to hold these two new Quests and they will be shipped without the individual boxes shown in the graphics for this campaign. If you would like to order the boxes for these Quests they'll be available for a small fee as Add-ons in the Pledge Manager.
Note to Non-English Speakers: All the contents of this campaign are in English only. AEG is working with a team of international partners on future campaigns for non-English language support which we'll be announcing later in 2019.
Benefits to this Campaign:
- You will get the product at a discount to the suggested retail price ($39.99 x 2 Quests + an estimated $9.99 for Ezuzuris' Lair)
- You'll get the New Horizons content before the normal retail release
- You'll get the Ezuzrius' Lair Promo Pack
- You'll get the 4th Level Heroes Add-on
- If your order includes the Champion Reward you will receive Kickstarter Exclusive Content
- If your order includes the Champion Reward and/or the To the Barricades Reward you'll get the large boxes & storage system with those Rewards
Qualified Brick & Mortar Retail Stores please see the Kick It Here section below for details on the Kick It Here Reward.
Vengeful Sands Previews
We are pleased to showcase some of the cards from Quest 8: Vengeful Sands here on the Kickstarter Campaign page. You can see all of these previews as blog entries at alderac.com!
Thunderstone Quest is a deckbuilding game where 2-4 players (or 1-6 players in Barricades Mode) compete to see who can score the most victory points when the game ends. In deckbuilding games your objective is to try to assemble the best possible deck to achieve the play strategy you prefer based on the options that are assembled for each game, and the random challenges you'll need to overcome.
Each player's deck represents a party of stalwart adventurers who will face and defeat the challenges of the Dungeon and will return to the Village to recover and re-equip.
On each turn you use your deck to generate a hand of cards, and you take actions based on the cards you drew. Sometimes you'll be in the Village buying new cards and using your resources. Sometimes you'll be in the Dungeon fighting monsters. And sometimes you'll do a little bit of both!
In Thunderstone Quest you'll be playing an adventure which is comprised of a set of Dungeon tiles and a selection of monsters, treasures, and challenges that are themed to that Dungeon. You'll get the sense of a dramatic campaign as you grow stronger and finally confront the Guardian.
Depending on which cards you buy and which adversaries you defeat you will earn victory points. After the Guardian encounter is over, the player with the most victory points is the winner!
The competitive mode is designed for 2 to 4 people (up to 6 people with To The Barricades content!) to play and it takes about 90 minutes to complete an Adventure. Barricades mode is designed for 1 to 6 people to play and will also take about 90 minutes to complete an Adventure.
You can add funds to your pledge as described in the graphic above which will be automatically credited to your account in the Pledge Manager. Or, you can wait until the Pledge Manager opens and purchase Add-ons directly, paying the balance due on your order in the Pledge Manager instead. There is no difference in price or availability. Altering your pledge on Kickstarter is convenient and it helps us grow the total amount pledged which has a positive effect for attracting more Backers.
To the Barricades (not shown)
You will be able to order To the Barricades in the Pledge Manager as an Add-on. It will be priced at $50 + Shipping & Handling (approximately $15 for US backers). It will be identical to the previous Kickstarter Reward and will have all stretch goals in that Reward. We won't be able to ship them Expedited unless they're included in an Expedited Reward.
Epic Thunderstone Support for Champion:
This is a special set of over 200 cards that supports Epic-style play of Thunderstone Quest for the Champion Rewards. The Champion Reward does not include an extra copy of every card for Epic Thunderstone use.
Epic Thunderstone is a popular way to play invented by players of Classic Thunderstone. In Epic Thunderstone you build a Village and a Dungeon draw pile using one of each of all your cards instead of playing with a pre-selected tableau. It's a way to see and use more of your card collection. Every game will be different.
Rules for Epic Thunderstone are included in the main rulebook. You can read those rules in the Rulebook link above!
The purpose of this Add-On is purely convenience. There is no content in the Epic Add-On that isn't already in the Champion Reward.
All the content in To The Barricades! and all new content for New Horizons in this campaign will be Epic-compatible and will have Epic support automatically included.
There are extensive answers about Epic Thunderstone and this Add-On in the FAQ. Please check to see if your question has already been answered before asking in the Comment thread.
You'll need a base copy of Thunderstone Quest (Champion, Adventurer or Retail) to play the Epic variant since there are cards, boards, tokens and other resources in the base game that are required to play Epic Thunderstone.
4th Level Heroes
NOTE: The campaign has achieved it's $400,000 Stretch Goal and this Add-on will automatically be included in every New Horizons Reward! You do not need to pay extra to get this Stretch Goal benefit!
This is a special deck of cards which adds a 4th experience level to every Hero in the game from Quests 1-9 as well as the extra Heroes released with the Champion box. There are over fifty 4th Level Heroes in this package!
There will be 2 copies of each 4th level hero, one for use in normal Competitive and Barricades Mode play, and a second for use in Epic Thunderstone mode.
Quest 2: Total Eclipse of the Sun
This Add-on is for people who have purchased the Retail Base Set and did not back either of the previous Kickstarters. The Champion Reward contains a Quest which is Kickstarter Exclusive and is not available in retail stores as a stand-alone purchase. You can buy that Quest via this Add-on.
Update: 17 June: Based on a suggestion from backer @Chris, we're upgrading this Add-on to include all the additional promo cards added to the Champion Reward during the 1st Kickstarter so that you will be able to get every card released for Thunderstone Quest in the Champion unit if you get this Add-on, the Retail Base and the retail release of Quest 4 and Quest 5!
This change will add about 50 more cards to this Add-on at no additional charge!
Please Note: If you have or are buying the Champion Reward, or if you bought the Adventurer Reward from the 1st Kickstarter, you already have this Quest.
The Quest will be delivered in a plain white tuckbox, not the retail packaging. You must back the campaign at the New Horizons pledge level to order this Add-on.
This is one of the most requested upgrades from the community and we're proud to announce that we'll be able to make Neoprene Playmats available as a part of this Kickstarter!
We've also heard the suggestions that the size of the Village board is larger than some groups prefer, and this Playmat also addresses that concern. It is substantially smaller than the board included in the main game.
The Playmat is double-sided. One side is the "day" layout for competitive play. And the reverse is the "night" side with spaces for the Barricades board overlays, showing the Village partially destroyed. The "night" side is intentionally darker than the day side to reflect the perilous condition of the Village!
The Playmat will be sized so that it can fit within either the Champion or the To The Barricades box, box, rolled up. The length is 300 mm.
These are AEG Premium Sleeves, also used in Mystic Vale, Edge of Darkness, and Valley of the Kings Premium. They have an excellent reputation for durability!
The Sleeves are 66x91mm, 0.09mm thick (0.09mm = 90µ (or "microns" = 3.54 "mils")) and will fit Thunderstone Quest cards and cards that are the same size as Magic: The Gathering cards.
We are providing them in packs of 500 Sleeves for $15 per pack. You can order as many packs as you wish.
To sleeve every playable card in the Champion Reward and the Epic Add-On you would need 4 packs (2,000 Sleeves).
You will need 2 more packs to sleeve the all the new content in To the Barricades! including randomizers, Epic support cards, the 5th and 6th player support and other cards provided for Barricades Mode.
You will need 2 packs total to sleeve all the content in New Horizons.
To sleeve everything you'll need 8 packs of sleeves.
You can store all 9 Quests, starting cards, Kickstarter exclusive cards, and Epic support cards, sleeved, in the Champion and To the Barricades boxes. Space is also available for the rolled up playmat and all other game components.
We have configured our logistics system to provide the lowest average cost for all our Backers while working with trusted partners for delivery of your Rewards.
If you selected an Expedited reward you will receive your Champion and To The Barricades boxes in an expedited early shipment in November. You will need to log in to your order in the Pledge Manager and provide your delivery information immediately after the campaign ends to ensure you get the fastest possible delivery.
Next year when the rest of the Kickstarter Rewards for this campaign are delivered Expedited backers will get all the rest of their order including any Add-ons they have ordered in a 2nd shipment.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
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.
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 25% 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.
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.
The following chart are estimates for shipping Champion + Barricades! + New Horizons without Add-Ons. Orders that include Add-Ons will be more expensive.
We are currently estimating the weight of Champion + Barricades! + New Horizons at 33lbs/15kg. The following estimates are for both the regular and Expedited Rewards.
The following chart also provides estimates for shipping Your Inventory is Full without Add-Ons. Orders that include Add-Ons will be more expensive.
We are currently estimating the weight of Your Inventory Is Full at 47lbs/21kg
- USA: Shipping & Handling included
- CANADA: $15
- EUROPE: Shipping & Handling included to Germany. $15 to EU + UK, Norway, Switzerland & Lichtenstein
- ASIA: $10 to China and Hong Kong. $30 to most other countries.
- OCEANIA: $20 to Australia. $60 to New Zealand.
- Rest of World: $60
The following chart are estimates for shipping New Horizons without Add-Ons. Orders that include Add-Ons will be more expensive.
We are currently estimating the weight of New Horizons at 3lbs/2kg.
- USA: Shipping & Handling included
- CANADA: $10
- EUROPE: Shipping & Handling included to Germany. $5 to EU + UK, Norway, Switzerland & Lichtenstein
- ASIA: Shipping & Handling included to China and Hong Kong. $10 to most other countries.
- OCEANIA: $5 to Australia. $15 to New Zealand.
- Rest of World: $40
The following chart is estimates for shipping Champion by itself without Add-Ons. Orders that include Add-Ons will be more expensive.
We are currently estimating the weight of Champion at 15lbs/7kg.
- USA: Shipping & Handling Included
- CANADA: $10
- EUROPE: Shipping & Handling included to Germany. $10 to EU + UK, Norway, Switzerland & Lichtenstein
- ASIA: $5 to China and Hong Kong. $30 to most other countries.
- OCEANIA: $15 to Australia. $30 to New Zealand.
- Rest of World: $50
These figures are estimates but we believe they will be very close to the final figures used in the Pledge Manager.
All cost estimates are in US Dollars.
We expect to use Aetherworks for fulfillment in Australia for this campaign. That is subject to change due to the advance nature of this campaign but Aetherworks is our currently preferred provider and our estimates for shipping to Australia and New Zealand reflect their cost structure.
Unfortunately, different import laws and customs from some specific countries have made it impossible for AEG to ship games to them.
WE DO NOT SHIP TO: Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.
Alderac Entertainment Group is committed to supporting brick & mortar retail game stores. Our Kick It Here program is designed to let stores participate in the fun and excitement of a Kickstarter campaign.
The Kick It Here program is open to brick & mortar retail stores who generate a meaningful percentage of their sales from tabletop games. Kick It Here products may not be resold on the internet. AEG reserves the right to disqualify any backer from this promotion at its sole discretion.
Kick It Here orders are available to any brick & mortar store anywhere we ship the Kickstarter Rewards to with the same Shipping & Handling costs as regular Backers.
You have to back this project at the Kick It Here Reward level to get the Kick It Here pricing and delivery.
If you select the $66 Kick It Here Reward level you will be eligible to make the full $195 purchase for 6 units of New Horizons in the Pledge Manager. The $66 you pay on Kickstarter will automatically be credited to your account as a pre-payment.
Access to Champion & Barricades Rewards: You will be able to order the Champion and Barricades Rewards as Add-ons to your Kick It Here order. However, due to the high cost of manufacturing these items we cannot offer a discount to the Kickstarter price; your price for Champion will be $120 per unit, and your price for Barricades will be $60. Due to the extremely large size of these boxes and their substantial weight they are usually shipped individually which means there's no meaningful savings on shipping for bulk orders.
Access to the Neoprene Playmat, Epic Support, 4th Level Heroes, Quest 2, and AEG Premium Sleeves: All of these Add-ons will be available for purchase via the Kick It Here program with a small discount from the Add-on prices as listed. You will be able to view these prices in the Pledge Manager.
Please Note: If you do not qualify as a brick & mortar retail store, or you fail to complete your order in the Pledge Manager, AEG can only refund you 92% of the amount you pledge. The other 8% is lost to unrecoverable Kickstarter fees.
Group Buys: AEG does not do group buys or offer increased discounts on Reward prices or shipping for multiple orders.
Kick It Here orders will ship at the same time as the other Kickstarter Rewards.
AEG would like to thank the following experts who helped make this campaign possible:
Mike Elliott, Original Design & Development of Thunderstone
Mike Elliott, Bryan Reese & Mark Wootton, Design & Development of Thunderstone Quest
Byan Reese & Satkowiak for design and writing for Quest 8 & 9
Matt Paquette, Kickstarter Campaign Page graphics
Erick Santz, producer for animated game segment in the campaign video
Johnny Stone, voice work for the main campaign video
Honor at Last by Hector Posser; 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 $50. To remain a Backer in good standing, please select a Reward of $50 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 June 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.
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.
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.
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.
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