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RONE: Complete edition & RONE: Last Stand expansion

RONE: Complete edition is a strategic post-apocalyptic card game for 2 to 4 players that contains the Core Set and all expansions.

RONE: Complete edition & RONE: Last Stand expansion

RONE: Complete edition is a strategic post-apocalyptic card game for 2 to 4 players that contains the Core Set and all expansions.

€13,124
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
376
backers
52hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 14 2019 3:55 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Races of New Era (RONE) is a strategic post-apocalyptic card game for 2 to 4 players set in a dark world full of destruction and suffering. It combines exciting and unique card game mechanisms that provide enormous possibilities for how to play the game.

Players are immersed in a dark world where people are fighting to take back their place after a global nuclear war annihilated all achievements of the human race. The remaining scattered groups of survivors are fighting amongst themselves for dominance over the remnants of the past. Now it is your turn to join the global war and recruit soldiers, battle machines, powerful hybrids, or tremendous mutants into your army. Equip your troops with the best available technologies and show all your enemies who is the ruler of the new order.

And now, to make RONE even better, The Last Stand expansion has arrived. This last expansion for RONE gives you two new game modes and a set of new technology cards to extend the basic gameplay and provides additional strategic options to defeat your opponent.

New modes were developed to give you options to tailor the game to your needs and your playstyle. Radiation mode is simple and just provides the opportunity to play the game with more cards. More cards, more options, more fun. Environment mode brings the new "Environment card type" to the game. Environment cards have global negative effects that force players to adapt to a constantly changing environment to avoid these effects.

To download the latest RONE: Last Stand rulebook, click on the image above.

RONE: Complete edition is for people who missed our previous campaigns and want to get the complete game with the newest content. This edition contains the Core set and all expansions (RONE: Awakening, RONE: New Forces and RONE: Last Stand), providing you with high replay value and a challenging gaming experience all in one big box. 



How To Play (Game Boy Geek)

Playthrough (Playing Board Games) 

Other Playthroughs

Board Game Revolutions


In a nutshell

In RONE, players are represented by their hero and play units or one-time effects (tactics) in an attempt to destroy all cards from the opponent’s deck. The number of cards in the deck and the player’s hand represent the number of health points of that player's hero. For each point of damage that the hero receives, the player has to destroy one of their cards – from the top of their deck or from their hand. Once a player loses all cards from their deck and hand they lose the game. Because each card used by a player during the game costs them a life point, players are forced to play cards as efficiently as possible so that each played card does more damage to the enemy than to themselves.

To download the latest rulebook, click on the image above.
To download the latest RONE: Last Stand rulebook, click on the image above.

Players have to find a balance between investing in game control, which allows them to play cards more effectively, or investing in killing the enemy hero, which is the primary goal. This means that players should control their damage output wisely. One can easily feed the enemy graveyard with destroyed cards, which may turn the game completely against them - because of the recycling system which allows players to put cards from the graveyard back on the battlefield. So, instead of dealing massive amounts of damage directly to the enemy hero, waiting sometimes has its benefits. 

Round example

RONE is played over a series of rounds. Each round players alternate turns. The following video demonstrates the basic mechanisms of the game and how it is played.

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Board Game Revolution (Complete Edition Preview)

Hungry Gamer (2nd Edition Review)

Undead Viking (New Forces expansion Preview)

Undead Viking (1st Edition Preview)

 Life of a Board Gamer (2nd Edition Review)

Game Boy Geek (2nd Edition Preview)

Cyrils Brettspiele (2nd Edition Review)

Boardgames with Niramas (Complete Edition Gameplay Runthrough)

Wojennik TW - (2nd Edition Polish Review)

Austrian Boardgamer (1st Edition German Review) 

Austrian Boardgamer (New Forces expansion German Review)

Vin d'jeu (1st Edition French Review)

 Deskofobie (1st Edition Czech Preview)

If you prefer a written preview, click on any reviewer bellow to see the whole preview.

If you want to know more about the RONE community, ratings, comments etc., take a look at our BGG profile page. Share it, follow it, like it!

You will be able to choose the language in the Pledge Manager.

The Complete Edition is available only in the English language. We will do our best to try and release it in other supported languages - German and Czech.

At the beginning of the year 2020 we will run the SpieleSchmiede campaign for the Complete Edition. So, if you would like the German version of the game you can wait for the SpieleSchmiede campaign. Or, you can back this campaign and if the SpieleSchmiede succeeds you will be able to choose the German language. If the SpielSchmiede doesn't succeed, you'll still be able to get the English version with stretch goals and exclusive content for the Kickstarter price.

The distributor of RONE in the Czech Republic still has copies of the 1st edition available, but sadly there is no Complete Edition print planned. For those who discover this game now and want to get the complete set, we have prepared a special reward: anyone who backs this project will receive a coupon for 30% off the MSRP of the RONE: New Forces expansion.

To add an optional buy to your pledge, just increase your overall pledge amount by the value of the item you want. You'll be able to select the specific add-ons you want when we send out the pledge manager surveys after the campaign! Keep in mind that add-ons can increase the shipping cost.

Previous expansions

We are working with warehouses globally to bring customs-friendly shipping to all major markets and we are trying to do our best to make shipping super affordable for everyone! Shipping costs will be added after the Kickstarter project is finished, using a pledge manager.

Estimated shipping price

 Estimated shipping price - Retailers

Our conditions are simple - the more copies you order the cheaper the shipping cost. Retailers can only order full cases - one case contains 4 boxes of the Complete Edition with all unlocked stretch goals. Shipping starts at 12€ per case (3€ per game) and gets cheaper the more you order. Ordering 4 or more cases will lead to FREE shipping to supported markets. If you are not located in our retailer supported markets (US, UK, Germany, EU (Zone 1), Australia (Zone 1), China) please contact us to get more information about the shipping price and available options.

Please note that retailers who back the campaign directly will be treated as Kickstarter backers. Therefore, some retailers may sell games with exclusive content. We will also stock some ourselves to sell at conventions.

The price of the shipping is estimated and may change during the campaign. If anything will have a big impact on the shipping price (i.e., the USA imposes new tariffs on board games, Brexit, etc.) we will have to change the price accordingly. All other small factors like exchange rate etc. will be subsidized by us to get you the most affordable shipping possible.

Why should you pledge for this game on Kickstarter? There are several reasons!

  • We run on narrow margins and rely on crowdfunding to help us get each game published. 
  • Our games would not exist without Kickstarter.
  • Kickstarter exclusive content that will not hit retail. 
  • The pledge amount is about 30% off of MSRP.
  • Help us grow and create other games with constantly improving quality.

My name is Štěpán Štefaník and I am the creator of the RONE card game. I am an enthusiastic board game (especially card game) player who wanted to create something that met my needs, something that was easy to learn and play, but hard to win. I worked on this game for 6 years and during the development, I found awesome artists, testers, and other people who helped me create a quality game that I was proud of. Without these people, it would have been absolutely impossible to finish the game.

After the game was released I found more great people who started helping me with all aspects of the game. I would like to thank everyone who participated in this project and made it possible to bring it to life, especially the translators, artists, testers, and other people who stand behind the RONE project.  

There are also hundreds of players around the world who helped to improve the project with their questions and their feedback.  

A big thanks to all of you!

Risks and challenges

RONE: Races of New Era was our first board game project on Kickstarter. There were some mistakes and delays but we managed to deliver everything as we promised. The experience we gained resulted in new ideas and a new viewpoint for future projects. Through this project, we hope to reach a new level of game publishing quality. We will do everything we can to ensure that the estimated delivery date set for June 2020 will not change and that it will be final.

Most of the challenges regarding this project are already in the past. We found a supplier, artists, determined the exact components, and determined the costs and prices.

We have established relationships with the manufacturing company Panda Game Manufacturer and a few others to create the best possible components.

Meanwhile, we are still investing a lot of effort in testing and balancing the game, because there is always room for improvement.

We are open to any suggestions and feedback.

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