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Will you survive in a hostile alien planet? Do you have what it takes to defeat a Ravager Queen? Join us to discover it!
Will you survive in a hostile alien planet? Do you have what it takes to defeat a Ravager Queen?
Will you survive in a hostile alien planet? Do you have what it takes to defeat a Ravager Queen?
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FAITH: A Garden in Hell - RPG Starter Set

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 FAITH: A Garden in Hell también estará completamente traducido al castellano. FAITH: A Garden in Hell will also be available in Spanish.

FAITH: A Garden in Hell is a pick-up-and-play roleplaying campaign for 2-5 players and 7-12+ sessions in a very dangerous alien planet. As part of the Coalition forces, you must extract vital war intelligence from the Ravager Queen to start winning the war.

The boxed set includes everything you need to get started right away, from the complete ruleset to pregenerated characters, gear and NPC cards, campaign book and a player deck to resolve your actions.

 

 

 

FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG is a tabletop roleplaying game that allows you to determine your own fate with a card based mechanic, and puts the art on the table to immerse you in your character and the story.

The setting tells stories about inter-species politics, undercover operations, business deals, space exploration, and fighting uncanny enemies. At its core, it's about finding your true self and following it to the direst of consequences. When you do, one of the five gods will reward you with soulbending powers so that you may forge the destiny of the Universe.

FAITH's mechanics revolve around the use of an illustrated poker deck to solve actions and confrontations. Each player, including the GM, will draw up to 7 cards (8 if your character is human) they'll use to determine their fate during confrontations.

Combined with a Skill-Attribute system that dictates your base action value and how many cards you can play to increase that value, this creates the core of a system that allows you to manage your luck:

  • Not much at stake? Play your low cards.
  • Want to succeed at all costs? Play your court cards.

This is a game about storytelling how you want to, instead of letting the dice decide.

FAITH: A Garden in Hell features a one deck solution in which every player, including the GM, will draw cards from the same deck, making this campaign fully playable right of of the box.

The rulebook has been extensively revamped to improve the clarity of the system. Based on user feedback, we've streamlined the concepts and layed them out in a way that is easier to grasp and teach.

Background. The fragile truce between the Iz'kal and the Corvo had been compromised by a series of murderous attacks on remote colonies. Mutually Assured Destruction was days away as both species laid blame on each other... and then the Battle of Izuan Tai shook the groundwork of the known Universe. It was the first big blow the legendary species of the Ravager would deliver to civilisation, but it wouldn't be the last. A new menace had awoken from a long sleep. 

A Garden in Hell takes place 23 years after the Battle of Izuan Tai, when the rival Iz’Kal and Corvo species joined forces to stop the common threat, forming the Coalition. This entity has now become a “third state” independent of both the Iz’Kal and the Corvo, with emergency powers over all areas threatened by the Ravager. 

On its last military council, the Coalition high command agreed it was time to leave their defensive stand and strike back in full force to capture a Ravager Queen. At first, the attack was a thundering success, but when the injured Ravager Queen entered the Labyrinth only your battleship's group was able to chase her unscathed deep into Ravager territory…

In A Garden in Hell you might...

...survive in the alien planet Ujara, fighting off its dangerous flora and fauna.

...set up camp with allies who will help in your endeavours.

...run combat, diplomacy and reconnaissance missions.

...meet the Kira, the native species, whose lives are shaken by your arrival.

...discover the origins of the mutant Ravager, their motivations, and their goals.

...take advantage of their power struggles, as a Herald of Extinction revolts against her Queen.

...participate in an epic final showdown against the ultimate enemy. 

...behold the awe-inspiring landscapes and alluring vistas of this GARDEN IN HELL.

FAITH: A Garden in Hell includes several alternative endings; one of them will become CANON. 

Once you get the campaign and play it through, we'll ask you to record your group's outcome. Based on the responses from all players, we will determine the road most travelled, which will become an integral part of the lore of Faith.  

 Do you accept the challenge?

  • Gaming Trend: "[...] Faith heralds the start of a fresh intellectual property that will be sure to create memorable experiences for years to come [...]"
  • Runkle Plays Games: "[...] yes at its core stripped down from all the extra bells and whistles that FAITH comes with to make it look so beautiful at the table. It is a good game. Congratulations Burning Games!"
  • ClubFantasci: "Burning Games has done a great job at creating a beautiful design in Faith that is meaty but easy to learn." "[...] solid, easy to play sci-fi RPG that offers a lot of adventuring right out of the box [...]" 
  •  Little Metal Dog: "The fact that everything works so well means I will certainly recommend it". "[...] who wouldn’t want to play something that gives you such freedom? Trying this one was a pleasure [...]" 
  • Undead Viking: "[...] ease of use: no dice, no nothing, it's just like the action is fast, and everybody is involved, and everybody is talking [...] my group has really really enjoyed Faith and I'm excited to see what the game will look like once it gets published, and see all the final art [...]" 
  • Board Game Couch: "Burning Games, you did a really good job, you have yourself your first backer [...]" 
  • RPG Academy: "I was very impressed. The quality of the product put together is top notch, an elegant core mechanic. […] A+ all the way around." 
  • You don´t meet in an inn: "It has to be one of my favorite role playing settings since 3.5 D&D. Seriously, I really love this." 
Resin miniature supplied unassembled and unpainted
Resin miniature supplied unassembled and unpainted

As part of a cool crossover between FAITH and Fragged Empire RPG, A Garden in Hell will feature a deadly NPC from the Fragged universe. It's a mechonid disciple, a striking robot that you will encounter in this campaign. A miniature from our Universe was available in Fragged Empire's Kickstarter and now you can get it here too!

 £1~€1.3~$1.5 SEEDER: You are one of us now, forever!

£9~€12~$13 DIGITAL FLORIST: You get the full DIGITAL PACKAGE: "A Garden in Hell" in PDF, the lore PDF, the v 1.0 and 1.5 rulebook PDFs, the Cluster One initiation adventure PDF, blank character sheets, blank gear and NPC cards, and assorted wallpapers from the universe of Faith.

£23~€29~$33 SKILLED GARDENER: You will receive a physical copy of "A GARDEN IN HELL" and all previous digital rewards.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends. Find max pricing information at the bottom of the campaign page.

£39~€50~$57 RELIC HARVESTER: You will receive a physical copy of "A GARDEN IN HELL" and all previous digital rewards. Additionally, you will receive a copy of "ESCAPE FROM ALFADABIN", a 16-page comic book with the basic rules, a high quality RESIN MINIATURE of Skid, 5 large BOSS CARDS, 3 SIDEQUEST PRINTOUTS plus all RELIC STRETCH GOALS.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends. Find max pricing information at the bottom of the campaign page.

£119~€153~$174 CROSS POLINATOR: You will receive a physical copy of "A GARDEN IN HELL" and all previous digital rewards.

You will receive everything from the RELIC HARVESTER pledge level, and additionally one of the last few copies of the FAITH: the Sci-Fi RPG DELUXE VERSION from our previous campaign.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends. Find max pricing information at the bottom of the campaign page.

£199~€253~$288 EVIL PLANTER: Work with us in the design of the artwork and background story of one of the NPCs and appear in the credits as "Evil Planter".

Additionally, you will receive everything from the RELIC HARVESTER reward level.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends. Find max pricing information at the bottom of the campaign page.

 

But that's not all! We also want to give you the opportunity of helping us in other ways than pledging your hard earned money. Through these social achievements, we'll unlock small but cool bits that will be free for everyone in their digital form. See below the image for instructions on each achievement.

 You don't even have to be a backer to help us out!

Faith's community has come of age in the past year and we are thrilled to have met such a portentous group of people who have helped us grow since the very beginning.

Now we want to welcome you new recruits who for one reason or another have just met our Universe. We promise that it will be a wild ride full of exciting adventures and incredible new places to discover.

#HaveFaith!

Taking into account our past experience, we will be charging for shipping after the Kickstarter campaign concludes based on its actual costs. We will collect this through our pledge manager after the campaign ends. We want to be fair to all our backers, and charge as little as possible to each of you.

We will ship the games to our fulfillment centres in the US and the EU at our cost, and you will receive your reward from one or the other depending on where you are in the world. Find below the approximate cost of shipping to your country if you pledge for a single copy:

  • USA: £7~€9~$10.3
  • Western EU (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom): £8.7~€11~$12.5
  • Eastern EU (Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovenia): £11~€14~$16
  • Rest of the World: £12.6~€16~$18.2
  • SPIEL Pickup: free
Our pledge to you is to not charge you more than what is stated above in EUROS for a single copy of A Garden in Hell. If the costs end up being higher, we'll pay for the difference, and if they are smaller you'll get to save a few bucks, which is always nice.
Please keep in mind if you pledge for additional copies or many add-ons, we'll likely have to charge you more. Please contact us for a custom quote if you are interested in several copies of the game.

 If you are interested in bundling several games, or you are a retailer interested in picking up FAITH: A Garden in Hell, please contact us at info@burning-games.com for shipping quotes and additional information.

Risks and challenges

This is our second Kickstarter project as a company after successfully delivering Faith: the Sci-Fi RPG a few months ago. We have learned a lot from our first Kickstarter experience and have gathered extensive background on all aspects involved.

Now we know what to do again, and more importantly, what not to do. We have continued to do our research and learn from the best. We are prepared to deliver again.

We have already worked with our manufacturing and fulfillment partners and we have extensively discussed this project and our schedule with them, so we are confident we will be able to deliver a great quality product in a timely manner.

As with any other printed product that needs to be shipped, there are always delays that might happen, whether they happen during the manufacturing, freight, customs clearance or final shipping.

We have done our best to ensure a minimal risk and we will continue to do so until this project is finished and the rewards are delivered to your doorsteps.

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