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Why Back This Project?

• Great Game! An easy to learn and easy to play big box 4x by Scott Almes. His best work yet! ---- Now with SOLO Play and Team Play (2v2, 3v3 and 2v2v2)!

• Huge Discounts! Over 20% off MSRP! Will have limited retail availabiltiy.

• Awesome Stretch Goals! Your pledge helps unlock additional FREE content!

These minis will not be available in retail.
These minis will not be available in retail.

 

CORE GAME

 
4 Player Setup. Click to Enlarge.
4 Player Setup. Click to Enlarge.

 

 

Pre-Painting is for Heroes and Mercenaries ONLY (excluding the Nomads). Warriors and Serfs do not come pre-painted. This Add-On is covered by a 30 Day *Money-Back Guarantee!
Pre-Painting is for Heroes and Mercenaries ONLY (excluding the Nomads). Warriors and Serfs do not come pre-painted. This Add-On is covered by a 30 Day *Money-Back Guarantee!

CORE GAME w/ DELUXE EXPANSION

 

6 Player Setup. Click to Enlarge.
6 Player Setup. Click to Enlarge.

 

 

 

  
Pre-Painting is for Heroes and Mercenaries ONLY (excluding the Nomads). Warriors and Serfs do not come Pre-Painted. This Add-On is covered by a 30 Day *Money-Back Guarantee!
Pre-Painting is for Heroes and Mercenaries ONLY (excluding the Nomads). Warriors and Serfs do not come Pre-Painted. This Add-On is covered by a 30 Day *Money-Back Guarantee!

 

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is a 4X style board game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) for 1-6* players that plays in 2-3 hours (30m/player), and features 80 highly detailed miniatures and over 30 constructs! *Plays up to 6 players with the deluxe expansion. It is easy to learn, simple to play, and won't take up your entire weekend. It is a Scott Almes design after all, designer of the Tiny Epic series.

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is this simple: each player performs two actions per round. You can take a Capital Action, which could be followed by other players by using a serf. Or, you may take a Conquest action, which can be mustered to allow you to double down on your own actions. After each player has taken their two actions, players will collect resources based on the regions they control and then start a new round. This continues until a player triggers one of the four end game conditions: Expand, Exploit, Explore, or Exterminate! 

In Heroes of Land, Air & Sea, Scott has us warring across a giant game board (26 x 26 in. that extends to 39 x 26 in.), sailing the great blue sea in boats that actually hold your minis!

And soaring through the clouds with minis on the backs of dragons, griffins, and in airships!

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is the classic tale of orcs vs humans and the warring factions of a fantasy realm. It is a game of territory control, resource management, mastering your faction and exploiting your opponent's weaknesses.

In Heroes of Land, Air & Sea you'll have 3 heroes, each with special abilities that will become more powerful as the game goes on. You'll have 5 warriors, which will defend your capital city and conquer regions across the land. You will also have 12 serfs, who are used to collect resources, build buildings, as well as take extra actions through a clever follow mechanic. Serfs are a limited resource, so you must deploy them wisely in order to ensure victory.

Will you rely on the resourcefulness of the Human's? The strength of the Orc? The ingenuity of the Dwarves? or the magic of the Elves?

 

 

 

In Heroes of Land, Air & Sea, every decision is a meaningful decision and players will need to be clever to claim victory. One way to surprise your opponent is through well timed use of SPELLS! The effects of which range from resource gain and buffs to your army to interrupts and counter spells. 

But the focus is always on the 4 X's: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate! Each of them represent an end game trigger.

EXPLORE  

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea features a giant 26 inch by 26 inch beautifully illustrated 4-fold game board, and expands to 39 inch by 26 inch with the Expansion board!

Click to see the Full Map with the Extended Board! © 2017 Gamelyn Games, all rights reserved.
Click to see the Full Map with the Extended Board! © 2017 Gamelyn Games, all rights reserved.

 

During play, the land and water regions will feature exploration tokens that offer surprises to the players brave enough to enter.

Once the final exploration token is revealed, the end of the game is triggered.  

EXPAND  

In Heroes of Land, Air & Sea you will need to expand your kingdom, your army and your reach. Building certain structures in your Capital will allow you to recruit Heroes! 

And, Heroes become better as you level up your Capital City.

Recruit all of your serfs and warriors and you'll trigger the end of the game!

EXPLOIT 

This wouldn't be much of a 4X without the most important X, exploitation! Simply collecting resources and turtling in your castle won't get you very far in Heroes of Land, Air & Sea. Players will need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of their faction and that of their opponents to assure victory. Part of that is knowing when and where to build your towers to secure area control. Build 3 towers and you'll trigger the end of the game!

EXTERMINATE

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea features a luckless combat system that requires timing and wits. To resolve a war, players compare the strength value of their armies, as modified by their selection of a single Tactic Card, highest strength wins. Each player has an identical deck of 7 Tactic Cards and, in each war, must secretly choose one of the 7 to play in conjunction with their army.

This gives players perfect information on the potential maneuvers of their opponent. But, how you will exploit this during play is up to you to discover!  

Destroy an opponent's Capital City and you'll trigger the end of the game!

VICTORY  

Victory points can be earned during play for winning wars, casting spells, and certain hero abilities; and at the end of the game for certain units trained, regions controlled, buildings built, towers built (based on their distance from your Capital City), and the level of your Capital City. 

Whoever have the highest victory points at the end of the game, wins!

EXPAND YOUR GAME

Don't miss out on expanding your game to support 5 and 6 players and getting 4 more incredible factions. The stalwart Lionkin, the ravenous Undead, the tribal Lizardfolk, and the sprawling Goblins! You'll want to try them all!

 

 

 

MERCENARIES

Mercenaries are a Kickstarter promo that will not be available in retail, though future players will be able to buy them directly from Gamelyn Games. For backing us on Kickstarter, you are getting them for FREE! 

In game, the Mercenaries are essentially super buff Heroes available to purchase for any player. First come, first serve. They are usable with any number of players. If a Mercenary is ever defeated in battle, it returns to the general supply and is again available to all players. 

 

$79 Core Game Contents:

  • 1 Game Board (26x26in., four-fold)
  • 80 Miniatures (20 unique designs)
  • 32 Constructs (8 per faction)
  • 4 Capital City Boards (1 per faction)
  • 15 Screen Printed Wood Resource Tokens 
  • 8 Action Tokens (2 per faction)
  • 4 Score Tokens (1 per faction)
  • 1 Screen Printed Wood First Player Token
  • 78 Exploration Tokens
  • 12 Hero Cards (3 per faction)
  • 28 Tactic Cards (7 per player)
  • 8 Solo Enemy Cards
  • 48 Spell Cards
  • 4 Plastic Stands (for aerial constructs)
  • 1 Rulebook

$139 Deluxe Expansion Contents:

  • All Core Game Contents PLUS...
  • 1 Extension Game Board (26x13in., two-fold)
  • 80 Miniatures (20 unique designs)
  • 32 Constructs (8 per faction)
  • 4 Capital City Boards (1 per faction)
  • 6 Screen Printed Wood Resource Tokens 
  • 8 Action Tokens (2 per faction)
  • 4 Score Tokens (1 per faction)
  • 12 Hero Cards (3 per faction)
  • 14 Tactic Cards
  • 4 Plastic Stands (for aerial constructs)

READ FIRST: videos of the game do not depict the exact components you will receive. It is too cost prohibitive to create prototypes with 80 miniatures. So, the prototypes featured in the videos have standee characters instead of miniatures. Also, some rules may have been tweaked during development but these videos will give you a great feel for the game so we've decided to include them. For exact details on the components that you will receive in the game please see the components list and images above. For the most up to date rules, please download the prototype rules HERE. Thank you.

 

ATTENTION

We're doing things differently than other projects. We are not "gutting" the game only to give it all back to you as Stretch Goals. We are offering a fully loaded premium product right from the start. Essentially we have already built into the game the majority of the "would be" Stretch Goals. Therefore this project may not have as many Stretch Goals as you are used to seeing. We hope that you enjoy this fresh approach and offering, and we hope that you are still willing to share this project up to the end. 

 

Additional Stretch Goals are given to every backer of the Core tier or better, unless otherwise stated on the Stretch Goal graphic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"There’s a balancing act, figuring out which abilities you really want to pursue and then trying to get those into play. Is it better to have a Level 3 city with just a select few buildings, or a Level 2 city with all five buildings?" - Jonathan H. Liu
"There’s a balancing act, figuring out which abilities you really want to pursue and then trying to get those into play. Is it better to have a Level 3 city with just a select few buildings, or a Level 2 city with all five buildings?" - Jonathan H. Liu

 

 

PLUS Customs Friendly Shipping is being offered for the U.K. and select parts of China.
PLUS Customs Friendly Shipping is being offered for the U.K. and select parts of China.

Instead of surprising you with shipping costs AFTER the project is funded just to offer you a low upfront price, we are charging the shipping now. You will NOT be hit with additional shipping charges from us after the project ends. In most cases, you will not be hit with customs or VAT either as we are offering Customs Friendly Shipping to the countries where most of our backers are located. 

Your rewards will be shipped at our cost to our international hubs. Based on where you are located, we will either ship to you from our hub in Germany (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), Canada (Canadian backers), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers) or New Hampshire (USA and the rest of the world).  

Backers who do not complete their pledge manager by the deadline, which will be made clear via an email notification, may need to have their rewards shipped from the US. This may incur additional shipping charges to international backers that would need to be paid for at that time. 

Due to the size of the rewards and risk of bounce back, we cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally. 

Shipping Rates are described below: (Base / Deluxe)

  • United States, Canada, Germany, China: $15 / $20
  • European Union, United Kingdom, Australia: $20 / $25
  • Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan: $25 / $30
  • New Zealand: $30 / $35
  • Latin America, Rest of World: $55 / $60

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Gamelyn Games, LLC. is a passion driven game publishing company based out of Arizona. Our customers are our #1 focus! You can always count on friendly and prompt service and communication.  

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Thank you very much for your support!  

Sincerely,  

Michael Coe,

Founder & Publisher

www.GamelynGames.com
www.GamelynGames.com

 

*Money-Back Guarantee: If you are not satisfied with your pre-pianted miniatures we will offer you a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee for the price of the Add-On. We will replace your pre-painted miniatures with the un-painted versions and refund your money for the add-on. We just ask that you please send us your pre-painted minis and cover the postage of that shipment. 

© 2017 Gamelyn Games, all rights reserved 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

The publication of a board game is a highly involved process. It can be prone to many mistakes and delays, even for experienced publishers.

We're proud to say that we are prepared for the task at hand and have many years of experience in successfully producing board games and fulfilling Kickstarter projects.

Here are the steps we take to prepare and reduce the likelihood of mistakes and delays:

1. We have done significant pre-production. This includes having all the illustrations for the game complete and the graphic art over 75% complete. The production quote is in hand and ready to be initiated.

2. We are working with our long time partners Panda Game Manufacturing. Who we've worked with on over 10 separate projects and have a great relationship with. We are familiar with their production requirements, timelines, payment schedules, communication methods and Chinese freight arrangements and costs for when it comes time for shipping.

3. We are working with Ship Naked for project fulfillment. Having worked with them for over 5 years, we are confident that they can handle any amount of work we send their way. They have fulfilled all our projects and have proven to be communicative, punctual and respectful when dealing with our customers.

Above all, I am 100% dedicated to backer communication. I will be transparent with our process and involve our backers as much as possible. I will be present daily during the project to answer any questions and I read every comment. I will provide regular updates and supply photos of the progress.

Thank you for your trust in us! Let's bring Heroes of Land, Air & Sea to game tables all around the world!

REFUND POLICY

We offer a full refund, including fees, up to 14 days after the project ends. After 14 days and until your game has been packed, we offer a no questions asked refund minus the Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we cannot recover). Once your game has been packed for shipment, we do not offer a refund. If we fail to fulfill your game you are entitled to a full refund, including fees.

All refunds after 14 days may be process via PayPal or the payment reversed through Stripe to your credit card at our discretion. Refunds within 14 days are issued through payment reversal via Stripe to your credit card.

This project is funded in USD. All refunds will be issued in USD in the exact amount of USD received, minus applicable Kickstarter and payment processing fees depending on the time of your refund request.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By pledging to this project, you accept that the final look of the game, its components, materials, and rules, may differ substantially from what was presented while the Kickstarter was active.

If you do not log in and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our email notification requesting your pledge confirmation, via our pledge manager service, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligation to you in full for your pledge or donation. We may however, at our discretion, still refund or ship your reward if you contact us after the 8 week period.

If you confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our email notification requesting your pledge confirmation, via our pledge manager service, you agree that our responsibility is to ship your order as entered and confirmed in our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery of your order to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be required to receive your order. We are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project, wait for the public release of the game instead.

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