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Tiny Epic Defenders is a 30min,1-4 player, easy-to-learn fantasy co-op that features stunning art and our "game-changing" ITEMeeples®!
Tiny Epic Defenders is a 30min,1-4 player, easy-to-learn fantasy co-op that features stunning art and our "game-changing" ITEMeeples®!
Tiny Epic Defenders is a 30min,1-4 player, easy-to-learn fantasy co-op that features stunning art and our "game-changing" ITEMeeples®!
6,966 backers pledged $379,029 to help bring this project to life.

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Tiny Epic Defenders: The Dark War & TED 2nd Edition

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Aughmoore is in ruins. The evil could not be contained and its darkness has spread to every region of the world. Shattering villages and infecting all forms of life. There has never been a more dire need for Heroes. Everyone who remains must rise up, must unite, and must risk everything to preserve what little spirit remains.

Tiny Epic Defenders is a riveting small-box cooperative game and it's back with an all new edition featuring new art, new abilities, ITEMeeples® and more exciting gameplay than ever before! 

 

With this project comes Tiny Epic Defenders: The Dark War, a full-box expansion offering an all new campaign mode, more characters, more enemies, and 3D components that bring the game to life! 

Why Back This Project?      

  • Great Gameplay! - Easy to learn, hard to master, with a suspenseful ramp up and an always epic finish! 
  • Generous Discount! 16-23% OFF and 31% OFF for owners of the original Tiny Epic Defenders!
  • KS Limited Exclusive Content! - Deluxe copies will NOT enter regular distribution.  
  • Bundled Deals! - Get the base game and expansion and save even more!
  • Stretch Goals Galore! - Your pledge WILL improve the game.
  • ITEMeeples® - Collect items and equip them right to your Meeples!
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***Kickstarter Limited Exclusivity - Deluxe content will not enter regular distribution. However, it will be available in limited supply at conventions, through contests, online at the BGG promo store, and directly from Gamelyn Games on our website or through our Amazon store.

GENERAL INFO: Cooperative, 1-4 players, 30 minutes.

THEME: Fantasy. Set in Aughmoore, the world of Tiny Epic Kingdoms and Heroes of Land, Air & Sea.

HOOK: Fast paced, portable co-op, with a unique turn-deck mechanic.

WIN: Defeat the Epic Foe!  

LOSE: Let your Capital City get destroyed!

BASE STORY: After the Great War (Tiny Epic Kingdoms), many of the factions, shattered and defeated, looked for something to cling to. One final hope before the last of their race would flow like the river into the ocean of history, gone and forgotten. It was the sages of the Order of Gamelyn who answered their prayers. They provided a new perspective on unity, and a way of life that would welcome peaceful members of any faction. A utopia for all. With very few options and a will to survive, this world alliance became an inevitable truth in the eyes of many of the factions’ leaders. Even factions who hated one another had nothing left but each other. Under the guidance of the Order of Gamelyn, a Capital City was chosen and factions from all over the world came to call this city their new home. At last, the world was at peace… but not for long. A great storm is coming and in the darkness of the mist, there be demons.

EXPANSION STORY: Aughmoore is in ruins. The evil could not be contained and its darkness has spread to every region of the world. Shattering villages and infecting all forms of life. There has never been a more dire need for Heroes. Everyone who remains must rise up, must unite, and must risk everything to preserve what little spirit remains.

Tiny Epic Defenders: The Dark War, an expansion to Tiny Epic Defenders, is the latest installment in Chronicles of Aughmoore. It introduces new Heroic characters like the Lionkin Charioteer and the Birdfolk Shadow Walker. It also introduces new Epic Foes, new Dire Enemies, and new Artifacts, but more importantly, it introduces new and exciting features that keep players making difficult choices from the edge of their seats.

These new features include a Campaign Mode with Enemy Generals, Skills that Heroes can learn, Advanced Regions and Caravans.

Caravans represent the shattered homes of villagers during this dark time and are spread across all the Regions. Players are faced with the additional challenge of rescuing these Caravans and escorting them safely to the Capital City before they are can defeat the Epic Foe.

Skills are useful abilities players can assign to their Heroes and require Experience Points to activate. Experience Points are now earned during play by making meaningful decisions that help the party reach their goals.

The Campaign Mode plays like an evolving gauntlet challenge, where players must play through the game multiple times, facing Generals at the intervals instead of the regular Epic Foe. The different abilities players will have at their disposal, as well as the threats they face, are unique to each Campaign and evolve with the choices players make during each Campaign. If players can survive long enough, they will face an Epic Foe at the conclusion of the Campaign.

The Advanced Regions introduce new threats and also new abilities to aid the players in The Dark War. These new threats and abilities come in the way of 3D constructs like a giant Tree Heroes can hide in, a flying Manticore Heroes can ride, or mysterious Sandstorms! They play a big part in the evolving Campaign Mode. Each Advanced Region features a dark, harmful, side and a light, helpful, side. As players progress through the Campaign Mode, they will work to restore the dark regions to their helpful side. Making the right choices to restore these Regions and rescue the Caravans is critical to achieving victory in Campaign Mode.

Own the original Tiny Epic Defenders and curious about what the changes are? Here's what's changed: 

All new art, component upgrade to include ITEMeeples®, gameplay changes to give players more control over the outcome of the game, and as a result, it's more fun! Try it yourself by downloading the FREE Print 'N Play below.

 

 

Everyone loves stretch goals, us included! However, due to the constraints of box size (this is a Tiny Epic after all) and due to a total weight limitation, in order to keep shipping costs affordable for everyone, we are limited on how many stretch goals we can offer. If the project does very well, they will run out. 

Since Tiny Epic Defenders: The Dark War is an expansion to Tiny Epic Defenders, we will grandfather the component qualities from TED into TEDTDW.  

FREE COMPONENT UPGRADES  

  • 2mm Box Thickness
  • Spot UV Box Logos
  • Box Interior Printing
  • 310 gsm Ivory Core Linen Cardstock Cards with Rounded Corners

Below are additional upgrades the game will come with if we are able to reach the listed goals. Please share this project with as many people as possible to help us achieve these goals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the videos below, you can download the free print and play game and rules in the next section or from BoardGameGeek.com.

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Would you like to give the game a try?

Follow the links below to find a FREE Print & Play of Tiny Epic Defenders. This version of the game is like a shareware version; it does not include all the characters, enemies, etc. but it is printer friendly and can give you a great idea of how the game plays.  

Note: the rule book is also a separate download (above).  

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ALL EXTRAS AND/OR ADD-ONS ARE HANDLED IN PLEDGEMANAGER. See shipping table below for shipping rates.

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Find out more about Tiny Epic Defenders and Tiny Epic Defenders: The Dark War on our website and join discussions about the game HERE on BGG. Below are reviews of the game (in prototype form). Please follow the links and watch the videos to see what is being said about the game.

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"Tiny Epic Defenders has a lot of great fantasy elements in it—if you’re a fan of other Tiny Epic games, it’s definitely worth checking out, but definitely for those who like a challenge." - Jonathan H. Liu
"Tiny Epic Defenders has a lot of great fantasy elements in it—if you’re a fan of other Tiny Epic games, it’s definitely worth checking out, but definitely for those who like a challenge." - Jonathan H. Liu

 

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"The Dark War adds a lot of neat stuff which, while it increases the game’s mental overhead, also gives you fun options to consider on every single turn." - Jason Perez
"The Dark War adds a lot of neat stuff which, while it increases the game’s mental overhead, also gives you fun options to consider on every single turn." - Jason Perez

 

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The most effective way to assure that we reach all potential upgrades is to share this project on your social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, blogs, etc. Share this project with EVERYONE!! Here are some fun social media avatars you can use to help with that:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To keep shipping costs affordable, all rewards for this project will be shipped from the US. However, this campaign will be US-Friendly, CA-Friendly, UK-Friendly, EU-Friendly, AU-Friendly, and NZ-Friendly.

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Therefore if you live in any of these regions and have any additional charges for receiving your package, simply email info@gamelyngames.com and a copy of your customs receipt and we will reimburse you via PayPal.

Please refer to the FAQ for additional information. 

Shipping Costs  

Every backer is important to us, regardless of location, but the reality is that shipping is very expensive and is a cost we all need to share. To offset this, while remaining fiscally responsible, we have included a small discount for ALL shipping, but no shipping is free.

  • World(B) = Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Romania, Russia, South Africa
  • World(A) = All other countries

All Add-Ons for this project are included in the reward tiers and/or will be handled AFTER the project within PledgeManager. There are no separate Add-Ons during the project. 

If you'd like to add additional copies, or other menu items, to your pledge beyond what is available in the reward tiers, you may do so within PledgeManager after the project.  

Do not add to your KS pledge for add-ons, you will pay for them in PledgeManager after the project ends.

 

 

The 6 design goals of a Tiny Epic game!
The 6 design goals of a Tiny Epic game!

 

"Tiny Epic" is an exclusive series of small box games produced by Gamelyn Games and designed by Scott Almes. 

Each game in the series is entirely unique but strictly adheres to two core values: TINY and EPIC!  

TINY being the small box used for each game AND the simple, easy to understand, set of rules each possesses.  

EPIC being their surprisingly gratifying gameplay. Each is packed with meaningful decisions, layered strategy, and high replayability, traits not typically found in games this size.  

To learn more about the series, please visit us online.

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.  

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us  

or send us a message through Kickstarter directly.  

Please learn more about our team here.  

And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter!  

Credits:  

Thank you very much for your support!  

Sincerely,  

Michael Coe, Founder & CEO

 

©2017 Gamelyn Games, LLC all rights reserved  

All images, components, game mechanics etc. shown of the game are subject to change per manufacturer's requirements and/or the publisher's prefence for what is in the best interest of the game and the backers.

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 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 95% complete. The production quote is in hand and ready to be initiated.

2. We are working with an experienced manufacturing partner. 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. We will provide tracking information for the boat when the games leave China.

3. We are working with an experienced fulfillment partner. We are confident that they can handle any amount of work we send their way. They have fulfilled many 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 Tiny Epic Defenders: The Dark War and Tiny Epic Defenders 2nd Edition to game tables all around the world!

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    *†VR†* DELUXE Tiny Epic Defenders BUNDLE

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    HONORARY PRODUCER

    You will receive ADVANCE copies of the full Kickstarter DELUXE versions of BOTH Tiny Epic Defenders 2nd Edition and Tiny Epic Defenders The Dark War - including all stretch goals, all Deluxe content and all ***Kickstarter Limited-Exclusive content!

    These copies are among the first of the entire production and are air-shipped to Gamelyn Games prior to the production being shipped overseas. You will be one of the very first people to own these awesome games.

    With it you will receive an Honorary Producer Certificate autographed by Scott Almes, Ian Rosenthaler and myself.

    You will also be credited as Honorary Producer in the rulebooks.

    You will also receive a Print-On-Demand copy of both games in November 2017 using the Premium Print 'N Play files.

    You may add extra copies of the games to your order in PledgeManager that will be delivered with the rest of the project fulfillment in July 2018 (estimated ETA).

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    • ADVANCED DELUXE Tiny Epic Defenders The Dark War
    • P.O.D. Copy of Tiny Epic Defenders 2nd Edition
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