Lead your Guild and loot the Monster infested city of Arcadia! No gamemaster required, so everyone gets to join in the fun! Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 16, 2014.
About this project
Missed the Kickstarter? Limited late pledges available via Paypal:
Arcadia Quest official site: http://www.arcadiaquest.com
Arcadia Quest official forums: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?73-Arcadia-Quest
Please note: All figures supplied unpainted, painted examples are for reference only. No assembly required, all miniatures come pre-assembled!
Here's everything in the Guildmaster pledge for $100!
In Arcadia Quest, players lead guilds of intrepid heroes on an epic campaign to dethrone the vampire lord and reclaim the mighty Arcadia for their own. But only one guild may lead in the end, so players must battle against each other as well as against the monstrous occupying forces. Through the branching scenarios of the campaign, the heroes gain awesome new weapons and abilities, and the game remembers the heroic deeds of players from one session to the next, unlocking exciting new possibilities in future scenarios!.
Arcadia Quest is a miniatures boardgame for 2-4 players. Each player controls a Guild of 3 Heroes, competing to be the liberators of the city of Arcadia and, more importantly, becoming the richest Guild in the land!
Arcadia Quest is a lot like a World of Warcraft raid on a hapless NPC city, with Heroes working as a team, except that you're not the only Guild after the loot!
- 2-4 players
- Each scenario plays between 45 to 60 min
- No Game Master, everyone gets to play the Heroes!
- Play with 3 Heroes as they fill their boots with monster Gold!
- Modular campaign system - Multiple linked scenarios will eventually see the Guilds reclaiming the city of Arcadia.
- Level Up and customize your Guild between scenarios with Loot and Equipment!
Players are able to choose the path their campaign takes, navigating through six out of eleven available scenarios, so each time the campaign is played it can have a different configuration of scenarios. As the campaign progresses, the heroes are able to acquire new weapons, equipment and abilities that give them powerful options to tackle the obstacles ahead. Furthermore, by fulfilling specific quests in a scenario, players unlock exclusive features in subsequent scenarios.
The rules in Arcadia Quest are fast and furious, and every player can focus on using their heroes’ abilities and equipment to achieve their goals, without the need for anybody to get stuck with the role of solely controlling the monsters.
Monsters are "aggroed" when Heroes attack them or come too close to the areas they are guarding. Once activated, monsters then follow simple rules and are controlled by the player on the right. This gives the perfect balance between an automated environment with a little intelligence, without bogging down the rules with complicated "if-then" game logic, or requiring a Game Master.
Jogando Offline's Arcadia Quest Gameplay Video:
Informative Gameplay Updates:
Here's a closer look at the Heroes and Monsters!
For a full rundown of all monsters and Heroes as well as biographies - head over to ArcadiaQuest.com!
As a thank you to our backers, we've got exclusive goodies just for you! Anything marked:
is an exclusive item for Kickstarter backers, with remaining stock available at conventions only.
Guildmaster! - Get Arcadia Quest, an exclusive Hero - Sonja, and the exclusive Nameless Campaign Box!
War Paint! - Everything in $100 level including stretch goals AND tabletop quality painted miniatures of the core game, Sonja and Nameless campaign figures (44 painted figures total). For full details please check out this update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/arcadia-quest/posts/777507
“Go ahead and look. Sure, just stand still. Riiiight there. Ignore the sword. Watch the girl.” CHOP! WHACK! HACK!
As a young Guildswoman, Sonja heard about the renowned Armor of Invulnerable Offense. It was said to convey superior protection to its wearers, and had helped more than one warrior woman to achieve fame and glory. Sonja relentlessly sought this legendary suit of armor, and eventually tracked it to a dungeon not far from Arcadia. But, when she found it, she couldn’t believe her eyes! It was little more than a golden chainmail bikini!
Incensed and annoyed, she figured she might as well try it on. Alas, the Armor of Invulnerable Offense proved all too true to its name. The cursed armor could not be removed! Thus, Sonja discovered the true secret: The worst defense requires the perfect offense. Many years later, she has proven the truth of these words. … Though she’d still really like to get rid of that armor.
The Nameless Campaign
Lord Fang fled and the victorious Guild threw their Heroes a party (and let the losers attend to drown their sorrows). The party went long. Perhaps, a bit too long. For, when they all awoke after a drink or ten, they’d been banished! The sun was gone once more! And monsters stood on the walls and jeered.
The Nameless' plan was simple: drug the enemy with strong spirits and bedazzle them with festive party favors. The Nameless’s mighty horde descended from the mountains and piled the snoozing heroes beyond the gates. Eternal Night fell once again!
Now, in this darker time within the darkest time, the heroes must face this despicable Nameless Threat in yet another Arcadia Quest!
More monsters! More loot! More glory! (And, perhaps just a nice dinner party afterwards this time, hmm?)
6 exclusive figures and rules - an alternate boss and minions for your Arcadia Quest campaign!
Shipping information - Please take note
Based on past experience, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign concludes.
This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping is rarely one size fits all, and also give you more stretch goodies and possibly a choice of carrier options.
We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship you from our hub in Germany (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), or Atlanta (USA and the rest of the world). As a rough estimate, the game will cost about $11 to ship in the USA, about $20-$25 in the EU (due to VAT), and $11 to Hong Kong all the way up to $40 for Australia, but this may increase or decrease based on the quantity of stretch goals we might unlock and your carrier choices.
Beyond the Grave is an expansion to Arcadia Quest that takes place after the overthrow of Lord Fang. Arcadians really can't catch a break as zombies, skeletons, ghosts, ghouls, mad scientists (and their creations) and an ancient evil take over the city! … AGAIN!
Beyond the Grave contains:
- Brand new campaign
- 3 new tiles
- New Upgrade cards
- New Quest cards
- New Tombstone cards with a new game mechanic
- 2 new Heroes
- 22 new Monster figures
Check out the figures here:
More details here:
We'd love to give these extra goodies if we overfund!
Each Guildmaster pledge will receive 30 sculpted coins absolutely free!
Each Guildmaster pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Montoya hero absolutely free!
"I can't believe you stabbed me!"
Mark your wounds in style with these great black hearted plastic tokens!
Each Guildmaster pledge will receive 20 sculpted black plastic wound tokens absolutely free!
Each Guildmaster pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Koba hero absolutely free!
Everyone loves dice right? Each Guild can now roll their own dice in color coordinated style! Each Guildmaster pledge will receive a set of Special Guild Dice absolutely free!
Each Guildmaster pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Hitch hero absolutely free!
Represent your guild in style! Upon completing this stretch goal every Guildmaster pledge will receive 16 Sculpted Guild Tokens, 4 for each guild. Guild Tokens are the perfect way to mark completed quests, cards that have been used, and other special abilities!
Each Guildmaster pledge will receive a set of plastic Sculpted Guild Tokens absolutely free!
Each Guildmaster pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Hero Viktor absolutely free!
Each Guildmaster and/or War Paint pledge will receive 24 Sculpted Death Tokens! Perfect for marking defeated heroes or just being creepy!
Each Guildmaster and War Paint pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Hero Pluck!
Each Guildmaster and War Paint pledge will receive 8 more monster cards! Perfect for homebrewing your own scenarios!
Each Guildmaster and War Paint pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Hero Morgan!
For the cardboard replacement completionists amongst you, we are improving the Goldilocks Token Pack ($12) with a free upgrade of EIGHTY GUILD TOKENS! That's a lot of plastic!
Each Guildmaster or War Paint pledge gets this great exclusive Hero free with purchase of the Beyond the Grave expansion campaign!
All Arcadia Quest core boxes have now been upgraded from 6 attack dice and 3 defense dice to 8 attack dice and 6 defense dice!
Every Guildmaster and War Paint pledge gets the Black Newt Hero absolutely free!
Each Guildmaster and War Paint pledge gets the Kickstarter exclusive Hero Aaron absolutely free!
Each Guildmaster and War Paint pledge gets The Nameless and The Heartless as playable heroes! This includes Hero cards and additional minis.
Each Guildmaster and War Paint pledge gets Lord Fang, Lydia, and Lilith as playable heroes! This includes Hero cards and additional minis.
Each Guildmaster and War Paint pledge will get the Guilldmaster box for Free! The Guildmaster box is specifically designed to hold all the stretch goals we hit during the campaign! No loose minis, tokens, or dice!
Each Guildmaster and War Paint pledge will get both the Monkey King and Monkey Queen Kickstarter exclusive Heroes absolutely free!
At $600k we'll unlock the Queen of Beggars and King of Thieves Kickstarter exclusive Heroes for all our Guildmaster and War Paint pledges!
Play as Bowie and Sting! Goblins and Orcs always had a bit of a rebellious streak, but these two are particularly rebellious! One extra Orc and Goblin figure in the Hero color, with Hero cards for your evil Guild. Because Lord Fang really shouldn't be in charge of anything, the poncy git.
The great Old Ones must have been young once surely? Chooloo comes in both Hero and Monster colors (two miniatures) with a Hero Card and 4 Monster Cards to be played at any level so it can play for either team! (errr...) If we hit this final stretch, get all three models free (and if you pledge War Paint + Stretches/Options painted, they'll be painted too)! If we don't make it to the stretch, Chooloo will be available for $10 - its horrific cuteness must be made flesh!
Risks and challenges
This is our 9th Kickstarter, and there are some vagaries in terms of timing when it comes to anything produced in China, such as:
We've done our best to minimize this as far as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the game can't be delivered at all. Since the game is 90% complete, we don't believe this is in the least bit likely - we've successfully delivered Zombicide, Sedition Wars, Guilds of Cadwallon, Zombicide Season 2 (first wave), Rivet Wars (first wave) and will be shipping Kaosball, Zombicide Season 2 (second wave) and Relic Knights shortly.
An ongoing project is Wrath of Kings which is currently in production.
Please refer to our individual project pages if you'd like to check the progress there. Each project is entirely independent of each other and have completely different development teams and have no effect on the production flow or development of Arcadia QuestLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
How do I get the optional items? How do I tell you what options I want? Can I get multiples of the Guildmaster pledge?
Just add the appropriate total to your pledge. If you want, for example 2 Guildmasters with all the stretches, just pledge $200 and choose Guildmaster pledge level.
We have a Pledge Manager which is basically a shopping cart that we will give all backers access to after the campaign completes.
From there you can pick and choose the items you want, as well as top up via Paypal for additional items that you would like at that time.
We base it on how much it cost to ship our past box game projects, such as Zombicide and Rivet Wars.
In the USA, this works out to about $11 per package when shipped via Fedex Home
In Europe, costs increase the further you go out of Germany. The base cost is around 5 Euros for import and logistics fees, with actual shipping in Germany at under 5 Euros (so 10 Euros total), France, and UK at 12 Euros (17 Euros total), Italy and Spain at 17 Euros (23 Euros total). This is for shipment via the very reliable courier service rather than national post. We'll accept shipping payment for European backers in Euros instead of US$ so as to avoid double conversion fees (your Euros to our US$ to our shipper's Euros... madness!)
In the Asia Pacific region, the base cost is $3, and shipment increases the further out from Shenzhen it is to ship. Hong Kong will be under $10 and Singapore under $20. This is via Fedex international - Australia is particularly expensive for Fedex but we're investigating China Post if you are willing to take the risk of the public post losing your item.
Closer to the ship date, once we have all the weights and box dimensions of unlocked add ons we'll be able to give you all a very clear idea of how much shipping will cost, but we don't expect it to deviate very far from this unless there's a major change in courier rates.
Minis are pre-assembled and unpainted, and the bases you see are 25mm for the Heroes and monsters, and 39mm for the Troll, Beastmen and Minotaur. They vary from around 25mm to 45+mm tall.
War Paint figures are painted to a tabletop standard, i.e. pleasing to the eye for game play use but not up to competitive standards.
Please see here for examples:
Base color is applied, and then details are picked out such as eyes, mouth, teeth and any other major markings.
Are stretch goal and optional figures painted in War Paint? If not, how can I get those painted too?
War Paint only includes copies of the core game painted, together with the Nameless campaign and Sonja.
Towards the end of the campaign we will offer all War Paint backers the option to get painted sets of Beyond the Grave and all the stretch goals and optional items. This will average at about $6 per figure (same as War Paint). These will be a set of figures painted, without the cards, boards, etc.
For example, you can order Beyond the Grave (23 unpainted figures including Elysia and all the game components) and also the Beyond the Grave painted set (23 tabletop painted figures including Elysia, without game components) - effectively you will have a complete painted and unpainted set to play with.
We can refund you within 60 days (fees included) of the end of the campaign (new Kickstarter feature), and we have a policy of no questions asked refunds after that less Kickstarter and Amazon fees (which we can't get back from them after 60 days) - provided we haven't begun packing your pledge for shipment (usually about 4 to 6 weeks before the actual shipping date). If a component cannot be delivered AT ALL (for example, on our previous project Relic Knights painted sets because Worthy Painting, the contractor supposed to paint, closed its doors), we refund that completely including fees.
All refunds after the 60 days close of the campaign are processed via Paypal only. Within 60 days refunds are reversed either to your credit card or Amazon Payments account.
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Guildmaster Early Bird! - Arcadia Quest Core game + exclusive Sonja hero and card + exclusive Nameless campaign box + applicable stretch goals!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Guildmaster! - Arcadia Quest Core game + exclusive Sonja hero and card + exclusive Nameless campaign box + applicable stretch goals!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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War Paint! - Everything in $100 level including stretch goals AND tabletop quality painted miniatures of the core game, Sonja and Nameless campaign figures (44 painted figures total)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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