Duel of the Magi
A 2-4 player deck-building game that pits players against each other in a battle to the death to determine the winner
Class Cards - Each unique class carries a special trait that allows them to uniquely affect the dueling grounds during play.
Elemental Spells - These spells are used to deal direct damage to other players or their creatures.
Creature Spells - Magi summon creatures to do their bidding for them and are the most consistent way to deal damage to other players. Your creatures can also block other players' attacking creatures to help keep you alive.
Response Spells - These spells are cast as a reaction to another spell or action taking place. They stop your foes from harming you and help you keep them from becoming too powerful.
Power Sources and Energy Surges - These spells provide the resources necessary to cast the spells in the game. Some cost energy to be used as well.
Variable Spells - These spells affect the game in various ways. Some stay on the battlefield to be used repeatedly while others are quick actions that can only be used a single time.
Game rules and a full spell list can be found HERE.
DOM Video - Drafting and Deck Building Gameplay.
DOM Video - Rules Elaboration - A Basic Turn.
Standard Edition -
- Rule Sheets (includes dueling surface)
- 4x Class Cards
- 4x Turn Cards
- 40x Basic Power Source Cards
- 240x Spell Cards (2.5" x 3.5")
Deluxe Edition (Unlocked at $24,000.00) - The deluxe edition is a specialized version of the game that features a custom game mat (22" x 22"), a special edition rulebook instead of rule sheets, four 20-sided dice, and twelve 6-sided dice in addition to everything included in the standard edition of the game. The dice are for use as all-purpose counters and life counters and the game mat replaces the play surface of the rule sheets. We wanted this version of the game to be the standard, not a stretch goal; however it increases the funding goal to $24,000.00 instead of $14,000.00. For this reason, we opted for the much lower funding goal instead of only offering this edition of the game.
Collectors Edition (unlocked at $30,000.00) - For the ultimate DoM Kickstarter backers, we have a Kickstarter exclusive Collector's Edition of the game. This features everything included in the Deluxe edition of the game as well as four custom player mats (22" x 8") and a special 2-piece box to store and protect all of your DoM cards. The player mats will contain designated spaces for your deck, discard pile, and resource zone and the two-piece box will feature some swanky custom artwork right from the game. This edition of the game will only be available during this Kickstarter campaign, and will not be made available for retail purchases.
We are giving backers the chance to help us choose what the artwork for the remaining spells will look like. (See FAQ for some minor restrictions.)
To keep track of which spells have been selected by our backers, we are keeping a running list of the spells that have been selected for collaboration. As soon as you make your pledge, please send us a private message letting us know which spell you want to collaborate on so we can cross it off the list.
You can view the full artist collaboration list HERE
*Shipping charged after campaign ends
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.
You can check the FAQ for the initial estimates of shipping costs to your region. Please note that you may also be required to pay local taxes upon delivery.
- Money-Back Guarantee: If you decide you don't like DoM for any reason then you can return it for a full refund within the first month of receiving it, no questions asked.
- Kickstarter exclusive rewards and stretch goals: Only Kickstarter pledges will ever have access to the rewards provided through pledging and stretch goals. They will never be made again with this pricing or format.
- Kickstarter Discount: By helping us fund this project, you will receive a special discount compared to the game's full MSRP cost.
- Kickstarter Priority: We're committed to delivering to our Kickstarter backers first. We will not ship any additional product until all Kickstarter orders have been processed and shipped.
- Because we need you: We have already paid for the majority of the graphic design work and have plenty to illustrate what our artist will deliver, but we need your help to procure the remaining artwork and to cover the costs of manufacturing the minimum order amount.
In the future, we are planning to create expansions that take the game in new, exciting, and innovative directions! Our goal is to release the first expansion inside of 1 year from DoM’s initial launch date. Subsequently, we plan to offer new expansions every 6 to 9 months. To keep both our funding goal and DoM's MSRP low, we have elected to release a unique game play feature in the first expansion that will alter the drafting and deck building dynamics of the game while also adding a completely new play variant.
Delve into Darkness, the first expansion, will add a cooperative game variant where the magi classes team up to duel a single, very powerful boss. The boss has unique and powerful spells played on each of his turns that the magi must deal with together. The boss also has a large amount of health that varies depending on the number of magi and level of difficulty selected. After the first few turns, the real fun begins as additional new, nasty abilities begin taking effect pushing the encounter to epic levels of fun. The boss can even be challenged by a single player, so you can duel whenever you desire. The expansion is currently planned to include the boss card, 60 boss spell cards, the expanded rulebook and tuckbox.
We had a tough time deciding whether or not to put up our stretch goals before we reached the initial funding goal. Unfortunately, some of the cooler things we have planned for the game also cost quite a bit more money, so in an effort to make the funding goal for DoM as low as possible we made the tough decision to rework some of the more expensive pledge goals into stretch goals. For this reason, we decided to post the planned stretch goals and the funding level required to unlock them. Some of the stretch goals will also unlock additional funding levels that will be available as the stretch goals are reached. If we simply fund the base game then we consider the campaign a roaring success, but we're also pretty excited for some of the stretch goals. We sincerely hope the campaign is successful enough to reach all of them.
Every copy of DoM will come with a Bluecore Cardstock instead of the standard C2S cardstock.
For an additional $5.50 you can add custom molded dice to any pledge level. You have your choice of 4x D20 dice, or 12x D6 dice. For $11.00 you can add both to any pledge level as well. The D20 are life counters, and the D6 are all-purpose counters to be used with the game.
A new version of the game becomes available, as described in the section “What's in the Box”.
To add further greatness to the Deluxe Edition of the game, included in each copy is a custom faux-velvet dice bag with the DoM logo stitched into it.
Another new version of the game becomes available, as described in the section "What's in the Box".
In every copy of Duel of the Magi we will include the first game expansion "Delve into Darkness" at no additional charge.
Here is the full version of the existing Kickstarter Video:
Many people asked us to keep the original Kickstarter video on the page. We had a fun time making the video, so we figure why not share it with everyone else to keep enjoying as well.:
Risks and challenges
We have methodically researched manufacturing, packaging, and product fulfillment. Aside from gathering the funding necessary to make it happen, we're ready to produce, package, and deliver this game to you. Whatz Games is currently our manufacturer and Amazon Fulfillment will be used for shipments. We selected these companies based on merit and on the success previous Kickstarter campaigns have had using them.
Despite our due diligence, there is still a possibility of manufacturing and shipping delays due to customs or other mishaps beyond our control, such as missing parts or damaged games that must be replaced. Our goal is to update our backers weekly concerning our progress after the campaign is successful. We want to keep everyone in the loop and allow you to follow us on our journey.
Special thanks to Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games for his personal help, blogs, and Kickstarter lessons. He basically gave us a blueprint for our Kickstarter and though we used a number of other sources as well, his Kickstarter lessons were beyond the most beneficial. If you've not read them head on over to http://stonemaiergames.com/ and check them out!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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