About this project
Requiem vampire knight is a strategic game for 2 or 4 players inspired from the universe of Resurrection.
If you don't know the comics by Pat Mills and illustrated by Olivier Ledroit, I would strongly advise you that you *rush* to your favorite comic book shop to get all copies of it.
"Resurrection - a dark and twisted world where evil souls are reborn as monsters [...] " - Comixology
On Resurrection you'll find a lot of crazy stuff: sadistic vampire knights, buxom pirate ghouls, decaying zombie soldiers, remote-controlled werewolves, armored centaur-riders, mad scientists, avaricious dragons, demonologist sorcerers, various bad divinities and genetic monsters and a lot of sexy (and sometimes willing) victims...
Quick note: Campaign box coop gameplay (below) is now also automatically included in the Purgatory pledge, even if we don't get its Stretch Goal.
All our rewards include free shipping to USA, Canada and EU.
Art-Lover pledges even include worldwide shipping.
Other destinations or some add-ons may require more details regarding shipping, confirmed in the pledge manager after the campaign ends.
Add to your pledge the cost of any add-on you want to purchase.
For instance, if you are interested by the Purgatory reward and the playmat, you may pledge 120 + 25 = 145.
If you are interested but still undecided about any add-on, you will get a last chance to validate your add-ons once the campaign is complete.
Click on the video below to see the bust models in more details:
Click here to see the playmat in full screen!
- "the artist Olivier Ledroit did all the artworks of the game" - Tech Art Geek
- "A game of infernal proportions!" - Cliqist
- "Evil characters, revisited 2nd World War, parallel world, vampires, fights... and a love story. Yes, there definitely were enough materials here for a board game!" - Ludovox
Olivier Ledroit, the comic’s artist, works as a traditional artist using paints and brushes. All pictures used in the game are from his hand.
Moreover, we’ll commission from him a cover art piece.
You may purchase one of these original artworks with the Art-Lover Pledges. They will be at least twice the size of the box cover and will be signed by the artist Olivier Ledroit himself.
We have decided to produce this game with large, highly detailed, 35mm minis (and some heroes are even taller than that!), introducing the various characters of the comics.
There are already 40 characters in the Purgatory pledge and any Stretchgoal unlocked will add 5 or 6 more each.
As creature pawns move to take strategic locations, Requiem Vampire Knight may seem inspired from a chess-like game.
But it features a modular board randomly set before each game; squares being flipped when their resources are tapped; three actions to perform on your turn; cards to play to increase your characters' power; and new master pieces coming in during the game.
Actions and powers are all related to the race you are playing, making every faction unique in its gameplay.
Each game lasts about 30 minutes and is new and different every time you play. The only thing left to chance is the random board.
During your turn, use your three actions in the order you choose:
- moving your characters,
- and exploiting lands to activate new cards; these cards provide bonuses to your characters strength or movement.
The board will change during the game and modify the bonuses of your cards, so you'll have to use each action carefully.
There are two ways to win the game:
- Either you move one of your characters onto an opponent's capital and conquer it;
- Or you have all the opponent's characters destroyed.
You can play four players game (with two teams) if you have the Base Pack, two other factions and the 4 players expansion containing additional territories and rules. All these (and much more) are of course available in the Purgatory reward.
If you want to know more about the game:
Please check the following footage from Board Game Brawl:
It is based on the print'n'play version of the game, so it doesn't feature the miniatures or production box; but will tell you more about the gameplay and display some of the printed artworks.
Want to see the game designers in action?
A gameplay footage of a full game is available here! Vampires versus Ghouls, Antoine vs Youri, you'll see who wins there!
The game will be produced in english.
- You may download Alpha English rules for pack 1 in here (pdf file - Alpha translation from French).
- If you like print'n'play, then please download a print'n'play .rar or .zip (.pdf files).
Dans un premier temps, le jeu sera édité en anglais mais nous produirons le matériel traduit (cartes et règles) en français. Vous recevrez donc la boite anglaise et le matériel Français. Vous pouvez d'ores et déjà télécharger :
We are producing translated materials which will nicely replace the original english cards and rules and make you able to play in your native tongue.
Rules and cards translations are always something native players are better at; if you would like to suggest any translation so that they could be available sooner, please feel free to address us with a PM!
As of now, we are still looking for: spanish, german and italian gamers!
Vampires are certainly the strongest creatures living on Resurrection.
They were really, really bad guys on earth. They don't care about anyone but themselves except when it is time to feed with the blood of the living, or to have fun torturing their favorite victim.
Their leader is Count Dracula, who was already a Vampire on earth. He and the ones he chooses are immortal, that is to say they do not rejuvenate like others. Living in Necropolis, Vampires need black opium to forget their evil actions on earth, without it they would go mad and lose control.
Requiem's allegiance is not really clear since his previous incarnation is Thurim, who once betrayed Dracula. Even worse, he is still in love with Rebecca - a Lemure; a deadly sin on Resurection.
Ghouls are selfish, if you are among them, you better watch your back.
They also feel that their karma is not fair since they were good on earth. Or at least they think so. In fact they did terrible things, pretending it was for a greater good. The difference is minimal, isn't it?
The Guild is an amalgam of various pirate gangs whose purpose is to get rich or richer. They have a Code: but you know what they say about the Code... it's a guideline, rather than a strict set of rules...
Mitra (reincarnation of John Edgar Hoover) sits on the throne and has been ruling the guild for a long time now. She can read your thoughts, so you better be careful.
Venus is one of the ship Captains. She was once the ruler of the eponym planet, where women killed billions of men, since cloning could already help them procreate...
This is a very restricted club.
To get involved you must be a demonologist, worshipper of the limbos god Aiwass and most of all, you must have unlimited hatred for Dracula.
Their grand Priest, Black Sabbat von Dracula (previously Aleister Crowley) is the head chief of the Metropolis Police. He carefully moves his pawns and tries to always have several weapons ready against his opponents.
He even bets on the return of Thurim, whose power is only comparable to Dracula's strength. Thurim is trapped in the tortured mind of Requiem.
Here are the good people!
In fact in this world of violence and evil, Lemures are not at the right place. Victims on earth, they are bound to their torturer and unless they can kill him or her on Resurrection, they will always live the same cycle. This is a bad karma.
Rebecca, the lover of Requiem, was the victim of Otto... and wants to leave Resurrection... but she still loves Requiem... but she wants to leave... but ...
It would be difficult for Lemures if they did not have the Werewolves on their side. In fact Werewolves do not even have a word to say since they are actually remote-controlled. To become a werewolf you must have been an illuminated religious, doing evil things in the name of God, like Torquemada.
Mad Scientists... all of them !
If these guys had the choice - finding a cure for every disease in the world or creating a new weapon more powerful than any other – they would choose the second option, which is certainly more stimulating!
They live in surviving-tanks that prevent them from rejuvenating.
Dragons are greedy. On Resurrection... dragons are greedier!
They hand over the Papal-holy-water-Acqueduct and so control the entire production of deadly weapons against vampires.
But their credo is “Too much is not enough”. So they could sell anything as long as you give gold in return.
Ruhtra is the ruler of Lonava, their big city. He is the Greatest Dragon who ever lived. But he keeps sleeping so that his mind can control Great-britain politics and become richer.
Until something needs him to wake up, Perfidia, his queen, stands on the throne of Distopia.
- "I have just checked the campaign and was very intrigued by the nice background introduction video, the amazing artwork and the interesting game mechanisms." - Wargameterrain
- "Evil characters, revisited 2nd World War, parallel world, vampires, fights... and a love story. Yes, there definitely were enough materials here for a board game!" - Ludovox (french)
"[...] the artist Olivier Ledroit did all the artworks of the game [...]"
"[...] a game that flourishes well, as much for its materials and mechanics than for its universe." - TechArt Geek (french)
- "Requiem comes back in a thorough version, with figures and even expansions. Harder, better, faster, stronger!" - Les Maîtres du Jeu (french)
- "A game of infernal proportions! - Cliqist
- "A game that inspires, with splendid artworks, you should watch it." - La Table des Joueurs (french)
- "Welcome in Resurrection!" - Ludo Noticias (spanish site)
- "A new version which sounds really nice!" - The Evils Nest (french)
And many others, in many languages, such as these sites:
- Legio Wargames
- El Club Deldado
- Good Morning Crowdfunding
- Sci-fi Universe
and last but certainly not least, the french major Tric Trac site, with a TTTV footage featuring an alpha prototype of the game.
KiniGame is a small game publisher from France which already published three party games: Au Tableau, I Will Survive and WuXing.
They supported the Requiem project until Dreamship Interactive stepped in to carry it over to the world... and to this Kickstarter!
Requiem Vampire Knight is KiniGame's most ambitious project to date: a strategy game with more content than our previous achievements. The original author is Youri Faja, assisted by Antoine Riot for development.
Dreamship Interactive is an American game studio based in Portland, Maine, with passionate artists, indie game programmers and a board game publisher at its core.
Since we have experience in the business of boardgaming, we’ve already chosen a number of potential suppliers.
Last but not least, the current 3D models are made by Baptiste Couvert.
It's simple: at KiniGame we have (many) ideas but not quite as much money!
First we found Dreamship Interactive to carry the project to the world, they just could not resist the universe of the comics and of the game!
Then rather than knocking on our bank manager’s door (he is, incidentally, a very nice man), we’ve decided to ask for your support instead.
We (KiniGame) held a funding campaign for this game two years ago. Poorly-prepared and unrealistic, it didn’t allow us to raise the funds required. We also canceled one just a few days ago, we had a good start but we did several mistakes we fixed too late. Relaunching was necessary to make the best campaign we could!
We’re back with a more complete and comprehensive project.
All of our pledges include shipping costs to the United States, Canada and European Union. Art Lover pledges even include worldwide shipping!
US and CAN games are shipped from the US, and EU games are shipped from within the EU.
This should prevent the troubles people may have with foreign shipping and deliver the game to everyone at about the same time!
For other destinations or if you purchase add-ons, you may have to add some shipping costs to your pledge, depending on destination, that will be displayed when using the pledge manager once the campaign has ended.
The game is already balanced for the Base Pack and four Faction Expansions.
So all we have left to do is “tweaking” expansion and special expansion contents. This should take us a few months. During that time, we’ll of course get the artwork and 3D models done for each missing character.
The estimated delivery date is March 2016. There could be some delays inherent to game production, such as: production delays, shipping delays, customs delays, etc...
All games will be sent at about the same time for all regions.
We will keep you updated about production in the updates.
Risks and challenges
Our campaign initial funding goal is low; this is a choice we believe is reasonable. We aimed the funding at the absolute minimal to get production started.
But also want to get the project running with an incredible value for our backers. That value (ie expansions, special expansions) needs more money. We need your support to get it done!
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