Dungeon Crawler™ ECG, Scenario Packs (Canceled)
This is an expansion for our ECG (expandable card game) Dungeon Crawler™ which pits our players against new brutal scenarios!
*NEW PLAYERS, check out our "All In" Pledge Level to get the entire collection (skip fiddling with Add-ons).
Welcome to Dungeon Crawler™ ECG. An ECG is an expandable card game in which you can pool your expansions together with the core game (the starter) in a true sandbox environment where you create the dungeons, decide on what Adventurers to use, what Quests to face, and what tools you use to defeat that dungeon.
Dungeon Crawler™ is primarily designed to be played solo, but can be expanded for co-operative, competitive or multi-player. You can play a 65 card starter version of solo or co-op with just the Unbound Starter, and with any single expansion pack, you can play the full 80 card deck standard game.
An excellent review of the core game, with game play, can be found here by Ricky Royal of Box of Delights. There are 3 parts to this review if you are interested in learning more about the game play.
And now we bring you Scenario Packs. This is not a full Expansion Pack, but rather something you add-on to an existing Dungeon deck (you will still need a Starter and Expansion Pack to use the Scenarios).
The Scenario Packs are a concept long in planning, and designed very much for an "insane mode" solo play. It's not just a matter of survival, or even completing standard Quests, the player must now unlock a sequence of Events in order to complete a single and brutal Quest against overwhelming odds.
After conquering the southern lands, the Dread Empire turned it's attentions to the less civilized and more sparsely populated northern lands. They made their arduous journey north through the Wastelands, making a stop at the City of Shadows.
What happened there set their invasion back by decades, the undead denizens from Zhira swarmed them, overwhelming their powerful necromancers, and scattering their soldiers across the wastes that did not become part of the fold.
It only took a short time for the three remaining generals to re-assemble their army, but with their resources depleted they decided to build the great Black Wall with slave labour rather than invade with limited forces. The slave labour they acquired nearby, namely the dwarves they purchased from the Horde or Fire Giants, built the incredible structure over the years, installing three main towers to act as outposts.
Back in Zhira one of the commanders, Vorlaat, was sent back to toil in reacquiring one of their greatest assets, the Colossus. Despite Keldornan and Azrahdii efforts to harass the general, the abandoned pieces were slowly salvaged until it could be reassembled at the tower, and made to walk again. Only a trio of these monstrosities were ever made, and Vorlaat knew that it's retrieval was paramount.
It's first test would be against those of the Hilands, a Doom Caster at it's helm.
Take your party on a mad quest to face the Colossus.
We are looking to fund the remaining artwork and the first production run. As we deal almost entirely in US Funds and our campaign is being run in CAD, we've had to adjust our goals to work as best as we can. We need to sell 500 units of this expansion (or a variation of this amount) to succeed.
Yes, the buy-in is $25CAD, this is enough for the entire full 52 card pack intended with four Scenarios of 13 cards each. We decided against a scaling pledge where we start lower and then ask for more to be added on later as this can get confusing. Each $3k goal will bring us a new Scenario we will add to the Pack.
We have several pieces of artwork already complete and have recently commissioned more artwork, but still quite a ways to go - so here we are!
We are launching with Fell The Colossus. These titanic monstrosities were used to defeat the greatest fortresses to the south, and when the Dread Empire went north, they brought one with them. When they were defeated at Zhira (the City of Shadows), they had to abandon it. After years of deadly reclamation it has been salvaged and reconstructed at the Black Wall and been given command to a Doom Caster.
Enlist Krag (from our web comics) along on your adventure to bring the Colossus to the ground. Our new named Adventurer has a Limited use Rampage ready for action which should really excel him to the forefront of "desirable" team warrior (to be revealed soon)!
Our first Stretch Goal at $6k will be The Cursed which we revealed during our The Thorn campaign, a story which unfolds telling of tragedy and woe until the reveal at the very end. This will feature Inga our web comic spellcaster!
We have Scenario 3 Legendary Hoard at $9k, and Scenario 4 Hell Gate at $12k respectively!
Beyond that, we have some more Characters designed to fill your Dungeons with!
As per usual, you can add-on what you like after the campaign via Paypal, or add it on to your pledge to get the goals even higher for more rewards.
OUR WEB COMIC IN PRINT!
If you're interested in our web comic, you don't have to pledge for the card game too. Because of our Adventurers, we're tying our launch of our web comic hard cover book with our Scenario Packs! You can get this hard cover, black & white, 201pg comic with or without the Scenario Pack (check our Pledge Levels).
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GAME
As a design choice, we chose to have the rules available online, so that updates and errata (which were inevitable) could be updated with ease. This was a mistake. As it was my first game and since I come from an online game design background, I had decided to put a Players Guide as a kind of refresher included with the game instead of a full rule set.
If you're interested in learning more about Dungeon Crawler™ ECG, you can find stats, and player thoughts on Boardgame Geek (BGG) here
You can also read some testimonials from players that we've collected over the years on our game.
FREE DOWNLOADABLE MAT
We can't offer a Play Mat as part of the campaign due to shipping and manufacturing costs at this time, but we are making our original play mat available as a FREE download.
EU Friendly worked out a little slower than we planned, but certainly we did ok, so we will do it again for this campaign.
We will be EU Friendly for this campaign. Shipping to the US will be a $5CAD flat-rate included in the pledges when you pledge. Rest of the world, depending on your order and location, a flat rate has been applied to the pledges. *Please note that extra shipping charges may apply based on the quantity and size of your add-ons.
Risks and challenges
I am hiring some of my most reliable artists to work on these packs, and have finished over 1/4 of the artwork needed already. I do have back up artists available as well if need be. Scheduling can be the most difficult task at times. The 2nd challenge is the worldwide delivery, I will be trying to improve my delivery time to my worldwide backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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