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Fans will be happy to learn that we are using the same printer as our previous Catacombs Conquest Kickstarter, who did an excellent job.

Along with the core Catacombs game, we will be offering loads of expansion content, a culmination of the last four years of Catacombs Third Edition content. We jam-packed all of the Catacombs you love into this campaign!

REWARDS

 

Unlocked stretch goals are included in all pledge levels.

ADD-ONS

 STRETCH GOALS

Catacombs is a dexterity based, one vs many dexterity dungeon crawl. Four heroes are selected to protect the town of Stormtryne by battling their way through countless enemies before finally facing the dreaded Catacomb Lord.

Each hero has their own unique set of actions, abilities, items or spells that aid them through the various rooms and encounters.

The Overseer player controls the monsters and the Catacomb Lord, acting as the adversary the heroes aim to defeat.

There is a near limitless combination of rooms to explore. Some rooms have a swarm of monsters that the heroes must fight through to succeed. Others provide unique encounters where the heroes can spend their hard earned gold on new items, healing services, or even gamble to gain every edge they can against the Overseer player.

The actions a character may take are determined by the rules provided on their cards in the form of shot sequences. Each shot does something different. Some do varying amounts of damage, while others can freeze opponents, scare them off, or teleport allies out of danger, to name a few. There are dozens of shots in Catacombs.

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Just using a shot doesn't always guarantee its action, however. In order to be effective, players will have to train their dexterity skills and accurately flick wooden discs. Ducking in and out of cover, positioning shots, and banking attacks off obstacles are essential skills to an experienced player.

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If the heroes live long enough to breach the Catacomb Lord's Lair, they will meet their final test - battling the Catacomb Lord them self!

Please note that the components shown in the video below are from a previous printing and will not reflect the newer, improved iteration of the game.

Rubber Playmats!

With the new Catacombs playmats, you will enjoy an incredibly smooth and consistent flicking experience. All of the premium playmats are our standard 12.6 x 26.8" (320 x 680 mm) size.

Wall & playmat dimensions.
Wall & playmat dimensions.

Every playmat has two unique designs, one on either side. Enjoy a wide variety of room settings to complement the fantasy experience of Catacombs.

Three different mats, six unique sides. Prototype mats shown, actual product may vary.
Three different mats, six unique sides. Prototype mats shown, actual product may vary.

 The surface of the playmats are a very fine cloth weave, which is smooth to the touch. This allows the wood discs to glide across with impressive precision, making every shot satisfyingly consistent.

Bigger, better box.

We shrunk down the height and width of the box, making it Kallax shelf friendly. Then we increased the depth, to make room for the new rubber mats. In addition, there's now plenty of room for expansion content, and a new plastic tray.

Gloomhaven box for size comparison. Prototype shown.
Gloomhaven box for size comparison. Prototype shown.
Fits in your Kallax shelf.
Fits in your Kallax shelf.

Improved Wall System

With this printing, we are introducing our custom plastic cross stands for the barrier walls. These eliminate the old hinged design, which were prone to tearing. We also doubled the wall thickness for rigidity. These improvements result in a very sturdy and more resilient wall system.

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No More Holes, Bigger Obstacles!

We removed the obstacle holes from the play surfaces, replacing them with obstacle icons, just like in Catacombs & Castles. This allows us to have different obstacle placements between the two sides. With no holes, you can even use your awesome new playmats with your other games!

With this change, the previous obstacle discs became too light to stay in place. As such, we have increased their size by five times.

Brand New Tutorial Manual

In addition to the revamped reference manual, we have written a brand new manual with a comprehensive step by step walk-through of an entire game. Learning Catacombs just got a lot easier.

 MANUALS

Take a look at our fully revised and updated reference manual, and our brand new tutorial manual! Both manuals are subject to change.

The tutorial manual provides a brief overview of the game, and a comprehensive step by step walk-through for beginners. The reference manual has not been stripped of any rules, so you do not have to skip back and forth (like some other dual manual games do).

 REVIEWS

Please note that the components shown in the videos below are from previous printings and will not reflect the newer, improved iteration of the game.

Dexterity Game System & Deximat logos.
Dexterity Game System & Deximat logos.

Catacombs Third Edition is one of a number of tabletop games that are designed using Elzra’s Dexterity Game System™. The Dexterity Game System™ sets a standard of flicking mechanics that are common between all Dexterity Game System™ titles, making them easy to pick up and learn.

Elzra’s Deximat™ branded playmats are made of high quality neoprene and are integrated with our dexterity based game titles. They provide a smooth surface so that each of your Catacombs adventures are consistent and exciting.

 For customer support:

 Please email: ks@elzra.com

Please note also that we cannot respond to specific customer support requests on the comments page of this project. You will be directed to email ks@elzra.com. We take pride in our excellent customer service, and aim to deal with requests as quickly and efficiently as possible when using channels that we have setup for this purpose. Note that sometimes we will receive a significant volume of requests, so please be patient while we work through them.

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SHIPPING

You will be charged shipping after the Kickstarter campaign ends based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our Pledge Manager.

We will ship your rewards to international fulfillment centers. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship to you from our center in Europe (EU backers) or Elzra HQ in Canada (Canadian and US backers).
Arrangements with a fulfillment center for Australia, New Zealand, and other international backers are pending.

The following is a list of rough estimates for two different common pledges.These are just estimates, and these costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and if you choose to add optional add-ons.

Shipping Estimates for CATACOMBS 3E PLEDGE

Pricing based on an 11 lbs box.

USA: US$15-$19 to lower 48 states. US$30-34 to Alaska/Hawaii.

CANADA: CA$18-$23
to East Coast. CA$29-$34 to West Coast. Shipping to rural addresses has the potential to be higher.

EUROPEAN UNION: EU€11-€17.
NORWAY: EU€17.
SWITZERLAND: EU
€17.

ASIA: US$56-$58
to Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. US$72-$76 to China, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Estimates pending for Australia and New Zealand.

INTERNATIONAL: US$74-$77 to Croatia, Iceland, and Serbia. US$78-$80 to Israel. US$75-$80 to Brazil. US$59-$62 to Mexico. US$75-$80 to Chile. CA$61 to most other countries.

We are working to improve these estimated shipping rates.

Shipping Estimates for CATACOMBS 3E PLUS PLEDGE

Pricing estimate based on a 16 lbs box.

USA: US$20-$24 to lower 48 states. US$42-$46 to Alaska/Hawaii.

CANADA: CA$22-$26 to East Coast. CA$35-$39 to West Coast. Shipping to rural addresses has the potential to be higher.

EUROPEAN UNION: EU€13-€21.
NORWAY: EU€21.
SWITZERLAND: EU€21.


ASIA: US$55-$57 to Hong Kong. US$77 to Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. US$83-$88 to China. US$99-$107 to Malaysia and Indonesia.

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Estimates pending for Australia and New Zealand.

INTERNATIONAL: US$95-$99 to Croatia, Iceland, and Serbia. US$105-$108 to Israel. US$95-$99 to Brazil. US$75-$80 to Mexico. US$95-$99 to Chile. US$108 to most other countries.

We are working to improve these estimated shipping rates.

We cannot ship to international PO boxes.

Please know that the Pledge Manager stage of this campaign will have a deadline (announced after the campaign in an update). If you fail to confirm your pledges after this deadline, your rewards will be shipped to you from the Elzra warehouse in Canada. As such, shipping costs may be considerably higher for those outside of Canada and the US.

Our guiding policy is that our backers receive their rewards before they are made available at retail or conventions. We will make our best effort to adhere to this policy, however we may not be able to meet this goal in some cases. If this is a concern, we encourage you to wait until the retail release of the game. Thank you for your understanding.

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Risks and challenges

This is our (Elzra's) fourth Kickstarter project.

The first campaign was for the first printing of Catacombs Third Edition (2014).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elzra/catacombs-0

The second campaign was for Catacombs & Castles (2016).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elzra/catacombs-and-castles

The third campaign was for Catacombs Conquest (2017).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elzra/catacombs-conquest

All of our campaigns were successfully funded and rewards were delivered to our backers. For this campaign, we are using the same overseas production team and printer that produced Catacombs Conquest.

For this campaign, we will continue to use a Pledge Manager to manage customer orders and to mitigate miscommunication related to shipping address changes.

We are fully aware of potential delays that may happen with products that are produced overseas: printer production schedules, major holidays (especially Chinese New Year), shipping, and customs delays. We will work diligently to minimize these types of disruptions and promise to communicate transparently with our backers if they occur.

We have estimated delivery for April 2019. Due to the global logistics involved in shipping, some regions may receive their rewards sooner than others.

We have prepared as much as possible for a successful project (the core artwork assets have already been approved by the printer).

If the product cannot be produced and/or delivered due to some unforeseen circumstance, we will refund pledges.

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Refunds
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Refunds may be given within 60 days of the campaign ending, including fees. After this time, refunds may be given minus the Kickstarter and payment processing fees due to us not being able to claim them back after 60 days.

We are unable to issue refunds once we have confirmed quantities and/or started production and/or if we have begun the packaging and shipment stages of the project.

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Terms
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If you do not confirm your shipping and pledge details within ten weeks of our notification via email, we will consider it abandoned.

By pledging on this Kickstarter campaign, you agree that our responsibility to you is for shipping your reward as entered into our Pledge Manager. You are responsible for import taxes, sales taxes or other fees that may be payable to relevant tax authorities. You also accept that you are fully liable for incorrect shipping details and will risk your pledge being unable to be delivered or lost in transit. You acknowledge that the final look and contents of your reward may be different from what is presented at the start of the campaign.

Please do not pledge for this Kickstarter and wait for the retail release, if you do not accept these proposed terms.

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Sales Taxes
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We charge applicable GST/HST to all orders from within Canada. This is a legal requirement to ensure our company's compliance with the Canada Revenue Agency's rules.

In some cases we may charge sales tax in certain US states, depending on how the situation with the recent court ruling on online sales develops. You can read more about that here https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/politics/supreme-court-sales-taxes-internet-merchants.html

We may have to charge VAT for backers in certain EU countries.

Thank you for your support and understanding regarding these matters.

Elzra Corp
https://elzra.com/

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