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‘Why make up heroes when we have them all around us?’ - villains, super-powers, destruction; everything you need for an epic card game.
‘Why make up heroes when we have them all around us?’ - villains, super-powers, destruction; everything you need for an epic card game.
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Historical Conquest: The Journey Through Time is an adventurous card game where players can create personalized societies with key players from history and battle them one against another; anyone, anywhere, anytime. Each card is complete with: fantastic illustrations of people, places, events in history; abilities in the game according to the abilities they had in real life; and a full summary of their actual history. Eric the Red can help the Mongol Army conquer Argentina during the Black Plague. Albert Einstein can live peacefully in Japan under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln during World War I. The possibilities are endless, as is the fun!

If you can imagine a game played with actual heroes and villains worldwide from throughout history, you understand the concept behind Historical Conquest. The first edition was printed a few years ago and has grown a following; everyone who has played it loves Historical Conquest. Unfortunately, due to certain limitations we were not able to mass produce it… UNTIL NOW! 

Historical Conquest was created a few years ago by Zack Edwards as a college project. He was joined by three aspiring artists to create the first edition. To promote the game, Zack wrote a novel based on the idea behind Historical Conquest, whose release information will first be available here on Kickstarter..

Now Zack has been joined by additional partners and artists who believe in this game and are excited for the second print. But to launch the game we must raise an additional $5,000. Printing a quality second edition is proving expensive and that is why we have come to you… JOIN US.

Some of the changes we have made since printing the 1st edition include: thicker card stock,higher quality printing, editing a few errors, larger print, adding more than a 100 new characters, more realistic/adventurous illustrations (less “cartoonish”), and simplifying the rule book… 

Here are a few of the over 100 new cards available in the 2nd edition.
Here are a few of the over 100 new cards available in the 2nd edition.
This guy makes Genghis Khan look like a school yard bully...
This guy makes Genghis Khan look like a school yard bully...
Think of him as America's First Black Super Spy...
Think of him as America's First Black Super Spy...

Each deck contains 50 cards. In addition to the normal assortment of character and army cards found in all decks, each deck includes multiple lands, explorers, and events. Each player will need their own deck to play, because they each need a minimum of 50 cards to begin a game. With the addition of 100 new cards for the 2nd edition, we will have over 250 cards available.

First off, each play will need their own deck. Each deck containing a minimum of 50 cards. Customize you deck to hold the strongest and most effective cards.

We know how rule books can be boring to read and sometime keep you guessing to know if you are playing it correctly. (If you want to read a rule book, click here

We know how drawn out tutorials can’t always answer all your questions (If you want to watch a tutorial, we have that as well, click here)

If you want to get past all that and really see how this game played, we will show you the way. Watch our example game, it may be longer, but it is well worth it. 

FIRST STRETCH GOAL $10,000: METALIC INK for all cards – We had the hopes of printing all of our cards in metallic ink because of the great flare it brings to the cards but due to pricing on printing this ink we have decided to hold off. If we reach this goal, all 2nd edition cards will be printed with metallic ink. - IF WE REACH THIS GOAL EVERYONE WHOSE DONATED $19 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A FREE 1ST EDITION DECK. THOSE THAT SIGNED UP FOR THIS REWARD, INITIALLY, MAY CHOSE ANOTHER INITIAL REWARD.

SECOND STRETCH GOAL $20,000: We will produce a smart-phone app for Historical Conquest. This app will help you keep track of points, abilities, and your civilizations. With helpful hints as you play, this is a great way to keep the game moving. - IF WE REACH THIS GOAL, EVERYONE WHOSE DONATED OVER $19 WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF THIS CELL PHONE APP

THIRD STRETCH GOAL $30,000: In addition to creating a Historical Conquest app, a complete database of all characters and an extended history to be available on line as well on the app. - ALL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE FREE ACCESS.

FOURTH AND FINAL STRETCH GOAL $50,000: We will create the first ever interactive collector’s card. Design is still in development but test prototypes work well. Information must stay confidential but if we meet this goal, all backers over $100 will be introduced to this new technology and each rewarded with a prototype playing card that is compatible with all 2nd edition cards.

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2) Add the listed price of each marketplace item you desire to purchase and add it to your donation.

3) Sit Back and We Will Do The Rest, We'll Deliver Them ASAP

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Facebook, visit our FAQ page, or email us… ANYTIME. (Is 1AM too early? Never)

Risks and challenges

There is so much to do in the next two months, from conventions we have been asked to attend, local tournaments, printing, sending decks out to distributors, and getting your gifts out on time. For this reason we will be preparing systems and working pro-actively to make sure everyone is taken care of and our work is top of the line.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Receive a 2nd Edition Deck at this rate today, tomorrow it will be $6, the next day $7, $8, $9, until it reaches its normal price of $10.

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    EARLY RELEASE OF NEXT EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Because of the huge response we are releasing half of tomorrow's special. Receive a 2nd Edition Deck for $6.

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    LIMITED EDITION - Historical Conquest 1st edition deck. The original game to play or collect.

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    Historical Conquest 2nd Edition Starter Deck w/ 50 cards inside - With up to 250 characters, new illustrations, and format.

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    FOR COLLECTORS AND GAMERS - Receive both the 1st and 2nd Edition decks. Collect one, play the other.

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    PLAYERS EDITION: Since it takes two to play, buy one 2nd edition deck for you and one for a friend.

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL: Receive a booster pack with cards only available on Kickstarter. Subject cards such as Chernobyl, Tlingit Army, etc.

    This also includes two 2nd edition starter decks.

    Release of these supercharged cards will be delayed by 9 months

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    PLAYING MAT - Pick from a selection of 4 play mat themes so you always know where to place your cards. And they look cool too.

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    GAME TESTER: Get two 2nd edition decks and become an official historical conquest game tester. Includes first glimpse of prototype cards, input on characters, skills, and abilities. LIFE LONG MEMBERSHIP.

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    NOW YOUR PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS... AND GIRLS: Receive 5 Decks of 2nd Edition Historical Conquest Cards.

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    COMPLETE SET OF HC CARDS:
    Receive the entire 250-card collection as well as our Kickstarter-only booster pack. The Booster pack is being designed at this time and will not be available until June 2013, yet the 5-deck-set will be mailed in May.

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    SUPERCHARGED GAME TESTER - LIFE TIME MEMBERSHIP: Get five 2nd edition decks and become a super charged tester. This includes glimpses and input into new cards but also access to prototype apps and future games.

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    PARTY PACK: Receive 10 decks, DVD of all tutorial videos, Game Poster, 10 Postcards/Invitations,

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    'PRODUCER': You will receive (1) 2nd edition starter deck. AND You will design your own card. You can pick a character (or subject) from history and its abilities. We will publish it and send you 20 of these cards to pass around to your friends. You will also receive a booster pack of all the special edition cards produced by other Kickstarter backers. For every 10 backers of this reward, you will receive an additional booster deck. THE REWARD THAT KEEPS ON GROWING.

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    THIS IS NOT JUST AN ORDINARY POSTER: Receive a proof sheet, straight off the press, before it is cut into separate cards. These will be very rare and signed by the creator. Backer at this level also receives one limited edition 1st edition and two 2nd edition cards

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    FLY ON THE WALL: Be part of our future game development sessions. Find out what our youth panel and designers come up with for future games. Give us your feedback in real time and be part of the decision making.

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