About this project
The darkest souls in the land have been busy plotting schemes and casting spells, but such extreme dedication to conquering heroes can be exhausting. So this time, the villains decide it’s their turn for a tropical getaway and it’s up to you to build a resort fit for Vampires, Witches, and Crazed Alchemists most foul.
Epic Resort: Villain’s Vacation -- New workers to command, new tourists to exploit, and new attractions to expand your Epic Resort.
Hello, and welcome! We're Floodgate Games, the publisher of titles such as Legacy: Gears of Time and Vault Wars and we're so glad you're checking out our newest game!
In 2014, we were able to publish Epic Resort thanks to backers like you! We're back and very excited to have you join us in making this expansion a reality, too.
Get ready for the dark side of your tropical getaway in Epic Resort: Villain's Vacation.
Epic Resort is a deck evolution and worker placement game for 2-4 players. You can check out some gameplay videos and reviews to get a feel for the base game. We'll be here waiting for you when you're done.
Villain's Vacation adds several new twists to the familiar gameplay of Epic Resort. All of the components blend seamlessly with the base game.
New Workers - Try even more combinations and strategies by mixing together the base game and new workers.
New Ways to Score - A new series of Monster Hunters allow you to catch a monster that's attacking your resort, letting you keep it for victory points.
The Villains - Each Villain has a special ability that trigger every season or when they are attracted. Villains are worth more victory points than heroes, but don't help defend your resort.
New Tourists - The new tourists give bonuses for things like damaged or empty attractions, letting you find new ways to take control of your strategy.
The Kraken - A new monster lingers near the docks, ready to devour tourists when new The Kraken Strikes attack cards are drawn. Once enough tourists have been eaten, the Kraken attacks the player who has the most victory points, reeking havoc on their resort... keep those Lazy Peons handy!
New Attractions - Make your villains feel at home by building new Ominous Attractions.
Each copy of Epic Resort: Villain's Vacation will be packed with high quality components, printed on 300 GSM cards in a strong, portable box. (We're going to do everything we can to be sure the expansion cards match the base game cards in color, size and weight)
Each card features beautiful original illustrations by Kelly McClellan and graphic design by Peter Wocken. In addition to a full color rule book, you'll also get:
- 12 Villain Cards - Corrupt Vizier, Crazed Alchemist, Reckless Wizard, Vampire Lord, Vile Necormancer, and Wicked Witch
- 28 Worker Cards - Draftsman, Dragon Keeper, Ghost Hunter, Igor, Organ Grinder, Stonecutter, War Admiral
- 16 Tourist Cards - Brood, Cultists, Fire-chasers, Grave Robbers, Groupies
- 6 The Kraken Strikes Cards
- 1 Kraken Token (2mm punchboard)
- 6 Attraction Cards - Secret Lair, Ancient Ruins, Copper Kettle Brewery
Villain's Vacation is not a standalone game. Epic Resort is required to play with this expansion.
If you're not already familiar with Epic Resort, here are a few reviews to check out.
Reviews for Villain's Vacation (more to come throughout the campaign)
"I think this is a wonderful expansion... all in all it's a phenomenal package and I'm happy to see that Floodgate Games is continuing to support it [Epic Resort]."
“If you like Epic Resort, there’s absolutely no reason for you not to get this expansion… All the things you loved, it’s going to add on top of that... For me it’s an instant back.”
“If you haven’t played Epic Resort, I’d say pick up the expansion right away”
"Villain’s Vacation brings some new flair to Epic Resort without costing you too much gold. If you enjoyed the original, you’ll find the expansion is a worthwhile attraction. Just watch out for that Kraken!"
The Tabletop gaming community is thriving! It's been an incredible experience as a publisher watching the community grow so much over the past few years. It's an exciting time for us as gamers with so many unique and interesting games, and I'm honored to have you consider Epic Resort: Villain's Vacation as one of those options. Here are just a few reasons why we feel this project is worth your support:
Immersive and Fun - At every turn, we've designed Epic Resort to feel like you're building your own resort and staff of workers in order to attract heroes and tourists. The graphics were carefully tuned to ensure the game play would be smooth and fast, keeping you focused on strategic choices and having fun! Villain's Vacation adds a darker take on this theme in the mechanics and appearance. Villain's Vacation has a distinct approach while fitting right in to the Epic Resort world you know.
Unique Twists on Familiar Mechanics - Epic Resort introduces Deck Evolution, a twist on deck building where you get to use and see your new cards more quickly. The Scaling Resource System creates an interesting tension when trying to plan just how much Flair and Gold you'll need.
More Options, More Challenges - With 7 new workers to choose from, new ways to score victory points and the Kraken waiting to strike, you'll have many more options and challenges to enhance your Epic Resort experience.
You're helping Independent Game Design and Publishing - Everything you see in this project is the product of a massive effort by several passionate, independent creators. The efforts that went into the game design, illustration, graphic design publishing are all crafted by individuals who absolutely love our hobby. Without you, we wouldn't be able to bring these creations to life!
If we exceed our funding goal, there's a bunch we can do to make Villain's Vacation even better!
Shipping is pretty straightforward:
US - Shipping is already included in your pledge.
Everywhere else - Shipping is a flat $6 for the VILLAIN tier (only the expansion) or $10 for the KRAKEN tier (Epic Resort and the Villain's Vacation expansion)
Epic Resort: Villain's Vacation is EU Friendly!
Greetings, Resort Owners!
For those who are new to our games, welcome! For those who have supported us in the past, welcome back! We're thrilled to be back on Kickstarter with our 6th project! Starting with Legacy: Gears of Time in 2012, all the way through Vault Wars just last year, running these projects have been incredible experiences, and I cannot wait to chat with you as we see where this one goes!
I'm looking forward to communicating with you throughout the project and after. Please feel free to reach out directly or in the comments if you have a question or concern -- I want to do everything I can to make your experience backing this project the best it can be!
Show your dark side by sporting a Villain's Vacation badge!
From now until Wednesday, May 11 at Midnight CDT, we're running an Evil Laugh Contest. Record yourself (audio or video) performing your very best villain laugh, cackle or croon and submit it to the form. We'll pick our favorites and post them in an update next week, selecting one winner to receive a deluxe copy of Vault Wars (every good villain needs to profit from a Heroes demise, after all).
- 1. Record your evil laugh (video is best)
- 2. Upload the video (somewhere like YouTube or Vimeo works)
- 3. Paste the link and your info in the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/s9XJp24jyc
- 4. (optional) Show off your skills and share your video in the Kickstarter comments or tag @FloodgateGames in a post on Twitter/Facebook
We're excited to see what you guys come up with!
Risks and challenges
When it comes to publishing a tabletop game, manufacturing and shipping logistics are easily the biggest challenges. I've had several smooth campaigns, and some rough ones and learned quite a bit along the way!
This time around we're quite prepared to navigate around production problems, shipping delays, national holidays to do my best to deliver a great game in a timely manner. We're working with the same manufacturer from the Vault Wars project, so I'm confident they'll do a great job in a timely manner yet again.
All of the illustration and graphic design work is complete. I'm planning to start the pre-press process before the project closes to help give us a head start on getting Epic Resort: Villain's Vacation on your table even faster!
As always, I appreciate your support and patience as I'm sure despite our best efforts there are bound to be unforeseen complications... either way, I'm looking forward to keeping you well informed the whole way!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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