Waste Knights: Second Edition is a post-apocalyptic game of survival and adventure set in dystopian Australia half a century from now. It is a 1-4 player experience allowing you to play cooperatively, competitively or in solo mode depending on the adventure you choose. The game is inspired by cult movies and books of the genre enabling players to immerse themselves in a ruined world full of gangs, mutated creatures, sentient machines and – most of all – unforgettable stories.
When you sit at the table, you become one of rugged heroes of the ruined continent, facing innumerable challenges in their journey through the wasted Australian outback. Depending on the adventure you play, you will have to make narrative choices, overcome obstacles, fight unique, fearsome enemies presented on beautifully illustrated cards and roleplay your knight whenever you encounter various events and denizens of this destroyed land.
The game is story-oriented, with each adventure branching out into different plots full of unique rules, goals and associated tales. You will make lots of decisions – from huge ones affecting the world around you and the course of the adventure to seemingly irrelevant, pertaining to your knight. However, no matter what you do, you can be sure that each and every choice you make will have some impact on the game – favors will be returned, wrongs avenged, friends and enemies made for life.
Easy-to-learn rules combined with a unique narrative setup enable you to quickly start the game and plunge head-first into action. At the same time, each adventure comprised of different plots offers custom game mechanics to enhance your gameplay and provide you with lots of strategic options. Hundreds of entries – or story snippets – guarantee replayability and create a rich setting for your exploits. Additionally, when you start the game you will have no idea where the story will lead you and whether your today’s allies will not become rivals tomorrow.
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The more people learn about Waste Knights: Second Edition, the more survivors will populate ruined Australia and your activity on social networks will guarantee this! In exchange, we have some extra rewards to aid you in your adventures.
There are 2 kinds of Social Stretch Goals:
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The game is set in dystopian Australia based on grim visions of an economic crisis, machinations of powerful corporations, natural disasters, and disintegration of the modern society. On one hand, you can feel inspirations from cult post-apocalyptic movies and books, such as Mad Max, Waterworld, The Postman, or Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. On the other hand, it is a very original approach to the genre, with a strong base in Australian culture and geography. You can be sure that you will enjoy hours of gameplay and exploration of this wild continent.
You play rugged survivors with rich personal background who excel at different skills – combat, exploration, negotiation, repair etc. They have various strengths and weaknesses and it is up to you to approach any challenge with this in mind. Additionally, each knight has their own unique deck of upgrade cards obtained as you gain Experience Points. You may use them to create a “path of development” that best suits your playing style.
At many points in the game – when embarking upon a journey, resolving plots, encountering cards or facing enemies – you are given lots of choices, both narrative or strategic ones. All of them have a direct impact on the flow of the story, which means that the same adventure can be played many times and you will never learn everything… unless you play again. And again.
The Guide containing story introductions and plot sheets features different types of adventures: full co-op, purely competitive or mixing the best of both worlds, with plot twists turning players into enemies or friends depending on their choices in the game. Some adventures are more strategic, other focus on action and exploration, but each and every one of them has a distinct feel and theme. If you add to this the Solo Mode, you can enjoy desolate Australia for hours.
The Book of Tales is comprised of hundreds of entries containing unique tales from wasted Australia. Written by professional authors and designed by people who have turned board games and post-apocalypse into their way of life, it offers hundreds of pages of narrative. Add to this a plethora of great illustrations depicting the ruined world and its inhabitants and you can be sure that your adventures will be both thrilling and memorable.
Basic rules are really simple, allowing you to learn the game in no time and set it up really quickly, smartly balancing gameplay elements and immersive narrative. At the same time each plot features a set of custom rules thus adding new strategic layers of game mechanics.
Please note that your pledge does not include any shipping costs as these will be charged after the campaign through the pledge manager. While managing your pledge, you will also have an opportunity to purchase additional copies of the game and any add-ons. However, please remember that any such additions may affect the final shipping cost.
All prices listed below are only estimates – we will do our best to keep the shipping costs as low as possible. In order to make that happen we will cover the delivery cost of the games and any additional content to our partners' depots in USA, Australia, China and our warehouse in Europe.
This project is US, EU, Canada and Australia friendly + "VAT free in Asia". This means that backers from these regions will not face any import taxes.
* We will do our best to guarantee the same level of service to UK customers as we do to all other EU backers unless Brexit terms prevent us from doing so. Since nothing is certain at this point, in the end it may turn out that shipping costs to UK will significantly change. Should any duties/taxes emerge, individual Backers will be responsible for covering them.
Please note that we do not ship to PO boxes.
We cannot guarantee customs-friendly shipping outside of the countries/regions listed as friendly (US, EU, Canada, Australia, and Asia). Depending on the country to which the reward will be shipped, there may be additional duties and/or fees charged by a given country's governmental agencies and/or shipping partners. Individual Backers will be responsible for covering any such costs and we can neither cancel a pledge nor will we cover those fees. In case a package is returned or destroyed due to non-payment of such fees, your pledge will be considered fulfilled. Please remember that legally we cannot label your game as a gift.
Unfortunately, for various reasons we are currently unable to ship our games to the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine.
We wished to create a game that would satisfy players, fans of post-apocalyptic genre and everyone who loves great stories and adventures. Many people who help us test and improve the game attend biggest game fairs, such as Spiel 2018 in Germany, or come to post-apocalyptic conventions and festivals trying to experience the end of the world personally. We know them all as we are a part of this great community. We listen to their insight and advice, just like we will listen to your ideas during the campaign to improve this project. We encourage you to check the materials from some events we attended.
Risks and challenges
Waste Knights: Second Edition is our first game funded via the Kickstarter platform but we have lots of publishing experience in the retail market. We participated in the development and production of This War Of Mine: The Board Game and its expansion and we have created, developed and published 8 other games, including Age of Thieves, King and Assassins and Zombie Terror just to name a few.
We cooperate with Fantasy Flight Games, Kosmos and Ares – among others – in localizing their best-selling games in Poland and we have extensive experience in board and card game production. Our partners both in Poland and in China provide components of the highest quality and are known from many other KS projects funded by the most successful publishing companies. Therefore, you can be sure that Waste Knights: Second Edition will satisfy even the most demanding customers.
The only risk factor is a delay in delivery due to unforeseen circumstances. Additionally, please note that we are still polishing the game and the final product will slightly differ as far as components and rules go. However, we aim to provide you with the best possible product and any introduced changes will enhance your gaming experience.
This Kickstarter project is run in cooperation with Ares Games LLC - Manager James D. Long.
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