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Epic Death! Hardcore Mode

Last year, Waits In Graves made your adventures totally awesome. Now it's time to get Hardcore in this first expansion to Epic Death!

Epic Death! Hardcore Mode

Last year, Waits In Graves made your adventures totally awesome. Now it's time to get Hardcore in this first expansion to Epic Death!

$5,717
pledged of $9,500pledged of $9,500 goal
173
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 25 2014 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 25, 2014

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Last time around we gave you the opportunity to weave the legends of some of the greatest heroes the world has ever seen - and then bump them off in ways that would truly see their names passed down through the ages. If you missed out on that, why not take a moment to check out the last campaign? We'll wait.

Back? Good. Now, in this first expansion for Epic Death!, it is a time of even more mighty heroes and much-desired ancient treasures, as a host of brave new adventurers step forward to claim lost artefacts of unimaginable power. It's time to go Hardcore!

Glad you asked! Hardcore Mode contains two brand new modules for Epic Death! which add all new game-play to the base game. If you're looking to bring in more strategy and depth to the game, this has been made with you in mind!

Hardcore Mode is broken down into two modules: A set of Epic Adventurers (comprising of 40 cards) and a bunch of new Epic Loot (made up of 52 Cards). If you like, they can be played with individually but for the full Hardcore experience it's very much recommended that you bring them together. Want some more details? Well, it just so happens that we've got some:

With the Epic Adventurers module you will command an all new party of grizzled veterans, each one with a game changing Class Power which can be triggered by rolling multiples of the same number while Questing. The 40 cards introduce new races and archetypes, each complete with special abilities that'll make drafting your party very interesting indeed. Check out some of the new talent!

 You'll notice that each card not only has a name, class and archetype, they now have Class Powers! These are triggered by rolling four of that Classes number when trying to complete a Quest. For example, the Warriors' Class Power is triggered by rolling four ones, letting you kill one opposition Adventurer who played a Fate card that turn; if you're looking to get revenge on enemies who tried to make you fail, these are the guys for you! Scoundrels, meanwhile, are all about getting their hands on more cards - take a look for yourself!

To see a more detailed run down of how the Epic Adventurers works you can read the rules with a single click, as if by magic!

You'll remember the incredible treasures found in the original game. Epic Loot adds an entirely new Loot deck full of Magical Loot which can affect gameplay in surprising and... 'interesting' ways when equipped on your Adventurers. You'll get 40 all new Loot Cards as well as 12 very special Heritage Powers. There's a reason we're calling it Hardcore Mode...

 Oh, look! Instant effects! And Persistent ones too! The team at Waits in Graves have been busy. Busy making a batch of new Loot including 25 Magic Loot cards that will ensure the lives of your Adventurers even more miserable. Or exciting. Or both! Want a more indepth look? Voila!

Each Loot card also belongs to one of the six ancient Heritages of Mysteria, and managing to collect multiples of the same Heritage rewards you with more EPIC! at the end of the game. If you're lucky enough to attain a full Heritage Set on one of your Adventurers you will also gain access to that Heritage’s earth-shattering ancestral ability and believe us - you'll want them!

 Again, for more details on this side of the expansion, check out the rules that you'll find by summoning them to appear upon your screen!

What if you missed out on Epic Death! the first time around? Well, we can help with that. This is a card game of tempting fate, grabbing loot and meeting death in glorious battle! Here's Ryan Metzler's AWESOME run through of the base game.

Controlling a rag-tag party of hardened adventurers who look to don the biggest, shiniest loot before going toe to toe with mighty dragons, scheming sorcerers and hideous undead chickens, they desire only one thing: that they will finally attain EPIC DEATH!

Designed for two to four players, EPIC DEATH! is easy to learn, fun to play and most of all, contains more EPIC than you can wield a bejewelled sword at. We've given the original base game a lick of paint, updated the rulebook and tidied up the terminology for the second edition. Throw in Hardcore Mode and you've got yourself the most raucous adventure your tabletop can handle! Oh, and we've got plans for Stretch Goals too... More on those soon!

We strive to make the prettiest, funnest games ever! Made up of gaming fanatics, artists, designers and animators, our heart is set on creating fun, solid, thematic games with great art and with your help we can do it!

All the artwork, design and game-play has been created by two members of Waits in Graves, and we can’t wait to see people enjoying it, thank you all! Check out our website - it's very lovely: waitsingraves.com

Risks and challenges

Game Salute has been involved in over 165 successful Kickstarter campaigns including our own published titles and those we've helped independent publishers run and fulfill. We like to think we've learned many lessons and are getting better every day.

While shipping and processing delays are always a possibility, we have set a conservative delivery date that allows time to handle difficulties when they arise. Of course, should games arrive before the estimated delivery date, we will send them out as soon as we receive them.

We're so certain that you'll enjoy Epic Death! Hardcore Mode that we're backing it up with our Game Salute Guarantee.

Now, sometimes life happens and a few people will want to cancel their pledge after the campaign has ended, and that’s fine too. We can handle this for you – all we need is for you to email Service@GameSalute.com with your username, real name, and the Amazon Payments Transaction ID that’s in the email you’ll receive after your money is collected when the campaign closes. Please note: when we receive your funds, we only receive around 85% of what you paid thanks to various fees and charges, so whatever your pledge was you’ll get it back less 15% to cover those charges. Remember that you’re also able to cancel your pledge at any time during the campaign, so if you're not sure that you really want this or can't afford it at present, then this campaign may not be for you. It would be best to get a copy later through your favorite game store.

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