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Battle wicked monsters, build up the legend of your party and face insurmountable odds as you strive to achieve an Epic Death!
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Game Salute Guaranteed is our money-back guarantee that Epic Death! will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with Epic Death!, just return it to our warehouse in New Hampshire USA within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our money-back guarantee...no questions asked.

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In Epic Death! you command a party of Adventurers as they face encounters and quests in an amusing and savage fantasy realm.  You may have to do battle with bears, wrestle with a gang of cantankerous crones, or perhaps even smite your hangover from the previous evening. No quest is too small!

Beware! Should you fail in your early quests, your hero will accrue Fail points which naturally count against how Epic you are.  However, success will earn you Epic Loot, which you can attach to your Adventurers and build up their value.

All Stretch Goals Hit!

Epic Death! has blown through countless stretch goals... have a look at what extras you'll be getting!

That's THREE bonus cards - The Holy Lightsword, Looking For Group and Jane's Cap - as well as a bunch of Epic Death tokens, sixteen CUSTOM dice and a lovely dice bag to stash them all in.

Epic Death Dice Towers? GIVE!

We're also delighted to announce that the Official Epic Death Dice Tower is now available to all as an add-on. These will be made by the fine folks at Blue Panther, a great company whose knockdown towers are the best out there. If you'd care to have a look at the plan for the Epic Death! tower, well...

If you're interested in getting one of these wooden dice towers simply add $25 to your pledge. If we get at least twenty people interested, the price will drop to $20 per tower - please see update #8 for more information and to express your interest!

$20,000 and beyond!

We've been storming through the stretch goals, meaning that each set will now come with SIXTEEN EPIC CUSTOM DICE! Of course, everyone also gets the Jane's Cap, Holy Lightsword and Help Me! cards included in their games as well as those rather fantastic Epic Skull tokens to keep track of your Epic Deaths!

Behold the doomed Adventurers!
Behold the doomed Adventurers!

Once you have chosen your quest, all players get the chance to play Fate cards, modifying a party's chances of succeeding in their adventures in both positive and negative ways. Once all the Fate cards are down the player must trust in chance and roll the dice - modified by their good or bad fortune - to see if they were successful. Thankfully, there's always the chance of an epic roll that can make up for even the most terrible of luck.

With all the lesser quests handled, the heroes will go seeking Epic Death! - a fiend or challenge worthy of being their final adventure, such as a mano-a-tentacleo battle against the mighty Kraken. Should the adventurer succeed in the epic quest while dying, it is worth twice as many points! Success isn't all bad though, as it brings in epic Loot to distribute to your Adventurers as well as Fate cards to add to your hand.

Once any player has found an Epic Death! for every member of their party, the game ends and the dead Adventurers (ONLY the dead Adventurers!) are counted toward the players' scores.

For a look at the full rules, click here! 

The standard Epic Death! box will come with the following:

  • 20 brave Adventurers to make up your party!
  • a deck of 57 highly sought after Loot cards!
  • a Fate deck comprising of 38 cards!
  • a Quest and Epic Quest deck made up of 40 cards that will test even the mightiest parties!
  •  A fistful of Epic Dice! Well, ten. But they are really epic.



There's also the Bonus Pack which adds a whole new element to your game: Events! These testing trials will appear early on in your adventures and will need to be dealt with quickly if you're to become truly Epic heroes. The Booster Pack also comes with two exclusive Fate cards: the Nerf Bat and Potion of Imba... perfect if you're looking to really turn the tide!

The Dice Tower's own Ryan Metzler got his hands on a copy of the game and gives us his thoughts on the world of Epic Death!

Michael Fox from The Little Metal Dog Show built a Print & Play version of the game to give you a run through on how it plays as well as his ideas on Epic Death! itself!

Sam and Beth from Waits in Graves join Drakaunus and The Pseudonym on Episode 27 of The Real Basement Dwellers podcast to talk all things Epic Death! Click on the banner above to listen for yourself!

Coming up with a game doesn't cost a lot of money, but printing thousands of copies certainly does. With your support, we can build on the time, money, and energy we've invested in this game and help cover a portion of the production costs to make Epic Death! a reality. Spread the word about our game with this handy Avatar!

Of course, we also have plans for Stretch Goals in mind. Promo cards, upgraded dice, special Epic Death counters - the grave's the limit!

We are a brand spanking new games company comprised of scarily ambitious insomniacs. Determined to create the funnest, sexiest, cleverest games around and have a good time doing it.

Made up of tabletop 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 done by two members of waits in graves, and we cant wait to see people enjoying it!

Check out our website here: waitsingraves.com

Shipping

Backers in the USA and the UK receive Free Shipping. Backers in any other area, please add the appropriate amount for shipping to your pledge.

Rewards will be shipped from the USA or the UK. If your rewards are to be shipped outside of the USA or the UK, your international pledge will be add necessary postage charges. You will be responsible for any import fees, brokerage or delivery surcharges, or applicable taxes that may be levied after we have shipped your package.

You can pledge through this campaign AND support your local store. Simply select your favorite local store when you complete your delivery survey and your pledge will benefit the store just as if you purchased the game through the store. You can check out the details here.

You can use GameStoreLocator.com to find a Game Salute Select Store near you. If your favorite store is not on the list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at GameSalute.com/SelectStoreSignUp

Information For Retailers

If it funds, EPIC DEATH! will be available worldwide through friendly local game stores. To find your local store, visit GameStoreLocator.com

If you're a store who would like to support EPIC DEATH!, pledge at the Jade Skull level and you'll get your regular full margin through our Game Salute Local Support program! This will get you your full margin and a FREE copy of EPIC DEATH! for your Game Library (and yes, that copy will also include a FREE Bonus Pack). You can also encourage backers who are pledging individually to have the game delivered through your store and you'll also receive your full margin on those pledges as well! 

Information For Media

We are pleased to offer access to our game designers and creative team for podcast, blog, newspaper, or television interviews. Team members can also be present for conventions and event appearances with a timely invitation and appropriate travel and lodging expense allowances. Please contact Michael Fox at Michael@GameSalute.com to discuss any of these media support opportunities.

Risks and challenges

Publishing a board or card game is a cash intensive endeavor. Long before a game project appears on Kickstarter, the designers and developers will have spent hundred of hours on play testing the game and thousands of dollars on art and design to get the project to state where you will take it seriously. In the case of small design studios like Waits in Graves and small publishers like Game Salute, this money is all paid up front from a VERY limited budget. Epic Death! is a small project as games go, but even so, it can't be made without your help.

Epic Death! is virtually "Print Ready" so we plan to send the final files to the printer within a week or two of the project's close. That means we hope to have it available for release by December, and while we know that every game project is subject to potential production delays, we believe this date is achievable.

The final challenge is getting the game and rewards out to the backers. Game Salute is well versed in Kickstarter reward fulfillment and we are prepared to meet this challenge for Epic Death!

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    BRONZE SKULL: All backers at this level or higher will receive our unending gratitude upon our Wall of Eternal Thanks, plus a high quality limited edition print of the EPIC DEATH! box cover PLUS an EPIC Sticker Set. Add $3 for Shipping outside the US or the UK.

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    SILVER SKULL: One copy of EPIC DEATH! All backers at this level or higher will receive all game-upgrade stretch goals. Shipping in the USA and the UK is included, for elsewhere, add $15.

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    GOLD SKULL: One copy of EPIC DEATH! AND the much coveted seven-card Bonus Pack! Adds Events to your game as well as two brand new Fate cards! Shipping in the USA and the UK is included, for elsewhere, add $15

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    BLOOD SKULL - One copy of EPIC DEATH!, the much coveted seven-card Bonus Pack, AND a high quality limited edition print of the EPIC DEATH! box cover PLUS an EPIC Sticker Set! Shipping in the USA and the UK is included, for elsewhere, add $15

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    OBSIDIAN SKULL: Do you desire a custom EPIC DEATH! card? Then this level is for you. Choose from a character, deed or loot and we will make and print a unique card for you to use in your game. You'll also get one copy of EPIC DEATH!, the much coveted seven-card Bonus Pack, AND a high quality limited edition print of the EPIC DEATH! box cover PLUS an EPIC Sticker Set! Shipping in the USA and the UK is included, for elsewhere, add $15

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    JADE SKULL: The Ultimate Pack for battle hardened veterans in search of value!

    EPIC DEATH! x6 + Bonus Pack x6 + Limited Edition Print x6 + EPIC Sticker Set x6. Shipping in the USA and the UK is included, for elsewhere, add $75

    Purchase Pools will find a nice bit of savings with this six-pack of Epic Death.

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    CRYSTAL SKULL PARTY PACK: The level that will make your adventuring party legends! We will make and print a new set of five unique adventurers for you to use. Also we will make a special party group shot using the artwork placing the characters on an EPIC backdrop. You'll also get one copy of EPIC DEATH!, the much coveted seven-card Bonus Pack, AND a high quality limited edition print of the EPIC DEATH! box cover PLUS an EPIC Sticker Set! Includes Free Shipping Worldwide

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