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Face your final foe! Battle your way through Haven to seal the Shadowrifts and defeat the Archfiends responsible once and for all!
Face your final foe! Battle your way through Haven to seal the Shadowrifts and defeat the Archfiends responsible once and for all!
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Shadowrift: Archfiends pits the heroes of legend directly against the master of each faction bent on destroying the city of Haven. In addition to the monsters faced during the course of a regular game, the heroes must now contend with the Archfiend's scheming and personal onslaught, and once the Shadowrifts are sealed... the heroes must defeat the terrifying villain in final mortal combat.  

Archfiends expands the cooperative deckbuilding game Shadowrift. It introduces new and powerful Archfiends with their own decks, allowing them to wade into the middle of the heroes and wreck all their plans for saving the town!

The Archfiends Have Arrived

Click The Image Above For A Closer Look At All Six Archfiends Boss Cards!
Click The Image Above For A Closer Look At All Six Archfiends Boss Cards!

In addition to the usual setup, take the deck of Archfiends cards and Archfiend Boss Rules card associated with the monster faction you’ve chosen (the card backs will match). 

Shuffle and set the deck face-down near the Monster deck. Leave room beside the deck as it will also have a discard pile. On the opposite end of the Monster Attack area, set the Archfiend Boss Rules card. This gives you reminders about the added rules for Archfiends, as well as having an extra effect that causes trouble for the heroes.

The Archfiend Step


This step happens prior to the Heroes Act step. When the Heroes Act step begins, a player draws the top card of the Archfiend deck and decides between three horrible options: 
  • Play it. The card goes into play next to the Rules card.
  • Avoid it. The card goes face-down under the Rules card. However, the player must draw another card.
  • Block it. The card, and the top card of the Archfiend deck, go face-down under the Rules card.

The Final Battle

Unlike basic Shadowrift, you cannot win Archfiends by building Walls (it won’t hurt your odds, though!). In order to win Archfiends, you must find and seal the Shadowrifts, and then defeat the Archfiend in combat.
When you seal the final Shadowrift, there is an extra setup for the final battle: 

  • Flip the monster deck face-down and/or set it aside. The rifts are sealed; only the monsters on this side remain. From here on, the Monsters Gain Power and Add New Monsters steps will no longer happen.
  • Because there are no Shadowrifts to return to, monsters will not leave town. All monsters gain Rampage as part of their Step 3 action. Any monsters currently on Step 3 immediately move to the Start space.
  • Reveal the cards you have placed under the Rule card. Each Archfiend has a set of bonuses it gains based on the symbols you have given it by avoiding or blocking cards during the game.The Archfiend now sits above the Start space. It acts last during the Monsters Act step.
The regular Archfiend step still occurs during the Boss Battle! If you Avoid or Block cards, they are immediately placed face-up on the Archfiend. This means that the Archfiend can actually get stronger while you are still fighting it!

Shadowrift: Archfiends comes with six decks of special Archfiends cards - One deck for each monster faction - As well as six Boss Rules Cards, revealing your true foes.

Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that Shadowrift: Archfiends will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with Shadowrift: Archfiends, simply return it to our headquarters within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. 

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Shipping is expensive. We've calculated the cost to ship this game to backers around the world and we're subsidizing that to help keep your costs down. The cost to ship this game to backers in the USA is $6.65 up to $7.69. Game Salute is covering the equivalent of the shipping cost for ALL backers around the world. That means that the pledge level for US backers includes shipping. For international backers, we're passing along the same savings on shipping. Simply check the chart below, find your destination group, then follow the line to see you total pledge amount. 

To keep the shipping costs as low as possible, we ship packages via a variety of shipping services depending on your specific location. We use USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. 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. 

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 Kickstarter@GameSalute.com to discuss any of these media support opportunities.

If you have any questions while our campaign is running or following the conclusion of the campaign, feel free to post on the main comments thread or email Kickstarter@GameSalute.com. 

Our service team strives to reply promptly to all questions and comments (except for when we're sleeping or eating or other basic bodily functions, and sometimes even then!) When we announce that reward packages are shipping, you can direct your inquiries to Service@GameSalute.com or call 1-888-57-GAMES (examples: when packages have shipped, updating your address, reconciling payment). Our service team is in the office from 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time and we always look forward to serving you! 

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Thanks as always for your support! 

Game Design: Jeremy K Anderson 

Developer: Game Night Productions  

Publisher: Game Salute

Executive Producer: Dan Yarrington

Editing And Proofreading: Bryan Johnson

Illustrations: Ross Grams, Othon Nikolaidis, Jose Munoz, Sabine van Apeldoorn, Kirsten Brown , Vinh Mac

Graphic Design: Darrell Louder

Box Design: Andy Kluthe

Kickstarter Campaign Manager: Jon Brunette 

Kickstarter Campaign Graphic Design: R Jay McCarty

And a special thanks to all of our playtesters!

Risks and challenges

As we enter the crowdfunding phase, Shadowrift: Archfiends is nearly "Print Ready". Certain stretch goals will require additional art if we fund at those levels, so we have set an extended delivery date to be on the safe side. Every game project is subject to potential production delays, but we believe we've allowed enough wiggle-room for Shadowrift: Archfiends.

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 Shadowrift: Archfiends.

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    SHADOWRIFT: ARCHFIENDS EXPANSION

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    SHADOWRIFT: ARCHFIENDS EXPANSION + TUCK BOX SET

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of the Shadowrift: Archfiends Expansion PLUS One Set of Six Unique Tuck Boxes AND One Copy of the Re-Mastered Shadowrift Rulebook!

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    SHADOWRIFT: ARCHFIENDS EXPANSION + ORIGINAL SHADOWRIFT BASE GAME

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of the Shadowrift: Archfiends Expansion, One Copy of the Re-Mastered Shadowrift Rulebook PLUS One Copy of the Original Shadowrift Base Game!

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    USA Retailers: Pledge for 5 Reward Packs at $350 and you will receive a 6th Reward Pack for your store's game library FREE. Your full margin is assured by Game Salute Local Support www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport

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    SHADOWRIFT: ARCHFIENDS EXPANSION + ORIGINAL SHADOWRIFT BASE GAME + TUCK BOX SET

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of the Shadowrift: Archfiends Expansion PLUS One Set of Six Unique Tuck Boxes, One Copy of the Re-Mastered Shadowrift Rulebook AND One Copy of the Original Shadowrift Base Game!

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    USA Retailers: Pledge for 5 Reward Packs at $420 and you will receive a 6th Reward Pack for your store's game library FREE. Your full margin is assured by Game Salute Local Support www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport

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