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Here be Dragons - Into the unknown

An unique adventure and strategy boardgame that lets you discover a new world each time you play.

Here be Dragons - Into the unknown

An unique adventure and strategy boardgame that lets you discover a new world each time you play.

SEK 22,641
pledged of SEK 350,000pledged of SEK 350,000 goal
38
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 22 2019 11:19 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello friends!

We are sad to say that the Here be Dragons Kickstarter campaign didn’t reach its funding goal. With just a few days left until the deadline we have decided to cancel the project for now.

We will not give up though!
Here be Dragons has become a big passion for us during the last years and we are dedicated to keep developing the game as best we can. We have received a lot of invaluable feedback from the amazing people that we have met, and we have decided to go back to the drawing board and look at the core mechanics of the game as well as the artwork. Speaking of the artwork, we will improve it and post updates from time to time on our social media where you can help us by giving feedback and participate in the development process.

We would like to give all of you a HUGE THANK YOU for believing in us and for helping us to fulfill our dream of making Here be Dragons a reality! We will do our best to improve the quality as well as trying to lower the funding goal before we try another Kickstarter launch so stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

If you are interested in receiving a notification-mail once the new Kickstarter goes live you can follow the link below and submit your email!


Thank you again for pledging and giving us feedback and support! Here be Dragons is still very much alive so make sure to follow us and spread the word about the game.

 Link to the new Kickstarter preview page!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/herebedragons


Love
/Kim & Kim


Immerse yourself in the world of Here be Dragons! 

Explore, build, battle and survive a fantasy world that is unique to each time you play. Here be Dragons combines the tactical play of a strategy game with the character building of a roleplaying game to create a brand-new adventure. 

Compete with other explorers by earning victory points and survive the consuming darkness of the Devourer.


Here be Dragons – Into the unknown lets the players create and explore a world together. We want the players to feel as if they play an “open world boardgame”. The player freedom is created by the several mechanics of the game. We have a lot of everything but without making it too complicated. This makes the game easy to learn but hard to master.
     The mechanics that can be found in the game are as followed:

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Players have access to a load of strategy cards that can be used to help or sabotage for other players.

Tile placement 

The game board is completely modular and terrain tiles are picked randomly making every playthrough unique.

Dice Rolling 

Battles in Here be Dragons are fought with the help of dice. The amount of dice that a player or monster have indicates how dangerous they are in battle. Besides this, every monster has traits to make encounters with them feel unique.

Survival 

Besides surviving the monsters of the wilderness, the game also includes boss scenarios. In the core game players will have to face the Devourer, an otherworldly creature bent on corrupting the world that the players have built. Players will have to survive the growing corruption until they are powerful enough to face the creature in battle.


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 The Devourer is now a Dragon!

We have listened to all the amazing people who have given us feedback and have decided to upgrade the artwork of the game once we reach our funding goal.
 

The only thing that will change is the artwork, the gameplay will stay the same. The style of the above artwork will be implemented into the game once the goal is reached. Below is the current artwork of the game.

The words ‘Hic Sunt Dracones’ or “Here be Dragons” was written on one of the oldest known terrestrial globes, the Hunt-Lenox Globe. It was a warning to seafarers, a warning of mysterious creatures looming around the edges of the world.

In this strategy-adventure fantasy game, you will explore a newly discovered land and face never before seen monsters. You will step into the shoes of a brave explorer inspired by early 

cartographers of the real world. As you explore an ever-changing map you will find out that in the world of Here be Dragons, the dragons and monsters really do exist.


Here be Dragons – Into the Unknown is a game that is easy to learn but hard to master. It can be enjoyed by anyone who is new to boardgames in general or someone who just wants a new, challenging adventure.

In Here be Dragons, your goal is to explore unknown lands and take control over the wilds. How you decide to do this is up to you. Dominate the area from your mighty citadel, explore forests and mountains in your hunt for fearsome beasts or help your people with their problems. The freedom is yours in this everchanging adventure but do not forget that the other players seek the same goal.

The players’ goal is to gather enough victory points before their rivals and thus winning the game. 

During the beginning of a turn, a player ends their travel by moving their character figure to the location of their travel marker. The player then decides to either take an event card from the event card deck or to gain income from their settlements and production buildings they occupy. 

The player may now perfom an action in the area they are standing on. Once per turn a player may chose to search a mountain-/or forest tile to find monsters or treasures. 

A player’s turn is finished once they place the travel marker on an adjacent terrain tile to start a travel. When this player starts their next turn, they will arrive at the marked terrain tile.

The winner of the game is the first player who reaches the required amount of victory points (decided by the players before the game). There are several ways to gain victory points during the game. 

Players gain them by building and upgrading settlements, by defeating dangerous foes (other players included) and by completing quests. The victory point tracker is located in the top of each score tracker.

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The core game of Here be Dragons includes a solo mode where you must survive against the Devourer before it corrupts the land around you. It is a race against time as you must either gather 10 victory points or defeat the Devourer in battle.

Here be Dragons – Into the Unknown is a 1 - 6 strategy adventure game set in a unique fantasy world where you compete against the other players and the game itself.

You will have to face game changing choices, dangerous beasts and the threat from the void – the Devourer.

If you want to know more about how to play Here be Dragons you should check out the video below and if you want to read the rules in detail here is a link to the rulebook.

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As a backer, you deserve to store your copy of the game in style! If you chose the Super bundle you will receive the limited-edition box. This box is hand crafted by us in twinwall plastic and designed by Love Grahn.

Here is a sample of the folk music inspired song by Dag Mollestam. We feel that his tunes capture the feelings of exploration and adventure that we have for the game. Listen to the amazing song here and check out Dag on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/between-days

       If you want the full Here be Dragons album pledge for "The super bundle"!

The Timeline is an estimate and we have attempted to overestimate the time it will take to get the game to you. Hopefully you will have the game earlier!



Thanks to new contacts that we met during Essen Spiel we managed to lower the shipping prices for the game. The changes can be seen below!


The prices refer to one physical copy of the game. If you decide to pledge for multiple copies, the shipping price per copy will decrease due to logistics.

Keep in mind that the shipping cost is an estimate and the final cost will be confirmed and charged after the campaign ends.

Shipping will be charged in our post-campaign pledge manager. Using the pledge manager, you will be able to confirm your rewards, confirm your address, and finalize your order.

 Replacements

We will replace any defective components. 

Just send us pictures of the damaged material and we will ship the replacement (for free of course). Replacement requests must be made within 30 days of the date the item was delivered to you.

Here be Dragons has become a big part of our lives and we constantly strive to expand the game. We have many ideas on how to evolve Here be Dragons after the funding goal is reached and we are looking forward to sharing these ideas with you in the future.

Since we are a small team with limited resources, we also want to upgrade our own equipment to help us design even more great games in the future. 

We see Here be Dragons – Into the Unknown as our flagship and we want to create a universe around it with both expansions and eventual spin off games. Beside the world of Here be Dragons we also have plans on other, totally different games.

Todys is an independent design and illustration company based in Sweden. Todys was founded 2017 by illustrator and designer Kim Jansson. Kim J. has dedicated himself to create fantastic designs for other companies as well as showing of his own hand painted artworks. He is a graduated designer at the collage of Mälardalens högskola. Kim J. Is the lead designer for the team.

Kim Åberg is a teacher student at Örebro university with a burning passion for all types of games. Kim Å. is dedicated to bringing his ideas to life and create the best games possible in collaboration with Todys. Kim Å. is the gameplay designer for the team.


Special thanks to:

Dag Mollestam for the fantastic music that brings our world to life.

Love Grahn for the amazing box design and all the help.

Joakim Flink for the online scoretracker on here-be-dragons.se.

All the test players who have given us invaluable feedback and support.


Fulfillment Partner

Gameland is the manufacturer.

Risks and challenges

Since this is our first project on Kickstarter we want to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. After years of work, the core game is now complete and our manufacturer is ready to deliver the first copies. Please note that the delivery time is an estimate and due to logistcs, possible delays may occur.
We will make sure to keep you as a backer regularly updated during the entire process of the campaign until the game has safly arrived to your doorstep. Be sure that we always have you in mind.

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