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Dark Legacy is a strategic RPG TCG combining elements from both genres and adding character customization and a very immersive story.

About this project

Welcome to the world of Dark Legacy. The planet of Titan is at war and the Kaiser, an evil battle-mage, is bringing this world to its knees. Anything is possible here and anyone can become a legend. This is where your journey begins.

Will you join the Kaiser and his allies in the total domination of the planet or will you be part of the opposition? You get to decide how this story will tell itself. Make sure to choose wisely, for the fate of the planet lies within your hands.

Make your choice.

About this project.

Dark Legacy is a project that has the ability to give something to everyone. Instead of dividing the RPGers and the Card Gamers; this game has the ability to bring them both together in one game and keep them engaged with the story and possibilities of their own character's growth. Dark Legacy is a game that is easy to pick up and yet complicated enough through strategy to keep even the most experienced player entertained. It is my goal, with you help, to get this in the hands of hundreds of gamers so they can experience a different kind of gaming all together.

My Kickstarter goal is only set at $7,000 and this covers the minimum of costs to finish the art, edit, print and ship the game. The total of the funding goal is comprised of 10% Kickstarter fees and Amazon fees, 70% printing cost, 0% artist, layout, editing and development costs (since I am doing the majority of this myself), 10% promotional costs and 10% shipping costs. Should I be blessed enough to raise beyond the $7,000 target several things will happen:

I have six pre-determined stretch goal rewards to give to everyone if we reach the goal. Everyone who pledges $15 or more will be included in the stretch goal rewards. We will have to reach the goal before they get unlocked and you find out what the reward will be. 

About the game

Dark Legacy is a unique strategy game that mixes the best elements of Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons and Chess and wraps them all up into a in-depth sci-fi/fantasy story. In Dark Legacy, players are no longer bystanders of the battle,  they get to be part of it as a war general within one of six different factions. With the unique and various weapons, armor and relics, that a player can equip themselves with, players can become whomever they imagine themselves to be.

In Dark Legacy, it is the players objective to destroy their opponents and their armies, by building a deck of magic spells that no one can withstand, rolling the d20 in their favor and strategically summoning their army to be the strongest. Just like in real battle you will have to anticipate the probability of the unexpected. Don't make choices too hastily for they may be the demise of your army and yourself.

Dark Legacy is a game that can be played one-on-one or in team battle, ages 10 and up, with an average play time of about 45 minutes.

Without Kickstarter backers, I wouldn't be able to produce this quality trading card game for the hobby market. To show my appreciation to those of you who are taking a chance on me, I promise that all games, PDFs and prints will be in the hands of backers before any copy will be available to others, whether it be through retailers, conventions or in my online store at dark-legacy.net. In addition, any items that are listed as limited editions will never be sold or distributed outside of this Kickstarter project. I would like to thank you again for your consideration and your support.  Thank you very much! 

Here are the type of cards that can be played in Dark Legacy

Enhancement cards are for summoned creatures, weapons and the Hero. These cards can either strengthen or weaken that which it is place upon.

Creature cards are just that. They are the faction specific cards that each one of the six different factions use to strengthen their army to win the battle.

Magic cards are the spell cards used to tip the balance in battle. There are faction specific magic cards and general magic cards.

Armor cards are only for the Heroes in battle. This gives each Hero extra defense points on top of their life points.

Weapon cards are only for the Heroes in battle. There is a wide variety of weapon cards and as the Hero levels up there are stronger and more magical weapons that become available to them.

Relic cards are ancient cards with abilities that are available to every player if you find them. There are relics that will fit every players style of fighting.

Here is the playing mat, where all of the play is going to happen. I would like to break this down so that you can have a better understand of how and where things are going to be played.

This is the Hero field. This is where all the Hero enhancement cards will go.

This is the Hero equip section. This is where you will be able to place your primary and secondary weapons and armor as well as relics if you choose to do that.

This is the playing field. This is where you will be able to play all of the cards, such as creatures, relics, magic, instants and enhancements. You are allowed to stack cards of the same type. So if you have played a ninja card, you can place another ninja card on top of the other so that you don't have to use up another field to cast that card.

This is the instant field. This field is important as it acts as a regular playing slot but if this field is covered by any card you will not be able to play instants until that card has been removed from the instant field.

This is the charging field. Since the cards are all skill based there are going to be cards that are outside of your skill level. You can still play them by placing them face down on the charging field and waiting the difference of the skill level that you have and the skill level that it costs to cast the card. So if you are a level 3 and you want to cast a level 5 card you will have to wait 2 turns before you can cast it. You have to have space open in the playing field section and you can only do this with one card at a time.

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    The Soldier reward: For the $1 donation you get a very heart felt thank you email from Bryan Tillman, the creator of Dark Legacy, a digital image of the limited edition print, and the knowledge that you helped an artist make this project a reality and that you are awesome.

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    The Ninja reward: For the $5 donation you get a public thank you on the Dark Legacy website for all to see.

    You also get the Soldier reward.

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    The Djinn reward: For the $7 donation you get all 6 one inch faction buttons. (Please add an extra $2.50 for shipping and handling. International donators please add an extra $5 for shipping and handling.) You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Spirit reward: For the $10 dollar donation you get a limited edition print for Dark Legacy that is signed and numbered by Bryan Tillman. (Please add $5 for shipping and handling. International donators please add an extra $10 for shipping and handling.) You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Cleric reward: For the $10 donation you get a 15 card Dark Legacy expansion pack. The expansion pack will consist of 15 randomly selected cards. You will also receive the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Necro reward: For the $15 donation you will get a Dark Legacy: The Rising starter deck. (You will need two to play.)

    This deck consists of 60 pre-selected cards (that will combine two separate factions to allow the player to start playing without having to build the deck before hand), the rule book and the playing mat. The Deck box and the playing mat will be signed by Bryan Tillman. (Please add $5 for shipping and handling. International donators please add an extra $10 for shipping and handling).You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The War General reward: For the $20 donation you get a Dark Legacy: The Rising random deck.

    This deck consists of 60 random cards (these cards will consist for commons, un-commons, rares and the possibility of Uber-rares), the rule book and the playing mat. The Deck box and the playing mat will be signed by Bryan Tillman.

    These decks will go out before the official release of Dark Legacy at GenCon in August. (Please add and extra $5 for shipping and handling. International donators please add an extra $10 for shipping and handling.) You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Ratakarna reward: For the $50 donation you get two Dark Legacy: The Rising starter decks. Perfect for getting the game started as soon as you get them. Two 15 card expansion packs and a PDF copy of all the artwork done for Dark Legacy: The Rising.

    This deck consists of 60 pre-selected cards (that will combine two separate factions to allow the player to start playing without having to build the deck before hand), the rule book and the playing mat. The Deck box and the playing mat will be signed by Bryan Tillman.
    These Starter decks will only be available at GenCon 2012 and here at Kickstarter. These decks will go out before the official release of Dark Legacy at GenCon in August. (Please add and extra $10 for shipping and handling. International donators please add an extra $15 for shipping and handling.) You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Amphion reward: For the $100 donation you get two Dark Legacy: The Rising starter deck (Necro reward), two 15 card expansion packs and six faction specific playing mats. (The six faction specific playing mats will convey the leader of each faction. These playing mats are only available here at Kickstarter. Each mat will be signed by Bryan Tillman).

    The expansion set is 15 extra randomly generated cards put into a set. You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Trader reward: For the $100 donation you will get 5x Dark Legacy Random Decks (The War General) This deck consists of 60 random cards (these cards will consist for commons, un-commons, rares and the possibility of Uber-rares), the rule book and the playing mat. The Deck box and the playing mat will be signed by Bryan Tillman. These decks will go out before the official release of Dark Legacy at GenCon in August. You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Hope reward: For the $150 donation you get one signed starter deck and playing mat (Necro reward), one signed random deck and playing mat (War General reward), two 15 card expansion packs, two random card art prints and a piece of 4x6 black and white torso shot of one of the characters in Dark Legacy drawn by Bryan Tillman.
    You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Car Master reward: For the $150 donation you will get 5x Dark Legacy Random Decks (The War General) and 4x Dark Legacy Starer Decks (The Necro)

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    The Oz reward: For the $250 donation you get one signed starter deck and playing mat (Necro reward), one signed random deck and playing mat (War General reward), two 15 card expansion packs, four random card art prints and a piece of 4x6 color torso shot of one of the characters in Dark Legacy drawn by Bryan Tillman.
    You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Tyoshi reward: For the $500 donation you get two signed starter decks and playing mats (Necro reward), two signed random decks and playing mats (War General reward), four 15 card expansion packs, one one-of-a-kind sketch cards created by Bryan Tillman, one piece of original art from the game and the print that goes with it,
    both demo decks with every card signed (these demo decks are no longer being sold).

    You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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    The Kaiser reward: For the $1,000 donation you get one full set of all the cards for Dark Legacy, six limited edition faction buttons, all six starter decks (Necro reward) and playing mats signed (War General reward), four signed random decks and playing mats (Spirit reward), four 15 card expansion packs, two sketch cards, one piece of original art from the game and the print that goes with it and ONE LAST THING: get one of your ideas for the game (once agreed upon) made into a card to be placed into the first set of Dark Legacy. You will get credit on the card as well as on the website for your contribution to the card. You will get the art that was done for this card as well as a print of the final image.
    You will also get the Soldier and Ninja reward.

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Funding period

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