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A dragon-themed tile exploration game that bites back! Grow your dragon, learn unique skills, and hoard the most gold to be victorious!
A dragon-themed tile exploration game that bites back! Grow your dragon, learn unique skills, and hoard the most gold to be victorious!
A dragon-themed tile exploration game that bites back! Grow your dragon, learn unique skills, and hoard the most gold to be victorious!
878 backers pledged CA$ 76,827 to help bring this project to life.

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Whelps to Wyrms is a limited action tile exploration game designed by Ricky Perez. Each player will play as a recently hatched Dragon whelp and spend the game trying to acquire the largest treasure hoard (gold). Along the way the players will be able to gain experience and grow in size (level up) by eating livestock and even people!  

Be warned though - the people of this world will not sit idly by while you consume their livelihood. Every turn at least one mighty Slayer will be hired by the people of the world to stop you from completing your mission.  

The game ends after playing a set number of rounds (10) and the player with the largest hoard shall be declared the victor.

Similar to Nautilus Industries, our last game, Whelps to Wyrms presents players with a few simple actions with a greater underlying depth of strategy. Each game will also play out differently as the game board is modular, as well as the structures that populate the board.

           A message from the designer 

 

 Slayer Miniatures add-on UNLOCKED!

~FINAL STRETCH GOAL~ $65,000~~~~~~UNLOCKED!!~~~~~~~

Full sets of Slayer miniatures will become available as a $15 add-on to any pledge level of Basic and above! Total of 20 unique miniatures 25mm, paintable, collectible, and awesome!!

Unlocked Stretch goals

$16,500- Custom vacuum molded box insert to perfectly fit all of the wonderful components!

$17,500- Bonus Slayer- A brand new Slayer, including card and standee has been added to the game!

$18,500- Embroidered cloth bag for the metal coins or gems! This will be embroidered with a dragon head in gold.

$19,500- Bonus objective card added to the game!

$21,000- 2 new meeple colors added to the game for basic slayers and epic slayers!

$22,000- Bonus Epic Slayer- A brand new epic slayer, card, and standee has been added to the game!

$23,000- PDF printable poster for your game room!

$25,000- Custom dice! One side of the dice will be custom etched, with the design to be voted on by the backers!

$27,000- Extra embroidered cloth bag! A second embroidered cloth bag will be added to each copy. Store your metal coins, and meeples in style!

$30,000- Double layer player board! Player boards will now have inset wells to hold upgrade cubes firmly in place!

$35,000- Dragon miniatures! 3 Unique dragon miniatures, sculpted bu Chad Hoverter (Mice and Mystics) have been added to the game. 3 miniatures in each of the 5 dragon colors for a total of 15 miniatures!

$40,000- Colored dice! 3 custom, marbled, dice of each dragon color added to each copy. 15 dice total!

Secret Stretch Goal- Unlocked at $45,000! 30 extra coins ($5 crescent shaped coins added to each Deluxe copy and to each coin set add-on!!

$50,000- Dragon egg miniature 1st player token!

$65,000- Slayer miniatures! You can now add $15 to any basic or deluxe game pledge to include a set of all 20 slayers, as miniatures! These are in addition to the Dragons, and the dragon egg mniature.

** Each copy of Whelps to Wyrms- Deluxe Edition will already include high quality components like thick cardboard board tiles, a custom embossed box sleeve, a set of metal coins, and fantastic art and graphic design by John Ariosa and Peter Wocken!  

The basic version will have everything the Deluxe edition has, except for the custom embossed box sleeve, and the metal coins.

We will be producing a high quality game from the start. These stretch goals are a way for us to say thanks, involve you in the game creation, and to make a great game even better!

-------------Add-On's--------------

Many of you have been asking about add-ons, which I was planning to add closer to the end of the campaign. Here are the items you can add on to your pledge, shipping included! It looks like all of our fulfillment partners will be able to pack add-ons into the same box's as the games, so that is awesome!  

** You must be at least a Basic level ($59) backer too add items on as they are being shipped together and the shipping cost is covered under your basic pledge shipping.

I have also changed the way extra game copies are added as I now know how many can be packed into a carton. 10 total games fit in a carton so you can add as many as 9 to your single pledge. This means if you want more than 4, adding copies is now better than the bulk level.

Extra Deluxe copies (to a maximum of 9 added) - $79

Basic Copies- (to a maximum of 9 added) - $59

Extra coin set (70 metal coins + unlocked coins) - $25

Extra Dragon Miniature set (15 minis + dragon egg) -$19

~~~~~LOCKED- Slayer Minis! (UNLOCKED AT $65,000)~~~~~

Extra Dice set (15 dice) $8 Extra embroidered cloth bag - $3

** You can mix and match as many of the add-on's as you would like.

Extra copies of Nautilus Industries- Deluxe Edition

There are still a few copies of Nautilus Industries- Deluxe Edition left over from our last Kickstarter. You can add a copy to your current pledge ($59 level and up) by pledging $65 + any extra shipping you paid on your original pledge.

Example: If you backed for the Deluxe Edition of Whelps to Wyrms from Austria you would have pledged $79 + $16 for shipping = $95. To add a copy of Nautilus Deluxe add $65 + $16 to your pledge. Once you have added to your pledge, send me a direct message so I can record it.

** These will go on a first come, first served basis. I will be updating a spreadsheet as people pledge and will let you know when they run out.

Each player selects one of the 5 unique dragons and collects the corresponding player pieces. 

Initiative passes to a new player each round. The starting player will perform 2-3 actions, depending on their dragons current level. There are 6 basic actions each dragon can perform, and several unlock-able actions that are unique to each dragon. Actions include: Exploring new lands(adding new tiles to the game), eating livestock, fighting slayers, and razing structures. 

After all players have completed their actions a new slayer is drawn, and it's corresponding standee is added to the game board. Slayers are controlled by the player who has initiative, and all active slayers can now move and attack, possible wounding rival dragons. Wounds can be healed at the start of each new round so you are never down and out.

Each round a new objective is drawn and added to the common area. Each player can compete for these objectives. The objectives are also the way the game is timed. When you draw the last objective, it begins the final game round.

Most of the actions you perform, or slayers you defeat will grant you gold and experience points. Gold is the key to victory while experience points allow you to advance your dragon and unlock new skills.

 Traditional Chinese PDF Print and Play!

 

 

                      

 

Take a look at what comes in each copy of Whelps to Wyrms! The Deluxe Edition also includes a Custom Embossed Box Sleeve and a full set of Metal Coins!

 

What kind of quality can you expect from Lamp Light Games?

 

Each dragon will have 3 unique standees. This is an example of the white dragon.
Each dragon will have 3 unique standees. This is an example of the white dragon.

 

This lazy mercenary is one of the basic slayers. All slayers are double-sided and come with a standee base.
This lazy mercenary is one of the basic slayers. All slayers are double-sided and come with a standee base.

 

Eyowin is one of the epic slayers sent to foil your dragon's plans.
Eyowin is one of the epic slayers sent to foil your dragon's plans.

 

 

 

Click here to read the full review!
Click here to read the full review!

 

"Talk about turning fantasy on its head! What could be more fun than a young dragon and his friends growing up on the countryside. What could go wrong? Great Game!" James Gibson, San Angelo Nerdery

"From the theme to the gameplay, Whelps is a unique and inspired game. After my first play-through, I was ready to play again right away!" Bevan Dawson, Mothership Game Studios

Check out the review below by the Undead Viking!
Check out the review below by the Undead Viking!

 

 

*** We will be changing our reviews as the campaign goes on. Keep looking back for new quotes from playtesters and reviewers!

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  • Money back Guarantee- If for any reason you're not satisfied with Whelps to Wyrms when you get it, you can send it back within 30 days for a full refund! 
  • We need Kickstarter backers like you to make Whelps to Wryms a reality. Your support now makes the difference! 
  • Each stretch goal that gets unlocked makes the game better for everyone, and you get it for way below what it would sell for at MSRP!

 Shipping is always a huge part of any project like this. We have learned much over the last few years and will be putting that knowledge to good use! We will be using a very similar method as Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games, sending bulk shipments directly to several countries and having local fulfilment companies send the games out from there.

A portion of the shipping foe each copy is priced right into the reward level, which means no additional shipping costs for North America and France. For any other countries only the shipping costs above our built in price will be charged.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges that can arise when undertaking a large project, I know, this is our third game. We have funded and fulfilled both of our first two games.

Most of the art and design is already complete and we have worked with both our Illustrator and Graphic Designer on previous projects with great success.

We are confident in our team, game, and the manufacturer we are using, so pledge with confidence, we will deliver!

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