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8,364 backers pledged $1,311,558 to help bring this project to life.

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Take it slow, proceed with caution, the Black Rose Lodge is in turmoil and you may well be its next victim.  

Black Rose Wars is a tactical fighting game among aspiring mages striving to become the next Great Master of the Lodge. Developed over the last three years, it features solid mechanics, tried and tested in numerous trade shows and in many different groups of playtesters. In Black Rose Wars, there are lots of different ways you can win. It's up to you to find the method that best suits your strategy, successfully completing missions, defeating enemy mages or destroying the rooms of the lodge. But beware... because the lodge may get the better of you.

We will choose who's gonna be Crono's guardian with the backers with the backers with some initiatives and surveys during the campaign!

 Follow the links to vote:

Choose the Gorgon pose - the votation close at 12/May

The production of Black Rose Wars will be possible above all thanks to your support. For this reason, we've decided to thank you by giving away a few SG Kickstarter Exclusives. During the campaign, a number of SGs and Add-ons will be released, dedicated to all those who believe in our project. These expansions will be easy to recognize by way of the label shown below and will not be available through normal sales channels. We reserve the right to sell them as promotional material at trade shows or during events on our online store.

Interest in Black Rose Wars could potentially explode thanks to your support. Helps us spread the word to unlock new and exclusive game elements.

"Click the link below to go to BGG and become a fan"

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/239942/black-rose-wars

 "Click the link below to go to our Facebook group and become a member"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackrosewarsofficialfangroup/

Master Peio is a wonder child and gifted alchemist, and thanks to the early teachings handed down by the masters of the Forge, he is now able to create objects with incredible power. Some of these objects, which can be added to your collection, can be seen below. (MSRP - Manufacter's Suggested Retail Price).

                                                                                             
                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
      
At the bottom of the page you can find the english version
At the bottom of the page you can find the english version
                                            

 For this latest adventure, we have rounded up a truly impressive team of artists. In addition to Giovanni Pirrotta, responsible for conceiving and developing our concepts, we have the pleasure of working with Henning Ludvigsen for the illustration of all the rooms in the game. 

Many other figures in the board game industry will help us define the imagery of Black Rose Wars.

The renaissance influence of the setting has a strong impact on the choice of clothing and names, deeply immersing players into this extraordinary atmosphere. 

While many other external sculptors have helped us give life to our ideas, it has been Fernando Armentano and his trusted sorcerer apprentice Tommaso Incecchi, who have headed up the work. They have been directly involved in the development and revision of every model.

Nova Aetas PVC miniatures quality
Nova Aetas PVC miniatures quality
Nova Aetas and Sine Tempore PVC miniatures
Nova Aetas and Sine Tempore PVC miniatures
Jukas: PVC on the left, resin on the right
Jukas: PVC on the left, resin on the right

Black Rose Wars has been presented at a number of different trade fairs such as Essen 2017, Modena Play 2018, Lucca Games 2016 and 2017, enjoying positive feedback not only from the many enthusiasts that have tested the game, but also from many of our colleagues who have gotten to know us and appreciate the quality of our products. Below you’ll find several photos and comments collected during these events or through our social media channels.

One of the best ways to help our campaign is to set your profile image (Avatar) to a Black Rose Wars one! 

Choose a character and go to https://www.kickstarter.com/settings, click under the picture and navigate to the folder you saved the avatar to and select it. Help us to spread the word and grow the campaign!

Changing your Avatar will be a show of support and will help draw attention to our project! We thank you for your support. Please feel free to use these Avatar images in other social media profiles you might have.

Ludus Magnus Studio aims to create new, exciting games with a special eye for mechanics and quality materials. Through this campaign, we are seeking to fund our third project: Black Rose Wars. Just like our previous games, Black Rose Wars has required a huge effort on the part of the Studio and its creators. With a massive investment in terms of human resources, Black Rose Wars is the result of the efforts of a team that is passionate about its work and strives for excellence in every creative field.

Our past projects, Nova Aetas and Sine Tempora, are proof of the passion we invest in the development of our games and the quality we achieve thanks our high-level professionalism.

 

Black Rose Wars is a project that was born more than 3 years ago and has been tested in all its parts to the extreme. Thanks to this preliminary work, we are able to send the core game, Crono and all aesthetic expansions in rapid time, making sure you receive the game before January 2019. Many of the SGs and add-ons have already been developed and tested, ready to be unlocked and produced. Should we exceed the expectations of the project, all the rest of the material will be sent by June 2019. Thanks to the experience acquired in previous projects, we are fully aware that if certain objectives are reached, we will need to ask you for more time. But we trust that by having the base game and part of the SGs and add-ons straight away, the wait will be made a little easier.

Your rewards will be shipped at our cost to our international hubs. Based on where you are located, we will either ship to you from our hub in Germany (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), Canada (Canadian backers), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers) or the United States (U.S.A. and the rest of the world).  

In most cases, you will not be hit with customs or VAT either as we are offering Customs Friendly Shipping to the countries where most of our backers are located.   

Backers who do not complete their pledge manager by the deadline, which will be made clear via an email notification, may need to have their rewards shipped from the US. This may incur additional shipping charges to international backers that would need to be paid for at that time.  

Due to the size of the rewards and risk of bounce back, we cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally.  

Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping a standard game package (4kg volumetric weight). Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose.

Risks and challenges

An ambitious project like Black Rose Wars will require great effort for us as both individuals and a team. We are aware that the huge work to get to production and the subsequent distribution may suffer hitches and delays, but our team will do everything we can to prevent and correct any delays.
We will strive to get you your game on time.
We have collectively produced, or helped to produce, many projects and we are learning and improving our skills every day.

We promise to keep you informed on the project with regular and frequent news so that you can always be sure of your investment.

REFUND POLICY

We offer a full refund, including fees, up to 14 days after the project ends. After 14 days and until we pay the production agreement with the manufactory, we offer a no questions asked refund minus the Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we cannot recover). Once we pay the production agreement with the manufactory, we do not offer a refund. If we fail to fulfill your game you are entitled to a full refund, including fees.

All refunds after 14 days may be processed via PayPal or the payment reversed through Stripe to your credit card at our discretion. Refunds within 14 days are issued through payment reversal via Stripe to your credit card.

This project is funded in USD. All refunds will be issued in USD in the exact amount of USD received, minus applicable Kickstarter and payment processing fees depending on the time of your refund request.

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    The game's Core Box will come with at least 34 miniatures, over 350 cards, dozens of tokens, 23 room tiles, 130 plastic cubes, 1 rulebook and 1 Codex Arcanum, 2 Black Rose boards and more.
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    The game's Core Box will come with at least 34 miniatures, over 350 cards, dozens of tokens, 23 room tiles, 130 plastic cubes, 1 rulebook and 1 Codex Arcanum, 2 Black Rose boards and more.
    Crono's box will come with a huge miniature, 5 room tiles, all necessary tokens and rules.
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    The game's Core Box will come with at least 34 miniatures, over 350 cards, dozens of tokens, 23 room tiles, 130 plastic cubes, 1 rulebook and 1 Codex Arcanum, 2 Black Rose boards and more.
    Crono's box will come with a huge miniature, 5 room tiles, all necessary tokens and rules.
    Check the entire list of components on the Campaign Page.
    Shipping worldwide, charged after the Campaign.

    INCLUDES:
    Black Rose Wars plus Crono expansion (KS exclusive) and all the unlocked Stretch Goals!

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    The game's Core Box will come with at least 34 miniatures, over 350 cards, dozens of tokens, 23 room tiles, 130 plastic cubes, 1 rulebook and 1 Codex Arcanum, 2 Black Rose boards and more.
    Crono's box will come with a huge miniature, 5 room tiles, all necessary tokens and rules.
    Check the entire list of components on the Campaign Page.
    Shipping worldwide, charged after the Campaign.

    INCLUDES:
    Black Rose Wars plus Crono expansion (KS exclusive) and all the unlocked Stretch Goals!

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