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CQ:Heroes is a family adventure card game that takes about 10-20 minutes to play! Download and play the demo for free!
CQ:Heroes is a family adventure card game that takes about 10-20 minutes to play! Download and play the demo for free!
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Character Quest: Heroes (Tavern Edition)

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Goblins are pillaging the countryside.  Heroes are lining up to gain loot and fame.  Which player will have the most successful hero tavern in the land?

Download and try the FREE demo! Play with your friends, family and kids(recommend 8+).  If you enjoy it and want to help get this published, please share with others and come back soon!  More details on the demo deck including contents, story, etc. are below.

Features:

  • Simple and engaging: Although it's simple to learn and play, turns can become quite involved with all of the hero abilities and how you combo them during your turn
  • Everyone plays to the end: No one is eliminated during the game and all players count their victory points at the end
  • Quick flow of play: Because you draw up your hand at the end of your turn, you are then able to plan your next turn while others are taking theirs
  • Accessible: Only 1 deck is needed for up to 4 players.  Extra decks can be used separately by each player or shuffled together for everyone to share 
  • Easy to collect: No mystery packs.  Each deck has all the cards you need to play
  • Fast: The game sets up in less than a minute and plays in about 10-20 minutes

THE GAME:

In CQ:Heroes, up to 4 players take turns collecting heroes and sending them out to gain victory points for your tavern.  From the mighty Paladins and Wardens of the King's Guard Tavern to the powerful Great Wolves and Berserkers of the Savage Beasts Tavern, each player will try to create a strong combo of heroes to defeat even the toughest locations.  

THE HERO PARTY:

There is one rule when putting these hero groups together: players may only send ONE of each color to attack.

THE CHOICE: 

For your GREEN hero, do you send your Scout for ranged and quickness to take another turn? Or maybe you need the extra damage from the Witch Hunter?  Do you send your rare Blademaster into battle now or wait for a healer?  Each turn players will have many choices to make.

To stay in touch after Kickstarter:  www.cqheroes.com and/or email: info@cqheroes.com

REVIEWS:

"I found myself really enjoying this game for a lot of different reasons.  The quick setup, the quick teaching.  Doesn't take a long time to get to the fun.  You're diving into it right away"- Undead Viking

"This is a great little game for the price.  I like that there are no dice, and players are forced to use strategy by setting up combos to take down some of the harder monsters" - Jason (Grey Gnome Games)

"There should be a version where you can play a campaign for hours" - Jason T

"It's the best game I've played in a long time.  My kids love it" - Andrew H

Undead Viking review:

How To Play:

Starting with the first player, each player performs the following 4 actions in order:

  • ATTACK: Attack 1 encounter OR skip your attack to add one additional Hero to your Tavern on the next step
  • TAVERN: Place 1 hero in your Tavern (2 if you skipped your attack)
  • DRAW: Draw your hand back up to 5 cards
  • REFRESH: Draw and add 1 new Adventure card to the dungeon hall

The game ends when either the Adventure Deck runs out of cards (the Goblins 'win') or you defeat the Goblin Keep.  Either way, all players count their total Victory Points for their score.

REWARDS LEVELS:

STRETCH GOALS!

$5000: locked

??? (new adventure) I have a new adventure for Game Pack #2 but needs more testing (which we will do if we are close to this goal)

$4500: ongoing

Goblin token upgrade! Once unlocked, 3 regular goblins will be upgraded to 3 Large Goblin Tokens and shipped with the rest of them! These tokens count as 5 when used and are included in ALL pledge levels that include tokens

$4000: UNLOCKED!

The Elf Hero Set printed and shipped with ALL backers of Warrior Level and up. Includes a set of 5 heroes: 1x rare Elf Duelist, 1x rare Earth Mage, and 3x Elf Archer

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100 backers: UNLOCKED!

The Kickstarter Exclusive hero, Crusader, will be printed and shipped with ALL backers of warrior and up.

$3000: UNLOCKED!

The Desert Warrior's Hero Set printed and shipped with ALL backers of Warrior Level and up.  Includes a set of 5 heroes: 1x rare Guardian Templar, 1x rare Giant Scorpion, and 3x Javelinier heroes

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$2500: UNLOCKED!!

Rat token upgrade! 3 regular rat tokens in the Blademaster Pledge Level will be upgraded to 3 Large Rat Tokens and shipped with the rest of the tokens!  These tokens count as 5 tokens when used.

$2000: UNLOCKED!!

The complete Goblin Raiders Adventure#3 add-on printed and shipped with the King's Guard Tavern (Game Pack #1)

Templar (reward for 1-day 100% funding) + Goblin Raiders Adventure add-on (art not final)
Templar (reward for 1-day 100% funding) + Goblin Raiders Adventure add-on (art not final)

Expansions

There are many more areas to explore than the Goblin Keep and right now I am also launching Game Pack #2 - Savage Beasts Tavern.  The heroes from this Tavern feature Pet heroes that can be controlled by the Beastmaster skill.

The Adventure Deck: Desert Temple features all new cards including a new card type: Raid Boss.  These encounters are much tougher than normal encounters and are placed in the location area when revealed.

The new objective in Desert Temple is to defeat 3 of these Raid Bosses to open up the Throne Room.  This triggers the final battle where all players make last party of heroes to battle each other for the room's treasures.

THE RELAUNCH

With funding for the 1st launch going over 60% in 6 days, I pulled the project for the following reasons:

I offered too much: Offering 4 decks, foils, collector editions, etc was too much. To help with this, I am only launching with two game packs.  These each come with a themed hero deck and separate adventures.

A way to try it out first:  I also wanted a free PnP download of a demo so people can try it out right away.

Great feedback:  The feedback was very valuable and I have tried to update the game to make it even more enjoyable including themed hero decks that can still be shared by everyone.  After what has been a few more long months, I'm extremely excited to finally get this relaunched!

EXTRAS! 

simply add the value to your pledge and email me to let me know what it is for:

TOKENS!:

+ $4 Goblin Token Set (20 tokens)

+ $4 Rat Token Set (20 tokens)

+ $5 Rat Token Upgraded Set (17 regular + 3 large tokens)

EXTRA STARTER DECKS

+ $20 King's Guard Tavern - Pack #1 (includes Adventure #1 - Goblin Keep)

+ $20 Savage North Tavern - Pack #2 (includes Adventure #2 - Desert Temple)

A complete set
A complete set

Starter decks can be shuffled together and shared by all players OR kept separate and each player will have their own.

You can also mix and match any cards to build a custom starter deck with any combos you wish to use

DEMO DECK:

Goblin Raiders Adventure intro: The nearby farms are being captured and pillaged!  Lead by a Goblin Brute that must be defeated.  Player's take turns trying to free Wheat Field locations before Goblin Torchers show up and pillage them.  Once the fields have been rescued (or burned), players will then be able to try and defeat the Goblin Brute before time runs out!

I'm very excited to let people try the game for free!  It's been a blast to play with my friends, family and other players at event centers and card shops.  If you enjoy it as much as we have, please come back and help share and support us to get this created!  Thanks!

The demo deck contents:

A full 50 card hero deck.  It has a few heroes from Game Pack #1, a few from Game Pack #2 and a couple heroes from a future Game Pack (sneak peak of the Storm Shaman, Half-Giant Warrior, and Templar)

The full 26 card Goblin Raiders Adventure deck is a spin off of the Goblin Keep Adventure but it also includes a few new cards made just for this demo (mostly to help with the new objective of stopping the goblins from raiding nearby farmlands!)

The demo set was created with demo art/style in mind and is not my final art I will use when I print the Game Pack #1 and #2.  It's simply for the demo.  The cards also reference 'Raid', this simply means a fight or battle (text will be updated).

DOWNLOAD THE DEMO HERE! Play and share with your friends. If you enjoy it and want to help get this published, share and please come back soon!  We'd love the support!

Art upgrade example:

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more info: www.cqheroes.com

contact us: info@cqheroes.com 

Music: royalty-free music from http://www.smartsound.com/blog/royalty-free-intro-music.html

Risks and challenges

For my relaunch I am keeping it simple. 2 decks and some tokens. I want to be able to order all of the products and get them quickly so there will be no foils, collectors editions, t-shirts, etc. Just the cards and some tokens. My goal is to have the game in player's hands within 2 months of the campaign ending.

The only thing I may add are stretch rewards. Examples would be a few more rare heroes, extra Raid Bosses, encounters, locations for the adventurer decks, and maybe even a few add on Adventures like the Goblin Raiders demo (nothing complicated that would add to production time)

Thanks so much for checking out this Kickstarter and please spread the word!

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