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Luminous Ages, a tabletop & trading card game with cooperative and competitive play. Fight against Dragon Gods in this Dream Universe.
Luminous Ages, a tabletop & trading card game with cooperative and competitive play. Fight against Dragon Gods in this Dream Universe.
Luminous Ages, a tabletop & trading card game with cooperative and competitive play. Fight against Dragon Gods in this Dream Universe.
133 backers pledged AU$ 21,260 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the Luminous Ages universe: a world filled with dreams and nightmares, where dragon gods, dream magic and creatures beyond the imagination clash in an eternal struggle for control over the Dream world of Ekratoria and Mythological Ages of Earth.

A Unique Game

Luminous Ages is set apart from other trading card games. Aimed at the veteran and the apprentice Luminous Ages can be played by young and old with any level of experience. A tabletop dragon mode with cooperative and competitive play allows you to play with friends and will become a favourite on family game night. In dragon mode, a player can become the DRAGON MASTER controlling the Dragon Gods unleashing their armies against cooperative players set on the Dragon Master’s defeat.The Dragon Mode game is also a DECK BUILDING GAME for 2 players with many cards and so many options.

The Dragon Gods
The Dragon Gods

With a rich story accompanying each card, you will be calling on the characters of the Luminous Ages comic book to help win your battles. Whilst deck construction is important, the vast number of choices you can make in each turn can offer high level competitive play or hours of dragon like fun.

If it’s not enough to read the story, you can be a part of it! You can have your own quest creature and weapon illustrated to include in your decks.

What do you get in the Luminous Ages Dragon Mode ?

  Below are all the token designs you receive in Dragon Mode

Rounded Tokens
Rounded Tokens

Download the dragon mode Decklist:https://www.dropbox.com/s/jkcyv6gsk4lxkic/Decklist%20Dragon%20Mode.pdf?dl=0

Packed with value, Luminous Ages Dragon Mode is the perfect addition to any board game night or rainy day. It contains a total of 120 cards and all the punch out tokens and life cards you will need to play. The game has both competitive and collaborative modes. For new players, collaborative mode allows you to practice playing the game until you get the hang of how things work together to take down (or just survive) the evil Dragon Gods. When you have the rules down pat, the gloves can come off as you compete to deal the most dragon damage to those evil Dragon Gods. Both of these modes are designed for groups to play. The 120 cards you get in Dragon Mode can be re-crafted into competitive decks so you can play against your friends or at competitions. The dragon mode can also be a deck building game for two if you just want to play out of the box! Luminous Ages Dragon Mode has amazing value and we know you will love playing it as much as we do.

Deck Building
Deck Building

Rules: https://www.dropbox.com/s/phvjnpeuvlw6ej4/Deck%20Building%20Rules%20Final.pdf?dl=0

Deck Building Mode
Luminous Ages Dragon Mode can also be played as a 2 player deck building game. This is great for people that are not interested in playing Trading Card Games. It is a totally fair and balanced way to play and great for those who have a budget for Dragon Mode only.

Dragon Mode Solitaire!
You can also play Dragon Mode one player and verse one Dragon God Even lonesome warriors have a chance to take down one Dragon God!


What's in the Boosters?

If team games or tabletop card games are not your thing, Luminous Ages offers a 1v1 competitive trading card game. You can make your own unique deck. Purchase a series of boosters to compete against other players for the title of Dragon Master. There are 121 cards in the series, and as the story unfolds, your favourite characters will make their way into the game. Dragon Tabletop mode is a good foundation for any deck, but be sure to grab a few boosters if you want the edge in competitive tournament play.

121 Cards in the Series
Here is the full listing of all the cards. It includes rarity also. All of these cards can be found in boosters and some are in the Set Dragon Mode Deck List. The last 11 cards are going to be unlocked as we hit stretch goals and may change depending on fan demand.
This is the list: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzk5sq4pie9t3a2/Luminous%20Ages%20Initial%20Card%20Release.pdf?dl=0

 Custom Quest Creatures for you!

  

Process for digitally painting custom quest creature
Process for digitally painting custom quest creature

Your unique quest creature will have the abilities of their colour and race, but rewards such as the type of token creature can vary. You can choose your own name, colour, appearance and creature type. You can even choose from our core six dream creature races which are; dragons, demons, angels, titans, humans and beast kind. If you happen to want any other fantasy species, like fairy or mermaid, as a quest creature we can do that too!

But wait! We can’t have your unique quest creature wielding a broken twig now, can we? Well, that’s why we let you pick out their weapons and the artefacts they wear as well!

Custom Weapon

Got an awesome weapon or armour idea? Let us bring life to your imagination as you equip it to your creatures or even your own quest creature. The abilities are set, but you can choose what colour your weapon benefits. You get to choose the way it looks and it could be any type of weapon, wand, armour or equipment. Most importantly you can name it whatever you like!

The Luminous Ages boosters, comics and gaming mats are a high quality product and we have already created small print runs of all products. With your help we can release all 125 cards in the series and the Dragon Mode. Your help is needed to grow the game.

A3 print deal
A3 print deal

Swap the last three images in the 8 on offer for three images from our gallery: http://achristouillustration.com/all-images/

Anthony and the Dream Team
Anthony and the Dream Team

The game and comic was written and illustrated by lead artist Anthony Christou and his team. Anthony, Rob, John and Margo will be bringing your ideas to life, ready for you to send into battle against your friends.

 

2 Exclusive Gaming  Mat Designs for Kickstarter
2 Exclusive Gaming Mat Designs for Kickstarter

As part of the Kickstarter, we have designed two special edition gaming mats. The mats have the areas of play printed on them to make sure your kingdom and creatures stay in order! The gaming mats have an Art Deco and Gothic style and the choices are the Nightmare Gaming Mat “Dangerous Seas” or Dreamscape Gaming Mat “Dreamscape Argolida”.

The gaming mats are an add on just increase your pledge by $60 to get a gaming mat at any reward level.

Other choices for gaming mats non exclusive
Other choices for gaming mats non exclusive

 


Download the Rules here: Rules 

A play through of Dragon Mode Cooperative

A play through of player versus player competitive deck mode 

 

An amazing preview from BGB!

CARDBOARD STACKER Preview

  

Check out the positive review from NERDE!

 Undead Viking Review

 Review from Unfiltered Gamer

 

Great Review from Geek Mom
Great Review from Geek Mom
Check out this positive review from GeekMom. She highlights how the game is great for all ages and how the Dragon Mode is a complete tabletop card game with enough cards to play.

Read it here: Review

Dad's Gaming Addiction Preview 

Dad's Gaming Addiction Preview
Dad's Gaming Addiction Preview
 

Comic Book Reviews

An amazing review from a place to hang your cape!

A Place to Hang Your Cape
A Place to Hang Your Cape

 

Super Marceys review

Review from SuperMarcey
Review from SuperMarcey

 

Card placement for Player versus Player 

 

 

The Luminous Ages universe is huge and the creatures and characters that inhabit the Luminous Ages universe will find their way into the card game. In this way, you can get to know exactly who you are sending into battle (and whether they can be trusted). This is a unique feature of Luminous Ages. As the comic expands so will the card game itself. The world is a classic clash of good and evil with a neutral element, which could go either way at a moment’s notice.

There are eight colours within Luminous Ages: white, gold and green are the tranquil alliance; black and red are the evil/mare alliance; brown, blue and purple are the neutral alliance. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. No one colour is powerful enough the reign alone, so you will need to think about how your abilities can work together.

 

Anthony Christou
Anthony Christou

Anthony Christou has been creating fantasy illustration and art for a total of six years. Before pursuing his love of fantasy art, Anthony worked as a graphic designer and fine artist for over ten years. The art for the card game has been slowly developing for the last five years, but now Anthony hopes this can be his main focus as an artist. He uses both traditional painting and drawing techniques as well as digital processes to bring his ideas to life. Anthony loves to work from home and spend time with his family when he isn’t working on the next page of the story.

Creating comics, games and art is an expensive and time consuming exercise with Anthony spending 6-7 days a week developing the Luminous Ages universe. Kickstarter will help cover the costs of manufacturing the Tabletop Dragon Mode and also a large print run of boosters. We love playing the game, but we want you to join us. Kickstarter will help expose this great story to the community. The dream is to make Luminous Ages a sustainable endeavour for Anthony and his team of artists, so they can keep doing what they love most.

We are using the services of an International fulfillment service company, to help us ship the product all over the world. People can have the game shipped without any import taxes for a price of $10 - $17 Australian dollars, depending on whether you buy boosters or the dragon mode. The company has a track record and it makes the game affordable to ship.

Retail and Wholesale purchases

For inquiries about wholesale purchases after the kickstarter please contact me after the kickstarter at: ac@achristouillustration.com

If there is enough interest we will consider making a wholesale reward tier during the campaign for retailers and wholesalers only.

Updated Stretch Goals
Updated Stretch Goals

 

Social Stretch Goals
Social Stretch Goals


Risks and challenges

We have been working hard to bring you dragon mode and the next issue of the comic since releasing the game late last year. We are proud to give our backers an awesome finished game. The game is amazing, but we need the Kickstarter community's help to get it printed.
The Luminous Ages team, particularly Anthony, has invested huge amounts of time and effort to bring you an affordable trading card game for you to enjoy and even be a part of. We think we have a great story unfolding and something that everyone from all walks of life can enjoy and be a part of. To do that and progress the story we need your help.

At the end of the last Kickstarter campaign, to bring you the first edition of the comic, we completely sold out of cards and comics with everyone who backed the project getting their orders. The biggest challenge is raising those extra funds so we can have the cards and comics available. In this way, we can finally get that momentum of cash flow happening so we can continually release new editions of the comic and cards for the trading card game.

Also one risk we have is delivering the game and reducing import taxes to the whole world. We are working with a company that has a track record of reducing delivery costs and taxes. The company is "Send from China". We have organised this so that the oriental dragons are protecting and sending your goods to you free from harm.

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    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About $4

    Comic Captuveri Digital

    Get Issue 2 of Luminous Ages as a pdf along with Issue 1. We will also have one wallpaper image of Zerolios the Undead Dragon. Plus a process video on how one of the dragons was illustrated from the lead artist Anthony Christou.

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    Comic Luminary Physical Spell

    Get a printed, numbered and signed limited edition copy of Luminous Ages. This copy has alternate artwork cover to other print runs. Plus get 3 collector cards from the game and 2 random limited edition, signed A4 prints.

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    Captuveri, 5 Booster Deal

    Get 5 boosters containing 20 random cards in each high quality tuck box. You get 1 Booster for free. Boosters are normally $8 each. All cards are printed on 350 gsm rounded corner satin card.

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    Luminous Ages Print Deal

    For the art lovers you can get 8 A3 prints signed and delivered to your door. The first five are our chosen designs and the last three can be any works from my gallery.

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    Dragon Tabletop Mode

    Get 120 cards printed on 350gsm satin card with rounded corners. Also get 3 dream life sheets, 2 punch out token sheets, 2 30 sided die, 2 six sided die and a Rule Book. All in a deluxe box. This tier and above gets all stretch goals.

    Normal retail value is $60

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    Early Bird Dragon Mode & Boosters Deal

    Dragon Mode
    Get 120 cards printed on 350gsm satin card with rounded corners. Also get 3 dream sheets, 2 punch out token sheets, 2 30 sided die, 2 six sided die and a Rule Book. All in a deluxe box.

    6 Boosters + 4 Bonus Boosters!!! Total 10.
    Each pack contains 20 random cards for a draft with friends or to build your own competitive deck.

    Plus Issue 2 of Luminous Ages.
    2 A4 limited edition signed prints.

    This tier gets all stretch goals.
    Normal retail value $170

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    Luminous Gaming Mat & Dragon Mode

    - One high quality Gaming mat. Choose from the available designs.
    - One Dragon Mode Table Top Card Game

    This tier gets all stretch goals.
    Normal retail value $150

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    Gaming Mat & Dragon Mode & Boosters

    - One high quality Gaming mat. Choose from the available designs.
    - One Dragon Mode Table Top Card Game
    Plus 7 Boosters!

    This tier gets all stretch goals.
    Normal retail value $180

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    EPIC LOOT: Custom Weapon Illustration

    Have your own custom weapon Illustrated, name it, choose your colour and ability type.
    Comes with 18 copies of the card and 3 limited edition A4 Prints of your art, signed.

    Anthony Christou and Rob C Richardson will be taking these commission based on availability of the artist.

    Plus these Products:
    Dragon Mode
    8 Boosters
    Limited edition Luminous Ages Gaming Mat.
    Signed and numbered Issue 2 of Luminous Ages.

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    Normal retail value $500

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    QUESTER: Custom Quest Character Painted!

    Have your own custom Quest character Illustrated, name it, choose your colour and creature type. Choose from; Dragon, Demon, Angel, Titan, Human, Beastkind (Any animal type welcome).

    All artists are available for this commission tier but choice is determined by artist's availability. All work is overseen by Creator Anthony Christou.

    Comes with 18 copies of the card and 3 limited edition A4 Prints of your art, signed.

    Plus the first 70cm limited edition Archival canvas (signed and numbered).

    Plus these Products:
    Dragon Mode
    8 Boosters
    Limited edition Luminous Ages Gaming Mat.
    Signed and numbered Issue 2 of Luminous Ages.

    This tier gets all stretch goals.
    Normal retail value $1650

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    Legend: Weapon & Character Illustration

    Have both your custom Quest character & Weapon Illustrated. Name them, choose your colour, weapon and creature type. Choose from; Dragon, Demon, Angel, Titan, Human, Beastkind (Any animal type welcome). Also any character from fantasy is possible.

    All artists are available for this commission tier but choice is determined by artist's availability. All work is overseen by Creator Anthony Christou.

    Comes with 18 copies of each custom card and 3 limited edition A4 Prints of your art, signed only 5 signed and numbered in the world!

    Plus the first 70cm limited edition Archival canvas(signed and numbered), for the weapon and character made.

    Plus these Products:
    Dragon Mode
    8 Boosters
    Limited edition Luminous Ages Gaming Mat.
    Signed and numbered Issue 2 of Luminous Ages.

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    Normal retail value $2150

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