Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Featuring more than 60 high quality, unique illustrations of units, real-life heroes, and kings for just $1. Best value PnP ever!
Featuring more than 60 high quality, unique illustrations of units, real-life heroes, and kings. Stay tuned for the launch of the physical product!
Featuring more than 60 high quality, unique illustrations of units, real-life heroes, and kings. Stay tuned for the launch of the physical product!
410 backers pledged $2,264 to help bring this project to life.

About

Runes of Mayhem - The Tactical Viking Game: Print and Play project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Runes of Mayhem - The Tactical Viking Game: Print and Play

$2,264

410

We are showing only sketches because most of these new cards will feature our backers.

We can unlock all these stretch-goals for a highly reduced price because we do not have to manufacture the game yet - we can focus on the artwork and the new mechanisms without worrying about increasing the manufacturing costs. These unlocked stretch-goals will be included both in the PnP and the physical product.

We will announce further stretch-goals soon.

Runes of Mayhem is a fast, competitive, historical tactical card game for two, with a complete set of artistically designed, colorful cards and game elements that turn players into Viking raiders and Anglo-Saxon defenders. Rule the battlefield with powerful formations and lead your forces with mighty heroes. Overcome your opponent, destroy his fortress and reap the spoils of war! How will you earn victory?

A boxed version of Runes of Mayhem. Back us now to play the game earlier as a PnP and have an early-access to our future campaign to claim a super early-bird copy!
A boxed version of Runes of Mayhem. Back us now to play the game earlier as a PnP and have an early-access to our future campaign to claim a super early-bird copy!

Runes of Mayhem is highly enjoyable from the very first play, with a level of tactical depth that makes it feel like a Wargame. Intense, yet lightweight, the game can be played with offensive or defensive strategies, and allows building momentum and speed as well as pausing for a while and trading. Many paths lead to victory, but only if you pay close attention and grasp the pace of the game. In Runes of Mayhem, you decide what road to take!

We canceled the first campaign of Runes of Mayhem because we had decided to redesign the game in order to reduce the costs of both the shipping and the manufacturing in every possible way for the future relaunch. We will also redesign all the stretch goals.

Thank you for your past feedback and tips! We will do our utmost to ensure our backers will have the best Runes of Mayhem experience for an optimal price. We've created this small, pre-campaign before our relaunch to have our game played by as many of you as possible.

We would like to hear the opinion of you. We promise to communicate with you during and after the campaign's end and will collect your feedback regularly with Google Forms. What would you change? What do you like? Our aim is to form the future of Runes of Mayhem in line with the community's wish.

We will use the funds acquired with this Print and Play campaign to embetter Runes of Mayhem, we will create new artworks among else. We will also manufacture more betas and get them to be played by Youtubers.

Print and Play (PnP) is a great way to play a game for just a few bucks.

Print the game at home or at a business offering printing services, cut it and go on the raid with us!

See Print and Play on Boardgamegeek

Please note all the written reviews are of the printed Beta without any stretch-goals.

Interested in more? Check out this interview with the game designers.

The game requires dice to be played - see 'how to play' section
The game requires dice to be played - see 'how to play' section

The players face each other on the battlefield, they create powerful formations and lead their forces to victory with the aid of mighty kings. The game features tokens and dice expanding it beyond the limits of a mere card game, creating an exciting combination of tactics and luck.

Runes of Mayhem is a game where choosing the right units, using the proper abilities and formations are vital, but luck matters too - after all, you cannot wholly control the mayhem of an epic battle. If you play your cards right and lead your units as a true tactician, you can render your opponent unable to roll, eliminating most of the luck factor.

For an in-depth look at the gameplay and the game mechanics, check out these videos or read the rulebook below:

Click to read the rules online!
Click to read the rules online!
Kattints és olvasd el online!
Kattints és olvasd el online!

Runes of Mayhem requires custom dice to be played (with sides: 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3).

For the Print and Play version, just use two or three standard dice.

Or convert the pips by dividing the number by 2 and rounding down. (Method suggested by Steph and Philippe, thanks!)

Our aim with the artwork is to be historical, rather than mythical in accordance with the game's theme. Gergely Nagy, our artist draws each and every piece of art digitally. The creation of one piece can take up to 12 hours. Check out how an illustration is made from sketch:

From sketch to art: bringing a Berserker to life
From sketch to art: bringing a Berserker to life
Eric the Red, the famous explorer of Greenland
Eric the Red, the famous explorer of Greenland
Anglo-Saxon Scouts spying the horizon for Viking ships
Anglo-Saxon Scouts spying the horizon for Viking ships

In the following, you can read Gergely Nagy's commentary:
'During the creation of the imagery of Runes of Mayhem, my primary aim was not authenticity, but credibility to my figures. That being said we did extensive research both in libraries and online to create the perfect picture.'

King Harald Fairhair, the first ruler of Norway
King Harald Fairhair, the first ruler of Norway
Viking looters bringing fire and mayhem to the land of the enemy
Viking looters bringing fire and mayhem to the land of the enemy

'During these historical times, both the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons dressed pretty similarly, their armors and weapons can barely be differentiated by the uninitiated eye. And so, it has been a true challenge to create such figures that can be easily distinguished from one another. Not only just the two different factions but within the factions.'

King Egbert of Wessex claiming the crown of Mercia
King Egbert of Wessex claiming the crown of Mercia
Viking axemen ready to battle
Viking axemen ready to battle
King Alfred the Great, the wise ruler of the Anglo-Saxons
King Alfred the Great, the wise ruler of the Anglo-Saxons

'Even though a Viking swordsman had the same leather armor, hair, and beard, just as a spearman, we had to differentiate the two somehow, so when the players look at the cards they can instantly recognize the type of the units.'

Viking spearmen taunting the enemy
Viking spearmen taunting the enemy
Anglo-Saxon Thegn swordsmen protecting Kingdom and God
Anglo-Saxon Thegn swordsmen protecting Kingdom and God
Viking horsemen in the midst of a wild charge
Viking horsemen in the midst of a wild charge

'All figures are different from one another, both in equipment, face, and style. Therefore I did not aim for total authenticity, else we would have pretty similar chainmail armors and helmets on every card. Rather I have created an alternative reality for the game, where we call one faction Anglo-Saxons, and the other Vikings. It really is similar to the real Medieval world, but still remains an alternative, elevated reality where every last peasant is a badass, and the bishop is a tough guy too.'

This is the world of Runes of Mayhem.

Have you got any comments, suggestions or questions?
Do not hesitate to contact us:

Risks and challenges

We've canceled the first campaign of Runes of Mayhem and created this small, pre-campaign before the relaunch to make sure the second time we go live we can provide the best possible Viking Card game experience. We have been working on Runes of Mayhem since January 2017. Two friends teamed up then later more joined. All our team members are experienced in their our own field, but this is our first Kickstarter game. That being said we will do our best to include you in the process and incorporate your ideas, to create a game to be enjoyed by many.

COPYRIGHT

© Copyright 2017-2018 Marzo Projects Inc. All rights reserved.

All music used are either of own composition or royalty free.

By backing us, you receive the right of personal usage of both the game and the artworks. No commercial rights granted.

All logos of Facebook, Kickstarter, Instagram, BoardGameGeek, and the Reviewers are the property of their respective owners.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Runes of Mayhem Raider (PnP)

    Skol! Thank you for supporting us. See you on the raid!

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    268 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2 or more About US$ 2.00

    Runes of Mayhem Berserker (PnP+6 Art)

    May the fury of the Gods fill you in the mayhem of this battle!

    Get 6 high-resolution artwork with this reward. (You can use the artworks as wallpapers, print posters or T-Shirts.)

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    • 6 High-resolution Artwork
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 3 or more About US$ 3

    Runes of Mayhem Jarl (PnP+12 Art)

    May the wisdom of the elders guide you in this war, worthy leader of the tribe!

    Get 12 high-resolution artwork with this reward.

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    • 12 High-resolution Artwork
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Runes of Mayhem Chief (PnP+Viking Art)

    May we hold strong as we fight shoulder-to-shoulder in the shield wall!

    Get all Viking high-resolution artwork with this reward.

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    • All Viking High-resolution Artwork
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    15 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Runes of Mayhem Bretwalda (PnP+Ang Art)

    May God bless you, ruler of all Britan, king of the kings!

    Get all Anglo-Saxon high-resolution artwork with this reward.

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    • All Anglo-Saxon High-resolution Artwork
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 9 or more About US$ 9

    Runes of Mayhem King (PnP+All Art)

    May the hall be filled with joy, as we celebrate our victory!

    Get all high-resolution artwork with this reward.

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    • All High-resolution Artwork
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    71 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    Get Drawn into an Art (PnP+All Art)

    Become a Viking or an Anglo-Saxon! Our artist will draw you into an artwork as a non-center character. You will be featured in the game.

    We will reach out to you and ask a picture of you. You will receive a list of cards you could appear on to choose from.

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    • All High-resolution Artwork
    • Get Drawn into an Art
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 99 or more About US$ 99

    Get Drawn as a Character (PnP+All Art)

    Become a Viking or an Anglo-Saxon! Our artist will draw you into an artwork as a central character. You will be featured in the game.

    We will reach out to you and ask a picture of you. You will receive a list of characters you could be drawn into to choose from.

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    • All High-resolution Artwork
    • Get Drawn as a Character
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 199 or more About US$ 199

    Get Drawn as a Ruler (PnP+All Art)

    Become a Viking or an Anglo-Saxon ruler! Our artist will draw you into a true king or queen. You will be featured in the game.

    We will reach out to you and ask a picture of you. You get to choose any Viking or Anglo-Saxon king or queen who ruled between 791 and 1066 not already featured in the game.

    Includes:
    • Runes of Mayhem Print & Play
    • Sketches
    • All High-resolution Artwork
    • Get Drawn as a King or Queen
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (11 days)