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Runes of Mayhem - The Tactical Viking Game: Relaunch

A historical card game for two. Bigger, better, more affordable this time! Four expansion packs included.

Runes of Mayhem - The Tactical Viking Game: Relaunch

A historical card game for two. Bigger, better, more affordable this time! Four expansion packs included.

$8,139
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250
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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 the enemy fortress and reap the spoils of war! How will you earn victory?

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!

 (The tokens will all be round in the final version, the 'shot' and the 'damage' tokens have been removed.)

We canceled the first campaign of Runes of Mayhem back in May 2018, ever since we have been working on this relaunch.

In April 2019, our Print and Play campaign for the game was one of the most funded and backed PnP projects on Kickstarter. You have unlocked many stretch goals, allowing us to create four expansions. Every unlocked card will be in the box. We already had hundreds play our game, and we considered your feedback.

We have significantly expanded the game, now providing more than double the content than first at a reduced price. The game now has deck customization options and new, faction specific game mechanisms. With the expansions, both players can hire mercenaries. The Anglo-Saxons can build powerful towers to protect their land, while the Vikings can lay traps to lure the enemy units into their doom. 

To lower the costs of both the shipping and manufacturing in every possible way while improving our product, we have replanned and moved the whole production process to Hungary, EU. The game will be manufactured by an industry-leading press at Budapest, the dice will be 3D printed. We will assemble every single copy ourselves by hand.

Thank you for your continued support! We will do our utmost to ensure our backers will have the best Runes of Mayhem experience.

  - Marton Orban, Marzo Projects

An average game takes about 20-40 minutes. The players face each other on the field of battle, 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.

The decks are customizable, allowing you to go into battle with the warriors of your choice. 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 like a true tactician, you can render your opponent unable to roll, eliminating most of the luck factor.

Once you get in the hang of it, Runes of Mayhem plays smoothly, and you soon find yourself immersed in the flow of an ever-changing, tactically challenging game where every decision matters and have an impact. Your main aim will be to grasp the pace of the game more accurately and to grab the initiative to keep your opponent reactive, rather than proactive.

For an in-depth look at the gameplay and the game mechanics, read the rulebook or check out these videos (made with the beta version or animated):

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

Please note the reviews are of the base game only, without the now-included expansion packs.

Check out this interview where we talk Runes of Mayhem with Budget Board Gamer's Josh.

Keep track of our progress, and let's unlock these social and Kickstarter achievements together, and by doing so, gather new warriors to the raid! 

We plan to run a contest after the project's end. For every achievement unlocked, we will increase the prize. Future stretch-goals may be tied to achievements.

The first release of Runes of Mayhem is a combination of the base game and four expansion packs (More Units Expansion, Towers Expansion, Mercenary Expansion, Traps Expansion). In the future, the base game and the expansions may be released separately.

We will commemorate the Kickstarter project by a first-release only certificate card, that the lead designer will hand-sign for every copy of the game.

Optional: To further show you our gratitude, we will mention your name or nickname on the backer's list on our website, should you choose to be included on it.

Runes of Mayhem will be manufactured, assembled, and shipped from Hungary, EU.

Worldwide Shipping Options:

  • Standard Shipping: $5
  • Priority Shipping (Parcel Tracking, Faster): $10

Hungary (Domestic) Shipping Options:

  • Standard Shipping: $2
  • Priority Shipping (Parcel Tracking, Faster): $4
  • Budapest Pick-Up: Free

If you prefer priority shipping, then you have to add an additional $5 for Worldwide shipping, or $2 for Hungary shipping to your pledge amount/game. Make sure you message us after doing so!

  • Some products might be shipped separately because they are packaged differently.
  • It is not likely, but shipments may incur customs fees. The fee may vary depending on order value, country limits, etc. You are responsible for these fees.

Back us at Level 6 or 7 to decorate your gaming lair with a Runes of Mayhem poster!

  • 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick premium photo paper
  • Slightly glossy
  • Fingerprint resistant
  • Highly saturated, maximum ink coverage printing
  • The poster arrives curled in a mailing tube

Design

  •  Choose any Runes of Mayhem or Arcane Guardian digital artwork to have printed on your poster.
  • Parts of the artwork might get cropped to fit the size of the final product

Size

  • Medium - 10 x 10 In / 25.4 x 25.4 Cm
  • Large - 18 x 18 In / 45.72 x 45.72 Cm

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

Eric the Red
Anglo-Saxon Scouts
Wolf Berserker

'My primary aim was not authenticity, but the credibility of my figures while creating the imagery of Runes of Mayhem. That being said we did extensive research both in libraries and online to create the perfect picture.'

King Harald Fairhair
Viking Looters
Viking Elite Archers

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

King Egbert of Wessex
Viking Axemen
King Alfred the Great

'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
Anglo-Saxon Thegn Swordsmen
Viking Horsemen

'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. It is similar to the real Medieval world but remains an elevated reality. Here every last peasant is a badass, and the bishop is a tough guy too.'

This is the world of Runes of Mayhem.

To get more than one copy of the game, we offer you the following bundles:

  • 2 games - 5% off
  • 5 games - 10% off
  • 10 games - 15% off

We encourage you to team up with others and pledge a bundle together. In case you need more copies, message us!

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!

Back us at Level 2 or above and get a digital (Print and Play) copy of Runes of Mayhem, all expansions included.

See Print and Play on Boardgamegeek

Runes of Mayhem PnP requires two regual dice to be played, you can use a regual die's sides like this:

Back us at Level 3 or above and get a bonus digital (Print and Play) copy of our solo fantasy card game.

Arcane Guardian is a quick, fun solo dungeon crawler card game of tactics, scarce resource management, and luck. Ancient powers have risen and are threatening humanity once more. It is you, the Arcane Mage who must face them. You have to weaken them before they swarm the realm of the living. To do so, you have to confront all the terrors crawling deep below the surface. The goal of the game is simple: escape the dungeon. Will you live to see the daylight?

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

Arcane Guardian requires two regual dice to be played.

No Anglo-Saxons Were Harmed During the Making of This Film :)

Would you like to make a custom pledge, or a different combination of rewards? Send us a message here on Kickstarter and we'll figure it out!

Have you got any comments, suggestions or questions?

Do not hesitate to contact us:

Risks and challenges

Thank you very much for reading this far and for your continued support and trust in us!

This is our first Kickstarter project's relaunch. We have been working on Runes of Mayhem since January 2017. Unfortunately, it did not work out the first time. We did our best to succeed now by reworking the whole product and project, offering an expanded game that, given the chance, will be loved by many. We are fully committed to proceed according to our plans.

Of course, delays may happen. We will do the utmost to ensure that manufacturing and the deliveries start according to the schedule.

The game is a complete product, well-tested, and already enjoyed by hundreds due to our previous, successful Kickstarter PnP campaign and our public beta playtests. All artworks are final, we only need funds for manufacturing.

Please note that by pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final products may slightly differ from the visual representations and beta versions presented on this Kickstarter page.

We promise to communicate with our backers regularly via Kickstarter updates, and we will post the updates on our Facebook page too. (https://www.facebook.com/RunesofMayhem/)

COPYRIGHT

© Copyright 2017-2019 Marzo Projects Inc. All rights reserved.

All music used is either of own composition or royalty-free.

Main Video Music: Blacksmith by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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