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$67,248
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
1,144
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

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The Few and Cursed is 100% funded and is our biggest most ambitious game yet.  We've already unlocked two stretch goals, The Fallen Immortals mini-expansion and new Jobs.

We have a number of Stretch Goals already announced (please scroll down for details). For more info on what's been unlocked so far please check our Project Updates clicking here. 

We also have Social Stretch Goals happening too and here's our next one:

The Facebook Social Goal

Share THIS POST RIGHT HERE on Facebook and at 100 shares both the Retail and Deluxe editions of the game get an extra 3 New Cursed Encounters with gorgeous artwork by Brazilian artist Gio Guimarães! It's already halfway there at 58 Shares, we can do this!! 

Just hit the link above or the image below, log in to Facebook, and share. Easy-peasy! 

Be sure to check back frequently and help spread the word so we can keep unlocking extra content whether it's through Social Goals or through the Kickstarter!

The Few and Cursed: The Board Game is a competitive action adventure game designed by Mike Gnade, where 1 to 4 Curse Chasers must explore the desert of the Pacific Ocean and fight their way through gangs, capture the biggest bounties, defeat monsters, complete jobs, and discover supernatural artifacts on their path to fame or infamy. 

Based on The Few and Cursed comic book series by Felipe Cagno and Fabiano Neves, the board game expands on the lore of the comics and brings its characters and creatures to life with amazing miniatures! 

INTERESTED IN GETTING THE COMIC BOOKS AS WELL?

Check out their Kickstarter to fund issue #6, the last part in The Crows of Mana'Olana story arc, and grab the entire mini-series. 

And if you are looking to get a taste for the lore and tales of The Few and Cursed be sure to check out the complete first issue in digital format when you back the game and check out this Update for Backers Only clicking right here.


A Rich World Full of Lore from the Comic Books

The Few and Cursed can best be described as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Old West comic book series about people trying to survive a world where most of the water evaporated overnight in a mysterious apocalyptic event back in 1840.

Even though what was left of mankind found a way to adapt using water, the most valuable asset on the planet, as currency, survival turned the world into a wicked wasteland where it's either kill or be killed. And evil not only endured, it won. 

People turned to dark arts, old tales of mischief and curses to survive.  Death is everywhere. But for every darkness there is light - and among the few and cursed are those willing to fight to bring balance to the land: the Curse Chasers. 

Asymmetric Characters and Starting Decks

Each player chooses a Curse Chaser with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Characters have different starting decks, varying weapon proficiency, abilities,  stats, and unique curse transformations.

Innovative Deckbuilding

The Few and Cursed is a deck builder without a market.  You don't ever spend resources to acquire cards.  Instead we've developed a streamlined way to build your deck;  Every turn players Improvise and draw cards from the Upgrade Deck and then choose one to immediately add to their hand.

Each card is designed as a panel from a comic book.  You will play these cards to generate resources and take actions on your turn. Red chooses to focus on attack this turn. Which path will you choose?
Each card is designed as a panel from a comic book. You will play these cards to generate resources and take actions on your turn. Red chooses to focus on attack this turn. Which path will you choose?

Emergent Storytelling

As you journey throughout the desert of the Pacific Ocean, you will draw Encounter cards based on your location and be faced with choices that will immediately impact your turn. The order of these events is randomized every time you play and crafts a story revolving around the lore of the comic books.

Pushing your luck with Curse

Every Curse Chaser is affected by the supernatural.  Draw on the darkness too much and you will transform and become cursed... every cursed state has its own pros and cons but they all lead towards death. 

Maecenas calls on his trusty bodyguard when he is weakened by Curse
Maecenas calls on his trusty bodyguard when he is weakened by Curse

 *Kickstarter Exclusive* means that this content WILL NOT enter regular distribution.  It is offered as part of this Kickstarter and may be offered for sale on our website or at conventions after our  backers have received their rewards.  Select retailers who back this Kickstarter campaign will also have access to this content so you may see it in very limited retail release.

The Few and Cursed includes a wealth of content and has been designed with a ton of replayability in mind. 

We always like to offer more to our Kickstarter backers and have A TON of cool stretch goals planned for the game.  We have quite a few big surprises for the Deluxe version.

We will continue to announce new Stretch Goals throughout the campaign. Hopefully these few upgrades are just the beginning. Be sure to check back here frequently and help spread the word!

THE ART OF THE FEW AND CURSED BOARD GAME - $30

A team of expert artists have produced over 150 artworks exclusively for the game and we have collected them all in a gorgeous 144-page hardcover book.

We have also included a deep and insightful look into the whole process from layouts to fully colored artworks from seasoned comic book pros like Luke Ross, Will Conrad, Harvey Tolibao and many others.

Artists for The Few and Cursed Board Game have worked for Marvel Comics, DC, Image Comics, Dark Horse, Upper Deck, IDW and other publishers. Enhance your gaming experience by going deeper into the lore and world expansion with this exclusive Art book.

"What I found was a quite engaging game, with some smart uses of popular mechanics, which neatly blends Western and supernatural themes. Plus, it was darn fun to play, so well worth checking out when it hits Kickstarter..." - The Campaigner Magazine

We have a bunch of events, streams and interview scheduled during the Kickstarter. Click on these buttons at the appropriate times to check them out, ask us questions, and more:

Click this button to watch the recorded Interview on Facebook
Click this button to watch the recorded Interview on Facebook

Every backer is important to us, regardless of location, but the reality is that shipping is very expensive and is a cost we all need to share. We always work at minimizing the cost of shipping as much as possible and will be providing a small shipping discount to ALL backers regardless of region.  As with our previous campaigns, we will be working with shipping partners within the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Asia to provide region-friendly shipping in each of these zones. If you live in these regions, you will not have to worry about paying additional taxes or duties. 

Here are our estimated shipping costs based on a standard game package (3-5 kg volumetric weight). Keep in mind these are just estimates based on our 2019 shipping rates, and costs may change based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose:

*WE DO NOT SHIP TO:* Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. 

We will charge and finalize your actual shipping after the campaign ends through our pledge manager. By doing so, we can ensure you get charged the shipping you actually deserve. We don't want to stick anyone with a large shipping bill long after the campaign is over but feel this is the fairest way to handle it while remaining fiscally responsible.  

What about BREXIT?

The shipping above is based on the information and prices we have right now.  No one can predict how shipping costs will be affected if/when Brexit comes to fruition.  If shipping charges drastically change after October 31st, we will let you know as soon as we hear from our shipping partners about final pricing.  If they do go up radically, we will also be happy to offer refunds to any UK backers who can no longer justify the price. 

Game published by Rock Manor Games, owned and operated by Mike Gnade. Learn more at www.rockmanorgames.com, or follow us on facebook, youtube or twitter.  

Based on the The Few and Cursed series created by Felipe Cagno & Fabiano Neves. You can follow Felipe and team on facebook or twitter.

  • Game Design by Mike Gnade 
  • Creative Direction by Felipe Cagno 
  • Graphic Design by Deyvison Manes and Juliana Caro  
  • Miniatures designed by Firescale Studio (Patrick Fahy and Amy Harbin)
  • Illustrations, Coloring and Artworks by Adriano Di Benedetto, André Toma, Arthur Medeiros, Braulio Gregorio, Caio Cacau, Clonerh, Denilson Santtos, Dijjo Lima, Fabio Laguna, Geraldo Borges, Gilberto Martimiamo Jr., Gio Guimarães, Guilherme Balbi, Harvey Tolibao, Jean Diaz, Jonas Trindade, José Luís, Lucas Ribeiro, Luke Ross, Marcio Abreu, Marcio Menyz, Marco Lesko, Mario Cau, Netho Diaz, Priscilla Petraites, Rafael Vasconcelos, Rainer Peter, Rodrigo M. dos Santos, Rui Silveira, Sam Hart, Teo Gonzales, Tiago Barsa, Vinicius Townsend, Will Conrad, Zé Carlos and Zork Marinero 
  • Marketing and Community Management by Matt Cangialosi 

Risks and challenges

We are fortunate to have gone through the Kickstarter several times before and have consistently delivered our games to our backers before our estimated delivery date. We attribute a lot of this speed to getting all of the core artwork completed upfront and have done the same with this project. We pride ourselves on communicating with our backers and impressing them by meeting deadlines and delivering an excellent product. Please feel free to check out our other Kickstarter projects for samples of our transparency, comments, and process.

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By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was active.

You are responsible for confirming your pledge, address and other information required to ship your product to you in a timely manner. If you do not log in and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 8 week window has elapsed.

Any requested refund requests through us will be refunded minus Kickstarter and Credit Card fees.

After two shipping attempts to your provided address have failed, you will be responsible for any additional postage/shipping costs to ship out your rewards again.

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