A long, long time ago, virtuous and good lass found her prince charming. And so they lived happily ever after - A good lullaby one would say. Life is not a fairy tale, though and stories are often different from the mummy-told version. Heroes had to fight for what is theirs, often viciously... and they did not always win.
Welcome to the grim world, where the path to a happy ending is paved with corpses of your enemies!
GrimmoiR is a world in which five factions clash to create uncertain alliances. Each player chooses one of the factions he wants to lead to victory. Before starting the game, each player creates his team of individuals. Each team must consist of exactly 6 characters with at least 4 of the same faction. The other two can be recruited from allied factions or from your own. It's the player’s decision how to shape their team. The choice is one of the most important parts of the game. It's the six characters that have to secure your victory. The goal is simple. Overcome all opposing characters.
Below is a description of all fairytale factions. And as mentioned above, this is not a fairy tale, so forget about meeting nice, clean and polite characters.
The game is divided into three phases:
1: Team formation phase. 2: Character display phase. 3: The battle phase.
1. Team formation phase
Each player chooses a faction and then creates a team from available character cards. It should be remembered that at least 4 characters have to belong to the same faction. The other two can be recruited from allied factions.
2. Character display phase
Players alternately play their character cards on the table so that a battlefield consisting of 3 columns and 4 rows will be created.
3. The battle phase
It is really the heart of the game. It is during this phase that opposing figures will measure themselves against one another in a fight for life and death. Players will try their best to use the abilities of their characters to achieve their goal. This phase is divided into rounds. In each of the rounds players alternately perform one action until both of them pass. To perform the action a player has to pay for it with a gold coin. Each player has 5 such coins at their disposal. Actions that a player can perform: attack enemy character with your character, use the special abilities of one of your characters, move your character to a different position.
Attack A well thought out attack can turn the tide of battle
The characters in the game are divided into 3 groups according to the way they fight:
melee units, they can attack only form located directly in front of them.
ranged units, they can attack any character located in the same column.
magic units, they can attack any character on the battlefield
To attack an opponent's character, the player chooses the character he wants to attack with. Then he must pay for this attack. If the attacking character is prepared, the player pays one gold coin and exhausts the character. If the attacking character is exhausted, the player must pay 2 gold coins.
Now the player indicates the target of the attack and places on this character as many wound counters as indicated by the attack value of the attacking character. The amount of wound counters may increase or decrease according to the character's special abilities.
If the number of wound counterss is equal to or exceeds the strength of a given character, this character is defeated and its card must be removed from the battlefield.
If the figure in the first row was lost, it is automatically replaced by the character located directly behind it.
Special abilities Sometimes you do not have to fight to win
There are characters who can use their special abilities instead of performing an attack. To be able to use the ability, the character must be prepared and have a book counter on it. The player exhausts the character and turns the book counter face down. Now its special ability can be resolved.
Moving The strategic positioning of your characters is the key to victory.
During the fight, some of the players' characters will be dying, so empty spaces will appear on the battlefield. A player can move his character to such an empty space, paying for it with one gold coin. In addition, the player can pay one gold coin to swap two of his characters on the field.
When no player has gold coins to pay for the action or the players no longer want to take actions, the round ends. The next round is started by the player who has fewer characters on the battlefield. If both players have the same number of characters, the next round will be started by the player who was second in the previous round. Round by round is play this way, until one of the players defeats the opponent and becomes the undisputed master of the GrimmoiR world.
Content of the box: 45 character cards, 12 book counters, 12 weakening counters, 12 strengthening counters, 12 pen counters, 12 coin counters, 24 wound counters, rulebook.
First of all - you are pledging to bring this project to life. Without your support this game will not see daylight. But if we will meet our target easily, we will be adding special content and components to every copy of the game.
To keep things simple - your Kickstarter edition will be far richer then the one that will be available in retail.
As we will be gaining funds, we can add even MORE content to the game with stretch Goals! While some goals will be available for all, many will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign and will be shipped in a special unique packaging.
To unlock Social Stretch Goals you will have to do some extra things on our FB page and on the BGG game page. Here are the links to help you with that tasks.
To include chosen add-on in your pledge, just increase value of your pledge by given amount! And the most important thing is: A purchase of add-on(s) will not increase the shipping fee.
The game is in English or Polish. You will choose your language version after the campaign finished. The game box will be the same for both language versions. There is a description in two languages on the back of the box.
Shipping costs will be added after the campaign is finished.
They are as follows:
- Poland - 5$
- Rest of Europe - 10$
- USA, Canada, Australia - 15$
- Rest of the world - 20$
Risks and challenges
This is Octopus Games' first Kickstarter. Let's be honest, we do not have rich experience in this field. However, people working on this project have many years of experience in the design, production and distribution of games. That's why we'll do our best to make the game see the daylight on time.
We are fully devoted to creating an amazing game and you can trust that every choice we make for this product’s development will be dictated by improving the standard of the final product. We believe in being 100% open, honest, and transparent with our backers and will keep them up to date and informed. We are ready, willing, and excited to communicate and answer your questions. We are confident we can deliver the game on schedule with the highest quality components possible.
- (30 days)