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Experience the journey of a Wuxia martial artist in this 2-5 players board game. Will you become a hero or an evil scum?
Experience the journey of a wuxia martial artist in this 2–5 player strategy board game. Will you become a Hero or Evil Scum?
Experience the journey of a wuxia martial artist in this 2–5 player strategy board game. Will you become a Hero or Evil Scum?
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“This is a journey that I have started seven years ago and I am very pleased to cross paths with you now. I believe it is fate that has brought us together.”

- Pat "Piper" Lee, creator

On this rise, the heroes meet, their lives entwine and their bond eternal...
On this rise, the heroes meet, their lives entwine and their bond eternal...

Crossroads of Heroes is a strategic board game designed for 2-5 players and it takes approximately 45-90 minutes to play.

You start the game as a virtuous martial arts hero/ heroine and your goal is to win renown in the Jianghu to ultimately become the Grand Master of Wulin.

In this basic core game, there are five characters for you to choose from, each a member from one of the five most respected sects of Wulin.

The five sects are Emei (峨嵋), Shaolin (少林), Beggar (丐幫), Wudang (武當) and Kunlun (崑崙).
The five sects are Emei (峨嵋), Shaolin (少林), Beggar (丐幫), Wudang (武當) and Kunlun (崑崙).

Each character will have his/ her own set of character abilities, sect special items, fighting techniques and signature technique based on a distinctive sect philosophy and can play quite differently from the rest.

Renown is earned from winning duels, exploring the Jianghu or employing the various stratagems that are available to you in the game.

There are 3 main types of stratagems - Dark (Yin), Balance (Taiji) and Light (Yang).
There are 3 main types of stratagems - Dark (Yin), Balance (Taiji) and Light (Yang).

Players who opt for a treacherous type of play may choose to turn evil and then take on a dark path to victory. They will no longer be in contention to become the next Grand Master of Wulin. Instead, they must rely on their own evil scheme and murderous plot to win the game. They would become the hated evil scum of the Jianghu!

Turning evil will not only change your appearance, your special ability and base wugong will be altered as well!
Turning evil will not only change your appearance, your special ability and base wugong will be altered as well!

And if you are really confident, you can seek out one of the five Masters of Wulin and challenge them to a martial arts duel. Defeating any one of the Masters will not only bring you fame and glory, but you will be rewarded with the secret manuals that will unlock their powerful fighting techniques to you.

With every 200 backers, the mysterious identity of each Wulin Master will be revealed right here!
With every 200 backers, the mysterious identity of each Wulin Master will be revealed right here!

The journey to heroic greatness has been prepared for you, only now you must choose your own path...

(This campaign is for the English version of “Crossroads of Heroes”. However, every card in the game has full Chinese text and is therefore fully comprehensible to a Chinese speaker. Furthermore, we also have plans to release Chinese, French and German digital rule-books on our website in the future, to coincide with the game's release.)

The first part of the English Game Manual (draft version) is now available. Click on the image above to download it.

  • Exclusive Kickstarter Content - Some upgraded game components, when unlocked in the Stretch Goals, will be exclusive to the Kickstarter version. (Although a leftover supply may be sold at conventions.)
  • Classic Wuxia Theme - If you love classic Wuxia or the age-old struggle between good and evil, there's a good chance that you will like this game. So why wait?
  • Be A Part Of Us - You can choose to become a member of your favorite sect! Your name will be recorded in the Hall of Heroes (on our website) so we will always remember you as being one of us!

The Evil Sect expansion adds a sixth character into the game. Whoever chooses to play as this character will start the game as an evil character and must destroy his opponents mercilessly or lure them to the side of evil!

Watch this Evil Sect Expansion trailer and share it with your friends! The future state of the Jianghu and its survival may very well depend on it!

The following rewards contain special hand-made items and have a very limited availability! You do not have to pay any extra for shipping. We will package everything ourselves with our own personal touch and the package will be sent to you via the speediest courier!

Additional Details:

The notebook is a traditional Chinese-styled notebook that emulates the "Emei Sect Signature Technique Manual" in the game. It will be bound by hand using a traditional Chinese stitched binding technique. The title on the notebook will also be hand written with an ink brush in a Chinese calligraphic style.

(This pledge level contains hidden special rewards. To find out what they are, please see project update #5 on March 3.)

Additional Details:
The notebook is a traditional Chinese-styled notebook that emulates the "Shaolin Sect Signature Technique Manual" in the game. It will be bound by hand using a traditional Chinese stitched binding technique. The title on the notebook will also be hand written with an ink brush in a Chinese calligraphic style.

(This pledge level contains hidden special rewards. To find out what they are, please see project update #5 on March 3.)

Additional Details:
The notebook is a traditional Chinese-styled notebook that emulates the "Beggar Sect Signature Technique Manual" in the game. It will be bound by hand using a traditional Chinese stitched binding technique. The title on the notebook will also be hand written with an ink brush in a Chinese calligraphic style.

(This pledge level contains hidden special rewards. To find out what they are, please see project update #5 on March 3.)

Additional Details:
The notebook is a traditional Chinese-styled notebook that emulates the "Wudang Sect Signature Technique Manual" in the game. It will be bound by hand using a traditional Chinese stitched binding technique. The title on the notebook will also be hand written with an ink brush in a Chinese calligraphic style.

(This pledge level contains hidden special rewards. To find out what they are, please see project update #5 on March 3.)

Additional Details:
The notebook is a traditional Chinese-styled notebook that emulates the "Kunlun Sect Signature Technique Manual" in the game. It will be bound by hand using a traditional Chinese stitched binding technique. The title on the notebook will also be hand written with an ink brush in a Chinese calligraphic style.

(This pledge level contains hidden special rewards. To find out what they are, please see project update #5 on March 3.)

Additional Details:
The notebook is a traditional Chinese-styled notebook that emulates the "Evil Sect Signature Technique Manual" in the game. It will be bound by hand using a traditional Chinese stitched binding technique. The title on the notebook will also be hand written with an ink brush in a Chinese calligraphic style.

(This pledge level contains more special rewards. To find out what they are, please see project update #19 on Mar 21.)

Additional Details:
The notebooks are traditional Chinese-styled notebooks that emulate the "Sect Signature Technique Manuals" in the game. Each notebook will be bound by hand using a traditional Chinese stitched binding technique. The titles on the notebooks will also be hand written with an ink brush in a Chinese calligraphic style.

Our Manufacturer:

We are proud to announce our manufacturer - Ninox Games.

We feel lucky to have found Nick Chan, the founder of Ninox Games, whom we have been working quite closely with for the past few months. Nick has been very helpful and quick to answer our questions. And the fact that their head office is located in Hong Kong makes communication ever so easy and hassle-free.

The list of games that Ninox Games have manufactured include Bethel Woods, Burger Up, Butterfly Garden, C.O.G., Cosmic Run, Cultists of Cthulhu and Entropy.

Given Ninox Games's experience and stout leadership, I feel quite confident that we will have a great work relationship with them and that Crossroads of Heroes's final product quality will benefit from it.

Most of our shipments will ship direct from Hong Kong by air because this gives us better control and will minimize the chances for delays and damages.

We understand that this will increase shipping costs and we apologize. To show our sincerity, we’ve chosen to absorb HK$50-HK$100 of the shipping costs!

We offer friendly shipping to all the countries in the table below.

Unfortunately, shipping is a very complicated affair when you are shipping globally, especially for new creators like us who have very limited resources.

We have tried very hard to reduce the costs of shipping for everyone. However, we just cannot afford to pay for all the taxes and duties for everyone. All we could do is absorb some of the shipping fees for you.

If you are not sure what the exact shipping cost for your country is, just make a pledge on a level that you like and it will be calculated for you.

 Favorite Sect to play as and why?

“It’s difficult to choose. But if I really have to, it has to be Beggar Sect. (Although Wudang Sect and Evil Sect come close.) I guess there is something about being able to draw from the items discard pile that I find to be quite irresistable, haha.”

 Favorite Sect to play as and why?

“I guess Emei Sect, but not because she is the only playable female character in the game. More importantly, she has the “Speed” ability, which makes wandering the Jianghu easier and more risk free. Unfortunately, I cannot have that same luxury when traveling in the real world.”

We also wish to give thanks to our family and friends who supported us and helped by playtesting our game! For a complete list of these people, please visit the credits page of our website.

Pat Piper is a company founded in 2014. Its goal is simple - to share my creations and art with people. "Crossroads of Heroes" will be its debut product. I wish that it will bring you equal joy, excitement and at times, solace, that it has given me while making it.

Risks and challenges

We care deeply about our product, and we always try to give it as much care and caution during production as we can.

More importantly, our top priority is to get the package (in great condition) to your door on time. We think that is the best way for us to show our gratitude and repay your kindness in helping us complete this little journey of ours.

However, there is no denying that we are new and that this is our very first kickstarter project. What we lack in experience, we hope to make up with careful planning and listening to you.

Any questions, concerns and comments will be taken seriously and answered as promptly as we can. Being our backer, you are a part of us and we will attempt to work with you as much as possible to make this a successful campaign.

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    Adventurer

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    Hero

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    Master

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    Emei Sect Guardian

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    • 1 x [Crossroads of Heroes] Base Game
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    • 1 x [Evil Sect] Expansion
    • 1 x Emei Sect Notebook w Chinese Stitched Binding
    • 1 x Emei Sect "Jing Lian" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
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    Shaolin Sect Guardian

    Become a Shaolin Sect Guardian

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    • 1 x [Evil Sect] Expansion
    • 1 x Shaolin Sect Notebook w Chinese Stitched Binding
    • 1 x Shaolin Sect "Huai Xun" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
    • 1 x Shaolin Sect "Abbot Xuan Ling" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
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    Beggar Sect Guardian

    Become a Beggar Sect Guardian

    Your name will be recorded in the Hall of Heroes (on our website) with the title of "Beggar Sect Guardian"!

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    • 1 x [Crossroads of Heroes] Base Game
    • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
    • 1 x [Evil Sect] Expansion
    • 1 x Beggar Sect Notebook w Chinese Stitched Binding
    • 1 x Beggar Sect "Shu Laozi" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
    • 1 x Beggar Sect "Lu Jin" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
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    Wudang Sect Guardian

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    Your name will be recorded in the Hall of Heroes (on our website) with the title of "Wudang Sect Guardian"!

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    Includes:
    • Digital Comic - (Chapter 1)
    • 1 x [Crossroads of Heroes] Base Game
    • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
    • 1 x [Evil Sect] Expansion
    • 1 x Wudang Sect Notebook w Chinese Stitched Binding
    • 1 x Wudang Sect "Song Qingyao" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
    • 1 x Wudang Sect "Master Zhang" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
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    Kunlun Sect Guardian

    Become a Kunlun Sect Guardian

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    • 1 x [Crossroads of Heroes] Base Game
    • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
    • 1 x [Evil Sect] Expansion
    • 1 x Kunlun Sect Notebook w Chinese Stitched Binding
    • 1 x Kunlun Sect "Xiao Jingtian" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
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    Emissary Of Evil

    Become an Emissary of Evil

    Your name will be recorded in the Evil Asylum (on our website) with the title of "Emissary of Evil"!

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    • 1 x Evil Sect "Gu Lenghu" Print Board (5" x 7.8")
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    Heroes Gather "We're in this together!"

    The Jianghu is a dangerous place, so why venture it all alone? Gather 5 other heroic companions and get this reward to share among them!

    This reward offers 6 copies of [Crossroads of Heroes] Base Game + 6 copies of [Evil Sect] Expansion!

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    Grand Master of Wulin

    Your name will be recorded in the Hall of Heroes (on our website) and you will be venerated by all as the current "Grand Master of Wulin"!

    You will receive a "Grand Master of Wulin" stone seal, hand-carved with your name on it as proof of your accomplishment!

    A unique character design will also be created in your honor, based on your description. (If approved by the creator, this unique character may eventually appear in a future Crossroads of Heroes game expansion and make an appearance in the comic as well!)

    Limited to 1 backer only!

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    • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
    • 1 x [Evil Sect] Expansion
    • All 5 Sects Notebooks w Chinese Stitched Bindings
    • Stone Seal With Your Name Carved On It
    • All Characters (22 Total) Print Boards (5" x 7.8")
    • Collaborate On A Unqiue Character Design
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