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A cooperative survival game experience. Incarnate the heroes that will lead the resurgence of humanity on a post-cataclism world.
A cooperative survival game experience. Incarnate the heroes that will lead the resurgence of humanity on a post-cataclism world.
A cooperative survival game experience. Incarnate the heroes that will lead the resurgence of humanity on a post-cataclism world.
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EXO - Mankind Reborn Board Game

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EXO: Mankind Reborn is a fully cooperative survival game where players will take their heroes on a series of quests to bring back the human race onto the surface of the world. Play two different campaigns designed for 1-2 and 3-4 players, and discover the cause behind the disasters that forced humanity to shelter underground for centuries.

At the turn of the Millennium, humankind was racing towards an unimaginable convolution of natural disasters: tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, heat waves... The Earth, we realized, was coming to an end.

The brightest minds united to find solutions for the problems of of the energy crisis and to attempt to restore the balance of the world. After years of research a new source was discovered: Exoenergy. But in the meantime the energy dependency of the nations has lead to an irreversible situation.

Spread over vast distances, several research teams each specialized in a different aspect of this new energy form. But before they finished their work a succession of great cataclysms, with unknown cause hit humankind in an all devastating blow. The world as we knew it has ended and forced humanity to take refuge in isolated underground cavern systems, organizing themselves in “tribes”.

Over hundreds of years in deep isolation from the ravaged surface of the Earth, something started to changed. Each tribe, under leadership of the old researchers and their descendents, started to form a symbiosis with native animal populations and the Exoenergy itself. The shape of human and animal had changed and became advanced by the united affords of the last of us.

But we could not endure forever in the darkness deep below. Old technology broke, resources were slowly consumed, and in the year 2950 the council of the elders had decided to ascend once again onto the face of the planet to ensure the survival of humanity.

But we were not the only one who changed in all that time... new and wild species have conquered and dominated the world while we were gone: bugs.

OUR SPECIES LAST HOPE

EXO energy reserves are about to run out and selected heroes from different parts of the world unite on an expedition to guarantee the future of humanity.

Kaindra the Huntress and Sharik, Yuri the Explorer and Nurasyl, Desmond the Harvester and Little Joe, and Claire the doctor and Mel.
Kaindra the Huntress and Sharik, Yuri the Explorer and Nurasyl, Desmond the Harvester and Little Joe, and Claire the doctor and Mel.
In EXO, the heroes will be represented by highly detailed miniatures. As they move through the game tiles they will be able to move together or separately in our new base system.
In EXO, the heroes will be represented by highly detailed miniatures. As they move through the game tiles they will be able to move together or separately in our new base system.

VILE ENEMIES

Hyper-evolved bugs now populate the surface of the Earth. The only creatures that managed to stay on the surface after the cataclysms.
Hyper-evolved bugs now populate the surface of the Earth. The only creatures that managed to stay on the surface after the cataclysms.

EXO is not a miniature game. This is a game with miniatures in which resource management and the depth of the mechanics bring it closer to a Eurogame.

GAME MECHANICS

Each game round consists of four phases: Disaster, Resource, Production, Action and Night. We will explain them briefly below…

  • Disasters – During this phase, we will determine with a dice roll how the climatology will affect the environment, how the environment’s fauna will behave, and also how the climate will affect our Exoanimals. All this will be detailed in quick reference tables for each mission.
  • Resource Production – During this phase players will produce exoenergy and a variety of resources. To do so our heroes will be able to assemble different buildings that will be represented by extraction tiles. At the beginning of the turn, each player will take a resource off each tile he has on the board and store it, if possible, in his backpack if they are resources, or in the exoenergy pool of his/her exoanimal, in the case of exoenergy.
  • Actions – During this phase, players must decide which actions they will be performing both with their heroes and with their exoanimals. There are common actions to be carried out by both characters and others specific to each one. For more information, please take a look at EXO Rulebook in the links below.

GAME RULES

Here you will find a sample of the rulebook. Keep in mind that this is just a draft and not the final layout.

English rulebook: https://bit.ly/2rlRJtS

Spanish rulebook: https://bit.ly/2KwqNka

EXTREME WEATHER & TREACHEROUS TERRAIN - EXPLORATION DECK

As our heroes advance in their expedition, they will find out that the environment has changed, becoming an inhospitable place. Sandstorms, blizzards and many other weather disasters will hinder their progress by testing their survival.

Bugs will not be the only danger you will face. The climate conditions and unexplored areas will represent an even more dangerous challenge.
Bugs will not be the only danger you will face. The climate conditions and unexplored areas will represent an even more dangerous challenge.

36 exploration cards are provided with the game although this number might seem restrictive at first, you will find out that there are many possibilities of exploration in the game. Let’s see the impact in game terms:

When a you move your hero to a new region, you draw one exploration card.
When a you move your hero to a new region, you draw one exploration card.

 When revealing the card you will discover what kind of region it is:

Here you can see a brief description of the card elements:

  • 1. Card name: determined by the name of the place or by a weather phenomenon affecting the region.
  • 2. EXO & resources: the type of EXO and resource that this region produces.
  • 3. Effects: depicted with different icons.
  • 4.Narrative text.
  • 5. Reference number.

After the draw, the card effect is applied to your hero. From now on, this region cannot be explored again. According to the deployment of the heroes in the tiles, there can be up to 15 regions to be explored. That leaves another 21 options in the deck! So one region won’t be the same as another even though you play the same mission repeatedly… This will offer you a renewed game experience every time you play!

SURVIVAL EXPERIENCE

Death is not an option. If any of your heroes dies, the game will come to an end. So you better gather resources to keep you alive while fulfilling quest’s objectives!

As part of the game experience, survival is a key element. You will have to explore new areas and build structures to gain resources to help you complete the different quests.
As part of the game experience, survival is a key element. You will have to explore new areas and build structures to gain resources to help you complete the different quests.

How To Play - Learn the mechanics in just 8 minutes. Video from Sulker:

English version:

Spanish version:

 MISSIONS

Click to download Mission 01
Click to download Mission 01

Now let us explain each section of the mission:

In the upper part of the mission you will find its name and a narrative text that introduces you to the scenario. Here you will find background information about the mission and details regarding the plot of the story.

In this section you will see the tiles setup and the heroes’ starting areas. Depending on which mission you are playing this setup may vary. Here you can see some examples:

Next we have the mission objective part where we describe the objectives that are necessary in order to complete the mission. For those of you who love challenges, you will find an “achievement”. If you accomplish this “achievement” while playing the game you will earn some rewards in following missions.

Just below the objectives there are the special rules for the missions. There will be some scenarios that have special rules such as “no harming any bug”, or not being able to leave an area if there is a bug alive in it.

In all missions you will have to roll the dice to determine the fauna behaviour and the environment changes. For these you must check the results on the tables below.

And finally, there’s the last part that shows the outcome of the mission. A narrative text shows the way to the next mission. Sometimes you may come to a crossroad where you will need to decide which path to follow. This means that some missions will only not reveal all the story options, so if you want to complete the full story you will have to replay the game.

 The Dice Tower pick of the week!

 DICED pick of the week!

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Facebook: https://bit.ly/2rGLKQy
Twitter: https://bit.ly/2IiCvgw

Crossover Skull Tales - EXO

In order to unlock this SG, you only have to reach a very simple goal: you must share the following posts on Twitter and Facebook. Once we reach 200 shares/retweets, this SG will be unlocked. We will take into account the number of both publications.

TWITTER:https://bit.ly/2IqVdTi

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2rLYQwV

ADD-ONS

In order to increase the likelihood of achieving Stretch Goals, you may pledge for these Add-Ons now. You may also wait until our pledge manager Survey comes to you just after this KS projects ends, and pledge for these add-ons at that time! Actual shipping expense will be added to your pledge for these add-ons after the KS project has ended.

Desmond and Little Joe - Sculpted by Barruz Studio
Desmond and Little Joe - Sculpted by Barruz Studio

VIDEOS

Brettspiel Heroes EXO - Prototype Review:

World Introduction with our art director, Luis Marco. Video from Beasts of War:

“Roundup Breakdown” Video from Beasts of War:

 "Let's Play" Video from Beasts of War:

Preview video at the spanish youtube channel Análisis-Parális:

WHY BACK NOW?

  • Improved Game - With each stretch goal unlocked, the overall quality of the game will be improved for all gamers.
  • Support a Regional Professional European Team - Our company will be doing full control and crafting on the miniatures which be produced by us with high quality.
  • Save money - You will get EXO: Mankind Reborn at a discount on the MSRP by pledging now.
  • Early Access - Receive your copy of EXO before it hits retail.
  • Finest quality - Board games will be produced by Ludofact, the highest german standard in Board Game production.
  • *Exclusive Rewards – Plast Craft Games and their partners reserve the right to sell any of the KS Exclusives at fairs and games events.

RETAILERS

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SHIPPING INFORMATION

Shipping will be charged after Kickstarter campaign finishes based on actual costs incurred to ship and is collected via our pledge manager system. This allows us to charge fairly for all backers and avoid a 'one size fits all' mentality to shipping. We will ship your pledges to different hubs around the world at our cost. Your pledge will arrive via one of the following hubs:

  • USA (US backers)
  • Spain (EU backers)
  • Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers)
  • Canada (Canada backers)
  • China (Asia backers)

Below are our initial rough estimates for shipping the core game (2.5kg dimensional weight). These are just estimates - costs may rise due to weight increase as more items are unlocked via stretch goals and optional purchases you choose.

“Roundup Breakdown” Video from Beasts of War

Risks and challenges

We are an experienced company in the terrain industry for wargames with 7 years of experience, and we have the means and tools to embark on this adventure that is the development and production of board games.

The main risk factor being this our first Kickstarter Campaign, which can always happen, is a delay in delivery which might occur due to unforeseen circumstances during production. For this reason we will inform you with any news that we find during the production process of this game in order to maintain a honest communication.

Although our goal is that every single backer receives their core & rewards before the game hits retail, production and shipping delays can lead to delivery at the same time or following the retail release.

This product will be produced in Europe, which means that there won't be long waiting times to receive the components from our suppliers.

REFUNDS

• Regarding the payments made through Kickstarter:
Upon request, refunds may be given within 15 days of the campaign ending, including fees. Following that time, refunds may be given minus Kickstarter and payment fees. In order to request a refund you must contact ks@plastcraftgames.com.

The refunds are made by default in EUR through Kickstarter and the Pledge Manager. Transaction fees may be applied by the transaction operator

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please note that this is not a pre-order 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 substantially from what is presented in this Kickstarter project.

If you do not complete the pledge manager within the time specified when the pledge manager is sent, you agree that your contribution to the campaign was a donation and your pledge is fulfilled. Of course, we will use our discretion on a case by case basis. Completing the pledge manager is the ONLY way for us to confirm your shipping address and pledge details, as well as making sure we hit the production timelines.

SHIPPING TERMS

By pledging on this Kickstarter you agree that will pay for any shipping and any import or other duties required in your country. You also accept that you are liable for providing us with the correct shipping details upon request and we are not responsible for items lost in transit if sending to an incorrectly provided address. We also cannot ship to PO boxes and you must provide an alternative shipping in this circumstance.

If the game fails to arrive because of your mistake (wrong address, recipient absent, failure to pick up at courier/postal warehouse, etc.), any additional shipping/warehousing cost for us to re-send/re-deliver your game will be your responsibility. This also includes the costs associated with returning the game. If after investigation it becomes clear that the error was on our part, we will resend your package at our expense.

If your game arrives with missing or damaged components, provide us with proof and we will substitute them once we have verified the damage.

If you live outside of the countries specified as "friendly", customs taxes may be added. Please check your country's rules and regulations as this aspect will not be our responsibility.

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