Dungeon Alliance (Second Printing + Expansions)
Dungeon Alliance is a deck-building, dungeon crawling miniatures adventure game. Second Printing + New Adventure Packs!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 1 2018 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.
Welcome to the second Kickstarter Campaign for Dungeon Alliance! In February 2017, over a thousand backers brought this adventure game to life. Later, after the backers received their copies and the game released to retail venues, it sold out of our warehouses within 9 days. This new campaign will provide us with the opportunity to fund the game's second printing... and a whole lot more!
Dungeon Alliance is a deck-building, dungeon-crawling miniatures adventure game that allows players to send 1 - 4 different teams of adventurers into perilous dungeons in search of experience and treasure. There are options for competitive, cooperative, and solo play!
At the start of the game, each player drafts his or her own team of four heroes and uses tactical movement and cardplay to overcome the dungeon's monsters and acquire treasures. Rival teams may compete with one another to slay monsters, or even battle one another for complete domination.
Dungeon Alliance may be played with or without player-vs-player combat at the players' discretion.
The Dungeon Alliance: Champions expansion was introduced during the first Dungeon Alliance Kickstarter, but the retail version has not been released until now.
This expansion adds four new heroes complete with their hero cards, starting deck cards, and miniatures. The expansion also includes 8 new upgrade cards, as well as the Deck of Many Treasures that allows you to "dig deeper" into Treasure Chests for greater rewards.
The Deep Dungeon Final Enemy Room allows adventurers to venture into the dungeon's lowest depths to face their most powerful adversaries, and players can even confront the majestic Titan for the ultimate confrontation!
Our new Adventure Packs now allow players to experience story-based adventures during their campaigns!
Each Adventure Pack includes approximately 40 - 60 cards, 1 - 3 punchboard sheets , and 1 rules booklet. Each Adventure Pack adds a new narrative story arc to the game, and each alliance can choose the ways in which it wishes to engage each particular story arc.
These packs are a non-linear way to add story content over the course of an entire campaign (solo, cooperative, or competitive) and should keep the game challenging as the heroes spend Campaign Points between adventures.
Check out the video below for an in-depth look at the new Adventure Packs:
The Adventure Packs will not be available for regular retail sale, and besides the Kickstarter, they will only be available at conventions and as promo packs sold online on our website or at the BGG store. The Adventure Packs will normally cost $15 each online, and they will not be available for purchase until 6 months after the backers receive their copies. As the KS campaign reaches stretch goals, more Adventure Packs will be added to backers at no additional cost.
Adventure Pack I: The Lost Alliance
Something terrible has befallen the alliance of Tay the Summoner, Mitra the Trickster, Vrahk the Hunter, and Shoktor the Transmuter. They entered the Slayer's Dungeon weeks ago, and have not been heard from since. Your party now dares to enter the same dungeon. Will your team aid the Lost Alliance, or will you seal their fate once and for all?
Adventure Pack II: War in the Deep
For centuries, the Subterranean Realms have supported an uneasy truce between the Empire of the Dark Elves, the Dominion of the Trolls, and the Kingdom of the Dwarves. Now some mysterious force has destroyed that truce, and open war has spilled into the lands above and below. Will your alliance discover a way to end the War in the Deep, or will you exploit the conflict to further your own ends?
Adventure Pack III: The Gilded Prison
Mryth the Gold Dragon awoke from a dream where he had reformed all the wicked creatures in the universe, thereby abolishing evil for all time. Determined to see his dream come true, Mryth constructed a majestic fortress where he trapped thousands of monsters with the hope of rehabilitating them. But sometimes dreams turn into nightmares. When the dragon's Gilded Prison is breached, will your alliance help him restore order, or will you add to the chaos?
This set includes the 21 painted miniatures that were available during the first Kickstarter Campaign. The set includes painted versions of all characters in the Dungeon Alliance base game and the Dungeon Alliance: Champions expansion.
You may add double-sided rubber playmats to your pledge that include a printed version of the dungeon frame for each configuration of players (Solo, 2, 3, or 4 players).
Players may purchase the playmats separately (1 & 2 Player / 3 & 4 Player) or together as a set.
In addition to the packages shown above, you can add the following items to your pledge. Please add the dollar amount listed to your pledge to receive these items. You will have the opportunity to specify which items you ordered when we send out our BackerKit surveys in September 2018.
- Adventure Packs (2+) ($25): This add-on includes the full set of Adventure Packs, including those that are rewarded through Stretch Goals.
"Dungeon Alliance: Champions" Expansion ($25): This add-on includes the retail version of the "Dungeon Alliance: Champions" expansion. Players may purchase multiple copies of the expansion through this add-on.
Painted Miniatures Set ($50): This add-on includes the full set of 21 painted miniatures that were available as add-ons during the first Kickstarter. Players may purchase multiple copies of the painted miniature sets through this add-on.
- Dungeon Frame Playmats ($30): This add-on includes a set of 2 double-sided rubber playmats that include a printed version of the dungeon frame for each configuration of players (Solo, 2, 3, or 4 players). Players may purchase multiple copies of the printed rubber playmats through this add-on.
- Dungeon Frame Playmat (1 - 2 Players) ($15): This add-on is for backers who only want to purchase a single playmat that supports play for 1 or 2 players.
Dungeon Frame Playmat (3 - 4 Players) ($15): This add-on is for backers who only want to purchase a single playmat that supports play for 3 or 4 players.
You can download the Dungeon Alliance Rulebook or the Rules Supplement by clicking the images below.
One Stop Co-Op Shop Solo Playthrough
Colin of the One Stop Co-Op Shop plays through an entire solo game of Dungeon Alliance!
Solo Gameplay Video
Designer Andrew Parks shows off 2 rounds of a Solo Play game. Lots of difficult decisions must be made for the team, especially when Ada, our camera person, continues to activate a powerful defense for a very crafty Warg!
"Inside the Box" Gameplay Video
The team from "Inside the Box" steals a copy of the Dungeon Alliance prototype and posts a video. Please note that this video is Rated PG-13. :-)
During our first Kickstarter Campaign, a mighty adventure was required to smuggle our prototype copy of Dungeon Alliance into Malta for review by Rahdo the Great! Below you can see his original review, as well as a follow-up review after he received the final published version.
Each of our packages ships anywhere in the world. The games will ship from our warehouses in the U.S. and Germany in order to avoid customs charges for our customers in the European Union. We will be shipping to our customers in Canada using USPS, as this helped our backers avoid brokerage fees during the first campaign.
Shipping Rates: $25 - $180 Pledge Levels
We are absorbing a significant portion of the shipping costs for our games, but due to the high costs of international taxes and shipping, we must charge some shipping fees outside of the U.S. for these packages. For each country listed below, the rate of shipping reflects the weight of the package. In general, packages that include the "Dungeon Alliance" base game will require the higher shipping rate.
- United States: Free Shipping
Germany: $5 - $10
- Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom: $10- $15
- Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden: $20- $25
- Rest of the World: $30 - $40
Shipping Rates: $250 - $540 Pledge Levels
Our Masters of the Dungeon ($250) package is for verified brick and mortar retail stores.
- United States: Free Shipping
- Canada / European Union: $30
Rest of the World: $60
Our Monstrous Horde ($540) package ships anywhere in the world, and incurs no additional shipping charges.
Intro Video Credits
Filmed and Edited by Inside the Box
Hero Theme by MK2
Exciting Trailer by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Graphic Design: Chechu Nieto
Lead Artists: Radial Studio, Biagio D'Alessandro
Artists: William E. Bricker, Helena Cnockaert, Víctor Pérez Corbella, Lauren Covarrubias, Manolis Frangidis, Christopher Guild, Torbjörn Källström, Agri Karuniawan, Konrad Langa, Georges LaVigne, Evgeny Maloshenkov, Nikita Nanako, Chechu Nieto, Mirco Paganessi, Jim Parks, Julia Parks, Sarah Parks, Hai Pham, Juelle Quilantang, Unique Litani Soparie, Nicoleta Stavarache, Andy Zazzera
Risks and challenges
We will be printing the game in Germany with Ludo Fact, one of the foremost game printers in the world. Printing games involves acquiring quotations in advance for production, sculpting, tooling, and shipping, which we have already acquired.
There may be unforeseen issues that arise during the printing and shipping process, whether through production errors or shipping delays. We have 12 years of experience working with printers and resolving these sorts of issues, so we are fully prepared to face such difficulties if they arise.
For board games, a publisher on Kickstarter must also carefully calculate the shipping costs from the warehouse to the individual customers, or else they will face the possibility that they have not raised enough money to cover these expenses. We have made these calculations for shipping to our customers throughout the world.
In addition, in order for the game to be "EU friendly," we will be shipping copies to our customers in the European Union from our printer's headquarters in Germany. This will allow our European customers to avoid paying any additional customs fees associated with having the games shipped from outside the EU.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter