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About this project

THE GAME

LIVES is an all new tabletop dungeon crawler experience full of corky characters and menacing monsters. Battle your way through underground labyrinths, forests, and mountains to save King Goodman from The Evil Overlord Olaf Evilman.  

Choose from a gallery of heroes and scoundrels all with their own unique abilities. Collect loot and skills to battle the endless waves of traps, creatures, and bosses. If your character falls in combat, no worries -- that's the name of the game. Start back from your last save point and keep on fighting!  

If you're a fan of Legend of Zelda, The Game of Life, Monty Python's Holy Grail, or Dungeons and Dragons please show your support.

GAMEPLAY

LIVES is a simplified roleplaying game

In each game, one player must take on the role of The Evil Overlord Olaf Evilman. All the other players must work with or against each other in order to trek across the board and defeat you. After the other players have had their turn, The Overlord now has an opportunity to play most any card in the hand, sending a wave of obstacles, enemies, or ailments across the three paths. The Overlord also gets a chance to thwart the other players when they land on trap or boss tiles. Keep in mind though, if a player finds a way to defeat any of your cards, you won't be able to play it for the rest of the game.

The other players -- or Heroes -- should plan out their routes across the board. Every hero card has special abilities that come in handy. Different paths and strategies compliment each character and player style. Train in dungeons and collect loot that enemies and bosses drop in order to gain the strength necessary to ultimately defeat The Evil Overlord and save King Goodman!

COMPONENTS

  • 5 Hero Cards
  • 9 Enemy Cards
  • 10 Loot Cards
  • 10 Skill Cards
  • 30 Gold Cards
  • 9 Boss Cards
  • 20 Sword Cards
  • 24 Heart Tokens
  • 2 Ten-Sided Dice
  • 1 Countdown Dial
  • 1 18" x 18" Game Board

STRETCH GOALS

LIVES GOLD EDITION 

  • 11 Hero Cards  
  • 12 Enemy Cards  
  • 24 Loot Cards  
  • 12 Skill Cards  
  • 45 Gold Cards  
  • 10 Obstacle Cards  
  • 10 Ailment Cards  
  • 12 Boss Cards  
  • 25 Sword Cards  
  • 30 Heart Tokens  
  • 2 Ten-Sided Dice  
  • 1 Countdown Dial  
  • 1 Overlord Trophy  
  • 1 18" x 18" Game Board

(NOTICE: For those planning on pledging to the GOLD EDITION, please see our FAQ section.)

LIVES HOLY GRAIL EDITION 

  • 21 Hero Cards  
  • 24 Enemy Cards  
  • 42 Loot Cards  
  • 24 Skill Cards  
  • 60 Gold Cards  
  • 12 Obstacle Cards  
  • 16 Ailment Cards  
  • 24 Boss Cards  
  • 30 Sword Cards  
  • 36 Heart Tokens  
  • 2 Ten-Sided Dice  
  • 1 Countdown Dial  
  • 1 Overlord Trophy  
  • 1 18" x 18" Game Board

(NOTICE: For those planning on pledging to the HOLY GRAIL EDITION, please see our FAQ section.)

CREDITS

  • Designer: Zachary Ronan
  • Editor: Quinton Ronan
  • Artist: Aleksandr Pushai
  • Artist: Marcella Spargur

Risks and challenges

Ronan Games has eight years graphic design experience and several years experience with shipping commercially. We are confident in our ability to deliver the rewards listed and on time.

All of us working on the project live around the world. Communications with our backers will always be a priority, though, communication with one or two of our collaborators may cause small delays in delivering our final product to you by or estimated time.

Along with getting LIVES in retail stores near you, we hope your pledges will help us with advertising and contests we plan on entering in order to gain the game some publicity and awards. All your pledges will first be used for getting your rewards to you as soon as possible.

For any backers planning on pledging to the custom hero card rewards, please keep in mind this game is intended for younger audiences. We've been instructed to exclude profane, sexual, excessively violent, or supernatural images as well as refraining from drug and alcohol use featured in our art.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

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