DUNGEON DEGENERATES returns to Kickstarter to fund our second printing! DUNGEON DEGENERATES establishes a new dark age of Weird Fantasy! Created by Sean Äaberg, Designed by Eric Radey, Produced by Katie Äaberg. From GOBLINKO.
“The art, lore & feel have more character than a closet full of other board games. The components are high quality. I'm completely immersed in the Würstreich every time I play this game. I was so inspired by the theme that I started my own homebrew RPG campaign, something I haven't done since I was a kid. The art & theme alone make the game worth owning. But this game is a rare beast. The game design & rule set shine as much as the aesthetic & narrative elements. The rules are well thought out, innovative, relatively quick to pick up & offer broad strategic possibilities. The large amount of characters, monsters, loot, skills, encounters & quests make this game infinitely replayable. I've played this game many times since I bought it & have grown more obsessed with it over time. Buy the game, have a blast & support the spirit of DIY. I couldn't even imagine finding this game as a thirteen year old kid. Pure magic!” - Maxwell Christ
“Dungeon Degenerates is in its own category. There's nothing like it, & there won't ever be anything else like it. What you have here is a deeply detailed, living world wedded to a damn fine game engine. I was initially drawn in by the unalloyed vision of the art, which of course made me instantaneously suspicious of the game itself (so many pretty morons stumbling out of Kickstarter these days) but upon reading the rules I was cautiously optimistic. Then I played it. And I'll never be the same again.” - Chris Tannhauser
“The most refreshing thing to happen to fantasy-themed adventure games since... since... well, possibly ever. The whole game is a tremendous work of art. While it may initially appear to be complex to play (in no small part to the length & density of the rulebook), after only a few turns it starts to click into place & play smoothly. Both the table of contents & index of the rulebook are fantastic - almost without exception, the ToC has led me to exactly what i was looking for.” - Stephan Beal
DUNGEON DEGENERATES: HAND OF DOOM will plunge you through a thick veil of resinated smoke into a fantastic world that is familiar & mythological - pulsating with street-level culture illuminated in eye-melting colors that will expand exponentially as you explore it. DUNGEON DEGENERATES: HAND OF DOOM is the Dark Fantasy Medieval Metal Punk board game of swords, sausages & sorcery from Goblinko. You play degenerate adventurers who have been thrown into the dungeons of Brüttelburg & after escaping, you must find your footing & fight your way to freedom as the Hand of Doom curses the very land you walk on. After releasing the game on Halloween last year, we have sold out of the first printing of 2,000 copies & are ready to bring the second printing to you! The game box is essentially the same as the first printing except for fixing a few typos & clarifying a few rules. We are including the full range of Dungeon Degenerates supplemental game materials at a special Kickstarter discount & we are working with an EU Friendly fulfillment company so our European fans can get the game delivered to them at a better price. Every backer will receive the Lord Scrott pewter miniature which is exclusive to this Kickstarter & will never be offered again! Pick up a sausage & join the adventure!
Geek & Sundry produced this wonderful "How To Play Dungeon Degenerates" video! Have a look!
Every backer will get the exclusive Lord Scrott pewter miniature as a thank you for backing our reprint campaign! This miniature will never be available for sale anywhere. The only way to get it is to back this campaign!
If you would like to purchase additional items to enhance your DUNGEON DEGENERATES gameplay experience, simply increase your pledge amount by the total of the add-ons you'd like. After the Kickstarter campaign is over, you'll have access to our Backerkit where you can select the specific add-ons you would like! Please note, the Lord Scrott miniature is not available as an add-on: we will send one to everyone who backs this Kickstarter! All of our DUNGEON DEGENERATES add-ons are being offered at 10% off retail during this Kickstarter campaign!
It's what you came here for! Get DUNGEON DEGENERATES: HAND OF DOOM for the special Kickstarter price of $70! Take advantage of the low price and combined shipping and get one for a friend!
The game box comes with 8 playable adventurers, but if that's not enough variety for you, we also have two adventurer expansion packs, each with an additional 8 playable characters! Choose from the first Adventurer Expansion pack or the new Freaks & Psychos Expansion pack at special Kickstarter price, or get both for a total of 24 playable adventurers with the base game!
Passing one set of dice around the table works OK, but wouldn't it be nice if every player had their own dice to roll? Our dice bag comes with enough dice that four players can each "roll their own" with the base game.
We have heavy metal pewter miniatures available in four different sets! Get the Game Box Adventurers or the Adventurer Expansion mini sets and use them as your game piece in place of the standees! Use monster minis to set up realistic encounters during the game, or paint them and display them for all to see! All of our Dungeon Degenerates miniatures are sculpted by Jason Fairclough from designs by Sean Aaberg.
Collect our whole series of supplemental DUNGEON DEGENERATES books! We have five volumes in our Degenerate Dictionary series, and four different Guides to the Wurstreich available!
Shipping charges will be processed through our Backerkit after the Kickstarter campaign is over. Backers in the USA will have their rewards shipped via USPS priority mail direct from GOBLINKO. International backers will have their rewards shipped from Happyshops in Germany, which means this project is EU Friendly! Canada: we are still trying to decide what is the best way to get your games to you! Stay tuned to Kickstarter updates for info!
Current shipping estimates for Canada is based on international fulfillment through our EU-based provider. We are trying to work out a direct shipping option from the USA.
Sean & Katie Äaberg created Goblinko in 1999 because we were approaching the year 2000 & there wasn’t a public vision of the Future, the Country or Anything! Almost 20 years have passed & there still isn’t a public vision of anything! Things have gotten worse! Sorry World - That’s a Mandate. Born in the fertile, messy, smelly land between Oakland’s Punk & Art scenes - Goblinko had to put one foot in the funk & soul of Old Oakland & the other foot into the Future! We have established our American, street-level, trash-culture roots of hot dogs, comic books, bubblegum & blue jeans & we will expand until you cannot think of America without thinking of Goblinko! Every one of our products is created using a Frankenstein’s Monster approach - We dig up the forgotten cadavers of America’s past, cut out the good bits & then stitch them together - Apply forgotten secrets & shock them to life! Every Goblinko product is a seed of a better world. Better because it is built to last - built for relevance - built for survival - built for buttermilk - built for speed - built for living the chaos - built for you! Everything else sucks! Go Goblinko!
Risks and challenges
Goblinko is a full service art & design studio, as well as an experienced online retailer with a great delivery track record. We have all the skills necessary to produce & deliver a project of this scale. Our team is detail oriented & deadline focused. Because this is funding a reprint, we do not have to budget in time for product development, and we are able to offer our rewards in a much shorter time frame. Our estimated date of delivery is October 2018.
Of course, with any project of this scale, sometimes things go wrong. We believe in project transparency, & keeping our backers updated with the project no matter what. If something does happen that causes a delay with the project, we will notify backers immediately. Possible delays could include:
- A problem at the factory could delay printing
- We could face unforeseen shipping issues
Also, due to shipping logistics, backers from different parts of the world may receive their packages at different dates than others.
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