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674
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3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 28 2019 3:13 PM UTC +00:00.

About

DUNGEON DEGENERATES returns to Kickstarter to fund our third 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.

*Best of Portland* - "Even in the current renaissance of tabletop gaming, the industry hasn't seen anything like Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom." - Willamette Week 

Players are talking about DUNGEON DEGENERATES: HAND OF DOOM!

"There’s a certain comforting blandness to the usual adventure game setting... You know the drill. It’s certainly been the drill long enough. Dungeon Degenerates isn’t satisfied merely breaking away from this formula. It also needs to smash it with a sledgehammer. After all, as spoken by another notable iconoclast, “When you come at the king, you best not miss.” Dungeon Degenerates does many things, but miss is not among them." - Space Biff

"This is an awesome game. There are many open-world style games out there, but many of them are dice chuckers or very luck driven or chaotic but Dungeon Degenerates manages to introduce a really neat combat system that lets the players cooperate, strategize and it feels fresh. The components, the art, the writing, and the VAST amount of cards (items, events, monsters) leads to awesome storytelling, replay-ability and simply a great time." - Asgelb

"This is a very fun and immersive adventure game with an awesome, Rock&Roll fantasy theme. The vibrant, low-brow art and wild scenarios and flavor text make this the perfect game to play with a heavy metal soundtrack. There are a lot of rules to keep track of but the rulebook is well written and things start clicking after a couple games. It is a blast at any player count."  -Old Grog

"Fun, theme-oozing art, no boring standard stuff. Unique, but smooth simple basic rules. Some special rules in each mission and little important details give you strategic options and but also challenges. The way stories and mission paths give you choices make this game highly replayable. Writing of rules and storytexts is far superior to many other story-driven games I know and love(d). It doesn't take itself too serious, it's colorful, weird, disgusting, surprising and yet familiar in a very good way." - luminok

"This is exactly the sort of gaming experience I have always loved. Channeling (intentionally) a 70's punk-metal aesthetic straight from bargain bin LP covers and zines, the game offers a sandbox approach to adventuring within a contained environment which is simple yet sublime. Options abound, an easy but effective combat system, persistent world modifiers, plenty of potential encounters, big bosses, and character development options, all set in a truly unique landscape." - Clockpunk

"Wow, after playing 30+ crawlers and RPGs for 20+ years, by far the best, simplest but rich mechanics, story, ambiance, just WOW!" - Alexandre Hamelin

"The most original, clever, and amusing story-telling I have encountered in a game. The detail in the artwork is also phenomenal. In terms of gameplay, it is as good as a dungeon-crawler can be. It stands out from the crowd, and that's enough for me." - Omega Player

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. The game box is essentially the same as the second printing except for inclusion of a new suggested minimum age and safety label. 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 for the lowest price. Pick up a sausage & join the adventure!

Check out jPlay playing DUNGEON DEGENERATES: Hand of Doom!   

Our special Kickstarter exclusive for this campaign is the Queen of the Rats pewter miniature! This mini is available in some of the pledge levels, and as an add-on. Feel free to purchase as many as you'd like, this mini will never be available again after this campaign!

Please note: some of our pledge levels will automatically receive this miniature. Feel free to add-on as many exclusive minis as you'd like. This will be the only time this mini is available.

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! 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!

MEAN STREETS brings the corroded cobblestone corridors, Gothic grottoes & towering turrets of the Würstreich into terrifying tangibility! Featuring 4 new playable characters lifted straight from the seedy streets of the Würstreich; Mendicant Monk, Fugitive Fop, Sickly Soldier & Unlicensed Surgeon, a hefty new deck of Settlement Encounters to make every trip to town unique, engaging & dangerous, new Loot, new Monsters & the new putrescent Plague Mechanic pitting your party of DUNGEON DEGENERATES against two new missions; The Deadly Smell of Disease & The River of Filth! From the unadulterated urbanity of the fortress city Brüttelburg to the shoddy shanty-towns, unstable stilt-hut hamlets & overripe outposts that cling to civilization with swords, sausages & sorcery, the MEAN STREETS of DUNGEON DEGENERATES are the würst!

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 Freaks & Psychos Expansion pack at special Kickstarter price, or get both for a total of 24 playable adventurers with the base game!

Thematic Booster Pack: City Scum. Pour a rich gravy of new monsters & Loots straight from the overripe roads of the Würstreich onto your DUNGEON DEGENERATES game, giving your sessions more street flavored variety, mystery & mayhem! 

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. 

Get the exclusive pewter miniature for this Kickstarter campaign! Never available again!

We have heavy metal pewter miniatures available in six different sets! Get the Game Box Adventurers or the 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 Würstreich available! Now offered as a bundled set for even more savings!


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. Canadian backers will be fulfilled by Board Game Bliss. International backers will have their rewards shipped from Spiral Galaxy Games, which means this project is EU Friendly! 

Note for shopkeepers: we will bill you for exact shipping through your choice of carrier after the campaign. As always, we will work across multiple carriers to ensure you get your games and add-ons for the best possible price.

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! 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

Three of our past Kickstarter campaigns got majorly interrupted by Sean's stroke and some international shipping issues. The good news is, we have fulfilled on 2/3rds of those Kickstarters despite these challenges, and the third one (the Tarot Goblinko) is on track to be completed next year when Sean fully recovers.

This campaign is to fund the third printing of the game, and therefore needs no new work to be completed by Sean. The minor changes in graphic design will be done by Sean's assistant under his direction, and we have budgeted extra time to get this work done, as well as extra production time for our factory and extra allowances for shipping issues.

We have built on the lessons learned in our international shipping fiasco late last year, and are taking extra steps to ensure nothing like that happens this time. Of course, there are always unforseen challenges that can arise (like a stroke!), but our policy is full transparency and communication with our backers about any delays or issues that may arise, and we think our delivery track record despite being routed into the stroke dimension for the last 10 months speaks for itself.

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