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Craft your weapon! Fight your friends! Come out on top!
Craft your weapon! Fight your friends! Come out on top!
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Reforge: The Weapon Crafting Battle Royale Card Game!

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What is Reforge?

Reforge is a weapon crafting, battle royale card game! It combines the fun of crafting a unique blade with the polyhedral dice combat of D&D! Players start the game with a lowly wooden grip and Adventurer blade and compete on the tabletop battlefield to forge more powerful weapons with a plethora of grips, guards, and blades to power up their attack and defense, all while utilizing gadgets and shields to turn the tides of battle in their favor. The last player standing wins! For more detailed rules, scroll down a bit or watch our video! 

The detailed rules and a printable PDF version of the rules can be found here!

Photo from demo event at Cool Comics & Games in Cape Coral, FL.
Photo from demo event at Cool Comics & Games in Cape Coral, FL.
All 56 unique cards included in Reforge.
All 56 unique cards included in Reforge.
Here's how they fit together during a game.
Here's how they fit together during a game.
Here's the layout with a four player game.
Here's the layout with a four player game.

Where did the idea come from?

The idea for Reforge came to me (Stephen) in a dream early 2019 that involved a card game where you build swords. I immediately started writing down what I saw in my dream and built off of that. The game mechanics came after as I experimented with custom made cards. After working tirelessly for a couple months, I had a product that I was happy to show to the world! After doing some conventions and demos, I'm really looking forward to getting the game into peoples hands!

I work full time in a hospital, but have always wanted to create. I haven't stopped since this idea came to me, and I don't intend to until it is realized!

About the team!

The team for Reforge includes game designer Stephen Royka and artist Sam Donez (Twixxo). After being best friends since high school, we decided to make something awesome together! Reforge is the result of decades of love for gaming and cartoon art.

 I (Stephen) love videogames, with my favorites being Okami, Resident Evil 4, Hollow Knight, and Bloodborne to name a few. I work as an ultrasound tech to pay for my love of game design. I'm hoping to be able to transition into working full time on card game design for my new company Secret Boss Games someday! 

Sam is an artist by hobby and trade. While he kicks ass at cartoon art, his real focus is 3D environmental design. Check out his stuff on his website, Art By Twixxo!

Why the $6,000 goal?

The initial goal is primarily to cover production costs for game and shipping costs from the factory. We are trying to keep this goal as low as possible because we really want this to get made. From the quotes we've gotten, it's looking like this will just be enough to cover all those costs. We have put tons of time, money, and effort into this project and want nothing more than to see it become a reality that people love!

And what about that $8,000 stretch goal? (Reduced from $10,000!)

If we hit that response, then every copy of Reforge purchased on the Kickstarter will include four sets of polyhedral dice! You need dice to play the game, but we have a solution just in case we don't reach that stretch goal. A webapp will be available for free that acts as a companion for Reforge to keep track of health and roll attack die! The app is currently in development, but a preview of its functionality can be seen here. We really want to ship the game with dice for a complete experience (and we know most people would prefer the feel of real dice!) so we really hope we can reach this goal!

We recently received new quotes from manufacturing facilities, so we will be able to bring Reforge to everyone with dice if we reach our stretch goal of $8,000!

Check below for info on gameplay, rewards, and more!

 For more of the nitty gritty details for the rules, check out the complete rule list here!

Thank you to all the generous Tier 7 backers! Here are the Final Blades that they came up with that will be included in every copy of Reforge!

Risks and challenges

Fortunately, the project is already completed! We have been doing demos and tournaments around Southwest Florida with great responses! The only thing needed is funding to produce it. A few of our rewards require a lot of work from our artist, so there will be challenges in getting all of the rewards out quickly depending on the number sold. Collaborating with all of our higher tier backers is going to be a lot of work, but we love you all and will make sure you are all happy with your custom made rewards!

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    Reforge!

    Be one of the first people to get a copy of Reforge: Kickstarter Edition and the Scary Things Expansion! Expansion pack may ship separate depending on development time.

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    The Adventurer!

    Get Reforge: Kickstarter Edition, the Scary Things expansion, and a sticker sheet featuring different art from the game to assemble your own weapon anywhere you want.

    Thank you so much for your support!

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    The Toothpick!

    Get everything from tiers 1 and 2 plus an enamel pin featuring "The Goodboye" blade artwork. Take this adorable pup everywhere you go!

    Thank you so much for your support!

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    • Scary Things Expansion
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    The Goodboye!

    Now things are getting good! Get everything from tiers 1, 2, and 3 plus a personalized "The Goodboye" blade card featuring your own pup (or critter of choice). Work directly with our artist to immortalize your Goodboye (or Goodgirl) on a Reforge card all your own!

    Thank you so much for your support!

    Includes:
    • Reforge: Kickstarter Edition
    • Scary Things Expansion
    • Reforge sticker sheet
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    The Monolith!

    Get everything from tiers 1, 2, 3, and 4 plus your name etched onto "The Monolith" blade card for Reforge: Kickstarter Edition. Be immortalized onto the sacred slab as a 'thank you' from us for making this all happen!

    Thank you so much for your support!

    Includes:
    • Reforge: Kickstarter Edition
    • Scary Things Expansion
    • Reforge sticker sheet
    • "The Goodboye" enamel pin
    • Personalized "The Goodboye" blade card
    • Your name on "The Monolith" blade card in the Kickstarter Edition
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    The Compensator!

    Damn, you're getting into it now! Get everything from the tiers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 plus the opportunity to create the blade of your dreams that will be featured in the upcoming Kickstarter Forge Expansion. Work directly with our game designer and artist to help create a custom blade! Final art will be done by our artist. (Must be appropriate for all ages!)

    Thank you so much for your support!

    Includes:
    • Reforge: Kickstarter Edition
    • Scary Things Expansion
    • Reforge sticker sheet
    • "The Goodboye" enamel pin
    • Personalized "The Goodboye" blade card
    • Your name on "The Monolith" blade card in the Kickstarter Edition
    • Help create a blade card for the Kickstarter Forge Expansion
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    The Final Blades!

    You are the one! Get everything from tiers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 plus the opportunity to create a final blade that will be included in every copy of Reforge: Kickstarter Edition. Work directly with our game designer and artist to envision and help create a custom blade and make your mark on Reforge forever! Final art will be done by our artist. (Must be appropriate for all ages!)

    Thank you so much for your support!

    Includes:
    • Reforge: Kickstarter Edition
    • Scary Things Expansion
    • Reforge sticker sheet
    • "The Goodboye" enamel pin
    • Personalized "The Goodboye" blade card
    • Your name on "The Monolith" blade card in the Kickstarter Edition
    • Help create a blade card for the Kickstarter Forge Expansion
    • Help create a final blade in Reforge
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