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Defend Earth from an alien invasion in this fast-playing, quirky and light-hearted card game. Will you be the Champion of Earth?
Defend Earth from an alien invasion in this fast-playing, quirky and light-hearted card game. Will you be the Champion of Earth?
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Champion of Earth is a fast-paced card game. The concept is simple: defend the Earth from the invaders using various (and hilarious) pieces of equipment. 

All you have to do to win is kill more monsters than the other players. That should be easy, right?

The equipment defeats monsters through number-matching: anything with an equal or higher value than the monster will destroy it. Some equipment has special abilities, which allow it to look at face-down cards, have a bonus against certain types of enemies, or even wipe all of one type of enemy (Alien, Undead or Creature) off the table!

 

Evil Saucer-men have arrived to conquer our precious Earth and steal our precious cows.

Or... possibly people? Our translators weren't entirely sure...

To bolster their armies, they have raised the Undead from the ground and summoned Creatures forth from the shadows, because... uh... it seemed like a good idea on paper?

 

 

In this game, you are one of the last warriors of Earth with the gumption to strike back against the creepifying invaders.

 

 

You have agreed a wager together, as warriors: whoever can kill the most of the enemy horde will be crowned the "Champion of Earth".

You will have to balance the defeat of the invasion against the acquisition of confirmed kills...

Will you be the Champion of Earth?

 

                                      

  

 

Trollish Delver took a look at Champion of Earth!

EntirePartyKilled Also took a look over our review pack...

“The game is very well thought-out and fast-paced. It’s very satisfying to steal kills away or throw your partner under the bus!”

"Champion of Earth is an entertaining little game to play during breaks or travelling from A to B. So quick and easy to pick up, you can teach it to anyone." 

"The first time I played this game, I beat Ed, that’s when I knew I liked the game!"

"When I play this game, saving Earth is a bonus to me, killing other players is satisfaction."

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can download the Rules as part of the Quickstart Guide, but if you want to know more about the gameplay, here's a video!

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments, and Ed will reply himself, or make a video to explain if needed!

 

If there are any other reward tiers you'd like to see, please message us and let us know! We'll be happy to add them!

N.B. More info about the Stretch Goals Bundle:We've had a few questions about what this involves. The Stretch Goal Rewards from £1100 to £1700 will automatically be printed into all physical decks, as well as provided in the Digital decks.This reward is primarily aimed at delivering the additional expansion decks which can be unlocked, and we currently believe might be. Instead of having to add them to the reward as Add-Ons (you'll see below they will be available), you can choose to simply receive everything in physical format as it is unlocked.

Shipping

We are proud to continue to ensure our products are shipped in a way that's friendly to all the major backer countries.

All products will be shipped from within the countries to their final destination, ensuring the best service for you all!

(Well, the game was created within the EU!)

We want everyone to enjoy Champion of Earth!

 

 

 

N.B. Please be aware that add-ons may require extra postage costs!

We've got some fantastic add-on ideas, in the form of two expansion decks!

The first brings Robots and Cyborgs into the game on the side of the Aliens, while equipping you with everything you need to defeat them, such as an EMP grenade, Bad Data and an Unlimited Credit Card!

The second brings the dreaded Dinosoids into the battle. Combining Human DNA with that of dinosaurs, the Aliens have created a truly terrible foe for our heroes to face!

 

Roleplaying Games by Shades of Vengeance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10% Kickstarter - Kickstarter takes its usual 8-10% cut. We'll transfer anything that doesn't get taken for that straight into Stretch Goals!

60% Printing and Shipping - Experience has taught us that the majority of the costs relating to any Kickstarter are getting the rewards out to you guys, safely and in a timely manner. We've had a fair bit of experience now (this is actually our company's 16th Kickstarter, and not the first with cards!), so we're confident we'll be able to fulfil in a way you'll be satisfied.

10% Development Team - Some of the development team have not yet been paid for their work on Champion of Earth, so they are being paid a percentage of the Kickstarter's funds!

20% Stretch Goals - Every penny that isn't used for getting the rewards to you will be used for development - new artwork for the cards and even expansions that we have planned! This will include artwork, layout, editing, proofreading, playtesting... everything we need to get the extras made!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alien Invader will be joining the main deck as a Level 2 Alien enemy!
The Alien Invader will be joining the main deck as a Level 2 Alien enemy!

 

The dreaded Wererabbit, of Era: Lyres fame, will join the Aliens in their invasion as a level 2 Creature!
The dreaded Wererabbit, of Era: Lyres fame, will join the Aliens in their invasion as a level 2 Creature!

 

The Skeleton Warrior will join its brethren in their magic-fuelled antics as a Level 2 Undead!
The Skeleton Warrior will join its brethren in their magic-fuelled antics as a Level 2 Undead!

 

The Sword is a trusty addition for any warrior. It'll be added as a Level 2 Equipment Card!
The Sword is a trusty addition for any warrior. It'll be added as a Level 2 Equipment Card!

 

The Arcing Death Ray jumps between multiple enemies! It'll be added as a Level 3 Equipment Card!
The Arcing Death Ray jumps between multiple enemies! It'll be added as a Level 3 Equipment Card!

 

The Assault Rifle is a staple for any soldier! It'll be added as a Level 5 Equipment Card!
The Assault Rifle is a staple for any soldier! It'll be added as a Level 5 Equipment Card!

 

The ability to call in an Attack Helicopter could help in a variety of situations! It'll be added as a Level 8 Equipment Card!
The ability to call in an Attack Helicopter could help in a variety of situations! It'll be added as a Level 8 Equipment Card!

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Although this is Shades of Vengeance's first card game, it is our 16th crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, including a couple which have offered cards.

While we haven't been mistake-free, we've always delivered on or ahead of time (except for where a delay was agreed with Backers to give them more content!). For us, each successive Kickstarter builds on the lessons learned from the previous, and we learn fast. At this point, we're confident in our ability to deliver the rewards we're committing to and to keep you informed if there are any delays.

The biggest individual challenge for this Kickstarter is managing a team of artists and writers from all over the world. We all live in different timezones, so coordinating is a huge logistical challenge.

The game is finished apart from the last of the artwork and we're working with a card printer we've used before, on several occasions, so we're confident we can meet the deadlines stated here.

Please feel free to message us if you have any questions!

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    Virtual Projection

    Get all 108 cards in Print-and-Play format as soon as they are released!

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    Fast Warrior (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    As one of the first backers of this project, you get the printed version of the cards in a tuck box, as well as all 108 cards in Digital format as soon as they are released!

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    Warrior

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    Defender

    You get the deck of 108 cards, plus a special Kickstarter-only expansion, which features new cards with special abilities to add to your game!

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    Champion

    You get every Stretch Goal that we unlock in printed format, automatically!

    You’ll also get the game in digital and printed forms, as well as the Kickstarter-Exclusive Expansion!

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    Certified Champion of Earth

    You’ll get a version of the game printed game signed by Ed Jowett, the creator, as well as everything from the Champion (£60) Reward!

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    • Signed Deck
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    Badge of Honour

    As well as everything in all the previous rewards, you'll get a Kickstarter-only Champion of Earth T-Shirt with your signed pack!

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    You're the Champion!

    Have one of the Champions named a name of your choice!

    Perhaps you identify with the Rogue, or the Ninja Girl? You get to name them for the game!

    You also get all the rewards from the other tiers!

    Includes:
    • Name a Character!
    • Champion of Earth Deck (Standard)
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