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Build fortifications, commission monks and defend the city in this unique worker drafting, action selection game for 1-4 players.
Build fortifications, commission monks and defend the city in this unique worker drafting, action selection game for 1-4 players.
7,549 backers pledged NZ$ 907,127 to help bring this project to life.

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Paladins of the West Kingdom

NZ$ 907,127

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Garphill Games, in association with our international partners are proud to bring you Paladins of the West Kingdom. This is the second title in the West Kingdom trilogy of games, following on from Architects of the West Kingdom.

*Tax-friendly shipping to Canada and Portugal is only for English editions, not French or Portuguese.

Paladins of the West Kingdom is set at a turbulent time of West Francia's story, circa 900 AD. Despite recent efforts to develop the city, outlying townships are still under threat from outsiders. Saracens scout the borders, while Vikings plunder wealth and livestock. Even the Byzantines from the east have shown their darker side. As noble men and women, players must gather workers from the city to defend against enemies, build fortifications and spread faith throughout the land. Fortunately you are not alone. In his great wisdom, the King has sent his finest knights to help aid in our efforts. So ready the horses and sharpen the swords. The Paladins are approaching.

Key Features:

  • Unique gameplay experience with interesting and tough decisions to make each round
  • 12 unique Paladins and more than 60 Townsfolk and Outsider Cards provide a huge amount of depth and replayability
  • Multiple paths to victory, thanks to the Suspicion system, Attribute Tracks and wide array of potential Townsfolk and Outsider combinations
  • Just the right amount of player interaction, with no take-that mechanisms
  • Intuitive and easy to use solo play mode
  • Over 250 cards and 240 wooden tokens

Aim of the Game

The aim of Paladins of the West Kingdom is to be the player with the most victory points (VP) at game's end. Points are gained by building outposts and fortifications, commissioning monks and confronting outsiders. Each round, players will enlist the help of a specific Paladin and gather workers to carry out tasks. As the game progresses, players will slowly increase their faith, strength and influence. Not only will these affect their final score, but they will also determine the significance of their actions. The game is concluded at the end of the seventh round.

Click here to download the rulebook

Click here to visit the Steam page


Components

Total card counts for sleeving (including promos) :
54 x 86mm - 126 Cards
43 x 67mm - 129 Cards

For this Kickstarter we have decided not to offer any stretch goals. Instead, all components will be upgraded from day one! Linen finish, black core cards, premium wooden tokens, thicker box, thick player boards, solo mode, etc, etc. On top of that, we are also giving away 4 free promo packs with each copy of Paladins: 

To add-on additional copies of Paladins, Architects or the metal coins, simply add the extra cost to your pledge level. This will need to be done during the campaign, as there will not be a pledge manager. All pledges are in NZD. There are no additional shipping costs for add-on items.

Note that you cannot have multiple languages as part of the same pledge.

Two weeks after the campaign ends, we will send out surveys where you will have the chance to confirm what add-ons you included in your pledge.

Note that each copy of Paladins will come with all 4 free promo sets and each copy of Architects will come with the 4 free promo sets from last year's Kickstarter campaign (excludes the Tax Stand promo).

Groups:  Over the past 5 years we have always looked to improve how we handle larger group pledges. We want to offer the best prices, while keeping everything running smoothly for fulfillment. This year we have decided to keep things simple. Each add-on copy of Paladins or Architects is only $60 NZD. There will not be any further discounts beyond this.

German Edition Add-ons: Due to fulfillment restrictions, Schwerkraft cannot offer add-ons for any reward levels. Only the 3 set reward levels are available for German editions.

Retailers: For retailers interested in pledging for English versions of the games during the campaign, please send us a message for prices. Other language versions are not available for retail purchase during the campaign. Please contact the respective publishers closer to the release date for prices.

All shipping rates are included in each Reward Level.

  • For English editions, US, Canada, Australia, NZ, UK and EU all have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Garphill Games will handle production and fulfillment of all English versions.
                            - Rewards sent within Norway will be distributed via Grimfield Games, Norway. Alternatively, Norwegian backers may pre-order directly from Grimfield Games.
  • For French editions, all orders within France and Belgium have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Pixie Games will handle production and fulfillment of all French versions. The French edition is only available in France, Belgium, Canada and Luxembourg.
                           - Note: Pixie cannot offer tax-free shipping to Canada.
  • For German editions, all orders within Germany have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Schwerkraft-Verlag will handle production and fulfillment of all German versions. The German edition is only available in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg.
  • For Portuguese editions, all orders within Brazil have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Meeple BR will handle production and fulfillment of all Portuguese versions. The Portuguese edition is only available in Brazil and Portugal. All Portuguese copies sent within Brazil will include tax-friendly shipping.
                           - Note: Meeple BR cannot offer tax-free shipping to Portugal.
  • For Spanish editions, all orders within Spain have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Ediciones Primigenio will handle production and fulfillment of all Spanish versions. The Spanish edition is only available in Spain.
  • For Italian editions, all orders within Italy have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Fever Games will handle production and fulfillment of all Italian versions. The Italian edition is only available in Italy.

For all other areas, Kickstarter will automatically add any additional cost when selecting your reward.

*Tax-friendly shipping to Canada and Portugal is only for English editions, not French or Portuguese.

Risks and challenges

Having crowdfunded games in the past, I realize it can take a while from project start to completion (you getting your games). My goal is to have all games sent out before the end of December 2019. Project backers will be notified should this be delayed.

You can view my last project here -
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/architects-of-the-west-kingdom

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    156 NZD / 99 USD / 92 EUR

    English version of Paladins with a set of 50 Metal Coins + English version of Architects

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