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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, April 30 2019 1:49 PM UTC +00:00.

€287,227
pledged of €33,000pledged of €33,000 goal
3,488
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, April 30 2019 1:49 PM UTC +00:00.

About

UPDATE: KS-Exclusive Alternate Leaders, Lower Shipping Rates Announced.

[ESP] For Spanish Click Here / [PTBR] For Portuguese Click Here /  [IT] For Italian Click Here / [FR] For French Click Here / [GER] For German Click Here

Welcome to Vampire: The Masquerade – Heritage. This is the Europe of the year 1300 - but not quite like in the history books: Behind the plots of the mortal rulers and the visible ebb and flow of history, there is another world to discover. A world of immortal, blood-craving monsters directing, guiding -and sometimes forcing- events ever more towards whatever corrupt intent they are pursuing. 

And what’s more: You are one of them.

Experience being an immortal puppetmaster: Build your bloodline, scheme against your enemies and plot to change the flows of history

Shape your game by selecting which characters to upgrade, which missions to fulfill and which secrets to try to uncover. 

Gather your friends to follow a campaign that stretches through 700 years, all the way to the end of the 20th century - or play a custom game with whoever happens to sit at your table at any given time. 

Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage is designed by Babis Giannios and illustrated by Lukas Siegmon. Art Direction by Christian Schaarschmidt. With additional writing by Matthew Dawkins (The Gentleman Gamer). 

Heritage is a game for 2-4 Players with a playtime of 15-20 minutes per player.

To jump to a gameplay overview video click here. For Rahdo's final thoughts ("[...] So much love and attention to detail [...]") click here.

  Choose 10 of the dozens of unique characters to build your bloodline each game and let each of them act on the battlegrounds in play according to their attribute colors.

Carefully construct your bloodline to allow for coteries that can carry out the most powerful schemes.

 Shape your game by choosing which characters to upgrade. Further customize your favorites with your desired abilities through stickers.

 Follow a campaign spanning 7 chapters, 21 games and 700 years of history through more than 100 individual history based missions - or use generic missions to play the game like a regular board game.

  Increase your pledge by 10€ for each Addon you want to add or go for the Kickstarter Exclusive edition that includes all of them and more - at an additional discount!   

 KS-Exclusive Addon: The Strands of Time

While there will be quite a few historical references in the game, there are some people who cannot get enough of history. If you are one of those, expand your game with 6 additional mission chains and 12 additional history based unlockables with this addon.

KS-Exclusive Addon: Twisted Fates

While we have tried to make a game for grown-ups, we decided to keep the truly dark tales and illustrations to their own seperate addon. If you do not mind looking into the abyss, experience another side of Heritage with these missions and characters.

KS-Exclusive Addon: The Gentleman's Story

Designed by a true connaisseur of Vampire: The Masquerade, this addon follows the story of  one Roger de Camden from the early 1300s to the mid-twentieth century. If you would like to look deeply into the mind and soul of The Gentleman Gamer we recommend this mostly mission-based addon.

We already unlocked all planned stretch goals for the game:

 For a nice overview on how the game plays, check out Rahdo's great runthrough:

 Here are Rahdo's Final Thoughts ("I absolutely adore it!"):

 Another look at the game, from the Gameboygeek:

 Jackexplicador takes a look at the game! (In Brazilian/Portuguese):


 Starting in Essen 2018 with a very early version, we have been playing the game with many different playtesters. Here is a selection of Things they had to say About the game:

"Deceptively Simple with lots of emergent gameplay!" - Jonas, Regular Playtester

"Meaningful choices! The gameplay fits the theme very nicely!" - Fabian, Internal Playtester

"I like the legacy Elements and strategy of balancing three different Attributes" - Essen Playtester

"Love the Tableau Building and the competitive nature of the game!" - Essen Playtester

"A fresh take on the legacy genre!" - Essen Playtester

 "The game is compelling to play it more!" - Daniel, Heritage Playtester, VTES, VTM, LARP and RPG player since 1997

Backing now allows you to receive the game and all KS-Exclusive Content at a big discount. Additionally, funds gathered in the campaign will directly increase our development budget and thus our ability to improve and polish the final product.

Due to our many great partners, the game is available in many different languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German). Here on Kickstarter, you simply choose which version of the game (Retail or KS-Edition) you would like to receive. In the pledge manager phase you will then be able to select the correct localized edition.

Unfortunately we cannot offer a pledge directly here on Kickstarter. But if you are a retailer and you would like to buy the game for your shop, send a mail to simon[at]nicegamepublishing.com with a title that includes {RETAILER] and we will contact you after the campaign to arrange it. 

We will fulfill the project from hubs in the US, EU and Brazil. Depending on the overall success of the project we might be able to add additional hubs.

We will be working with a pledge manager to collect shipping after the campaign. The final price for shipping will be determined when we have the final game specs. We currently have the following conservative estimates for  shipping costs (Both Editions):

Spain: Approximately 10€

USA/Rest of European Union: Approximately 15€

Canada/Brazil: Approximately 20€ 

Rest of the World: Approximately 32€ 

Brexit Note: Currently no one knows how this one will end. Since our expected delivery time is March 2020 our actual shipping rates to the UK will hugely depend on the result of the Brexit process. 

Babis Giannios

Babis is a board game designer and a passionate geek. He's been designing board games professionally since 2012 and he maintains his work and portfolio at baboxgames.com. He is also a hardcore role player and a Vampire enthusiast, having organized and directed the LARP community for Vampire: the Masquerade in his hometown Thessaloniki, Greece.  

Vampire the Masquerade: Heritage is Babis' most beloved and treasured creation as it combines two of his most beloved things: board games and vampires!

Lukas Siegmon

Lukas is a board game illustrator. Boardgames always played a big role in his life. With his illustrations he tries to give the game components character and story within their world.

For him it is important that a game feels alive and less like an abstract construct. He really likes the legacy aspect of Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage. The game changes in many different aspects through playing. It develops as the player does.

If you want to see more of his illustrations and work-in-progress images for Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage, feel free to visit and follow him on instagram: www.instagram.com/drawdedication

Christian Schaarschmdt / illunatic

Christian (www.illunatic.de) has been working as an Art Director and Designer for more than 10 years. He lives, works and relaxes near the the beautiful River Rhine in Bonn/Germany. Christian designs nearly everything that can be printed - from books and magazines to packagings, stationery and all that other fancy stuff. He always strives to create something unique and fresh. His goal is to see the bigger picture behind each project and then break down the design to the last mm. Now he is excited to be part of such a great project with such great people.

For Heritage Christian takes care of the branding and all the graphic components to really make Lukas' character illustrations shine.

Matthew Dawkins

Matthew  has been creating videos about tabletop RPGs for a decade with his  channel The Gentleman Gamer (known for The Gentleman's Guide to Vampires  and The Pentex Guide to Werewolves) and has been writing RPGs for five  or so years, spanning genres from fantasy to historical, and horror to  contemporary mystery.

As  well as being a frequent contributor to game lines such as Vampire: The  Masquerade as a writer and a developer, Matthew conceptualised and  recently developed They Came from Beneath the Sea!, a sci-fi game set  before the backdrop of 1950s B-movies.

Nice Game Publishing GmbH

Nice Game Publishing GmbH is a company from Bonn, Germany. We run nicegameshop.com, a shop for rare games from all over the world. Sometimes we publish stuff. 

Other Partners

We work with the great guys from 3 Emme, DMZ, Conclave and Don't Panic Games to provide the game already here on KS in many different languages! 

Also we want to thank the many playtesters who have supported us at fairs and also throughout the whole process of getting here and will hopefully continue to do so as we finish producing the game in the next few months - You guys rock!

Work-In-Progress

All Content and Artwork on this Page is Work-in-Progress and subject to change!

GDPR

By pledging for this project you acknowledge that in order to process your pledge, we will need to process your personal data (email, name and shipping address) and share it with several entities, namely: A pledge manager solution, the fulfillment company and distributor for your region as well as the delivery service (DHL,Fedex etc.). We process the personal data pursuant to Article 6 (1)(b) GDPR. You can find more detailed information at our shop site.

Contact: Nice Game Publishing GmbH; info@nicegamepublishing.com

License Notice

Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage is a product licensed and approved by White Wolf Entertainment AB. Portions  of the materials are the copyrights and trademarks of White Wolf  Entertainment AB, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. For  more information please visit white-wolf.com


Risks and challenges

We have an experienced team, a big range of international partners to assist us and a product that is already fairly well developed. Nevertheless, there is always a potential for unforeseen troubles on the way. Giving ourselves almost a full year for the last steps of development and production means that we have included a considerable amount of buffer time in case of such troubles. During this time we are not planning on starting or arranging for any new projects until our work on Heritage is finished and it goes off to the printers.

Beyond these measures we are also committing to transparently and quickly inform you if any unforeseen problems leads to major disruptions of the schedule.

Please note that this is not a pre-order and that the final product details may vary slightly.

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