Fantasy PUG QUEST
A PUGlicious cooperative card game for 1-5 players where heroic and brave pugs fight against dark (but cute) forces of evil.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 8 2018 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.
Fantasy PUG QUEST is a non collectible card game for 1-5 players which lasts about 30 minutes for Heroes of age 10+ which will have to cooperate in order to defend their worlds from the conquest of the evil forces menacing them.
Fantasy PUG QUEST will be published in two languages English and Italian (QUI, sul nostro sito, puoi trovare una versione completa di questa pagina in Italiano). Whether we will reach 100 backers from each country we will translate the game in German, French and Spanish too.
Fantasy PUG QUEST is a card game inspired by the heroic atmospheres belonging to the first Dungeon & Dragons edition and on tactical combats from JRPG like the very first episodes of Final Fantasy. The will to cooperate and the fraternity spirit which usually bonds adventurers are the main basis of our project!
The players, the brave good-doers pugs struggling to bring peace among the animal races, will have to fight Monster and their Bosses adapting to the enviromental rules of the Worlds they live in, gather Energy to perform incredible Combos, pick up Treasures and share with their party in order to maximize their power and finally save the day!
Curious about the rules?
*please note that the rulebook is not final
Next step: 2 more Bosses!
Each Hero Character Cards has the Hero’s Initiative, Life, Movement, Special Abilities an Type on it. Every Hero Character Card is associated with a Hero Ability Card, this card includes all the Combo that the Hero can perform using Energy Cards.
- Initiative: tells when the Hero will take action during a Round.
- Life: the number of Damage Tokens an Hero can sustain before it is considered defeated.
- Movement: the maximum number of position an Hero could move using an Action.
- Special Ability: it is a special unique skill each Hero has.
- Type: it is represented by an Energy Card type and shows the Hero’s temperament and power.
Like the Heroes Character Cards, each Monster Cards has the Monster’s Initiative, Life, Movement, Special Abilities and Type on it.
Powerful Treasures and trinkets that will help our Heroes. Each Hero can carry any number of Treasure Cards and every Treasure must be placed next to his/her Hero Ability Card. Each Treasure confers unique bonuses, special abilities and new Combos to the Hero who carries it.
There are two special types of Treasure Cards: Consumable and Weapon.
Each World Card contains the information needed to place the Monster and Boss Cards upon the Gaming Area. Each World Card has also special rules called Features which will affect the current game and a Type corresponding to one of the 5 Energy Types.
Like the Heroes every Boss has a Boss Character Card with the Boss’ Initiative, Life, Movement and Type. The Boss Ability Card contains every details and Special Abilities of the Boss that must be used during the final fight in the Third World.
Players will need such cards to perform Combos with their Heroes, to Defend and Pick Up Treasures.
Energy Cards are divided into 5 types + Jollys:
- Speed: used to mainly activate Combos who rely on quickness.
- Intellect: used to mainly activate Combos who rely on the use of cunningness.
- Strength: used to mainly activate Combos who rely on the physical strength.
Spirit: used to mainly activate Combos who rely on spiritual force.
Magic: used to mainly activate Combos who rely on arcane powers.
Jolly: may count as any one type Energy above mentioned.
Fantasy Pug Quest has several interesting aspects:
A game for everyone, from boardgame rookies, to more expert and strategic gamers.
It’s a cooperative game which makes the players share their resources and strategies in search of victory against the forces of evil, self-oriented gaming will not help at all!
It is a fast game with a maximum duration of an hour (including rules explaination) that can entertain during a game night thanks also to its high re-playability.
- The super cute illustrations by Mariano DeBiase will plunge you into a fantastic world filled with fun and epic adventures!
- Fantasy Pug Quest is suitable for color blind people since every color is associated to a different symbol.
Each game is different thanks to the everchanging combination of Worlds, Monsters and Bosses cards: your help will let us design many new expansions, game modes, and funny doggos!
Fantasy Pug Quest
The Fantasy Pug Quest box will contain:
- 1 paper Game Mat
- 55 Energy Cards
- 5 Hero Ability Cards
- 5 Hero Character Cards
- 5 Boss Ability Cards
- 5 Boss Character Cards
- 20 Treasure Cards
- 30 Monster Cards
- 5 World Cards
- 30 Damage Tokens
- 30 Activation Tokens
- 1 Time Token
- 1 World Token
Depending on the Kickstarter outcome we could add extra material to the base box (new Heroes, Monsters, Bosses, Treasures, game modes), thus help us reach for the highest stretch goals!
All backers who pledged for at least one base box (pledge level Pug Rogue or higher) will receive all the unlocked Stretch Goals for free (except the Add On ones).
Please note that everything shown is still a prototype.
Fantasy Pug Quest's Play Mat
A Fantasy Pug Quest's professional play mat to play the game with everything you'll need: the Heroes' section, the Monster's section, World and Turn counter and a space to place the Treasures Deck, Lands Deck and Monsters Deck.
The base game comes with a paper play mat included, it's possible to add a more resistant version selecting a higher pledge level (for example Pug Ranger) or adding it to your order separately (see Add Ons section below).
Fantasy Pug Quest Deluxe Edition
Fantasy Pug Quest - Deluxe Edition features a soft touch box, it comes in a fancy cloth pouch which will let you carry the game and its expansions with you everywhere!
The art of Fantasy Pug Quest
The art of Fantasy Pug Quest is made by Mariano De Biase and it contains every art, sketch, alternative version of our beloved Heroes and their ferocious opponents.
Paperback, 60 pages, full color.
Custom made hero card by Mariano De Biase
Your personal special Hero Character card drawn by Mariano De Biase; you can use this special and unique card in the game, writing your Hero's Class, Special Abilities and characteristics.
PUG YOURSELF - A Pug portrait by Mariano De Biase
You will receive a digital pug portrait (in .pdf high resolution and in .jpeg) by Mariano De Biase via mail for your social profiles or just to show the world your passion for pugs!
To proceed Mariano will need:
- A picture of you or the subject of the portrait
- Your email address
- Want a special outfit or a message in the baloon? Do you want to be portraited as a fantasy pug or even a steampunk pug? Please attach all this information in the mail with the pic of you, Mariano will do his best to make you happy!
ENG - Unfiltered Gamer
Fantasy Pug Quest is a really fun game, if you enjoy tactics game you will like it, it's superfun and supercute!
ITA - ENG (sub) - How to play - Geek Robot D'acciaio
I really loved it, the design is really puppy and amazing and the game is funny, fast and adorable!
ITA - Actual Play - Com'è Quel Gioco
ITA - Actual Play - DGI
ITA - Podcast - Dunwich Buyers Club
All Backers who pledged for at least one physical copy of the game (Pledge level: Rogue Pug) will receive the Stretch Goals that have been unlocked during the campaign for free.
Help us unlock as many stretch goal as possible to obtain new Heroes, Bosses, Lands, better cards and even a set of brand new expansion, the EXPANSION PUGS!
REACHED: First step: 8K €, our goal!
Second step: 10K €, two new HEROES join the fight!
For every follower and member of our community our pack grows, help us unlock new and exclusive stretch goals sharing the word!
UNLOCKED: First step: 1.000 Fans / members
Second step: 1.250 Fans / members
Share the project, a pic from the project, a selfie with your pet or a pug-related pic with the hashtag #FantasyPugQuest.
UNLOCKED: First step: 100 #FantasyPugQuest shares
Second step: 200 #FantasyPugQuest shares
Did you forget anything? Would you like to add something to your order? Add whatever you like to your pledge!
If you're interested in purchasing any of these add ons, just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the Fantasy Pug Quest's Kickstarter page and in the pledge manager add the amount of the items you'd like to get. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed and we've sent out our Pledge Manager.
Ordering a large quantity of products may result in more than one shipping cost/box/whatever.
Dungeon Digger is a competitive comic-fantasy dungeon building game boardgame with a duration of 40-60 minutes, for 2 to 6 players of age 12 or more where players take on the role of horrible Dungeon Lords ready to sacrifice their servants, the Stooges, to dig the most intricate underground dungeon and annihilate their opponents.
Mariano, as you already know, is an Italian artist obsessed for pugs and doggos.
He collaborates with Sergio Bonelli Editore where he works on Nathan Never staff, Agenzia Alfa and Universo Alfa, as you can see he's a very talented artist and he decided to share with you some tresures from his vault. Every Original Art is handmade (ink on paper) and signed, measures 29,7 cm X 21,0 cm.
Click on the following link to see the full image:
- The sacred Pug Mountain
Lord of the wasteland
- The three hungry pugs of terror
- The wrestler
Based on our past experience with our projects, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship.
We will collect this via Paypal after the campaign ends, you'll receive a mail from us with the ticket to pay the exact amount for your shipping. After this phase we will be ready to pack everything and send the copies in waves! For more information please don't hesitate and write to us!
We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs.
Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping a standard game package (1 kg volumetric weight measures: 17 x 10 x 8 cm). Please note that these are just estimates.
We will be charging shipping based on the EXACT cost required to ship you the game, the unlocked Stretch Goals, and Add-Ons.
- Italy: 5 €
- Germany: 5 €
- UK: 5 €
- Switzerland: 15 €
- France: 10 €
- Spain: 10,5 €
- Sweden: 11 €
- Netherlands: 11 €
- Belgium: 13,5 €
- Norway: 38 €
- Finland: 20 €
- Rest of Europe: 23 €
USA: 5 €
to most states Canada: 16 €
South America: 25 €
Rest of the World: 28 €
***we're working with our international partners to reduce the shipping costs***
To all our Italian and European backers:
In Italy we'll be attending for sure at Lucca Comics and Games 2018 to play Fantasy Pug Quest with you and at Cartoomics 2019 (Milan), Play Modena 2019 and Lucca C&G 2019 to pick up your copy in person.
In Germany we'll be attending at Spielmesse Essen 2018 to play the game and to Spielmesse Essen 2019 to pick up your copy in person.
In UK we're looking to take part at UK Game Expo 2019 or another big boardgame event.
PLEASE NOTE: There are different import laws and customs entry rules for some countries that may prevent your goods arriving. Please check your country’s rules and regulations relating to the importing of goods.
The project is European but you will not face any hard calculation to calculate the cost. Pledges will be in € but in the first line of their description you will find the $ and £ conversion: moreover, we suggest to download a browser add-on that will magically turn the prices into your preferred currency updating them based on the official daily market value. Cool right?
For more information on this magic trick and other Kickstarter practices, we suggest that you visit this website: Stonemaier Games
Risks and challenges
The risks for such venture are many:
- Being devoured by a very nasty doggo.
- Reaching the most important Stretch Goals may force us to realize a new packaging for the box so the delivery time may be delayed. In order to get updates about these topics we suggest to follow our Facebook page ("Fantasy Pug Quest" and "Tin Hat Games") and the Tin Hat Games' website.
- We are doing our best to make the shipping easy and fluid, so we will get to use, as we previously did for #UrbanHeroes and Dungeon Digger a professional courier and we will give you the opportunity to track your package.