Become the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy in this Sci-Fi themed card and dice game for 2-6 players. Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 18, 2013.
About this project
Hunters of Arcfall is a quick playing dice and card game where players take on the role of Bounty Hunters and attempt to capture the most fame or fortune. Thanks to Kickstarter, we can bring this game to a table near you with an exclusive limited print run only available here. Pledge now and join the hunt!
Update #1 - Dice Information
Update #3 - Looking at the Bounties
Update #6 - Character Lore
Update #5 - Print and Play Files
Update #6 - Add-ons
Update #13 - Kickstarter Exclusive Card!
'Hunters Decoded' Booklet ($5) - A Kickstarter exlusive booklet that contains original artwork, story and design content.
'Tools of the Trade' Prototype Expansion Pack ($10) - creates a more complex Hunters of Arcfall experience for players craving more challenge. A completely optional separate deck of items usable by Hunters to create more advanced gameplay.
Extra set of dice ($15) - An extra set of 13 custom molded Bounty Hunting dice to use with a Print and Play version or to speed a game up by not passing the dice.
Extra copy of the game ($25-$35) - Add +$25 for each additional copy of Hunters of Arcfall to the US or +$35 for each additional copy of Hunters of Arcfall to anywhere outside of the US.
Custom metal dice set ($60) - 13 machined custom aluminum dice add-ons. These lightweight aluminum dice will survive even the most dangerous of prey. These are 16mm carved aluminum dice with limited availability. You get these dice in addition to the standard set.
To get any off these Add-Ons, simply add the correct amount to your backer level, and note that you want one of these extras. We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to sort out what you want.
The planet of Arcfall has become overrun with dangerous creatures. Malfunctioning robots and savage beasts wreak havoc across the planet. Locals have taken to the services of anyone who will help. For a price of course. You are a Bounty Hunter seeking fame and fortune. But beware, other Hunters will try to swoop in and claim your target as their own! Press your luck against other hunters in search of fame and fortune!
Hunters of Arcfall is a quick-playing and strategic press-your-luck dice game full of risks and rewards. Some of the features include:
- Take on the role of an intergalactic bounty hunter with special abilities
- Hunt bounties for fame or fortune
- Steal bounties from other players
- Experience a Sci-Fi theme with art by comic artist Tim McBurnie
- Easy to learn gameplay with strategic choices
- Suitable for every type of gamer including friends and famiy
- 13 unique custom dice
In Hunters of Arcfall you and up to 5 competing bounty hunters will take turns collecting bounties for rewards. Hunt with caution however, as the bounty only goes to the player who deals the last hit. Defeated bounties become captured and must be claimed or they won’t count.
Press forward and keep hunting to build a cache of captured bounties. Use heals to stay alive and dodge environmental disasters. Take too much damage before you claim and you can say goodbye to all your bounties. Hunters of Arcfall incorporates gameplay elements from games like Zombie Dice, Elder Sign, and King of Tokyo.
Thematically, the game is inspired by comics and fantasy science fiction like Star Wars and EC Comics properties. The game’s gorgeous art style fits perfectly with the theme of the game creating a unique tabletop experience that a whole group can enjoy. Tim McBurnie has been illustrating comics and TCG cards for over 10 years and is no stranger to rich Science Fiction settings. You can check out more of his work here and here.
With Hunters, we wanted to capture the experience of Bounty Hunting in a quick-playing dice tabletop game that would appeal to a wide range of gamers. The design of Hunters is based on the popular Press-your-luck genre of dice games but with more strategy and decision making. In Hunters of Arcfall, the dice play a large role in your success but so too does strategic playing and risk taking.
You should support this Kickstarter if:
You’ve always wanted a dice game with a little more strategy.
You are a fan of amazing Sci-Fi artwork
You’ve read the expanded universe behind Boba Fett’s non-death.
You want to support independent game development.
You like games that are easy to travel with, teach and play with a wide range of gamers.
You should not support this Kickstarter if:
You had fun once and it was awful.
You’ve ever been frozen in carbonite.
- Deftly capturing a mountainous Titan out from under your “fellow” hunters doesn’t interest you.
Components: 13 Custom Dice, 8 Hunter Cards, 44 Bounty Deck Cards, and Ruleset.
Click here to see a visual play sample.
Hunters of Arcfall is a quick playing dice and card game for 2-6 players. A typical game will last anywhere between 15-40 minutes depending on the amount of players and the point limit.
You'll start the game with players choosing a Bounty Hunter to play as. Players will then take turns rolling dice to capture bounties. The bounties are shared amongst Hunters so only the Hunter who deals the final hit will capture the bounty. But beware, only bounties that have been claimed are worth any points. You can claim bounties by ending your turn or continue the hunt and capture even more at the risk of losing anything you've earned. Use your Hunter's special ability to gain an advantage and press your luck if you think it's safe- you never know what lurks around the next corner.
**UPDATE** Take a closer look at some of the bounties you'll encounter in the "Anatomy of a Bounty" update.
The creation of Hunters of Arcfall isn't possible without the help of Kickstarter. The more funding we can get for the game, the better we can make it. As we hit each of these levels, we will provide new rewards to all our supporters at certain pledge levels. You don't need to do anything to add these to your order -- they will automatically be added if you're supporting at a given level.
- A new hunter arrives! - Every copy of Hunters of Arcfall will ship with a new Hunter.
A new Kickstarter Exclusive hunter arrives! - Every copy of Hunters of Arcfall will ship with a new Hunter available only through Kickstarter.
Upgraded Hunter Cards -The Hunter cards will be upgraded for every backer. Larger, thicker Hunter tableaus-style cards that will open up room for Heal dice, story text, and more detailed special ability rules.
"Tools of the Trade" Expansion Pack – We are working on an expansion, and backers at BOUNTY HUNTER and above will receive a free copy of it. A completely optional separate deck of items usable by Hunters to create more advanced gameplay.
“Probability Matrix” Game Add-on – A special custom d6 that allows the use of Hunter special abilities more than once but has the chance to overload and wound your Hunter will be added into every copy of the game.
Planetary Expansion Pack – A whole new Planet Deck with new bounties, hunters, and events for players to explore included in every copy of Hunters of Arcfall. The more over $100,000 we go, the more expansive this deck can be!
The game design is complete but the art and manufacturing is not. We are using Kickstarter to enhance the Hunters of Arcfall experience with the best artwork and high quality components. With enough support, we can hit a value proposition that will make Hunters of Arcfall the perfect addition to a tabletop collection- big, small, or just starting out. As a self-published game, Hunters of Arcfall will not be available at retail proceeding the funding campaign so make sure you grab your copy now!
Additionally, I would also like to use Kickstarter to get input from supporters on design decisions such as the final box size.
Risks and challenges
You should know up front that I am not a large game publisher with decades of experience. I've designed and shipped many software and print products, but this is my first tabletop game. There are a lot of challenges in making a tabletop game. The one thing that has remained clear to me is how much fun Hunters of Arcfall is to play. I strive to apply my design and communication skillset to share this experience with other players. The largest challenge will come from production and art deadlines. Based on production, custom dice and gaming cards are common tabletop components and there isn't anything out of the ordinary to cause them to be delayed or unacheivable. For the art, Tim has been a freelancer for over 10 years, and has created cards for the WoW TCG as well as writing/drawing his own fantasy comic series. So he's definitely done this thing before. We are both prepared to put in the time and effort to bring Hunters of Arcfall to a table near you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Hunters Decoded is a Kickstarter exclusive booklet that will contain the full art of all the 8 main Hunters as well as thier in-depth backstories. The booklet will also include the full story behind the Arcfall planet, information on select Bounties, the names of all of the backers who pledged more than $5 through Kickstarter and some design notes about different aspects of the game.
All you have to do is add more to your pledge based on your reward.
Add +$25 for each additional copy of Hunters of Arcfall to the US.
Add +$35 for each additional copy of Hunters of Arcfall to anywhere outside of the US.
You can also add +$5 on top of any pledge over $30 for each additional copy of 'Hunters Decoded' shipped to the US. +$8 internationally.
Once the project is complete, you'll be sent a survey that will allow you to determine how to split your pledge. The Hunters arrive just in time for the holiday season and makes a great gift for anyone so grab an extra copy or two!
Yes! The dice are set to be engraved (the official term from the manufacturer is "debossed"). They are designed for even the roughest of Bounty Hunts.
Both solo and co-operative official game variants are being worked on.
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FLEDGING HUNTER - Every little bit helps. Send me your email and I'll write you a short story!Estimated delivery:
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NO BOUNTY TOO SMALL - Our eternal gratitude and thanks for your support. All pledges at and above this level will be put into the "Hunters Decoded" thank you section.Estimated delivery:
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BOUNTY TRACER - A set of 13 Custom dice to use with your own Print and Play version. Add +$3 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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BOUNTY SEEKER - 1 copy of Hunters of Arcfall shipped within the US. Add +$10 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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BOUNTY HUNTER - 1 copy of Hunters of Arcfall + "Hunters Decoded" Kickstarter exclusive booklet. Shipped within the US. Add +$10 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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PRIME HUNTER - 1 copy of Hunters of Arcfall + "Hunters Decoded" Kickstarter exclusive booklet + One Limited Edition poster. Shipped within the US Add $15 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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NEVER HUNT ALONE - 4 copies of Hunters of Arcfall shipped within the US. Add +$15 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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ALPHA PACK - PRIME HUNTER pledge + 5 art prints at the A4 size signed and shipped within the US. Add +$10 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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BETA PACK - PRIME HUNTER pledge + 5 art prints at the A3 size signed and shipped within the US. Add +$10 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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SUPPLIER - 10 copies of Hunters of Arcfall shipped within the US + Promotional material. Add $40 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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GAMMA PACK - PRIME HUNTER pledge + 5 art prints at the A3 size + Original Pencil Sketch of one of the Hunters (Your choice). All signed and shipped within the US. Add +$10 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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ON THE HUNT - GAMMA PACK + 5 copies of the game + Design one of the Bounties with the art team. You never know what lurks around the next corner! We'll work with you to design an original Bounty to be put into the game. This includes a lore and unique gameplay elements. You'll get to name it (pending approval) and be given a personalized print of the creation.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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WANTED HUNTER - GAMMA PACK + an additional 5 copies of the game + Design one of the Hunters with the art team. Arcfall needs more hunters! We'll work with you to design an original Sci-Fi themed Hunter character complete with backstory and special ability. It can be anything from you, or a character you've created for an RPG campaign. You'll get to name the Hunter (pending approval) and be given a personalized print of the character.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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WANTED HUNTER - GAMMA PACK + Design one of the Hunters with the art team. Arcfall needs more hunters! We'll work with you to design an original Sci-Fi themed Hunter character complete with backstory and special ability. It can be anything from you, or a character you've created for an RPG campaign. You'll get to name the Hunter (pending approval) and be given a personalized print of the character.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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