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Wargaming at the crossroads of miniatures, pen&paper and videogames
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The project (in 1 page): Deutsch, English, Español, Français and Italiano 

The game (in 10 minutes): Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Nederlands and Polski

Project description: Italiano 


"Veil of the Ages: The Breach" gives you the perfect entry point into the world of wargaming. Collect and paint beautiful miniatures, craft epic stories featuring your heroes, and play online with friends from all over the world!

At the beginning of the campaign, with no free add-ons unlocked yet, "Veil of the Ages: The Breach" contains the following items:

  • 2 miniatures (28mm scale, plastic, preassembled, unpainted)
  • 9 cards (1 instructions, 2 warriors, 5 scenarios, 1 terrain types)
  • 2 dice

Starter Set (content will vary based on stretch goals)
Starter Set (content will vary based on stretch goals)

Many stretch goals will be included in the starter set as free add-ons, so make sure you spread the word: if you bring us more backers, we can give you more content for the same price! With enough support, we will be able to add different miniatures, more cards, terrain tokens and other components, without affecting the price you pay for the starter set. For this reason, all images featured on this page are only shown for illustrative purposes - components may vary. Stretch goals are listed at the end of this webpage.


Let's get started right away! Here is a video in English that shows you how to play the first three or four scenarios (depending on the language of the video - see links above):


To conclude this guided tour, here is a video in English (with subtitles in various languages) that shows you how to play the videogame version: 



Low entry barrier

Many fantasy lovers are skeptical about wargames because of the money and time investment they usually require. This is why we developed "Veil of the Ages: The Breach". A starter set in a small box, with pre-assembled miniatures to paint, simple rules to learn, and at a low price tag. You will only need two miniatures and one page of rules to start playing. We created 5 scenarios that will help you learn the core mechanics of a skirmish, and that pave the way to a richer, more complex game system. Each scenario is so simple that its rules fit into a single gaming card. The perfect tool for stepping into a new hobby... or for sharing your passion with a new player!

"Kamorko, you are crazy! That palace is full of elven guards!"
"Kamorko, you are crazy! That palace is full of elven guards!"

Holistic wargaming

Tabletop wargaming is a fantastic hobby, which brings together gaming, crafting and socialising. Matches can be incredibly rewarding when you know how to apply the rules to your advantage, and you play with your splendidly painted miniatures, and you can meet old friends or new like-minded people at every game... But these skills are not developed in one day! 


You only need a printer (and maybe a pair of scissors) to start playing!
You only need a printer (and maybe a pair of scissors) to start playing!

For this reason, we wanted to make sure that even players with no experience in painting miniatures or in building scenic terrain can enjoy the game from the very first minute. This is why we will also distribute a free pen&paper version - all you need is access to a printer (not included in the starter set!). Download the rules cards in one of the available languages, print them, cut them out, and have a match. 

There is something magical about games that only rely on paper and dice. You are immediately transported into a world of storytelling. This is particularly true for "Veil of the Ages: The Breach", where game mechanics are so easy that players can truly concentrate on the story behind the match. Why did Kamorko take the reckless decision of infiltrating an elven palace on his own?! A good story is something that every fantasy fan will appreciate, and that the youngest among our new players will surely love!

"That dwarf thought he could escape me..." (if you're not an elf, you might need to zoom in)
"That dwarf thought he could escape me..." (if you're not an elf, you might need to zoom in)

But what if you live in a remote area with few players, stores or gaming clubs? No worries. With your support, we will turn Veil of the Ages into a free videogame expansion - all you will need is access to Tabletop Simulator (not included in the starter set!). You can then emulate the tabletop experience, walk around the battlefield, look at miniatures from all angles, roll dice, and play against opponents from all over the world. 

With your pledge, you will contribute to the creation of an international online community of videogamers. At the same time, the simple rules and low prices of "Veil of the Ages: The Breach" can help you build smaller communities in gaming clubs and local stores. Local or global, bidimensional or tridimensional, physical or virtual: you decide!


Community development

The wargaming world has changed drastically in the last few years. Community-based projects such as The Ninth Age ("T9A", more details here) have mustered the energy of passionate players, hobbyists, game-designers, wold builders and artists. Veil of the Ages embraces this community-based spirit, and recognises that a true 21st century company must listen to the desires and the input from players. We will poll the community with questions about miniatures, rules and videogame features. The Veil of the Ages headquarters are no ivory tower!



Kamorko (crossbow orc) and Grufol (goblin reloader):

Sculpt: Admiralty Miniatures, Paint: Andrea Febo, Terrain: Mauro Cangemi
Sculpt: Admiralty Miniatures, Paint: Andrea Febo, Terrain: Mauro Cangemi


The Brassspouters (infernal warriors with blunderbusses):

Sculpt: Admiralty Miniatures, Paint: Andrea Febo
Sculpt: Admiralty Miniatures, Paint: Andrea Febo

Moreover, Veil of the Ages will support The Ninth Age by creating free print-at-home supplements and miniatures compatible with "T9A: Quick Starter" and with "T9A: Fantasy Battles". We also created simplified rules which can easily usher new players and young commanders into the world of T9A. More importantly, with the support of our backers, we can turn our videogame into the best platform for playing T9A online! 



 Hambi (dryad):

Sculpt and Paint: Johan Gehlen
Sculpt and Paint: Johan Gehlen


Fountain and Watchtower (bidimensional terrain pieces):

Art: Maocomics
Art: Maocomics

We also see the community as an incredible goldmine for artistic ideas and projects. Veil of the Ages has collaborated with many players to realise art, sketches and miniature prototypes. We are incredibily proud of being part of such an amazing group of people, and we look forward to giving back. We will crowdsource ideas, choose the ones you love the most, and turn them into reality!


Reaper's Grin (warrior chariot):

Sculpt: Johan Gehlen, Paint: Matteo "Valknut" Bordino
Sculpt: Johan Gehlen, Paint: Matteo "Valknut" Bordino


Temple Area (virtual battlefield):

Terrain: Mauro Cangemi
Terrain: Mauro Cangemi


Fair pledge system

Veil of the Ages is a continuously growing project. With your support, the starter set "The Breach" will become a rich box full of miniatures, cards, terrains and accessories. But in the first stages of the project, we can only offer a limited amount of components. This is why we introduced a multi-layer pledge system: we want to reward the trust we receive from early backers (Seer) with massively discounted prices. As stretch goals are unlocked, the starter set will contain more components, and pledges will feature progressively smaller discounts (Eagle, Scout), until they reach the final pre-sale price (Warrior). Note that this is still 25% cheaper than the intended retail price! 

Pledge system - currently at Seer level
Pledge system - currently at Seer level

But what if you only want to download the free print-at-home version, or if you just want to play the free videogame expansion? Well... enjoy! The production and distribution costs for these two versions of the game are quite insignificant, if compared to the ones we face for the starter sets. This means that we can let you (and future players) enjoy them without asking anything in return. You can make a donation of any amount you choose (Friend pledge); this will support our project and encourage us to keep working in this way. 



Shipping

We ship all over the world. Shipping fees are 10€ for EU/UK/US and 20€ for the rest of the world. Shipping fees remain unchanged for group pledges. For example, if you live in Niebüll (Germany) and you are pledging at the Seer level, you can have 3 starter sets for 55€ (15€ * 3 boxes + 10€ shipping).

"I must go to the lighthouse and send the signal to our merchant ships. Too many orcs here."
"I must go to the lighthouse and send the signal to our merchant ships. Too many orcs here."


Stretch goals

The Breach is just the beginning. With your support, we will fill the starter set with additional free content. More miniatures, more scenarios, more terrain pieces, more tools - at no additional cost. Spreading the word is good both for the project and the backers!

We have 3 main stretch goals, at 7.500, 10.000 and 15.000. These are our Portals onto new dimensions of gaming (the gray circles in the pictures below). On our way to each of them, there will be 4 further chances to add some free Power-ups to your starter set.

Risks and challenges

Veil of the Ages is an ambitious project, but we are not reckless! As soon as the funding campaign is successfully concluded, you will be able to download the free print-at-home playing materials and (if the stretch goal is met) the free videogame expansion. If the project is funded, we will work a further month to finalise production details, which will depend on the unlocked stretch goals. With our expert partners for production, shipping and fulfillment, we expect the products to be delivered to your home, club or store in the following six to eight months.

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