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In Covil: The Dark Overlords you will struggle for the supremacy of the regions surrounding an isolated town. Each player controls a Dark Overlord with unique powers and countless minions to “defend the world from enemy hordes" and bring “peace and security to the territories” — at a cost, of course!

The game is a tribute to awesome 70's,80's & 90's cartoons, filled with references to our favorite and unforgettable characters.

Supported Languages

"Covil: The Dark Overlords" will be printed in three different languages. Vesuvius Media will produce the English Version, Mandala Jogos will produce the Portuguese version, and Arrakis Games will produce the Spanish version. You will be able to choose the version you want when we will send you the survey after the end of the campaign.

Also, with the help of our great community we will have the rulebook and the cards translated in downloadable PDFs

Printed Versions

Downloadable PDFs

  • Greek (by Alexandros Manos)
  • Italian (by Fabio Piovesan)
  • French (by Nicolas Quesque)
  • Spanish (by Cartón Olvidado)
  • German (by Martin Mathes)
  • Japanese (by Kei Kouji)

  

 

 

 

Covil is a tableau building resource management game where your resources are: attack (melee/ranged); defense; and gold. The game consist of 4 days, each of them is divided into 3 phases:

Phase 1: Morning (Summoning troops)

Stand up all your troops. All players start each day with the same number of troops in play.
Stand up all your troops. All players start each day with the same number of troops in play.

Phase 2: Afternoon (Performing Actions)

Afternoon lasts until all troops are lying down on the board. You may execute any of the following actions once, in any order:

Reinforcements: Acquire one new Mercenary
Reinforcements: Acquire one new Mercenary

 

Action: Lay down one of your troops to Move/Attack/Rest/Gain 1 gold or Repair
Action: Lay down one of your troops to Move/Attack/Rest/Gain 1 gold or Repair

 

Power Relics: Activate as many Power Relics from your hand as you like
Power Relics: Activate as many Power Relics from your hand as you like

Phase 3: Night (Dominance and Clean-up)

You earn gold based on the number of territories that you control.

At night, check the board for dominance over the territories, renew the Mercenary Pool and Rest all your minions once.
At night, check the board for dominance over the territories, renew the Mercenary Pool and Rest all your minions once.

At the end of the 4th night phase, the game ends. The player with most Victory Points wins.

 

Play online @Tabletopia

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Click the image to play at Tabletopia.com

 

                                                                                    
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Click to download the rulebook

 

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Dwar7s Fall is a standalone game from the same designer! The "Overlord" pledge includes all stretch goals from the original campaign except the Game Mat which can be purchased as a separate add-on and the stickers that are part of the "Empires Expansion" add-on.

For more information about Dwar7s Fall, visit our BGG page or visit our previous Kickstarter Campaign.

 

 

This add-on includes enough sleeves for all cards in Covil: The Dark Overlords. We will make sure you receive enough sleeves even if we unlock more stretch goals.

This add-on includes enough sleeves for all cards in Dwar7s Fall plus its Promo Cards plus the Royal Decrees Expansion.

 

The "Empires Expansion" includes all Stretch Goals from the original campaign that applied to it.

Covil is scheduled for production in August 2017. Please note that the published product may have differences regarding sizes, quantities, colors and layout because of production limitations and/or adjustments. This includes any type of the game's components (e.g. cards, meeples etc).  

Kickstarter Rewards: Backers of $35 USD (+shipping) or more will receive all stretch goals generated from this campaign. The game itself and any stretch goals will be available in the future as separate products from Vesuvius Media Ltd.

We will be collaborating with Mandala Jogos and Arrakis Games for the production of the game in Portuguese and Spanish.

Arrakis Games

Arrakis Games somos una editorial de juegos de mesa española, afincada en Valencia que nos dedicamos tanto a editar juegos editados en otros idiomas como juegos nuevos de autores españoles. Vamos a editar el juego COVIL: THE DARK OVERLORDS, en su versión española COVIL: LOS SEÑORES OSCUROS. El juego se va editar totalmente en castellano para los backers españoles que además podrán adquirir otros juegos de la compañía ya editados (independientes del idioma) y por supuesto todo el material desbloqueado. Los envíos se realizarán desde España por lo que el coste total del mismo se reduce hasta los 8$ (en vez de los 12$ originales) para todos los backers en España. Además se podrá realizar entrega en mano en Valencia.

Mandala Jogos

A Mandala Jogos fechou uma nova parceria com a Vesuvius Media para disponibilizar a versão totalmente em Português do jogo Covil: Mestres das Trevas. A Campanha será realizada no Brasil simultaneamente com o Kickstarter e todo o valor adquirido na campanha — Covil: Mestres das Trevas será adicionado ao valor arrecadado no Kickstarter e somado as metas de Stretch Goals. Todos os Stretch Goals alcançados no KickStarter serão entregues para os apoiadores do Brasil que comprarem durante a campanha. O Frete será calculado através do site da Mandala Jogos, pois a Mandala irá importar os componentes do jogo e montá-los no BRASIL.

DELIVERY DATE: November of 2017!  

In some pledges we made a mistake and set as delivery date 2019. Unfortunately we can not change it because they have already been pledged.

 

To date, we have successfully fulfilled three campaigns. Now, we have the experience to deliver our products at low costs to United States, Canada, Europe and Brazil, from our local distribution centers. No extra customs fees should be charged.

To keep the cost of shipping as low as possible, our current shipping solution does not offer tracking. If you require order tracking please contact us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com. Be advised that this may incur additional cost. If you have any concerns regarding customs and import taxes for large cost orders, please contact us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com and we will try to offer some advice.

Bellow you can see shipping costs for the "Minion" and "Mercenary" pledges:

PICK UP LOCATIONS

If you happen to be close to any of the following locations, then you can choose the "Pick up" pledge and not pay for any shipping costs!

Valencia, Spain

Metropolitan Comics
C/Cervantes 8, Valencia, Tel: 963 81 34 30

Halifax/Bedford, Canada

The Board Room Cafe (Halifax)
1256 Barrington St, Halifax NS, B3J 1Y6

The Board Room Cafe (Bedford)
936 Bedford Highway, Bedford NS, B4A 3P1

Athens, Greece

Avalon Games.gr
Agiou Konstantinou 6, Ilioupoli, 16346 

Game Rules
Aiantos 10, Peristeri, 12133

KAISSA NEA ERYTHRAIA
Char. Trikoupi 141, Nea Erithrea, 14671

Papercut500
Salaminos 43-45, Athens, 10435

We will ask you to specify the exact pick up location during the survey after the end of the campaign.

Vesuvius Media is a small (but mighty!), Canadian, indie development company. Starting off by producing online strategy games, Vesuvius Media has branched into new areas of production and currently boasts online games, mobile games, graphic novels and board games in its portfolio.

What makes Vesuvius Media different from all the other studios? Vesuvius Media is community-driven. Whether online or on the table, its game designers and developers interact with players, listen, debate, and continually gather feedback. Its community of players help shape the future of its games!

To date, Vesuvius Media has successfully Kickstarted four board game projects: Centauri Saga, Cosmic PioneersDwar7s Fall and Centauri Saga: Season 1. The first game's delivery was delayed by one month, while the second and the third games were delivered one month early! The fourth game is scheduled for delivery in October 2017. 

We learn from our mistakes, we listen to your suggestions, and we strive to become better.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Risks and challenges

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING TO THIS CAMPAIGN.

PRODUCTION RISKS

Even though we do our best to ensure a quality product and a timely production, there is always the risk of delays. Supplier shortage, holiday traffic and weather conditions are just a few of the reasons a production could be delayed. Vesuvius Media Ltd should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties. In addition, some of the items shown might differ from the final product due to supplier/manufacturer error.

MISSING/DAMAGED ITEMS

When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If after you receive your order, you find that there are items missing or they are damage, please contact us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com, and we will send you the missing items as soon as possible.

If your package arrives damaged, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com. We will send you replacements for the damaged items as soon as possible. The games shipped through this campaign will be sent out in a larger and stronger package, which will better protect the contents against damage.

DELIVERY DATE

Our current estimation for delivery is November 2017. We want your orders to be delivered on time as much as you do; however, history has shown that despite the best laid plans there is always a chance of delay.

UNDELIVERED ITEMS

If a package is not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.

DELIVERY ADDRESS

As soon as this campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a survey through which you can let us know which items you have ordered as well as where you would like us to ship your order. Keep in mind that your order may be shipped sooner or later than the estimated date. Please give us an address that will surely not change (If for example you think that you may be moving to a new house around October, please give us the address of a friend or relative to ensure a successful delivery).

SHIPPING

Please read the Shipping section above.

ORDER FULFILLMENT

Please note that your order may be delivered in multiple packages. This is done due to weight limitations for group shipments. Even though the items you ordered will be shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each country's postal service sort-and-dispatch system.

UPDATES

Through this campaign you may receive updates on Vesuvius Media's other upcoming projects. Such updates will not be frequent.

BY PLACING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.

Thank you very much,

Vesuvius Media Ltd.

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