About this project
To survive the long and terrible winter approaching, the dwarfs need to prepare. It’s time to collect gems, build castles and stock up enough food.
The fire dragons are sleeping. The giants of winter, lurking.
The fall is precious and it is vital to plan your actions wisely.
In this 2nd Edition, the game's cards have no text at all. As such, with just the rulebook you will be able to play the game in all supported languages.
Inside the core box the rulebook will be in the English language, but through our website (http://www.vesuviusmedia.com) or the Hive Portal (http://hive.vesuviusmedia.com) you will be able to download the rulebook in all of the following languages: English, Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Spanish, Italian and Traditional Chinese.
We are also working on Dutch, Lithuanian and Japanese!
You can learn the game in 10 minutes and start playing immediately! The gameplay consists of 3 basic concepts:
Kingdom Card Placement
Everyone starts with 9 Kingdom Cards in their hand. You will need to place them on the board trying to create a Kingdom of your own using walls to mark your territory.
But, beware: Cards can be placed on top of cards to mess other players up!
Send your 7 Dwarfs to the Mines to gather Gems, to the Tavern to buy provisions and to the woods to kill dreadful monsters or even block the actions of other players!
Hire the Ogres from the Inn and send them to do your dirty work by ambushing or frightening your opponents out of your territory!
Every player gets a turn, during which she/he completes 3 phases:
1. Perform Actions
You can perform 3 actions (or 4 if your castle is in play), which can be ANY combination of the following:
Get back all your Dwarfs that successfully completed their task along with the relevant reward.
3. Discard / Hand Management
Make sure you have a maximum of 9 cards in your hand. You can never discard Kingdom Cards so you have to be very mindful of your strategy while building and gathering resources.
!!! NOW YOU ARE READY TO PLAY!!!
Inside the box of this 2nd EDITION Dwar7s Fall, you will find the following components:
To add addons to your pledge, simply increase the pledged amount by the relevant addon's cost. There is NO EXTRA SHIPPING fee for the addons. BUT you are limited to ONE "Empires Expansion" per shipment, unless you have the Merchant pledge in which case you are limited to 5.
The core game has 100 Cards. 3 packs of sleeves will cover all Kickstarter rewards and the Expansion. If for any reason you want more than 3 packs, then simply add another $3 per pack.
As the temperature decreases, the other nations finally join the battle for resources. Will the nasty Ogres prevail over the Dwarfs or will the beast hunter Elves rule all kingdoms?!
But they aren't alone in this fight... from the bottom of the crystal caves, one more dwarf king emerges. He's vengeful and some say that he can lure the fearsome frost giants!
The winter is near...
The Empires Expansion introduces 3 new player characters allowing you to play from 2 to 7 players! The expansion adds more strategies, secret goals, scenarios and of course more custom meeples to the game!
You asked for it, and we make it happen! You can now add our CO-OP, 4X game to your pledge and save on shipping costs. You can find more information about this great game here:
The 1st Edition of Dwar7s Fall SOLD OUT at GenCon, HalCon and Spiel 2016.
We had more than 400 players test the game, and with their valuable feedback we enhanced the gameplay, added some really cool variations and greatly improved the rulebook to reach this great 2nd Edition!
See what the community has to say about it:
We took all of the comments and questions from the players and, instead of issuing a "F.A.Q.", we created a new, revised rulebook!
Click on the image bellow to download our updated and improved rulebook:
You can also download the rulebook in other languages:
Special thanks to:
- Cartón Olvidado for the Spanish translation
- Vin Parker for the French translation
- Alexandros Manos for the Greek Translation
- Darren Hsiao & Wei-Chun Yang for the Traditional Chinese Translation
- Fabio Piovesan for the Italian Translation
We are also working on a Dutch, a Lithuanian and a Japanese version of the rules.
How-to Play in 6 Minutes!
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It is time to play some games and try and find the Dwarfs in our online and movie lives!
Go search the web and find images related to the following three categories. Then post them either on Facebook or Twitter following the instructions below.
Make sure that you have first liked our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dwar7s/), then post a photo on Facebook and in the description write: @Dwar7s. While writing you will be given the choice to "tag" this with our page. Tag your post so that it will become an active link to our page and we will be able to track all posts via the "Talking about You" function of Facebook. Let us know which category the photo applies to and add the URL of our Kickstarter campaign.
Here things are easier, just post a photo and use the #Dwar7s to mark it. Also, remember to add the category this photo applies to and the Kickstarter campaign's URL.
We are looking for movie titles that have a Dwarf among their characters. They can also be animated movies.
We are looking for Dwarfs from DIFFERENT movies or TV Series, not animated but played by actors. So, you can not post all Dwarfs from "Hobbit" and be done with it ;)
Same as previously, the Dwarfs can not come from the same game.
We managed to complete all achievements, and as such the Addons sections has been unlocked!!!
Royal Decree Rules: If you play with this variation, players are not allowed to place more than one Dwarf directly to the same tile. Though, you still can spend actions to move more Dwarfs from adjacent tiles to the same one.
Scenarios: These three scenarios bring you exciting ways to play Dwar7s Fall using the various Royal Decrees. When you start the game, you pick one of the available scenarios and you follow the specific setup rules. The scenario will guide you on which Royal Decrees you should use to play during the specific session.
Royal Decree Rules: If this decree is in play then whenever during the resolve phase there are dwarfs on a tile that block each other and the task can not be completed, then they all return to their respective player. This rule does not apply to beast tiles (either Dragons or Giants).
Royal Decree Rules: Instead of every player executing all the phases in his/her turn and then proceed to the next one, each phase is executed in player order by all players. This means that first all players execute their actions (clockwise starting from the first player), then they all resolve, and finally they all discard. For this variation we introduce also the First Player Token (punch board)
This is a great accessory to the game. This mat is made of neoprene, and it is 54x54 cm! When you play with this mat the following rules apply: the first player needs to place the first tile within the center squares of the player mat. And you can never place a tile outside of the player mat's grid.
This player mat (when the game hits the stores) it will be sold separately, and the MSRP of it will be $15!
Royal Decree Rules: If you play with this variation, when someone wants to buy a Trading Goal from the general store, then s/he can use any combination of Gems from their hand and/or completed trading goals to pay for it. This variation effectively allows players to "upgrade" their goals to ones with more VPs!
Royal Decree Rules: The cost to kill a beast (either Fire Dragon or Frost Giant), depends on how many beasts you have already killed. For each beast you have already killed, you reduce the number of actions required to kill the next beast by 1 to a minimum of 3.
Royal Decree Rules: When this decree is in play then beasts do not need to be stacked on other cards. You can place a beast directly on the table. If that beast is killed, then take the beast card normally, and put in its place a "Memorial" card. The "Memorial" brings a new action to the game which allows you to rotate any one other card on the board that has no Dwarf on it.
In addition to the above, the Frost Giant card can not be stacked/placed on any Castle! This Royal Decree aims to make the game more strategic and less "cut-throat".
Special Rules: During your "Actions" phase you can spend Gems to buy these classes and replace one of your own Meeples. Each Class comes with its a special ability:
King: Costs 2 Yellow Gems. Placing him anywhere on the board is a FREE action!
Warrior: Costs 1 Green Gem. By spending one action during your "Actions" phase, the warrior may push one Dwarf out of his tile
Guardian: Costs 1 Blue Gem. The tile that he is in can not be targeted by any Ogre Card!
Royal Decree Rules: If at the end of the game two or more players share the same Kingdom, then instead of earning the same amount of Victory Points, they split them equally (rounding down) among them.
Royal Decree Rules: You now have the option to discard one or more Ogre cards from your hand to gain an equivalent number of extra actions in your turn.
Royal Decree Rules: By placing 3 Dwarfs in the Ogre Tavern you get 2 Ogre Cards. Placing 2 still gives you one.
Royal Decree Rules: You may only place Dwarfs on either tiles that are part of your Kingdom or tiles that are in "neutral" kingdoms (areas with no Castle present).
Alchemist: This crazy guy is part of the Empires Expansion and adds 7 more custom meeples to the game. He has the special ability to convert one gem to another, of course at a cost. With this addition, the Empires expansion now has more meeples than the core game!!!
LIMITED PRODUCTION! All backers will get two sheets of special stickers that can be put on all meeples. One sheet for the core game and one sheet for the Expansion. These stickers will NOT be a part of the retail boxes of either the Core game or the Empires Expansion.
Use these Player Cards to remember the color of your character and to put your Dwarfs while they are resting between working hard in their mines and fighting your battles!
Kickstarter Rewards include all content that is unlocked through both Social Goals and Stretch Goals.
Dwar7s Fall is scheduled for production in December 2016. 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).
In this 2nd edition, all our cards will be 300g Black Core with linen finish.
Kickstarter Rewards: Backers of $13 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.
To date, we have successfully fulfilled two campaigns. Now, we have the experience to deliver our products at low costs to United States, Canada and Europe, from two distribution centers, so that no extra hidden customs fees may appear.
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, we have successfully Kickstarted and fulfilled two board game projects: Centauri Saga and Cosmic Pioneers. The first game's delivery was delayed by one month, while the second game was delivered one month early! We learn from our mistakes, we listen to your suggestions and we constantly become better!
Risks and challenges
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING TO THIS CAMPAIGN.
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.
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, please contact us at boardgames [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 boardgames [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.
Our current estimation for delivery is April 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.
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.
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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.
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