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A hand-building, worker placement, resource management game with tower defense elements for 1 to 4 players.
A hand-building, worker placement, resource management game with tower defense elements for 1 to 4 players.
1,689 backers pledged $118,563 to help bring this project to life.

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You built and defended your kingdom, and now that Winter is here, you need to battle the harsh elements and chillingly scary monsters. 

Dwar7s Winter is a hand-building, worker placement, resource management game with tower defense elements in the gameplay. Each player wants to achieve the most victory points, but the only way to survive the winter is to work together.

While Dwar7s Winter is the sequel to Dwar7s Fall, it is an independent, standalone game that includes 64 highly-detailed miniatures.

 Size Comparison

Miniatures range from 25mm to 45mm
Miniatures range from 25mm to 45mm

MULTILINGUAL SUPPORT

You will be able to download the rulebook in all these languages
You will be able to download the rulebook in all these languages

The game's cards and components 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 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, Traditional Chinese, Dutch and Japanese.

Special thanks to:

  • Amarice for the Spanish
  • Fabio Piovesan for the Italian
  • Darren Hsiao & Boardsheep for the Traditional Chinese
  • John Jacobs for the Dutch
  • Kei Kouji for the Japanese

Dwar7s Winter is a hand-building, worker placement game where players are asked to survive 7 weeks of harsh winter. You need to co-operate to face monster attacks and other disasters that befall your town.

Each turn of the game is one week and the gameplay is divided into 4 Phases:

Phase 1: Winter is here!

At the beginning of this phase, monsters try to take over your castle. You first move any existing monsters 1 step closer to your castle, then apply their special abilities, and finally spawn new monsters based on the number of players.

After the monsters, natural disasters hit your town. Reveal a new disaster and resolve it.

Phase 2: Build your hand

Everybody starts the game with the same cards in their hand. During the course of the game you can hire more mercenaries and upgrade your deck. At the beginning of each turn you choose 7 cards from your personal deck to play.

Form your strategy and choose your cards wisely!

Phase 3: Follow the music

Every player has 5 actions points that can be used to perform any combination of the various actions: Play Music, Place/Move Dwarfs, Attack Monster, Resolve Disaster, Hire Mercenaries etc.

Phase 4: Check winning or losing conditions!

If you have X+2 Disasters active (X equals the number of players) or a Monster is in your castle, then you lose the game!

If this is the end of the 7th week and you manage to not lose your Castle or be overwhelmed by disasters, then you survived the Winter... and the first signs of Spring finally appear.

 

(*) The Promo cards are a Limited Edition set that will be available ONLY to our Kickstarter backers and at our booths during various conventions that we attend. These cards will not be available at retail stores.

 

The Ice King pledge includes everything we unlocked for Dwar7s Fall through the original Kickstarter campaign, not the Promo cards from the Covil campaign.

 

These two packs have enough sleeves to cover the Core Game and all Stretch Goals.

If you want Sleeves for Dwar7s Fall, then add another $5 and they will be more than enough for the Core game and ALL expansions.

The above add-on has enough sleeves for the Core game and Stretch Goals. If you want Sleeves for also the Chaotic Evil Expansion, then you need to add another $5.

ALL of the above Dwar7s Fall add-ons are already part of the Ice King pledge.

For more information about our Dwar7s Fall game please visit our previous campaign's page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/dwar7s-fall

For more information about our "Covil: The Dark Overlords" game, please visit our Kickstarter campaign page using the link below:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/covil-the-dark-overlords

Click on the image below to download the rulebook:

Click to Download the English Rulebook
Click to Download the English Rulebook

 

Play the game online @Tabletopia

Click the image to play at Tabletopia.com
Click the image to play at Tabletopia.com

 

How-to Play by Cardboard Stacker

Undead Viking's Review

In the video below, Undead Viking uses a prototype of the game, with no miniatures but instead it has meeples and stand-ins. The final version of the game will include all the miniatures shown in this campaign. It will not have any meeples or standins.

 

 

 

Warrior's Special Ability: Counts as 2 Dwarfs when fighting monsters. 

 

Guardian's Special Ability: he can not be pushed, or affected by any monster's ability.

 

King's Special Ability: It is a Free action to place him from your hand on the board.

 

 

 

 

 

45mm Miniature - 3D Model Coming Soon
45mm Miniature - 3D Model Coming Soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwar7s Winter is scheduled for production in May 2018. 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, miniatures, boards, boxes etc).

Kickstarter Rewards: Backers of $50 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.

Here is a sample of our miniatures, 3D-Printed, so that you can see their detail level. Their size ranges from 25mm to 45mm.

3D-printed miniature samples
3D-printed miniature samples

 

 

We will charge shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. Shipping costs vary widely based on where you will receive your reward. Unfortunately, a one-size-fits-all price isn't manageable.

We will pay to ship your rewards to our international distribution centers. Based on your delivery address, we will either ship to you from our hub in the UK, Germany, China, Australia, Canada, or the USA.

BRAZILIAN Backers: In collaboration with Mandala Jogos, we will be sending you your games with "Brazilian-Friendly" shipping. This means that there will be no extra custom charges!

The following is a list of rough estimates for shipping of the Ice Warrior pledge. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional add-ons you choose. All prices are listed in US dollars.

Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and other remote states are not part of the "US" category. They are included in the "Rest of the world" one.

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 shipping costs!  

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

Game Rules
Aiantos 10, Peristeri, 12133

Papercut500
Salaminos 43-45, Athens, 10435

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

Essen Spiel'18

You will have an option to pick your game up at Essen Spiel'18. Just keep in mind that the game will be delivered way earlier than the conference (in August 2018 or even earlier if we manage it).

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 five board game projects: Centauri Saga, Cosmic Pioneers, Dwar7s Fall, Centauri Saga: Season 1 and Covil: The Dark Overlords.

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

For this project we have co-operated with Para Bellum Wargames to create the miniatures.

Para Bellum Wargames is a newly established game developer, headquartered in Cyprus with offices in Greece and the USA . They operate on a global basis and are led by a seasoned team of gaming professionals with deep industry know-how.

Para Bellum Wargames is investing in in-house hard plastic mold production and placing great emphasis on art as the main method of communicating the origin of its high-quality miniatures.

For more information you can visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames/

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

 

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 damaged, 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 August 2018. 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, you didn't complete the survey and/or pledge manager on time etc), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.

DELIVERY ADDRESS

When the campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a pledge manager through which you can let us know which items you 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 August, 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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    A copy of Dwar7s Winter + Unlocked Kickstarter Rewards (Stretch and Social) + Promo Cards.

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    Ice King

    This pledge includes the complete package of Dwar7s Fall, the core game of Dwar7s Winter, all stretch goals and the promo cards from this campaign.

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    Includes:
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    6 copies of Dwar7s Winter + Unlocked Kickstarter Rewards (Stretch and Social) + Promo Cards.

    If you also want Dwar7s Fall bundles, add $50 per bundle to your pledge.

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