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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, June 11 2019 9:09 PM UTC +00:00.

€5,412
pledged of €5,000pledged of €5,000 goal
168
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, June 11 2019 9:09 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Like a fireball catching alight and growing in size before the attack, we are here to raise funds to transport you to the lands where the Village of Legends is found.

We welcome back our brave combatants who have survived thus far as well as daring fresh blood. Test your skills against your friends in classic PvP mode or work together to explore this strange new world in co-op mode… at your own peril.

Village of Legends 'The Reaper's Hand' is a fantasy-themed card game for 1-6 players, ages 12 and up.
Village of Legends 'The Reaper's Hand' is a fantasy-themed card game for 1-6 players, ages 12 and up.

Player Vs Player (From 2-6 players) 

Both your strategic moves and a little luck are needed to defeat your opponents in this fast paced card game.  The player or team who defeat all of their opponents win the game. A player is defeated when their Hero runs out of life points.

CO-OP (From 1-6 players)

Although exploring the dark dungeons alone is not recommended, this game is designed in the way that it can be played as a solo game or up to 6 players. In this Kickstarter campaign we would like to unlock the Co-Operative version.

The box will contain new material including new cards, new character boards, more than 150 mini-cards and a 160-chapter-long adventure book . This Adventure book and its narrative transforms your game completely into a tabletop Role Playing Game. Players will be called on to make choices which will lead them down numerous paths, bouncing from chapter to chapter and facing the challenges based both their character type, the choices they have made and, as always, fate could rest on the roll of the dice.

Hero growth and skill path 

 As the players progress through the missions their characters gain lasting benefits such as skills, artifacts and consumable items. This game includes 31 quests and players will be called upon to travel the world and find clues which let them solve ancient mysteries and save the continent. At the end of every adventure players can strengthen their hero by learning new skills. We have created an easy to fill out Hero sheet where you can keep track of all progress and items in the inventory.  

A party progress sheet will also be available to track group progress allowing the party to continue to explore and improve at a later date, taking up from where they left off in the last session.

New Heroes!

In addition to the 5 base game Heroes (Elf, Mage, Paladin, Dwarf, Barbarian) three new Heroes join the fray: Necromancer, the Dark Elf and the Red Mage.

As we jokingly mentioned in our video above, all of the Hero character boards will be both in the male and female versions. 

New spells!

New Summon ability allows players to call on monsters found on the new mini cards.
New Summon ability allows players to call on monsters found on the new mini cards.

New Monsters!

Here's a look at some of the monsters the Heroes will meet on their adventures. Some standard sized cards will also be added to the PvP base game.

New weapons...

...and a handcrafted item to help you on your way!

Place the Sheath card infront of your hero sheet. At any point during your turn or following turns you can sheath a weapon from your hand by placing it on top of the sheath card. When you want to play that weapon discard both cards. This item can help any class of hero to avoid unlucky hands and is a useful item for anyone who uses heavy weapons.
Place the Sheath card infront of your hero sheet. At any point during your turn or following turns you can sheath a weapon from your hand by placing it on top of the sheath card. When you want to play that weapon discard both cards. This item can help any class of hero to avoid unlucky hands and is a useful item for anyone who uses heavy weapons.

Exploring dungeons 

For every adventure that the Heroes embark on, a deck will be made up of selected dungeon-cards. Each dungeon-card corresponds to a room full of monsters that the Heroes must pass through, a trap or, rarely, an encounter with lady luck. For every adventure that the heroes face there will be a different combination of dungeon cards to overcome. When the party has overcome the selected cards it is ready to face the final monster which will complete the mission and unlock its secrets. The narratives found in the adventure book will paint a vivid picture of the battle about to take place and guide you through the game setup and mechanics of each level.

Loot: Getting items by killing monsters

In the PVP mode the cards are available to buy at the market and the top card of each pile is always revealed. In the CO-OP version players build their decks using the loot gathered by defeating monsters, different cards will be available depending on the type of monster they kill. At the end of every adventure the players are limited as to the number of cards which they can carry with them and they must selectively reduce their deck before the next step of the journey.

Adventure book

Players start their adventure from the first chapter. The book does not follow in order from one chapter to the next. The players will be ‘bounced’ around from page to page depending on the choices they make, the roll of the dice, or the will of destiny. When the party has to choose a path players should come to a decision together on which fork of the road is best. 

When presented with the above symbol in the book, it’s time to make a choice.

Rewards

If you are already an owner of Village of Legends you can pledge to receive the new Heroes, Tokens and new cards to add to your Player vs Player game as well as everything needed to play the new CO-OP version, all in a box perfectly fitted to hold all your goodies. 

Add-on: sleeves

Add-on: printed version of the Adventure Book

We are proud of the time and effort we have put in to offer you a wide range of reusable material, which can be replayed over and over in different ways.

Stretch goals

Free resources 



Rules

Note we may yet make small rule changes before going to print.

 Base game English Rulebook (Player VS Player, PDF)
Base game Italian Rulebook (Player VS Player, PDF)
Draft of The Reaper's Hand English Rulebook (Co-operative version, PDF)

How to play

Watch this video which explains everything you need to get started (Review by Deane Harkin).

First prototype Review by David McMillan
First prototype Review by David McMillan

Fixed shipping costs are not included in the pledge and you will be asked to pay shipping through our customized pledge manager at the end of the campaign. Shipping costs vary, see below for shipping costs by region. By organizing shipping at the end of the campaign we are able to reduce costs and pass the savings on to you. From the end of the campaign you will have 4 months to cover the shipping charges. All necessary details will be sent to you when the time comes.


About Village of Legends

Designer and illustrator: Lorenzo Lupi

English Translations: Deane Harkin

WHY KICKSTARTER
Just a friendly reminder as to why we're on Kickstarter. For us: it allows us to produce a higher quality game with all of your suggestions and input and backing. For you unlock exclusive goals, you get the game at a lower price and you get it hot off the press before anyone else!

Even if the new expansion has already been shaped and forged we still need to work out some of the fixes. After all of these illustrations, late nights spent testing and getting lost in translation with his ally Deane, Lorenzo has finished his intelligence and used every spell thus finishing his turn. Now it is up to you. We are all ears for suggestions from YOU, the players, if you want to contribute and reshape the product before production through comments and suggestions.

SHIPPING TIME
After production has finished we will start sending the game, from this day you will have 60 days to pay for shipping of your material. If you have not paid within this window of time and fail to respond to our reminders your pledge will be treated as a no reward pledge. Being a Kickstarter campaign, the final production will take place after the campaign and may be subject to change.
If you do not agree to these terms and conditions we kindly ask you to wait until after production and buy a general release copy. However have faith in us as we strive to produce the highest quality products to the best of our ability , all changes will be to improve the product and led by user feedback.

Risks and challenges

After the success of our last campaign we realize we're not veterans yet but we had a crash course and we're well on the way. We remind you that the delivery dates are estimates, we have estimated enough time for this however, we kindly ask that you remember it is an estimate and not a definitive date. We remind you that we offer competitive, fixed delivery rates for US and Canada shipping, EU friendly shipping areas, Some customs policies are completely out of our hands and we're subject the rules and regulations which change in every country. Even though we were pleased with the quality of the material produced in the last campaign there's always room for improvement. We'll keep it in mind when choosing for the production phase. We are more than equipped to deal with any shipping problems as we opt for curriers which have good options when dealing with exceptions (such as pick-up points etc.)

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