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Rivals: Masters of the Deep is a 2-4 player tactical game for two or more players set in the cold dark depths of the Lurk. Players take command of either the Cog or the Nautilus, gather a fighting force and, through wise decisions and strategic moves, destroy the opposition. 

An Underwater Steampunk Battle Game set in the World of Rivals.
An Underwater Steampunk Battle Game set in the World of Rivals.

IN THE DEEPEST OF THE DEEP SEAS... 

lies the Lurk. It is dark but clear, cold but habitable and a swell of life begins where land ends. The Gorgangrackles eat the Anglerfin. The Anglerfin eat the Chumtails. The Chumtails eat the Trollsharks. The Trollsharks...well they eat each other. Between the moistened mountains of Bluff and Butte sprawl the villages of the Nautilus, a peculiar race of tentacle-bearded nature-lovers. The villages are said to reside on top of a rare mineral deposit of UnderAether. 

Topside a Cog would give his left leg for a small glimpse of the material. The UnderAether could supply their factories & way of life for centuries and here it is resting under the tentacles of water breathers. The Rivalry has been fought for longer than most remember. Help bring this story to life by supporting us on Kickstarter!

Rivals has previously been seen on:

The Nerdist
The Nerdist

Rivals: Masters of the Deep comes with:

  • The Rivals Rulebook
  • 15 Game Dice
  • 52 Game Hex Tiles featuring the Lurk
  • 60 Tokens
  • Loot Cards such as harpoons, scuttlebrute scales, kracken greaves, rayguns...
  • Lurker Cards
  • Event Cards
  • Activation Cards
  • 31 miniatures including 5 Cog heroes, 5 Nautilus Heroes, 16 Nautilus and Cog Minions and 5 Creatures of the Lurk!
  • Expected MSRP - $89

Each faction has five Heroes to choose from. Each hero has their own Unique abilities. 

Cog Heroes
Cog Heroes
Loot Cards - Armor, Items, Weapons
Loot Cards - Armor, Items, Weapons

THE BOARD

The hex map is randomly generated for each play. Similar to Catan there is a shuffling of tiles and then clockwise placement.

THE DICE

There are 3 sets of dice. White, Red & Black. Black dice are the strongest and have the highest chance of rolling hits while the white are the weakest.

THE MINIATURES

The minis are all sculpted by Alain Viesca our Master sculptor and each are around 40mm.

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In Masters of the Deep, Cog & Nautilus go head to head on the battlefield. 

Your team will engage in fast-paced combat and interact with the board itself. The Creatures of the Lurk will come out of hiding, coral will try and eat you, Underwater rip tides will batter you all as you fend off your opponent. 

This is only a BETA Rulebook. This is not final. Rules, graphics and layouts may all be improved. 

BETA RULEBOOK

Gameplay Video is Prototypes - Not the Finished Art 

By adding the listed amount to your pledge you can get these sweet items sent to you with the game.  

*Click on any add-on for a closer view

Cog Heroes

 From Left to Right:

Tobias "The Songsmith" - The newest member of the GearHeads, he brings harmony with every swing. Melee / Degrade Rivals

Theodore P. Stevedore - Known as the leader of the GearHead Brigade, the Cogs mightiest heroes. Range / Upgrade models.

Reginald M. Hornblower - Known for his tracking abilities, Reginald is the hunter of the GearHeads. Long Range / Upgrade himself

Geoffrey "The Hammertoe" - Known for his wit and trademark rivetry. Melee /  Attack multiple Rivals.

J. Potts III - The oldest and most stubborn member of the GearHead Brigade has more bite than bark. Range / Repair 

Nautilus Heroes

From Left to Right:

Algernon ChiffChaff - The Chieftain of the Nautilus. Range / Upgrade models

Brighton "The Bareknuckle" - It is said he can kill a Razorfin in one punch. Melee / Attack multiple Rivals

Jules "The Lightbringer" - May be blind but can see things others can't. Long Range / Healer

Eleanor Eudora Lash - First female Nautilus hero. She fights with the strength of 3 Nautilus. Range combat / Confuse Rivals

Dorian "The Topknot" - Level headed and wise, Dorian has a keen sense on the battlefield. Melee / Degrade Rivals

Clockwork Infantryman - Range / Degrade Rivals

Clockwork Wrenchman - Melee / Upgrade Himself

Drone - Range / Repair

Automaton - Melee / Large / Attack Multiple Rivals

Trench Gunner - Range / Extra Damage

Trench Runner - Melee / Upgrade Himself

Shaman - Range / Attacking Multiple Rivals / Heal

Three Headed Dogfish - Melee / Upgrading Himself

Mudwiggle

SnapCracklers

Viperfish

Troll Shark

Mutated Troll Shark

We have quotes out with 3 manufacturers and depending on the amount raised will help us determine the amount of games we will be able to produce which in turn helps us determine which Manufacturer will get our Business. These are 3 Highly respected Manufacturers in the field so there is ZERO worry about quality of game.

A BIG THANK YOU

We want to thank all of our playtesters, editors, sculptor, designers, writers and any other 'ers we may be forgetting. 

-Alain Viesca, Michael Anderson, Stephanie Roach, Fannie Lam, Dwayne Hendrickson, Josh Wren, Ashton Owens, Logan Neff, Luke Walvoord, Marcus Morrison, Nathan Jorgensen, Zach Schaffer, Bryan Davis, Seth Newmen, Alyssa Layman, Deanna Layman, Oklahoma Christian Phase 5 Apartments(All of those strapping young men), and a score of others who I am probably forgetting but I still love you ;)

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Risks and challenges

From past experience, there are some inconsistencies in terms of timing when it comes to anything produced by a manufacturer, such as:
Production delays 

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We don't believe this is in the least bit likely.
We have been manufacturing for a few years now and have come to understand the process greatly.

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