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The standalone expansion to the heroic deck-builder and positional card-battler! New Heroes! New Villains! 4-Player Tag Team Rules!
The standalone expansion to the heroic deck-builder and positional card-battler! New Heroes! New Villains! 4-Player Tag Team Rules!
214 backers pledged $7,186 to help bring this project to life.

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Meet the new Villains on the block!
Meet the new Villains on the block!

Hero Brigade: Hero Harder, the standalone expansion to Hero Brigade, is here and ready to melt your face right off!  But in a good way, you know, a positive manner of face-melting*.


* Face re-assembly services not included with pledge.

Missed out on the Kickstarter? No problem, we've got you covered.

You can purchase a copy of Hero Brigade: Hero Harder through this store link via The Game Crafter. The store will be enabled after Kickstarter backers receive their copies of the game.

Hero Brigade is a fast-paced, 2-player, non-collectible card duel game with a comic book hero theme -- commonly referred to as "fp2pnccdgwacbht" or "F-P-two-pink-seed-gwakt" in gaming terminology -- with one player in the role of the valiant Heroes (Hooray!) and one player in the role of the dastardly Villains (Boo!).

Players take turns recruiting Mercenaries and other assets from the common Resource Deck, deploying characters to form their Party, and playing cards for one-time game effects.  At the conclusion of the Play Phase, the players enter the Fight Phase and take turns beating each other up!  Pow!  Biff!  Socko!

Hero Brigade: Hero Harder introduces brand new line-ups of Heroes, Villains, and Mercenaries! It is a standalone expansion, and can be enjoyed with 1-2 players for a complete play experience. Combine it with the original Hero Brigade to join forces in 3 or 4-player tag team battles!

Hero Brigade: Hero Harder also introduces the brand-new Plot Deck! Plots are a new element to the Fight Phase of Hero Brigade that add an additional layer of strategy and immersion! In addition to delivering staggering punches to each others' faces, the Heroes and Villains will need to navigate through various Plots like "Hostage Crisis!", "Collateral Damage!", "Catastrophe Across Multiple Realities!", and "Exitus, Cosmic Threat!"

Prototype packaging (not final design).
Prototype packaging (not final design).

20 Hero Cards
5 Kickstarter-Exclusive Promo Hero Cards
20 Villain Cards
5 Kickstarter-Exclusive Promo Villain Cards
50 Resource Cards
10 Plot Cards
Starting Player Token
Hit Point and Plot Counters

Here's what people had to say about original flavor Hero Brigade:

Father Geek Review

"Hero Brigade is a lot of fun, challenging, fast, and gives the players a lot of choices. But not once did I feel or observe from our players that the amount of choice was a crushing weight on the players’ shoulders. Each card is like a miniature tool box. Often times, the right tool needed is clearly identified and the player knows exactly what to do. This is incredibly empowering and it’s a great feeling that each card you draw is useful." -- Father Geek

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Here are the rules for Hero Brigade.

Gap sheet for Hero Brigade 2 - New terminology, Strategic Culling, the Plot Deck, and 3 and 4-player rules.

Hero Brigade: Hero Harder comes with 10 Kickstarter and convention-exclusive alternate art cards for the Heroes and Villains!

Promotional alternate art Heroes by Jakub Rozalski.
Promotional alternate art Heroes by Jakub Rozalski.
Promotional alternate art Villains by Lea Segarra.
Promotional alternate art Villains by Lea Segarra.

$25 - 1 copy of Hero Brigade: Hero Harder for 1-2 players.

$60 - 1 copy of the original Hero Brigade and 1 copy of Hero Brigade: Hero Harder. Accommodates 1-4 players.

Add-On: +$3 if you'd like the 10 original Kickstarter alternate art promos for the original Hero Brigade. Must pledge for physical reward ($25+) in order to qualify for this add-on.

Promotional Vasilisa for the original Hero Brigade
Promotional Vasilisa for the original Hero Brigade

Additional Stretch Goals (such as a larger box and upgraded components) may be unveiled as the campaign progresses.

2 new Mercenary cards will be added if the Zucchini People Games Facebook page gets 600 "Like"s by Thursday, 11/20!

 A new Plot card will be added!

2 additional Mercenary cards will be added!

Game Design: Nicholas Yu
Base Game Art: Kendall Goode
Plot Deck Art and Additional Art: Ellinsworth
Promo Hero Art: Jakub Rozalski
Promo Villain Art: Lea Segarra
Graphic Design: Danielle George; Atomic Design, Samantha Armstrong
Play-Test Lead: Colin O'Loughlin
Additional Play-Testing: Jason Glover, Chris Leder, Benjamin Lucko, David Rapp, Zachary Root, Matthew Ritz, Christopher White
Prototyping: The Gamecrafter
Campaign Icons: Game Icons, Lorc

Hero Brigade at GenCon 2014. Don't ask me how many times I lost at my own game.
Hero Brigade at GenCon 2014. Don't ask me how many times I lost at my own game.
                               

Risks and challenges

This is Zucchini People Games' third Kickstarter. Running Kickstarter campaigns is a never-ending journey of learning and discovery, but we feel as if we've achieved a better understanding of the complete process.

Our first game, Hero Brigade, went out to backers earlier this year, and our second game, Eternal Dynasty, is currently in the hands of the printers. Once Eternal Dynasty finishes on the manufacturing side of things, it will be passed off to Game Salute for distribution and fulfillment through its Ship Naked system.

I'll be handling all of the logistics for manufacturing, shipping, and fulfillment myself this time around as Hero Brigade: Hero Harder will be Zucchini People Games, LLC's first true solo flight! I'm hoping to avoid turbulence! I won't kid you, this is a pretty big leap, but it's the natural progression for the company's continued growth.

We learned with our first campaign that delays can happen, especially when it comes to the crazy world of large-scale tabletop printing and shipping. But we've done our best to minimize any delays on our end, and Hero Brigade: Hero Harder is ready to go to print immediately with the exception of any new content from Stretch Goals.

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    HERO - One copy of Hero Brigade: Hero Harder! Includes 10 Kickstarter-exclusive promo cards, all Stretch Goals, and the Print and Play files. Supports 1-2 players (1-4 in combination with the original Hero Brigade). Free shipping within the US, add $5 for Canada, or add $15 for the rest of the world.

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    PLANETARY HERO - One copy of Hero Brigade: Hero Harder and one copy of the original Hero Brigade! Includes 10 Kickstarter-exclusive promo cards, all Stretch Goals, and the Print and Play files. Supports 1-4 players. Free shipping within the US, add $5 for Canada, or add $15 for the rest of the world.

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