Ars Victor

A project in Ventura, CA by Stephen DeBaun

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Command a fierce fighting force OF THE FUTURE in this fast, tense, 2P boardgame. Easy to learn, lots of depth, only an hour to play!
Backers: 265
Average Pledge Per Backer: $79

Funded: $20,881 of $15,000
Dates: May 4th -> Jun 1st (29 days)
Project By: Stephen DeBaun
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Latest News

Curves - The Key to a Successful Kickstarter

May 19th - via:
Got curves? Jeff from @wombatgames analyzes a variety of Kicktraq data curves for campaign insights. (Read More)

Last Day! Bannerman, Wayfarers! Engraved Dice?

June 1st - via:
We're in the last few hours of the campaign! It ends today at 7 PM Pacific, not 10PM as I had previously announced. Thats LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS AWAY!!! Whats it like over here in Ars Victor HQ? It's just like this video, except without the big hair... (Read More)

MORE Early Mobilization! New Reveals!

May 31st - via:
In the comments, when I said "late night update", clearly, I meant, "early morning update"... Revenant Unlocked; Three New RevealsEvery backer's game is now coming with an Early Mobilization Revenant! It's a durable ranged attack unit that is... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal: ACHIEVED!

May 29th - via:
Dice of Extreme DiscomfortYay! Everyone's Ars Victor just got a little bit better -- we're now comfortably past our first stretch goal: DICE OF EXTREME DISCOMFORT. Instead of stickered, indented dice, you're getting heavy, printed dice! While not as... (Read More)

Fields of Blood Survey

May 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Second Legion Early Mobilization! Two new units!

May 28th - via:
Early Mobilization I've finally put up the Early Mobilization micro-goals! I started at $16k, and added one every $2k, all the way to the Second Legion goal. The exception is: the Corvettes. This unit was designed by our only surviving Master at... (Read More)

Tourney Results, Bannerman Update!

May 27th - via:
We've done it! We're on the road to stretch goals! If we keep this up, we're all getting engraved dice. Tournament ResultsTHAT was an exhausting weekend: we just finished our three-day grand tournament at Gamex 2013. I haven't had so much fun since... (Read More)


May 26th - via:
:) Thank you, everyone!!!  We have the finals in ~3 hours, finishing by 6, should by home by 8 or 9.  If I don't post tonight, I'll post tomorrow. sd  (Read More)

NEARLY $600 TO GOAL! Quick Tourney Update

May 25th - via:
Sorry for not getting to any of the comments or mail since Friday -- we've been running ragged hosting the tournament.  I won't get to them until Sunday night at the earliest.  Thank you for your patience. Nearly $600 to Goal!!!We are so close I... (Read More)

New Add-Ons, Weekend of Victory!

May 24th - via:
I crashed early last night, and recharged the batteries for the big tournament this weekend. Aly, in the meantime, has been working her butt off packing for the tournament and finishing off the add-on art. We'll be hitting the road by 2 PM. Our first... (Read More)

SO CLOSE! Engraved dice PICS!

May 23rd - via:
Sorry for the late update! I was up until 5 AM, and then at it all morning, finishing the fixes to the demo game production files.  I will try to get a short update out tomorrow morning, and one more short one during the convention.  Starting... (Read More)

Link to Son of Kickstarter Backer Poll

May 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Survey Results, Bannerman Progress!

May 22nd - via:
Bannerman Update The quest for the Bannerman has made some headway! Unfortunately, I was not bright enough to record exactly what we started at. But we gained ground on each one of the targets: Facebook: 109/200 Twitter: 52/100 BGG: 28/50 (links)... (Read More)

New Exclusive, Survey Progress

May 21st - via:
New Exclusive! Escorted by an honor guard, the Regimental Bannerman carries the irreplaceable sacred standard into battle! As carrying a giant cloth fetish on a big pole makes one a fairly conspicuous target, this tradition feeds a booming business... (Read More)

Backer Stretch Goal Survey - PLEASE DO

May 20th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New Stretch Goals, Important Poll!

May 20th - via:
IMPORTANT: The next "Backer Only" update will have a link to a poll about stretch rewards. Please respond! I want to make sure I get everyone's input before we finalize the new goals. Incredible Preview by Tox @ CritsHappen!Holy crap! Tox over at... (Read More)

Fun at the Armory!

May 19th - via:
We had a great time yesterday at our tourney in Ventura -- my home town.  The Armory graciously offered to host us -- and what an amazing venue it was!  The game lounge is a stylishly decorated lounge with awesomely comfortable booths and fuzzy red... (Read More)

New Unit Testing, Other WIP

May 18th - via:
This is going to be a short update; we've got to rush off to run our final Ars Victor mini-tournament at The Armory in Ventura today. If you live in the area, come on by! We're running from 4PM - 10PM. You'll be able to watch the tutorial video, get... (Read More)

Double-Wide Add On, and Engraved Dice Stretch Goals

May 17th - via:
Ahoy!  We're almost halfway through our campaign, and we're well over halfway to goal!  We've been tweaking the project and the rewards based y'alls suggestions, and we're starting to see some results: We've updated the project page with several... (Read More)

The CHAMPION Exclusive!

May 16th - via:
Aloha!  Amazingly enough, I got most of my to-do list done yesterday!  There are several new updates to the project page: Junior Victor is now described under the How To Play section. I added a chunk of text at the end: The Future of Ars Victor And... (Read More)

FatherGeek Review, Engraved Dice Add On!

May 15th - via:
Good morning everyone!  Thanks again to everyone who has been helping out with great advice and suggestions in the comments section. Reviews: FatherGeek & The Cardboard JungleAnyone who has been following me on Twitter has already seen the... (Read More)

Backer Avatar!

May 13th - via:
Hey everyone -- a quick update this time: we whipped up a little Kickstarter backer avatar.  What do you think?  Want some other options?  What would you like? Cheers, sd  (Read More)

Engraved Dice & the Double-Wide

May 10th - via:
More Frequent Updates?How much Ars Victor can you take? I originally aimed for twice-a-week updates, because I don't want to irritate anyone. Things are moving so quickly, though, that I could easily post daily. As it is, I'm saving up stuff for... (Read More)

Engraved Dice, Art, Other News

May 6th - via:
Wow, what an amazing launch! I'm still overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we've received. We reached a third of our goal in the first eight hours of the campaign.  Right now, we're up to 40%.  Thank you, everyone! Kicktraq shows our progress... (Read More)

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