Dubious Alliance

A project in Aptos, CA by Brandon Raasch

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A bluffing card game that captures the adventure of a co-op fantasy RPG with the competition of a fast, fun card game.
Backers: 184
Average Pledge Per Backer: $38

Funded: $7,042 of $1,200
Dates: May 25th -> Jun 25th (32 days)
Project By: Brandon Raasch
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Latest News

Do not unlock the final stretch goal...

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
In hour final hours, I am pleased you avoided the $7000 Stretch Goal! It is kept inside a chest carved from Hydra scales and Ghoul bones. It is locked with a Wizard's Lock and protected by a Ward of Disintegration. The Witches who cast those spells... (Read More)

500% Funded and 11 Stretch Goals! Will we unleash the Dragon in the final 24 hours...

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The horde has gained 6000 experience points, Dubious Alliance is a 5th level Kickstarter. And we unlocked the 11th Stretch Goal: a high level "Magic Item" card for everyone's game deck. What feels better than 'leveling up' AND getting a cool, new... (Read More)

Over 450% funded and 24 hours to go... will a new Magic Item be discovered?

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
What a great day for magic! First, the tribe banded together to cast the "Unlock Stretch Goal" chant, adding an 11th card to all Dubious Alliance games. I am in awe of the might of our growing horde. And so the final Band of Orcs commemorative card... (Read More)

Wandering Monsters are unleashed... EveryOrc gets one

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Boost your adventure!

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations on funding a wonderful game. By pledging and supporting the campaign, your Dubious Alliance deck has grown to 121 game cards! This is a complete game and you don't have to do anything more. I did want to make sure and remind you, you... (Read More)

Jimi the Cat needs 400 Gold Pieces!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
So much to share and so little time. The funding campaign ends this Tuesday at 9am! First, recall that ImmOrctal backers get to introduce a new game in their own image to all our games. Let me now unveil the first draft illustration of our next... (Read More)

Off to PolyCon!

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
This weekend will be another exciting one for the Dubious Alliance Kickstarter campaign. I am headed to the PolyCon Gaming Convention in San Luis Obispo, CA to introduce our game to a whole new group of gamers. In addition to playing with convention... (Read More)

Updated Stretch Goal- Wandering Monsters

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Allies! I did a little math (twice) and decided to make the Wandering Monster booster pack our next stretch goal at the $5000 funding level. With only a few hundred dollars to go, and another gaming convention coming up June 20th, I feel... (Read More)

FathOrc's Day Approaches!

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
This weekend will be another exciting one. New backers are asking about FathOrc's Day and how to honor dear old Dad! Well, here are some tips; First, down load and print your FathOrc's Day card. You can use it to announce his shiny new game, or to... (Read More)

More great Dubious Alliance reviews!

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
If you havent already read the positive reviews from TodayinBoardgames, Wizardsneverweararmor and Steve Bean Games, then make it a point to visit www.dubiousalliance.com and read some great insights.  More reviews are on the way, but I wanted to... (Read More)

Get ready for FathOrcs Day and check out the amazing ImmOrctal art!

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Dubious Allies.  There are quite a few updates on the home page, and I want to call out two exciting offerings! First, check out the first fantastic illustration from Irene Marc C. Gilo. Marc has prepared the first of our ImmOrtcal backer... (Read More)

Are you ready to share your idea for a permanent game card?

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Celebrate FathOrcs Day with a free gift!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Ah... Father's Day. The human holiday where families gather to honor Dad for all his hard work and dedication. Breakfast in bed, slippers & coffee and appreciative kids rewarding Dad with an ugly tie or new socks.  But have you wondered how Orcs... (Read More)

Half way to a new Magic Item!

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Another great day for the Gore Stained Axe Tribe. First, we just broke $4000! Half way to the nest Stretch Goals, a new 'high level' card gifted to everyone by your Warchiefs. Keep up your war-cry! Next, we made The Hotness list... (Read More)

Let the charge to 5000 begin!

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Dubious Allies!  So much has happened in just four days! Here is a recap of all NINE new cards that will be added to your game through unlocked stretch goals; Blix the Goblin Minion Player Card and a Trade Tracker Yardbone the Skeletal Lackey... (Read More)

ImmOrctal Backers of Dubious Alliance, the Gore Stained Axe Tribe is at your command!

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Planning the raid pays off!

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
With the first two days down, I could not be happier with the Kickstarter. Together we met the initial funding goal in a single day! Although I expected we would be warmly received, I am humbled by everyone's action to make Dubious Alliance happen! ... (Read More)

Welcome Warchief of the Gore Stained Axe tribe!

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

The Kubla of Cons strikes a Critical Hit!

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
What an amazing first day! The Kickstarter launched less than 24 hours ago and we are FUNDED! Better still, we have FIVE unlocked stretch goals, meaning every backer has already gained new cards for their base game, including; 2 additional Player... (Read More)

Today in Board Games Throw up your tusks! A Dubious Alliance Review

February 4th - via: todayinboardgames.com
Dubious Alliance is a social bluffing game meant to be played with 3-7 players, which, according to the rules can take anywhere from 60-90 minutes. Each player takes the role of an orc tribe leader and is attempting to gain the most prestige without dying. The catch is, there is no player elimination – if one person dies, the whole group loses even though everyone is out for themselves. The community draw pile has cards which effect player’s hands, health, and prestige. The game of it comes into play during the trading phase – which player attempts to trade cards away with one another but is not allowed to divulge direct information from the card they are trying to trade away. Players may only hint to what is on their card by speaking in vague terms, so really, trade at your own risk and hope your fellow orcs are honest. (Read More)

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