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Heroes Wanted - a tactical board game for 1-5 heroes.

A project in Indianapolis, IN by Action Phase Games
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Heroes Wanted is a tactical board game for 1-5 superhero hopefuls eager to join The Champions of Zeta City.
Backers: 1912
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $137,945 of $28,000
Dates: Feb 4th -> Mar 9th (34 days)
Project By: Action Phase Games
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Latest News

BREAKING NEWS: MORE CARDS ADDED!!!

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! So, here in the final hours of our campaign, Nick, Brian Lee, and myself are hunkered down in a secure location finalizing files for pre-press upload. We won't bore you with the details, BUT while we were doing this, we realized a... (Read More)

Morning Edition: Final 12 hours and 1 more stretch goal!

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! The end is near! The end is near! Write it on the back of a cardboard box in paint and shout it from the rooftops! The end is near! With 12 hours left, we still have a considerable amount until we would hit the component upgrade:... (Read More)

The Final Countdown!

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again heroes! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 We are in our last 24 hours now, and we want to thank all of our awesome backers once again, as well as update some of our new backers on a few things they... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: PROMO PACK OF AWESOMENESS FUN INFINITY

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! Forgive the lack of editorial-style dramatic flair on this update. With the campaign coming to an end, we thought we would just cut to the chase! BOOM! Another stretch goal unlocked, and with it 10 more cards added to our backer's... (Read More)

Morning Edition: Freddy, Aim, FIRE!

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! We have just a little over two days left and we have made it halfway to the next stretch goal: our Promo Pack! We have a lot of new backers, which is amazing! With every pledge we not only faster approach the aforementioned stretch... (Read More)

Nightly News: 03/06/2014

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! Today has been, to say the least, AMAZING! We have tons of new backers, and with them, we approach yet another stretch goal: PROMO PACK OF AWESOMENESS FUN INFINITY! We have shown a couple piece of art so far (Unicorn and Penguin),... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
This just in -- villainy has a new face, and apparently it's undeniably fabulous! That's right, The ZCTSISCCAGFJ have done it again. 800 lb. Taco was quoted in a clandestine interview earlier this week as saying, 'The face of terror needs to not only... (Read More)

Afternoon Edition: Superpowers, Mutant Powers, and a new review!

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, mutants... I mean citizens! As we have the last three days, we are going to round out our closer look at hero types today by spotlighting Mutants.  But before we do that, a few things of note. We have a brand new review up from Rahdo Runs... (Read More)

Afternoon Edition: Alien Beings from the 975th Dimension (or something)

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, earth-dwellers! As we continue to move toward the conclusion of our campaign, we wanted to take the time to spotlight each hero type and what makes each different in terms of design and strategies.  So far we have covered Vigilantes and Tech... (Read More)

Afternoon Edition: Gizmos, Gadgets, and Backer Icons

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! In our last update, we discussed what makes Vigilante heroes unique. In today's update, we will shift gears, literally, and spotlight another hero type: Tech! All of the other hero types have a focus on one particular design aspect:... (Read More)

Weekend Edition: What it means to be a Vigilante

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! While it may have seemed slow on the news wire for our backers, the Action Phase team was busy demoing the game at Indy Con this weekend. We had a blast and want to thank all of the awesome people who put the con together, as well as... (Read More)

Nightly News: 03/01/2014

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! Indeed, it has been a quiet couple of days here in the newsroom. We are officially closing in on the last week of the campaign, and we continue to creep our way toward another stretch goal. Nick, myself, and Christopher Byer have... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW HERO & VILLAIN - Contest Winners Announced!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! The Action Phase team has had a busy day. Updates will be brief this weekend, but we will be back to our regularly scheduled programming very soon. Thanks for you patience and your continued awesomeness! Now, the true purpose of... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW VILLAIN STRIKES

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
This just in -- Just when Zeta City thought they would have a moment's peace, yet another villain emerged to spoil it all! Calling himself Professor Skull, this new baddie claims to have above average bone density and profound psychic prowess. Using... (Read More)

Nightly News: HENCHMADONNA!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
From the desk of Chaz Castlefield: With the initiative for underlings to shape up or ship out, henchmen for The ZCTSISCCAGFJ are feeling the pressure to also make necessary improvements to their appearance. But with their limited earning potential,... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: We are the Champions!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! At long last, and after much anticipation, we are happy to finally share two of our cards from the Champions and Masterminds add-on: Striker and his nemesis, Headpin. These layouts are close enough to the final version that we felt... (Read More)

Afternoon Edition: 2/25/14

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! A new hero burst on to the scene this afternoon in Zeta City. Mind you, we are using the term 'hero' in the loosest definition possible. Promo Hunk, as he calls himself, strolled into this very news station, asking for immediate air... (Read More)

Nightly News: 02/24/14

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens We have a number of exciting things to share this evening, so let's dig right in. 1.) We just crossed $85,000!  That means we are halfway to custom henchmen(eeples) and that much closer to a custom villain pawn! Keep spreading the... (Read More)

Nightly News: ASGARDIAN HOT SAUCE

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! Sorry for the late report. Nick and I were at Who's Yer Con all weekend demoing Heroes Wanted to aspiring heroes (and a few villains). The weekend was a great success, as evidenced by the last two days of new backers and our slow... (Read More)

WHAT'S THAT SMELL?! - IT'S A FRESHLY UNLOCKED SOCIAL MEDIA GOAL!

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
BREAKING NEWS - Thunderstorms rocked the metro area last night, taking the Zeta City Tribune weather team totally by surprise. At approximately midnight last night it was reported that a single bolt of lightning struck one of the towers of Franken... (Read More)

UNDERLINGS GET IN (A NEW) SHAPE - NEW STRECH GOAL UNLOCKED!

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
In today's news, The ZCTSISCCAGFJ has launched a fitness program to help keep their underlings in peak physical condition. Ironically, the 800 lb. Taco spearheaded this endeavor after a run-in with none other than Golden Lord. It was Golden Lord's... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: SHIPPING INFO AND MORE

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! It's a slow news day today, and we originally intended to share the below info as we crossed $80,000, but, with questions coming in, and answers ready to be shared, we decided to push this up the line. In the world of stretch goals,... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: GAME PLAY VID!

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! Good morning! All is well in Zeta City, as we continue to gain new backers and creep our way toward the next stretch goal. The heroes seemed to have taken momentary respite, as have the villains... or have they? We have a number of... (Read More)

Afternoon Edition: 2/18/14

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! First and foremost, holy wow!  We had the 5th best day of the campaign yesterday.  People were really into the spirit of President's Day! Once again, we smashed through a stretch goal, which should be a weeeeeee bit harder now that... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: SUPERHERO SLUGFEST

February 17th - via: kickstarter.com
This just in -- All heck broke loose in the garment district today when two more unknown heroes began trading blows in broad daylight. A debate over who had the better looking helmet quickly escalated into a brawl. Magnetic Bullet initiated the... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: New review video!

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! We just posted a new review from GreyElephant Gaming on our main page! This shows a new scenario (sans completed board art): Bedlam at Zeta City Asylum! You may recognize the reviewers Tim and Carmen from the reviewer cards we... (Read More)

Nightly News: 02/16/2014

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! We will be keeping this update brief. Just some rapid fire info for our awesome backers on this less-than-normal-but-still-freezing-cold weekend here in the great Midwest. J.R.R. POWER TOKENSFirst and foremost, we managed to achieve... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: SERENGETI SHOWDOWN!

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
This just in--chaos erupted in Zeta City Zoo this morning when Vicious Hyena began gassing animals and onlookers alike. Over the bellowing belly laughs and guffaws of man and beast came a thunder loud enough to shut them all up. And in this silence... (Read More)

Nightly News: Most Wanted

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! On this most romantic of days, we thought we would take a moment to share some cards featuring people we love: OUR REVIEWERS! As a special thank you for their awesome reviews and support, all six of these cards (4 Hero A, 1 Villain... (Read More)

Afternoon Edition: 2/13/14

February 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! YESTERDAY'S NEWSWhile yesterday was a seemingly slow news day on the wire, Nick and I, along with our trusty companion 'Teh Baker,' traveled from Indianapolis to Chicago to demo Heroes Wanted. We arrived at The Dice Dojo a little... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS - Is New Villain 'Book Face' Behind Paper Caper?

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
BREAKING - ZETA CITY INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT Within moments of our previous report on the mysterious disappearance of a Zeta City paper mill, a villain referring to itself as 'BOOK FACE' issued a statement via sentient printer paper to the Zeta City... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: CARDBOARD MANUFACTURER VANISHES!

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
From the desk of Chaz Castlefield: This afternoon an entire paper mill and cardboard manufacturing plant in the industrial strip VANISHED into thin air. One would think, with the materials at hand, a ransom note would be left, but, alas, viewers, no... (Read More)

Nightly News: 02/12/2014

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening/morning, citizens! We will keep tonight's update brief.  Testing on the Champions expansion continues to be very productive. As it stands, we are confident we start to show our backers this next week some time, with more details and... (Read More)

Afternoon Edition: 2/11/14

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, viewers This morning four more heroes announced their intentions to be chosen as the new recruit for The Champions of Zeta City. Interestingly enough, these heroes are all members of the little-known crime fighting quartet Attitude Plus: Naked... (Read More)

Nightly News: 02/11/2014

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! Very late post here, apologies. Nick and I were demoing/testing The Champions content tonight until just an hour ago with some gamer buddies. The session was a massive success with all. We will have more info on this soon! Today was... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: SHADOWY VILLAINS THREATEN ZETA CITY!

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
From the desk of Chaz Castlefield: Today two separate VHS tapes suspected of containing threats to Zeta City officials were discovered on the steps of City Hall. Authorities cannot confirm if the contents in fact contain threats, as no one has a VCR... (Read More)

MORNING UPDATE

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning, all! We have just posted a brand new video to our page, right under the review header, from Board Game Brawl. This is a very comprehensive breakdown of the game and mechanics, for those of you wanting a little more insight into the... (Read More)

Sunday Edition

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Good Evening, Zeta City While some would say today was our slowest yet, we here at Action Phase Games would firmly disagree.  Our number of backers continues to grow, and with each new pledge the excitement for Heroes Wanted continues to reach new... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: MYSTERY HEROES SPOTTED IN ZETA CITY!

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
From the desk of Chaz Castlefield: New heroes continue to flood our fair city, viewers. It is the opinion of this reporter that these masked men and women could literally be anyone! Your friends, your neighbors, even your pets!  Even YOU! This new... (Read More)

Afternoon Edition: 2/9/14

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! Another quiet day here on the streets of Zeta City.  OR IS IT?! Rubber Genius has just sent a very disturbing email to authorities stating 'I have barely stretched all weekend!' He has issued a challenge to the citizens of Zeta... (Read More)

Nightly News: 02/09/2014

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! It was a slow news day here in Zeta City. Beyond the antics of Boss Cactus, no new heroes were  sighted. Rubber Genius was spotted on page 1 of the BGG image hotlist though, with Giant Giant trailing right behind. We want to keep... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW VILLAIN STRIKES

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
This morning yet another new villain emerged, this time kicking in the doors to the mayor's office in a fog of cigarillo smoke and foul language. 'Stick 'em up,' he said, as one of his henchmen used a small fan to blow a tumbleweed into the room.... (Read More)

Nightly News: 02/08/2014

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! We had yet another solid day of funding, unlocking stretch goals, and engaging with our backers.  3 new stretch goals were unlocked, adding 6 more cards to every single game! We are ever so slowly creeping toward that next social... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: ANOTHER NEW HERO IN TOWN

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
From the desk of Chaz Castlefield: This week has been anything but boring for Zeta City. It started with the public retirement of Fastodon, the world's faster mammoth, from none other than our beloved Champions of fair city. Eager to bolster their... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: ANOTHER NEW HERO IN TOWN

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Police are scrambling to the scene as what appears to be small extraterrestrial vessel has crash landed in Zeta City Park causing thousands of dollars in collateral damage. The vessel's occupant, 'Golden Lord,' emerged from the wreckage in an... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW VILLAIN STRIKES

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
This just in - Reports of a scantily clad mannequin assaulting joggers in Zeta City Park this morning are flooding the wire. Later, this same plasticine prankster was allegedly flashing rude gestures at pedestrians from a lingerie store display... (Read More)

Nightly News: 02/07/2014

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
DAY 3 RECAPHello, citizens! We had yet another epic day thanks to your support and enthusiasm! In the last 14 hours we have unlocked a staggering 6 stretch goals: 5 through pledges and yet another social media stretch goal. You may have noticed that... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: ANOTHER NEW HERO IN TOWN

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
In a seemingly endless parade of new heroes marching on Zeta City, sightings of yet another hero have been flooding in. Originally spotted doing an absolutely terrible job of directing traffic at The Champions of Zeta City press conference earlier... (Read More)

New Social Media Stretch Goal Unlocked!!!

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
As I am sure you have noticed, Zeta City is having a busy news day! I will keep this one short, and let a picture speak a thousand or so words instead: Websessed is a brand new card that will be added to each and every copy of Heroes Wanted.  We... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW HERO IN TOWN - FOURTH STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
As evening falls on Zeta City, we are receiving reports of yet another hero making his presence known. Referring to himself as 'Night Knight' this hero has been spotted holding doors for the single ladies of Zeta City, while taking it upon himself to... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW VILLAIN STRIKES - THIRD STREEEEEEEEEEEETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
It’s been a busy day on the streets of Zeta City. Reports are flooding our lines of a previously unknown villain referring to himself as the 'Rubber Genius' who is terrorizing Zeta City Community College. At press time, it is understood that... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW HEROES IN TOWN - SECOND STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Zeta City Tribune staff have been able to confirm the identity of the second new hero spotted on the streets just hours ago. Calling himself Captain Millionaire, he successfully trumped a white collar scandal in the financial district earlier today.... (Read More)

BREAKING NEWS: NEW HERO IN TOWN - FIRST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
This just in - Reports of two new heroes have been confirmed by multiple sources. At this time, Zeta City reporters have only been able to confirm the name of one of these heroes. The hero in question remains a mystery, but the other is being... (Read More)

FUNDED!

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
THE GOOD...Good morning, fine citizens! Well, let's start with the big news: in just under 46 hours we managed to successfully fund Heroes Wanted!!! I was fortunate enough to literally watch pledge 451 push us across the finish line! A sincere thank... (Read More)

Nightly News: 02/06/2014

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
ZETA CITY TONIGHTGood evening, all.  Day two of our campaign was even better than the first, putting us at 92% funded as of this moment. Just a little more to go before we start unlocking our first stretch goals! We are also really close to adding... (Read More)

News Flash: 02/05/2014

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, citizens! Despite being snowed under from the incredible response to our project thus far AND quite literally snowed in after more polar shenanigans from the weather deities that be here in the great Midwest, it is time for our second official... (Read More)

Welcome to Zeta City!

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, fine citizens! First and foremost, wow and thank you all for making this a truly epic opening day for Heroes Wanted! Your support and enthusiasm for this project is sincerely amazing, especially in this short amount of time! We are really... (Read More)

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