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Draconis Invasion: The Dark Fantasy Deck-Building Game

A project in Toronto, Canada by Jonathan Jeffrey Lai

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Battle the dark powers of Draconis in the ultimate medieval fantasy deck-building game. With over 300 beautifully illustrated cards.
Backers: 1398
Average Pledge Per Backer: $56 CAD

Funded: $78,822 CAD of $7,000 CAD
Dates: Nov 12th -> Dec 12th (30 days)
Project By: Jonathan Jeffrey Lai
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Latest News

Victori Spolia

December 12th - via: kickstarter.com
To the victor go the spoils. Congrats on another Stretch Goal and thanks for becoming a BoardGameGeek fan. With less than 5 hours to go, will anymore Stretch Goals be unlocked? I am holding my breath in anticipation. UNLOCKED  (Read More)

Are you a Board Game Geek?

December 12th - via: kickstarter.com
13 Hours To Go! This stretch goal (Call To Arms) is within reach and I was urged by your your fellow backers to remind everyone that a quick "Become a Fan" on BoardGameGeek will earn you a new reward. Get some! CLICK and become a FAN  (Read More)

$70k Reward Unlocked

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
You totally slew that Dragon and hit the $70,000 Stretch Goal. Here is your unlocked reward, brave knight. With less than 18 hours remaining, is it possible to destroy the $80k monster? Only time will tell. Here is a reminder of stretch levels that... (Read More)

Preview by Board Game Brawl

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
"Really takes some of the best elements from deck-building games and puts it together into something a lot more unique than the sum of it's parts." - Board Game Brawl Nick Meenachan at Board Game Brawl just sent us his preview video on Draconis... (Read More)

About 24 hours to go!

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
The final day is here. You have been summoned for 2 great tasks: 1) Keep sharing via Facebook - hopefully unlocking more Stretch Goals! 2) Share via Email - I know it's old school, but it really helps. I recommend this msg: Hi. I wanted to let you... (Read More)

Unlocked Goodness

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
You did it! Rewards UNLOCKED... Boom! With 2 days left, we'll see if more goals can be reached. Good work team. Sincerely - Jeff  (Read More)

Final Days, plus new Stretch Goals

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Our campaign ends very soon. We'd love for you to do 2 things: 1) Share us on Facebook telling friends about Draconis Invasion. 2) Become a Fan on BoardGameGeek. Stretch Goal Updates: Due to your amazing support, this week we unlocked more Stretch... (Read More)

New Improved Layouts

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
After some helpful feedback from the Kickstarter community, we decided to enlist the help of a Toronto-based graphic designer named Josh Derksen. We met Josh at Snakes & Lattes and he was passionate about improving the layouts for Draconis... (Read More)

More praise for Draconis Invasion!

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We just added some new reviews and playthroughs that are available on our main Kickstarter page. Thanks to all the reviewers for getting a chance to talk about us! "There's a lot of cool stuff going on with this one that I found to be highly highly... (Read More)

Watch gameplay and artwork session.. LIVE on Twitch now!

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Click the link below and catch artist Manthos Lappas creating a new illustration for Draconis Invasion. Also, watch a playthrough of our game! Sit back, grab a coffee, and ask questions if ya want :) http://www.twitch.tv/playingboardgames Watch LIVE... (Read More)

Updated price: $3 Add-ons!

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! Creator here. So I have a dilemma. Some people are sadface about the $5 add-ons. Truth be told, the community really seemed to want add-ons and I kinda hesitated about buying more content to design them. But with several days to go in... (Read More)

LIVE Artwork Stream on Twitch - featuring artist Manthos Lappas

December 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Tomorrow (on Tuesday) at 1pm (Eastern Standard Time) we will have a live video stream of talented fantasy illustrator Manthos Lappas drawing a NEW CARD for our Kickstarter game. Plus, we'll be doing a live playthrough video of Draconis Invasion. We... (Read More)

5 Days Left and... Good news everyone!

December 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Great job everyone! We have 5 days to crack the next reward levels. LIKE US on Facebook    Click THUMBS-UP at Boardgamegeek        (Read More)

The first wave of Add-ons

December 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Due to popular demand, we are unveiling our first wave of Add-ons. (Defender Card: Low cost damage and trash after use) (Defender Card: Peek at top black-level Invader and defeat card if below 20 Health) (Action Card: Extra card and gain extra... (Read More)

Friendly Reminder: Likes and Thumbs

December 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We are sooooo close to new unlocked Stretch Goals! To unlock more, LIKE ourFacebook Page.    Then give a Thumbs-Up at Board Game Geek.  (Read More)

Reviews and gameplay video

December 6th - via: kickstarter.com
"This game is very fun."  ~ The Guys (PlayingBoardGames channel on Twitch) "Combines elements of Dominion, Ascension, and Ticket to Ride to create something that feels new yet familiar. Mechanics & theme share a stronger bond than in many other... (Read More)

New Lycan

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Updated art - a "Lycan" by awesome fantasy illustrator Bramasta Aji. Artwork by Bramasta Aji  (Read More)

Live Stream of Gameplay!

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Check out the live stream on Twitch, happening NOW! Early Access - Draconis Invasion: http://www.twitch.tv/playingboardgames  (Read More)

8 days to go

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Good news everyone! 1) Some updates to the Quick Rules. 2) Coming very soon - Draconis Invasion Reviews/Previews from Bearded Meeple, NVS Gameplays, PlayingBoardGames, Undead Viking, and Board Game Brawl. 3) Game Night - featuring Draconis Invasion... (Read More)

New Werewolf Defender Sketch

December 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
New artwork from Bramasta Aji We have some additional art in the works for upcoming extra cards. I just got this sketch from a new artist we are working with. Thought I'd share it with y'all!  (Read More)

Umm... That was FAST!

December 1st - via: kickstarter.com
So I asked you for some Likes and Thumbs and... you did it! You have 2 new Stretch Goals UNLOCKED! Nothing will be more epic than taking on a Necromancer with a Panda. For more rewards, LIKE us at Facebook, or click on Thumbs-Up at BoardGameGeek.  (Read More)

It's Time To Stretch

December 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Because of your help, we are on the edge of unlocking 2 more Stretch Rewards: Panda Rider - Our fun bonus Defender by fantasy artist Costas Haritos (Help by giving a Thumbs-Up on this BoardGameGeek page) Invader and Defender Descriptions - Written by... (Read More)

New Details for Pledge Levels

November 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We were finally able to confirm some artwork and details for some of the Pledge levels. Things are still being finalized, but here is a taste of what you are getting with your pledge levels! Core Box Contents Deluxe set includes: 15 Deluxe Foil... (Read More)

New Artwork for Stretch Goals!

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
1k Backers - LOCKED - New Invader by Costas Haritos Artwork by Costas Haritos 2k Backers - LOCKED - New Hero cards by Manthos Lappas 1k FB Likes - UNLOCKED - Backstory by fantasy author Peter Koevari 1.5k FB Likes - LOCKED - Character details by... (Read More)

New Live Demo Video

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Last night at 4am (actually... this morning), I randomly met 3 guys at a local McDonald's. They were playing Magic: The Gathering and we started to chat. Before I knew it, I was teaching them Draconis Invasion! I started to record their 3-player... (Read More)

Updated card designs

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, We have been making some tweaks we wanted to share with you. Here are some improvements to the card design we've done for our next sample run: Mixed upper case and lower case text for effects Larger font for card text effects Larger... (Read More)

Samples and Game Reviews - Coming Soon!

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Our team got back from a great toy & game show in Chicago and we've been working hard to make extra samples to send out to bloggers. We only had ONE prototype until now!  The success of this campaign has been pretty nuts and new samples are... (Read More)

Shout-Out to our friends at CSE Games

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Our friends just launched a Kickstarter over at CSE Games. They are the Canadian publisher of my previous party game, Loud About. New Kickstarter by CSE Games The new game is called Fantasy Fantasy Baseball. I love the name :) Codesigned by Daryl... (Read More)

New Facebook Stretch Goals

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Facebook Stretch Goals added! 1k FB Likes - UNLOCKED - Game backstory by fantasy author Peter Koevari   1.5k FB Likes - LOCKED - Character backstory by Peter Koevari 2k FB Likes - LOCKED - New Action cards with fantasy artist Grzegorz Pedrycz 3k FB... (Read More)

1000 Likes! Another Stretch... UNLOCKED.

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
You're support on Facebook has been great! We decided to add some Stretch Goals there! We hit 1000 LIKES! https://www.facebook.com/draconisinvasion/ You unlocked the writing talent of author Peter Koevari. He will now create the story for Draconis... (Read More)

Fun times showcasing in Chicago

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We had a wonderful weekend showing Draconis Invasion at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! People seemed to really enjoyed the game mechanics, excited to see a new twist on deck-building games.  (Read More)

You Unlocked The 40k Stretch Goal!

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Because of you, we are over $40k funded and the 5 new Elder Stone cards have been unlocked! More info on the Elder Stone level-up system coming soon. Artwork by Manthos Lappas  (Read More)

Updated Art Update

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Quick swap! These are the confirmed updated 4 limited edition illustrations for the Hero Pledge. We've swapped out the last one. Thanks to Pablo Fernandez for his beautiful artwork. Limited Edition Artwork by Pablo Fernandez Limited Edition Artwork... (Read More)

Hero Pledge... Enhanced!

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
When we first created this project, we didn't know if we'd have enough support to fund the extra art for the Hero Pledge. But... Good news everyone! We do now! So, I'm happy to announce that we are adding 10 limited edition game cards with additional... (Read More)

Downloadable Artwork

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We've had some requests for hi-res game artwork by Manthos Lappas for wallpapers and such. We've included some here. Click on the image and it will link you to a hi-res image file to download. More to come! Click on the image to download. Click on... (Read More)

The Back Of The Box

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a picture of the back of our box. Some people were curious, so we thought we'd share. Layout by graphic designer Alisa Miroshnik. Artwork by Manthos Lappas  (Read More)

We hit 30k... Stretch away!

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
$30,000 level reached in 4 days! You guys are keeping us very busy with feedback and solidifying Stretch Goals to satisfy your awesome support for Draconis Invasion. Here is a peek at the new artwork for the current unlocked Stretch Goals. You're... (Read More)

Card Designs

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We've had some requests for a high-res look at our game cards. Here is a taste of the Invader, Campaign, Action, and Defender cards from the Draconis Invasion Core Box. Game Art by Manthos Lappas Game Art by Manthos Lappas For a closer look, you can... (Read More)

New Gameplay Details

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We have put together a more detailed description of how to play Draconis Invasion. Hope this helps with all of your enthusiastic questions. You can download the file here: Basic Gameplay PDF  (Read More)

The First Update!

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello World! A kind soul gave me a nudge just now, informing me that I haven't made any updates. No updates!? Yikes. My apologies to everyone for this oversight. We've been so busy running around answering questions in the Comments section and adding... (Read More)

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