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Dark Dealings: Dark Lords Defending Against Pesky Heroes

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Use spells, undead minions, & traps to defend your dark tower against pesky heroes bent on evicting you! Plays 1-6 in 15-20 min.
Backers: 2937
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $91,550 of $20,000
Dates: Jun 12th -> Jul 12th (31 days)
Project By: Nevermore Games
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Latest News

We did it! $90k Stretch Goal unlocked!

July 12th - via:
Wow wow wow wow. We did it! We reached $90,000 right at the end. This is pretty incredible! What a way to end a Kickstarter campaign! Thanks to everyone who shared and upped their pledges to make this possible! Which pack won?I'll announce the... (Read More)

Let's vote on the $90k Stretch Goal!

July 12th - via:
We are so very close, so let's vote on the $90k Stretch Goal. The stretch goal will get Deluxe backers another expansion pack, so consider the two options and vote here! Flexible Defenses PackYou'll remember this one as the losing expansion pack at... (Read More)

We're super excited, can you tell?

July 12th - via:
Just over $3,000 to go until our $90k stretch goal?!  We are just a tad excited, can you tell? ( sorry in advance for the goofy picture of my ugly mug,  but I couldn't keep it in any longer!). Let's keep it going!  (Read More)

$80,000 print and play stretch goal unlocked!

July 12th - via:
I know many of you are super excited about this. We'll get this together and out to you in the coming weeks! And hey, if you'll be at GenCon ... Play Dark Dealings at GenConWe're going to be at GenCon demoing Dark Dealings! We have official demo... (Read More)

17 hours to go - The last day!

July 12th - via:
We've come a long way in this campaign! Here we are with only 17 hours to go and just over $9,000 away from the last stretch goal. Will we make it? That would be awesome, but regardless this has been one great Kickstarter and I'm super excited to... (Read More)

Hablas español? Dark Dealings review in Spanish!

July 11th - via:
Análisis Parálisis, on YouTube, has uploaded a review of Dark Dealings in Spanish! If you're so inclined, go check it out!  (Read More)

Surprise stretch goal at $80k! Print and Play!

July 11th - via:
We've had several backers ask for this and now we're delivering ... a new stretch goal to unlock an official print and play version of the game! It will be prepared and available for backers only in the weeks following the campaign. You'll be able to... (Read More)

What? Over $72k and still climbing?!

July 11th - via:
I woke my wife up this morning as I gasped at the new total. She asked, "Is something wrong?" to which I replied, "Nope! Everything is just fine!" Over $3,000 pledged last night. So awesome! Thank you! Check out the new Ranger Some background: For... (Read More)

60 hours to go and more artwork!

July 10th - via:
Only 60 hours to go and we want to take a quick moment to thank everyone again! You guys are awesome. We have the best backers! You've participated and cared, you've responded and gave us ideas, etc. You're awesome! Detour card art This just popped... (Read More)

$65,000 Stretch Goal rewards unlocked!

July 9th - via:
Congratulations! We've unlocked the next stretch goal rewards most of you voted on ... and without further ado, here are the results ... The vote wasn't exactly close, with about 70% of all votes going toward the first expansion pack choice, the... (Read More)

Final 3 days. Almost to our next stretch goal!

July 9th - via:
I can't believe we're this close! This ride has been awesome so far, backers, let's keep going and really put the pedal to the metal for the home stretch! And as of right now we're less than $1,000 from our $65k stretch goal!  Don't forget to join... (Read More)

300% Funded and new artwork!

July 8th - via:
We just hit $60,000, which means we've reached 300% of our goal. Wow, everyone, this is awesome. First and foremost I want to say thank you! Secondly, we have a new image up on BoardGameGeek, so please take a look, give it a thumb if you feel so... (Read More)

Mars Needs Mechanics add-on just got upgraded!

July 8th - via:
For those of you interested in adding on Mars Needs Mechanics for $20 (to be shipped when Dark Dealings ships) or $30 to be shipped when the campaign ends, we are giving you a special treat. We have 250 copies of the Limited Edition "SpaceJack"... (Read More)

Whoops! Correction to Mars Needs Mechanics Add-On

July 8th - via:
Wow, I'm so sorry to have to send another update out rapid-fire, but this is important. The Mars Needs Mechanics add-on is US Only. I know this disappoints a number of you who have already responded and live outside the US, but this is the only way... (Read More)

Mars Needs Mechanics Add-on now available!

July 8th - via:
If you've never heard of our game, Mars Needs Mechanics, or if you've considered picking it up but haven't pulled the trigger yet, now might be your best opportunity to get this great game! We're offering our awesome backers a special deal at 50% off... (Read More)

Demo Dark Dealings at GenCon

July 7th - via:
We will be at GenCon at the end of this month and we have two official Dark Dealings demos set up, as well as, some other opportunities to learn the game. We'd love to meet our backers so please come by and say hello! Remember, the below links might... (Read More)

This project is now EU-Friendly!

July 7th - via:
We have some great news for our EU backers! This campaign is now EU-Friendly. What this means is exactly this ... rewards bound for backers in the EU will be shipped from within the EU. This means no extra customs charges. FAQDoes this mean EU... (Read More)

Linking Problems in Kickstarter emails

July 7th - via:
We're not entirely sure what's going on with the linking errors people are getting when they click on links in their Kickstarter update emails, but we want to assure you that we're sending you to valid website urls. If you are experiencing these... (Read More)

Vote on the next stretch goal -- vote now!

July 6th - via:
We've had an exciting couple of days and now it's time to vote on $65k stretch goal reward. Take a look at the poll below to decide which pack you'd rather receive when we hit the stretch goal! The two... (Read More)

Let's tell a story together - cooperative Dark Dealings fiction!

July 6th - via:
Designer of Dark Dealings, Michael D. Kelley, thought it would be fun to get the backers involved in some story telling over on our BGG forum. Basically, you can contribute to the story of 8 heroes attacking a dark lord's tower, as it unfolds. For... (Read More)

Boom! The Illusionist Hero Pack $50k stretch goal unlocked!

July 6th - via:
This happened very quickly! We're really happy to see our backers respond so well to the Overlords Expansion Pack add-on, and now it's propelled us to $50,000 and unlocked the Illusionist Hero Pack stretch goal! Congratulations! What's next?We're... (Read More)

Overlords Expansion Now Available as an Add-On!

July 6th - via:
We have listened to our awesome backers and they want the Overlords Expansion Pack!We want you to have it, but it isn't looking like we'll reach the $90,000 goal, so instead we've decided to offer it as a $5 add-on. This will get us the money we need... (Read More)

Almost there! The Illusionist Hero Pack stretch goal

July 4th - via:
We're so close! Let's keep sharing and discussing Dark Dealings and we'll bring the backers in! We're super excited to bring this to everyone and can't wait until it's unlocked. Share on your usual social networks and at local stores! This might... (Read More)

Dragon sighting and happy happy!

July 4th - via:
The second dragon, the nefarious Snow Wyrm, from the Dastardly Dragons expansion pack has been spotted here and needs your thumbs to propel it to the front page of BoardGameGeek! Let's get eyes on this image to get more and more backers! Happy Happy... (Read More)

Digital Artbook unlocked!

July 2nd - via:
 Well, that didn't take very long! Everyone will now receive a digital artbook with notes from the artist. Awesome! Let's keep this rolling all the way to $50k and beyond. We're only $5,000 away from our first Deluxe Stretch Goal: The Illusionist... (Read More)

A surprise stretch goal appears!

July 2nd - via:
This is a stretch goal born right out of the live stream of the artwork Rob Lundy does every day of the week. People wanted a digital artbook, so we are giving you just that! When we reach $45,000 any hour now, everyone will be receiving a digital... (Read More)

Dark Dealings Live! Watch at 8pm EST!

July 2nd - via:
The UnPub program is playing Dark Dealings LIVE tonight at 8pm EST. Join Darrell Louder (UnPub), Peter Gousis (MVP Games) and friends! This is going to be pretty fun!  (Read More)

$50,000 stretch goal sneak peek!

July 1st - via:
We're headed steadily toward our $50,000 stretch goal, the Illusionist Hero Expansion Pack! To help get everyone excited about what's to come, I thought I'd share the Illusionist artwork from our gifted artist, Rob Lundy. This gnomish illusionist is... (Read More)

Expansion heroes and the Naga!

June 30th - via:
Deluxe level backers will receive the Dastardly Dragons expansion pack which includes the Dragon Warrior hero below, as well as, dragon cards we'll be showing you more of soon! Also in this graphic is the Naga changer defense card. She changes her... (Read More)

$40,000 reached and our winning shape!

June 27th - via:
We reached $40k today! Awesome! Thanks to everyone whose gotten on board and made this possible. We've unlocked the $40k stretch goal, and hundreds of you voted on the design. The voting really surprised me! Dark Tower 2 was so far ahead as of... (Read More)

Closing in on $40k, stretch goal, and votes!

June 27th - via:
We're less than $1,000 away from $40,000 and our next stretch goal, the Wood First Player Marker! Let's get there today! As soon as we fund, I'll announce the winner of the voting for the marker's shape. It's close with Dark Tower #2 ahead. Vote... (Read More)

The Ranger and the Pit Monster!

June 26th - via:
Rapid fire updates today! For that I apologize, but this is too good to keep bottled up inside of me until I explode. No one wants me to explode, right? Right? We just uploaded the Ranger and Pit Monster cards to BoardGameGeek. If any of you are so... (Read More)

Let's vote! Pick the wood first player marker shape!

June 26th - via:
We're coming up on the $40,000 stretch goal, the Wood First Player Marker! I created a poll so everyone can vote on what shape they'd prefer for the dark tower! Whichever shape is getting the most votes when we hit $40k will be the winner! CLICK... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals Unlocked!

June 24th - via:
Thanks to all of you, our dedicated backers, we have unlocked the Facebook Stretch Goal reward, which consequently reduces all other stretch goals by $10,000! As an immediate effect, the Extra Art Stretch Goal is unlocked! What does this mean?Your... (Read More)

How about we Lower All Stretch Goals?

June 24th - via:
Here's the deal:  We're going to add a Social Stretch Goal to the campaign. If we can get the Nevermore Games Facebook page a few hundred or so Likes, we will LOWER ALL STRETCH GOALS BY $10,000. Go here to Like our Nevermore Games Facebook Page -... (Read More)

Nagas and Rangers and Undead Videos!

June 24th - via:
Hello there! We're moving along, having reached $35k yesterday evening. We're working hard at Nevermore's headquarters, "The Rookery" (yes, I gave it a name) to bring you guys some exciting updates coming up soon! Keep spreading the word and let's... (Read More)

Spellbooks! Get yer Spellbooks here!

June 22nd - via:
We've uploaded the latest Defense Card, the Spellbook, artwork up on BoardGameGeek (go here to thumb, if you'd be so kind). This card is pretty awesome. It counts as any defense type (spell, trap, minion). In addition to it being a wild card for... (Read More)

First stretch goal met!

June 19th - via:
Guess what we just did? We just unlocked linen card stock for all of the cards! This is awesome news because these cards will feel great in hand and keep their newness longer! Great job everyone! Next Up: Male/Female Hero Artwork!I'm super excited... (Read More)

Halflings, dragons, and missions!

June 16th - via:
Your mission is simple, full of halflings, and threatened with dragons. We have just added the Halflings and Dragon cards to BoardGameGeek and now we need it to get so many thumbs it shoots up to the front page! Once on the front page, more and more... (Read More)

100%, Halflings, and Solo Play

June 15th - via:
We've reached goal, already? We've reached goal already! You backers are incredible. I've heard tales of many of you spreading the word and telling people about the campaign. Your reward will be in the form of an awesome game and bountiful stretch... (Read More)

75% in just over 48 hours and sneaking a peek!

June 14th - via:
Wow, just wow. I promised all of you that I wouldn't bombard you with tons of updates and I meant it, but I had to write at the 75% mark!  To give you a sneak peek at things to come, and hopefully to get even more backers coming in, I created a... (Read More)

Staff Pick and 51% in 24 hours!

June 13th - via:
 Kickstarter has chosen Dark Dealings as a Staff Pick! This is great news because it will ultimately bring more people to the campaign and get us ever closer to stretch goals! Thanks to all of our backers so far, we’ve cleared 50% in the first... (Read More)

25% in under 5 hours!

June 12th - via:
I can't put into words how grateful we are for the early support of Dark Dealings! We've reached 25% of our goal in less than 5 hours and it's because of all of you awesome backers. We don't want to inundate you with lots of pointless updates, so... (Read More)

Dark Dealings--A Single-Take Preview

June 12th - via:
Nevermore Games (Chicken Caesar, Mars Needs Mechanics) is back with a new Kickstarter project: Dark Dealings. So they sent me (Jeremiah) a prototype to get my thoughts. Here they are. Dark Dealings is a filler-length card-drafting game that has players taking on the roles of dark overlords trying to defeat the pesky heroes who are upset with you and have joined forces to crash your gates and take you down. (Read More)

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