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Valor & Villainy: Minions of Mordak

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Skybound Games
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Roast the world as the Evil Wizard, or band together and drop the hammer of justice in this zany RPG board game for 2-6 players!
Backers: 4998
Average Pledge Per Backer: $62

Funded: $311,059 of $15,000
Dates: Jan 22nd -> Feb 15th (25 days)
Project By: Skybound Games
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Latest News

Narrative Update #25: Unstable Mana

February 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Shapiro's castle has been destroyed, and Mordak has returned from the WORLD OF ETERNAL AND UNCARING DARKNESS. The Heroes from the Order without Borders are racing to stop him, but will they reach the castle in time?! A stream of fleeing citizens met... (Read More)

Narrative Update #24: Shifting Sands (and final stretch goals!)

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Finally, all of our heroes have united and are closing in on one of Mordak’s shrines. Following Gwenavael’s directions, all eight members of the Order without Borders marched out of the forest, and beheld another one of Mordak’s dark shrines... (Read More)

Narrative Update #23: Muscley Spasm!

February 13th - via: kickstarter.com
When last we saw our heroes, they had just survived a devastating comet storm.   Gwenavael clung to the top of the enormous tree, looking out over the forest. Across a pristine lake, she could see a faint pillar of purple light. Perhaps another one... (Read More)

Narrative Update #22: Training Montage!

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
The last time we saw our heroes, Wugner made a dramatic entrance, and Alyndra exploded Saria the Glamorous. Amos was just glad to be alive.  Amos, Alyndra, and Wugner approached the abandoned Elvish camp with caution. Elegant silver plates, and... (Read More)

Narrative Update #21: Fiery Death from Above!!!

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
With the arrival of Mordak’s comet storm, what had been a beautiful sunny day in the Kingdom of Hawekmoor, had quickly turned ugly with a 100% chance of fiery death from above. Gust Van Sant and his party of bipedal followers ran for cover under... (Read More)

Narrative Update #20: Enter the Bard

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
When last we saw our heroes, Amos had just given Saria the Glamorous a truly righteous dunk, and Alyndra was using the distraction to throw some more fire.  From Alyndra’s hands, a great jet of incinerating flame lashed out toward Saria the... (Read More)

Narrative Update #19: Need vs. Greed

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Still shaking off the effects the dastardly apathy spell, Mari, Loxley, Bjorn and Gwenavael staggered up over the crest of the hill. The small glen laid out below them was a scene of utter carnage. What had once been a shrine of powerful dark magic,... (Read More)

Narrative Update #18: The Tome of Righteous Dunks

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
When last we saw our heroes, Amos and Alyndra had been swept into the depths of a lake by Mordak’s dark magic, and Scrutt was very very dead.   At the edge of a pristine lake in a secluded forest, Saria the Glamorous, most beautiful being in all... (Read More)

Narrative Update #17: Mordak's Astringent™

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Oh boy was Mordak having a rough day! Just a few hours ago, Mordak had felt a surge of dark power. This could mean only one thing: A truly heroic soul had been killed and absorbed by one of his evil shrines! Finally! One of those goody-two-boots... (Read More)

Narrative Update #16: Gust Van Sant, Hoofed Hero of Hawkemoor!

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
With the heroes indisposed by a dastardly apathy spell, it’s up to Gust Van Sant to save the day! Gust Van Sant was just a horse, and didn’t understand the finer points of the mission that they were on, but something was using dark magic against... (Read More)

Valor & Villainy: Minions of Mordak - an Assymetric Game

February 6th - via: kick.agency
Valor & Villainy: Minions of Mordak managed to get tons of backers on Kickstarter. People were rather quiet about the game before the campaign began, but Skybound Games needed only about an hour to get it funded. What made their tabletop creation so popular? (Read More)

Narrative Update #15: Singularity Ethics & More Stretch Goals!

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
In their flight from the angry goblins, our heroes just got knocked off a mountain by a kamikaze goblin. Roll for falling damage! Amos, Alyndra and Scrutt landed with a massive splash in a lake at the base of the mountain. The horde of goblins rushed... (Read More)

Narrative Update #14: A Mountain of Apathy

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
It had been two days since King Shapiro, first of his name, Uniter of the warring tribes, and overall excellent dude, had died and plunged the kingdom into chaos. A red sun rose over the mountain peaks, illuminating the scattered wreckage of the... (Read More)

Narrative Update #13: WITNESS ME!!!

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The last time we saw Amos, Alyndra, and Scrutt they were fleeing justice at the hands of an irate Goblin War-Band. Amos and Alynrda tripped and slid down the rocky slope. Scrutt bounded effortlessly ahead while behind them, Goblin war-drums sounded... (Read More)

Narrative Update #12: You ARE the law!

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
When last we saw Gust Van Sant’s party, they were the captives of the Bonemen, and were at the mercy of the rotting “Hand of the Free Market!” “EVERYONE QUIET!” shouted a Bonetown Bigwig over the clamoring skeletons.  “The Hand has... (Read More)

Narrative Update #11: Drop the Bass - And Backer-Submitted Spell winner!

February 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Last time we saw Scrutt, Alyndra, and Amos, they were trapped on top of a mountain, about to get some first-hand experience in the Goblin legal system!  “MURDERER! MURDERER! MURDERER!” the goblin chorus chanted up at Alyndra. Then the bass... (Read More)

Backer-Submitted Minion & Narrative Update #10: The Hand of the Free Market

January 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Uh oh! Looks like Mari, Loxley, Bjorn, and Gwenavael have been detained by the Bonemen! What will our heroes do now?! After surrendering their weapons, the party was lead through a labyrinth of dusty vaulted halls and out onto a chaotic casino floor.... (Read More)

Narrative Update #9: The "Artisan"

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Well our heroes haven’t found the Elven Dojo yet, so what are they doing up on this mountain? Scrutt seems to be in charge for some reason. Alyndra looked from the summit of the mountain at the mist-shrouded peaks to the north. They had been... (Read More)

Narrative Update #8: Finders Keepers

January 29th - via: kickstarter.com
One party of heroes has been taken prisoner by the Bone Men, and the other is now wanted for removal by the Elven Aestheticians, everything is going according to Mordak’s dark plan! A lone spec of light on infinite plane of darkness, Mordak smiled... (Read More)

Narrative Update #7: The Bone-Vault

January 28th - via: kickstarter.com
The last time we saw Loxely, Bjorn, Mari and Gwenavael, they had been thrown off a mountain and were plummeting toward certain death! The heroes crashed through the flimsy purple roof of the Lucky Bones Casino and landed in a gigantic pile of bones!... (Read More)

Narrative Update #6: The Dread Shank

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday, Mari, Bjorn, Gwenavael, and Loxley were thrown off a mountain by Mordak’s dark magic. But what was going on with Scrutt, Amos, and Alyndra? So glad you asked! It looks like they’re currently being assaulted by the same band of Elf... (Read More)

Narrative Update #5: A Grim Homecoming

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
And so it was that fresh after a night of tavern brawling, the venerable Order without Borders set off across the land to find Mordak’s Shrines of Dark Power, just to make sure everything was “cool.” Loxely the Rogue, Bjorn the Fighter, Mari... (Read More)

Narrative Update #4: The Tina Standard

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
When last we saw our heroes, Alyndra had been quasi-cured of poison, but a fight began brewing between Bjorn and the Brew-masters of the Wandering Monster tavern…   Loxley, the ghost rogue, hightailed it out the door of the tavern as fists began... (Read More)

Narrative Update #3: THE WORLD OF ETERNAL AND UNCARING DARKNESS

January 24th - via: kickstarter.com
When last we saw our heroes, they were locked in a textbook tavern standoff. But where is Mordak, the dead King’s most trusted and beloved advisor? Read on to find out! Since the dawn of time, scholars the world over have theorized about nature of... (Read More)

Narrative Update #2: The Dread Cramps!

January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
When last we saw our heroes, they were about to drink some deadly poisoned alcohol, and were in some serious denial about Mordak’s true intentions.  From his earliest days eating rocks in the halls of his father, to his brief tenure as a chef in... (Read More)

Backer-Submitted Spell and a Surprise!

January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
A lot has happened since our last update yesterday! We've unlocked a card quality upgrade for every card in the game, we've unlocked a special map tile for Mordak's manor, we just unlocked a backer-submitted spell, and we're unveiling our first ever... (Read More)

DAGGER SURPRISE!

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
So pointy! A new treasure inspired by Loxley's love of stabbing. Don't worry though, anyone who discovers this treasure can use it in the game.  (But don't tell that to Loxley.) Our next goal is a quality upgrade for every card in the game: May the... (Read More)

Gust Van Sant has arrived!

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
BEHOLD!  Gust Van Sant! Most average of horses! But first in Gwenavael's heart! And next up, we've got a quick stretch goal:  It's a unique treasure inspired by Loxley's love of stabbing.   (Read More)

Livestream with the Saving Throw Show

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
You wanted to see more gameplay?  Mordak is feeling generous. Check out James playing with the good people from the Saving Throw Show on twitch:   Click here to watch the stream!   (Read More)

Backer-Submitted Treasure and a shiny box!

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
By the Great Glistening Lion that was fast!  Now every version of the game will come with Spot UV to highlight Mordak's mighty cosmic powers.  We're also going to start taking suggestions for a backer-submitted treasure right here on this update!... (Read More)

Loxley joins the fight!

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Loxley is unlocked for both the retail and deluxe versions!  (Though the miniature is exclusive to the deluxe.) You are Loxley. You have already died once. I’m so sorry. Prevent the horrors of second death by sneaking, dodging, and dual-wielding... (Read More)

Good King Shapiro is dead!

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
A grave wind blew through the cobbled streets, clawing at the shutters of the Wandering Monster. Inside the tavern, the air was warm, but the mood was grim. Grief hung over the room like flies on a troll. Nowhere was this grief more keenly felt than... (Read More)

[COMING SOON!] Upcoming Kickstarter Tabletop Games - First Half of 2019

January 18th - via: kick.agency
First weeks of 2019 felt pretty lazy. Less new projects, many expansions and rereleases. Guess the New Year’s Eve and Holidays tired lots of backers and creators out. Now things suddenly started picking up at the speed of light. Tons of upcoming board games are getting announced left and right. So… I collected some upcoming games that are set to debut on Kickstarter in the next weeks and months. I’ll keep the list updated. Happy reading! (Read More)

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