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Hero Brigade: The Deck-Building & Card-Battling Game

A project in Rochester, NY by Nicholas Yu - Zucchini People Games, LLC
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Heroes vs. Villains: Throw down in a card duel that utilizes both deck-building and card-battling mechanics. Fresh twists, hot art!
Backers: 448
Average Pledge Per Backer: $41

Funded: $18,566 of $5,000
Dates: Apr 23rd -> May 23rd (30 days)
Project By: Nicholas Yu - Zucchini People Games, LLC
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Latest News

$17.5k Stretch Goal! 18 Hours Left!

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to backer Justin V. for pushing us over the $17.5k mark! You know what that means, right? A new Hero, Little Maple, and a new Villain, Armakillo! If you're just joining us, you can read more about them in Update #21. Now we've got 5 new... (Read More)

400 Backers! More Mobile Wallpapers!

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Final 48 Hours

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, fellow Hero Brigadiers! The final 48 hours of the campaign are fast approaching! Again, I want to thank you for taking the time to be a part of this campaign and helping to transform this project into a reality. We're currently sitting at 367... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: 200 "Like"s on Facebook!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, that didn't take long! Thanks for the Facebook likes! Funding has been steady over the past couple of days, so here's hoping for a strong finish over the next 65 hours! As promised, here is an extra card for all pledges at $35 and up! Meet the... (Read More)

72 Hours and Counting Down! Mobile Wallpapers Galore!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

$15,000 Stretch Goal Achieved! Next Up: A New Hero and Villain at $17.5k!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hot diggity!  $15k raised with just over 3 days remaining!  That means The Guardians of Nature are going to be included with every pledge of $35 or more!  Huzzah!  As a reminder, here's Kendall's concept art for the team, and you can check out... (Read More)

Last 3 Days!

May 19th - via: kickstarter.com
3 days and counting down!  We're only a few hundred away from the next Stretch Goal, which is the 3 new Guardians of Nature Resource Deck cards! At $17.5k, we have a new Hero and a new Villain, and another 5 new Resource Deck cards at $20k!  Plus,... (Read More)

Week #4 Update: Final Week!

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, gang! Wow, has it really been almost a month already? We are now looking at the final 5 days of the campaign and we are about a stone's throw away (please imagine that it is approximately $1000 per stone thrown, it's a really lucrative trade)... (Read More)

$12,500 Stretch Goal Achieved, Cons, and Concept Sketches!

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, folks, I hate to drop a third consecutive daily update on you, but there's quite a bit to talk about as we knocked off another Stretch Goal, meaning both Citizen Beta and Big Brain Brett will be included with all pledges of $35 or higher. We'll... (Read More)

Happy Mother's Day: Print and Play and a Free Card!

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Some astute backers already noticed that I added a $5 pledge level yesterday for Print and Play (PnP) and adjusted their pledges accordingly. I didn't want to spam out another update after just sending one out so I waited a day. Consider this the... (Read More)

Week #3 Update

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Alrighty, folks, we are a stone's throw away from the $12.5k Stretch Goal, and that means Citizen Beta and Big Brain Brett will be unlocked soon!  The campaign is also currently in a bit of an activity lull before things pick up again for the final... (Read More)

The Art of Hero Brigade: Behind-the-Scenes #1

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Week #2 Update

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, Hero Brigade Gang!  Here's what new and happening with Hero Brigade! Jeff and Jordan of All Us Geeks take us through a few rounds of Hero Brigade and leave their thoughts at their end. Thanks, Jeff and Jordan! Note: This is an earlier copy of... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Consolidated and Reduced

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, everyone!  Hero Brigade had a great first week by hitting over 200% funding and unlocking the first two Stretch Goals, but things are definitely starting to slow down here in week 2 of the campaign!  To that end, I've re-done all of the Stretch... (Read More)

$10,000 Stretch Goal (Solo Variant) Achieved! Sneak Peek at $12,500!

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, All!  Thank you for your contributions and interest, please keep spreading the word!  The higher we go, the better the final game product will be; I'd like to get within striking distance of those Components Stretch Goals when the campaign... (Read More)

The Gamers' Table Review

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
The Gamers' Table reviews Hero Brigade.  Quite honestly, I was terrified of the prospect of this review as the gang can be pretty hard (while remaining fair) on games.  They are the tabletop world's tough Olympic judges.  Thankfully, they enjoyed... (Read More)

Hero Brigade Solo Variant (Unlocked at $10k)

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, everyone!  Here's a quick peek at what I've been working on and polishing up this weekend: the solo variant for Hero Brigade that gets unlocked at the $10k Stretch Goal.  (Read More)

$7,500 Stretch Goal Achieved!

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Bro and Fist, the alien dude-bros, have been unleashed for all pledges at $35 and higher!  I was saving the Teamwork mechanic for the first expansion, but it's getting released early! (I'll just have to think of something else cool to replace them... (Read More)

International Shipping Update

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, folks, I'd like to bring your attention to a new option for internationally interested parties.  The following section has been updated in the main body of the campaign and also the FAQ section.  This allows you to build your own international... (Read More)

Concept Sketch: Hero Brigade Box Art

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Hero Brigade at Millennium

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We had a great night at Millennium!  Thanks to them for hosting.  We had quite a crowd at one point with three games going simultaneously. Vine is cool now, right?  That's what I've been told by younger hipper people.  I title this one, "Acquire... (Read More)

Hero Brigade Dispensing Street Justice in Rochester, NY

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
My friends and I will be holding demonstrations of Hero Brigade at a couple of friendly local gaming stores over the next two days. Tonight (Wednesday), we'll be at Millennium Games and tomorrow (Thursday), we'll be at Pair-a-Dice Games. We'll be... (Read More)

Dice Tower Preview

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower takes a hands-on look at Hero Brigade!  For everyone who wanted a better video walk-through and breakdown of the game, this is for you!  Thanks, Tom!  (Read More)

Projected Funded! Also, Let's Have a Thumb War!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, everyone!  We have hit our $5000 goal within the first 19.5 hours of the project being live! At this point, we can start powering through to the Stretch Goals! In order to boost the visibility of Hero Brigade on BoardGameGeek (the number... (Read More)

Father Geek Review:

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We'd like to think Father Geek for taking the time to review the prototype version of Hero Brigade.  Since the review copies went out, all of the art has since been completed and the final card template settled upon.  Without further ado, here is... (Read More)

Extra Copies & Extra Shipping

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Well, first of all, holy cow!  $2.5k in 2.5 hours.  Thank you, everyone!  I hope that we continue to roll at this pace so we can get some of those Stretch Goals unlocked!   I'm waiting on some previews of the game, rest assured I'll post those... (Read More)

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