Sword & Sorcery - Ancient Chronicles

A project in Camaiore, Italy by Ares Games

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The best co-op fantasy dungeon crawler is back, with an exciting new stand-alone core set and campaign, to play solo or up to 5 people.
Backers: 5274
Average Pledge Per Backer: $130

Funded: $684,066 of $150,000
Dates: Nov 5th -> Nov 21st (17 days)
Project By: Ares Games
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Latest News

The Midnight Update!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
"Something evil's lurking from the dark... Under the moonlight, You see a sight that almost stops your heart... You try to scream, But terror takes the sound before you make it... You start to freeze, As horror looks you right between your eyes!"... (Read More)

All Enemies Vanquished... except the last one!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! The Northern Lands are harsh and merciless. You have traveled far, away from your home. Your journey got you into the depths of the Underreign. Then, out of the dark, only to face the cold wastes, steep mountains and dark forests... You... (Read More)

The Great Wyrm has been awakened...

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! The final day of our campaign! More than 400% of our ambitious funding goal, and we added to your rewards a new Hero many of you were waiting for... Mist, the Valkyrie - Death Guardian/Necrowarrior. Art: Fabrizio Fiorentino/Josie De Rosa -... (Read More)

To the final battle...

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Less than 24 hours left to the end of our campaign! Ragnarok is coming, but that's not the end. There are still new creatures to meet, new treasures to discover, and one more battle to fight... At 560K we unlocked our last "rank-and-file"... (Read More)

Gremlins are Stealing your Realm Maps! (Or maybe they are giving them to you)

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! In our final rush, we are flying stretch goals faster than we can say "Post Update!". At $530K in funding we unlocked a new Minion, Snow Gremlins... Art: Andrea Guardino/Josie De Rosa Sculpt: Fausto Gutierrez/GT studio (WIP) No matter how... (Read More)

You are Legend! Wotan rides, and Ragnarok is coming...

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! A few hours ago, the proejct "48-hours" alarm went out, and many of you have rallied under the banner of the Three Gods as true "Legendary Heroes"! During the night, we unlocked several goals. First, we discovered Frostgate, the largest city... (Read More)

Shieldmaidens, Heroic Bonds, and a new Enemy...

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! We are flying through stretch goals with the strength of the Northern Wind, so let's take a look at all we achieved in these last hours of the campaign, before we have too much to talk about! At $440K we unlocked a new, precious Ally: the... (Read More)

Do you like Gold, Bronze, or both? Add-on bundles revealed.

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! A big Kickstarter campaign becomes complicated in its final days - lots of stretch goals, multiple add-ons,... If you want to support us, what should you pledge for? Our only pledge level - Legendary Hero - already offers you a reward package... (Read More)

No Living Man - And New Heroes Are Coming!

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Yesterday was a great day - the Gremlins were on guard in our Keep in the Kickstarterlands, while Ares had to be away from the keyboard as entirely un-Kickstarter related stuff took precedence for a few hours. But you were not idle at all,... (Read More)

Thunder and Lightining!

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Yesterday was a day of Thunder and Lightining! Our latest add-on, Sigurd and Sigrid, helped us to fly past 400K in funding, and we now unlocked two new goals! At 400K we unlocked the monstrous White Yeren enemy…  Pencils: Fabrizio... (Read More)

Heroes of the North - Gods of the Arena - Wotan's Army

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! The end of our second week on Kickstarter gets closer, and we are ready to reveal you the second Hero add-on of our campaign -  the last one, except the set of alternate Heroes we announced yesterday.  A roar of thunder, a flash of light...... (Read More)

The Number of the Beast and... What Happened to the Alternate Heroes?

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Thanks to your support, the campaign is growing fast, and our ACT II - Northwind Tales, included FREE with your rewards - is materializing in front of us... At $ 370,000 we unlocked a new scenario, bringing the total count (excluding Myths of... (Read More)

Embrace Chaos!

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! When we revealed our Lawful Familiars add-on, last week, many of you guessed we had in mind a more mischievious kind of pets to bring along in your Quests, which we had to reveal sooner or later... and here we are! This new add-on completes... (Read More)

A cooperative effort - War-horns are echoing in the mountains - A spoiler of things to come!

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Finally, we unlocked the second social goal of our campaign! The Ancient Chronicles page on Boardgamegeek now has more than 1000 fans, and we will add to the game at least three new cards (or maybe more, if you like too many ideas), and we... (Read More)

A Murder of Crows - More Quests Unlocked - How to Like us on BGG and unlock one more goal!

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! The second week of our Kickstarter is upon us! In the past couple of days, we reached more than 3000 backers and more than 200% in funding, and we unlocked several stretch goals. Let's look at them in more detail... The Ice Land, unlocked at... (Read More)

Myths of the Arena - An add-on expansion for Heroes of any Soul Rank

November 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Are you ready for an endless challenge? MYTHS OF THE ARENA, the add-on we reveal today, gives you exactly that... Even in the most advanced civilizations, blood, money and violence are the perfect means to satisfy the lowest istincts of... (Read More)

Avatars, Heroes and Nemesis - And VFI in Asia

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Week-ends are "traditionally" slower on Kickstarter, but we are still growing steadily! Today we unlocked our 320K goal. and we added to your rewards five new enemies with figure and cards - the Heroes' Nemesis! . You can read more about... (Read More)

Northwind Tales, Legendary Treasures - and a Poll!

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! The first Hero Add-on to the campaign, which we presented in the previous update, gave us a strong impulse, and we just unlocked our 310K stretch goal! A total of 18 new cards for Act II This set of 18 additional cards is an important feature... (Read More)

The Ride of the Valkyries - Face your Nemesis - Meet Shakiko and Genryu!

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Fifth day of our campaign, and Freya be blessed, we unlocked the NORTHWIND TREASURES and the VALKYRIES! I will tell you more about how Gremlin Project upgraded the gameplay of items and treasures in a future update, as this one is going to be... (Read More)

A Journey to new Realms and fantastic Cities...

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! As we unlock more stretch goals, the Act II of our Ancient Chronicles campaign is taking shape. But first... roll of dtrums... our first SOCIAL GOAL is unlocked! Art: Francesco Mattioli - Graphic Design: Adriano D'Ippolito 1000 fans on our... (Read More)

Here comes the Beast...

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! It's the day of Thor, and you need the strength of the god of thunder to face the Werebeast, unlocked at 280K. Art: Fabrizio Fiorentino/Josie De Rosa - Sculpt: Fausto Gutierrez The people of the North tell stories about the Werebeast since... (Read More)

A Great Host of Wargs in the Northern Lands...

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! During the day of Wotan, we have unlocked multiple stretch goals, and a new one is at hand! We are at a turning point of the campaign. The Heroes travelled through the Underreign, facing Hobgremlins, Dark Elves, Black Dwarves, giant Spiders,... (Read More)

Welcome to the Northern Lands...

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! After defeating the dark cults of the Underreign, the Quest of the Heroes is not over. The Three Gods want them to continue their fight against renegade Gods, and they will have to travel to the frozen Northern Lands for the second Act of... (Read More)

Darkness Falls...

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes!  Minutes past midnight here in Italy, and a new stretch goal unlocked! Only a few hours since our last update (full of interesting reading - click here if you missed it!), we achieved two new goals. Let's look at them! Art: Andrea... (Read More)

Leveling Up! Ready for Venture and Glory?

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Thanks to your support, our campaign is growing fast, and in the last hours we hit several stretch goals. Let's look at what you are going to get... Art: Alessio Cammardella - Sculpts: Bob Naismith With our 190K stretch goal, the visuals of... (Read More)

The Challenge Set

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! many of you asked us to know more about the Challenge Set included in your rewards. It is not a simple add-on, but an important feature of this campaign, and it deserves a better explanation than the short line of description it gets in the... (Read More)

Head Out On A New Dungeon Crawling Adventure With Sword & Sorcery

November 6th - via: beastsofwar.com
The cooperative dungeon delving experience, Sword & Sorcery, is back on Kickstarter from Ares Games with Ancient Chronicles. This new version of the game tweaks some of the old mechanics and brings something new to the tabletop too. (Read More)

Dungeon-Crawler 'Sword & Sorcery' Launches New Cycle

November 6th - via: icv2.com
Ares Games will launch a new series of games for its Sword & Sorcery line of cooperative dungeon-crawling adventures with Ancient Chronicles in early 2020. The game is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

The night is dark...

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! The night is dark (no, it's not full of terror, fortunately!). We do not have bonfires here in Italy on November, 5th, but if we were, they would be waning. So, before we say good-night to you, here's something more about the goals we just... (Read More)


November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! You are LEGEND!!! Five hours to achieve a funding goal which was the highest ever - by far! - for one of our Kickstarter campaigns.  In developing Ancient Chronicles, we had no restrain in terms of what we wanted to offer you. Completely... (Read More)

Welcome to the Ancient Chronicles!

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes! Two hours from the launch, and  we are already in the realm of six-digit funding! Your support is nothing short of LEGENDARY, and I want to use this update not just as a big "THANK  YOU!" but also to address a few of your comments and... (Read More)

Sword & Sorcery: Ancient Chronicles

November 5th - via: dicetowernews.com
Sword & Sorcery (also known as Sword & Sorcery: Immortal Souls) was originally released in 2017 and quickly sold out even though it was released with many other critically acclaimed dungeon crawlers that year. Sword & Sorcery is a cooperative, fantasy, dungeon delving board game in which 1-5 players combat the forces of evil, controlled by the game itself. Players control legendary characters recalled from the dead and made immortal by Three Gods, resulting in them being weakened by resurrection, but grow stronger through story-driven quests. (Read More)

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