Gudnak – Tactical Expandable Card Game

A project in Boston, MA by Chaotic Great

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A fast-playing & fun-looking card game for 2 or 4 players set in a lively fantasy world (that happens to be dying 😬).
Backers: 940
Average Pledge Per Backer: $108

Funded: $101,519 of $10,000
Dates: Nov 28th -> Dec 28th (31 days)
Project By: Chaotic Great
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Latest News

Gudnak Kickstarter Concludes With Over 10 Times Its Funding Goal

December 29th - via:
With 2023 coming to a close, various crowdfunding projects are wrapping up as well. One of these campaigns is for the tactical expandable card game Gudnak, the debut project by developer Chaotic Great. And for their first project, they did really well, raising more than ten times their initial goal. (Read More)


December 28th - via:
Wow what a finish to this campaign! With minutes to go you fools unshackled…  THE NAMELESS ONE Eesh does anyone read demon? We don't know everything about this beast, but we do know some things. This is a power 4 demon, meaning it can't be killed... (Read More)

95K Unlocked!!! We're watching the clock like a Vigilant Sentry

December 28th - via:
Hello friends!! It's me, the other guy. The one that doesn't usually send these. You can tell because there are no typos in this update. Onto the exciting things! "Who Watches the... Sentry?" No, that's not quite it... He spends his spare time... (Read More)

8 HOURS LEFT! And – a double UNLOCK The Lich and the Village!

December 28th - via:
A double unlock!? Scholars said it wasn't possible. The math just didn't hold up. But we proved them wrong with a double stretch unlock on the last day of our campaign. The Lich and Phylactery His Lichness, the Lich! I'll be real with you. This dude... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! The Benefactors! ONLY THIRTY TWO HOURS TO GO!!

December 27th - via:
Oh you fancy, huh? The pair you definitely don't want to get stuck next to at the party The Benefactors are here! Are boy are they a (bene) factor. They can manipulate the top of your deck for PROFIT! Want to stick some poor sap in the way on an... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! Party Time! Plus, check out the next FIVE stretch goals!!!

December 26th - via:
We hope everyone had a very Merry Gudmas! We sure did. But while we were sipping Solaran Suntea and roasting Rotborn Rootstew, y'all unlocked a new stretch goal! The Adventuring Party! (Level One) Were you expecting better? Ok so they might not have... (Read More)

On the LAST day of Gudmas, my Nak friend gave to me…

December 24th - via:
A fighter inspired by you, our new best friends Who is this?? We rarely like to be serious, but it is Gudmas after all. You have made our dream come true by helping us bring this game to life. You enthusiasm in the comments, participation in the... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! The Inquisition and an 11th day of GUDMAS surprise…

December 23rd - via:
For a Sun Worshipper, this guy sure is Dark This is a list your don't want your name on The Lord High Inquisitor exemplifies the play of the Dark Refractory - they play an attachment called Hunted on enemy fighters. Each of the members of the... (Read More)

On on tenth day of GUDMAS, my Nak friend gave to me…

December 22nd - via:
Lord a Leapin! Who'd you call Craven? This is actually only one lord, but he sure is leapin'! Btw if you don't say "Not Today" when you use this ability you have no soul. Kinda like this Prince? We've got exciting surprises in store for the last two... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! Competitive Chaos and the ninth day of GUDMAS

December 21st - via:
Competitive Mode! We're cruising through stretch goals like we're trying to get stopped by the police because we have a crush on one of them who is inexplicably Scottish. And this time we're passing right through a place near and dear to my heart –... (Read More)

On the eighth day of GUDMAS my Nak friend gave to me…

December 20th - via:
One Maid a Milkin' Honestly 8 is too many maids a milkin we all know it.  Is that a good goat or the g.o.a.t goat? We're adding this amaazing Nuetral to every physical back of Gudnak. Why? Because we're all about theme. And nothing screams "I'm here... (Read More)

Rotborn Reveals! And the seventh day of GUDMAS!

December 19th - via:
Rotborn Reveals You like the stinky bois, eh? I knew y'all were nasty. Well fine, have it your way. Let's talk about the stinkiest, nastiest and most fungular faction Gudnak has to offer – the Rotborn. The Rotborn excel at two distinct strategies,... (Read More)

On the sixth day of GUDMAS, my Nak friend gave to me…

December 18th - via:
Six Geese a Laying? ❌ Nope I dont even play Shardsworn but I think its obvious that our artist, Vittoria, does. Becuase when we made the rather weak connection between a goose laying an egg and a dragon laying waste, she said "omg that's brilliant... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! Shiny boxes and the fifth day of GUDMAS

December 17th - via:
What a day! We're going so fast we're just blowing through naptime. We now will have spot gloss boxes to display on our shelves, reflecting the glorious holy light of Solara, may her brilliance shine upon you. Speaking of Solara, you should check out... (Read More)

On the fourth day of GUDMAS my Nak friend gave to me…

December 16th - via:
four calling…wait…please say its not more birds. Truly I appreciate it but its too many birds. I really don't need any more birds. Its birds isn't it. Ok fine what type of birds this time Four Howling Gryffs! BIRD DOGS!! The Refractory alt art... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! Here comes the Princess… Plus the 3rd day of GUDMAS!

December 15th - via:
What a day! We have a classic Gudnak two-fer-one in this email, so strap in! Announcing Her Royal Highness the Blessed Princess of the Delguon, the Everblessed, First of her name Beautiful and regal The Blessed Princess is beloved by her people and... (Read More)

On the second day of GUDMAS my Nak friend gave to me…

December 14th - via:
Two Purple Gloves Maybe the most annoying card in the game Wow. WOW. We super stretched that rhyme to get to this one. And its only day 2 of this Gudmas thing. Yikes. Eeesh. Well, y'all are getting an EXCLUSIVE Veiled Queen alt art wearing, that's... (Read More)

On the first day of GUDMAS, my Nak friend sent to me…

December 13th - via:
A partridge in a… No just kidding they sent A GREATER COCKATRICE FOR FREE (Admit it – you sang that to the tune of the song) (Note: This demon birdbeast was as close to a bird as we could find, so this doesn't bode well for the rest of the... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! Comic Book!! Plus, the 12 days of GUDMAS!!

December 11th - via:
Wow. Just wow. You all are making dreams come true! Did you know that? As one backer wrote "It is my childhood dream to have a comic book written about the fictional world of Gudnak!" And now we will. You're welcome, backer named…"Definitely Not... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! Not the most intimidating pair, I'll say that much

December 4th - via:
What a wild weekend! We got to see many of your beautiful faces in person in Philidelphia at Pax Unplugged! According to some people* we were the "Game of the Show", "An experience I will truly never forget" and even "Pretty neat, but why the square... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! Elven Trapper and Traps!

December 3rd - via:
Woah! 35k is so many Ks! Its enough Ks that we've added the trapper to the Rotborn expansion. It hurts my elf-hating soul to say, but this is actually a pretty cool elf. Maybe the coolest elf? Remains to be seen. Elven Trapper This squirrelly little... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! The Fangcoast Fellas & Custom Box Insert!

December 1st - via:
What a day! Stretch goal three rolled in on an exciting day for us. We were showing off Gudnak to the gamers of Philadelphia at Pax Unplugged! We even saw some of you there! Woah!!!  Not pictured: A lifesize Forgefather cutout Let's get onto those... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! Siege Engines of Sieging!!

November 30th - via:
We've Stretch goal TWO!! That means it's CARD REVEAL TIME!!! Battering Ram Is that a Gryff-Ram? This construct is real nice at getting in your opponent's Gates. Unlike fighters, constructs do not suffer from fatigue, meaning you can activate this bad... (Read More)

Stretch goal UNLOCKED! The Lowlifes of Lowcountry

November 29th - via:
It's only been 24 hours and you beautiful people have already unlocked our first ever STRETCH GOAL!! So with soaring high spirits, we're pleased to introduce you to a pair that is willing to sink way down low. Here comes the Cutthroat First up is the... (Read More)

GUDNAK IS FULLY FUNDED!! We‘re speechless.

November 28th - via:
Hold onto your butts While we're actually so grateful, we'‘re not actually speechless, we have SO MUCH LEFT TO SAY! First off, a big thank you. This project is a dream come true. As a small boy I dreamt of large crab demons eating purple skeletons... (Read More)

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