Heroes of Thargos - the Cursed Empire RPG Card Game

A project in Grasse, France by Christopher Loizou

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Expandable Solo Play, PvP+Coop Play Card Game where you can build custom adventures+Cursed Empire/other Fantasy TTRPGs optional tie-in
Backers: 157
Average Pledge Per Backer: €57

Funded: €8,900 of €7,000
Dates: May 31st -> Jul 5th (35 days)
Project By: Christopher Loizou
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Latest News

just reduced €1000 off the second and third stretch goals!!

July 5th - via:
Dear Backers and Followers...we are so keen to share on this Campaign that we have just reduced Stretch Goals 2 and 3 by €1,000!!!  (Read More)

Last 16 hours Update - L'Actu des dernieres 16 h

July 4th - via:
Lots in Store: Story Mode and the 4th Bonus Card - Le Mode Scenario et La 4eme Carte Bonus. Story Mode Demos at the Calliope Games club in Vence France (Video in FR) + Bonus Card You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay... (Read More)

Solo Play Review - Brendan McFadden

July 4th - via:
Here is the Solo Play Review Brendan McFadden has just sent through: Heroes of Thargos Card Game Solo Review. By Brendan McFadden (Electric Tiger Games) Phew, that was a close one, by drawing the Way of the Warrior lasting card and placing it against... (Read More)

Reveal of the 4 Bonus Cards From the First Stretch Goal! On Revele les 4 Cartes Bonus du Premier Objectif!

July 4th - via:
The Darkuns need to be met with Equal Force! Les Darkuns ont Besoin d'un Adversaire Aussi Redoutable! So the first Stretch Goal Cards here and will be a great Party to oppose the 3+1 Darkuns already unlocked when we funded. Voici Donc les 4 cartes... (Read More)

Last 72 Hours Stretch Goals - Les Dernieres 72 Heures et Les Objectifs a Atteindre

July 2nd - via:
Here is a teaser for the Stretch Goals, please share this around you. Voici le teaser pour les Objectis a Bonus, veuillez partager svp. We have 500+ followers now on the last 48 h reminder list, Just imagine if many decide to join us! Nous avons... (Read More)

A bunch of things to enjoy - Une serie de choses a apprecier

July 1st - via:
A bunch of things to enjoy - Une serie de choses a apprecier Here are a few new items  literally hot of the press: Minis, Reviews etc. Firstly, we did a bunch of test prints on the minis and are very happy with the results after a bit of fine... (Read More)

Focus on Coop Play - Le Mode de Jeu Coop

June 30th - via:
We have had a fruitful exchange with one of our campaign followers who wants to know more about Coop-Play. This will be added to the Rulebook as a dedicated section but I will give a heads-up here in the meantime:  (FR) Nous avons eu un echange... (Read More)

Another Kickstarter Special - Sordven-Zass Spider Faction Darkun Slayer Miniature

June 28th - via:
Krisoss the Blade of Condar needed a worthy foe: enter Sordven-Zass, the She-Darkun Spider Faction Slayer... These are markers for the Story Mode to represent each Party of 4 Characters...the STL files will be made available to the first 150 Backers... (Read More)

Solo Play Video

June 28th - via:
Here is a video that shows Set up and two turns of Solo Play in the Head to Head Mode. We recommend that you also have the rules in front of you when you watch this to tie it together.  Rules PDF  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this... (Read More)

Happy Birthday Jamie!! Joyeux Anniversaire Jamie!!

June 25th - via:
A Very Happy Birthday to Jamie who just had a surprise Character Card presented to him. Ryan did wonders again working tirelessly to meet the deadline.... big thanks to him! We had a private Zoom video chat and Ryan joined us this morning. Jaymy... (Read More)

First Tier Reached - Stretch Goal Ahead!

June 24th - via:
Stretch Goal Ahead! Tier 1 Unlocked! Some Surprises ahead...  (Read More)

We All Did it!!! Nous Avons Tous Reussi!!!

June 24th - via:
100% Funded! 100% Finance - THANK YOU!! Who is the 127th Hero? I see only 126 backers? My Wife of course!!! Supporting me behind the scenes... A huge thanks to family, friends and all you Backers out there who have joined us. (Read More)

New Tier Stretch Goal Added - Nouveau Seuil Intermediaire de Recompense Rajoute

June 22nd - via:
We have just added another Stretch Goal Tier at €12,000...  (Read More)

Look at what you have achieved!! 85% Funded! Regardez ce que vous avez reussi!! 85% Finance!

June 22nd - via:
A big thanks in backing us this far! Merci de nous avoir soutenu jusqu'a present!  (Read More)

2 more Reviews in! Giorgos from Greece and Ernest from the NL! 2 Nouveaux bancs d'essai : Giorgos de le Grece et Ernest des Pays-Bas

June 21st - via:
Ernest's Review here:  the_boardgame_connaisseur  And Giorgos' here:  sir_minilot   (Read More)

Game Club Demos Over the Weekend - Des Demos de Club de Jeu Durant Le weekend

June 21st - via:
We did some great fun demos over the weekend.  Club Mouansois de Modelisme et de Figurines   Club Les Clans Peints (Grasse)  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 You'll need... (Read More)

80% Funded!!! 80% Finance!!

June 21st - via:
Bravo! Look What You Have Achieved!!! 80% Funded!!!  Bravo! Regardez Ce Que Vous Avez Realise!!! 80% Finance!!! The Heroes of Thargos Ship is Nearly There!!  (Read More)

Art Update no 6 - Breathing life into Female Hero Art- Actualisation no.6 - Rendre Vivant l'Art des Femmes Heroines

June 20th - via:
Process Reminder/Rappel du Process Ryan and I always have an exchange before anything is sketched to discuss what we are trying to create. I will outline what I am looking for in the Hero Art and Ryan will then suggest his ideas as a result. The... (Read More)

Xiantayne the Fire mage Character Card - La Carte de Xiantayne le Mage de Feu

June 19th - via:
Finalisation of the Xiantayne Fire Mage Character Card So Sean and I talked this week about his Character. What drives him, his methods, where he fits in relation to the War that rages between the Empire and Karnarcos (AKA The South). We then... (Read More)

Teaming up with Decoquest in France for our Cursed Empire 3D Terrain - Nous faisons equipe Avec Decoquest pour Les Dioramas 3D

June 18th - via:
Here is a thank you freebie as we have hit 100 backers: And for Scale...  You may see this coming to a Heroes of Thargos Game table some time soon... You can download the STL file here:  And... (Read More)

Another Goodie for Our Loyal Backers When we Hit 100!! Encore un Cadeau pour notre Equipe de Soutien des que nous Passons la Barre des 100!!!

June 18th - via:
A big thank you! Let's get that 100th backer! And check these out!!! made by my Niece Stavria especially to hail the arrival of Heroes of Thargos!!! You can find her work here and she makes to order:... (Read More)

Massive RPG Game Bundle Giveaway!!! Lot Immense de Livres du JDR!!! 200USD of game books!!!

June 17th - via:
We are feeling generous towards our backers! You are very nearly half way there! 98 Backers... On se sent genereux envers vous! Vous etes presque a mi- chemin! 98 Backers... Massive lot of all the Cursed Empire 2nd Ed Book Collection to be won by one... (Read More)

Great Meeting with Remi at the FLGS - Le Dernier Rempart in Antibes, France - Super Rencontre avec Remi au Magasin de Jeu Le Dernier Rempart a Antibes.

June 17th - via:
Le Dernier Rempart my FLGS  Just had a really good meeting with Remi from my FLGS who got to see and touch the game. It will be in demo/display there from today. We talked about the game a lot,... (Read More)

Great HoT review in French on - 3 other reviews on their way in English too

June 15th - via: Review Please find here what they thought about our game - veuillez trouver ci-dessous ce qu’ils ont pense de notre jeu:   (Read More)

Upgraded stretch Goals as a Thank You! On vient d'Ameliorer les Recompenses en Guise de Remerciement!

June 15th - via:
Upgraded Stretch Goals...Share, Share, Share... Partagez, Partagez, Partagez!  (Read More)

Some additional background in French to Cursed Empire including a focus on the Graphic Novel (Written in English) - Infos Supplémenataires en Langue Française avec une focalisation sur la Bd et le monde de Thargos...

June 15th - via:
A perspective in French by Pascal Amilhat of the Cursed Empire Setting and a focus on the Graphic Novel (Written in English ;) ) - Perspective du Monde de Cursed Empire de Pascal Amilhat et Focalisation sur la BD... Despite the gritty and brutal... (Read More)

Constructed Decks Out of The Box to Get You Started Fast... Des Pioches Construites pour Demarrer Votre Premiere Partie Rapidemment...

June 13th - via:
Constructed Decks out of the Box! Getting you playing Fast Without The Headache of Deck Construction or Knowing all the cards! Des Pioches Construites Des l'Ouverture De La Boite du Jeu Sans se Fatiguer! We hope that you find this video useful and... (Read More)

Bonus Cards for Early Backers - Darkun Death Commando - not 1 but 3 extra Character Cards on Kickstarter

June 13th - via:
A Complete Party of the Iconic Darkun Characters from Thargos... These cards will be part of a future expansion but we make them available to Kickstarter backers from the first release... Spread the word to make sure your friends don't miss out on... (Read More)

Don't Wait the Last 48,000 Years to Pledge! You could miss out and never leave your cave to discover the big wide world that is Thargos!

June 12th - via:
Get in there early! maybe not as early as these guys, but don't miss out as we announce some more Kickstarter fun...  (Read More)

Art Update 5: World Building...Welcome to Thargos - Actualisation Art 5: La Construction d'un Monde...Bienvenu à Thargos.

June 12th - via:
Art Update 5: World Building...Welcome to Thargos - Actualisation Art 5: La Construction d'un Monde...Bienvenu à Thargos... As we go even further into the Thargos Setting through expansions, you are going to really get a feel for the World... Alors... (Read More)

Thank you ! 60% funded - let’s keep this on track ! Merci! 60% financé - gardons le cap!

June 11th - via:
Thank you ! 60% funded - let’s keep this on track ! Merci! 60% financé - gardons le cap! Thanks from us! On vous remercie!  (Read More)

Some goodies on the way for our early backers...or could it be baddies ....

June 11th - via:
Stay tuned... more goodies for our early Backers... or could it be baddies... Some exciting new updates as we enter the weekend so tell people around you to keep an eye out too...  (Read More)

My Wife and my Sister are playing Heroes of Thargos on a break for my Sister’s 50th!!

June 10th - via:
My Wife asked me: have we got playing cards during our break!! Are you kidding me? She had no idea I had packed Heroes of Thargos!! you should have seen her face as we have a 2 day break for my Sister’s 50th!! Wish you were here !!  (Read More)

The Full Kicking Tables Campaign Update Interview

June 10th - via:
The Full Kicking Tables Campaign Update with Sean and Tycko @ OMGNexus  (Read More)

Please make sure you check Update 31 video if you opened that update through email - some people only got a tiny image icon

June 10th - via:
Please make sure you check Update 31 video if you opened that update through email - some people only got a tiny image icon and may have missed the video!!!! Others got this below.... Email screen grab  (Read More)

A Game Designer & Creative Writing Graduate takes a look at Heroes of Thargos...

June 10th - via:
Game Design - Some Theory James Sired has just graduated with a Degree in games design and creative writing, with a special focus on using experimental games design to unify writing and gameplay in new ways. The video below and images capture his... (Read More)

The Great Reveal! See what happened during our campaign update interview

June 9th - via:
The Great Reveal with Sean and Tycko Kicking Tables! Enjoy the moment and watch the reactions... then watch again... We did! This is also why we are doing this! What an awesome hobby! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play... (Read More)

2nd Stretch Goal Revealed! 2eme Objectif Devoilé!

June 9th - via:
2nd Stretch Goal Revealed! 2eme Objectif Devoilé Hi Backers and Followers! We are very excited to reveal the second Stretch Goal which adds 12 bonus Cards and a larger magnetic box with options to store more cards from expansions and other optional... (Read More)

Krisoss the Blade of Condar 3D STL Files for the first 150 Backers

June 9th - via:
To reward the first 150 Backers, you get this 3D STL file ! Krisoss the Blade of Condar  (Read More)

Chaz talks about getting involved on the sound front with Heroes of Thargos & Cursed Empire

June 9th - via:
Chaz and the Sound of Cursed Empire ... Part II Check out this fun video from Chaz about getting involved with Cursed Empire and his work on Heroes of Thargos for the videos... You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay... (Read More)

Spread the word - the first 150 Backers get this!

June 8th - via:
Krisoss the Blade of Condar as a 3D STL printable file Please share this as much as you like, likelihood is that you have already made a pledge so you are the loyal ones rewarded :)  (Read More)

What experience do we have in releasing published games and supporting them?

June 8th - via:
Our Experience in Delivering a Consistent Game Setting, Supporting our IP and Publishing I have been working on my game setting since my late teens, then released a series of books in my thirties from 2002-2013 which we sold through conventions and... (Read More)

51% Funded! Financés à 51%! Thanks to you! Grâce à vous!

June 8th - via:
51% Funded! Financés à 51%! Thanks to you! Grâce à vous! A huge thanks to you all and that is a great milestone for our campaign!  Un grand merci à vous et c'est une étape importante de la campagne!  (Read More)

Art Update 4 - The Maps of Thargos

June 8th - via:
The Maps of Thargos Tim Toolen is the very talented artist who is crafting the maps of Thargos, some of which you see on some Mission Cards but also the Poster Maps. Thargos World Map The Continent - featuring the New Empire & Karnarcos - Thargos... (Read More)

Karens' involvement in Cursed Empire & Creating a Character Card

June 7th - via:
Karens' involvement in Cursed Empire & Creating a Character Card Here I am. Tebezil aka Karen Loizou.  My character first appeared in the Cursed Empire RPG "Dark Clouds of War" supplement in March 2005.  I loved her then just as much as I love... (Read More)

The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly!

June 7th - via:
The Good, The Bad and the Downright Ugly! So Thargos is a pretty grim place from what you can see but it wasn't always this way and it's not like this everywhere. Don't let a lot of the dark art turn all of you off! We do like it but there are other... (Read More)

Update on the Rules for Heroes of Thargos

June 7th - via:
Update on the Rules for Heroes of Thargos Dear Backers and followers of our Campaign, one of the really great aspects of this whole process is that you can have an impact on the final product. For example, you can download the Rules PDF here:... (Read More)

Art Update 3 - The Cards...

June 6th - via:
Sample Cards from the Game: Here are one of each of the categories of card in the game. As a reminder, Action Cards are played out of your hand and have immediate or temporary effects. Character Cards form your Party of Champions and have a reverse... (Read More)

The Sound Of Thargos - Enjoy the craft of our very own Musical Magister of Thargos - Chaz Wyng

June 6th - via:
Sound of Thargos is a great way to enjoy our games and get in the right ambiance ...more to come on this... Chaz has been composing music for Thargos over a number of years including live impro combined with Chris GM'ing the RPG... Beard the Beast... (Read More)

New Teaser Video Added on the main page - please share and hope you enjoy it

June 6th - via:
New Teaser Video: Heroes Of Thargos Card Game on Kickstarter We have added a new Teaser video on the main page of our campaign - Please share it and we hope that you enjoy it too. Its here also: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this... (Read More)

A Candid Game Creator Insight Into Creating Heroes of Thargos

June 5th - via:
We hope you enjoy this as much as we did recording it! This should give viewers a unique understanding of what has gone into this game and how we take onboard feedback from many sources to make a better game... You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to... (Read More)

Art Update 2...Genesis of a Mission Card - The Evil Melok Undead - Heroes of Thargos

June 4th - via:
Here is the second in the series of Art Updates...hope you enjoy as much as the last one... Firstly, before Ryan starts drawing anything at all, we discuss the concept of the Card or Art piece. I wanted to capture one of the most hideous of the... (Read More)

Set Up and Gameplay of the Head to Head game

June 3rd - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Story Mode Basics Tutorial 2

June 3rd - via:
Here is the second Tutorial covering the basics of Story Mode of the Heroes of Thargos Card Game. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Food for thought Indeed! And it comes with cake?! Heroes of Thargos - Feed your imagination...

June 3rd - via:
Gamers need snacks! Even Heroes in Thargos ! We did this to celebrate the launch of our Campaign and share some  of that with those who could do with a boost... You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play... (Read More)

Another day in Thargos! We have some treats for you in store today so stay tuned

June 3rd - via:
Updates today Ok so on our program of updates today:  some food for thought... Someone has been telling Stories.... Imperial City of Condar  (Read More)

Look at what you have achieved so far?

June 2nd - via:
So? You joining us or not? We are gathering our Party on the other side. Horses are saddled and watered, We have rested these last few days, but we can't wait too long for you. We heard rumours of great riches and glory to be had. We will not stick... (Read More)

Update in French for our French speakers - Synthese du jeu "Heroes of Thargos"

June 2nd - via:
Les Bases du Jeu Premierement le jeu est situe dans le Monde the Thargos qui beneficie de plus de 2000 pages publiees du JDR Cursed Empire. Et ca veut dire quoi concretement? Pour un jeu Independent, ca veut dire qu’il y a deja matiere a sortir... (Read More)

Just did a live giveaway on Instagram!! 1 x €35 add on neoprene battle mat and 1 x €12 Thargos Poster

June 2nd - via:
So we have two lucky winners on Instagram!! Make sure you follow that channel too for fun! We are just over 1700 followers there.  But the biggest goodies are about to be happening here on the campaign... (Read More)

Focus on the art Update 1

June 2nd - via:
So yesterday we took you briefly behind the scenes to see Ryan at work. Here are some other examples of what creativity has been going into the game... hope you like them! Thargos Troll Final Card Art: Troll Raid on Camp Action Card Wolf Druidess... (Read More)

Next 24 hours has already started... Are you ready for today?

June 2nd - via:
We have some goodies in store for you today... Watch your inbox as we release some more content in the hours ahead...  (Read More)

Thanks for helping us get very close to 20% funding in just over 24 hours!

June 1st - via:
A big thanks to all our backers so far as we are just shy of 20% in 24 hours. We really appreciate the support and the boost this has given us behind the scenes. I am going to be signing off for the night as we are close to midnight here in France. I... (Read More)

Story Mode Tutorial 1

June 1st - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 We hope you enjoy this...more to follow...  (Read More)

Behind the Scenes: Ryan Verhagen, our Lead Artist in the NL working on the rather nasty Drayn creature artwork....

June 1st - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 There will be some interviews too so stay tuned...  (Read More)

A look behind the scenes...

May 31st - via:
Over the next few days, we will be taking you behind the scenes and show what has gone into this game. we hope you enjoy those updates... on va prochainement vous faire visiter les coulisses de notre creation...  (Read More)


May 31st - via:
Hi early Backers! wow some of you were fast off the mark! Thanks for the early support on this.  Et pour nos amis francophones, merci de suivre notre projet!  (Read More)

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