Ivion | The Herocrafting Card Game

A project in Bellevue, WA by Luminary Games

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Play out the brutal climax to an epic story in Ivion, an immersive 2 player experience. Craft your hero and reach for glory!
Backers: 529
Average Pledge Per Backer: $84

Funded: $44,636 of $28,743
Dates: Sep 1st -> Sep 24th (24 days)
Project By: Luminary Games
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Latest News

Final Hours Stream!

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
"Our business here is yet unfinished." Hey folks! Welcome to the electrifying final day! You've got a little over two hours left to pledge and join in on the fun! Aaron and I will be hosting a final hours stream today at 12 PM PST (that's very... (Read More)


September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
"Quest" by Wasan Techawibulchai Hello folks! It is with great happiness that I can announce that we successfully hit our stretch goal this campaign! As a result, each backer of $39 or higher will receive Kickstarter-exclusive copies of not one, but... (Read More)

24 Hours to Go!

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, We're nearing the very end of our wonderful time here on Kickstarter. I want to personally thank y'all for the last 3 weeks of entertainment, excitement, and passion we've received from this campaign. We are just so stoked to be making... (Read More)

The Artists of Ivion

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
"Boon" by Septimius Ferdian Hey folks, Tonight, I'd like to put the spotlight on our wide array of illustrators who have imbued Ivion with a tremendous amount of beauty. For each illustrator, I'll be showing off one of their pieces and providing... (Read More)

The Final Lap!

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
This angry Knight-Errant wants YOU to back Ivion! Hey folks, What a rollercoaster of a campaign it has been! We're in our final stretch now, hoping to unlock the $40,000 Stretch Goal of including all three Make-A-Trait finalists—and we're well on... (Read More)

(Stretch Goal) Help Bring ALL Make-A-Traits to Life!

September 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We all want to see On Your Feet and Hand Wave, too! Hey folks, Although all you lovely backers had no indecision on deciding Indecisive as the Make-A-Trait winner, we have started to forlornly look at On Your Feet and Hand Wave on Tabletop... (Read More)

Make-A-Trait Winner (And how it's made!)

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, For a couple days the Make-A-Trait competition has been too close to call. As it turns out, a lot of people are quite Indecisive on what to pick. So Indecisive, in fact that we have a clear winner! May I present to you the winner of the... (Read More)

Winterstorm Print and Play

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Druidic Lore is one of the most iconic cards from Winterstorm, and the first card we ever nerfed during playtesting. And now, it's in our beautiful new format! Hey folks, I come bearing gifts! We've seen a lot of discussion and consideration... (Read More)

Reddit AMA: Ask Us Anything this Monday!

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
That's us! What things could we know? You could find out! Hey folks, Aislyn and I will be hosting an r/boardgames AMA on Monday starting at 7:00 AM PST. Join us to discuss Ivion, art direction, graphic design, card games, indie production, ice cream... (Read More)

The Make-A-Trait Finalists!

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, We received over two dozen brilliant submissions for the Make-A-Trait contest, and we locked ourselves in a room for hours to decide on the three finalists. It was a very tough call, but we emerged with some fantastic traits. So here they... (Read More)

We. Are. FUNDED!

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Last night, we were up late waiting to see if someone would push the project over the edge. Aaron and I were discussing the possibilities and potential of the game, what we can do to make it even better, and dreaming of the future. This is what it... (Read More)

What is Herocrafting?

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, You may be wondering... you've seen that Ivion is the 'Herocrafting' card game—but what does that actually mean? Let's find out! This Wizard is excited to get started! First of all, there's already a post on our website up that explains... (Read More)

We're Streaming (Herocrafting) Soon!

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Want to know more about the details of Herocrafting? We'll be streaming on https://www.twitch.tv/ivionhcg starting in 15 minutes! During the stream, we'll talk about how it works, randomize some Herocrafted characters, shuffle up their... (Read More)

Make-a-Trait Challenge: Next Steps

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, We're over 90% funded! We quite literally couldn't be here without all of you, so y'all can pat yourselves on the back for a job well done. LET'S GET TO 100%! Make a Trait Challenge Trait submissions for the Make-a-Trait event are due... (Read More)

State of the Campaign

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Quick reminder that if you'd like your Make-A-Trait entry to be considered in the contest, get it submitted either by direct message or posted on Update #8 by Sunday @ 11:59 PM PST! (We're actually going to start debating it right then and there... (Read More)

Thursday Stream Recap

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, I hope you're having a lovely day! Aaron and I streamed earlier today, showing off the Hound and the Hare duel deck match-up. We talked through some of the basics of the game, how Relics work and the strategy behind them, and the game went... (Read More)

We're Streaming Today!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Aaron and I will be streaming today at 12 PM PST—that's in 30 minutes! Come join us on our Twitch channel for a playthrough of the (wip) Hound and the Hare duel deck experience, Saint vs. Illusionist. We'll be explaining core mechanics... (Read More)

Tom Vasel's Crowdsurfing Pick of the Week?!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks! Clocking in after a crazy day of streaming, playing rounds of Ivion, and a pretty sweet Dice Tower video that catapulted us into a fantastic day 9: Tom Vasel and co. from The Dice Tower were checking out some campaigns, and they happened... (Read More)

Less than $10,000 to go!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Aaron and Aislyn here! As the first week of our campaign comes to a close, we find ourselves less than $10,000 away from hitting our funding goal. It is such a joy every day to wake up to new milestones and to our little community on this... (Read More)

The Calbrian Tourney

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Today, the banners fly high above the gleaming cities across the realm. Folk from far and wide, from this realm and beyond flock to the streets, eager to claim their glory and their coin. Are you among them? Announcing the Ivion | HCG Tournament!... (Read More)

Kickstarter Exclusive - MAKE-A-TRAIT!

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Aislyn here this time! We have an exciting proposition for all you fine gentlefolk—we'd like to ask YOU to make a Trait card for Ivion | HCG! WHAAAT? What does that mean? Well, it means that you have an opportunity to design your very... (Read More)

Monday Stream: Archmage vs. Invoker

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks,  We blew right past $17,000 last night, at now it's looking like $18,000 isn't too far off either! You all are excellent beautiful people, thank you so much for your support. It is hard to put into words how inspiring it is to have people... (Read More)

Print and Play, and the Mechanics of Ivion

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks!  We're coming up on 17,000! Here's hoping we reach it by this evening. Today we have a fun gift for y'all: The Ivion Print and Play! Click here to peruse the cards in all their digital glory! We have also written up a bit of a viewer's... (Read More)

Our First Prototypes (Unboxing)

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, we made it to the weekend! Firstly, I want to thank each and EVERY SINGLE one of you who has backed; you're helping us deliver an awesome game for all to enjoy and we couldn't be more happy you've thrown us your support. Second, we thought... (Read More)

New Walkthrough!

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Aaron and I had a chance to sit down and stream a walkthrough of Ivion gameplay on Tabletop Simulator yesterday! If you're interested in more about how the game plays, what the components look like, or just in general tomfoolery, check it... (Read More)

Gameplay Spotlight: Deck Construction

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, all! A lot of questions have been sent our way in the last day, and we have been loving the opportunity to share our project with you all. A very common theme is folks wanting to learn more about how Ivion plays as a game. We have a few streams... (Read More)

$10,000 day one!

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We reached $10,000 in day one!  Thank you from all of us at Luminary Games! You're all doing incredible, let's keep it up!  (Read More)

Welcome to Ivion!

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks! Thank you so much for joining us in the campaign! We're ecstatic to have you. We have some fun stuff planned for the Kickstarter campaign—feel free to ask questions, as we're always active in the comments. Inner Fire by Lucas Torquato... (Read More)

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