Dark Domains

A project in Columbus, OH by Laboratory H

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You seek the favor of the ancient Necromancer, however there can be only one...the follower with the most darkness in their heart.
Backers: 1435
Average Pledge Per Backer: $63

Funded: $90,272 of $20,000
Dates: Sep 4th -> Sep 30th (27 days)
Project By: Laboratory H
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Latest News

And That's a Wrap. Thank You Everyone!

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
So that is a wrap on the campaign. Don't forget we will continue to attack those stretch goals through the Pledge Manager.  We will have a team meeting Tuesday and after that we will have another update with how we will proceed going forward.  On... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: With minutes to spare

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey hey hey! We crossed the $90,000 mark in the 11th hour. Thank you very much! That means that we will be adding Mines to the base game. There are two types of Mines: Stone Mines which provide 2 Stone each turn and when flipped to the Cavern side... (Read More)

The Undying Campaign

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Jeffrey, Carla and Jonathan have asked me to step in and work some of my magic on the campaign. I therefore command that the stretch goal accumulation shall not end until the Pledge Manager closes. I think they could have done that on their own and... (Read More)

Enhanced Minions are a Go!

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
I stayed up until 1:30 lthis morning hoping to get this posted before bedtime. But noooo, you all had to go and make me write an update first thing in the morning. Again. You know what I think about that? I love it! Overnight we crossed the $85,000... (Read More)

One Crazy Saturday

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Just an FYI to all of you regarding today. Today is crazy for the three of us. Jonathan is attending a wedding and his availability to change the graphics may be hampered somewhat. Carla & I are still functioning game designers and we are working... (Read More)

Masters of the Domain Unlocked!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Ah my Acolytes, I foresaw that in the final two cycles of the sun before the close of this campaign you would be brave enough to unlock more hidden treasures for Dark Domains. The first ones achieved are very dear to me, the Masters of the Domain.... (Read More)

Translation Update

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
For those of you that are asking, we have found a veteran translator for French. Currently we are working out the details with him, but I am confident that we have French covered. We are now officially calling on backers to volunteer their services... (Read More)

Attention Retailer Backers

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This is a public service announcement for those of you that are backing as retailers.  We want to make sure we are on the same page with you about our retailer support. We encourage retailers to back us, and all games bought by retailers through the... (Read More)

Happy Birthday Jeff! - Presents for Everyone

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Today is Jeff's 51st Birthday. To help make it a special day, Laboratory H is hoping you will all celebrate with us - Hobbit-style. For those of you that either haven't read Lord of the Rings or don't remember the birthday party, that means that we... (Read More)

The Remaining Stretch Goal List

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Here is the current, and final run of stretch goals for Dark Domains. Carla, Jonathan and I have given it a good deal of thought and we have taken into account your input on some of these. We hope this excites you for the final 8 days of the campaign... (Read More)

Yafrea Pebblecloak: The Lost Seeker

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Tonight, Sir Jeffrey will make a full run-down of the remaining Stretch Goals including some changes that I, Jakob Voll-Kappan, completely endorse. These last eight days shall be a hoot.  My favorite Masters of the Domains are the ones that have no... (Read More)

Man vs Meeple and Translations

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
The gentlemen from Man vs Meeple have just posted their preview of Dark Domains. They did a wonderful job and the high-points of the game really shined through. Hopefully you might give them a view.  https://youtu.be/ys1b6_TvPps As for translations,... (Read More)

Retired Governor Nathaniel Spillett: The Ashes of Hope

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Prior to the arrival of Alexander Torin, Nathaniel Spillett was the long-time Governor of Harrows and the surrounding lands. While not loved by the people he was respected as one that could hold off the denizens of the wild lands to the east. On one... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Denial Magic

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday we did hit a stretch goal thanks to a sudden surge in backers. I admit that I had some life issues and we were already in the process of writing last night's Necromancer strategy guide on defeating the adventurers. But I didn't want the... (Read More)

The Necromancer Instructs You How to Defeat the Adventurers

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
My future followers, Dark Domains is not a difficult game to learn how to play. But to play it well requires much planning and knowledge of how to best proceed in a myriad of situations. So while the mechanisms are simple, good play is challenging... (Read More)

Nindrol Ulahice The Dark Heart of the Forest

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Why couldn’t the others see them for what they truly were? Barbarians that threatened to overrun the sacred wood. The human influx at Harrows had been alarming to Nindrol for a decade. But now, now these mortals wished to expand their cute little... (Read More)

Concluding the Hunt for the Necromancer

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We have picked the winner in the Hunt for the Necromancer. We had 21 people post pictures and it made it an exciting hunt. Thanks for the buy-in and getting our image of the Necromancer onto the Board Game Geek gallery hot list. First, the list of... (Read More)

Ildrylis Uronorin: Blinding Ambition

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Jeffrey has once again asked me to step in and provide some information on my allies and a possible Master of the Domain. Today I will discuss a strong-willed but easily corrupted elf that I can manipulate indirectly. Ildrylis Uronorian had always... (Read More)

Last Day to Follow the Trail of the Necromancer

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Tomorrow evening we will draw our winner for the "Hunt for the Necromancer" contest. There is still time post your image from our worldwide search for the missing Necromancer on the Board Game Geek forum.... (Read More)

Barir Bronzehand: The Secret Exile

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
It is I, Jakob Voll-Kappan, master of Tireisis and rightful ruler of Kapfental and the heir to the Kappan Empire. Sir Jeffrey has asked that I introduce some of my trusted lieutenants, referred to in this fine product as Masters of the Domain. Today... (Read More)

Hopefully not Lost in Translation

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
I promised everyone that after I had a meeting at the convention that I would let everyone know what our plan is for translations. We believe that we will be moving ahead and trying to get translations for German, French, Italian and maybe Polish. We... (Read More)

The Return of the Necromancer and his Musings

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We can call off the manhunt for the Necromancer. He wandered into the hotel late last night with souvenirs from all over the US and Europe stuffed inside a Hello Kitty backpack. He knew he couldn't stay on the lamb too much longer as everywhere he... (Read More)

Setting up at Buckeye Game Fest

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry we haven't been too talkative today. We have spent most of the day coming down to Buckeye Game Fest, setting up or booth and getting some meetings out of the way.. I'll try to get something more up before bed and if not for sure first thing in... (Read More)

The Consensus is: The Pledge Manager will be open to all Backers

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We have listened to you and we understand the need to allow backers that may not be able to back Dark Domains right this moment (heck we are going to a convention tomorrow, so I feel ya), to back this game for a dollar or two now and then later have... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Changes and BONUS stuff. Plus A game about evil vs an evil game

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hang on tight everyone I have a huge informative update and this is just the first. Over the next few days we will have updates ranging from Translations to Non-Reward Backers to a vote for future Expansions along with coverage of the final push to... (Read More)

The news is out, Dark Domains is Hot!

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! Our search for the Necromancer has really kicked up a notch. You have been fantastic in helping us get the word out about our missing Necromancer and Dark Domains. As of tonight, just before bedtime, we have the hottest image on BGG. The... (Read More)

Necromancer Sightings Galore.

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Alright, listen up, ladies and gentlemen, our fugitive has been on the run for four days. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse you... (Read More)

The Hunt is Back On!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
After exhausting many options to break the curse of the Necromancer, our favorite young witch has cracked the code and re-opened the Board Game Geek servers. So the hunt is back on.  https://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/4300578/dark-domains Go there... (Read More)

The Necromancer Fights Back!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Some of you are laboring under the impression that it is just bad luck or some type of coincidence that has Board Game Geek going down right after we decide to use it to track the Necromancer. Nothing could be further from the truth. The real issue... (Read More)

It's Official - The Necromancer is Missing!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Nothing and I repeat nothing good can come from having an ancient malignant wizard loose in the world. Our Necromancer is gone and we need him back before he does anything he (or we) might regret. He left sometime yesterday with a full tank of gas,... (Read More)

Some insight into Laboratory H

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
So while we have this break in the charge after the first 72 hours. I wanted to sort of bring everybody up to speed on who and what Laboratory H is and what we have planned for you going forward.  Personnel-wise we have a three-person, two entity... (Read More)

65K, Kicktraq, a smug Necromancer and local pickup.

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
$65,000 in four days. Absolutely spectacular everyone and once again, we have nothing but thanks for all of you. This time however I have to put up with the smug satisfaction of Jakob as he assures me it was his late-night command to those followers... (Read More)

A very Happy Birthday to Carla

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Oh my goodness!  Trust me, you NEVER want to be roused from a sound sleep by a 4,000 year old necromancer blathering incoherently in an alien tongue. Its downright unsettling. Apparently I had slept enough and he was demanding that I get to work... (Read More)

The Necromancer is most Displeased

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
I, Jakob Voll-Kappan, known to you all as The Necromancer have never parted with a single ounce of Blood Gold that I was not required to spend. At high noon on the 'morrow this early-bird special to receive the most intriguing Elemental Arcana cards... (Read More)

The Guilds Unlocked and some translation news

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Another milestone crossed. This time its the $55,000 dollar mark. Thank you everyone that has supported us. The goodies unlocked this time are two new Building Cards, the Merchant's Guild/Thieves Guild. These low cost urban buildings provide a good... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal unlocked! $50,000, this is fantastic!

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
So $50,000 huh? Oh my goodness, this is both wholly unexpected and yet because of the quality of the product and the effort we have put in, not surprising at all (much like Wilbon-La Cheeserie! any littles getting that one?). In fact it feels like a... (Read More)

5th Stretch Goal and some shipping thoughts

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
I went to bed after just writing about an unlocked stretch goal. I wake up just in time to write another one. You all are the best! This is where the Necromancer and his love of 'the long game' proves his worth. He made us spend all of August laying... (Read More)

Dark Domains by Laboratory H On Kickstarter Now

September 6th - via: dicetowernews.com
Delve into dark fantasy and please the Necromancer with Dark Domains a euro-mechanic, worker placement game. Take on the role of a secretly evil city leader who is trying to build your domain and transform it into a place of darkness and evil. Use minions, spells and more to strengthen your domain and cripple your enemies. Collect resources and take actions to become as evil as you can before you die. But beware, the Torin Company adventurers, a conglomeration of exasperating do-gooders are out to thwart your plans, destroy your efforts and break down your domain! Be the most evil at the time of demise and you will have found favor in the eyes of the Necromancer and will exist as one of the everlasting undead. (Read More)

The 4th Stretch Goal is unlocked, and Necromancer induced blackouts

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
I can't say how thrilled I am that we doubled our funding goal in less than 48 hours thanks to all of you. With that doubling comes yet another stretch goal. This time it's the Houses of Healing/Torture Chamber building cards. These three additional... (Read More)

3rd Stretch Goal broken today!

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Really, no sooner than I post about hitting $30,000, we pass $35,000. I'm really feeling something epic and special happening here.  What does that mean for our backers? Something else added to the game of course. What game about dark fantasy is... (Read More)

2nd Stretch Goal is Unlocked...and I'm doing fine thanks

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody, sorry I have been away since yesterday evening. I had some medical tests this morning, yes I'm doing fine thanks, no need for me to seek out the Necromancer just yet. But I had to get some sleep last night and be up early today and... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked!

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
The Black Magic spell cards will now be included in the game. The new spells are Spent Soul, Offering, and Ritual of Darkness. The base game will include four of each of these spells that provide a new path for gaining evil through the use of magic.... (Read More)

The Necromancer is Pleased

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Boom Goes the Dynamite! 11 hours to reach our goal. Carla, Jonathan myself and of course the Necromancer who's currently eating all the shrimp in the corner are completely overjoyed at the support and love we have received today.  And now the fun... (Read More)

Halfway Home

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Woooo Hoooo! So it appears that you all are going to keep us wonderfully busy for the entire month with updates and stretch goal reveals. At the 3 hour and 45 minute mark we have broken the halfway point! Thanks to everyone that has supported us so... (Read More)

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