Ruination

Ruination
by Kolossal Games
Ruination is a 2-4 player game of post-apocalyptic conquest.\nOnly the most resourceful horde will rule beside the Khan!
Setting: Postapocalypse
March 2020, Indianapolis, IN, US
123%
funded
$55.7K
pledged
Here is only preview of the project. See full info, rewards and updates on main project page.
Project start: 12 March 2020
Project end: 27 March 2020
Last update: 15 July 2021
Next update: ~ 27 August 2021

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Ruination
by Kolossal Games
Ruination is a 2-4 player game of post-apocalyptic conquest.\nOnly the most resourceful horde will rule beside the Khan!
Setting: Postapocalypse
March 2020, Indianapolis, IN, US
123%
funded
$55.7K
pledged
23:30 - 25 March 2020

Update #10

One More Treasure From The Khan!

Hello dear nomads,

#A new wanderer

Today, a new Exile has decided to join the war, attracted by the infinite generosity of the Khan!He will fight for whichever Horde will pay him the most. And trust the immortal Khan, this is no ordinary nomad:
-> 1 new exile mini and reference card:

Serik: Time and exposure to the irradiated environment outside the Khanate often results in misshapen and foul mutations. Serik is such a creature. Though a wretched sight to behold, his ability to use the skills of other exiles makes him a unique and useful ally.

One last nomad is yet to reveal themselves. The Khan will reveal all tomorrow!

#Solo mode

Chris Hamm, lead developer for Kolossal Games, has worked on the solo mode for Ruination.

-> A New Khan Rising: In A New Khan Rising, the solo game for Ruination, you have chosen to do the unthinkable, challenge the Khan himself! You must lead your horde into battle against the combined might of the 3 hordes still loyal to the Khan. Be victorious and claim the Khanate for yourself...Be defeated, and face Ruination.

Take a look at this exclusive preview:

https://youtu.be/mcmxJ1OmJzE

https://youtu.be/xiOL4oqzEMU

https://youtu.be/soYlqmqWq3k

#Vote for your favorite illustration

Speaking of gifts, don'€™t forget to make your voice heard! Be sure to vote for your favorite illustration on this BGG poll here:

The poll will be up until the end of this campaign. The illustration with the most votes will be added to every Kickstarter copy.

#Quartermaster'€™s Report

Some of you have shown concern over retail availability. We wanted to clarify some important details about this.

  • The planned print run for this campaign is no more than 2000 copies. Any amount that is left over after backers and retail pledges will be available directly from Kolossal, or retailers who supported this campaign, while supplies last. Any future print runs would not be available for at least 6 months to 1 year.

     
  • ONLY retailers who are supporting us during the campaign will have the game for sale. At the time of writing this update, there'€™s only 11 retailers in the world who will carry Ruination. This will not be a widespread release.

     

One more important note, we understand that some of you may be dealing with financial uncertainty during this crisis and don'€™t want to pledge money right now. To help with this the pledge manager will be open for an extended period of time and will be closing on June 5th instead of May 1st.

The immortal Khan -

Kolossal Games Team

Update #10

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.
Ruination
by Kolossal Games
Ruination is a 2-4 player game of post-apocalyptic conquest.\nOnly the most resourceful horde will rule beside the Khan!
Setting: Postapocalypse
March 2020, Indianapolis, IN, US
123%
funded
$55.7K
pledged
1:24 - 25 March 2020

Update #9

A Gift From The Khan!

Hello dear nomads,

#A gift from the Khan

In order to thank you for your continued support throughout this campaign dear backers the Khan has agreed to share even more of his treasures with you.
-> 3 new advantage cards (1 for each of the 3 tiers)

Buried Hazards, Junk Wagon, Forgotten Machine

Both Buried Hazards and Junk Wagon provide bonuses in a horde'€™s starting region--there'€™s no place like home! Forgotten Machine accelerates and rewards advantage cards as a strategy in the game!

These new treasures have attracted even more wanderers from other lands. But who are these strangers? More will be revealed tomorrow!

#Vote for your favorite illustration

Speaking of gifts, don'€™t forget to make your voice heard! Make sure to vote for your favorite illustration on this BGG poll here:

The poll will be up until the end of this campaign. The illustration with the most votes will be the one that we'€™re going to add with your game.

Kolossal Games team -

Update #9

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.
Ruination
by Kolossal Games
Ruination is a 2-4 player game of post-apocalyptic conquest.\nOnly the most resourceful horde will rule beside the Khan!
Setting: Postapocalypse
March 2020, Indianapolis, IN, US
123%
funded
$55.7K
pledged
2:25 - 24 March 2020

Update #8

Yes, we Khan! We are funded!

Hello dear nomads,
The immortal Khan is proud of you! Thanks to you, Ruination is fully funded! Welcome to the Wasteland where every day is a struggle and your only chance of survival is to join one of the Horde. All hail the Khanate!

With the campaign funding, the expansion The World That Was (or "Khan's Decree" as it's listed in the rewards section of the pledges) will be added to each pledge. Take a look:
-> 2 new exiles:

Burkit:This exile is a peddler, inexpensive to acquire, and capable of providing the ability to net and even fix resources while providing the ability to bolster an army.
Yao: The noblest of all exiles, a queen unto herself, driven west from lands now fallen. Yao'€™s keen military mind has attracted the attention of the Khan, thus rewarding anyone that allies with her with blessings and, better yet, VP.
-> 6 unique action cards (2 per type). Players add in 1 of these cards to each deck for more variability.

These 6 unique action cards add up to 2 cards to each of the action decks. These cards are extremely powerful, providing a range of high-impact effects. They also allow players to slightly increase the game length, if desired, for invoking the Khan'€™s Fury once an action deck is depleted.

-> 9 new advantage cards (1 for each of the 3 tiers):

Gyrocopter, Roving Militia, Dread Citadel:

These are 3 new advantage cards that provide unique options for players. Gyrocopter allows you to gain a better vantage by replacing one card each turn to reveal a new option. The Roving Militia can provide more units to your army'€¦ if you'€™re lucky. And the Dread Citadel allows a player to recruit units directly into the most contested territories in the game.

Cave Bunker, Eternal Oath, Heir to Carnage:

3 more new advantage cards to add to the game! Cave Bunker is a bastion that cannot be taken from your enemies! Eternal Oath ensures that you'€™re always benefiting from the favor die, regardless of your favor. And Heir to Carnage makes blessings into a winning endgame strategy.

Bone Pickers, Elder'€™s Blade, Enduring Legend:

3 more unique advantage cards, one for each tier! Bone Pickers scavenge the fallen foes for resources. Elder'€™s Blade is a rarity in that it provides VP but yet is not a tier 3 advantage card. Enduring Legacy rewards diversity and adaptability--a necessary survival skill in the post-post-apocalypse.

#Social stretch goals

Thanks to your amazing support through this campaign during the dark times. You have proven your faith to the Khanate by following us on social media and all social stretch goals have been unlocked!

We have one last thing for you to decide. Which one of these amazing illustrations will be added to your pledge? A poll is currently up on BGG and will run until Friday, March 27th. Be sure to vote for your favorite illustration!

-> https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2393582/article/34353237#34353237

#Some gameplay

Designer Travis Chance was at GAMA 2020 presenting his new game Ruination! Talking about the components, the gameplay and the universe of the game! Take a look at this preview by Meeple University:

https://youtu.be/2loQQRrbnr8

Let'€™s hear some more about Ruination gameplay from Kolossal Games developer, Chris Hamm:

Hi Ruination backers, I'€™m Chris Hamm lead developer for Kolossal Games and proud supporter of the Khanate in the comments. We have noticed requests for more live plays and or information about the gameplay in addition to the DiceTower playthrough. Normally we would be doing plays from Kolossal HQ to show off the gameplay, but we have all had to work from home due to the global pandemic. However, let me see if I can describe it for you and explain why I think it is awesome!

It all truly boils down to the ingenious action selection system designed by Travis. Many games provide so many distinct choices that analysis paralysis sets in, and the gameplay slows. The beauty of Ruination is that players have few choices but many options. Each turn you either Scavenge, Move, or Recruit. These are absolutes. However, the sequencing of the options that each of these limited choices provides is where the meaty play lives. This leads to quick turns with baby combos and other turns with massive combos! The only thing that slows down players' turns is resolving battles, the most exciting part of the game! Travis has managed to streamline the gameplay to such an extent the biggest moments fill up the most time, and that is what I think sets Ruination's gameplay apart!

I am happy to answer any of your gameplay related questions in the comments to the best of my ability. Thanks for all of the support everyone!

#Thank you note

As mentioned in Update #6,The Path Forward the Kolossal Games team have been hunting down solutions to get this campaign funded. In only a few days, we received a lot of support from retailers that wanted to see the game brought to life. We're extremely grateful for their support, but we wouldn't have gotten this far without the community. It's because of all of you that the game made it as far as it did, and we still need your help to spread the message of the Khan!

The entire Kolossal Games team would like to thank you for your support through the ups and downs of this campaign and mostly, for still being here with us. We are extremely humble and grateful for your help in bringing Ruination to life.

The immortal Khan -

Kolossal Games Team

Update #8

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.
Ruination
by Kolossal Games
Ruination is a 2-4 player game of post-apocalyptic conquest.\nOnly the most resourceful horde will rule beside the Khan!
Setting: Postapocalypse
March 2020, Indianapolis, IN, US
123%
funded
$55.7K
pledged
19:02 - 20 March 2020

Update #7

Wanderer Diary: day three!

Third Page of the Wanderer Diary

Though little of The World That Was is left, there are some that bear forward the past. Gods have died and others were born in the crucible of this brutal new world. And the many wanderers that traverse the wasteland to the Khanate bring with them myth and memory.

There are four great hordes given proxy in the Khan'€™s domain. Four hordes at war with one another, which brings the Khan sadistic joy and jest.
The Purge are zealots, believers in lost technologies and knowledge swallowed up in sand. Every object is a relic and riddle leading back to the time before. Those that do not believe this to be true are heretics and enemies of The Purge'€™s ever-growing Church of War.
The Rust Buzzards are nothing more than an enclave of glorified nomads. To them, the territories in the Khanate are little more than a corpse from which to salvage goods. What the Buzzards lack in ferocity and numbers, they more than make up for with ingenuity and wealth. This wealth can easily be traded for loyalty in a world where a sip of uncontaminated water is worth dying for.
The Blood of Tengri worship a god older than the sand and the steppes and those that first walked upon them. He is the sky, the sun, the earth upon which man now toils. Tengri slumbers in the wasteland, thirsty and dreaming. The Blood believe themselves to be the chosen, the earth-shackled children of this ancient deity. It is their duty to wet the sands and wake the great sleeper.
No horde is as vicious as the Si Wang Shi Zhou. It is said they first drank the seas before traveling north for the Khan'€™s blessed spring. They are the Hand of Death, merciless and swift. Their black arrows fly true and fell man and beast alike. Unlike the other hordes, they wish not to convert others to their dogma. Rather, they hope that through their campaign of terror to be all the remains in the Khanate.
The thing is, I'€™m not part of any of the hordes. I don'€™t mind their beliefs, their way of life, all I care about is the glory and some water!

Let'€™s get a job and go to war.

All hail the Khanate!

The Wanderer -

Ruination Chronicles

Update #7

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.
Ruination
by Kolossal Games
Ruination is a 2-4 player game of post-apocalyptic conquest.\nOnly the most resourceful horde will rule beside the Khan!
Setting: Postapocalypse
March 2020, Indianapolis, IN, US
123%
funded
$55.7K
pledged
21:42 - 19 March 2020

Update #6

The Path Forward

Hello dear backers,

#Thank you

We would like to thank all of you for taking the time to answer our previous update. All of your feedback, whether about gameplay, game design, or even our company, has been greatly appreciated.

We are currently considering all options to give Ruination the best chance for success, including keeping the campaign up and running or relaunching at a later time. To be transparent with you, we are currently in discussions with potential retailers that would open new possibilities for the game.

Thanks to these potential retailers, stores and distributors, we could successfully fund the project and reward our backers for sticking with Ruination in these uncertain times. Moreover with their help, we would be able to add the planned stretch goal content as soon as we hit the funding goal! This would let us add to the expansion content that is already unlocked via social stretch goals and make it even better for the backers.
One condition, most of our retailers requested, is that we take down the "Kickstarter Exclusive" expansion so the expansion and its content could be available through them later. We have agreed to the change. The content would no longer be limited to this Kickstarter and would instead be available on our website and through our retail partners. We would like to sincerely apologize for the change in direction. We feel that in the end making the expansion non-exclusive is better for everyone, especially during these chaotic times where potential backers may be forced to miss out due to reasons beyond our control.

In the meantime, we still have some cool news to share with you about Ruination and the campaign!

#Social Stretch Goal
Thanks to your support across our social media pages, we'€™ve unlocked the second social stretch goal that gives you an upgraded rulebook quality. This means that the rulebook will be thicker with a superior paper quality and almost waterproof!

Additionally, we are close to unlocking the third one as well! We just need 50 more followers across all of our social platforms.



#Solo mode

Kolossal Games designer and developer Chris Hamm is working on a solo mode for Ruination. Chris has previously designed solo modes for a number of Kolossal'€™s games and helped to develop the solo mode for Mezo. Here'€™s a first glimpse:

-> A New Khan Rising: In A New Khan Rising, the solo game for Ruination, you have chosen to do the unthinkable, challenge the Khan himself! You must lead your horde into battle against the combined might of the 3 hordes still loyal to the Khan. Be victorious and claim the Khanate for yourself...Be defeated, and face Ruination.

You must capture the bastions that belong to the 3 hordes, and destroy their homelands before assaulting the Khan's Citadel for a final showdown. Your turns work similarly to the multiplayer game, but you only have a limited amount of time to defeat the Khan. Not only must you win battles, recruit exiles, and construct advantages, but you must also prevent the Khan from gathering too much strength under his banner, crushing your horde, and driving you to Ruination.
#We need you

We just want to let you know that for now, we are going to continue promoting the campaign. We thank you in advance for helping us spread the word of the mighty Khan across the internet and bringing more people into the Wasteland!

Cheers,

Kolossal Games Team -

Update #6

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.

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