Arcadia Quest: Inferno

The recent delivery of the Arcadia Quest Inferno Kickstarter means that the items in that campaign will be making their way to stores, and man is there a lot of them.  Hitting stores first by the end of the month is the Frost Dragon Expansion.  This figure pack allows you to add a giant frost dragon to the game along with an additional two stage scenario to fight it, even higher level items, and dragon AI cards and tiles.  The scenario is a little different in that the first stage is a typical Arcadia Quest game.  However, the second stage of the fight has you going from semi-cooperative, to fully cooperative to take down the hulking beast.

Next, coming out in late April, is the cute and furry expansion for Arcadia Quest and that is Arcadia Quest: Pets.  This adds in little pets to go with your heroes to help out in various ways.  The box comes with 12 different pets and all the pieces needed to add them into your game.  It also includes a scenario book where you fight against the evil Vexia as she tries to utilize the pets to cause all sorts of trouble in Arcadia.

Also coming in April is the Chaos Dragon Expansion for Arcadia Quest.  This one works much like the Frost Dragon box but includes a chaos dragon instead that will behave and attack in a very different way.  As with other dragon expansions it comes with everything you need for the dragon as well as the additional two stage scenario, higher level items, and the tiles and AI cards to fight the dragon.

Next in May we have the third in the series of dragons, the Fire Dragon Expansion.  It’s another big dragon, two stage scenario, all the figures and cards you need, same as above.

Lastly, being released in May are lots of new figure packs and some of the upgrades that came in the Inferno Kickstarter.  This include things like the Whole Lotta Lava box, which contains new cards, figures, and scenarios that you can use with Arcadia Quest Inferno.  The plastic token upgrade pack as well as dice packs in the new guild colors of Inferno will be available for purchase.  Then the figure packs Rosh & MambaViola & CrashAnvil & ValmaYona & Kuruk, and Pet Packs 1 and 2 will be available as well.  So as you can see, over the coming months you can significantly expand your Arcadia Quest and Arcadia Quest Inferno collection.

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Board games and Kickstarter have been inseparable since the first board game was successfully Kickstarted, and that relationship has only grown.  Kickstarted games from major companies like Massive Darkness, Dark Souls, and Arcadia Quest Inferno have hit their goal and soared past it into the millions of dollars range.  Now that the numbers for the first half of the year have been released by ICO Partners, board game fundraising is so far outpacing video games by a 6 to 1 margin.  In a summarizing report from Polygon, they note that board game Kickstarters are funding more often and at higher numbers than their video game counterparts.  What’s interesting is that while video games from small publishers are still funding as often at they did last year, the lack of a couple big name projects is most likely the reason for the marked decline in value.  But either way the board game market on Kickstarter is thriving and is on track to log a record breaking year.

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On Monday, backers of the Kickstarter for Arcadia Quest: Inferno were informed of an optional add-on: Pets! Arcadia Quest: Pets will be an expansion for both the base game Arcadia Quest as well as the currently running Kickstarter, Arcadia Quest: Inferno.

Inferno is a standalone expansion to the highly acclaimed Arcadia Quest. The Kickstarter has currently surpassed its predecessor in backing dollars. The Pets expansion sets out to add tiny plastic pet characters to the game that add to the strategy players must use in order to become the top guild of Arcadia.

Guild Pets in the game will work with the guild to give bonuses to its members. They do not fulfill quests or attack other players like normal heroes, but aid the player heroes by providing unique benefits such as extra attack, defense, movement and more.

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Pets can also “evolve” to get stronger during the game, as well as having their own unique items and spells to give them additional benefits. Pets may be attacked but grant none of the normal rewards given by killing a monster or player hero. Why would you be so cruel as to attack them? You monster!

Guilds will start with their own pet but may also catch other Pokémon pets throughout the campaign. Roaming pets will act as additional monsters on the board and the first guild to kill a pet in each scenario may claim the pet to use later. After the first pet is killed each scenario, all others run away in fear. Players must race against each other if they want to have a chance at gaining new pets.

While the Pets expansion can be added to any Arcadia Quest campaign, it will also come with its own unique campaign. The evil witch Vexia is corrupting the Pets of Arcadia and turning them against its people. It is up to your guild (with some interference by the other guilds) to stop her.

The expansion comes with new tiles and upgrade cards, two new heroes, one new campaign and villain, and a plethora of different pets. Ordering the expansion through Kickstarter also gives all backers the exclusive pet Cerby, the Cerberus.

The Kickstarter project for Arcadia Quest: Inferno as well as the Pets expansion will end on December 9th. Estimated delivery date is June 2016. You can read more about this on Kickstarter here.

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CoolMiniOrNot has launched their latest Arcadia Quest Kickstarter this week and already it has gone crazy.  Unlike the previous expansion this new expansion is it’s own stand alone game so it also serves as a good starting spot for new people to join in.  Arcadia Quest itself is a fantasy campaign style game where you are a part of a guild fighting against a big bad to stop their evil schemes from becoming reality.  But only one guild can be victorious so you will end up fighting each other as well as the monsters.  While the original game had heroes trying to dethrone the vampire king to take back Arcadia, the heroes are now trying to save the town from being turned to a pile of ash and cinder by the Underlord by descending into the depths of Inferno.

Some notable changes to the game are the addition of 4 new guilds to the game, Sharks, Tigers, Crows, and Serpents, the continuation of the tombstone card system with brimstone, and the addition of damnation.  Damnation allows you to do more damage and trigger other effects, but it comes with a cost because some creatures target based on damnation, or do more damage depending on how much you have.  Add to this the fact the expansion is 100% compatible with the base game and you have a great addition for your Acadia Quest set.

The campaign has already blasted past it’s funding goal and unlocked lots of extras like molded tokens for death, damnation, and wounds, exclusive Kickstarter characters and more.  Also they have a small box expansion available that pits the guilds cooperatively against the mighty frost dragon.  If you want to pledge and get in on this box of awesome than just head on over to their Kickstarter page.