FAQ: Overlord: A Boss Monster Adventure
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Why use Kickstarter for this project?

We’re going back to our roots! Brotherwise Games owes our existence to our original Boss Monster campaign in 2012. Since then, Boss Monster has become one of the best-selling hobby games of the past decade. We haven’t needed to crowdfund a Boss Monster board game since 2014. But we have a lot of ideas for how to upgrade Overlord with stretch goals, and we want to make sure everyone hears about it. So we’re headed back to Kickstarter on June 16!

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Is this an all-new game?

Yes. Overlord is an entirely new game set in Arcadia, the retro-inspired world of Boss Monster. It’s designed by new people, it’s a different genre of game, and it doesn’t have some of the hectic “take that” elements of Boss Monster. Both games share the theme of controlling a videogame-style villain in a pixel art world. Beyond that, they’re totally unique!

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What are the core mechanics?

Each turn, you’ll draft one tile and one token from the market. To maximize your Power, you’ll need to find the optimal placement for your terrain tiles, monsters, and dungeon entrances! As you fill your map, use Portals to move your monsters and Crystals to multiply your Power. With smart placement and clever combos, you can build a truly dangerous map. Many Bosses will compete, but only one will be declared the ultimate Overlord!

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That sounds cool, but what if I want more Boss Monster?

We have good news for Boss Monster fans! This October, we’ll also be releasing Vault of Villains, a 64-card “unifying expansion” that allows you to combine any Boss Monster sets you own. Add Minibosses to any big set, add Explorer cards to a Miniboss game, and add tons of new variety to your game. Vault of Villains will be available as an add-on for the Overlord Kickstarter (at 20% off MSRP), so you can get them both at the same time!

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What is Brotherwise doing to make shipping costs more affordable?

This is a large, heavy game packed with tiles and tokens. We’ve done what we can to limit international shipping costs in regions where we have local fulfillment partners: Canada, EU, UK, Australia, and Asia. In other regions, the costs reflect shipping fewer units over a longer distance. But in all regions, Brotherwise Games is subsidizing a portion of shipping costs for every unit. Current shipping costs are our best estimates; final shipping costs will be charged in Backerkit, our pledge manager.

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