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Game by: Mario Zattini
Art by: Denis Medri

Darkest Doom is a competitive strategy game with RPG elements for 1-4 players, set in a dark fantasy world inspired by XVII century Europe and inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

Will you survive for the 9 days of the Eclipse as the Darkness tries to annihilate the region of Betel? Will you prove to be the best Guardian and rightful heir to High Priestess Elaine or will you take one of the other paths to victory?

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RAHDO

“I want to point out just how much effort was put into the world-building and the design of this game, I think they’ve done an incredible job, the artwork looks amazing…”

Shea Parker

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RAHDO

“…I always feel like I have options in this game, I never feel like I’m stuck, I never feel like there is nothing I can do…”

“…I think that this is a really cool game!”

Shea Parker

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MEEPLE UNIVERSITY

“The Game offers something different and unique, it has the story, super gorgeous artwork and design.”

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BOARD GAME GEEK

“Darkest Doom is a BIG fantasy game with a whole bunch of different paths to victory.”

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MAN VS MEEPLE

“Darkest Doom has a very unique gameplay with a really cool flavor and a lot of things players can do.”

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AL4OPIÙ

“You open the box and find all these great things. Everyone loved the game, its setting, components and mechanics. A wonderfully complex competitive game.

PLEDGES

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Darkest Doom – Core Set
Timeless – Daily Goals Expansion

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Darkest Doom – Core Set
Timeless – Daily Goals Expansion
Endwalker – Graphic Novel
Elder’s Relic Pack
Metal Coins of Destiny
Neoprene Game Mat

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Darkest Doom – Core Set
Timeless – Daily Goals Expansion
Endwalker – Graphic Novel
Elder’s Relic Pack
Metal Coins of Destiny
Neoprene Game Mat
Artbook
The First Guardian
Mayura and the Order’s Specialists – Expansion
Darkest Doom Card Sleeves
Timeless Card Sleeves

“SHE SHATTERED THE CRIMSONFATE.
HER AMULET, RELIC OF THE ANCIENT AION TO CALL UPON HIS FAVOR”

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CONTENT

74 Miniatures
415 Cards
80 Tokens
73 Markers
38 Other Game Pieces

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CONTENT

74 Miniatures
415 Cards
80 Tokens
73 Markers
38 Other Game Pieces

SHOP

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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

An Open World
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Freely explore the World of Betel and take advantage of each zone’s unique abilities.

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Ally with Citadels to win back their citizens’ favor and complete Quests for Vicar Percival.

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If you don’t like your current Quest, you can change it when you’re in a Citadel zone.

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Search for Relics, recruit Acolytes to advance your strategy. Casts the Curse of the Moth.

Strategy and RPG Elements
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You’ll increase your Guardian’s statistics by completing quests, adjusting your strategy and attitude towards the game based on the stats you choose to upgrade.

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Equipment, Spells, Traps and Encounters are your tools in the fight against the Darkness and the other Guardians. Each one of these four decks includes different strategies you can combine as you see fit.

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Use the power of the Crimsonfate and the Coins of Destiny to modify your rolls

The Darkness

The Darkness will try to destroy the region of Betel any way it can.

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The Darkest Doom Track will allow the calamity to catch players off guard when they least expect it.

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The Dark Contaminations will slow down the Guardian’s game flow and they may also force players to change their goal for the game by corrupting them.

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The Lightless – the creatures born from the Darkness – will wreak havoc and they’ll become stronger each Nightfall, acquiring new abilities and evolving.

Victory Conditions

Darkest Doom offers different Victory Conditions. Each player can choose to change their strategy during play.

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The New High Priest of Betel

Will you face challenges and events in Betel to gain more Fame than the other Guardians, proving yourself as rightful heir to High Priestess Elaine?

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Free the Shadow Shaman, Mosh

Will you attempt to Free the Shadow Shaman Mosh from his exile inside the Monolith, allowing him to restore his powers from the moon’s mantle which originated this threat?

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Purify the High Priestess

Or will you Save High Priestess Elaine by confronting the Darkness that’s slowly killing her and the whole region?

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Become the Leader of the Hunt

Will you be charmed by the Darkest Doom and give in to it?

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The Darkness succeeded in destroying Betel

The Darkness has until the ninth Round to fully contaminate Betel and bring it to ruin. When all the Citadels and Blood Temples have 3 Dark Filaments each, the game ends regardless of the Phase: all Guardians lose the game.

HOW TO PLAY & PREVIEWS

ART OF DARKEST DOOM

Art by: Denis Medri

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Game by:
Mario Zattini

Art Direction:
Mario Zattini

Test and Development:
Mario Zattini, Luca Zattini, Lorenzo Amadori, Davide Lega, Francesco Russo, Flavio Palombella, Luca Piolanti, Giacomo Iacovelli

Illustrations:
Denis Medri
Davide De Bellis
Michele Marchionne

Graphic Design:
Be Comunicazioni

3D Graphics:
Claudio Casini Art

Writing:
Mario Zattini

Editors:
Laura Cardinale
Ginevra Pavone

English Translations:
Ginevra Pavone

Proofreading:
Ian Hathaway

Community Manager:
Giuliano Fornino

Project Manager:
Mario Zattini

SHIPPING

ESTIMATED SHIPPING COSTS
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Where “Custom Friendly” is indicated, it means that Game Start will bear the costs of importing the goods intended for the backers: NO ADDITIONAL CUSTOMS TAX WILL BE REQUESTED

Region Darkest Doom Pledge Guardian Edition Pledge All Inclusive Pledge
EU
Custom Friendly
20 € 29 € 44 €
Eurozone
Non EU
42 € 57 € 72 €
UK
Custom Friendly
15 £ 24 £ 39 £
US
Custom Friendly
25 $ 34 $ 49 $
Canada
Custom Friendly
31 CAD 51 CAD 66 CAD
Australia
Custom Friendly
42 AUD 67 AUD 82 AUD
Asia
Custom Friendly in some countries
22 USD
to China, Macau, Hong Kong
52 USD
to Japan, S. Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia
32 USD
to China, Macau, Hong Kong
62 USD
to Japan, S. Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia
47 USD
to China, Macau, Hong Kong
77 USD
to Japan, S. Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia
Rest of
the World
134 € 144 € 159 €

Optional purchases will only be counted after the campaign in the pledge manager phase.
As shipping will take place in 2023, shipping costs may vary significantly; they depend on factors that are not under our control.
Shipping costs will be requested 4 months before the estimated fulfillment date.

RISKS AND CHALLENGES
We believe that continually informing and supporting our backers in every phase of the project (presentation – production – shipping – customer support) is the best form of respect: this is our philosophy. Aware that there may be delays that do not depend on us, we considered delivering this project by Summer 2023. Due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others. The mission is to present products of the highest quality, and that can improve your gaming experiences, giving you hours of fun. All components will be produced in China and respect the best quality standards that we always guarantee for our products. To follow our latest news or information, please visit our website: www.gamestartstudio.com

REFUND POLICY
We can repay 100% of the pledge within fourteen days of the campaign’s end. After this deadline, we can make refunds net of taxes and expenses already incurred. If we started packing for shipping (usually 3 to 5 weeks before the actual shipping date), no refund is possible. This project is financed in EUR, and any refund paid will be in EUR for the exact amount received in EUR, excluding any applicable fees based on the current currency.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials, and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the crowdfunding campaign was active. Suppose you do not log in and confirm your pledge within six months of our notification via email to confirm your pledge: in that case, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the six months window has elapsed. Unconfirmed pledges make it difficult for us to plan production and logistics, and in the past have led to project delays. We do not intend to allow this to happen for this project, which may mean if you confirm your pledge too late, exclusive items may not be produced in sufficient quantity for your pledge. Suppose you confirm your pledge within six months of our notification via email: in that case, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by standard methods.

Shipping costs may vary from what is indicated in the “Shipping” section, as they will be applied next year and therefore may be subject to increases. Also, the number of unlocked stretch goals could influence the final product’s weight range, increasing shipping costs.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge to this project.

Giuliano & Mario @Game Start Team