Vast: The Crystal Caverns - Second Printing with Miniatures

Created by Patrick Leder

Vast: The Crystal Caverns - Second Printing with Miniatures
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5,711 backers pledged $499,030.00 on Kickstarter

Raised in Kickstarter
$499,030.00 / 5,711 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$123,994.16 / 6,631 backers

Learn About Our Project:

Vast: The Crystal Caverns takes you and your friends into the torchlight of a classic cave-crawling adventure, built on the concept of total asymmetry. Gone are days of the merry band of travelers fighting off evil. In Vast, you will become part of a new legend... Any part you wish!   



Play as the daring Knight, the chaotic Goblin horde, the greedy Dragon, the cunning Thief, or even the Cave itself — powerful, brooding, and intent on crushing the living things that dare to disturb its gloomy depths. Each role has its own powers, pieces, and paths to victory … and there can only be one winner.


The Knight must kill the Dragon. The Knight gains power by completing Sidequests and recovering lost Treasures. She can reset her abilities each turn.

The Goblins must kill the Knight. The Goblins builds three Tribes by playing a push-your-luck game. Then they move around the board trying to corner the Knight.

The Dragon must wake up and escape through the entrance. The Dragon starts out slow but wakes up as he steals Treasures, devours Goblins, and explores the Cave. He does this by playing cards to fuel various powers.

The Cave must fully expand and then collapse. The Cave does this by gaining Omens, placing Treasures to lure the other players into its depths, and placing tiles.

The Thief must steal treasures to buy his freedom. The Thief uses stealth and actions to take Treasures from the other players and the Cave. As he does this he must get them back to the entrance.

With a Cave constructed of tiles, and decks full of monsters, special abilities, and game-changing events, no two playthroughs will ever be the same. Vast is truly unlike any game you’ve ever played. 







The Ghost

The spirit of a long-lost adventurer, cursed to haunt the Cave for eternity. Her only hope of finding peace is to collect the few lasting remnants of her mortal life scattered throughout the Cave, and draw enough strength from them to finally escape the curse.

The Ghost is an advanced role that works with any combinations of players and roles, or allows you to play with up to six players at once. She travels slowly through the Cave, but has telekinetic powers that allow her to manipulate other objects from a distance, and she can even temporarily possess other players to force them to do her bidding.

Moving Entrance

This stretch goal adds a miniature for the entrance to the set of miniatures. You can place this miniature on top of the Entrance tile to show its location clearly. The miniature will also come with a new rules variant, in which the Entrance tile can be destroyed like any other tile, making it move to a new place. 

The Ghoul

Corrupted by the Cave’s power and the last remnants of its humanity long gone, the Ghoul lives only to hunt. It relentlessly stalks and terrorizes the other roles, growing stronger with each battle.

The Ghoul is an additional player role that can be used with any combination of player number and roles.

Treasure Chest Miniatures

This stretch goal adds 12 Treasure Chest miniatures to the set of miniatures.

Bonus Cards

This stretch goal adds 6 bonus cards to the game for all pledge levels.

These cards will not be exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign. They will include the Treasure Trove and Silver Gauntlet promo cards. I will add a funding level for people who just want the cards and the ability to purchase addons.

Crystal Miniatures

This stretch goal adds 9 Crystal miniatures to the set of miniatures.

Nightmare Unicorn

The Nightmare Unicorn will run around the board attacking and teleporting until it brings the Cave down on you. Stop it while you can.

Though the Nightmare Unicorn was designed just for solo play, we are trying to adapt it so it can be played instead of the Dragon or automated with a mix of other roles.

This stretch goal also unlocks the option to pledge for a $30 bundle of all three role addons.



Latest Updates from Our Project:

Backerkit Closing on May 10th 12pm EST
3 months ago – Sat, May 06, 2017 at 11:35:14 PM

Hey all,

Just a quick update to announce we'll be locking surveys, charging cards and finalizing everything on Backerkit on Wednesday May 10th. 

We're at the point where final numbers are being submitted to the factory and are still looking like we're on track for an August fulfillment for the English fulfillment of the following: promo cards, add-on characters, miniatures and upgrade packs :)

For anyone needing to change their address or alter anything with their survey from now til August, please email us at, rather than send us kickstarter messages since they are not monitored as regularly. 

And as always, feel free to email us at for any other inquiries as well!


Miniatures #2: The Roles
3 months ago – Wed, May 03, 2017 at 10:06:54 PM

Here is a peek at the miniatures for the roles.




The awake Dragon will have 2 horns. This photo is a bit older.


The Addon minis are being worked on. I will post them soon.

We are looking into colored plastics and make a decision after we see the cost.

Just a reminder that images here don't mean the miniatures suddenly materlized in the warehouse. They will be available when they ship in August. I will keep you updated if the timeline slips at all.

IF YOU NEED ANY HELP AT ALL with address changes, cancellations, missing parts, missing items please contact If you contact me here I am literally just going to send you there. Please be patient I am currently a 2.5 person operation and one of those people just draws pretty pictures all day.

Miniatures Addendum: Objects
3 months ago – Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 01:00:38 AM

 Hey folks, Patrick Fahy made these videos for you to see the miniatures being designed. I am working may way through the replacement queue and I am bringing in help to tackle it this weekend. Caryl is working through the email queue also. Thanks for your patience!









Miniatures #1: The Objects
3 months ago – Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 01:12:40 AM

Patrick Fahy has stepped in and helped out the project by building all of the objects. Here are renderings of the objects in the game. We are starting to work with the factory on these. Of course some of these might change as we encounter the limitations of working with plastic, but this isn't Patrick's first rodeo so I am confident we will find a solution.

Claw Dragon Gem

Flame Dragon Gem

Wing Dragon Gem

 Rock Slide

Current Player Marker ( I keep writing first player marker good grief!)






 I will publish the characters tomorrow if I can. Chad, Kyle, and I are wrapping up the Knight which you can see on my Twitter account. The Goblins, Dragon, and Thief pieces are ready, we are starting the addons soon.

Other News

Also Kyle completed this piece of art for the bonus cards which I am pretty delighted with.

  About one quarter of the replacement parts have been packed. I was waiting for the factory to send 50 sets of Wood. 11,000 more games are in production and the translations are being or waiting to be laid out.

I am hiring an operations coordinator, so we can expedite some of these things and I can shift my focus to development. You can check it out here if you are interested.

Alright I'm off to bed. Good night!

Shipping Update
3 months ago – Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 12:10:17 AM

Please read the following to see what has been fulfilled and what our timelines are for the rest of the year. If you still have any questions or need an update to your specific situation, email us at

Vast Base Game - English

US - Majority of pledges have shipped from Atlas. We’re still rounding up late surveys and will forward them to Atlas to ship soon. If you pre-ordered on backerkit after March 1st, fulfillment will be during the third printing (estimated around Summer)

Canada - Majority of pledges have shipped from GamesQuest in the UK. Unfortunately, they are not using a tracked service so tracking info is not being sent out. Originally tracking was going to be sent since the original plan was for me to ship them from within Canada but so that Canadians didn’t have to wait an extra week to receive their games, we chose to ship them from our leftover stock in the UK. Apology/thank you notes were sent separately via lettermail and should all be in the mail as of today.

Australia - Good Games has already received all surveys, including late surveys, and should be finished shipping.

EU/Rest of the World - Gamesquest has finished the majority of fulfillment already and we’re still working on missing or late surveys. GQ has run low on quantities and any that they can’t fulfill, we’ll fulfill from the US or Australia.

Upgrade Kits/Add-ons/Minis/Promo Cards - English

We’re still on track for around a July/August fulfillment for these and will provide an update of how the minis are looking like soon.

Upgrade Kits originally intended to ship in the same wave as the base game but chose to delay its release due to some issues with the factory and the quality not being up to par. To ensure its quality meets our standard, we are reprinting them for release with the add-ons and minis.

Other Languages

We’re just about finishing up translations on Spanish, German and French and we’re looking like around an August fulfillment for the base game.

Translated add-ons will need more time since we have only finishing translation for the base game only so far, and are looking at an estimate of fulfilling add-ons around October this year.

We will post the translations for review before we go to the printer. We’ll update once we’re at that point.