Materials Purchased & Expansion packs in the planning stages...
Wanted to update the backers to let you all know how progress is going with Katalyka!
I have started ordering the materials for the production side of the game... here's a couple of the more extreme examples:
200 lbs of glass stones!
$800 of 14 layer illustration board!
...and I got a business class color laser printer that makes BEAUTIFUL fast prints. (it was cheaper and more convenient than having this many color prints done at a business copy center)
During the design and writing stages of the game, I came up with a lot of territory that I want to eventually explore but that I couldn't fit into the main game, so I started keeping some notes for future expansion packs to add new kinds of avatars, factions, and technology to the game... so here is a brief preview of gameplay elements that could be added over the next couple years (some of these I know I want to make, and some of these may be subject to the editor's knife):
I also have a small surprise brewing for the Kickstarter only expansion deck.
Anyways, I am going to grab lunch and get back to designing card layouts! I hope everyone is having a great week.
pledged of $7,500 goal
seconds to go
Jul 4, 2011 - Aug 18, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $35 or more
The "Prototype" Level - This is the cheapest I can produce the game and not lose money. The cards are professionally printed poker card sized, and the maps and player cards are the same size as the other versions, but instead of being printed onto thick 14 layer illustration board, they are printed onto 100 lb cardstock and top laminated for durability. Instead of glass Entropy tokens, you will get plastic Entropy tokens. Instead of a full color manual, it will be black and white. This is for anyone on a tight budget. The game is still perfectly playable, it just won't be as 'deluxe' as the Elite version.
Pledge $50 or more
Elite Level - 1 Pre-order of Katalyka, the strategy game! This is the ready-to-play out-of-the-box starter set. If the game gets over 300 pre-orders, I will include some kind of bonus WITH this base set!
Pledge $70 or more
Order of The Singularity Level - 1 Pre-order of Katalyka, The strategy game, This is the ready-to-play out-of-the-box starter set. 2. A set of rare custom map hexes not available in the main game system. These will never be sold anywhere other than here, for this Kickstarter offer. 3. Set of rare custom cards only available here. These are not previews of a future expansion deck, you can only buy these special cards here on Kickstarter! This is not going to just be a "couple of cards", or weak throwaways, this will be an actual, balanced, 100 card booster deck.
Pledge $100 or more
Organica Level - 1. Pre-order of Katalyka, the strategy game. 2. The rare Kickstarter-only expansion cards. 3. The set of rare pre-order only Hex maps. 4. A set of three acrylic icon pendants. 5. An 18" x 24" printed art poster.
Pledge $125 or more
4 backers Limited (46 of 50 left)
Celestial Level - 1. Pre-order of Katalyka, the strategy game. 2. The rare Kickstarter-only expansion cards. 3. The rare Kickstarter-only Hex Map set. 4. A set of six acrylic icon pendants. 5. An 18" x 24" printed art poster. 6. One framed and signed, black and white pen original artwork or a color photo print of finished card art (the illustration, not the card itself, unless you request that) used in the creation of the game!
Pledge $200 or more
Retailer Level - This is for three of the $70 level versions of the game. 3 main boxed sets, 3 Kickstarter only expansion decks, and 3 of the exclusive map expansion sets. I am making this level available at cost (including US shipping) to retailers or collectors, because I want to get this game into stores.
Pledge $200 or more
Galactic Level - For anyone who pledges $200 or more, I will basically give you the Celestial Level package, but it will come in a hand varnished wooden box with velvet interior or an all metal box shown in the prototype picture above, with 16 laser-scribed wood Hex Maps, matching wood player icons, and glass chips instead of plastic!