Printing has begun!
Printing the cards has begun.
Solved the problem, by using the thick 125 lb cardstock that wasn't working on the laser printer by switching to my inkjet printer.
The print quality is not as professional as I was hoping (I got one of the better non-industrial 4 color laser printers, which WILL still be used to print everything other than the 4 card decks), but at least it IS getting printed. I am still going to try and find a better solution for the next batch.
Here is the final design for the backs of the 4 decks... now with the text logos on them.
Thanks to everyone for their patience, its been a crazy recent couple weeks, but yesterday the pressures and voices that were pounding down on me and making me feel locked up finally started lifting, and then I started getting a ton of people communicating with me in my journal on Deviant Art,
And so I checked and my journal on deviant art has had 6,500 views in the last two days, due to a post on Reddit, and it has been helping so much to have new perspectives, and it just feels good to finally not feel trapped inside the elements with little empathy to ease it or allow me to solve the printing issues.
Thanks for helping to ease these pressures on me!
So it is printing now, I have all the supplies, and hopefully you'll have your copy very soon!
Sorry again for this delay, its been a living nightmare the last few months... its the only thing I can call it.
pledged of $7,500 goal
seconds to go
Jul 4, 2011 - Aug 18, 2011 (45 days)
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!