Producing the first batch this week...
I have been printing, cutting, etc... and decided to take a little break and show you some stuff you haven't seen before.
This is what the 4 different decks actually look like, printed on the correct thickness of paper, and with the new cardbacks that have named-logos on them...
Also, you can some of the finished packaging, including what the sides of the boxes look like, at the very top of the picture.
The fifth deck is the bonus Kickstarter-only deck, and is packaged separately inside the box.
The boxes are 10 x 10 x 3 inches, and as shown in the first production prototype, when the bonus deck and the extra maps are included, the contents fill the inside of the box almost perfectly, so it should ship very neatly, with little jostling!
Just another bit of detail is that the 4 groups of different colored Player Map Markers are each packaged in their own resealable "zip" bag, to make set up and take down go smoother (ie; you won't have to spend a lot of time digging around in a huge pile for "your team's" Map Markers).
It feels so nice to get this production back in motion, thanks again to my backers for your help dealing with the spiritual interference. Things have really been clearing up the last week!
pledged of $7,500 goal
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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!