Alchemyst is an easy to learn card game that has amazing depth of play. You can learn the game in 5 minutes, yet play for hours.
Hello, and welcome to Alchemyst!
For millennia men have lusted for gold. In their attempts to find gold they would conquer and pillage the countryside. Others, who were less handy with a sword, attempted to utilize their minds to find gold. They turned to Alchemy. They would attempt to change base metals into gold. They studied the four elements to unlock their secrets. They searched for Aether, the fifth element. This game is based on that search. Unfortunately, they found no gold, and neither did we. We do have explosions however, so there's always that.
Alchemyst is an easy to learn card game that we've been developing over the last several months. We started with a simple concept, playing cards on a field and collecting points from making combinations of cards. This quickly turned into much more. We began adding cards, such as Chain Reactions, and others to add depth and variety to our very basic beginning design.
Included in the game are:
64 Basic Element Cards
4 Aether Cards (Wilds)
8 Chain Reaction Cards
4 Elemental Chain Reactions
4 Poisoned Element Cards
4 Poisoned Aether Cards
4 Scoring Cards
1 Set of Instructions
We're at the point where we are trying to get the game out of the prototype and testing phase to actually having the game in our, and hopefully your, hands.
We need about $6,000 in order to pay for the costs of printing and shipping the cards. Also we would like to pay our artist, MIchael.
So what happens if we go over the $6,000?
Well, at the low levels, not a whole lot. We will try and offer some additional swag.
However, if we make many times over what we need, we can start on our next step. We always intended this to become a phone app in the end. If we make $80,000, then we'll start on that sooner, rather than later. Also, if we make the $80,000 mark, anyone who donates at any level would get an ad free copy of the phone game when it comes out. In review...
$6,000+ - Additional swag based on how much we make and can pull off.
$80,000+ - We'll start on a phone app.
So please enjoy our video about how the game works and we'll keep you up to date on where we are and what we're doing.
We are currently working with a variety of suppliers for rewards. As we come up with ideas, we'll offer them. One reward we are currently working on is a hand made wooden playing board. We've got the artist working on mock ups right now and we're just waiting to hear back on pricing.
For now, add $15 to all costs for international shipping. If and when new rewards come, we'll add an international shipping price if it will be different than that.
pledged of $6,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 24, 2012.
May 25, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you for the support!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A hand written thank you note from October Games.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A copy of the game and free shipping (US only).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A copy of the game, a velvet embossed carrying bag, and free shipping (US only).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Same as the $25 reward, PLUS the staff at October Games will sign your copy of the game..Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Same as the $30 reward, PLUS a hand made Alchemyst beanie hat!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Same as the $30 reward, PLUS an Alchemyst T-Shirt!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
Same as the $30 reward, PLUS a hand made Alchemyst Scarf!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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10 copies of the game and free shipping (US only).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
Same as the $30 reward, PLUS a hand made Alchemyst Scarf and Beanie!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012