Defend your tower against hordes of monsters in this 2-4 player card game! Help and hinder your opponents! Over 170 different cards!
Update 8/11/12 - Last day guys!! Let's try to hit that next stretch goal. Also if you haven't yet, check out this kickstarter preview video from Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower!:
The world of Mage Tower awaits...
Mage Tower is a tower defense card game for 2-4 players that combines the frenzy of tower defense games with the replayability and customization of fantasy card games. No randomized packs- buy one box and get all the cards!
In Mage Tower, each player fights off hordes of monsters with their own deck made up of an assortment from over 170 unique cards.
Making your deck is fast and furious- grab some cards from the 170 draftable cards, then take turns with the other players picking the ones you want for your deck. When drafting your deck, focus on card synergy, cool combos, balanced energy costs, and always pay attention to what cards your opponent is getting!
Hordes of monsters are constantly attacking you and your opponents. Use your unique spells and abilities to help and hinder other players. Try to be the last mage standing!
Mage Tower uses classic fantasy style artwork that is 100% from the public domain. We looked through thousands and thousands of images to get the look we wanted for the cards. After over 5 months of development, design, and playtesting pretty much everything is finished, though we are finishing up the rulebook and game box art.
The rulebook is still in its early stages, but can be viewed here:
Here at Super Mega Games we thank you for your support, and keep checking back for frequent updates!
Mage Tower Game Overview
Shipping & Handling
Please add $13 S&H per copy of the game for shipping to Canada and $17 S&H per copy for shipping to any country other than USA/Canada.
"Ennoblement" Kickstarter Exclusive Promo Card
Every copy of the game through the Kickstarter project will come with the "Ennoblement" Kickstarter exclusive promo card. The backers at the "FIRST 25 BACKER DISCOUNT" and "NOBLE" levels get their name added over the art of this card. There are 30 spots total so this reward is limited. Here's an example of what the Ennoblement card will look like:
"Dimension Trinket" Kickstarter Exclusive Promo Card
ADDED 7/17/12: The "Dimension Trinket" promo card is now going be added to every copy of the game. To get your name on it, just pledge at the $55 SUPER BONUS WIZARD LEVEL 2ND EDITION or $220 SUPER MEGA GAMES LIFETIME PASS levels. The number of name rewards are basically not limited for this card, they are only limited by the amount of legible names that can fit over the card art.
Reward Levels Visual
Detailed Components Info
The game will come with a game box, rulebook, 304 cards, the promo card, 16 dice, 24 glass beads, and 300 card sleeves. The game is being made on a budget without bulk ordering. With that in mind, let me go over the specs of the components:
-The cards are being printed on 100lb card stock and cut with a craft cutter. Craft cutters are expensive and accurate; the card stock is locked in place in a "die" which cuts the cards into the correct shape every time.
-The dice are typical 16mm six-sided dice you'd find in a game like Yahtzee. I hate mini-sized dice so these are just good old fashioned normal dice. You will get some white dice and some colored dice.
-The game box is a cardboard trading card/baseball card box with sticker paper on it that has the Mage Tower artwork applied to it. Nothing fancy, but it cuts the cost of the box by 80% and still looks good.
-The card sleeves are clear plastic "penny sleeves". Most games don't come with sleeves, but I feel like they really add something and make the cards easier to shuffle. The game comes with 300 sleeves and 304 cards-- but there are 10 cards you don't need to sleeve.
-The glass beads are typical small glass beads you'd find in a game store. They are a little smaller than a dime.
-The rulebook is not nailed down yet, but it will exist, and hopefully be printed on some nice magazine-like paper.
-The game mats for the $6000 stretch goal are made of thin card stock, and the $55 and $180 levels will four unique playmats total including two that can't be gotten at the other levels.
If you have any questions or advice on the components ask a question or message me!
EDIT: The Kickstarter project was funded way faster than I thought! It's July 16th today, I'll start contacting people about putting their faces on cards and designing cards within the next week or so. It's okay if you don't reply right away, I'll make sure everyone gets their rewards!
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Jul 13, 2012 - Aug 12, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
BLACKSMITH LEVEL - Every backer helps, and you get to comment on the kickstarter page and view the backer-only updates. You can always upgrade your reward level later! ___________________________________ SHIPPING COSTS ___________________________________ USA = $0 ___________________________________ Canada = $13 ___________________________________ Worldwide = $17Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $5 or more
ALCHEMIST LEVEL - You get the Mage Tower print-and-play version, which includes the digital PDF files to print out your own cards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $28 or more
25 backers All gone!
FIRST 25 BACKER DISCOUNT- This level is limited to 25 backers, you get a $2 discount on the game and your name on the "Ennoblement" promo card for all to see! ___________________________________ You get 1 physical copy of Mage Tower (304 cards, 20 dice, 24 glass beads, 300 card sleeves, game box, rulebook) and the print-and-play PDF files. You also get the Kickstarter-only promo ability card "Ennoblement"!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $30 or more
DEFAULT LEVEL - You get 1 physical copy of Mage Tower (304 cards, 20 dice, 24 glass beads, 300 card sleeves, game box, rulebook) and the print-and-play PDF files. You also get the Kickstarter-only promo ability card "Ennoblement"!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $55 or more
SUPER BONUS WIZARD LEVEL 2ND EDITION - (Added 7/17/12 to replace the SUPER BONUS WIZARD LEVEL which is full with 25/25 backers, it is the same as that level but instead of your face/name on a card you get your name on the promo card "Dimension Trinket". If you are at the full Super Bonus Wizard level and want your name on Dimension Trinket too, message me about increasing your pledge amount.) You get a physical copy of Mage Tower, the print-and-play files, the "Ennoblement" promo card, and the three super bonuses below: ___________________________________ #1 You get your name on the "Dimension Trinket" promo card overlayed over the artwork for all to see. ___________________________________ #2 You also get four copies of a MYSTERIOUS CARD FROM THE FUTURE. It's from the Mage Tower expansion and really shakes up the gameplay in the games it is used. ___________________________________ #3 You also get two game mats printed on card stock with Mage Tower artwork that easily designate the zones of play! WOW.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $55 or more
25 backers All gone!
SUPER BONUS WIZARD LEVEL - You get a physical copy of Mage Tower, the print-and-play files, the "Ennoblement" promo card, and the three super bonuses below: ___________________________________ #1 IF YOU WANT, I will photoshop your face onto a random background figure in the artwork of a card, and on the bottom of the card put "Funded by *your name*". I will leave your face and name there for every future copy of Mage Tower. I choose the card, and the Photoshop may be small, unrecognizable, blurry, and bad, but hopefully with your name on the card you can still happily point to the background figure with your face and say "See, that's me!" ___________________________________ #2 You also get four copies of a MYSTERIOUS CARD FROM THE FUTURE. It's from the Mage Tower expansion and really shakes up the gameplay in the games it is used. ___________________________________ #3 You also get two game mats printed on card stock with Mage Tower artwork that easily designate the zones of play! WOWEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $58 or more
SORCERER'S DOUBLE-PAK - You get 2 physical copies of Mage Tower, the print-and-play PDF files and 2 of the"Ennoblement" Kickstarter exclusive promo card.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $82 or more
SORCERER'S TRIPLE-PAK - **BEST VALUE** You get 3 physical copies of Mage Tower, the print-and-play PDF files and the "Ennoblement" Kickstarter exclusive promo card.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $180 or more
1 backer All gone!
NOBLE LEVEL - You get 3 physical copies of Mage Tower, the digital print-and-play PDF files, 3 "Ennoblement" and promo cards, your name added to all "Ennoblement" promo cards, and we will let you design a card and will photoshop your face onto the artwork. (We will work with you to make sure the card is balanced for gameplay.) This card will appear in every copy of the game that anyone gets. You also get two game mats printed on card stock with Mage Tower artwork that easily designate the zones of play, and four copies of a card from a future expansion that really shakes up gameplay when used.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $220 or more
SUPER MEGA GAMES LIFETIME PASS - You get four physical copies of Mage Tower, the digital print-and-play PDF files, the "Ennoblement" and "Dimension Trinket" promo cards, your name added to all "Dimension Trinket" promo cards, four copies of a card from a future expansion, two card stock game mats, ****and you will get a copy of every future Mage Tower expansion and Super Mega Games game when released and get a full PDF card preview file when the expansions are launched on Kickstarter, and a full card preview file of the base game which I will send to you ASAP***. You will also get to choose a card and have your name put on the bottom in white text that says "Funded by YOURNAME". (THIS IS A NEW BACKER LEVEL ADDED 7/17/12, IF YOU ARE AT THE $180 OR $55 LEVEL AND WOULD LIKE THE LIFETIME PASS AND NAME ON THE DIMENSION TRINKET PROMO PLEASE MESSAGE ME ABOUT RAISING YOUR PLEDGE AMOUNT TO RECEIVE THOSE REWARDS IN ADDITION TO YOUR CURRENT ONES.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012