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A simple and fast geocaching-themed card game for 2-4 players - and it also plays as a regular deck of cards!
A simple and fast geocaching-themed card game for 2-4 players - and it also plays as a regular deck of cards!
129 backers pledged $4,746 to help bring this project to life.

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 GoCache is a simple card game dreamed up by two avid geocachers! We always bring a deck of cards with us on our trips, but wanted something more - yet didn't want to bring a second deck to play our old favorites. Thus was born GoCache, a geocaching-themed, draw-driven card game that doubles as a regular deck of cards! All cards feature original art by artist Indi Martin of Tortoise & Hare Creations

In GoCache, you search for Urban and Wilderness cache cards using your GPSr device and Transportation cards. You can use Lifeline cards to help you on your way, but watch out! Your opponent will be throwing Muggle cards at you to throw you off course! 

The basic GoCache card game includes 54 poker-size cards with original art and text in a clear plastic case. One of our first stretch goals is to be able to throw in a custom, fully designed tuck box for the game! Currently the cards are printed on high-quality, smooth cardstock, but we would also like to upgrade them to the covered linen cards prevalent in many poker-style decks. Share the project and help us deliver some awesome quality leaps to all backers!

 As a reminder, the expanded rules can be found at http://gocachegame.blogspot.com , especially if you have any questions about the geocaching terms used!

We're starting the campaign off with a bang! All tiers that receive a copy of the game (except "The Distributor") will also receive an exclusive AND trackable extra card! Watch this space for more exclusives as we unlock stretch goals.

 The more the campaign makes, the more Kickstarter exclusives we can offer our backers, thanks to the economy of scale. Check out some of the stretch goals we're offering and share our project with your friends and family to help bump GoCache up to a higher tier! Stretch goals deliver extra rewards to every backer tier that receives a physical copy of the game. 

WE ARE FUNDED!!!!!! Now it's just stretch goal time!!!!! :D 

Stretch Goal Unlocked! Custom icon at geocaching.com for GoCache! Now all of the exclusive trackable aces of spades will have a recognizable GoCache icon on the website, instead of the standard icon! 

Stretch Goal Unlocked! Mini-prints of "Anubis" and "Lucky Cat" Card Art! All backers receiving physical rewards ($17 and up) will receive a 4x6 print of both pieces, original watercolors by Indi Martin. The prints are on high quality photo paper and will be shipped alongside the decks!

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Three New Bonus Cards! At $3500, we achieved the "Timey Wimey" bonus! All Kickstarter backers of $17 or above will receive three bonus cards. These are marked with an expansion symbol of a stopwatch clearly on the card so they do not impact the traditional playability of the base game (all expansions will have a similar marking). The cards included are: Time Machine (Transportation card), Alien Tech (GPSr card) and ET Highway (Hybrid Urban/Wilderness card). This is super exciting, because these cards introduce a few new mechanics that we can build on in future expansions. The "Hybrid" card type acts as both an Urban and a Wilderness card for bonus purposes. And we introduce a "steal" mechanic that will be very fun, and is sure to throw your opponents into a tizzy!

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Upgraded Linen-Covered Cards!

 All backer tiers that receive a physical copy of the game will receive all stretch goal exclusives!

 *Event Host tier levels can choose to have their Event Card added to additional decks purchased via Add-Ons for no additional cost. We'll verify with you at the end of the Kickstarter whether you want standard, or your modified decks.

Shipping of all tiers is free to US residents!

Each tier level lists international shipping additional charges - please add the international shipping charge to your pledge level.

 Rule & Icon Cards (Jokers). A full list of rules and explanations of terms can also be found at GoCacheGame.blogspot.com

Event Cache Card

Lucky Cat

Anubis

 RHCV's GeoBrain - Article - New: Updated Article

PodCacher - Upcoming Geocaching Card Game (podcast)

Open Caching North America Blog - GoCache Card Game

CrowdFunding Centre - GoCache Kickstarter

KickTraq: GoCache Kickstarter

The Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond - Support Kickstarter!

HikerJamz - Geocaching News

Digital Lycaeum - Make Your Own GoCache Event Card!

Roll for Crit - Kickstarter Roundup

ZenGame (en francais)

The OhBeep! Geocaching Podcast

Avatar's Radio - Week in Review

Tortoise & Hare Creations is:

Indi Martin - Lead Artist & Author. In 2011, Indi Martin joined forces with writing partner and idea-generator William O. Billman II to create Tortoise & Hare Creations, into which the two could pour their creative heartblood and - through alchemical equations and dark, rum-based magic - produce stunning projects. Indi is best known for penning the Gina Harwood novels, a paranormal investigation series, as well as Dissolution: A Graphic Novel, a mature-content, experimental graphic serial. Together with Will, she has illustrated and co-created the Cobalt modern noir comics, and the Fern Sea steampunk children's comic world. Indi has supplied paintings for Rogue Genius Games' Pathfinder supplements, including the Book of Eight Restful Retreats. Additionally, she offers her original and fan art prints as well as commissions. Check out Indi's art at http://indigowarrior.deviantart.com and all of the THC projects at http://www.facebook.com/tortoiseharecreations

William O. Billman II - Lead Author. The driving force behind many of THC's projects, Will began the company by approaching Indi to illustrate Fern Sea Chronicles, a fantasy children's book and comic series that put THC on the map. He followed this up by the modern noir comic Cobalt, published by THC the following year to rave reviews. Most recently, he has written a prequel comic treatment to the upcoming game Shroud of the Avatar titled "New Beginnings." Check out all of THC's projects at http://www.facebook.com/tortoiseharecreations

Huge thanks to:

Our playtesters! Our groups of testers have done an amazing job with playthroughs and feedback, and we appreciate you.

Jamey from Stonemaier Games and the Mars Needs Mechanics kickstarter from Nevermore Games for inspiration on our kickstarter page design!

And last but certainly not least - YOU. Thank you for looking through this campaign, backing at any level, and spreading the word. Without you, GoCache remains a pipe dream!

The music in the video has been removed. Our apologies!

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Risks and challenges

The risks on this project are pretty small, as it's been a long and well-loved idea of ours for years! The game has been fully blind-tested and all cards are fully designed. However, this doesn't mean we're closed to feedback! Let us know what you think and how we can improve this game!

We've opted to go through Printer's Studio (http://www.printerstudio.com/) for our decks, and have been impressed with the quality and strength of them, so we feel we'll deliver a really solid product to you! Even the base set comes with a nice and surprisingly solid plastic case, and their upgrade options are things we'll be happy to pass on to you (full linen cards, tuck boxes). Our pledge is to fulfill all rewards by this Christmas (2014), and barring any production or customs difficulties out of our control, this should be very doable!

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    THE CASUAL CACHER - Thanks for your support! We'll say your name out loud while drinking a toast to our awesome backers!

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    PARK 'N GRAB - A Print and Play (PnP) version of the game in PDF Format.

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    FIRST TO FIND! - You get the full version of the game with all unlocked Kickstarter exclusives, the trackable Ace of Spades exclusive, a sticker, and the PnP version of the game! MSRP: $35 (including US shipping)

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    TRADITIONAL - You get the full version of the game with all unlocked Kickstarter exclusives, the trackable Ace of Spades exclusive, a sticker, and the PnP version of the game! MSRP for package: $35 (including US shipping)

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    THE SOCIAL CACHER - You get everything in "Traditional"... TWICE! Two copies of the full game and all the other goodies. MSRP: $70

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    THE QUICKDRAW COLLECTOR - You get everything in "Traditional," plus a pathtag and a GoCache Logsheet all inside of a special D-Con container signed by the creators! Keep it for the cards or turn it into your own cache hide!

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    THE COLLECTOR - You get everything in "Traditional," plus a pathtag and a GoCache Logsheet all inside of a special D-Con container signed by the creators! Keep it for the cards or turn it into your own cache hide!

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    THE EVENT HOST - Everything from "Traditional" as well as your own custom "Event Cache" card (with your supplied art or picture).

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    THE DISTRIBUTOR - 5 copies of the GoCache base game and 5 copies of any unlocked stretch goal exclusives. (Note: This does not come with the exclusive trackable Ace of Spades. Those are available in the Add-On area). MSRP: $150 (non-trackable)

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    THE COMBO EVENT HOST/COLLECTOR: Want the event card AND everything that comes in the Collector? This is the tier for you! **NEW TIER**

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    THE SERIOUS DISTRIBUTOR - 10 copies of the GoCache base game and 10 copies of any unlocked stretch goal exclusives. (Note: This does not come with the exclusive trackable Ace of Spades. Those are available in the Add-On area). MSRP: $300 (non-trackable)

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS: ANUBIS - Everything from "The Collector" as well as the original 9x12 watercolor painting from the card "Ancient." Painted with professional quality watercolors on 140# cold press paper, it comes matted and bagged.

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS: LUCKY CAT - Everything from "The Collector" as well as the original 9x12 watercolor painting from the card "Lucky." Painted with professional quality watercolors on 140# cold press paper, it comes matted and bagged.

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    5 DIFFICULTY, 5 TERRAIN - You get everything from "The Collector," and come on out and hang out for a day! We'll take you to find our favorite area geocaches (get to know the area before GeoWoodstock, which is to be held here in 2015!) and do a picnic lunch (complete with your choice of beverage). (Winner must organize their own travel to destination and hotel, unless you want to camp out!)

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