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pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
19
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 4 2011 4:33 AM UTC +00:00

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Blog

Please visit us at http://www.duelersgame.com/Blog/

Update 2/15/11

We've been in touch with our manufacturers these past few weeks, and it looks like the final Duelers box will retail for $85.00 (USD). That means ordering through Kickstarter grants both an exclusive figurine and a $10.00 early bird discount off of the final price, huzzah!

What is Duelers?

Duelers is an action figure based tabletop game where players amass exciting armies in order to battle their friends. Duelers stand three inches tall and represent a vast variety of genres and archetypes. A game of Duelers is designed to be easy to pickup and play allowing for games involving two duelers or twenty. There is no minimum or maximum army count. The game is fun when played on any scale with any opponent.

Besides being a game with a low barrier to entry, Duelers throws out the traditional conventions of tabletop games and opens itself up to any genre imaginable. We want players to field armies that combine knights, pirates, and space marines. We are always busy conceptualizing new and unique characters for play.

Why did you make it?

Duelers is a grassroots game founded (and played) by a group of artists and designers living in Colorado. As a group of tabletop gamers, we were tired of buying supplements and overly expensive figurines to support our hobby. A small group of us struck out on our own to make a game system that was easy to learn, quick to play, and inexpensive to start.

We’ve enjoyed Duelers for quite a while now, and we’re ready to invite more people to join us. We’re going all or nothing on this project pooling our time, talent, and money to make this game available to the world.

With our philosophy that games should be intuitive instead of esoteric, engaging instead of exhausting, and fun instead of frustrating, we are excited to bring this project to the Kickstarter community.

Where does the money go?

Duelers pieces will be manufactured with injection molding; this process allows us to create the strongest and most durable figurines possible. The cost for this manufacturing process is front loaded and requires the purchase of expensive molds before production can begin. In addition to manufacturing the game pieces, there are also printing costs for the boxes, rules, and card decks.

We plan on using every penny from Kickstarter to make Duelers the best experience possible. We are aiming to create a starter box set that is packed full with everything you need to have a fulfilling adventure with your friends. The money received will go to making to making all of that a reality.

There are many other charges like safety testing fees, lawyer’s fees, and prototyping costs, but you probably get the idea. Every dollar counts and we are extremely grateful to all of our backers.

Any closing thoughts?

I think we've covered it all. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you can drop a line here, we're always eager to hear from the community! Otherwise, check in here or at our blog for updates, anecdotes, and special announcements in the coming weeks. Thank you for stopping by to check us out!

A quick note on pledges and shipping:

Our numbers are really tight on manufacturing Dueler's figurines, so we please ask all of our backers in Europe to add $15 to your pledge at the $40, $60, $75, and $175 levels. If you're outside of North America and Europe, please add $20.

Shipping to the U.S. and Canada is free.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    The Enthusiast's Circle. In this circle, backers receive a Kickstarter exclusive: A special edition numbered poster signed by the Duelers development team.

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    The Pre-order Circle. For seventy five dollars you will receive an advance copy of Duelers from our first printing, plus an exclusive item available only to our kickstarter friends!

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    The Designer's Circle. The two hundred and fifty dollar level grants you an advance copy of the Duelers board game for beta testing. This exclusive and rare package is yours to keep after the beta test and will contain cards, rules, dice, terrain, and a bunch of Duelers for you to play with. Your name will be listed in the credits and you will receive a retail copy of the game when it officially launches later in the year. You will also have the developer’s email and can send in your suggestions and comments to make Duelers the best experience possible.

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    The Circle of Esteemed Patrons and Future Game Designers. In this privileged circle, you will receive the rules pdf, concept artwork, a beta copy of the game, plus the unique opportunity to work with the Dueler’s developers. Our concept artists will take your ideas and create a brand new character for the final release of the game. Once we manufacture this figure we will send you a framed version of your character along with a signed letter of appreciation. You will be listed in the credits for the game, and you can now add the title “Game Designer” to your resume.

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Funding period

- (60 days)