We are working with different methods to get international shipping down, luckily Josh worked for a major stevedoring company (yes, we will wait while you look up that weird word) so he is familiar with the different issues that can occur when your freight is loaded up on one of those big container ships. Shipping costs can change between when the Kickstarter is successfully funded and when the game is ready to ship. Sadly, that is one thing we cannot control; so while we do not plan on increasing the costs, we may have to. Hopefully, shipping costs will drop and we will be able to send you a refund! What you can be sure of is that we will be using the materials and methods needed to ensure your product's safe arrival, with the least amount of waste and cost.
*UPDATE* We are working with a European distributor (Games Quest)! We feel it is important to use the experience and knowledge of the experts and get the best deal for our international backers!!!
In this tabletop game you are a young adventurer who has just left home. With only a couple of items in your pack, you have set out for a town you have heard tales of- Heroes Cove. Rumor is that Kaira, a former Gladiator who won her own freedom, has settled in this paradise town. Kaira has even been known to take aspiring warriors under her wing to train and mentor. When you arrive at Heroes Cove you see many other young travelers and realize that they have come with the same hope. Kaira cannot train them all so you must compete for her attention by completing quests for Kaira’s beloved Heroes Cove and it’s residents!
You may be asked by Grant, the town’s sheriff, to take care of a pirate problem; or Thurmon, Heroes Cove’s mayor, may require assistance clearing land. Each of these quests require items and if you can provide them you are in! Depending on how you and the rest of the group performed on the quest you could receive any combination of loot, coin, damage and victory points. Your race and class abilities, as well as loot and armor items can affect these outcomes. Individual quests are another opportunity to outshine your competitors. Take too much damage and you could die, but gain the most victory points and you win the race for Kaira’s attention!
We have employed the talents of Christen N. Sowards (https://lostspherespublishing.wordpress.com/) and Joseph Patrick Richards (https://josephpatrickrichards.com/ ) to help craft the story that is available for those interested in the inner workings of the Cove. We have several short stories available on our website: http://heroescove.com/short-stories/
Risks and challenges
In our continued effort to be transparent with our backers, we want to let you know that we have set the goal to the absolute minimum needed to get the product pledged for in your hands. We have made sure to account for all expenses needed to deliver a high quality product, so please be assured that we will deliver your product and any rewards earned upon successful funding, but know that this goal does not leave any margin for expenses incurred in creating the game, overhead or profit. Because of this, we will not be able to provide lots of fun rewards and incentives, other than the one early bird offer (which we believe is extremely important for our most dedicated supporters) until we reach a funding level of about 200% when we will be able to order enough copies of the game that they will be produced at a lower cost than the MSRP.
We feel that this is important to be able to get the game into the hands of those who love it and give a higher chance of funding early and catching the attention of potential backers so that we can raise the funds to be able to hook up our backers like they deserve. The first 48 hours are crucial for this plan to work and therefore we have made the decision to offer an early bird special.
Those of you who have been with us on this journey for some time know that we are determined to make this project happen and are tenacious in our effort to bring Heroes Cove to you and make it the most high quality and enjoyable experience for our backers. We look forward to sharing with you the stretch goals and upgrades we hope to hit once we have funded this project. We understand that any project can experience setbacks at any point- anything from quality control to customs inspections- but we have researched, prepared and planned as much as possible. Those who have followed us from the start know that we are tenacious in our efforts to bring this project to life.
Thank you all for reviewing our project, supporting us and welcome to Heroes Cove!
- (30 days)