William: Hey Folks! Welcome to our little Kickstarter page. On the way to grab some pizza three years ago Tanner suggested an idea for a drafting card game, where players selected parts for a dragon. I really liked the concept, which reminded me of some of my favorite childhood toys. That night I sketched out a prototype and the next day I presented it to Tanner, who said, "That's really not what I had in mind, but this is GREAT!" Thus Draft-a-Dragon was born--errr--Hatched!!
Tanner: We've been tweaking and re-working the game since then, and a loud chorus of people are now requesting their own copies of Draft-a-Dragon. It's a great, brief little game to start off your game night.
William: I have spent a LOT of time doodling, drawing, and arts-ing for this game. I am ready for it to spread its wings and soar majestically out of the nest, where people can enjoy it, and hopefully, make their own dragons! And, not just with my artwork, each pledge level will include a guide for making your own unique Draft-a-Dragon cards.
Tanner: We don't have super lofty goals for Draft-a-Dragon, we just want to be able to put our game in people's hands at a fair price. By coming together as a community, we can finally get this little card game printed! We'll be manufacturing through Shuffled Ink in Florida.
William: Also, we are partnering with Well Played, the Board Game Cafe in Asheville for our launch party. Tanner works Well Played as the "Game Master." They'll be celebrating their first year in business and helping us get out the word for Kickstarter on Friday, March 30th. Hope to see you there!
Draft-a-Dragon is a 2-6 player "drafting" game that only takes about 15 minutes to play. Basically, players pass around their hands, with each player picking one card to keep (face-down) at a time before passing.
The cards dwindle down until each player has "kept" seven cards. Then those players use those cards to...
All players construct their dragons simultaneously, following a few rules:
Players draft again, this time with five action cards. Action cards allow players to tweak their dragon for more points (scored later), or sabotage other players' plans.
After all the action cards have been played, everyone tallies up the final scores of their dragons, plus/minus bonuses from action cards. A few copies of the following scoring reference card are included in each set of Draft-a-Dragon.
But really, Draft-a-Dragon is no more of a choking hazard than standard playing cards. It is not a complicated game, and we've found that 5-year-old-sized kids (ages 13 and up *wink*) find unique and entertaining ways to play with these cards--like variations on "Go Fish" and matching games.
Risks and challenges
All of the artwork for this project is finished it just needs to be manufactured!
As with many of these projects, there can be delays on the manufacturing side. We'll be sure to communicate any difficulties on that front.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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