Border Tensions: Series 2! WildCats, Demons, Sprites, Pandas
After successfully launching Border Tensions over the summer, it's time to expand multiplayer to up to 8 players! Meet the new factions
Over the summer, we launched the original Border Tensions kickstarter, successfully funding and creating the game. Each game deck came with two factions and rules for 2 players. Gameplay options for multiplayer up to 4 players are also available and those who own both base sets are able to make full use of the decks. But Border Tensions was designed to be an ever expanding game with multiple gameplay types, and so we announce SERIES 2!
The original four factions, Zombies, Wild West, Dragons and Robots, are being joined by four brand new factions.
Wild Cats* - Tribal in nature, the Wild Cat faction evokes the Noble Savage. They come from a world where Felidae are the dominant species, and although they may be similar to the big cats we know, they have reached a more evolved state of being. Being summoned into the world of Border Tensions is a shock to the group as a whole, but this pulls them together. This won't just be your typical Lion leading a make shift pride. Look forward to meeting characters with features of the Margay, Ocelot, Serval and of course the Pallas' cat families, amongst others.
Demons* - From a dimension of darkness, monstrous creatures have been pulled to the world of Border Tensions to act as pawns in our game. But are these abominations just misunderstood? Mutated and grotesque, winged and clawed... but not mindless. Never judge a book by its cover. We'll be looking into some extravagant designs here, working with an artist with free range to use their imagination to create wild and wicked monsters for us to control.
Sprites* - As a mythical forest is captured in the grasp of the Summoner's spell, so too come it's magical inhabitants. Fairies, Gnomes and Nymphs; creatures of the world who can no longer sit in hiding as they need to find their way back home. Of course, in their home dimension, everything is of a much larger scale. These traditionally tiny beings will have no problem looking their opponents square in the eye. Expect a much more ethereal and colorful design to this faction to reflect their fanciful existence.
MafiOso* - From another world where animals have taken charge, we have a Mafia family like you've never seen before. This one is run by Pandas. Unlike previous factions that are here to survive, the Godfather of this Panda Mafia family sees this as an opportunity to acquire new territory. He and his crew are all in, ready to take out whoever might stand in their way. Not all is as it would seem though as a few of our characters aren't your traditional pandas, and one undercover agent must find a way to work with the organization he was trying to infiltrate.
These four new factions will fully integrate with existing factions for new matchups, and up to 8 player multiplayer for those that own all the sets.
*Faction names subject to change
A Note in regards to International Shipping: We want to and WILL supply rewards levels to International destinations. However the shipping fees vary widely depending on where you are. Please send us a message with your location, and we will look into shipping rates and add an option just for you as soon as possible!
AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MISSED OUT ON THE FIRST PRINTING OF SERIES 1: We've opened up backing rewards allowing you first dibs on the new printing! We're going from completely Sold Out to getting copies in your hands faster than we can via the website!
Risks and challenges
Our first Kickstarter was a learning experience to be sure. The majority of funding goes to paying for art commissions, and those can take time. Here at Border Tensions we pride ourselves on the act of creation, and delivering a quality product. That's why I don't do the art myself. In Series 1, we worked with four AMAZING artists to create the factions and give them a truly professional design. I took the time to find artists with a certain style of design, to match the individual looks. We hope to continue that tradition by signing on four new artists to bring the new factions to life.
Processing the actual card art doesn't take long after that, but production time is its' own animal. Factoring in the time it takes for Kickstarter to actually deliver funds, we know we can't promise a one month turnaround on the new factions.
Anyone that orders the existing factions will see their decks come in approx 4-6 weeks after the end of the kickstarter, January, 2018. The new factions will take a little longer and should be delivered in Spring 2018. We learned the first time and we know how this all works now. It's a clean process going forwardLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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