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Series 1 decks
Series 1 decks

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!

Zombie Leader
Zombie Leader

 

Dragons Leader
Dragons Leader

 

Wild West Leader
Wild West Leader

 

Robots Leader
Robots Leader

 

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 forward

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    Series 1: Zombies vs Wild West

    Did you miss the first Kickstarter? The First Edition Printing of Series 1 completely sold out, and you can be the first to get your hands on the Second Printing! Includes everything you need for the 2 player version of the game, featuring the Zombie and Wild West factions and amazing character art by Abdullah Moatasem and Anthony Wheeler

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    Series 1: Dragons vs Robots

    Did you miss the first Kickstarter? The First Edition Printing of Series 1 completely sold out, and you can be the first to get your hands on the Second Printing! Includes everything you need for the 2 player version of the game, featuring the Dragons and Robots factions and amazing character art by Ida Hem and Artemii Myasnikov

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    Series 2!!! Wild Cats vs Demons

    Be the first to own the new factions! Wildcats vs Demons will feature new characters and new art, as well as their own unique character groupings to change up those strategies you think you've already got down.

    Fully compatible with existing factions and all future factions!

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    Series 2!!! Sprites vs Panda Mafia!

    Be the first to own the new factions! Sprites vs Panda Mafia will feature new characters and new art, as well as their own unique character groupings to change up those strategies you think you've already got down.

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    Collect the Past

    Grab both the original Border Tensions Series 1 base sets and get into the action with Zombies vs Wild West vs Dragons vs Robots.

    Hit yourself with 2 player, 3 player, 4 player and Team gameplay options. Perfect if you missed out the first time, or if you already own the game and want to gift it to a friend.

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    Collect the Future

    Already own all of Series 1? Want to skip ahead and jump in fresh? This is the reward for you. Pick up Wild Cats vs Demons vs Sprites vs Panda Mafia and you'll get all four Series 2 factions in one swoop.

    Gameplay options available for 2 player, 3 player, 4 player and Team modes!

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    Anthony Wheeler Wild West pack

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    Abdullah Moatasem Zombie pack

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    BLACK FRIDAY! Collect it ALL!!!

    Now Through Monday, FREE SHIPPING to the USA when you pledge at this reward level. Why stop at 4 factions when you can collect them all? Each of the 8 factions has a unique character layout, providing for variations in strategy from game to game. Each faction also rocks unique character art from awesome artists.

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    Fight the Future: Part 2!

    Want to be part of the creative process? Help design a future faction! Those that backed at this reward tier the first time are helping with the design of the Wild Cats and Panda Mafia factions. You could help bring your dream faction to life in the next series!

    You'll receive all 4 Series 2 factions, and when series 3 comes along, We'll contact you directly to help make your creation a reality.

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    Ever wanted to be immortalized in a card game? Now's your opportunity. In the Series 1 factions, I provided cameo appearances to a few friends who helped create, hone and encourage the dream that became a reality.
    The Robot and Wild West rebels, and the Dragon LongShot are representative cameos. And of course, I myself am Patient Zero, the Zombie Leader.
    We are offering ONE Cameo position to a special backer in the WildCats Faction.
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    Ever wanted to be immortalized in a card game? Now's your opportunity. In the Series 1 factions, I provided cameo appearances to a few friends who helped create, hone and encourage the dream that became a reality.
    The Robot and Wild West rebels, and the Dragon LongShot are representative cameos. And of course, I myself am Patient Zero, the Zombie Leader.
    We are offering ONE Cameo position to a special backer in the Panda Mafia Faction.
    Within 72 hours of successful funding, we will need pictures of you for our artists to base your character art off of. We will also discuss details of the available characters to come up with the best match for you. Some restrictions will apply
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    Ever wanted to be immortalized in a card game? Now's your opportunity. In the Series 1 factions, I provided cameo appearances to a few friends who helped create, hone and encourage the dream that became a reality.
    The Robot and Wild West rebels, and the Dragon LongShot are representative cameos. And of course, I myself am Patient Zero, the Zombie Leader.
    We are offering ONE Cameo position to a special backer in the Sprites Faction.
    Within 72 hours of successful funding, we will need pictures of you for our artists to base your character art off of. We will also discuss details of the available characters to come up with the best match for you. Some restrictions will apply
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    Cameo Appearance! Demons

    BLACK FRIDAY-CYBER MONDAY $50 OFF
    Ever wanted to be immortalized in a card game? Now's your opportunity. In the Series 1 factions, I provided cameo appearances to a few friends who helped create, hone and encourage the dream that became a reality.
    The Robot and Wild West rebels, and the Dragon LongShot are representative cameos. And of course, I myself am Patient Zero, the Zombie Leader.
    We are offering ONE Cameo position to a special backer in the Demons Faction.
    Within 72 hours of successful funding, we will need pictures of you for our artists to base your character art off of. We will also discuss details of the available characters to come up with the best match for you. Some restrictions will apply
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