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CHESSaga is a fantasy/chess game where players take their chess pieces on story-driven journeys across custom game-maps!
CHESSaga is a fantasy/chess game where players take their chess pieces on story-driven journeys across custom game-maps!
CHESSaga is a fantasy/chess game where players take their chess pieces on story-driven journeys across custom game-maps!
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CHESSAGA Strategic Fantasy Adventure Game

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THE GAME

Have you ever wanted to take your chess pieces on an adventure? To journey beyond the confines of an 8x8 checkerboard into fantastic worlds like The Lord of the Rings

I have. That’s why I created CHESSaga...

Instead of the singular, 64-square playing field, our debut gamebook—CHESSaga: The Lance of Aloria—features an overarching story and 7 wonderfully illustrated, sequential playing fields with over 400 squares. 

Here’s a lil’ sneak peek… 

Did you notice the different viewpoints on some of those maps?

Aside from the classic Top-Down view, we're also employing cool Side- and Rear-View playing fields that excite the brain and keep things interesting.

[ RULES POSTED AT BOTTOM ]  

But that's just the beginning.

In future adventures we plan to do even more with viewpoints and game mechanics—like having Changeling characters that transform from one kind of piece to another...Shadow characters that  'mirror' the movements of other pieces...Two-piece sized Big creatures...Four-piece sized Giant dragons and much, Much MORE! 

The first CHESSaga gamebook is 100% done and ready to be printed. For those who want more now, we're including two other gamebooks in our CHESSaga WORLDS Box-Set [below]; my U-FO GOT space checkers game and our cool CHESS VARIANTS gamebook that includes my steampunk-inspired Chess/Checkers variant among many other stunning play fields!    

*Here's a quick look at 3 of the 7 playfields from the U-FO GOT space checkers gamebook plus a peak at my steampunk Chess/Checkers variant in the CHESS VARIANTS gamebook... 

Other CHESSaga gamebooks are in the planning stages and if we surpass specific Stretch Goals those will go into full production ASAP! Here's a sneak peek at some of them...

 

 

Meeting the STRETCH GOALS below will provide us with the time and resources to make the Reward items for EVERYONE whose pledge rewards include "...any unlocked Stretch Goals!"     

STRETCH GOAL #1

REWARD= *Kickstarter Exclusive* CHESSaga T-SHIRT

 

CHESSAGA: The Lance of Aloria

The Story & The Rules

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Hurricanes. I live in Florida and hurricanes—apparently—are still a big risk...and deadline buster. Honestly, aside from "acts of God" or medical emergencies, the chances of us not finishing things on time are VERY slim. Yes, stuff DOES happen, but both Rob (the artist) and I are professionals. That said, we've also done a TON of planning and preparation and invested a lot of upfront effort into creating templates that makes the rest of production a breeze. Contingency plans are in place and we are ready to rock!

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    CHESSaga Gamebook

    Magazine-size Gamebook features both Single Player & Multi-Player CHESSaga rules as well as the debut "Lance of Aloria" adventure story with 7 custom gameplay maps!

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    CHESSaga Gamebook & CHESS CLUB Pieces

    GAMEBOOK +plus+ 34 colored Chess Club PIECES — 3.75" tall King with 1.5" base — with extra Queens included.

    Choose 2 COLORS (one for each side): Black, White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Army Green, Neon Green, Tan or Silver

    ALSO INCLUDES soft, but durable drawstring BAG for Pieces...

    ...as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals!

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    CHESSaga Gamebook & TOURNAMENT Pieces

    GAMEBOOK +plus+ 34 colored & *weighted* Tournament CHESS PIECES — 3.75" tall King with 1.5" base — with extra Queens included. Full-set weighs over 4 lbs.

    Choose 2 COLORS (one for each side): Black, White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue or Green

    ALSO INCLUDES soft, but durable drawstring BAG for Pieces...

    ...as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals!

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    CHESSaga Worlds 3-GAME Box Set

    The CHESSaga WORLDS Box Set includes 3 gamebooks (CHESSaga, CHESS Variants & U-FO GOT checkers) — with 21 custom gameplay maps +plus+ 34 colored Chess Club OR Tournament PIECES (your choice)!

    Choose 2 COLORS (one for each side)

    Available TOURNAMENT Piece COLORS:
    Black, White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue or Green

    Available CHESS CLUB Piece COLORS:
    Black, White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Army Green, Neon Green, Tan or Silver

    ALSO INCLUDES plastic DICE & CHIPS (for U-FO Got game), 2 soft, but durable drawstring BAG for Pieces, Chips & Dice...

    ...as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals!

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    TWO CHESSaga Worlds Box Sets

    Two CHESSaga Worlds 3-GAME Box Set

    Two CHESSaga WORLDS Box Set includes 3 gamebooks (CHESSaga, CHESS Variants & U-FO GOT checkers) — with 21 custom gameplay maps +plus+ 34 colored Chess Club OR Tournament PIECES (your choice)!

    Choose 4 COLORS (one for each side)

    Available TOURNAMENT Piece COLORS:
    Black, White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue or Green

    Available CHESS CLUB Piece COLORS:
    Black, White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Army Green, Neon Green, Tan or Silver

    ALSO INCLUDES plastic DICE & CHIPS (for U-FO Got game), 2 soft, but durable drawstring BAG for Pieces, Chips & Dice, a T-shirt & Js Earls THE HEALING OF HARMS novel...

    ...as well as any unlocked Stretch Goals!

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