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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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