A tactical space combat game that uses Cards, Boards and Dice together in an innovative new way to create epic space battles!
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Here's a current list of what you'll get for as little as 40 dollars!
- Large, sturdy Box with Plastic Storage Liner
- 2 Gunship Boards (blue and red)
- 4 Gunship Wings (blue and red)
- 2 Fighter Squadron Boards (blue and red)
- 2 Assault Carrier Boards (blue and red)
- 118 Cards
- 3 Standard Black Dice (2 12-sided, 1 8-sided)
- Full-Color Rulebook
- 24 Fighter Tokens
- FREE U.S. SHIPPING!
UNLOCKED - 4-Player Version PLUS Bonus Carriers!
- 2 Gunship Boards (green and white)
- 4 Gunship Wings (green and white)
- 2 Fighter Squadron Boards (green and white)
- 2 Assault Carrier Boards (green and white)
- 38 Cards
- 24 Fighter Tokens
- 12 Carrier Armor Tokens
- 2 12-sided Dice
UNLOCKED - Upgrade Cards for all 4 players!
- 52 Upgrade Cards
UNLOCKED - Set of 4 Custom Engraved Battle Dice!
- 4 Custom Dice w/ Engraved Combat Symbols
UNLOCKED - X-perimental Weapon Cards!
- 4 Autoblaster Cannon Cards
- 4 Weapons Generator Cards
- 4 Ion Bomb Cards
- 4 Defense Turret Cards
- 4 Homing Missile Cards
- 4 Heavy Ion Cannon Cards
UNLOCKED - Fighter Upgrade!
- 4 Fighter Reserves Cards
UNLOCKED - Punchboard Unit Tokens w/ Accessories!
- 4 double-sided Gunship Tokens (1 in each color) Ionized Backs
- 16 double-sided Fighter Tokens (4 in each color) Wreckage Backs
- 4 Gunship Landing Pads
UNLOCKED - 2 BONUS Deck Cards!
- Die Roll Modifier (Title and Artwork TBA)
- Die Result Modifier (Title and Artwork TBA)
PROMOS (Gunship Crewman and Higher) 2 Mini-Expansions!
- Gunship: Asteroids! (24 Cards and 5 Dice)
- Gunship: Crewmates! (18 Character Cards)
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NOTE: The Battle Cruiser Heroes Level NOW INCLUDES a free copy of the upcoming Battle Cruiser Expansion! Only 2 slots left!
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We are now working on Bundles! Please Contact us and let us know how many games you want - we will work out a great shipping cost for you if you buy 3 or more!
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Turn every game of Gunship: First Strike! into a meaningful battle in a larger war! Want to learn more? Become a backer and read all about it in our Updates Section!
Gunship: First Strike is a tactical space combat game that uses Boards, Cards and Dice together in an innovative and exciting way. Each player builds a custom Gunship, choosing Weapons and Armor placement to suit his tactics. The Objective is the total destruction of the enemy Assault Carrier. Guess what? They have the very same orders! Engage in Dogfights and Strafing Runs with your Fighter Squadron and use your Gunship's Torpedoes and Bombs to pummel the enemy Carrier (if you survive the Defense Cannon barrage!)
Your opponent has a Gunship and Fighters of his own, and will be trying his hardest to thwart your plans and destroy YOUR Carrier! Both sides will deploy a variety of armaments with individual "personalities". Blasters are the most accurate but do the least damage, while Ion Cannons cause lasting effects that slowly drive your adversary crazy! Torpedoes are a sure thing, but if "the dice are with you" when you drop a trio of Thruster Bombs, you'll do maximum damage!
Gunship: First Strike has a unique damage tracking system where you can actually watch your ship get slowly banged up and cringe as important parts get shot right off! When you take TOO much damage for comfort, or need to switch Weapons, land inside your OWN Carrier for a quick pit stop. Restore your Shields, load up on Bombs, and get back into the battle - it's going to come down to the wire and EVERY TURN COUNTS! Most battles are won by less than a handful of Hit Points.
Gunship has awesome artwork and a strong sci-fi theme. It plays very quickly and makes a great game to "kick off" a night of heavier gaming or to play in a tournament or "best 2 out of 3" style.
Gunship is for 2 players or two teams of 2 players each (using the 4-player expansion). A typical game, including set-up, takes about 45 - 60 minutes.
Gunship was designed to be a FUN, light combat game but offers plenty of tough decisions and multiple ways to play your hand of cards. Since every battle is completely different and you have so many choices of Weapons and tactics, Gunship has a high replay value. What worked for you THIS time may not work so well in the next game!
Complete information about Escape Pod Games and Gunship, including our full, downloadable Rulebook, is available on our website:
Now, check out everything you'll get for Backing us!
Here are some pictures of everything that has been Unlocked so far! We have literally stuffed the game box to full capacity. The post office said it had to be under 4 pounds so we're giving you 3 pounds, 15.9 ounces!
A table full of stuff!
Dice & Shrinkwrapped Cards
NOTE - Standard D6's have been replaced by the Engraved Battle Dice below.
Fighter Board & Punch-Out Tokens
Engraved Battle Dice!
Punchboard Unit Tokens!
Gunship Landing Pads and view of Ionized Side
Fighter Reserves Upgrade Cards
24 X-Perimental Weapons Cards
4 Sets of 13 Upgrade Cards (52 Total)
Green Board Set (includes 19 Green Ship Cards)
White Board Set (includes 19 White Ship Cards)
Bonus Green and White Carrier Boards (includes (2) 12-sided Dice)
Set of 18 Crewmates cards. These Cards will feature artwork by renowned board game artist Eric J. Carter! Each card was purchased as a Reward by one of our Backers and will be custom-designed to their individual specs. Each Crewmates card will add a special ability or game effect to your battles!
Gunship: Asteroids! adds a new terrain type to your battles - the Asteroid Field! Includes 24 cards and 5 dice. Use the cards alone to spice up your battles or play our new game scenario and try to collect more X-Plodium than your opponent before you lose your Carriers to large flying rocks!
Access to Wallpaper Collection
Backers at ALL levels will get access to a collection of beautiful Gunship Wallpapers in several popular sizes. These are created by our awesome Italian artist, Luca Oleastri, and you can see a few of them in the "Art" section of our website. We'll add new ones every month and you'll have a "lifetime pass" to come and grab them as you please.
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Gunship: First Strike is fully designed, playtested and ready for production! We have a manufacturing facility standing by to run 3000 units as soon as we secure funding. We plan to take some time to finalize artwork and a few Rulebook revisions, and start sending everything out to our manufacturers in late Spring. By August (hopefully sooner!) you should start receiving nice heavy packages in the mail!
All Kickstarter Backers will receive their games and promos well before the rest of the gaming community. We will not sell Gunship to the general public until you have had time to show off a little first!
I would like to take this brief opportunity to personally thank anyone who either has or is considering backing this project. I have been on a very long, sometimes painful journey to bring this game to you and I hope to provide you with years of entertainment in the future!
No - the Custom Boards are only available for Gunship Captains, although we will add additional slots for those as needed (you can never have too many Captains!). On a similar note, You only get to name a Faction at the Faction Leader Level and you only get to be on a card at the Gunship Hero Level, etc. These slots ARE limited and we will not add more of those. Thanks!