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Dameon WillichBy Dameon Willich
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Dameon WillichBy Dameon Willich
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About

Triad the Game is actually three games in one! Triad the Board Game is a fast paced new game that allows 2-9 players to play a "Fey" patron that runs an entire Triad of heroes as they search for the "Gem of Ohma". There are battles and adventures a plenty in this game that is fun for the whole family ages 6 and up! (This game has many FREE downloads that you can print in a variety of ways. Including a single 33 x 34 inch map, or as 6 11x17 inch map pieces. There are also 12 11x17 inch Battle Grids and "Adventure" and "Treasure" cards that you print using Avery Template 8371 and matching card stock.) 

Triad Chess is a three way chess game that can be played in two ways… as a strategy game like regular chess where you move into your opponent's space and remove the piece, replacing it with your own. And as a Battle Chess game where the two pieces go to the battle circle, and only the victor returns to the space that was contested. This changes the strategy as you go. The fact that there are three players makes the game very intriguing and difficult. Developed to be played with counters or 25 mm figures, this game takes one 11x 17 board FREE download that you need to print. 

Finally there is Triad the RPG, with three ways to play. As a simplified RPG where again you are the "Fey" running three characters, the armored Cavalier, the crafty Ranger and the powerful Mystic. You must decide how to play each of the characters in a team as the Game Master sets you on a task. This variant can be played with multiple players. There is the advanced version as well where you are one of the three possible character types, playing a single character that hopes to be "called" to serve in a triad. This version of Triad the Game takes a lot more role playing and because there is no resurrection in the game, you need to really watch your step. The balance of power in Triad the Game is very interesting, with multiple city states and a world that allows the game master to create any number of varieties of story lines. Almost any folk tale or fable can be used as a scenario. The advanced RPG version of Triad has one of the toughest role playing rule sets you may come across. Limited magic and a very dangerous combat system combine to force players to make sound decisions, and role play instead of just roll playing. Fortunately it is easy to create a new character in this game system. Character sheets are in the Rule book or available as a FREE download. 

The third version is a war game called Squad Wars, where you command a squad of 10 or more warriors and battle to win in exciting historical or fantasy scenarios. You can devise the scenario that you want to play, add magic or not, and play with armies as large as you wish. The rule system can be used for squads or armies of different historical periods all the way through the renaissance period, or as a fantasy based game. Developed for use with 25 mm figures, but can be used with 1/72nd or up to 35 mm figures as well. Squad sheets are in the Rule book or available as a FREE download. 

 If you wish to play only the RPG there are not any downloads necessary to play. All three games are played with only 6 sided dice. 

 "Triad the Game" is already finished and is available for the public to purchase from Amazon, Create Space and TFAPress.com. We are not trying to raise funds to complete the project but rather funds to launch it in the competitive gaming universe. The more we make on this fund raiser, the more gaming conventions and game shops we will be able to visit to teach folks how to play "Triad the Game". We hope to be able to raise enough that we can buy actual ads in gaming magazines and on other venues. 

This version of "Triad the Game" is packaged with the special Kickstarter Cover. After we have finalized our rewards, we will repackage the game and this cover will no longer be available.

 "Triad the Game" has wonderful art work by some great artists including Mike Grell, Doug Herring, Vivian Lee, Jordin Mitchell, Kat MacKay and my self, Dameon Willich. As we grow we will be adding expansions to the game, such as city state expansions, scenarios and maps packs. We will also be adding additional artists to the project. There is also a 7 novel tie in by Darragh Metzger, already finished and available from Amazon, Create Space and TFAPress.com. Longer range goals include the graphic novel mini-series and possibly a webisode series.

Composite of a few of the drawings in the game.
Composite of a few of the drawings in the game.

Risks and challenges

Seeing how I already funded the actual game project out of pocket, there should be no further delays at this point. What delays we did experience were in getting the art finished on time because of the busy schedules of some of our collaborators. And of course finishing up a video for this launch due to weather. (Hard to film a "Summer country" video in the snow!) However we did finish all of those things and we plan to continue with this project, hopefully with your help.Our next challenge is of course this Kickstarter. Being new to the concept, we are making a lot of mistakes. But with some assistance from our new friends, and some old ones, we will overcome them. Our next goal is to start working on the expansions, which will add new challenges. We hope that you find our project worthy of your interest and your contribution.

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    "Opa"
    You want the Game? You get it! You want the Art? You get a Portfolio of Prints (Limited Edition) But most of all you want the opportunity to be a character in the game. You create your character, a Cavalier, a Ranger or a Mystic, and Dameon Willich will draw you as that character and you will be in the next Game expansion we put out. (Restricted to individuals 18 and over. Likeness is NOT a portrait, but will look like the person. You get to keep the original art as well!) SPECIAL BONUS, If you live within 150 miles of Seattle in the US, a costumed character will deliver your game and art to you!

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    So you want to be in the game. Here is your chance. You get to work with us and become a character in the next expansion of the game. We create the character art based on you, and the artist is your choice from any of those that are working with us. (Restricted to individuals 18 and over. Likeness is NOT a portrait, but will look like the person. You get to keep the original art as well!) Plus we will give you a copy of the printed game and all the down loads as well as the entire 7 book series "Triads of Tir na n'Og" signed by Darragh Metzger.

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    "Fey Patron"
    You and 2 friends get to come out to Seattle (at your expense) and play Triad the Game with the creators and some of our costumed associates, in a special weekend long Triad campaign. Plus we will give you 3 copies of the printed game and all the down loads as well as the entire 7 book series "Triads of Tir na n'Og" signed by Darragh Metzger.

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    "Priestess of Ohma"
    You and 2 friends get to come out to Seattle (at your expense) and play the Triad Chess game, with living Chess Pieces! Takes a bit of planning and involves the Seattle Knights as the pieces. But we will video it for you and you can watch it over and over again! Plus we will give you 3 copies of the printed game and all the down loads as well as the entire 7 book series "Triads of Tir na n'Og" signed by Darragh Metzger.

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    "Greater Fey"
    You are the FEY Larp! You play the Fey controlling your Triad's destiny! In a Live Action Role Playing Game with members of the Fantasy Alternative, one of the oldest Larps in the US. You come to Seattle (at your expense) and learn how to play a live action game, with you as the FEY controlling your Cavalier, Ranger and Mystic. Give them the task and hope they succeed. Break your Triad and reform it using others that you find in the area. Plan your strategy and play against other FEY in the great game! Plus we will give you 3 copies of the printed game and all the down loads as well as the entire 7 book series "Triads of Tir na n'Og" signed by Darragh Metzger.

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    You will receive the hard copy printed game with all the downloads, the Limited Edition print portfolios, all 7 of the "Triads of Tir na n'Og" novels signed by Darragh Metzger, and the real prize...
    A joust show for you and your friends featuring the Seattle Knights! Come to Seattle (at your expense) and bring your guests. We will provide the entertainment!
    A complete show just like we do for the renaissance faires, but just for you and your guests! Details to be worked out based on current schedules and your availability.

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Funding period

- (30 days)