"This is a fun little card game, with excellent pirate artwork from Don Maitz (the guy who drew Captain Morgan of rum bottle fame)!" -Shire Games
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/777911/a-must-have-for-any-game-collection Thank you Grant, for this article.
Greetings!!!! Raiding Parties is back for set two, offering you some extremely unique reward options. You could even become an in game Pirate, or a Joker!
Don Maitz is the exclusive artist with his amazing artwork that can be seen here at http://www.paravia.com/catalog. Featuring many new cards, "Brethren of the Coast" will continue to provide challenge, variety, and synergy. Please take a look at our website for more info about the game. www.raidingparties.com
You do not need set one to play with set two, although there are many different cards for you to choose from.
Here are a few reviews so far:
The goal of Raiding Parties is to completely destroy the enemy, by killing all of their cards. Each card has a gold value (the treasure box on the bottom left) and before a game, players will agree on a set gold total. For example, in a 30 gold battle, each player will create their deck that equates to 30 gold. The higher the gold cost is on a card, the more powerful it is. Actions will require you to flip a card from a separate deck of (poker) playing cards, to determine whether or not it is a success. Here is an example of one "shooting" another:
Below is a look at the new rule book we want to include.. This will be a large, easy to follow packet detailing every guideline that you ever have to know about in Raiding Parties:
This image gives you a peak at some of the cards in set two. The Raiding Parties website has a better analysis of their in game effects, as there are two new types of cards- land, and one time usages. Can you spot them?!
Here is a small look behind the scenes, to show you why Raiding Parties is such a unique product. Not only is there world class artwork by Don Maitz- but many of the cards are portraits of real people who work within the pirate theme. A few of the characters have been willing to sign their own cards, take a look at some examples:
Charles Waldron’s character- ”Captain Black” travels afar performing as a historical pirate entertainer with his group the Valhalla's Pirates. Their mission is to present various genre related information while inspiring a range of people. Click on the image above for more info.
Meet the Ace of Spades Jeff MacKay, Master Hatter of Captain Jack's Pirate Hats. Since 2003 Jeff has been making the finest, high quality, handcrafted Pirate Hats in Wool felt: Untreated, Acrylic treated and foul weather Oil/wax treated, Cashmere Felt, Straw and Seagrass. Over 2000 variations. So click on this image below to check out his work!
Arthur Whittam, aka. Cascabel is a highly experienced character actor at various festivals ranging from the Key West to New York. He is a regular participant at Pirates in Paradise, the North Carolina Blackbeard festival, and many others. Cascabel makes his own pirate clothing and weaponry, and you can read more about him from the link above (Click on his picture).
Quicksilver, a Set 2 card that would be released. Mark Heimann is an extremely talented potter who makes everything by hand ranging from tankards to lanterns. Click on the image below to check out some of his work.
Please help this game continue, and to be able to utilize much more of Dons artwork. This Kickstarter campaign is instrumental for the future of Raiding Parties, and we really need your support!
Here is an example of our collaboration throughout the creative process. I had a general idea of where I wanted the banner, the treasure box, the skeleton, the gold... and then Don Maitz did what he does best:
The cards in set two are almost finalized, but a lot can change depending on what happens with Kickstarter. If there is a good turnout, the set may be able to include a few extra cards that would not otherwise be printed. There will be at least two new ships, two land cards, and many high gold crew.
This graphic is on www.raidingparties.com, and basically shows the game visually on how to play (Click the Rules Encyclopedia page). In general, all of the cards have been equipped with weapons and abilities, for it is your goal to destroy enemy Raiding Parties before they destroy yours. All weapons have a playing card icon next to them and that would indicate what you need to flip from the top card of the (52 card deck). So if your Musketeer shoots with his pistol, his symbols for that are a Spade/Diamond/Ace/King/Jack... meaning that if you flip one of those cards from the deck- he successfully hits the target and does damage to the enemy Hit Points.
Below is a flyer for the game using Don Maitz's Maritime artwork. The image called "40 Thieves" was a unique kickstarter reward the last time around, as some of you may remember. This particular piece really hit the spot to grasp the feel of Raiding Parties!! Here is the goldmine where I found all of the images just sitting there:
To give a better idea on what some of these pledges are all about, I have provided some visuals to help you see what the more unique rewards are:
This is an example of what the customized Joker cards would look like for the appropriate pledges. Become one of the two unique wild cards!
Not very often do you have the opportunity to become an in game presence, but this is a platform that certainly allows it. Become one of the five possible unique cards that would be included as a bonus in set two! You can choose one from these three images and give me any name (one or two words) that you would like for it. I will coordinate this with you through email.
- (60 days)