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Fire Emblem-style tactical RPG with modding, custom campaigns, bridge-building, destructible battlefields, and hotseat multiplayer.
Fire Emblem-style tactical RPG with modding, custom campaigns, bridge-building, destructible battlefields, and hotseat multiplayer.
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    GOLD PRE-ORDER

    Get a free copy of the finished game whenever it's released, PLUS an awesome high-resolution digital poster designed by artist Benn Marion AND a special forum badge marking you as an Above-And-Beyond Backer!

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    IMMEDIATE ACCESS

    Get immediate access to a Kickstarter-exclusive, DRM-free copy of the game as soon as this Kickstarter campaign ends, with continuing updates during the game's development; the ability to play player-created campaigns from day one; a free copy of the finished game whenever it's released; and a free Steam key whenever the game appears on Steam! (You'll also receive the forum badge and digital art.)

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    SOUNDTRACK

    Get a Kickstarter-exclusive, DRM-free copy of the game as soon as this Kickstarter campaign ends, with continuing updates during the game's development; the ability to play player-created campaigns from day one; a free copy of the finished game whenever it's released; a free Steam key whenever the game appears on Steam; the forum badge, the digital art, AND you'll get a copy of the game's soundtrack upon release!

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    CREDIT

    Kickstarter-exclusive, DRM-free copy of the game as soon as this Kickstarter campaign ends, with continuing updates during the game's development; the ability to play player-created campaigns from day one; a free copy of the finished game whenever it's released; a free Steam key whenever the game appears on Steam; the forum badge; the digital art; a copy of the game's soundtrack upon release; AND you'll appear in the Telepath Tactics end game credits with a special thanks for your generosity! BONUS: you'll also get a free copy of tournament-style turn-based tactics game Telepath Psy Arena 2.

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    MAP EDITOR

    Get every last thing in the Credit tier above, PLUS get early access to the game's map editor as soon as the Kickstarter campaign ends! (Get a head start making your own battles and campaigns!)

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    DIGITAL ALL-IN

    Get everything in the Map Editor tier, plus get a second copy of the game to give to a friend AND get the awesome 30-track soundtrack to Telepath RPG: Servants of God on top of all that!

    BONUS: The first 200 people to back at or above this level will *also* get a free copy of Defender's Quest and the Defender's Quest soundtrack!

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    PHYSICAL ALL-IN

    Get everything in the Map Editor tier, plus you get both a physical postcard and an awesome 18" x 24" printed poster designed by artist Benn Marion!

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    NAME A CHARACTER

    Get everything in the Digital All-in Tier, plus name a character in multiplayer! (Submit any character name of your choice, within reason, to be included within the game's random name generator.) On top of that, you'll get a free copy of Telepath RPG: Servants of God!

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    SIGNED POSTER

    Get everything in the Physical All-in Tier, plus developer Craig Stern will personally sign your Telepath Tactics poster!

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    THE INITIATE

    Get everything in the Name a Character Tier, plus get a free copy of The Beginner's Guide to Programming RPGs, a book I've written but never before released! This book covers every aspect of coding RPGs: from movement to combat, inventory systems to enemy to AI, it's all in here. No prior programming experience is necessary; not available anywhere else!

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    THE SUMMONER

    Get everything in the Initiate Tier, plus learn the incantation to summon me on Skype (or Google Hangouts, if you prefer)! Want design advice or feedback on a project idea? Want beard-trimming tips? Want to argue over which Monty Python film was best? It's up to you; I'm all yours for at least 1 hour! (And of course, you'll have my contact info available for the future.)

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    LET'S PLAY OF YOUR CAMPAIGN

    Get everything in the Initiate Tier, plus I will personally play through a Telepath Tactics campaign that you create and record it as a Let's Play series to be shown on The Sinister Design Channel on Youtube.

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    BE AN NPC

    Get everything in the Initiate Tier, plus appear in the official single player campaign as an NPC!

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    BE AN NPC+

    Get everything in the Be an NPC Tier, plus your NPC will have a dramatic scene! (We'll work with you to decide the circumstances: death, romance, a narrow escape, etc.)

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    FOUNDER

    Get everything in the Be an NPC+ Tier, plus you'll get an island named after you! (Or, if you prefer, come up with another name of your choice.) I'll come up with a story behind how you came to have the island named after you; this will become part of the lore of the Telepath series, and will remain in all games going forward!

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    BE A VILLAIN

    Get everything in the Initiate Tier, plus appear in the official single player campaign as a villainous boss character that the player has to defeat! (If I were contributing to this campaign, I'd totally pick this one. Just sayin'.)

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    BE A PLAYABLE CHARACTER

    Get everything in the Initiate Tier, plus you'll appear in the official single player campaign as an actual playable character that the player recruits into his or her army! We'll work with you to decide your character's backstory, personality, and combat abilities. Seriously awesome.

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    THE ASSISTANT DESIGNER

    Get everything in the Initiate Tier, plus work with me to design a mission in the official campaign (including scripted dialog, the battle itself, and events that happen beforehand)! You will be credited as an Assistant Designer.

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    THE LEAD ASSISTANT DESIGNER

    Get everything in the Initiate Tier, plus work with me to design a brand new multiplayer game mode! You will be credited as a Lead Assistant Designer.

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    KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

    At $10,000, I'll license the game's engine to you for use in your very own commercial project. (The engine is not available for commercial use any other way!)

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