Here's overview of what we're offering in this campaign:
This reprint contains ALL the Stretch Goals that were unlocked during the 2016 Kickstarter Campaign!
Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star rulebook: Link
Xia: Embers Solo rulebook: Link
We're including all the unlocked stretch goals (from the first campaign) right from the start! Here's what will be in every copy:
We are also happy to offer the Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star - Sellsword Edition!
This edition contains the NPC: Sellsword Mk II. This ship is mechanically the same as the original Kickstarter exclusive Sellsword, but with a new paint job, name, and tagline. Every Sellsword Mk II pledge level includes a player ship mat - so you can choose to use the Sellsword as an NPC, or a player ship!
Brand new content for 2018!
Xia: Missions and Powers is a brand new mini-expansion for Xia: Legends of a Drift System. If you already have Xia and Embers, this is for you! It includes 54 cards:
New Ship Powers!
21 new ability cards, one for each existing player ship. Now offering players a choice each time they acquire a ship. The new powers are balanced with the existing powers, but offer greater reliability and can be used multiple times per turn.
Transport: In this mission type, you're given a load of cargo and a contract to deliver it. It's up to you to decide what to do with the goods: Keep the cargo, trade it away or sell it! However, if you break your contract, you'll become a wanted captain with a bounty on your head!
Launder: Counterfeit credits can be a great way for a crooked pilot to get ahead in the 'verse. You'll need help from another captain to clear the transaction. Hopefully the other captain decides to help you launder the money, but beware, they could just as easily call the fuzz!
Assist: Every ship needs starside assistance from time to time. Working as a tow-ship isn't glamorous, but it can help pay the bills!
BOOM! It takes a special kind of captain to load a bomb onto their ship. You'll be given a target, but no one's going to stop you from detonating your munitions whenever you see fit! If you survive the aftermath, you could make some decent hazard-pay!
Overall, this mini-expansion offers Xia players many new permutations for ship powers, and more interactive missions!
These are the features for Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star
Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star rulebook: Link
Xia is a 1-5 player sandbox style competitive space adventure. Each player starts as a lowly but hopeful captain of a small starship. Players fly their ships about the system, completing a variety of missions, exploring new sectors and battling other ships.
Navigating hazardous environments, players choose to mine, salvage, or trade valuable cargo. Captains vie with each other for Titles, riches, and most importantly Fame.
The most adaptive, risk taking, and creative players will excel. One captain will rise above the others, surpassing mortality by becoming Legend!
Xia: Legends of a Drift System rulebook: Link
(Note: The 2 KS Exclusives: "Envoy Missions" and "Sellsword V1" from the 2013 campaign were a limited time exclusive and are not included in any copies after the original 2013 printing)
Be the help! Currently the first printing of Xia: Embers sold out all over the world! Which is great! Except that it's a very expensive game to manufacture, so the only way we can make more copies is with your help!
Be economical! As a thank you, the best prices are available to our Kickstarter backers, and that's also the best place to buy it for Far Off Games. You can see the discounts we're offering at each pledge tier. Thank you!
Be informed! We'll have guaranteed regular updates (go ahead and check my previous Kickstarters!) You'll always know just where we're at in the production timeline!
We have distribution warehouses in: US, Canada, EU, Australia, and China.
We're shipping the games by using the Stonemaier Method - shipping games to fulfillment warehouses around the world to pay customs fees & VAT for you - and to make shipping prices as low as possible!
We've already successfully shipped over 10,000 copies of Xia around the world!
This is a re-printing from our Kickstarter in 2016, so we're including all the unlocked stretch/social goals right from the start! Please note, because of this there are no additional stretch goals in this campaign.
Here's what we unlocked, and will be included in every copy:
Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star has been blind tested over 100 times by over 180 amazing playtesters all over the world! They have clock in over 300+ hours played. We've spent months collecting data and refining the game to make it the most polished expansion we possibly can.
These testers have provided incredible feedback, and helped to prune and polish this expansion to what you see today! You can feel confident that everything in the game has been thoroughly playtested and balanced (including all stretch goals!).
My name is Cody Miller. I’m an IT major, husband to an incredible wife, father of three beautiful children, and an avid gamer!
Thank you, fellow gamer, for your support! :)
My name is Ira Fay. I’m professor of game design, and I love getting to work with Cody and Far Off Games. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity!
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Xia: Legends of a Drift System Our first game "XIA" that was made after a successful Kickstarter.
We will have retailer bundle options available in the pledge manager.
If you are a retailer interested in purchasing copies for your store, please pledge at the $1 level and send me private message letting me know you're a retailer.
When the Kickstarter ends we will have a retailer pledge option in the pledge manager!
Risks and challenges
This reprint of Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star is my fourth Kickstarter project. With my 3 previous campaigns I've successfully shipped over 10,000 copies to backers all over the world. I am confident that everything I've learned from my first three projects will make this an even more streamlined process.
Since this is a physical tabletop board game, that means it has to be manufactured, then shipped to you! The primary risks involved are:
-Manufacturing Delays: I have worked with our manufacturing company PandaGM on my previous projects. They are a well known and reputable manufacturer. I will work with PandaGM to minimize manufacturing delays, which are often caused by incorrect file preparation for printing, or coloration issues. Since this is my fourth project I am confident we will overcome any unforeseen manufacturing issues with minimal delays.
-Manufacturing Defects: Panda GM has a 99% guaranteed defect free rate for their products. However, they also account for the 1% of defects by sending me replacement parts. Should you have any issues with your copy, simply let me know and I'll get you replacement parts as soon as possible!
-Shipping Delays: There is always the possibility of shipping delays - I hope to minimize these by having a solid logistics plan in place. I am working with localized distribution centers to have games to you as quickly as possible.
-Shipping Losses: Should your game be damaged or lost in transit, I will replace it or any broken parts at no cost to you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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