$50.00 pledged of $110 goal
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By Nathan Stevens
$50.00 pledged of $110 goal
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About

Hello Everyone!

The Ironpack is making a sci-fi themed tabletop game. This just one of multiple games we have on the drawing board at the moment. Each of the games is designed to flow into the other game. Here is an example: the attacker in Flotilla wins with 5 ships left, the attacker then has the many extra points (equal to the point value of the ships) to field in the ground assault game. A skirmish style game has been considered as well. Right now, Ironpack wants to focus on Flotilla. All of these games are based off of the Eternal Edge stories developed by our writing team. Link to read those stories will be at the bottom of the page if you're interested.

In Flotilla you select one of several space faring species. Each species has their own unique ships and traits. Assemble a fleet using the in game point system and find a place to battle! Flotilla is designed to be simple and fun game with a minimal amount of tools. A few dice and a ruler is all you will need. Ships move and turn based off of 90 and 45 degree angles. Rumor has it that even more agile ships exist though! Currently we expect for the gaming area required to be about three by three feet.

The first step is to design and play test rules. Ironpack has already developed a "rough draft". After some trial games we will post videos explaining the rules and our thought about them. The rules will be available to backers in a living document. Expect these games to be played with coins and tiny pieces of paper. The second step begins when we are satisfied the rules are simple enough to play but fun enough to keep people entertained. When this stage begins we will start designing ships for the starter set species. Not yet confirmed which species will be in the starter set but most likely the Krox and the Human Primancy. For the complete game expect for there to be at least five unique fleet types and one hybrid fleet to represent the Council's races. Stage three is the final step. After ship designs and rules are confirmed we get backing from a producer and do a hard release to the public!

Step One backers (up to $110) will get a limited edition flagship from a species of their choosing! One time print we promise. That being said total honesty, we will keep the designs for replacements and might update the models in the future but they will not be the same as the first edition flagships.

At the completion of this kickstarter we plan on sending out the rules to everyone that has contributed. So they can play it themselves! Once complete we will start Step Two and create another kickstarter for model design! Emails will be set out to alert Step One backers to follow this new kickstarter. 

Everything is still on the drawing board though! We look forward to giving you the kick butt game you asked for! 

Link below for Eternal Edge book development! First chapter is totally free and is less then 9,000 words. Expect Chapter two to be larger:

https://www.patreon.com/EternalEdge/posts

Risks and challenges

The challenges facing Flotilla right now are mostly about time constraints. We expect this game to be very fun but we have day jobs that limit the amount of time we are able to focus on Flotilla. Luckily one of our member's Nathan Stevens, who is the head of this project, job is flexible. We expect that when we receive more funding that designing the game and its pieces will be a full time job for him. So the main challenge has a solution.

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    First Step: Flotilla Captain

    Thank you for your support! Backers will the receive a free copy of the rules over email when final drafts are done by the middle of November, 2017. Expect updates to the game development!

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    First Step: Edge Captain Elite

    Wow, you rock! If you like the Eternal Edge universe so much then become part of it! Expect email contact with Ironpack to discuss your ideas about the game!

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