Alternate Histories A Quartermaster General Expansion
This project's goal is to see if there is sufficient interest in producing this expansion, and raise the funds necessary to move the project forward.
Our funding goals are modest, but we don't want to make a product that no one wants!
Quartermaster General is a critically acclaimed fast-paced card driven board game about World War II. It is playable in 90 minutes, and gives players the same experience of much larger games in a much simpler, digestible format. More information can be found at Board Game Geek here:
About Alternate Histories
Quartermaster General: Alternate Histories adds pieces for France and China as well as new cards to add even more variety to your games.
You may use this expansion in conjunction with the Air Marshal Expansion, but it is not necessary to have the Air Marshal Expansion to enjoy the Alternate Histories expansion. (Simply remove the Bolster and Deploy Air Force cards from cards provided in the expansion.)
There are two ways to play using this expansion. The usual way uses all of the new cards, and is simple to start playing immediately. The second way to play with this expansion is by utilizing the experimental deck construction rules. This method is for players who want try out specific strategies and are willing to put time in beforehand to craft their decks.
8 Page Rule Booklet, 108 Cards, & 9 Wooden Pieces:
- France: 3 Armies, 2 Navies, and 1 Air Force
- China: 2 Armies, and 1 Air Force
We also intend to include a small countersheet, like that included in Quartermaster General, if we reach $4000 in funding.
The link below will direct you to a beta version of the rulebook. Please take a look and see what Alternate Histories is all about!
Our number one goal is to gauge interest in this project. We hope folks are tempted by what we've shown them so far and are willing back this expansion in exchange a great game and some awesome bonus promos.
$2,500 – Funded!: Our minimum funding goal will provide us with enough working capital to be able to print the game by securing a loan (already guaranteed), and fulfill kickstarter rewards, including the autographed Kickstarter exclusive "Research" Promo Tile.
$4,000 - Countersheet: To celebrate this milestone, we will include in each copy of Alternate Histories a small countersheet to help players mark new supply spaces, like those provided in the original game.
$5,000 - Updated FAQ: At this milestone, each Kickstarter backer will receive a hardcopy of an updated FAQ for Quartermaster General, Air Marshal, and Alternate Histories.
$6,000 - Additional Promo Tile: At this point we can get afford to kick in the remainder to get this game done without a loan! To celebrate will produce an additional kickstarter-only promotional item tile!
$7,000 - (revised again): A backer suggested and supported idea, you'll get 2 sets of 6 blank-faced cards suitable for custom cards or house rules (or drawing teams).
$8,000 - Your choice of the Prisoner Exchange Promo Tile, the Peace Treaty Promo Tile, the "Air Supply" Promo Tile, the "Fuel Stockpile" Promo Tile (from Destination:Neptune), 6 additional blank cards, or a Griggling Games patch.
$9,000: 6 Alternate Histories backed cards with Country's on the faces, for drawing teams.
$10,000! (New!): Set of 6 Windfall cards. Each player is dealt a random Alternate Histories backed Response card, to be placed face-down on the table "in play" at the beginning of the game. Each cards will be generic - that is usable by any player.
First and foremost I want to thank my much beloved wife, Karin the Faerie Princess, my primary playtester and financial partner in this endeavor; and our daughter, who endures playing (and sometimes working) in convention booths with us because wants she wants to be there with us.
Next I'll thank Illustrator, Art Director, & Gamer Nick Avallone for his artistic talents and gaming insights.
Risks and challenges
This project is largely complete except for the investment in production.
We've had critical success with Quartermaster General and the Air Marshal expansion and we are steadily building an audience, but still our growth has not been rapid enough to be able to fully fund this next expansion.
This Kickstarter will give us the capital necessary to pay to have this printed to fulfill games for our kickstarter backers; and will help us gauge interest in the product to ensure we don’t print a game no one wants. Our goal is to have the game ready for Gen Con,2016. Griggling Games has already delivered five on-time products in the hobby gaming market, including the Air Marshal kickstarter, which shipped AHEAD of the expected ship date. We fully understand the manufacturing schedule and do not believe we will run into any delays on this project.
Our biggest challenge has been spreading the word about Quartermaster General; if you love the game, help us spread the word, so we can all look forward to more games based on this system, more players to play against, and perhaps tournaments and organized play! So if you haven't done so yet, and you love the game, rate and review Quartermaster General on boardgame geek, tell your friends about our kickstarter, or share our kickstarter on facebook, And most of all, teach your friends to play!
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