Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Alternate Histories is the second expansion for Quartermaster General, the critically acclaimed fast-playing World War 2 game.
Alternate Histories is the second expansion for Quartermaster General, the critically acclaimed fast-playing World War 2 game.
232 backers pledged $10,665 to help bring this project to life.

About

Alternate Histories, A Quartermaster General Expansion project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Alternate Histories, A Quartermaster General Expansion

$10,665

232

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:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/159473/quartermaster-general

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.

Two of the new cards
Two of the new cards

Components

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!

Read the rulebook here!
Read the rulebook here!

http://www.grigglinggames.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/QGAH_Rulebook_WEB.pdf

Goals 

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.  

Synthetic Fuel will propel the panzers, but the Russians remember 1812
Synthetic Fuel will propel the panzers, but the Russians remember 1812

Thanks! 

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!

Please note that customers outside of New York State are responsible for their own sales tax or VAT, if applicable. (If you are in New York State, your support includes sales tax - you don't have to pay extra, and no use tax is due.)

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    FRIEND
    For $1, show how much you love Quartermaster General! Like all other backers, Friends will be mentioned on our website (If you want!) and receive backer updates.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    DIGITAL
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion. Autographed "Research" Promo tile, and any other Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    EARLIEST BACKER SPECIAL
    1 copy of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $23 or more About $23

    EARLY BACKER SPECIAL
    1 copy of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    BACKER
    1 copy of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    133 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    CAN'T WAIT SPECIAL
    These copies will be airmailed from the factory, and will arrive to you about 4-8 weeks earlier than everyone else.
    1 copy of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    BACKER & YOUR FRIEND
    2 copies of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an (1) Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    BACKER + AIR MARSHAL
    1 copy of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    1 copy of the Air Marshal Expansion
    1 "Air Supply" Promo Tile (from Air Marshal)
    1 "Peace Treaty" Promo Tile (from Air Marshal)
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    BACKER + QUARTERMASTER GENERAL
    1 copy of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    1 copy of Quartermaster General
    1 "Prisoner Exchange" Promo Tile
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    BACKER + AIR MARSHAL + QUARTERMASTER GENERAL
    1 copy of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    1 copy of Quartermaster General
    1 copy of the Air Marshal Expansion
    1 "Prisoner Exchange" Promo Tile
    1 "Peace Treaty" Promo Tile (from Air Marshal)
    1 "Air Supply" Promo Tile (from Air Marshal)
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 23 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $109 or more About $109

    GRIGGLING GAMES MEGA SUPPORTER
    1 copy of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    1 copy of Quartermaster General
    1 copy of the Air Marshal Expansion
    1 "Prisoner Exchange" Promo Tile
    1 "Peace Treaty" Promo Tile (from Air Marshal)
    1 "Air Supply" Promo Tile (from Air Marshal)
    plus
    A Print and Play PDF of the Alternate Histories Expansion, an Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and any Stretch Goal Promos achieved.
    plus
    1 copy of Destination: Neptune
    1 "Fuel Stockpile" promo tile
    1 copy of Santa's Bag
    1 copy of Celestial Rainbows
    Griggling Games Patch

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $110 or more About $110

    CLUB/RETAILER/GROUPS OF FRIENDS/
    6 copies of the Alternate Histories Expansion
    plus
    6 Autographed "Research" Promo Tile, and 6 copies of any other Stretch Goal Promos achieved.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)