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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 10 2018 6:50 PM UTC +00:00.

Bluepiper StudioBy Bluepiper Studio
First created
Bluepiper StudioBy Bluepiper Studio
First created
CA$ 32,379
pledged of CA$ 23,000pledged of CA$ 23,000 goal
308
backers
22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 10 2018 6:50 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Bluepiper Studio is a design company based in Vancouver, Canada, focusing on board game design and merchandise design.

 
 
      

Please allow us to welcome and introduce you to the first magical board game in this world: Glyph; Which can only be played by the most powerful wizards. Glyphs are relics from ancient times. It is said that they were discovered in a mysterious ruin, by the greatest wizard in history, Tisslair.

Tisslair deciphered the rules of Glyph and recommended it to all his wizard friends.

for two players
for two players

Please note that all pieces in images and videos are still work in progress. We will further enlarge the base and add more weight to the base in the final product, to ensure stability.

    An additional player set to fully support a three player experience. Includes:

To our dear backers who suffer from color blindness, we heard your voice! If you pledge the 3rd player expansion add-on and inform us in the end-of-campaign survey that you are color blind, we will paint your expansion pieces with a special color!

 1. Preview by Mark Streed from the Dice Tower

2. Preview by Jeremy Salinas and David Waybright from Man vs Meeple 

3.2-Player Playthrough with Derek Funkhouser and Lizzy Funkhouser from Board Game Spotlight

4. Preview by Marco Cervone from Board Game Revolution 

5. 2-Player Playthrough with Marco Cervone and Sean from Board Game Revolution

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6. 2-Player Playthrough with Bluepiper Studio

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7. Live Stream Painting # 1 by Joshua Davis from Mini Painting Studio

 8. Live Stream Painting # 2 by Joshua Davis from Mini Painting Studio

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 9. Three Players Playthrough from Bluepiper Studio 

Glyph is a tactics style board game for two to three players, (with the expansion) adapted from a famous comic book, Tales of Tarsylia

Each Character has its own unique skills.  To win, players must maneuver their pieces to get their Scepter Piece to the center of the board, or eliminate all enemy players’ Scepters. A simple concept but true mastery lies in how you utilize the resources available to you.

Starting with the 1st player, players take actions on their turns. On your turn, follow these three steps as below:

Awakening Step

Awakening Step is used to gather the magic resources: 

a. If any Glyph Dice match your dead pieces, you can re-roll them once. 

b. If you have less than 5 Glyph Coins, draw one random coin. Hide your Glyph Coins from other players.

Action Step

You must either move one piece or cast one spell, by consuming Glyph Dice or Glyph Coins.

Reset Step

Re-roll any Glyph Dice you used this turn. All the dice will be passed to the next player as his magic resources.

How to Win

A player wins the game when either condition is achieved:

a. At the beginning of a player’s turn, their Scepter Piece is in the center spot of the board. 

b. If any player’s Scepter Piece is dead, they lose the game. When only one player is remaining on the board, that player wins.

For more on the game itself, click the link below to download the rulebook. 

Link:    https://goo.gl/JmsT3B

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You can change the total amount of $ you pledged via Pledge Manager, to include the cost of the Add-Ons. After the end of the campaign, you will receive a survey to tell us which Add-Ons you have selected. 

All pieces are made of PVC, and we are also planning to further enlarge the base and add more weight to the base, to ensure stability. You can refer to the following image for the size of the pieces: 

It took us three years of repeatedly improving and optimizing the content of the game, and we have worked our best to ensure the quality. Finally, we are ready to deliver this game from the magic universe to the real world, and now we need your support.

Kickstarter has the best group of board game players and enthusiasts. Therefore, there is no better place to launch our first North American crowdfunded campaign. So any support and feedback will be highly appreciated. 

Bluepiper Studio is a design company based in Vancouver, Canada, focusing on board game design and merchandise design.

Glyphis our first campaign. Therefore we take it very seriously for shipping and fulfillment on Kickstarter. We are going to make it very smooth and most efficient campaign across all areas, and especially the fulfillment process.  

This is how the shipping process goes. Once the Glyph games have completed in production, we will transfer them to fulfillment centers ready to be processed. Usually, this means cargo shipment from China to the destination port, and they need to clear customs before they can be transferred to our fulfillment partner's warehouses. In general, once the Glyph games have left port in China, backers can expect approximately 6 to 8-week minimum period to receive their games.  

We have listed a breakdown on shipping by region below. Please note that the prices given are rough estimates and are subject to change. They are based on the weight of a standard miniature game. However, final loads of packages will depend on how much goodies we can unlock! Final shipping costs will be calculated in the pledge manager where you will be asked to confirm your final order.  

This is the new estimated price we got from our fulfillment partner. 

(Nov-06) 

Asia

Free shipping for China.  Hong Kong USD $14.00 and Macao USD $19.00; the rest of Asia is USD $25.00+

UK & EU  

The shipping cost will be starting from USD $20.00 depending on which country. 

USA  

The shipping cost will be starting from USD $19.00

Canada  

The shipping cost will be starting from USD $ 26.00

Australia  

The shipping cost will be starting from USD $31.00 

Rest of the World  

Shipping cost will be different for each country. Message us and we will find out for you.

Risks and challenges

First of all, we would like to say thank you for your consideration in sponsoring and pledging for our campaign. Bluepiper Studio is an experienced publisher for boardgame with over five years of experience in the Aisa market. This year, we are finally ready to launch our first Kickstarter. Glyph Chess has successfully raised over $60,000 USD on the Chinese crowd-funding platform early this year.

While there are always risks associated with any campaigns, we will make sure that we communicate any delays or challenges we may experience along the way.

While this might be our first Kickstarter, we have successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign for the Chinese market. So we are well aware of what needs to be done to complete this one as well.

As we also control our own manufacturing, this helps limit the amount of things that can go wrong.

We hope you back with confidence and if you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message!

Thank you for backing our campaign!

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