Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is one of our favorite games. Over the last year and a half we have loved playing it at conventions and chatting with fans about their best investigations, biggest blunders, and more.
In many of those conversations, you told us that you want more. More Means Cards, Clue Cards, Scene Tiles, Events, and Roles. This expansion provides exactly that!
Deception: Undercover Allies expands the base game by bringing you the following:
All of the new cards were designed with a goal in mind of bringing more balance to the Murderer's chosen weapons. We have added many more cards to make the less chosen causes of death (like Illness/Disease) more viable options adding more uncertainty to the game and creating more interesting end game narratives.
We've also got a ton of Stretch Goals ready to go to add more fun and charm to a game that so many of our fans love.
Thanks for looking. Thanks for playing. And thanks for your support!
If you are new to Kickstarter, the add-ons are the most confusing thing in terms of pledging since they do not work on a "cart" system like everything else does on the internet. In order to "purchase" an Add-on, simply add the cost of the add-on(s) you would like to your pledge amount.
Example 1: You live in the UK and you chose the "Caught in the Act" ($24 + $7 Shipping) and want to add 1 of the Regional Theme Pack Add-Ons. You would add $7 to your pledge amount ($5 for the add-on and another $2 of additional shipping for that add-on), bringing your total pledge amount to $38.
At some point after the campaign, we will send you an email with a link to the pledge manager, in here you will "spend" that extra money you pledged letting us know what add-ons you wanted before we ship your stuff.
Regional Theme Packs
Influenced by Deception fans from all over the world, we've created add-on card packs inspired by regions outside of Hong Kong. Add some local flavor to your game with these Regional Theme Packs! Be sure to check out the various reward levels, some of which include add-ons for discounted prices!
Marker and Badge Upgrade
Looking for ways to bling out your game? This is the add-on you are after! Plastic badges to replace your cardboard punchouts and plastic microscopes to replace the bullet markers brings your game of Deception to the next level.
Enough sleeves to protect your game. Add $8 for sleeves to outfit the base game (All Role Cards, Means Cards, and Clue Cards). Add $4 for sleeves to outfit the expansion (All Role Cards, Means Cards, and Clue Cards).
While we would love to offer free shipping, there really is no such thing. Shipping is really expensive and we have tried to come up with pricing that accurately reflects our cost to get the game into your hands without creating a logistical nightmare on our side. We expect that we'll have to come out of pocket a bit based on what we are charging and we are ok with that.
We will also be using non-trackable shipments in some cases in order to save on cost as tracking can add 30-50% or more in some cases. So please understand if we do not have tracking with your package we did so knowingly. Rest assured, that we will get you your game and any risk associated with not being trackable is on us.
While we would love to get everyone their games at the same time, it is just not possible. There is a high likelihood that some areas of the world will get their games before others. Our commitment is to get the games ready and printed within 7 weeks of the KS completing (we've already done a ton of the prep work). At the factory we will break out the shipments to each fulfillment company with instructions to them that they should begin shipping as soon as possible upon receipt. In addition, because we have complete control over the U.S. shipments, we will not release the game to retail stores until at least two weeks after the last U.S. shipment has gone out. You will not see the game on Amazon before you have it.
Lastly, we will be using fulfillment companies in different parts of the world and while we have done our best to ensure we pick good ones, ultimately, once the games get into their warehouses there is little control we have at that point. We have always done our best to bend over backwards for our customers and if for some reason there are any issues with damages, missing components or missing shipments we will make it right. It just might require some patience.
Why back this campaign?
While we have had some great success recently, we are still a relatively small company and we just do not have the funds needed to fund every project we do without some help. Yes, you can wait for this to be available at your favorite online retailer, but we will be including some exclusives that you will not get otherwise. The game should be in your hands long before someone can get it from an online retailer, And finally, we're really nice people - just ask our mothers.
Risks and challenges
As a publisher that has brought 10 games to market thus far, we feel confident in our ability to get this done. The gameplay for this expansion is complete. The art and graphics are well underway. We confident that we will hit our release goals with no problems, shipping delays or Acts of God notwithstanding. In addition we will not release this game to standard retail until all U.S backers orders have been shipped. Our intention is to have it in our backers hands 3-4 weeks before someone can buy it on Amazon.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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