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Christopher GrabowskiBy Christopher Grabowski
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Christopher GrabowskiBy Christopher Grabowski
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$396
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13
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 1 2015 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

You have just been hired by B.E.E.net to collect Bound Ethereal Energy Spirits (B.E.E.S.).  Seems simple?  Just find B.E.E.S. wandering around in any haunted manor and grab them with your VanOrman Machine aka “H.I.V.E.” (Held Intensity Vitality Extractor).  The main issue is a H.I.V.E. needs to be exactly Arrayed to grab a Spirit by joining Tubes to match it.  Of course there may be some side effects.   So... BEE careful.
    Holding Spirits makes a H.I.V.E. rise in Pressure and Tubes may leak.  A failed Tube can lead to the unbinding of the Spirit and the Tubes must be trashed.  The Spirit is released back into the unknown perhaps to be rebound another day.
    Also keep in mind that although Spirit collectors work together, you must all fill your quota each day or you may lose your jobs!  Alternatively, an especially good harvest may get your pictures on the wall at headquarters.
Components: 1 box, 1 rulebook, 1 quick start guide, 3 Location cards, the “Unbound” deck (28 Spirit cards), and the “Supply” deck (96 Tube cards).
Components: 1 box, 1 rulebook, 1 quick start guide, 3 Location cards, the “Unbound” deck (28 Spirit cards), and the “Supply” deck (96 Tube cards).

The Indie Pixels Podcast reviews B.E.E.S.  Listen to the podcast on YouTube or download it from their website.
                                                 

No Game exists in a vacuum.  Follow the progress of Dr. Russel Van Orman-Quine and Karen through their progress in a society dominated by a large corporation controlling the quintessence used to run the world’s devices.

The B.E.E.net Book

As our way of giving back to you, new sections of story will be released with every 3 Community Achievements.

These achievements have been designed to be accessible to backers and non-backers alike. So like B.E.E.S. on Facebook and subscribe to the Avocado Games YouTube channel, and be sure to share us with all your friends.

We are gamer developers that came together in Stroudsburg, Pa.  Having given away thousands of copies of games through its website and at conventions, Avocado Games is a platform that builds community through the act of gaming.  We have diverse backgrounds and work together to create games that everybody can play.  Through B.E.E.S., we intend to extend our reach to promote gaming as a focus for education and entertainment.

Kickstarter is a pillar of community in which any small seed can sprout.  The promotion and widespread reach of Kickstarter has raised the standards and created a totally new environment for any individual or company to spread word about and fund ideas, projects, games, art, and anything else you can think of.  It is for these reasons that Avocado Games chose Kickstarter as the leading platform to allow our game to get a good jump into the community.

For rewards that include B.E.E.S., an additional shipping charge will be added depending on your location.

  • United States: $9
  • Canada: $14
  • European Union: $35

Shipments are sent from the United States.  The shipping fees for Canada and the European Union include customs duties and import taxes.

We can only offer Retailer rewards to retailers within the United States.  The shipping fee is $10 regardless which Retailer tier you pledge to.

Pledges of $1,000 or more include free worldwide shipping!  If your location is outside the United States, Canada and the European Union, customs duties and import taxes may apply.

The goal of $22,000 is as high as it is because we want to produce a game with high quality components that is affordable to you.  We are working with Board Game Manufacturing, in the United States, to print the game because they have the machinery to produce the quality components that we desire and an excellent reputation to back it up.  In order to make this project affordable for you, we must produce a large quantity of games, which means we need many backers.

67% of the funds go to manufacturing costs alone.   27% of the funds go to shipping expenses.   6% of the funds go to paying for other rewards, like the B.E.E.net Supporter badges and the rewards for meeting with us.  This leaves no money for profit through this Kickstarter campaign.  This is by design.  We plan to make profits through conventional sales channels after this campaign is successful.  The purpose of using Kickstarter is to share a game that we believe in with as many people as possible and to build a reputation for our company Avocado Games.

Our production schedule is as follows:

November-December – the files get sent to the manufacturer and they start printing the game.

January – the game ships to all backers.

February – B.E.E.S. officially retail date.

Risks and challenges

Ok, here's the lowdown. This game is done. The rulebook is written and designed. The box is designed. The mechanics are tried and true. The storyline is written and ready for you. There is essentially no risk here. We have already developed the game in full and a printer is ready. All we have to do is call the printer to send it to you. You don't want to wait for a product, and we don't want to wait to send it to you. Unforeseeable circumstances may occur, but barring that, we have a game and we want you to have it. Let's keep it simple.

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    T-Tube of Thanks
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    B.E.E.net Party Invitation
    Get two invitations to our exclusive B.E.E.net celebration party in the Stroudsburg area, Pennsylvania. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. Also get everything in the Authorized tier above.

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    You and one guest spend an evening in the Stroudsburg area, Pennsylvania with us hanging out, playing games and having dinner. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. Also get everything in the Authorized tier above with free worldwide shipping included.

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    You spend a day in the Stroudsburg area, Pennsylvania with us working on a game of your design. We’ll help you with game balance, story matching, digital design, and marketing ideas. Coffee, lunch and dinner are included. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. Also get everything in the Authorized tier above with free worldwide shipping included.

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Funding period

- (30 days)