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A card game with trade, exploration and combat in Marc Miller's classic RPG setting, The Third Imperium.
A card game with trade, exploration and combat in Marc Miller's classic RPG setting, The Third Imperium.
775 backers pledged $56,676 to help bring this project to life.

A Choice for the Community on Stretch Goals

Posted by Horizon Games (Creator)

Thanks to your support, we have crossed our initial funding goal. We have some minor Stretch Goals planned up to the 42.5k mark, but if we are fortunate enough to reach 45k, we’d like to offer new Ship Decks.

However, there is a trade off. 

New Ship Decks will very likely mean pushing overall fulfillment back to August or perhaps even September. This is primarily due to the increase in the number of individual art pieces we have to commission and get approved by Far Future Enterprises.

We would do everything we could to reduce the time required, but we’re planners, not wizards. More stuff means more work, which likely means more time. We’re aware that many otherwise successful projects run into difficulties because of Stretch Goals. That’s why we are bringing this option to the community.

If you would support adding new Ship Decks at 45k, please comment YES to this Update. If you oppose the idea, comment NO. We will only consider the YES option if there is a clear expression from the community, which would be at least 60% of votes cast in favor.

  • Which Ship Decks?

The Empress Marava Far Trader and the Type R Subsidized Merchant

  • Why Those?

They are the most developed of the next Ship Decks.  Also, while they do add their own mechanics, they also rely upon and further develop themes from the Free Trader and the Scout.

  • Why are new Ship Decks a good thing?

Increasing the available ships and expanding the overall card pool will lead to a more dynamic play environment. 

  • Why would there have to be a delay?  Couldn't you do the initial Ship Decks first, then do the Stretch Goal decks?

Paying twice for freight from the manufacturer to us, or for shipping twice to individual backers would be prohibitively expensive, and trying to manage that process multiple times would be a logistical nightmare.  No KS project ships more than once unless that is the only solution, and we're no different.

We need your feedback!  Please take a moment to vote on our proposal by commenting either Yes or No to this update.

To maintain clarity, we ask any general discussion on this question take place in the Comments section of the main campaign page.

Thank You!

George Monnat Jr, Ric Van Dyke, and 20 more people like this update.


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      John Webster

      Yes, please

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      William (Bill) Reger

      Yes please.

    3. Manuel


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      Jim Hansen on

      Another Yes, please!

    5. Thom Ryng on

      Ah, and an Empress Marava would be my choice.

    6. Thom Ryng on

      Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

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      Nigel Uzzell on

      Yes, happy to wait for a more complete game.

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      Tim Osborne on

      A marava in preference
      Or if it's an open call a gazelle class close escort

    9. Steve Burchett on


      I, for one, are willing to wait. :)

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      T.J. Duckworth on

      I'd be happy to wait given the extra choice which will be available

    11. Tim Pitts on

      Yes, either but I prefer the Subsidized Merchant

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      Gerry Smit on

      Yes. Well worth the wait to add a Far Trader and a Fat Trader to our starting choices.

    13. FredH

      Heck yes.

    14. Grandpa Chet Cox on

      You betchum, Red Ryder!

    15. Brian Williams


      I was initially ready to vote for an earlier ship, but then you said you'd be releasing the Far Trader, so I'm happy to wait. Take all the time you need, but bring us the Empress.