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$544
pledged of $14,000pledged of $14,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 4 2015 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Cargo Runner 2397 is a dynamic board game where players compete to be the first to move her fleet of ships across an ever changing board. Each player positions her ships to guide the rest of her fleet across the board while hindering the movement of her opponent.

Overview  

You own a delivery company that transports cargo between worlds through the vastness of deep space. Your fleet of ships is capable of faster than light travel but safety dictates they follow ever changing Hyperspace Lanes, the superhighways of the galaxy. You will need all of your cunning and insight to efficiently navigate the treacherous Hyperspace Lanes while avoiding the interference of your shrewd competitors.

 Prove your company is the best in the galaxy by making all of your deliveries faster than your competitors!  

Game Play

Play consists of players taking turns comprised of two phases, in the first you collect one Power Crystal from the draw pile and in the second you conduct Actions. You can conduct up to three actions per Turn but your second and third Actions will cost Power Crystals (the first Action is always free!). Shrewd management of your Power Crystals is critical to success; should you bank them for a big turn later in the game or spend them quickly to take the lead?

Save or Spend your Power Crystals! Choose wisely.
Save or Spend your Power Crystals! Choose wisely.

The playing area consists of a grid of tiles which begin the game face down so you cannot see the Hyperspace Lanes which serve as conduits for your Space Ships’ movement. During the game you will use Actions to turn these tiles face up, rotate them or even replace them with other tiles all to facilitate the movement of your fleet while making your competitor’s movement more difficult. However, you may only change a tile adjacent to one of your Space Ships so positioning is a significant consideration throughout the game.

You need to coordinate your space ships movement across the board.
You need to coordinate your space ships movement across the board.

Movement is another Action type and is arguably the most fun! One movement action allows a Space Ship to move as far as it wants so long as it follows known Hyperspace Lanes, doesn’t end its turn on a tile with another Space Ship and doesn’t pass through a competitor controlled tile. Well, you CAN choose to pass through a competitor but you must discard two Power Crystals for the privilege! The player who makes the longest, most spectacular moves often wins, just don’t spend too much time trying to set it up or you may fall too far behind.

The last types of Actions involve drawing and playing Influence Cards. These cards allow you to break the normal game rules and can deliver a real surprise to your competitors! Of course, the card you draw comes down to luck so the use of Influence Cards is often the last gasp of a desperate player.

There is a variety of difference Influence cards available to play!
There is a variety of difference Influence cards available to play!

 Managing multiple resources while keeping one step ahead of your competitors on a constantly changing playing surface leads to interesting play, game after game. This fast paced, easy to learn game will keep you coming back for more!  

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Susquehanna Gaming knows it is important to provide players with games that can be tailored to each gaming group or family’s needs and Cargo Runner 2397 is no exception. As a result, the game can easily be played using a number of different variants which either simplify or complicate the game according to the players’ desired game experience.

The game is designed to be played by 2 or 4 players; it can support three player games though they tend to be unbalanced. Solo play is also possible, accomplished by the player tracking how many turns it takes to make all of her deliveries and comparing that to a target delivery schedule to determine if she was victorious.

Cargo Runner 2397 is enjoyed by young and old!
Cargo Runner 2397 is enjoyed by young and old!

Game length varies from 15 minutes to 45 minutes with most variants lasting less than 30 minutes. Set up and clean up times for the game are minimal.

Each gamer is different so generalizing who is capable of playing simply based on age is not ideal. That said, we expect most gamers who are 8 years of age or older will be able to fully enjoy Cargo Runner 2397. Younger gamers could benefit from the variant where Influence Cards are not used, reducing the amount of reading required to understand and play the game.

Play With Style

Show the world your love for Cargo Runner 2397 by sporting a stylish T-Shirt featuring the game's logo on the front & our company information on the back.

Cargo Runner 2397 T-Shirt
Cargo Runner 2397 T-Shirt
Cargo Runner 2397 T-Shirt, Front & Back
Cargo Runner 2397 T-Shirt, Front & Back

The Universe is counting on your help to deliver all of the latest and greatest goods out there!  Support Cargo Runner 2397 and soon you will be navigating the Hyperspace Lanes at the helm of your own ship!

For more information visit www.susquehannagaming.com

Risks and challenges

Susquehanna Gaming Company is committed to producing high quality, engaging games for our supporters. The design of the game itself is complete and thoroughly tested; in addition we have fully developed a supply chain for Cargo Runner 2397 and have successfully produced demo copies. Of course full scale production runs are more likely to encounter interruptions and challenges, but our critical vendors are proven and capable. Just in case, we have insured against supply chain breakdowns by having a minimum of two vendors for each game component.

Logistics and shipping will be handled either by Susquehanna Gaming for smaller production runs or by a third party warehouse and distribution center should the KickStarter campaign exceed our expectations. Nevertheless, unexpectedly large production runs could cause stress on the supply chain resulting in shipping delays for our supporters.

In short, our most significant risks are supply chain interruptions and logistical challenges which we will overcome through our established vendor relationships and determination to meet our commitments to you, our valued supporters.

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