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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 11 2015
$6,804
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
126
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 11 2015

About

Interregnum is gone for now

but it will return! Please keep up with us at aviarygames.com

Thanks to those of you who backed our first attempt at getting Interregnum published. I and the rest of the team at Aviary Games think it's a great game and are planning a relaunch of the Kickstarter campaign in a few months. I think that I can do a better job of explaining the game to backers on Kickstarter and showing off what makes it awesome, I'm also hoping to prepare a 2 player version of the game and maybe even a solitaire variant.

During the time between now and the relaunch we'll be out demoing Interregnum... a LOT and if you'd like to check it out I'd love to hear from you and set something up (aviarygames@gmail.com). We'll also be launching the Kickstarter for the Etheric Artifacts expansion for our first game Alchemy! so I hope you'll check that out.

If you'd like to stay updated on how Interregnum is going we've got a mailing list right here: http://aviarygames.com/contact.html

And don't worry. You haven't heard the last of this game.

<3

-Mike Kanarek, designer of Interregnum

People like us! Check out our review from UndeadViking!

 Interregnum combines elements of resource management, deck building and worker placement games to create a unique and cutthroat competition to build and manage the lands under your control and seize the throne.

In Interregnum you will compete for the crown against 2-4 other players. You begin with a paltry collection of peasants, nobles, money and military might and must quickly shape your lands and resources into a powerful engine capable of securing the throne for you. But along the way you have choices to make- will you aid the regent faithfully, hoping to earn his favor through honorable service? Will you attempt to blackmail him? Will your power reside in currency, military might or politics? And what will you do about your rivals, who may attempt to undermine your efforts at any moment... unless you strike out at them first.

Current Rulebook for Interregnum (Beta) can be found here

Players begin with a set of cards representing a fief with certain basic capabilities.  

Each round they can add cards representing improvements to their fief from 5 different categories which they can then use and reuse on later rounds. They can also play up to one card from each of these 5 categories. These improvements allow players to generate 4 basic resource types, attack, trade, steal and affect other players and the flow of game.

When players have amassed enough resources they can claim obligations on behalf of the kingdom- these will earn players favor, titles and other bonuses, but most have upkeep costs that must be paid every round or else face severe penalties. Be careful, other players may attempt to cut off your resources and prevent you from paying your upkeep.

Every game different obligations and improvements will be available, so players must adapt their strategies to the improvements and obligations available.

This video explains precisely how to play: (art in the video is not final)

 Interregnum has been in development since mid 2014 and demoed at PAX East in March of 2015, and has already met with an overwhelmingly positive response. The game is feature complete and undergoing final balancing. A mechanically complete print & play of Interregnum will be ready within a few weeks of the close of this Kickstarter- although final art may not be available at that time.

Aviary Games is trying to get the best possible components together for this game- and our ability to raise funds on Kickstarter is what makes the difference. At $20,000 we'll be able to produce and deliver the minimum quantity print run of the game with all of our costs covered at a very high production quality. As we get more funding we can start adding better components, additional cards and play aids to the game. 

$7: Landed Knight: Thanks for your support! You'll get the P&P of everything, every last card and all alternate rules. This will be available within a few weeks of the end of the Kickstarter and will be updated as art is completed for the game.

$39: Baron: Get the game Interregnum along with all of the Kickstarter extras and stretch goals that are unlocked throughout the campaign. Interregnum will retail for $60-70.

$74: Viscount: Get everything in Baron and our previous release, Alchemy! ($40 MSRP).

$160: Count: Get everything in Baron AND you can model for a development card that will appear in every copy of interregnum - submit a photo and get your face on one of the developments featuring a single character, and you will be credited. First to back gets first pick of available cards.

$500: Duke: Get everything in Baron and design one of the five families competing in Interregnum. One of the player mats included in every game will be designed based on your specifications and include a family crest with iconography you will specify (must be appropriate to the time period). Your family (and you) will be named and described in the rulebook and your copy of Interregnum will come with a custom tooled leather case displaying your crest made by SavagePunk Studio.

$3000: Regent: Only one- Get everything in Baron and be the Regent named in the rulebook along with your portrait. Your personage oversee and judge every game of Interregnum and players will forever compete for YOUR favor. Your crest, designed to your specifications by Brittany Smith will appear on the back of every obligation card in the game, and your face will appear on every gold coin in Interregnum. You will also receive a special, even more fancy than the other 9, cabochon encrusted, hand tooled leather case for your copy of Interregnum featuring your crest made by SavagePunk Studio.

$20,000: Funded! Interregnum will exist!

$30,000: Parts Upgrade 1: Soldiers: Interregnum will include red wooden soldier meeples instead of red cubes to represent soldiers

$40,000: Parts Upgrade 2: Turkey Legs: Interregnum will include brown turkey leg meeples instead of brown octagons to represent food

$50,000: New Developments: We'll include 8 or more developments that we had to cut to help keep costs under control, making the game even more expansive and varied.

$60,000: Parts Upgrade 3: Plastic Insert: Interregnum will include a plastic insert to help keep all the bits squared away- our chipboard coins will get a fancy upgrade to plastic custom coin counters. 

$75,000: Parts Upgrade 4: Stock Upgrade: At this benchmark we can upgrade the quality of all printed components to make the game more substantial and durable.

$100,000: Obligation Chits: Specially sized obligation cards that you can lay out in the advanced version of the game to save space.

$125,000: Parts Upgrade 5: Fleur De Lys Meeples: Our blue influence disks will be replaced with beautiful, custom cut fleur de lys meeples

???: Hard Obligations: We'll put out a set of harder obligations for longer games and more seasoned players. Every copy of the game will come with 25+ obligation cards to make this possible.

???: Parts Upgrade 6: Metal Coins: Interregnum will come with metal coins- because of the shipping expense these coins will likely only be available to Kickstarter backers and will be in addition to chipboard or plastic coins included in the normal game. 

???: Tier 4 Developments: A set of 12 development cards representing an optional fourth tier of developments. This set will also include a 10 round variant in which players can achieve the rank of Archduke- or try to. A total of at least 17 new cards.

Backer Unlocks: Every little bit counts- even if you pledge a buck or two it increases our visibility and allows others to discover the game more easily. As a thanks we'll be adding the following as more people show support at any level.

500 backers: All in the Family Variant: We'll include a rules variant that allows players to pay food to support additional family members- trading resources for extra uses of certain types of developments each round. 

1000 Backers: Influence Bidding Variant: We'll include rules needed to play with the Influence Bid variant of interregnum, where players can manipulate turn order when claiming obligations by bidding influence to sway the regent's decisions.

2500 Backers: 8 More Developments: We'll add 2 more developments of each of the four types to the game.

Shipping:

Shipping costs are based on estimates provided by our friends at Ship Naked.

If you have specific questions about shipping please message me here or email aviarygames@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

We learned a lot about production time from Alchemy! so we've given ourselves lots of padding in terms of production schedule for Interregnum. Interregnum has been thoroughly playtested blind and with the creator- all remaining changes will be for clarity or very minor balance tweaks.

We have already hired brilliant and talented artist Brittany Smith and equally brilliant and talented graphic designer Jon Washer to ensure that the look and feel of the game are top notch and that everything comes together on our end on schedule and within budget, and all of our files, notes, etc. are backed up in multiple places, so we'll be on track even if lightning strikes one of us.

Lastly - as with Alchemy! - We guarantee your right to cancel your order for a full refund to anyone who wants if we fail to deliver the game within a month of our estimated ship date.

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    Duke: Everything in the Count tier plus you get to work with Brittany to design your own family crest which will appear on one of the five player mats in every copy of interregnum. You will also receive a unique leather case featuring your crest in which to store and display your game. (US Shipping included)

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