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Cross Hares is an exciting new interactive adventure board game for 2-4 players. Think Watership Melt-Down (apologies Richard Adams). Read more

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Cross Hares is an exciting new interactive adventure board game for 2-4 players. Think Watership Melt-Down (apologies Richard Adams).

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$40k Stretch Goal Unlocked!


Most of you saw the Update about this, but in case you missed it, here it is. When we passed the $40k mark(!) YOU unlocked this:

The $40k Stretch Goal!
The $40k Stretch Goal!


Now, everyone who is pledged at one of the following levels -  the Early Bird pledge levels: The Hare, RF Canadian/EU/Global Hare ($40-$43) & and the now redundant original (non-RF) Canadian/Global Hare ($41-$42) pledges; the basic game pledge: The Tortoise, RF Canadian/EU/Global Tortoise ($50-$53): the upper two Tiers: Tiers 4 & 5 ($85 and $100); the Bunny Bundles: Bunny Bundle and RF Canadian/EU/Global Bunny Bundle ($200-$203); You Dirty Rat and A Very Big World (either pledge at $500) - will get all of the following items fin addition to anything their individual pledge level includes):

1) The Clean Getaway illustrated light novel of Cross Hares short stories from SG #1.

2) ALL four of the Mystery Characters (from SGs #1 and #2).

3) The Co-Op Rules booster pack; includes 3 new non-mystery characters, 55 new cards, new dice, and (now thanks to the $35k stretch - see below) two more of the 'generic' plastic bunny figures for use in the game (bringing that total to eight).

4) A KS Exclusive double sided Adventure Card (so that's two more adventures for your characters to experience on their journey through the Testing Ground).


5) The Farcut: Valley of Ticks expansion pack for CH:TG.

6) Two game extender poster/maps; these are similar to the game extenders from Tier #5 in that they add another 50 space each of map for your characters to explore filled with new hazards and rewards. NOTE: The two game extenders poster/maps from Tier #5 ARE NOT part of any stretch goal; they are, however, available as a separate add on for just $25.

7) NOW, thanks to the $35k Stretch Goal, each and every boxed game of CH:TG will come with 6 sculpted bunny playing pawns for you to use in your game. They will all have the same sculpt (picture of proposed sculpt soon to follow), but will be six different colors. These figures will be part of the game now and forever, thanks to YOU!

8) The Sazou: City of Crows expansion set.

and lastly, 9) Two more game extender poster/maps (see note above in point #6).

<pant, pant, pant> WOW! That's a lot of bang for your buck!

NOTE: To be perfectly clear about things, the Farcut: Valley of Ticks and Sazou: City of Crows expansions are entire projects in and of themselves. As such, they WILL NOT be shipping to you with the base game. You will, as an entitled backer, receive them when they are produced. We are currently determining where they will fall in our production schedule and will keep you all posted via Updates when we know. The other rewards - character cards, game extender poster/maps, ect - are smaller in scope and are more easily assimilated in a timely fashion. We will keep you posted on ALL developments with their production as we move forward post project.


The Cast of Characters

Many of you have asked for a clearer picture of all the various characters which are available as either 1" or 3" figurines, or on the t-shirts. Well, here it is, any of these can be made as either 1" or 3" figures (except for the Specialty, aka Custom, Characters - the last row), and any of them (except for the Mystery Characters) can be placed on a t-shirt.

NOTE: This image DOES NOT include the characters from Sazou: City of Crows which unlocked at $40k. Jese created it for us before that SG unlocked, sorry. We will have closer looks at all thse little guys as part of our pledge manager system when the time comes for you to tell us wha bunny you want as a figure or t-shirt.

The Rouges Gallery
The Rouges Gallery

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What You Get!

Many of you have told us that the pledge levels, tiers, and add-ons have become convoluted and confusing, and asked us for a simplified chart explaining what you get for what pledges/tiers.

Here you go:

Click on it for a larger version.
Click on it for a larger version.

Some of you also asked for a recommended pledge level; here's my two cents.

If you are a US backer, pledge at the $50 The Tortoise level. If you are a backer in Canada, the EU, or anywhere else in the world, pledge at one of the RF (reduced freight) Hare levels (Early Bird; while they last) or RF Tortoise levels when the Early Birds run out.

Those pledge levels will get you one copy of the boxed Cross Hares: Testing Ground game AND any and all stretch goals. If you want other swag (and who doesn't), please refer to the chart above for more options or add-ons.

Now! On with the show!

Welcome to the Testing Ground!

Cross Hares is an exciting new brand of adventure games which 1A Games is proud to be bringing you. The first game in the line (each of which will be stand alone with it's own expansions) is Cross Hares: Testing Ground. We at 1A Games I could tell you how much we like the game and how cool it is, but why believe us?

We'll let you read what Jesse Labbe - the artist and designer behind the whole project - has to say about it in his own words (and pictures):

Take it away, Jesse!

Cross Hares: Testing Ground was designed for one specific reason…to recapture the fun group adventure that I use to have when playing a board game with my childhood friends. Believe me when I say, I like playing online as much as the next guy, but if you’re with the right friends, nothing can beat sitting around with some drinks and pizza playing a game and sharing some laughs.

The Creation of Cross Hares

I know the concept of a board game may seem outdated…especially when compared to gaming consoles full of phenomenal graphics and a new app for every hour of the day, but I still believe there is something there. The “trail” type game is truly a dinosaur. You roll the dice, you move. You roll the dice, you move. I know there can be so much more. More options, more chances for gain and loss, more strategy and more laughs! So I took all the things I loved as a child and updated them for today. Let’s be honest, if I were to play Fireball Island (my favorite game as a child) today, it probably wouldn’t be half as much fun as I remembered it. BUT, if I recreate how I remember it…I might have a winner!

The LOOK of Cross Hares

I know I can’t really compete with the computer graphics of today nor am I going to pretend I can. I can’t do this with loud sound effects, theatrical music or the voice of your commanding officer yelling at you through your TV…but what I can do is put everything I have into pulling the players into the world of Cross Hares. I did this with character design, fun back stories, a large variety of encounters and events, upgrades, a challenging mission and a different game outcome every time you play!

The Art

One of the things that I took the time to do is something that I rarely see done. Most of the decks in a card game have numerous repeats. For example: “FIREBALL!” Oh no, there is a picture of a man running away from a flaming ball of death. My turn…”FIREBALL! Oh no, there’s the same man running…from…a giant…ball….of death. It loses something doesn’t it? Especially after the 10th time you play. I am aware that the main reason this is done is to save time and money. If you have the drawing done, why not use it for the same four cards? It is easy to do and you don’t have to pay the artist to redraw three more different pictures.

What I have done for several types of cards, (not all), is designed a different picture for the same card, just to change it up. I just kept telling myself, “Yeah it stinks to have to do all this unnecessary work when I don’t REALLY need to BUT once it is done…IT’S DONE!” So I took my time, designed all the things that I originally pictured in my head and didn’t weenie-out when I realized it was more work than I thought. But hey, NOW IT IS DONE! And I can enjoy the fact that I did decide to put the effort into creating something I believed in.

 All About the Play!

I knew that art was a huge part of Cross Hares going into the game design. And because of this, I wanted the game to be great in it's own right and not just be eye candy. What’s so great about it? What I think you will like about what has been created here is that it will involve every player who is in the game. I have played a few games that when it wasn’t my turn I might say, “Call me when I’m up!” as I walk into the other room. This is NOT that game.

I spent just as much time on the mechanics of the game as I did the art work…OK, that’s a lie. The art took an ungodly amount of time. However, it also took quite some time to make the game simple, without being boring. It’s complicated enough to change EVERY time you play, but it doesn’t take a whole weekend to learn how to play.

There are several cards, items and events that will involve ALL of the players as opposed to who is holding the dice. There are even cards and tokens that can be played that will let you steal the other player’s turn if they roll a certain number, cards that allow you to draw a card every time your opponents do, and there are events that will force all the players to roll and decide their fate or even all join forces to stop a disaster from occurring. You don’t want to be out of the room to miss that! I wanted ALL the players to feel as though they are involved in the game even if it isn’t their turn.

WHY???

I can vividly remember playing board games with my friends when I was younger (and not so young) where we would actually look forward to getting together to play. These games included Screaming Eagles, Indiana Jones, Torpedo Run, and HeroQuest. More recently, we got together and played the original Duck Tales board game JUST BECAUSE WE COULD! But I can’t think of a game that I spent more time playing with my friends than Fireball Island. It was this type of game that made me laugh while sitting on the edge of my seat as a kid. Most games today just don’t seem to have that same feel to them. It seems that most of what hits the shelves is just re-skinned versions of the same thing over and over. Transformers and G.I. Joe Monopoly, Narnia and Star Wars Stratego, Lord of the Rings and Halo Risk.

The truth is if I want to play Risk, I will play Risk. I don’t need a new face on it to make it new. What I really wanted was something new!

You can also check out the rulebook by clicking on the image above.
You can also check out the rulebook by clicking on the image above.

- Jesse Labbe, November 2013

Thanks, Jesse!

Jesse is clearly very passionate about what he's created, and so are we. We're not the first company to have seen Cross Hares. One company wanted to break it into smaller pieces such that none of them would stand alone; requiring YOU to buy more than one product before you could even play. Another company bought the rights and then never did anything with them; thankfully, they reverted to Jesse after (far too long) a while.

We're here to give Cross Hares the love and attention it deserves. No cheap marketing tricks to force you to buy something before you can play, and as much support as we can throw at it.

That's where YOU come in...

1A Games is a small company, we've barely been around a full year yet. Sure, we've got an existing product under our belts (we also publish Tide of Iron under license from Fantasy Flight Games), but Cross Hares: Testing Ground is our first game unique to us. OK, we didn't design it; we didn't draw it. But we still need your backing to make Jesse's dream a reality.

It's his baby; we're just the mid-wives here. Help us to bring Cross Hares to market. All of our play-test groups and the players who sat in on demos at Gen Con 2013 loved it. And we know you will to.

To that end, we've lined up some compelling rewards and add-ons, and we have several mystery stretch goals which we'll reveal (Dare I say it? Like pulling a rabbit out of the hat... d'oh!) as they unlock.

You've come this far, so keep reading and learn about all the cool things we have as our ways of saying thanks for believing in Cross Hares.

What would a Kickstarter project be without cool things to add on to make your rewards even cooler?!

For an additional $10, Jesse will autograph the rule book to your copy of Cross Hares:Testing Ground.

How about this? You asked and we're responding; He showed up in Tier #3 at $40 (see below), the Kickstarter Exclusive character Kane! Since so many of you asked, we decided to make him available as a stand alone add-on. For just $10 you can have Kane AND a 3d Sandboxr fugure in 1" size (which will fit on the normal game board inside the boxed game)!

Want even more Kane? For $35 you can have Kane, a 1" figure and a 3" figure!

Maybe you like looking at the pretty pictures; for $10 we have a set of three wallpapers which you can place on your computer's desktop. Of course, now you can get the wallpapers as part of Tier #1, so...

And again, responding to your demand for it, we're going to make the two game extender poster/maps (from Tier 5; see below) available on their own. $25 gets you both of these accessories which you can use to extend your game by an additional 50 spaces of adventure, thrills and rewards!

You want t-shirts? (and who doesn't?) You can choose your favorite character and sport them around with pride for $25 (please let us know your size).

You can also get any one of the 3D Sandboxr bunnies (see below for details and pictures) for just $30. (Maybe you got a set of six but want two of one, maybe you want a set of four... you figure it out.)

Maybe you want six of the 3" bunny figurines; for $150 you can have any six you like. NOTE: this was formerly the Bunny Team 6 pledge level. As a pledge level it was removed to help reduce clutter. FURTHER NOTE: the original pledge was for the six basic bunnies, but you can now get any six of the figs you want (excluding the Mystery Figs; it's too hard to keep track of them...)

Of course, the 3" bunnies are just for show; they don't fit on the game board contained inside the boxed set. Ah, we have an answer for that as well. For just $50 you can get a set of the six basic characters as 1" sized Sandboxr minis which you can use on your game board.

Now, you all know that we've added a ton of new characters to the mix; in addition to the six basic ones from the game there are also Kane (exclusive to this campaign), the four Mystery Characters (now that we've unlocked SG#2, all four of which will go into the boxed game), the three new characters from the Co-Op expansion (also from SG#2), and (if we unlock SG#3) the four new characters from Farcut: Valley of Ticks

You all want figs for them, so here they all are as add-ons;

Kane: 1" figurine with character stat card for game play - $10; just as a 3" display figure - $30; both 1" & 3" (with character card) - $35.

The set of all four Mystery Characters: 1" figures suitable for play - $40; just 3" display figures - $110; full set of both 1" & 3" - $150

The three characters from the Co-Op booster: 1" figurines suitable for play - $30; just 3" display figures - $80 (same as any other group of three, see above); full set of both 1" & 3" - $100.

And, if/when we unlock SG#3, the set of four characters from Farcut: Valley of Ticks expansion pack: 1" figurines suitable for play - $40; just 3" display figures - $110; full set of both 1" & 3" - $150.

The Tiers

You asked for tiers, we give you tiers! Shipping costs for tiers listed in the Shipping section (below) and in the tier descriptions (to the right).
You asked for tiers, we give you tiers! Shipping costs for tiers listed in the Shipping section (below) and in the tier descriptions (to the right).


I'd like to take this opportunity, as we added the Tiers well into the campaign, to emphasize that these Tiers DO NOT replace any of the other pledge levels. Further, Tiers 1-3 DO NOT include a copy of the boxed game. The boxed game is part of Tiers 4 & 5.

The Postcard

At the basic $5 level, we are offering you a 'postcard' sized piece of art for you to enjoy in your home or office.

NOTE: This is a representative version of what to expect for the postcard; Jesse may, in fact, provide us with a different final version. But, you get the idea.
NOTE: This is a representative version of what to expect for the postcard; Jesse may, in fact, provide us with a different final version. But, you get the idea.

This video is a time-lapse showing Jesse's creative process at work. We told him to draw faster, but we didn't think he'd take us that seriously...

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The Miracles of Technology

1A Games has partnered with a company by the name of Sandboxr; Sandboxr uses a new 3D printing technology to bring 3D models out of the computer into the real world. We're having them do this with te six basic characters from the game (pictured below).

Here are the six basic characters to choose from (Top Left to Bottom Right): Cojackson, Constance, Front Soldier, Carlie, Kiryu, and Baum!Ya
Here are the six basic characters to choose from (Top Left to Bottom Right): Cojackson, Constance, Front Soldier, Carlie, Kiryu, and Baum!Ya

We had samples of three of these figures on display at Gen Con 2013; and folks couldn't stop drooling over them. (See a picture of one below) These figures are made out of a crushed stone which is then mixed with a resin and run through the 3D printer as the "ink". The color is laser etched into the material to a depth of 3mm (so slight dings or scratches will still show color).

Here's our own Constance from the front...
Here's our own Constance from the front...
and from the back. (Chapstick used for scale)
and from the back. (Chapstick used for scale)

We're making these figures available to you through this Kickstarter project in several ways:

  • You can get any one of the six basic characters as a 3D model as an add-on to any pledge level you choose for an additional $30.
  • You can get any three of the six characters at the $80 pledge level.
  • You can get all six as an add-on for $150 (formerly the Bunny Team 6 pledge level, now just an add-on to reduce clutter).
  • Lastly, we had an over-sized version of the playing board which we used to demo the game at Gen Con. The 3D bunnies were just the right size to use on it, and several folks there said they'd pledge in a heartbeat for a set of all six bunnies and large map. So... for a pledge of $500 you can have just that (and a copy of the game, of course).
  • And, as a late addition to the campaign; we now also have 1" sized versions of the same figurines. The above listed figs are in 3" size and WILL NOT fit on the game board which comes in the boxed game. These 1" figurines will. All six of them can be yours as an add-on for just $50.

Cross Hares: Testing Ground

Which brings us, finally, to the game itself. CH:TG is a fairly straight forward game. Each player (you can have up to four) chooses a character to play. There are six characters to choose from so whoever picks last isn't always stuck playing the same one all the time. Now, take a look at the map below...

The game board and all components are lavishly illustrated by Jesse.
The game board and all components are lavishly illustrated by Jesse.

 All the way down at the bottom, there are four starting areas. The basic objective is to get from your starting area all the way along the trail to the factory at the end and 'defeat' it. Along the way, you'll draw cards (some of which are good for you, some are bad for you or your opponents, and some are bad for everyone), acquire useful items and specialties (each character has a different set of things he/she will find), and (sometimes) have adventures!

Adventures?

Look at the map again. All those beautifully illustrated areas on the map aren't just for looks; heck, no! Each one of the regions on the map has a corresponding adventure associated with it. At some points during the game, you'll be asked to roll the 'research die'. If the "A" (for adventure) comes up, you'll have an adventure. Think of the adventures as mini-games within the larger game. Each one has an over-sized card (like the one below) with instructions for you to follow on it (the one pictured doesn't show the instructions - we have to keep some things a secret...).

One of the in-game Adventure mini-boards which you can encounter on your journey to the Testing Ground!
One of the in-game Adventure mini-boards which you can encounter on your journey to the Testing Ground!

Adventures are generally good for you, but may have consequences (sometimes for all players) if you fail. Since adventures only occur via random chance (i.e., die roll), you may not have any in a game, or you may have a ton!

In addition to adventures, you will come into conflict with other players. Conflict in Cross Hares takes the form of shoving each other back and forth around the map, or stealing items. There are no Hit Points, no one is going to be knocked out of the game in a fight and have to go play X-Box for an hour while we all have fun. Everyone gets to play to the bitter end. And just because you're way back down the path from everyone else doesn't mean you can't win. With the right events (a type of card), or die rolls, you can race ahead of the others and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat!

Once you get to the factory, you'll need all your skills and items to defeat it, so be sure you save some of your strength for that.

In a nutshell, that's it. It literally takes about five minutes to understand how to play this game and about an hour to play all the way through. We had kids as young as seven years old playing at Gen Con and adults who are hard core gamers having a blast.

Shipping

We at 1A Games have searched high and low for a way to help ease the sting of shipping to our overseas backers, and we have found it!

We are proud to be partnering with Game Salute to use their Ship Naked fulfillment service for all of our backers - here in the USA and around the world! Since they do a lot of KS projects, they've got great rates for shipping which we're now able to bring to you.

Below is a chart to show you how it will work for two of current pledge levels. BUT, the shipping costs will now be in the pledge descriptions, so please make sure that you pledge the full amount needed to cover your freight.

We'll be adding more such charts for other levels as they become needed. If you have any questions, please ask.

Way better shipping costs for everyone!
Way better shipping costs for everyone!
Shipping for Tiers 1 & 2 is FREE Worldwide which is why they're not on the chart.
Shipping for Tiers 1 & 2 is FREE Worldwide which is why they're not on the chart.

Our first stretch goal is at $20k (just $5k over base funding).

Stretch Goal #1 NOW UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #1 NOW UNLOCKED!

Subsequent Stretch Goals will reveal themselves as their predecessor unlocks; so, when we unlock the $20k goal, the $25k goal will be unveiled.

Stretch Goal #2 Now Unlocked!
Stretch Goal #2 Now Unlocked!
Stretch Goal #3 Now Unlocked!
Stretch Goal #3 Now Unlocked!

STRETCH GOAL #4 $35k

We've unlocked the $30k stretch goal #3; which means that all of you who are pledged to get a copy of the boxed game are going to be getting a TON of cool swag.

Now the time has come for us to consider what all those folks out in the world who aren't taking part in this campaign (or who may not even know its going on) are going to get.

We want them to have plastic playing pieces in the box, and one way or another we're going to give that to them.

Our $35k Stretch Goal is this: we'll provide one (1) 'generic' bunny figure (no graphic at this time, but we're entertaining ideas for what it should be in the comments section of this page) in six different colors. This would also allow us to provide two more 'generic' bunnies in the Co-Op booster pack (see Stretch Goal #2 above) for a total of eight plastic bunnies you'll all get.

The $40k Stretch Goal NOW Unlocked!
The $40k Stretch Goal NOW Unlocked!

Risks and challenges

The game has been well developed over several years by Jesse, and as you can all see it's well illustrated.

Our issues are two-fold:
1) Cross Hares is an unknown quantity to the big wide world, which is why we're here asking for your help. Unlike Tide of Iron, our other game, it doesn't have a following of dedicated fans to help get it going. We're reaching out to as many places as we can think of to spread the word, but any help any YOU can offer us (by telling your friends about it) would be great.

2) We get all our games produced in China. In order to have it out in March 2014, we have to be ready to send it off to the printers very soon, which creates an issue with the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year falls at the end of January, right when we're at the printers. During this time all of China pretty much shuts down as citizens all across the country travel home to be with family and friends for this important holiday. We've done our best to anticipate this hiccup in the schedule, but we wanted to make you aware of it as well.

We're just coming off the successful completion of our last Kickstarter project for Tide of Iron: Next Wave. We're putting the finishing touches on it (as dictated by the results of the Kickstarter) and will be sending it off to the printer in China soon.

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FAQ

  • The large sized map board provided in the "Very Large World" ($500) pledge level is 30" x 44" printed on banner quality paper with a Tyvek backing and matte finish.

    The one we had at Gen Con withstood a whole week of display and demos (and you all know how rough gamers can be) and came through just fine. I still use it for demos in my area.

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  • We're glad you asked!

    Kickstarter sorts/arranges the pledge/reward levels by amount. Behind the scenes while editing the project, the levels are in the following order (using the $40 Early Bird as my example) The Hare, Canadian Hare, Global Hare, all at $40 with additional fees for the freight.

    But when we went to preview/publish it, the order changed to The Hare, Global Hare, Canadian Hare; in some other instances it got weirder than that. Sooo... we had to use brute force to get them to sort the way we wanted (to help group things together for you)

    Hence you see The Hare (US) at $40 with free freight; the Canadian Hare at $41 with a fee of $24, and Global Hare at $42 with a fee of $43.

    Wait! I'm still confused, you say. The description of the pledges says an additional fee of $25 or $45, why are you only adding $24 or $43?

    The discrepancy of $1, $2, or $3 is built into the pledge amount - so Canadian Hare at $41 + $24 freight, is the same as if we had listed it at $40 + $25; you're still paying an additional $25 in total for freight, but we had to rearrange the numbers to make it all sort correctly.

    **** UPDATE *****

    As you probably saw in either the Shipping or Updates section, we now have new less expensive shipping options available to all our backers outside the USA. We have made pledge levels incorporating tese new shipping costs and denoted by the letters RF (reduced freight) at the front - i.e. - RF CANADIAN HARE, RF EU HARE, etc...

    These pledges still have the 'extra' $1, $2, or $3 built into their listed 'price', but the description of each also lists the full amount (including shipping costs) which you need to pledge for them. At thsi point, the 'extra' $1-3 is just so they sort correctly on the page. Please refer to either the description of the pledge or the handy Shipping Chart to see the proper amount you should be pledging.

    We hope that makes sense to you all.

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  • Short answer: no.

    The 3" 3d models were originally designed as display pieces to sit on your desk or shelf and look, well, adorable. We showed them off at Gen Con 2013, and people started drooling over the idea of getting a set of them AND the large sized map we had for demos as a sizable pledge for the Kickstarter.

    So, we offered the "Very Large World" ($500) pledge for just that. We wanted to make the bunnies available to folks who wanted them anyway, hence the $80, $150, and, now, $200 pledges.

    You could try and use them with the board included in the game, but they'd be somewhat crowded.

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  • No.

    Jesse mentions in the video that it is a four player game, but it is actually for two to four players. It works best with either three or four, but is certainly playable with only two.

    And, with the addition of the Co-Op Rules Booster pack (see Stretch Goal #2) you can now have up to EIGHT players, if you wanted.

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  • Berona's War, as mentioned in the video, is a graphic novel which Jesse co-created a few years back and ultimately led to the creation of Cross Hares.

    The two titles are separate properties and Berona's War does not feature in Cross Hares.

    But, the BW books are available for you to check out on Archaia Entertainment's website at:

    http://www.archaia.com/archaia-titles/beronas-war/

    You can also find them over on amazon.com.

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  • Once someone has pledged at a certain level, Kickstarter doesn't allow us to edit or remove that level, unless and until all the folks who have pledged at any given level move over to a new level.

    We have asked that everyone who pledged at the 'old'/original Canadian and Global Early Bird levels move over to one of the new RF levels (Canadian, EU, or Global) to help us eliminate these old (now redundant) levels. Most folks have done so, but a few folks are slow in doing so. As they filter over, we are restricting the availability to the old levels and when they empty completely, they'll go away altogether and leave just the RF versions.

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  • OK, the tiers were an effort on our part to add more bang for your buck. That, and some of our international backers outside of the USA, Canada, or the EU were still telling us that shipping costs were still prohibitively high. We wanted them to be bale to get some stuff which enhanced the game without their having to pledge for the game itself.

    So, here's the deal with tiers:

    They DO NOT replace any existing pledge levels. Unlike when we reduced the shipping costs and added new RF (reduced freight) pledge levels to replace the old high freight levels, the tiers will stand along side the existing pledge levels.

    For those that have already pledged (especially the Early Birds) they act as add-ons to their existing pledge level.

    To those new to the campaign, they offer cost effective ways to get a lot of swag at a bulk price.

    Each tier INCLUDES ALL of the rewards of ALL the previous tiers. So, at tier 5 you get everything offered in all five tiers, tier four would get you all the swag from tiers 1-4, etc...

    NOTE: and this is the big point here, while all tiers are pledge levels, NOT all pledge levels are tiers. So, just because you pledged at, say, the $200 level (a Bunny Bundle pledge) you would not be getting all the rewards from the lower pledges. The Bunny Bundle is NOT a tier.

    All tiers are named TIER x, or TIER y. Non-tier - ala catre as I'm calling them - pledges have names like RF EU HARE, or BUNNY BUNDLE, or VERY BIG WORLD.

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  • Here at 1A Games it is our policy on KS to allow any and all pledge levels to be treated as an add-on. People are always asking if they can combine two or more pledge levels and get all the rewards if they pledge enough.

    The answer is yes.

    All you do is pledge the full amount and, if we need to, we'll drop you a note letting you know how much more to add for your freight.

    After the campaign is over, we'll ask you all on your survey to specify exactly what, beyond the one chosen reward, you were pledging for, so we make sure you get all the coll stuff you are trying to get.

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  • OK, the various Hare pledges - HARE, RF CANADIAN HARE, etc... - are the Early Bird special pledge levels. They include one (1) copy of the Cross Hares: Testing Ground boxed game and any and all stretch goals unlocked during this campaign.

    The $40 Tier 3 includes a copy of the postcard, the wallpapers, the .pdf sketchbook, a t-shirt, and the KS exclusive character Kane (with 1" figurine).

    Why did we bother with Tier 3 if it doesn't come with a game, you ask?

    Good question!

    Tiers 3 was designed with a eye towards potential international backers OUTSIDE of the USA, Canada, or the EU. Many of those backers are still telling us that shipping costs (while still better than before) are still just too high and thus make it impossible for them to pledge for the game. They say they'll just wait until the game hits shelves in their respective countries.

    We wanted to give them a pledge level that would get them some cool swag and a low shipping cost, so they could pledge at all.

    Also, if folks wanted to, they can use Tier 3 as an add-on to their existing pledge (although some of the higher tiers make that option less cost effective anyway...).

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  • With the exception of Kane - the KS exclusive character - yes, all of the figures we have currently made available to you as part of this project, and the Sazou: City of Crows figures which are NOT currently available, will be made available for you to buy separately.

    This applies to BOTH the 1" play sized pieces and the 3" display sized pieces.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    12 backers

    WISH YOU WERE HERE: This pledge level includes our thanks, access to any and all Project Updates, and a 4" x 6" postcard art piece for you to enjoy!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $10 or more

    2 backers

    TIER 1: This pledge level includes both the 4" x 6" postcard from the $5 pledge, but also comes with a set of 3 wallpaper graphics for you to adorn your computer's desktop with.

    Includes FREE shipping to any address in the world. Postcard to be sent in March, 2014; wallpapers to be distributed to backers in January, 2014.

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    Pledge $20 or more

    4 backers

    TIER 2: This pledge includes all the rewards from Tier 1 ($10), and a .pdf copy of the "Art of Cross Hares" sketchbook.

    Includes FREE shipping to any address in the world. Postcard to be sent out on March, 2013, wallpapers to be distributed in January, 2014, .pdf sketchbook to be distributed in February, 2014 (if not sooner).

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    Pledge $40 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    THE HARE (aka the Early Bird Special): This pledge includes one (1) copy of the boxed game Cross Hares: Testing Ground. This pledge includes FREE shipping to any address in the United States. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    1 backer

    TIER 3: This pledge level includes everything from Tier 2 ($20) and the following: One (1) Cross Hares character t-shirt; you can choose which of the six basic characters you want on your shirt (please specify size). AND you will receive a copy of KANE - an additional character for use with the game designed just for this Kickstarter project; he WILL NOT be available after this project concludes. Get him now, if you want him. Also NOTE: this tier DOES NOT include a copy of the boxed game!

    Total pledge amounts (including shipping) for this pledge level are listed on the handy chart and are as follows: USA backers $40; Canadian Backers $41.43 USD; EU Backers $42.32 USD; All Other Backers $45.72 USD.

    Please be sure to pledge the proper FULL amount for your shipping region to avoid delays. Electronic content to be distributed as soon as it becomes available.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $41 or more

    4 backers All gone!

    CANADIAN HARE (aka Early Bird): As above but sent to a Canadian address. Note: An additional charge of $25 will be applied to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $41 or more

    29 backers Limited (1 left of 30)

    RF CANADIAN HARE (aka Early Bird): As above but sent to a Canadian address. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! This pledge level is for CANADIAN BACKERS ONLY. NOTE: An additional fee of $9.77 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Canadian Backer, you must pledge a total of $49.77 for this reward level.

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    Pledge $42 or more

    7 backers All gone!

    GLOBAL HARE (aka Early Bird): As above, but sent to any other address in the world. Note: An additional charge of $45 will be applied to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $42 or more

    30 backers All gone!

    RF EU HARE (aka Early Bird): As above, but sent to any address in the EU. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! his pledge level is for BACKERS IN THE EU ONLY! NOTE: An additional fee of $13.70 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Backer in the EU, you must pledge a total of $53.70 for this reward level.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $43 or more

    29 backers Limited (1 left of 30)

    RF GLOBAL HARE (aka Early Bird): As above, but sent to any address in the world. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! This pledge level is for BACKERS OUTSIDE the USA, CANADA, or the EU ONLY! NOTE: An additional fee of $31.65 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Backer OUTSIDE the USA, CANADA or the EU, you must pledge a total of $71.65 for this reward level.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    294 backers

    THE TORTOISE: This pledge includes one (1) copy of the boxed game Cross Hares: Testing Ground. (Why the tortoise? You should have been quicker and gotten the Early Bird version aka The Hare). This pledge includes FREE shipping to any address in the United States. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $51 or more

    8 backers

    RF CANADIAN TORTOISE: As above, but sent to any Canadian address. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! This pledge level is for CANADIAN BACKERS ONLY. NOTE: An additional fee of $9.77 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Canadian Backer, you must pledge a total of $59.77 for this reward level.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $52 or more

    27 backers

    RF EU TORTOISE: As above, but sent to any address in the EU. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! his pledge level is for BACKERS IN THE EU ONLY! NOTE: An additional fee of $13.70 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Backer in the EU, you must pledge a total of $63.70 for this reward level.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $53 or more

    6 backers

    RF GLOBAL TORTOISE: As above, but sent to any address in the world outside the USA, Canada, or the EU. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! This pledge level is ONLY for backers OUTSIDE the USA, CANADA, or the EU! NOTE: An additional fee of $31.65 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Backer outside the USA, Canada, or the EU you must pledge $81.65 for this reward level.

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    Pledge $80 or more

    2 backers

    FLOPSY, MOPSY & COTTONTAIL: Your choice of three of the six basic characters rendered as 3D figures. This pledge level includes FREE shipping to any address in the United States.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $81 or more

    0 backers

    CANADIAN FLOPSY, MOPSY & COTTONTAIL: As above, but sent to any Canadian address. Note: An additional charge of $3 will be applied to this pledge to help defray shipping costs.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $82 or more

    1 backer

    GLOBAL FLOPSY, MOPSY & COTTONTAIL: As above but sent to any address in the world. Note: An additional charge of $8 will be applied to this pledge to help defray shipping costs.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    29 backers

    TIER 4: This pledge level includes everything from Tier 3 ($40) plus a copy of the Cross Hares: Testing Ground boxed game. Also included are any and all stretch goals unlocked during this campaign.

    Total pledge amounts (including shipping) for this pledge level are listed on the handy chart and are as follows: USA backers $85; Canadian Backers $95.49 USD; EU Backers $99.86 USD; All Other Backers $119.51 USD.

    Please be sure to pledge the proper FULL amount for your shipping region to avoid delays. Electronic content to be distributed as soon as it becomes available.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    75 backers

    TIER 5: This pledge level includes everything from Tier 4 ($85) plus two (2) double-sided poster/game-extender maps. These maps are 11" x 17" (non- mounted) posters on one side and game map on the other. Use these maps to 'extend' your Cross Hares game with two new missions of 50 spaces each! Also included are any and all stretch goals unlocked during this campaign.

    Total pledge amounts (including shipping) for this pledge level are listed on the handy chart and are as follows: USA backers $100; Canadian Backers $110.49 USD; EU Backers $114.86 USD; All Other Backers $134.51 USD.

    Please be sure to pledge the proper FULL amount for your shipping region to avoid delays. Electronic content to be distributed as soon as it becomes available.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    6 backers

    THE BUNNY BUNDLE: This pledge level is for all of you who want the game and the 6 bunnies; rather than pledge for one and have to add-on the other, it's all one package now. Rewards at this level include one copy of the Cross Hares: Testing Ground boxed game, all six of the Sandboxr bunnies, and any and all stretch goals unlocked during this project. It also includes FREE shipping to any address within the United States.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $201 or more

    1 backer

    RF CANADIAN BUNNY BUNDLE: As above, but sent to any Canadian address. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! This pledge level is for CANADIAN BACKERS ONLY. NOTE: An additional fee of $9.77 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Canadian Backer, you must pledge a total of $209.77 for this reward level.

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    Pledge $202 or more

    1 backer

    RF EU BUNNY BUNDLE: As above, but sent to any address in the EU. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! his pledge level is for BACKERS IN THE EU ONLY! NOTE: An additional fee of $13.70 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Backer in the EU, you must pledge a total of $213.70 for this reward level.

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    Pledge $203 or more

    2 backers

    RF GLOBAL BUNNY BUNDLE: As above, but sent to any address in the world outside the USA, Canada, or the EU. This pledge level includes any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    NOW WITH LOWER SHIPPING COSTS! This pledge level is ONLY for backers OUTSIDE the USA, CANADA, or the EU! NOTE: An additional fee of $31.65 needs to be added to this pledge to help defray shipping costs. As a Backer outside the USA, Canada, or the EU you must pledge $231.65 for this reward level.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    4 backers All gone!

    YOU DIRTY RAT: This is your chance to design a custom character for use in Cross Hares: Testing Ground. You'll be given a questionnaire and asked to fill in such details as the character's name (same caveat as in the Card Named After Me pledge), species of animal (yep, you're not limited to bunnies), Items, Specialties, and any special abilities (from a provided list) you'd like it to have. Heck, you'll even have input as to how your character will look! Your character will be produced on the same quality card stock as those contained in the game with art on front and back. You will receive BOTH (assuming we get two of you) custom characters as part of your pledge. Plus, we'll have Jesse autograph your character cards! But that's not all! To maximize your bragging rights, we'll be making these custom characters available to the world as a separate pack they can buy later. This pledge includes one (1) copy of the boxed game, FREE shipping anywhere in the world, and any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    2 backers

    A VERY BIG WORLD: A large scale map (as seen at Gen Con 2012) and all six Sandboxr bunnies, plus a full set of components (aka a boxed game) to play with. This pledge also includes FREE shipping to any address in the United States (Sorry, gang, this one's just for the domestic crowd), and any and all Stretch Goals unlocked during this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

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