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High Flying Dice GamesBy High Flying Dice Games
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High Flying Dice GamesBy High Flying Dice Games
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, September 15 2013 6:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

STRETCH GOAL ADDED!

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When our level of funding reaches $35,000, each person who pledged for a copy of the game will receive the expansion pack: September's Corsairs! This expansion adds all the excitement of the post-war Thompson Trophy. Flown from 1946-1949, this expansion adds 16 additional plane tokens and cards such as the F2G Super Corsair, the P-39 Cobra II, and the P-51 Beguine. Also you will receive 16 more pilots such as Cook Cleland, 'Tex' Johnson and Dick Becker. This is a $40 value in addition to the game.

The Beginning of the Legend

From 1929 to 1939, Cleveland, Ohio was often the center of international attention for aviation. Crowds at "The Nationals" were among the largest ever in American sporting history, with attendance in the tens of thousands. The climax of the four day event occurred on the Labor Day weekend when the Thompson Trophy Race was held. It was an unlimited race along a course marked by pylons in front of the huge crowd of onlookers. Pilots raced to their planes, started their engines and took off from a standing start racing at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour just feet above the ground. The crowd would witness aerial duels in which planes and pilots were pushed to their limits all for the glory of winning the coveted Thompson Trophy.

The Fun Part...The Game

SEPTEMBER'S EAGLES allows players to move their planes around the race course through card play. Each player has their own turn but other players may play cards to interfere with them when it is not their turn by slowing down a plane as it moves on the board or cause the plane to crash! If you’re too timid in playing your cards, other players will come after you. Play too aggressive and you may be left without airspeed, altitude or options.


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This game is not only fun to play and allows all players to take part even when it is not their turn but, is a tool to teach players about this era of no holds barred racing and the history of aviation...all the while having fun! This game can be played and enjoyed by just about anyone, man, woman or child!

The Gauge

Each player receives an Airspeed gauge (colored Red, Blue, Yellow or Green). This helps players keep track of things like their airspeed and altitude as well as any penalties upon their plane or pilot.

Action Cards

A player draws a hand of five cards each turn and plays them to move their plane or go after another player. The types of cards are: Skill, Endurance, and Maneuver. There are also Incident Cards which can force another player to do something, slow down their plane or have it crash.

Preview of Action Cards in the Game
Preview of Action Cards in the Game

The Plane Tokens

Tokens depict planes from this golden age of air racing. These planes range from the ever present Wedell-Williams No. 44 to the iconic Gee Bee Z that everyone is familiar with.

Over 36 planes are depicted in the game!
Over 36 planes are depicted in the game!

The Planes and the Pilots

Each plane has individual characteristics that effect how the plane can move. Each pilot's has individual talent and ability to fly their plane. Each plane or pilot has a card showing these characteristics or talents.

Winning

A race is just three laps around the course and a little more than one hour to play, this makes for a fun filled evening of racing and conversation. Just be the farthest across the finish line after the final lap and YOU will win the Thompson Trophy!

What Would Roscoe Do?

Roscoe Turner was the consummate showman of the Thompson Races. He was the only pilot to win the Thompson three times and is probably the most recognizable figure of that era. The What Would Roscoe Do? t-shirt was created to honor him and his pilot skills. The short sleeved t-shirt is 100% cotton and loaded with quality. By pledging a minimum of $25 you will receive this limited edition t-shirt to wear proudly. (Of course, we still want you to get and enjoy the game!)

Shirt color may vary.
Shirt color may vary.

Why Are We Doing This Kickstarter Thing?

We've been making games for a long time, mostly through desktop publishing. This is not our first but, our most significant launch of a game in our history. Board gaming is not only a great way to have fun but to meet others and enjoy the companionship and conversation that it provides.

We've discovered how important Kickstarter can be to bringing new and innovative games to the public and by joining in we hope to see more great games getting to tables across the globe!

We are a very small venture that produces fun games but we don’t have the financial wherewithal to get this game manufactured. It is for this reason alone we chose to take the step of launching a Kickstarter campaign. Everything is in place to begin, it is only through a successful campaign and your backing that this game becomes available.

We are taking part in http://www.kickingitforward.org/ as well. This allows us to support other projects for which we have an interest and allows other aspiring designers and gamers to get their well deserved projects made. After all, we are a community of gamers!

Stretch Goals!

When our level of funding reaches $29,000, each person who pledged for a copy of the game will receive the expansion pack: The Best of the Rest which adds an additional 8 plane tokens and cards and 8 more pilots for your game enjoyment. This is a $20 value in addition to the game.

Risks and challenges

Over the past five years, High Flying Dice Games has produced games of a wide variety on a diverse list of topics and delivered them to game players across the globe. We've produced boxed games which have been well received and published a game which helps college students study for final exams. With this game we expect to break new ground…it marks a new era for us.

Everything is ready for when this project is funded. Playtesting has been done for years, the artwork is ready and manufacturing has been lined up. Once the funding level is reached, manufacturing will start and should take just weeks to complete and assemble. This will include any items offered in any pledge level. We expect and anticipate all items to be shipped to us quickly to begin fulfilling your orders. That is our plan.

We are firm believers in Murphy's Law, setbacks happen in real life and plans can always be thrown off track by the unexpected. We will release periodic updates here and on our webpage as to the where in the process that game is in production. We want to be able to deliver on the promise rather than promise and not deliver. If we are able to ship earlier than the projected December 2013 date, we will do that. If issues arise as to not meeting the December 2013 date we will immediately update each and every backer but rest assured, when the pledge level is it, the game will be produced.

Be sure to follow this page and our homepage for any and all updates as we move along and feel free to contact us for any additional information.

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    HONCHO:
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    THE MAN, THE LEGEND:
    We give you our thanks and to reward your support, you will have automatic entry into the 2014 September's Eagles Tournament at the 2014 World Boardgaming Championships. You will also be hosted to a dinner during that weekend by one of the game's creators. You will receive one copy of SEPTEMBER'S EAGLES and as a backer at this level, you will have your name entered as a Pilot in the Racing Program as well as a PDF of your pilot’s license. You will also receive your own personalized Pilot Card to use during play. You will need to submit a photo of your likeness for the creation of your personalized pilot card. You will also receive your very own "What Would Roscoe Do?" t-shirt to wear during your races! You will need to submit a photo of your likeness for the creation of your personalized pilot card and specify your size when backing at this reward level.
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    HANGER CREW: This pledge level is open ONLY TO RETAILERS. Backers must be verified as stores before shipment is sent. Backers at this level will get FIVE copies of SEPTEMBER'S EAGLES.

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    SPONSOR: This pledge level is open ONLY TO RETAILERS. Backers must be verified as stores before shipment is sent. Backers at this level will get TEN copies of SEPTEMBER'S EAGLES. This level will also receive the stretch goals which are expansions during the Kickstarter campaign at no charge when they are made available.

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