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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 24 2016
$2,903
pledged of $7,700pledged of $7,700 goal
23
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 24 2016

About

The Vitruvian Man is a world-renowned drawing created by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1487. It is stored in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy. So why the old drawing? Why are we using Leonardo da Vinci?

We wanted to make something that was fun and had a little history involved. Not so much you were worried about a pop quiz later, but enough that it might stick with you. Also, the game is about the math of the body in motion, the art of form and its relationship with the world around us.... And the guy you are trying to stick with a sword...

We could not think of anybody we would rather pay homage to, the image is public domain, but we still want to pay attention and respect to one of the people that inspired us.

Yes I know we said this last time, but the guy was seriously awesome, it is only honest to pay homage each time...

This is our third deck, we might be on to something…

We are still very proud of the last successful Kickstarters, English Longsword & French Rapier. We are still just a little gaming company run out of our house, but it is a real joy to share gaming ideas & creative Geekery with all our fellow gamers out there. So thanks for letting us fulfill a dream! I will try to keep this short so we can get on with our lives, so here we go!

What is different with the new deck?

The system is the same, the rules are the same, but the style of fighting with the Scottish Claymore is very different from other weapons. We know a guy, and he has been a martial artist with weapons like this for a few decades now. I have seen him fight in Tournaments, he knows his stuff. we are proud to have him working with us.

So the new deck beats the old decks, right?

If you play it right. We have tested all decks in many variations, they all have the same chance to win. Again its all how you figure out your opponent. Each deck has strengths and weaknesses. This is a really big sharp object, but it moves a little slower then the previous weapons. So more planning and a lot more hoping your opponent stands still.

Can I mix the new deck with the old ones?

There are rules for carrying more than one weapon to the fight. It is very simple to switch weapons, but also very dangerous. Just like real dueling. That is something that will be easily explained in an update. Can you bring more than one weapon to a fight, and switch, yes. Can you use them at the SAME time, no. Not yet anyway.

We have a new artist, and we are really proud of her work!

http://www.felixeddy.com

Our previous artists were awesome, we just want to try to get a new artist for every deck if we can, so each one has it's own look for the illustrations. We found Miss Felix Eddy and we were very happy with her work. Check her stuff out! Better yet, get an original work of art by this amazing artist! We will have some really great options right here in this kickstarter! Miss Eddy will be rocking this deck with her amazing illustrations!

Next Deck artist alert

http://sukesha-ray.deviantart.com/

We are looking into the future for our Katana, Bo Staff and Empty Hand decks so to give a taste of the possibilities, we had samples done for the companions of the future. Travelers from the east that have come early to aid those from other lands.

No model this year…but what is this Soundtrack you speak of?

First I want to say how much fun it was to work with such a lovely model as Roxana Hire. So much so still going to give her a boost. https://www.facebook.com/roxana.hire . She is the best! There was nobody we could afford for this one and still keep our budget in line with a reasonable pledge level, so we went in a different direction.

We have a new member of our creative team and she is a genius. She has given us a great price on composing music, so we are going with a Theme song for each noble and hero! If you pledge at the $50.00 or more pledge you get a CD of the collection! Each theme will be about 2 minutes long and each Noble or Hero will get to input the kind of direction they wish theirs to go. We will post a link to a sample and her site for more. She does not disappoint!

This is a longer peace she did for me.

 https://soundcloud.com/beckyp-1/bloodbriars-theme?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

What are the new hero cards and Companion cards?

The Status cards are still good; can be won at tourney and played as normal. We also wanted to add some cards that you can play pickup games or adventures with. Heroes take the place of status cards when played as a single (like a Noble for those honored few). Companions can be played as an additional character to accompany a hero or status card in pickup games. We will be posting more samples soon! We will have more art up soon!

And as usual an awesome playmat!

But wait there is MORE!

We have been working hard on making as much as we can out of this game and we went so far as to create a VERY cool rule book. It is a great quality print and we will add this for FREE to any pledge of peasant and above!

Risks and challenges

We are happy to say we have made a quality game each time and can repeat that again with confidence.
We where a little over month or two late on last fulfillment, but it all went out and we added extra for being late to each supporter as an apology. Hey, just being honest. You deserve that. The website was way late, but I no longer need to find help with it, so it will be up as soon as I get pledge info returns this year!
We priced our game reasonably. So even the top Pledges are within reach of our supporters.
We are a tiny company, but we deliver.

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