Faction: Custodians of Dust
Faction: Custodians of Dust
A co-op card game for one to five players, set in a competitive environment where players must choose between glory and survival.
A co-op card game for one to five players, set in a competitive environment where players must choose between glory and survival. Read more
"There Can Be No Triumph Without Agon."- Ten Mantras of Power
Faction: Custodians of Dust is a fast-paced, cooperative card game with a competitive edge for 1-5 players. Make strategic decisions and manage your assets while cooperating with other Councilor’s in order to save the Empire. Strike a balance between individual glory and the greater good of the Empire’s survival.
Will you stand together in solidarity, or will you be crushed for your individual hubris?
Faction: Custodians of Dust contains:
- 40 Imperial cards
- 30 Enemy cards
- 6 Nemesis cards, each with a unique effect on the game
- 4 Councilor cards, with instructions based on the number of Councilors
- 1 Instruction sheet
Backers can receive a copy for only $20 plus shipping. For those on a budget, a $10 pledge gives you a print-and-play version of the game.
International backers should check out our Six-Pack offering. We will be shipping overseas via US Postal Service Priority class mail, and the difference between shipping one unit and shipping six is only $10.
The reward tier we're most excited about is our VIP Supporters. For a $1,000 pledge, you and a guest will be invited to join us in New York at our launch party, hosted by actor Sam Underwood and actress Valorie Curry, both most recently featured on FOX TV's hit drama The Following, starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy. This party won't have our backers lost in a crowd; this is an small, intimate event of roughly 20 people - up to ten of them backers of Faction: Custodians of Dust - to meet, mingle, and play the game with these talented actors and Tightrope Games' founders.
Those who wish to walk in the Path of Agonus can pledge $10,000 to receive everything in the Laureled Knight reward tier (pictured above), plus an advance copy of every Tightrope Games product made! We have numerous games and expansions in the works, including a sci-fi board game, a cyberpunk board game, three planned expansions for Faction: Custodians of Dust, and a tabletop RPG based on the Faction setting. Additionally, you or your company will receive special recognition in our products and on our website, including links to your own website, and Tightrope Games will follow you or your company on social media.
$37,000 - Digital Art book! If we reach this goal, every backer at the Vocal Supporter level and up will receive a digital art book featuring the artwork of 20 select cards, as well as the artwork created in the likeness of the Art Supporters.
$46,000 - First expansion! If we reach this goal, every backer at the Supporter level and up will receive a print-and-play version of our first expansion, Faction: Hall of Accord. This 50-card expansion expands and enhances the competitive aspect of Faction: Custodians of Dust by allowing players to extend the life of the Empire, but at the risk of shortening the lives of the Councilors.
We would like to thank the following for their time and effort to help bring this project to Kickstarter:
- Matt Dempsey for promotional video production and editing
- Luke Dobie for graphic design
- Alexandra McDougall for promotional video voice-over
- Tobias White for art
- Lothar, art
- Jeremy Moore, art
- Sergey Zabelin, art
- Aleksey Bayura, art
Risks and challenges
We've done our best to manage our risk and ensure success. The game design is complete, the graphic design/layout of the cards is complete, and shipping costs - even if we have to ship it ourselves one at a time - are accounted for. We even have a major distributor (Alliance Games) ready to carry our product.
The biggest obstacle we have is timely, quality artwork. With 80 cards in the game, all of them unique, the likelihood of setbacks is fairly high. We are still negotiating with several artists, and money raised beyond our goal will likely go toward artwork.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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