Now that the campaign is over you can find out updates and more about Addictive Alchemy here:
Addictive Alchemy is a deck destruction card game for 3 to 6 players. On your turn you will drink two potions, and gain their benefits. However, at the start of your next turn you will be subject to an even more powerful side effect caused by the mixing of the potions you drank on the previous round!
As you play Addictive Alchemy your deck will morph, and grow smaller. This will both give you strength, in that you can more quickly get to the cards you want the most, and create risk as when you can no longer play or draw cards you will lose!
Addictive Alchemy has an intuitive, easy to understand layout that makes it quick to learn and even more fun with repeated play.
Game art by Belgium based firm VectoriaDesigns
Kickstarter backers -
Unlocked! - 2 player expansion for Addictive Alchemy. This expansion includes two new 9 card decks with all new powerful potions to be used by the Grand Master Alchemists.
Facebook Likes -
This social goal has 3 tiers, and they are unlocked by how many Facebook likes we get on the Addictive Alchemy Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/AddictiveAlchemy) Each of these tiers will include 6 blank potions of a specific color. You will be able to create your own in game effects, and then later share them with us. The effects that we like the most will be put into future expansions of Addictive Alchemy where you can help name the cards you created!
- Unlocked - 100 likes unlocks 6 blank purple potion cards.
- Unlocked - 200 likes unlocks 6 blank blue potion cards.
- 300 likes unlocks 6 blank green potion cards.
Board Game Geek -
Unlocked - 50 fans on Board Game Geek (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/166991/addictive-alchemy). You will get the 6 Team Alchemy side effect cards. These side effects have an interesting story that we will share with you in a future update!
We've got a full set of Kickstarter Exclusive side effect cards for each backer at the Adept Alchemist level or higher! These side effects each feature different industry websites, podcasts, or conventions that are supporters of Addictive Alchemy.
Increase your pledge level by $5 to get 6 beautiful tarot sized workbench cards.
Increase your pledge level by $20 to get a Japanese version of Addictive Alchemy.
Increase your pledge level by $10 to get VectoriaDesigns' beautiful Grungeland poker deck.
How to play
Please look in our FAQ below for a link to the PDF rules, or watch the video below:
Each copy of Addictive Alchemy comes with
- 90 Potion cards
- 6 double-sided Side Effect cards
- 6 cheat sheet cards
- 6 workbench cards
- 1 box
- 1 manual
- 1 detailed card guide
Addictive Alchemy has a variety of pledge levels with new and exciting content. We have pledge levels for United States based backers, European Union, Australia, and Canada based backers, and U.S. based retailers.
ALCHEMY BOOSTER - Pledge $5 or more...For $5 you'll receive our undying gratitude for helping make this dream come true. Thank you for your support! It may sound corny, but even the smallest contributions mean a lot to us.
ADEPT ALCHEMIST EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Pledge $15 or more...Early Bird Adept Alchemists will receive 1 copy of Addictive Alchemy plus all applicable stretch goals.
ADEPT ALCHEMIST - Pledge $20 or more...Adept Alchemists will receive 1 copy of Addictive Alchemy plus all applicable stretch goals.
AGGRESSIVE ALCHEMIST - Pledge $40 or more...Aggressive Alchemists will receive 2 copies of Addictive Alchemy plus 2 copies of all applicable stretch goals. Double the fun!
AMUSING ALCHEMIST - Pledge $60 or more...Amusing Alchemists will receive 1 copy of Addictive Alchemy plus one set of 6 parody side effect cards named after you and your friends with abilities that target your friends by name and all applicable stretch goals.
The 6 parody side effects will appear to be cards that are normally played in the game on their starting side. As the game progresses they will be flipped to their opposite side where they will have additional rules that target you or your specific friends. For example one might say "John: Take 2 damage." or "Sara: Heal 1 potion from your scrap pile." After the game is funded you will receive a questionnaire that will help you design the custom effect to help or hurt your friends by name. You will have additional options to create bizarre effects like "Steven: Get Dale 1 beer." Backing at this level will allow you to create 6 of these wonderfully playful cards for you and your friends' amusement.
ABSOLUTE ALCHEMIST - Pledge $120 or more...Absolute Alchemists will receive all the rewards from the Amusing Alchemist level plus 1 custom side effect card named after a person of your choice with special new art from VectoriaDesigns and all applicable stretch goals.
ASCENDING ALCHEMIST - Pledge $220 or more...Ascending Alchemists will receive all the rewards from the Amusing Alchemist level plus 2 custom side effect cards named after a person of your choice with special new art from VectoriaDesigns and all applicable stretch goals.
AMAZING ALCHEMIST - Pledge $320 or more...Amazing Alchemists will receive all the rewards from the Amusing Alchemist level plus 3 custom side effect cards named after a person of your choice with special new art from VectoriaDesigns and all applicable stretch goals.
For the Absolute Alchemist, Ascending Alchemist, and Amazing Alchemist levels...Include a friend or a loved one on a side effect card. These custom made cards will include abilities not found in the base game, and will feature a stylized picture of your choice. The front side is suggested to be a friendly picture, and the back side might have you looking a little more sinister or playful. It's really up to you how you present yourself, and you'll have your choice of effects that your name and picture go on.
GRAND MASTER ALCHEMIST - Pledge $450 or more...Grand Master Alchemists will receive all the rewards from the Amazing Alchemist level, 1 additional copy of the game with alternate art, 1 of the test copies of the game including cards used in original play testing.
The alternate art will be the art that David designed for the game before partnering with VectoriaDesigns. There are only a few copies of the game that exist with this art, and it will never enter wide release. Additionally, you will receive an alpha or beta printing of the game that was used during play testing, and that will feature some cards with potentially alternate effects.
ALCHEMY ACADEMY - Pledge $850 or more... Alchemy Academy backers will receive all the rewards from the Grand Master Alchemist level. In addition you will receive a total of 5 normal copies of Addictive Alchemy plus the designer will run a tournament in your local game shop of choice with Alchemy prizes. Subject to terms and conditions.
The tournament will be able to hold up to 30 players, and last for several rounds of team based elimination. The winners of the tournament will get special Addictive Alchemy cards that will only be printed as tournament prizes. For backers local to the Atlanta area, within a 4 hour drive, David (the designer of Addictive Alchemy) will arrange to run the tournament at a local game shop for you. For backers that live outside of that region, David will set up a remote presence via teleconference to run the tournament, or the backers can make arrangements to cover travel costs, and he will fly to the tournament location for you.
Our European Union pledge levels
INTERNATIONAL ALCHEMIST - Pledge $20 or more...Backers in the European Union, Canada, and Australia will receive 1 copy of Addictive Alchemy plus all applicable stretch goals. A shipping rate of $15 will apply
Why is shipping priced like that for International pledge levels? After careful consideration and consulting with shipping experts, we determined this was the minimum price to get Addictive Alchemy to our international backers in the European Union, Canada, and Australia as safely and quickly as possible.
If you live elsewhere and are interested in backing Addictive Alchemy send us an email and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
Our Retailer pledge levels
RETAILER LEVEL I - Pledge $70 or more...Retailers will receive 5 copies of Addictive Alchemy plus all applicable stretch goals. Must show proof of tax ID.
RETAILER LEVEL II - Pledge $110 or more...Retailers will receive 10 copies of Addictive Alchemy plus all applicable stretch goals. Must show proof of tax ID.
Why are we asking for tax ID? Copies of Addictive Alchemy sold to retailers are done so at a fair price to businesses. We want to ensure that copies of Addictive Alchemy at this level are indeed going to retailers.
Addictive Alchemy has been play tested by over 100 players. Here's what some of them had to say.
"Addictive Alchemy is incredibly fun, with a card mechanic I've not seen in any other game. I was addicted after my first game. I'm normally a beer guy, but Addictive Alchemy makes me want to mix drinks." -- Craig Campbell, NerdBurger podcast
"I've been fortunate enough to witness Addictive Alchemy enjoyed by players of all skill levels. It's been a hit at gaming events and conventions - including my own - and a personal favorite as well." -- Ando Poore, President/Founder of AndoCon
"I love Addictive Alchemy. It is the best of the take-that game genre which I rarely get into. I enjoy the story-line and the experience where the cards and the card effects project the fun rather than get in the way. It is a truly unique approach to the alchemical and potion brewing idea and goes straight to the world where, nigh-addicted alchemists must duke it out with only their product between themselves, their opponents and the swirling oblivion at the bottom of their potion bottles. I truly cannot wait to see this one hit the streets." -- Roger Barnette founder SecretsCon Atlanta.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge will be bringing Addictive Alchemy to an international audience. We already have plans to ship the game to the United States and European Union with the help of our wonderful art team at VectoriaDesigns in Belgium as well as to Canada and Australia, but when we meet our goals we might be able to expand our audience even further. Anything is possible! We have a team of shipping and logistics experts on hand to help us with any challenges that might arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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