$654
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 24 2018 11:48 AM UTC +00:00.

Duane MooreBy Duane Moore
First created
Duane MooreBy Duane Moore
First created
$654
pledged of $23,000pledged of $23,000 goal
15
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 24 2018 11:48 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Welcome to The G.A.M.E.

You are entering G.O. Techs Artificial Military Engagement (G.A.M.E.). It was originally designed to test and train soldiers that G.O. Tech supplied the government. It is now a deadly obstacle course you can brave for cash and prizes. 

The GAME is a sci fi survival deck builder. In the GAME you choose to be a Soldier, Biogene, or Cyborg. You then build a deck around that character to best help you survive the obstacles you face. Unlike most deck builders, there is a play area to represent where you are in the GAME. You may move forward or backward by the rules to earn rewards. Like most deck builders, at the end, the one with the most victory points is the winner. Unfortunately only those who live get to count.

I did my best to make the game as player friendly as possible. The game box should hold and store the base game and at least 3 expansions. It will come with numerous dividers to keep your cards organized. 

Soldier
Soldier
Biogene
Biogene
Cyborg
Cyborg
  • 4 Base Decks of 10 cards each
  • 4 Raw Recruit cards
  • 9 Character cards (all character cards are double sided. Male/Female)
  • 40 Prize Creds cards
  • 40 Barracks cards
  • 20 Injury cards
  • 1 Medic Station card
  • 20 Item cards
  • 174 Armory cards (Weapons, Cybernetics, and Biotech)
  • 75 Obstacle cards
  • 25 Plastic dividers
  • 4 10 sided dice 
  • 4 pawns (The goal is for these to be 3D soldier miniatures)
  • Rules sheet

We are still working on the final layouts and designs for the cards. Here is some of the preliminary artwork. 

Cybernetics
Cybernetics
Item
Item
Weapon
Weapon

 Obstacles are everything you face as you attempt to survive the GAME. The basic obstacles are holograms and robots. The more dangerous obstacles are entire rooms, traps, and finally the A.L.P.H.A.s. 

Holographic Mercenaries
Holographic Mercenaries

 The ALPHAs are rumored to be former government agents created by G.O. Tech. They are definitely the biggest baddest things in the GAME. 

Dread
Dread

 Goal $24,000

This goal is for the first 500 backers among backers Contestant #1, #2, or #3. I will add rewards as the Kickstarter progresses after funding. 

  • 3 unique character cards with unique abilities. Each one will be based on a character I created.  

 Goal $26,000

This stretch goal will get you the Kung Fu expansion. Kung Fu is the first expansion and will be available after the kickstarters success. If you do not get it here you may have to wait for a second printing.

  • 3 Martial artist character cards
  • 58 Armed/Unarmed combat cards
  • 10 Armed/Unarmed barracks cards
  • 22 themed basic obstacles
  • 1 themed trap
  • 1 themed room obstacle
  • 1 themed ALPHA
  • (Possibly) 3 3D martial arts miniatures

 Goal $29,000

G.O. West is a Kickstarter exclusive. It is an expansion that may stretch goal to a secondary version of the game. Each G.O. West goal will get you roughly 96 cards. It is designed to give you the feel of the old west. It will include 3 new characters and some western themed obstacles.

  • 3 cowboy/cowgirl character cards
  • 1 shaman character card
  • 1 brave character card
  • 1 witch/warlock character card
  • 12 themed obstacle cards
  • 1 Showdown event obstacle card
  • 1 ALPHA themed card
  • 76 cards to support the 3 new characters

Goal $32,000

G.O. West 2 will serve to finish fleshing out the characters and add more depth to the themed obstacles.

  • 60 cards to support above characters (including the Gatling gun)
  • 1 Bar Room Brawl event obstacle card
  • 1 ALPHA themed card
  • 8-34 other obstacle cards

Goal $35,000

  • 1 Bandolero/Bandolera character card
  • 23-49 obstacle cards
  • 1 Boxed Canyon event obstacle card
  • 1 ALPHA themed card
  • (Possibly) 7 3D miniatures

Goal $44,000

For retailers only. This goal will guarantee that I have enough product to supply them with multiple copies at wholesale prices.

  • At least 5 games available at wholesale cost after Kickstarter
  • $25 discount on wholesale order of at least 5 games after Kickstarter
  • Minimum order of 3 games for wholesale prices after Kickstarter

i have already decided on the themes for the first few expansions for the GAME. I am also working on two other simular formats for cooperative games. 

Thank You for your time. I hope you enjoy the game.

Risks and challenges

The challenges after the Kickstarter are: to finish production on my end, get the remainder of the art commisioned, get the entire project assembled and sent to the manufacturer, and get the product to my backers.

Immediatly after I finished the prototype and with successful playtests, I started making decisions on what I would need to make this dream a reality.

I started pricing commissions from artists, researched manufacturers, acquired quotes, and finally explored my shipping and storage options.

Going forward on the art front, I have several artists I'm working with. I have one artist for most of the character art in the main game. I have a supporting artist who does great characters with a different feel. I'm considering using her for my G.O. West Kickstarter exclusive. Another artist is taking care of weapons, equipment, and cybernetics. I plan on commissioning other artists if needed. I have already paid for some of the artwork upfront myself.

I have contacted Admagic about the manufacturing. I worked with Lynda until I was sure they could provide a quality product. She has sent me extensive lists of prices and timetables.

I'm currently speaking with Amazon about storage and shipping. The shipping company may change. The price I have for shipping was more general and not amazon's price.

I did my best to cover all my bases before getting to this point. I know there still may be unaccounted for obstacles; I will be ready to overcome them. First you plan, then you improvise.

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