Remember the good old days of 8-bit video game baseball? Watching those amazing 8-bit fireworks shoot off as you round the bases after that big Home Run. Things were just simpler it seemed. Now you can relive that nostalgia all over again in RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit the Board Game.
RB8 is a Baseball Simulation brought to you in the retro look of a classic 8-bit experience. Play with one of the 16 complete teams out of the box or draft and build your team based on a point value player system with custom player cards. Will you build your team with big sluggers, dominant pitching, tough defenders, speedsters, or a well-balanced machine? The choice is yours as you get to manage and make the strategic decisions.
RB8 features 240 player cards with ratings and special abilities and special custom pitcher and batter control dice.
RB8 also features a custom draw deck called Rally Cards with random events that happen during a baseball game. Will the fan who has had to much to drink run out on the field, will the ump make a bad call in your favor, will the mascot root in your favor, or will the hot dog win a race for you?
RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit is Played over the course of 9 innings in a single game or a best of series. During an at bat both Pitcher and Batter will compare their ratings factoring in any special abilities and roll off to see who will get control of the at bat. This is called the “On Deck Phase”. Whoever rolls higher factoring in all special abilities will try to maintain control by rolling their custom Pitcher or Batter die. If they maintain control they will then roll dice and compare the result with their respective key to find out the results of the at bat.
Here is an example of an at bat during the "On Deck Phase" Player 1 has Tommy Sinker as their pitcher with a control rating of 9 & a stuff rating of 9 giving them a total of 18.
Player 2 has Mack Wire up to bat with a power rating of 10 & a contact rating of 5 giving them a total of 15. Tommy Sinker gets a plus 3 to his dice roll in this scenario.
Both players roll their two six-sided dice. Player 1 rolls a total of seven and with their plus 3 that gives them 10. Player 2 rolls a total of 9. So Player 1 wins the "On Deck Phase" and rolls their special red pitcher control die hoping to maintain control of the at bat.
Player 1 rolls a pitcher symbol on his red pitcher control die and maintains control of the at bat. Now he rolls two six-sided dice and will compare this result to the Pitching Key.
Player 1 rolls two sixes and compares that combo to the Pitching Key and the result is a Strike Out Swinging!
RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit is a true baseball sim that the hardcore baseball fan can enjoy yet its simplistic game mechanics will have the casual fan just as excited. RB8 features stolen bases, tagging up, sacrifice bunts, errors, pitcher fatigue, and much much more that gives the true to life experience in a fun exciting way.
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RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit features 16 complete teams with 15 player cards for each!
Do you like to create your own teams? In RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit you get that opportunity. Select a point level and draft players based on the point value on their cards. Create a custom league track your stats and own the bragging rights over your friends. RB8 is fully customisable to play the way you want to play.
RB8 features 16 complete teams with 240 mini player cards that lineup on the baseball field game board. A 20 card Rally Deck. 6 jumbo sized key cards for hitting, pitching, ground balls, errors, & more. 4 custom engraved dice for the batter and pitcher. 4 six sided dice. 12 wooden cube markers in 3 different colors to track your runners. 2 wooden cylinder markers to track who is at bat. One 8-bit themed scoreboard with 6 translucent markers to track innings, score, & outs.
So you like to play games solo? We are going to give you that opportunity in RB8. A solo variant is currently being developed now for RB8 for next years 2019 first expansion release but as a special bonus to all backers of this campaign you will be sent access to the PNP (Print & Play) files when they are completed for the solo variant. Since RB8 is completely ready to go now with all artwork and game play we want to get this out to you as soon as possible. That means by the time you receive your copy of RB8 the PNP files should be ready to go.
Get in the game! We are offering a very limited number of pledge levels allowing you to be part of baseball history, well at least RB8 Retro Baseball history that is. There are two "In The Pen" pledge levels for all 16 teams for a total of 32 spots to be part of that team's Bullpen as a relief pitcher. You will get to name a player after yourself or whatever you choose*. You will get to choose the options of how your player appears like gender, skin tone color, hair color, facial hair, and lefty or righty. Who will you choose to be?
Get the RB8 game board in a 18 x 18 neoprene rubber mat as an extra add on!
$20 + shipping
Get the RB8 box cover art on a metallic aluminum 2.5" x 3.5" card!
$6 includes shipping
Kickstarter does not let you pick your add-ons right away. When our pledge manager launches at the end of the campaign your excess pledge will be read as a credit. For example if you choose one of the "In the Pen" pledge levels for $80 and you would like to add a neoprene mat just simply make your pledge for $20 more for a total pledge of $100. Shipping will be handled post campaign not during initial pledge, see shipping section below for more details.
Please do not add shipping fees to your pledge! Shipping will be collected after the Kickstarter ends and will be based on actual costs incurred. As stretch goals are met and final production is determined as well as any add-ons are purchased this can change the weight costs. We feel this is a more fair approach to our customers and us as publishers that you will pay the actual costs of what is ordered. This allows us to not have to budget so high as well to fulfill this campaign. Shipping will be collected via our pledge manager system after the campaign.
Below we have included a list with shipping estimates (subject to change based on your country / locale and final shipping weight):
USA Lower Contiguous 48 states = $12-16
USA Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico = $15-19
Canada = $18-22
EU = $17-21
EU includes: United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
Please keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may vary based on your specific country and address. Weight changes and any optional rewards you choose in our Pledge Manager, may also affect actual shipping charges. We will do our best to keep your shipping costs as low as possible.
These are the only countries being shipped to at this time.
*"In The Pen" names chosen are subject to Swanky Turtle Games approval.
Risks and challenges
We have spent many long hours planning this project and have done much intense research and have worked closely with many experienced individuals with Kickstarter experience.
We have also been working closely with our game manufacturer WinGo Industry, Ltd to assure that our game Board Game will be produced at the highest quality. We are satisfied after our lengthy discussions with WinGo that their focus is on quality and getting things done right. However, if anything unforeseen does arise, rest assured we will communicate honestly and transparently with you and post frequent updates until the situation is rectified.
The game design and artwork will be 100% complete by end of campaign so files will be sent to manufacture immediately following the campaign for proofs to reduce any chance of delayed delivery of the game to you.
With all that said there is always a chance of delays with any manufacturing project, If this happens we guarantee we will keep you informed and up to date on its progress all the way until you have the game on your table.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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