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Windfall is a strategic card game that pins Guardians (players) against one another in an epic battle of survival.
77 backers pledged $6,387 to help bring this project to life.

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Windfall is a game that pits Guardians (players) against one another in an epic game of survival. You, as the player, become a Guardian of your choice, and you must do whatever it takes in order to outlast your opponent. To break down the game, in its simplest form: Defeat all Guardians on the opposing side of the field. Easy, right? That depends on the type of player you are. We have developed this game to be easy for beginners, but while still having the capability to be severely competitive for those who enjoy a more strategy based play style.

In the initial release there will be four starter decks designed based on individual types of players such as those who play to win, those who focus on building the best decks, those who want to combine the best cards, and those who simply enjoying just playing. Each starter deck will house 3 different Guardians for standard or starter game play. Standard plays with 3 Guardians, where Starter plays with only one. We will be developing a series of Guardians, Spells, Relics, and Summons to play with in these pre-built decks. Our Game Designer has over twelve years of trading card game and design experience and has designed these cards to not only appeal to the tastes of our many types of players, but to create a unique experience.

Because the Guardians are so prevalent, we encouraged the focus to be on them, and pull back on the other cards. However, all the art is done to showcase the focus as much as possible. Our artist has several years of commission based experience and has worked with artists from both Guild Wars and Halo and smaller games.
 
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Now, you may be thinking, "Hey, I like this idea, but what exactly is the money going to". Well, quite a few things. We are only asking for 1800$. This pays for the basic MVP (Minimum Viable Product). Obviously, by meeting the stretch goals we can afford to do much more, but we want to make sure we can meet our main goal - making the game. The money we are requesting is going towards actually printing the cards and the packaging material. We hope to print many decks to show at several conventions. We are also producing the How to Play material to be inserted into the starter decks. Promo material such as banners, cardboard cutouts and art prints to assist at cons, as well as website design is also needed. Remember this is the bare minimum, because if we can fund more than the requested amount there are stretch goals which come with lots of goodies!


These stretch goals could help us produce art books, play mats, a digital version of the game, and more!

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The initial release of Windfall will consist of FOUR starter decks each representing a different kind of playing type. That goes for whether you like combos or if you are an avid summon caster. Each deck consists of 40 cards including two Guardians. Each starter deck has different Guardians who work together to bring out the most of the deck. Cards can be mixed and matched to create personalized playing decks as well. Each Guardian is completely balanced to ensure that they can battle each other or work together. All this means together, that the game is 100% customizable to your own play style.


Cards are standard playing card size and fit into standard playing card sleeves so there is no reason to purchase new ones.

The game can be played by pitting guardian against guardian. You have three Guardians total, but play them one at a time. Once one Guardian is defeated, a new round starts. The game can be played between 1-4 players and is pseudo-synchronous, which means there are some cards that can be played during an opponent’s turn and some that cannot. Once a player's Guardians are all killed, the game is over. 

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 We would love to tell you more about the game, but that all comes with support. Giving too much away might spoil all the fun! However, we will be posting updates on the games progress so you all can see just how hard we are working to make every dollar donated count!  

AND REMEMBER: This game, if fully funded, will be available for sale online! Once funded, we will make the link available for you to go purchase the game in full or for one of the starter decks. Or heck! Buy it all! We will also link you to where you can be any of the promo material or stretch goal items.

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We wanted to give everyone a better sneak peak at the cards. Now, these are just are mock-ups. The final versions will come next week with a few minor graphic changes, but overall here you! This is a small sampling of the cards so hopefully we are wetting your mouth!

Super Excited?!

 We have received a message about why the reward decks are random, and that it would be better if players got to choose.

Hey, we agree! So we are making it so that if your reward tier gives you a starter deck, you will now get to choose which starter deck. We will have a list of decks for you in the next few weeks. Each deck comes with 43 cards - 3 of which are Guardians.

Check out a special message from one of our voice actors for the digital workstation edition: Elspeth Eastman. Elspeth is a professional voice actress with several gigs under her belt. You can see more of her at her youtube channel: Rate E with Elspeth. Link provided below -

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqznDzIbeZw3bn6-YVSaIw

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The Creators of Windfall are a husband/wife duo who both work in the game industry and have several years between them of game play, design, programming, and art.

Brendon Steele (The Game Designer) has been an avid player of Magic: The Gathering since he was thirteen, as well as many other games such as Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. And we mean the card games here people. Granted, Brendon has a love of all types of games, but nothing has peaked his interested quite like TCG and the strategic mindset that goes behind them. Brendon is also a game programmer, having made educational games for children such as Tic Tac Bananas and Champs of Numeria. His other job is mentoring students in Math where he is able to relate both strategy and mathematics together. He is always looking for a perfect solution and problem solving - making him the perfect designer to meld the mechanics of Windfall together.

 Kathryn Steele has been a commissioned artist since age fifteen though it was not until college that she really delved into concept art. She has been commissioned by Pauldron Games who also had artists from Guild Ward and Halo, as well as having done work for Revolution Publishing and Dungeon World RPG. Kathryn was also the lead artist on the Return of Aetheria project, as the lead artist, which debuted at Gencon 2013 in Indianapolis Indiana. Kathryn holds a bachelors in Media Arts and is about to obtain her Masters. She is also an adjunct instructor at the Art Institute of Indianapolis where she teaches Digital Painting, Character and Object Design, and Conceptual Storytelling.

To see more of Kathryn's work go to KLSteeleART.com or like her on Facebook.

NEW!

We added a new $35 reward pool for those who want some of the cards, but cannot afford $50. This booster pack includes 15 playing cards, of which one is a Guardian!

REWARDS

 NEW $1 Tier!

If you donate at least $1 you will get a chubby chibi Guardian sticker. Example below!

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 *NEW  -  ADD-ONS

We are adding add on's to reward tiers. If you would like to add something onto your tier, then simple upgrade your pledge, then send us a message stating that you just want an add-on, not a tier change.

#1 - Single Deck $20 - Add on a deck of your choice to your tier.
#2 - Playmat $15 - Add on one of the two playmat choices above to your tier.
$3 - $25 - Add on the artbook to your given tier.
$4 -  $20 Tshirt Add on.

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Special Thanks To: Elspeth Eastman for her talented voice in the promo video and Android Jones for the lovely paid-content video work in the promo video.

Risks and challenges

We working on this game is a team of two. While we have quite a bit of experience, remember that we are dedicating all of our time and energy into making this successful. By holding several play tests, we are reaching out to the community to make sure what we produce is both enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing.

Like with any project, there are always risks. While we do not foresee any during production, after is a whole different story. We need to maintain the support in order to get this game fully published and backed by a publishing house. That can only happen if we can show that we have the support and a have unique product. The more you support us, the more we can give to you.

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    By donating $35, you will get: Everything at the $25 level, plus an added booster pack. Booster packs have 15 cards in, including 1 Guardian.

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    By donating $100 you will get: All prizes at the $75 mark, an extra random mini print and an extra Random Starter Deck. That means you get all four decks.

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    By donating $1000 you will get: All prizes at the $500 mark and get a custom character art of one of your own characters. We will also send you to IndyPopCon to meet us in person if an Indiana Resident).

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    Fund the whole project and get everything at the $1000 level, and original character art by the artist. She will make you into a Guardian! Also get dinner with the creators. If you do not live here, we will fly you out (If a USA citizen) Not only that, but get double the decks so you and your friends can all play!

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    By donating $100 you will get:
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    By donating $500 you will get: All prizes at the $200 mark with all Guardians signed by the artists, a signed playmat, and a signed Windfall t-shirt.

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