Welcome to the Gnomes & Associates Kickstarter, the miniatures game that all the family could enjoy!
Gnomes & Associates is a fun family game with miniatures. It stands as the ideal gateway to discover the universe of fantasy miniatures. It offers a simple rules system, featuring a wide variety of powers and objectives to attract all players. In Gnomes & Associates, each player controls one of Marveland’s Guilds and tries to become the most influential guild in the kingdom. Each player controls from 2 to 4 miniatures and attempts to achieve the missions that will lead them to victory. The game uses color dice whose successes are clearly identifiable. Besides the miniatures, a card system allows to specialize and greatly vary the gaming experience.
Happy Games Factory, the studio behind Eden, Escape and Stygmata, invites you for a new adventure.
This fund raising campaign will allow us to produce and launch the game Gnomes & Associates that will contain:
- 1 rule book
- 4 Gnome miniatures, 4 Goblin miniatures 4 Fairy miniatures,
4 Troll miniatures
- 1 set of green dice, 1 set of yellow dice, 1 set of red dice,
- 1 game board
- 100 Actions cards
- 4 Guild sheets
- 4 Lair tokens
- 30 Stunned tokens, 16 Activated tokens,
6 Witch broom tokens,
6 Blunderbuss tokens, 6 Amulet tokens, 15 Objectives tokens,
16 Holy woods tokens, 16 Moonstone tokens, 3 Safe tokens,
3 Traps tokens
- 90 Gold tokens
Available languages: The game will be available both in English and in French. The pledge manager we will release after the campaign will allow you to choose between the two versions.
Gnomes & Associates is a game for 2-4 players.
A game lasts 45 to 60 minutes.
The game is organized in turns, punctuated by activations of miniatures. Each player activates one miniature, plays its actions and hands over to his neighbor. A turn is composed of two activation rounds, and then goes to the next turn.
Each turn, guilds try to accomplish different tasks allowing them to increase their Gold while avoiding the dirty tricks of rival guilds. During a round, there are two options for miniatures: general actions (Move, Manufacturing, Combat, Larceny and Transfer) and Actions cards, all of which are special moves for you to surprise your opponents.
The Gnomes & Associates game system is simple and effective. Each creature is defined by two characteristics: Combat and Larceny, and a special ability. At each activation, a miniature can perform two actions and use Action cards from its hand. These Action cards generate either a guild' specific ability, or a bonus that will strengthen the characteristic of the miniature for the duration of an action, activation or a full turn to all members of the guild. When a miniature wants to fight or rob an opponent, it takes as many dice as its characteristic. The choice of the dice depends on the terrain or the desired action. In a standard test, the die will be green. The model will then have an even chance of a successful action. Some areas, ruins and stone circles, increase the difficulty. The player then takes yellow dice, increasing the difficulty to one third. The hardest rolls are made with red dice which only have one sixth chance of success. On the contrary, being in a Forest or on a Hill improves the characteristics of your miniatures and enable you to get an additional green die. Being well positioned to get the most of the talents of your creatures is then crucial... while preventing opposing guilds to do the same! The game system is that simple! But a simple game does not mean simplistic! You will see that the Actions cards will grant you additional opportunities!
If you want to support this project, please select the pledge you want, each one corresponding to a different reward.
You can modify your pledge anytime during the fundraiser and will only be charged at the end.
During the fundraiser, we hope to unlock additional rewards and add-ons that you will have to choose afterwards. We will send you the corresponding survey at the end of the fundraiser.
Gnomes & Associates takes place in the Marvelands, a medieval world populated with fairy creatures. It is a magical universe ruled by corporations of workers and bandits. Hoping to make a fortune and climb the ladder, Fairies, Trolls and others must work together and join their forces to prosper. As the little people is facetious, everyone plays dirty tricks to other Guilds. Nobody is immune to a bad shot or a surprise. Yet, from time to time, a Guild manages to hold sway over others and establishes its law on the region. The Marvelands are rich with rare materials and full of energy. These are components that allow guilds to create powerful artifacts to reach their objectives. Gnomes & Associates strives to reflect a colorful and wonderful world where humor and situation reversals are numerous. The game also provides a wide panel of tactical choices that will satisfy the players from classic board games. Each guild has its own capabilities and strategies. This joyful aspect of the game is meant to unite and to bring around the table all kinds of players: from the miniatures player to the strategists, core-gamers to casual players, parents to children. Gnomes & Associates is a perfect gateway to the world of miniatures game, both an intuitive and easy initiation tool and a fun game with a good dose of laughter and variety
Just because the publisher, Happy Games Factory, wants to give the best possible chance to this game. This is to say, to offer the opportunity for a better visibility, but most importantly, to allow the game to gain new guilds, boards, miniatures and extensions for your delight.
Our primary objective is to finance the production of Gnomes & Associates. But that's not all! We still have many surprises to reveal during the campaign. Do not hesitate to talk to your relatives and friends about the Gnomes & Associates project to uncover them all!. And, in details, what will those funds be used for? Initially, the funds raised will be used to print and design all the elements of the game (miniatures sculpting, special dice, the gameboard, guilds sheets etc.). They will also allow compensation of the entire team of creators, authors, illustrators, sculptors, graphic designers, layout artists, proofreaders, etc. Finally, each unlocked level entails new creations, each requiring the involvement of one or more members of the creative team... Help our gnomes to build the best fun guild to make a masterpiece! The more subscribers, the more we will be able to free creative time to share with you beautiful things. Community goal, community stretch goals The more, the merrier! Help us get more subscribers through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social networks so that we can unlock the different thresholds described hereafter.
The game is well advanced (it was presented during Octogone in Lyon and in Essen) and we will keep you informed of the evolution of each parts in progress, fabrication or preparation.
You can Add some Add-Ons to your Pledges by increasing your contribution by the price of the ones you choose. All of them are included in Guild Master Pledges, except the Paint Sets.
Damien Rocroy: Game Designer
Yassine Saidani: Video Designer,
Romain Gashet: Main Illustration et Gameboard,
Regis Torres: Character Designer,
Agathe Gastaldi: Illustrator and Layout,
Melanie Marlier: Layout,
Faouzi Hamida: 3D Sculpture & 3D Modelling teacher,
Ait Mehdi Mohamed: GameDesign Original Idea/ 3D Sculpture,
Yann Berthonneau: 3D Sculpture,
Bertrand Seguier: Goblin Chief!,
Julie Ramirez: Communication / Creation
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Risks and challenges
Most of this project and its elements to be unlocked have already been created and tested.
Our company already has a big experience in publishing and producing metal, plastic or resin miniatures.
We will build on all our relations to run this project.
The resin prototypes for all the miniatures proposed in this Kickstarter have already been made, or are being made at the moment.
We will thus be able to start the production for these elements within a short time frame.
Our experience with the many news waves of Eden is a good guarantee of our expertise. In order to ensure the deadlines are met.All miniatures will be produced in plastic, and all the sculpture are already done .
All production steps will be done in china with factory we already work and have perfect feedback .
Learning from our previous Kickstarters, we decided that we would internally manage the dispatches.
We have sufficient capacity in terms of employees and agreements have been made with La Poste in order to ensure sufficient parcel collections during the delivery period of the KS.
If the quantities of backers are going to increase to much we already have two partner who can help us with that point ( Philibert is an example )
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