Katalyka Status Update
Just wanted to contact everyone and let you all know what's going on.
It seems like the spiritual collaboration I am working with was able to work out an understanding with the military and some other various groups over the last few weeks, and things are feeling very positive for the future!
All the paper supplies are still safely in a climate controlled storage while I am saving up some money to purchase ink for printing with a different printer than I had budgeted for.
I'm not having troubles with hyperdimensional plasma attacks any more, so the only problem left to resolve is that I had budgeted for using the 4 color laser printer, and it turned out that I have to use an inkjet (for the card decks ONLY) instead, which will cost a bit more than I had budgeted for. But I'm well along the way to having the new ink budget, so once I am back in Washington state, I should be able to print up the decks without any more issues.
Once again thanks for your patience!
As for those who have complained, I've found that 99% of the people that have criticized the production of this game were not even people that purchased it. A year or two to publish a home made indie game with as many complex parts as this one is not unheard of (obviously that's not how long I was hoping it would take, but I had no idea I would get harassed by plasma beings), so it was a little overwhelming that I had so many people that didn't even back the game attacking me only a couple months after it was funded.
Sorry again for the delays, I really am looking forward to getting it finished, because so far all of the people that have played it have enjoyed it. (some were prototype testers, and a couple were people that downloaded the game from my gallery and made their own print and play prototype).
No huge news this time, just wanted to stay in touch since there were some concerns I wasn't updating enough in the past.
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The "Prototype" Level - This is the cheapest I can produce the game and not lose money. The cards are professionally printed poker card sized, and the maps and player cards are the same size as the other versions, but instead of being printed onto thick 14 layer illustration board, they are printed onto 100 lb cardstock and top laminated for durability. Instead of glass Entropy tokens, you will get plastic Entropy tokens. Instead of a full color manual, it will be black and white. This is for anyone on a tight budget. The game is still perfectly playable, it just won't be as 'deluxe' as the Elite version.
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Elite Level - 1 Pre-order of Katalyka, the strategy game! This is the ready-to-play out-of-the-box starter set. If the game gets over 300 pre-orders, I will include some kind of bonus WITH this base set!
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Order of The Singularity Level - 1 Pre-order of Katalyka, The strategy game, This is the ready-to-play out-of-the-box starter set. 2. A set of rare custom map hexes not available in the main game system. These will never be sold anywhere other than here, for this Kickstarter offer. 3. Set of rare custom cards only available here. These are not previews of a future expansion deck, you can only buy these special cards here on Kickstarter! This is not going to just be a "couple of cards", or weak throwaways, this will be an actual, balanced, 100 card booster deck.
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Organica Level - 1. Pre-order of Katalyka, the strategy game. 2. The rare Kickstarter-only expansion cards. 3. The set of rare pre-order only Hex maps. 4. A set of three acrylic icon pendants. 5. An 18" x 24" printed art poster.
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Celestial Level - 1. Pre-order of Katalyka, the strategy game. 2. The rare Kickstarter-only expansion cards. 3. The rare Kickstarter-only Hex Map set. 4. A set of six acrylic icon pendants. 5. An 18" x 24" printed art poster. 6. One framed and signed, black and white pen original artwork or a color photo print of finished card art (the illustration, not the card itself, unless you request that) used in the creation of the game!
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Retailer Level - This is for three of the $70 level versions of the game. 3 main boxed sets, 3 Kickstarter only expansion decks, and 3 of the exclusive map expansion sets. I am making this level available at cost (including US shipping) to retailers or collectors, because I want to get this game into stores.
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Galactic Level - For anyone who pledges $200 or more, I will basically give you the Celestial Level package, but it will come in a hand varnished wooden box with velvet interior or an all metal box shown in the prototype picture above, with 16 laser-scribed wood Hex Maps, matching wood player icons, and glass chips instead of plastic!
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