Elemental Clash: The Master Set - Going USA
"Elemental Clash: The Master Set" is a non-collectible, yet highly customizable fantasy card game coming with over 300 exciting cards.
Elemental Clash: The Master Set is a non-collectible yet incredibly customizable fantasy card game for 2 - 4 mighty wizards.
"Elemental Clash: The Master Set” is a non-collectible but incredibly customizable fantasy card game for 2 – 4 Wizards who harness the power of the four Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – in order to summon fantastic Creatures and cast magical Spells.
For each point of damage a Player takes through Creatures and Spells, he or she puts the topmost card from his or her Spellbook (card deck) into his or her Archive (discard pile). A Player who is unable to draw a card from his or her Spellbook when required to, loses the game immediately.
"Elemental Clash: The Master Set" is back on Kickstarter! And we made some CHANGES! This time around, the game will be made in and shipped from the United States of America. This means lower shipping for all US-backers. We do aplogize to all non-American backers for the high costs - we cannot have low prices either for American or for European backers for example, not both. Furthermore, we changed our Stretch Goal Plan, with more and lower Stretch Goals as you will see below. Also, we are pleased to announce our "Ultimate Elemental Clash Package", a very special pledge level for people who want to make a lasting contribution to the present and future of Elemental Clash! But let's get on to the game already!
To get an idea how Elemental Clash is played and to get some sneak peeks at the actual cards, please watch this awesome video review done by Andrew Lloyd of Left Hand Reviews:
If you want to get a good overview of the game please read this magnificent review by Father Geek!
“Elemental Clash: The Master Set” will come with more than 300 cards - 80 different regular Creatures, Spells and Element Stones, as well as 10 Spellcaster cards, 8 Spells and Creatures designed by the "fans" (for the duration of the last Kickstarter a contest was held on boardgamegeek.com where users were able to submit their card ideas), 6 Kickstarter-exclusive Promo Cards depicting people who contributed greatly to the game in its past as well as a number of Kickstarter-exclusive Promo Cards depticting/designed by backers (see pledge rewards).
Furthermore, at every additional 500 $ exceeding our Funding Goal you will get one additional Promo card up to a total of 10 additional cards (see Stretch Goals below!).
In "Elemental Clash: The Master Set" players are given a huge variety of cards to build custom decks from, allowing them to play in their own favorite style, following countless strategies. For beginners and people who want to dive right into the immersive world of Elemental Clash, Starter and Advanced deck suggestions (card lists) will be provided in the rules booklet.
Contrary to regular Trading Card Games or Collectible Card Games, Elemental Clash: The Master Set does not require you to spend any extra money on randomized boosters or additional packs. All you need is included in just one box. Elemental Clash: The Master Set offers true CCG game experience without the CCG money sink feeling.
"Elemental Clash: The Master Set" will feature state of the art illustrations by some of the worlds most creative artists from across the globe.
The cards will be printed on high quality card-stock, all in one nicely designed, sturdy box. Backers will be able to unlock exciting extra rewards as stretch goals are reached which we will introduce to you below. There will be interesting pledge rewards like free, exclusive desktop wallpapers and the option to print the game yourself in the form of Print&Play Files. There will even be the opportunity to have your portrait immortalized by one of our talented artists as an Elemental Clash Character on one of the cards that is actually going to be printed with the game!
Here an example of what our very gifted artists are capable of (yes, that could be YOU on that card!!):
If you want to makle a lasting contribution on the present and future of Elemental Clash, you can even take it one step further and become an "Elemental Clash Ultimate Backer". This prestigious pledge level, reserved for 12 backers, will entitle you to design two Promo cards to be included in the Master Set and 1 Promo card to come with the first expansion set "Legendary Legacy". This is ideal if you want an exclusive present for a spouse or to have a card dedicated to one of your children or friends. In additon you will receive SEVEN copies of Elemental Clash: The Master Set, which would cover this year's Christmas gifts, and one copy of Elemental Clash: Legendary Legacy once it is ready to be printed (you should get it right in time for Christams as well) as well as 10 copies of each of the Promo Cards you designed to give away as gifts, 3 copies of an exclusive, limited Christmas Promo Card and a personalized T-Shirt adorned with the art for your Promo Cards. What a deal!
Elemental Clash looks back at a 6 year history and has evolved tremendously since the very beginning in 2006. Here a visual example of how the game changed from first prototype to the version you will be getting with the Master Set:
And here some eye candy in the form of card samples for the four major types of cards in Elemental Clash: Element-Stones, Creatures, Spells and Spellcasters.
Here the four Basic Element Stones:
Some fantastic Creatures you can summon:
Here a few of the arcane, powerful Spells you can cast:
And lastly some of the mighty Spellcasters you can choose as your "Avatar":
AWESOME STRETCH GOALS:
At every 500 $ exceeding our Funding Goal, we will be able to give you one additional, secret Promo Card for free, up to a total of 10 cards. The secret Promo Cards will be revealed as they are unlocked! At 25000 $ you will get a copy of the FREE "Terrain Pack" Mini-Expansion on top of every copy of the Master Set. The Terrain Pack will introduce an exciting new variant of the game for 2 players where you build a playing filed out of different Terrain Cards at random, with certain Terrain having different effects on the Creatures placed on them. This will add a lot of additional strategic depth to the gameplay! Now at 35000 $, we will be able to offer you a real unique deal: If we reach this magical number, you will get the first expansion to "Elemental Clash: The Master Set", "Elemental Clash: Legendary Legacy", consisting of over 80 new, exciting cards for FREE. This will greatly enhance your deckbuilding options and overall gameplay!
As you may be able to imagine, having 80+ cards professionally illustrated takes a while, so we will not be able to send you your copy of "Legendary Legacy" with the "Master Set". The expansion should reach you before Christmas though. Meanwhile you can have a look at the partial yet ever growing card spoiler for "Legendary Legacy".
If you are curious about the cards to be included in "Elemental Clash: The Master Set" please have a look at the full card spoiler!
Here you can find the full game rules.
Furthermore, there will be a mobile App for Android and iOS devices soon! For more information on the Elemental Clash Mobile App please go here.
If you want to keep up to speed with Elemental Clash please consider "liking" us at www.facebook.com/elementalclash and/or following us on twitter @elementalclash1!
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, requests etc do not hesitate to contact Andi, the creator of Elemental Clash, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will respond to you personally in a timely manner!
Thank YOU for considering to support us and help make "Elemental Clash: The Master Set" a reality!
Lest I forget: The Elemental Clash Mobile App for Android and iOS will be hitting Google Play and the App Store soon! Check out this little teaser:
NEW: Add-ons and Goodies:
I am pleased to announce that I am now offering a number of add-ons which you can grab by adding the respective amount of money to your pledge:
- Elemental Clash Kickstarter Exclusive Promo Pack:
You will get a Kickstarter-exclusive pack of Promo Cards consisting of 4 copies of 3 powerful "unique" Spells...
...4 copies of 6 "unique" Creatures depicting the Elemental Clash App programming team (usually only available as unlockables in the Elemental Clash Mobile App) and playsets of 3 of 4 powerful Dragon Creature cards with ALTERNATIVE ARTWORK!
All in all you will be getting 36 Promo cards all in a neat, fully-printed tuck-box.
Please add at least $ 15 USD to your basic pledge to get this add-on.
- Elemental Clash Counter Pack:
Various card in the game require you to place +1 ATK / +1 DEF Counters on Creatures. Enhance your Elemental Clash gaming experience with acrylic game counters like the ones in the picture below.
The Elemental Clash Counter Pack contains 10 "+1" and 5 "+2" Counters.
Please add at least $ 20 USD to your basic pledge to get this add-on!
- Elemental Clash Commemorative Kickstarter T-Shirt:
You like Elemental Clash and want to show the world that you backed it back in August '13? Well then grab a cool Elemental Clash Commemorative Kickstarter T-Shirt (printed in the US) in your size!
Available in many colors (upon request)!
Please add at least $ 40 USD to your basic pledge to get this add-on!
- Elemental Clash Game Boards:
You want to clash with style? Well then grab yourself a fancy and sturdy, high qualtiy quad-fold game board to optimize your Elemental Clash gaming experience. Available in 4 different flavors, err, elements!
Please add at least $ 40 USD for two game boards of your choice to your basic pledge. If you would like to have all 4 (recommended for 4 player games) please add at least $ 60 USD.
- Elemental Clash "Retro Editions":
Various sets of Elemental Clash have been released on The Game Crafter. Each set contains 60 different cards, with artwork created by the designer of the game himself. The following "Retro Editions" are available:
Please add at least $ 50 USD to your basic pledge for every pack you want!
You can order any combination of the above items. Just up your pledge by the total amount for everything (or some more if you'd like) and I will be sending out a survey at the end of the Kickstarter where you will be able to tell me which items and how many of them you would like to have.
Please, if you would like to see other items offered as add-ons, please write me a comment. This is supposed to be an interactive thing so I will at least look into it and see if your request is feasible or not! Thanks!
Risks and challenges
Ties to our manufacturer in the USA have been well established and we personally made sure of the high quality standards they are producing at.
The artwork for all of the regular Master Set cards as well as the illustrations for most of the Promo Cards are already finished.
The fact that the game will be printed in and shipped from the same place will ensure that there will not be any major delays caused by logistic problems.
We do apologize to backers outside of the USA for the high prices. International shipping is terribly expensive these days and we can't do anything about it...Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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