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$416
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
11
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 26 2018

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Fly into the fight and transform into Combat mode to provide covering fire! In Sol 3, take command of a Capital Starship and its complement of Pilots and transforming starfighter Units. Sol 3 is a Tactics Card Game with a deep level of customization, offering you many routes to victory in the war-torn battlefields of space. With an average playtime of 25-45 minutes, Sol 3 is a quick game of strategic movement and combat that any fan of transforming mecha can enjoy, and as an XCG you can enjoy a full card game experience out of a single box!

Sol 3 is fast-paced and brutal, and each turn could be the deciding factor as to which player comes out on top. On your turn, you will draw new cards, generate Command, move and attack with your Capital Starship, then launch more Units onto the field! Then, each of your Units activates one at a time, by transforming, moving, and attacking! 

Each game, you'll select a number of Missions to accomplish. Each mission gives you Victory Points, and the first player to 12 Victory Points wins the game! Each faction in Sol 3 has a selection of Primary Missions to choose from, meaning the faction you play as determines what routes you take to victory.

Sol 3 is the first in a line of XCGs, or EXpandable Card Games. Unlike most card games, XCGs don't come in blind, randomized packs. Instead, an XCG consists of a Core Set and a series of Expansions, which contain a set number of cards, and a full playset of each. Not only does this mean you know what you're getting in a set ahead of time, but you only have to buy a set once to have all the cards you will ever need from it! Other publishers of set-content card games give you Core Sets you need to buy 2-3 times to have full playsets. We understand the frustration this causes, so that's why you only need one copy of the Sol 3 Core Set to have a full playset of each card contained!

In addition to the sets themselves, XCGs have another attractive aspect: Players have an impact on the storyline of the game, which also means they have an impact on the cards that appear in expansions! While this isn't a new concept in card games, it's still one we're excited to offer as the game grows, as part of what the XCG format is all about!

 

 The Core Set comes with a full playset of each included card, so unlike other fixed-box starter sets, you only need ONE COPY to have everything you need to build whatever deck you like! Each Set comes with over 200 cards (including a few Kickstarter Exclusive alternate art cards!), the Rulebook, Map tiles, chipboard figures, and more!

 Sol 3 is complete from a gameplay standpoint (minus a few balance tweaks to cards), and we want to get it into your hands as quickly as possible! This involves raising a little extra capital to pay our excellent artists, and reaching our minimum order requirements to print. 

How does this benefit you? Sol 3 is already playable on Tabletop Simulator with many of the cards from the Core Set, meaning you can give it a shot now and see why we're so confident about it! In addition, our hope is to make Sol 3 a very community-oriented game. With the XCG model, you can expect us to continue developing Sol 3 with new releases at least once a quarter, and those expansions will be influenced by you, the players!

Risks and challenges

Publishing board games can be a tricky process, and this is why we've partnered with The Game Crafter to deliver Sol 3 to your door. Of course, if the game blows up and goes beyond their (very experienced) capabilites, we do have a couple of backups priced out and ready.

Board Game Kickstarters do have a history of running late; that's why we've given ourselves a little extra time to ensure we can give you a well-balanced and well-produced product on time (or early!). We prefer to give you a conservative estimate and leave you pleasantly surprised if the game shows up early! Again, if Sol 3's popularity explodes, we've kept this in mind, as most of our backups would take longer to deliver than the great folks at The Game Crafter. In that case, we've made contingency plans (such as hiring additional artists) to get the game into your hands on time!

Our team has experience in self-publishing and quality assurance. Our only major concern would be making sure shipping is on time if we have to upscale our order, as that's largely beyond our control. Again, this is why we've given ourselves plenty of time to ensure we can get the game to you. We'd rather surprise you with an early delivery than disappoint with a late delivery!

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    Test Pilot - Early Bird gets the Game!

    Get the game for 10$ off! Contains one copy of the Core set, which includes a full playset of every contained card. The Core Set gives you everything you need to start playing, and can also be used to introduce a friend to the game! Your name will also be added to the rulebook as a Pilot.

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    Contains one copy of the Core set, which includes a full playset of every contained card. The Core Set gives you everything you need to start playing, and can also be used to introduce a friend to the game! Your name will also be added to the rulebook as a Pilot.

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    Commander Level - Two full playsets

    Includes 2 Sol 3 Core Sets, so you can split with a friend, give one as a gift, or simply have an extra playset to build additional Deck/Lists with! Your name will also be added to the rulebook as a Commander.

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    Ace Level - BECOME A PILOT

    The Commander level, plus work with the designers to become a Pilot in the Sol 3 Universe! Your Pilot will be included in the Core Set. Your name will be listed as an Ace in the rulebook.

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    Admiral Level - DESIGN A UNIT

    The Commander level, plus work with the designers to create your own Unit! This Unit will be included in the Core Set. Your name will be listed as an Admiral in the rulebook.

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