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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 29 2013
$3,875
pledged of 7.500 $pledged of 7.500 $ goal
37
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 29 2013

About

Awesome video from Gencon! 
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Project Overview

In the City: Origins is a fun, dynamic, drafting game for 2-5 players. You take the role of one of the leaders of the city and recruit cards into your faction as you try to control your opponent's options. Each expansion adds new cards, leaders, and concepts to the game increasing the depth of strategy and variety of cards in play.

A drafting game is one in which each player takes turns picking cards from the selection available. In the City: Origins focuses on resource management, increasing selection options, and hurting opponents at crucial moments. This creates interesting game play with lots of replay potential. The In the City series further pushes these boundaries by creating dynamic leader-leader interactions that make leaders both feel different from one another and feel different when playing against particular leaders.   

Tier System 

My funding is broken up into tiers. When each tier is reached, the associated benefits are unlocked and I will reveal the specifics of the next tier as well as hints for the one after that.

$7500 - Tier 1: In the City: Harbor (May 2014), Promo Leader (the Influential Investor card September 2013)

$8,000 Tier 2: Promo Leader #2

$10,000 Tier 3: In the City: the Occult Assault, Promo Creature Card

$12,000 Tier 4: Promo Leader #3

Expansions

With In the City: Harbor, the ports are open for business! Add a whole new column to the city square as the ship deck gives you the feel of boats constantly entering and leaving the seaside port. Fight off the pirates and commandeer your opponents’ vessels in this new installment of In the City.

The City Square
The City Square
Legendary Tier 3 Creature
Legendary Tier 3 Creature
Master Minstrel Tier 2 Creture
Master Minstrel Tier 2 Creture
Cards Laid Out
Cards Laid Out

Risks and challenges

I have the base game ready to ship to all backers that choose it as their reward. The each expansion will take about 6 months to produce including play testing, design, and development.
I have the base game ready to ship to all backers that choose it as their reward. Each expansion will take about 6 months to produce including play testing, design, and development.
As a graduate student studying chemical engineering, it is sometimes difficult to balance my game design, research, and social life. Finding enough time can be difficult. I plan to overcome this obstacle by making sure I have 1-2 evenings a week to devote to play testing and developing and another evening each week to spend on the presentation end of the game (game boxes, card printing, etc).
Another challenge I face is receiving all the components in a timely manner. Sometimes shipping gets delayed or orders get mixed up. In these instances, I will be very clear with my backers and explain what happened and why the product is delayed. This usually is not a problem because I finish my games boxes, rules, etc. long enough before the deadline that a delay will not affect the release date. I always plan for the worst and hope for the best!

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    All Promo Leader cards unlocked.

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    Any In the City expansion from the ones unlocked, your choice. The expansions will be released every May and November starting with May 2014 and lasting until all unlocked expansions have been released.

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    Early Bird Special: The base game In the City: Origins. It is ready to print and ship immediately.

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    In the City: Origins and any expansion that has been unlocked. You will also get all Promo cards unlocked. You will receive In the City: Origins immediately and the expansion when it comes out in May or November (depending on which expansion you choose).

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    Signed and numbered set (first 100 out of 1000) of the base game In the City: Origins with an additional copy to play. This means you will receive two copies in total. You will also get all Promo cards unlocked.

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    Early Bird Special: In the City: Origins plus all of the benefits unlocked including promo cards, expansions, and other swag. You will receive each product as it comes out starting with the base set immediately and the expansions each May and November starting May 2014. You will also get all Promo cards unlocked.

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    In the City: Origins plus all of the benefits reached in the tiers including promo cards, expansions, and other swag. You will receive each product as it comes out starting with the base set immediately and the expansions each May and November starting May 2014. You will also get all Promo cards unlocked.

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    Deluxe box set include the base game and the all unlocked expansions as they come out in a new bigger box. I will ship the box and with the base set and the first expansion in May 2014 and then the each expansion as it is made. You will also get all Promo cards unlocked.

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    Signed Deluxe box set with In the City: Origins and each unlocked expansion as it comes out as well as your own Legendary Creature in a future expansion (most likely the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th expansion). We will have an artist work with you to capture your image in the fantasy world of our story. You will also get all Promo cards unlocked.

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Funding period

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