An epic steampunk/fantasy/monster-fighting game of aeronautical questing! Battle sky pirates or become one in the world of Teramyyd. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 13, 2013.
About this project
Teramyyd:Earthsphere is a turn-based fantasy adventure board game for 2-6 players.
You can still pledge via our paypal page
Pledges posted will count towards all stretch goals until 12:01 AM June 1st , 2013. So keep the pledges coming and we can still unlock levels.
After June 1st you can still purchase the retail version and expansions.
The world of Teramyyd is a rich and fully-realized setting with a nuanc
ed and detailed history and mythos. You play a Skyship Captain, adventuring across the land to secure the resources you need to complete quests, defeat creatures, plunder the ship of your fellow Captains, or to defeat the fearsome Kobolos dragon. Where lies your destiny? The choice is yours!Click here for our current game play rules pdf
Even Quicker Game Summary:
In Teramyyd:Earthsphere, you control one of the great Sky Captains as they adventure across the lands of the Earthsphere, seeking easy gold, battles with foes, potent artifacts, and the strongest technology and magick so that you can gain the power you need to fulfill your destiny.
In your travels across the skies, you will battle dread creatures, capricious winds and storms, the lure of riches, and even the cannons of your fellow Sky Captains. Which of you will be the first to achieve your quest? Which of you will be the one to change the face of history?
Game Play Videos:
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What is in the box?
In the box is what we are calling "the basic game". It consists of the components listed below. Backers of this Kickstarter will also get, included with their basic games, some additional items granted by the unlocking our stretch goals. These stretch goal items, marked in bold, will not be included in the basic game after the Kickstarter, but will have to be purchased separately.
So here is what you, our backers, get in your boxes depending on your pledge level.
Component list in Base Game:
- 7 Unique ship miniatures included (Stretch Goal Reached!)
- 1 Kobolos Dragon miniature included (Stretch Goal Reached!)
- 1 White Sails Miniature ( Stretch Goal Reached! )
- 2 Custom canvas dice and coin bags
- 60 metal coins representing gold ( platinum if 90K stretch goal )
- 24 custom dice for combat, defense and resolution & 1 regular die
- 1 map comprised of 9 large hexagon tiles
- 7 ship play mats
- 21 captain cards ( $70k or $80k Stretch Goals Reached !)
- Aeriopolis floating city miniature included (Stretch Goal Reached!)
- Hundreds of unique cards for tech upgrades, tactics, spells, allies, foes, artifacts, & treasures
Over 100 markers for:
- Ship hits
- Experience points
- Ship bounties
- Attribute pluses for leveling
- Quest markers
- 4 White Sail ships markers
- 4 Kobolos spawn markers, Arborus Albus, and other Quest-related items
And of course:
- 1 Quest book (contains 12 main quests and 30 mini-quests)
- 1 Rule book
- 1 Printed box (or really cool wood treasure chest, depending on pledge level)
Thanks to our backers, we have already met our base goal. This game will be produced. Now the challenge is to aim higher and reach out to make the game a fuller and richer product and experience. Help us reach our stretch goals (see below).
UNLOCKED! $95k KS EXCLUSIVE - Captains' Personal Spell Cards. Each one of the 21 Captains now unlocked will have a dedicated Spell Card. "Uhland's Corrosion" or Delann's Whisper" or something like that. You'll be able to start with your particular Captain's personal Spell Card at the outset, or throw them all into the Spells Deck and see what shakes out. These go out in every Kickstarter Edition game, but not thereafter. (Kickstarter Exclusive Card Deck now at 21 cards.)
UNLOCKED! $100k - Double-sided Tiles.
UNLOCKED! $110k KS EXCLUSIVE - Captains' Personal Tactics Cards. Like the Spell cards above, except Tactics Cards this time. "Kitsune's Dash"? "Zhao's Feint"? We'll find out at 110k! (Kickstarter Exclusive Card Deck now at 42 cards.)
UNLOCKED! $115k KS EXCLUSIVE - 7 New Ally Cards - One for each faction. (Kickstarter Exclusive Card Deck now at 49 cards.)
UNLOCKED! $120k - 3D Quest Markers. This is pure luxury. Keep your quest chits from being blown around due to errant sneezes by cradling them into these stylish caddies. And yes, they will fit inside the hex without overlap. (No, these are not necessary for gameplay. They are just decorative. You will get some, and you will be able to buy more cheap as add-ons, if you like. Details to follow once we all get a good night's sleep.)
UNLOCKED ! $125k KS EXCLUSIVE - 5 New Tech Cards - One of each type. (Kickstarter Exclusive Card Deck now at 53 cards.)
UNLOCKED ! $130k - 7 new ship minis, one for each faction. These can either be bought at the normal add-on prices, or you can get them as part of the any of the Super pledge levels ($110, $145, $249, $299, $320 and above).
UNLOCKED ! $135k - Ship Playmat for "The Aeriopolis". Yes you can finally wield this powerful floating fortress. 1 in every game box.
$140k - A leather bag in all super pledges
$175k - Another 7 new ship minis, one for each faction. Just like the 130K stretch goal above. That way all 21 Captains will have a ship of their own, if you care about such things. We do.
$188k - 8th Faction. We have plans. We have definite plans. Oh, yes we do. This will be 1 new ship for every game box, plus 2 new ships for Super pledgers or as add-ons, plus 3 new Captain Cards for every game box, plus 3 new Captains' Personal Tactics Cards and Captains' Personal Spell Cards in every game box.
$200k - Something wonderful...
Risks and challenges
When putting a game together, there are many steps along the way. This game has lots of custom-made parts-- the map, the dice, the cards, the tokens, the booklets, and the miniatures. All of these need to converge into one custom designed box and magically delivered to your home address.
Our team has many veterans aboard.
Our Creative Director, Aaron VanNice, has 15 years professional design experience including his time at Industrial Light & Magic.
Our Producer, Derek Jurovich has 16 years of managing projects, interfacing with overseas and local manufacturers, previous game production and fulfillment experience.
The rest of our team are all experts in their own areas including content writing, graphic design, conceptual art, video editing, game testing, and marketing.
We are all avid gamers and want to thank you for supporting this project.
Thank you again,
IOworldsLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
A stretch goal is a monetary goal beyond the initial pledge goal. It says that if a project is overfunded by so many dollars, then the extra funding will be used to pay for expanding the features of possibilities of the funded project.
For us, stretch goal funding allows us to pay for more miniatures and creating expansions to the base game. Some goals will be automatically included in the base game, while some will be available to purchase as add-ons.
To add and Add-on to your pledge, just increase the amount of money in your pledge by the amount of the add-on. Example: Forward Deck ($75) + the canvas map ($19) = $94. When the Kickstarter ends, we will send out a survey to all Backers to get their shipping addresses. Simply indicate on that survey which Add-On or Add-Ons your extra money is intended to cover.
Adding more than one Add-On works the same way. For example: Uncharted Waters ($125) + 4 airship minis ($28) + 75 gold coins (3 × $5 = $15) + 50 platinum coins (2 × $5 = $10) = $125 + $28 + $15 + $10 = $178. Again you would indicate on the survey what the money covers, plus which 4 ships you want and how many of each type of coins (in 25-coin batches).
Can someone explain all this "Super Pledge" stuff to me? How do I get one without losing my Early Bird status? And I also have many other related questions!
First there are some pledges that are already "Super" pledges. They are the pledge levels at $110, $145, and $249 and up. If you have pledged at any of these levels, then your pledge is already Super and you get all the Super additions. (BTW, you cannot double-Super a game.)
If you are not at one of the abovementioned pledge levels, then you can Super your current pledge level at a cost of $35 per game to be Supered. (Note: The $10 and $20 levels *cannot* be Supered.) If you are, for example, at the $60 level, you can Super it by adding on $35, bringing your total pledge (apart from any other add-ons you might also have) to $95. If you are at one of the pledge levels that gets multiple games, then you can choose to Super some or all of then at a cost of $35/game.
If you are at the $125 level (Uncharted Waters) it is cheaper for you to go up to the $145 level than to Super your current pledge, so do that if spots are still available.
When you make a pledge Super, you are adding the following to your pledge: 3 White Sails minis, 3 Spawn of the Kobolos minis (KS Exclusive!), 6 canvas bags, and 40 metal coins. This means that each Kickstarter Edition game that you Super will have a total of 4 White Sails minis, 4 Spawn of the Kobolos, 8 canvas bags, and 100 metal coins.
Should this just be added to the Add-On chart? Yes, it should. It really should. But it might now, so you get this here at least.
Everything you need to play comes in the box out of the gate. The extra add-ons enhance the play experience. At any given time there can be 4 white sails and 4 Kobolos Spawn. These are represented by counters. If you purchase the miniatures than you could use these instead but you do not need to. Purchase additional ships so you have one to paint and one to play or have 2 copies so 2 people can play the same ship in 2 on 2 co-operative games. Buy more canvas or leather bags so that all the counters and coins have a nice home. You can buy more coins so that you would not need to exchange lower denomination coins for higher denomination coins as often, it can be fun to have a pile of gold coins on the ship. You can also use the metal coins for other games or just because you like gold.
Are the "Spotter in the Crows' Nest", "Harbor of Refuge", "Shakedown Cruise", and "Forward Deck" pledge rewards the same thing other than the dollar amount?
Yes. "Spotter in the Crows' Nest", "Harbor of Refuge", and "Shakedown Cruise" are only at lesser amounts as special incentives for early backers. They are also limited in quantity, so once they are gone, you'll need to move up to the next category. Or you could just pledge "Forward Deck" even though the cost is higher because you really want to pledge more money than you need to. We are okay with that, and we thank you.
They are 25mm bases ( 1") 60-75 mm (2-3") wide and 65-75 mm (2.5 "to 3") tall.
The Kobolos miniature is on a wider base (will cover a few hexes) and stands about 100mm (4") tall.
Yes in fact they do. This is not a "some assembly required game". The miniatures will be assembled at manufacturing and ready to play out of the box.
We have decided to include the Kobolos Dragon in all Kickstarter pledges above 55.00. Its is just too cool not to share. After the Kickstarter, the dragon will not be part of the retail base set, it is a Kickstarter version only. It will be available for retail separately.
As long as we reach the stretch goal this mega miniature will be part of the set.
We have a gameplay video. Scroll up and you'll find it.
We have posted the quick start rules. The URL link is at the top of the page.
"Uncharted Waters" packs will be out in the middle to end of June. The packs will include everything you need to play the game including printed map except for the final miniatures. You will also receive the final game when produced.
Beta testing will be in several stages:
We will have a Beta Tester invite only forum set up right after the Kickstarter ends. We will be making available on the forum digital copies of the full rules, digital copies of the cards and map so there can be much preliminary analysis and constructive discourse before you receive your physical Beta copy in June.
Then beyond the forum we will be sending out several surveys through survey monkey that will allow us to compile group feedback. In addition we will have several Google + meeting for some live discussion.
You will also have early digital access to our Alpha pre-production expansion.
In June you will get a physical Beta kit including the canvas map.
In Oct-Nov you will be receiving your final production version with miniatures and of course your name in the manual.
Note: The Buried Treasure level also includes Beta testing access, Beta kit and the printed canvas map.
And the "early access to all future games" means that we will provide pre-release all-digital version of our future games for you, so you can download and print out and try them--and hopefully giving us helpful suggestions as well.
I'm intrigued by the Buried Treasure package, but I live in Canada. If I pay for the added postage, can I still get one? How much would that cost?
We now have a pledge level just for you. Please see the "Northwest Passage" pledge level at $320.
We're on BGG check us out here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/140084/teramyyd-earthsphere
Hey! The Kobolos doesn't have enough legs to be a dragon. Doesn't that mean he is actually a wyvern?
Technically, yes, she is. But when a huge fire-breathing reptile comes charging at your city, swatting Skyships out of the air like they were tiny two-inch miniatures, the first words out of your mouth are likely to be "Run! It's a dragon!" So the name "The Kobolos Dragon" is sort of stuck as the popular term, despite the many complaints and press releases by the Teramyyd Society of Dracology.
We will be shipping through a fulfillment partner in Germany. All EU backers, we have the VAT handled. No extra VAT or Customs costs for you.
Pledge $10 or more
Captain's Logbook -- You receive our humble thanks and a digital art book that features concept art, artist bios, and the history of Teramyyd from inception to production as well as high-resolution images highlighting the artistry of Teramyyd: EarthsphereEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $20 or more
Support Crew -- Show your allegiance with a embroidered patch of the Teramyyd insignia. Also includes the digital source book.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $55 or more
98 backers Limited (1 left of 99)
Spotter in the Crows' Nest -- Congratulations! You have waded through the swag and have found the actual game! This is the basic boxed Teramyyd:Earthsphere game with the price at rock bottom for the eagerest of early backers. Splice the mainbrace!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $60 or more
298 backers Limited (1 left of 299)
Harbor of Refuge -- Another early bird promotion! Our crew is too giddy, so we are adding this new level, which is the same as the $55 level, the $65 level, and the $75 level. Again, this is the boxed game stuffed full of miniatures and 400 unique cards and steampunky sky-pirate goodness. For those of you who have already pledged at higher levels, you an either re-pledge at this level, or we can refund you the difference. No one loses with Teramyyd! (Statement not valid if you are actually playing the game.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $65 or more
181 backers Limited (19 left of 200)
Shakedown Cruise -- Divvy up the loot before the rest of the crew comes aground! This is the basic boxed Teramyyd:Earthsphere game with the price marked down for early backers. Grab it before the tide turns!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
Forward Deck -- Game ho! This is the boxed game stuffed full of miniatures and 400 unique cards and steampunky sky-pirate goodness. As we hit our stretch goals it will only get better, we may need a bigger box. Could be used for propping open doors, fighting off rabid hyenas, or possibly amusing weekly visitors to your basement before the pizza arrives.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $110 or more
One Pledge to rule them all -- This pledge will satisfy all of your miniature cravings and provide the most complete set of Teramyyd miniatures that you could ever need. In addition to the base game of 7 Airship minis, board, cards, dice you will receive the following: 3 extra White Sails for a total of 4, 4 Kobolos Spawn, 6 extra Canvas bags total of 8, 40 extra Coins for a total of 100 Coins, and you will receive a copy of each Stretch Goal Airship for a total of 7 additional Air Ships ( 1 for each faction ) when we reach all of the stretch goals.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $125 or more
12 backers Limited (88 left of 100)
Uncharted Waters -- You will help shape the final production. We have few of these spots available. You get a pre-production game and will be an official Beta-tester. You will be able to provide feedback and influence the fine tuning of this masterpiece. You will be immortalized in print as a beta-tester and have early access to all future games by IO Worlds. You also get the base game, Teramyyd patch, and the digital source book.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $145 or more
100 backers All gone!
One Pledge to rule them all + Beta -- Everything in the One Pledge to Rule them all plus you will be in the elite Uncharted Waters Beta group. You will help shape the final production. You get a pre-production game with limited edition canvas game map and will be an official Beta-tester.
The Buried Tresure level will automatically receive everything from the "One Pledge to rule them all + Beta"Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $150 or more
15 backers Limited (5 left of 20)
Merchant's Cargo -- Three (3) copies of the game, perfect for the game store owner in your life, or anyone who enjoys buying in bulk.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $171 or more
5 backers Limited (35 left of 40)
Wares & Plunder -- This is exactly the same as the Merchant's Cargo above, just a bit more expensive, which will make our accountants happier. You get three (3) copies of the game. Yes, and like Merchant's Cargo above, all three copies will contain what the copies at the $55-$75 level get. So a total of three Kobolos minis, three 7th Captains, three Aeriopolis minis, and three times whatever else gets unlocked to be automatically included. (However, only 1 total canvas map.) Did I actually cover everything for once? Probably not.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $195 or more
3 backers Limited (17 left of 20)
The Privateer Collection -- This pledge level is open ONLY TO RETAILERS. Backers must be verified as stores before shipment is sent. Backers at this level get four copies of the Kickstarter editon of the game. (The Kickstarter edition of the game is the same game that everyone pledging the $55, $60, $65 and $75 levels get.) This level comes with a special promotional movie-poster-sized poster to help promote the game. This level does not get the canvas map, unless purchased as an add-on.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $249 or more
16 backers Limited (24 left of 40)
Wares & Plunder Super Pledge -- This is the same as the "one pledge to rule them all" only you get three of them plus one canvas map.
In addition to the base game of 7 Airship minis, board, cards, dice you will receive the following: 3 extra White Sails for a total of 4, 4 Kobolos Spawn, 6 extra Canvas bags total of 8, 40 extra Coins for a total of 100 Coins, and you will receive a copy of each Stretch Goal Airship for a total of 7 additional Air Ships ( 1 for each faction ) when we reach all of the stretch goals.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $299 or more
37 backers Limited (13 left of 50)
Buried Treasure -- The absolute finest version we could make. Comes in a wooden treasure chest drop-shipped to your house. Contains all the parts from the various previous backer rewards, the 2' × 3' signed and numbered Guillermo Toston painting of the Kobolos Dragon epic battle (Giclee-printed on museum archival canvas ready to be stretched or framed, shipped in an architectural tube.), beta-tester status, your name printed in the rulebook, the digital book, and most importantly, a Teramydd patch -- no wait, make that TWO patches! We'll also include 1 original piece of signed concept art. I hope we have enough. If we don't we'll throw the artists in the brig until we do. Avast! Forecastle! Nautical term!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $320 or more
4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)
Northwest Passage -- This is same as the Buried Treasure except for Canadians only. We will drive the 5 hours to Vancouver, BC, and mail the chests through Canada Post in order to make it affordable for us to get the chests out to the Canadians who have been asking for them. If enough people pledge this, we hope to be able to make it to VCON this October. Again, this package is for CANADIANS ONLY. We cannot afford to drive to Germany, Singapore, or Australia, no matter how much we might like to.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $749 or more
2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
Patronage and Influence -- We suddenly have a lot of Captains' Billets to fill. Would you like to try your hand at the wheel? At this pledge level you will work with the creative crew at IOworlds to create a Captain of your imagination, or of your likeness, or perhaps a bit of both. We will give you as much creative freedom as we can while still grounding your creation in our mythos and while keeping everything legal. (No Captains Kirk, Crunch, or Kangaroo, if you please.) Also you will get everything that comes with the $145 pledge level. (Ships anywhere, you can upgrade this package to get everything in the Buried Treasure package instead for $100 add-on.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $799 or more
2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
Private Shipyard -- Yes, our ship minis look nice, but maybe you think you could come up with one at least 20 percent cooler. If so, here's your chance to put your money where your mouth is. At this pledge level you will work with the creative crew at IOworlds to create a Flagship of your imagination. We will give you as much creative freedom as we can while still grounding your creation in our mythos, making everything physically possible, and keeping everything legal. (No Batplanes, Landspeeders, or Galacticas, if you please.) Also you will get everything that comes with the $145 pledge level. (Ships anywhere, you can upgrade this package to get everything in the Buried Treasure package instead for $100 add-on, if you are in the US or Canada.) And we'll also make you a special double-sized, resin-cast mini for you to paint, display, or stick on your mantle. Also, if you want both the Private Shipyard option and the Patronage and Influence option,but can't decide between them, just pledge one and bump your pledge amount up to $1299. That way you can have both, and we can work together on making your Captain and Ship a themed pair. (Or completely different if you want. We're good either way.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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