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Bartl Brothers LLCBy Bartl Brothers LLC
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Bartl Brothers LLCBy Bartl Brothers LLC
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About

We are grateful :) for your support and your consideration of this project.  We hope you will give us the opportunity to share our games with you.  If you would like to back us click on the Green "Back this Project" button to the right => ^ and see the list of Rewards you can choose from => v    Thank you!!

 Imagine playing the popular "war" card game with actual warriors from history, or playing a "Battlefield" strategy game in which you get to organize an army to capture your opponent's castle using the greatest warriors from history all fighting together at the same time and place, or playing the popular "memory" game with pairs of historical warriors. And imagine playing capture the flag outside and giving each player a role to play as a specific warrior from history. You can!, with Royal Combat: Warriors of History.

VIDEO II: Methods of Play

With Royal Combat: Warriors of History, you are really getting 4 games for the prices of 1!

To best explain to you what it is like to play the various Royal Combat: Warriors of History methods of play, allow me to make some comparisons.

The "Basic Battle" card game is very similar to playing the card game "war".  The difference is that you get to choose which card you want to put down from your hand and you are playing "war" with actual warriors from history!  

"Basic Battle" game
"Basic Battle" game

 The "Battlefield" Advanced Strategy card game uses the same cards with the same rankings, but it's really a whole new game. This game has a combination of calculated strategy play and taking risks and gives the same feel of a board game.  There is a layout of a castle area and battlefield area for each player with designated positions on which they can place their warriors.  So this game is very similar to strategy board games such as chess, checkers, and stratego.  And it has the battlefield uncertainties faced in games such as Risk.

Battlefield Option
Battlefield Option

 The "Memory" game is exactly the same as "memory".  The only difference is that you are playing it with the really cool Royal Combat: Warriors of History cards.

"Memory"
"Memory"

 "Royal Tag" is very similar to the popular outdoor active game "Capture the Flag".  The difference is that you are using the Royal Combat: Warriors of History cards to give players different ranks and allow them to role play different characters in the game.  This is one of the funnest games ever :)

The bottom line for each of these games is that they are so fun you will want to keep playing.

VIDEO III: Future Plans

We at Bartl Brothers LLC believe our games have a lot of potential. We have been operating on a very bare bones budget.  But we have worked very hard with the funds we have had available and have a fully created game ready to play and have been able to start the process of improving the game's image.  Now we need your help to allow our games to reach their full potential and make them available to anyone that would have fun playing them. We believe Kickstarter will provide the opportunity we are looking for to do this.

STRATEGY CARD GAMES:

Royal Combat (TM): Warriors of History is the Bartl Brothers' debut card game.  This game is suitable for ages 7 and up.

I have often created new games for kids to play but this game was different. The kids absolutely loved the active outdoor role playing games using a set of playing cards. The whole process from being assigned a role to play in the game as depicted on the card they were handed, to the strategy and action of playing the game, to the anticipation of finding out the character identity of an opponent they engaged in battle with, was all very exciting to them.

each card uniquely designed
each card uniquely designed

Soon after bringing the outdoor role-playing card game to the day camp kids and having cards made and illustrated for the game, I started creating the sit-down strategy card game.  That too became a big hit with the kids.  It was played during bus rides to field trips and in the game room during free time.  As I made the game available to others it has become well-liked by adults as well.  My brothers like it so much they decided to start this business with me and help make a better product. This game has a battle theme but for purposes of this game we do not use the word "kill" to describe the outcome of battles with your opponent.  We use the word "capture".

more captivating artwork to come if we reach our goal
more captivating artwork to come if we reach our goal

Royal Combat(tm): Warriors of History board game.  Soon after creating this strategy battle card game the wheels started spinning with ideas for a board game.  I have been working for months on ideas for the layout and design of the playing surface, methods of play, and characters to include in the game, and plan to spend many more months continuing to do so.  This project is definitely going to be our master feat and will take much more time to develop than any of our cards games will.  Plans are already under way to develop playing mats for the card game.  This will give players who wish to play the advanced strategy battle card game the feel of playing a strategy board game, long before our board game becomes available.

Royal Combat: Warriors of History
Royal Combat: Warriors of History

visit http://www.bartlbrothers.com and see the "About" section for more information, instructions and rules.

FANTASY GAMES:

Unicorn Kingdom (TM): Age of Survival will be the next game we make after revamping Royal Combat: Warriors of History into a graphic illustrated edition.  This game will feature real life endangered species along with fantasy creatures.  It is a game of predators, prey, protectors and healers. Unicorn Kingdom: Age of Survival is set in a fantasy world where the Unicorn King is the protector of the weak and endangered, and is himself a target of predatory powers. Each card is a unique character or creature, each with varying extinction risk levels, predatory threat levels, healing powers, and protective powers.  This game is suitable for ages 8 and up.

Unicorn Kingdom: Age of Survival card game
Unicorn Kingdom: Age of Survival card game

Unicorn Kingdom(tm): Peaceful Adventures will be produced immediately after Age of Survival.  

It will be geared to include a younger audience and will be suitable for Ages 5 and up.  Join the Unicorn Prince and Pony Princess as they embark on a peaceful adventure to find the Pegasus, who will guide the Unicorn Prince on his journey toward becoming the Unicorn King. On their way they encounter leprechauns, travel across rainbows, and make new friends.

Unicorn Kingdom: Peaceful Adventures
Unicorn Kingdom: Peaceful Adventures

 RELIGIOUS GAMES:

Bartl Brothers LLC promises to be family friendly in every game it creates and to strive to encourage the love of moral virtues and positive character traits in the themes of its games.  We won't shy away from games with Religious and Spiritual themes, but our emphasis will be more on light than darkness.  We will give age group specifications when there is certain maturity levels of subject material.  But we will never create a game which would require a designation as a "Rated R version".  

Our 3rd game is the one we are most looking forward to.  Bible Heroes will be an action filled game that will feature many of our favorite characters from the Bible.  This game will be useful for active outdoor role playing games as well as tabletop strategy games, just like Royal Combat: Warriors of History.  It will be suitable for ages 7 and up.

EDUCATIONAL GAMES:

Bartl Brothers LLC also promises to continue being innovative in its creation of unique and original games.  One of our best plans is to create games for teachers to use in their classrooms when they want to give students free time to play fun and educational games.  Of course, these games can be used at home as well.  We already have about a dozen such games planned out, but for the near future we plan to create a history game, a science game, and a mathematics game, all with the focus of kids learning while they have fun.  Adults will also have fun and can learn from these games as well.

Sir Pi and the Knights of the Round Circle will be our first educational math game.  It will focus on different shapes and lessons from geometry, while involving fascinating characters, a fun story-line and fun methods of game play.  It will start with basic geometry lessons, lessons I first learned in middle school, but lessons I am seeing kids as young as 3rd grade learning now'days in some of the schools I substitute teach in.  As with each of our educational games there will be expansion packs coming out over time which will add different age groups and more advanced subject material levels.

BioSpeed will be our first educational science game.  It will be a fast paced game with lessons from Biology.  Cards will depict real biological organisms found on earth.  Players will need to be the fastest to match cards to others sharing the same biological kingdom and other shared classifications.  There will be other bases for matching cards together as well, such as organisms that share the the same ecosystem.  This game will also start at the most basic level and be potentially useful for as young as 3rd grade with no max age limit.

To summarize, our games do more than just provide fun.  They provide a means of physical exercise, mental exercise, and of bringing family and friends together.

We only receive the funds you pledge if our Primary Goal is reached.  So the Royal Rewards start to become available to you only if that goal is reached.  Each new product becomes available to you only when its stretch goal is reached.

PRIMARY GOAL:

$5,000: Royal Combat: Warriors of History, graphic illustrated edition.

STRETCH GOALS:

$7,500: Provide Castle Wall decorated playing mats for card games.

$15,000: Unicorn Kingdom(tm): Age of Survival, exquisite illustrated card game.

$25,000: Unicorn Kingdom(tm): Peaceful Adventures card game

$35,000: Bible Heroes, ultra illustrated card game

$40,000: BioSpeed(tm) educational science card game.

$45,000: Sir Pi and the Knights of the Round Circle(tm) educational math card game.

$50,000: American History card game.

$75,000: Royal Combat(tm): Warriors of History board game.

over $80,000: many many more fun, fascinating, family friendly, strategy card games, fantasy games, religious themed games, and educational games.

TIMELINE:

August 2015: Royal Combat: Warriors of History, kids illustrated edition Royal Rewards will be printed and shipped out to backers.

October 2015: Royal Combat: Warriors of History, graphic illustrated edition Royal Rewards will be illustrated, printed, and shipped out to backers.

November 2015: Unicorn Kingdom: Age of Survival, exquisite illustrated card game will be illustrated, printed, and shipped out to backers.

December 2015: Unicorn Kingdom: Peaceful Adventures and Bible Heroes, ultra illustrated edition, will be illustrated, printed, and shipped out to backers.

March 2016: BioSpeed and Sir Pi and the Knights of the Round Circle and the American History card game will be illustrated, printed, and shipped out to backers.

July 2016: Royal Combat: Warriors of History board game will be created, manufactured and shipped out to backers.

ALLOCATION OF FUNDS:

10% Kickstarter Fees: Kickstarter's cut and transaction processing fees.

10% Business Start Up: Legal, Risk Management, Taxes, Filings, Supplies

20% Royal Rewards: You get our brand new products before anyone else!

60% Product Creation: Illustration and Design, Printing and Manufacturing, Marketing.

Risks and challenges

We are a brand new game company and this is our first brand new product. But as the Manager of Bartl Brothers LLC I can give our games the attention and dedication you deserve as backers of our games. My primary role is business manager and game designer. The artwork and manufacturing are all going to be hired out. I am known for being able to tackle large and complicated tasks in a timely fashion.

If we reach our fundraising goals I am ready to devote my energies this summer to completing the process of getting these games produced. I was able to complete this kickstarter project and get all the beautiful artwork we already have on a very tight budget, so once this project gets funded this project will really get its wings.

I have a clear vision for this project and in the short time I have been able to get the process started I have already established good relationships with the artists who provided the cover pictures for Warriors of HIstory and Unicorn Kingdom and for the backside of the cards, as well as the castles. In the future I plan to continue my relationship with them and get even higher quality of art done.

These artists were all impressed by my vision and my clear direction given to them. I was also able to make the most of the originality and creativity of some of the artists when they had their own ideas and it made the finished product even better.

For my first trial order of playing cards from a printing company in China, there was a week delay in receiving the cards. I factored that possibility into the timetable and delayed each plan by a month. I was considering finding a new printing company but after receiving the cards and seeing and feeling their nice quality I plan to keep the same printing company and to simply plan for the possibility of future orders coming in after the estimated times given.

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    REWARDS fit for a LADY or GENTLEMAN:

    -You receive up to 10 copies of any available Bartl Brothers LLC games of your choice by July 2016 with a playing mat. See stretch goals for available games and other Reward tiers for estimated delivery times of each game.
    -You also receive a handwritten thank you note from the Bartl Brothers for being such a kind and generous Lady or Gentleman.
    -And if you so desire, your name will be written on our website and/or a game instruction booklet in the list of Royal Combat honorary royalty as an honored Lady or Gentleman.
    -you do not have to request all 10 games at the same time and shipping is included for each request you make.

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    REWARDS fit for a NOBLE:

    -You receive up to 10 copies of any available Bartl Brothers LLC games of your choice by July 2016 with a playing mat. See stretch goals for available games and other Reward tiers for estimated delivery times of each game.
    -You also receive a copy of any game Bartl Brothers LLC ever creates after July 2016.
    -You also receive a handwritten thank you note from the Bartl Brothers for being such a kind and generous Noble.
    -And if you so desire, your name will be written on our website and/or an instruction booklet for a game in the list of Royal Combat honorary royalty as an honored Noble.
    -If you have a product or business we will advertise for you or put your link on our website in our "favorites" section.
    -For the 10 game copies before July 2016 you do not have to request them all at the same. And for any game created after July 2016 a copy will be immediately sent to you. Shipping is covered for each and every one of these shipments.

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    REWARDS fit for a KNIGHT:

    -You receive up to 10 copies of any available Bartl Brothers LLC games of your choice by July 2016 with a playing mat. See stretch goals for available games and other Reward tiers for estimated delivery times of each game.
    -You also receive a copy of any game Bartl Brothers LLC ever creates after July 2016.
    -You also receive a handwritten thank you note from the Bartl Brothers for being such a chivalrous and dedicated Knight.
    -And if you so desire, your name will be written on our website and/or an instruction booklet for a game in the list of Royal Combat honorary royalty as an honored Royal Combat Knight.
    --If you have a product or business we will advertise for you or put your link on our website in our "favorites" section.
    -For the 10 game copies before July 2016 you do not have to request them all at the same. And for any game created after July 2016 a copy will be immediately sent to you. Shipping is covered for each and every one of these shipments.
    -if you so desire, 5 cards from one of our card games will be designed and named according to your direction.
    -you will be granted free admission to any future Bartl Brothers LLC event.
    -your card games will come in an exclusive tin box container with a special bronze color design made ONLY for the 25 Royal Combat Knights.

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    REWARDS fit for a REGENT:

    -You receive up to 10 copies of any available Bartl Brothers LLC games of your choice by July 2016 with a playing mat. See stretch goals for available games and other Reward tiers for estimated delivery times of each game.
    -You also receive 2 copies of any game Bartl Brothers LLC ever creates after July 2016.
    -You also receive a handwritten thank you note from the Bartl Brothers for being such an honorable Regent.
    -And if you so desire, your name will be written on our website and/or an instruction booklet for a game in the list of Royal Combat honorary royalty as an honored Royal Combat Regent.
    -If you have a product or business we will advertise for you or put your link on our website in our "favorites" section and on our homepage.
    -For the 10 game copies before July 2016 you do not have to request them all at the same. And for any game created after July 2016 the 2 copies will be immediately sent to you. Shipping is covered for each and every one of these shipments.
    -if you so desire, 5 cards from one of our card games will be designed and named according to your direction. You even have the option of naming a character after yourself.
    -you will be granted VIP access to any future Bartl Brothers LLC event.
    -if you are in the Chicago or San Diego area, a Bartl Brother will treat you to a private dinner.
    -your card games will come in an exclusive tin box container with a special silver color design made ONLY for the 3 Royal Combat Regents.

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    REWARDS fit for a KING or QUEEN:

    -You receive up to 10 copies of any available Bartl Brothers LLC games of your choice by July 2016 with a playing mat. See stretch goals for available games and other Reward tiers for estimated delivery times of each game.
    -You also receive 3 copies of any game Bartl Brothers LLC ever creates after July 2016.
    -You also receive a handwritten thank you note from the Bartl Brothers for being such a benevolent King or Queen.
    -And if you so desire, your name will be written on our website and/or an instruction booklet for a game in the list of Royal Combat honorary royalty as the honorary Royal Combat King or Queen.
    -If you have a product or business we will advertise for you or put your link on our website in our "favorites" section and on our homepage.
    -For the 10 game copies before July 2016 you do not have to request them all at the same. And for any game created after July 2016 the 3 copies will be immediately sent to you. Shipping is covered for each and every one of these shipments.
    -if you so desire, you will have exclusive and significant involvement in the creation of one of Bartl Brothers LLC games.
    -you will be granted VIP access to any future Bartl Brothers LLC event.
    -if you so desire, Royal Combat creator and Bartl Brothers LLC Manager Eric Bartl will meet you personally in any of the contiguous United States or Canada some time before July 2016.
    -your card games will come in an exclusive tin box container with a special gold color design made ONLY for you.

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