Ian Brody's Quartermaster General: The Cold War board game
Ian Brody’s acclaimed card-driven Quartermaster General series heads into the Nuclear Age!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, July 24 2018 12:00 PM UTC +00:00.
THE CAMPAIGN HAS FUNDED! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BACKED US:
Stretch goals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are UNLOCKED!
Thanks very much for your support, from all of us at PSC Games.
ABOUT THE GAME
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Quartermaster General: The Cold War depicts the struggle between the aspirations of the Soviet Bloc, the West, and the Non-Aligned nationalist independence movements throughout the developing world.
You will play a Bloc of nations: the Soviet Bloc, the Western Bloc, or the Non-Aligned Bloc. Each Bloc is considered an enemy to each other Bloc, even if players decide to cooperate temporarily to preserve the balance of power. Each of the three Blocs may be played by one or two people, depending on the number of players.
On your turn, you’ll play cards to unfold a narrative of the Cold War – as it might have been. You may decide to use military force when espionage fails, but escalating tensions will reduce the penalty your enemies pay to use their WMDs in retaliation!
Here are samples from each Bloc's card deck:
And these pages from the rulebook show the different card types in the game:
HOW TO PLAY
And here's an example of play straight from the rulebook...
First as a video...
And then - if you prefer the old school way - as pages from the rulebook...
WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAY ABOUT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL
While we're waiting for more reviewers to post their thoughts on preview copies of Quartermaster General: The Cold War, you can check out other people's thoughts on the series over at Boardgamegeek:
We'll get links posted for additional reviews of The Cold War as soon as we have them!
As the amount of funds pledged rises, we'll unlock the following stretch goals:
Stretch goal 1: GBP £20,000 UNLOCKED!
Linen finish playing cards. We love the texture of a good linen finish, so our first goal is to upgrade the feel of our playing cards.
Stretch goal 2: GBP £22,000 UNLOCKED!
New art! Following the style of previous Quartermaster General games, our Build Army cards feature a generic image of a soldier. This stretch goal unlocks a unique image for each Bloc's Build Army card.
Stretch goal 3: GBP £24,000 UNLOCKED!
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE collectable card #1 "The Hoff".
"Hasselhof on the Berlin Wall / Western / Espionage Use in your Begin Turn step. If you have uncontested control of Germany, gain +3 VPs. The other players may refer to you a “The Hoff” for the rest of the game."
Our artist is working on the card art and we will post up when it arrives.
We're hoping to have a bit of fun producing KS EXCLUSIVE Cold War cards for you, incorporating some of our most memorable iconic events from The Cold War into the game (just to warn you now, we sometimes pop our tongue in our cheek on these things!). They can be added to the game to spice things up, or kept as collectables. This stretch goal unlocks the first of these cards.
Stretch goal 4: GBP £25,000 UNLOCKED!
More new art! Following the style of previous Quartermaster General games, our Air Power cards feature a generic aircraft. This stretch goal unlocks a unique image for each Bloc's Air Power card.
Stretch goal 5: GBP £27,000 UNLOCKED!
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE collectable card #3 "The Umbrella"
"Poisoned Umbrella on the Bridge / Soviet / Espionage Use in your Begin Turn step. An enemy Bloc of your choice must lose 1 VP for each prepared Espionage it has. The targeted Bloc’s player(s) must make deathly gurgling noises for your choice of a maximum or minimum of 10 seconds."
Our artist is working on the card art and we will post up when it arrives.
Stretch goal 6: GBP £30,000
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE collectable card #2. Another KS EXCLUSIVE Cold War card is unlocked by this stretch goal!
Stretch goal 7: GBP £36,000
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE victory point markers. We'll give every backer three KS EXCLUSIVE victory point markers which you can use instead of the card tokens included in the game box.
Stretch goal 8: GBP £40,000
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE escalation track markers. We'll give every backer six KS EXCLUSIVE escalation track markers which you can use instead of the card tokens included in the game box.
Stretch goal 9: GBP £45,000
????? Let's see what the Cold War Kickstarter campaign unlocks next ?????
To add any of the 'Optional buys' shown below, click the 'Manage your pledge' button on the Kickstarter page and add the correct amount of funds to cover the optional buys you wish to add.
You will be able to select what this extra money is spent on when we send out our pledge manager survey after the Kickstarter campaign has closed.
You may add any (or all!) of the following optional buys to your pledge:
- Hold The Line @ GBP £48 (MSRP GBP £59.95)
- Hold The Line: French Indian Wars Expansion @ GBP £24 (MSRP GBP £29.95)
- Hold the Line bundle: The American Revolution AND The French & Indian Wars expansion @ GBP £70 (MSRP GBP £80)
- The Battle of Britain @ GBP £50 (MSRP GBP £60)
- The Great War Centenary Edition @ GBP £60 (MSRP GBP £70)
- The Great War Tank Expansion @ GBP £32 (MSRP GBP £40)
- The Great War French Army Expansion @ GBP £40 (MSRP GBP £45)
Please note that all of the games shown above are English language editions.
Ian Brody has completed the rules and playtesting.
Our components (playing pieces, board, cards and tokens) are all complete and with the manufacturer - although we hope that a few changes might be unlocked as stretch goals!
Our manufacturer has been appointed and has already started production...
We are delighted to announce that we have dedicated Kickstarter fulfilment hubs in place for Quartermaster General: The Cold War, offering cost-effective local shipping for our backers in the following locations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, and the European Union.
In other destinations, taxes and import duties may be charged by your local postal service.
Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign ends. When the Kickstarter campaign ends, we will send you a shipping survey asking for your shipping address, and our pledge manager will use this to calculate and charge you for shipping.
Please note that the prices shown below are our current shipping estimates for single copies of the game (which may change). If you add optional buys to your pledge, your shipping cost will increase.
- UK: GBP £3.50
- USA: GBP £9
- EU: GBP £10
- Canada: GBP £12
- Australia: GBP £10
- New Zealand: GBP £16
- Rest of the World: GBP £20
Retailers can join the campaign!
Use the Retailer pledge with a commitment deposit of just £100. After pledging, please email Anita at PSC Games (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your retailer status and trade discount, and terms if you are a new customer. Remember to include your Quartermaster General: The Cold War Kickstarter backer number.
When the products are ready to ship, we will contact you to confirm exactly what you would like to order and pay the balance due. You will receive one set of unlocked, free stretch goals per retailer and will benefit from the standard The Cold War pledge level price plus your normal trade discount. You will be able to order optional buys on the same terms. For shipping we are offering a flat rate of GBP £10 in the UK, USA, EU, Canada, and Australia. If you are outside these areas please contact Anita at the email address shown above.
Risks and challenges
We are a seasoned Kickstarter publisher, with 10 successful campaigns under our belt. Quartermaster General: The Cold War is our 11th Kickstarter campaign.
Unexpected delays may affect any production schedule. In our case, these would most likely be associated with shipping, manufacturing, or customs processes. Should any delays occur, we will endeavour to keep our backers up to date every step of the way.
Please keep in mind that the shipping date shown in our Kickstarter campaign is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in some regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.
Please note that our game's stretch goals and final design may differ from those shown in our campaign – sometimes we need to make technical changes as we go, improve our designs, or find a better way to do things.
If you’re unsure about committing to our Kickstarter, please remember that you’ll be able to buy the game once it hits the shops, but without any Kickstarter exclusives or the benefit of special Kickstarter prices.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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