About this project
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The Veteran and Rescue Dog are unlocked! These two promo specialists with miniatures will be part of the Rewards!
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Extreme Danger – a new expansion for Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Extreme Danger was created by Lutz Pietschker, one of Flash Point: Fire Rescue’s biggest fans and the designer of 2nd Story. Lutz is a firefighter in Germany, and has been working with Indie Boards and Cards for several years now. His creations are the first of what I hope to be many fan created expansions that Indie Boards and Cards release
Extreme Danger includes a new double sided game board – a mechanic’s garage on one side and a two story laboratory on the other. We know that you want to get even bigger – so we’ve added a second double-sided board in the box – these are an Attic or Basement level that be added to either of the full sized boards in the expansion OR they can be combined with either of the two buildings that came in the second story expansion. And to make all these new buildings come to life we have added rules for floor damage, fire proof doors and a mobile hydraulic platform.
Yes that is a box - Extreme Danger has a box the same size as the base game. Its big enough to store all your expansion boards and then some. We have more expansions planned so wanted to give you a storage solution that would continue to work for many years to come.
Extreme Danger also includes a complete set of new miniatures! That's right, nine oversized minis to completely pimp your game. One for each of the specialists in Flash Point, and for the Structural Engineer from Urban Structures.
We hope you are excited by what you've seen already, and as a supporter we wanted to give you even more through stretch goals!
Want more? Help get out the word, and bring in more backers! The money I can save in advertising goes directly back to you.
New stretch rewards are added as they are unlocked. Promos are things that aren't going to be included in the retail version of the game and aren't in the basic pledge reward level. Exclusive promos are items that are even more limited than our standard promos, and will only be available through Indie Boards and Cards (at events like Essen for example) or our direct representatives. We aren't limiting any of these promos to kickstarter, but its till not going to be easy to get the exclusives outside of kickstarter.
We want to include your ideas into this project and future Flash Point expansions - so please post your favorites and provide feedback on what others have posted in the comments section. Its not me that you have to convince, its the 1,600+ other backers that need to support your idea and promote it to the top. Its how the "Rescue Dog", the "Veteran" and Locked Doors got added to the list!
2nd Story & Urban Structures
Through this kickstarter we also intend to re-release the two previous Flash point: Fire Rescue expansions, 2nd Story and Urban Structures. Both of these expansions are currently sold out at the publisher level and your support helps ensure that we can bring them back into print without losing our shirts. Keeping expansions in print is a challenge, and kickstarter is a great way for us to keep these available for everyone that may want to pick them up but missed the first printings.
2nd Story includes two new buildings to use with Flash Point: Fire Rescue. Each building is on two boards, each board representing one floor of the building. The boards are double sided and mounted. Also included is a token sheet with Ladders, Windows, an explosion marker, extra Doors & POI placement tokens that are added to use in the 2nd Story expansion.
Urban Structures contains a double sided, mounted game board, each side is a different building - The High Rise and The Brownstone. This expansion also includes the Structural Engineer specialist card, and additional map specific rules with variants and scenarios for both the expansion and the base game.
Three reasons really. First – while sales of Flash Point to date have been strong and I am very optimistic that they will continue to get even stronger, there just aren’t enough copies out in the market to make printing an expansion economically viable without direct support from kickstarter. The game just isn’t popular enough to print in the minimum required print runs and sell them via distribution. I know there are enough people that really want these expansions and through kickstarter I can reach them directly to make this at least break even.
Secondly, it is all about cashflow. The time between when I pay for games (now) and when I get paid for them is upwards of 7 months, and that is in the best of circumstances. That takes a lot of money sitting in inventory, and that isn’t something that we have a lot of right now.
Thirdly, I really wanted to be able to get a lot of little extras made for the biggest fans of the game. I love all the creative little ideas that people send to me, and want to get some of those out to people to enjoy. Kickstarter really is a great platform to do that through.
What are Kickstarter Funds used for?
Your pledge dollars go directly into making the pledge rewards, and shipping them to you. We have invested in getting the project to this point where its ready, your support ensures that we have the cash to pay our printers to make the games - the most costly part of game production.
What are the shipping costs to Canada?
Kickstarter only lets you list one international shipping charge, so if you are getting your rewards sent to Canada - please select "Ship to the US" (this is a manual process) and then add the extra $ to your pledge as follows:
$32 or $40 Pledge Levels - $10 extra (Pledge $42 or $50 respectively for these reward levels)
$55 Pledge Level - $15 Extra (pledge $70 for this reward level)
$65 Pledge Level - $20 Extra (pledge $85 for this reward level))
$65 Pledge Level - $20 Extra (pledge $85 for this reward level))
$100 Pledge Level - $30 Extra (Pledge $130 for this reward level)
$110 Pledge Level - $30 Extra (Pledge $140 for this reward level)
$150 Pledge Level - $35 Extra (Pledge $185 for this reward level)
$175 Pledge Level - $40 Extra (Pledge $215 for this reward level)
$250 Pledge Level - $50 Extra (Pledge $300 for this reward level)
Mix & Match level - This lets you mix and match any reward tier for fixed max of $50 extra in postage to Canada, or $75 to other international destinations. Add together the pledge levels, and then postage to determine the pledge costs. For example getting two everything packages ($100), and 6 copies of Extreme Danger with promos ($40) sent to Canada is $550 (2x$100 + 6x$40 + $50).
About Indie Boards and Cards
Indie Boards and Cards started in 2009 as an independent publisher of great game designs. In 2010 we released three games, all of which have been well received by critics and fans alike. Our biggest seller has been The Resistance - a game of secret identities, deception and deduction that is now or will soon be available in 20 languages around the world. In 2011 we released Flash point: Fire Rescue, which has also been very well received and now available (or soon to be) in 10 different languages. In 2012 we released the humorous game of certain death - Gauntlet of Fools. Be sure to look for The Resistance, Flash Point: Rescue, and Gauntlet of Fools wherever games are sold. If your favorite game store doesn’t carry our games, please ask them to!
Risks and challenges
Indie Boards and Cards has successfully delivered a number of previous kickstarter projects to thousands of supporters. We expect that our previous experiences will enable us to also deliver this project on time. That said there are always complexities and considerations in a project of this scope that may cause delays. Indie Boards and Cards will use contract manufacturing to make this game, freight forwarders to get games through customs and 3rd parties like the US Post Office and FEDEX to ship the games to you - we don't control everything and there are lots of opportunity for delay. other conditions may also cause delays - earthquakes, alien invasions, asteroid attacks, zombie plague are but a few of the myriad of reasons we may not be able to deliver this project in a timely manner.
My pledge is that I will deliver what I said and have written this project page as concisely and clearly as I can. So please read everything on this page - every kickstarter project is unique, and the commitments I am making to you regarding this project are completely defined here.
A particular challenge to a project like this is negativity - I love your input, and really enjoy all the great suggestions that come from the large majority of our supporters. I promise that if you keep your comments positive and proactive that the project will get more in the way of stretch goals and get your rewards to you sooner. I can't include all the suggestions that I get, nor can I give you specific feedback other than noting that I do read all the comments and messages sent to me. So think before you post - threats, ultimatums and entitlement are unlikely to get you what you are asking for, and very likely that everyone else (myself included) will get less. Have an issue? Send me a note - and please don't support us if you aren't satisfied with what the project is returning to you. Nothing would make me happier than having 100% of my supporters be 100% satisfied with their pledge rewards!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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