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$2,432
pledged of $18,500pledged of $18,500 goal
54
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 1 2016

About

Infusion is a sci-fi deckbuilding game featuring some of the most popular characters in all of literature. Enlist help from characters featured in stories by The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Lewis Carroll, and more. Send your Recruits to complete Missions and score rewards! 

 

  

 

Play Recruits, acquire new ones, and use them all to complete Missions. Every player takes on the role of a Hero and uses their Recruits in a multitude of ways. Each Hero provides a unique game play experience and creates a level of personalization unlike any other deckbuilding game! Missions are the key to victory, so you’ll have to enlist the help of Recruits wisely if you want to win!

Choose Your Hero and Recruits  

Infusion comes with 12 Heroes based on classic literary characters. Each one comes with unique Epic Recruits that they begin the game with. Heroes also bring exclusive game text and stats, which add to the layers of distinctive play experiences in each game! Infusion comes with 24 Reinforcement Recruits and 12 are chosen randomly before each game begins to use as a shared pool of cards among all players.

Establish the Missions

There are two Basic Missions that players can Run during their turns, along with 12 different Epic Missions that offer players far greater rewards. The 12 Epic Missions are shuffled and three are randomly chosen at the start of each game.

Epic Missions bring epic rewards, both in Reward Points and extra game text for your Hero.

Enlist Help

Assemble your team by Enlisting the help of hackers, artificial intelligence, space pirates, mercenaries, and more! Each Recruit you add to your deck will help Enlist additional Recruits and provide resources to Run Missions.

Utilize special game text found on your Recruits to enhance your turns. The better the turn, the more Recruits you can Enlist and the harder Missions you can Run.  

 

Your Hero begins each turn with a limited number of Recruits to Assign. Some Recruits will help you Assign more Recruits, which can be vital for your turn. The order that you Assign your Recruits also matters!

Adding Recruits to your deck is vital for winning the game, so you must Enlist their help! Your Hero will only be able to Enlist a limited number of Recruits each turn, and to do so will require Loyalty from the Recruits you’ve Assigned. Adding up your total Loyalty each turn, generated by Recruits you’ve Assigned, will tell you how expensive of a Recruit you can Enlist.

Running Missions is how you earn Reward Points and the player with the most Reward Points when the game ends, wins! Each of your Recruits will bring Skill to your turns, and each Mission has Skill Required in order to Run it. Tougher Missions require a lot of Skill, but you’ll be highly rewarded when you Run them!

Exploits:

Each Hero will have Exploits at their disposal, which can alter the course of the game. You’ll use some Exploits to benefit yourself, while other Exploits will disrupt your opponent’s turns.

 

 

 

 

 

Includes: 492 cards; over 100 unique card art  

  • 12 Oversized Hero Cards (Alice, Giphetto, Robin, Oracles, S.N.O.W. White, Talia, Hook, Hatter, S.N.O.W. Queen, Hyde, Wolfe, and Rumplestilskin)  
  • 24 Reinforcement Recruits (12 of each)  
  • 12 Epic Missions 60 Basic Cards  
  • 120 Epic Recruits and Exploits  

Additional:  

  • 12-page Rulebook


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The story of Infusion takes place in a giant universe, full of awesome sci-fi adventures among hundreds of literary characters and creatures. Our first release is just the beginning; we designed Infusion to be expandable and have several expansions already in development.

Our stretch goals include two new Reinforcement Recruits and three Epic Missions.  These cards have been tested with all cards included with Infusion.  Each add more diversity and depth to the already vast amounts of play Infusion offers.  

Long For Something New:

Completing Missions can be hard work, and with Long For Something New players will find a new path to victory!  With this unlocked, the total Epic Mission count in each box of Infusion climbs to 13.  One copy of this Mission will be added to each box of Infusion!

Mach Turtle:

Our Mach Turtle, built for economy and not for speed, will help any player turn their Exploits into a better hand on their following turn!  With this unlocked, the total Reinforcement Recruit in each box of Infusion goes to 25!  There will be 12 copies of this Recruit added to each box of Infusion.

The Shepherd:

Running a Mission requires Recruits and The Shepherd's goal is to assist you along the way.  With this unlocked, the total Epic Mission count in each box of Infusion climbs to 14. One copy of this Mission will be added to each box of Infusion!

Hare:

You can't have a Mach Turtle race without a Hare.  The Hare helps players race towards the finish line by advancing Epic Recruits into providing additional Loyalty.  With this unlocked, the total Reinforcement Recruit in each box of Infusion goes to 26! There will be 12 copies of this Recruit added to each box of Infusion.

That Little Urchin:

Space exploration can lead to fascinating discoveries.  Finding the mystical Urchin not only gives players Reward Points, but also a free Recruit to use on their following turn.  With this unlocked, the total Epic Mission count in each box of Infusion climbs to 15. One copy of this Mission will be added to each box of Infusion!

Our final stretch goal unlocks thicker card stock for all Hero cards. This goal will see sturdier and more firm thickness along with higher quality of the Hero cards.

 

Infusion will ship securely within a standard, well packaged mailer.  We are utilizing two fulfillment companies, one in the US and one in the UK, to reduce the cost of shipping and to bring you Infusion as quickly as possible. We have included $12 for shipping within the pledge tiers. For the EU and the rest of the world, additional shipping costs will apply.

 

 

 

                                                Special - Network - Operator of - War

The S.N.O.W. Queen and her army of S.N.O.W. Troops have taken control of several sectors of the galaxy. A young girl, Alice, has uncovered a way to end the S.N.O.W. Queen’s reign and defeat her S.N.O.W. legion. But she cannot do it alone. 

Alice has enlisted the help of S.N.O.W. White, an ex-S.N.O.W. Flake, to surmount the S.N.O.W. Queen and destroy her powerful artificial intelligence known as Mirror.

Robin (a professional smuggler) and his friend Giphetto (a young, elite, computer hacker and coder infamous for his artificial intelligence programs) are hired by Alice to help. It doesn’t take long for the group to run into trouble with S.N.O.W. Troops, a space pirate named Hook, and the S.N.O.W. Queen’s personal shapeshifting bodyguard, Hyde.

Throughout the world of Infusion exists different versions of familiar characters.  We have had fun creating this world and with it re-imagining several iconic tales.  We have changed the spelling of a handful of character names, along with creating a futuristic oppressive military force that goes by S.N.O.W.  This is a story we have loved bringing to life and we are incredibly excited to share it with you.  

 

With our first campaign, our goal was simply too high. We had contacted a manufacturer here in the US and had received a solid quote but with an extraordinarily high minimum order of 2500 units. For this campaign, we have found a manufacturer outside the US that produces nearly identical quality for 50% less and with only a 1000 minimum unit order. This has significantly reduced our funding goal without sacrificing the quality of our product.  

Additionally, we redesigned the card layout of the Recruit and Exploit cards. We feel this new layout gives the card a more focused and sleek look. The font change also fits our theme of sci-fi better than the previous font.

We have also become members of the Indie Game Alliance, which has been a huge benefit in a plethora of ways.  We have made new friends, new contacts, and opened several doors we could not have done on our own.  They were crucial in finding a more affordable manufacturer which allowed us to relaunch with a much lower funding goal.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The main risk we currently face is manufacturing and global shipping.

The game design was finished months ago and our main focus point for the last two months have been on finding a quality manufacturer and the best fulfillment options for global shipping. We have already received our quote from the manufacturer along with a sample box, sample cards, and sample oversized Hero cards. We feel confident in the quality of our manufacturer and in their work history to produce the final product in a quick manner with high production value.

For shipping, we are currently utilizing two fulfillment centers, one in the US and one in the UK. Our fulfillment center in the UK will be handling all shipping options outside of the US and have already given us firm shipping rates including VAT options. We are confident in our ability to deliver Infusion anywhere in the world.

All of our artwork is complete, including the additional cards found within our stretch goals. We are set for production, but we are on Kickstarter seeking the funds needed to put Infusion into the hands of our manufacturer.

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    You get all rewards in the Reinforcement Recruit Tier AND you’ll work remotely with our Design Team to create a Hero based on a fairy tale character to appear in an upcoming expansion! You’ll also work remotely with our Art Department to help create a card in your likeness! Each Hero card comes with a set of 10 Epics, which you’ll help design with our Design Team! Your name will be included in that expansion’s design credits too! We'll even include two Infusion playmats (your choice of a selection from four art pieces)!

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