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The first tabletop micro-RPG ever! No pen and paper needed just devilishly charming wit and an adventurous spirit!
The first tabletop micro-RPG ever! No pen and paper needed just devilishly charming wit and an adventurous spirit!
The first tabletop micro-RPG ever! No pen and paper needed just devilishly charming wit and an adventurous spirit!
1,054 backers pledged $63,412 to help bring this project to life.

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In Pocket Odyssey players assume the roles of legendary heroes embarking on epic quests, defeating monsters, finding loot and pretty much anything the players mind can imagine. One of the players is chosen at the beginning of the game to be “the storyteller”, they use innovative quest building cards to help them create a quest for the other players on the fly. Each of the other players assume the role of a single hero, they get to create who that hero is and then how that hero interacts in the storytellers world.

Pocket Odyssey is designed to be portable, the first micro RPG ever, measuring 1in. thick, 3.5in. tall and 5.5in. wide, this game will quite literally fit in your pocket. Pocket Odyssey has been designed for board game players of all backgrounds to pick up and play. Ever been curious about what a role playing game is, but were too intimidated by all the rules? Maybe you have played role playing games before, but don’t have the time to commit to a huge campaign anymore. Just want an engaging and fun fantasy game? Pocket Odyssey is what you have been waiting for.

  Gameplay Features

  • 2-4 players (5-6 w/ expansion)
  • 90-120 minutes play time
  • A tabletop RPG hybrid! No pen or paper needed!
  • Innovative "on the spot" quest creation method allows for anyone to play as the Game Master. No prep needed!
  • Focused rules keep the game moving quickly and bring the most fun parts of traditional RPG's into the limelight!

During combat the game is played on modular map cards with heroes and monsters acting in sequence; the storyteller controls all the monsters. Heroes obtain loot cards at the end of combat in addition to leveling their characters stats. To win the game, each player must complete the main quest developed by the storyteller (through the use of the quest cards) as well as their own personal quest cards (which are kept hidden until completed).

The main way to create characters in Pocket Odyssey is for each player to randomly draw 2 background cards, 3 skills and a flaw. The background cards determine what your character is good at, for example “the Ogre Slayer” is a master at athletics, can withstand pretty much anything tough (like extreme weather or poison gas), and can even intimidate almost anything. The “Aelfen Blood” on the other hand knows everything there is to know about nature, has animal like senses and has the stealth of a ninja.

Each power card represents a unique ability your character will be able to perform, for example the “Tough” power allows your character to take more hits while the “Fireball” power allows your character to cast a fireball spell. Hold on a sec. What if a tough fighter type draws a “Fireball” card, can he use that? Of course! Think of it this way, maybe he has natural fire abilities. And yes, if you have the “Charmer” background, he could have the “Tough” power and “Quick Shot” power making him deadly in combat and great at dealing with people.

The last element of character creation involves drawing a random flaw card. This represents how others would describe your character in one word. Some examples of flaws include “gullible” and “epic beard”. These help each player to get into their role a little easier.

PROJECT UPDATES

1. Shipping Updates

Any country NOT in the EU or the US/Canada (South America, Mexico, non-EU Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, etc.) must add the below amounts to each tier instead of the additional funds listed currently on the reward tiers. These games will be marked as “Kickstarter Rewards” on the custom forms using the manufacturing price as the commercial value for the game.

Gob Slayer (& Early Birds) = Add $50 for backers NOT in the US, Canada or the EU.

Trull Slayer (& Early Birds) = Add $50 for backers NOT in the US, Canada or the EU.

Giant Slayer (All pledges) = Add $100 for backers NOT in the US, Canada or the EU.

2. Collector's Edition Add on

Add a single Collector's Edition Box for any order, anywhere in the world for $50. These are Kickstarter Exclusive prints that include all components from the Core Box and Box of Holding + All stretch goals. Just to be clear, add $50 to your order in the backer kit to add a single Box no matter where you are.

GAMEPLAY VIDEOS

Pocket Odyssey: Rules Overview

Pocket Odyssey: Gameplay Video Part 1

 Pocket Odyssey: Gameplay Video Part 2

GAME COMPONENTS

STRETCH GOALS (Not included in the Gob Slayer tier)

BOX ART

Pocket Odyssey Core Box
Pocket Odyssey Core Box
Pocket Odyssey: Beta Box (delivered in late July)
Pocket Odyssey: Beta Box (delivered in late July)

Level Tiles Made in 3D

Pocket Odyssey Development Team

Game Design Slayer & Master of the Crumpled Pages! The Kingdom Crasher! Lord Anthony Sato!!!

Character Art Beguiler & Forger of Visual Enchantments! The Lightning Eater! Master Chieftain Xavier Saulter!!!

Peasants of Quality (Testing)! Word Master Nathan Sato! Basher of Heads Joseph Sato! Pouch Wielder Luke Sato! Shroom Grower Mike Hernandez! Statue Lover Ashley Carey! Blob Speaker Kevin Hudson! Storyteller Andrew Kelley! Punkin Saver Travis Tuttle! Party Betrayer Austin WieBerg! Maid Wielder Brandon Campbell! Clown Hatcher Manny Arroyo! Pixel Breaker Nick Russell! Peoples Elbow Chris Olson! Baddie Charmer Brandon White! Tree Flyer Cody Erb! Winged Beast Walker Keith Neemann! Warrior Leader Bryan DeJong! Monster Humbler Kyla DeJong!

Special Thanks to… the Bear Jumper Anna Sato! Illusion Hunter Nicole Sato! Dragon Breeder Herschel Hoffmeyer!

Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge I will be focused on is the length of time that printing and shipping the games will take. I have tested the printing company's quality and shipping time on a smaller level and have scheduled the project to be shipped by November, hopefully allowing enough time to arrive by December even if the process takes longer than expected or there are manufacturing quality issues or freight logistics problems.

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    Gob Slayer Early Bird!

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    Trull Slayer Early Bird!

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    Trull Slayer Early Bird Round 2! + One copy of Pocket Odyssey Core Game + Pocket Odyssey Box of Holding Expansion + All completed stretch goals + Free shipping to your door *Add $10 for CAN and MEX. ADD $20 for EU or International.

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    LAST Trull Slayer Early Bird Round! + One copy of Pocket Odyssey Core Game + Pocket Odyssey Box of Holding Expansion + All completed stretch goals + Free shipping to your door *Add $10 for CAN and MEX. ADD $20 for EU or International.

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    Giant Slayer!

    + One copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Pocket Odyssey Beta Box [includes both core game and expansion and all stretch goals even if unmet] Will be shipped in late June.
    + You and 5 other testers names are credited in the printed rule book
    + One copy of Pocket Odyssey Core Game
    + Pocket Odyssey Box of Holding Expansion
    + All completed stretch goals
    + Free shipping to your door

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    Giant Slayer Round 2! + One copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Pocket Odyssey Beta Box [includes both core game and expansion and all stretch goals even if unmet] Will be shipped in late June. + You and 5 other testers names are credited in the printed rule book + One copy of Pocket Odyssey Core Game + Pocket Odyssey Box of Holding Expansion + All completed stretch goals + Free shipping to your door *Add $20 for CAN and MEX. ADD $40 for EU or International.

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    Giant Slayer Round 3!!! + One copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Pocket Odyssey Beta Box [includes both core game and expansion and all stretch goals even if unmet] Will be shipped in late June. + You and 5 other testers names are credited in the printed rule book + One copy of Pocket Odyssey Core Game + Pocket Odyssey Box of Holding Expansion + All completed stretch goals + Free shipping to your door *Add $20 for CAN and MEX. ADD $40 for EU or International.

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    Giant Slayer Round 4!!! + One copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Pocket Odyssey Beta Box [includes both core game and expansion and all stretch goals even if unmet] Will be shipped in late June. + You and 5 other testers names are credited in the printed rule book + One copy of Pocket Odyssey Core Game + Pocket Odyssey Box of Holding Expansion + All completed stretch goals + Free shipping to your door *Add $20 for CAN and MEX. ADD $40 for EU or International.

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    Giant Slayer FINAL ROUND + One copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Pocket Odyssey Beta Box [includes both core game and expansion and all stretch goals even if unmet] Will be shipped in late July. + You and 5 other testers names are credited in the printed rule book + One copy of Pocket Odyssey Core Game + Pocket Odyssey Box of Holding Expansion + All completed stretch goals + Free shipping to your door *Add $20 for CAN, ADD $40 for EU, see updates for additional shipping price outside of US/CAN/EU.

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    DRAGON SLAYER! +Create your own character background card to be included in all Box of Holding games for the Kickstarter release + One copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Pocket Odyssey Beta Box [includes both core game and expansion and all stretch goals even if unmet] Will be shipped in late July. + You and 5 other testers names are credited in the printed rule book + One copy of Pocket Odyssey Core Game + Pocket Odyssey Box of Holding Expansion + All completed stretch goals + Free shipping to your door *Add $20 for CAN, ADD $40 for EU, see updates for additional shipping price outside of US/CAN/EU.

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    US/CAN/EU GROUP BUY! + Ten copies of Pocket Odyssey Collector's Edition (which is everything from the Trull Slayer tier) + Free shipping to your door! (ships to US/ CAN/ EU only)

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