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By Tankmaster Bronson
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About

The basic story:

In the end, there was a beginning...

   We poisoned the air, polluted the water, and destroyed the land. Now, entire cities roam the desolate Earth on the backs of giants.  Robotic mutant hybrids we call BioTanks. Self-contained habitats, they are the only means of survival that the human race has left. With resources almost gone, BioTanks must battle each other for what remains of those resources to keep themselves going.  We are scrapping metal for ammo, biomass for fuel, and even using defeated opponent’s inhabitants as slaves to work in the Dred Pits. Welcome to the end of the world, this is BioTank!

Together we can make the next phase of the game into something truly great. But, before we look to the future here's a little bit of the games history.

  On a late night in 2013, I couldn't sleep, nor could I work on music or any other loud creative project due to my wife and baby being asleep. So, I lay there and I'm just thinking to myself and all of the sudden BAM! It hit me! Thus, began the late night idea of a card game that would set out to become unlike any other card game out there. It doesn't use a monetary system to get cards into play, in other words you don't use lands to play cards from your hand. I felt that mechanics like that slowed the pace of the game down too much. I also hated the limitations of colours or card classes that some games utilize. And forget about waiting a turn after you play your cards before you can use them!!! So, I said "nope" to using things like that as well. I just wanted to create a simple yet fun and fast paced over the top game that would bring back the feeling of Saturday night with friends around a card table. That game became BioTank. Almost two years in the making, 11 revision stages, a ton of in-depth story writing, and ALOT of hours spent doing art work. It was finally released to a small amount of people for beta testing, and those beta tests went fantastically (is that a word?). So, now we are releasing it to you...the card gamers that love to actually have fun while playing.

I've been an avid card gamer since 1994, I'm sure you can guess what game it was that I, like everyone else, obsessed about lol. In recent times however, (20 years later) the card games I once loved playing, now seem to be too strictly structured, cold, and empty. Almost like the fun attitude they once had has faded away with the years. Personally, if a game isn't fun I don't see a point in playing it.

You want a fun game?

An epic over the top action game that plays like a action/sci-fi flick from the 80's that lets you cut loose and laugh again?

Then, you'll definitely want BioTank.


So, if the game is already done what are we doing on Kickstarter?

The short and simple answer: it took me over a year and a half of hard work, a lot of hours went into artwork alone. I loved every minute of it, but I really don't think you awesome gamers out there want to wait another year for me to create the next set of cards for the expansion of the game do you? Plus, you want to be on your very own playable card right? Or get all kinds of other Kickstarter exclusives! So, I need your help to hire some really amazing artists. That way, I can pump out the expansion set ASAP!

How about the...

 The expansion set of cards are ready and waiting to be made, they are just missing the artwork. That's where you come in, we need your help in raising the money to get these (and more) fantastic artist's work in the next set of BioTank! Here are some of the artists (and examples of their work) already signed on for the expansion.(click on the pics to go to the artists pages)

We are hiring many different artists with different styles to keep the game visually appealing, instead of the same style throughout. That would be boring.

 We have some exclusive kickstarter only incentives.  Like getting your own one-of-a-kind playable card with your face on it! Or how about becoming a BioTank captain in the storyline, insuring you will be a part of the game itself!  A life counter app for your phone that will blow your opponants away.  Even go with an old school life counter to keep track of how much win you got going on! Don't take my word for it just check out the awesome perks you get!!!

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The primary goal of this Kickstarter is to fund artists for the expansion set of cards for the game. Approximately 50% of the funds raised will be put directly into making and shipping out the perks. Roughly 10% will be Kickstarter fees/payment fees. The remaining 40% will be for commissioning the artists. And, anything over will go to advertising and marketing.

So...

It’s simple. First, pick your favorite BioTank. Next, build your deck consisting of Attack (weapons), Defense (shields), and Action (actions that disrupt gameplay) cards. Then, each player takes turns playing weapon cards to deal damage to the opponent, and defense cards to stop it. When a player's energy points reach 0 they "blow up" and their game ends. However, the action cards change everything, and I mean everything. What makes the game so fun is simplicity, what makes it so crazy over the top is the actions and effects of the cards. The game is all about epic big swing attacks, and crazy side effects of defenses. You don't have to wait a turn after you play a weapon, you fire that bad boy the turn it comes into play. Defense cards have a lot of effects that take place after you defend an attack and make the attacking player regret it. Also, defenses can be played as a reaction to an attack so your opponent won't even see it coming! Actions do all kinds of various rule breaking and altering of how the game mechanics work. Some actions let you literally change places with your opponent, or let you come back to life after you have blown up. There are no absolutes in this game, except absolute fun.

Now, go blow up some giant monster-robots! Is it that easy? Yep, it is. How to play video coming soon.

Risks and challenges

Going outside everyday is a risk,

Eating fast food is a risk,

Skydiving off a flying robot shark over a volcano wearing a lime green onesie and using a pack of hotdogs as your parachute... now that's a risk!

Unlike a lot of other Kickstarters THE GAME ITSELF IS ALREADY DONE! There is NO risk to you for the perks that we can foresee at this time. All of the perks are either done, or are just waiting for the campaigning to end so we can write in your name and put your face on the cards!!! Honestly, the only perk that could possibly take a little bit longer to complete is the life counter app for your phone, but the Tech Meister in the Dred Pits creating it has assured me he can, and will have it done by the end of the campaign.

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    Support Our Tanks Perk:

    This perk gets you a “thanks” and a digital wallpaper

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    The Propaganda pack
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    This great perk will get you the perk before this one, an extra special “thanks” on our website, a sew/iron on patch to put on your best battle gear, a sticker for your war machine, a button, and a 15 pack of cards!

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    Army of One Perk
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    We want you to start playing our game with this perk. You will get all of the above + a random 36 card starter pack, your first BioTank, and an ORIGINAL alpha print test card!

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    The Double Bubble Perk
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    This battle-buddy friendly perk will get you all of the above + a pre-constructed 54 card deck that comes with a BioTank and just the right support for your tank. Each deck has been carefully constructed and geared to making your Tank the best it can be, and best of all you are going to get a Promo card that will be unreleased to the public. There are 6 different cards and a very limited number of them. This is a must have for any beginning collector.

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    There Can Be Only One! Perk
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    Ever wanted to have your own personal card with your face or an image of your choice? (keeping copyright laws in mind, we will be unable to print any image that is already copyrighted) Well, this perk will give you the opportunity to do just that. Not to mention this card will do something EPIC! + you will get every perk that comes before this.

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    BioArmor Perk
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    We know everyone has a million t-shirts, but how many of them have giant robot monsters on them, or explosions? Our T-shirts do. These T’s will be full color. You will also get a physical analogue old-school life counter PERSONALIZED with an image of your choosing (again keeping copyright laws in mind) and your name/nickname/title. And you will get all of the swag from every perk prior to this one!!!

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    VIP Perk
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    Want early access to cards before everyone else? With this perk you can get exclusive members only access to all that plus members only events, special promotions and maybe even free stuff! AND THERE’S MORE, this perk comes with a 10 pack of hand-crafted and painted (by the game creator) charge counters that glow in the dark! We are gonna throw in another 54 card pre-constructed deck and our AWESOME life counter app for Android OS! WOW that’s a lot of stuff… and you get all the other perks before it!

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    Everything but the Kitchen Sink Perk
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    Do you want it all! Total Wasteland domination and immortalization!!! This perk gets YOU, yes you! characterized into a commonly circulated card in the upcoming expansion! What does that mean exactly?! It means you are going to send us a picture of you, or your significant other, or your mom, dad, sister, brother, cousin, grandpa or even your dog!!! We are going to take that picture tweak it a bit and put it in the game. BAM! Talk about bragging rights eh?! What else do you get…A LOT of stuff! A full 200 card playset that includes a copy of every card including all BioTanks, a BioTank play mat, 10x alpha print test cards, and, you guessed it, all of the perks prior to this one!

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    Hero of the Apocalypse
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    Want to become a hero (or villain) in our game? With this perk you will be written into the storyline and become a permanent character in the game! You will get to work personally with the game creator designing your very own BioTank Captain!!! You will get an original piece of artwork of your Biotank Captain made either by the creator or one of our other epically awesome artists! Now, I know what you’re thinking, I’m about to tell you that you will also be getting all of the perks prior to this one, but NOPE! You are going to get 2x the 200 card playset, 2x 54 card pre-con decks, 2x T-shirts, and 2x the patches. 3x the stickers & buttons. 10x the Alpha print test cards & digital wallpapers. All 6 of the promo cards. 20x charge counters. A play mat, VIP access, the life counter app, analogue personalized life counter, one of a kind card with your face, a 36 card starter pack, a 15 card pack. That is almost 600 cards! A piece of original card art from the game (signed). And, most of all, our eternal gratitude for your generous support.

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