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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 11 2013
$8,393
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
97
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 11 2013

About

What is the 8th Day?

The 8th Day is a semi-cooperative board game for 2-7 players set in a post alien invasion earth 60 years in the future.  In the game players take control of up to 6 Marines conducting a series of missions to fight back against the Aliens.  A single players takes command of the Alien commander in an attempt to stop the marines in the mission. 

Features

Mission Based Play

Each time you play The 8th Day you embark on a mission in an alien invaded city.  Your missions vary from retrieving sensitive information, to wiping out all the aliens you find, to just sabotaging critical points.  Thus the game changes and is different every time.  This leads to a varying play experience and keeps the game fresh.

Modular Mapping

The Map system for The 8th Day is a modular tile based system that allows a massive number of combinations with just the tiles that come in the pack.  This helps create a diverse and organic feel to the city that the marines fight in.

4 Map Tiles
4 Map Tiles

Marine Advancement

After each successful mission the Marine undergo an advancement stage.  During this step they gain new equipment via requisition draws as well as gain a new skill and should they complete hard enough missions they gain a promotion as well.  This means that each time you win your marine becomes stronger, tougher and a more effective at wiping out aliens.  You can even write down your Marines progress on a record sheet so that you can comeback and play that Marine at a later time with all their upgrades intact.

Introductory Mission Play Through

Models

The models for the 8th Day are a 28 mm scale model though the majority will be mounted on a 40mm base.    Below is an example of the quality level that can be expected from out sculptors.

Heavy Weapons Marine

Pharid Briar

What Comes in the Box?

Base Game Component List
Base Game Component List

The Base Game includes:

  • 10 Marines of different types (Including Record Sheets)
  • 5 Marine Drones of different types.
  • 10 Pharid Infected
  • 4 Pharid Briars
  • 2 Pharid Dragonrose
  • 4 Vanir Soldiers
  • 2 Vanir Engineers
  • 3 Wardens
  • 1 Surveyor
  • 8 Occulus
  • 1 Overseer
  • 2 Cover Dice
  • 4 Defense Dice
  • 8 'Weak' combat Dice
  • 6 'Strong' Combat Dice
  • Counters for status effects
  • 1 Hive Spawn Point
  • 1 Shuttle Spawn Point
  • 2 Underhive Spawn Points
  • 1 Magnus Server Spawn Point
  • Rulebook
  • Pad of Dossier Sheets
  • 1 Combat Skill Deck
  • 1 Psionic Skill Deck
  • 1Tech Skill Deck
  • 1 General Skill Deck
  • 1 Equipment Deck
  • 1 Experimental Equipment Deck
  • 1 Osprey Map Tile
  • 8 Double sided Map Tiles

Expected Retail Value: $85.

Download the Rules here: Link

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Pledge Packages

Boot Camp Package

Includes:

  • 1x Copy of The 8th Day base game.
  • 1x Kickstarter Exclusive John X-05 Experimental Remote

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Retailer Launch Kit

Includes:

  • 4 Retailer Map Packs (3 Double Sided Board Tiles)(Ret. $17.99)
  • 1 Large Print Poster

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Add Ons

You may add additional items to your pledge.  Just pledge the amount of your pledge level plus any add ons you would like to purchase.  You will be prompted after the Kickstarter Campaign ends to fill out aa survey specifying how you would like to use the additional funds.

Alien Automation Kit - $25

Includes a deck and dashboard to automate the Aliens.  This adds a new method of gameplay as the Aliens when automated behave differently then when they are controlled by a human opponent.  This also allows the game to be played Solo.

Retailer Launch Kit - $50

Retailers may add additional launch kits to their pledge at $50 a piece.

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Stretch Goals

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

Meet the Team

Geoffrey Lykken

Creative Director - Gleipnir Games

Has worked as a Proofreader and play-tester for AEG and Soda Pop Miniatures.  Received a BA in Economics from ASU.

Christopher Onciu

Character and Creature Concept Artist

Cover Artist

Portfolio: http://cxartist.deviantart.com/

Adolfo Navarro

Environment and Tile Artist

Portfolio: http://adolfonavarro.cghub.com/

Peter Gandia

Character Concept Artist

Portfolio: http://petergandia.crevado.com

Risks and challenges

Our challenges come from two different sources.

First is that we are currently working through getting all the art finished and off to sculptors to get the models sculpted. This is a time consuming process to ensure that the models we deliver live up to our standards for our product.

Second comes from manufacturing. Manufacturing is a delay ridden process that slows down nearly every game in development.

Having said that we have allocated extra time to our delivery date to give us a bigger window for development and manufacturing. It is our intention to stick to this time table to keep on track for a prompt delivery.

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