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mmal66By mmal66
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mmal66By mmal66
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$3,002
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Intro

OMG! Dirty Duke has taken over the kitchen sponge and is unleashing a horde of minions and trying to spread his filth everywhere! Time to rally the G.I. GermFighters! A call for help goes into Base Camp in the town dump and the Fighters are on their way!

Game Editions

Game Editions: Standard, Deluxe & 'Gold' Limited Edition
Game Editions: Standard, Deluxe & 'Gold' Limited Edition

3 Types of boxed games will be available as backer rewards as follows:

  • Limited Edition "Gold Box" - (ONLY 10 SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE) 20" x 20" Game Board, 1.5" Heavyweight Germ Chips, Deluxe Damage and Score Counters, Black Felt Bit Bags
  • Deluxe Edition - 20" x 20" Game Board, 1.5" Heavyweight Germ Chips, Deluxe Damage and Score Counters, Black Felt Bit Bags
  • Standard Edition - 18" x 18" Game Board, 1.25" Mediumweight Germ Chips, Standard Damage and Score Counters, Clear Plastic Bit Bags

History

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. And although we've taken a few dozen steps, we need your help to continue our journey!

I invented G.I. Germ Fighters as a child. My friends and I would take pencil erasers and stick staples into them for arms and legs. They would provide hours of enjoyment as we took the tiny dudes on all sorts of imaginative adventures.

Original GI Germ
Original GI Germ

Reflecting of these imaginative adventures from younger days, I started thinking about how I could share these small guys with the rest of the world. So, About 8 years ago I started to seriously pursue and develop the characters. It has been a long haul and alot of work to get this far, but we are so stoked about these little dudes, that we feel as though it is only the beginning.

I started with some very rough sketches a while ago.

One of the earliest known napkin sketches of a Germ Fighter (c) 2006
One of the earliest known napkin sketches of a Germ Fighter (c) 2006

 And then started modeling the characters in 3D, all the while refining the look, size and 'attitude'.

Evolution of Germ Fighter Toy Prototypes
Evolution of Germ Fighter Toy Prototypes

Here you see an original 'Eraser' Germ Fighter followed by a 3D sandstone print (which ended up being brittle and too big) and finally a more polished version of today's characters.

The Game

2016 BFIG Designers Showcase
2016 BFIG Designers Showcase

 

Boston FIG - Designer's Showcase
Boston FIG - Designer's Showcase

...what our session Players had to say.. 

 "Love the theme. Love that previously established game mechanics have been twisted and reinvented, this is the next Pokemon." - Bruce T. (BFIG attendee and session player)

"G.I. Germ Fighters is an absolute blast!" - (Bryan S. session player at Friendly Neighborhood Comics)

In Store Play Sessions
In Store Play Sessions

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G.I. Germ Fighters: Base Camp is a head to head board game that utilizes card driven strategy to allow players to beat the enemy boss.

There are 52 Cards in a player deck and 40 in the deck of the Enemy Boss.

Player Deck's Include:

  • Fighter Cards
  • Energy Cards
  • Special Cards

While the Boss Deck Includes:

  • The Enemy Boss (Base Camp ships with Dirty Duke)
  • Special Cards

 

 

Stretch Goals & Expansion Packs

A number of expansion packs for the base game have been roughly concepted at a high level. Each expansion pack would bring more powerful Villains and more powerful and unique player cards, We would LOVE to bring you these expansions as well as the Base Game. Please consider this when backing!

Stretch Goal #1 - $10,000 USD: Zombie Horde Expansion

Stretch Goal #2 - $12,000 USD: Brute Force & Espionage Expansion

Brute Force and Espionage each feature their own Villains!
Brute Force and Espionage each feature their own Villains!

 

(Note images are not to scale)

GIGF "Flying Ninja" Sticker & Signed Poster (11 x 17)
GIGF "Flying Ninja" Sticker & Signed Poster (11 x 17)

 

GIGF "Flying Ninja" Sticker, Signed Poster
GIGF "Flying Ninja" Sticker, Signed Poster

 

GI Germ Fighters "Flying Ninja" Tee  One copy of "G.I. Germ Fighters: Base Camp" (Standard edition)
GI Germ Fighters "Flying Ninja" Tee One copy of "G.I. Germ Fighters: Base Camp" (Standard edition)

 

One copy of "G.I. Germ Fighters: Base Camp" (Deluxe edition)  GIGF "Flying Ninja" Sticker  SIGNED GIGF "Zombie Horde" Poster  GIGF "Flying Ninja" Tee  Signed prototype materials (Small pack of original cards, bits etc.)
One copy of "G.I. Germ Fighters: Base Camp" (Deluxe edition) GIGF "Flying Ninja" Sticker SIGNED GIGF "Zombie Horde" Poster GIGF "Flying Ninja" Tee Signed prototype materials (Small pack of original cards, bits etc.)

 

1 ORIGINAL TOY PROTOTYPE MODEL (ONLY 60 MADE)  One copy of Gold Box - Collector's Edition of Base Camp Game, signed and numbered (1 of 10), "Flying Ninja" Hoodie, "Flying Ninja" Sticker, SIGNED "Flying Ninja" Poster, SIGNED "Zombie Horde" Poster
1 ORIGINAL TOY PROTOTYPE MODEL (ONLY 60 MADE) One copy of Gold Box - Collector's Edition of Base Camp Game, signed and numbered (1 of 10), "Flying Ninja" Hoodie, "Flying Ninja" Sticker, SIGNED "Flying Ninja" Poster, SIGNED "Zombie Horde" Poster

 

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR CONSIDERING OUR PROJECT!!! ROCK ON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to reach out to us through any of the above channels, and if all else fails, you can shoot us an email at info@gigermfighters.com

 

Risks and challenges

Why Kickstarter?

We spoke and consulted with many people during this process and the majority we talked to in the gaming community said the same thing: "Kickstarter is one of the best places to launch a new board game and company". The platform has a strong community rooted in gaming and the success rate of great games using the platform is impressive.

We believe in our game and we are elated to have the opportunity to use the Kickstarter platform to bring it to life.

Artwork, Rules and playtesting will all be done and dusted before this Kickstarter is done. So, the only real risk to the project may be that a zombie apocalypse occurs prior to us shipping the game.

Further, we wanted to make sure the game was near complete before asking people to believe in our project as much as we do. We have been designing, dreaming, playtesting and tweaking for two years and can't wait to put the final touches on it.

Design - done
Alpha Playtesting - done
Graphic Design - done
Prototyping - done
Beta Playtesting - done
Editing - done
Artwork - done
Online Gameplay Rules - Complete Index - In progress
Online Instructional Videos - In progress
Kickstarter Crowdfunding - September/October 2016

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