You are one of the Royal HK Police Officer who have discovered that there are a group of corrupt police officers among you. They offered protection to vice, triad, gambling and drug activities in return of "Tea money". Will you step up, face against the criminals and protect the innocents? Or will you join their gangs, do their dirty works and take their bribes? The whole HK judicial system is up to you. What would you do, officer?
In Billionaire Sergeant, you have to struggle what humanity would you give up in order to win: Justice has already failed you, would you still serve the public and do your work? Or just abuse your authority, take as many as bribes to flee and let your homeland burn?
Billionaire Sergeant is about the corruption of HK Police in the 1960 - 70s. The game rules are based on how police officers conduct investigations against crime: Drug abuse, Gambling, Prostitution and Triad. By searching for leads, photographing suspicious activities, calling for actions and arresting suspects, you can insert or remove such evidence collected from the investigation and affect the subsequent trial.
Billionaire Sergeant is also inspired by a series of historical events happened in Hong Kong which is continuously deleted by our government now. Most of the Hongkonger don't know the detail of such history and the younger would not remember it soon. We have selected more than 10 significant events happened in that period of time for the card illustration and we will give a full description in the rulebook. We hope that people can learn what happened in Hong Kong.
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Backer Engagement- You vote what you get
We have prepared several versions of card designs in terms of layout and colour tone. A survey will be sent to you at the end of the project, and let all of you vote which design to print.
Billionaire Sergeant consists of 5 cases. In each case, each player has to go through the below steps
1. Assign Duty: Officers start the case by assigning their Duty.
This affects what type of officer will be involved in the Investigation.
2. On Duty: a) Support; b) Investigator
This affects what type of exhibit will be handed to the court and what type of report you will be received.
a) Support: A committed support has to provide support for the ongoing Investigation, gathering Intel, reporting to the Investigator and processing the exhibit(s).
(i) Draw an Intel card, (ii) Give a Report to your Investigator, (iii) Special ability
b) Investigator: A wise commander will guide his trustworthy teammates to conduct an Investigation against the crime, gathering exhibits and bringing them to the court.
(i) Select an investigation, (ii) Pick teammates
(iii) Conduct an Investigation
(iv) Sort out exhibits and hand in to the court
3. Report reading: A justice officer has to write and read the secret reports and deduce who is the corrupt officer and sergeant.
P.S. If you have 3 or more Cash- Report token, you become a Corrupt Police Officer!
4. Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)
To help the public monitoring the police affairs, ‘D’ department come up with CPI to indicate the level of corruption in the police force, which also helps an honest officer to deduce who is the corrupt officer and sergeant.
If all players are corrupt, Sergeant has won the game!
5. Court Judgement: The trial proceeds and the judge listens to all the evidence to decide whether the prosecution is successful.
This affects which side is winning.
6. Reset and Repeat
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In expansion 1974, a whole new department Independent Commission Against Corruption, ICAC was finally established. The government granted you a great power against corruption. Will you commit to fighting corruption and help to keep Hong Kong fair, just, stable and prosperous? Or will you be a vigilante to achieve your goals no matter it costs?
Expansion 1974 has a new mechanics developed: Players are allowed to give their Report token on their own will. New identity, ICAC agent is also added with a new winning condition but this can only be achieved by team effort. Sudden betrayal is also another path to victory. Only player with clear mind and higher skill can win the game.
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Risks and challenges
We are a group of 4 people who live in Hong Kong, a place that buried a countless number of dreams. Our first boardgame experience started in 2008. Ever since that we have dreamed to create a game which we enjoy, we like and we never bored to play with. Here it is - Billionaire Sergeant.
The dream is so close and yet to come true.
Since our last campaign failed, we have debated over time whether we should continue the project and what should we do if it fails again. We all agree to do KS one more time. If it still fails, well...
There is a sad phrase in Hong Kong "Be practical, not be a daydreamer, dream cannot make money. But we do believe another phrase: "If we don't have any dream in life, we'll look like a salt fish."
Now, we are just one step from success. With your help, we do believe Billionaire Sergeant can come true, be manufactured in September and delivered to you in January.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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