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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 29 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
$22,827
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
494
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 29 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Cosmic Run: Mining Colony is a standalone game for 1-2 players in Dr. Finn's Cosmic Run series.  In Regeneration and Rapid Fire, you raced to find a new home.  You've finally discovered a habitable planet, but it lacks a consistent supply of energy resources, so you must establish mining colonies on a nearby planet, one rich with energy crystals but poor in human sustainability.  Develop your colonies by mining for energy crystals, building habitats for colonists, and constructing outposts and science stations.  The future of humanity depends on you!

Cosmic Run: Mining Colony combines a blind bidding mechanic to win resources (with an interesting twist for bidding in a solo game) with a Tetris-like tile building game.  For a short game, there are plenty of interesting decisions to make.

 * Rulebook is low resolution for ease of download.

  •  Get a fun game.  Dr. Finn consistently delivers on making fun and quick games that are easy to learn, yet require interesting and thoughtful decisions.  
  •  Free Kickstarter Exclusive Promo Pack.  Get the Missions Promo Pack .  This is a Kickstarter exclusive that is free for backers of this project.  It will not be available through retail and a limited number may be available only during future Kickstarter campaigns.
  •  Help bring the game into existence.  Dr. Finn's Games will not publish this game if the Kickstarter is unsuccessful.
  •  Help make the game better.  By helping to reach stretch goals, you are improving the quality of the base game. 
  •  Price below MSRP.   Get the game for $5 off the MSRP.
  •  Bundle Deals. Get deals on other Dr Finn's Games, including early shipping of those games, for great prices.
  •  Support an Independent Game Publisher.  Dr. Finn's Games relies on successful Kickstarter campaigns to stay in business. So thanks for your support!

 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE 

Every backer receiving a copy of Cosmic Run: Mining Colony, will receive the "mission promo pack" as a Kickstarter exclusive bonus.   "Kickstarter exclusive" means it will be only available during Kickstarter campaigns and there will be a very limited supply of packs available during future Dr Finn's Kickstarter campaigns.

The pack adds an interesting twist to the game by providing players with in-game goals. Three random cards are used in each game and players earn a card (worth 1 victory point) by being the first person to meet the card's requirement.  One card, for example, sets the goal of having 3 colonists in the same row of their colony board.  Note: If using alternative scoring method, each card is worth 3 VPS.



For more info of how to play, watch the review videos.  If you are interested in the solo play, check out the final video below for a play through. 

Excavation Cards Artwork
Excavation Cards Artwork

                     WHAT VERSIONS OF THE GAMES ARE OFFERED IN THE BUNDLES?

  •  Cosmic Run: Regeneration Basic  is the Kickstarter basic version that includes the 6-card Allies expansion pack.  
  •  Cosmic Run: Regeneration Deluxe  is the Kickstarter deluxe version that replaces the block-shaped ship tokens with tokens shaped like ships (see image below).  It also includes the 6-card Allies expansion pack.
  •  Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire is the retail version.  Add $5 to receive the 3-card Tech Tools promo pack.
  • For the Bonanza level, please read description in the rewards section to the right.  The games are all retail versions, unless otherwise indicated.  
Comparison of ships in deluxe (left) and basic (right) versions of Cosmic Run: Regeneration
Comparison of ships in deluxe (left) and basic (right) versions of Cosmic Run: Regeneration

 STRETCH GOALS ANNOUNCEMENT

The $35K and $40K stretch goals will be included if the funding goal is reached.


**** For information about the solo version, see the final video below.****


Thanks to the Unfiltered Gamer for the seal of approval!

Thanks to Rahdo for providing his opinion of the game in the first video, followed by a full game play through in the following 2 videos.

Thanks to Forrest for this review.

Thanks to Frances and Anthony for their playthrough and  thoughts.

Thanks to Andrew and Jess from Gameosity for this overview and review.

Thanks to Edo for his overview and review.

Thanks to Kevin for his  overview of how the game is played.

SOLO PLAY THROUGH BELOW.

Find out more about the other two available games in the Cosmic Run series, Cosmic Run: Regeneration and Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire, by watching these videos.

FOR BACKERS OUTSIDE THE U.S.

  • The $7 worldwide shipping price is only for shipping individual copies of Cosmic Run: Mining Colony.
  • All Cosmic Run: Mining Colony games will be shipped directly from China, so you may be charged import duties, which you are responsible for. 
  • The declared value of the game will be $23 ($25 minus the approximately $2 fee charged by Kickstarter), since this is essentially the sale price.
  • For many countries, you are not charged duties for games under $25, but you should check your own countries' tariff thresholds if this is a concern for you.
  • Games other than Cosmic Run: Mining Colony will ship directly from the U.S. and will also be subject to additional duties.

FOR U.S. BACKERS

  •  Cosmic Run: Mining Colony will most likely ship from China.  As of now, there would be no additional duties, but laws might change.  If so, you would be responsible for any import duties, but I doubt there will be any since the tariff threshold is very high for the U.S.
  • It is possible that Cosmic Run: Mining Colony is shipped from within the U.S.  If this happens, it would mean that U.S. backers would receive the games about 5-6 weeks later.  
  • Other games will ship from within the U.S. and much earlier than Cosmic Run: Mining Colony.  

Dr. Finn's Games has a limited supply of some older games that can be purchased as "add ons" for this campaign.  However, due to limitations of the Kickstarter system, a desire to keep simple pledge levels, and a limited supply of these games, add ons will be handled through Dr. Finn's Games website (as will be described in updates).  Any funds raised through this will be applied toward the attainment of stretch goals. 

***   Information will be provided in the updates about adding on more games ***

Dr. Finn's Games does not use a pledge manager.  Pledge managers cost additional money, so I avoid them to keep prices low.  Thus, if you would like additional items not offered in the pledge levels, stay tuned for more details in the updates and look in the campaign's F.A.Q.s. 

Thanks to all my previous backers for their support and for all you new backers willing to give my game a chance in this highly competitive market.  Thanks also to all the reviewers for taking the time to review my games and give their thoughts.  And a special thanks to Gameosity (and their cats) for helping me with the main campaign video.

Risks and challenges

Please read carefully before backing this project.

NO PLEDGE MANAGER
Dr. Finn will not be using a pledge manager for this campaign. All information will be collected through the Kickstarter surveys after the campaign and a system for payment for add-ons will be created through Dr. Finn's Games' website.

DELIVERY AND GAME CONVENTIONS
The game is likely to be manufactured by October 2019 and delivered in November. In previous campaigns, Dr Finn understands that backers are the first people who should receive the games. However, Dr Finn may wish to show and sell the game at any major game conventions. Ideally, the game could be manufactured, shipped and delivered to all backers before any particular convention. Yet, if the timing is off, please understand that game conventions are a big expense for my small company and I may need to sell new releases as a means for paying for the convention. Up to this point, this has never been an issue and backers have always received the games first. I just want to mention it as a possibility.

PRODUCTION RISKS
Game manufacturing and publishing contains a number of risks. For this project, the greatest risks follow from the fact that the packs will be manufactured in China and shipped to the U.S. The most serious threats in this regard concern quality control over the manufacturing and delivery delays. Dr. Finn's can mitigate both of these concerns. First, I will be using a manufacturer who has produced great results on projects in the past. Second, I have successfully completed almost all of my Kickstarter campaigns right on time or even early (only 1 project was a few weeks late). If any delays do unexpectedly occur, backers will be notified promptly.

MISSING/DAMAGED ITEMS
If you receive any rewards that are missing items, please contact me at doctorfinns@gmail.com and replacements will be promptly shipped. If the item arrives damaged, you'll receive replacements for whatever is damaged. Please send along a picture, as I may be able to get reimbursed from the shipper. For the past few projects (after switching manufacturers and shipping companies), we've had a very low defect rate (less than 1%).

REFUNDS
Refunds are not given, unless there is a failure to deliver the games you've requested. However, if you are completely unsatisfied with any game, please contact me and we can discuss it.

LOW QUANTITY ALERT
Some Dr. Finn's games are getting low in stock and it is not feasible to track add-on items during the campaign. It is possible (but unlikely) that there is not enough of a particular game to fulfill all rewards. If this happens, you will be refunded all expenses related to adding that item on.

DELIVERY DATE
Unlike many Kickstarter campaigns, Dr. Finn's Games has a great track record of being on time. Of course, unexpected things happen and there is chance that the game will not be shipped on time. I will keep you updated if the unexpected happens.

UNDELIVERED ITEMS
If you provide an incorrect address or fail to update your address and a shipment is returned, it is your responsibility to pay for the re-shipment.

SHIPPING
Please read the shipping section above.

UPDATES
After this campaign you may receive updates on Dr. Finn's Games' other projects. However, such updates will be infrequent.

By backing this project, you acknowledge and accept the risks and challenges just stated.

Thanks! Dr. Finn's Games

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    Mining Colony Level

    1 copy of Cosmic Run: Mining Colony
    + all unlocked stretch goals
    1 Mission Promo Pack

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    Mining Colony + Rapid Fire

    1 Cosmic Run: Mining Colony
    + all unlocked stretch goals
    1 Mission Promo Pack
    1 Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire

    INCLUDES EARLY SHIPPING of Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire in June, 2019
    Mining Colony ships in November, 2019
    Shipping costs covers both games

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    Mining Colony + Regeneration (KS Basic)

    1 Cosmic Run: Mining Colony
    + all unlocked stretch goals
    1 Mission Promo Pack
    1 Cosmic Run: Regeneration
    1 Allies Expansion Pack

    INCLUDES EARLY SHIPPING of Cosmic Run: Regeneration in June, 2019
    Mining Colony ships in November, 2019
    Shipping costs covers both games

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    Mining Colony + Regeneration (Deluxe)

    1 Cosmic Run: Mining Colony
    + all unlocked stretch goals
    1 Mission Promo Pack
    1 Cosmic Run: Regeneration Deluxe*
    1 Allies Expansion Pack

    * Deluxe edition includes custom ship tokens instead of block tokens (see description)

    INCLUDES EARLY SHIPPING of Cosmic Run: Regeneration in June, 2019
    Mining Colony ships in November, 2019
    Shipping costs cover both games

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    Mining Colony + Waters of Nereus

    1 Cosmic Run: Mining Colony
    + all unlocked stretch goals
    1 Mission Promo Pack
    1 Waters of Nereus
    1 Daily Objective pack for Waters of Nereus

    INCLUDES EARLY SHIPPING of Waters of Nereus in June, 2019
    Mining Colony ships in November, 2019
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    Cosmic Run Trilogy

    1 Cosmic Run: Mining Colony
    + all unlocked stretch goals
    1 Mission Promo Pack
    1 Cosmic Run: Regeneration Deluxe*
    1 Allies Expansion Pack
    1 Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire

    * Premium edition of Cosmic Run: Regeneration includes custom ship tokens instead of block tokens (see description)

    INCLUDES EARLY SHIPPING of Cosmic Run: Regeneration and Rapid Fire in June, 2019
    Mining Colony ships in November, 2019
    Shipping costs covers all 3 games games

    Add $5 for Tech Tools pack for Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire

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    Dr Finn's Bonanza Level

    1 Cosmic Run: Mining Colony
    1 Mission Promo Pack
    1 Cosmic Run: Regeneration Premium*
    1 Allies Expansion Pack for Regeneration
    1 Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire
    1 Tech Tools pack for Rapid Fire
    1 Waters of Nereus
    1 Daily Objective Pack for Waters of Nereus
    1 Butterfly Garden
    1 Garden Events pack for Butterfly Garden
    1 C.O.G.
    1 Shifting Gears pack for C.O.G. (pdf rules)
    1 Dr Widget Pack for C.O.G.
    1 Gunrunners
    1 Gunrunners: Homens de Preto pack (box slightly damaged)
    1 Biblios
    1 Herbaceous
    1 Herbaceous Sprouts
    1 Sunset Over Water
    1 Foragers
    1 Foragers worker-placement pack
    1 Cosmic Run (the original version)
    1 Little Flower Shop (with 5 player pack)
    1 Flower-Filler promo for Little Flower Shop
    1 Potpourri Pack for Little Flower Shop (pdf rules)
    1 Slush Fund 2
    1 Power Players pack for Slush Fund 2

    INCLUDES EARLY SHIPPING (in June, 2019) of all items except Cosmic Run: Mining Colony
    Mining Colony ships in November, 2019

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