About this project
Kickstarter.com is doing a special promotion for Creators who launch projects during January of 2017 and have reward levels capped at 100 backers. At Silver Lake Games, we wanted to get in on the action and we wanted more play testers for our upcoming expansion: Naturally Disastrous -- The Mother Ship and Vault. We felt this was a creative way to get more input on the expansion, so here we are. Silver Lake Games has put together a designer kit with 100% finished artwork and giving it to you at our cost. Also, shipping is included in your pledge for US backers and shipping will be at a reduced rate for backers outside of the United States. We are limited on how many Designer Kits we are producing so this special promotion worked out great. This is a one-time opportunity to be part of the design team for this expansion.
If you only want a copy of the game and do not want to help with the design, there is a pledge level for you as well. Shipping within the US is included in your pledge.
Here is a copy of the game and the expansion laid out as well as some other expansions unlocked in the first Kickstarter campaign.
Naturally Disastrous is a 1-6 player cooperative game with a competitive element. You and your crew take on the role of Aliens, who's life-long mission is to explore the galaxy in search of planets to heal. This particular mission brought you deep into the reaches of space to a small planet known as Earth. The Natives have made it nearly uninhabitable... right? Honestly, you were never big on politics anyway. As you fly into the atmosphere, your scans reveal rampant volcanoes, destructive storms, earthquakes, thermal gas explosions and massive flooding. You begin to realize that your mission may be more difficult than initially supposed. Suddenly, you are shot down by the Natives who perceive your intentions as hostile. It's really just a big misunderstanding. Don't all good conflicts start that way?
After crash landing, you wake up to find your communication arrays and equipment scattered across the hostile land. To escape the planet, you must locate the pieces of your array and transport them to the corners of the map. From there, you can summon your home planet to escape your new-found terror. Hopefully, THEY reach you first. You will battle the destructive atmosphere and avoid a Sniper and a Secret Agent. At all costs, stay away from the Mad Scientist who is trying to perform evil experiments on you. If the Mad Scientist is successful, you WILL be mutated. Your new mutated self will then be programmed to stop your old comrades from completing their task by any means necessary.
- Cooperative play with competitive mechanic
- Variable map
- High replay-ability due to dice mechanic and components
- Players can enter play at any time during the game
- No player elimination
- Variable player powers
- Plays in less than an hour
- Easy to take with you to game night
- Components made of thick chip board and awesome dice
- Expansion is fully playable and artwork is finished
Components in this video are the prototype components. Your game will contain upgraded components. Check out the Unboxing in the review section to see the actual components.
Playthrough: D&E Miniature Board games
If you would like to purchase any of the following optional buys, please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the Kickstarter.com page and add the $ amount of the items you'd like to get to your pledge. After the campaign ends we will sort out what your extra money is going towards via the survey.
A massive, infuriated Yeti has been spotted roaming the land. No doubt another of the Mad Scientists latest concoctions. Three new Aliens, with the latest tech, volunteer for a mission in deep space. A Renegade, saddened that her pet Yeti, a once humble giant, is now a science experiment, resolves to assist you on your mission in hopes you will help her. Then what? Maybe she’ll hitch a ride.
As if things were not bad enough, off on the horizon you see them coming, swiftly, ready to devour everything in their path. The Mad Scientist went too far with this mutation. Run…
The sun hid itself behind the desert landscape as the Mad Scientist ordered his young office assistant, Savannah, into the lab. Normally she was strictly forbidden to enter. Who was this creepy old man staring at her with such menacing eyes? He pointed. To her horror, she recognized the muscular young weapons expert strapped to a table. He had just asked her on a first date hours ago. He was now a brilliant glowing fireball struggling in his bindings. The Mad Scientist said with a sickly grin, “Marry me or suffer a similar fate”. She turned to run…
A devoted master of the shadow awakens, his mind racing with terrifying suppressed memories. Malicious blood shot eyes of an old white haired man, a cold hard table in a gloomy lab. His worries over unsettling rumors cloud his judgment. The Divine Detonating Device along with its guardian, missing? A crashed alien ship with mysterious beings on board? Hope springs within him. Could these beings be the chosen, foretold to come, by the ancients? Would they help him thwart the Mad Scientists plans to harness the power of the Devine Detonating Device?
"Naturally Disastrous is an intense little Coop unlike anything else out there. You're a member of something like an Intergalactic Greenpeace simultaneously dealing with post apocalyptic creatures, earthquakes, fires, floods, you name it. Great fun!"
--- Kip Armstrong @ SaltCon 2015
"Received the game from the first KS and I've had a chance to play it, and it's really quick and fun. It seems simple at first, but there's a deceptive deep amount of stuff you can do it. I'm glad you're making a second round to get more people interested in this game. Naturally Disastrous is a totally naturally wicked good time!"
---John Silveira, 11-2016
Risks and challenges
Silver Lake Games is committed to quality and we want you to be satisfied with the product you receive. Because of this, we are offering a full money back guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with the manufactured product you receive, you may return if for a full refund of the price you pay for the game, up to 30 days after it ships to you. The Designer Kit is not part of this warranty. If you do experience problems, we ask that you contact us immediately so we can resolve it as soon as possible. Return shipping is not included. Unforeseen circumstances can cause delays especially when it comes to the manufacturing process and shipping. Silver Lake Games will work to mitigate these issues should any arise. For this campaign the designer kits will be ordered the day that the campaign closes and will be ready to ship to you by the end of March as long as everything goes as planned. By pledging to this Kickstarter, you acknowledge that the final look of the game could differ slightly from that presented here on Kickstarter. Silver Lake Games has had experience and success with Kickstarter in the past including the completion of Naturally Disastrous, Naturally Disastrous Holiday Campaign and DragonMage Warfare which were successfully delivered early. We have had a lot of positive comments and we are excited to get some members of the board game community involved in designing this expansion. We appreciate you helping us out with the printing for the Designer Kits. Thank you for your support and happy gaming!
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