With your backing I want to bring to life the thrills and perils of interstellar cultural imperialism with my board game Astral Peace.
In a new and incendiary era of discovery and exploration, the invention of jump fleets threatens to pit culture against culture. Players command expeditionary fleets to uncharted regions of the galaxy with the aim of occupying star systems and gaining dominion through the pacification of their opponents.
The goal in Astral Peace is not to destroy your opponents but to elicit treaties from them. To win you must find a way to ally yourself to all of them.
I want to raise funds to make and distribute copies of Astral Peace as far and wide as I can. I've begun production on a batch of 80 games so I can be ready to ship them as soon as possible if my goal is reached. The main components are screen printed in my studio (actually it's my kitchen) and cut by hand on a small guillotine. If I achieve my funding goal I'll invest in a good small roller press and some cutting dies to speed production. I'd also like to use the funds to book a table at the Birmingham UK Games Expo in June.
The rules are posted below and I'd be grateful for your feedback, comments and suggestions on how they could be improved.
Risks and challenges
There will be physical wear and tear involved in making the games, both to me and to equipment. A good deal of labour goes into each game's manufacture so I will spread the work out over the next two months. I can comfortably make around 200 games during that period but if pledges go beyond that then I will look into employing extra help or investing in more equipment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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