This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 25 2018 1:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Portal Tamers is a trading card game that encourages skilled players to use their knowledge of the game against their foes and also gives new players a chance to take on the challenge with probability on their side.
Portal Tamers is for 2 Players, ages 12 and up. 30-120 minutes playtime.
Our cards are made with the very best quality material we could find. After much trial and error we have found a manufacturer that meets our standards.
Each card is made with 330 gsm black core German card stock. They have superior graphics and ensure that each card is printed in vivid colors true to their original design. They are durable, extra smooth and are the best possible quality that a card game should have.
We have 2 very special Kickstarter exclusive holographic cards planned for our campaign. These are the first official "God Cards" of Portal Tamers "Portal Wing" series. These monsters are especially powerful and really make a great asset to any deck.
The first of our exclusives is BonBon Goddess of Battle. Upon reaching our goal every pledge will receive in addition to the cards in their original pledge 1 BonBon Goddess of Battle holographic card.
Our second exclusive is Archeos, God of the HearthFlame. This will be a very special reward given to those who purchase the DragonHearth Expansion in addition to their original pledge. (Note: Archeos will only be available if we unlock the DragonHearth Expansion).
Dependent on the progression of the campaign, we hope to add more exclusives to this list as we progress!
Unlike many conventional campaigns we have decided to start off with limited reward tiers. As we reach our stretch goals we will unlock add-ons that you can simply add up the total cost of your add-ons and increase your base pledge to that amount. (For example if you purchase the battle pack for $25 and want to get a booster you would add an additional $8 to your pledge making the total you should pledge for rewards $33). We believe as a trading card game everyone should be able to fully customize their pledge outside of the base game since it is half the fun!
We also decided that we want all Tamers to begin their journey on an even playing field so unlike traditional trading card games, all battle packs will contain the same cards with an even amount of cards supporting each element. This way every Tamer has a chance to experience every element and their strengths and weaknesses and make their choice on what kind of Tamer they want to be with a wide variety of experience!
To make the add-on process easier for our backers we are happy to say will be doing order fulfillment and surveying through BackerKit!
Portal Tamers Battle Pack includes 100 cards, 2-20 sided die, the basic instruction booklet and collectible Master of the Elements box.
All cards are made with 330 gsm black core superior smooth card stock.
All game boards are optional but give the game play your own special flair. This is a poster game board made with 210 gsm poster card stock. It is double sided with 1 playable side.
The elemental poster board games will fall under this same category and price.
Battle of the Elements boosters will include 18 cards that are specifically beneficial to a particular element. These boosters, unlike the base game will be randomized and are a great way for players to set themselves apart from other Tamers. You will be able to choose which booster element you want in the surveys!
The DragonHearth expansion pack will include 36 cards that introduce the Dragon type element to the game. These cards will not be randomized and everyone will receive the same cards for the initial DragonHearth expansion. If we manage to exceed our goals we are planning to add a DragonHearth booster pack to the mix that will be randomized.
Keeping track of Life Force, Favor, Might and Guard can be difficult in the heat of battle, this small pad of paper fits in your card box making it easy to carry and and a great asset to the game play experience.
Neoprene game boards are great for the on the go gamer. They are durable and easy to carry with you anywhere you go. The illustration features Archeos, God of the HearthFlame of the DragonHearth expansion.
Want to show the world your love for Portal Tamers? Wearing our promotional shirt shows that you are ready to take on any Tamer that is willing to take on the challenge.
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The idea for Portal Tamers Trading Card Game came from a long love of Trading Card games. My husband and I use to play Magic the Gathering especially because we loved its' strategic nature. The problem was, he was incredibly skilled at the game and I had no hope of ever winning. So, we stopped playing!! I know, its' a travesty but after so many losses it just isn't fun anymore for the loser.
Then we both yearned for a card game that could fill the void. We tried many different ones and none seemed to do it for us in complexity and skill requirement and was still fun and a bit unpredictable.
So, we decided to make our own! I've always been an avid lover of anime and chibi art styles so I drew up a few designs for fun and it just stuck. The game grew like wildfire and soon enough we had demo material and over 50 monsters and tons of fun, and tide turning action cards. But the thing that really sold us was the use of the mechanic we call Favor that requires you to roll for defense and attack. This made the game much more challenging and surprising. It forced us to adapt to poor rolls and overall bad potential. It took a strategy based game to a whole new level.
We didn't really intend to share it with the world but we introduced some friends to it and it grew into something much larger than we ever would have imagined.
Okay so we aren't much a team, at least not in numbers but we ARE a team. Our names are Crystal and Michael Sciarrino. Crystal is the master of the art in Portal Tamers and the founder of the game, Michael is the business man of the family and ensures that business operations are going as planned (So Crystal doesn't have to do it).
We met while serving the United States Navy and have been happily married for 5 years. Our family is just like many others, we have 2 small children whom we love very much that motivate us to do our very best every day. We hope to share the legacy of Portal Tamers and future games with our kids and the world over.
More than anything we would like to thank you for your support and really hope that you enjoy the game and becoming part of our family.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk we forsee is that this is our first time making a card game and a large scale project so our biggest hurdle will be staying to a strict timeline but we are very dedicated to this project and will do everything in our power to ensure things go as smoothly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter