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A new strategic card game by Robert Burke & Richard Launius. Can you rise to power by proving your dragon mastery?
A new strategic card game by Robert Burke & Richard Launius. Can you rise to power by proving your dragon mastery?
3,531 backers pledged $95,564 to help bring this project to life.

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Did you miss the Draco Magi Kickstarter?

You can order it here.

$15 Bucks!   What, are you nuts?

We have made some counter-intuitive decisions for this Kickstarter, and it's our hope that you'll prove us right, not just for this project, but for future game projects by other creators.

1. We have chosen not to do any exclusives as part of this campaign. That means we are lacking the "rare components" incentive. Many will simply choose to wait for the game to hit retail. We understand the risk, but think it will be better for the game in the long run. If you agree, this is a chance to show that exclusives are not needed to succeed.

2. In lieu of exclusives, we have decided to offer the game at the ridiculously low price of $15, but only to Kickstarter backers. This is not a micro game. It is a game with over 125 cards that has a high level of strategy & theme, world class art, and first rate graphic design. The MSRP on Draco Magi will be $25.  Our hope is that a $15 Kickstarter price will encourage you to back this project instead of waiting. By backing the Kickstarter you will get the game for just a tiny bit over wholesale and you will have it in your hands before the general population. 

3. All stretch goals that we reach will apply to every game we manufacture.

If you agree that rewarding Kickstarter backers with a significant discount is a better road to take than selling at or above MSRP with exclusives, you can help by pledging! 

This campaign will only run for 24 days! It will be your only opportunity to get Draco Magi at this low price!

Please note, there is a typo in the delivery date of the $15 reward, it should say 2014, NOT 2015.

Final dragon card design
Final dragon card design

Components

52 Dragon cards (Black, Red, Green, Purple, Brass, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Polar, Battle)
16 double-sided Battlefield cards
40 Battle cards
18 Advanced Battle cards
First Player card
Rulebook
Card index sheet

Add-Ons

Upgrade Pack

Add $5 to your pledge for a upgrade pack that includes foil versions of all the metallic dragons and the Rainbow dragon.

Playmat
The official Draco Magi playmat!

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This playmat features art and graphic design that ties perfectly with the game! It also provides details on where to place cards for both the Gold player and the Green player. This is a HUGE mat at 18"X24", and is made out of high-quality, 2mm, neoprene. It's extremely durable, won't crease and can be taken anywhere!

Add $15 to any pledge to add the playmat to your rewards, with shipping included in the USA.

Add $20 to any pledge to add the playmat to your rewards, with shipping included to Canada, Mexico or the EU.

Add $30 to any pledge to add the playmat to your rewards, with shipping included anywhere in the world except Brazil.

Add $50 to any pledge to add the playmat to your rewards, with Priority International shipping to Brazil.

Add $5 to any pledge for a digital version of the playmat that you can take to your local printer.

Rules

Please note, the rules and card index have not yet been through final editing or graphic design. The final rules will be full color and will include card labels.

Rules Link
Card Index Link

Draco Magi is a 2 player card game that takes 30 minutes to play.

Where will the money go?

$5,000 - Art licenses and graphic design
$5,000 - Manufacturing 
$1,350 - Kickstarter/Amazon Fees
$3,650 - Shipping

Podcasts and Reviews:

"Every card played in the game requires a strategic decision, and these decisions then ripple through the upcoming phases. This is a really fun game, and I suggest you Put This on Your Table!" -Theology of Games

"Art that draws you to the table, game play that keeps you there. Draco Magi has the best of both worlds." -Rolling Dice & Taking Names

"What Burke and Launius have created here is another solid game, both accessible and rich... And the art for Draco Magi might be the best art I have ever seen in a game." -Marc Specter, co-founder of GrandCon 

"Robert is breaking the new standard in Kickstarters and busting out DEEP discounts to the backers in addition to a good selection of Stretch Goals!" -Runkle Plays Games

"I’m pretty pleased with what I’ve seen. I like that it’s strictly a card game but has several different ways that the cards are used, and although it plays fairly quickly it does allow for some fun strategy"  -Geek Dad

An Interview with Richard & Robert  -All Us Geeks 

Perks:

Backers get 10% off of a boardgame vacation in Greece!

Rewards for backers in the EU will ship from within the EU, so there will be no VAT!
Rewards for backers in the EU will ship from within the EU, so there will be no VAT!

Credits:

Game Design & Development: Robert Burke & Richard Launius
Artists: Kerem Beyit, Ertaç Altınöz & Emiliano Córdoba 
Graphic Design: Luis Francisco
Rules Editing: Todd & Corrie Walden
Lead Playtesters: Daniel & Robin Reed

All of the stretch goals that impact gameplay have been fully play tested in the game individually and collectively. Every stretch goal we hit will be added to the game for everyone! 

Hills: Rare purple gem on one side, no gem on the other
Hills: Rare purple gem on one side, no gem on the other

If we reach the stretch goal for the Clockwork dragon, we will also add a brand new dragon by Kerem. The Bloodhorn dragon!

The Bloodhorn Dragon may make a ranged attack against any dragon on this battlefield.
The Bloodhorn Dragon may make a ranged attack against any dragon on this battlefield.
Desert Sands: Rare, purple gem on one side, no gem on the other.
Desert Sands: Rare, purple gem on one side, no gem on the other.

We will commission Kerem Beyit to illustrate a brand new dragon for the game! Here is a preliminary sketch of the Undead Dragon!

 We will create an "upgrade pack" that includes all the metallic dragons on foil card stock. 24 cards in all. It will be a $5 add-on and will not replace the metallic dragons in the game. So if you get it, you'll have two sets of all the metallic dragons, foil, and non-foil. 

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FINAL PUSH GOALS: We have reached all of our stretch goals. But we have two new ones for the last 5 hours. See them here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478379924/draco-magi/posts/754947

Risks and challenges

The funding goal for Draco Magi has been set to ensure that we have enough capital to print the minimum amount of copies required with a reputable, high-quality game manufacturer.

The biggest risks to delivering the game by the deadline include:

-Unexpected product redesign due to regulatory, manufacturing quality or copyright issues
-Being held up in customs
-Being selected for random product testing
-Shipping and logistical issues
-Natural disasters / acts of God
-Unexpected issues with our manufacturer or distributor

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    DIY: You get the Print & Play files of the game so you can print Draco Magi yourself. As an added bonus, you'll also get PDFs copies of Battle For Souls & Gnomes: The Great Sweeping of Ammowan! That's 3 games for 8 bucks! (Note: All reward tiers above $8 will also receive these rewards)

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    The Apprentice: You get an "Associate Producer" credit in the rulebook, 5 copies of Draco Magi, 1 prototype copy of Draco Magi, 1 signed copy of Battle For Souls and all 10 Battle For Souls promo cards. You will also get to go head-to-head in a game of Draco Magi against one of the designers at Gen Con 2014 or Dice Tower Con III. Time is subject to availability, and you must attend one of these events at your own expense. Shipping is included in the United States. $40 to the rest of the world. Please contact us for shipping to Brazil.

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