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$39,778
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
523
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, April 6 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

The Silver River is a rich, full-featured 4X game that takes place in our own galaxy, The Milky Way, known in many Eastern cultures as The Silver River. The playable races included are those that many believe actually exist in our galaxy, each one with different strengths and abilities. The game plays 1-4 players (5 with the expansion) in 90 to 160 minutes.

The Silver River Prototype: Not Final Production
The Silver River Prototype: Not Final Production

The design goal of The Silver River was simple: Provide thematic gameplay that includes all the rich options, and multiple paths to victory that 4X lovers savor, but do so in about 2 hours. 

HUGE space monster minis!
HUGE space monster minis!

Click the image below for the current ruleset. Please note: Rules have not been through final editing or graphic design.

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In the middle of The Silver River lays Sagittarius A*, a place from which deadly space monsters emerge. These creatures are usually moon-sized or larger, and provide a great deal of treasure to those strong enough to defeat them. Go it alone, or team up with other players to take them down. Each space monster includes cards to support 3 different levels of strength, and a wonderfully detailed, HUGE, plastic miniature!

Ekrub the Destroyer
Ekrub the Destroyer
Garlacx, Devourer of Worlds
Garlacx, Devourer of Worlds
Kraetor!
Kraetor!
Mungrood, The Unforgiving
Mungrood, The Unforgiving
No extra shipping for the expansion or add-on mini! EU & Australia friendly!
No extra shipping for the expansion or add-on mini! EU & Australia friendly!

Stretch goals reached will apply to all copies of the game that we manufacture. So everyone gets a better game!

Credits:

Game Design: Nate Bivins & Robert Burke

Development: Ken Shannon

Art: Tan Ho Sim

Sculptors: Dmitriy Matiikiv & Ethihas Heathcliff

Iconography: Erick Harding

Graphic Design: Justin Lynch & Roger Cotton

Creative Writing: Jesse Birnstihl

Risks and challenges

The biggest risks to delivering by the deadline include:

-Unexpected redesign due to regulatory, manufacturing quality or color issues
-Shipping and logistical issues
-Natural disasters / acts of God
-Unexpected issues with our manufacturer or distributor
-The Silver River is a very large game, but has been in development and play testing for 2 years. Most of the files needed for production are complete, and although we do not expect issues with our timeline, there is always a risk that last minute design changes and testing may be needed if any design or rules issues are discovered late in the process

Robert Burke Games has successfully fulfilled all 18 of our previous successful Kickstarter projects.

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    All player mat files.
    Domestic investment board file.
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    Trade station token files.
    Terraforming token files.
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    All individual hex tile files you can use to build your own board.

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    Two additional playable alien races: The White Lions & The Cyborg!
    20 plastic spaceship minis to upgrade ship tokens from the base game: 4 each of 5 different ships
    Upgraded Trade Stations: 20 Plastic trade station minis
    Cubes, ships, tokens, map layout, additional player mats and screen to add a 5th player!

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    This pledge level is for FLGS only. Please do not pledge unless your physical retail store can be verified, as we will only ship this reward level directly to your store. This level gets you 4 retail copies of the game, which is 50% off the $74.99 MSRP. It also includes an open and marked demo copy of the game for your store. We ask that demo copies not be sold, but made available to patrons of your store to try out the game. You may add an additional case of 4 games, for a $150 more. Limit of 2 cases (8 games) + 1 free demo copy. You may add any number of expansions for $18 each and/or Space Dragon mini add-ons for $4 each. You pay the actual shipping cost.

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