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By Alexander VanDorpe
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VIDEO COMING SOON!!

I have always wanted to design a boardgame, but one that is unique and will not infringe upon existing copyrights.  My interest in role-playing games has sparked a serious interest in this genre of boardgame, and over the past 3 years, I have been developing specific game rules, designs, and researching various marketing options for my game.    

At this point, I am looking for funding to hire a graphic designer/artist, a printing company, a marketing company, and build the website for it, as well as getting it copyrighted.  The game ideas are ready, I just need to physically make the game.  I hope to have a complete prototype produced by the end of 2011 and get the game on the shelves by the end of 2012! 

A fun and hopefully addicting boardgame that combines standard role-playing fantasy/action/adventure, with a unique twist that involves cooperation of the players to work together to succeed.  My goal is to offer a challenging game, but with a re-playability factor not found in most games! 

Since my project of creating a game is mostly abstract ideas, and I am concerned about other designers stealing my idea until it is copyrighted, I don't have any hard facts about it on the web as of yet.  Lets just say it would be like combining the complexity of Dungeons and Dragons with the ease of the game of Life and throwing in a bit of allure of Magic the Gathering. 

Of course, these above listed games are copyrighted and in no way do I intend on using any of their material, ideas, names, or any other copyrighted material without permission.

I am working on developing rules and currently working out the kinks - I want it to be very complex for advanced role-players, but also simple enough for those who are new to fantasy/roleplaying. In essence, the basic game will come with a gameboard, and a plastic player' tray to hold the components - cards, coins, dice, etc. It will include different decks of cards (i.e. quest, item, monster, race/class, spells, etc) and a set of dice. The expansion sets will be area specific (forest, mountain cave, abyss, etc) and will include additional cards and pieces.

The general game-play will be similar to an open-world gameboard, where players may move wherever they wish, and do not have to travel together. However, there will be a cooperative component to allow for "partying" (2-8 players I think), PvP, or solo play as well. I am still working on the complexities of the rules to allow for all three versions! The marketing pull for myself is the creation of successful expansion packs, without which the game would have far less re-playability and profit. As of right now, I have pages (many!) of rules/notes that I am going through and one graphic artist, who is designing the first set of basic cards. The next step after this project begins to become funded is to hire a card production company to physically make the cards, create a prototype (playtest) version, and then take it to a gaming company for production. Its quite an undertaking but so far, its well worth the work!

I hope this gives a better feel for what the game will be like and I hope I answered any questions you may have.  Thank you so much for your interest!

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