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Odyssey GamesBy Odyssey Games
First created
Odyssey GamesBy Odyssey Games
First created
$3,963
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
69
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 4 2014

About

Upon receiving a mysterious package containing the incredible accounts of long-dead conquistadors, Dr. Jack Parker and his team of adventurers have arrived on a field expedition to a mysterious island riddled with untold riches. Join your friends, or divide and conquer in this RPG Adventure into the jungles of Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold. Salvage ancient treasures, form (or break) alliances, and defeat an ancient evil to survive the islands pitfalls and escape with your lives!

Designed with both casual gamers, and strategy enthusiasts in mind, Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold is a combination cardgame/boardgame RPG that allows 2 - 6 players to jump into cutthroat, story driven tabletop adventure without having to delve into complex character building and stat tracking.

Antillia was created in an effort to build a straightforward and accessible dungeon-crawling board game that would appeal not just to the tabletop role-playing community, but also to those who have no prior experience with dice-rolling adventures. 

For us, it was important to take everything we loved about pen-and-paper games, as well as traditional deck building games, and merge them into something exploratory and open to a large number of gameplay methods. With Antillia, you can choose to play cooperatively or competitively (or hide your true intentions), and you'll never encounter the same map layout twice.

Prototype in action; art subject to change.
Prototype in action; art subject to change.

 At its core, Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold is a tabletop RPG adventure allowing players the freedom to decide their mode of play. The premise is simple: Explore the island; collect gold. Want to set forth as a team and split your loot 50/50? Do it. Want to fend for yourself and deal with the horrors of Antillia alone? That's fine too. Feel like taking out every other player and become the most powerful presence on the island? That's great too.

Our primary focus in building this game was to be able to have something that felt new and exciting despite subsequent playthroughs. With the randomized element of board creation featuring a puzzle like quality to the map tiles, and the randomized Event and Loot card decks, no two games will be the same. As the turns progress, each player will have a hand at creating the landscape of Antillia, assuring whenever possible, that the layout be to their advantage.

The game's driving force will be the 170 fully illustrated cards that comprise its Event and Loot Card Decks; together they will act as the primary motive for exploration, pushing players deeper into the wilds of Antillia. As you encounter a number of events and the island takes shape, the better your chances are of uncovering valuable treasure, encountering deadly monsters to conquer in battle, ancient magics that will aid your characters, or dangerous pitfalls; and the higher your chances of winning (or losing) the game.

Below are 8 out of the 40 rendered monsters you'll encounter in the depths of the island's jungles.

There are 4 types of Events that you will encounter while exploring the island, located in the Event Card Deck; Instant Cards, Enhancement Cards, Loot Gain, and Monsters. Each of which will have rarity classifications, and will sometimes provide you with an opportunity to accumulate gold or items from the Loot Deck, give you an advantage or secret ability, or thrust you into the heat of battle.

Antillia's Loot Deck will consist of 100 cards, divided into 6 main card types: Weapons, Equipment, Accessories, Usable Items, Gold and Scrolls. Within those categories, you will find a wide variety of helms and armor to boost your characters stats, items that give you special strategic abilities as well as trinkets designed to aid you on your journey; each of which are featuring a finely detailed illustration from our team of talented artists. Here are a few of the magical item designs currently being developed from Odyssey Games lead illustrator, Paul Caprio.

Loot!
Loot!

For a more in-depth look at Antillia's card system and how the game is played, you can head on over to the gamepage and blog of our website at OdysseyGames.net, or download the rule booklet at the following link:

Download: Antillia Rule Booklet

While it is our hope that reaching the stretch goals outlined further down below will add to the number of components included in the base copy of the game; in its current state, every copy of Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold will come with the following components:

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  • 1 Rule Booklet
  • 38 Map Tiles, 1 Starting Tile and 1 Archmage's Citadel
  • 70 Event Cards
  • 100 Loot Cards
  • 12 Tarot Sized Destiny Cards
  • 6 Player Mats, and 6 Sets of HP/AP Indicators
  • 6 Player Miniatures
  • 39 Monster Tokens and Stands 
  • 1 Archmage Miniature
  • 1 Portal Token 
  • 70 +Stat Tokens
  • 70 Event and Loot Tokens
  • 100 Golden Doubloon Tokens
  • Dice: 4 d4, 4 d6, 2 d20 

First and foremost, the reason we're coming to Kickstarter with our project is to be able to manufacture Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold in a timely manner. Without the help of board game enthusiasts like yourselves, we would not be able to secure the funds to fully produce the game. The bulk of what we are requesting will go towards the manufacturing and shipping costs of the game, with the remainder going towards the completion of the art and design elements. 

Antillia has become a passion project for everyone involved, and all the money that has gone into it from day-one has been out of our own pockets. The crew here at Odyssey Games are a talented bunch of individuals who have taken a much loved hobby, and turned it into something that we're hoping that will open doors to ongoing profession. 

By funding this project, you are not only helping us manufacture our first major game, you will be allowing us to compensate our team for the work that remains to be completed. A successful Kickstarter campaign would mean being able to devote more time to the development of the art and game assets, plus the ability to pay our illustrators for the hard work they've already put into the game.

Level One: The Lookout - You'll have our heartfelt gratitude, and Alex from Odyssey Games will personally tweet something nice at you for taking an interest in our project. Also, your name will go up on a dedicated backer page on the Odyssey Games site for all the world to see!

Level Two: The Navigator - You'll receive the full digital Print and Play files for all of Antillia's components, PLUS a Digital Copy of The Spaniard's Journal; a 50+ page sketchbook filled with short stories and concept art based on the world of Antillia.

Level Three: The Adventurer - You'll receive one copy of the Base Game, INCLUDING any stretch goals we manage to successfully reach. In addition, you'll receive the Digital Copy of The Spaniard's Journal as well as the Print-and-Play files for all of the game's components as soon as funding is successful.

Level Four: The Treasure Hunter - You'll receive one copy of the Base Game, INCLUDING any stretch goals we manage to successfully reach; AND all the Digital Files mentioned in the Tiers above. Also, we'll send you a printed copy of the Spaniard's Journal, signed by the game's artists and writer, as well as an Odyssey Games T-Shirt!

Level Five: The Collector - You'll receive everything from The Treasure Hunter Tier, PLUS one original print of your choosing signed by one the game's artists.

Level Six: The World Builder - You'll receive everything listed at The Treasure Hunter Tier, PLUS the ability to design a custom Destiny Card which will ship with every copy of Antillia. Not only that, we'll be sure to send you the original illustration for your card signed by the artist encased in a custom frame.

Level Seven: The Hero - You'll receive everything from The Collector Tier, PLUS a limited edition hand painted 12 inch sculpt depicting one of the Six Heroes of Antillia. Your Sculpt will come with an Odyssey Games Certificate of Authenticity, and we'll make sure your copy of the game comes signed by all the creators.  

Level Eight: The Overlord- You will receive TWO copies of Antillia; one regular copy as shipped to all backers, and one in a specially designed, custom made treasure chest. In addition to this, you will be the sole recipient of a limited edition Archmage of Porto Sculpt, complete with an Odyssey Games Certificate of Authenticity. This level also includes all the Digital Files, PLUS the printed copy of The Spaniard's Journal, an Odyssey Games T-shirt, AND a custom print of your choosing.

Having  reached our primary funding goal, the list below details the further milestones we're hoping to achieve. Each stretch goal will add either a new component, or improve upon the already existing components of Antillia.

$37,000.00 - Stretch Goal 1: Card Upgrade - By hitting this first stretch goal, we'll be able to provide alternate illustrations for the more common Monster Cards; Meaning we'll be able to eliminate the need to create duplicates, and actually provide one illustration for each individual Monster. 

$42,000.00 - Stretch Goal 2: Extra Dice - When we hit this stretch goal, we'll go ahead and provide everyone with an extra set of special Golden Dice. Perfectly themed for your adventures on Antillia.  

$50,000.00 - Stretch Goal 3: 2 New Playable Characters: At this level, we'll reveal two new characters in the Antillia story line, and provide each copy of the game with their representative Character Mats and Character Token.

$60,000.00 - Stretch Goal 4: 3D Printed Miniatures!: THE BIG ONE. This it it folks! The one we REALLY want. If we hit this stretch goal, we'll be able to afford the tooling cost to produce 26 unique plastic miniatures and provide every copy of Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold with over 40 minis to use in their adventures. The sculpts will be rendered in-house by Odyssey Games team members, and include our story's Six Main Characters, plus some highly-detailed Monsters based on the designs of our card art.

$65,000.00 - Stretch Goal 5: Foil Card Editions: At this final level, we'll be able to turn all of the Unique Level Monster Cards and Gold Level Loot into Foil Editions. This stretch goal will only be implemented in our first run printing of Antillia, so you can go ahead and consider this a Kickstarter Exclusive.

$80,000.00 - Stretch Goal 6: Full Material Upgrade:  At this level we'll do a full component upgrade to every copy of Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold. This includes, better cardstock, thicker cardboard, plastic upgrades to existing cardboard components. The addition of metallic plastic coins; and a Kickstarter Exclusive 15 card booster pack which will include new Events, Items, and Equipment.

$150,000.00 - Stretch Goal 7: Tablet and Smartphone Game Development: It may sound like a long shot, but yes, our ultimate goal is to get Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold developed into an incredible Tablet, Smartphone, and PC Gaming experience. Help set us on the road to achieve this goal by getting us to this last stretch goal. Details will follow as we hit our first few milestones!

We've been able to share Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold with a great number of board game enthusiasts in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, and are proud to have gotten an incredible response from our immediate community. As many of you  know, the cost of production of a well designed prototype or demo version of any game can be costly, and thus far, we have had a great deal of out-of-pocket expenses in regards to the development of our own copies, not to mention the amount of time and money put into the creation of the game itself. While it has been very important to us to get this game into the hands of as many people as possible prior to the launching of our Kickstarter campaign, we are still working on the necessary assets to send out copies to those willing reviewers that have so patiently continued to show interest in our efforts. 

Our plan is to soon be able to obtain more reviews, and update this section of the Kickstarter page throughout the course of our campaign. Look forward to seeing prototype and demo versions of Antillia circulating the web throughout the months of December and January. 

Risks and challenges

Antillia and the Lost Cities of Gold is the first full scale manufacturing endeavor by the Odyssey Games team; with that comes a small number of unknowns in regards to production time and the shipping process. If there is any setback, it will be in the time-frame for delivery. Antillia's art assets are nearly done, but a big part of this campaign is to help pay for the final elements in our designs. As soon as the Kickstarter ends, our artists will be able to work full-time on finishing up everything that's needed to send the game into production.

We can assure every backer that there will constant updates on our process after the Kickstarter ends, and that we will be available to answer any and all questions in regards to the fulfillment of backer rewards.

We have been working with a fantastic manufacturing liaison that has been able to make the task at hand very clear, and has done a great job in eliminating any doubt in our minds that this project will come to fruition. We're very confident in our ability to work quickly with our over-seas production crew, and anticipate an amazing final product.

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