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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 23 2014
Last updated September 29, 2014

Clockwork Kingdom (Canceled)

Clockwork Kingdom is a worker placement game for 3 to 4 players set in an exciting fantasy steampunk world.

Clockwork Kingdom (Canceled)

Clockwork Kingdom is a worker placement game for 3 to 4 players set in an exciting fantasy steampunk world.

$13,241
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
284
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 23 2014
Last updated September 29, 2014

About

                           The King is Dead. Long live the King!

The king has unexpectedly died and has left the kingdom without a successor. The kingdom is in a state of civil war as prominent lords and ladies vie for the clockwork throne. As one of these candidates for the throne, you will use your power and cunning to lay your claim. With your army of loyal steam-powered automatons to do your bidding, you will compete for resources, power, and influence. However, you will have more at your disposal than simple automatons. Throughout the course of the contest, you will also recruit Alchemists, Professors, and Artificers to your cadre of loyal vassals, each with their own unique abilities.

Choose wisely when deciding where to send your servants, whether to get supplies from the market, build useful contraptions in the workshop, or even attempt to acquire powerful alchemy stones, all the while you will be warring with your rivals in a number of battlefields in an attempt to control the kingdom by force. To claim the clockwork throne, you must make difficult decisions to outwit your opponents in an attempt to gather resources, obtain workers, manufacture contraptions, and dominate battlefields. Only the most cunning lord can rule the Clockwork Kingdom…

            Will you be the next King to lead the Clockwork Kingdom?

Contents:  1 Game Board, 34 Card Schematic Deck, 24 Card Ruins Deck, 12 Card Production Facility Deck, 32 Automaton Standees, 12 Professor Standees, 12 Alchemist Standees, 12 Artificer Standees , 68 Worker Stands, 40 Military Tokens, 18 Alchemist Stone Tokens, 40 Resource Tokens, and Rules.

                KS Backer Price is at least 30% off of estimated MSRP!

Here is a closeup of the map. Charlie really NAILED this one! We hope you like it as much as we do.

Clockwork Kingdom has been in development for quite some time now. In that time we have tirelessly playtested the game to ensure it is mechanically sound, thematically accurate, and most importantly, FUN! We are very excited at this opportunity to take the final steps towards publishing Clockwork Kingdom, but we need your help!

Brandon brought me the game late last year and it was immediately apparent that he had done a lot of work on it. We both feel it is one of the best worker placement games either of us has ever played. Our plan is to deliver the best possible game we can, but need Kickstarter to help gauge demand, and help offset the large costs associated with making a big box game. We look at running a Kickstarter for Clockwork Kingdom like a blueprint. We know what we want to do, but we need some help and feedback to refine the plan into the final product. If you would like to help be a part of Clockwork Kingdom, we would love to have you, and love to hear your comments and ideas during the campaign. Please note that some things may differ slightly in the final production copies, but this will always be for the good of the game. I promise you will definitely get a great deal for backing us early too!

Who knows what we might be able to do together with Clockwork Kingdom?

Please stay tuned to our updates for info about Clockwork Kingdom post Kickstarter.

Here is a link to the current rules for Clockwork Kingdom. We are always open to comments, and suggested edits/typo corrections in the process, so if you see something, let us know via the comments section in Update #1 - The Rules!

We are lucky enough to have our good friends at Geek-Craft around who have done a fantastic little overview video on how to play the game. Check it out!

 Here is a cool little bit we were on from the Dice Tower for the Summer Preview. Clockwork Kingdom Starts at 1:45 if you want to skip ahead.

We also have a cool preview by Nick at Boardgame Brawl that just went live!

 Below are our Pledge Level Offerings. Please consider pledging today, so we can make Clockwork Kingdom a reality for tomorrow!

 Below are our initial list of ideas to make Clockwork Kingdom better.

Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we can upgrade the cardboard Workers in all the Core Games to these cool die cut workers!

Available to all backers ARTIFICER and above.

Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we can upgrade the cardboard Resource Tokens in all the Core Games to these cool Wood Cubes!

Available to all backers ARTIFICER and above.

Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we can upgrade the cardboard Alchemy Stones in all the Core Games to these cool plastic crystals!

Available to all backers ARTIFICER and above.

Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we can add player mats to all copies of the Core Game!

Available to all backers ARTIFICER and above.

Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we can upgrade the cardboard Military Tokens in all the Core Games to these cool wood discs!

Available to all backers ARTIFICER and above.

Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we can add a custom d4 die to every Core Game. These will come in handy when determining random resources!

Available to all backers ARTIFICER and above.

All Pledge Levels include shipping. Rewards will be sent from the USA except when noted otherwise in the pledge levels. We have tried 2 different companies overseas, and can currently only guarantee a safe, reliable, affordable delivery from the USA to most worldwide destinations. We are no longer able to offer rewards to  Russia, or South America due to postage regulation changes, and lost package claims. We are working on finding a better long term solution, but so far shipping from the USA to areas that are classified as "Wordwide" (ie not part of the EU, UK, USA or Canada) must be done from the USA via USPS, as it is the best, most reliable, cost effective and safest method we can find. EU backers will have rewards sent from inside the EU so no surprise VAT!

If you have made it down this far, GREAT, I hope we may have convinced you to help us. Here is a little info about who we are.

Brandon Allen - Designer of Clockwork Kingdom. Brandon is a long-time board gamer and is VERY excited to show the world Clockwork Kingdom. To keep up with news about his games on social media, follow Brandon on Twitter @BS_Allen

Sean Brown - President of Mr. B. Games and Project Lead on Clockwork Kingdom. Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 10 years, most of them for Eagle Games as a salesmen, co-designer, graphic artist, marketing director, developer, and warehouse manager (many at the same time) since 2006. He has worked on Alien Uprising and Spurs as a designer, developer and graphic artist for Mr. B. Games as well as the following titles via graphic art, development or co-design work while at Eagle Games: Age of Steam, Age of Empires III, Attack Deluxe, Baltimore and Ohio, Brass, Defenders of the Realm (and all of its expansions), Defenders Battlefields, Empires Builder Expansion, I'm the Boss TCG, Incan Gold, New England Railways, Pirate Dice, Railways of the World (and all of its expansions), Roll through the Ages, Through the Ages, Tumblin Dice, and Wizards Brew.

Mr. B. Games is a small publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs. After a few small card games (Teraforming, Stoplights), Mr. B. Games went on hiatus from publishing from 2009 - 2013 but has resumed publishing once again, and is super excited at the chance to add Clockwork Kingdom to its 2015 lineup along with Realm of Heroes!

Chris Hershburger - Artist. Chris has been great to work with during this process. We all LOVE what he has done with the cover, and how he has brought the workers to life in his own style.Thanks for getting everything together for us Chris. It looks fantastic!

Charlie Bink - Artist. Charlie has been fantastic helping us "tie" the Clockwork Kingdom together, with his brilliant graphic designs and map art. He just successfully launched and funded his own labor of love, Trekking the National Parks on Kickstarter last month, and we are very proud of him for a job well done!

Michael Fox - Voice-Over Talent. What can we say, the voice makes the video! Check out the Little Metal Dog Show too, for lots of great info on all things gaming provided by Michael.

Please feel free to help spread the word with this cool Clockwork Kingdom Avatar!

Risks and challenges

With every project there are risks, but I hope that my past track record in publishing, as well as my design and development work at Eagle Games will put everyone's minds at ease. Mr. B. Games has delivered on two Kickstarter projects in 2014. I personally am not new to the industry and have been making games in some capacity since 2005. With my previous experiences I can pool on the 9+ years of lessons (both good and bad) to ensure a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. I hope that you will help support me in my solo publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in Mr. B. Games!

Spurs and Alien Uprising have delivered to folks in the USA and Canada, and copies are arriving in the EU and shipping as of (or before this post). Worldwide copies are also in transit. Realm of Heroes, our 3rd project, is in production and on schedule for its Feb. 2015 release. Dungeon Lords is being printed in the Czech Republic and looks to be well on schedule for an Essen Release.

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