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$31
pledged of $800pledged of $800 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 6 2017 9:28 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hi, my name is Matthew.

I'm a husband, father of two little girls (2 and a half years, and 3 months old at this time), snowboarder, gamer, reader, musician, and lover of sci-fi, adventure and fantasy. I love gaming of every kind. I've often daydreamed of making my own game that combined all of my favorite elements of game play, but never seriously considered it or pursued it until several months ago, when I began to put my dream to work. I've test played in with a few people, and got some great feedback that helped me make tweaks that make it flow even better. 

The game in a nutshell: A tabletop game of skill and chance, combining rich board, card, and dice play. This game takes place in the fantasy world of Meykloria, and revolves around the main four elements: Fire, Air, Earth, and Water. Each player starts from their Home Zone, represented by one of these four elements. The world is overseen and protected by the great elemental dragon spirit, Uranthyla, who has been attacked and overcome by a sentient Darkness, thus perverting the lifeflow that connects all things, throwing the world into chaos. Your main mission is to reach Uranthyla, and defeat her in combat, destroying the workings of the Darkness, restoring her to her natural, clear-minded self. To do this, you must strengthen your character by defeating enemies and gaining the items you will need by completing quests along the way. You will have a miniature to use as your token character on the board, a character sheet to keep track of all of your leveling up and purchases within the game, 3 decks of cards (an enemy deck, quest deck, and a mystery deck), and will include a 6 piece RPG dice set, each carrying their own function. This game is for 1 to 4 players, ages 10 and up.  

This bit of money I am attempting to raise is to pay the artist to make the game look great. I love the artist's work, and he needs to get paid too. You can see his work here: http://danielyangart.com/ But being the average American, strapped for fronting up a good chunk of cash against the will of the beautiful, but understandably skeptic wife, I haven't been able to get that valuable work done, which is needed to finish the game. With this money, the artist will get paid, and when the art is finished, the final result will be put on Kickstarter again to get the whole game funded, separately from this initial funding. Those that donate in this stage of the game, in getting the art going, will have, for starters, a huge thank you from me. And also: Upon the successful completion of the final game, anyone that donates HERE will have what they have given go towards whichever reward set-up they choose on THAT crowdfunding project. As a matter of fact, I will do one better. If you give at least $15 towards THIS project, then, even though everyone will have to donate more than that to get a copy of the game, I will give you a copy of the game as a thank you, since I wouldn't even be able to get to that point without you. (Again, I would only be able to get you that copy of the game upon the successful completion of THAT Kickstarter campaign of the whole game, separate from this campaign.)

Thank you in advance, and I hope that all of your wildest dreams really do come true for you. Never give up. Never stop pressing in and pursuing your dreams. Never stop learning and growing. Be a person of thankfulness, selflessness and compassion, and we will make the world a better place, one moment at a time, one encounter at a time.

And here I'll end with two of my favorite quotes:

"For of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been.'" - John Greenleaf Whittier

"The opportunity of a lifetime must be siezed in the lifetime of the opportunity." - Leonard Ravenhill

Risks and challenges

There are always risks with starting anything new. If the funds aren't raised this time, I will keep trying. And when the funds are raised for THIS mini-campaign, and the art is completed, the risks involved then are the possibilities of that SECOND campaign for the actual full version of the Game not being successful. But here's the thing, you just don't stop moving forward. In that case, I would then examine it to see if there were any tweaks to be made, and re-start the campaign. It has been said by Kickstarter that sometimes projects just aren't funded the first time and have to be tweaked. I'm hoping and believing that it will be beyond successful the FIRST go around, but I am fully aware that things happen. That being said, the Estimated time of delivery on the game may in fact be pushed back a month or so, depending on if the problem was needing more time to fund raise. I will keep all donators up to speed as things progress and change. But I will say this, I don't want to rush anything faster than is natural or flows well, because I want it done right. But also know this: I'm not lazy and won't be slacking on this. So here we go. Here's to hoping and believing in the best, but being prepared for the worst, cuz that's just wisdom. Cheers!!

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