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Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas (Canceled)

Please read below to find out about our relaunch which will be happening on September 6th, 2013!

Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas (Canceled)

Please read below to find out about our relaunch which will be happening on September 6th, 2013!

$18,506
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
137
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2013

About

KICKSTARTER RELAUNCH

We are relaunching Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas on September 6th, 2013. You can find out more information about this here!

We have some more new artwork to show you. Another miniature drawing and another human character! Hope you like them!

Here you have the Drega:

Here is Kristina Cade:

Here is the beta rulebook. There is still some certain areas to flesh out but it does have most of the information there and should give you a good grasp of the game.

Rulebook link: http://game.planetdefiant.com/BetaRulebook.pdf

Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas is a cooperative sci-fi horror board game set in the far future where rare humans are capable of extraordinary feats due to technology and genetic manipulations. Earth is severely overpopulated and is searching for habitable planets to live on. With time being a factor several military groups are sent to far reaching ends of the galaxy to search for these planets. One such group comes upon a promising planet only to end up crash landing on the planet. After emerging from the wreckage they find the first alien race humanity has ever encountered but these creatures were not what they were hoping for and now they are in for the fight of their lives just to escape the planet.

Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas will feature multiple factions fighting for survival against an aggressive alien species. Aliens will spawn every turn with more coming the longer you are playing. You will be fighting epic battles against many creatures at once and insanely powerful bosses to find the resources needed to escape the planet. Only with the help of your teammates can you hope to make it off the planet alive.

The game is completely cooperative with you and your teammates playing against the board which is constantly striving to kill you due to unique mechanics, story driven encounters, powerful bosses, and more.

Become a Founder, join the fight for survival today!
All Backer versions of Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas will come with the "Founder" logo (shown above) printed on the bottom right-hand corner of the box. Only people who got the game from this Kickstarter will have this printed on their game. Any edition of the game printed after this campaign will not have this logo. Making your version truly unique!

Additionally"Thank you Kickstarter!" section will be printed in the back of every Rulebook that will feature all the names/aliases of the Backers who have contributed to Planet Defiant's Kickstarter! This does include every edition of the game so even people who get the retail version of the game when it is released will see all your names in this section! Thank you guys for your support!

Game supports 1-8 players that scales difficulty on the number of players 

D10 (ten sided dice) for all combat and skill checks.

Over 600+ cards for every alien, character, weapon, and item in the game, all with amazing artwork.

Miniatures for the main cast of 8, the 4 Alpha aliens (2 of each), and the 3 Omega aliens for a total of 19 miniatures. More artwork for these coming in future updates!

The main cast of 8 includes:

Edgar Black

Jessica Benton

Jennifer Simmons

Kyle Walker

Jane Smith

Blake Ashen

Phil Donovan

Kristina Cade

The 4 Alpha aliens include (2 of each):

Chykro

Arctul

Noraver Champion

Drega

The 3 Omega aliens include:

Ricendithas

Nothsu

Alukahni

Large Game Board with 30 unique locations to visit.

A day and night system that completely change what you encounter and how you play.

Cooperative game play including cooperative fights, trading, leveling, and synergy system.

Customizable weapons and skill system to play your character how you want to.

Fun initiative system that changes how the battles play out.

Bosses who need teamwork and strategy to defeat.

Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas is the first game in a large universe with lots of potential story driven content and we hope that this will be the beginning of many more games to come with your help!

You and your teammates start by choosing one of many characters to play who all start out strong in some particular area though as the game progresses you are able to mold the character into what you want via equipment, skills, and abilities. The game play scales to how many people are playing the game so you always have a challenging experience no matter the amount of people playing.

Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas uses a phase system that decides when you are able to move, attack, defend, gather resources, and face encounters. Game play is very strategic with story driven encounters and tough battles. The longer the game takes the harder it is to complete as aliens grow in numbers every turn. The game is not meant to last forever though and you have limited turns before you are completely overrun by aliens so you can expect the game to take anywhere from 2-4 hours to complete.

There is a large variety of weapons, skills, and special abilities in the game which lets you customize how you want your character to be with a unique equipment system in the game and the ability to level your character as you encounter and complete new experiences.

Every character receives a certain amount of Focus Points each turn in which they can use to combat creatures around them, defend key locations, learn new powers, gather important resources needed to win the game, and advance story driven encounters.


*Game board and all components are prototypes and subject to change*

*Not everything shown in pictures above*

*Game board and all components are prototypes and subject to change*

Game Board

Rulebook

600+ Game related cards

150+ Tokens and counters

5 Dice

19 Miniatures

8 Character cards

3 Omega alien sheets

   Edgar Black

   Jennifer Simmons

   Jessica Benton

Arctul

These characters here are Kickstarter exclusive and will only be received on the Supernova or higher tier levels. They will have playable character cards and miniatures made for them as well. They have a great back story and fit into the game very well.

MICHAEL RAIN

Meet Michael Rain,

His father was a rancher, his father's father was a rancher and it could be assumed that most of his ancestors were ranchers as well. This left them an unimaginable wealth to tend their flocks over the generations. To make sure he could carry the family legacy Michael's father had him outfitted with numerous mental upgrades making him process information at a superhuman capacity. As a child he took complex machinery, such as watches, apart and put them back together. By the age of eight he was able to create various vehicles and machines out of spare parts from his family's old equipment. As he grew older he became unnaturally talented at utilizing any machine put into his possession. When F.I.R.E. caught wind of his abilities they tried to recruit him as a pilot for their new experimental mech technology. Although Michael was eager to enlist, his father refused to allow him too. This created a larger rift between him and his family. One night after becoming old enough he ran away and enlisted with F.I.R.E. in secret. While in the service he designed new technology that let him modify his brain and nervous system to interface directly with the new mechs and control everything with his mind. He told F.I.R.E. that he would give them the technology if he could first test it himself. They agreed and the technology worked beyond expectations though only with the rare minds capable of supporting such vast information and Michael became a terror on the battlefield over the years to follow.

TAL'RUZA

Meet Tal'Ruza

Coming from a militaristic society where his people have their paths chosen for them at birth, Tal'Ruza was unique. He was born to one of the greatest melee combatants Vanas had ever known, Ruk'Maul. Ruk'Maul was a champion and leader among his people. As such his son was chosen to continue this legacy. All the people of his race had a natural talent for Noetic abilities due to the planet, for example, soldiers honed it for use in augmenting there speed and strength. Tal'Ruza despised his chosen path because of his hidden interest in the higher Noetic powers of the Acolytes. After becoming the champion his people required, Tal'Ruza secretly studied these guarded Noetic arts. During a mission where his unit was about to be ambushed and killed by a guerrilla attack from another tribe he was forced to use his secret studies to save them. Being in direct violation of societal codes placed by the Elders centuries ago he was quickly cast out by his people. After his exile as a traitor the Elders afraid of the powers he gained secretly ordered his assassination as to not incur more public attention to the incident and keep others from defecting from their path. However, utilizing the skills he had learned from following both paths he was able to escape his assailants and disappear into the dangerous wilds of the planet where none dare follow. Many years passed until the day he witnessed something fall from the skies. Eager to find out what secrets the flaming object may hold he quickly traveled to the location. With curiosity abound, he hoped he'd reach it before his people.

Digital Supporter - At this level you will receive a digital copy of the prequel story comic and the digital art book before the game gets shipped.

Nova - At this level you will receive a copy of the standard game.

Supernova Light - At this level you receive everything from Nova, plus the two Kickstarter exclusive playable characters and their miniatures!

Supernova - At this level you will receive everything from Nova, plus the digital rule book, digial art book, and digital comic which we will be sending early. You will also get one t-shirt, another set of miniatures for the main cast of 8 with battle damaged alternate poses and new character card stats, and the two Kickstarter exclusive playable character cards and their miniatures! This level and above will receive all stretch goals and has the potential to get 100+ high quality miniatures!

2 x Supernova - At this level you will receive 2 copies of the Supernova level.

RETAIL - At this level retailers will receive 5 copies of Nova level. This pledge level is open ONLY TO RETAILERS. Backers must be verified as stores before shipment is sent. This level is NOT eligible for Stretch Goals.

3 x Supernova - At this level you will receive 3 copies of the Supernova level.


Stylish Survivor - At this level you will receive everything from the Supernova level, plus all t-shirts and your whole set professionally painted by an award winning artist that we have personally selected.


Black Hole - At this level you will receive everything from the Supernova level, plus all t-shirts and you get a playable character made of your liking with miniature added to all Supernova and above levels of the game.

If we are able to get past our goal we have several awesome ideas we would like to implement as stretch goals into the game listed below. All card related stretch goals will include multiple copies of each unique card in the game.

At $45,000, all pledge tiers will receive 10 new unique Story Encounter cards and 10 new unique Environment cards.

At $50,000, Supernova Light and above tiers will receive 2 new playable alien faction characters and their miniatures!

At $60,000, Supernova Light and above tiers will receive 2 MINIATURES of each Beta alien in the game instead of tokens (15 unique Beta aliens X 2 = 30 total miniatures!)

At $70,000, all pledge tiers will receive 5 new unique Noetic Power cards, 5 new unique Human item cards, and 5 new unique Alien Artifact cards.

At $80,000, Supernova Light and above tiers will receive 2 new playable human character cards and their miniatures!

At $90,000, all pledge tiers will receive 5 extra dice in their box.

At $100,000, Supernova Light and above tiers will receive another set of the Beta aliens! (15 more miniatures)

At $110,000, Supernova Light and above tiers will receive 2 new playable human characters and their miniatures!

At $120,000, all comic purchasers will receive an additional comic featuring the prequel story of the four new human characters!

At $130,000, Supernova Light and above tiers will receive another set of the Beta aliens! (15 more miniatures)

At $140,000, Supernova Light and above tiers will receive 2 new Alpha alien character cards and their miniatures!

At $150,000, Supernova Light and above tiers will receive 1 new Omega alien boss sheet and its miniature along with another set of the Beta aliens!

With more surprises to come if we can reach this!

With the purchase of the Digital Comic, Digital Supporter level or Supernova and above levels you will receive our digital comic featuring the prequel story of the main cast of eight. We have hired an artist that is working specifically on the comic itself and have a great story in hand for it. The comic itself will be about 80 pages long and possibly longer depending on stretch goals. We have some prototype panels below for you to check out. The current lettering and display in these prototype panels is temporary and subject to change. If popular we hope to expand on the comics and create a great series with it.

If you want to add any optional purchases below or multiple pledge tiers then just pick the tier you want and manually change the pledge amount on the pledge confirmation page to the amount needed for the optional purchases or additional tiers. Thanks for your support!

T-Shirt 1           $25

T-Shirt 2            $25

T-Shirt 3         $25

Digital Comic        $10

Read the comic section to find out more about this!

Digital Art Book      $10

The digital art book features concept art, the history of Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas from start to end, artist bios, and of course high-resolution images featuring the art of Onslaught of Vanas.

Risks and challenges

We are a team of regular people, just like you. We work nine to five jobs and have been making this game in the background of our lives for awhile now. We are at the stage of development where we need more funding, something more than any of us can afford on our own. This is where you come in. We have a working prototype, but all of the miniatures need to be mastered for production. The box needs to be reworked to fit all of the pieces correctly and securely, and lastly, the game itself needs to be finalized and printed.

Our biggest risk we feel is making sure we hit our deadline for shipping the game. We have set the completed shipment for a year out. We did this because while we feel we can finish before this time we would rather be early then to be late and disappoint our fans. The core game is mostly completed though, and what we have left is the rest of the art assets. Stretch goals will add some work to the project, but we are fully confident that we can complete them in a timely fashion for the shipment of the game.

This is the first game we are making but we are lucky to live right next to a game manufacturer who we hope to be working with closely in the rest of the creation process. We have learned a lot so far about creating games and hope to learn even more in working further along the process.

We hope you want Planet Defiant as much as we want to give it to you. Our promise is to strive for constant updates throughout the creation process. Through our forums and other forms of contact we hope to receive lots of feedback and communicate directly with all of our backers and fans.

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