About this project
We will be shipping within the EU!
We have included a new tier for those want to get all game content at an amazing price!
Universe - Everything from the Onslaught level, plus the Terror Beta Pack, Dominator Pack, and Extra Custom Dice! This tier includes all game content and extras at an amazing price!
This is the best value and will get you the core game, a total of over 85 miniatures, 8 battle boards, 20 dice, add-on only weapons, powers, stories and much more!
We have several awesome ideas we would like to implement as stretch goals into the game listed below. Most cards will include multiple copies of each unique card in the game. All unlocked stretch goals stay unlocked!
At $35,000, Supernova and above tiers will receive a Story Expansion with 10 new Story cards added to the game! UNLOCKED!
At $40,000, Supernova and above tiers will receive 1 new Kickstarter exclusive Alpha Alien card and miniature!
At $45,000, Supernova and above tiers will receive an Item Card Expansion with 10 new Item Cards added to the game!
At $50,000, Supernova and above tiers will receivethe Kickstarter exclusive Omega Alien sheet and miniature, Tekret Ves, from the NOVUS universe. You can find out more here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/543492901/planet-defiant-onslaught-of-vanas-relaunch/posts/620856
BACKER STRETCH GOALS
At 250 Backers, all copies of the game will receive double sided day and night battle boards! UNLOCKED!
At 500 Backers, Supernova and above tiers will receive an Encounter expansion with 10 new Encounter cards featuring new War Events not in the base game!
At 750 Backers, Supernova and above tiers will receive a Skills expansion with 10 new skills added to the game!
At 1000 Backers, Supernova and above tiers will receive the playable character and miniature "SD27049"
With more to come if we can reach these goals!
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.
Onslaught of Vanas supports 1-8 players that scales difficulty on the number of players
46 total miniatures in core game
D10 (ten sided dice) for all combat and skill checks.
Over 500+ cards including every alien, character, weapon, and item in the game, all with amazing artwork
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, powers, 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.
Character Sheet - Kyle Walker
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 standard game to take anywhere from 2-3 hours to complete. We will also have rules in place for those who like shorter games in the 1-2 hour range as well as unique scenarios.
LARGER VERSION: game.planetdefiant.com/boardproto4.jpg
There are 30 unique areas on the board and every area has several unique story encounters that can lead to deadly traps, epic battles, or precious resources, and much more.
Story Card - Cursed Dunes
More about story cards here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/543492901/planet-defiant-onslaught-of-vanas-relaunch/posts
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.
Engagements against the alien onslaught is done on the Battle Boards with the miniatures. These are 12x12 boards specific to each location type. Each has its own cover spots and unique formations so that each has specific strategies to master. You can find out more about the battle boards here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/543492901/planet-defiant-onslaught-of-vanas-relaunch/posts
Battle Board - Alien City Normieros
Every character receives Focus Points each phase 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*
*Formations will include a coordinate placement system for quicker placing of miniatures*
*Miniatures will be used instead of tokens in combat*
LARGER VERSION: http://game.planetdefiant.com/boxcontent.png
4 Battle boards
500+ Game related cards
--Over 200 items and powers
--80 Story cards featuring 240 unique stories
--30+ skills to customize your character
100+ Tokens and counters
8 Survivor sheets
2 Omega alien sheets
BECOME A FOUNDER
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 a "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 the Planet Defiant 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!
Our miniatures will be in 28mm Heroic. There will some aliens and characters in larger sizes of 35-37mm and 50-55mm.
Edgar Black - 28mm
Jennifer Simmons - 28mm
Jessica Benton - 28mm
Kyle Walker - 28mm
Arctul - 37mm
Drega - 50mm
Nothsu - 50mm
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. Each has unique abilities and weapons that come with them as well!
You have Michael Rain who will be a 37mm miniature in his mech suit and Tal'Ruza who will be 28mm.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEIR STORY HERE: http://www.planetdefiant.com/exclusive-characters.html
Supporter - We thank you for the support! This includes the Planet Defiant: Onslaught of Vanas Digital Artbook which features all the amazing artwork of Onslaught of Vanas, sketches, artist bios, interviews, exclusive community art, descriptions, and details how the game came to be.
Supernova - At this level you receive everything from Nova, plus the two Kickstarter exclusive playable characters and their miniatures!
Onslaught - At this level you will receive everything from the Supernova level, plus these additional add-ons; the Beta Starter Pack, Alpha Starter Pack, Omega Destroyer Pack, and extra Battle Board Set! These are not required to play the game but if you want little down time this will allow for multiple engagements between players every turn for non-stop action!
Universe - At this level you will receive everything from the Onslaught level, plus the Terror Beta Pack, Dominator Pack, and Extra Custom Dice! This tier includes all game content and extras at an amazing price!
Hardcore Fan - At this level you will receive everything from the Onslaught Level, plus the Digital Art Book, 1 T-Shirt of your choice, and a signed personal painting of yourself made in our universe done by our character artist!
Galactic Weapon - At this level you will receive everything from the Universe level, plus you will help us create a new weapon for the game that will include new artwork created by our artists but guided by you, description, and name of your choice. This card will be included in all versions of the game!
Galactic Power - At this level you will receive everything from the Universe level, plus you will help us create a new Noetic Power for the game that will include new artwork created by our artists but guided by you, description, and name of your choice. This card will be included in all versions of the game!
Black Hole - At this level you will receive everything from the Hardcore Fan level, plus you will help design a new alien creature that will be made into a card with miniature and added to all Supernova and above tiers!
White Hole - At this level you will receive everything from the Hardcore Fan level, plus your personal painting will be made in a new playable character and miniature added to all Supernova and above tiers!
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!
Beta Starter Pack - $25 - This comes with 4 of all the Beta aliens in the regular game and all associated cards. All are 28mm in size except the Athul which is 37mm.
Alpha Starter Pack - $15 - This comes with 2 of all the Alpha aliens in the regular game and all associated cards. Drega is 50mm, Chykro is 37mm, and the Arctul is 37mm in size.
Omega Destroyer Pack - $8 - With it's immense strength and speed due to Noetic augmentation and near impervious armor, Alukahni crushes his opponents with his fists. He has no equal in the Noraver Arena and is looking for the one who can finally provide him with a real challenge. Do you dare try? This pack includes the new Omega alien boss Alukahni, its Omega alien sheet, its unique armor card, and a new set of story cards involving Alukahni. Alukahni is 37mm in size.
Terror Beta Pack - $25 - The Krondo, an alien race of the deadliest assassins on the planet, and the Sarcin, feared for their almost demonic Noetic powers, have always hated each other. Now they are suddenly teaming up and waging war across the planet. Find out why! This pack includes 4 each of the new Beta aliens Krondo and Sarcin, their cards, an exclusive Noetic power, an exclusive weapon, and a new set of story cards involving them. Krondo is 28mm and Sarcin is 37mm in size.
Dominator Pack- $20 - Darius has crash landed on a unique part of the planet and now faces a threat he never wished upon his most hated enemy. His unit is being turned into mind controlled monsters by the alien Apraxia. Now Darius must kill his own men and escape to find help. This pack includes the playable character Darius River, his miniature, his exclusive weapon the Inferno Minigun, along with four of the Beta alien Apraxia and a set of unique story cards involving them. Both of these miniatures are 28mm.
LARGER ADD-ON MINIATURE PICTURES: http://game.planetdefiant.com/addonslarger.jpg
With the exclusive digital painting and exclusive signed print your artwork will also be featured in our Digital Art Book in the Community Art section.
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 backers. 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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