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Street Wars NYC, a new range of 1970's New York gangs and rules. Battle it out on the means streets of the Big Apple.
Street Wars NYC, a new range of 1970's New York gangs and rules. Battle it out on the means streets of the Big Apple.
88 backers pledged £5,161 to help bring this project to life.

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Street wars NYC is a fantastic Kickstarter created by Funky Skull, with the aim of funding a new set of Gang Warfare rules and figures.

Supporting this project will see you immersed in New York gang warfare, where you will fight it out with other gangs to take control of the streets. The game is set in the 1970’s New York and the crumbling streets are filled with pimps and their hoes, the subway is a crime filled haven and unemployment forces young New Yorkers into a life of crime and violence.

Will you become the King of New York?

 

 With your help, we hope to successfully fund this exciting new range of gangs, comprising of the first 2 planned sets and rules. Currently we have a number of the figures already sculpted for the range and if successful the funds will allow us to pay the sculptors to complete the first batch of the range.  

There are a number of stretch goals depending on how successful our campaign is as our way of saying thank you to our backers. The stretch goals give an indication of how we wish to continue to expand the range in the future, with the endless possibilities for future gangs.   

The rules are currently completed and have been extensively tested. The rules are highly enjoyable and are great fun for a few games with a group of friends. We want to make sure that we have a rule set that gamers will go back to again and again and not just throw away.

Each gang will include 8 metal figures in a variety of poses. Each one will represent its gang wearing their gang attire, but with their own unique style. They will be armed with a variety of weapons such as baseball bats and flick knives. Our group of well-known sculptors have done a fantastic job so far and with your help we will make sure they deliver a top quality range.

 What scale are the miniatures?  

The miniatures are 28mm in scale from foot to eye level. This scale will allow them to be compatible with a lot of other ranges that are available within the hobby.  

What quality will the miniatures be?  

As you can see by the sculpted models and painted samples we have some excellent sculptors on board with this project. The figures will be casted in metal by Griffin moulds in the UK who offer the highest quality casting within the hobby. 

Street Wars NYC is a table top skirmish game created by Funky Skull Games where you command a gang of local hoodlums looking to make a name for themselves in 1970’s New York.

Street Wars is easy to learn and offers lots of fun between friends and enemies alike. It will immerse you in 70’s Gang warfare, where you will fight with your gang in one off games or as part of a larger Campaign.

*Street Wars NYC Rule book artwork is not final may be subject to change.

What do you get? 

The Rule Book comes printed in a size of 185 x 248mm. This is similar in scale to many of the popular games rules at the moment and we have chosen this after advice from fellow gamers on how easy it is to carry.

The cards will be within the rulebook so that players can cut out and use for the game. These will also be available as a downloadable pdf.

  • 8 x Side Plot Cards
  • 20 x Weapons Cards
  • 25 x Event Cards 

Depending on how successful the campaign is we will look to upgrade the cards to fully printed individual cards.

Features

Play tested rules: The rules have been thoroughly play tested and edited by a veteran of the hobby who has edited many similar rule sets. Getting his seal of approval was like getting a gold star at school.

Game Size: A standard game of Street Wars is around 8 miniatures. Suitable for 2 or more players you will each take turns at activating your gang members to perform a number of actions. You will test your brawn against your enemies in a one on one fighting or by ganging up on the weaker enemies to take you on the path to glory. Campaign games start off with 5 miniatures in a gang with players building upon them. We recommend that no more than 15 minis be used in any one gang.

Gang selection: The Kickstarter starts with two initial gangs with many more planned. The starting gangs are the Black Cobras and the Devils Outcasts.

Game Cards: The rules book uses a number of cards to help the game flow easily. These cards will be available with the rules as a print that requires cutting. Hopefully as the campaign grows we can unlock the cards as a free upgrade to the rules.

  • Side Plots give players a number of side plots that they can carry out during a game to gain extra victory points.
  • Event cards let player interrupt play with events that can help to trun the game in their favour.
  • Weapons cards allow players to keep track of the weapon their gang member is armed with.

Cool in game actions: Players can have their gang member causing havoc in the street by carrying out muggings on New York Citizens, vandalising the Streets with their gang logo or making a shady deal with a local dealer.

Game Scenarios: SWNYC rule book contains 8 scenarios that will challenge the gangs on the streets. Scenarios from straight up Rumbles to a gang carrying out a robbery in The Big Score.

Full Campaign Rules: The rules will contain full campaign rules and map, which will allow you to fight over New York’s Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx. Players will start the campaign with a small gang and a number of turfs with the aim to expand your territory to increase your income and gang size. As you battle through the campaign you will be able to expand your gang and upgrade member’s ranks and weapons with the income from the local shops protection money. Characters will suffer injuries and may need to visit the hospital to get patched up. Or maybe the Cops will get hold of you, and you will have a visit to stand in front of a judge. 

More updates on the rules and contents, will be added as the Kickstarter Campaign goes on. 

Quick Start Rules

Why not have a look at our Street Wars Quick Start Rules and have a try at some of the game mechanics on your own. You can use our downloadable paper figure to play the game. Simply print out the sheet, cut out the figures and glue them together. 

The paper dolls represent the two gangs and all of the figures we are aiming to have for the starter gangs. 

Black Cobras Paper Figures

Devils Outcasts Paper Dolls

Weapon Cards

Weapons Cards Details

Character Stats Cards Update

 

To start with, we are looking to have 2 gangs put into production. Each gang will come with 8 metal miniatures which will give you enough to get started with Street Wars. Once this kickstarer has been completed we aim to release more gangs via the website and future kickstarters. Future gangs are already in planning and some of these can be seen with the stretch goals.

Each Gang will come with:

  • 8 x Metal miniatures
  • 8 x 30mm plastic bases
  • Print out and cut sheet with Stats.

Black Cobras

Black Cobras hail from Soundview, South Bronx. These guys have been born in the rubble and are tough nuts to crack. Growing up they have been taken under the wing of their Warlord Shogun, who strives to make the lives of the black kids in the Bronx better by turning them to Martial arts. The discipline and the fighting style they learn has made them the most feared gang in New York. When the Cobras come looking for you, you had better run.

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Devils Outcasts

The Devils Outcasts control the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where they hang out at McMull’s Irish Bar. As one of New York most notorious mix race gangs, they have built a reputation as a group of mean sons of bitches. The leader of the gang is Tremor and it’s said that you can hear him coming before you see him. The gang grew out of a rift between Tremor and the Warlord of his previous gang, who took exception to non-white members being in the gang. Tremor started the Devils Outcasts to welcome his brothers of all colours as long as they can fight. The Outcasts love nothing more than having a Rumble with their Rivals The Dragon Tongz from China Town.

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Free figure to all Kickstarter backers

All backer of the Kickstarter will recive a free Randall "The Saint" St James figure. The Saint is the Warlord of the The Black Saints gang from Washington Heights. The Saint can be used as a MVP by any of the gangs in their battles.

Who is Randall St James??

How to pledge:

  • Select the pledge that you want
  • Add any extra funds for add-ons
  • Shipping will be charged after the campaign

New Blood Pledge

You recieve

  • 1x SWNYC PDF rule book

New Blood Pledge

You recieve

  • 1x SWNYC Printed rule book
  • 1 x Randall "The Saint" St James miniature

Lieutenant Pledge

You recieve

  •  1x SWNYC Starter gang minitures and stat cards (8 x minis)
  • 1 x Randall "The Saint" St James miniature

Warlord Pledge

You recieve

  • 2 x SWNYC Starter gang minitures and stat cards (16 x minis)
  • 1 x SWNYCPrinted rule book
  • 1x SWNYC PDF rule book
  • 1 x Randall "The Saint" St James miniature
  • All unlocked free stretch goals

King of New York City Pledge

With the the KoNYC pledge you will work with us on creating your very own gang member. We will work with you on the design of the character and have our artist and scultor create your idea. You will recieve 5 copies of the miniature and also a a4 print of your idea.

You also recieve:

  • 2 x SWNYC Starter gang minitures and stat cards (16 x minis)
  • 1 x SWNYCPrinted rule book  
  • 1x SWNYC PDF rule book
  • 1 x Randall "The Saint" St James miniature
  • 33 x Game tokens
  • 8 x Objectives markers
  • 1 x SWNYC Dice Bag
  • All unlocked free stretch goals

 

 

As well as a pledging you have the option to add a number of extras to your order. We have gaming aides that help to enhance the gaming experience, along with a few merchandise options.

Add-Ons can be added to your pledge by increasing the pledge value or purchasing in the Pledge manager.

All Add-Ons will be delivered along with your pledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this Kickstarter project we have set a target that will allow us to get the range set up and produced for all the pledges. If the campaign exceeds on our expectations we will look to reward our fantastic customers. Below we have some concept art for some stretch goals that will unlock when each level of funding is reached. The stretch goals are a number of free figures for pledges of a certain level and also a number of add-ons that will be available to purchase.

As the campaign grows we will add more stretch goals.

 

 

 

 

Once the campaign has been successful each backer will be sent a link to our pledge manager web cart with their personal login details. Your account will be credited with the amount that you have pledged and you can use your credit to purchase the items on the site. You can also use this opportunity to add more gangs or extras to your pledge, which you can pay for via PayPal.

 

 Shipping will be charged at the end of the Kickstarter campaign via the pledge manager and the payment taken via PayPal. PayPal will allow you to make a payment with a Credit or Debit card without having to sign up to the service. Please do not add shipping to your Kickstarter pledge as this dilutes the funds that are required to help start the range. Shipping will be charged as follows.

Shipping in the UK and Worldwide will be sent via Standard Parcel service from Royal Mail. I have been using their service for a number of years for my Flags of War business and I’m confident all parcels will be delivered when expected. If you have any concerns about delivery to your Country please contact us.

 

Risks and challenges

The main challenges involved in fulfilling any project like this are production delays, and ensuring a high standard of quality is maintained throughout the process. I believe that Funk Skull Games is well placed to deal with these challenges, and that your pledge to support us is low-risk.

● The sculptor we have on board comes with years of experience and is one of the most talented and efficient that we have come across in the hobby. We expecta very quick at turnaround getting the job done and are prepared to start as soon as the project funds.

● We already have a number of the miniatures sculpted which cuts down on the number that we need for when we fund.

● Casting of the miniatures will be handled by Griffin Moulds. Griffin have helped companies within the hobby for a number of years and have a reputation for the highest quality and professionalism.

● The rules have been developed with the help of some highly experienced table top gamer's and our editor Pat Connor has worked on some of the most successful skirmish games which are similar to our own.

● Most of the artwork has already been commissioned and the layout work on the rules will be done by the creator who has experience in this from their flagsofwar.com business.

Because of this, we are confident we can deliver a high quality product and deliver all of our Kickstarter rewards in a timely fashion.

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    You will receive a digital PDF version of Street Wars NYC rules. You also get access to the full range of add-ons and the pledge manager.

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    Street Soldier

    You will receive a Printed version of Street Wars NYC rules. You also get access to the full range of add-ons and the pledge manager.

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    Lieutenant

    You will receive 1 x Gang of your choice. You also receive the Exclusive Kickstarter Figure and have access to the full range of add-ons and the pledge manager.

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    Warlord (Early Bird)

    You will receive both street gangs, a printed & pdf version of Street Wars Rules and all unlocked FREE stretch goals. You also receive the Exclusive Kickstarter Figure and have access to the full range of add-ons and the pledge manager.

    Price after Kickstarter: £85

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    Warlord

    You will receive both street gangs, a printed & pdf version of Street Wars Rules and all unlocked FREE stretch goals. You also receive the Exclusive Kickstarter Figure and have access to the full range of add-ons and the pledge manager.

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    King of New York

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    We will work with you to create a unique character at your specifications. Our artist will draw your idea so that we can bring the miniature to life. We will have this figure sculpted and with your help, design stats so that they can be used in the Street wars rules. The figure could be yourself or it could be a Funky idea that you have for a character.

    You will receive 5 metal versions of the figure and professional A3 print of the artwork that you helped to design. No copyright protected ideas or nude designs will be allowed.

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