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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 28 2013
Chelaine SwanBy Chelaine Swan
First created
Chelaine SwanBy Chelaine Swan
First created
CA$ 964
pledged of CA$ 15,000 goal
16
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 28 2013

About

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Overview:

Ravenous 5 is the first and only 100% original zombie and survivor collectible card game. The game is designed to allow the player to use all Ravenous 5 cards as both a traditional Collectible Card Game (CCG) and as an Expandable Card Game (ECG). There are story driven expansions that tour across North America and to the other continents, with characters and zombies unique to the Ravenous 5 world. Players can choose from 9 ½ factions that have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The first Starter set will include four of the factions including: 

  •  Civilian, which heals and defends
  •  Military, which deals damage and destruction
  •  Corporate, which plays counters and interference
  •   Occult, with esoteric rites that allow you to power up your zombie attacks

Ravenous 5 features stunning artwork created by a talented team of artists from all around the world. This Kickstarter will contain new exclusive cards that won't be found for sale in any store after Kickstarter. 

Game Play:

Game play is styled to support a tournament system for local store play and the unique play style means you will never have to wait for resource cards - play is fast and furious. There are two different play modes: standard and hardcore. Standard games usually last between 10 and 15 minutes while hardcore games are between 5 and 10 minutes. A compatible online game for later release will allow harmonious play with physical stores as well as the online community. 

The game is fast paced and allows players to take the roles of both survivors and zombies to battle it out in the apocalyptic world. Players takes turns playing cards in a system designed to play without requiring a player to wait for resource cards. Deck building and play strategy allow cards to be played for free or with resources from hand, deck, or locations. 

Players send zombies to attack their opponents supply cache (deck) and defend their own much needed resources with their survivors. Play continues until one side runs out of supplies (cards). Players build decks of 60 cards, generally made of 30 faction cards and 30 strain (zombie) cards. There are several types of cards to choose from:

  • Survivors, which makes up your defensive forces
  • Zombies, to make up your offensive forces
  • Locations, that allow you to gain bonus resources, and to increase the defense and attack power of your side
  • Enhancements, which can add an edge to your survivors. They can include anything from skills to guns and even occult artifacts. 
  • Evolutions, that power up your zombies and turn them into killing machines or cunning hunters. 
  • Events, where survivors can perform unique custom actions that can turn the tide of battle. 

 We hope to show our thanks through the offering of special "stuff" for future expansions and Kickstarters. There will be a special announcement if we manage to reach our $100,000 mark. In addition to that announcement there are three planned expansions for later 2014 including:

  • Starter Set #2: Repeat customers will be entitled to between 1 and 5 new bonus cards. In the second Starter Set we will be covering the remaining 5 starter decks including Government, Science, 7th Column, Red Tide, and The Cheshire Hunt. 
  • Board Game "Call of Von Sehlen": With our much anticipated board game release, slated for the near future, repeat customers will receive between 1 and 5 bonus characters from each of the factions that will be released in this Kickstarter. Special character cards from previous card sets are also compatible with the board game.
  • Third Release will be a surprise!

The Ravenous World:

We have a rich and beautiful world designed for the Ravenous 5 game. All of the art has been created to tell stories and to showcase the various secret societies, sub-factions, and unique Ravenous survivors and zombies. Cards are created to not only play with, but to push forward the overarching storyline. New and old special characters will show the world from place to place as they follow various paths and trails during their flight from the outbreak. Time line driven new sets of cards will follow a world wide tour of nations during the first week of the outbreak. Future sets will show the world one month later, six months later, a year later and well into the future. For more information be on the lookout for our basic back story release. 

Online Capabilities:

Ravenous 5 was designed so that online play would be compatible with not only its game mechanics and cards but also to integrate store play into a greater tournament system which will allow both store and online players to compete. 

Our online system will allow cards to be printed that are purchased online, though they will be limited to a single print to keep the rarity balance. In addition, any in store purchases will give you not only your physical cards, but will allow your cards to be added to your online account through our bar code system. 

Those involved in this Kickstarter will receive several benefits when the online game is launched, including but not limited to:

  • A free account with all cards that you receive in this Kickstarter being credited to your account
  • Bonus credits equal to what you have spent in your pledge level
  • Extensive access to beta testing and bonus giveaways during the play testing

Risks and challenges

We have three major steps to finish Ravenous 5 before we ship to you:
1. The first month after funding we have left open for print and play game testing. During this time we will allow our supporters the chance to have a say in final card balancing and in any game mechanics that they think might need to be tweaked. It has been a long process to play test and balance so far and we believe it is a great game, but since this is not a one-off print we would like to get as much feedback from our gaming community as we can.
2. Create the final art for the stretch goals. We have put a great deal of time into our art design and into the back story that goes with it, and the unique bonus cards for the stretch goals will be worked into it appropriately.
3. All the little details! We have a printer picked out and dedicated shippers, and we understand it is always a job getting the final work to the printer and making sure everything goes out on time to the correct addresses. Printing will be the biggest challenge, which is why we have spent so much time organizing the printers before this Kickstarter has even launched.

We are sure other things may appear once we are under way, but we are committed to the effort and perfection of this project.

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    Infected: The complete four deck core set of 240 cards total (4 of the cards are limited edition to this Kickstarter), a PDF link to the game rules, a printed compact rule book, a print and play link for two deck starter set, an ID number for future offers, and a thank you postcard. Stretch goals as noted. ($7.00 addition for non-Canadian and US destinations)

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    Contagion: The complete core deck start set of 240 cards (4 of the card are limited edition to this Kickstarter), custom long collector box, membership in the players advisor group, a PDF link to the game rules, a printed compact rule book, a print and play link for two deck starter set, an ID number for future offers, and a thank you postcard. Stretch goals. ($7.00 addition for non-Canadian and US destinations)

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    The Horde: Early shipment of the two deck starter prototype set, membership in the players advisor group, the complete four deck core set with 240 cards (4 of the cards are limited edition to this Kickstarter, x2 for 8 in total), custom long collector box, a PDF of the game rules, a printed compact rule book, a print and play link for the two deck starter set, your name (or nickname) on website as a supporter of our gaming rules, an ID number for future offers, and a thank you postcard. Stretch goals. ($7.00 addition for non-Canadian and US destinations)

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    The King in Yellow: The complete four deck core set with 240 cards (4 cards are limited edition to this Kickstarter, x2 for 8 in total), membership in the players advisor club, large printed rule book with back story and art, one limited edition artist signed 8 x 10 print from one of our cards, your name (or nickname) on website as a supporter of our artists, an ID number for future offers, and a thank you postcard. Stretch goals. ($7.00 addition for non-Canadian and US destinations)

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    Stars are Right: The complete four deck core set with 240 cards (4 of the cards are limited edition to this Kickstarter, x2 for 8 in total), membership in the players advisor club, custom long collector box, large printed rule book with backstory and art, a custom card (included in the decks) by one of our artists with 5 8x10 signed prints, your name (or nickname) on website as a supporter of our artists, an ID number for future offers, and a thank you postcard. Stretch goals. ($7.00 addition for non-Canadian and US destinations)

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    Seventh Column: Store Only. This funding level is for individuals that do not have credit cards but wish to purchase this Kickstarter at the $50 through their comic or hobby store. 5 sets of the Infected level plus 4 bonus decks (no stretch goals for the bonus decks). Promotional posters and flyers will be included with this package. ($7.00 addition for non-Canadian and US destinations)

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    Devil's Horde: Store Only. This funding level is for individuals that do not have credit cards but wish to purchase this Kickstarter at the $50 through their comic or hobby store. 10 sets of the Infected level plus 4 bonus decks (no stretch goals for the bonus decks). Promotional posters and flyers will be included with this package. ($7.00 addition for non-Canadian and US destinations)

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