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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 4 2018
AU$ 7,806
pledged of AU$ 65,000pledged of AU$ 65,000 goal
110
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 4 2018

About

Patriot is an intensely strategic and rewarding board game for 3-6 players, set in the not to distant future of Karmonia. Exhibiting a mixture of risk vs reward, resource management, mech placement, teamwork and betrayal... Patriot has it all!  

Best viewed in double page spread. The last page has been put before the cover for best viewing.
Best viewed in double page spread. The last page has been put before the cover for best viewing.
                                       

In depth manufacturing schedule from PandaGM: 

Due to some important changes to the prototype, there are still some reviews underway! 

COMPLETED

 
  

IN PROGRESS

Prototype Game currently sitting with reviewer:

Pirate's Parley - Review est. May 15.

Prototype in transit & to be reviewed: 

Steve Mayne from Meeple Gamers. Review est. May 15 

Mid Campaign reviews underway:

Eddie Guida of Dice Tower News

Please advise if you would like to be added to this list.

There are a number of people who made this dream a reality! Specifically, my family and friends for keeping me quasi-sane. 

The Core Team:

The below people did not commit any crimes (that we're aware of), so they stay faceless for now....

KICKSTARTER VIDEO DEVELOPMENT: Jon Mietling

3D ARTIST:  Bhushan Arekar

GAME PREVIEW: The Game Boy Geek

PRE-LAUNCH REVIEWERS/INTERVIEWERS: 

Captain JW Shinbones from Pirate's Parley

Mackenzie Hoffman from TheMeepleStreet 

Kaitlyn Morgan from Meeple Momma

Rowan from Brave New Boardgames

Christoph from Board gaming For The Win

With special thanks to the people of /r/PenmanshipPorn on reddit for helping build the letters:

  • /u/The_Terrible_T - Day 1 
  • /u/dramatic_walrus - Day 2 
  • My Mum! - Day 3 
  • /u/infralugel / @infralugel - Day 4 
  • /u/beaverskeet - Day 5 
  • /u/Sairwaboo - letter front & Day 6 
  • /u/blanket__thief - Day 7

Risks and challenges

When I started this project 3.5 years ago, I went in with the mindset that I am in no rush. I want to create something of good quality, and that I am happy with before trying to meet all deadlines. With that in mind, the way that we operated was working backward from manufacturing and shipping. We designed the cards in the format that the manufacturer wanted (to streamline the pre-design process), and I have created my project timeline around manufacturers & shipping schedules.

In saying that, while I've tried my best to keep it real with timelines, sometimes things do happen. In the event that a spanner is thrown in the works, I will endeavour to keep communication as open as humanly possible by providing weekly email updates. I understand that connecting with backers is not only a way to make sure everyone stays happy, but it makes for a successful project, too (and will probably help when I launch my next game!)

The other risk is that this is my first project on Kickstarter, and my first board game. It's been a huge learning experience for me, and one that I have enjoyed every second of. I plan to combat this risk (i.e. me being a noob) by keeping my mind open to ideas from seasoned professionals (superbackers, colleagues in the board game industry), and designating a specific testing period for a few backers who opt in to beta testing. This should create a feeling of cohesiveness in our community, and make sure that Patriot becomes one of 'the greats'!

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    Early Bird! Base Game + Stretch Goals

    One copy of Patriot includes:
    - Your name in the rulebook
    - 24 Beacon Cards
    - 30 Scientific Discovery Cards
    - 21 Large Letters
    - 9 Riot Cards
    - 64 Brief Cards
    - 8 Super Brief Cards
    - 168 Influence Cards
    - The rulebook
    - Game board
    - Game Box
    - 14 Character Cards
    - 18 Allegiance Cards
    - 1 D8 & 1 D4
    - Quick play guides
    - 14 Rioters
    - 14 Troops
    - 32 Science Markers
    - 21 Coins
    - 14 Characters

    Plus loads of amazing stretch goals!

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    WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO MAKE THIS PROJECT AS EU/AU/CAN FRIENDLY AS POSSIBLE!

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    Base Game + Stretch Goals

    One copy of Patriot includes:
    - Your name in the rulebook
    - 24 Beacon Cards
    - 30 Scientific Discovery Cards
    - 21 Large Letters
    - 9 Riot Cards
    - 64 Brief Cards
    - 8 Super Brief Cards
    - 168 Influence Cards
    - The rulebook
    - Game board
    - Game Box
    - 14 Character Cards
    - 18 Allegiance Cards
    - 1 D8 & 1 D4
    - Quick play guides
    - 14 Rioters
    - 14 Troops
    - 32 Science Markers
    - 21 Coins
    - 14 Characters

    Plus loads of amazing stretch goals!

    ~ SHIPPING ~
    Shipping will be charged separately through board game specialist shippers Blackbox.

    WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO MAKE THIS PROJECT AS EU/AU/CAN FRIENDLY AS POSSIBLE!

    Approximate Shipping:
    • USA: +$15 Shipping
    • EU/Australia/Canada: +$15 to $20
    • Everywhere Else: +$20

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    Base Game + Stretch Goals x 2

    Each of the two copies of Patriot includes:
    - Your name in the rulebook
    - 24 Beacon Cards
    - 30 Scientific Discovery Cards
    - 21 Large Letters
    - 9 Riot Cards
    - 64 Brief Cards
    - 8 Super Brief Cards
    - 168 Influence Cards
    - The rulebook
    - Game board
    - Game Box
    - 14 Character Cards
    - 18 Allegiance Cards
    - 1 D8 & 1 D4
    - Quick play guides
    - 14 Rioters
    - 14 Troops
    - 32 Science Markers
    - 21 Coins
    - 14 Characters

    Plus loads of amazing stretch goals!

    ~ SHIPPING ~
    Shipping will be charged separately through board game specialist shippers Blackbox.

    WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO MAKE THIS PROJECT AS EU/AU/CAN FRIENDLY AS POSSIBLE!

    Approximate Shipping:
    • USA: +$15 Shipping
    • EU/Australia/Canada: +$15 to $20
    • Everywhere Else: +$20

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