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A strategic 2-5 players card game of clever tactics & critical consequences, set in a world of spies, sabotage, secrecy and subterfuge.
A strategic 2-5 players card game of clever tactics & critical consequences, set in a world of spies, sabotage, secrecy and subterfuge.
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New Agents and Stretch Goals. Things just got interesting.

Posted by Saar Shai (Creator)
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Dear Backers,

We have a ton of exciting developments to share with you. Here are the headlines...

1. BRAND NEW 'THE PARTNERS' EXPANSION + ADDED TIER

2. ALL 3 EXPANSIONS AS ADD-ONS

3. 4 NEW STRETCH-GOALS

THE PARTNERS EXPANSION
You may have heard whisperings of an ultra-secret, classified group of Agents called 'The Partners'. Well, we can now share more information about this mysterious gang.

Partner Agents attach themselves to Faction Agents to defend, protect and support their fellow operatives. This elite bunch of Agents can perform unique new commands and add another layer of complexity and strategy to the game.

To accompany this new expansion, we've built a new tier so that you can boost your set to include all 3 expansions. Select 'THE COMPANY: THE FULLER PACKAGE' to get the Base Set + 3 expansions (including ALL SGs).

(There is just 1 more slot available to become a custom-designed Partner Agent!)

EXPANSION ADD-ONS
We've also created the option of selecting 1, 2 or all 3 Expansions as add-ons so all Early-bird backers can hold on to their discount and still boost their set. Simply add $5 to your pledge for each additional expansion pack you want to receive.

"SECRET AGENTS" includes 10 highly trained professionals to join your existing arsenal of elite Agents.

"MISSION: CRITICAL" includes 6-8 especially 'critical' Missions, for those of you who like to live on the edge.

"THE PARTNERS" includes 8 'Partner' Agents to keep you covered.

NEW STRETCH GOALS
We are excited to share the news of 4 upcoming Stretch Goals. We've been eagerly reading all your suggestions for SGs and given a lot of thought to what we think would make the game even better, the experience of backing and playing The Agents more fun while staying true to our vision for the game.

We really hope you like what we have planned and encourage you to continue being such wonderful, vocal and ardent supporters of the game. Let's smash through all these goals!

As we head into the weekend, make sure that you are keeping a watchful eye on all the movements of The Agents by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep your friends close and The Agents closer...

Happy Weekend,

Saar

p.s The extra vigilant among you might also have noticed a new tier 'THE BLACK OPS RECRUIT'. Be a part of our most elite, exclusive unit yet...

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    1. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Joe and @yfnco I've written an FAQ about the addition of The Partner expansion. It should help you out. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/673576049/the-agents-a-double-edged-cards-game#project_faq_62221

    2. yfnco on

      I pledged the Secret Santa, so I should add $10 to get the third expansion for both sets right?

    3. Brandon Surowiec on

      @Joe Double Agent Plege Levels get the THE AGENCY, which means you need to add $5 to your pledge to get the 3rd expansion.

    4. Kosongz on

      So there's like 10 cards for each expansion? And 8 cards for mission critical expansion?

    5. Joe Kiyoshi
      Superbacker
      on

      Will double agent pledge levels and up get the third expansion free or do they need to add $5?

    6. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      Fixed up the main page to make everything as clear as possible. Hope it does the trick.

    7. Matt S on

      @Alanna you can follow these steps (apologies if they're too detailed... I write bug reports on a daily basis and it's just second nature now)

      1. Click on the blue "Manage Your Pledge" found at the top/right of the screen (just below Backers/Pledged $ / Days go Go info(
      2. Update the Pledge Amount by $5.00 (should be bold green text inside of a green framed box)
      3. Leave your reward selection unchanged
      4. Click on the green "Continue to the next step" button.
      5. Verify the contents inside the "Confirm your changes" window are correct (This will have the previous pledge/reward and your new pledge/reward amounts)
      6. Click the Confirm button.
      7. You'll then go through the regular KS checkout process you normally go through when first pledging.

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      Alanna Sklover on

      @Saar, How do I add $5 onto my pledge?

    9. Matt S on

      You may also want to update "The Expansions" section to mention "The Partners" expansion. Would also recommend mentioning the $5.00 add-on price (either in The Expansions section, or possibly create a new "Add-Ons" section.

      Will make it easier for new backers to figure out
      1) What all is available
      2) Help them determine which tier they want to pledge.

    10. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Ainokea correct!

      @Matthew - on it!

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      Matthew Gabbert
      Superbacker
      on

      The third FAQ entry should be updated to reflect the new $5 per add-on expansion policy.

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      Ainokea-No-More
      Superbacker
      on

      OK.... I am pledged as an "early backer" for "The Agency" @ $25. If I want all game content I need to just add $5 for the third expansion.....correct. So my pledge total needs to be $30 ...??

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      Eric Boudreault on

      Thanks Saar and Chris!

      Love the idea of the expanded box for the whole set!

      Easier for travel and storage!

      Eric

    14. Jeff
      Superbacker
      on

      Is the main box going to be able to hold all of the expansions? Or might their be a Kickstarter exclusive box that will do this? Don't really want 5 boxes for a smaller card game. Maybe even a box like the upcoming pathfinder card game box and insert.

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      chris leko on

      Plenty of Kickstarters are adding stuff that you can buy as extras, and I don't think this one is going to turn into another Cthulu Wars where everytime that add a new stretch goal you have to pay for it, which increases their backer amount, which means the need to add more stretch goals. I like what you guys are doing (player-aids, point cards, upgraded rulebooks, etc) without adding too much game changing kick-starter exclusives that will make anyone who didn't get on it feel like they got jipped. Keep up the good work, I'm excited about the game.

      @ Eric: If I understand it correctly, everyone gets the stretch goal expansion. Then, basically, for 5 bucks each you can add one of the three expansions. So, for 23 you get the Base + stretch goal + one expansion, for 28 you get Base + stretch goal + 2 expansions, and for 33 you get base + stretch goal + 3 expansions. If I gather it correctly, there should be 4 total expansions you can get. One everyone gets and 3 that you can buy.

    16. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Eric. Don't think of 'Black Ops' as an expansion for the purposes of the pledge tiers. It's a free stretch goal pack and everyone gets it for free. Nothing to do with which tier you choose.

      The only 3 expansion packs that require anyone's attention are;

      - SECRET AGENTS
      - MISSION: CRITICAL
      - THE PARTNERS

      Hope that helps!

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      Eric Boudreault on

      Hi, I'm THE AGENCY: The FULL package - Base set + the Kickstarter-exclusive Commanders promo pack + 2 expansions + ALL stretch goals!

      Does this mean, given all pledges get the BLACK OP EXPANSION that I get all 3 expansions?

      My understanding is the only difference between the 18$ pledge (BASE OF OPERATION) and the 23$ pledge (CALL FOR BACKUP) is the addition of 1 expansion to our initial set (given BLACK OPS is a stretch goal that everyone gets, this mean at 23$ you should get both expansions and at 18$ you only get BLACK OPS?) right?

      If we apply the same approach for the difference between the 23$ pledge and the 28$ pledge (THE AGENCY), which seems to be the additional expansion, it means that all three expansions would be included at THE AGENCY pledge?

      Thanks,

      Eric

    18. Kevin Blacksheep Thompson on

      Thanks, Saar. Onward and Upward!

    19. Kurisu
      Superbacker
      on

      What about proposing a discount for backers adding the 3 expansions? like a 3 expansion-pack for 12 instead or 15$?

    20. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Kevin THE COMPANY includes everything except the kitchen sink ;-)

      Base set + all three expansions + ALL stretch goals + KS exclusive commanders pack

      (plus my undying love as an extra bonus)

    21. Kevin Blacksheep Thompson on

      @Havoc - you think this is discouraging, you should have been a backer on Cthulhu Wars - they were a gazillion "stretch" goals that were $25 each. I had to take out a second mortgage on that project. (Still, it was the most amazing KS project I've ever seen, no offense Saar). As to this project, I'm cool with this, but just want to make sure The Company level includes "everything" (or do we need to add more to the pledge for something else?)

    22. Smottz on

      @Havoc - This one isn't a stretch goal. I thought the same as you before realizing that everything listed as a stretch goal is rewarding backers. This is an additional add-on, not the reward referred to under "Stretch Goals."

    23. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Kevin and @ Zachary Totally correct.

      THE COMPANY includes all 3 expansions + everything in the stretch goal menu.

      Collaborators etc will need to add +$5 if they want 3 expansions.

      @Matthew Genius. Doing it as we speak! Nice work, Agent.

    24. Zac Cook on

      Good catch Matthew, I didn't notice that.

    25. Havoc Timmo on

      I guess I'm disappointed because I've been in Kickstarted projects before that have added expansions as stretch goals(rewards for those who originally backed their dream), not as additional ways to profit?

    26. Chris Eaton on

      alright, im in for a further 5 bucks plus my collaborator level pledge. so i'm covered right?

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      Matthew Gabbert
      Superbacker
      on

      Saar: The Stretch Goals graphic should be updated so that the $15K Black Ops stretch goal is no longer called the '3rd expansion'. That's what's confusing people.

    28. Zac Cook on

      Collaborators get what Agencies get, which are +2 expansions. Given that "Partners" is the 3rd expansion and the description of the reward for "The Company: The FULLER package," I would guess that you (and everyone who pledged at agency or collaborator) would have to add on "partners."

    29. Kevin Blacksheep Thompson on

      Saar, just to clarify (again) - "The Company" level ($33 pledge) gets you all three of the new expansions (plus we get the Black Ops stretch included)? Not $5 per expansion. Correct?

    30. Chris Eaton on

      im at the collaborator level, do i need to add anything to my pledge to get everything?

    31. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      Ok. Here I am to save the day!

      We have added a third Expansion that backers can buy, either as part of a tier or as an add-on.

      Black Ops is a stretch goal that EVERYONE gets. No need to add any money for that. It comes as standard.

      All you need to decide is whether to opt in for 1, 2 or 3 expansions alongside your base set. And you can choose to do that either as a combo tier or if you want to keep hold of your early-bird special, you can simply add $5 for each additional expansion you want.

      I hope that clears things up!

    32. Matt S on

      Well that was a bad copy/paste job.. lets try that again (wish we had an edit or delete function)

      Was Partners expansion a stretch goal? 15K is for "Black Ops". I pulled this from an update about the first couple SG's when they were reached:

      "Black Ops - the effect of censorship has been removed from our 3rd expansion. While the "Mission Critical" expansion revolves around higher value Mission cards, Black Ops is a series of cards that bestow special abilities to the players who wield them. Instead of getting bonus points, players receive valuable abilities to allow them greater influence and power over their opponents. (Exact numbers of cards in each deck to be announced, but the more we raise the more we'll be able to bundle.)"

      Additionally, we've got that new reward tier for Black Ops (go with the previous Double Agent, Secret Agent, Partner in Crime)... Guess we'll need clarification form Saar.

    33. Alex on

      Actually it was Black Ops that was the expansion stretch goal, not Partners.

    34. Matt S on

      Was Partners expansion a stretch goal? 15K is for "Black Ops".

      Pulled this from an update about the first couple SG's when they were reached:
      Black Ops - the effect of censorship has been removed from our 3rd expansion. While the "Mission Critical" expansion revolves around higher value Mission cards, Black Ops is a series of cards that bestow special abilities to the players who wield them. Instead of getting bonus points, players receive valuable abilities to allow them greater influence and power over their opponents.

      Additionally, we've got that new reward tier for Black Ops (go with the previous Double Agent, Secret Agent, Partner in Crime)..

      Guess we'll need clarification form Saar.
      (Exact numbers of cards in each deck to be announced, but the more we raise the more we'll be able to bundle.)

    35. Patrick Thompson on

      Yeah, I'm also confused. I thought the 3rd expansion was already included at the $15k stretch goal level...

    36. Smottz on

      @Brett - $15k

    37. Brett Hertzberger on

      When was the Partners expansion a stretch goal?

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      James Torr on

      Yeah, what Tien Le said. Heck, the description for "Stretch Goals" says "Our stretch goals were designed so that EVERYONE - that pledges for the base-set and above - gets ALL of them!"

    39. Nathan Larsen on

      Oh yeah. Maybe I won't need to add $5 to my pledge.

    40. Smottz on

      Oops, good catch Tien Le. Guess we'll see what Saar says?

    41. Zak Dempsey on

      Will "The Secret Santa" tier include all three expansions x2?

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      Daniel Nugent on

      What Tien Le said...

    43. Alex on

      How do we add the expansions as an Add-on?

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      Johan Eriksson on

      Tien Le: Yes, that is how I thought it was too.

      I would really appreciate some enlightenment on this.

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      Tien Le on

      Is the 3rd expansion not already included? The description says that we get "ALL stretch goals," and the 3rd expansion is clearly labeled as a stretch goal for $15K.

    46. Nathan Larsen on

      Looks like I'm adding an extra $5 to my pledge!