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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.
6,791 backers pledged $275,368 to help bring this project to life.

Final Stretch Goal for the Home Stretch

Posted by Saar Shai (Creator)
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Well, the time on our KS clock is running out, but my excitement for this campaign and adoration of you guys never will! I'm so excited to see what the final 58 hours have in store for us.

"There's no place like home"
I'm going to start with the biggest news first. This topic has been clogging up the airways over on the comments section for the past 24 hours and with the help of all your creative suggestions, I've decided on the FINAL STRETCH GOAL for this campaign.

This is something that Danny has been busting for, so I've let him off the...er...leash, and he's going to be working like a mad-man over the next few days to create some completely new illustrations that will become Kickstarter-exclusive Safe-house illustrations. We also have one particularly special idea for a safe-house location that will knock some of our more active commenter's socks off. Stay tuned ;-)

Stretch of the Imagination
And while we're talking Stretch Goals, I wanted to do a quick round up of every single unlocked stretch goal that we've unlocked during these magnificent 46 days. Remember, EVERY SINGLE COPY OF THE GAME comes with EVERY SINGLE STRETCH GOAL. This game is as loaded as your guns, my dear Agents.

1. Base Renovations: Upgraded base-set with a reinforcement of Agents
2. Black Ops: Free full expansion of top secret Missions
3. Higher Caliber: Upgraded cardstock
4. Break the Rules: Unlock new modes of play
5. iSpy: The Agents game application (Android/iOS)
6. KS Exclusive Black Box: An upgraded box with a Kickstarter exclusive design
7. Art of War: Digital artbook with Danny's designs
8. First Aid: Player-aid cards included in the base set
9. Point of Interest: KS Exclusive point cards
10. Rules of Engagement: Upgraded rulebook

And of course...

11. Plastic Surgery: The Agents just went 100% plastic; base set, boosters, expansions, everything.

We also unlocked the Print & Play files for every single expansion in the game!

More Agents join us
Here comes another showcase of some of Danny's glorious illustrations, this time, of the elite, KS-exclusive, Commanders unit.

I also wanted to give you guys a sneak peak into the inner workings of our "Secret Agents" expansion. These Agents are worth IPs in your hand at the end of the game, provided you fulfill their conditions:

1. The Team Player - worth 1 IP for every other agent you have in your hand on your last turn.
2. The Outsider - worth 4 IP if you have no other agent in your hand on your last turn.
3. The Scout - worth 3 IP for every agent another player with the least amount of agents has in their hand on your last turn.
4. The Loyalist - worth 3 IP on your last turn.
5. The Team Leader - worth 5 IP if you have at least 3 more agents in your hand on your last turn.

Keep them secret, keep them safe!

In addition, I've added some more "Regular Agents" to make things more interesting:
1. The Closer - command: receive 5 IPs (can be activated only on your last turn of the game)
2. The Gambler - doubles the points value on any secret agent in your hand (can only be played on your last turn)
3. The Interrogator - steal an Agent card from an opponent.

The final spoof(s)
My final piece of Agent related news is to confirm the full and final line-up of our Spoofspansion. There has been one backer in particular who has been begging for his favorite spy character to make it into the deck (coupled with a very generous muffin basket that managed to find its way to my secure location.) So, I know you'll all be pleased when I tell you that Kristian/Chad will be joining the spoofs, immortalized with Danny's creative take on 'Condorman'. If you listen closely you'll probably hear Chad shrieking with excitement from the other side of the internet!

And guess what? I'm adding a bonus 9th Agent to the deck as well, in the shape of Agent 86's female counterpart, Agent 99. We couldn't let Maxwell Smart go it alone, could we?

End of campaign survey update
I wanted to give you a bit more info on how Backerkit will work. Once the KS campaign ends, it takes a few days for payments to be processed, and then I'll be sending you all an email with the survey that will let you specify what you've included in your pledge i.e which expansions you've chosen and which add-ons you've included.

You'll also have a chance to round off your pledge with any forgotten shipping charges, any extra sets of the game you want, expedited shipping options or any last minute Fancy Boxes, Artbooks or T-shirts!

A quick look at the interface on backerkit

No comment!
And finally, I promised you a special treat from Danny today. Late last night this popped into my inbox as an homage to my efforts to keep up with the comments section, and I thought it was just too darn hilarious not to share. I know you'll join me in tipping my hat to the creative genius that is Agent Dark Mechanic.

So for anyone who hasn't visited the comments section, come over and join us for a final hurrah. With over 6,000 comments and some of the wackiest characters you'll ever hope to meet, I'd love you all to keep me company as we celebrate this campaign!

Catch ya in the comments!
Saar

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    1. Missing avatar

      Chris on

      I'm late to this party but three things:
      i) major congratulations to Kristian. I know how badly you wanted this.
      ii) excellent news on the Backerkit, Saar. This means I can add the case and the art book after.
      iii) I can't wait for the printed version. Does this include all of the expansions that we purchased as well? Also, are you and Danny both signing it or just you?

      So many awesome Kickstarters ending this weekend. This one has been quite the ride and I hope we can ride it out to 300k.

      Who knew this would be so successful, huh? If your next game is a dice game... Consider me bankrupt, sirs!

    2. Salvador Bernadó Sala
      Superbacker
      on

      Thanks for the update and all the great information on it.
      I like those commanders images. Specially one of them. 8-)
      Is it possible to pick two levels?
      Would be that option on the backerit survey?

    3. Bernhard Tischler
      Superbacker
      on

      Woooaaah, that are great news Saar. I really like the idea of unique artwork for the safe houses, as it gives every player the feeling of being truly special. So thanks a lot for this kickstarter exklusive last-last-last stretch... never imagined you still would have something up your sleeve (and that is why you really shot me in the back with it, didn't you ;) ?)

    4. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      Actually the charge via Backerkit's payment system (stripe) is 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction.

      But for anything higher than a single expansion, I think it works out a lot better for project creators than the Kickstarter/Amazon fees.

    5. ampoliros on

      @Saar, I hope BackerKit isn't 1% on top of the regular 10%. Better take them up on their offer to email form more information.

    6. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Victoria - yup. That's totally possible. The game and expansions will be available on backerkit for a short time as I wrap up the KS campaign.

    7. Victoria Luey on

      Hey, I'm not sure if this was mentioned anywhere else or not but I was wondering if I could just get the base game on Kickstarter, then maybe later add on expansions with Backerkit? I'm not sure if I'll have enough money now for all the awesome expansions that I totally want.

    8. Jessey on

      30th (give or take 1).

      Excited to be in the home stretch (and what a stretch it is)!

    9. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Nicolas - As I understand it, backerkit charges 1% of all processed payments. So if I've read it correctly, it's a great deal cheaper than Kickstarter fees. Assuming you do "forget" to add anything now, that is ;-)

      https://www.backerkit.com/faq

    10. Renee M. on

      Yay for Condorman and Agent 99 (always loved her ability to handle things...and Agent 86) Great stuff! Thanks all and thanks Saar

    11. PK on

      HOLYDAMNNNN
      *shrieks with Chad*

    12. Nicolas Theriault-Langelier on

      If I understand correctly: Let's say that i "forget" to include the shipping charges, and I also "forget" to include any expansion. That would mean that I would unfortunately have to add all of these through Backerkit.

      Does a third party takes 10% of money transferred through Backerkit as Kickstarter does on pledges?

      In other words, does add-ons paid through Backerkit ends up giving 10% more money to the project?

    13. ampoliros on

      OK, so Condorman made it in... One of my all time favorite characters is Darkman. It also happens to be the movie with which Sam Raimi finally got noticed for the genius he is.
      Darkman really needs representation eventually!

    14. Alessandro on

      Incredible campaign, I'm glad for the huge support this project has received!

      Just to get this straight (as unfortunately I will have to keep it digital), at this point the complete PNP differs from the $1 reward in the availability of translated text and the inclusion of stretch goal materials, right? (Like, the complete PNP includes the safehouse while the base tier doesn't)

    15. Kurt D. on

      oh god , i remember condorman from when i was very young , that's with yellow sportscar right , man that movie was hilarious
      and btw , can't wait to play the agents

    16. Karen Veltri on

      That is incredibly awesome. I don't think I've EVER seen anyone else reference that movie anywhere. We forced my boyfriend to watch it recently, and man, it's still hilarious.

    17. Kristian
      Superbacker
      on

      And finally! Another person excited about Condorman, I told you Saar, Condorman would bring the pledges ;)

    18. Kristian
      Superbacker
      on

      @Karen, Yep as in the 80's Disney Classic Condorman ;) I'm thrilled!

    19. Karen Veltri on

      Wait, Condorman? As in, Disney's Condorman?! As in, my best friend's favorite movie of all time?!?!

      Now I'm REALLY glad I noticed this game before it ended.

    20. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      Glad you all like the update!!

    21. Amanda on

      ALSO I thought you would like to know that I've upped my pledge to snatch a fancy box....I couldn't resist anymore! lol

    22. Missing avatar

      DrKito on

      You've done an awesome job with this project Saar! Best support and timely info of any Kickstarter project I've backed, by far! Loved being able to download, print, and play the game ahead of time. Managed to get at least one friend to back the project as well after playing. Well done all around sir!

    23. Kyle O'Brien on

      Ok so since I've seen so many awesome updates here I finally had to bump up my pledge to include the Fancy Pants Box and the Spoofspansion. Good thing I got to playtest a GenCon, because this game is totally worth it.

    24. Shucked on

      @Nick
      Because that's safe... :/ LOL

    25. Nick Johnson on

      If you are looking for suggestions on Safe House art might I suggest a volcano with molten hot magma.

    26. Shucked on

      Seriously, I love the mechanic of the secret agents. I was just expecting more of the same with new commands...but it's soooo thematic. Awesomesauce.

    27. Kristian
      Superbacker
      on

      Shriek!!!!!!!

    28. Amanda on

      I LOVE the last stretch goal! I know we can make it!

    29. Shucked on

      Unique safe house art here we come!!

    30. Mark Hingle on

      Whoot Nice Update Saar!

    31. Matt S on

      Congrats Kristian!

      Love the artwork by Danny, and I'm really hoping that I know that "special" location :D

    32. Missing avatar

      Kyle N on

      So excited about all this! Personally, I believe we'll BLOW THROUGH that 250k. This game is way to awesome not to have a strong final push (especially with KS exclusive at the end of the tunnel...)

    33. Jennifer on

      Congratulations Kristian! :D

    34. Ahmad Khan on

      Damn you mrs.gludusk!

    35. Matt S on

      wow super slow on my part :P

    36. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      first ;-P