Dragon Tides (Canceled)
A fast action, dice/card based Martial Arts Miniatures Game starring Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee (Officially Licensed!)
1-5 Players play as Bruce, Brandon, Viktoria and Luke. Each character will delve into his or her individual story line, bringing unique gameplay elements to the table as they go up against the "Tiger Organization".
This game is a tribute to the action genre, martial arts movies, and video games such as Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, and Final Fight.
DRAGON TIDES: PRELUDE
Among the most powerful and fast-rising syndicates in the world, the Tiger Organization has begun to strengthen its grip around the world, acquiring mass political and financial power. In the background, they have been rumored to be the cause of the recent disappearance of martial arts masters and the tragedies of their families.
Brandon Lee, a rookie detective uncovers information that leads him to the tail of this powerful Tiger. With the help of his father, Bruce, and a team of Viktoria and Luke (who also have ties to the organization), they make it their mission to bring down the injustice and destruction, in this epic tale that will turn a ripple into a tide like no other.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
*(Note: The component list will be updated during the course of this campaign.)
HERE COMES NEW CHALLENGERS!
As more characters become unlocked, hordes of Bosses, Mid-Bosses, and allies will join the roster of Dragon Tides. Thanks to our enthusiastic and brilliant collaborators, you won’t be disappointed!
Mid-Bosses and Bosses offer expanded storylines and new combat mechanics built within their special moves cards and player boards. They can also become allies as well branch the scenarios even further.
Lots of Special Guests will make their appearance!
All the minis in our game will be sculpted by the extremely talented team at Greenbrier Games under Lead Sculptor, Jed Wahl. Greenbrier's team did an awesome job on Fairytale Games: Miniatures Campaign. Check it out here!
What are their size specs? The minis are slightly smaller than those in our Fairytale Games: Minis Campaign. This way our minis will now match the size of many standard tabletop games. The bases are about 35mm and the height is between 35mm-40mm.
MEET THE DOUBLE DRAGONS
We are proud to announce that the creative minds behind the gameplay design are none other than Kevin G. Nunn and Luther Bell Hendricks V, gameplay designers of Sentinel Tactics and Schlock Mercenary! They will polish our game concept to ensure that Dragon Tides is a fast-paced game with great replay-ability for casual gamers, with enough depth to appeal to more advanced gamers.
Working with Bruce Lee, LLC we verify that Dragon Tides upholds the philosophies and representation of Bruce and Brandon Lee throughout the game. During our campaign, you will see several milestone updates that will immerse you into the world of Dragon Tides.
THE GAMEPLAY 101
Each character will have their own boards that is specific to them, meaning the details on the card will vary between each character. The boards will have a Health Meter, Generic Action Options, Dice Stats specific per each character, a Focus Meter and a section to place your Signature Move or Item.
THE ACTION DICE:
The dice are D6s that have icons like a Foot Print (Movement); Fist (Attack); Police Shield (Defense); Jeet Kune Do Tao Logo (Wild). Your characters will roll for and against different actions in the game with these dice, depending on their specified allotted dice stat on the Character Board. Dice may be added to your pool or subtracted, modified by special abilities, events, or scenarios that may happen in the game.
These are your breakable barrels, items that you can throw, various weapons, food to regain health, locked doors, tables/chairs, etc. As well, the Tiger Organization will control hordes of Henchmen Tokens such as:
- Lackeys - The weakest of the bunch. They're defeated quickly but come in hordes
- Guards - Slightly stronger and can give you a beating if you let them gang up on you
- Operatives - These are the ones you either take down quickly or find a friend to team with
In a competitive game, the player controlling the Tiger Organization will lead these henchmen into battle delegating them to swarm the heroes or strategically taking them down like a Boss.
In co-op, the henchmen will be partially controlled through a card-based AI.
THE SCENARIO BOOK:
This is vital to the game as it will be your storyline tree. To explain how this work, think of it as a branching storyline where you start off with an objective. If you pass or fail, you may end up in different scenarios with different opponents or objectives as well as receive rewards or punishment. Decisions can branch a story as well, letting players choose a route to take. The Scenario Book will have several scenarios interwoven with each other to offer you a lot of playability as you end up discovering the motivations of different storylines and Bosses/Mid-Bosses.
At it's core wireframe, you can attack characters adjacent to you by rolling your allotted number of Action Dice. The enemy will roll against you for defense with their allotted number of dice for defense, removing results that counteract yours. Additionally, you will be able to boost attacks as well as incorporate Signature Moves to unleash powerful moves, grapples, and find ways to intercept your opponent's moves. Defeating enemies powers your Focus Meter that will allow you to use a Super Move that just might tip the advantage to your favor.
*(Early prototype of combat mechanic and movement over hex areas)
To be completely transparent, Dragon Tides will be assigned its own project leader and team of new artists from Artistic Justice Games to keep the games' schedule separate from our other campaign production. This project will follow a very strict timeline to adhere to approvals to Bruce Lee, LLC and the schedules of Kevin, Luther, and our lead sculptor Jed. We plan to finish all artwork, finalize component graphics, gameplay, sculpts, and be ready for print and manufacture by the end of December.
First Quarter of 2015, we will begin tooling and print production for the game, minis and any stretch goals we unlock. By July/August we’ll be fulfilling shipment. And, of course, we'll be updating you all along the way. This is a very aggressive timetable. Everyone involved is excited to get this game into your hands as all of us are complete fans of Bruce and Brandon Lee!
Let's see how many of these mystery stretches we can bust open! Be warned, some might make you faint from crazy excitement about the next one! And yes, you read correctly... some goals have DOUBLE UNLOCKS (a throwback we'll call the Double Dragons)!
Based on past experience, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes according the actual costs incurred to ship to your area. We'll do this through the Pledge Manager after the campaign concludes.
We'll be shipping through our various distribution areas. Depending on where you live, we will ship to you through our USA, Europe, Canada, or Australian centers. Though the pricing may vary due to any add-ons you pledge for by the end of the campaign, we're anticipating an average shipping fee to be about:
$11 to ship in the USA, about $20-$25 in the EU (due to VAT), $11 to Hong Kong and $15 - $25 Australia and New Zealand.
Of course this also depends on the carrier choice as well as how far you are from one of the above mentioned distribution centers.
We are extremely honored to have many special guests collaborating with Dragon Tides, to ensure this Kickstarter will be as exciting and unique as it can be. These guests have loaned us a part of their hearts, and have hand-picked someone from their gaming universe to go toe-to-toe against Bruce and Brandon Lee.
Going by the order in which they're unlocked:
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Risks and challenges
Dragon Tides is an official licensed product by Bruce Lee, LLC. Because of this, we have to ensure that the integrity of the product from development, production, manufacture, to shipping be of utmost precision while also coordinating with their company. This is the first time Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee have entered the genre, of tabletop gaming. We are adamant in bringing forth a very positive first impression.
Artistic Justice Games, LLC is currently in production with our Fairytale Games Campaign deliverables for both the games and miniatures. Several of our games and miniatures have already been sent to manufacturing. The Sacred 40 miniatures from the first campaign has been given the green light for mass production. Though there are still illustrations coming in while we finalize some of the other games within our previous campaigns, we have almost completed a very ambitious production of about 13 games and 3,000+ pieces of artwork in a year with the help of an excellent team, loyal backers, and a strong collaboration with professionals in this field, including Greenbrier Games and more.
With experience and guidance from everyone involved, we will be sure to make this campaign and game a very exciting experience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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