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Ben WolfBy Ben Wolf
First created
Ben WolfBy Ben Wolf
First created
$11,939
pledged of $ 25,000pledged of $ 25,000 goal
172
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 10 2014

About

FACTIONS has been designed to provide you with an accessible yet deep, highly customizable, tabletop wargame. You take on the role of a military leader in one of four (base game) competing Factions and will need all your planning, tactics and cunning to dominate in this deeply immersive game. The many levels of customization available in FACTIONS means the replay value is extremely high, and every game brings a new set of challenges for you to enjoy. 

Thank you for taking the time to see what we have to offer and helping to make FACTIONS a reality.

The FACTIONS Base Starter Set contains all the necessary items needed to play the game. It comes with four starter armies and various components that are comprised of high quality materials!

Ben Wolf

Ben is a gamer through and through who has been passionate about gaming for 30+ years. His creative style stems from his background in Graphic and Industrial Design. The many board games he has played throughout the years have greatly influenced him. After receiving his Masters in Special Education and teaching for a short while, Ben placed his love for gaming to the foreground. Creating his own business and producing thought-provoking games has been his goal for many years. It is finally coming to fruition! A strong drive for success combined with a fervent passion for gaming are all the motivation he needs.

Matt Corenzwit 

Diligent, precise, and quite the perfectionist, Matt channels his love for gaming through meticulously developing strategy games. A hardcore gamer for years and years, he now channels his creative juices towards game creation as opposed to game mastery. His background in financial accounting plays a large role in balancing the statistics and rules that govern the games. If it wasn't for these childhood friends, Factions and TheoryCraft Gaming wouldn't exist!

This section will give you an overview of how to play FACTIONS. The mechanics are easy to learn, making the game enjoyable for players to jump into it immediately. The strategies and tactics however are difficult to master due to the high amount of meaningful choice, and give Factions real depth. You may want to just jump right into reading the Rulebook in full detail, if so, here you go! RULEBOOK

First, you and your opponent choose the Battle-Grid layout that works for you, or you can use the suggested layout proposed in our Rulebook. The possibilities are endles!

Victory and Credit Point Tiles & Customizing the Battle-Grid

Next, pick a Faction! Decide the points total for your factions and customize your army any which way you like! Your options here are very wide and your choices will shape the battle to come.

The core leadership group remain in control of ground zero. As the largest territory with the greatest reserves of Magenta, they are under attack from all sides. As such, “The Last Remnants” feature the best ranged attacks and unmatched defensive capabilities.

The first to perish in the Magenta Wars were never laid to rest. Those who perish near Magenta do not lay dormant for long. They rise again, driven by vengeance. “The Wretched” are unrelenting in their attacks and have some of the more unique abilities in all of Factions.

Those who had been exiled into the wild have learned to tame the ferocious wildlife of Telluric. They have abandoned their old ways and consider Magenta and all who would abuse it as a great evil. “The Beasts” are a very mobile force with tremendously durable monsters at their forefront.

The renegade scientists and engineers have harnessed the power of Magenta by augmenting their very bodies. All of their resources are devoted to creating even more powerful mechanical monstrosities. “The Machines” feature some of the more offensive soldiers in all of factions.

"Choosing a Faction" Video

 Now you are ready to play. So lets take a look at the game in more detail

"HOW TO VIDEO" - Action Points

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"HOW TO VIDEO" - Movement

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"HOW TO VIDEO" - Combat and Attack Skill

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  • Club Fantasci - "When Theorycraft Gaming says Factions is “A Dynamic Struggle for Dominance” they really mean it. There is customization on top of customization, along with depth of game play too.”
  • WIBAI Games, LLC - "I am really excited about the Kickstarter campaign for Factions, the gripping strategy wargame, by Ben Wolf. The rules are extremely elegant & easy to learn, yet the game will satisfy the most strategy minded gamer. Factions offers outstanding replay-ability, allowing players to customize their experience each time they play." - Loren Cunningham WIBAI Games, LLC.​

  • Nate Brett - Creator of #Boardgamehour, #Boardgamersask, and Ministry of Board Games - "On top of this looking like a great game, it’s creator, Ben, is extremely passionate and dedicated to making Factions the best game that it can. More importantly to me, he is committed to running an engaging Kickstarter campaign, which is about its backers and the gaming community."

Early-Discount: Factions is coming to you at a discounted rate of more than $10 off our MSRP ($60) for our Base Set. Our Super Set will not be available for purchase after the Kickstarter. So please take advantage and pledge now! 

Early Access to Content: If we reach our stretch goals, we will be providing our backers with extra cards that will not be sold in the Base Game. They may be available in an expansion down the road but you will get them first. So hop on this now!

Community: TheoryCraft Gaming wants to build a community of gamers who are excited to be part of something big. We value your input and want you to have a voice in the process of creating games with us!

We need you: The cost of the final artwork, manufacturing and shipping of the game isn't possible without your support. 

If all you want to do is back this project, we are very grateful. If however you want to help spread the word, here is a list of social media platforms we use, feel free to help our campaign.

Facebook - www.facebook.com/theorycraft
Twitter -@theorycraftgame
Google+ - tcgaming.bwolf@gmail.com
Instagram -@theorycraftgaming

Website - www.theorycraftgaming.com
BoardGameGeek - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/160583/factions

BGG Username - Wolfy288

UNITED STATES:   All reward levels include free shipping to anywhere in the United States.


CANADA:  
Add $10 to each reward level for shipping to Canada.  Add $10 for each additional copy of the game.  We will be shipping from within Canada to our Canadian backers so you will not have to pay any additional taxes or customs charges!

UNITED KINGDOM:  Add $10 to each reward level for shipping to the UK.  Add $10 for each additional copy of the game.

WESTERN EU:  Add $20 to each reward level for shipping to Western EU.  Add $20 for each additional copy of the game. Western EU includes: Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, France, Sweden, Greece, and Spain.

CENTRAL EU:  Add $35 to each reward level for shipping to Central EU. Add $35 for each additional copy of the game.  Central EU includes: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Romania, and Slovenia. 

WORLDWIDE:  Add $40 to each reward level for any country outside of the United States, Canada, and the EU.  Add $40 for each additional copy of the game.  

4 PACK WORLD WIDE:  Four copies of Factions with shipping included to anywhere in the world. This is a great option for those living outside of the US, Canada, UK, and Western EU. Add $60 for each additional game. This reward level will ship to a single location only.

Note to EU backers:  As stated above, we will be shipping from within the EU to our EU backers so you will not have to pay any additional taxes or customs charges!

Non-US, Non-Canada, Non-EU orders:  Additional charges for applicable duties or taxes may be required by customs in the destination country.  TheoryCraft Gaming, LLC has no control over potential duties or taxes nor are we responsible for payment of said duties or taxes.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing of Factions will take place in Asia. Several risks lie in this process from production to shipping and custom delays. We believe that we have forecast enough time and are sufficiently advanced to mitigate this, and do not want to learn from the miscalculations that some others have made before us. We prefer to be cautious in warning about it.

Pledges would be refunded in the extremely unlikely case the game can’t be delivered at all.

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    BLUE LEVEL - Full Color PDF of some digital artwork of the game. Wallpapers offered in following sizes: 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1080.

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    GREEN LEVEL - PnP Version of the game starring all 4 full color armies. The Last Remnants, The Wretched, The Beasts and The Machines! Also receive Full Color PDF ART PACKAGE of the game!

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    RED LEVEL - EARLY BIRD!

    1 COPY of FACTIONS BASE GAME - comes with: 4 Faction Starter Armies: The Last Remnants, The Beasts, The Machines and The Wretched. +Digital Art Package +PnP Version of Factions!

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    ORANGE LEVEL - EARLY BIRD!

    1 COPY of FACTIONS SUPER BASE SET
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    ORANGE LEVEL

    1 COPY of FACTIONS SUPER BOX SET
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    PURPLE LEVEL

    4 COPIES of FACTIONS BASE GAME - Each Game comes with: 4 Faction Starter Armies +Digital Art Package +PnP Version of Factions!

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    SILVER LEVEL

    CHOOSE 1 FACTION TO CUSTOMIZE. Work in tandem with the creators to help put together an expansion Faction! Character types, weapon types, abilities, and names. The whole works! These expansions may or may not be used in this base game set!

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