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Earl S. WynnBy Earl S. Wynn
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Earl S. WynnBy Earl S. Wynn
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$550
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 11 2013 9:28 PM UTC +00:00

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Voyage Of The Tereshkova will be a space exploration card game playable as a solitaire game or against friends to compete for the highest survey score. Collect rare metals, salvage chunks of alien starships and recruit crew members as you explore the galaxy, seeking out the best worlds for future colonization. Brave the dangers of deep space, make hard decisions that can effect the rest of your survey mission and know when to cut your losses before you come back empty-handed (or worse, dead!)

4/19/13: All drafts for game components completed. Moving on to revisions, balancing, etc. Things are going smooth and we're ahead of schedule.

4/27/13: It's been a busy week, but I'm still hard at work on play balancing and testing. We're still ahead of schedule for launch, with only a handful of design tweaks left, but ordering of physical copies for distribution won't happen unless the project is fully funded, so tell your friends! :)

5/9/13: 43 hours to go! We're down to the wire now, but I'm still optimistic that we can reach not just full funding, but maybe even one of our stretch goals!

Now is the time to spread the word so we can make this a reality. At this point, I can guarantee that I can deliver this game complete and on time if we meet full funding. The responses from playtesters have been so good that you won't want to miss out, so tell your friends! We can do this! Go Team Tereshkova!

Current Goal: $2500
Reward: All backers at $10 and above support levels will receive a digital copy of the first expansion "Rho Fleet" free! (Est. delivery: September.)

Next Goal: $3000
Reward: (top secret!)

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I don't want to give away too many details about the final product, but here's a basic idea of what I'm putting together:

FICTION:
Voyage Of The Tereshkova is set in a rich, vibrant universe created entirely by me, E.S. Wynn. The final product will include almost 10,000 words of original, never-before-seen fiction to ground you in the post-war space-borne land-grab that follows my books "The Cygnus War" and "Dark Salvage."

CARDS:
The game will feature a number of decks to facilitate gameplay:

* The SURVEY deck, which contains a variety of planets all with different "survey values."

*The SITUATION deck, which contains modifiers to raise or lower the value of planets drawn from the survey deck as well as encounters with strange worlds and even stranger alien lifeforms.

*The SALVAGE deck, which contains all manner of systems to upgrade the Tereshkova on her journey into the stars

*The CHARACTER deck, which contains prospective crew you can rescue or hire to staff your ship.

Play proceeds from planet to planet, making decisions that could mean riches as easily as poverty and the destruction of your ship. Combat isn't uncommon, but is resolved in a simple, innovative way that still allows for a fair amount of player control.

THE FINAL PROJECT:
Voyage of the Tereshkova was originally envisioned as a print-and-play game, but I like the idea of having physical cards in my hands as much as any other gamer. As such, the final product will be available in a printed form for those who are interested. So far, I have concepts drawn up for almost 100 cards.

Risks and challenges

As the author of 44 books, an avid gamer and someone who has put a lot of research and time into figuring out what could go wrong with the production of this project, I can honestly say that I am prepared to deal with any risks or challenges that might rise up to meet me while I work to complete this project.

The risks are minimal, and I pride myself on being able to complete and deliver top-quality products on time, every time.

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