In Fire At Will!, players take on the role of airship captains in a civil war era steampunk universe. Players play cards from 6 randomized command decks and play them into action piles in order to score successful shots against their opponent. While speed is important, accuracy is vital - one wrong play could cause your cannon to blow up during the Scoring Phase!
Fire at Will! features both beginner, intermediate & advanced modes - allowing new players to learn the patterns of the game gradually. Intermediate mode introduces Battle flag cards, which can be played to mess with your opponent and provide additional scoring opportunities.
The Master Gunner cards add an additional layer to the game once you're ready. This set of 4 cards for each faction provide fun ways to mess with your opponent.
The images below feature final artwork for the game. We may tweak some of the graphic design elements based on feedback, but the final game will look very close to these images!
Our funding goal is based on the price for a minimum print run. By exceeding this goal, we will be able to save money on each copy by printing additional quantities. This will make more available for distribution and help us continue to develop awesome games!
We're always looking for great ideas from our backers - so we'll keep the list below updated as we progress through this campaign.
$14000 - HOLOGRAPHIC PRINTING: At this amount we can add holographic detail to our Game Box, and some of the cards (Action Piles, Master Gunner and Battle Flags)
$16000 - LOCKED
$18000 - LOCKED
$5 - Fire At Will! Cover Art Poster - SIGNED by artist Jack Parra & game designer Mac McAnally!
You'll get a 5"x7" signed print of the final cover art shipped along with your pledge rewards.
$10 - Limited Edition Sketchbook - SIGNED by artist Jack Parra
These booklets will be have a limited edition and are only available through this campaign. It will contain concept sketches from Fire At Will! and samples of Jack's other artwork. The booklets will be professionally printed, signed, and shipped along with your pledge rewards.
$20 each - 1 copy of Simpletons We're going to make a limited-edition small print run of Simpletons just for our backers! This KS exclusive will offer all the game play of the original, while adding some exciting new cards! Learn more about the game here. If you would like your copy of Simpletons at the time of funding - please add the following to your pledge: US - $5 CANADA - $10 EU - $20 Anywhere Else - $30
$20 each - 1 copy of Epigo There's been no better time to pick up a copy of EPIGO! Your copy will be shipped combined with Fire At Will! (estimated delivery in December, 2014). If you would like your copy of Epigo at the time of funding - please add the following to your pledge: US - $5 CANADA - $15 EU - $25 Anywhere Else - $40
Games Magazine's runner-up for 2012 Abstract Game of the Year!
BoardGameGeek: 2012 Golden Geek Best Abstract Board Game Nominee & 2013 iOS Board Games - Abstract Games: Gold Award
ABOUT THE GUNNER'S MATE & ADMIRAL BACKER LEVELS: We created these levels to create more opportunities for our fans to be rewarded for their amazing support.
Gunner's Mate - We're going to create 2 custom printed playmats, one for each faction. Each playmat will feature full color graphics and a play area designed specifically for Fire At Will!
Note: The playmats can be added to other pledge levels for only $25 extra.
Admiral - We're going to issue a survey to all our admirals at the conclusion of the campaign. Then we'll design a custom t-shirt for each backer featuring their choice of artwork and their name! Admirals will also get the playmats from the Gunner's Mate level. They also get:
REPLACEMENT CARDS FOR LIFE! Cards in a real-time game can get beat up pretty bad. If this ever happens to an admiral, they can ship the cards back to Masquerade Games for replacement.
US - Included in all backer rewards
Note: This includes the US Retailer Level
CANADA - Please add $7 to your pledge per copy
EU - Please add $15 to your pledge per copy
WORLDWIDE - Please request a shipping quote from us before pledging. We will notify you the amount to add to your pledge to cover shipping.
The game is being produced by Masquerade Games. We're a small hobby game publisher looking to Kickstarter to fund our next great title!
You can learn more about us at: http://www.masqgames.com/
Chat with us on twitter!
Masquerade Games: @masqgames
Mac McAnally: @gmcanally
Chris Kreuter: @creativekreuter
Help us spread the word about our campaign! As we achieve benchmarks in social media hits, new rewards will get added. Backers will be chosen at random to receive each prize at the conclusion of the campaign.
250+ A Fire At Will! demo copy like those in the How To Play video
350+ A copy of our out-of-print family game SIMPLETONS: one of the few remaining of a 100 unit limited edition we made for GenCon 2012.
450+ One of Mac's original prototypes for Fire At Will! - which features the original Civil War theme
550+ An original "EXIGO" prototype: There's only 1 of these in existance. Get the game that eventually became EPIGO! Signed by the designers, Chris Kreuter & Chris Gosselin
FACEBOOK - Post using the backer link provided by Kickstarter, Like our Facebook page, or mention 'Masquerade Games' in a post!OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
TWITTER - Tweet using the backer link provided by Kickstarter, tweet @masqgames - and be sure to use the hastag #FireAtWill and say something awesome!
AVATARS - Here's some images you can use as your avatar to help promote Fire At Will! Show your support the Illyrians or the Northwall Confederation!
Risks and challenges
- When we decided to publish Mac's game, we took a risk in changing the theme. We weren't comfortable publishing a civil war themed game, even though some testers enjoyed the historical context. We think the end result gives us a better overall package and some fantastic artwork.
- We were a bit concerned about our next major release being another 2 player game. Epigo has been a critical success, but we're still a small company trying to get the word out. We learned a TON of lessons while publishing Epigo. Fire At Will! is such a fun game, and at the end of the day - we felt this game was so good that it deserved to see print. And we're honored Mac has entrusted us with his 'baby'!
- Manufacturing costs: We've mitigated this risk by working with multiple manufacturers. There's always the chance that final costs end up higher than expected - but we've got the resources to do what's necessary to get the game to print.
- Achieving our anticipated December 2014 shipping date: Delays can occur during art layout, printing, shipping, and distribution. We promise to keep all backers up to date with our latest schedule.
Pledge with confidence! Masquerade Games is an experienced publisher that will do whatever it takes to get this awesome game into your hands as quickly as possible after funding!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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