About this project
***Stretch Goal & New Playing Mat Add On Costs:
Faction Upgrade Packs (3 total): $10 each ($30 total) [ships FEB 2013]
Multi-Player Pack: $15 [ships FEB 2013]
New Playing Mat: $5 for backers who pledged at the $55 level and below. $15 for all other backers
Note: All backers at the $125 pledge level and above get all of the above mentioned items for free.
***Re-designed Playing Mat now $5.00 extra for backers below $65.00 & $125.00 pledge levels***
***PROJECT UPDATE: We are prepped for mass production! Our below prototypes have been approved. Less than 72 hours to go!***
NEW PURGE STRETCH GOALS!!!!
PURGE Individual Item Costs
- Game Mat (16" x 16") $15
- Zero Hour Expansion Set (150 Cards) $20
- Art Book $35
- Six (6) Poster Set $30
- Three (3) promotional posters (ships Nov 2012)
- Three (3) Zero Hour posters (ships Feb 2013)
PURGE: Sins of Science Game Set features six unique decks of 50 cards each. Under license from Wizards of the Coast, PURGE players may meta-game customize each deck with future PURGE expansion cards and Stretch Goal Faction Upgrade Packs.
Representing each of the six decks is a specific Faction Commander with unique traits, strategies and abilities:
ZERO HOUR Expansion Set: Three 50 card decks (150 total cards) featuring Cygnus Prime, the World Spoiler & the Mastermind of Life.
See Award Levels below to get your ZERO HOUR Expansion Set.
A FULLY DEVELOPED GAME
PURGE: Sins of Science Inaugural Game Set is fully developed and tested! All we need now is funding for mass production & shipping of the PURGE Inaugural Set and additional funding for development of future Expansion Sets and Stretch Goal Faction Upgrade Packs.
THE ADVANTAGE OF MAKING A PLEDGE
Nova Forge Enterprise wants to offer gamers, like you, the opportunity to participate in the creative development process of a next generation card game. Leave your mark in the PURGE universe by creating Commanders, Super Weapons or even an entire Faction. See Award Levels below for details.
ABOUT THE GAME
Creating a no draw (zero variance) game design which could be properly balanced has been a three year long endeavor. Dozens of design changes, mechanics, vectors of play and even card types have been scrapped or modified to boil down an intuitive game-play style that closely matches modern day Console RTS games which require players to build energy & defensive structures, research technologies and unlock progressively powerful units & abilities.
The card template for PURGE: Sins of Science was developed to maximize the usage of our stunning illustrations and provide a cinematic feel to game play.
Game Play: Players have at their disposal three (3) decks (WAR, TEK & OPS) to choose cards from to play. No drawing or playing from a hand is required. Players simply search their decks to find the cards they wish to play as long as energy cost and technology requirements are satisfied.
Units: Units are turn un-lockable, meaning more potent units cannot enter battle until later in the game. Most units also have special abilities that are unlocked through certain technologies that give them an edge in combat.
OPS Cards: OPS cards are Commander specific cards that may be played at any point during the game as long as their energy and technology requirements are satisfied. As players field more technologies into play, more devastating OPS cards are unlocked.
Each turn is broken down into sub-phases. Players execute Actions during the turn in a back and forth manner. This dynamic playing system allows players to quickly respond and adapt to the ever shifting balance of power.
Vectors of play represent the physical movement of troops and is inherently associated with RTS style game-play. In PURGE, Units and Commanders may move freely among the various vectors of play. However, caution must be exercised as your opponent could easily ambush unguarded units or unleash devastating OPS cards which affect all caught within a target vector.
Energy, technology requirements and supply caps are all common themes found among most major RTS titles. Because most gamers will already have reasonable experience with RTS mechanics, learning PURGE rules and fundamentals will come naturally.
Battle Stats operate in a manner which resembles most RTS combat mechanics. Here, units and Commanders have a finite number of attacks, damage, armor and health which regenerate at the end of each turn. Because each stat can either be positively or negatively modified, the strategic possibilities for combat are endless.
PURGE: Sins of Science battle mechanics takes an intuitive and simplistic approach that allows players to make deep, strategic decisions that may prove critical to your specific strategy. Battle is performed in a back and forth manner with each player exercising a battle action until the conditions for battle resolution are met. Beware, OPS cards and powerful unlocked abilities may quickly turn the tide of battle.
Because the PURGE game design and RTS mechanics allow for many open ended possibilities, each game is truly unique and the options for flexible meta-game design are limitless.
PURGE is Earth Friendly
All paper used during the manufacture of PURGE: Sins of Science is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved and contains approximately 15% post industrial recycled material.
Color dyes used in PURGE: Sins of Science are soy based and 100% chemical free.
Our way of saying "Thank You" to those who appreciate fine science fiction artwork and are willing to support the cause.
Get the PURGE: Sins of Science Inaugural Game Set plus an Eva X game mat. Includes the previous reward tier level.
The Ultimate Reward for PURGE players! Receive the ZERO HOUR Expansion set, PURGE: Sins of Science Art Book, three additional PURGE posters from the ZERO HOUR Expansion plus EARLY RELEASE for both PURGE Inaugural Set & ZERO HOUR Expansion . Includes previous reward tier levels.
What's EARLY RELEASE? You get your stuff a full two weeks before it ships to previous reward tier levels.
When does the Zero Hour Expansion come out? If we are successfully funded, we estimate February of 2013.
Every avid card game player has imagined creating their own unique card for their specific cause or strategy. At the Create a TEK reward tier, this possibility becomes a reality, by creating your very own TEK card! Includes previous reward tier levels.
All player created cards generated through this Kickstarter event will be available to everyone in future core and expansion releases.
If creating a TEK card isn't enough for you, kick it up a notch and be receive the Create An OPS card reward. OPS cards contain powerful effects and can help tip the scales of power for any Commander. Includes previous reward tier levels.
Units range from standard infantry to colossal engines of pure destruction. At the Create a Unit reward level, gamers will have the opportunity to create their very own Unit card! Includes all previous reward tier levels.
Super Weapons are the pinnacle of technological advancement for each faction. Because of their terrible power and high resource cost, very few are in existence. Leave your mark on the PURGE universe by creating your very own Super Weapon card. Includes all previous reward tiers.
Commanders are powerful leaders of Factions and each have unique strategies and OPS cards to execute. Work with our game design and art team to create your very own Commander with this reward! Includes all other reward tiers.
Live the dream of creating a Commander, Unit, OPS, TEK & Super Weapon and take it a step further! Be included in beta testing of new core and expansion set releases and collaborate with our design team to help steer the future of PURGE. Includes all previous reward tiers.
The exclusive, unparalleled reward offered during this Kickstarter event only! Work closely with our game design, story development and art team to produce your very own Faction. This is the ultimate award for the ultimate Kickstarter pledge.
Risks and challenges
PURGE: Sins of Science is fully developed and ready to be manufactured. The only challenges posed by this project are controlling logistical costs and shipment timing. Inherent timing issues with development of expansion sets and stretch goal upgrade decks exist.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, extras you purchase as an early bird, up to the 400th backer, will be honored under the x2 rewards.
Double Rewards for your Tier ( double of everything, game, posters, playing mat, card creation, etc).
Extras: x2 extras for Early Birds. We will honor extras Early Birds purchased after the 200th backer. limit is met.
Stretch Goal Extras: Stretch goal extras (if unlocked) purchased by Early Birds either before or after the 400th backer limit is reached will get double rewards (one free item).
Yes. We will honor the switched pledge level for those who qualify as Early Birds. Minimum Pledge level for us to honor the switch must be $35.
The first 400 backers to pledge to PURGE: Sins of Science at any level will receive double the reward tier quantity at no additional cost. This applies to extras and card creation as well. The cost of shipping for the additional rewards under the Early Bird Special will be covered by us; even for international backers. This offer does not apply to the creation of a Faction.
No. The game is a self-contained set. The cards in the game and expansion sets are fixed. There are no blister packs to buy in the future.
http://www.purgesinsofscience.com/downloads/PURGE_RULES.pdf the game rules (4.6MB)
http://www.purgesinsofscience.com/downloads/PURGE_STRATEGY_GUIDE.pdf the card list (754KB)
Yes. A new $55 pledge has been added.
* If the campaign meets the funding amount, each backer will receive an email asking what your donated amount goes toward above your pledge level. Use the form to choose the extras that you want with the extra funds you have added to your level.
No. Extra items are covered under free shipping in the U.S. and $25 for international shipping policy.
The images are from the Inaugural Game set and Zero Hour Expansion set.
All cards are the standard size of 2.5" x 3.5".
PURGE is for 2-6 players.
The game mat is similar in material to a mouse pad and it protects the cards during game play if you are not using card sleeves. The size is 16" x 16".
The posters are a standard size of 24" x 36".
The Inaugural Game set is 300 cards. The Zero Hour Expansion set is 150 cards.
No. All player created cards generated through the Kickstarter project will be available to everyone in future core and expansion releases.
PURGE is a no draw (zero variance) game with an intuitive game-play style that closely matches modern day Console RTS games. PURGE requires players to build energy & defensive structures, research technologies and unlock progressively powerful units & abilities.
Players have at their disposal three (3) decks (WAR, TEK & OPS) to choose cards from to play. No drawing or playing from a hand is required. Players simply search their decks to find the cards they wish to play as long as energy cost and technology requirements are satisfied.
You get your pledged items a full two weeks before it ships to previous reward tier levels.
If we are successfully funded, the estimated shipping month is February of 2013.
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