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Build Steambots, a War Zeppelin, and an Iron Colossus in this expansion to the City of Iron board game.
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Scientists and engineers are perfecting the methods of creating mechanical men — powerful, effective workers that never tire if given enough fuel. The great nations of hogmen, toads, Cresarians, and humans race for the advantage this synergy of magic and technology grant them — but automatons are not the only leap forward in this age of discovery. Experts design terrifying war zeppelins, ships that can navigate beneath the waves, and other marvelous machines. Only the nations that embrace tomorrow will emerge ahead.

City of Iron: Experts and Engines, the first expansion for City of Iron, includes new, unique citizen and military cards for each nation which open up a new range of strategies and make playing each nation a distinct experience. It also includes Steambot tokens, which can be placed on building cards to give extra goods. Another addition is the Kraxian Pirates token, which can be placed to negate coin bonuses on goods.

Play City of Iron: Experts and Engines to add even more variety and depth to the City of Iron base game.

What is in the game?

   -5 unique Citizen/Military cards for each nation (20 in total)

   -Other new Citizen/Military cards

   -Revised and updated cards, including the Cartographer

   -New Building cards

   -Steambot tokens and the Kraxian Pirates token

   -Rule book

Experts and Engines is an expansion and requires the original game to play.  We have included backer levels that offer both the expansion and the base game.

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Praise for City of Iron:

"Gamers who are fans of economic, civilization, and city building should definitely try out City of Iron, as they will find it to be an enjoyable game with much depth and strategy in trying to build one’s nation to victory." -Matthew Soares from The Cardboard Jungle 

"After a number of games, not only do I really enjoy the game, but I like the speed and tempo of the game. Each game has a good tempo, yet it has a lot of variety to choose strategies. Another big positive for me, is the set up time is fast. Even sorting/removing cards for a 2-player game, the set up time is about 5 minutes. This makes the game easy to get out and play." -Sithhunters

"I'm really starting to see all the intricacies and realizing that... this is a very balanced game and also one with a good deal of replayability. The order in which the cards come out really dictate how you can and will play each game. Additionally, your opponents actions can really change how you must play. It is a game of reacting both to what the game deals you and what your opponents deal you... Nice work Ryan, this game just keeps getting better!" -dedlius

"...it’s a really fun game. I enjoyed it the first time, but I really enjoyed it the second time." -Elizabeth, daisydoodledice.com

"It was a VERY satisfying and tight game. The game seems scaled well with two players." - Chris D'Andrea (lordunborn)

City of Iron boardgamegeek.compage.

International Backers

Please note that only 2 of the reward levels offer international shipping. 

We will use USPS for international shipping for this project.  Please note that you may be required to pay customs fees when you receive your package.

 2 Promo Cards

Two promo cards (besides the promo cards from the stretch goals) will be included in all backer levels, the Airdock and Cave Market cards.

Changing Backer Levels

For this project we are unable to change or accept alterations to the backer level rewards.

Shipping

International Shipping: As per US Customs law, we cannot label the game as a gift for shipping.

We will ship copies of City of Iron to US addresses in February.  The international combo copies of City of Iron will be shipped in September.

Risks and challenges

This is my fifth Kickstarter project, and with each project, I could not have printed and produced them without the support of Kickstarter backers. City of Iron: Experts and Engines has been tested and tweaked to get the balance right. Much of the art is finished, and the prototype is fun, but it won't see the light of day without the funds needed to see that the game is printed.

There are many other challenges to making sure this project is successful. Because of occasional unforeseen events, it is common for board game production to be delayed. I've done all I can to ensure that this game will be delivered on time if funded. Of course, delays can happen, but my last three projects were delivered around one month early.

Another challenge is making sure that all the files and rules are correct when sent to the printer. I've done the graphic design and artwork for many other games, including games for other companies such as Rio Grande Games. My experience helps me ensure a smooth pre-production process.

With your help, we can have the funds to print the game, overcome the various obstacles that are in the way, and make sure you are delivered a quality product.

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