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The empires are at war!  Take on the role of one of seven alien races and compete for dominance in a vast, diverse galaxy.
The empires are at war! Take on the role of one of seven alien races and compete for dominance in a vast, diverse galaxy.
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The galaxy is at war!  Turn a fledgling alien race into a vast, powerful empire.  

Empires of the Void is an epic, space empire-building game playable in two hours.  The game is for 2 to 4 players and has an intuitive, yet flexible rule system that allows for many different strategies.  Players can win by conquering planets, using diplomacy, researching technology, or focusing on ruling the galactic council.  Feel like ruling every planet you encounter with an iron fist?  Want to outsmart your opponents with sneaky, underhanded maneuvers they don't expect?  Or perhaps you desire superior technology so you can outgun the competition.  It's all possible in the game.

Empires of the Void has a heavy emphasis on theme and story.  Each round starts with a random event to enhance the flavor of the setting.  The game comes with seven starting alien races to choose from, each with unique abilities and play styles. There are also fifteen additional neutral aliens to conquer or befriend, each with unique abilities and strengths.  The variable board comes in seven hexagonal pieces, so each game will be a different experience.

For further details on the game, please visit these pages:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/98347/empires-of-the-void

http://dicehateme.com/2011/05/space-for-more-an-interview-with-empires-of-the-void-designer-ryan-laukat/

The Goal

All we need to get this thing launched is your help!  The goal of this project is to pull together enough funding to help cover manufacturing costs.  And to show you how much we appreciate you, we've decided to include an additional starting alien race for all backers, the Pirates of Cidran.  The Pirates are a blast to play- they can use credits to bribe allies to join them, and every time they destroy an enemy ship, they collect credits from scavenging the wreckage.  This starting alien race is limited to this Kickstarter.com campaign and will never be available anywhere else!

This is a big game, with lots of components, and we know you won't be disappointed with how much is in the box, or how engaging the game is.

At the $50 level, you will receive a copy of the game, free shipping, and the Pirates of Cidran starting alien race.  That is $10 less than suggested retail.  We promise to ship out all backers' rewards before the game will be available in stores, online, or at conventions.  

The art is almost completely finished and the game has been tested extensively.  The screws are tightened and the chrome is polished.  Help make our dream a reality!

New Race at $25,000!

We made it to our goal!  Thank you everyone!  Empires of the Void will be printed.  I'm very excited to announce that a new alien race will be included in EVERY COPY of the game if we reach $25,000.  This race has a completely different feel and play style, and uses additional components.  Tremble at the terrible power of the PARASITES OF SREECH!

The Parasites of Sreech not only conquer and befriend neutral aliens, they also INFEST them.  They also have their own ship, the Infestor, a truly terrifying creature to behold.  When the Sreech infest a planet, they have access to that planet's special ability.  They can infest any planet they do not control, including planets controlled by other players, and it is fairly difficult for anyone to remove an infestation.  The ability to infest planets opens up many new strategic possibilities.

Please take a look at this video review!  http://boardgamegeek.com/video/11164/empires-of-the-void/dice-tower-reviews-empires-of-the-void

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