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an abstract strategy game --- in time for the holidays
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EARTH - the creation story

Over the last two years, EARTH has completed multiple rounds of play-testing and refinement. This process streamlined game-play and simplified the mechanics. We cannot thank our play-testers enough. 

Abstract strategy game players say EARTH is a fresh addition to the genre and is ready to be released.  

Thank you in advance for your support - it is greatly appreciated. Funds from this campaign will help expand EARTH and help move WATER, the second AGES Project game, through development and into play-testing.

Game Play

Rather than wordy explanations, we have captured three complete games of EARTH in stop-motion. These examples are scattered throughout this campaign description. 

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Highlights

Quick to set up and play ... set up takes less than two minutes. Typical players complete a game in 25 minutes.   

"Board-less" ... the pieces move on a three dimensional playing surface that is built as players take their turns. Each game creates a unique, sculptural board-state.

You can play it anywhere ... a typical game of EARTH occupies a flat, 12" x 8" surface. We've play-tested in coffee houses, taverns, parks, on patios, and poolside. Combined, the pieces weigh just over a pound so they stay put in a light breeze. All of the pieces are made of plastic (PLA) so rain, spilled beer, and mud are not a problem.

It's portable and worry free ... EARTH comes in a light-weight, zippered carry bag. You can cram it into your backpack or toss it into the car without damaging the box or having pieces fall out and go missing. 

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 Game Components  

  • 1 light-weight, zippered carry bag
  • 1 rule booklet 
  • 16 Ground pieces in four shapes
  • 10 Workers in two colors
  • 2 Marshaling Yards in two colors

We're running a tight campaign

  • All of the manufacturing (3D printing), assembling, and shipping will be done in our Dublin, OH workshop
  • It's short; just two weekends
  • There are a limited number of rewards
  • When the campaign closes it's done ... no more decisions
  • For this campaign we're only shipping to the United States  

Freight

Freight is included in your pledge ... there are no additional costs to you after the campaign closes.  

Safety

EARTH contains small parts that are a choking hazard. Keep the pieces away from small children.

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Questions

Please send us any questions through the FAQ's page or in the comments section and we'll get an answer to you right away.

 EARTH - Build the world you're fighting for! 

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EARTH rules

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TsNQOMlrFko5tV_B1MzNTnD8OaCt7TP5/view?usp=sharing 

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How-To-Play Videos

EARTH has four core game mechanics ... Movement, Ground Placement, Supply, and Zone of Control.  Below please find a series of short "how-to-play" videos.

#1 - unpacking and set-up 

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#2 - action points, movement, and levels

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#3 - ground placement part 1

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#4 - ground placement part 2 (crushing/trapping Workers) ... "blocks" and "ground" are used interchangeably in this video.

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#5 - Zone of Control

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#6 Supply Line

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#7 Workers going out of supply and then resupplying them

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Risks and challenges

By design, this tight campaign (see description above) is low risk. The game is ready for release. We have a reliable source of filament. The carry bags are in-stock in the USA. We're using PRUSA-MK3s 3D printers (they're very reliable). Though we have a production contingency, if a printer breaks down there could be shipping delays.

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    Pledge includes 1 copy of EARTH --- freight is included

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