About this project
Argonauts is a cooperative game for 1-4 players, where even the best laid plans can fall victim to the wrath of the gods.
Tasked with a suicidal mission by the usurper king Pelias, Jason and the Argonauts must acquire the Golden Fleece and return safely to Iolkos without losing Argo or too many members of her crew. Each player controls heroes that participated in the mythical campaign, each with their own special skills and abilities.
Guide the fellowship of Jason and face mythical monsters like Scylla and Charybdis, the bronze titan Talos, the Harpies, the Sirens, and the Dragon guarding the Golden Fleece, while surviving lethal encounters with merciless pirates and destructive thunderstorms!
You also need to be a wise steward of your crew, making sure that the ship remains seaworthy, and that the hold is well stocked with the necessary supplies for the journey to Colchis and back again.
Will you survive the fickle desires of the gods and the cruel twists of fate that await you? Recover the Golden Fleece, and you will eternally live in the glory of the songs they will sing of you!
Video Review by Undead Viking!
"...a really, really good cooperative game ... very thematic...plan ahead...fun mechanisms... tough... challenge. For all those reasons I recommend Argonauts" -- Undead Viking
Video Preview by Board to Death TV
Check out Rhiannon's preview on the Ox Pen: http://theoxpen.com/2015/06/07/previewing-argonauts/
Pre-Published version of the Rules: http://www.alcyoncreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Argonauts-Rules.pdf
WHY KICKSTARTERAlcyon Creative is a startup, and Argonauts is our first game. We do not have access to traditional distribution, and lack the money to invest in producing a large number of copies, which is where savings may be possible.
In addition, we have already had to pay more than 2000 EUR (roughly 2240 USD) for artwork, graphic design and preparation of this campaign. With your help, we can gather enough money to finish the job.
When published, the M.S.R.P. for Argonauts will be 50 USD. However, as a token of our gratitude, our backers will get the game with a discount ranging from 46% and 27 USD to 36% and 32 USD respectively for Early Bird and Regular backers!
Also, it's worth mentioning that all stretch goals achieved during this campaign will be free for all kickstarter backers. These additions however comprise our mini-expansion for the game, meaning that when the game is published, they will be sold separately.
We dont plan to make any discounts in quality, only the best is acceptable. Argonauts will be 100% made in Europe, as we prioritize quality, not quantity.
SHIPPING AND HANDLING
We will fulfill all the shipping ourselves from within the EU. EU backers do not have to worry about customs or VAT.
We have a unified cost for Worldwide shipping of 12 USD.
Shipments to non-EU backers will have 17 EUR declared as the value of the package. That's roughly equivalent to 19 USD / 24 CAD / 24 AUD / 17 CHF / 2264 JPY, and should be under the threshold that triggers customs duties in most countries.
As for the Essen pickup pledge, we would like to inform you that your game will be available for pickup at the booth of our friends from Artipia Games.
Alcyon Creative is a group of authors, boardgame designers and illustrators, aiming to publish boardgames and books based on fantasy, mythology, and history.
Risks and challenges
Argonauts will be printed and shipped from within the EU. We expect excellent quality manufacturing. We are working with known, respected manufacturer and we are confident in our ability to deliver the game and any additional content we create for this game. We do not have to wait for any containers from overseas.
The art is ready to go. That said, unforeseen events may affect how quickly fulfillment is conducted, and the final graphics and components that you see presented here are subject to (however improbable) change.
Note that our goal is to ship the game on time, by the dates listed on the pledge levels. Shipping a package is different than delivering a package. We do not deliver your game, the shipping company does. Therefore, delivery times will vary according to your local postal services - once we ship, the shipment is the responsibility of the shipping company.
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