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Alpha Mecha: PDF Edition

The Intense Game of Giant Mecha Combat. An easy to learn, paperwork-less, tactical mecha combat game.

Alpha Mecha: PDF Edition

The Intense Game of Giant Mecha Combat. An easy to learn, paperwork-less, tactical mecha combat game.

$2,310
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
238
backers
55hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 23 2019 8:01 AM UTC +00:00.

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The best part about this is the game will be delivered approx. 2 weeks after the KS is over. The game has been done for a good while but sat in limbo while deciding whether to go the way of full-on publishing or go the PDF route.

Kickstarters, and games in general cost so much anymore. I see more and more people complain about their "wall of shame" of games they paid good money for, and have not yet played or played once and now gathers dust.

With this strategy, no one can lose! Even if you play Alpha Mecha ONCE, you've sat back, relaxed, played a new game for a night...for a dollar!

Starting from a simple game called Payday from Parker Brothers when I was six years old, to owning my own game store and now working for Wargame/RPG legend Columbia Games, I've been happy to be a part of this thing we call board gaming!

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Hard not to be a fan of Mech combat games. I have played some of the best. Battletech and Heavy Gear stand out as the two most obvious "go-to" game for the genre. However, I always feel like there just isn't anything for people who want something lighter.

Of course, both of these game tried to come out with their own "rules-light" version of their games. However, they really weren't much lighter. I can see people still being intimidated by the rules. Having owned a game store and knowing how important learning curves are, I started thinking in my head of ways to make mech combat simpler, but yet grasp as many tactics and nuance as I could.

Alpha Mecha is the result of this endeavor. It is a great way to get more mechs on the field and have truly epic looking battles without feeling you've taken an accounting class by the end of it!

I am especially glad that so many kids under 14 took to it so easily. The learning curve is very small and the game is learned by turn two.

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    Alpha Mecha Basic

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    • PDF Basic Ruleset
    • all mecha and pilots for three factions
    • 10 printed modular battle maps
    • 6 battle scenarios
    • complete faction dossier
    • player aids
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    • As Alpha Mecha Basic Set but with...
    • Advanced PDF Rulebook
    • Elite PDF Rulebook
    • Movement modifiers (Advanced Rules)
    • Skill-based Initiative (Advanced Rules)
    • Weak Points (Advanced Rules)
    • Turrets and Drones (Elite Rules)
    • Pilot Powers (Elite Rules)
    • Mecha Tech (Elite Rules)
    • all 37 battle boards
    • all 24 mecha
    • all 19 pilots
    • all 9 factions represented
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    ALL-IN + ALL-IN

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    • Ascension of the Galaxy Spaceship Combat Game PDF
    • Allegrot Alliance Expansion
    • Rayesha Expansion
    • Sudor Expansion
    • Husanna Coalition Expansion
    • Gunboats Expansion
    • Space Terrain Expansion
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