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About

FOR SAMPLE ARTWORK USED IN THE GAME, WE HAVE POSTED A FEW PIECES EARLY BUT MOST AT THE END OF THE DESCRIPTION FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO KNOW HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS GAME WILL END UP LOOKING, (IN FULL COLOR EVENTUALLY)  WE WILL BE ADDING MORE AND MORE PICS AS OUR ARTIST FINISHES UP SOME PRELIMINARY WORK. if you are not satisfied with what is posted here, feel free to browse Jasons website http://www.rogue-artist.com and check out just how awesome he is.  

**as a note, the deluxe edition will have a foil stamped box along with the kickstarter exclusive cover art.  no longer a stretch goal.  As we work with our printer here in the US -- www.admagic.com we will be working a deal continuously until the kickstarter is funded.  thanks for looking and your support.

EVERYONE WHO HELPS SUPPORT THIS PROJECT WILL BE LISTED IN OUR RULES.  There will be prototype beta testers, Basic play testers, Launch party throwers!!, Art collectors, and regular supporters.  all backers at the custom art level and above will receive the PDF file of the game when finished at no extra cost and everyone who receives the PDF can submit feedback and help us streamline the game play. 

WILL YOU SURVIVE?

The time has come. The apocalypse has begun, and humanity has hit a downward spiral. This is your story of survival.

"Dormant Aliens Rise From The Earth"
"Dormant Aliens Rise From The Earth"

WHAT IS THE END?

The End is a post-apocalyptic storytelling card game, with emphasis on cooperation and roleplaying. Yes, that's right, this game will require you to truly get into the mind of your character. It is for 3-6 players, and possibly up to 8 if we reach our stretch goals.

WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS GAME?

Your goal, in order to win, is to be the first player to reach 10 Morality Points. This means that you will have to make a conscious decision to be a good person. When you reach 10 Morality Points, you will ascend beyond the clouds and be declared the winner.

"But Angry Prophet," you say, "I wanna be the bad guy!" Well, that's another way to go. If you're smart enough and you have the patience, you can take this route and win by screwing over the other players! If you cause the other players to die, and you are the last one remaining, you will automatically win the game. But be careful. Every bad decision you make can causes you to LOSE Morality Points. If you reach -10 Morality Points, you get pulled into the underworld and immediately lose the game.

"A Sinkhole Appears"
"A Sinkhole Appears"

HOW DO YOU PLAY?

Well, that's a simple question. There are four kinds of cards: Event, Location, Search, and Action. Event cards give you a scenario of what's happening on a turn. Maybe some bikers attack you. Maybe a giant robot shows up with a laser shooting out of its mouth. Who knows? Location cards tell you where the event is taking place. Search cards are item/weapon cards. Action cards are what you choose from on each turn to take your action.

Each player starts with 10 Health and 5 Food. You must pay attention to this at all times, because if you run out of food, you will begin to starve. If you lose all Health, you will die and immediately be out of the game.

At the start of the game, a Location card is flipped. This is where your party will begin the game. On each turn (which is a day in-game), all players will remove 1 Food, then all players will choose an Action card from their hand. Once all players have played their Actions, flip the next event card. At this point, all actions will be resolved. Once this is finished, all players will vote to either stay in the current location for the next turn, or move to a new location. Majority rules. In the event of a tie, players stay in the current location. If the majority votes to change locations, a new card will be flipped and the previous location is placed on the bottom of the deck.

The actions you will be able to choose from are Confront, Search, Hide, Share, Flee, and Moral Choice. Here is a breakdown of what each one does.

Confront - Face the currently flipped event card, and gain 1 Morality Point.

Search - Draw a Search card.

Hide - You are a coward. You hide and lose 1 Morality Point.

Share - Give 'x' amount of Food to a starving player, and gain 1 Morality Point.

Flee - The ENTIRE PARTY must choose this for it to take effect. All players lose 1 Food, and starving players lose 1 Health. If you choose to Flee, and the entire party does NOT choose to do the same, this action will have the same effect as Hide.

Moral Choice - Here's where the roleplaying comes in. You come up with something, any moral or immoral action, and announce it to the rest of the party. Gain or lose 1 Morality Point based on your decision.

However... Rules and gameplay are subject to change before the game's release as we go through with our playtesting. Any changes made will be posted as updates.  We are also working on solitaire rules.

WHAT KIND OF DICE DOES THIS GAME USE?

We have worked out a deal with Doublesix Dice creator Matthew Fleming that will allow us to use his Doublesix Dice in our game. The color has not been decided on yet, but it will be EXCLUSIVE to The End.

For more information on Doublesix Dice, check out:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/916188323/doublesix-dice-roll-better

HOW DO EVENTS WORK?

This depends on what kind of event is flipped up. Some events will include a potential fight, some will be positive, and some might have no effect at all.

Here is an explanation of how fights will work. Let's say your current event brings you face-to-face with a group of aliens. On that event card will be a number. For this example, let's say that number is 14. This is the number you will have to beat in order to win the fight. If you have six players and four of them choose to Confront the event card, you will add the number of confronting players, their weapons (if any), and roll ONE Doublesix die to determine the outcome. Players win on a tie.

So if those four players have four weapons between them, they are at a total of 8. One player would roll a die and add that number to their previous total. In this example, they would need to roll a 6 in order to succeed, as their previous 8 plus their roll of 6 would equal the 14 needed to defeat the aliens.

If the players do NOT succeed, the event card will have specific negative effects for failure.

HOW DO SEARCH CARDS WORK?

If a player decides to use a Search action, they will get to draw a card from the Search deck. You could get a weapon, extra food, or even something completely useless (but possibly hilarious). Searching will become necessary in order to gather weapons and increase your chances of succeeding when confronting events. Each location will have 5 Search cards specific to that location, as well as 30 Search cards that will be moved around to all locations, for a total of 35 Search cards. If the players leave a location, they will remove the 5 Search cards specific to that location from the game, and move the remaining Search cards to the next location. They will then shuffle in the 5 cards specific to the NEW location. If a location's Search deck is exhausted, the players are forced to change locations. During the transition to the new location, a new Event card is also flipped and players are REQUIRED to Confront this event. No other actions are available until the Event is completed.

SO WHAT EXACTLY IS IN THE BOX?

Base Game (236 Cards):
50 Event Cards
20 Location Cards
30 Search Cards
5 Location-Specific Search Cards (100 Cards)
36 Action Cards (Six for each player)
6 Doublesix Dice
Rulebook

Deluxe Edition Game (236-241 Cards):
50 Event Cards
20 Location Cards
30 Search Cards
5 Location-Specific Search Cards (100 Cards)
36 Action Cards (Six for each player)
6 Doublesix Dice
5 Kickstarter-Exclusive Event Cards (if stretch goal is reached)
Rulebook

DO YOU HAVE ANY STRETCH GOALS?

Of course we do.

$10,000:
This is the minimum needed to produce our game.

$12,000:
All backers at $50 and up will receive a mini-poster featuring the Angry Prophet Games logo, hand-signed by us. For those who pledged under $50 (or higher pledges who want more than one), the posters will also be made available as a $15 add-on.

$14,000:
Five Kickstarter exclusive Event cards will be added to the Deluxe Edition game.

$16,000:

All games will have two additional Doublesix Dice and two additional sets of Action cards included, making the game playable for up to 8 people.

$18,000:
All games will have a Kickstarter exclusive promo Event card included. This card will never be available for sale anywhere else, and will not be reprinted. The base game will also receive the five Kickstarter exclusive Event cards listed at the $14,000 level.

$20,000:
Food tokens, health counters, and a Morality scale will be added to all copies of the game.

$25,000:
We will print mini posters of the game's cover art and logo as it appears on the box (both versions), and make them available as a $10 add-on.

$30,000:
We will finish and release the first official expansion as a $15 add-on.

$35,000:

SO WHO ARE YOU GUYS ANYWAY?

We are Brian and JJ, just two awesome gamer dudes who decided to try to make our dream a reality with this Kickstarter campaign.

BRIAN
BRIAN
JJ
JJ

 CREDITS:

Brian Aikin - Creator/Designer
JJ White - Creator/Designer
Jason "Banditt" Adams - Artist

Special thanks to Adam Weathers, Matt Marango, Jay Younker, and Matthew Fleming.

The song used in our video is "Battle End" by Boxcat Games, royalty-free from FreeMusicArchive.org.

Risks and challenges

As with all Kickstarter projects, there is a chance of having unexpected minor setbacks. We already have a great company selected to print our games, we already have everything on track with Doublesix Dice, and our artist is on top of his game. Everything should run smoothly. We will be checking up on the project every day, and will keep everyone updated, as well as answer any questions that you, our potential backers, may have.

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