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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 17 2019

Cast Out the Conjurer: A 2 Player Dueling Card Game (Canceled)

An asymmetrical card game, designed by Ethan Baldwin & Chance Phillips, w/ art by Jimmy Knives and graphic design by Nathan Paoletta.

Cast Out the Conjurer: A 2 Player Dueling Card Game (Canceled)

An asymmetrical card game, designed by Ethan Baldwin & Chance Phillips, w/ art by Jimmy Knives and graphic design by Nathan Paoletta.

$943
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
49
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 17 2019

About

What is Cast Out the Conjurer?

Cast Out the Conjurer is a two person dueling game where one player takes on the role of the Warlock, a summoner channeling daemonic powers, and the other player becomes the Hunter, who's trying to rid the land of the Warlock's unholy blight. 

Gameplay

Cast Out the Conjurer is an asymmetrical game. Both players have different card types, turn orders, and hand sizes. The Warlock has Spells, Monsters, and Infusions, and the Hunter has Equipment, Actions, and Allies. Spells have quick effects and are normally instantaneous, Monsters are summoned and can attack the Hunter once per turn until they're destroyed, and Infusions are used to upgrade monsters. Equipment normally provides passive benefits and remains in play until destroyed by the warlock, Actions are one time benefits, and Allies are the Hunter's friends, willing to help him on his quest, for a price.

A player wins when their opponent can no longer draw cards from their deck. The Warlock does this by summoning waves of monsters to discard the Hunter's cards or move them to the Void, while the Hunter slays the monsters and uses his equipment to slowly sap away at the Warlock's cards.

Format

The core set will come with 90 cards: 2 character cards, 44 Warlock cards, and 44 Hunter cards. The cards will come in a tuck box, along with a small rules booklet. We'll be printing an initial run of 1,250 copies through PrintNinja.

Rewards

We're trying to keep this campaign as streamlined as possible, so we aren't offering a t-shirt you'll only wear on laundry day, or a water bottle that'll end up in the trash after two uses. Here are the different rewards that you can receive:

  • A copy of the game: If you pledge at a level with this included, you'll receive a copy of the game; shipping will be collected via BackerKit after the campaign.
  •  A digital wallpaper: If you pledge at a level with this included, you'll receive a download of a high resolution wallpaper for your computer by Jeremy Duncan.
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  • A digital library of previous products: If you pledge at a level with this included, you'll receive a PDF bundle of all previous Apollyon products via DriveThruRPG. 

 Budget

Here's how we'll be divvying up the funds raised:

  •  $3,700: Card printing
  •  $2,450: Compensating Jimmy for card art
  •  $750: Kickstarter platform fees
  •  $600: Graphic design

Stretch Goals

We are trying to keep this campaign as streamlined as possible, so we only have a few stretch goals:

  •  $10,000: Improved boxes- at this tier, we'll print the Cast Out the Conjurer logo in gold foil, making the box more eye catching, and will add plastic hang tabs for easier display in stores
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Shipping

In order to get the game to your gaming tables with minimal delay, we're partnering with Exalted Funeral, an established storefront and distributor for all kinds of books and games. We are currently estimating that domestic shipping for one copy will cost roughly $4, but this will obviously be increased a bit for tiers with more copies, like the retailer tier.

Team

There are primarily four people working on this project:

Chance Phillips: Chance is a veteran to both Kickstarter and game design. This is his fourth Kickstarter, and the previous three have all been successfully delivered. He helped coach Ethan through the process of creating the game as well as some finer design elements.

Ethan Baldwin: Ethan is the lead designer behind this project. He has played numerous card games in the past, most extensively industry titans Magic: The Gathering and Munchkin and is an experienced gamer, but this is his first major foray at game design. While working on the game, he was inspired by sources like Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane, The Exorcist, and Android: Netrunner.

Jimmy Knives: Jimmy Knives is a freelance illustrator living and working in Portland, Oregon. You can purchase clothes, stickers, and other merch with his work on it here, and check out more of his work here.

Nathan D. Paoletta: Nathan will be working on graphic design for the cards, the rules sheet, and the packaging. He's a very talented graphic artist who's worked extensively in the realm of roleplaying games. You can check out his website, and some of his personal projects, here.  

Risks and challenges

Our artist still has to finish a lot of the card art, but the core game design has been refined and playtested extensively, so barring any unforeseen health problems or unavoidable difficulties with printing or the fulfillment center we'll be working with, I don't foresee anything that could derail the project. We also have a fair amount of leniency built into the delivery date.

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