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Blazon! The Card Game is a set collecting game based around the concepts of heraldry and blazonry. Great for historical buffs and kids!

BLAZON GETS BETTER!

July 24, 2012: After our initial playtesting run, we discovered that some of the assumptions we made about how the game would play didn't work the way we expected. Because of that, I have trimmed the core set of cards by almost 30. I don't want you to get less bang for your buck, so I am going to automatically include the first expansion pack, Conflict-Checking (27 cards), as a part of the Starter Deck! Check out Update #5 for more details on Conflict-Checking and how it changes up the game!

Blazon! The Card Game is a heraldry game for 2-6 players based around the idea of collecting the components found in a coat of arms (the objects or "charges," the colors or "tinctures," and so forth). This game is great for kids, adults, anyone with an interest in heraldry, anyone with an interest in medieval history, or anybody who just likes to play a fun card game! Your support will fund the production and expansion of the card game. The world of heraldry has literally thousands of animals, plants, mythical beasts, tools, objects, and more that can be added to this game to expand the challenge. Further, the card game acts as a great learning tool for anyone who wishes to know more about heraldry. Each card includes a description of the component and a little bit about how it is used in heraldry. It is my goal to run these funds as close to the actual production cost of the cards through the help of The Game Crafter, along with being able to compensate the artists and designers who work on the project (I believe in paying artisans for their art).
A sample arms card
A sample arms card
A sample Component card
A sample Component card
The current Blazon! logo (and card back)
The current Blazon! logo (and card back)

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  • One Starter Set is sufficient for two (works best) to three (works fine) players. Four or more might have a bit more of a challenge on their hands, but you can combine multiple Starter Sets to alleviate this problem.

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  • At this time, I plan on shipping international packages using the USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate International box and have included several "INTERNATIONAL ONLY" rewards to account for the difference in shipping costs. Any rewards at or above $100.00 will come with the International shipping at no additional charge.

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    Share with a Friend - You'll get the First Edition Complete Set along with two extra Starter Decks to give away as gifts to friends! Additionally, we will add your name as a "Special Thanks to..." to the credits on the instruction sheet as well as on any future website!

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    Custom Blazon! The Card Game deck including up to 12 Arms cards of your choice and all the necessary Component cards to play a game. Two custom decks will be provided with this reward, as well as the First Edition Complete Set. Your name also goes in the credits!

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    Learn Blazon! with the creator! I will personally hand deliver your Custom and Complete Set (continental U.S.) and teach a class for you and your friends on medieval heraldry, then teach you Blazon! and enjoy an evening of games and food. Your name also goes in the credits!

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    Shape the future of Blazon! You and I will collaborate to design the next two expansion sets for Blazon! In addition to the rewards in "Learn Blazon! with the creator," I will hand deliver the expansion sets, and your name will go on the official box art as "Designer." And I will give you a hug.

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    The dream reward! You'll receive a hand illuminated and calligraphed Custom and Complete set. I will hand deliver this to you at the time and location of your choice wearing full medieval herald's costume. You will also receive a banner or tabard bearing the arms of your choice. (And if anybody actually picks this, I'll pass out. Guaranteed. Photos will be taken.)

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