METTLE: 2-player fast-paced Space Combat Game (Canceled)
METTLE is a 2-player space combat game, for ages 8 to adult. Plays in 45 - 60 minutes. Direct your faction to victory!
Select $ 59 CAD ($ 47 US) for 1 Game, and $ 95 CAD ($ 76 US) for Game + Xpansion! *SHIPPING INCLUDED!*
All pledge levels include plastic minis except the Wood Edition.
* Note: if you want a Print 'n Play edition, send us an email or message and we will send you graphics and rules to play! You will provide your own pieces. Also this game will appear on TTS soon (Tabletop Sim) and we will provide a link as soon as it's live. Thanks!
The minis are really a collaboration between the inventor, the artist - John Ariosa of NY, and Gabriel Chau - the 3d plastic mini designer out of Toronto. The gameplay is excellent, but the minis bring it to a new level of theme and excitement!
INSPIRATION: METTLE was inspired by a love of science fiction and battling type games. Like most of my friends growing up in the 70's, I was inspired by Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. As far as war or battling games, I must give credit to Risk. I can remember being introduced to Risk by my military buddies in Germany. I was in the Canadian Airforce in the early 80's as an electronic tech on 104 fighter jets, and left the military just as they were bringing in the CF-18 Hornet.
I have always maintained my love of fighter jets and space craft and space exploration. Another great memory is Apollo 11 and landing on the moon. I actually won a robot from a fast food restaurant in London, Ontario at 8 yrs. old by filling out little stickers of the event on a little card. A great memory! I remember the Splash Down sticker to this day!
2 years ago I sketched out the first drawings for METTLE. I originally named it Drones and Clones and was going to make it a futuristic Battle of Waterloo game. It has changed a bit over the past 2 yrs, but the core ingredients are the same. There are new ways to do combat (dog fighting!) and various terrains and sky/space to travel and battle on. And a few surprises! Please see the How to Play video.
I hope you will love and enjoy METTLE as much as we do. We think it's a great 60 min. immersive game.
2315 – It's 200 years since the Global Nuclear War and the following nuclear winter on planet Earth. The New Earth League, headed by the new super-power, the Xian, has ordered exploration of Alpha Centauri, with the prime mission to discover habitable planets and new forms of energy. Currently, the energy for propulsion, plasma from Helium-3 fusion, maxes out space ship thrusters at one-tenth the speed of light
After mining Helium-3 on Mars and the Moon, it has taken over 50 years and three space bases to traverse the 40 trillion kilometres to reach AC. The pioneers spend their days charting and mining the planets and moons of the triple-star system.
On a routine mining trip to super-hot planet, Sir Isaac Newton, a new type of lava is discovered. Rumours soon spread throughout the factions of a new volatile fuel for propulsion. Admirals are alerted, suspicions are raised and treaties are broken.
Five competing factions: the Freelanders, New Brittany, the Nairobi, the Xian and the Mozzies, vie for control of the newly discovered resource. It's unstable properties could be harnessed to allow mankind to finally reach it’s long-sought-after goal – to travel at the speed of light!
You are the captain of your faction. Lead your sky-bots and miners into the fray against cunning adversaries in a winner-take-all, pell-mell battle. Will your people share in the staggering discovery, and glory – or be left far, far behind.
METTLE is a 2-player space combat game, played with fantastic miniatures on 126 two inch tiles. Your goal is to fight past enemy bots, including a cloaked one, knock out laser towers and destroy the opposition fortress. Along the way you must collect lava-X and titanium which can be traded for reinforcements.
METTLE is a quick game where both players are immersed in the action at all times.
Battle dice example: Player A skybot attacks player B skybot. Player B is attacked on his side. A rolls two Photon beams and a Shield. B rolls an Atomic Accelerator and a Shield. Result: A destroys skybot B. B's shield blocked one Photon, but the other got through! B needed 2 Atomic's to do any damage, but it's lone one was blocked anyway.
RANDALL'S RUNTHRU WITH SILKE (3 PHOTONS!):
GAMER NORM PLAYTESTS METTLE!
METTLE - The Adventures of Tyler Hicks. FREE E-BOOK Short Story when you pledge for a game! I have written an exciting short story based on the fascinating character of 17 year old Tyler Hicks and his adventures and battles in the Alpha Centauri star system. This is good for all members of your family, ages 10 and up. It is being edited as we speak. Part 1 will be available in early May. You will read it first! The illustrator is working on the final. Coming soon!
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Risks and challenges
We have recently funded and are ready to ship our first Kickstarter - Get Adler! Deduction Card Game. We have produced Adler with WinGo, who will be producing METTLE.
WinGo are experts at plastic miniatures so we don't foresee any problems. If any problems arise, we will communicate with our backers immediately.
Game weight is estimated at 1.4 - 1.5 kg by the manufacturer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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