Soar Space Force, Captain John Brooks: Log 2373-9
The Complex crushed all opposition on Earth, the Moon, and Mars, and banished the remaining rebel factions to Pluto and Charon. We established our makeshift colony on Charon and explored the region. We discovered the Royal Martian Federation (RMF), the Hielo and the Myst, and made contact. Although historical rivals, we worked together to survive the frigid conditions, stockpiling resources and launching probes across the Milky Way.
One probe returned compelling data from the Copernicus System in Quadrant 1. Coper has a yellow dwarf star and an intriguing group of planets. A dazzling radioactive element, that we named Vertium, was discovered. Our physicists think it could heat our colonies, and upgrade weapons and armour. As word spread, the rebel groups bolted for Coper. The fragile cooperation evaporated. Each faction is now out for itself - claiming planets and mining Vertium. The stakes are clear: for whoever controls the Vertium will control Coper, and perhaps the galaxy. Brooks out.
Vertium is a quick and tactical space colonization game for 1 to 4 players. Players are faction Commanders directing their Captains to claim planets and mine the powerful radioactive element Vertium.
As influential moons orbit the colonized planets, additional Vertium is gained. However, you'll have to be wise and courageous, because your rivals have their eyes on your spheres and resources.
Prepare for conflict.
VERTIUM (pronounced like VARE-tium. Vert is French for 'green') is being produced right now in April. We Kickstarted Vertium last year and we are just about ready to produce and ship! We could use some extra backers, though. We need your help because there are always extra costs (that seem to rise each year) - like shipping, customs, warehousing - and shipping again (not just the backers games, but the rest of the games). And the Canadian dollar is low. We have also added a new Coper Playmat. Coper is the name of the star system in the game. I think this is the best game we've ever made, and it is the biggest game we've ever attempted. But you can see by the photos and videos that we and our manufacturer are doing a very good job! We are a true indie publisher, and we are trying to produce games at the highest level. Please back us! Thank you!
PLEDGE FOR 1 GAME (Signed): There are separate pledge levels for North America, Europe and the Rest of the World.
Coper Playmat 90 x 70 cm (36" x 27.5"):
There is a pledge level ($ 40 Canadian) just for the new giant Coper Playmat! More photos and info towards the bottom of the page!
For new backers (those pledging now) it can be an Add-On to your pledge.
RETAIL Pledges: Pledge $ 5 and send us a message and we will get you prices & shipping for your area. Thank you! Edit - we just added this pledge level for Retailers.
** There are 2 expansions included as well as SOLO rules. **
Expansion #1 - NEW DISCOVERIES:
A new discovery has been made in Coper! Some planets contain a new radioactive element: Gelbon. Combined with Vertium, it powers a planetary weapons system named CUBE (Cubic U-Beam Emitter).
Expansion #2 - SHADOWS OF THE COMPLEX:
Through traitors and spies, the dreaded Complex has learned about Vertium and tracked down the Rebels in Coper. The Complex has dispatched a squad of giant killer robots (aka the Titan) to eliminate their adversaries once and for all. To stand any chance of survival, the Rebel factions will have to lay aside their differences and work together.
There are 4 rebel factions in the game: The Soar, The RMF (Royal Martian Federation), The Myst, and The Hielo. And, of course, the Complex!
VERTIUM - 'Coper' Playmat 90 X 70 cm (36 x 27.5 inches)
ADD $ 40 Canadian to your pledge. Shipping included!
Risks and challenges
As you can see by the photos and videos above, this game is ready to produce. The manufacturer is producing them in April and they will be shipped immediately. We started this whole process a year ago, so it is a great time to jump in. The production sample that we have tested is excellent and the insert is phenomenal. If there are any issues, we will communicate with our backers right away. Thank you for backing VERTIUM. We very much appreciate it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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