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A 1-4 player fast-paced action-programming game of arena combat featuring a Mech and Power Armors to put your ITEMeeples directly into!
A 1-4 player fast-paced action-programming game of arena combat featuring a Mech and Power Armors to put your ITEMeeples directly into!
14,904 backers pledged $545,531 to help bring this project to life.

Deluxe Stretch Goal and Overview & Solo Overview

Posted by Gamelyn Games (Creator)
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Hey everyone,

Welcome to all of our new backers! Thank you for joining us.

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Yesterday was another huge day for the project!

We unlocked our 12th stretch goal! The Vorpal Spiker

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Stretch Goal on deck: 

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New DELUXE ONLY Stretch Goal:

Click this image to visit Tiny Epic Mechs on BoardGameGeek. Then click the little HEART to become a FAN!
Click this image to visit Tiny Epic Mechs on BoardGameGeek. Then click the little HEART to become a FAN!

To unlock this DELUXE ONLY stretch goal, Tiny Epic Mechs needs to reach 1,500 fans on BGG. 

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You can click HERE to visit the BGG page of Tiny Epic Mechs.

Deluxe Content Overview 

2 New Pilots - Increasing the variability of play.

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Spotlight Mini Expansion - When you do something that makes the crowd go wild, you’ll get a camera on you. If you keep the camera on you then you’ll gain extra perks and possibly bonus points!

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More specifically, a camera can be earned during the 1st, 3rd, and 5th rounds. They cannot be earned in scoring rounds. If you win a combat (you are not the one who is KO’d or retreats) during these rounds then you get a camera on you. Take a camera token and place it on your player board. Each player may have a max of one camera.

When you have a camera, you gain an extra resource when collecting. You lose a camera if you retreat or are KO’d in a combat.

You also lose the camera if you take damage from a mine. A turret does not cause you to lose the camera.  

If you keep the camera to the end of a scoring round, then you score a bonus three points. Place the camera back into the supply after it’s scored. If you want to gain more points, you’ll have to earn the camera again.  

If you cause a player with a camera to retreat, you gain an extra VP because of the audience attention.

Loot Crates - these are 4 cardboard tokens that get placed randomly and face-down in the arena in the 4 zones orthogonally surrounding the Mighty Mech zone. They get placed first at the start of round 2. When a player enters a zone with one, they flip it over and gain its benefit.

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Then it gets discarded. At the start of round 4 and round 6, any tokens not in the arena get added back in.

Solo Play Overview

In solo player, you will face off against two robot Power Armored pilots. You must battle them both in order to achieve victory!

You'll set the game up using the 3 player setup.

At the start of each round, you will program your turns as normal (you do not have to hide your cards if you don’t want to). For the robot pilots, simply shuffle the deck of actions cards that they will use and set them next to their resource mat.

After you are done programming, the round will go as follows:  

1) You active your card  

2) Flip the top card from the left robot and resolve it  

3) Flip the top card from the right robot and resolve it

Then, repeat this four times. At the end of every round, collect the robots action cards and shuffle them for the next round.

Movement works a little different for the robots as well. It's not always what the card shows, it's based on what action they are taking and that will be detailed in the rulebook.

If a robot enters a zone with an empty Mighty Mech, then it automatically enters it regardless of its health.

The robot will score just as if they were human players, gaining points for combat, area control, and weapons. After the sixth round, the pilot with the highest score is the winner. For you to win, you must beat both of your opponents!

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I hope you enjoyed this update. Please continue to share this project on social media and let's keep unlocking stretch goals!

See you in the comments.

Thanks everyone!

-Michael

JazzFlight, Trent, and 191 more people like this update.

Comments

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    1. M on

      Solo is nice for learning the game but it is difficult for me to see how the random drawing of cards will give enough of a challenge. My guess is there is more here then meets the eye and solo play has been well tested and an app is out of the question.

    2. Olaskos on

      I’ve seen plenty of established companies use that tactic.plus they are kinda doing it now, announcing they will let us buy deluxe versions of all their other games. So I could add $50 to my original pledge for those to help stretch goals.

    3. Marty McFly on

      @Olaskos - It's a bad idea to use add-on money to unlock stretch goals, because then the money isn't actually able to be used to fund the stretch goals. In the past, Gamelyn as asked that add-on dollars not be added until Pledge Manager.

      Probably not a big issue for an established company like Gamelyn, but I've seen quite a few KS projects get into trouble due to unlock stretch goals where the funding was going toward add-ons and not enough was left over to pay for the stretch goal costs.

    4. Gamelyn Games 20-time creator
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      @Tarrant - Just to verify, are the camera tokens cardboard or wooden?

      - The cameras are wood.

    5. Olaskos on

      Curious, do you think we can get a preview of the playmat before pledgemanager. Might help unlock more stretch goals if we add it into the price ahead of time if we like it.

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      Jerry on

      For those having trouble signing into BGG's site, go to the main page and sign in. You need to agree to their new terms of service.

    7. ScionOfFortune on

      W00T! BGG page was on 1499 fans...I just hit the button to make it 1500! (I know we all put in the same amount of work, but I still got excited...)

    8. Tarrant
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      Just to verify, are the camera tokens cardboard or wooden?

    9. Gamelyn Games 20-time creator
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      @Michael Cameron - It happens immediately. For the weapon, you get to immediately take one for free. These are all immediate actions.

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      Michael Cameron on

      when using the power up and weapon loot crates do you immediately gain the benefit
      eg. do you get to go straight into the power suit or does picking it up simply allow you to use the power up ability like you would when programming your turn??
      and the weapons do you get to take a weapon or give you the opportunity to buy one??

    11. Ryan A Sutcliffe
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      I had the same problem on the BGG website i just kept going off the page into my account and back on the page again, and it eventually loaded and let me like it

    12. Martin Rieck on

      I have the same issue like "Kenneth Spond" I am on the BGG Website and when i try to like the game it tells me i am not logged in. By the way - the link to the page shows a different design of BGG, as when i visit it directly through "https://boardgamegeek.com/" And when i search for the game on the regular website and follow the link to TEM, it says againg i am looged off now and cannot vote. :(

    13. David Molina
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      Thank you. With this info I'll be able to try solo play somewhat. Of course I don't have the movement information but I can just use what is shown and give me some feeling for it at least.

    14. Adam Butler on

      The Spot Light mechanic seems fun- adds incentive to be aggressive early game. The Loot Crates don't sound my speed- they seem like they add randomness to the game without much in the way of planning; but I liked the game on BGG because I'm sure someone else will want to play with them.

    15. Enzo Maini
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      @Kenneth Spond --not sure if it is the same issue, but I had to delete my browser cache and all cookies etc. and now everything on BGG seems fine.

    16. BreezingThrough
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      @Erik just house rule it, and test which way your play group prefers.

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      Eirik Johnsbråten on

      I like the loot crates. But I'd rather they were face up, so that you could plan better. What is the benefit for them to be face down?

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      scott brink on

      Kenneith Spond: I had the same issue, but when I used the link from the TE Mechs udpate #3 page, it worked. I'm not sure if it will work for you, but I thought I'd pass that along.

    19. Kenneth Spond
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      Hey there! This is in regards to the BGG fan stretch goal.

      I'm sure you know BGG has been going through a major migration update. Lots of bugs and errors have been occurring. For me, that means I am unable to like the game on BGG. When I'm on that page, BGG does not recognize me as signed-in. I do wonder how many people are experiencing this, as I would hate to miss a stretch goal based on this error.

      Oh, and WOOHOO!!! Awesome campaign so far.

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      Dane Barrett on

      This might have been mentioned before, but when I see that pic of the two itemeeples standing in their power armour/mech while the front shells are still off they look like they are heroically standing with their hands on their hips? :)