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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 15 2019 6:25 PM UTC +00:00
$1,496
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
27
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 15 2019 6:25 PM UTC +00:00

About

Time is actually a lot like a river. If you screw a river up, it ruins the rest of the land by finding a new path. When time gets broken, you need to send in a Zoetrope squad. You need to send us.

              To take an action that will affect the world, players place down cards to utilize their Actions, such as to make an attack, to make a successful social play, or even to sneak past someone. If they need tools, they have Gear cards, including communicators, weapons, and time-aura detectors, and so much more. If they screw up? They can play a Recur card to go back to their latest Savepoint. If they need to just undo the most recent issue, they have a number of other options to rewind the game with Time cards.
             Cards are placed on the table in a line called the Timeline, ensuring that all players know the order of events, and making it clear what actions are undone if rewinding time. The Story Leader acts in this game just as a GM would in any other TTRPG, being the arbitrator of how actions unfold, and how the world reacts. It is a core need that the Story Leader stick a wrench in player plans from time to time. After all, what’s the point of being able to rewind time if you don’t have good reason to do it?
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     We are aiming at 2k to fund the first printing of this game. Because I'm doing everything for the game, from layout to design to illustrations, the money earned beyond printing and shipping from this Kickstarter is going to both ordering a few extra decks as a backstock to give out at cons and for other promotions, and towards collecting funds for our big game books, which are held up right now due to funding difficulties. You are directly helping me make more and more games.

To add on all of the expansions, back at the 80$ or 100$ tiers, or to add just one of the expansions please raise your current pledge by the amount shown on its entry below and send me a quick message to tell me which expansion it's for! 

All Expansions and base game final price on release may vary. Expansions are planned to go up by $3. So get it early and get it cheaper!
               All our Print decks and books are fulfilled through DrivethruRPG.

Backer Levels:

If you back at 30, you get the core game with 180 cards.

If you back at 40, you get the core game and the Exo-Genesis expansion.

If you back at 60, you get all of the above plus you get to send me a photo for use in your own custom card for the Kickstarter-only deck. The deck will be as large as we get backers for it, so get on it today!

If you back at 80, you get the core game and all expansions.

If you back at 100, you get the 80 tier plus the custom card and custom card deck, just like at the 60 tier.

      While Zoetrope is up on Kickstarter right now, we've recently put out three other Genesis Engine games, perfect for one-shots, which you can find on DrivethruRPG. We're also working on two other games, Secret Halls and Atrocity Archives, with hopes to do another two Kickstarters for them this year after Zoetrope is funded and shipped out.

Because I'm doing all the work for both those books, just as I'm doing all the work on Zoetrope, I can run the Kickstarters with finished products ready to go and ship once money is received. So you can look out for two more full games for release this year. With Dogs the Gaem, Zoetrope, Secret Halls, and Atrocity Archives, that's a solid 4 games released in one year-- and I can do it with your help.

When we reach the end of the year, I am looking to begin funding for the big game books, but I can only do it with your financial support of these smaller games. Please pledge your support today for a brighter and more game-filled tomorrow!
 

Also, the core game is done. As in, done, done. There are no risks with the core game! The expansions are being finished as we go along the Kickstarter, so it should all be ready to ship the second that the money comes in from the Kickstarter. Check it out:

    We is actually just a me. I’m Dane Asmund, and I’m the writer, coordinator, designer, and so much more for Cosmic Mirror Games.
             As with any other project, I will be relying on artists to bring the game fully to life. Dreamy Star created the wonderful logo for the game. (http://adreamystar.tumblr.com)
             I also rely greatly on a core group of friends whom I can bounce ideas off of, and who have been incredibly helpful for continuing my work. I want to acknowledge Spencer Abbe for all his awesome running of the game at Gencon, as well as Noah S. Brown, Deidra Hong, Caeth Eri, and Kat Veldt for their contributions and kindness, and especially their patience! 

Risks and challenges

The only risk or challenge is simply that the Kickstarter fails. We've already faced that before, and know that it's most definitely not an ending, but a chance to start again.
With the card game already done and put together, the only thing left to complete are the expansions, and we'll finish them as the stretch goals are unlocked.

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    ZOETROPE: The Full Game

    At this tier, you get the full hardcopy of the Zoetrope card game.
    The full base game includes 180 cards in two 90-card custom tuck boxes

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    ZOETROPE: The Full, Full Game

    At this tier, you get the full hardcopy of the Zoetrope card game, plus the Kickstarter-Exclusive Expansion.
    The full base game includes 180 cards in two 90-card custom tuck boxes, and the Expansion adds an additional 54 cards in its own tuck box

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    ZOETROPE: Your Own Game

    At this tier, you get the full hardcopy of the Zoetrope card game, plus the Kickstarter-Exclusive Expansion.
    The full base game includes 180 cards in two 90-card custom tuck boxes, and the Expansion adds an additional 54 cards in its own tuck box.

    Additionally, you get to make a card for inclusion in a separate, 25~ card deck exclusive to the Kickstarter! The card will include a picture of either you or something you want in the card. This deck will include a number of cards equal to people who back at this tier, so get your friends to put in a little more!

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    ZOETROPE: The Very Fullest Game

    At this tier, you get the full hardcopy of the Zoetrope card game, plus all 5 expansions.
    The full base game includes 180 cards in two 90-card custom tuck boxes, and the 5 expansions add an additional 306 cards in their own tuck boxes (four 54 card decks, one 90 card deck.)

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    ZOETROPE: My Custom Very Fullest Game

    At this tier, you get the full hardcopy of the Zoetrope card game, plus all 5 expansions.
    The full base game includes 180 cards in two 90-card custom tuck boxes, and the 5 expansions add an additional 306 cards in their own tuck boxes (four 54 card decks, one 90 card deck.)

    Additionally, you get to make a card for inclusion in a separate, 25~ card deck exclusive to the Kickstarter! The card will include a picture of either you or something you want in the card. This deck will include a number of cards equal to people who back at this tier, so get your friends to put in a little more!

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