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About this project

We would like to thank all of you who have supported us during this project. I am humbled by the fact that all of you put such faith in us and in Stones of Fate. We are currently making plans for a relaunch around the late August/early September timeframe. Please stay tuned to www.cosmicwombatgames.com or email me at jeff@cosmicwombatgames.com to join our mailing list and here about the relaunch first!

Thank you so much!

- Jeff

Stones of Fate Print and Play Released - For Backers Only!!

We just sent out a backer only update with links to the Print and Play files.  Please check them out.  If you haven't backed us yet, you can get access to these files for only a $1 pledge level!


ANOTHER NEW REWARD ADDED!

Upgrade your game with glass stones!  You can now add glass stones to your game for just $10.  Pledge for the $30 Psychic level to receive the game with glass stones.  Or just add $10 to any pledge to receive your set of 20 glass stones.  Everyone who pledges for the glass stone upgrade will get a chance to vote in a survey to select the color of stones that will be included in the game.


NEW REWARD ADDED!

You can now get an 8x10 art print of your favorite card in the game! For just $50 you get this custom, signed art print as well as a signed copy of the game with your name in the rulebook!

Beautiful artwork, exciting player interaction, and unique gameplay all make Stones of Fate a game not to be missed.  Designed by Luke Laurie and illustrated by Ciro Marchetti, this game won the 2012 Polycon Polyprize for excellence in game design.  

"I have not yet had one 'bad game' with Stones of Fate and every time I play it, I like it a bit more. ... Stones of Fate is strategic. Stones of Fate is tactical. Stones of Fate is fun. Lots of fun."     - Father Geek

“There are a lot of tactical decisions and a lot of strategic decision, WAY MORE than I would have ever thought ... very, very engaging and very fun."     - Crits Happen

"After one play, I really like this game ... A light strategy game that has a good place in a game night."      All Us Geeks

"I have played this game over a dozen times and really enjoyed it ... it does offer enough strategy and deception to fulfill what it is intended to be..a fun filler game."     - The Cardboard Jungle

"... the casual gamers that gave it a go seemed to appreciate the balance of skill, luck, and strategy.  ... The art was universally praised."      The Game Whisperer

Stones of Fate is illustrated by Ciro Marchetti.  You can see more of his beautiful tarot illustrations here.  We are very fortunate that Ciro Marchetti is doing the work for this game.  His vibrant images bring fantasy, mystery, and romance to Stones of Fate.

Click here for a video preview of some of the cards

Note: This is a tarot deck and a small number of cards do contain artistic depictions of nudity.

Stones of Fate components:

  • 78 beautifully illustrated cards
  • 4 player reference cards
  • 20 acrylic stones (5 of each player color)

Each game setup is unique, using only a subset of the 78 cards giving long lasting re-playability!

  • 2-4 players
  • Ages 12+
  • ~30 minutes

Stones of Fate is played with a spread of 9 cards laid face down on the table.  Players seek to win these cards by placing stones next to "zones" on the borders of the cards. Stones of Fate is turn-based.  A turn consists of any two of the following actions:

  • Peek at a card
  • Place or Move one of your own stones
  • Flip over a card to determine who wins it

The depth of the game comes from player interaction and the special abilities on cards which are triggered when they are flipped or won. These abilities can allow you to rid yourself of negative cards, win more cards or foil the plans of your opponents.

Download the complete rulebook here.

Check out the videos below to see how the game plays:

Please join us in making sure independent games like this one don't get overlooked, or worse yet, are never seen at all. We can't do this without you. It's up to you to make your voice heard. We have a great game with amazing artwork and just need funds for a professional print run.  This is why we need YOU!

Our goal amount is based on printer manufacturing quotes.  Once successful we will bring you a quality game that you will enjoy playing with your friends over and over.  So, how can you get involved?

  • Click and Pledge: Get a copy of the finished game and other great rewards. With each pledge, you'll be helping to unlock stretch goals!  see below
  • Share the Campaign: Tell your family and friends about the game.  Let them know they have the chance to help make Stones of Fate a reality!  Every single pledge no matter how great or small brings us closer to funding and stretch goals!
  • Social Network: On Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and any other social network you can think of.
  • Create a Buzz: Review, rate, and talk about Stones of Fate on Boardgame Geek or any other game forum!

Thank you so much for all your help.  Now check out the various rewards you can earn.

We have lots of great rewards at various pledge levels! Look to the right for full details. Remember, every little bit helps so pledge early and pledge often!

We have decided to do something a little different and base our stretch goals on number of backers and number of people that click that little Facebook "share" button right under our video.  So get the word out to people and let them know about Stones of Fate! It will make all of the games shipped better in the end. However, these will only activate once we reach our goal.

300 backers and 100 Facebook shares (& $19,000) - Every copy of Stones of Fate that we print will include a set of 4 promo cards that integrate seamlessly into Stones of Fate.

500 backers and 200 Facebook shares (& $19,000) - Every Kickstarter game reward will be upgraded to contain cloth bags to store your stones instead of the plastic ziplock bags.

Image is representative only, may not be final product

500 backer challenge!! -

When we hit 500 backers we have a special surprise for all backers at every level!

More stretch goals to come! 

Once we get past 500 backers we will reveal more stretch goals.


To add individual items to your pledge of $20 or more, just increase your pledge by the amount shown below.  At the end of our successful project you will be given a survey where you can indicate which a la carte item you requested.

Additional copies of Stones of Fate - add $20 per copy (non-US backers please add $6 per copy for shipping)

Additional SIGNED (by the designer) copies of Stones of Fate - add $30 per copy(non-US backers please add $6 per copy for shipping)

Additional SIGNED (by the artist) copies of the 18x12 art print - add $60 per copy (non-US backers please add $8 per copy for shipping)

Risks and challenges

There will be challenges that we will overcome. We have tried to anticipate as many as possible. We already have art from a great artist with files ready to go to print! We have quotes from printers and as soon as we fund we will sign a contract and begin the manufacturing process.

We don't anticipate many delays in our timelines but we know things do happen. We want to be completely transparent during this process so we will tell you we have never done this before. However we have talked to and learned from many who have. We have backed other projects and seen some great ideas and some areas where people went wrong. We are learning as we go. If we do run into problems that will cause delays we will keep you informed of our status and what we are doing to mitigate those problems during the entire process.

We appreciate your faith in us and your commitment to Stones of Fate!

Thank You

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    BEGINNER - You have our sincerest thanks. Additionally you will receive regular updates on our progress and be eligible for the special reward at the 500 backer challenge level!

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    APPRENTICE - You will receive a 5 card set of our Cosmic Wombat collectible business card game and our thanks. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES

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    SEER - You will receive your very own personal copy of Stones of Fate!
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    GYPSY - You will receive a SIGNED (by the designer) copy of Stones of Fate and we will also include your name in the rulebook for Stones of Fate to be preserved for all posterity. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, ADD $12 TO SHIP TO CANADA, ADD $20 TO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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    PSYCHIC - Upgrade your game with glass stones! You will receive one copy of Stones of Fate with glass stones instead of acrylic. You will also have the opportunity to vote on the colors of these stones chosen for the game. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, ADD $12 TO SHIP TO CANADA, ADD $20 TO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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    MEDIUM - You will receive 2 copies of Stones of Fate - 1 for you, 1 for a friend. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, ADD $18 TO SHIP TO CANADA, ADD $26 TO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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    READER - You will receive an 8x10 art print of your favorite card from Stones of Fate signed by Ciro Marchetti. In addition you will receive 1 SIGNED (by the designer) copy of Stones of Fate with your name in the rulebook. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES. ADD $20 TO SHIP TO CANADA. ADD $28 TO SHIP WORLDWIDE.

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    DIVINER - You will receive a SIGNED (by the artist) 18x12 print on premium luster paper and 1 SIGNED (by the designer) copy of Stones of Fate with your name in the rulebook. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, ADD $20 TO SHIP TO CANADA, ADD $28 TO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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    MYSTIC - You will receive 5 SIGNED (by the designer) copies of Stones of Fate with your name in the rulebook. Combine shipping for backers who wish to get together and pledge in bulk. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, ADD $45 TO SHIP TO CANADA, ADD $60 TO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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    ORACLE - You will receive a cloth mat with art from the game. This is a 27 in x 27 in mat. The front is printed on cotton sateen and it is backed with gold satin. You will also receive 1 SIGNED (by the designer) copy of Stones of Fate with your name in the rulebook. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, ADD $20 TO SHIP TO CANADA, ADD $26 TO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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    PROPHET - STONES OF FATE DELUXE! You will receive 1 SIGNED (by the designer) copy of Stones of Fate and a beautiful 6 in x 6 in cherry wood box with a ceramic inlay containing your choice of Coins, Cups, Swords, or Wands art from the game. This deluxe version will also include the cloth mat from the ORACLE level as well. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, ADD $45 TO SHIP TO CANADA, ADD $60 TO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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    SOOTHSAYER - Meet the creative team! We will meet you at any of the Strategicon conventions or Gencon in 2013 or 2014. We (publisher AND designer) will schedule at least an hour to have lunch/dinner/drinks (your choice) with you during one of those conventions (travel to and from convention as well as convention badge is at your own expense). You will also receive 1 SIGNED (by the designer) copy of Stones of Fate with your name in the rulebook as well as the art print from the DIVINER level.
    In addition, you will have the opportunity to influence one of our upcoming games. We will send you a brand new prototype that you will be able to play test and keep, and we will use your comments and ideas to influence our design decisions to produce the finished game (subject to designer approval). FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES

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Funding period

- (30 days)