About this project
If you missed the Kickstarter but would still like a copy of the Kickstarter version of Stones of Fate, you can still pledge through PayPal here! (limited time only)
To keep up to date with Cosmic Wombat Games:
New High-Resolution Print and Play:
Let's catch everyone up on where we are:
- SIXTEEN new cards added to the game (so far)!
- Customize your game with a GripMat ($20 add-on) or extra copies of the game ($20 add-on for each)!
- Upgrade your stones for only $20!
- Pushing toward more cards and a backer designed variant!
- 700 backer goal for 18 additional cards!
- $30K stretch goal for Tarot sized cards!
- NEW Graphic Design!
Media appearances by the Stones of Fate team:
- The Game of Crowdfunding by All Us Geeks
- Back It! with JR Honeycutt of DFW Nerd Night
- Today in Board Games
- Board Game Authority
- Designer Diary at The League of Gamemakers
- Lessons Learned at Stonemaier Games
Be Sure to check out each section below:
- Stones of Fate in 3 easy steps - Learn to play right here on Kickstarter!
- Shipping - See our EU friendly shipping plan!
- Reviews - Read/watch reviews from big names in the industry!
- Rewards - This is what you will be getting for supporting us!
- Stretch Goals - With your help we can reach all these and more!
- Add-ons - For those who want a little something more!
- Show Your Pride - Download avatars for your social media profiles!
- Meet the team - The creative force behind Stones of Fate!
- Why Kickstarter - Find out why we are here and why we need your help!
Stones of Fate is a light-strategy, area control game for 2-4 players. It takes about 30 minutes to play and is very easy to learn. In fact it is so easy we are going to show you right here:
That's it! Now you can play Stones of Fate!
A note on artwork and theme:
We chose the tarot as a theme for Stones of Fate because of the rich gaming history associated with the tarot. Because the cards are based on the tarot, seven of the card images do contain artistic depictions of nudity. We understand that some people will have concerns about these cards and playing this game with their families. Because we respect this point of view, we have designed Stones of Fate so that any card can be removed permanently from the game with NO ADVERSE AFFECT on gameplay.
Please take this opportunity to examine these images for yourself to determine if they are right for you and your family. We greatly appreciate your support of this game and have made every effort to make it accessible to everyone.
Also check out our game play videos to see game play in action.
ALL shipping for the Fortune Teller and Psychic levels is FREE!!
We are offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING for these two levels! For the remaining levels, please see our shipping charges below. These will be based on reward level and country shipped to:
Medium and Mystic levels -
- US - Free!
- UK and Canada - Add $12
- Rest of World - Add $25
Diviner, Seer, and Oracle levels -
- US - Free!
- UK and Canada - Add $20
- Rest of World - Add $40
As stated above we will be shipping from within the EU for our EU backers so you will not have to pay any additional taxes or customs charges.
Non-US, Non-Canada, Non-EU Orders: Additional charges for applicable duties or taxes may be required by customs in the destination country. Cosmic Wombat Games has no control over potential duties or taxes nor are we responsible for payment of said duties or taxes.
Stones of Fate has been very well reviewed by some of the biggest names in the industry. Check out what Tox (from Crits Happen) has to say below and look down further for reviews from All Us Geeks and Father Geek.
"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
"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
We have been developing and working on Stones of Fate for over two years. Our goal has always been to bring you the best possible game that we can. When we fund at our goal amount of $12,500 we will be able to give you, our backers, a great quality game that you will enjoy again and again with your family and friends!
But we also have plans for so much more! If we are fortunate enough and this game resonates with people the way we think it will, we can overfund and really increase the quality of the game. We have plans for many upgrades to the game including the following stretch goals and some more we will reveal throughout the campaign. Every copy of Stones of Fate that you receive will be upgraded with these components. This may raise the final MSRP but you will get all this for the low price of $20!
The only way to ensure we reach these goals is to share the project with everyone you can. If you are excited about Stones of Fate, if you appreciate what we are bringing you, and if really want to see your game upgraded, please let people know about the campaign through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Youtube, or whatever other way you can think of. You can even download the Print and Play and play it with your friends just to show them what an awesome game it is.
Thank You! Together we can make a great game phenomenal!
Social Media Stretch Goals:
300 Facebook Shares - We will include 2 backer designed cards in the game! - UNLOCKED, Voting closed, new cards announced!
600 Facebook Shares - We will include 2 additional backer designed cards in the game! - UNLOCKED, Voting closed, new cards announced!
900 Facebook Shares - We will include 2 additional backer designed cards in the game! - UNLOCKED, Accepting submissions through April 7!
1,000 Facebook Shares AND 800 Facebook Likes for Cosmic Wombat Games - We will include a backer designed variant in the Psychic pledge level!!
That is a total of 6 backer designed cards and 1 backer designed variant if we meet these. Keep sharing the project and download the Print and Play so that you can start working on those designs!
As we meet each goal we will send out an update explaining submission guidelines and how the cards/variant will be selected. (Note: Facebook shares refer to project page shares which are counted by clicking the "share" button just below the project image!)
Backer Stretch Goal:
700 Backers - Complete Set of Major Arcana cards added to the game (this will be 13 additional cards beyond the $26,000 stretch goal)
Monetary Stretch Goals:
As we unlock these, more stretch goals will be revealed!
- More cards added to the game!
- More material upgrades!
- Chances for you to influence the game!
Please keep sharing and spreading the word so that we can hit all these amazing stretch goals!
There are a couple of ways that we have come up with to show that you are a proud backer of Stones of Fate. The first of these is our personality quiz. Click the link below to determine which Stones of Fate character you are then share on Facebook and Twitter to let your friends know as well:
Secondly, we have some backer badges you can download to show your support on all your social media networks. Pick out your favorite and try it on!
Luke has been a gamer his whole life and loves tabletop games of all kinds: board games, card games and RPG's. He is a recipient of the Poly Prize for excellence in game design. He is constantly designing new games, and currently has several other games in the works.
For a look at more of his work check out his personal website.
Ciro has had a successful graphic design career that has spanned working in Europe, South America, and the US. His work has been featured in various books and magazines and he is a five-time recipient of the distinguished Photoshop GURU award, and three time winner of the Worldwide Photoshop Competition (artistic category and grand prize) presented by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
For a look at more of his work check out his personal website.
Jeff and Nathan Cornelius started Cosmic Wombat Games in 2013 in order to find a way to bring independently designed games from unknown designers to market. They are passionate about the publishing and love every aspect. They believe in a team concept to publishing games, working with the designer, illustrator, printer, retailers, and distributors throughout the entire process. This ensures only the best quality games find their way to you.
Kickstarter allows us a unique opportunity to connect with you, our fans. It allows us to tailor a game to fit what you want and bring you the best possible game we can.
We love the fact that instead of putting out a game we think will appeal to you and hoping it resonates, we get an opportunity to see what you think upfront. This allows us to make the game that much better.
Why should you back us on Kickstarter?
We understand that you have limited funds and that some of you may choose to wait and see if you can get it through your local game store. But the truth is that without your support, this game may never make it to your local game store. You are helping to create this game, and we appreciate each and every one of you.
To show our appreciation we are giving back by offering you some incentives:
- At least $5 off MSRP (MSRP for the base game will likely be $25)
- Even more $$ off if we hit our stretch goals. For each stretch goal we reach, the eventual MSRP will only go up. Your price will always stay at $20
- Access to items that will not be included in the retail version. The variants and upgraded stones will not be available with the retail version of Stones of Fate. You can get them by pledging today.
- FREE shipping wordwide on the base game and the game with variants!
We hope that you find these incentives intriguing and wish to join us in bringing about this incredible game. Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to interacting with you all throughout the campaign.
Risks and challenges
We understand that there are many risks and challenges associated with any Kickstarter project. We have heard horror stories of creators who have purposely taken their backers' money and delivered nothing. We have also heard the stories of those creators who were unable to deliver due to things that were not their fault such as printers going out of business.
We have tried to mitigate as much of this as we can upfront. We are working with an established printer who has done Kickstarter projects before. We are in constant communication with other successful creators and have learned much from them about how to do things the right way.
One of our biggest influences in creating this project has been Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games who brought you Viticulture and Euphoria. He has given invaluable advice and information on setting up the worldwide fulfillment process. The other big influence in this project has been Peter Vaughan from Squirmy Beast who brought you What The Food?! He has been invaluable in helping us work with printers.
Due to the information we have learned from these two and others, we feel confident that we will be able to deliver a great quality product on time. However, if things go wrong and something happens outside of our control (or in our control for that matter) we will inform you immediately.
Our pledge to you is to run a completely transparent campaign. We will provide you with frequent updates throughout the course of the campaign and even after into production.
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