(2-4 player, Ages 12+, Approximately 1 hour per play)The hysteria over witches among the people of Salem swept the region like a disease in 1692. As is the case in any tragic event, there are those who will use the circumstances to their advantage. Under the veil of the witch-hunt lie other motivations; power, greed, revenge and righteousness.
AFFLICTION: Salem 1692 is a game set in the hysteria of a witch-hunt. Use your influence to whisper in the ear of the Magistrate, Judge, Governor or Minister to protect some and have others arrested. Affliction is your chance to gain property, exact revenge and prove your righteousness. The characters in the game were actual residents of the Salem region. This is a more authentic experience of actual events.
Each player will take turns placing a Messenger (Tall Meeple) on selected actions. After Messengers are placed, actions will be resolved in the order they appear on the main (Esteemed) board.
EXONERATE - Take Accusation Tokens off of any Colonist.
FIRST PLAYER TOKEN/PROTECTION - Use a letter from the Governor to prevent one Colonist from being arrested and take the First turn, next turn.
- GENERATE INFLUENCE/USE COLONIST ABILITIES - Colonists in your circle can use their abilities to help advance your cause, they can also increase the amount of influence you have.
SPECTRAL EVIDENCE - Use this token to prevent a Colonist from Generating Influence, using their Colonist ability or receiving any defensive bonuses.
ACCUSE - Place accusation tokens to reduce a Colonist's reputation. This will make them easier to arrest.
FEAR - Fear is used to shut down Colonists in other factions.
- BRING COLONIST INTO CIRCLE - Spend Influence equal to a Colonists Reputation and bring them into your Circle.
Play cycles between accusing, arresting and protecting your interests. Fear provides a method for heading off your rivals if they are becoming too influential (in your view, anyway!).
VICTORY CONDITIONS: All players will receive victory points for the Colonists they have arrested, brought into their circle, and for the property of those they have had arrested. Each player has specific goals and receives points for arresting or protecting specific families. Bonus points are awarded for arresting Colonists with who they have grievances.
Rules: You can read the rules here. (If you have any feedback - please share it in the comments section)
Rules overview video...
- all levels above "Stand Against the Fear"
Every backer will receive an autographed 12-page booklet of the history behind the Salem witch trials. Colonist backgrounds will be described. The printed version of this booklet is a Kickstarter exclusive!
Also, the Tactics Expansion deck will be included in the Kickstarter version only. With these cards you will be able to customize the abilities of the colonists each time you play.
At the $29 level, you will get the base game of Affliction: Salem 1692, the historical background booklet and all stretch goals.
What you get:
- the base game of Affliction: Salem 1692, the historical background booklet and all stretch goals.
- Autographed copy of Psychological Warfare with the Mystic promo card.
- Autographed copy of CATS a sad but necessary cycle of violent predatory behavior with the Thunderbird promo card.
Do you want your copy of Affliction to come in a cool book-like box, but you don't want to lug around a huge book? At this level, your game will come in a hand-stamped, 8.75 x 6 x 2 inch book box. Several zip bags are included to keep components separate.
If you would like to sleeve your game cards, or you think bigger boxes are just too cool, your game will ship with this large book box. The dividers are free floating to allow easy access to the components.
Book Box Size 12 x 8 x 2.5 inches
If you are shipping to the EU, select United Kingdom.
So, you think it would be interesting to have a unique pair of hand welded working manacles? Well, we have a couple of pair being made by Barbie The Welder (who does just awesome stuff). This level comes with the Large Box Collector's Edition because it just should!
You don't get this angel, but we thought you should just see an example of her work!
- Become a DPH Games Provocateur (Get demo kit of our games)
- Receive the Collector's Edition Large Box
- Participate in the development of our next two games Yokai Hunters and Legacy at Sea
- receive beta copies of the above games, the top level version of each when it's released, and credits in the rules as a developer.
* Custom Fit Plastic Tray for base game box only.
* Figures pictured above are original castings. When the scans have been completed, I will provide a photo.
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50 CARD SLEEVES (Fantasy Flight - Clear) $3
PLAY MATS - $35
4 - 11x17 1/16 foam back custom playmats for Affliction. Additional shipping is included in the cost.
ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS: To add on to your pledge, follow these steps: 1) Press the 'Manage Your Pledge' Button above. If you have not pledged yet, it will say 'Back this Project'. 2) Increase your pledge in the 'Pledge Amount' box by the total of the add-ons you want to add. 3) After the end of the Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned.
A game store owner, game store manager, and local game club organizer give their impressions of Affliction.
Just the review of Affliction (description edited out, go here to see full video) from Trueflight Silverwing
THE INDIE GAME REPORT
After calculating your scores you will be able to submit them to see a detailed score report. You could track the results of your every play!
Risks and challenges
DPH Games has been in business since January 2013, in that time we have successfully created and manufactured 3 games; Cache Me If You Can! The Geocaching Board Game (5/2013) 2 Expansion packs; Zombie Apocalypse Geocaching (10/13) and Superhero Geocaching (1/2015). Psychological Warfare (11/2014) and CATS a sad but necessary cycle of violent predatory behavior (5/2016). Our manufacturing/distribution network is in place. Affliction has received extremely positive reviews over the past months when presented at regional game cons.
We have faced the challenges of launching a new product and have a proven track record for bringing new games to market. We are hoping to ship this summer, but sometimes there are delays with printing/shipping that are beyond our control. We have an excellent reputation for responding to our customers and keeping them informed every step of the way. We will continue to do so through this project.
Kickstarter Launch Date: January 2017
Expected Release Date: June 2017Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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