War for Chicken Island - A gateway miniatures skirmish game
On a tiny island, up to 4 legendary chickens, who cannot be taken seriously, battle to humiliate other clans (35 miniatures & 20 dice).
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 29 2018 6:30 PM UTC +00:00.
Welcome! After pledging, get rewarded with extra credit for yourself to use on the pledge manager for other of our miniatures, partnering game titles or shipping! Here's how:
- Comment in the Kickstarter campaign page requesting a personal Referral link.
- We will generate one and share it with you. Kickstarter dashboard allow creators to track pledges from each referral link.
- Share the campaign on your social media, gaming-related Facebook/Twitter groups, your blog, or directly to a friend who might be interested. Don't forget to ask interested people to pledge using your personal link! You may ask them to share your custom link too.
- At the end of the campaign, we will publicly share a screenshot of our dashboard. For each backer who pledged for a game ($57 USD) with your link, we will credit you $3 USD on your Backerkit account!
You will be able to use your credit for:
Eldritch Century resin miniatures, game titles from our partners such as Cooks & Crooks, Seat Wars, Cooking Rumble, NecronomiCORP, Tricksters or to cover any shipping fees for your copy of War for Chicken Island.
You can pledge $1 USD to participate on this activity too. Regardless of your pledge level, make sure not to cancel your pledge since we will use your backer number ID and name as the reference tag for your custom link.
On a tiny volcanic island, chickens of different characteristics are constantly in battle for dominance over other clans. Legendary chickens lead their chicken followers to battle, sometimes they even build big machines.
The leaders strive to become 'King of chicken island'; they try to do it by slapping other leaders and humiliate them in front of their clan. Whoever manages to become the most respected chicken in battle shall wear the crest crown and rule –not for long– this tiny volcanic island.
Games will be manufactured in China for English and in Spain for Spanish. We will work with 6 fulfillment centers in different regions of the world to offer you a fair price and custom-cleared parcels.
German and French translations of the rules and cards will be sent in PDF format for free to all backers who request it via Backerkit (our pledge manager).
We need your help to get this game funded at the mininum-viable product. The following image indicates what we intend to make the Core Game. All the miniatures has been sculpted and other components are ready except for the rulebook and box. Tooling is the most expensive part of the project so we had to choose 4 chicken models and aim to unlock the other 5 models through stretch goals. Any other future models are considered Kickstarter exclusive.
War for Chicken Island was created by Ivan Escalante and Gnomosapiens since early 2016. We had the opportunity to try 12 months ago and we loved the gameplay, art and theme. It still needed some adjustments. The game has been thoroughly tested by the developers and local playtesters in the southeast of México.
In October 2018, the license for publishing War for Chicken Island was acquired by Draco Gaming. We are committed to create a top-quality product for this game title with the miniatures it deserves. The renders on this campaign display the 2nd revision for the sculpts; we are having a 3rd revision from our sculptors and a 4th from the manufacture factory.
This is truly a game worth of being at any table, that is why we decided to jump in. Here are some highlights of the game:
And most of all, incredible theme, art and miniatures!
**Solo mode is still under development**
Your chickens will move in the island trying to hit the opposing units. Catastrophes might appear occasionally from the scroll deck, affecting units on neutral tiles, lava tiles or near the edge of the island.
Each leader has its own background and concept art which will be discussed in project updates.
Through the length of the campaign we will be hosting gameplay, art and campaign related livestreams as well as demonstrations of the game in some hobby stores. If you would like to host an event at your local hobby store, let us know so we can discuss it via e-mail.
- Sunday November 11th: Game overview Livestream
- Sunday November 18th: Game Playthrough
We are happy to offer a good deal to all brick and mortar retailers / board game cafés. As retailers ourselves too, the method we prefer is having a small deposit made during the Kickstarter. Discussing via e-mail the details of the order and having the games and shipping fees paid before fulfillment begins.
We will be working again with Backerkit to manage your pledge orders and make sure we get everything right to send you your rewards!
Here, we are also able to add complimentary credit for sharing this campaign with your personal referral link (as explained in detail at the beginning of the campaign description).
We have included 2 reward tiers:
- The first level is intended for charging a fair rate during Backerkit after we know the exact amount of games we need to ship to the according fulfillment center. If you are planning to include add-ons or are used to pay for shipping after the campaign, this level is for you. Here are the approximate shipping fees in USD:
- Mexico: $12
- United States of America: $17
- Canada: $15 - $23
- Europe A: $13 - $20
- Europe B: $19 - $30
- Asia A: $10 - $15
- Asia B: $17 - $26
- Australia: $13 - $19
- New Zealand: $19 - $29
- Rest of the World: $29 - $55
Europe A: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK.
Europe B: Finland, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland.
Asia A: China, Hong Kong, Macao
Asia B: Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapur, Taiwán, Thailand, Vietnam
- The second considers shipping + Kickstarter fees, a fully unlocked game with extra content and the maximum amount of the previous shipping rates; in other words, a panorama where we need to ship few games to the according fulfillment center. If you prefer to have your credit card charged once, this level is for you. After the campaign ends, we are open to look into a fair reimbursement for extreme cases of specific countries where shipping fees between the two levels are considerable.
For backers in México City, Guadalajara and Mérida, you will be able to pick up your game with some member of our team in a point to be defined. You will be able to choose this option in the pledge manager.
Risks and challenges
With this campaign we want to make a top-quality game for War for Chicken Island. Some components in this campaign might not be obtainable elsewhere. Our Kickstarter Exclusives / Promos are available only for Kickstarter backers or at special events and fairs directly with us.
We are working with some of the bests partners for fulfillment such as Quartermaster logistics, Aether Tower, Snakes & Lattes, Board Game Guru, VFI Asia and Aetherworks; for manufacture Panda GM, Eastar and Longpack Games are our options and we received quotes from them; Backerkit for pledge management; Kickstarter with Aether Tower.
This the second campaign for a physical product of Draco Studios and just as the last time we are committed to do everything right and connect with people from around the world who share the love for this hobby too. We can refund you within 7 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that, we have a policy of no questions asked, though that’s minus Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from them after 30 days). However, if we’ve begun packaging your pledge for shipment, no refunds are possible. If a component cannot be delivered, we refund that completely, including fees.
This will be a transparent campaign, if any issues occur, we will let you know through project updates – which will be regularly posted after the campaign is funded. At least once per month.
We are so committed to publish our products with the best quality, that we will put money from our pockets if needed in case of any undesired events.
BackerKit is our preferred software to manage the pledges and to ensure a smooth process for our backers for selecting add-ons. Backers should answer their surveys before the indicated deadline to expect to receive their rewards at the promised time. Otherwise, their rewards will be sent on a second wave of deliveries or incur in extra shipping charges.
Manufacture will be held in China. If your product arrives damaged after shipping or has any missing pieces due to assembly problems, we will send you a replacement for no extra cost. We might ask you to return the other copy and send proof of the issue with a picture (in case we need to file a claim with the postal service).
The extra funds collected will be used to improve the product.
Even though we are trying to offer you a flawless campaign, we don't know if this campaign will get enough backers to reach the funding goal. We have a large team that will work on fulfilling this project. We would like to ask for your help to spread the word with a friend, a local store, or your social media.
Third-party issues happening during shipping will be treated in a case-by-case basis. We will share with you every progress related to the project.
The most probable delays are:
We have added some buffer time to the project timeline scope.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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