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A $13 time-travel game of heroic sacrifice. Explore the set-collection genre in a modern way.
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In Tangled Timelines, you will lead a rescue mission which transcends time and space. Heroes from other worlds have been cast out of time due to an unknown spatial anomaly. It is up to you to rebuild the best hero timelines and as diverse a team as you can. You will send heroes to rescue others like them, sometimes rescuing themselves from another time! Using the right hero at the right time is paramount to winning this game and saving time as we know it!

Introducing the Matchbox Series! Games in this series will be housed in a fun and unique containment system not unlike matchboxes in your home. Buy Tangled Timelines, #1 in the Matchbox Series, to say you were there when it started!

Below are many ways to learn to play Tangled Timelines. Pick your favorite and enjoy!

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Anissa Alexander from Geek Spiel had a great time playing Tangled Timelines! 

I discuss with The Family Gamers why I hate stretch goals and why you should too!

Shipping on this campaign is very simple. Select your country, see the subsidized shipping rate (to include 20% VAT when applicable), and finalize your pledge! I have researched the best shipping rates possible to get as many people the game as possible. If you are unable to back because of where you live, please PM me to discuss having your country added.

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After the Kickstarter ends, remaining promo cards will be distributed to the respective community leaders for them to use in their future promotions as they see fit! I don't expect you to fully appreciate the relationships I have built with these amazing people, but I hope you find a way to support them and appreciate the dedicated artworks below.

Each promo card will have unique character art, which is being finalized.

 Artwork Inspired by Lizzy Funkhouser of Board Game Spotlight
Artwork Inspired by Lizzy Funkhouser of Board Game Spotlight

Board Game Spotlight has quickly become a gaming industry staple. Lizzy Funkhouser, in particular, sets the group's tone for encouraging inclusive, competitive gaming, and not just because she always beats Derek! I am happy to include Lizzy's likeness as the Netherseer in Tangled Timelines for seeing what can be and living in that.

 Artwork Inspired by Angelus Morningstar of Story Board
Artwork Inspired by Angelus Morningstar of Story Board

Story Board does something wholly unique in the content creation space - updating published reviews as time passes and opinions evolve on a particular game. In addition to regular review content, Angelus Morningstar also publishes introspective, thought-provoking pieces on board game culture. I am happy to include Angelus' likeness as the Oracle in Tangled Timelines for showing us important things we tend to forget or ignore.

Artwork Inspired by Katie Aidley of Katie's Game Corner
Artwork Inspired by Katie Aidley of Katie's Game Corner

I consider Katie Aidley of Katie's Game Corner one of my best friends, in the industry or otherwise. If you ever had an inkling that historical war games were something you might be interested in, I cannot recommend more highly that you start with content on Katie's Game Corner. I am happy to include Katie's likeness as the Planesjumper in Tangled Timelines for reaching through from interesting and relevant life experiences and guiding us.

Artwork Inspired by Will Meadows of Tantrum House
Artwork Inspired by Will Meadows of Tantrum House

One of my favorite media segments in the hobby is the Upcoming Board Game Kickstarter series by Tantrum House, and Will Meadows has never yet been offered a promo made of his likeness. I am happy to include Will's likeness as the Questgiver in Tangled Timelines for him and his Tantrum House family telling us about which opportunities lie ahead.

Artwork Inspired by Noah Adelman of GameTrayz
Artwork Inspired by Noah Adelman of GameTrayz

While not a media personality in the same way other promos are in here, Noah Adelman of Game Trayz has done incredible work revolutionizing the board game industry and the way we store and present game components. I am happy to include Noah's likeness as the Runeseeker in Tangled Timelines for his persistent quest for more magic in our games.

Artwork Inspired by Bryce Cook of Bryce Cook Illustrations
Artwork Inspired by Bryce Cook of Bryce Cook Illustrations

It is quite the understatement to say that The Daniel Zayas Company wouldn't exist without the often thankless efforts of Bryce Cook Illustrations. Bryce can take my scatter-brained concepts and bring forth true artistry in graphic design. I am happy to include Bryce's likeness as the Swashbuckler in Tangled Timelines for tirelessly sailing against the wind.

Artwork Inspired by Phil Lacefield Jr. of Golden Distribution
Artwork Inspired by Phil Lacefield Jr. of Golden Distribution

Phil Lacefield Jr. manages Golden Distribution and is often referred to as that kilted guy at conventions. But one thing few people know is that he also runs a video series called Phil's Picks. In this series, Phil runs through the latest acquisitions available to his customers in a knowledgeable, but very concise way. I am happy to include Phil's likeness as the Tactician in Tangled Timelines for cutting through the fluff and getting to the point already.

Artwork Inspired by Christian Kang of Take Your Chits
Artwork Inspired by Christian Kang of Take Your Chits

Christian Kang of Take Your Chits has played a valuable role in nearly every project I have embarked on since we met a couple years ago, and there hasn't yet been a suitable way to thank him for his constant support. I am happy to include Christian's likeness as the Unicorn Cavalry in Tangled Timelines for charging into comedic awesomeness without hesitation.

Artwork Inspired by Kat Rider of Gloryhoundd
Artwork Inspired by Kat Rider of Gloryhoundd

Kat Rider of Gloryhoundd fame literally does it all. Always finding ways to improve her craft, Kat's live stream content has risen into a class of its own, namely in her weekly segment on Tabletop Backer Party and convention coverage. I am happy to include Kat's likeness as the Valkyrie in Tangled Timelines for her ability to crush adversity and rise to greatness.

Artwork Inspired by Doug Shute of Victory Condition Gaming
Artwork Inspired by Doug Shute of Victory Condition Gaming

Doug Shute of Victory Condition Gaming has been a supportive friend for some time now and I am indebted to his good advice. You might recognize his daughter, Sydney Shute, who voiced Cutie in the When Cutie Met Patootie project! I am happy to include Doug's likeness as the Wraith in Tangled Timelines for his diligence in never leaving a project unfinished.

Artwork Inspired by Martyn Poole of Board Game Exposure
Artwork Inspired by Martyn Poole of Board Game Exposure

I have the distinguished honor in being the person who told Martyn Poole his plans were too ambitious and he would be very likely to fail. Now the owner of Board Game Exposure with a published game and a growing resume of accomplishments, I consider myself lucky to call Martyn a close friend. I am happy to include Martyn's likeness as the Xenomute in Tangled Timelines for adapting to adversity and finding a way to help others adapt as well.

Artwork Inspired by Ilustragus
Artwork Inspired by Ilustragus

I discovered Ilustragus while perusing Twitter and was taken aback by his fun and imaginative style. I had him work on a test piece I was unhappy with and he created what would eventually become Amelia from When Cutie Met Patootie. I have been working with Gus ever since and plan to do so as long as he wants to put up with me! I am happy to include Ilustragus' likeness as the Yeti Charmer in Tangled Timelines for his ability to wrangle my ambitions and turn them into compelling and captivating characters. 

Artwork Inspired by Logician Tim of Misfits of Tabletop
Artwork Inspired by Logician Tim of Misfits of Tabletop

Logician Tim and the entire D-Verse Publishing team are some of the kindest, most generous people I have ever met. Their community, Misfits of Tabletop, caters to a renegade community who shares beautifully grotesque artwork, reviews obscure RPG projects, and celebrates being weird in general. I am happy to include Tim's likeness as the Zombie in Tangled Timelines for lifting up others and making the world his own.

The Daniel Zayas Company was founded on one simple idea. Games surround us. They are part of every life puzzle and interaction you have with your friends, family, and community. Just like in games, we should strive to solve problems and enjoy each other's company. Here are some online communities I maintain trying to achieve just that. Feel free to join!

Kodiak Harbor: A Fan Group for The Daniel Zayas Company

Solo Board Gamers

Board Game Fitness Challenge

Tabletop Backer Party

Board Game Reviewers & Media

Aftermarket Tabletop

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You can always PM me if you have an issue with your order and I am happy to discuss concerns on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your support.

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