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A gorgeous sci-fi card game for 2-6 players, combining all the excitement of a big 4X game! Just $29.
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  • We received so many requests for Nova Cry through Backerkit and Paypal after our Kickstarter ended. If you missed our previous Kickstarter, this one is for you!
  • The game is currently not available in stores or online.
  • We want to see the community grow for this game. We put years behind the playtesting and development of this game, so we want it to become as big as we know it can be!
  • A massive savings of $21 off the MSRP! ($29 vs $50).

 Nova Cry is a brand new strategic card game for 2-6 players that introduces a whole new way to experience sci-fi conquest. Players will begin the game by creating a unique task force consisting of 1 captain, ship, weapon, and 3 crew members that will stay by them the entire game. The first player to capture 15 victory points--or hold the last remaining ship--wins!

 Will you explore creature-infested planets? Race an opponent to an undiscovered planet? Challenge another captain to a duel? It’s all up to as you carve out a strategic path to victory in this remarkable universe of heroes, villains, and awe-inspiring spaceships.

Nova Cry is a big sci-fi game in a tiny package--conquer the galaxy with your friends in 30-90 minutes!

 No ship, captain, crew member, or weapon plays exactly alike in Nova Cry. Your story in this fearsome galaxy and how it unfolds is entirely up to you!  Nova Cry caters to so many different playing styles and strategies, you're sure to find one that lets you win in just the way you want!

  • Choose a fast ship with incredible speed,
  • Or a battleship primed for war,
  • Or a cargo ship ferrying goods to your next planet,
  • Or a diplomatic vessel to help you seize power!

 

Instead of hexes or a giant board to explore, Nova Cry uses cards as explorable territories.  If your ship has warp symbols equal to or greater than the warp symbols required to reach a planet, you can travel to it!  Your flying efficiency will be tested as each planet card offers a different number of points, traveling spaces, and docking bonuses.

Once you've arrived at your planet card, check the Discovery Table to see what opportunities or dangers you've encountered while there.

  • Merchant planets provide purchasing opportunities.
  • Wild and Undiscovered planets pose dangers and a chance to grab free points.
  • Populous planets allow players to bid for the powerful Chancellorship piece.

 

In Nova Cry, your ship, captain, and weapon focus your strategic direction, but your crew members are the lifeblood of your ship. You must utilize them with skill and discretion to survive!

When you draw action cards, your crew member must have a skill rating equal to or greater than the skill requirement on that action card to complete it!

 In Nova Cry, your crew is skilled in 6 areas: Navigation, Alien Technology, Medicine, Psychology, Repair, and Ship Upgrades!

 

 

 

Includes 2 dice
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 ***RULEBOOK LINK IS HERE!***

We are offering the base game for just $29--$21 off the MSRP of $50! For the ultimate sci-fi adventure, add our Dark Suns Expansion pack and the Original Campaign Exclusives (from our first KS campaign) for just $10 each!

Be sure to grab our Early Bird pledges while they're available!

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 Our Company--World Within

 World Within is dedicated to bringing you medium-weight strategy games that ignite your imagination and transport you to an exciting world or time. Our games blend the thematic strengths of domestic games with the elegance and control of European games.

The lamppost in our logo represents an invitation to cross the boundary of everyday reality into unexplored lands and opportunities.

Open our games...and explore the world within!

Risks and challenges

I have one delivered Kickstarter under my belt. From a manufacturing standpoint, reprinting a game that is already with our printer should be straightforward and issue-free. If your hopes are to back a beautiful and exciting game at a fantastic price, then I think this campaign will go above and beyond your expectations.

I have done everything I can to keep this campaign lean and trim to make sure we do not incur delays by creating additional content. However the game presented in this campaign includes all the hard-earned stretch goals and extras we unlocked in the previous campaign—so I know you will be more than pleased with it!

Our production schedule is as follows:

2-3 weeks: Receive Kickstarter funds and final invoice from manufacturer
35-40 days: Manufacturing begins
2-3 weeks: Port arrangement/reservation
40-50 days: Boat delivery
1-2 weeks: Truck delivers to fulfillment center(s)
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Thank you all for your support!

-Steve Easton

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