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About this project

 

The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game for 2-5 players played across two boards: one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all of Skynet’s forces: Hunter Killer machines, Terminator cyborgs, and more. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising. Each of the two game boards play differently: 2029 focuses on light troop and resource management in a lopsided battle for dominance. 1984 focuses on personal missions with high stakes and intense pacing. Missions arise through the course of gameplay, and have players make decisions in 1984 that will affect the future, erasing and adding components in real time.

See the Lynnvander team play a few rounds of the game here:

Want to play it for yourself? Download the print-and-play demo here:

Rules Download (PDF)

Cards Download (PDF)

Game Board Download (PDF)

Token Download (PDF)

This print-and-play demo is just to give you all a taste of the game and know what we're working on. This is NOT a final version! We will be updating and continuing to playtest it throughout the Kickstarter period and beyond—and incorporating your feedback along the way. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

 

 

 

Pledge Levels

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Gameplay

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We will be uploading a gameplay video and print and play on February 17th, so stay tuned! In the mean time, you can learn about our game design team:

Game Designers

Lynnvander Inc. is a Southern Ontario based company inspired to enhance existing or create new intellectual properties. Founded in July of 2005 by Thomas M. Gofton, Lynnvander is responsible for the inception of several media initiatives including projects of film, literature, game design and company leadership.

Lynnvander produced the award-winning series “Mind’s Eye“, the acclaimed comedy “The Gamers: Natural One” and the The Gamers: Dorkness Rising sequel “Hands of Fate”.

Lynnvander created the RPG setting "Legacy of Mana" before being published in Shadowrun’s “A World of Shadows” anthology.  Delving into tabletop game design, Lynnvander is responsible for "The Legacy Series (Albion’s, Neverland’s and Sherwood’s)" and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game” as well as the up and coming 2017 releases; “Cowboy Bebop”, “Dragon Ball Z”, “The Terminator”, “Galaxy Quest” and “Dark Stalkers Vs Street Fighter” board games.

About Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith designed Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game and rumors have it that the Dark Ones have been inhabiting his mortal vessel ever since. Editor, Creative Director, and official Captain (he has the hat to prove it) at Space Goat Productions, Taylor worked behind the scenes on major projects in the worlds of Elder Scrolls, Halo, Guild Wars, StarCraft, and more. He's also made a couple RPGs and released them independently under the moniker of Whimsy Machine Games—they're pretty neat.

Optional Buys

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How to adjust your Kickstarter Pledge for Optional Buys (Article)

How to adjust your Kickstarter Pledge for Optional Buys (Video)

You can also purchase add-ons during the Backerkit survey, but those funds won't go towards stretch goals!

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Cards will be Space Goat Exclusive, included in addition to illustrated cards with all $60 pledges and above! (They will packaged separately from the core box)

 

      

All Torso Endoskeletons unlocked will be added to the Termination box!

 

The Cyberdine coin will be made of plastic and included in all Termination boxes!

 

Update Schedule

    

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During the campaign things are changing rapidly as stretch goals get unlocked, questions get asked etc. If we updated every time something changed throughout the day,  you all would get bombarded with a TON of emails. So we’re limiting our updates to at most 2 a day (if things get crazy) at around 10am PST and 10pm PST. So if you have concerns that haven’t been addressed in the comments or DMs, please wait until these times to see if the updates answer your question.

We also have planned reveals for throughout the campaign:

Feb 17th 12pm PST Gameplay Video and print and play are uploaded to the campaign page.

Feb 28th 9am PST(John Connor’s birthday): The John Connor figures are revealed!

Feb 28th 8pm PST: Terminator Live-Tweet with the Space Goat Team (Follow @gospacegoat and #T1isback to join in!)

March 2nd: Big Add-on reveal at ECCC!

Press

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The Terminator: The Official Board Game has been featured at the following outlets!

Retailer Info

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We understand the struggle retailers have when it comes to Kickstarter campaigns, as there’s a lot of Kickstarter exclusive goodies that retailers don’t get access to through their normal retailer channels. That’s why Space Goat has made every Kickstarter product available to retailers while the campaign is running! If there’s something we offer on the Kickstarter, you’ll be able to buy it for your shop.

We are also soliciting the game with a number of distributors while the campaign is running, in case you want to get less than 6.

Who We Are

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Created in 2006, Space Goat Productions has decades of combined experience producing comic books, TV, animation, video games, commercial art, and concept design. This past year, Space Goat began production on board games for both the Evil Dead and Terminator franchises, and has since acquired The Howling along with a few other top secret licenses soon to be announced. Space Goat has transformed from the industry's premier service provider, to a highly successful comic book and board game publisher.Space Goat is also the comic book industry’s premier production studio. We’ve provided art and creative services for Marvel, DC, Nike, Microsoft, Universal Studios, Riot Games, and Blizzard Entertainment.

Why Kickstarter?

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  1. We literally could not make a game of this scale without Kickstarter. We want to make a game that hardcore board game fans and Terminator fans will love with the coolest miniatures possible, but we can’t do that without funding assistance from Kickstarter. We’ve done all we can on our own, but after this point we need backers’ help.

  2. The Kickstarter community is amazing and we love them! With their feedback, support, and advice, we made Evil Dead 2 a way better game than if we did it by ourselves. We want backers to be part of the process, we want their ideas for stretch goals, add-ons, mechanics, etc. We may not be able to use everything you suggest, but the suggestions we do use will make it a much better game.

We know a lot of companies just try and use Kickstarter as an ATM, but that’s not something we we want to be a part of at Space Goat. Kickstarter is a wonderful community that we’re privileged to be a part of, and we want to do our best to serve that community. If people have suggestions that would improve the game, we’ll try to implement them! If we can’t, we’ll explain why. We’re happy to give you as much information as we can, to the point that we’ll send you way too much on the intricacies of board game pre-press if we have to.

Shipping

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Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter ends based on actual shipping costs and is collected via Backerkit. This allows us to charge shipping fairly for all backers and avoid a 'one size fits all' mentality to shipping.

Below are shipping estimates for the core game (estimated to be around 3lbs). These are just estimates. Costs may rise due to weight increase as more items are unlocked via stretch goals and add-on purchases you choose. This will be calculated by Backerkit after backer surveys are turned in. We will not be able to ship to China.

  • USA - $15

  • EU (including UK) - $20.00

  • Canada - $20

  • AU - $35

  • Mexico - $35

  • Most other countries - $35

We have customs friendly local shipping in USA, EU, Canada and Australia. We will look for the same arrangement in all locations where we have a significant number of backers.

  

Risks and challenges

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License

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The Terminator™: The Official Board Game has been developed by Space Goat Productions with full support and license from Studiocanal.

Products presented on this Kickstarter page and during the campaign may be subject to change in order to meet the expectations of the Studiocanal licensing agreement.

By pledging on this Kickstarter you acknowledge that the final look and contents of the pledges may change and differ from what is presented at the start of the campaign.

T1, THE TERMINATOR, ENDOSKELETON, and any depiction of Endoskeleton are trademarks of Studiocanal S.A.S. All Rights Reserved. © 2017 Studiocanal S.A.S. ® All Rights Reserved.
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Challenges

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This is our second Kickstarter project, and hoo boy did we learn a lot from the last one. There is a lot of challenges that come with designing a board game of this size and scale.

Including (but not limited to)

Production
Shipping
Customs
Creation of art assets,
Licensor Approval

Space Goat’s first Kickstarter is about to be sent to the manufacturer, and despite some learning from Space Goat’s side of things, is still on track to be delivered to backers in Spring 2017. We’ve made all updates public, so if you’d like to see how our previous campaign (Evil Dead 2) is going, we encourage you to look at the Kickstarter page! You can also feel free to message us on Kickstarter with any questions or concerns you may have.

Lynnvander, who has co-designed the game with us and helping us with the Kickstarter process, has run 8 Kickstarter campaigns and they are bringing their considerable expertise to help make sure this process process runs smoothly.

We have estimated the delivery for Winter 2017 but please understand this is only an estimate. Due to the global logistics involved in shipping, some regions may receive their pledges sooner than others. We will, however, ensure a global release of any The Terminator™: The official Board Game products for retailers.

We have prepared as much as possible with our production for a successful Kickstarter, however we will refund pledges if for some unforeseen reason the game cannot be delivered at all.

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Refunds

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After the Kickstarter closes, we will give refunds for individual pledges minus Kickstarter processing fees. (We don’t have that money anymore, so we can’t give it back to you.) This will likely be around 90% of what you originally pledged. We can give 90% refund pledges up until the survey closes. After the survey closes, we will not be able to offer you a refund as we will have locked in everyone’s pledges for manufacturing. We will provide ample warning to backers when the survey is about to close.

Refunds are reversed via Stripe to your credit/debit card.

This is a USD Kickstarter and refunds will be processed in USD for the amount received, excluding any applicable fees dependent on the day at which the refund is processed as detailed above.

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Terms and Conditions

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If you do not confirm your shipping and pledge details within 10 weeks of our notification via email to confirm it will be treated as abandoned. We will however look at each case sympathetically and try our best to satisfy each customer.

By pledging on this Kickstarter you agree that our responsibility to you is for shipping your order as entered into the pledge management system. You are responsible for import or other duties that may be payable to relevant tax authorities. You also accept that you are fully liable for incorrect shipping details and will risk your pledge being unable to be delivered or lost in transit.

We are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept the proposed terms please do not pledge on this Kickstarter project and wait for the global general release.

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About Creative Licensing

Located in Los Angeles CA, Creative Licensing is a full service independent merchandise licensing agency that specializes in long-term brand development. Founded in 1982, Creative Licensing currently represents a large catalogue of classic films and properties. http://www.creativelicensingcorporation.com/

About Studiocanal

STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe’s leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sale of international feature films. STUDIOCANAL is the only studio operating simultaneously in three main territories across Europe: France, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company distributes a total of more than 50 films a year throughout Europe. Additionally, STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important libraries in the world, with more than 5,000 international titles.

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