This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, April 30 2019 2:59 AM UTC +00:00.
Kickstarter is an All-Or-Nothing funding website.
IF the campaign reaches it's goal by the end of April, only then will Kickstarter charge your credit card and we'll get started on making the best Phantom board game ever!
BUT if we don't reach the goal then NO MONEY will be charged from your card. It also means the game will NEVER be made. 5 long years of the Phantom's life down the drain. There's no risk of pre-ordering/reserving your copy today.
So PLEDGE NOW and tell all of your Phriends!!!
In 'The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon' board game, 1-6 players take on the roles of the Phantom and his allies or the Red Dragon Pirates, as they fight for dominance over the pirate island stronghold, Drakon.
All of the finished art in our game will be brand new! No recycled images!
Enjoy the Kickstarter video by comedian and phantom enthusiast, Sammy J (Hero Complex, Playground Politics, Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane).
ALL 3 GAME MODES WILL BE RELEASED AT $51,000!
The game has 3 different play modes: Solo campaign, Co-Operative and Player vs Player.
The basic premise across all play modes is to move around the board, using a mixture of maneuvers and special actions to collect, combat and connive as many victory points before the game ends.
Each character comes with a miniature, character dice and unique powers to make them different from each other.
As you progress through the game, you'll be creating a unique comic that changes every time you play. Each comic strip will record your game progress and introduce additional missions.
The 'Player vs Player' and 'Co-Operative' play modes are based around the Phantom and Princess Sin.
The Solo campaign is based around Kid Phantom and Commander Corsair.
That means you're getting 2 Games for the price of 1!
The island of Drakon is home to Princess Sin's temple hideout. Unfortunately it's sinking and honest or evil, you must save the treasures that ultimately aid your final cause. The temple is filled with hidden pathways, booby traps, sacred rooms and of course - treasure.
Here's a gameplay video of the prototype. Remember that it's not the final art. Once we successfully finish the Kickstarter campaign, we'll be able to use the funds to create the finished product.
If you’d like to watch an early prototype of the game in action, check out this video of the Chronicle Chamber podcasters enjoying a game at the 2018 Sydney Supanova Comic and Gaming Expo.
If you want to get a better understanding of the complete game, you can download the draft Rulebook over at Board Game Geek.
ALL 3 GAME MODES WILL BE RELEASED AT $51,000!
The game comes with 6 beautifully sculpted 35mm miniatures, sculptured by Julian Briones.
The Frew Games Crew designed and directed these dynamic poses, knowing the Phans will want them displayed in their Major Treasure Rooms. The miniatures will be grey and unpainted. Which means you can paint the Phantom purple, blue, red, brown or any colour you want!
If we reach our stretch goals, we'll add additional miniatures for Kid Phantom and Commander Corsair and increase the size to 55mm!
Here is a turn around of the Miniatures - To see all the Turnarounds individually, click here.
The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon board game:
Frew Games have been developing this board game for 5 years and we're all so excited to finally release Pre-Orders on Kickstarter. Read the campaign page for all of the details about the game. With your help, we'll be able to make a product that we can all be proud of.
'Solo campaign', 'Co-Operative' and 'Player vs Player' available at $51k.
Red Dragon Saga Trade Paper Back:
Frew's latest TPB with glossy cover by Daniel Picciotto has an incredible 7 stories all set around The Red Dragon Saga. That's 200+ full colour pages!
'Rise of the Red Dragon' Part 1 + 2 by Dale Maccanti and Jason Paulos
'Pirates of the Red Dragon' Part 1 - 3 by Norman Worker and Georges Bess
'The Adventure of the Dragon's Leg' Part 1 + 2 by Julie Ditrich and Wendell Cavalcanti
Universe Card Illustrations:
Subscribers to Frew Publications will already be aware of their Phantom Universe Cards. Each collectible 90 x 140mm post card contains information on a Phantom character. But did you know that Jamie Johnson has created brand new Universe Cards just for this Kickstarter campaign?
As we hit certain Stretch Goals, we'll be including these 3 exclusive Universe Cards completely free for all of our backers. However, if we don't reach these Stretch Goals, then you'll have to buy them through Frew Publications. There's no timeline on when these will be created outside of our Kickstarter campaign, so let's make sure we hit every Stretch Goal!
Now for the GOODIES! Incredibly limited to only 3 backers! You can own the original illustrations for these Phantom Universe Cards. So be quick!
Frew Games developed a small amount of Prototype Miniatures used in the development stages of the game. You can own these rare one-of-a-kind pieces. (some samples below)
Some of the components for the game were illustrated traditionally by Jamie Johnson and Paul Mason. We've made these incredibly unique pieces available only via this Kickstarter. You'll randomly receive either an Event Tile, Card or Player Board illustration. So if you want a piece of Phantom history, then don't miss out!
Player Board by Jamie Johnson
Time-lapse by Jamie Johnson.
(If you back this tier, you'll go in the running to win additional Original Art by Jamie Johnson - Details in Update 3)
If you wish to purchase additional copies of 'The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon board game' or 'Red Dragon Saga TPB', you can during the Kickstarter campaign.
It's easy! All you need to do is increase your Pledge Amount and send us a message through your Kickstarter account.
Each additional copy of 'The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon board game' is only $95.
And each additional copy of the 'Red Dragon Saga TPB' is only $28.
Here's a sample of the 'Game' + 'Postage' = Price
And here's a sample of the 'Game' + 'Postage' + 'Add-On' = Price
* All prices in AUD. Current currency conversion as of 30/3/2019
1 AUD = 0.71 USD / 6.59 SEK / 49.21 INR / 0.63 EUR / 0.54 GBP
Our goal is to have everything posted out and in the backers hands for Christmas 2019! So if you have any friends or family that could use a top up under the tree, we've got you covered!
We're offering a crazy low, low, low price of only $20 AUD for all shipping to anyone in the world! No matter how many items you purchase.
Read the 'Risks and Challenges' section below for more information regarding postage.
Check out the FAQ tab!
If your store wants to stock 'The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon' board game. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Verified retailers ONLY. Retailers will be required to submit a copy of their business license. If we cannot verify your retailer status, we WILL refund your pledge.
Only the board game can be ordered through a Retailer. Includes all game related Stretch Goals only.
Limited edition items like the Prototype Miniatures, Original Universe Card Illustrations and Original Game Art can be ordered via this Kickstarter.
ALL 3 GAME MODES WILL BE RELEASED AT $51,000!
Stretch goals are financial targets set above a project creator’s initial funding goal. They’re designed to make better use of excess funds raised in a campaign by offering improvements to projects or providing additional rewards to backers.
If we reach our initial funding goal, the campaign is considered a success and we'll make the product with your well spent pre-order money. But the more pre-orders we sell, the more items we can offer the backers for NO additional cost! So you'll get a bigger and better game. Don't forget to share it on social media and get your ph-riends and ph-amily involved!
The real question is "Why not Kickstarter?" This completely safe crowd-funding platform allows companies of all sizes to find their market, accept pre-orders and use that funding to go directly to production.
Kickstarter let's us put the project out there, and show there is an interest - which then translates into stretch goals and a much better product in the end.
Kickstarter reaches a wider audience with it's search capabilities, backers have a direct messaging system to us so we can answer any queries they can't find here, and the Update emails we'll send out will keep everyone informed for added transparency.
Here's a breakdown of the finances. Clearly showing why we need to go to kickstarter, why the goal has to be $51,000 and why the game is $99 AUD. The profit margin is incredibly low and if you divide that over the 5 years that it's taken to make this product, you'll know that all we want is to make an incredible product that everyone can be proud of.
It doesn't matter if you're only a Gamer, or only a Phantom fanatic. Because this game was designed with both of those audiences in mind.
Co-Designer Alex Wynnter (who you may know from the incredibly successful 'The Brigade board game'), has spent 5 years designing and play testing this game, so it isn't just your average, boring board game with pretty Phantom pictures on it.
And if you're just a Phantom fan, there's no need to worry because Glenn Ford (Director of Frew Publications) and Dale Maccanti (Phantom writer) have spent just as much time making sure that Phantom fans will want to proudly showcase this game in their Major Treasure Room.
'The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon' board game was live tested at Supanova Sydney 2018 with the lads from The Chronicle Chamber. They picked up all of the rules within 2 turns. If they can play it, than anyone can ;)
It truly is fun for the whole family. Children will want to grab that Kid Phantom miniature, whilst their parents can carefully manoeuvre the 21st Phantom through the booby-traps waiting for him on the island of Drakon.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Consider ‘The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon’ a Kickstarter exclusive game. Unless your local comic shop or games shop pledges during the Kickstarter campaign, you won’t find it on the shelves.
Frew Publications are concentrating on delivering quality Phantom comics to their Australian and New Zealand patrons. Frew Games (Glenn Ford, Dale Maccanti and Alex Wynnter) are the driving force behind this board game and we’re excited to deliver it to our faithful backers and start making the next exciting Phantom board game!
So this game lives and dies with Kickstarter! Do NOT miss out!
Risks and challenges
The estimated delivery date is Christmas 2019. However, please keep in mind that this is a projected date and things can get delayed for various reasons. As a company that has produced the Phantom for over 70 years, we at Frew know that delays can occur during the production and shipping of a product. We promise you that we will produce a high quality game and we will not short change our fans by taking ANY shortcuts to make a specific date. As always, our goal is to send you the most incredible board game you’ve ever played. Should there be any delays, we will notify all backers immediately.
Illustrations and components are subject to change.
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