About this project
When we hit 200 backers, we'll be able to include a spiffy set of seven tuckboxes printed like ancient leather-bound books. These tuckboxes will hold the different decks separate from each other and will make setup and cleanup a bit easier. There will even be a larger tuckbox to hold the coin tokens, experience tokens, and all those colorful dice mentioned above. Oh, and we'll make them big enough to hold sleeved cards, if that's your thing.
Magnum Opus is a deck-building game in which each player is an Alchemist trying to be the first and only scientist to complete their life's great work by successfully fabricating the ultimate alchemical substance– the Philosophers' Stone.
Unlike most victory point-oriented deck-building games, Magnum Opus is goal-oriented and plays more like a traditional card game but with a deck-building twist. Players collect different alchemical ingredients, called reagents, over the course of the game and combine them in a series of experiments in order to discover the mysteries of the Philosophers' Stone. The Discovery Matrix is where all of these experiments are conducted and the random selection and placement of Research and Discovery cards in the matrix insures that no two games are ever the same.
Earn the gold you need to purchase your reagents, gain experience from your failures and knowledge from your successes, transmute the physical and mystical elements into the Philosopher's Stone and you will go down in history for your Magnum Opus.
Magnum Opus is currently in the hands of reviewers. As more reviews come in, we'll post them here.
Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that Magnum Opus will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with Magnum Opus, simply return it to our headquarters within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.
With Game Salute Local Support, you can pledge for Magnum Opus here AND support your local store. Simply select your favorite local store when you complete your delivery survey and your pledge will benefit the store just as if you purchased the game through the store. Start out by using GameStoreLocator.com to find a Game Salute Select Store near you. If your favorite store is not on the list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at GameSalute.com/SelectStoreSignUp.
Shipping is expensive. We've calculated the cost to ship this game to backers around the world and we're subsidizing that to help keep your costs down. The cost to ship this game to backers in the USA is $8.36, so, Game Salute is covering $8.36 of the shipping cost for ALL backers around the world. That means that the pledge level for USA backers includes shipping and for international backers, we're passing along the same savings on shipping. Simply check the chart below, find your destination group, then follow the line to see you total pledge amount in blue.
To keep the shipping costs as low as possible, we ship packages via a variety of shipping services depending on your specific location. We use USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. You will be responsible for any import fees, brokerage or delivery surcharges, or applicable taxes that may be levied after we have shipped your package..
Let us know when you pledge at a retailer level and we'll list your store here to encourage local backers to choose in-store delivery, earning you the full margin on those games, too, just as if you had sold them yourself.
Subject to their approval, we are pleased to offer access to our game designers and creative team for podcast, blog, newspaper, or television interviews. Team members can also be present for conventions and event appearances with a timely invitation and appropriate travel and lodging expense allowances. Please contact David MacKenzie at David@GameSalute.com to discuss any of these media support opportunities.
Designer: Ian Stedman
Illustrator: Ian Stedman
Graphic Design: Cody Jones
Editor: Andrew Lupp & David MacKenzie
Game Shepherd: W. David MacKenzie
Developer: Clever Mojo Games
Publisher: Game Salute
Risks and challenges
As we enter the crowdfunding phase, Magnum Opus is fully developed, play tested, and nearing the end of the pre-press phase. Reaching the stretch goals will require additional art, so we have set an extended delivery date to be on the safe side. Every game project is subject to potential production delays, but we believe we've allowed enough wiggle-room for Magnum Opus.
The final challenge is getting the game and rewards out to the backers. Game Salute is well versed in Kickstarter reward fulfillment and we are prepared to meet this challenge for Magnum Opus.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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