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Do you need Quicksilver or Vilethorn? Flamel's Notes or the Book of Abraham? Creating the Philosopher's Stone will be your Magnum Opus!
Do you need Quicksilver or Vilethorn? Flamel's Notes or the Book of Abraham? Creating the Philosopher's Stone will be your Magnum Opus!
283 backers pledged $14,930 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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Magnum Opus and Chaos & Alchemy have joined forces to create these exclusive promo cards - check out Chaos & Alchemy today!
Magnum Opus and Chaos & Alchemy have joined forces to create these exclusive promo cards - check out Chaos & Alchemy today!

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.

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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.

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Alchemist Supreme

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

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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.

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    PATRON OF THE SCIENCES

    Thank you for your support of the great science of Alchemy. We will conduct an experiment in your honor and add your name to the Magnum Opus Rulebook so all will know of your generous heart.

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    ALCHEMIST

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Magnum Opus Deck-Building Game + One Exclusive Research Card + All Unlocked Stretch Goals + Your Name in the Rulebook.

    Pledge for up to 10 Reward Packs at $35 each.

    Retailers: Pledge for 5 Reward Packs at $175 and you will receive a 6th Reward Pack for your store's game library FREE. Your full margin is guaranteed through the Game Salute Local Support program. http://bit.ly/13RSTLx

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    ALCHEMIST INTERNATIONAL

    International Only: Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Magnum Opus Deck-Building Game + One Exclusive Research Card + All Unlocked Stretch Goals + Your Name in the Rulebook.

    Canadian Backers: Pledge $47.05 for one Reward Pack and $40 each for up to NINE additional Reward Packs.

    EU Backers: Pledge $78.91 for one Reward Pack and $45 each for up to NINE additional Reward Packs.

    All Other Backers: Pledge $78.91 for one Reward Pack and $45 each for up to NINE additional Reward Packs.

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    ALCHEMIST SUPREME

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Magnum Opus Deck-Building Game + One Exclusive Research Card + All Unlocked Stretch Goals + Your Name in the Rulebook + 75 Wooden Tokens Upgrade.

    Pledge for up to 10 Reward Packs at $50 each.

    Retailers: Pledge for 5 Reward Packs at $250 and you will receive a 6th Reward Pack for your store's game library FREE. Your full margin is guaranteed through the Game Salute Local Support program. http://bit.ly/13RSTLx

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    ALCHEMIST SUPREME INTERNATIONAL

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Magnum Opus Deck-Building Game + One Exclusive Research Card + All Unlocked Stretch Goals + Your Name in the Rulebook + 75 Wooden Tokens Upgrade.

    Canadian Backers: Pledge $62.05 for one Reward Pack and $55 each for up to NINE additional Reward Packs.

    EU Backers: Pledge $93.91 for one Reward Pack and $60 each for up to NINE additional Reward Packs.

    All Other Backers: Pledge $93.91 for one Reward Pack and $60 each for up to NINE additional Reward Packs.

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    ALCHEMIST SOCIETY

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Magnum Opus Deck-Building Game + One Exclusive Research Card + All Unlocked Stretch Goals + Your Name in the Rulebook + 75 Wooden Tokens Upgrade

    PLUS our professional artist will draw your likeness as one of the Alchemist expansion cards included with every copy of Magnum Opus.

    Pledge for up to 10 Reward Packs at $50 each. Custom illustrations are limited to one per pledge.

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    PHILOSOPHER - DESIGNER

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Magnum Opus Deck-Building Game + One Exclusive Research Card + All Unlocked Stretch Goals + Your Name in the Rulebook.

    PLUS you will also receive one Magnum Opus Prototype signed by the game's designer, Ian Stedman. This prototype will be shipped to you as soon as the project concludes so you can start working on your own Magnum Opus months ahead of all the other eager Alchemists.

    Pledge for up to 10 Reward Packs at $35 each. Extra copies of signed prototypes are not available.

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    PHILOSOPHER - REVIEWER

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Magnum Opus Deck-Building Game + One Exclusive Research Card + All Unlocked Stretch Goals + Your Name in the Rulebook.

    PLUS you will also receive one Magnum Opus Prototype signed by at least one game reviewer who played Magnum Opus to review the game in preparation for this crowdfunding project. This prototype will be shipped to you as soon as the project concludes so you can start working on your own Magnum Opus months ahead of all the other eager Alchemists.

    Pledge for up to 10 Reward Packs at $35 each. Extra copies of signed prototypes are not available.

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