About this project
The Inn $3000- All pledges at the Foot Soldier level will also receive The Rat Bonus Card.
The Ruins $3500- All copies of Plague the Card Game will come in a full-color full-print telescoping box and will include 13 plastic gold doubloons to use as score trackers. This upgrade will likely push the delivery time to November.
The Fortress $5000- All copies will have standard intructions replaced with a full-color bound booklet and instead of a baggie the doubloons will be placed in a draw-string bag! *** UPDATE - All backers at the Alchemist or higher backer level will receive a jumbo (4.75" x 2.75") reference card! This card will have custom art with a trump chart on one side and on the other will be a quick guide to all the special powers. ***
The Kingdom $12000- All copies will have the plastic doubloons replaced with .800" brass coins! These coins are solid metal and gold in color and will have a wonderful crown design on both sides!
#3 If we hit the $5000 stretch goal all backers at the Alchemist or higher backer levels will receive a jumbo (4.75" x 2.75") reference card! This card will have custom art with a trump chart on one side and on the other will be a quick guide to all the special powers.
#2 With the kind help from you the backers we have decided on a slight change for the face of the cards. The shield in the top left of the card has been upgraded to include a trump chart and a system to allow color-blind people to enjoy Plague!
#1 If we reach our goal, every backer will receive a full-color print-and-play version of Plague! Now everyone can enjoy the game, even if you back us with just $1. This is an exclusive offer. Plague will never be released for print-and-play outside of this Kickstarter Campaign.
Grey Gnome Games is proud to announce the creation of a fun, fast-paced, and strategic card game that we are sure will bring hours of enjoyment to your home. The game is called PLAGUE and at its core it is a trick taking game that shares some things in common with the classic game of Hearts, but at the same time expands on those ideas by infusing a rock-paper-scissors mechanic and well as specialty cards and a unique victory point system.
Here is a new tutorial video:
We need your backing to get this project off the ground and to allow us to make a large print run of the game!
Do not just take our word for it. Read what some of the top board game reviewers have said:
"A simple yet unique take on the standard trick taking game. I played several hands and I enjoyed it!" -The Dicetower Review
"Easy to transport, easy to teach, fun to play. Isn't that pretty much exactly what you are looking for in a game" -The Gamers Table
" If you are a fan of trick-taking card games, do give PLAGUE a try!" -Fathergeek.com
As you can see Plague has been enjoyed by some pretty serious gamers, but what this really tells you as a backer is that this is a game that has been carefully playtested and is production ready. This is not a game that still needs a lot of things fleshed out. A few minor tweeks here and there based off of some feedback from you as a backer and this game is ready to be put into the hands of MANY people.
Here are the video reviews done by The Gamer's Table and The Dicetower Review. Take note that both of these reviews were done for the base game that included only 36 cards, while the final production game will include an additional 18 cards that add a ton of depth and strategy to the game. Also, a few minor changes were made to the face of the cards after these reviews. Most notably the addition of an icon that allows a player to know what card a particular card trumps. Enjoy!
Here are just a few images of the card artwork. Note that these are full-bleed images before being cut down. The cards you see in the video reviews above give a clearer understanding of the finished product, while the images below show the details of the artwork better. The cards will be of the highest quality money can buy.
Supporters that receive Plague the card game will be receiving:
(The image above is of one of the first prototypes sent out to be reviewed and does not fully reflect what the final product will look like.)
54 total poker-sized playing cards of the highest quality available. This deck includes: 15 Red Army cards, 15 Blue Army cards, 15 Green Army cards, 7 Plague cards, The Fortress card, and the Cleric card.
This will all be contained in a full-print tuck box and will include a 4 page full-color rulebook.
Supporters that receive the bonus Plague Rat card will have this card shipped with the full game. The Plague Rat card has a unique ability that is shared with no other card in the deck and adds a nice twist to the game if used.
The level at which you support this project will determine the size of the font used for your name when printed in the rulebook. The higher the pledge level the larger and bolder the font.
Here is a look at the Keychain, Mug, and T-Shirt.
Here is a look at the Doubloons.
Well, the first thing a successful Kickstarter campaign will mean is that Plague will get produced in a large run and that will equate to quality. But what we really want to talk about is how your input and feedback as a backer can and will effect the final product. This is the exciting part for us. For starters, we have some box art done but are not sure which direction to go with it. We will leave that part up to the backers to decide. We will create a few different options and allow you as a backer to vote on the box art that you like the most. We will also handle the artwork for the card backs in the same manner. This makes Plague a team project and allows your feedback and ideas to impact the game itself.
Grey Gnome Games has already started brainstorming and prototyping future games and a successsful Kickstarter campaign will allow us to push those games and ideas forward in the future. Art, prototypes, playtesting, and promotion all cost money and your backing of Plague will secure future offerings from Grey Gnome Games.
Grey Gnome Games has a website were you can explore more artwork from the game as well as download a free PDF of the rules.
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MADE IN AMERICA
One of me goals when I started this campaign was to be able to produce this game in America. I am proud to announce that all manufacturing for this game will be done in the United States. Many seperate manufacturers will be used for the different parts of the game, but all will be made here at home. The only exception to this is the gold doubloons. I am not sure where they are manufactured, but I am buying them here in America. All printing and assembly will be done here! This is quite a feat.
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