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$1,746
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
38
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, August 4 2019 5:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Will your flock of birds defend your territory?  Birdscapes is a trading card game that combines the fantasy of collecting creatures with real life birds!  Collect territory points and defeat your opponents flock by using your flock of birds combined with habitats and actions to be defender of the birds based on real life characteristics, behaviors, and features of nature!  Intrigued?  Let’s take a look at the game below.

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GAMEPLAY IN A NUTSHELL:

1. Players will place bird cards and action cards face down from their hand around habitats on the playing field at the beginning of each round.

2. Players flip cards and calculate who gains an “Territory Point” over each habitat based on their strength in “Power”, “Resilience”, and “Will”.  These strengths will also be combined with habitat bonuses, flocking bonuses,  and action cards to achieve higher stats.  The player to win the most of these three categories at each habitat wins a Territory Point!

3. At the end of each round, “Migration” occurs and birds either choose to migrate to another habitat or remain in their same habitat.

4. The player with the most “Territory Points” by the end of all 8 rounds wins!


Still want to know more?? Check out our video to see a little more on  Birdscapes gameplay!

California Birds:

Upon launch we will be releasing 90 different California birds available to collect in Birdscapes with 20 different habitats and 10 different action cards!  All cards are printing on 300gsm cardstock and at poker size dimensions.  We are hoping to expand soon with birds from other states and even countries!  For now, check out some of the different cards below and get yourself an expansion pack to get those rare cards!

GAME MODES:

While the official game mode consists of collected and organized decks of either 2 or 4 players,  families with only one starter pack can play too!  While we suggest buying a 110 card starter pack for each player (and expansion packs for some rare cards), the game can be played by splitting up and dealing out the starter pack of cards amongst players!

REWARDS:

 Our Story:

Growing up, we all played those trading card games that we wished were real.  A few months ago, Jeremy dreamed up the idea to create a trading card game that combines the fantasy of collecting creatures with real life birds!  For years, Jeremy has been studying, photographing, and sharing his love for birds with the world through his wildlife photography but decided it was time to take it to another level.  Hence, Birdscapes was born!  We started working on ideas and gameplay mechanics in cohesion with nature and after months we pulled something together with the help of many test runs and with the help of Josh's awesome card game expertise.  Jeremy went to work on morphing all of his wildlife photography photos into cartoonized versions as we picked which birds would encompass the beginning of the Birdscapes release!  Since then, we have been working hard to line up printing, finalize graphics and rules, and launch it on Kickstarter!  We hope you will take this opportunity to support us and be entertained!

Not only does Birdscapes connect you with the beauty of nature but it also allows you to interact with it in a way NO other card game ever has!  Everything about the game is based on real life characteristics, behaviors, and features of nature!  No other game dives so deep into the true lives of animals around us and still provides an incredibly entertaining game to play and call your own.  Expansion packs allow for the collecting and expanding of the Birdscapes world and different types of birds, so there is an endless stream of fun to invest yourself into!  We hope you take on this new way of interacting with nature and find yourself intrigued with the game all the more!

 VISION:

We have spent hours in the making of Birdscapes and believe that it is ready to launch and be played right at your home!  In our Kickstarter launch, Birdscapes is planning on bringing California bird packs to the table, however, this IS NOT THE END.  While our first packs only start off with California birds, we plan to expand this trading card game limitlessly by collecting birds all over the United States to expand the playability of this game.  To speed up this process we will need to reach our stretch goal of $50,000, so share it with your friends and family!  Our hope is that you will be able to collect all of nearly 1,000 species of birds from the United States and more from around the globe by helping launch Birdscapes today!  Never has entertainment, nature, and accessibility been so closely intertwined!  We hope that Birdscapes is not only a thrilling experience to play, but also an empowering decision to work together with nature for the greater good.

Risks and challenges

We will be working hard to deliver this game to you before Christmas! While we are planned to deliver near the end of November, we will keep you updated about the production process of the game! We have already started communicating on the printing process so that when the money comes through we will be ready to go to print almost immediately.

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    Birdscapes Early Bird!

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! First 50 buyers get free shipping! The Birdscapes Starter Pack includes 110 different cards. Playable by up to 4 players in family game mode or is the starting deck for players in official game mode! Cards include all 20 starting habitats, 80 bird cards, and 10 action cards all from the California deck series.

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    In addition to the Birdscapes Starter Pack described above, a Birdscapes Expansion Pack includes 9 randomly assorted Birdscapes cards of different rarities to add into your Birdscapes deck giving you a total of 63 new cards when you buy the 7 Expansion Packs to add on to your Starter Pack!

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