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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 7 2015
$5,178
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
163
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 7 2015

About

Where can I find news and updates?

A.D.A.P.T. has been cancelled so that we can rework some fine tuning details and bring you a stronger version of the campaign, at a better value in the future.  We invite you to follow the timeline and details here.

To know the reasons for this decision (as we like turning our missteps into learning experiences for others to benefit from) read this Update here.

About A.D.A.P.T.

A.D.A.P.T. is a brand new card and dice game for 2-3 players, (optionally expands to include up to 5 players), with the following features:

  • Unique new play mechanics that strategically integrate cards and dice.
  • Average Play Time: 30 minutes.
  • Suggested Age: 7+.
  • High replayability.
  • Custom art on every card.

A.D.A.P.T. Requires a full set of polyhedral dice, per player, to play; also available through this campaign. (The dice are not included because if you already have dice, then you should use them!  Free downloadable dice apps will also work. - This allows us keep the price of the game under $20, and a KS price of $17 for you.)

If you like what you see, please don't forget to share A.D.A.P.T. with your friends.

"My gaming group had a lot of fun, it was strategic and tactical. It's fast, it's quick, and I had fun building the fish! I dig A.D.A.P.T." -Undead Viking Reviews

Thank you for your Pledge!

We take Backer Involvement to the next level!

  • Most of the Bodies, Parts, and Abilities with which you'll be playing were suggested by the Backers of our previous campaigns.
  • The Campaign Page that you are now viewing was also designed by Kickstarter Backers.  ...under the view of hundreds of individuals, across 4 design and pricing surveys, lots of comments, and as many suggestions here and abroad. All in under 7 days! (Thank you again to all these folks! - Read the Designers' Diary here if you like.)
  • And now YOU can make the calls on graphic layout choices, the order of the Stretch Goals, and even which Stretch Goals we'll have! 
  • As always, This is your Game.  Now, This is your Campaign! : )

Backer Polls!

Poll #1

Which option do you prefer for the "which Part this is" indicator?

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Poll closed!

Poll #2

Which color coding do you like for identifying the Expansion Cards?

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  • "A" allows uniformity.
  • "B" makes the expansions much easier to sort.
  • "C" hits a middle ground.

Poll Closed!


Each expansion below can be added to your pledge by increasing your pledge by the amount indicated.  Adding expansions to your pledge also increases the chance of us unlocking Stretch Goals.

"You get a ton of cards as-it-is with the game, and with more cards it would be even more fun." - Undead Viking

  Expansion Contents and details:

  • The Red, Green, and Blue Expansions each contain: 5 new Bodies, 1 new color-matching Guppy, and 8 new Parts (one at each location).
  • The Yellow Expansion contains: 12 new Guppies, each with new cute and humorous art, and a Genetic Boost that you retain even after you upgrade your Body.
  • The Black Expansion contains: 8 new Parts that are so powerful they are balanced by reducing the Fish's Health. - We did have to cut your tail off to graft that Turbine on, ya know?

 Halfsies Dice Set Pricing:

  • 1 set - $12
  • 2 sets - $24 ($12 each)
  • 3 sets - $36 ($12 each)
  • 4th set +$10
  • 5th set +$10
  • Additional sets +$10 (Limit 5 each.)

Backers at the Masterfish Pledge Tier can add 4th, 5th, and "Additional sets" at +$9 each.

See the Shipping Section below for shipping pricing.

If we succeed in funding, for every $5,000 we raise beyond that we will add new stuff to the Games and Expansions at no additional cost to the backers.

Since no goal is guaranteed, the order of the Stretch Goals may be critical.  We've started with our suggested order and would like you to vote below to select which order you'd like to see the goals.  If you like the order shown, be sure to vote for it, as the voting will determine the final order.

Red Stretch Goal Descriptions
3 Player Mats & Player Aid Cards Added -
...to every core game. The Player Mats are the awesome 3x3 grids you see in the imagery and video; they will now be included in every game.  3 Player Aid cards with symbol and common term notes will be included as well.
+2 Cards each added to Red, Blue, Green, Expansions - This great goal puts Player Aid cards in each Expansion (as each expansion supports an extra player) and a Status Effect tracking card common to that expansion.
+3 Cards each added to Yellow & Black Expansions - This great goal puts 3 new Expansion Coded Guppies (Squidly - Red, Eggly - Blue, and Tadpole-Green) in the awesome Yellow Guppy Expansion, AND 3 Mineral Guppies (Mechaguppy, Roboguppy, and Diamondsoul Guppy) in the Epic Black Mech Expansion.
+9 Status Tracking cards to the core game - This goal puts 9 extra cards in the base game that make tracking bonuses and cooldowns easier.

Poll closed!

Find your reward fish, and see what you get!

  •  $1 - Access to the Print and Play in Update #1 (backer-only).
  •  $12 - 1 Set of Dice; Add additional sets for +$12 each.
  •  $17 - 1 Copy of the Game with all Game-related Stretch Goals.
  •  $39 - 1 Copy of the Game, and 1 of each of all five Expansion Packs - Octo Red, Reptile Green, Fantasy Blue, Guppy Yellow, & Mech Black. (Save $3 at this Tier.)
  •  $50 (NEW!) - 1 Copy of the Game and 3 sets of Dice!
  •  $74 - Everything from the $39 Tier, plus 1 of set each of Red, Green, & Blue Dice!  (Save an extra buck at this Tier.)  Plus, when extra Dice Sets are unlocked, this Tier can add them for $9 each.

All shipping charges will be collected after the campaign.

Let's keep this simple...

With Gate Keeper Games, all of Europe remains unified under the banner of equal shipping rates!

We chose the "pay for shipping after the campaign" method because it keeps the Funding Goal & Stretch Goals more transparent & accurate, while it also reduces your final shipping charges.

Example - Shipping of Games and/or Expansions: If you live in Europe and order the game you can expect to pay $5 shipping. If you live in Europe, and order the game plus 2 of the 5 expansions, and 2 sets of dice, you can expect to pay $10 shipping total ($5+5).

Example - Shipping of Only Dice: If you live in Zimbabwe and order 1 set of dice you can expect to pay $7 for shipping.  If you live in Zimbabwe and order all 5 sets of dice (via unlocking stretch goals), you can expect to pay $15 in shipping ($7+2+2+2+2).  Shipping is higher on the Dice Only Tier as it does not share in the subsidy built into the Game's pricing.

Gate Keeper Games is a family owned indie publishing company that survives on the goodwill of the masses, and exists to pay them back in spades. We believe in transparency, backer involvement, giving away free stuff as often as possible, and living up to a code of honor.  It's how we treat our family and friends, and therefore it's how we treat our backers.

Gate Keeper Games has successfully funded 3 Games Crowdfunding Projects, and regularly gives back to the community in the forms of Kickstarter Advice and charitable donations

Let's hang out in the comments, and at any of the places below.

Risks and challenges

With experience across 4 crowdfunding campaigns, and having already manufactured and shipped a 5+ pound mega game, The King's Armory, we have a lot of experience with game production, pre-press, and friendly worldwide shipping. With our experience creating and producing Halfsies Dice, both for The King's Armory, and for the concerted Halfsies Dice Campaign (now in production and moving along nicely) we know what it takes to do that as well. We promise to put that experience to work reducing the risks and challenges on this campaign.

Shipping:
We can't be 100% certain what final International Shipping is going to cost for each Backer's unique order, so we did extensive research with multiple companies in order to provide very accurate estimates by weight class, and chose to collect shipping post-campaign. This way there's no "we ran out of money for shipping" faux pas, because each person pays what they owe by order and by region. It also enables us to have stretch goals that reduce shipping, control all costs better, have a transparent production budget which now directly correlates with our Funding Goal, and ensure you don't have to pay inflated shipping costs on a "just in case cost go up" basis.

Our Commitment to You & Money Back Guarantee:
If you get the wrong stuff, experience excessive production delays, or are in any way dissatisfied with the way we fulfill your pledge, whether it be our fault or any others', we'll fight on your behalf to make it right, and if we can't make it right, we'll refund your money, thus mitigating YOUR risks and challenges.
We've done it for our TKA Backers, and we'll do it again for you.

Giving Back to Those Whom Have Helped Us:
Our experiences with Kickstarter have taught us a lot that can truly benefit other entrepreneurs and gamers. So, we've written all about it at www.gatekeepergaming.com/kickstarter-advice-columns. As you know, we even designed this campaign with your help and input, so that many can learn from the experience. All so that when it's time for you to run your own Kickstarter, you've got all the tools you need.

See the FAQ below for detailed answers to common questions.

Have questions about anything else?
Feel free to ask in the Comments. We're there every day.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    The Guppy - PnP Tier

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    ➢Access to the Print n' Play in Backer-Only Update #1, so you can try A.D.A.P.T. today!

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    The Dicefish - The Dice Only Tier

    (Use this Tier to order ONLY dice sets.)

    Includes:
    ➢One set of Halfsies Dice (choice).
    (Does not include the game.)

    Add additional dice sets to your pledge by pledging for the appropriate total.

    ✥Shipping to be collected after the campaign. See shipping chart for estimates, and the Stretch Goal chart for possible modifications.

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    A.D.A.P.T. - The Game Tier

    Includes:
    ➢1 copy of the game A.D.A.P.T.
    ➢All applicable Stretch Goals.

    Add any Expansions or Dice Sets to your pledge by adding the indicated amount to your pledge.

    Add additional games to this or any higher level Tier for +$17 each (max 3 per pledge). You'll only pay shipping for the first one.

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    The Megafish

    Includes:
    ➢1 copy of A.D.A.P.T.
    ➢All Five Expansions: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, & Black.
    ➢All Stretch Goals.
    ➢A great savings at this Tier.
    (Does not include dice unless added.)

    Add any dice sets to your pledge by pledging for the appropriate total.

    ✥Shipping to be collected after the campaign. See shipping chart for estimates, and the Stretch Goal chart for possible modifications

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    The Tripletail

    Includes:
    ➢1 copy of A.D.A.P.T.
    ➢Three sets of Halfsies Dice: 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Blue.
    ➢All Applicable Stretch Goals.
    ➢A great savings at this Tier.
    (Does not include Expansions unless added.)

    Add any Expansions to your pledge by pledging for the appropriate total.

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    The Masterfish!

    Includes:
    ➢1 copy of A.D.A.P.T.
    ➢All Five Expansions: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, & Black.
    ➢Three sets of Halfsies Dice: 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Blue.
    ➢All Stretch Goals.
    ➢An even greater savings at this Tier, plus...
    ➢Add additional dice sets to this Tier for only $9 each.

    Add additional dice sets to your pledge by pledging for the appropriate total.

    ✥Shipping to be collected after the campaign. See shipping chart for estimates, and the Stretch Goal chart for possible modifications.

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Funding period

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