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"Glory to Rome meets Container" with role selection, over 100 unique powers, & a player driven economy!
"Glory to Rome meets Container" with role selection, over 100 unique powers, & a player driven economy!
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can still pre-order the game at a discount for a limited time from the Dark Flight website!
"Glory to Rome meets Container" with role selection, over 100 unique powers, & a player driven economy! If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can still pre-order the game at a discount for a limited time from the Dark Flight website!
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Import / Export is a role selection game with a passive and active economy driven by player decisions.

You will have the power to gain over 100 unique powers by exporting shipments of goods, specializing into a varied tech tree, and unlocking advanced game engines that will be completely unique to each play!

Once your shipments enter the open sea, someone can trigger an Import action, where everyone will hold a silent auction to buy your containers and either allocate them as a future end game investment or an immediate boost to their available actions for specific roles.

The end goal of the game is to have the most credits, which will be a combination of your physical credits, passive credits that were saved as imported goods, plus any bonuses from completed shipments.

Every card in the game can be used for at least three other purposes, on top of already being a container of a specific good type and color, adding an incredible amount of variability and strategy.

In past games I have partnered with manufacturers to produce specific components of my games, however this time around Import / Export will be entirely produced by a capable manufacturer with an immense track record, and I am incredibly excited for the quality components and box! Quotes have already been received and I am ready to order upon the completion of the Kickstarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Import / Export will only become a real life game with your support.
  • Make the game an even better experience for everyone. Stretch goals will improve the final quality and content of the game, the more we fund, the more we can upgrade.
  • Get exclusive Kickstarter expansion cards that will never be released again, and save on the retail cost of the game.
  • During this campaign your opinions and constructive feedback will help shape and improve the game.
  • Get more value out of what you pledge and be the first to play. 
  • Receive a competitive shipping rate.

  

 *The $80 pledge level includes ALL items listed here, as some items were added to the pledge level after the campaign started they are not listed on the pledge itself but will be included! 

*If you were a backer of Jutaku you will receive a reprint of the expansion released with the Kickstarter on new higher quality linen cards. If you back at the $80 level you will also receive a future expansion for free!

 

 *To purchase an add-on with your original pledge, simply increase your pledge amount by the items price as listed above and the rest will be taken care of with your survey. Note that you must purchase at least the base game to add-on an item.

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding shipping. Now that we've reached the $12,000 stretch goal it will become economical to ship through a European distributor I have lined up for all orders outside of North America. This will streamline the process, greatly increasing delivery times by about 3-4 weeks. In addition, since we reached the $12,000 stretch goal EVERY copy of the game bought on Kickstarter will include an extra 5 cards, one for each good type, designed exclusively and collectively by you, the backers! This is compensation for the slightly cheaper overall shipping costs, and means you'll get more for the game with no VAT or Customs charges!

 

                                                                                                       

 

 

 

  

  

Risks and challenges

After running three previous successful tabletop Kickstarter games, I have learned an incredible amount about producing a game. Being the designer, artist, and overseer of the project all at once, I have a holistic view of every single step of the process. This allows you and I the peace of mind that things will run smoothly, because I am inspired and determined to make this project a success and share it with you.

Multiple near finished prototypes of the game have been in the hands of gamers worldwide, and I have been in contact with play testers and every day enthusiasts to shape it into the best possible experience. From the outset nearly every detail of the game has been slowly improving through suggestions and feedback, until it has finally reached a point of near perfection and I feel confident making it a reality with your help.

From Poison Bottles I've learned that crunching all of the numbers ahead of time is essential. From Turin Market I've learned how to stay on top of production schedules and deliver a quality game within an incredibly quick timeframe. From Jutaku I've learned that the people receiving the game are the most important, and it's you who I need to be to discussing and collaborating with to deliver an incredible product.

All aspects of the game from artwork, to manufacturing, to delivery have been thoroughly thought out and are ready to be set in motion. I have a quote from the manufacturer and multiple distributors and shipping companies in waiting. The only thing left is to bring this incredible game to life!

I will be working full-time on the project from start to finish, prepared to tackle any unforeseen issues that may arise. Feel free to contact me at any point along the way, I'm here to be as transparent and helpful as possible. After all, this game is being made by a passionate gamer for other gamers!

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    An exclusive reward as part of the Kickstarter Campaign #Make100. You will receive Import / Export, the Kickstarter exclusive expansion, the Tokyo Expansion, the Capital expansion, all unlocked stretch goals, 2 exclusive goods cards, and miniature container ships that can replace the player colored ship cards, adding a unique aesthetic to the play experience ($110 value)

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