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A post-apocalyptic game for 2-4 players racing to escape from a frozen wasteland.
A post-apocalyptic game for 2-4 players racing to escape from a frozen wasteland.
1,679 backers pledged €76,830 to help bring this project to life.

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 Last Aurora is a competitive post-apocalyptic game for 2-4 players set in a frozen, desolate wasteland. Entering the Last Aurora world is an awesome experience! You become a leader of a survivors' crew trying to reach the Aurora, facing several challenges in your journey. In a great mix of game styles, you will be forced to make difficult ethical choices, overcome obstacles, fight unique and fearsome enemies, and manage your resources during your movement across this frozen land.  

THE RULEBOOK IS AVAILABLE IN THESE LANGUAGES:

All the stretch goals will be added to any copy for free during the campaign. Stretch goals marked  as KS Exclusive will be added only to Kickstarter version. After the campaign the other stretch goals will only be available as a separate product at an additional cost. 

A very big neoprene playmat  (80 x 56 cm, 31,5 x 22'') to collect common cards and resources with alpha map printed on the mid. Compatible with all the other Road maps

 Project Athena is an expansion for the Last Aurora core game for 2-4 players which includes:

  • a new game board, featuring the land you have to cross to reach the east coast;
  • 37 new exploration cards;
  • 10 Battery tokens; 

MUTANT SET: 12 cards expansion set for more variability during game.

  • 6 enemy cards
  • 6 loot cards

ALL IN SET

It includes all the add-ons (playmat + Project Athena + Mutant set)

  •  Support an amazing project!
  • Obtain the game with a nice discount! (SRP €45 / €49)
  • Make the game better for everyone unlocking the stretch goals. Your copy will contain them without any additional cost!  (After the campaign, many of the stretch goals will only be available as a separate product at an additional cost.)

 The game is structured to be played in 6 rounds, divided into 5 phases. Every player has a board to manage his convoy and resources. The Truck Zone is a zone where the player will combine his truck, devices, and trails. The Active Zone is where the survivors will be available to take actions.  The Exhausted and Rest Zone is for the survivors to recover from their efforts.

The Exploration Phase will let you enter the locations around you to perform different actions. According to the value of the survivor sent,  you will be able to:

 During the Rest Phase you will choose between sending the exhausted survivors to sleep for 1 round or immediately recover them by spending food.

Once you have prepared and managed your crew for the next round, it is time to turn on your engine. In the Movement Phase you spend fuel to move according to your current truck configuration; adding bonuses, actions, and special objects to accelerate. You will have to choose the best road to avoid contaminated locations.

You will face many powerful enemies during the game who will attack and damage your convoy. In the Fire Weapons Phase you will fight these dangerous enemies using your ammunition to activate your specialized weapons,  which will improve your fame and yield Loot Cards!

Beware, in the last phase of the round, the Aurora will move along the coast. If you can reach it you will gain reputation according to the number of survivors you save. If not, dangerous travel awaits you toward the south and your convoy strength will be more valuable. 

 "I really like how you build the convoy.. you really feel the time pressure"- Dice Tower

"The game has a really interesting dynamic... a very, very interesting game"  - Man Vs Meeple

ENGLISH / ITALIAN REVIEW - Gioconomicon 

GERMAN PREVIEW - ENGLISH INTRODUCTION (3:00) - Spiele Blog 

"Last Aurora" is our hope, our final goal in this thematic post-apocalyptic game. Within a wonderful fitting artwork that draws us into an icy wasteland we drive our convoy trough various encounters and it's all we have left! It feels like we just said farewell to Max Rockatansky from Mad Max who send us off to a better future. We would always accept another challenge of "Last Aurora". Survivors! Start your engines!  - Peat and Alex from HUNTER&CRON - GERMAN GAMEPLAY

 GERMAN FIRST IMPRESSIONS - Brettspielblog.net

ITALIAN FIRST IMPRESSIONS


 Shortly after the campaign ends, you will receive the invitation for the Pledge Manager. Your pledge amount will be charged and you can manage your payment,  even including additional boxes and add-ons and choosing the language version you prefer (the game will be fully translated in all its parts in ENGLISH and ITALIAN). We have worked (and are still working) very hard to offer the best and least expensive service across the world.

SHIPPING COSTS FOR THE SINGLE CORE PLEDGE: 

VAT FREE IN ASIA

Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand


REST OF THE WORLD If your country is not listed please contact us at info@pendragongamestudio.com

Unfortunately, different import laws and customs costs have made it impossible to ship games to certain specific countries. 

We DO NOT SHIP to Afghanistan, Belarus,  Burma,  Kazakhstan, North Korea, Russia, Sudan or Ukraine. 

 We DO NOT SHIP to P.O. Boxes domestically or internationally.   

 We value our Retailers! So...we decided to include a retailer pledge of this Kickstarter edition! Since we are a small company, we are not always able to connect with publishers in each country and so we decided on this option. As a retailer you will have a discount on the basic pledge, helping us to spread Last Aurora and satisfying your loyal customers! 

  •  RETAILERS CORE PLEDGE - you will receive 6 copies of  Last Aurora Core Box + 6 copies of all the stretch goals unlocked during the campaign
  •  SUPER RETAILER PLEDGE - if you want to receive 12 copies or more of Last Aurora Core Box + all the stretch goals unlocked, please contact us at the following mail address: pendragongamestudio@gmail.com.

 Retailers who are interested in both the neoprene and expansion maps will be able to access the same discount. The ALL IN ADD ON BUNDLE will cost € 30 instead of € 36 for our retailer backers.

Pendragon Game Studio - Staff at Play 2019
Pendragon Game Studio - Staff at Play 2019

Pendragon Game Studio has been working in the Hobby Market since 1982. The Pendragon team is the people behind Aye Dark Overlord and many other successful games. As a game studio founded in 2015 we have been able to create many new games  and introduce them into the international market. This is our first Kickstarter!  We see how important it is in our market and we are very excited that we are able to start a campaign by ourselves.  

 This is Mauro Chiabotto's first project with Pendragon Game Studio, and we were happy to select his work as our first Kickstarter project. We are also thankful to have worked with many other Italian authors: Fabio Attoli, Fabrizio Bonifacio, Paolo Cecchetto, Andrea Crespi, Massimiliano Enrico, Luca Feliciani, Chiara Ferlito, Antonio Ferrara, Sebastiano Fiorillo, Aldo Ghietti, Christian Giove, Marco Legato, Andrea Mainini, Gabriele Mari, Paolo Mori, Walter Obert, Paris Poli, Francesco Testini and Alberto Vendramini on more than 11 boardgames.

Risks and challenges

Last Aurora is our first game proposed via the Kickstarter platform but we have lots of experience in publishing games and in the retail market. We have developed and produced many games, and our team members have more than 25 years of experience. We launched Aye My Dark Overlord! over 14 years ago (published in more than 11 languages with several different international partners). We are also behind The Way of Panda, Terracotta Army, Last Friday, Apollo XIII and many other titles, as you can see from our international page: http://www.pendragongamestudio.com/games/

Our games have been published by such international partners as Arcane Wonders, Ares Games Arclight, Asmodee, Black Monk, CMON, Edge, Delta Vision, Fantasmagoria, Fantasy Flight Games, Galakta, Gen-X, Hobby World, Japanime, Last Level, Matagot, Surfin Meeple, Swan Panasia, Ubik and others.

We often collaborate with Awaken Realms, CMON, Matagot, Edge, Fun Forge, Forbidden Games, Galakta, Hub and Portal Games and others localizing their best-selling games for the Italian market: http://www.pendragongamestudio.com/it/giochi/

We have extensive experience in board and card game production. Our partners both in Poland and in China provide components of the highest quality and are known from many other Kickstarter projects funded by the most successful publishing companies. You can be sure that Last Aurora will satisfy even the most demanding customers.

The only possible risk factor could be a delay in delivery due to unforeseen circumstances. Additionally, please note that we are still polishing the game and the final product will slightly differ as far as components and rules go. However, we aim to provide you with the best possible product and any introduced changes will only enhance your gaming experience.

You can pledge for Last Aurora without worries. We are able to produce all of our games using plastic, resin and cardboard. We have reliable international providers involved in many of the best games ever crafted. We are recognized for our quality and professional service. We have partners all over the world and are able to bring our games into many countries. In fact, chances are that you have already played and enjoyed one or more of our games. We chose Kickstarter to reach a next level in complexity, quality, and marketing. We are confident you will be pleased with our efforts.

That said, there are always complexities and considerations in a project of this scope that may cause delays. We will use contract manufacturing to make this game, freight forwarders to get games through customs, and 3rd parties to ship the games to you – we don't control everything and there are lots of opportunities for delay. So for this reason we set up a release date farther into the future to be sure that you will receive your completed game in a timely manner.

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