About this project
Before the arrival of industrious humans, you and your fellow dragons got along as best as dragons can. But ever since your territory has been infested by these two-legged invaders, your dragon instincts have started to take over. All that’s left is to be the first dragon to fill your cave to the brim with gold!
When you’re a dragon on the warpath, every turn matters. Choose your actions wisely – claim, destroy, attack, and steal what’s rightfully yours!
Your dragon comes fully equipped with both the might to destroy cities and villages for instant gold (and gratification) and the mercy to spare them in exchange for tribute (in your favorite currency of course, gold!).
When you receive Dragoon, you'll notice right away what makes it look and feel like no other game. Dragoon comes packaged in a sturdy canvas bag, which doubles as a score keeper! The Dragoon logo and score keeper are expertly screen printed on the outside of the bag. When unpackaged, you will be met by the following...
- 1x durable, 100% cotton map (the board) screen printed with remarkably detailed art
- 4x hand cast solid metal dragons in 4 custom colors
- 2x metal dice with custom coloring
- 54x casino quality, full color, poker-sized cards
- 1x tuck box with custom art
- 25x 1.5" sturdy villages/cities tiles
- 4x Metal Caves
- 40x custom colored 8mm wood squares (40 claiming totems)
- 1x Metal Thief Treasure Chest
- 1x instruction sheet
- 1x 8"x10" Fabric bag with screen printed score keeper
- 1x 3"x4" Fabric bag to contain metal pieces
Final version of Dragoon will come with this custom tuck box!
Our artist is also working on a color version of the board which you can get at THE MANTIS DRAGON reward tier! Here is a peek at his work so far. You can also watch him drawing from a Twitch feed we recorded during the campaign!
Dragoon is a 2 - 4 player action strategy board game for ages 13 and up. Your goal is to be the first of the dragons to fill your cave with 50 gold points. Gold is acquired primarily from claiming and destroying villages and cities. Gold is also acquired through combat with other dragons and stealing from their caves.
Dragoon offers a balanced platform for novice and advanced players alike to meet toe to toe on the battlefield of glory. Both immediate gain and long term investment are rewarded for deeper play. It’s up to you to decide what’s best in the ever-changing landscape of Dragoon.
At the beginning of each round, players roll coordinates for new villages and cities to populate the map in unexpected locations. Next, each player takes their turn one at a time starting by drawing a card.
During your turn, you may use any number of cards in addition to three actions that allow you to move on the map, claim and destroy villages and cities, attack other dragons, steal from their caves, and loot from the thief's treasure. Cards like Creature Comfort and Fairwind enhance your movement while cards like Lay Waste and Fireball upgrade your destructive powers. Proactive cards like Riot and Intimidate help protect your investments.
When all of the players have taken their turn, the round ends with each player rolling for tribute to find out which claimed villages and cities pay out.
The game is over if one player has 50 or more gold at the end of a round. But beware, your gold can be stolen, putting a target on the back of whoever's in the lead for their opponents' mischief.
We even have sound effects!
Depending on how conniving you and your fellow dragons are, games play on average for 30-60 minutes.
Dragoon comes complete with instructions designed to get you quickly soaring through each round, including a cheat sheet printed right on the map for quick and easy reference. It has a fast learning curve, allowing quick introduction to friends, family, and enemies. CAUTION: enemies may befriend you to play your copy of Dragoon (especially those sneaky ones).
Dragoon was created and designed by Jake and Zach Given of Lay Waste Games. Seeking an alternate means to hash out their sibling rivalry, they found pummeling each other as dragons was even better than the real thing! Combining brains and brawn, your dragon has innate powers of destruction that are strategically enhanced by a unique deck of cards, giving you the edge to outwit your opponents in a race to hoard as much gold as you can get your claws on!
While the game was being refined in early 2014, Nick Nazzaro was brought on board as the resident Art Director of Lay Waste Games. His imaginative style and unique visual translation of the world of Dragoon has truly helped bring this game to life. The last piece to the puzzle is Jonathan Ritter-Roderick, who handles production at Lay Waste Games. He has put in place dependable production and assembly means with only the most reliable US companies.
We have taken Dragoon nearly to the edge of creation - and with your help - we can advance into production and soar onto your table.
Risks and challenges
Pledge in confidence, as we have done everything in our power to ensure the creation and delivery of Dragoon upon funding. Our entire production process is 100% tested and ready for mass production. We have also produced multiple demo copies to ensure our process is solid.
Each company we have selected in our production line works in units in the thousands. We have also received full cooperation and detailed estimates, which have greatly informed our planning and preparation.
However, the production process is reliant on many factors, all of which we are not able to predict exactly. If any problems do arise, we will alert you and act immediately to work through the issue. Our team is dedicated to tackle any problem that might come our way. Producing Dragoon and getting it in your hands is our priority.
In the highly unlikely event that we cannot deliver on a reward, we will refund your pledge. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding your rewards or Dragoon. We are here to make this project the best it can be for our backers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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