Update: We've completed the tertiary project goal with yet another 3 days still to go! The more pledges we collect, the more great artwork we will be able to put into the game. Additionally, there is still one more chance for a lucky backer to join the team as an assisting designer!
Battle Connection (or BattleCON, for short)was envisioned as an adaptation of 2D console fighting games to the board game world. We designed the game to have fast play, great variety, and characters that grow and deepen the more you play with them and the more you know about your opponents. It's great for small groups of friends who want a competitive game that can be continually mastered and re-mastered, but don't want to pay the continuous high cost of CCGs or LCGs.
Every character is a complete set, and there's no way to buy more cards for additional power like with collectible games. This means that there are no chase cards, no impossible-to-find rares, and no required buy-ins to stay competitive. While we do plan to expand BattleCON, there will never be blind buys or random packs. The game grows as you want it to, and keeps pace with you, rather than forcing you to keep to its pace.
The free game features four different characters from the full version, and the most basic play mode. The full game will feature 12 characters and over 5 different modes of play, including 2v2, Tag Team, 1v3 "Boss Mode", and Tournament!
With BattleCON, we would like to create a platform with a very low barrier of entry for webmanga, independent comic, and indie game characters to appear as playable characters within the game. This gives promotional opportunity to the authors and artists who create these characters, and also gives the BattleCON community the opportunity to meet new universes that they otherwise might not have discovered. You can see a few of these characters in the kickstarter exclusive promotions.
We would like to expand BattleCON in the future with additional characters and game rules. These expansions are not randomized--so you can pick up the specific characters that you are interested in. Usually, they'll come in complete boxes like the base game.
The funding for this project will go to the printing and production of the BattleCON boxed set, which contains all the materials you need to play the game and 12 original characters (at present, but we might have more with some of the backer rewards...). If the project succeeds and the game is printed, BattleCON will appear in game stores across the US between late 2011 and early 2012.
***NOTE: Some rewards mention "The $50 reward level". This is meant to be the $40 reward level, as the cost of that one was reduced, but because it's already been selected by someone, I am not able to make this small text correction. ***
Contents of the Box:
This and more comes in the game box! (Prototype components shown)
- 5 sets of Base cards (34 cards)
- 13 character sets (91 cards) plus character tokens or markers used to power special abilities.
- Bonus cards used in tag team and special actions variants.
- a game board with a play area on one side and a 'character select' illustration on the back
- a full color rules booklet
The game will retail for $29.95 MSRP or higher, so you will possibly be getting the game cheaper via pre-order, and you'll definitely be getting some characters that you can't get anywhere else. Plus your shipping is included when you back the project!
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