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An asymmetric strategy card game set in an evolving fantasy world. Burn the city to the ground, or defend it to your last breath! Read more

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An asymmetric strategy card game set in an evolving fantasy world. Burn the city to the ground, or defend it to your last breath!

About this project

 "You've got a Home Run right here." -Bower's Game Corner

Nominated on BoardGameGeek for Box Art of the Year - 2014

The Game of Crowd Funding Draft Pick of Jeff King from All Us Geeks

In each game of CLASH! Dawn of Steam the players will either fight to tear a location to shreds one piece at a time, or stand up to protect it. Here are some highlights of the game that may pique your interest:

-Asymmetric game play. Meaning that within the game itself there are two different sides, each with its own separate win condition.

-Beautifully Illustrated Full-Art Cards. With a team of world class artists on board we opted to have our art on showcase, as such the card layouts feature the artwork proudly rather then hiding 80% of it behind filler design space.

-No randomized sets or packs. So you always know exactly what you're getting. No chasing rares or useless commons.

"I have to say, I wasn't expecting such a polished design right off the bat, easily the best prototype I've received." -WeaponsgradeTabletop

All Us Geeks Preview Video


WeaponsgradeTabletop Preview Video

 Preview Video from backer Michael Forder

Enter the world of Asyria, a fantasy landscape that is suddenly ushered forward into a new era of technology, fueled by a recently acquired magical energy.

Even as the world is still becoming acclimated to this new energy, villains and heroes have already stepped up willing to harness this new fate altering magic!

You will become one of these gifted pioneers, but whether you choose to use this new power to aid the industrialization of this world, or to change it entirely is up to you.

 

  Each backer who pledges at a level $10 or higher will also receive a FREE Making of CLASH! Dawn of Steam Artbook PDF. The Artbook includes a short story for each of the 8 Main Characters for Wave 1, fiction on the world of Asyria, concept art, and interviews. As a stretch goal we hope to print these and include one inside each box so share the project with friends to help us put more awesome product in each box!

  "It was a close run game...pretty tense. The game was pretty much going to end one way or another on the following turn." -Havoc110 BGG Blind Tester

Bower's Game Corner Preview Video

  We've spent the last 12 months ensuring that the game mechanics were as fun and balanced as possible, while slowly commissioning the art for the game out of pocket one piece at a time. This project is a labor of love, which is why we've had no problem locking ourselves in our homes, and living modestly in order to fund the game to the stage it's at now. We've self-funded all of the art for an entire 2-Player Boxed Set as a show of our passion and ever-growing belief in this evolving world of Asyria.

   And so, the time has finally come to share our game with the world, and we need your help so that we can have our world class artists finish up the artwork, and send the game off to final production. Here at Mad Ape Games we take great pride in announcing that we've chosen to have the game manufactured right here in California. This will give us greater control over the process then having the game manufactured in China where we would have a huge language barrier in the way of us putting out the best product possible. Next stop, your front door!

 Funding Usage

$10,306 Manufacturing

$3,000 Shipping & Handling

$3,294 Pay the Artists for the Remaining Artwork(this will finish the art for Wave 1, we've already paid close to this much out of pocket to show our passion and belief in this project).

$1900 Kickstarter & Amazon Fees

 Take a look at some more of the card art for the game below, or in the preview videos above!

Risks and challenges

We have taken several steps to instill confidence in our potential backers, including the following:

1) Using a local manufacturer/printer. In my day job as a graphic artist I've worked with this company many times and they work extremely hard, and put out a beautiful product.

2) Hiring several artists. We currently have multiple talented artists ready to create stunning art to illustrate the world of Asyria. By having multiple artists working at once we can greatly hasten our ship date.

3) Submitting the game to All Us Geeks, WeaponsGrade Tabletop, Good Geek Gaming, and Bower's Game Corner to be reviewed. We believe in our game and so when we sent it off to get impartial reviews from the awesome channels above, we had total confidence it would hold up.

CLASH! Dawn of Steam has been my dream for years, and I am humbled that you would participate in giving this dream steam powered wings! Don't forget to click "share" below the videos and find us on FB/twitter!

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FAQ

  • Absolutely, this means that we have 4 absolutely different decks for the Wave 1 launch. Both boxed sets together will provide you with 120 Hope cards and 120 Fear cards to strategize with.

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  • We intend to release future Waves of Dawn of Steam as additional 2-Player Boxed Sets. Eventually if the demand is high though we may release Faction Expansion Decks that would add new cards to the game story-wise, representing advancement of the world and factions.

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  • CLASH! Dawn of Steam has been a dream of mine for years, I've been building this world of intrigue in my head and I really think that others could come to enjoy the wonders of it as much as me. As an independent game design studio on Kickstarter you must have a polished product and enough of a fan base prior to release in order to get the game funded, with our last Kickstarter we weren't ready with the amount of advertising that is needed to make a successful Kickstarter. As an indy game developer you must have a near perfect product prior to launch day to show how much dedication you have to your product and that is what we have shown you with the new Kickstarter for CLASH! Dawn of Steam.

    This is a project that is nearly fully realized, and ready to be enjoyed, we just need to finish the remaining art and manufacturing. Through the help of others in the tabletop games community our game has soared to previously unimaginable levels of awesome. I'd like to ask for your help with the journey, because we would love to have your support and feedback!

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    18 backers

    HERALD

    Thanks for helping support the project, every bit helps.

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    5 backers

    LIBRARIAN

    Receive the Scuffle for the SS Rogue Print n Play pack, and get right into playing the game with a friend.

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    EARLY FATE WALKER 1

    Receive the Scuffle for the SS Rogue 2-Player Boxed Set. You will also receive the "Making of CLASH!" Artbook PDF, and the Print n Play pack as well as one of the Kickstarter Exclusive Setting Decks. We will put your name in our rulebook, where it will join the ranks of all the other believers who helped bring this game to life.

    THIS LEVEL RECEIVES ALL STRETCH GOALS!

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    EARLY FATE WALKER 2

    Receive the Trouble Brewing in Siverdawn 2-Player Boxed Set. You will also receive the "Making of CLASH!" Artbook PDF, and the Print n Play pack as well as one of the Kickstarter Exclusive Setting Decks. We will put your name in our rulebook, where it will join the ranks of all the other believers who helped bring this game to life.

    THIS LEVEL RECEIVES ALL STRETCH GOALS!

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    9 backers

    FATE WALKER 1

    Receive the Scuffle for the SS Rogue 2-Player Boxed Set. You will also receive the "Making of CLASH!" Artbook PDF, and the Print n Play pack as well as one of the Kickstarter Exclusive Setting Decks. We will put your name in our rulebook, where it will join the ranks of all the other believers who helped bring this game to life.

    THIS LEVEL RECEIVES ALL STRETCH GOALS!

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    3 backers

    FATE WALKER 2

    Receive the Trouble Brewing in Siverdawn 2-Player Boxed Set. You will also receive the "Making of CLASH!" Artbook PDF, and the Print n Play pack as well as one of the Kickstarter Exclusive Setting Decks. We will put your name in our rulebook, where it will join the ranks of all the other believers who helped bring this game to life.

    THIS LEVEL RECEIVES ALL STRETCH GOALS!

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    $45 reward

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    EARLY ANCIENT ONE

    Receive both Wave 1 Boxed Sets at a lovely low price! With this bundle you also receive both Kickstarter exclusive Setting Decks and a signed and numbered CLASH! Print. Plus receive the "Making of CLASH!" Artbook PDF, and the Print n Play pack. As a token of our eternal gratitude we will put your name in our rulebook, where it will join the ranks of all the other believers who helped bring this game to life.

    THIS LEVEL RECEIVES ALL STRETCH GOALS!

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    ANCIENT ONE

    Receive both Wave 1 Boxed Sets! With this bundle you also receive both Kickstarter exclusive Setting Decks and a signed and numbered CLASH! Print. Plus receive the "Making of CLASH!" Artbook PDF, and the Print n Play pack. As a token of our eternal gratitude we will put your name in our rulebook, where it will join the ranks of all the other believers who helped bring this game to life.

    THIS LEVEL RECEIVES ALL STRETCH GOALS!

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    $150 reward

    2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)

    WARLORD OF ASYRIA

    Receive both Wave 1 Boxed Sets! With this bundle you also receive a signed and numbered CLASH! Print, and both Kickstarter exclusive Setting Decks. Plus receive the "Making of CLASH!" Artbook PDF, and the Print n Play pack. As a token of our eternal gratitude we will put your name in our rulebook, where it will join the ranks of all the other believers who helped bring this game to life.

    But that's not all, we will also hand craft you a Print n Play copy, sign the Character Cards, and send it to you months before the full game ships. These are very high quality and can be seen in the Prototype Components pictures throughout the campaign, and in the reviews.

    THIS LEVEL RECEIVES ALL STRETCH GOALS!

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    FEAR SHAPER

    Create your own Herald of Fear Card to be included in one of the two boxed sets. Work with us to create a card, and become a part of the whole process around that cards creation(conceptualization, game rules, illustration) . This can be a Minion, Chaos!, or Resource card. You will also receive all the perks of the "WARLORD OF ASYRIA" tier.

    *We reserve the right to reject ideas that would clearly compromise the integrity of the setting.

    This level also shares the love with your fellow backers as they will all get your card added to their games as well. Good Karma indeed.

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    HOPE SHAPER

    Create your own Champion of Hope Card to be included in one of the two boxed sets. Work with us to create a card, and become a part of the whole process around that cards creation(conceptualization, game rules, illustration) . This can be an Ally, Order, or Resource card. You will also receive all the perks of the "WARLORD OF ASYRIA" tier.

    *We reserve the right to reject ideas that would clearly compromise the integrity of the setting.

    This level also shares the love with your fellow backers as they will all get your card added to their games as well. Good Karma indeed.

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