About this project
MAGE Company proudly presents a new post apocalyptic game for 3-5 players by Charalampos Tsakiris and Malte Kühle.
From the ashes of a devastating third World War, a precious few Golden Cities emerge offering hope to those who struggle for survival in the wastelands. Players explore the ruins of the modern world completing quests, honing their skills and maneuvering for social status in order to claim a precious spot as a citizen with a Golden City. To enter the Golden city you must:
Become an expert: Reach 20 skill points
Serve the city: Fulfill three secret quests
Become a nobleman: Get the most possible character points
In each turn, the players can spend action points to do several actions such as moving through the city, raiding buildings, attacking other players, and more. Each player has a specific skill — mechanic, trader, electrician, bodyguard and medic — and has his own unique items to build; those items can be traded off against other items or resources.
The board of the game is formed by 9 different tiles. All over the map, the players find different buildings which they can raid. Each time a player raids a building, a raid card of this type of building is taken and read, which leads to specific circumstances taking place. The player will be made to make various decisions including important moral decisions! Upon resolving the various decisions, you will receive character points. The choices you make, for good or for bad, will lead to specific perks and advantages (or disadvantages) during the progress of the game.
Our goal is to print the game and make it available in Europe, USA Canada and every other possible location. In order to achieve that, we need your support to reach our funding goal of $15.000 which will help us cover a part of the print costs (miniatures production, molds, game printing, taxes, shipping).
This should be good enough to get an idea of the game. This is not the final rulebook and it will be professionally edited and re-written before it is released. You can see now how it will look like, the set-up etc.
We still develop some components like, final images for the items and the raid cards as well as the final text.
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BOARD GAMING: The strong theme and intensity of competition comes through thanks to the great art and the constant motion of the game. Although multiple paths to victory is not a new concept, it gives this game a refreshing departure from a victory point track and rescues it from being two dimensional. Random game board/tile setup keeps the game different each time you play and the player boards with the dials (a la King of Tokyo) is a nice touch that’s just cool. If the theme and intensity of a post-apocalyptic setting with some fresh mechanics appeals to you, Raid and Trade will deliver.
BOARD GAME QUEST : Raid and Trade ended up being a fairly unique game that boasts a lot of player interaction. Between the resources, the trading and the crafting, I almost felt like I was playing in a post-apocalyptic version of The Settlers of Catan where not everyone is nice anymore.
THEOLOGY OF GAMES: Jeremiah--We've given you a taste of the game play here, but as with any sandbox game the replay value is very high, and the strategic possibilities are also very high. At first this was a little tough to wrap our minds around, because it was still very much a work in progress. But with the multiple rules revisions we've been receiving, MAGE Company has shown they won't be satisfied until the game plays well. Firestone--I like the style, the theme, and the fact that there are multiple ways to win. And I commend them for trying to create a game that mashes up Euro mechanics with Ameritrash confrontation.
GEEK DAD: The game is definitely intriguing enough that I want to try it again, especially trying out different characters, and see how different strategies will play out. I think it’s also a game that will change depending on your opponents: if you’ve got a bunch of conflict-shy players, you’ll do more raiding and trading and less attacking; with more aggressive players, expect a lot of attacks and “take that” incident cards.
Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship you from our hub in Germany (EU backers), or New Hampshire (USA and the rest of the world). As a rough estimate, the game will cost about $0 to ship in the USA as we always offer free shipping in USA, $10 in EU, $15-$35 in Canada depending on the pledge level, $30-60 to the rest of the world depending on the pledge level and the country, but this may increase or decrease based on the quantity of stretch goals we might unlock and the pledge level you choose. These prices are already discounted since we pay more. For example. We charge $10 for 1 copy of R&T in Europe but we pay $15 - $26 depending the country.
Do note that while we do our best to get you your rewards on time, you may not necessarily receive your rewards before the product makes it into distribution in your own country. We hope that the discounted price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter will make up for any such possible lag. However, if this is something that is not acceptable to you, please do not back this project but instead wait for the retail release.
MEDIC PLEDGE LEVEL: Ship fees vary depending on which and how many Add On items you will choose. In order to be fair with everyone we will charge and collect those fees after the end of this campaign or you can contact us first here, we will let you know the amount and you can pledge accordingly.
ALL THE OTHER PLEDGE LEVELS: Under shipping details for each pledge level, Kickstarter offers the choice to us to add the costs for any country we can ship but is not visible any more. The prices will be added to your pledge as you check out. You pledge first and then you will be able to check the ship fees. In case you cannot see those fees just contact us here.
Risks and challenges
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING ON THIS CAMPAIGN.
Even though we do our best to ensure a quality product and a fast production, there is always the risk of delays. Supplier shortage, holidays, and weather conditions are just a few of the reasons a production could be delayed. MAGE Company should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties.
When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If, after you receive your order, you find out that there are items missing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you the missing items as soon as possible.
Our current estimation for delivery is June of 2015. However history has shown that no matter how well you plan things, there is always a chance of delays caused by third parties. Please understand that we want your orders to be delivered quickly as much as you do.
If a package is not delivered due to a backers fault (wrong address given, backer didn’t claim the delivered package from their post office, etc) , the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.
As soon as this campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a survey through which you can let us know which items you have ordered as well as where you would like us to ship your order to. By keeping in mind that your order may be shipped sooner or later than the estimated date, please give us an address that will surely not change.
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