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Voyage Home: An Odyssey

Navigate the perils of the open sea with Odysseus on his Legendary Voyage Home!

Voyage Home: An Odyssey

Navigate the perils of the open sea with Odysseus on his Legendary Voyage Home!

AU$ 6,650
pledged of AU$ 28,525pledged of AU$ 28,525 goal
84
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, December 4 2019 2:19 AM UTC +00:00.

About



Voyage Home game board
Voyage Home game board

 WE ARE A PROUD PART OF THE TABLETOP GAME DESIGNERS AUSTRALIA



These cards come out of the deck before starting a two player (head to head) match. Note: some cards are in multiple.
These cards come out of the deck before starting a two player (head to head) match. Note: some cards are in multiple.



Risks and challenges

AUSSIE DOLLAR * It appears that the Australian dollar has been a reasonably consistent performer when compared to the USD over the last 18 months. According to xe.com's currency charts, the Australian dollar sat between 0.69200 and 0.81151 with recent averages sitting at 0.71 (according to Macrotrends). Whilst im not a financial expert, I have based the exchange rates on the recent average of 0.71

NEW BUSINESS * We (Manticore Entertainment Pty Ltd) are a new business and as such you may perceive risks associated with a new company entering the competitive board game market via kickstarter, especially given some past campaigns that have failed to produce the goods. What we have done to address this is - A methodical and mathematical financial approach has been taken since the commencement of the design and business process in 2016. Matt has also been studying an MBA at Australia's top business school (MBS) since 2017 in order to help bridge the gap in learning. We have also engaged the professional guidance of an accounting firm and our business matters are now in safe hands. The game has a distinctive plan from a Project Management perspective and it's not just Matt working on the project but there are quite a few people whose services have been utilized along the way.

Having said all this - the costs for starting the business have already been covered, Matt and Tom have paid everything. We don't have any loans for this or anything of that nature that we're trying to recoup. You'll notice in SECTION TEN: Funding Model, that there are no business related setup or running costs built into this Kickstarter fundraising attempt.

OPERATIONS * The operations of the process of creating Voyage Home have been well documented and recorded by Matt, there is a very in depth Slack channel that the team uses to discuss all matters, ranging from finances, to website design, to box art, to kickstarter backer levels, to every other point you can think of. In-fact everything is covered on Slack, and Tom (a 50/50 partner of Matt in Manticore) has access to everything that he would need access to should something happen to Matt and he was unable to continue at any given time.

FREIGHT * Importing into Australia is often regarded as tricky, and people usually use fulfillment companies to do that. However, we are wanting to learn this part of the business ourselves. We have a special consultant who is highly experienced in importing (as he regularly imports from China) and he is providing us with in depth mathematical and practical advice and guidance in this matter and i feel comfortable that i have covered the GST and import fees for such a task in the minimum backing amount (under freight costs). The amount allotted for this is discussed in SECTION TEN: Funding Model. As far as Freight to other areas go we will have one fulfilment centre to cover EU, UK and Eastern Europe etc, One fulfillment centre to cover the Americas and parts of Asia. Manticore Entertainment (as mentioned above) will be able to cover shipping to most of Asia, Australia and New Zealand areas with special discounted deal from Australia Post and importing outselves. We may seek out the services of a specialised Asian fullfilment centre. We'll know whether we are going to need this if the Kickstarter is successful and hits 100% funding. However our EU fulfilment centre actually does ship to Asia if we need it. We have already factored in shipping to these 3 locations and storage etc, (UK, USA and AU) - so depending on where the majority of the copies are needed to go, they will be dispersed via ship to those Fulfilment centres first, and the cost for those is already taken into account. Alternate language copies will be made to order.

THANKS * Much hard work has gone into making this game. Here's some credits. Thanks to everyone who helped us out, paid or otherwise! I hope i haven't forgotten anyone! Thanks to all the other game designers and publishers that I bugged and harassed through Kickstarter for advice and Mentorship!

Game Designer - Matt Armstrong
Support Game Design and Campaign Support - Tom Koenig
Manticore Entertainment - Matt Armstrong and Tom Koenig (Directors)
Chief Artist - Brad Sanders
Game Box artist - Miki Montllo
Miniatures and Meeples artist - Dmitry Matveev
Voyage Home: An Odyssey soundtrack - Dale Johnston
Photography (product shots) - Adrian Dennett
Voiceover actor - Charity Stewart
Intro Video - Jon Meitling
Webdesign services - formerly Rootplace, now Moretape, Jonathan Lovera
Support Graphic Design - Brad Sanders, Christian Heffernan, Dan Butler
Sellsheets for Australian stores via Snail mail : Charity Stewart
Alpha Testers Group - Matt Armstrong, Tom Koenig, Charity Stewart, Megan Koenig, Christian Koenig, Jeff Armstrong, Ryan Craig, Dr Cameron Chen, Adrian Dennett, Jimmie Linville.
3d Printing of prototypes - Raj 3D Printing Services
Prototype printing services - Minuteman Press, Geelong
Prototype painting and art and craft services - Charity Stewart, Susan Friars, assisted by - Steven Friars
Beta Tournament hosts - Mark Carter and Paul Telfer from GUF Ballarat and GUF Geelong and thanks to all the beta testers including the ones who sat through lengthy video recording days!
The Catchphrase! - Jimmie Linville "Navigate the Perils of the Open Sea with Odysseus on his legendary Voyage Home!"
Our Factory Partner - Longshore Limited
Gleam.io promotions - special thanks to the co-founders of Gleam, John Sherwood and Stuart McKeown
The backers - thanks to everyone who backs the game, especially if you get us to 100% funding!

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    If Stores purchase a minimum one carton of games (6 copies), then deals exist. Email oracle@manticore.com.au once you have backed us. Backers who back at this reward tier will be sent a simple Retailer Form to complete. Please contact us about providing proof of store and getting your reward for doing so, which is a free test copy (or multiple, depending on the amount you purchase).

    We are planning to send out the Retailers their copies at the same time as the rest of the backers, as your'e backers too! However, future retail releases of the game will not be the same as the Kickstarter exclusive version so back now for exclusivity!

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    • Your name will be in the rulebook but in a BIGGER font !
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    The Voyage Home: An Odyssey

    Voyage Home: An Odyssey

    This reward level gets you the Voyage Home board game, including all unlocked stretch goals! You will also get your name in the rule-book.

    This pledge does not include shipping. You will be asked to pay it after Kickstarter ends. See the shipping section of the campaign for more details.

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    Le Voyage (Voyage Home-French Language)

    Le voyage Retour: une Odyssée
    Ce niveau de récompense vous donne accès à la boîte de jeu principale de "Voyage retour" comprenant tous les stretch goals débloqués!
    Vous obtenez également votre nom dans le livrer de règles du jeu.
    Cet engagement ne comprend pas les frais d'expédition.
    il vous sera demandé de payer à la fin du kickstarter.
    Voir la section expédition pour plus de détails.

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    回家之旅 (Voyage Home-Chinese language)

    回家之旅: 奧德賽 - 這個獎勵級別是回家之旅的核心套餐,內含所有解鎖的挑戰任務! 您的名字也會出現在遊戲規則手冊中喔。本套餐不包含郵費。在專案募資成功後才需要付款。更多詳情請參閱託運部分。

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    • ● 回家之旅: 奧德賽 - 核心套餐
    • ● 所有解鎖的挑戰任務
    • ● 您的名字會出現在遊戲規則手冊中
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    Heimreise(Voyage Home - German Language)

    Voyage Home: Eine Odyssee - Für dieses Belohnungslevel erhälst Du das Voyage Home Startpaket inklusive aller unveröffentlichten Erweiterungen. Außerdem erhälst Du eine personalisierte Spielanleitung.

    Bei dieser Spende sind keine Versandkosten inbegriffen. Diese werden angefordert, nachdem die Kickstarter-Kampagne beendet ist. Lies die Versandinformationen für weitere Details.

    Includes:
    • Alle die freigeschaltet Stretch Goals
    • Heim Riese: Eine Jodysey – Das Spiel
    • Dein Name wird in dem Regel Buch vermekt fuer die Unterstuetzung
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    Вояж Домой(Voyage Home-Russian Language)

    Вояж Домой: Одиссея - этот уровень вознаграждения даст вам базовый набор игры "Вояж Домой", включающий в себя все разблокированные достижения! Также ваше имя будет добавлено в сборник правил.

    Это предложение не включает в себя доставку. Вы сможете узнать о доставке и ее оплате после завершения сборов на Кикстартере. Посмотрите информацию о способах доставки для получения больших подробностей.

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    • Вояж Домой: Одиссея - базовый набор
    • Разблокировка всех достижений
    • Ваше имя будет в сборнике правил
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    Ταξίδι του Γυρισμού(VoyageHome-Greek)

    To Ταξίδι του Γυρισμού

    Το παρόν επίπεδο επιβράβευσης σας δίνει ένα αντίτυπο του βασικού κουτιού του Voyage Home, συμπεριλαμβανομένων και όλων των stretch goals! Επίσης το όνομά σας θα αναφέρεται στο εγχειρίδιο του παιχνιδιού!

    Αυτή η επιλογή δεν περιλαμβάνει το κόστος των μεταφορικών. Θα κληθείτε να το πληρώσετε μετά το πέρας της καμπάνιας. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες δείτε το παράρτημα των μεταφορικών στην σελίδα μας.

    Includes:
    • Το Ταξίδι του Γυρισμού : Οδύσσεια - Βασικό παιχνίδι
    • Περιλαμβάνει όλα τα Stretch Goals
    • Το όνομα σας θα προστεθεί στο εγχειρίδιο οδηγιών.
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    The Sirens

    ~Australia ONLY pledge level~

    Voyage Home: An Odyssey - a copy of the core box, all stretch goals, your name in the rule-book in LARGER font, plus a Manticore t-shirt and a Voyage Home magnet of your choosing. This is the only pledge level to get a T-Shirt and magnet. But if anyone else wants a T-shirt from other the pledges, you can add it for extra shipping cost during pledge manager survey at a later date.

    Info about gender and T-shirt size will be collected from you later. If the T-shirt specific stretch goal becomes unlocked, a whole collection of fridge magnets will also become available to add to your order as well, although you will only get one of them with this order.

    This pledge does not include shipping. You will be asked to pay it after Kickstarter ends. See shipping section for more details.

    Includes:
    • Voyage Home: An Odyssey - Core Box
    • All unlocked stretch goals
    • Your name will be in the rulebook but in a BIGGER font !
    • Manticore Entertainment T-Shirt
    • A Voyage Home Magnet of your choice!
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    Denizens of the Underworld

    Manticore Entertainment will be holding a private tournament, using the special tournament rules. Voyage Home is designed as both a regular tabletop board game and a Tournament Ready game for competitive play! At this special event, hosted in Geelong (Victoria, Australia), you will receive your copy of the board game, and any other rewards, as well as play in a tournament with all of the Voyage Home Alpha testers group, with a great prize pool at the end of the night for those players that make the final table!
    (See the "tournament play" section on the Manticore Website). This tournament should not be confused with the major release event as mentioned below.

    We will also be inviting our 3 artists (Brad, Miki and Dmitry) to play in this tournament, so if any of them make it you may even get to have your copy of the game personally autographed by all 3! (or at the very least Brad, who is a local).

    Includes:
    • Voyage Home: An Odyssey - Core Box
    • Tournament Entry
    • Your name will be in the rulebook but in a BIGGER font !
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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    The Charybdis

    There will be a huge release tournament, using the special tournament rules. Voyage Home is designed as both a regular tabletop board game and a Tournament Ready game for competitive play! At this special event, (to be hosted by an Australia Gaming store), you will receive your copy of the board game, with a great prize pool at the end of the night (see the "tournament play" section on the Manticore Website) This tournament should not be confused with the private Manticore run event as listed above, which is a much smaller event.

    All of the prizes will be listed following the conclusion of the Kickstarter, in conjunction with whichever store decides to run the event.

    There is no shipping required for this level as you will pick up your copy of the game at the tournament.

    Includes:
    • Voyage Home: An Odyssey - Core Box
    • Tournament Entry
    • Your name will be in the rulebook but in a BIGGER font !
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    The Isle of Helios

    This unique level rewards you with a copy of the board game, your name in the rule-book (in LARGER text) plus entry to both of the tournaments - the private Manticore Event and the huge release tournament (at an Australian Game store)! See the Manticore website for details on tournament prizes and see the tournament entry in the description here to find out more (the location of the Geelong Tournament and the location of the other release event will be announced when they are known with plenty of time to give you time to plan the trip). The entry tickets for the tournaments will be transferable later to a different person if you can't make it, as a special offer to The Isle of Helios entrants.

    If you're picking up your personal copy of Voyage Home (board game) at one of the tournaments, you won't have to pay for shipping. However, if for some unfortunate event you are unable to attend, then you will need to pay shipping costs to have your board game sent.

    Includes:
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    • Tournament Entry
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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    Ithaca (BRICK AND MORTAR STORE ONLY)

    This backer level is for ONE BRICK AND MORTAR STORE ONLY.
    You will get to host the huge release event! Your store must be in Australia. Manticore will provide judges for the day. Voyage Home is designed as both a regular tabletop board game and a Tournament Ready game for competitive play.
    You will need to read the section on the release event on this site or on the Manticore website. You will be able to sell a certain amount of extra tickets to the release event (limited number only). Your store will also get to keep some of the products that are used at the event (provided by us) Also, you will not have to provide any prizes as we will provide them all; however the distribution of the prizes will be determined by yourself besides for first place prize (which is pre-determined by us). All prizes will be announced at the conclusion of the Kickstarter and will be a tiered prize system based on the number of entrants (except first prize, please see the relevant section to the left).

    Includes:
    • Up to 65 entrants provided via the "Charybdis" backer level
    • Final Order determined at time of payment
    • Store is large enough to host min 6 games being played at once
    • Up to 10 entrants provided via the "Helios" backer level
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