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Be the first to assemble a steam powered Time Machine by whatever means necessary. Steal, break and thwart your way to victory!
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Steampunked is a game of strategy, subtlety, and sabotage. Players work against one another to be the first to assemble a time machine using turn of the century "Steam Punk" inspired components.

Steampunked is a simple game, made up of 4 different card types: Mad Scientists, Quackery, Components, and Actions. The core set is 60 cards and is designed for 2 players, but is easily expanded to play up to 6 players with the two expansions available through this Kickstarter (see add-ons).

  • (2) Mad Scientist Cards - used to give each player a unique persona and special ability.
  • (6) Special Mad Scientist Cards - these are 6 new playable characters sponsored by backers. They have new special abilities and an optional build list for a more challenging game experience.
  • (12) Quackery Cards - used to give players energy in order to play component and action cards.
  • (27) Component Cards - used to build a player's time machine.
  • (13) Action Cards - used by players to perform special actions.

Players start the game by choosing a Mad Scientist. Each Mad Scientist has a different special ability. Next, all the Quackery, Component and Action cards are shuffled together. Each player is dealt 7 cards and the game begins.

Each player has 3 phases during their turn:

  • Quackery Phase - If the player has any quackery cards face down on the field, they must flip them face up at this time.
  • Main Phase - The player may play any card from their hand as long as they have enough energy to do so. Each point of energy is represented on the player's mad scientist and quackery cards. These cards are flipped face down as the energy on them is used up. Player may also draw additional cards and/or discard cards at a cost of 1 energy per card drawn or discarded.
  • End Phase - the player counts their cards. If they have less than 7, they draw cards until they have 7. If they have 8 or more, they discard until they have 7.

The first player to assemble their 9-part time machine and end their turn wins the game. However, this is easier said than done. This is the point in the game where the fur really starts to fly! Action cards are played in rapid succession as your opponents attempt to break and disassemble your machine in order to get parts for their own creation. The only way to assure your victory is to employ a multitude of strategies including, hording parts, conserving energy, forming alliances, and, of course, breaking said alliances at the most opportune moment!

Mad Scientist, Mad Scientist (Expansion #1), Mad Scientist (Expansion #2) - Work with our artists to have your name and likeness used for one of six new playable characters in the Steampunked Core Set, Expansion #1, or Expansion #2. You will also work with our design team to come up with a unique build list and special ability for your personalized mad scientist. You will also receive:

  • A signed copy of the Steampunked Core Set
  • Both Expansions
  • All Three Booster Packs (regardless of stretch goals achieved.)

What we will need from you:

  • A photo of you (or the person you'd like to be used as the model for your new mad scientist) by March 31st 2014. (Email your source image(s) to nordgamesllc@gmail.com with the subject line reading Mad Scientist Artwork [your KS username])
  • The name you'd like to use for your mad scientist (i.e. Professor Jack, Doctor Strange, etc.)
  • Your choice from a list of different build lists.
  • Your choice from a list of special abilities.
  • All four of these items need to be delivered and/or chosen by the end of this Kickstarter campaign, no exceptions.

Villains & Allies - Do you want to be part of the game? Do you want to help or hinder the players as they build their time machines? Well now you can with this unique pledge level. You'll work with our artists to have your name and likeness used as one of the 8 Villains or 8 Allies we're adding to the game. These villains and allies will add a whole new level of fun to the game and can be found in Booster #3. The effect of the villain or ally you sponsor will be chosen at random by our design team. You will also receive:

  • A signed copy of the Steampunked Core Set
  • Both Expansions
  • All Three Booster Packs (regardless of stretch goals achieved.)

Here are some examples of the effects of Villain and Ally cards:

  • Play this card immediately when drawn. All players choose three cards from their hand and give them to the player on their left.
  • Play this card immediately when drawn. The player or players with the most components on the field must discard three cards.
  • Play this card immediately when drawn. Draw cards equal to the number of players from the draw deck and put them face up  on the field. Starting with you and proceeding in a clockwise fashion, each player chooses one card to add to their hand.
  • Play this card immediately when drawn. The player or players with the least amount of components on the field may draw three cards.

What we will need from you:

  • A photo of you (or the person you'd like to be used as the model for your new villain or ally) by March 31st 2014. (Email your source image(s) to nordgamesllc@gmail.com with the subject line reading Villain or Ally Artwork [your KS username])
  • The name you'd like to use for your villain or ally (i.e. Mr. Monocle, Dr. Gearfoot, etc.)

As we pass our funding goal, we have many stretch goals to achieve. Each stretch goal we pass will allow us to offer additional products as add-ons.

$7,500+ (UNLOCKED!) - Booster Pack #1 (a 16 card booster that adds brand new action cards to your game. These action cards are meant to enhance or deplete the energy reserves of yourself or other players.)

$8,000+ (UNLOCKED!) - Booster Pack #2 (a 16 card booster that adds brand new actions cards to your game. These action cards help players to find component or quackery cards from the draw deck or discard pile)

$8,500+ (UNLOCKED!) - Booster Pack #3 (a 16 card booster that adds brand new villain and ally cards to your game. These cards add all sorts of new strategies to the way you'll play and win.)

$8,750+ (UNLOCKED!) - Edison (a new card is added to Expansion #1. This card adds a new non-playable character to the game that has its own win condition.)

$9,000+ (UNLOCKED!) - Tesla (a new card is added to Expansion #2. This card adds another non-playable character to the game that has its own win condition.)

$9,250+ (UNLOCKED!) - Actions Abound! (we will add one additional copy of each action card to the core set!)

$9,500+ (UNLOCKED!) - Actions Aplenty! (we will add one additional copy of each action card to Expansion #1.)

$9,750+ (UNLOCKED!) - Actions Galore! (we will add one additional copy of each action card to Expansion #2.)

$12,500+ (UNLOCKED!) - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Original Signed Artwork #1 (two pieces of original signed artwork featuring mockups, in process, and final versions of cards from Steampunked Time Machine 1st Edition.)

$13,000+ (UNLOCKED!) - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Original Signed Artwork #1 (two pieces of original signed artwork featuring mockups, in process, and final versions of cards from Steampunked Time Machine 1st Edition.)

$13,500+ (LOCKED) - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Original Signed Artwork #1 (two pieces of original signed artwork featuring mockups, in process, and final versions of cards from Steampunked Time Machine 1st Edition.)

$14,000+ (LOCKED) - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Original Signed Artwork #1 (two pieces of original signed artwork featuring mockups, in process, and final versions of cards from Steampunked Time Machine 1st Edition.)

If you'd like to add additional content to your game sessions, simply add the dollar amount of the add-on to your pledge. When the Kickstarter ends, we'll send out a survey where you can specify your chosen add-ons.

Remember: You can change your pledge amount at any time. Simply add the dollar amount of the add-on(s) you want to your current pledge and you'll receive the add-ons with your Core Set.

  • For 1 Expansion Add $12
  • For Both Expansions Add $24
  • For 1 Booster Pack Add $4
  • For 2 Booster Packs Add $8
  • For 3 Booster Packs Add $12
  • For 1 Expansion and 1 Booster Pack Add $16
  • For Both Expansions and 1 Booster Pack Add  $28
  • For Both Expansions and 2 Booster Packs Add $32
  • For Both Expansions and All Three Booster Packs Add $36

$12 Expansion #1 (UNLOCKED!) - a 54 card expansion that adds brand new mad scientists, quackery, component graphics, and actions; allowing your game play up to 4 people.

$12 Expansion #2 (UNLOCKED!) - a 54 card expansion that adds brand new mad scientists, quackery, component graphics, and actions; allowing your game play up to 6 people (if you also have expansion #1).

$4 Booster Pack #1 (UNLOCKED!) - a 16 card booster that adds brand new action cards to your game. These action cards are meant to enhance or deplete the energy reserves of yourself or other players.

$4 Booster Pack #2 (UNLOCKED!) - a 16 card booster that adds brand new actions cards to your game. These action cards help players to find component or quackery cards from the draw deck or discard pile.

$4 Booster Pack #3 (UNLOCKED!) - a 16 card booster that adds brand new villain and ally cards to your game. These cards add all sorts of new strategies to the way you'll play and win.

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    Work with our artists to have your name and likeness used for one of six new playable characters in the Steampunked Core Set. You will also work with our design team to come up with a unique build list and special ability for your personalized mad scientist. You will also receive a signed copy of the Steampunked Core Set + Both Expansions + All Three Booster Packs (regardless of stretch goals achieved.) That's over 200 premium quality cards and hours of steampunk themed fun with your friends! (See the section on special pledge levels for more details.)

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    Work with our artists to have your name and likeness used for one of eight new Allies in Booster Pack #3. The effect of your ally card will be chosen by our design team. You will also receive a signed copy of the Steampunked Core Set + Both Expansions + All Three Booster Packs (regardless of stretch goals achieved.) That's over 200 premium quality cards and hours of steampunk themed fun with your friends! (See the section on special pledge levels for more details.)

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