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Welcome to Nothing Now Games second Kickstarter! We have three great card games that we are offering and hope you will join us on our adventure to get them published! Thanks for considering us!

Panic! by James Ernest

(2 - 8 Players, 30 Minutes)

Panic!
Panic!

Panic! is a bidding and bluffing card game about playing the commodities market. Players take the role of commodities brokers, scoring points when they invest in the right things. Because the characters are obscenely wealthy, everyone wins! So the object of the game is to win just a little more than everyone else. Three rulesets are included -

  • Bull Market - Designed by James Ernest, Greg Parsons & Mick Sullivan; Bull Market combines the bluffing and one-upmanship of a bidding game with a strategic draft mechanic designed to manipulate the commodities market before the Panic! sets in.
  • Bear Market - Designed by James Ernest, Bear Market centers on drafting cards and choosing which commodities will be in demand at the end of the game. Limited knowledge makes the game challenging and when the Panic! strikes you need to be sure about your choices.
  • Inside Trader - Inside Trader is a trick-taking game designed by Jeff Horger. Players vie to win the best sets without putting themselves in a bad situation. But there is always the possibility of making that sweet inside deal before the Panic! arrives.
     
  • 90 Commodity Cards
  • Commodity Board
  • 9 Commodity Tokens
  • 6 Not in Play Tokens
  • Rulebook
Panic! Cards
Panic! Cards

 

Panic! Commodity Board
Panic! Commodity Board

 

Panic! Commodity Tokens
Panic! Commodity Tokens

 

Journey of the Emperor by Jonathan Dersch

(2-5 Players, 30 Minutes)

Journey of the Emperor
Journey of the Emperor

In Journey of the Emperor, you are festival organizers, attempting to create the best experience for guests of the Qingming Festival. Each group of guests wishes to travel from the Castle and view a variety of celestial creatures and lanterns on their walk along the river to the Sea. The organizer that can provide each group in her care with the experience they desire will be the winner. Each round, you will select a card representing part of the festival and add it to the journey of one of your groups of guests. The full layout of cards, from the Castle, through the path along the river, to the Sea is considered a journey. You will organize multiple journey's each game, and the organizer who presents the best set of journeys will be the winner.


  • 45 Festival Cards (20 Castle, 5 Path and 20 Ship)
  • 42 Emperor's Favorite Cards
  • Rulebook
Castle Cards
Castle Cards

 

Path Cards
Path Cards

 

Ship Cards
Ship Cards

 

Emperor's Favorite Cards
Emperor's Favorite Cards

 

Perspective of Mirrors by William Baldwin

(2 - 4 Players, 30 Minutes)

Perspective of Mirrors
Perspective of Mirrors

Perspective of Mirrors, players take on the roles of a national intelligence director utilizing various assets to complete espionage operations to gather information. Players use the Espionage cards to alter the landscape of the playfield to achieve their goals. Assets are utilized in the field to seek clues and information vital to success. Operations are the missions that you need to complete to out maneuver your opposition.

     
  • 60 Cards (54 Espionage Cards, 5 Nations Cards, 1 Turn Card)
  • 13 Tracking Tokens
  • Rulebook

Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Cyber Assets
Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Cyber Assets

 

Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Financial Assets
Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Financial Assets

Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Human Assets
Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Human Assets

 

Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Private Security
Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Private Security

 

Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Satellite Assets
Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Satellite Assets

 

Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Signals Assets
Perspective of Mirrors - Espionage Cards - Signals Assets

 

Perspective of Mirrors Nation Card
Perspective of Mirrors Nation Card

 

 Add $5 to your pledge and receive -

9 Commodities Tokens for Panic - an actual wood mini of each of the following - Coffee, Corn, Diamond, Fluffy Bunny, Gold, Oil, Orange, Pig, and Wheat. Pictures coming soon!

When we reach -

$18,000 we will add two score pads -

Panic! Scorepad
Panic! Scorepad

 

Journey of the Emperor! Scorepad
Journey of the Emperor! Scorepad

$20,000 we will add -

  • 4 Celestial Animal Tokens Turn Markers for Journey of the Emperor!
  • 9 Upgraded Commodities Tokens (Wood Discs) for Panic!
  • 4 Special Operations Tokens for Perspective of Mirrors!

Shipping will be completed at the lowest cost option we have available. For reference, our game boxes are 1.5" Height, 4" Width, and 8" Length). In this case, for US orders we will be using USPS Small Flat Rate Boxes for single items, Medium Flat Rate Boxes for two or three games. For International Orders we will be using USPS First Class Package International Service. Shipping will be charged at time of Shipment.

We have three levels available for retailers. $75 for 10 copies of any single game, $150 for 10 copies of any two games, and $225 for 10 copies each of all three games. Shipping will be charged at time of Shipment. Retailers will be asked for proof of business. If you have any questions please let us know!

Risks and challenges

We have diligently worked through the entire project budget end to end including design, art and graphic artists, as well as rules editing. We have learned lessons from our first successful Kickstarter, which we were able to deliver on budget and within 2 months of our projected goal. Also, we have a new team member - a local graphic artist / art director who is now an integral part of the company. We have also added an additional month to our estimates for delivery, including an additional pre-print review, time from printing, shipping to distribution, import, and shipping from distribution to our supporters and worked out a timeline with each respective area. There can be unforeseen issues that arise with printing and shipping products, however we have worked out an average range schedule with our printer and distributor for the post kickstarter run, and will communicate any changes in schedule for delivery. We are confident that we can deliver the product on time and within our budget. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

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