NOVUS is an exciting new Feature Card Game™ that puts you in control of a powerful Commander and one faction of the ongoing war ravaging across the planet Muruun. Step into your role as a nearly godlike Controller, and determine the fate of entire worlds as you influence Commanders, send your armies to war, and fight for precious resources.
The galaxy is in a state of turmoil after the Collapse - a catastrophic event that isolated the worlds and effectively ended space travel. Now, with limited resources, war threatens constantly on each world.
NOVUS is medium to expert level card game, designed for two players. Everything you need to get started is in the box - there are no "chase rares" or pack randomization to worry about. Buy once, play forever!
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- A deep, engaging storyline set in a fully realized universe
- Open-and-play decks designed to get you in the game swiftly.
- Jaw-dropping art style brings the NOVUS universe to life
- Fun, engaging play with intuitive rules
- Great for new players but with enough depth for established gamers.
"Be interested in the game – be very interested."
- One 50 card pre-constructed deck from each faction - the greedy Ereman Corporate Republic, the overwhelming Ka'al Hive, the militaristic Caeran Imperium, and the brutally efficient Enthrian Collective - 200 cards total.
- UPDATE: Now includes the Vayen Ascendancy!
- Two Commanders from each faction - Take control of a new Commander and change up the game!
- Illustrated, full color rulebook.
- Illustrated deck checklists for each deck.
Next to gameplay, beautiful, grand-scale artwork is the most important aspect of any tabletop game. That's why we're turning to Kickstarter. With you behind us, we can bring this world to life through the stellar team of artists we have standing by, pencils and Copic markers at the ready.
The only thing standing between us getting NOVUS into your hands is finalizing our artwork. The mechanics of NOVUS are finished and about 65% of the artwork is on the cards. Everything is in place to get the game up and running, but we need your help to cross the finish line and make the dream of NOVUS a reality.
You can be assured that every single dollar invested will go towards the production costs of NOVUS. You are not funding the expansion of our company, nor will we be dipping into Kickstarter funds to "fund our lifestyle". Further, we won't be using this Kickstarter to build a warchest for future productions.
Damien Lavizzo - Writer/Developer
Phillip Jenne - Graphic Design/Developer
Ryan Haggerty - Playtesting Support
Materials, Printing, and Packaging by: Panda Game Manufacturing
Prototyping by: TheGameCrafter.com
Metal Art Prints provided by: ImageCOM
We've tried to keep our stretch goal targets realistic while still coming up with some amazing offerings.
Stretch Goal 1: Class Rookie - Commanders Pack!
Every Kickstarter copy of NOVUS now comes with a Commander Pack, expanding the number of Commanders per faction and enhancing the customization of NOVUS. You'll also get a deeper look into the various characters that make up the NOVUS universe. At this tier, each faction will get two new Commanders, each with a unique ability and artwork.
(Artwork is still being finalized - we'll update you as this rolls in!)
Stretch Goal 2: Class Soldier - Kick it Up a Notch...
Qualifying tiers will receive a NOVUS playmat and "guitar pick" Morale and Energy counters. This is a great way to keep track of the action in game and shows off some of the brilliant artwork that brings the NOVUS universe to stunning life.
Stretch Goal 3: Class Pointsman - John Avon Artwork!
At this level, the legendary John Avon joins the team! All the Magic: the Gathering players may have just fainted, but for those of you still with us, John Avon has been bringing Fantasy and Science-Fiction worlds to life for over 30 years. John has graciously agreed to sign on to the creative team and lend his touch to the NOVUS universe if we can reach this goal. John is a personal artistic hero of ours, so our geeky little fingers are crossed that we hit this level!
Check out John's work at http://www.johnavon.com/
Stretch Goal 4: Class Ordant - The Vayen Ascendancy
A new faction joins the fight.
We mapped out a fifth faction that ties in closely with the NOVUS storyline, but couldn't figure out a way to get them in the initial core set and still keep costs down. Hitting this stretch goal will allow us to work them back into the core set without raising NOVUS' MSRP!
Take command of the Vayen Ascendancy and use sheer will and the power of the aether to subjugate the other factions! Featuring dozens of unique characters and close ties to the Ka'al Hive, the Ascendancy seeks to dominate the galaxy and crush the "lesser" races.
Stretch Goal 6: Class Titan - Resource Upgrade!
The ultimate stretch goal - the packaging for NOVUS will receive a huge upgrade in quality. We've got a great box design with a high quality plastic mold, so you can store your decks and the rulebook while they're not in use. With an elegant and functional box art design by Phillip Jenne, we think you'll agree this would be an awesome tier to hit.
Box Concept Art:
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Risks and challenges
NOVUS: Awakening has been a tremendous undertaking and a labor of love for everyone involved. We've made sure to complete almost all of the groundwork before launching the Kickstarter campaign so we can hit our deadlines and get the product out to our fans.
As with any creative project, of course, some of the custom rewards such as backer card designs can alter our timeline, but we've got a great support network in place to keep things moving and get these rewards completed as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality. We set the highest standards for ourselves and our partners, and as customers ourselves, you can expect clear, steady updates from us as the project progresses.
We're working with some of the best people in the business to ensure a quality product with timely delivery. Our production partners have shown year after year success shipping great projects, so we're confident they'll turn out an amazing product for us as well.
We've agonized over the dollar amounts, making sure to set realistic goals for each backer reward and each stretch goal tier using the best market research we had access to and speaking to everyone we could find who had launched successful Kickstarters. With your help, we'll be ready to deliver a great product.
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