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$2,680
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79
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 2 2019 4:47 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 6, 2019

Elder Shadows

A two-player asymmetrical strategy card game of eldritch horror and dark secrets.

Elder Shadows

A two-player asymmetrical strategy card game of eldritch horror and dark secrets.

$2,680
pledged of 25.000 $pledged of 25.000 $ goal
79
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 2 2019 4:47 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 6, 2019

About

Times are dark and sinister agents move in the shadows. In Elder Shadows as the cultist you will set perilous traps, summon fearful specters and cast reality warping spells to protect the secrets of the Elder Shadows. Chanting secret phrases, you will  acquire a combination of symbols on each location to complete the rite of your eldritch nightmare. As the investigator, you will gather valuable insight through challenging investigations to expose the cult. Facing maddening dangers and grotesque specters, your duty is to find the horrors that lurk in those Elder Shadows. Can you stop the Elder Ones from awakening?

Game play in progress. Images not representative of final product.
Prototype Rule Book


"If this sounds mad, that’s because it is –  But then maybe that's thematically sound; after all, the Investigator is struggling to maintain a slender hold on sanity." - Boards Eye View


 THIS IS NOT A PRE-ORDER. Elder Shadows is 85% complete and cannot happen without your support. We need the Kickstarter platform and it's amazing community of supporters to help raise the funds necessary to commission art and manufacture Elder Shadows. In the interest of complete transparency we would like to list the 15% that needs to be completed.

- Artwork Commission. Nearly half the goal is required to pay our amazingly talented artist to finish the remaining assets. Timeline: The artist is dedicated to our project and we have faith he can complete everything in four to six months.

- Graphic Design Updates. Some of the card types need a few more UI elements added to them for distinction and ease of use. Timeline: Shortly after Elder Shadows funds, a month at the most. *images seen in this campaign may not represent the final product.

- Card Design and Balance. We have two demo decks fully designed and balanced. This accounts for a little less than half of the cards that will be in Elder Shadows. We have a card database full of cards that need balancing. Timeline: It took us two weeks to balance the demo decks we have. We are confident we can have the remaining cards designed and balanced well before the end of the 2019 year.

- Rules Tweaks and Optimization. We are continuously talking over ways to reword or format interactions within the rules to provide the smoothest possible experience. Timeline: To be honest, these conversations will likely happen up until Elder Shadows hits the printer.

- Rule book. The rule book seen during this campaign is a prototype Rule Book and will need graphical improvements. Timeline: Going hand in hand with the above mentioned rule tweaks, the rule book will be the last asset finalized before Elder Shadows is sent to the printer.

- Backer Feedback. We are dedicated to making Elder Shadows the best game possible. Due to the asymmetrical nature of the game the creative options for design are vast. We are happy to discuss and test any backer suggestion. Timeline: Entirely dependent on the amount of suggestions we receive.

Special Thanks to Maik Beiersdorf for the amazing artwork created so far. To Graham Plowman for allowing us the use of his thematic music in the video. Finally, to H.P. Lovecraft for starting the mythos creators and fans have enjoyed for many years. 

Risks and challenges

Pawnjoker Games has run six previous Kickstarters. Some funded and some failed. The ones that funded were completed on time with no delays or setbacks. I have experience with project management and am very task-oriented. The largest challenge I face is growing the audience, engaging and promoting Elder Shadows.

I have worked with the manufacturer in the past. I understand their timelines and have good communication with them. I do not expect any issues with manufacturing, although they could occur. Shipping is where many potential delays could happen. Weather, fees, holidays and many other things could delay the shipment of Elder Shadows. If any delays occur, the backers will be notified with the reason and the plan of action I am taking to correct the delay.

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