Hello. This is our first Kickstarter campaign. We three are a team consisting of spouses and nephew. Each of us have a passion for gaming and the creation of digital artwork. I am Tony Higgins, the creator of Pentavis the Roleplaying Game. Ron Higgins is my creative spouse who composed the music in the video and came up with the idea of comic books based on the RPG and thus launched Pentavis Comics. Christopher Di Dio is my nephew who has been learning the ways of the Multimedia Designer and has created graphic assets for some of our other projects.
You are probably familiar with similar card game products like Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, YuGiOh and others. Collect cards; Build your deck; Battle your Friends. This one is simple, immersive and visually represents our Pentavis multiverse.
This Customizable Collectible Card Game has gone through a few variations over the years, but it just didn’t feel right. In 2013, while getting ready for a family outing, I had an idea for its modification and shared it with Ron and Chris as our road-trip commenced. Their feedback and involvement in the brainstorming was a sign they really enjoyed it. So, the three of us created a rudimentary test deck from a standard deck of playing cards. We used our imagination and the simple rules to see if the new concept would work. And work, it did! We played for many hours that night… yes, butts were kicked.
While holding down day jobs, going to school and taking care of life, etc. we have carefully designed the elements you see in this Kickstarter. We will finish the starter deck; and there are others in various states of production. Once we get started on something we just keep going. We would love to have you on this journey with us. For us, this is about the journey and accomplishment, it is not about fortune.
Decks consist of:
A colorful deck (standard size) of 50 cards including characters from a variety of universes. The premise being - each team trains at an academy that teaches them how to use special powers to defend their home universe. There are entities and organizations in the multiverse who are after each universe’s five keys. If they get all five, your universe will be cut off from the multiverse and left to whither and die catastrophically.
- 5 Character Cards
- 5 Key of Vym Cards
- 5 Incident Cards
- 40 Augment Cards
- Instruction Booklet
Play against 1 or more opponents at the same time. The first player to locate and defend all five of their keys will win the game.
Our immediate goal is to ship decks to you in December so you can play with them during the holiday season. We would like to follow that up with a booth at Seattle Emeraldcon in 2017 where we can meet Kickstarter backers of Vymachi, sell the remaining decks and have some deck battles.
Funding from this will go towards:
- 100 Decks printing and shipping (for Kickstarter Backers and EmeraldCon attendees)
- Booth Rental, Banner and Swag
- Software rental
- Computer Maintenance
- Vymachi Production
- Vymachi domain
Risks and challenges
Risks are limited, if any. We are multimedia designers by day and night and don't need any additional assistance. We live in the Greater Seattle area and won't need to fund a trip to the convention. The decks are already in a demo state as we have put a lot of time and effort into making an entertaining product.
We have other projects on hold for this one. If this is funded, look for more from us. We are excited to release even more.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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