$53,600
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1,035
backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 23 2018 8:04 PM UTC +00:00.

$53,600
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
1,035
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 23 2018 8:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Celebrating 10 Years on the River.

In October 2008, an intrepid traveler made his way through the jungles and ancient ruins of South East Asia. From fevered sketches in dog-eared notebooks, the idea for a pulp horror adventure board game was born.

To celebrate the 10th year of the conceptual birth of Ancient Terrible Things (ATT), and to coincide with the re-print of a rare expansion, Pleasant Company Games presents a 14-day Kickstarter campaign for backers new and old. 

For those ready to complete their ATT collections, and for those new to the rusting riverboat, welcome to the journey and celebration of the cult pulp horror dice-chucker!

Sketches, photos and exploration; circa 2008
Sketches, photos and exploration; circa 2008

Why Kickstarter?

Over the years we have developed a strong community of followers on the Kickstarter platform, and we see Kickstarter as being the natural place to celebrate this milestone. Though Ancient Terrible Things is available from selective retailers in the US and EU, the products can be hard to find in the rest of the world. 

Stretch goals

This campaign does not feature stretch goals, as the the campaign is geared towards offering re-printed and existing content to new and existing backers. 

Limited quantities

The campaign will run for 14 days with limited copies available in each tier level. 

Quantities will be adjusted dynamically in each tier level to accommodate overall reprint quantities (500 for the Lost Charter) and available stock (500 ATT base game).

All products for this Kickstarter campaign are shipped from the USA, and may be subject to custom compliance in the destination country.

What would a Kickstarter campaign be without exclusive content. AwakeTen KS campaign includes a printable digital wallpaper of the new River dice tray artwork from The Lost Charter 2nd impression printing for all pledge levels, and  a limited edition promo Encounter card for all backers at Colonel pledge level($15+) or higher.

 Ancient Terrible Things (2014) is the original Dicequest tabletop game. Set on a jungle river, explorers travel by riverboat to uncover Ancient Secrets. Along the way they will face Pitfalls, Villains, Horrors and Artefacts - all which award fame and madness. The core game features 104 unique cards, 11 translucent dice, game board of the river with its Fateful Locations, 144 tokens, wooden pawns and player boards.

Ancient Terrible Things: The Lost Charter (2015) was the first expansion for ATT and has been out of print for a few a years. As part of this KS campaign, Pleasant Co. Games will be re-printing 500 copies of the expansion.  The Lost Charter introduces travel-friendly cards for all the Locations, solo rules, a 5th playable character, 2 new purple Revelation dice and new game mechanics, including Foreshadowing, Trade Offers and Character Obsessions.

Ancient Terrible Things: Madness of McGuffin (2017) is the latest mini-expansion for ATT. With the release of Konja(2017), the second game to feature the Dicequest game system as used in Ancient Terrible Things, the designer introduced a streamlined re-roll system and  resource dice to the game.

These changes have been introduced to ATT through the Madness of McGuffin expansion, which includes two Starting Swag cards for each of the four principle characters in ATT. Along with new white Resource dice and a full set of translucent custom Skullpip dice, the  expansion adds new ways to play with extra atmosphere and suspense.

McGuffins' Mask is activated with a white die and two Focus tokens to re-roll two dice. The swag card is then exhausted until the end of the turn.
McGuffins' Mask is activated with a white die and two Focus tokens to re-roll two dice. The swag card is then exhausted until the end of the turn.
Final dice are spent to acquire resources, and the remaining white resource die is converted to a Focus token.
Final dice are spent to acquire resources, and the remaining white resource die is converted to a Focus token.

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Risks and challenges

This is our 5th Kickstarter campaign and we are confident that we are able to deliver all rewards on schedule and without problems. That said, there is always a risk of unexpected delays with regards to shipping and fulfillment. Our track record on previous campaigns is testament to our ability to deliver to our backers on time and without problems.

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