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$5,110
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65
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 7 2013

About

P.O.W.E.R. - Packs Of War Each Rank
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>>> Kickstarter ends Jan 6th, 2013 <<<

Update #7 - Rear Admiral Deck Building and setup
Update #5 - Rear Admiral Gameplay 1/2
Update #6 - Rear Admiral Gameplay 2/2
And plenty more on the BGG P.O.W.E.R. page Video Section

  • It's NON-Collectible so the richest player doesn't win. 
  • No dice roles so the luckiest player doesn't win.
  • The cards are like pieces with movement and range.
  • All present-day units and most all are still in service.

The game that brings video gamers | mini-gamers | wargamers | abstract strategy | deck-building gamers together. No.... really. 

And this, is for the Air|Sea Expansion of the core game in stores now.

... I had one group of friends in a dark room playing modern-military video games, and in the other room... my board-gamer friends playing a fantasy deck-building card game..... how could I get all of them to the same table????

Modern-military on cards... Infantry must move slower than tanks, the 4x8 Battlefield was born. Artillery needs to "feel" like shelling from afar, so ranges. Apaches should take longer to come into play than a Supply truck so the Build Queue was made. Add a Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock mechanic... with all present-day units, still in service.

SO I WENT INTO PRODUCTION, MADE THE CORE GAME, GOT DISTRIBUTION... NOW LET'S KICKSTART THE EXPANSION!!!

* PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA *
(Cards are printed in Battle Creek, MI)
(BattleMats hand-sublimated in Anchorage, AK)

In 2009, I began designing cards and mats and boards and playtest, playtest, playtest fine tuning the balance, fun, and real world stats.
In 2009, I began designing cards and mats and boards and playtest, playtest, playtest fine tuning the balance, fun, and real world stats.
  • In 2012, U.S. Core Packs went into production
  • Debuts at GAMA Tradeshow in March
  • Picked up by Alliance Games and in stores by July
CONVENTIONS
  • ORIGINS Game Fair in Ohio (second print run of BattleMats)
  • GEN CON INDY at the Alliance GTM Booth - mass demo session
  • CELESTICON sponsored Richard Borg (Memoir '44, Command&Colors)
  • SOCAL SMACKDOWN video taped by Wargamers Consortium
  • BGG.CON in Dallas and held #3 on The Hotness list for THREE DAYS.

If you want to see PK LIVE at his booth explain gameplay at SoCalSmakdown in LA filmed by the Wargamers Consortium click the video below:

So....

The US Core Packs (2-4 players) can be played by anyone; simple rules to learn and explain to others, a family+ game. The Air|Sea Expansion is for hobby enthusiasts and only one-on-one. You need to know how to deck-construct and build workable ratios of unit types and strategies. The Air|Sea Lane was developed at the SAME TIME as the Core Packs and truly "rounds out the game".

One major difference? In the US Core Packs you play Enlisted Game Ranks with 8 cards per player; the much-anticipated Air|Sea Expansion has 64 more cards for one player to build 16, 20, even 40-card packs in the new Officer Game Ranks!

So if you are buying for two of you, you will need two Expansions if you both want to use Air AND Sea units. (one player could pick Navy and the other Air if you had just one expansion) And if you have only 1 US Core Pack ($20), you both would have to pick from the same set of cards. But if you both want to use Aircraft Carriers? you each will need an expansion.

"In Officer Rank games, packs can be built out of one POWER Core Pack and one of each expansion (per player)." Game Rank cards click 0.GAME RANKS

We also elevate the Build Queue by introducing yellow BQ's for bases and Officer cards that do not move down the BQ which can halt the production of, say, your tanks or SAMs. Managing your Build Queue, knowing how to build your pack, and when to STOP flipping, will be more important than ever.

For a simple $5 pledge, get the third printing of Dog Tags
For a simple $5 pledge, get the third printing of Dog Tags
a "Credits" Card signed by the designer adds $5
a "Credits" Card signed by the designer adds $5
The original U.S. Core Packs (2-4 players) adds $20
The original U.S. Core Packs (2-4 players) adds $20
2 high-quality BattleMats adds $40
2 high-quality BattleMats adds $40
Limited Edition 1-piece BattleMat printed on "painter's canvas". (PK is the only one to have one of these and is framed and hung on a wall.) Printed for backers at the $250 level. [can click]
Limited Edition 1-piece BattleMat printed on "painter's canvas". (PK is the only one to have one of these and is framed and hung on a wall.) Printed for backers at the $250 level. [can click]
- if we reach $12,500 (total pledged) - Air|Sea will include A.D.A.T.S. AntiTank Capabilities and Alternate Artwork for the Apache

- if $15,000 (total pledged) - Air|Sea will include MRAP Turrets and the Osprey Close Air Support Supply hybrid unit

Do players understand how these cards change gameplay?? discuss...
Do players understand how these cards change gameplay?? discuss...

- if we reach $17,500 (total pledged) - Air|Sea will include the JAMMER

ESPECIALLY this one... is anyone reading this card? ok...
ESPECIALLY this one... is anyone reading this card? ok...

- if we reach $20,000 - BATTLEMATS for KICKSTARTERS ONLY with all new artwork

These will include Clear Tubes to carry your cards and mats.
These will include Clear Tubes to carry your cards and mats.

ALL PLEDGES that include BATTLEMATS will have Kickstarter specific artwork, and made to order so that they are not available after this "project". Artwork will be decided by existing P.O.W.E.R. Field Agents (PFA page here) and existing P.O.W.E.R. Team (bottom of page here).


ALL THE 2012 CONVENTIONS SINCE MARCH
ALL THE 2012 CONVENTIONS SINCE MARCH

Not Convinced? Read this thread...  

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/891394/i-didnt-think-i-would-like-p-o-w-e-r

P.O.W.E.R. - Packs Of War Each Rank - NON-Collectible - Deck-Building - Tactical Card Game - "where cards are pieces with movement and range"

  • Present-day military theme
  • Game Ranks for varied play and increasing difficulty
  • High-quality BattleMats (2 for $40)
  • 4x8 Battlefield so units "feel" like units
  • Build Queue innovation bringing Press-Your-Luck to game
  • ALREADY have distributions through Alliance Games
  • ALREADY established in marketplace and sold at Cons
  • Air|Sea "rounds out the game"
  • we are tapped out from all the conventions and need your support
  • US Core Packs is 2 - 4 players (for $20)
  • Each player should have his own Air|Sea Expansion (for $20)

I also want to give Special Thanks to Sho Higuchi & Aaron Kerr for website redesign and video, on time!

Risks and challenges

This "Risks and challenges" portion of the Kickstarter project is one that comes with great relief. Why? We've already done it.... designed, published, and distributed the US Core Packs, worldwide! We know the margin of error on the cards, we know how long it takes to print... we know what it takes.

Now, we just need your pledge to bring the Air|Sea Expansion to life and "round out the game". It truly brings the game to a hobby enthusiast level.

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