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Richard Colin LangsmithBy Richard Colin Langsmith
First created
Richard Colin LangsmithBy Richard Colin Langsmith
First created
$1,428
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 31 2013

About

Armored - The Art of War is a card game based on accurate US Army doctrine.  All aspects of military decision making processes will be encompassed; combat troops to medics, logistics and even finance will add intricate layers to the game for advanced players and quick combat bonuses described in detail for beginners. With smooth game play and tactical decision making, you will enter the world of the military commander.

Collectible card games have taken the world by storm.  Even with its military structure, Armored will appeal to all those who have no military experience and just enjoy card games.  Whether you enjoy creating multiple decks, each with their own playing style or just having your primary deck that dominates your opponents - Armored will engage you.  From the beginning steps of creating your deck and identifying your playing style to the actual battle, all your favorite card game experiences are still there.

Armored can be played with 2 or more players on a tabletop or map. Each player has a minimum of three rows that are active within the game. It is within these rows that assets are introduced and maneuvered onto the playing field. Columns have been included to create a grid structure required as assets advance, retreat and evade their opponent. The majority of the individuals who will play Armored will use standard approaches based on deck preference and card stats.

For military personnel who will incorporate a level of tactical training,
their approach may look something like this.

A small, basic set of cards and general rules for the game have already been created. There are potentially 10's of millions of possible cards that reach across every aspect of the War Fighter. More cards need to be developed for an initial alpha release, and printing costs covered. There is still a huge amount of work to be done on imagery for the cards, and flavor text for each one specific to basic soldier knowledge and promotion board data.

On each card, one asset is shown along with the accurate information for that vehicle, weapon system, troop or other asset such as stats and
associated military symbology. Much like other card games, Armored is
played with 'Attack' and 'Defense' stats. Specific to military requirements of movement and weapons, 'Range' and 'Weight' have been added.

Attack - the point value at which the card is able to damage another
Defense - the point value at which the card is able to defend from damage
For example, a card with an Attack of 3 attacks a card with a Defense of 2, the defending card will be destroyed
Range - the number of squares a card is able to attack another card
For example, a card with a Range of 4 would be able to attack a card within 4 squares of its position
Weight - for Transport cards, the amount of weight that card is able to
transport; for non-Transport cards, how heavy the item is

Military throughout history has been exemplified thru its soldiers.To honor our distinguished soldiers, I plan to incorporate these men's
dedication of service into the game where their cards can benefit the player in the same way they benefited their comrades in real life. If you are a Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal or Silver Star recipient, or have a Medal of Honor recipient in the family that you have the rights to give permission for their name and story to be immortalized in the deck, please contact me with your stories and pictures.



I can also use help from NCOs and Officers from each branch of the Army to make sure the intricacies are accurate when creating the cards. Listed below are the divisions I need support for. Please contact me if you are available to contribute your time and knowledge.
*Air Defense Artillery
*Aviation
*Armor
*Infantry
*Engineer
*Military Police
*Intelligence
*Signal
*Chemical
*Transportation
*Finance
*Quartermaster
*Ordnance
*Nursing
*Medical
*Dental
*Veterinary
*Judge Advocate

We are also accepting Military art from any artist who has the full rights
to pieces they want to submit.

This initial installment of Armored is just the beginning. As this phase is
successfully completed, Armored for Marines, Navy and Air Force will be created as well as other nations such as Russia, China and North Korea.

Armored - The Art of War has the potential to appeal to everyone, I hope you have seen and recognized its value. Whether you want a new card game to play, you want to honor a family member's service, you want to introduce your artwork to the world or to have a fun training tool, please support me in creating and publishing this new era of card games with your donations, effort, time and knowledge.

Risks and challenges

There are a number of challenges associated with Armored - The Art of War. Because we are going to be using factual statics, we will be partially relying on the participation of NCO's and Officers of the fields listed above for their knowledge and expertise. If there are no volunteers, we will contact the necessary people and ask for their help, this may be done thru personal connections, references or cold-contacting.
We will also have to finish refining the rules of Armored through continued play testing.
The large amount of artwork and flavor text to be completed for the cards poses a challenge. Because of the amount of time this takes, it may push out our delivery dates. We do believe we have budgeted enough time to accomplish this task, however we will keep our supporters notified of issues on our website.
As far as development cycles go we have seen on other projects errors with printing and packaging if these arise we will deal with them on an individual basis. If necessary we will utilize the knowledge of others in the collectible card industry we have a working history with.
While there are some challenges for us to be aware of, the only risk is a potential delay in the completion of Armored. To keep our backers informed of any potential issues and the general status of the game development we will post updates minimum of once per week to the website and blog.

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