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Neal E. RuschBy Neal E. Rusch
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Neal E. RuschBy Neal E. Rusch
First created
AU$ 515
pledged of AU$ 95,000pledged of AU$ 95,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2014

About

My professional experience as an Engineering Draftsman has given me the ability to fit stuff together and I go nuts for anything Science Fiction, the weirder the better. Combine the two totally different subjects and what you have is SpacePilot Supplies. 

My ultimate aim is to create an intricate, sci-fi themed modular model system. The parts will be interchangeable in order to create a diverse gaming experience. The customizable playing models will then be used to carry out mission objectives on an open game board. In the game environment, sPs will be the company that supplies SpacePilots (the players) with the modular models better known as Integrated System Ships (I.S Ships) and equipment to be activated using the Integrated System. sPs will also issue missions in different Galaxy Solar System Quadrants. Player on Player combat will also be a huge aspect of the game. 

Once again, due to my experience or lack of it, game material will be presented in a similar way that an engineering company will supply customers with official documents. In other words, playing cards will resemble technical drawings, but I'll make sure that it'll not be as boring.

Due to the amount of time and money required to create a feasible game from scratch while working a full time job, I've decided to split SpacePilot Supplies into 2 stages.

Stage 1 - Current Priority!

A thorough prototype run, complicated injection moulds and some decent graphic designing are required for the completion of Stage 1.

STAGE 1: The Integrated System (Modular Ship production)

The Design and Production of:

  • 5 Different, highly cutomizable and interchangeable Miniature Modular Spaceships, which I call Integrated System Ships, I.S Ships for short. This process will be very expensive!
  • Multiple System Connector Methods (MSC Packs)
  • A booklet showing possible Multiple System Integration examples. 
  • Info sheets to explain each and every function of the components of the 5 different I.S Ships

When Stage 1 is completed you'll be able to construct your playing models while Stage 2 is being developed. Stage 2 is required for final game play, but I'm sure we'll all have a lot of fun creating different I.S Ship combinations to suit our game play style while we wait. 

Cost breakdown for Stage 1: 

Stage 2 - As a STRETCH GOAL!

If my funds surpass the minimum amount required for the expensive processes of Stage 1 by at least AU$30 000, I'll try to get Stage 2 done more or less at the same time as the reward deadline for Stage 1. I'll add reward tiers if that does happen. (Hope it does!)

I'll have to run another Kickstarter Campaign if Stage 2 doesn't make it as a Stretch Goal.

STAGE 2: Mission Packs

The Design and Production of:

  • Game mechanics, graphics, faction backgrounds and rules.
  • The game board.
  • Planetary event cards.
  • Markers and stuff to keep track of your activated Modules.
  • Mission briefing cards. 
  • The Rule Book.
  • Dice for combat and evasion ratings among other things.
  • Whatever else I can come up with.....

A decent amount of play testing needs to be conducted as well and as all of you know, that takes some time.

Integrated System Ships (I.S Ship):

A Miniature Modular Spaceship with at least 5 Modules will be called an I.S Ship. Each Module has a different function and different equipment will be available for integration with the different Modules. 

The I.S Ships in Main Info Sheets PJ-G01 and Uni-E01 shown here below are the first two that I have designed and I'm busy with 3 more for this design run.

Multiple System Integration:

The image below shows an example of what you'll be able to do with your customizable I.S Ships. This arrangement is one of many different ones. There will be some rules regarding Multiple System Integration when it comes to game play, but I think it will be fun nonetheless. This is a mix of the above shown I.S Ships. I will be compiling an Illustrated booklet of Multiple System Integration examples, but will not show too many as I would like the players to come up with their own combinations as well.  

Multi-System Connector Pack (MSC Pack):

The 3D models shown below are what I have in mind for Multiple System Integration methods. It will be a separate set of items. Multi-System Connector Packs or MSC Packs will include: 

  • 2 Dual links
  • 1 Tri link
  • 1 Connector Module (C-M)
  • Any possible new methods....... 

Info Sheets:

Info Sheets as I currently call it will be supplied with the different I.S Ships to explain Integrated System, Module and Equipment functions. These functions need to coincide with the mission game play that I'll be developing in Stage 2. 

Below are examples of Info Sheets:

STAGE 2 COMPONENTS: 

Mission based Game play:

The top image shows a SpacePilot approaching the Ice Planet Gelida for a mission run. In order to reach the Mission Objective (fourth level), the SpacePilot needs to progress through 3 more planetary levels approachable from 2 sides. To enter the first level (Orbital Incursion), second (Atmospheric Incursion), third (Mission Approach) and finally the fourth (Mission Objective) the SpacePilot needs to draw Planetary Event cards and follow the instructions written on the cards. 

Once a single Spacepilot is in possession of 3 Mission Rewards and delivers it at a certain point on the board that player wins the game. Mission Rewards can be stolen from other SpacePilots or taken off destroyed ships. An opponent can intercept a SpacePilot during a mission run or beat a Spacepilot to the Objective. (All a working progress!!)        

Below is a Mission example on the Ice Planet Gelida.   

Again, below are examples of Planetary Event Cards at Gelida when doing a mission run.

I unfortunately didn't have the funds to construct a playable prototype, but the 3D model below shows more or less what the game will look like when I'm done. There is still a lot of work to do and I'm sure all my Backers will be be very satisfied with the final product. 

  • 1. Player Token. Used to represent deployable or launchable equipment. (Stage 2)  
  • 2. Equipment integrated with the corresponding activated module. (Stage 1)  
  • 3. Activated module. (Stage 1)  
  • 4. Player mat. (Stage 2)  
  • 5. Integrated System. (Stage 1)  
  • 6. Face up Mission Card. Currently being conducted. (Stage 2)  
  • 7. Drawn Planetary card. (Stage 2)  
  • 8. Red Player's Gunship. (Stage 1)  
  • 9. Player Token representing launched equipment. (Stage 2)  
  • 10. Dice for attack and evasion ratings, among other things. (Stage 2)  
  • 11. Game board. Second quadrant of the Spartacus Solar System. (a working progress) (Stage 2)  
  • 12. Attack indicator. (Stage 2)  
  • 13. Planetary Cards. (Stage 2)  
  • 14. Travel indicator. (Stage 2)  
  • 15. Planetary Levels. (Stage 2)  
  • 16. Blue Player's Explorer. (Stage 1)  
  • 17. Face down Mission Card. Not being conducted. (Stage 2)
 

All content seen in this presentation still need some tweaking. Images and rules may change a bit to ensure playability. I will however communicate with all my backers regarding design changes.  

I'm relying on my friends and strangers most of all to back me so that I may bring SpacePilot Supplies to life. To everyone that's willing to back me, I THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

As this is my first Kickstarter Project and I'm asking for a rather large amount of money, I'm sure that some may wonder if I have the skills and determination to pull this through.

I can assure everyone reading this that I am professionally qualified to conduct this type of project. I have experience in design drafting, manufacturing, project management and logistics. Also, no amount of effort is spared on the harnessing of my sick imagination.

Supplier delays that's out of my control are always a factor, but hopefully it won't cause too much trouble.

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