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Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast paced strategy battle game that expands on the popular Palladium role playing game.

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The Earth is under attack by the Zentraedi. Their fleet of gigantic alien warships is capable of destroying an entire planet in a split second. The only hope for survival lies in the secrets of Robotechnology, an advanced alien tech which has given the human race access to powerful robotics systems and interstellar spacecraft.

At the turn of the millennium, a mysterious unmanned Robotech space battle fortress crashed into the Earth, containing valuable information which the scientists of the United Earth Government used to develop their own Robotech Defense Force. However, unfamiliar with these alien systems, the crew of this newly reconstructed Super Dimensional Fortress will face the nearly impossible task of defending not only their own lives, but the fate of the entire world.

In Robotech® RPG Tactics™ you choose your force from an array of mecha led by either the heroic United Earth Defense Force or the villainous Zentraedi. You will lead these two mighty forces in a variety of combat theaters, from skirmishes in space on the Mars Colony to epic battles in Macross City and the rings of Saturn.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast paced strategy battle game that expands on the popular Palladium role playing game. Take command of the brave men and women of the United Earth Defense Force to valiantly defend Earth from annihilation. Or, command the alien armies of the Zentraedi Armada to recover an alien artifact of immense power and enslave humankind. Collect your forces from an expanding range of world class game pieces. Relive the massive battles on your tabletop at home to enhance your Robotech® RPG adventures or as a stand-alone game.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a battle game in which players build armies of multiple squadrons of mecha to fight it out in scenario driven, objective based game play. Depending on the faction, and their choice of mecha, a player's army may include anywhere from 2 game pieces to as many as you desire! The rules are scalable from small skirmishes to mass combat with hundreds per side.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ uses a dynamic turn system. Players trade off activating squadrons during each turn, ensuring that a player never has to sit and wait while his opponent moves and attacks with his entire army.  By using alternating activation of squadrons, the game's action unfolds at a fast and furious pace, allowing large scale battles to be easily carried out in a single evening.

The wide variety of mecha in the boxed game bring to bear the myriad and awesome weapon systems from the Robotech universe to lay waste to your foes. Even the battlefield itself can alter over the course of the game, as buildings are leveled by destruction unleashed during the battle.

Each player receives a number of Command Points each turn based on the number of mecha they have on the field, and the quality of their officers. Command Points are spent throughout the turn on maneuvers such as boosted movement, devastating weapon salvos, breakneck dodging counterattacks, and potent special abilities.

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Click the banner for UEDF points and force organization.
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Click the banner for Zentraedi points and force organization.

Now that we have successfully funded the Boxed Game, we will use stretch goals to expand the game with new units and upgrades. Each stretch goal will have a specific dollar amount or backer number required to unlock the goal. Once a stretch goal has been unlocked it will be produced and available at launch.

There are three types of stretch goal: Upgrades, Bonuses, and Purchase Add-ons. Upgrades increase the value of an already existing product with additional game pieces or better quality components. Bonuses are free items that are given to a specific group of backers. Battle Cry backers and above receive all Bonus stretch goals. Purchase Add-ons are items that are not included in you basic pledge. In order to receive them you must increase your pledge by the cost of the Add-on.

Your pledges are how we will make Robotech® RPG Tactics™ a reality. Below, each pledge level is explained in detail. Look through them and choose your level of support.

You can always adjust your pledge level by clicking on the "Manage Pledge" button in the top right corner.

NOTE: If you would like to receive Homecoming or Battle Hymn in addition to another pledge level, you may treat them like an add-on and increase your pledge by their value.

NOTE: The Battle Cry pledge level receives ALL unlocked BONUS stretch goals!

GLOVAL'S REPORT receives all Battle Cry components.

NOTE: The Showdown pledge level receives 2x ALL unlocked BONUS stretch goals!

RECKLESS receives 4x ALL Battle Cry components.


Purchase Add-ons are additional game pieces you can pledge for to expand your games of Robotech® RPG Tactics™. These game pieces will allow you to field new and interesting squadrons in your battles.

Follow these steps to receive an Add-on:

  • Click on the blue "Manage Pledge" in the top right of the Kickstarter page. 
  • Increase your pledge by the cost of the Add-on(s) you wish to receive.
  • Keep your preferred pledge level selected.
  • At the end of the Kickstarter we will send you a Kickstarter Survey which you can use to tell us which Add-ons you wish to receive. In addition, we will provide you with the option of a pledge manager that you can use to manage your pledge further.

NOTE: While MSRP has not been finalized, all Add-on prices are lower than expected MSRP.

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Click the banner for UEDF points and force organization.
Kickstarter & Convention Exclusive
Kickstarter & Convention Exclusive
Kickstarter & Convention Exclusive
Kickstarter & Convention Exclusive
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Click the banner for Zentraedi points and force organization.
Kickstarter & Convention Exclusive
Kickstarter & Convention Exclusive
Kickstarter & Convention Exclusive
Kickstarter & Convention Exclusive

All game pieces are 1/285th scale (40mm – 70mm tall) and are high quality, multi-part, multi-pose ABS plastic.

Game pieces are unpainted, and assembly is required.

They are supplied with custom 40mm, 50mm, or 60mm plastic bases.

For those of you living in Europe, we have made an arrangement with a local vendor in the UK to ship your pledge rewards from there.

This means that as a European Backer you will not be required to pay any additional VAT or import duties on your pledge reward. All that is required is the flat rate shipping fee based on your highest pledge level.

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A project of this scope requires the successful collaboration of artists, sculptors, writers, game designers, and manufacturers. Managing this complex process and minimizing delays are the largest challenges we face in bringing Robotech® RPG Tactics™ to market. We have learned from past experience that success requires careful planning and a full understanding of the scope of the project. In order to facilitate the timely delivery of Robotech® RPG Tactics™, Palladium Books and Ninja Division have brought in a host of new talent to work on the project.

To help ensure realistic deadlines, we have completed the vast majority of our development before launching the Kickstarter. Sculpts for the game pieces are almost entirely complete. The rulebook and game components are deep in development and will be ready for layout soon. Our manufacturers are also ready and have reserved factory time for the project. This means that as soon as the project is funded, we can lock down a timeline with our manufacturers to get the game produced.

It is our commitment to you, the Kickstarter backers, that we will maintain consistent communication throughout the process. This means regular updates, product photos, and plenty of behind the scenes insight as we complete the creation of Robotech® RPG Tactics™.

FAQ

  • Once you make a pledge, the green "Back this Project" button becomes a blue "Manage Pledge" button. Simply click on the blue button, then you will be able to adjust your pledge level.

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  • Now that we've reached our funding goal, we will be creating a variety of additional rewards and add-ons that the increased funding will allow us to produce. Each stretch goal will have a specific funding level that we must reach in order to "unlock" the stretch goal. Once the stretch goal is unlocked it is available to the backers.

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  • Purchase Add-ons: These are optional units that you can add to your existing pledge. If you want to receive a unit that is an Add-on, click the blue "Manage Pledge" button in the top right of your Kickstarter page. Increase the amount of your pledge by the value of the Add-on(s) you wish to receive. At the end of the Kickstarter, we will send out a survey asking you which Add-ons you want your pledge monies to go to.

    For Example: If you are pledging for Battle Cry ($140) plus want the Destroid Pack ($20) and the Gnerl Fighters ($20) you would increase your pledge to $180 (140+20+20).

    Bonuses: Bonuses are game pieces added to your pledge level entirely free of charge. These Bonus game pieces that will allow you to marshal larger armies for your games. Every Bonus stretch goal will note which pledge level is receiving them. Battle Cry and Gloval's Report will receive 1x copy of all unlocked Bonus stretch goals. Showdown will receive 2x copies of all unlocked Bonus stretch goals.

    At the time of this posting we have already unlocked one Bonus stretch goal, the Veritech Valkyries (1 Veritech - All 3 modes). Plus we are on the cusp of unlocking a second, that will provide 3 more Bonus game pieces. Battle Cry and Gloval's Report will receive all 6 Bonus game pieces, and Showdown will receive 12.

    Upgrades: Upgrades are stretch goals that improve the entire product for everyone who has pledged for the upgraded item.

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  • No. We have made an arrangement with a local vendor in the UK to ship your pledge rewards from there.

    This means that as a European Backer you will not be required to pay any additional VAT or import duties on your pledge reward. All that is required is the flat rate shipping fee based on your highest pledge level.

    We are currently working on an EU shipping solution that will make it so that backers do not have to pay additional fees. Once we have details finalized we will post an update.

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  • Since new units are products that are not included in the boxed game, their development and production was not included as part of the initial funding goal. Similar to how we needed to fund the development and production of the box game, these new units need to be funded for us to be able to create them at all.

    In many ways you can think of them as a mini Kickstarter of their own. The success of the Kickstarter is allowing us to expand the product beyond it initial scope. We need to reach the stretch goal in order to fund the new unit's creation. That is accomplished by backers increasing their pledge to receive these new expansion units.

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  • No. There is only the single, flat cost for shipping, regardless of the number of Add-ons you purchase.

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  • We have plans to make a large variety of units from the Robotech universe. It all depends on how well the Kickstarter goes. Different stretch goals provide the funding to be able to develop additional units.

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  • All plastic components will be ABS plastic, allowing you to use super glue or plastic glue for assembly.

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  • Yes!

    Simply increase the amount of your pledge by the value of any additional pledges you want. At the end of the Kickstarter you can tell us how you would like your funds used.

    You may back multiples of the same pledge (e.g. two Showdowns).

    For Example: If you have already purchased Battle Cry ($140) but would also like to get Homecoming ($25) and A New Dawn ($15), simply increase your pledge to $180 (140+25+15).

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  • At the end of the Kickstarter we will send you a Kickstarter Survey which you will use to tell us which Add-ons you wish to receive. We will also provide you with the option of using a pledge manager to further manage your add-ons.

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  • Kickstarter Exclusives are game pieces that will only be available through the Kickstarter and Conventions.

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  • You will be able to increase your pledge to receive additional items using the pledge manager after the Kickstarter ends. However, these funds will not help unlock stretch goals.

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  • The focus of this Kickstarter is on the Macross Saga. Based on its success we will look towards doing other eras of Robotech after launch.

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  • No. All pledges are set based on a number of factors and makes it so swapping items would be difficult if not impossible depending on the requested swap.

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    BATTLE CRY: All Battle Cry backers receive the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Boxed Game, Rick Hunter SE Veritech, +2 Battle Pod Frames (6 Battle Pods total), +2 Valkyrie Frames (6 Poses - 2 Fighters total), Special Edition Art Print

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    GLOVAL'S REPORT: Gloval's Report backers receive a studio painted copy of the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ boxed game and Rick Hunter SE Veritech. They also receive all the contents and rewards from the Battle Cry pledge levels. Painted copy will ship after other rewards.

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    SDF-1 MEGA PLEDGE: 1x Robotech RPG Tactics Boxed Game,10x UEDF Decal Sheets, 1x Rick Hunter Valkyrie, 1x Roy Fokker Valkyrie, 264x Veritech Valkyries (VF-1A,1J,1S,1R), 60x VEF-1 Valkyries, 12x VF-1D Valkyries, 12x Super Valkyries (All Valkyries include Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid modes.), 12x Armored Battloids,120x QF-3000 Ghost Drone Fighters, 60x SF-3A Lancer II, 66x Tomahawks, 66x Spartans, 60x Defenders, 60x Phalanxes, 12x Monsters. The SDF-1 pledge does NOT include any future unlocked Experimental Mecha or Bonuses unless specified otherwise.

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