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Two players command ingenious fleets & fantastic monsters in an attempt to outmaneuver their opponent and destroy their flagship!
Two players command ingenious fleets & fantastic monsters in an attempt to outmaneuver their opponent and destroy their flagship!
Two players command ingenious fleets & fantastic monsters in an attempt to outmaneuver their opponent and destroy their flagship!
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AUGUST 27TH - WE ARE FULLY FUNDED!

Now we are on our way to our first stretch goal! If we reach it EVERY backer Lieutenant and up receives 2 FREE naval faction expansion decks! The description and a making of expansion art video are below!

“Industry Rising” Expansion: This expansion introduces 2 new factions, The Ironside Industrialists, and Razor Shipyards. Ironside Industrial ships are hulking behemoths covered in thick iron plating making them slow but tough for even the most powerful foes to destroy. Razor Shipyards are known as the vultures of the sea, scavenging for bits and pieces of sunken ships to build their lightning fast floating scrap-piles. Despite their ramshackle appearance, Razor Shipyard ships pack quite a punch.

AUGUST 30TH - BEHOLD! THE WINDS OF FORTUNE GAME BOARD!

Yar! A re-imagined world for you to conquer brought to you by artist Marquis Charles! You can also see him "create" the Ocean World of Winds of Fortune in the video below!

The Incredible Ocean World of Winds of Fortune!
The Incredible Ocean World of Winds of Fortune!
Watch Marquis Create an Ocean World!
Watch Marquis Create an Ocean World!

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safehaven-games.com - our website has MANY extra details about Winds of Fortune- including a hands on preview by @BoardOffline AND another incredible preview by Undead Viking Videos!

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NEWS:

August 24 - Another wonderful preview of the Winds of Fortune Prototype! This time from Board Game Brawl! Check it out here: LINK.

August 17 - Our "Sharing is Caring" Social Media EXCLUSIVE Effect Card Reward is LIVE for all reward level donations! Check out the details in Update #5 here (UPDATE 5).

August 10 - We are now a fully EU friendly project. EU backers will pay $20 - $30 U.S. for shipping but WILL NOT have to pay any import fees or VATs!

August 6 - WHAT? Another incredible review of the Winds of Fortune Prototype by Undead Viking Videos!

The link is HERE (or you can watch the full video by scrolling down a bit...)

The Undead Viking says (and we quote)

  • If you’re a fan of this type of (card and board based combat) game this is something you’ll want to check out! If you like the whole pirate theme - and fantasy Age of Sail - this is something you will definitely want to try out!

WHAT IS WINDS OF FORTUNE?

Winds of Fortune is an epic adventure of naval strategy for 2 players!

Games generally last between 45-60 minutes as players command ingenious fleets & fantastic monsters in an attempt to outmaneuver their opponent and destroy their flagship!

The game comes with 2 pre-built faction decks as well as enough extra cards to build your own custom decks. Our goal in designing “Winds of Fortune” was to create a card game that really felt like you were commanding a fleet of ships on the high seas. By creating a maneuverability mechanic unlike any other card game, positioning your cards properly is of the utmost importance just like real naval battles.

With the added ability to create your own decks and customize your own flagship, you can play the game again and again testing a variety of infinite strategies!

AUGUST 24 - YET ANOTHER EXCELLENT PREVIEW OF THE PROTOTYPE!

This time from Board Game Brawl!

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WINDS OF FORTUNE'S UNIQUE GAMEPLAY?

Check out this incredibly deep preview by Undead Viking Videos:

BUT WAIT ... THERE'S MORE!

Check out this prototype Preview by @BoardOffline!

WHAT COMES IN THE BOX?

Backers at the "Lieutenant" reward level will receive 2 pre-built 60 card decks, a 60 card booster deck, a bag of doubloons and tokens, 2 game boards, and the rulebook!

Additionally, our Kickstarter backers have the opportunity to receive signed prints of our incredible art, exclusive game-play cards, and extra factions unlocked with our stretch goals.

We have worked diligently to balance the game-play between factions and have hired gifted artists who are ready to create imaginative interpretations of our varied captains, ships, power-ups, monsters, and buffs! As you can see by the video below Winds of Fortune will be of the highest quality!

WHEN WILL THE GAME SHIP TO BACKERS?

We will send our completed artwork to our manufacturer at the end of August. The manufacturer has an 8-10 week turnaround time. This means that the game will ship out to backers beginning in November of 2015.

WHAT MIGHT THESE "LANDLUBBER" T-SHIRTS LOOK LIKE?

Well, well ... just check out these sweet mock-ups. Would ye part with your doubloons for such swag?

WHAT IS THIS "EXCLUSIVE ART" THAT SWABBIES CAN CHOOSE FROM?

Choose from the following:

1) Captain Ahab

2) Box Art Battle

3) Chimera Fusion

4) Dragon Attack

5) Industrial Hulk

 6) Giganticus

DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THOSE FANCY STRETCHY GOALS?

AYE, MATEY ... WE DO!

Any of the stretch goals that are reached will be shipped to Lieutenant Level Backers (and higher) as soon as they are manufactured!

 “Industry Rising” Expansion: This expansion introduces 2 new factions, The Ironside Industrialists, and Razor Shipyards. Ironside Industrial ships are hulking behemoths covered in thick iron plating making them slow but tough for even the most powerful foes to destroy. Razor Shipyards are known as the vultures of the sea, scavenging for bits and pieces of sunken ships to build their lightning fast floating scrap-piles. Despite their ramshackle appearance, Razor Shipyard ships pack quite a punch.

“Death From Above and Below” Expansion: This expansion introduces 2 more new factions to the game, The Martian Menace and The Lost City of Atlantis. Coming to earth to harvest our abundant resources, the Martians bring a whole new age of tech as well as many alien mutations to arms against the forces of earth. Deep under the ocean the lost city of Atlantis gains power and waits for the perfect time to strike the surface world. Now, with technology and creatures long lost, they attack with all of Poseidon’s fury!

 “Waking Threats” Expansion: This expansion adds a further 2 factions to the base game, The Sleeping Ancients and The Corruption. The Sleeping Ancients have long protected the Earth from threats of all kinds, but when a new and unbeatable foe, the corruption, appeared they were forced to resort to using their command of ice to freeze their foe in stasis, trapping themselves with it. Now, centuries later, years of worldwide conflict have released them both. Freed from its icy prison, the corruption spread quickly, infecting crews, ships, and monsters alike and transforming them into wretched shambling versions of their original selves.

Risks and challenges

0) IS THIS GAME ACTUALLY FUN TO PLAY?

Yes! All kinds of Yes! We have had a working prototype of the game for over 7 months - and we have engaged in a weekly process of refining and streamlining game-play to maximize fun, accessibility for all levels of players, and longevity of enjoyable play!

Our working prototype includes full card decks, boards, and rulebooks - and these elements have been revised well over 100 times to ensure an incredible time for all players!

Going forward we will use the same attention to detail and commitment to enjoyable game-play to balance ALL expansion factions, ships, captains, weapons, and monsters!

1) MANUFACTURING

We have a wonderful manufacturer (Quality Playing Cards and Games - http://qualityplayingcards.net/our-products/) lined up for the creation of the box, boards, cards, doubloons, and all game-play elements.

This manufacturer has a turn around time of 8-10 weeks from receiving all artwork until shipping the units back to us for distribution. If we deliver all art to the manufacturer by August 21 we will receive units to ship out in the first week of November.

We will ship to backers in order of "first come, first served" and also take Winds of Fortune to the GameHoleCon in November. We have tested the quality of our manufacturer and are convinced that they can deliver a quality product in the time promised. We have also lined up a secondary manufacturer if for any reason the quality from our primary manufacturer does not meet our rigorous standards.

2) COMPLETION OF ARTWORK

We have already hired three separate artists to create stunning work for this game:

a. Praise Moyer: http://kudos-praze.deviantart.com/gallery/54477046/Winds-of-Fortune
b. Gloria Farley: http://musigal.deviantart.com/gallery/51569097/Winds-of-Fortune
c. Marquis Williams: http://marqnwilliams.weebly.com/

We, however, will NOT rush production with sub-standard art simply to fulfill the November ship date. If necessary we will delay production to ensure that all art produced meets our standards of imaginative excellence.

3) DID YOU ACTUALLY READ THIS FAR?

If so, you should win a prize. And that prize should be Winds of Fortune! :-) Become a backer today!

Thanks!

- The SafeHaven Games Team

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