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In 2087, the Sun will go supernova. Build the fastest spaceship carrying the most survivors and save humanity from solar extinction.
In 2087, the Sun will go supernova. Build the fastest spaceship carrying the most survivors and save humanity from solar extinction.
In 2087, the Sun will go supernova. Build the fastest spaceship carrying the most survivors and save humanity from solar extinction.
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Set in the near future, Earth667C gives 2 to 6 players the opportunity to save humanity from our sun going supernova. In twenty solar cycles, the sun will explode and destroy everything in our solar system. Use the remaining resources of our planet to construct your ship in orbit. Build it fast. Build it strong. Build it to save as many humans as you can and launch your spaceship to the nearest exoplanet before the supernova. 

Constructing your ship is only half the game. For those that survive the solar event and launch their ships, they must face new challenges on the way to our new exoplanet home, Earth667C. The Journey to the new planet has boosts and perils along the way, including black holes, quasars, enemy vessels, and asteroid fields. Your ship building skills and the luck of the dice combine to determine your crew and survivors' fates. Will you be the first to Earth667C?

Earth667C is a card and turn-based tabletop game for 2-6 players or teams. Perfect for ages 10 and up, the game is fun, encourages strategic thinking, and includes just enough chance and player relationship dynamics to create three game phases with unique challenges.  

Purchase Ship Components from Space Dock, and construct the fastest ship carrying the most people. Customize your ship by doubling your navigation for better travel. Double your engineering department for increased speed. Or, add more food and life support to increase your capacity to carry survivors. Pick your strategy for your ship and start building. Optional Ship Components are available for purchase. Components like weapon systems, shuttle bays, and radiation shield provide bonuses or protection during The Journey.

When the Solar Cycle hits 8, you can launch your fully constructed spaceship. Roll the dice and aim for 12 or higher to push your ship into position for The Journey. Get 12 or lower? Then you must wait, and hope that the solar clock does not tick down any further. You must launch your ship before the clock hits zero, and the sun goes supernova.

When the clock hits zero and sun engulfs the Earth, the real Journey begins. Play a single turn journey, or an eight turn journey. Roll the dice and discover what boosts and perils await you while traveling to humanity's new exoplanet home. Encounter new enemies that attack and slow your ship, or pass a strong hydrogen cloud that boosts your engines. Utilize your optional Ship Components to ward off enemies or discover wormholes to increase your speed. This phase will put your ship building skills to the test. The events during The Journey can slow the fastest ship, and propel others to victory.

Be the first ship with the most survivors to reach Earth667C and ensure the survival of the human race on our new exoplanet home!

MISSION OVERVIEW BRIEFING:
The year is 2087 and the Sun has been unusually active. Astrophysicists have just discovered that the Sun will go supernova with the next 20 solar cycles. Once the Sun goes supernova, the Earth will be destroyed. 

OBJECTIVE:
Build a fast space ship, that can carrying many survivors, and travel to the nearest habitable planet, Earth 667C. 

WINNING CONDITION:
Make your ship as fast as possible, while carrying the most survivors as possible. Be the first to arrive at Earth 667C and win. If multiple ships arrive at the same time, the ship with the most survivors wins.

QUICK SETUP:
EACH PLAYER GETS:

5 Ship Component Cards, 5 Monetary Cards

BOARD SETUP:
Place the Space Dock & Solar Clock Board on your playing surface. Add 4 Ship Component Cards on the Space Dock Build Ports. Leave the Resale Build Port open for the selling of Ship Components. Place the Solar Marker on the 20 on the Solar Clock.

SHIP BUILDING DECK SETUP:
The Ship Component Card Deck must be configured based on the number of players. To provide number of required and optional Ship Components, refer to the note below:

Ensure you have full required Ship Building Component groups. Please refer to the Ship Components Guide to view all Required and Optional Ship Components.   

CARD DECKS:
Create a draw deck of Game Cards, with room for a discard area. Create a draw deck of Monetary Cards, with room for a discard area. Create a draw deck of Ship Component Cards, with a discard area.

PLAYER ORDER:
Roll die to determine order by highest roll.

To view the full instructions, download the PDF from our website.
http://earth667c.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Earth667c_InstructionsBooklet_v2.pdf

Photos of the test game pieces, which will be included in the game box. Game Cards deck, Ship Building Components deck, Monetary Cards deck, Purple Dice. Game cards and monetary cards are standard playing card size. Ship Building Component cards are 2" x 2". Not pictured: Captains & Engineers Cards, Journey Notepad, Game Box.

Game boards and ship component guide are also included. Boards are 13"x5.5" in size. The Space Dock and The Journey boards will be one double-sided board in production.

  • The game has been tested, and tested, and tested during marathon playing sessions with up to 6 people. Typically the game is tested in-front of a tv showing space-based movies like Capricorn-1 and Airplane 2: The Sequel.
  • The game has been designed while getting inspiration from watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Empire Strikes Back, Silent Running, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010, Guardians of the Galaxy, and many other space-based adventures.
  • The design and content has been copyrighted and is on file with the United States Library of Congress.
  • All game elements are developed, except the Captains and Engineers Card fronts, which the Admiral reward level will help finish. We need Admirals!
  • Relationships with U.S.-based printers and production houses are established, thanks to graphic design and print design experience and background.
  • Complete design on all reward elements including poster, postcards, button, and t-shirts.
  • Establish stretch goals for exceeding the initial Kickstarter goal.

Risks and challenges

The largest challenge to creating this game will be the print production. Utilizing quality printer and production houses is an essential part. Fortunately, Sagan has experience in this exact issue. In his nearly 20 years of experience as a professional graphic and interactive designer, he has strong relationships with many Philadelphia-based printers. The components of the game are simple, and can be produced competently by many regional printers.

The t-shirt production is another barrier, more from a timing and quality level. This is another area where Sagan has experience. He ran a custom t-shirt printing business for 3 years, called Orange Alexander. Sagan designed, created screens, and hand printed all of the t-shirts for the business during that time. He has established relationships with local Philadelphia area silkscreening shops and knows their quality and capabilities when printing shirts.

As for Kickstarter experience, Sagan has helped create a campaign before. He provided strategy on reward levels, some content help, and provided support graphics. He worked with Dominic Episcopo to launch the successful photography coffee table book, Meat America. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meatamerica/meat-america/description

When it comes to setbacks, Sagan has a very strong support network of other designers, developers, creative people that have already stepped up to lend a hand.

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    RED SHIRT CREW MEMBER
    This reward gets you backer-only updates and a PDF of the Earth667C Poster. Your name will be included in the Contributors section of the Instruction Manual.

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    The Game and Crew T-Shirt! Full copy of Earth667C, plus the button, poster, and postcards. Your name will be included in the Contributors section of the Instruction Manual.

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    RETAILERS ONLY
    The retailer level includes 5 copies of Earth667C, including promotional posters, buttons, postcards, and stretch goal game variations. T-Shirts and game mat are not included with this bundle.

    Your business name, logo, and URL will also be listed in the Contributors section of the Instruction Manual.

    Only available to US and Canada. Free shipping to US, $10 to Canada. Retailers will need to verify their status via business license, or pledge will be refunded. Please message us with any questions.

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    CHIEF ENGINEER
    The Game and Chief Engineer T-Shirt! Full copy of Earth667C, plus the button, poster, postcards, and crew t-shirt. Yes, two t-shirts! Your name will be included in the Contributors section of the Instruction Manual.

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    CAPTAIN
    The Game and Captain T-Shirt! Full copy of Earth667C, plus the button, poster, postcards, crew and chief engineer t-shirt. Three t-shirts! Your name will be included in the Contributors section of the Instruction Manual.

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    ADMIRAL
    Become a part of the game. Admirals will have their portrait illustrated and included as either an Engineer or Captain card. These cards add boosts to the game. Be immortalized as an Earth-saving hero!

    Get the Game plus all these rewards! Button, Poster, Postcards, and all three t-shirts! And, your name will be included at the top of the Contributors section of the Instruction Manual.

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    FLEET ADMIRAL
    The ultimate Earth667C reward. Become a part of the game. Admirals will have their portrait illustrated and included as either an Engineer or Captain card. These cards add boosts to the game. Be immortalized as an Earth-saving hero!

    Fleet Admirals will receive an exclusive, framed version of their Captain/Engineer Card, front and back, with an engraved name plate.

    Get the Game plus all these rewards! Button, Poster, Postcards, and all three t-shirts! And, your name will be included at the top of the Contributors section of the Instruction Manual.

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