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Avertigos- A 3D Boardgame with Flying Sail-Ship Miniatures
Avertigos- A 3D Boardgame with Flying Sail-Ship Miniatures
A unique Board Game with moddable Sail-Ships engaging in innovative 3D Tactical manoeuvres on the Table top.
A unique Board Game with moddable Sail-Ships engaging in innovative 3D Tactical manoeuvres on the Table top. Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
About this project
Important Notice: US backers will see the project in US $ for all other backers the amounts reflected are in Singapore Dollars (S$).
Rate on 17th August 2017 is at Singapore $ 100 = US $ 73
This project has friendly shipping for U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Singapore backers have the option to self collect from our offices.(More information in the Shipping section)
Avertigo's is a Living Miniatures Game that can be played in a quick stand-alone Skirmish match or a deep and long Strategy session.
We've set up several options so that our backers can start their collection in the way that suits them most. Here is a quick reference chart to compare the various options in one place:
Important Note: Update 33 added Solo Play Kit to all pledges Base Set and above.
Check out our Community Achievements
We're Unlocking Social Goals
And Deluxe Extended Goals
All 6 Kickstarter Exclusive Tournament Playable modules and their apparatus and components have been added by us to all Early Bird Sets as our gesture of gratitude for the Avertigos Pioneers.
Avertigos Duelling Kit (US$ 49.4 / SGD 67)
This Kit is meant to be an exciting peek into the Avertigos world. It's a fully playable subset of the Avertigos South China Sky Game.
Want to know what the Avertigos Duelling Kit is like? See this review of our prototype by the incredible Caryl Tan, coming to us all the way from Canada, over at To Die for Games
Take a peak inside the 2 Player Duelling Kit:
For acknowledging, all the love and active support of this community, in helping us to make and share Avertigos South China Sky, we are introducing the very special Community Achievements. This is our small way to thank you for all your efforts in spreading the word about our collective dream. These achievements are for all game backers (Duelling kit and above)
Avertigos Base Set (US$ 93.7 / SGD 127)
The simplest way to start is with the Base Game. This has everything you need to experience the world of Avertigos. The Avertigos Base Set comes with 388 components.
This full set will pack a lot of game into a box with 2 distinct game-modes in Strategy and Skirmish (More on these modes later)
We have prototyped everything with 3D Printing and Laser Cutting in house so that we could check the durability and accessibility of the designs. For the final product we are working with the excellent folk at Panda Games Manufacturing to make all the plastic miniatures from intricate moulds.
Here's a quick video that explains how to play the Strategy Game:
We were very lucky to have some of our backers come by our office and play the game - Maxim De Wit, Backer #110, from the Netherlands; Alan Yee, Backer #222, from Malaysia; and Gennadii Potapov, Backer #421, from Russia. They got to try their hand at both Skirmish and Strategy mode, and helped us make a video to reveal Strategy Mode. Here's the game we played!
Avertigos Deluxe Set (US$ 142.3 / SGD 193)
The Base Set is massive and has 388 parts. It gets even bigger with the Community Achievements and the Social Goals but the Deluxe Set has the potential of becoming even bigger still with our Deluxe Extended Goals. (Though we deliver the value of the difference in price between the two sets right out the gate with a massive 3ft by 3ft Skirmish Mat).
For Experienced Backers who know what they want from the Avertigos experience we have the add-on packs. Please add the extra amount to your pledge and you can select these on Backerkit.
Add-ons are meant for bigger fleets and even more game:
Wait! There is more:
Avertigos is a new board game that is ready to level up table top gaming. It is a table-top-miniatures game and board game hybrid that takes place in a fast changing 3D Tactical Space right over the table.
This science fiction story takes place in an alternate history of our world. In this first instalment, the action takes place in the South China Sky, where the Dynastic naval armada is facing off against the combined fleets of the Singasari League to exert supremacy over strategic islands and control rich trade routes plying exotic goods.
Avertigos features modular miniatures and player boards - the modules on the ships can be mixed and matched to create unique load-outs with different strengths and capabilities.
Players navigate the skies via an innovative card-based manoeuvring system, where they lay out their intended course with cards earned, which may also allow them to reap certain bonuses or suffer penalties. This system is singular in that it can work with or without the game’s board.
Players will use their formidable flying sail-ships and fearsome meeple armies to capture settlements and earn money to buy more powerful ships that will allow them to defeat their rivals and fully control the trade and resources of the islands. Players will trade bribes and favours to advance the interests of their own merchant clan.
The Flying Sail Ship battles in Avertigos are also very unique - The ships can actually be raised or lowered in relation to each other, using our proprietary height widgets, creating a unique 3D Tactical Space for players to battle in – something no other game achieves quite so elegantly.
While the ship profiles can already be very diverse (with the distinct lines of the various modules), it is our hope that players will take the time to personalise their ships by painting them and creating their own heraldry for the sails and flags.
Read more about our Skirmish mode in this illustrated manual (Draft)
Avertigos Previews & Reviews
We demoed Avertigos at the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017. See the excitement on the two days:
Just Saying Asia a prominent local Geek Culture and Lifestyle portal played the Game at Dueller's point. Here is their review:
We recently demo'ed Avertigos at our friendly neighbourhood game store and cafe Team Board Game and here is their review:
We sent a Demo kit to the folk at Nonstop Tabletop in the US. Their review is very cool! Read it here:
Here is a cool review by Unfiltered Gamer on the quick-play Skirmish mode, Dog-fights, Modular ships and more:
Here is another neat and short video by Kwarenteen on how the simplified height and movement works in our skirmish mode:
We are really excited about Avertigos South China Sky and we hope you will love it too.
We are on Board Game Geek the world's most comprehensive website about Board Games and the Board Game Lifestyle. Join us there for detailed discussions about Strategy, Tactics and more:
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Meet the Team
We are the people behind Avertigos South China Sky and we want to deliver the a very unique and captivating play experience to your Tabletop. We've been meticulously conceptualising, crafting and refining this world for a year.
Avertigos is a richly thematic game not just in its aesthetic but also in its mechanics. We have iterated the system thoroughly by protptyping, play-testing and simulation to ensure that all your games are deeply satisfying.
Links to profiles are embedded in the person's name in the list below the pictures. Flavor text added in quotes.
Ian Gregory Co-Designer
"I'm here to tell stories and eat kueh tutu. And I'm all out of tutu."
Srividya Maliwal Producer
"You people just do your thing, I'll take care of the rest"
Sean McMenamin Co-Designer, Canon Keeper
"Artor Amhrad said; Victory often rests on the correct weaponry being in the right place at the right time..."
Silvia Gunraso Artist-Game Board & Manuals
"Crafter of macabre & horror, consumer of glucose and the midnight oil."
Alex Ang 3D Modeller, Video & Photography
"I'm getting hungry, you won't like it when I'm hungry"
Shailesh Kumar Co-Designer, Product Design, Sourcing
"Blink and the game will change"
George Lim Lead Artist, World builder
"Digital artist by day, SuperSaiyanSailorMobileSuitSurveyCorpsHadoken-eatingTitan-slayingSuperstar by night. Aka full-time Otaku."
Siddharth Jain Game Designer, Lore master
"I’ve been dreaming of a wide distance, When UV Ceti flares up bright. May we soon travel by FTL drive. May our warp-jump distance be wide.”
Crafting Avertigos South China Sky
We are lucky to be working with Panda Games Manufacturing to ensure that we give you the best production quality possible on the Miniatures and other components. These are one of the most respected and experienced manufacturers in the business today.
Shipping & Fulfilment Information
Based on the wisdom of sages and the experiences of numerous Kick Starter Projects that have preceded ours, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this cost via BackerKit after the campaign ends. We wish to be fair to all our backers as there is no one size fits all when it come to shipping such a big game with so many optional add-ons.
We are using BackerKit for facilitating a smooth fulfilment process so that you as backers stay updated and are responded to promptly.
We have faithfully studied and understood the process and got quotations and estimates that allow us to undertake that we will set up friendly shipping options for our backers. Avertigos will ship from various shipment centers in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia so that our backers avoid any delays or extra costs due to customs.
We cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally. Due to the dimensions of the packages the risk of the package being bounced back to us is too great.
*Singapore backers can self collect their pledges from our offices.
*WE ARE NOT SHIPPING TO:* Antarctica, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, North Korea or to active war zones such as Libya, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
Risks and challenges
This is our very first Kickstarter campaign, and we wanted to make a really big and innovative game! We have set our sights on making a game with immense strategic and tactical depth, action packed experience, great replay-ability and a refreshing new feel on the table.
Therefore, we have put in the extra effort and started preparing for this project over a year ago. We have had hundreds of play-tests and new player trials to streamline to rules and game system.
We are working with a number of experienced Manual writers and How-to-play video makers to make sure that the rules for all the various formats of the game are understandable.
We also started prototyping the components early and over time, we have come up with elegant solutions for the tactical movement, variable height and ship modularity that the game required without blowing the production budget or QA schedule.
We reached out to Panda Game Manufacturing (http://pandagm.com) one of the most respected and experienced manufacturers to ensure that we can provide you with a top-notch product, well crafted miniatures and well made game components.
Our funding goal for this campaign is strictly to cover the cost of the mold and die making and the minimum order quantities.
We have put up a realistic timetable on production and delivery for this game - which is by April 2018. We hope to have the game shipping before then, but we would rather be conservative than unprepared! This date is only an estimate. Due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards at different times.
We have a tremendously talented in-house art and modelling team has already completed 95% of the high-resolution print quality art and 3D molds (that were prototyped via 3D printing and laser cutting in house) to very exacting standards and will continue to work closely with the Panda Games team for the rest of the production and manufacture process.
You can be certain that we will take every possible precaution and care to provide you with this incredible game in a timely manner. We have worked hard to create a game that we are proud to present to the world.
Avertigos is a living game system and we intend to keep releasing Maps, Ships, Modules, Widgets and other accessories for it, over time. We want to nurture the Playware Hobbies Brand and have plans to release many titles under this brand in the future.
Despite everything, As in anything that requires manufacturing and logistics, there’s always the possibility of unexpected delays on matters like production, shipping and customs. While we can’t foresee every little issue that may arise, we have put many months into planning and organisation to ensure that the manufacture of Avertigos South China Sky goes as smoothly as possible.
We guarantee you that this Game has our full attention, with a dedicated team for every process. In the extremely unlikely event that we are unable to deliver the game, we’ll refund all pledges. That said, we have no reason to expect that this will occur.
All pledges are binding at the closure of the Avertigos South China Sky campaign on Kickstarter. After this time, no refunds will be available.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter