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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 21 2015 12:30 PM UTC +00:00
€7,138
pledged of €16,000pledged of €16,000 goal
150
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 21 2015 12:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

Savatori, an idyllic island paradise with long golden beaches, exotic wild jungles and a serious pickle of a political problem.

After the unfortunate but predictable demise of the old El Presidente, the island of Savatori has been thrown into chaos and a political power vacuum has formed. 6 candidates from across the island attempt to back stab and bargain their way to become the next great leader.  To win the hearts and minds of the Savatorian people, these candidates are going to have to use some rather unorthodox campaign strategies.

El Presidente is a fun and engaging strategy game filled with big personalities and weirdly wonderful actions.  It offers players multiple paths to victory and ways to scupper the competition while all the time trying it's hardest to remain funny and just a little bit bonkers!

You want things... we give you things.  Without exception any backer who pledges at level 2 or higher will receive a copy of the game and every single stretch goal.  No beating about the bush, you get everything!  That's over 200 things, it's like Christmas!

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You can view and download the rulebook.  It should be noted that this rulebook is not final and only includes the barebones gameplay, not any of the extra flavour text or graphics that we are adding into the file print:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sgszrj2vm2r8t4u/RuleBook-ElPresidenteV0.8.docx?dl=0

The game is played out across 7 weeks of campaigning, leading up to the election on the island.  At the end of the 7 weeks, the candidate who has the most popularity wins the game.  Sounds simple eh?  Ah, well that's where the other candidates and the fickle islanders come in.

Resource  cards are collected by moving around the island and each card either allows you to bolster your own popularity, damage that of your rivals or carry out special actions to take the lead such as stealing agents, blocking others attacks or quickly travelling around the island.

Resources can also be traded in for island coin to allow you purchase island locations for a popularity boost or extend your Limo to let you carry more agents around in your entourage.  

Agents can be recruited by travelling around Savatori and give you a variety of bonuses throughout the campaign and during the election, such as allowing you to draw extra cards from certain locations.  Agents can also be collected into family and job sets that add to your final score at the end of the game to tip the edge in your favor.

Island life is never quite that simple, and as you back stab and bully your way into hearts and minds, Savatori will succumb to (at times ridiculous) crisis' that you and the rest of the council of leaders must resolve if you have any hopes of leading the island at the end of the election! 

We have done our very best to make sure the exchange rates are up to date but due to market fluctuations, we might be a pound or a dollar out.

Crazy characters... check.  Hilarious artwork full of puns and jokes... check.  Boring simple designs that leech life and soul out of you as you play... no way!  We have one philosophy at Space Duck.. if a card doesn't make you groan thanks to the very worst pun or giggle at the image , we re-do it.  We honestly wish we hadn't agreed to that because it's been a lot of extra hard bloody work, but we really think that it has paid off!

We are working with a fantastic fulfillment company which means for our US customers we can ship from within the states and for our European customers, we can ship from within the union, so there are no extra custom fees for you to worry about.

We have tried our very hardest to make sure that we get the best possible deal for our backers and are taking a wack of the cost of the shipping in the game price to make it cheaper for you.  We have been able to use maths (it really is great) to offer free shipping to the USA, Canada, UK, France and Germany and only €8 for all other countries within the EU.

We appreciate there are great board gaming communities in other parts of the world and we are doing our very best to make sure you get the game without paying any more than you absolutely have to and to that effect we have managed to keep the costs down to just €15 for the rest of the world. 

For those of you wishing to add extra copies of the game (thanks by the way) just the cost of an additional game to your pledge and shipping where necessary.

Space Duck comprises of Patrick O'Callaghan, artist and graphics designer and Tom Hughes, game designer. With Pat's work in the Animation Industry and Tom in the Games Industry they have collectively accrued over 2 decades of content creation. We are based in Dublin, Ireland, and a mutual love of funny stuff, arty stuff and stuff that makes you think has ended up with us becoming partners in the big bad business world.

More importantly, Tom and Pat are passionate about games, and are tremendously excited to be sharing that love of games with a growing and passionate crowd of international gamers.  El Presidente is our first game to come to Kickstarter and we really hope you decide to get on a plane or a boat and join us on Savatori!

Risks and challenges

Although this is our first Kickstarter campaign, we have put a lot of time and effort into making sure it runs as smoothly as possible. Problems do arise - it is inevitable unfortunately - but our planning ahead of time means and advice from other board game Kickstarters out there means we are well prepared to meet any challenges that do come up. You've no idea how excited we are to get this game into your hands and will do everything we can to make sure that happens!

We have a great relationship with our printer & the quality is top notch. We have gained invaluable advice from a plethora of Kickstarter guru's and people who have successfully made games in the past!

Both Pat and Tom are committed to delivering the very best product we can, and we will work hard to make sure that happens. We drive people up the wall with how much we seek perfection, and that isn't going to stop with this game! As such, some colors or text might change a little when we hit the printer process.

We believe that communication is everything. Without your support this project wouldn't exist and we promise you that we will regularly update you on how the project is progressing and any delays. We have given ourselves a realistic delivery window, but the hope is to get it out to backers much sooner than that!

On a final note, El Presidente has been play tested to within an inch of it's life and we are very very happy with the result. We can't thank everyone who helped us reach this place more than enough! Even if you don't know us and are reading this, know that we love you just for taking the time to look us up!

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    A huge thank you from us to you for supporting this project. It really does mean the world to us!

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    You also receive a print of the original hand-drawn sketches of each of the candidates of El Presidente.

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    You will also have your likeness added to the game in the form of an agent. Pat the artist will work with you to make sure you become a true Salvatorian. A print of you as an Agent will also be provided.*

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    You receive 5 copies of the game for the price of 4 and all stretch goals.

    At the request of several backers we have added a retailer option. If you wish to make you own arrangements in terms of shipping, please contact us directly!

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    You receive a copy of the game and all stretch goals.

    You will also be added to the game as a candidate. Pat the artist will work with you to make sure your true likeness appears in the game. You will also appear on the box artwork so will be able to stare at your Savatorian self sat on your board gaming shelf!*

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