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Spell Saga is a one-­player story based card game. Imagine something between your favorite book and video game but played with cards!
Spell Saga is a one-­player story based card game. Imagine something between your favorite book and video game but played with cards!
Spell Saga is a one-­player story based card game. Imagine something between your favorite book and video game but played with cards!
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POST CAMPAIGN UPDATE!

You can still play Deck One: The Highlands for free with the PnP link below. We will have a very limited number of Physical copies available this Summer. For more information, click the pic below to join our fan club, The Weatherguard!

This looks really intriguing. Todd demo'd an early prototype of this for me a couple years ago and it seemed to me he was breaking some new ground. -- Peter Adkison, founder: Wizards of The Coast, Owner: Gen Con 

It's a very intriguing game and a fascinating way to experience a story -- Jonathan H. Liu, Geekdad.com 

Hauntingly Poetic. -- Ed Grabianowski, io9.com 

                                                                                                                       

Gameplay:

or Watch Todd Play an actual game

or Watch Joshua play an actual game

or watch Paxson of Ashgarden play an actual game (NSFW language)

STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!!!

Everyone who orders a physical copy of the game receives these Kickstarter exclusive special cards and things below if we reach the following goals: (see bottom of page for card pics!)

Spell Saga is a story told in three parts, and is composed of three decks and a 20 card "ending". The first deck, known as The Highlands, has been played worldwide for the last year. You can play it for free! Just click the link above to download the cards, then print them at home or your local printer.

In the Autumn of 2013 we launched a Kickstarter for Spell Saga, and did not meet our goal. Now we have returned, bringing an International fanbase and splitting the game into separate decks. (Deck One is now a base game, while the decks will be considered expansions).

We are seeking funds to do a limited print run of Deck One: The Highlands (we're calling it a "zero" edition)! Although we plan to continue making the game available for PnP, this might be your only chance to grab a physical set of cards. 

Now that our fundraiser has succeeded, we will offer the rest of the decks in limited "zero editions" as well. (Deck Two: The Forest is finally ready for Print & Play files, and you can pre-order it below by donating at any tier)!

We've partnered with Panda Game Manufacturing to bring you the high quality product this game deserves to be. Backers may donate whatever amount they like. For pledges that reach specific levels, we offer the following rewards:

Shipping in the US is free, International backers see below!

NEW SHIPPING INFO! 10-20-14

The following tiers are US only:

The following tiers are International only

TO GET ALL EXCLUSIVE CARDS, WEATHERGUARD IRON IS THE CHEAPEST OPTION!!!

WEATHERGUARD SILVER $150 OPTION STILL AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES! (see reward tiers on right of page/this option made obsolete by the now cheaper Weatherguard Iron option)

A LA CARTE

The following ITEMS are available as add-ons for any tier level in any country, at no additional shipping charge. Just add the appropriate amount to your pledge (there will be a post campaign survey to tell us what you've selected)!

*All Weatherguard level tiers come with ALL EXTRA CARDS. Al la carte is meant for lower tiers, or to receive extra copies!

THESE SHIRTS ARE VERY LIMITED!!!

Stretch Goals CARD PICS

If anyone has any Questions, do not hesitate to contact us Spellsaga@gmail.com 

Twitter.com/SpellSaga 

Twitter.com/toddmichaelr 

Twitter.com/TheJoshRizzo 

Facebook.com/SpellSaga 

SpellSaga.Tumblr.com

toddmichaelrogers.tumblr.com (Todd's Journal)

spikedungeon.tumblr.com (Todd's Tumblr of Fun)

Why Kickstarter

Quality costs money. Bottom line.

- 100 Chinese grey core casino stock cards w/rounded edges

- 6 holofoil cards (they cost 9 times as much as regular cards!)

- full color tuck box

- slipcase cover (holofoil)

- free shipping in US

- all-over T-shirt printing

For us to publish the game at anything less than expensive we need the best possible solution. Kickstarter allows us to print overseas, as well as share our game with a wide audience of people just like us: players ready for something special.

Words: Todd & Joshua

Art: Lauren Rogers       

Additional Help: Sakroka & Paxson of Ashgarden

Translations: Dual Pistoleiro, Raimund Ruppel    

Music: "Grain" by Cricket Engine

Risks and challenges

All the work for Deck One: The Highlands is done. All of it. The files are ready to be shipped to our printer and printed. Our hyper-violent T-shirt?: designed and ready for printing. The companies we're using have been contacted. Schedules are in place.

The Print & Play files for Deck Two: The Forest will be ready to download by Christmas, there's just a bit of art and play testing adjustments left to do.

We spent two years fine-tuning a budget, exhausting our resources and getting the game ready for manufacturing. We are using Panda Game Manufacturing to make sure the process goes smoothly, timely, and professionally. And we have stretched our timeline to give us extra time "just in case"

That "just in case" could include any number of print or ship hiccups, but we're committed to getting everything to everyone as quick as International shipping can allow.

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Funding period

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