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Galactic Presidency - a 2-5 Player Board Game

In this board game you battle in the arena to become the GALACTIC PRESIDENT!

Galactic Presidency - a 2-5 Player Board Game

In this board game you battle in the arena to become the GALACTIC PRESIDENT!

$584
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10
backers
24days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, October 12 2019 3:29 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What initially began as a miniatures game set in a gladiatorial arena became a science-fiction parody of a political system that is decided by a trial-by-combat, with victory earning a candidate votes in a galactic election. Once this ridiculous idea entered into our minds there was no going back.

 Game Story 

In the year 2130, after multiple wars between the planets nearly destroyed the galaxy, the ruling governments decided to resolve control of the galaxy through means of combat in the arena. Every ten years each planet sends its strongest candidate to win votes through skill in battle and the determination of the government's leading senators. Only after the blood and death that such an election as this can bring will a candidate be named Galactic President.

Galactic President is a complex strategy game that uses both cards and dice. In each round candidates (players) utilize an Alien Power and have up to three senators, each using a unique weapon, battle for supremacy in the GALACTIC ARENA. All senators start with the same amount of health for their "head, body, and legs." A senator is killed when they no longer have health in one of these areas. Besides the use of Combat Cards there are also random events that can help or hurt all senators and will in some cases kill them. Candidates can win "Electoral Votes" but the vote value is kept hidden and is only revealed and counted if there is no clear victor at the end of the game.

The game can be played with 2 to 5 players, 12 years or older. The playing time is between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on your modifications to the rules - its easy enough to lengthen or shorten your game time. Our game is designed to promote "enjoyment through creativity" as well as keeping the potential to win the game even if the player had all of his senators killed.

To win the game a candidate must win two of three rounds, which is when one candidate is left standing, or have the greatest number of Electoral Votes.

15 different Alien Race power cards
15 different Alien Race power cards
13 unique weapons
13 unique weapons
98 Combat Cards that are used by both attackers and defenders during combat and can enhance the capabilities of either.
98 Combat Cards that are used by both attackers and defenders during combat and can enhance the capabilities of either.

 Political Sparing - "Combat Basics"

One of five different Player Boards that players can use while fighting for Galactic Presidency

The attacking senator will choose another senator in the same combat bracket or tier. The defender must choose and place his card facedown before the attacker reveals his own "Combat Card." The attack can be focused on the head, body, or legs of the defending senator, all three of which have different health meters and have their own impact on the senator's capablilties during combat. Once the attacker has selected his card then both parties reveal their Combat Cards.

If the defending senator chose to defend the same area as the attacker then he is able to add the value of his card to his defense. Otherwise the card is discarded and only the attacker can add his card's value to his attack. Now, both senators roll a die and add the number rolled to the value of their card, as well as any modifiers that can be applied by their weapon or Alien Power.

The attacking senator must always perform at least one attack against the defending senator. Once a senator has lost all health in either the head, body, or legs he is killed and Electoral Votes, which remain hidden until the end of the game, are awarded to the surviving senator.

8 cards that have the ability to change, alter, or inhibit the actions of the other senators.
8 cards that have the ability to change, alter, or inhibit the actions of the other senators.

There are also "Special Combat Cards" that can be used by either senator to make unique attacks, block, or even counter an attack. A "Technological Amusement" is released against all senators after four of these Special Combat Cards have been played, regardless of the bracket or tier of the senator that played the fourth card. Technological Amusements can either help or hurt a player's senators and depending on how well a player rolls his die will determine the effectiveness the Technological Amusement has on his senators.

5 cards that are randomly selected which heal or hurt all of a candidate's senators.
5 cards that are randomly selected which heal or hurt all of a candidate's senators.
38 Agent of Change cards that allow you to change or prevent the actions of another candidate.
38 Agent of Change cards that allow you to change or prevent the actions of another candidate.
When all else fails, you have the vote of the people electing the President.
When all else fails, you have the vote of the people electing the President.

The Digital Reward - The Player Board

Aside from offering copies of the game, all of our backers will have the choice (or receive all) of the Alien Player Board images without the senator's health levels on the boards.

We want to thank everyone for checking out the Kickstarter for our first game and hope you enjoy it as much as we had in creating it.

The Creators

Alan Radano is now retired but worked in a business office with part of his responsibility to locate weaknesses within IT systems and their written procedures so that any potential issues can be corrected. He has played strategy board games with his childhood friend for over 25 years. Nearly every Friday night the two of them, as well as Alan’s son Peter, meet to play games. Over the years he and Peter have discussed the weaknesses and strengths of the games they’ve played.

Peter Radano, who graduated college with a major in English Literature and has a strong enjoyment of creative writing, is currently an Assistant Manager at a nationwide Pet Store chain. While attempting to create his own characters in HeroScape, Peter brought up the idea of creating games to his father and they decided to attempt to create one of their own based upon discussions they’ve had in the past. In addition to this project, Peter is developing an Adventure game with HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) inspired weapons combat. 

Risks and challenges

Although the game itself is complete, our only concern is making sure that the manufacture of the game is quick and up to our standards. We want our backers to be happy with the product they receive and that they receive it in a timely manner.

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