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FORTRESS MOON: A Boardgame of 1950's Lunar Warfare!

FORTRESS MOON is a 2 to 4 player strategic boardgame set in a 1950's Retro Future. Will the Earth Forces conquer or be defeated?

FORTRESS MOON: A Boardgame of 1950's Lunar Warfare!

FORTRESS MOON is a 2 to 4 player strategic boardgame set in a 1950's Retro Future. Will the Earth Forces conquer or be defeated?

$3,616
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
47
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 11 2013 5:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 9, 2014

About

The Lunar War will continue!

Fear not Sons & Daughters of the Moon!  The Fight will continue. Though it appears we have lost the Battle on Kickstarter we here at Plus1Hammer Gaming will push on!

If you wish to be apart of the movement we have several options:

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 Thank You for your Support!  We shall meet again!

FORTRESS MOON is a brand new 2-4 player boardgame created & developed by Father/Son Team Alan & Thorin Thompson.

Set in a Retro Future inspired by 1950's scifi films/novels, the game features unique mechanics by combining Strategic Unit Deployment with Tactical Dice Rolling Combat while also incorporating Phase Driven Card Playing.

The game will feature stunning artwork by current comic artists Buzz Setzer, Darrel Banks & Charles Barnett III.

FORTRESS MOON is played over 6 Turns.  The objective of the game depends on who you're playing.

1 Player assumes the role of the LUNAR COLONISTS, a faction that has grown out of discontent with the living/working conditions of mining the Moon.

Not having their voices heard forced them to band together and drive out all who opposed them.

At the start of the game they control all 30 of the Mine-bases.

The 3 other Players take command of the EARTH FORCES!  These are the Greatest Nations of the time: REPUBLIC OF CHINA, UNITED STATES, & the SOVIET UNION.

Their goal over the 6 Turns is to reclaim and hold, collectively, 16 of the 30 Mine-bases that once belonged to them; while the LUNAR COLONISTS attempt to hold at least 15 of the 30 Mine-bases.

Each Turn is broken down into 5 Phases and each Player must in turn go through each Phase before the next Player's Turn begins.

FORTRESS MOON comes with 2 Decks.  1 Deck for the EARTH FORCES & 1 Deck for the LUNAR COLONISTS.

Cards are like transmissions from command and can be used during specific phases in the game according to the light at the top right of the card.

For example: this 'Bad Wiring' Card has a Yellow Light meaning it's an 'Anytime Card' and therefore can be used during Any Phase of the Game.

For more info on Gameplay check out the videos below.

War is coming!  Are you ready?

Click to Download the Game Manual. (Working Draft)
Click to Download the Game Manual. (Working Draft)
                       
Artwork for Card "Moon Madness"
Artwork for Card "Moon Madness"
Artwork for Card "Found MOM"
Artwork for Card "Found MOM"
Artwork for Card "Target Supply"
Artwork for Card "Target Supply"
Artwork for Cards "Sneak Attack" & "Last Full Measure"
Artwork for Cards "Sneak Attack" & "Last Full Measure"
Artwork for Cards "Overload of Bombs" & "Jet Packs"
Artwork for Cards "Overload of Bombs" & "Jet Packs"
Artwork for Card "Tactical Landing"
Artwork for Card "Tactical Landing"
Artwork for Card "Atomic MOM"
Artwork for Card "Atomic MOM"
Card designs subject to change.
Card designs subject to change.

 The Moon Needs You!  So let's give to 'em!

 At $45,000 we will have separate sculpts made for all Infantry Units by faction!  Above sketches are concepts and do not reflex the final outcome.

MORE STRETCH GOALS COMING SOON!

Check out the Map below to so you'll know how much to add to your pledge for Shipping Costs.  Blame the Lunar Colonists for this!  If we had more Element X it'd be easy to ship anywhere!

Add Ons: $80 Game, $25 T-shirt, $15 KS Exclusive Cards
Add Ons: $80 Game, $25 T-shirt, $15 KS Exclusive Cards
 

Right from the beginning my Father and I decided to get the project created using a crowd-funding platform.  It seemed only logical to take this game to the masses and let them decide its fate.

This game has been a labor of love for almost 2 years now and we want everyone to be apart of it's creation.  That's one of the reasons we have written such an elaborate back story behind the game.

We don't want you to just play as the Lunar Colonists or Earth Forces, we want you to become them!  Be so much apart of this game that you draw factions between your friends and start calling them, "Dirty Earthies" or "Moon Rats" or maybe even talk about their MOM's! (Robots that is.)

So that's why we chose Kickstarter as our funding platform.  We haven't just made a boardgame, but created a interactive story of sorts.  This journey is just the beginning and we want everyone here with us at the start!

Have you ever tried running a Mining Operation on the Moon?  Or Invading the Moon for that matter?  Well... neither have we...  But we assume it takes some cash-money to do so!

Reason 1:Manufacturing Fees

FORTRESS MOON is a hefty game with 280+ Miniatures of 10 Unique and Original Sculpts! It also features many other components (see WHAT'S IN THE BOX? for more details) and will retail for about $90.

Reason 2: Artists Fees

The game features some stunning artwork from current comic book artists in the past have worked from Marvel & DC Comics (that means we gotta pay 'em!)

But we are making them work their butts off!  FORTRESS MOON will feature somewhere around 80+ Cards each featuring Fully Colored Original Artwork!  These guys are also designing the Cover Art for the game too, so needless to say we're keeping them busy!

So after factoring in all the elements and doing the math, $35,000 is the base amount needed to complete a First Print Run (1,000 copies or so) of the game and finally bring this dream to reality!

Alan Thompson (Co-creator/ Designer) has been playing games for eons! It's been a long time dream of his to create/produce his own game and now we gets to do so along side his son Thorin.

Inspiration for FORTRESS MOON came from Dime Story Scifi Novels he so likes to read.  After talking to Thorin one day they decided to forge Plus1Hammer Gaming!  Alan currently owns and operates a comic shop called Sayelle's Quest.

Thorin Thompson (Co-creator/ Graphic Designer) was introduced to boardgames, RPGs, and comics, whilst growing up in his Father's store.  He currently works in the Film Industry and has Produced/Directed a filmella (like that word don't ya!) entitled 'Oil & Blood' (which if you dare to watch can be found by searching Vimeo.com and features Alan Thompson as a nasty monster!)

Jordyn Boci (Concept Artist) also works in the Film/Television Industry as a SF/X Makeup Artist.  Her other talents include (but are not limited to) Costuming, Sculpting, Painting, Leather Working, etc, etc!  Jordyn drew up the original designs for all the miniatures in the game, so if you don't like 'em take it up with her!  (Though Alan and Thorin are really to blame.)

Buzz Setzer (Artist/ Colorist) started his career in Comics in the early 90's working for DC Comics as a Colorist on a variety of titles including Catwoman, Hawkman, & Green Arrow.

Daryell Banks (Artist) began his career in comics around 1989 and has worked on titles such as Doc Savage, The Wild Wild West, and Justice Machine.  In '93 he started working with DC Comics onGreen Lantern co-creating the Kyle Rayner Green Lantern, Parallax, and other characters.  Other works include Captain America and X-Men for Marvel.

Charles Barnett III (Artist/ Inker) has worked for DC and Marvel on titles such as Star Trek, Thor, The Avengers, & Teen Titans!  He has consistently worked in comics since his debut with Marvel in '91.

Risks and challenges

We can't THANK all those that back this project enough. We've spent roughly 2 years working on the game and OUR COMMITMENT to you is that it will be manufactured in as timely a manner possible and at the highest quality.

We will keep you up-to-date on every aspect of it's creation after the funding has ended.

About 95% of the Graphic Design work is finished, but only 10% of the Artwork is complete. It will take about 2 months for everything to be ready to send to the manufacturer. And another couple of months (give or take) to get the games made.

If that is the case we are hoping to get the game out to you by April of 2014.

Being our first published boardgame anything could happen between now and then, but we will do our best to keep things according to plan.

Thank You For Your Support!

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    WAR BONDS! We know times is tough with this Lunar War happening and every penny counts! Get YOUR NAME listed in the back of the GAME MANUAL and a supporter of the Lunar Colonists!

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    SUIT UP- Get your gear ready the War's begun! Be the envy of all the Earthies by sporting an Official Fortress Moon T-shirt.

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    STRATEGIC ASSAULT- You surprise the Earthies and gain the upper hand in battle! Receive 1 copy of FORTRESS MOON!
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    LUNAR HERO- You've saved the Mine-base from being captured! For your trouble we present to you 1 copy of FORTRESS MOON!
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    FIELD COMMANDER- You send out transmissions to the troops controlling the battle-zone! Along with 1 copy of FORTRESS MOON you'll also receive 8 Kickstarter Exclusive Cards that can be added to the game.

    + Choose a Side: EARTH FORCES orLUNAR COLONISTS and get YOUR NAME on the Side of the Box!

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    RETAIL STORES- If you are a brick and mortar retailer and you want to support our game this is the way to do it! Receive 5 copies for retail with 1 of them SIGNED by the creators!

    We may also be able to arrange a visit to your store for a game demo day! (US Only) If you are interested in this - let us know!

    We will verify every store prior to shipping - please do not back at this level if you are not a retail store.

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    INTERNATIONAL EARTHIES- [This Pledge Level is for International Backers Only!] Grab 2 of your Earth buddies and receive 3 copies of FORTRESS MOON!

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    LUNAR PATRIOT! Leader of the Freedom Fighters! You're story will be told within the pages of the GAME MANUAL! You'll give us YOUR NAME and a couple other names of Friends and Family and we'll include them into the Side Stories printed in the Manual.

    Pledge also includes: 2 copies of FORTRESS MOON + 2 KS Exclusive Backers Card Sets + 2 T-shirts + Name on the Box

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    LUNAR SAVIOR! You will gain Freedom and Independence for the Moon no matter the cost and the people will remember YOUR FACE for its likeness will be on the Cover Art for the game! (We will work with you to make sure your likeness is portrayed well, but final decisions belong to the Creative Team.)

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    RESTRAIN THAT PERSON! THEY MUST HAVE THE MOON MADNESS! What is this craziness? Let's deliver a copy of Fortress Moon where all 280+ Miniatures are Individually Hand Painted! Will that quell the madness? No? How about 2 free Tickets to Gen Con where you and a friend can hang out with the Plus1Hammer Team! Maybe 1 Exclusive Signed piece of Sketch Artwork from our Artists! Oh God! The Moon Madness has set in too deep! We'll have to give you a FREE COPY* of every future game we make for life!

    Pledge also includes: 2 more copies of Fortress Moon (not hand painted) + 3 KS Exclusive Card Sets + 2 T-shirts + Name on the Box

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