UPDATE: The adventure has been postponed until April 8th. Read the update here.
What is Expedition?
Here's a web-based mini-game we made to show how Expedition works.
Role-playing games are an awesome way to have fun with friends. But when we tried the games currently available, such as Dungeons & Dragons™ and Munchkin™, we found a big problem.
We found many games to be too rule heavy. Keeping track of hundreds of pages of rules made it impossible to become truly immersed in the adventure - and serves as a huge barrier to entry for anyone interested in playing.
Other games took the opposite extreme, simplifying to the point of eliminating role-playing - which is the very thing that makes role-playing games unique!
Which is why we're making Expedition: a rules-light role-playing game that's fun for both casual and hardcore gamers.
Who is Expedition for?
Do you enjoy playing games with friends?
Perhaps you've thought about trying a role-playing game like Dungeons & Dragons™ at some point, but haven't had the time. Or maybe you were intimidated by the hundreds of pages of rules. Or, maybe you don't know anyone else who plays D&D, and wouldn't know where to start.
Perhaps you've played D&D, but find that you no longer have the time to commit the amount of time required for a full campaign. Or maybe you're a DM who no longer has the time necessary to plan full D&D campaigns, but still wants to provide rich experiences to your players.
Perhaps you enjoy trying new and exciting games, telling stories and going on adventures.
If any of these sound familiar...then Expedition is for you!
What Players are Saying
- "Expedition is, in a word... impressive" - Boccobo's Blessed Blog
- "It's the feel of a campaign RPG in a deck of cards. Fast and fun!" - The Bearded Meeple
- "I love having all of the rules explained on the cards. No more rule books to hunt through!"
- "This is the best synergy I've seen in an RPG since second edition D&D"
- "We were in the game within ten minutes of sitting down."
- "This is sweet. I will 100% be buying a set of these."
- "The abilities system is great - it keeps the game fast paced, and I want to play again and again so that I can figure out strategies for all of the classes."
We're here to make a great card game, and you're here to play a great card game. That's why our reward options are Expedition decks - no t-shirts, mugs or other, unrelated items to distract us from delivering the best possible game to you.
Backing on Kickstarter not only means you'll be the first to get Expedition - you'll also get the game at a great discount, and receive several Kickstarter-exclusive cards. Plus, all rewards include free shipping to the US.
If you back at the King level, you'll even be able to name a card in the base set for all future players of Expedition!
What's in the Box?
Every Expedition adventurer's kit includes:
- 250 cards: 2 Intro cards, 10 Explorers, 10 Titles, 88 Abilities, 50 Encounters, 15 Traps, 20 Equipment, 30 Loot
- 6x d20 dice
- Access to the Expedition mobile app and digital rule book
- With stretch goals to unlock additional cards and app functionality!
This is the really exciting part! If you help us raise our $9,000 goal, Expedition will become a reality. But, if you help us raise even more by backing and sharing Expedition with your friends, you'll unlock free improvements to your game!
$9,500 - 10 NEW CARDS added to the base deck, free for all backers!
$10,000 - Web-based custom card creator.
$11,000 - A digital lore book to make adventure-crafting faster and easier for Guides.
$12,000 - 10 MORE CARDS!
$13,000 - Hire an artist to create beautiful maps and art for the starting campaigns.
$15,000 - We'll immediately start on the first expansion pack and you get to vote on the theme
$18,000 - Web-based single-player version of Expedition with an AI Guide.
$20,000 - Web-based multiplayer version of Expedition so that you can play with your friends anywhere in the world.
We've been working hard on Expedition for the past 6 months. Besides cards, we've also created a web-based player handbook and guide for Guides, plus the companion mobile app that manages the live combat.
After dozens of prototypes and hundreds of improvements, we're ready to bring Expedition to market!
To do so, we need to raise enough money to approach a serious manufacturer, which is where you come in. Make Expedition possible by pre-ordering your copy today!
Risks and challenges
This is the second project we've crowd-funded and we're doing everything possible to bring you the best adventure game. We've met with several creators who've run successful card game Kickstarters, have been playtesting the game for the past 6 months, and already have two manufacturers lined up.
That being said, we know that unexpected factors have a way of cropping up - which is why we've given ourselves an extra month to deliver. We're also committed to regularly updating you, our supporters, with our progress. If you have ANY questions about our rewards or process, don't hesitate to ask questions here or email us at Expedition@Fabricate.IOLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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