Deep Space D-6 is a self contained tabletop game designed from the ground up for solitaire play. In it, players take on the role of a starship captain stranded in hostile space. As captain, you'll be tasked with assigning crew member to various stations in order to deal with external threats like enemy spaceships, as well as internal threats like system malfunctions.
Originally starting as a print & play game, Deep Space D-6 released commercially in 2015 through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Beautifully minimalistic and tightly designed, the small print run was quickly consumed by avid gamers of all types and stock has been scarce ever since.
It's time to return to the deepest of deep space! Whether you are an accomplished D-6 Captain or have never tried a solitaire board game before, I'm glad to have you aboard! Now is your chance to get a hold of Deep Space D-6 with a revised rulebook. In addition, there is a new mini expansion that brings a new threat to the galaxy. This is a rescue mission and we'll need all the help we can get.
What's new in the reissue?
This is a straight reprint (not a 2nd edition). The first Kickstarter unlocked a wealth of enhancements and the box is at max capacity. As such, there will be no stretch goals and only minor changes from the first printing. The components are largely identical with the following revisions:
- Revised Rulebook - added some card clarifications
- Hull and Shield cubes now have rounded corners
- Ouroboros gameplay text has been modified
Read more about the changes here.
New RPG game mode:
The Long Way Home is an optional roleplaying supplement for DSD-6 that will be made available for free to all backers in the months following delivery of the game. A professionally printed version may happen in the future, but will not be part of this campaign.
Each turn in Deep Space D-6 you'll roll crew dice and assign them to stations to perform unique ship actions. There are 4 unique ships, each with unique strengths and weaknesses.
You can learn more about the game by visiting the original Kickstarter campaign here.
Here are some videos made from the first printing:
Special thanks to all video contributors!
Want to know more? Check out the original rulebook.
Or try the Print & Play.
- Magnetic one-piece box
- 4 Ship Boards
- 6 custom 14mm crew dice, 1 standard threat die
- Threat Deck of 54 cards including the Ouroboros Boss Encounter
- 8mm plastic Hull and Shield tracker cubes
- Revised Rulebook
- Infirmary card
As with all my Kickstarters, you won't find crazy positive video reviews/previews or extensive marketing campaigns with stretch goals where I try to maximize funding by over promising. As an independent publisher, I believe in investing in a solid product, and not my ability to convince you to back it. The following videos are completely independent and have no affiliation with Tau Leader games.
This video nails my design intention regarding the interesting decisions and how they are less about the random dice rolls, and more about deftly managing threats and resources:
See more written and video reviews at BoardGameGeek.com
Found this cool piece on reddit: I'm really surprised how well designed Deep Space D-6 is
Calling all captains! A new threat has been detected. We don't know where they came from or what they want, but their numbers never seem to end.
To defeat this new threat you'll have to perform overkill effects or be prepared to be overwhelmed by rapidly deploying enemy fleets. The Endless feed off each other and the more of them on the board, the more dangerous they become. Lucky for you, we've got ship upgrades available to help you overcome this radical new threat.
The Endless Expansion, available for the first time through this Kickstarter consist of:
- 54 new cards including external threats, internal threats, ship upgrades, and a new final encounter.
- Replacement Ouroboros cards to bring the 1st edition inline with the 2nd printing.
Note: You do not mix this new expansion with the base game cards. This new mini-expansion plays on it's own but requires the base game. However, the upgrades can be used with the original threat deck. Fully compatible with all 4 ships. Yes, it fits in the base game box.
The nice thing about this campaign is that shipping is no longer a mystery. Final box dimensions and weight have been predetermined. Shipping for this project is a subsidized rate of the actual shipping costs I was charged from the original Kickstarter campaign fulfillment.
To see the shipping rates, click on the pledge tier you are interested in and it will display the different costs based on your region.
Games will be shipped through fulfillment centers primarily in China, the EU, and the US. This reduces custom fees and VAT.
Backers are limited to 3 total games per pledge. You may add up to 2 additional copies and/or any number of expansions for the listed pledge price. There is no extra shipping charge.
Please note: There is an error in the Fleet Commander pledge. The estimated delivery is not November 2017. Estimated delivery for Fleet Commander pledge is December 2017, just like the rest of the pledges.
Tony is a visual designer and UX specialist currently residing in New York. He is the one-person team behind Tau Leader Games as the game designer and responsible for art direction, shipping logistics, and publishing. This is his 3rd published game, following Hunters of Arcfall and Dragon's Ransom. Tony also holds high scores in the classic arcade game Donkey Kong in various barcades throughout the US.
Tim is a freelance concept designer, illustrator and author based in Australia, specializing in character design and story development. He works in the French comic book market as well as animation and video games. You can see his work in places such as Editions Delcourt, Gunfire Games, Ankama, Blur studios, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast.
Back by popular demand, you can get a set of metal dice for the campaign exclusive price of $19 + Shipping. These dice sets are manufactured separately from the game and will arrive ahead of the game's delivery- perfect for using in the print & play while you wait. To get a set of metal dice, please visit http://javelindiceworks.bigcartel.com/
Risks and challenges
This is now my 4th Kickstarter project. Design and manufacturing is all set. The most challenging part has always been and will always be shipping. Shipping methods and costs change month to month and just about every publisher is at the mercy.
During the fulfillment stage I'd like to explore some of the many new shipping options that have risen to meet the needs of Kickstarter project creators. If those don't work out, I can always return to my regular methods which I have used successfully in the past.
Because this is a straight reprint, all the principle art assets are already complete. The expansion is the only part that remains unfinished but I do not foresee that as a lengthy process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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