About this project
"Jump successful, Captain!"
You breathe again with relief: your armada is one of the first to safely cross the Jumpgate to a hostile alien system!
Everywhere around you sensors pick up extreme radiation levels, weird energy fluctuations, a madly gyrating asteroid field and solar winds like you've never seen before in any quadrant.
The alarm sounds as alien ships dart out of the asteroid field. Your Stormcrows move in unison to repel the attackers while the rail guns of your Star Destroyers rain death upon them!
You defeat the Raiders this time, but... they will be back!
Based on the successful online game Universe Online, Centauri Saga brings strategy in space and the battle against the Ravager to your table top!
Centauri Saga is a Sci-fi adventure board game that supports a 4X and co-op game play style for 1 to 4 players. Recommended ages 13+. Playtime: 60 - 90 minutes.
You begin your saga with a mission that defines the setting and goals of the game. Next, you guide your Armada through the unexplored sectors (hexagons) of Alpha Centauri.
However, you are not alone. You will encounter Raiders and Bosses representing a hidden alien menace in the Centauri system.
Your Saga begins now!
If you like space games and you don’t want to invest 6 hours then this game is for you! Centauri Saga is intended to be challenging, but simple, and like any great co-op game, you shouldn't be able to beat it the first time...
The core game comes with multiple game scenarios. Now you may think, sure great, the extra game scenarios mean a tough new villain or boss to battle...
Each game scenario is like a new game! They come with their own cards, their own rules and a different game-play strategy! Not just another "boss" for you to defeat.
Click on the image bellow to download our core BETA rulebook:
Here is what esteemed board game video reviewers think about Centauri Saga:
With this add on you will be able to play all scenarios with 5 or 6 players! The package includes all extra components and updated scenario cards. You also get 2 extra commanders (for a total of 10) and 2 extra game scenarios!
To get this add on, simply increase your pledge by $15 CAD. For example to get the core game and the add on you total pledge should be 60 + 13 + 15 = $88 CAD (approx. 65 USD).
Centauri Saga is not your standard board game. Much like our online games, it will grow, mature, and evolve.
As soon as you receive your copy, you will be given access to an online system, which we call BoardGameCrafter, where you will be able to
- create and share your own game scenarios
- see lists of cards, make comments, share ideas
- create your own custom cards
- take part in competitions where the best new scenarios and game setups could be published.
As you have seen through the various game scenarios that have already been released, you can play Centauri Saga in many different ways. With your ideas and input, we can make it infinite!
By now, you all know Centauri Saga is a 4X space adventure board game.
1X - Exploration 2X - Expand 3X - Exploit 4X - Extermination
Now, we want to help take that fourth X to the next level.
We believe we have a great space game on our hands and, based on the enthusiasm of our backers, we know we can make it happen.
That is why, following the Centauri Saga Kickstarter campaign, we will make a donation to Rotary's END POLIO NOW campaign.
Did you know that polio, a devastating disease with no cure, still exists... even though it's completely preventable?! In 1985, Rotary International took on the ambitious goal to end polio worldwide. At the time, polio crippled more than 350,000 children per year in 125 countries.
It's the home run stretch for the END POLIO NOW campaign and we believe we can help exterminate polio worldwide together!
Capital controls getting you down?! Your frustrations are now over (at least when trying to back Centauri Saga!)!
Thanks to the help of the Greek company Game Rules, you can now back Centauri Saga's Kickstarter campaign in Greece!
Just visit the link below and back Centauri Saga via the Game Rules website.
Your pledge will be counted in the Centauri Saga Kickstarter campaign and bring us closer to reaching our funding (and stretch!) goals!
Centauri Saga is scheduled for production in March 2016. Please note that the published product may have differences regarding sizes, quantities, colors and layout because of production limitations and/or adjustments. The miniatures depicted in the campaign may undergo changes/adjustment to ensure a quality product.
Miniatures included in the main game and the stretch rewards are single pieces; no glue or assembly is required. The exception is the Ravager miniature, which will require minimum assembly (without glue) due to size.
Kickstarter Rewards: Backers of $60 CAD or more will receive all stretch goals generated from this campaign. The game itself and any stretch goals will be available in the future as separate products from Vesuvius Media Ltd.
We expect to ship the game in April 2016. Please keep in mind though that there is always a chance the production process will be delayed for various reasons.
The cost for world-wide shipping is $13 CAD (approx. $10 USD / 9 EUR).
Our current shipping solution does not offer tracking to keep the cost as low as possible. If you require order tracking please contact us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com. Be advised that this may incur some additional cost. If you have any concerns regarding customs and import taxes for large cost orders, please contact us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com and we will try to offer some advice.
Vesuvius Media is an indie development company dedicated to providing high-quality games. To do this, our development team interacts with our players, openly discussing their ideas and valuing their opinion. This enables us to develop relevant and engaging game content while creating a welcoming game environment and a loyal player community. Player input helps shape the future of our games!
In 2014, Vesuvius Media's game community and fans funded the production of our second online game, Nocturion, through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. See Nocturion's Indiegogo campaign comment section for feedback from the community (Thank you!).
But it doesn't stop there! With the launch of its first board game Centauri Saga, which is based on Universe-Online, Vesuvius Media is also producing a graphic novel Echoes of Immortality, based on Nocturion's extensive medieval and magical lore.
Vesuvius Media's second board game is also in the works!
Vesuvius Media Ltd. was incorporated in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2014, but our international development team has been working together since 2010. Our combined skills and experience include game design, development, story-telling, music composition, graphics (2.5D with 3D models), public relations, marketing, crowdfunding, extreme mathematics, and more!
Risks and challenges
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING TO THIS CAMPAIGN.
Even though we do our best to ensure a quality product and a timely production, there is always the risk of delays. Supplier shortage, holiday traffic and weather conditions are just a few of the reasons a production could be delayed. Vesuvius Media Ltd should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties. In addition, some of the items shown might differ from the final product due to supplier/manufacturer error.
When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If after you receive your order, you find that there are items missing, please contact us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com and we will send you the missing items as soon as possible.
If your package arrives damaged, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at support [at] vesuviusmedia.com. We will send you replacements for the damaged items as soon as possible. The games shipped through this campaign will be sent out in a larger and stronger package which will better protect the contents against damage.
Our current estimation for delivery is April 2016. We want your orders to be delivered on time as much as you do; however, history has shown that despite the best laid plans there is always a chance of delay.
If a package is not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.
As soon as this campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a survey through which you can let us know which items you have ordered as well as where you would like us to ship your order. Keep in mind that your order may be shipped sooner or later than the estimated date. Please give us an address that will surely not change (If for example you think that you may be moving to a new house around April, please give us the address of a friend or relative to ensure a successful delivery).
Please read the Shipping section above.
Please note that your order may be delivered in multiple packages. This is done due to weight limitations for group shipments. Even though the items you ordered will be shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each countries postal service sort-and-dispatch system.
Through this campaign you may receive updates on Vesuvius Media's other upcoming projects. Such updates will be rare.
BY PLACING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.
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