We are a team of gamers who love to fully immerse in play. This Up Your Game campaign aims to do just that, by adding awesome components, tokens, and coins to your favorite games!
You may recognize some of these components from Nocturion. We had such a great response from backers who received the Nocturion deluxe components, we decided to bring them back to the table and unlock even more great content!
"Now the [Nocturion] Kickstarter upgraded components are out of this world. The upgraded resources are worth the price of admission... those upgraded components need to be viewed. Excellent!" - Purge Review
"Vesuvius Media amazing game you guys made great tokens for Nocturion and a phenomenal game for a great price. Definitely has a place on my most played shelf." - Jennifer Cearns (from Facebook post)
"Absolutely, truly, gorgeous production. All the bits, pieces, the tactile nature of everything, smooth Plastics, metals, textured wood and stones, are all fantastic." - Matt Lowder (from Nocturion KS comments section)
"Received my copy of the Deluxe Edition last night (Vancouver, Canada) and am blown away by the quality of it all. Looking forward to bringing it to the next games-night with my friends. Excellent job Team Vesuvius!" - Kevin MacQuarrie (from Nocturion KS comments section)
Components Video Teaser
In this campaign you will find two types of components:
- Resource Packs
- Player Tokens
Each type of component is clearly marked with the relevant symbol at the top left corner of their graphic.
Some pledge levels award you with packs of resources and/or a number of player tokens. Following the campaign, you will receive an invitation to our pledge manager system. In the pledge manager, you will be able to choose the combination of packs and/or player tokens you want.
For example, if the Pledge Level says you get 3 Player Tokens, then that means you can either get 3 of the same Token (e.g. Crown), or mix and match up to a quantity of three (e.g. 2 Crowns and 1 Chalice, or 1 of each of the three available Player Tokens, etc.).
The same applies to Resource Packs. If the Pledge Level says you get 8 Resource Packs, you can choose any combination of the available Resource Packs. Your options will be increased based on the number of Stretch Goals we unlock.
By choosing the "Retailer's Pledge", you put down a deposit for purchases exclusive to brick & mortar Retailers.
The amount of $135 is a deposit, not necessarily the full amount for this pledge level. You are committing to getting any combination of Resource Packs, Metal Coins and/or Player Tokens at 50% discount.
To be eligible for this, you will need to pass a validation process for your retailer status. This process along with the finalization of your pledge will be done through our Pledge Manager after the end of the campaign.
In addition to your selected Pledge Level, you may add any number of our available/unlocked components.
To do this, select the items you want to add, find their cost from the relevant image and multiply by the quantity you want. For example if you wish to get an extra 2 packs of Wood components, then you need to add 2 x $5 = $10 to your pledge.
The Stretch Goals of this campaign will allow us to give you even more awesome game components at great prices!
As we are a small publisher, Kickstarter was the best choice for this campaign because it allows us to offer you even more content as the campaign grows. With your support, we will be able to bring even more cool designs to life. The funds raised will help cover the cost of sculpting, molds and production.
During the course of the campaign we will reveal more Stretch Goals!
Stay tuned and spread the word!
We will charge shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect payment via our pledge manager. Shipping costs vary widely based on where you will receive your reward. Unfortunately, a one size fits all price isn't manageable.
We will pay to ship your rewards to our international distribution centers. Based on your delivery address, we will ship to you from one of the hubs below:
- UK: GamesQuest
- Asia & Brazil: VFI
- Australia: Aetherworks
- Canada: Snakes & Lattes
- USA: QuarterMaster
- Germany, Rest of Europe & Rest of the World: Happyshops
UK & Brexit:
The delivery time of the game is scheduled for March 2020. Right now, the UK is in an unstable and unknown status as far as its relationship with the EU is concerned. There is no way for us to predict how this is going to end and what repercussions this might inflict on shipping. Our goal is to bring the games into the EU and then find the best way to transfer them to the UK. We are monitoring the situation and will let you know more when we do.
US Tariffs on Toys:
We understand backers' fear of the US proposed tariffs on toys (including boardgames). We were afraid too BUT we took that fear and decided to do something about it!
For anyone who may have missed it, the US has proposed a new tariff/tax on toys coming from China of up to 25%. That means companies could have to pay up to 25% on the manufacturing cost (not the MSRP or KS pledge price) to have the games released from US customs. The latest update we have heard is that the tariff on toys will be 15% starting in December 2019. New trade talks are scheduled for October, so this could change again.
We discussed and debated this new challenge thoroughly and have come up with a plan to move forward.
Vesuvius Media is making a commitment to absorb the cost of new US tariffs that may be implemented following this Kickstarter campaign. Each company must do what is right for their specific circumstances, and we are making this right for us.
Vesuvius Media is a small game development company. Make no mistake, if the tariffs go into effect, they will eat into any profits we hope to make; BUT we are committed to our community of players, we are grateful for your continued support, and we want to keep our games as accessible as possible.
Estimated Shipping Rates
The following is a list of rough estimates for shipping of the basic pledge. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates. The costs may rise if the weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional add-ons you choose, and if shipping companies change their prices when the year changes (2020). All prices are listed in US dollars.
Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and other remote states are not part of the "US" category. They are included in the "Rest of the world" one.
If you happen to be close to any of the following locations, then you can choose the "Pick up" pledge and not pay shipping costs!
- Vesuvius Media: 38 Pioneer Ave, Halifax NS, B3M 1W8
- Cape & Cowl Collectibles: 536 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville NS, B4C 2R8
We will ask you to specify the exact pick up location during the survey at the end of the campaign.
- Κάισσα Πειραιά: Αριστοτέλους 11, 18535, Πειραιάς (τηλ. 210 4296845)
- No Label X: Μπόταση 4, 106 82, Αθήνα
- Meeple on Board: Πιττακή 7, 17122, Νέα Σμύρνη
We will ask you to specify the exact pick up location during the survey at the end of the campaign.
We want to thank all of the backers who have been supporting us and helping us create and deliver great games. That is why we created a special Loyalty program.
Whenever you select a pledge that has the Vesuvius Media Loyalty Credit item in it, you will receive a $5 Loyalty Credit for our next Kickstarter campaign to be used for add-ons.
This extra credit will be visible during the checkout process of the Hive Pledge Manager and you will be able to use it to buy add-ons (it can not be used for a main pledge nor for shipping costs).
Keep in mind that the Loyalty Credit is per campaign and not per game. This means that if you backed us only in one campaign, even if you added all three games in a bundle, you will receive $5 credit. We do this to be fair to backers who have paid more shipping costs by supporting us in multiple campaigns.
If you have Loyalty Credit from previous campaigns and choose not to use it in this one, then you will have an additional $5 for the next one.
To be eligible for the Loyalty credit, you must pledge for a reward during this campaign. Late-pledges and pledges of $1 will not qualify for any type of Loyalty credit (credit from past campaigns or credit for future campaigns).
Vesuvius Media is a small (but mighty!), Canadian, indie development company. Starting off by producing online strategy games, Vesuvius Media has branched into new areas of production and currently boasts online games, mobile games, graphic novels and board games in its portfolio.
What makes Vesuvius Media different from all the other companies? Vesuvius Media is community-driven. Whether online or on the table, its game designers and developers interact with players, listen, debate, and continually gather feedback. Its community of players help shape the future of its games!
To date, Vesuvius Media has successfully Kickstarted nine (9) board game projects:
- Centauri Saga (Produced and Successfully Delivered)
- Cosmic Pioneers (Produced and Successfully Delivered)
- Dwar7s Fall (Produced and Successfully Delivered)
- Centauri Saga: Season 1 (Produced and Successfully Delivered)
- Covil: The Dark Overlords (Produced and Successfully Delivered)
- Dwar7s Winter (Produced and Successfully Delivered)
- Dwar7s Fall Collector's Edition (Produced and Successfully Delivered)
- Nocturion (Produced and Successfully Delivered)
- MonstroCity (Production in progress)
You can check out our Kickstarter Projects' history and stats on this cool website:
We learn from our mistakes, we listen to your suggestions, and we strive to become better. Always feel free to contact us with your comments, questions, and concerns.
GDPR and Data/Privacy Protection law
By pledging on this campaign, you give us the right to transfer your personal data to selected partners, in the sole purpose of sending you your games. We never sell your data to anyone, and we won't transfer it to partners who aren't involved directly in fulfilling your pledge. In details, your personal data will be handled by:
- us, Vesuvius Media, to transfer it to the partners who will need it
- a Pledge Manager solution (we use Hive - www.hiveinteractive.net) to collect your shipping address and pledge preferences
- the fulfillment company in charge of shipping the game to you (we work with Quartermaster Logistics for US, Snakes&Lattes for Canada, GamesQuest for UK, VFI for Asia/Australia/Brazil and HappyShops for Rest of EU/Rest of the World)
- the transporter chosen by the fulfillment company to deliver you the game (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.)
While we have chosen these partners for their high level of professionalism, we can't guarantee that they comply with GDPR.
Please note that while GDPR only applies to the European Union, for simplicity and because GDPR globally gives a much better protection for customers, we will apply the principles of this law no matter where you live in the world.
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 limitations.
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.
Our current estimation for delivery is April 2020. 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.
When this campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a survey in our pledge manager 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 delivery 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 in January, 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 country's postal service sort-and-dispatch system.
Through this campaign you may receive updates on Vesuvius Media's other upcoming projects. Such updates will not be frequent.
BY PLACING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.
Thank you very much,
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