In Ghost Star enemies try and defeat you with nightmarish scenes and the entities themselves take on nightmarish forms that will haunt forever. It got us thinking...
Everyone has that one nightmare that haunts them. You know the one. Is it a clown? An invisible threat? Giant snake? Sometimes just the environment in a nightmare is enough to permanently haunt you. Whatever it is, type it in and send it. We think it would be incredible to get a collection of nightmares from board gamers around the world. Don’t be shy, let’s make it happen!
Colonel and Supernova backers are invited to submit their worst nightmare in written form. All nightmares submitted will be showcased in the Ghost Star - Backer Book of Nightmares (with credit, country and backer number). All Colonel and Supernova Backers will receive the book whether they submit a nightmare or not.
Additionally, twenty of the nightmare stories will be chosen as enemies and appear in the game! This includes a condensed version of the story, a custom illustration, and credit for the story on the enemy card.
Finally, one Colonel backer nightmare will be illustrated on the inside spread of the book and one Supernova backer will have their nightmare illustrated on the cover.
For instructions to submit your nightmare story scroll down near the bottom of the page.
Some art is still in concept. The Colonel, for example, still needs some finishing detail. The Captain Meg Ohtani illustration is an example of finished art.
We will charge shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends.
The following is a list of rough estimates for shipping of the Captain pledge. Please keep in mind that these are estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals or by pledging for the playmat. All prices are listed in US dollars.
USA, EU, Canada, Japan - $5
Rest of Europe, Far East, Australia, NZ - $10
Rest of the World - $15
Try to keep your submissions under 400 words or less and submit via Kickstarter Messenger to our Wreak Havoc Games account.
The Ghost Star - Backer Book of Nightmares is a Kickstarter Exclusive
Please insert “Backer Nightmare Submission” and your Reward Level (Colonel or Super Nova) at the top of the message. Please include the name you want to appear in the book and your backer number at the bottom of the page.
One Colonel level Backer nightmare will be illustrated and showcased on the inside spread of the book with credit.
One Super Nova Level Backer nightmare will be illustrated and showcased on the cover of the book with credit.
The book will be a landscape format with premium black paper stock. The cover will also be premium paper with a matte finish.
All nightmare stories must be submitted by MARCH 27, 2019 to be considered. An update will be sent out soon after showcasing the finalists.
Nightmares will be published in the language they are submitted and categorized by country. The final number of nightmares received will ultimately decide the final layout and dimensions of the book.
Risks and challenges
Ghost Star is our first Kickstarter and we are eager to deliver a high quality game in a timely fashion. We have scheduled 2 months to write and illustrate the backer nightmares that will be in the game. We believe that is ample time and if we can we will shorten that schedule. Ghost Star is a game that uses simple components, minimizing the likelihood of production complications. We also avoided complex add-ons to make sure that there is little room for error. Our strategy is simple so that the game gets to you as fast as possible.
There are always unforeseeable circumstances that can rise during the game manufacturing / transportation process. Delays, shortages, strikes and natural disasters can happen. Should issues arise – you can be confident that our team will work to minimize their impact on you getting your copy of Ghost Star. No matter what happens – we will be communicating with our backers regularly and transparently to keep everyone informed of the current status.
We welcome your feedback and questions through all channels and will strive to respond in a timely and helpful manner to any concerns you might have.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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