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The Terminator™: The Official Board Game

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The Terminator™: The Official Board Game
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2,126 backers pledged $220,456.00 on Kickstarter

An asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards based off of the iconic 1984 James Cameron film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Raised in Kickstarter
$220,456.00 / 2,126 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$102,807.50 / 2,037 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Survey Imminent - Production Update
7 months ago – Tue, May 02, 2017 at 12:29:09 AM

Transmission incoming, Resistance:

We have a lot of points to cover and a lot of progress to report. First off, our Resistance Heavy got a reboot! With a name like "heavy," we felt that gun needed a little extra heft.

There's no "I'll be back" after a hit from one of these.
There's no "I'll be back" after a hit from one of these.

 

Next up—and this is a little dated now, but we still wanted to share—we have some concept art for the Skynet Mainframe by Yvel Guichet. The idea behind these drawings is that the mainframe is like a sentient building, a superstructure, that the humans need to outmaneuver and destroy. There'll also be turret miniatures to go with the mainframe.

A sufficiently big machine to rage against.
A sufficiently big machine to rage against.

 

Let us know in the comments what you think!

The final piece we're waiting on before we can launch the survey is the freight weights and costs to a few different regions. This has taken a little longer than Evil Dead 2 because of the post-campaign changes we made to add-ons and components. We'll give you an early warning before the survey launches, as well as another update when it's live.

Lynnvander will have the rules for the core game and all optional buys all wrapped up tomorrow! We'll do our final comb through, make everything shiny and illustrated, and then we'll be ready to send this game to manufacturing. We've identified many of the hurdles we encountered during Evil Dead 2 and are leaping over them this time around.

Our manufacturer, BoDa's plastics partner, has all our 3D STL files and is reviewing them now. They'll be identifying any tweaks or edits that will need to be made to optimize them for the molding and manufacturing process. They've produced many fantastic games, including CMON's Kaosball and Arcadia Quest and FFG's Gears of War, Descent 2nd Ed., Imperial Assault, and X-Wing, so we know these are going to be some good-looking figures.

Lastly, we'll be shifting our update schedule to sync up with Evil Dead 2: the 1st and 15th of every month. Terminator will likely still have a few updates in the interim, but you can always count on those two regular postings a month.

That's all for now, soldiers. Dispatch terminated.

Team Space Goat

Questionnaire Results/Survey Incoming
7 months ago – Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 12:36:36 AM

Attention Resistance soldiers!

We wanted to check in and let you all know we're hard at work over here getting things sorted for the survey. After doing some hard number crunching after looking at the questionnaire numbers (Thanks everyone for filling that out. We got over 700 responses!) we have made some decisions on optional buys.

Notes on optional buys that get cut: If you over pledged those funds can go towards paying your shipping costs. If after shipping you still over-pledged, Space Goat is happy to refund you the difference. Bundles that include add-ons that were cut will be restructured to still give you the same percentage of a discount!

  • We have to cut the gun dice holders as not enough backers were interested in them to cover mold costs.
  • We are able to make Extra HK Tanks, Extra Resistance Soldiers x8, Extra Stingers x6, Extra Resistance Heavies x4, and Extra Resistence Vehicles available for purchase at the survey. Since these molds are already made, we can make it happen without too much extra fuss. The core game will have every miniature you need to play the game without using cardboard tokens, these will just be for those who want replacements or want to build a home brew warfare system. We are getting prices locked down and will announce them soon.
  • We are combining Dogs of War and Tunnel Vision to make a combined Guerilla Combat expansion! Together they will be $14 for Kickstarter backers ($2 less than if packaged separately) We noticed the numbers for those were just about the same, so we wanted to save you all a couple bucks by combining the packaging. The gameplay bundle will also be $2 cheaper too.
  • We aren't able to make all of the player tokens, but we will be able to offer 2 out of the 6. We are planning on offering the Arnold and the T-800 player tokens, but if there's another one you'd really like to see, let us know in the comments!
  • We got a lot of requests for Terminator Dice Bags and Card Sleeves. If there were card sleeves, there would be enough to cover all of the cards in the core game and the optional buys. If this is something you all would be interested in, please let us know in the comments!
  • We do have one more optional buy that we're going to offer in the survey: the SGP exclusive Terminator: The Official Board Game T-shirt! American Classics are partnering with us to make it happen. It will be $20 for XS-XL, $21 for XXL, and $24 for 3XL-5XL

General Production Updates:

  • Lynnvander has been balancing and tweaking the optional buys, while the core game is pretty much done! 
  • We've been talking with our manufacturer and fulfillment companies to get shipping numbers locked down. Once we have those down, we'll be able to plug them into Backerkit and get surveys your way!
  • We're still cracking away at the figures for the optional buys, and those will be done before the survey is completed.
  • Very soon we will be sending the figure files to our pre-press sculptor to get them ready for manufacturing.
  • When we send out surveys we will be able to get photos for T-800 and resistance card backers. So be sure to get what photos you want ready!
  • We're aiming to send out the survey early next week, and will let you all know when we have more details.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment in this update, message us via Kickstarter, or email us at info@spacegoatproductions.com.

We'll be back,

Team Space Goat

Alternate T-800 Late Stretch Goal
8 months ago – Sat, Apr 01, 2017 at 12:22:50 AM

Attention Resistance Soldiers:

Just a quick update before the weekend. Mostly we have been working on logistical stuff in the office (Shipping, manufacturing logistics, looking over the questionnaire, figuring out SKUs, fulfillment hubs, just real exciting stuff). 

But we have a cool couple things we can give you before the weekend.

1) An extra 1984 Arnold T-800 figure will be added to the core game (the same model as in the game already). It turns out after testing that was the only figure we needed to add to make sure that you won't need any cardboard tokens while you're playing the core game.

2) We are going to have late pledge/pledge manager stretch goals! We're still working on details but one of them will be the Alternate T-800! If we get enough funding through late pledges and add-ons to cover the mold cost, we'll be adding the alternate T-800 to the core game! (He would replace the duplicate Arnold).

3) That BoardGameGeek social stretch goal is still live! If we can get 1000 subscribers on the Terminator BGG page, we'll add 6 Torso Endoskeletons to the Termination Box!

 

We'll update again sometime next week.

We'll be back.

Team Space Goat

Card Stretch Goals and Questionaire
8 months ago – Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:05:00 AM

Attention Resistance Soldiers,

Thanks so much for taking the time to fill out the Optional Buy Questionnaire! We have been getting some great feedback from you all and we really appreciate it.

We are closing the Questionnaire tonight, so please fill it out if you have not already. But in the meantime, we do have some changes/clarifications we want to make based on your feedback.

  • The Enemy of my Enemy Expansion is still happening! We just forgot to add it to the survey.
  • Bundles are also still happening. We didn't put them in the survey on purpose so we could get accurate counts for individual add-ons.
  • One of the vehicles included in the Road Rage Pack will be the resistance vehicle! Lynnvander is adding some extra stuff to 2029 with that pack and they told us it will fit perfectly with what they have planned.
  • As of this time, we cannot put a Bill Paxton punk figure in the game because we currently don't have the rights to use Bill Paxton's likeness.
  • All of the art in the core game will have illustrated art. The photo cards are just a bonus for people who want to swap them out or have them as collector's items.
  • Speaking of cards, we talked with Lynnvander and our manufacturer and we will be able to add all of the locked card stretch goals to your pledges! So the core games will now have 5 additional action cards for John Connor, Kyle Reese, and Lt. Traxler.
  • We also found out production wise, it'll be a lot easier to give you the last T-800 photo card than not, so that will be added to your pledges as well! We will be putting all of the photo cards in a separate pack from the main game. (You should all still follow Lynnvander on Twitter though)

Production Updates:

  • Visual assets for the core game are just about finished, we're doing color correction and tweaking, but the grand majority of it is done!
  • Lynnvander is continuing to polish the main game; right now it's down to the nitty-gritty of stat balancing.
  • We should be getting in weights and dimensions from our manufacturer soon. Once we have those we'll be able to figure out shipping costs and get those entered into Backerkit. 

We will have another update later this week with Questionaire results. Remember if you have any questions, you can always message us in the Kickstarter DMs or email us at info@spacegoatproductions.com

We'll be back,

Team Space Goat

Optional Buy Questionaire
8 months ago – Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:31:36 PM

Attention Resistance Soldiers:

Thanks for your patience while we recharged. But now we're back and raring to go!

To start with, we have been looking at responses in the last update and our DMs about what optional buys you all would want. After seeing some patterns, we've put together an informal questionnaire about optional buys.

You can access it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8T7HSCJ

We want to make sure we're a) offering optional buys that you all want and b) not offering optional buys that no one is excited for. The questionnaire only has 3 questions, so please fill it out! We'll be closing the questionnaire next Monday (3/27).

We're going to use the results of this to figure out what other optional buys we should add and if there's any we want to cut. If we do end up cutting an optional buy, we will lower the price of the bundle it's included in and reimburse any extra funds backers have for optional buys we're no longer offering.

General Production Updates:

  • Initial concept art is in for the Skynet Mainframe and once we have it finalized, we'll be sure to share it out with you!
  • The majority of the art is completed for the main game and once that's done we'll be getting stuff finalized for the optional buys.
  • Lynnvander is hard at work polishing up the core game and testing the optional buys. We'll have a bigger progress update from them soon.

Thanks again for all your support, and be sure to fill out the questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8T7HSCJ It will be closing next Monday!

We'll be back,

Team Space Goat