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NecroVirus - Survive. Die. Play.


A Truly Immersive Zombie Apocalypse Game

NecroVirus is our flagship game and the first BoardCraft™ compatible game. NecroVirus is a gritty and visually stunning game for 2-4 players that stays faithful to the zombie lore of popular books and movies. Lead your small band of survivors across the post-apocalyptic landscape as you compete against other players to stay alive and complete your mission. The game encourages careful strategic planning, stealth, and resource management, as any wrong move can mean infection and a living death for your survivors. We think NecroVirus is an amazing game, but we also want to give you the tools to customize and change it to suit your clever ideas. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can even use the BoardCraft tools to design your own entirely unique board games!


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/necrovirus/necrovirus-customizable-zombie-game-with-boardcraf


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Cool idea, but I'm guessing this is more oriented towards boardgamers who want to add visual appeal, than people who are looking for terrain in a specific scale. Most notably, the size of vehicles compared to the buildings (for example, the car in the Auto Repair tile compared to the car on the Car/Truck tile).

 

I may be down for a few specific pieces though.

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I am unclear as to what I get for my pledge. They seem to be saying that I will be provided with all the tools and files to print my own board and playing pieces.

So... I'm paying for PDFs and 3D print files? That seems less than appealing.

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I am unclear as to what I get for my pledge. They seem to be saying that I will be provided with all the tools and files to print my own board and playing pieces.

So... I'm paying for PDFs and 3D print files? That seems less than appealing.

 

As best as I can tell:

$25 = Files for printing 2d.

$50 = Files for printing 2d and 3d.

$100 = Physical 2d. Files for printing 2d and 3d.

$150 = 3d stuff that is *not* related to the actual. Files for printing 2d and 3d.

$250 = Physical 3d. Filed for printing 2d and 3d.

Higher = As the $250 but stuff gets customized and / or painted.

 

So you would need to drop $100 (2d) or $250 (3d), plus shipping of course, to have a physical game mailed to you.

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$150 for 170 pieces ain't too bad. "First Created" and no prior miniatures experience brings up the yellow flag. But I hope the project goes well so I can back their *next* project! :)

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Thank you all for your interest!  I hope I can clear up some of your questions regarding the NecroVirus Kickstarter campaign.  We are Kickstarting to fund the BoardCraft software that will allow you to design, print, and play your own board games.  The main product we are offering in our Kickstarter is NecroVirus, the first game designed using the BoardCraft system.  The Fantasy Dungeon Tiles, and other genre tiles that will be added during our Kickstarter, are additions to the overall BoardCraft system that we are making available as they are finished.

 

As to the question of scale, the buildings of NecroVirus are 15mm while the miniatures, and some of the obstructions, are slightly larger.  This was done to make the characters easier to see and move around the board.  The Fantasy Dungeon Tiles are heroic scale (28mm).

 

While this is our first Kickstarter, our CEO has led 35 teams in creating multimedia hardware and software titles including AAA games and the Dazzle Audio/Visual products.  We also have two Senior Game Designers. One worked for Avalon Hill for over 20 years and the other was a playtester for Chainmail and Avalon Hill.  On the miniatures side, our 3D artist has a Master’s in 3D Design from the SMU Guildhall.

 

Serpine’s breakdown of the levels is correct.  The Fantasy Dungeon Tiles at $150 is related to the BoardCraft system, but not to the specific game of NecroVirus.

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On the miniatures side, our 3D artist has a Master’s in 3D Design from the SMU Guildhall.

 

How experienced is your artist in creating miniatures that will convert to real world cleanly. Several kickstarters I've backed or watched have experienced issues where the 3d models were designed without the realities of production in mind (i.e. components to thin to be printed or cast and that can't stand up to normal use, designs requiring "floating" parts on the underside conventional 3d printers can't pull off (and would produce bad undercuts if molded), figures that end up a severe layered texture as a remnant the printing process).

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Doesn't look like the project will fund, so lemme toss out two ideas:

 

* Dungeon Tiles: See how Dwarven Forge and other dungeon tile companies ran their KS and steal their ideas.

 

* BoardCraft: Instead of KS, contact PnP game designers, as well as fans who have made additional content for games, such as Zombicide, and PnP designers on DriveThruRPG. Give them a free copy of the software, in return for reviews of the product and content contributions. Solicit feedback and comment from BGG. 

 

Good luck!

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All of our models are able to be printed on 100 micron printers since that resolution is common amongst consumer 3D printers.  If your printer is capable of higher resolution, you can print even greater detail.  BoardCraft wants to certify that our models will print on as many printers as possible.  Our software will provide you with a profile for each piece including the print settings specific to your printer.

 

As for durability, we just finished a 22 day road trip during which we drove from convention to convention (with stops at game stores in-between) with one copy of NecroVirus.  The pieces endured dozens of games, setup and repacking, being picked up by convention goers, and being driven across several states.  By the end of the trip we had some damage to the pieces but nothing major.

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I'd say conventions and store demos are *much* more demanding on game components than your typical gaming. The most scuffing damage I've seen to card games was at a convention, and, during a demo, I even had a kid *drool* on my cards. Public events are where I've met gamers who seem to be oblivious to handling other people's games, or are just fumble fingers and drop everything. There's a 90-degree "Riffle-Bridge" shuffle that destroys cards. I also imagine that if you owned your own 3D printer, the quality of the components also depends on the plastic you're using. And, of course, you can just make another miniature to replace a damaged one.

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The best one I've witnessed was at GenCon, where a young'in snatched a very nice Gauth off the table and sort of flew around the room with it.  The entire room practically imploded from all the people simultaneously inhaling hard.

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