Unition

Created by Lumohedron Games

An asymmetric battle royale deckbuilder with two paths to victory.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

August 2022 Update
4 days ago – Wed, Aug 10, 2022 at 01:01:30 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

July 2022 Update
about 1 month ago – Fri, Jul 08, 2022 at 01:25:09 PM

Hi backers, it's time for our monthly update for July!


Production

First, I'm excited to announce that our manufacturer has been selected and the initial deposit has been wired over.  I've chosen a company that has been incredibly responsive and attentive and whose components are of excellent quality. Their commitment to client satisfaction should result in getting an excellent product to you all.  Over the next few months, we'll be formatting materials to start sending them over for production.


Game Board

Last month I shared the rough blocking of the game board for layout. Today, I have a finished version to share:

The game board is on the bigger side (18.5x16.5"), so a lot of work went into the detail of the scene. The board itself will have a matte finish, with spot UV (glossiness) on all the card outline overlays to help them pop off the background a bit more. I'm going to keep a close eye on the overlays as we near print production and make sure they're readable. Some more tweaking may still need to be done there. 


Visual Updates

After developing some detailed looks and textures for the game board, I'm going through all the card and divider art and adding them into the scenes for consistency and overall better polish and detail. Sometimes its as simple as a texture update, other times, it means a small scene rework. Some examples:

Right now, the Commune cards are mostly all refreshed, and I'll be working on the rest of the clans once they're done. While I think these improvements are important, I'm also trying to make sure they don't delay production. I'm keeping an eye on the calendar, and hopefully by next month these visual updates are completed which should align with the end of our playtesting phase. 


Playtesting

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. The input has been very helpful. Right now, I'm leaning on two of the variants in the PnP becoming part of the baseline rulebook, but just need a little more playtesting to confirm. I suspect that by next month's update I will have made a decision on that. In the meantime-- keep sending us your feedback!


That's it for now. Hope everyone's having a great summer (and 4th of July for all those of you in the states!) Stay safe, enjoy it, and I'll see you in August with our next update!


~Mike

June Update
2 months ago – Mon, Jun 06, 2022 at 02:47:01 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Print and Play Available
3 months ago – Fri, May 13, 2022 at 04:05:59 AM

Hello backers! The Print and Play has been finalized and distributed through BackerKit. Log in to your account for your download link for the zip file, which contains the Unition Rulebook and Print and Play PDFs. 


Some notes:


    1. Print double-sided with the page flipped on the long edge.

    2. I recommend printing at ‘actual size’. Your printer should clip the edges of the pdf, but everything     within the black border should remain intact and the sizes of everything will remain accurate. The black border represents a .25 inch margin ‘safe zone’ which is what most printers will cut off.

     3. The privacy screens couldn‘t fit on the page as a foldable format, so you’ll need to cut the three pieces out and tape them together on the edges indicated. 

     4. Cardstock is your friend.


Since Unition hasn’t been manufactured yet, consider yourselves playtesters! I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback so I can keep polishing the game before it’s locked for production. It’s helpful for me to know how your games end (through whomp or cool), how it played out (was it close? Was it a landslide?) and how long it went. Please let me know if any rules are unclear, or any elements unenjoyable. And of course, let me know if you see any typos.


While the game is 95% complete and at this stage can’t be changed too much, small tweaks can often have big effects, so I appreciate any and all feedback.


To that end, take a peek at the last page of the PnP for some variant ideas. Some might work their way into the rulebook as base rule changes or variants and some might be a basis for expansion content. Take them for a spin and let me know what you think! It‘s recommended that you have a strong understanding of the game before trying these variants. 


You can email me with any questions (mike@lumohedron.com) or message me or leave a comment on Kickstarter. 


I’ve said it many times before, but I’ll say it again: thank you so much for your support. I’m excited for you to be able to play Unition, and I can’t wait to get the full experience in your hands soon. I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it.


               ~Mike

Surveys, Shipping, Lore Books, and Print-and-Plays.
4 months ago – Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 04:34:36 AM

Hello backers and happy Friday! Dropping a line to let you know how things are progressing.


You may have noticed your cards were charged yesterday for what you pledged during the campaign. Kickstarter waits two weeks to transfer funds from the campaign, and that step is now complete.


Next up will be the backer surveys which have been submitted to BackerKit and will be rolling out to you all incrementally over the next few days. In the surveys, you'll be asked to confirm your pledge level, submit your shipping address and email, and be given the option to select any add-ons you want. Based on what you pledged, you'll have a credit already factored in. If you don't want any add-ons, you won't be charged any extra.


Please note that you will not be charged for shipping at this point. Further down the road, after the games have been printed and ready for shipping we'll send out a second survey, and that's when shipping and VAT will be charged.


There's a number of reasons for this. First, we don't know Unition's final weight and dimensions and want to ensure we have accurate numbers when calculating the shipping charges. Second, due to supply chain issues, shipping rates are still high. It's my hope that when we're ready to ship, these costs could go down. Third, with an added amount of time to settle on shipping, I'll be able to keep our options open for who does the shipping and make sure that we're always going to be able to get the best price. I know the shipping prices were a concern for some of you, and this is my way of finding the best solution.


In other news, I've added the Lore Book as an add-on for those interested. This is not something that needs to be purchased now, since it's not yet been created, and the product image is not representative of how it'll look. If you want to wait on more details, you can always purchase it separately later. I wanted to put it in and get an idea of preliminary interest.


The BackerKit storefront will be open to the public for late pledges/preorders after all the surveys have gone out. If you have any friends who missed the campaign but wanted to get a copy, they'll soon have an opportunity to do so.


Next item for me to tackle is getting the PDFs of the print-and-play out to you all. Please note that I'll need your email to send you the print-and-plays, so make sure to fill out your survey when it comes through so there's no issues with delivery. I was originally hoping that I could get the PnP's out at the end of this weekend, but BackerKits' processes were more involved than I expected. They will be coming soon, hopefully within the next week, if all goes well.


That's it for now! Thanks and have a great weekend!


Mike