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Machina Arcana

A project in New York, NY by MAGE Company

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Machina Arcana is a cooperative steampunk horror board game for 1-4 players. An immersive and dark, turn-based tactical game.
Backers: 1710
Average Pledge Per Backer: $84

Funded: $142,790 of $20,000
Dates: Nov 19th -> Dec 24th (35 days)
Project By: MAGE Company
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7 Upcoming Kickstarter Board Games - September and Fall Round-Up

September 10th - via:
Mythic Games is cooperating with Red Hook Studios to bring a beloved video game called Darkest Dungeon to our tables. The 7th Continent was already an incredible adventure game that kept pushing the boundaries of its genre. Its younger brother called The 7th Citadel will be a completely separate game, set in a dark fantasy themed city-state called Kel Protectorate. A new Kickstarter campaign for Machina Arcana will allow backers to get their hands on the third edition of the game and all of the related, previously released products. (Read More)

The end of Kickstarter campaign

December 24th - via:
Having the dream, a team of able and professional individuals, and the dedication to see things through is one thing, but it is thanks to you, our dear backers, who have made all this possible! Your trust and unfaltering support in this project is... (Read More)

Last call for the brave explorers

December 23rd - via:
An ominous blare sent its signal across the realm. With less than 24 hours before the expedition’s departure, a distinct tension could be felt in the air. So many destinies are intertwined with this adventure and, the fates of many more depend on... (Read More)

The march of the Beasts

December 22nd - via:
We have on today’s menu a sample from the actual soundtrack of the game. It is spooky, ambient and portrays perfectly the feeling of passing through those desolate subterranean halls. While we are on the subject of menus, we can only guess which of... (Read More)

Subterranean maps of beautiful doom

December 21st - via:
We announced our collaboration with Lord Zsezse Works before, and the excellence they bring to this project is simply extraordinary. Every map tile is unique, but we will now even have a set of different environments! Just so you get an idea of what... (Read More)

Treasure hunt

December 20th - via:
We already know that every content inside the game is unique, and that also applies to 90 items; each one with its own illustration and a set of abilities. They provide you an opportunity to experiment and experience the game differently every time... (Read More)

Red monster’s hand

December 19th - via:
“You can crawl through fire, bare,You can run with feet ensnared. Scar their minds behind the doors, And chunk their flesh through the walls..”For this update we will talk about those strange inhabitants of the Howling mountain. There are 26... (Read More)

Bonus scenario is falling from the sky

December 18th - via:
The last stretch goal is unlocked in a roaring sound and a bonus scenario will supplement all the boxes of our dear backers (core and exclusive ones). A humble gratitude to everyone from Machina Arcana team! What comes next and where are all the next... (Read More)

7 more days

December 16th - via:
We are entering into the final week of our campaign. The support we are receiving from you, our dear backers, is just overwhelming and motivating. Hopefully the final stretch goal will soon be unlocked, and so we have prepared a celebratory art album... (Read More)

Sand and Mercury

December 14th - via:
While we look forward to unlocking the remaining stretch goals in these ever-increasing nights and cold weather - no snickering from Australia, please - why not enjoy a few illustrations and the text from one chapter which will give you a feel for... (Read More)

Rite of the Seventh Hour

December 13th - via:
We've found an awful, gory ritual from the insane Custodians and would like to share it with you on this Friday the 13th.   It is quite graphic, and certainly not for everyone, so we've decided to post a link, so only those interested can view it at... (Read More)

Writers guild of Machina Arcana

December 10th - via:
We are honored to receive into our guild a few distinguished gentlemen who will assist us with their pens and imaginations to provide you all with an even more professional and rich narrative experience.   Without further ado, please welcome: Paul... (Read More)

Unlocked Bestiarium

December 9th - via:
The book of monster lore, full of sketches, illustrations and recounts scribbled by strange, obscure custodians, is now available for our dear backers. We advise the reader to use extreme caution and only peruse its pages during the most urgent times... (Read More)

1.000 backers strong

December 8th - via:
The project is advancing at a most beautiful and motivating pace. We are all grateful to have you, our dear backers, with us on this amazing journey, and give thanks once again for your support. We have prepared a wallpaper-sized image as a small... (Read More)

Improvement: EU distribution

December 6th - via:
We want to thank all of our European backers for their support and patience. Today we are happy to announce that we have made arrangements to provide distribution of your backer rewards from within the European Union!  The additional $20 will stay... (Read More)

The new video tutorial is here

December 4th - via:
The next video tutorial deals with some of the game mechanics linked to items and the map, as well as events and chapters. You will be able to see how to equip and augment your items, and how to use your inventory.   A map tile consists of different... (Read More)

Wir präsentieren: The storybook and the german manual

December 2nd - via:
Storybook The next stretch goal is just ahead of us. It involves a book that will contain all the stories in the game. From the introduction and the explorers' backgrounds to their ominous expedition and the horrors they encounter on their way. Here... (Read More)

Revealing the premium map tiles

November 30th - via:
In order to give this project the map tiles it deserves, we contacted the best guys out there to help us do just that. To convey the dark atmosphere, to make every map tile unique and to provide the best game experience for the players. We proudly... (Read More)

Revealing the Add-Ons

November 29th - via:
After listening to your great suggestions and interesting ideas we have decided that the next thing this project needs is the inclusion of add-ons. Fabula Rasa With these downloadable cards anyone can delve into making their own scenarios - for... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving

November 28th - via:
We give thanks for every passing day and the opportunity to spend them with those close to us. We prepare ourselves for the next round in this everlasting game called life. Happy Thanksgiving from the Machina Arcana team.  (Read More)

Now on Kickstarter #4

November 28th - via:
So, it’s Thanksgiving, which to us in America holds a great significance. I speak, of course, of the annual throwing off all commercial inhibitions in a frenzy of retail shopping. Still known as “Black Friday,” this event has now officially moved to starting on Thanksgiving itself (or earlier). This is due in no small part to the rise of online shopping, including at game companies such as AEG and Fantasy Flight. But if you’re willing to delay gratification a bit, you can still “invest” in your retail future with good old Kickstarter. (Read More)

The strange voice from beyond

November 27th - via:
Attribute dice Stretch goal is bust and exclusive backers just gained 8 additional laser etched attribute dice! These remaining stretch goals are beginning to feel threatened by your level of support, let’s show them there is nowhere to hide and... (Read More)

The Attribute Dice Tower

November 26th - via:
The Dice Tower previewThe Dice Tower's Ryan previewed Machina Arcana, check it out below! Still locked: Attribute Dice  What are these strange attribute dice? Let us explain in more detail what you will gain with this unlocked stretch goal. You have... (Read More)

Another goal bites the dust

November 25th - via:
We are so proud, just hit 50K!An enormous thank you to everybody who has pledged so far. We have reached this point so quickly, and it's quite heartening. Hopefully progress will continue at this pace, and enable us to provide you with even more free... (Read More)

The story unfolds

November 24th - via:
Introduction  “My involvement in all of this started with investigation of seemingly unrelated violent acts many years ago, layered with cryptic symbols and gruesome rituals. As a man of science and esteemed scholar of the occult, I was approached... (Read More)

Pushing forward

November 23rd - via:
And so another day continues in the peculiar world of Machina Arcana, with already more than 540 backers! There is a lot of work ahead of us, so spread the word! Shout if necessary, because we are determined to reach the last stretch goal and can... (Read More)

Stretch goals here we come

November 21st - via:
First we had our quick funding, and then 2 unlocked stretch goals in such a short time! Those 2 explorers are eagerly waiting to be unlocked so they can test their mettle! ;) While we wait for them, let’s see some sketches of what you can expect.... (Read More)

Already funded!

November 20th - via:
Aaaaand, we are funded within 14 hrs, wow! Your support is totally fulfilling and motivating! Now, let's go and unlock a few of those sweet stretch goals. :) Please spread the word and help us deliver an even more awesome game!  With this update we... (Read More)

Initial update

November 19th - via:
Our team is absolutely thrilled for the shown support from our dear backers! We have already passed our 50% goal and advancing bravely forward. In this update we will create a FAQ that will cover some of the questions from comment section, we will... (Read More)

Machina Arcana has been launched

November 19th - via:
The dark and peculiar horror board game has launched: Machina Arcana is now live on Kickstarter! We thank all the people, organizations and web sites that are behind us and recognize Machina Arcana as a game that will surely entertain for many years... (Read More)

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