A project in Frederick, MD by Matthew Abbott

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Armada Collectible Card Game Ed. 1 -- A multiple-deck deckbuilding game of space fleet combat.
Backers: 90
Average Pledge Per Backer: $62

Funded: $5,555 of $5,000
Dates: Apr 24th -> May 18th (25 days)
Project By: Matthew Abbott
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Latest News

Last Chance!

May 18th - via:
The Kickstarter will close at midnight EST tonight.  (Read More)

Final Stretch

May 15th - via:
With 90% backing and one weekend to go, we're nearly at the finish line. Thanks so much to all my awesome backers and supporters! Just a little bit more and Edition 1 will be a reality. -Matt  (Read More)

Faction Design Spotlight: Independent

May 13th - via:
The Big IdeaIndependent corporations, those not affiliated with the Big Five megacorporations, are a varied lot. By mixing ships from multiple manufacturers, the possibilities for Independent armadas are many. However, without the ability to offer... (Read More)

Faction Design Spotlight: InnoTech

May 12th - via:
The Big IdeaHardware, software, card economy. In a game where the objective is to reduce all opposition to 0 hull, InnoTech may at first glance appear to be weak in comparison to weapon-and-hull ships. However, the ability to play a large share of... (Read More)

The Final Week

May 11th - via:
As we head into the final week of the Armada Kickstarter, I'd like thank everyone who has supported the game thus far. If this project goes the way most do, the last three days will see a rush of last-minute pledges (roughly 30-40% of total funding... (Read More)

Faction Design Spotlight: UCFP

May 11th - via:
The Big IdeaThe United Coalition of Federated Planets is all about big. Big hulls and big guns and lots of metal. Combining the highest hull resilience per Osmium with the largest proportional weapons payloads in space and a penchant for ballistic... (Read More)

Faction Design Spotlight: The Orion Group

May 10th - via:
The Big IdeaThe Orion Group's advanced AI controls made unmanned ships possible. Without the need for a cockpit, cryopods, or life support, these vessels are able to dedicate relatively more power and matter to supporting operations systems. Drone... (Read More)

Faction Design Spotlight: TzetziCo

May 9th - via:
The Big IdeaTzetziCo's focus on delivering an entertaining fight lead them to develop the AnaConDA, an expensive, maneuverable, high-power ship with the articulation of a human body. While their standard ships are no slouches, the key to TzetziCo is... (Read More)

Digital Core Rules

May 8th - via:
The core rules are now online for your perusal. Combined with the Let's Play and the Faction Design Spotlights, this should give you a good handle on the game's design and sources of strategic depth, as well as a little window into some of the... (Read More)

Faction Design Spotlight: Jackal Cult

May 7th - via:
The Big IdeaThe Jackal Cult is all about open source, retrofit, makeshift construction, and modification. To support that feeling in the game, the salvage rule allows Jackal Cult ships to draw cards from the top of the systems decks of destroyed... (Read More)

Interview with DJ Grandpa

May 6th - via:
Interview with DJ Grandpa aired last night over on I haven't actually heard the interview since I talked with him, but he's a cool guy and you should check it (and his cast in general; good stuff abounds) out.  (Read More)

Let's Play Armada

May 5th - via:
It's done! Finally finished editing together the first Let's Play of Armada! My friends Mark and Phil play a game with my personal copy of the Alpha Beginner's Box. I'm a total n00b at video editing, but wanted to deliver anyway. Lost some of the... (Read More)

[PODCAST] Dj Grandpa's Crib: Free James Brown

DJG discovers the Popup Dungeon with Enrique Dryere, builds a fleet with Matthew Abbott’s Armada, listens to Rori Shay read a passage from her novel Elected, and plays Good Cop, Bad Cop with Brian & Clayton. (Read More)

Add-on Rewards! (and tell ya friends!)

May 3rd - via:
Backer Korchy had the fantastic idea to include add-on rewards (thanks Korchy!). About Add-OnsYou have to back at an existing reward tier to get add-ons. To get any of the add-ons, change your pledge to include the price of all add-ons you would... (Read More)

Alpha Print Run Album

May 3rd - via:
An album with additional pictures from the Alpha print run of the Beginner's Box is now available at  (Read More)

Art Upload: More to Come

May 2nd - via:
The main Kickstarter page has been updated with some photos I took of the first print run cards. I've heard your requests, and I'll be uploading a bunch more tomorrow morning before getting to editing the gameplay video. Up to 60% funded! Thank you... (Read More)

Faction Lore and Information

April 30th - via:
Today I'm posting lore from the Alpha Core Rulebook. It will tell you a little bit about the world, the factions, their history, and the advantages of one faction over another. More information will be coming both here and to soon.... (Read More)

Stretch Goals

April 28th - via:
We've received a few requests to spell out the details on the stretch goals, and I'm happy to oblige. Note that reaching each stretch goal will increase the value of both W0rdW1k1 access and the Full Set reward. Stretch Goal #1: $8,000Increase size... (Read More)

Card Previews and Explanation

April 26th - via:
By popular request, we'll be putting together some more media content to help give you a look inside Armada. We're planning on getting some Let's Play videos together and posting the game's rules in digital format for your perusal, hopefully during... (Read More)

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