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Rayguns & Rocketships

A project in San Diego, CA by IDW Games

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An inventive dual-scale miniatures board game for 2-4 players that takes place in the golden-age of Sci-Fi space operas!
Backers: 942
Average Pledge Per Backer: $85

Funded: $80,322 of $60,000
Dates: Apr 19th -> May 9th (21 days)
Project By: IDW Games
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Latest News

$78k Stretch Goal Unlocked! Here comes Jack Blacktail!

May 9th - via:
Hello Planeteers, We have reached the 78k mark and you know what that means. The wascalliest wabbit in the universe has taken off and is ready for adventure.  But hot on this rabbits heels is the ever speeding Blaze Meridian! Thank you everybody for... (Read More)

Closer Look at the Remaining Captains!

May 9th - via:
Scott has written a TON of information about Rayguns & Rocketships over at his BLAARG ...  I mean blog. Here's what he has to say about the remaining core game captains and our unlocked stretch goals! JESSE NOVASTAR "Don't tell me you boys are... (Read More)

$74k Stretch Goal Crossed! Welcome Jace Jett and a New Mercenary!

May 8th - via:
Hello Planeteers!  We just hit the $74k stretch goal so we're unlocking Jace Jett, the universe's biggest chin, for all backers!  We're also quickly closing in on Jack Blacktail!  But that's not all, waiting in the hull is Blaze Meridian!   We've... (Read More)

The Battlin' Box Rocket Punches His Way Into Action! Next Stretch Goal Unveiled!

May 8th - via:
Hello Planeteers! We've crossed the $70k mark, so the Battlin' Box mercenary is now UNLOCKED for all backers! We're also quickly approaching the goal for Jace Jett, another Mercenary Captain to add to your space-rogue's galaxy... err... gallery!  Of... (Read More)

Faction Dice Unlocked! Charge Up Your Cores for The Battlin' Boxx!

May 7th - via:
Planeteers!  Prepare to represent your faction of choice with 4 custom colored and logo embedded faction dice, because now all backers will receive this custom dice pack as part of their pledge! We're also well on our way to our next Stretch Goal,... (Read More)

Welcome the Princess! Onward to Faction Dice! Final 48 hour Frenzy!

May 7th - via:
Hello Planeteers!  Congratulations are in order as the campaign officially crossed the $65k mark! That means that all backers will be getting the Princess Persevone miniature!  As a reminder the princess not only replaces a token in the game box,... (Read More)

Geek & Sundry Facebook Live with Rockets & Rayguns!

May 5th - via:
Hello Planeteers! As a follow up to yesterday, we're about to go live on Facebook with Geek & Sundry to give an overview of Rayguns & Rocketships. You can find the live stream on Geek & Sundry's Facebook Page HERE. Our official start time... (Read More)

We're Live at Geek & Sundry on Game the Game!

May 4th - via:
Hello Planeteers! We're about to go live (official start time 2:30pm PST), with Geek & Sundry playing Rayguns & Rocketships on Game the Game! If you can please take the time to tune in and watch us play with Ivan and a few special guests... (Read More)

Rayguns & Rocketships on Geek & Sundry Today! Meet Jace Jett!

May 4th - via:
Hello Planeteers! We're excited to announce that TODAY @ 2:30pm PST Rayguns & Rocketships will be featured on Geek & Sundry's Game the Game live show!  You can tune into the live show at 2:30pm PST by clicking this link! We're also excited... (Read More)

$61K! Blast Off for Our First Stretch Goal!

May 3rd - via:
GREETINGS PLANETEERS! We've crossed the first stretch goal line and so now all backers will receive a deck of Secret Mission cards along with their pledge! As a reminder, we have 3 other stretch goals already unveiled that we're working towards!  ... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission! FUNDED! Stretch Goal Update

May 2nd - via:
Hello, Planeteers!  We've hit our funding goal! Now let's move on to unlocking stretch goals! BRZZT BRRRZZT... INCOMING TRANSMISSION! As a thank you for your dedication to this project and belief in this game, we've decided to adjust our stretch... (Read More)

Final Week! Let's Blast Off!

May 2nd - via:
Hello Planeteers! As of this writing, we're ever-so-close to funding this campaign! We have a little over 7 days left, so please help us spread the word! The best way to go about doing that is checking out the game on BoardGameGeek and discussing it... (Read More)

International Tabletop Day!

April 29th - via:
Hello Planeteers! Today is International Tabletop Day. We hope you get a chance to spend this day enjoying tabletop games with your friends and family. We will also be doing a brief overview of Rayguns & Rocketships on Geek & Sundry's Twich... (Read More)

Token Bag Design Winner Announcement!

April 29th - via:
Hello Planeteers, We closed voting for our Token bag design contest. After a quick tally of the votes, we have a pretty clear winner, and the winner is...  TO THE MOON! That means, if you added the Planeteer Plastic Pack to your pledge, you'll... (Read More)

Geek & Sundry Livestream

April 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Gameplay Video, Geek & Sundry Live Stream, & The Last Day To Vote

April 28th - via:
 Hello Planeteers! We're happy to be bringing you a rather extended look at Rayguns & Rocketships today! This video covers 2 Rounds of play from an episode out of the Episode Book! This episode is Episode 03 - The Frozen Fear! As you can see,... (Read More)

Deploy the Rayguns! New Add-On unveiled!

April 27th - via:
Hello Planeteers! We've heard the demands and we're happy to unveil our next add-on! Ready your Rocketships because these Rayguns are armed for deployment! The Raygun miniature pack comes with 23 plastic Rayguns that are scaled to match your crew's... (Read More)

Scott Overviews Rayguns & Rocketships & We Meet Count Ventura

April 26th - via:
Hello Planeteers! Shortly before the launch of our campaign Scott Rogers, the designer of Rayguns & Rocketships, sat down with the New York Film Academy and discussed the design of his game. We though you'd like to see his overview so we've... (Read More)

Add-Ons Launched! Vote On A Design!

April 24th - via:
Hello Planeteers! We're happy to announce we're launching an awesome group of add-ons! As a reminder, if you'd like any of these add-ons simply click on the "manage my pledge" button and add the amount equal to the add-on you would like! We'll sort... (Read More)

Captain Showcase: MASTERBRAIN!

April 24th - via:
"There are heroes on both sides" One of the biggest challenges for me as a game designer on Rayguns and Rocketships was making sure that no one Planeteer faction ended up feeling like "the bad guys". I wanted there to be something to like about each... (Read More)

Quick Overview of the Phases and Rules Doc posted!

April 21st - via:
Hey Planeteers! Bryan Merlonghi, marketing at IDW Games, has taken a few minutes to do a quick overview of the phases of the game.     We've also posted the rough DOC of the rules. We're currently in layout so the rules may change a bit in final... (Read More)

A Look Ahead For Our Brave Planeteers!

April 20th - via:
Hail and Greetings, Planeteers! As the sun sets on the horizon of Samadi, our second day of funding comes to a close! Since we're getting closer and closer to funding, we figured we'd take a look ahead at what comes after we cross that very, very... (Read More)

Blast Off! Welcome Aboard Planeteers!

April 19th - via:
Greetings Planeteers! We're incredibly excited to have launched Rayguns & Rocketships today. We're already off to a great start with a lot of support and encouragement from you, our backers! Thank you for believing in the project and helping us... (Read More)

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