Electromagnate Board Game

A project in Staten Island, NY by John Rap

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The euphoria you experience when playing custom multiplayer games online is now available on your table top.
Backers: 61
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $2,532 of $1,550
Dates: May 22nd -> Jun 29th (38 days)
Project By: John Rap
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Latest News

Gamestream - Single-Use Playcard

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again! Just for fun we played the single-use playcard. See the replay here. Everyone gets one of these for free. If you want to add-on more, they are 3 for $1. As always, thank you for backing. Take care.    (Read More)

Home Stretch

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again, We are down to the final 30-something hours. If you know anyone who would enjoy playing Electromagnate, please tell them now. Send them the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnrap/electromagnate-board-game/ Your help is... (Read More)

Meet the characters - #5 Nina

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is the last of the character bios. There are many more characters in the book. Maybe, if we ever remix the Metatron map to give it a Malta theme, we'll see folks like Angelo Remont, Marina and John Par instead of Noetal, Ariel and Mayakul. But,... (Read More)

Meet the characters - #6 Anonde & Double-sided character cards

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, There was a funny moment in last night's game. My three year old niece, when she saw her character was Anonde, said, "No! Don't like."  We asked her what character she wanted to be, and there was only one character that she would accept,... (Read More)

The NOT so Livestream

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm sorry if anyone tuned in, and didn't see the livestream, and time was wasted. We tried to film from a new location. We got there an hour early, tried four different devices, but  livestream-ing wouldn't work. Maybe it was something with the... (Read More)

3v3 Livestream and Single-Use Games

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Tomorrow's livestream should be fun. It's going to be a 3v3 in Party Mode. The players will be aged 3, 10, 11, 43, 70 and 75. It should be a hoot.  We've also got a preview of the single-use game cards for you. The final version may look different... (Read More)

Manufacturing, Fulfillment, Single-Use... and... Price Drop

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
MANUFACTURING & FULFILLMENT Some big news today. In the last few days Annadale Comics has signed up with a fulfillment service. We have also received several competitive bids from manufacturers to produce Electromagnate. With these items in hand... (Read More)

Limit equipping of technology to increase strategy and creativity

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Tonight, let's talk about game design a little. Electromagnate is a customizable game. You might start designing your own games/modes once you get your box in the mail. Well an interesting thing happened today, born of a custom game that may affect... (Read More)

Random Event - Army Cards

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Shuffled into the combat deck are ten Random Event Cards. Four of those Random Events are the so called "Army Cards." They make war. Two of those help the black team. One helps red. One of the cards, the Kraken, is a single fighter army of... (Read More)

Technology Cards That Sting

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Grab these technology cards when playing Electromagnate. They are weapons. Why are there weapons in Electromagnate? Because that's the whole idea of this game. You get maps and goals and a circuit closing mechanic. That's the core game. You could... (Read More)

Technology Cards That Travel

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Today let's talk a bit about some of the technology cards, specifically the ones that regard traversing the board/map. Each turn in Electromagnate, assuming you aren't adversely affected by something, each character may move one grid node. The... (Read More)

Livestream of Single Player Mode

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a replay of tonight's livestream. The Single Player Mode was played for the first half of the livestream. Then we switched to Electromagnate to liven things up a little. The camera work, and at times the game play, were a little shaky... (Read More)

10 Kickstarter Board Games You Could Put In An Art Gallery

June 17th - via: boredpanda.com
When you think of board games you probably think of that one closet in your parent (Read More)

Will send some free digital books your way on June 30th

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, Just a quick note about some free stuff: After the project ends I will send out free download links for all Annadale Comics books to all backers of the Electromagnate Board Game. Any backer, at any level gets the free books. Even if someone... (Read More)

Saturday night's livestream will be Single Player Mode

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
There will be another livestream this Saturday at 8pm EST. At the livestream a game of Single Player Mode will be played.  Also let me mention a reward out there called CARD(S) that answers a question some have asked. If someone backs for CARD(S)... (Read More)

Custom Gaming: Fiesta

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Some folks have been asking why Electromagnate is promoted as a platform for custom gaming. Well the answer is that you can make up any rules you want, as long as you are still using component cards to close circuits, and you (probably) won't break... (Read More)

Meet the characters - #4 Cota Hall

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Cota Hall is a technocrat and perhaps the most powerful character in the Electromagnate Universe. Cota's Jekyll Corp Tower is the last node needed to close the worldwide circuit, and thus the focus of the Electromagnate graphic novel. Imagine if one... (Read More)

Complete Game of Standard Rules From Aramur

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Aramur has uploaded a new series to YouTube that goes through an entire game using the Standard Rules, a.k.a. Tournament Mode. The first video in the series is linked here. You can get the rest from his channel. Later.    (Read More)

Six cards being added to Electromagnate

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Six cards are being added to the box. No action is required to get them. This message is just to inform you that you will be getting a little more for your existing pledge, and that the game is improving a little bit.  The games are still going out... (Read More)

Gamestream of Tournament Mode

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Tonight, on the livestream, we played Tournament Mode. This mode is the Standard Rules. The other modes are the alternates. We ran out of time to finish the game, but there's plenty there to see. Check it out.    (Read More)

Tournament Mode Livestream Tomorrow

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Saturday 8pm EST will be a livestream of Tournament Mode. Hit the green Subscribe button on the project page, if you want to be reminded before the game ivestream starts. At this time let's discuss the different modes a little bit. There is a core... (Read More)

Electromagnate's Bright Future

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, Thanks again for backing Electromagnate. Tonight I'd like you to take note of something special. Although there are some beta kits floating around, the September production run will be the official first printing of the Electromagnate Board... (Read More)

So, what is in the box?

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a video of an unboxing of the Electromagnate Board Game.  It's not up to date though. The white and purple chips in the video have been replaced with Electromagnate branded pad and pencil. The original idea was to keep score using a poker... (Read More)

Meet the characters - #3 Mayakul

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
In Electromagnate you are allowed to decide who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. In my opinion, and I wrote the thing, none of the characters are very good. The exception to that rule might be Mayakul, who we'll meet today. Mayakul is on... (Read More)

The manual is themed after the comic, I'll show you

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Check out the pictures below. The first picture is from the Electromagnate Board Game Manual. The second picture is from the graphic novel, Electromagnate The Book of Rebel Nations. See how they look alike? That's because although each can live on... (Read More)

Interview with Aŕamur Bhaŕathäe-Lane

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, Today we've got some Q&A with Machine Code Games designer Aŕamur Bhaŕathäe-Lane, who is going to tells us a bit about development of Electromagnate. Then keep reading on after the interview for a preview of an upcoming game accessory,... (Read More)

Gamestream of Electromagnate Mode

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
https://live.kickstarter.com/john-rap/live/gamestream-electromagnate-mode-for-max-sci-fi . Linked is the livestream from tonight. We streamed a game in Electromagnate Mode. Sorry that we mentioned we were going to show upgrades in this game and we... (Read More)

Meet the characters - #2 Ariel

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
First, a reminder, there is a livestream coming up tomorrow/Saturday, at 8 pm EST. We're going to be playing the Electromagnate mode.  Last time we played Party Mode, which is a very paired down version of the game. Party Mode is basically earth... (Read More)

Meet the characters - #1 Noetal

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
The red king from the Electromagnate Board Game is also the protagonist of the graphic novel, Electromagnate The Book of Rebel Nations. His name is Noetal.  Noetal doesn't have any powers, though he has developed some talents over the years. He has... (Read More)

Macro Circuits!

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Here is the third in a series of video from Aramur, it regards macro circuits, and why you want to build them.    (Read More)

New Reward - METATRON

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
There is now a $12 reward, called METATRON, that is for just the game board on its own, without the rest of the box.  Electromagnate can be played using this board, a generic poker set, some lego characters and a PDF of the Electromagnate Standard... (Read More)

How to play Electromagnate for free - Livestream

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
https://live.kickstarter.com/john-rap/live/how-to-play-electromagnate-for-free Watch the livestream replay linked here. It is a game of Electromagnate played by my sons. Two points to keep in mind.  1. They are playing Party Mode of the game, which... (Read More)

Standard/Tournament Video Two

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again, We tried to deliver a livestream today. Ten year old Enzo and I played a match. We though we were live streaming it. it was a good, competitive game, Enzo won, but alas it didn't post. We'll try again tomorrow. Instead, for today, let's... (Read More)

Follow me, if you haven't already

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
If you haven't already done so, I encourage you to click on the link below and then click Follow under my name. This will notify you whenever I launch future projects, like for example, additional board/maps for Electromagnate.... (Read More)

Standard Rules / Tournament Mode

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
There is some big news today on shipping. The rates have been lowered, particularly on international shipping. It's tricky to do this. Partners are needed. We have to ship a big box to a country, then break it out into individual units and re-ship... (Read More)

Ten minutes of grade schoolers playing Electromagnate

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello,   Did you hear the news? Kickstarter thinks you all have great taste. Today they placed a Projects-We-Love badge onto Electromagnate.  Awesome! Here's a quick video of my kids playing Electromagnate, after they had the game about a week.... (Read More)

Mark Sargent for the Electromagnate Board Game

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
In the end, we decided to go with a project video that was more focused on gameplay. However, at one point Mark Sargent from Flat Earth Clues was going to voice the trailer. He did a great job with the voice-over. Maybe we will use it still.    (Read More)

The board game that feels like a video game

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello fellow game fans, Thank you for trusting us with your gaming time. Back in March 2015, when development of the Electromagnate Board Game began, we imagined that it would play a bit like a puzzler app on a phone. That's all we were initially... (Read More)

All Aboard

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome. Thank you for backing the Electromagnate Board Game, and getting us over the goal line in just the first hour. You are awesome. For today, the first night, we'll just let the project speak for itself. There are some updates planned for this... (Read More)

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