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Emergence Event Galaxy Edition

A project in Indianapolis, IN by MERCS Miniatures

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Emergence Event puts you in control of a starship captain as you explore the galaxy, develop new technologies and expand your empire.
Backers: 875
Average Pledge Per Backer: $70

Funded: $60,909 of $12,000
Dates: Nov 4th -> Nov 21st (18 days)
Project By: MERCS Miniatures
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Latest News

Are we green? Super green!!

November 20th - via:
Like crystal green! Congrats! You blasted through the last Stretch Goal easy. Two bonus Galaxy Tiles are yours. These will add more variety to the galaxy setup as well as the potential to create even larger galaxies. It's been a great campaign and we... (Read More)

Five Year Mission....

November 20th - via:
Wow everyone. Simply amazing progress on this Kickstarter. We have destroyed another Stretch Goal!! Unlocking this Stretch Goal provides you with the rules and board needed to play the Long War alternate game. Each round is slightly longer due to an... (Read More)

By Grabthar's Hammer...

November 19th - via:
...that was fast! Congrats you've unlocked the 47k stretch goal! These cards contain stories of rumored events in the galaxy. Now they are yours to discover! The next goal is at 50k: rules for extended game length and a new board to cover the... (Read More)

The Spoils of War

November 18th - via:
Another one down! Congrats on unlocking the Markarian unique discoveries! These Discoveries are only available when players defeat a Markarian Predator or Markarian Dreadnought. Once one of these event cards is revealed, if the player successful... (Read More)

History Of The Galaxy

November 18th - via:
A millennium ago, the Markarians arrived. The invaders offered no warning, no chance for diplomacy, and certainly no mercy. Their first act was the complete annihilation of the Ggopasian homeworld, one of the most advanced of the galactic species.... (Read More)

Scanners Have Picked Up An Anomaly Captain!

November 17th - via:
Looks like we are still on course to destroy some more Stretch Goals. Congratulations everyone, another unique addition to the game is now yours! With this unlock the optional gameplay element of Spatial Anomalies can be added to the base game and... (Read More)

Shields up! Red alert!

November 15th - via:
Way to go! You've unlocked 4 unique Open Space cards! Open Space encounters occur in the void. This means when a ship ends their movement in a hex with no Planet, Space Station, Discovery, or Asteroid Field, they will have an Open Space encounter.... (Read More)

Shields At Critical! Hull Breach Detected!

November 11th - via:
Slowly but surely we are still destroying each of our targeted Stretch Goals! Congrats on unlocking the Permanent Damage Cards. This Stretch Goal adds a deck of eight Permanent Damage Cards to the game. These cards are only added under special... (Read More)

Explorer Laris Latee

November 10th - via:
Today we reveal one of the captains we planned to release as an add on. Revealed Add On This captain can now be purchased by over-funding your pledge by the amount of the add on, which is $10. This add on purchase comes with the following components:... (Read More)

McG News - 7 Nov 2016

November 10th - via:
We shoot a video blog every other week. The format is laid-back. We have a list of talking points but keep it pretty loose. We talk about things happening on various projects, what games we're playing, and what we are working on. . Captain Add-on We... (Read More)

A Look At Alternate Rules For Ship Combat

November 9th - via:
I discussed the combat rules for a little bit in the livestream today. So here is how it functions in game. There are some stipulations that must be met for combat to occur. 1. At least 2 ships owned by different players must be in the same galaxy... (Read More)

San'du, Vice President of Acquisitions

November 9th - via:
. The Tilaan are among the galaxy’s youngest known races. At the time of the Invasion, the Tilaan had not yet acquired space-faring technology and were largely left alone by the other galactic species. The destruction that the Markarians wrought... (Read More)

The Galaxy Is Getting Crowded

November 7th - via:
Oh yeah! Another Stretch Goal battered down. Unlocking this Stretch Goal adds the rules and setup diagrams for increasing the player limit to five and six players. These changes make for a crowded galaxy. Resources and Locations will be limited,... (Read More)

Hive Queen Zalex of the One Mind

November 7th - via:
  Outside its own species, little is known of the One Mind. Unlike other cultures, the One Mind is of one primary purpose: to grow the Hive. For much of their history as a race, the One Mind was content to remain on their home world, known only as... (Read More)

Gotta Get Those Cheevos!

November 6th - via:
We've unlocked another Stretch Goal. This Stretch Goal adds three unique Achievement cards which help add variety to each game of Emergence Event. Achievement cards change victory point conditions in the game. Each time you start a game of Emergence... (Read More)

A Unique Galaxy

November 5th - via:
Outstanding work on unlocking this Stretch Goal! You now receive an additional Discovery story arc to add even more gameplay to Emergence Event.  We spoke a lot about what Discoveries are in a previous update, and how they tell a story over a series... (Read More)

She knows it's a Multipass!!!

November 5th - via:
Good morning! Say hey! Whaddya say! 25k!Very nice way to start the day.  . Artifacts are powerful upgrades. Artifacts are gained in multiple ways. The first is finishing a discovery story, the second is though a few very difficult Open Space cards,... (Read More)

The undiscovered country from which no traveler returns

November 5th - via:
Discoveries tell stories of present and past events. They are a living history of the galaxy that came before you. When players enter a new galaxy tile, a new discovery token is drawn. Discoveries must be explored in order, so revealing a galaxy... (Read More)

Khan...I'm laughing at the superior intellect.

November 4th - via:
Woohoo! Thanks again everyone for showing an awesome amount of support!  Unlocking this Stretch Goal adds another unique Galaxy Tile to the game. Nebula Outer Galaxy Tile After players enter this Galaxy Tile their movement is randomized by rolling... (Read More)

Prepare ship for ludicrous speed!

November 4th - via:
Awesome job everyone! We knocked out another Stretch Goal today! You have unlocked Race Mode! Race mode is an alternate game mode we debuted at GenCon 2016. It's fun, fast, and easy. Additionally it's a great way to teach the game to new players and... (Read More)

New Solar System Unlocked and Ready to Explore.

November 4th - via:
Congratulation on busting through another Stretch Goal.    The expansion includes many unique Galaxy Tiles with special events occurring within them. Unlocking this Stretch Goal adds another unique Galaxy Tile to the game. Black Hole Inner Galaxy... (Read More)

Can I Get An Upgrade? Upgrade!

November 4th - via:
Captain boards are upgraded! And we roll out the next two stretch goals. . There are lots of small hitting stretch goals like this. Extra galaxy tiles, extra discoveries, extra artifacts. More game play. More game play. And more game play. ... (Read More)

Solo Rules

November 4th - via:
Emergence Event solo play highlights each race’s first steps into a larger galaxy. It represents the first time these races emerged from their planet into the larger theater of the galaxy. They must struggle to understand the mysteries of their... (Read More)


November 4th - via:
Woohoo!! Thank you all so much. We are funded and on into stretch goals. We are very excited to get this into players hands. First Stretch Goal The first stretch goals hit are tight. We were never really happy with the original captain boards. We... (Read More)

I can put the video as an update...

November 4th - via:
Kickstarter won the game on this one.  (Read More)

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