Destination Neptune Second Edition

Destination: Neptune – Second Edition Expansion

Players: 2 - 4

Playtime: 90 min

Ages: 12+

Destination: Neptune – Second Edition Expansion

We're proud to be able this brand new version - the game you wanted Destination: Neptune to be - at an exceptional value!

 

Destination: Neptune is a euro-style game portraying an optimistic look at the next 100 years of space exploration.

 

You must own Destination: Neptune to use the Second Edition Expansion.

 

It’s been a few years since I designed Destination: Neptune and it’s an ok game, but not a great game. I wasn’t really looking for a solution to make Destination: Neptune the great game it should have been, but anyhow, it dawned on me one day when considering the rules for an entirely different game. We tried it out, and wow! My wife and I immediately started playing every night. That same excitement we had with Quartermaster General.

 

I’ve decided to go ahead and develop the new rules into an add-on for the original game. Below is a link to the new rules. These are still 'beta' as they will be finalized once we've funded. That also means if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

 

Click to read the BETA version of the rulebook

 

Our goal in this kickstarter is to offer a basic pledge at our own estimated cost, and therefore provide folks who own the game already to be able to upgrade it at the lowest possible price. As we do better we’ll add more stretch goals so that the more folks who back the project the better your product gets.

 

People who never picked up the original game can get the base game and second edition add on for the MSRP of the base game. We know that this is an excellent value, since there will also be kickstarter swag thrown in too!

 

Unless this kickstarter is wildly successful, 2nd Edition will not be available through retailers as there won’t be enough margin to pay their bills. So if you’re interested, now would be the time to act.

 

If you're interested, here is a synopsis of the changes:

  • Plays much better as a 2-player game
  • Plays much faster, both in overall length and perceived pacing.
  • The rules are simpler, more intuitive, and therefore easier to learn.
  • You'll be able to use your Technology before other players
  • Only one player is allowed at a Location, so the race aspect is enhanced.
  • Much less snowballing for the winning players, and the game is a bit more forgiving of mistakes.

 

I've also uploaded a playtest kit. What you'll need is a copy of Destination: Neptune first edition, plus the rules above,  and this file: Online Card Labels

 

This file is arranged so that if you have normal mailing stickers (Avery 5162) - that's 10 rows X 3 columns - you'll be able to print them and stick them on playing cards. The other way is just to cut them up into slips of paper, and use those, or card sleeves.

 

We thank you for your interest in this project and I'm positive you won't be disappointed!

 

Ian, Karin, & Nick

 

Risks and challenges

Griggling Games has had two very successful, on time, at spec kickstarters. This should be the easiest of our kickstarters to fulfill due to the lessons we’ve learned in the first two.

 

I’m obviously concerned that folks who looked at Destination: Neptune a few years back won’t try it again. All I can say is please, do. I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

 

Griggling Games would like to thank our kickstarter and preorder backers!

Anders Alling Pedersen, Rohan Beckwith, Bruce Bernard, Antoine BERTIER, Braude, Dino Buffetta Jr., Ken Chaney, Jeff Chattin, Damon G. Chengelis, Rafal Ciechonski, Inkari Coelho Bonilha, Art Cohen, Wulf Corbett, Duane Crago, Erich Cranor, Katherine Crispin, William Crispin, Dan, Terry Dano, Frank DiNola III, Krista Donnelly, Todd Dowling, Bradley Eng-Kohn, Daniel Esteban, Christopher D. Evans (AKA Devon Greatwolf), Joey Evans, Farnborough Board Games Club, Fat Messiah Games, Jason Foss, Max Green, Jack Gulick, Ken Gutermuth, Mostly Harmless, Wade Harrison 3, Ian Hayward, Keith Higdon, Z. Thor Hoagland, Richard Jenkin, Mark A. Jimenez, Tom Jones, Jonathan kipps-bolton, Jeffrey Knodel, peter knowlden, Andrea Knutson, Michael Koerbis, Elliot Kravitz, Westchester Gaming Group, Shyam Kumar, Martin Lampitt, Stephen Lang, Sam LaSala, Raymond Lee, Lieven, linshidu, Marc Longoria, Steve Lord, The Ludoquist, Niki Lybæk, Robert M, John Matta, David McCracken, Keith McCutcheon., Vaughn Mena, Ryan Moore, Steven Moy, Benjamin Nicholson, Steve OGrady, John Pachin, Lawrence G. Paladin, Jr., Eric Paperman, Schenectady Wargamers Association, Charles Pearson, Bill Perks, Joel Petersen, Mark Pr, Rahdo, Rami the Chihuahua, Felix Rodriguez, Roger, Jay Rumple, Sebastian Squidman Sandoval, Jay V. Schindler, Science Fiction & Fantasy Society Luxembourg, Ralph Severson, Joseph Soonsin Lee, Martin E Stein and Scott A Saxon, Stephen, Team ASC, David Terhune, Maxime Tessier, ThanksFooAllTheFish, David Turczi, Dave Turner, Eddie Turner, Carlos Valdes, John Velonis, Dr R Warren, Russell Wickliffe, Great work, Chris Young, Grayden Zuver,
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