Destination Danger by Guardian Moon Games

Created by Jeff Rosenbaugh

Destination Danger is a pocket-sized role-playing adventure set in the 1930s. It can be played anywhere, anytime, and with anyone!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Status Report (2019.03.03) - Upcoming Surveys and Development Progress!
8 months ago – Sun, Mar 03, 2019 at 10:40:27 PM

 Hey Backers!

We are in continuous amazement to have received such support from all of you throughout the campaign, whether it be through private messages, sharing our story with gaming blogs, or encouraging and your friends and family to join in. Campaigns for brand new companies are incredibly hard - we have no established credibility and are doing much of this for the very first time (which is challenging, no matter how many blogs you read on how to do it well). 

Your support is incredibly uplifting and helped us in our belief we could make this happen. Kickstarter is great in that you not only find people to help fund a project, you find a small community of supporters that are willing to go above and beyond to help a project happen. At the risk of gushing, THANK YOU for all of the support (financial and otherwise) in making Destination Danger a reality!

UPDATES

OK, the real reason most of you want to read this - here's the tl;dr synopsis: Game development is going really well on the expansions and the core game is nearly complete (except for the Field Guide) and Alternative Maps are being developed. We will be using BackerKit as our pledge manager and pre-order portal (target survey date = March 18). Help us know what add-ons you might want in the pledge manager.

Game Development

Though we went a bit dark the last few weeks, we have continued working on Destination Danger in preparation for Manufacturing. Consuelo (our bonus character unlocked by funding the campaign its first weekend) has a fully completed background and completed artwork. The core game (minus Field Guide - that will come later) is nearly complete!

The expansion campaigns are progressing really well and are ready for general play testing. Jon will be running those play tests while he continues formalizing each of the characters, NPCs, and items for each campaigns to make sure they are fun and offer balanced play across the other campaigns (as you can mix and match characters/items/etc...). Once complete, we will get everything over to our artists to bring things to life!

You may remember the "Get in the Game" pledge tiers, that we are collaborating with a few backer on characters for these expansions. Jon is actively co-developing with these amazing backers, and we felt it would be fun to share an update. We will withhold the name until we have some artwork (as I believe it is intended to be a surprise for a loved one), but here is the bio of the player character for our Rumble in the Jungle expansion:

?????  is privy to some of the best kept secrets in the world—including those of her own past. Currently posing as a librarian from Puerto Rico, she travels the world collecting information that others would prefer stay hidden. She knows the location of a certain rich caliph's tomb, the name of the Italian ambassador's lover, and even who has the best egg rolls in Shanghai. You can know too—if you have something to trade for it. ????? works from the edges, letting others to do the dirty work; in fact, few even know her name, but everyone knows to ask for "the Curator." Her methods are unscrupulous, her will unshakable, and her reach unfathomable.

Regarding alternative maps - Trevan reached out and locked in Worth Dayley (formerly an environment artist on Disney Infinity) to work with us, and we are THRILLED with some of the early concepts we have seen. We will start sharing some of these as soon as we can.

Pledge Manager - BackerKit

Now that you have backed Destination Danger, in the coming weeks you will receive a link to a survey which will allow you to input your shipping address so that we know where to send your reward.  The survey will also allow you to change your pledge to a higher tier, and add more things on to your pledge (yes, you can pick up multiple copies of the game).  All available add-ons and options will be described in more detail there.  You will be able to change your shipping address in the pledge manager at any time right up until fulfillment begins.

To manage pledges and allow for add-ons and pre-orders, we will be using BackerKit as our pledge management service.   BackerKit is one of the industry leaders in pledge management services and they do an excellent job managing user security and privacy.  

To be transparent, we are not rushing getting the survey out the door. A screwed up survey create a lot of unnecessary work for us and a major headache for backers - we are valuing quality over speed.  Our target date for Pledge Manager survey send out is March 18, 2019.

"BUT WHAT IF MY PLEDGE WAS DROPPED?" A small number of you did receive an email from Kickstarter saying there was a problem with your payment, and that you were dropped. This happens with every Kickstarter campaign and our message to you is do not panic! We've got you covered and you can be added to the pledge manager as a backer if you email us at guardianmoongames@gmail.com - we will make sure you are taken care of.

Wait...go back. You mentioned "Add-Ons"???

We are in the process of deciding the types of add-ons we will add to the pledge manager. In fact, we could use your help! Before we take the BackerKit survey live - help us understand what is appealing to you by providing your feedback on the types of add-ons you would be most interested in picking up.

We cannot make any promises on what we will or will not be adding to the pledge manager, but we will certainly look heavily at any particular item that the community is really interested in.

Next Update

The next update will be sent out on Sunday, March 10th. Until then, if you have any questions or concerns, email us at GuardianMoonGames@gmail.com.

Courage!

- Guardian Moon Games

Funding Complete! THANK YOU!!
8 months ago – Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 12:54:09 PM

Saying THANK YOU doesn't feel like enough, but we suppose it's a place to start. We cannot begin to express how grateful we are to each of you for your support, and we want nothing more than to do right by you as we go into the next phase of development. Destination Danger has crossed a major hurdle, but there is a lot more work for us to do over here at Guardian Moon Games - and we are PUMPED!

There are so many people who need to be thanked for the success of this campaign - most notably our families and friends who have supported our creativity and the hard work that has gone into making Destination Danger a reality. We'd also like to thank our fantastic artists: Lindsey Alvord, Andy Rich, Ryan Nimtz, and Billy Garretsen. And a big thank you to all of those who have helped us play-test the game, allowed us into their FLGS to demo and meet with players, and all of the individuals who spread the story of Destination Danger across the internet - you are true heroes!

What Comes Next?

1) First and foremost, we need a couple days to recover from the work surrounding a Kickstarter campaign and regroup on all of the additional work ahead of us. We have expansions to write, play-test, and finalize... We have a lot of additional artwork that needs to be completed... And so so so much more.

2) Kickstarter will begin processing payments to the credit card attached to your account. Our understanding is that this may take a while, especially if they run into a problem. If this does happen, contact Kickstarter immediately for support - we are unfortunately completely unable to assist on our end.

3) We will likely go quiet for about three weeks while we work a more thorough plan for the work remaining before we can start shipping out copies of Destination Danger to each of you. Once we are back, expect a more thorough outline of how we will approach a Backer Survey, Production, and Fulfillment.

We absolutely commit to full transparency of any development issues that arise, timeline challenges that threaten to delay us, or any exciting updates that we decide to make as we finalize the product. 

So, How Will We Stay In Touch?

We will continue to post update (like this one) on Kickstarter, and we also encourage you all to join the new Destination Danger Community on Facebook

That community will be open for group discussion to share stories on the exploits of your crew as you experience each campaign, discuss Discord meetups for running online games, and to ask for tips and support (especially if you're a new GM). The intent is to be a social and casual community for those who want to engage, and we will support the community as y'all come together.

Wait...I'm Too Late?! I Just Heard About Destination Danger - Can I Still Buy It?  

Unfortunately the campaign is now over, but we will be setting up the ability to preorder the game via other mechanisms in the near future. We will post an update to the Kickstarter and the Destination Danger Community on Facebook once we have details to share.

Any Final Updates to Share Before "Going Dark"?

YES! We have some additional artwork for Consuelo, from our AMAZING artist Lindsey Alvord. This artwork is nearly final (a couple minor tweaks perhaps, but we're nearly there), so hopefully you like the look of our Panamanian Engineer! 

Thank you again from the whole team for making Guardian Moon Games and Destination Danger a reality!  

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email us at guardianmoongames@gmail.com or message us on Facebook. We will get back within everyone in the coming weeks.


Courage!

- Jon, Trevan & Jeff (Guardian Moon Games)

The Field Guide UNLOCKED!
8 months ago – Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 03:57:11 PM

This is it, it's the final day of the Destination Danger campaign! You have approximately 24 hours to lock in your pledges before the campaign comes to an end, and then we are off to the races on manufacturing, fulfillment, etc... Before we get there, however, we have one exciting update!

Destination Danger Field Guide -- UNLOCKED!

Note: Artwork is not final
Note: Artwork is not final

That's right - the FINAL stretch goal of the campaign has unlocked and we have all of the components finalized. The Field Guide should be a great support for Game Masters, both experienced and new to role-paying, as the run their first Destination Danger campaigns. As a reminder, the Field Guide will be part of all copies of the game, including the Print and Play.

We will continue to share updates on the Field Guide and all of the other components still in development so each of you feel a part of the experience as we bring it all together. That will be a mix of artwork, some insight into the expansion campaign story lines, etc...

Thank you all for helping us hit this important stretch target - let's close out this campaign in style!

Courage!

- Guardian Moon Games

Final 36 Hours: 2 New Pledge Tiers & a link to the Kickstarter Live Recap
9 months ago – Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 10:03:10 AM

Hey Everyone!

Welcome to all of our new backers! Only 36 hours left and a few hundred dollars from unlocking our final stretch goal - we have a few things to share with you all. 

New Pledge Tiers

In response to several backers who have asked, we have added two new pledge tiers that will get you multiple copies of Destination Danger: "Twice as Adventurous" and "Twice as Adventurous ++". 

We will not be using a pledge manager like Backerkit or CrowdOx on the back-end of the campaign, so this will be your only opportunity to pick up multiple copies of the game before they become more readily available.

Check out the "Kickstarter Live" from Last Night

If you missed the Kickstarter Live last night, you can check it out here. Jeff and Trevan answered some frequently asked questions, discussed plans for the game, and had a surprise visit from one of Destination Danger's characters - Ellen Doutsy!

How Can You Help?

Once again, for those who would like to support us...please consider posting the banner below (with a link to the Kickstarter Campaign) on your social media profile of choice! You're support is invaluable in helping spread the good word that is Destination Danger!

We could not make Destination Danger a reality without your support. Thank you all for your incredible contributions to our project! Here's to more gaming in everyone's future! 

Courage!

- Guardian Moon Games

Kickstarter Live (Feb 3 @ 8:30 PM CT) & One Last Stretch Goal!
9 months ago – Sat, Feb 02, 2019 at 11:53:37 PM

Hey Everyone!

As we approach $10,000 in funding, we are getting really excited for the final days of the campaign. We have a few really fun updates for everyone tonight, so let's get to it! 

Kickstarter Live

Jeff (that's me!) will be holding a Kickstarter Live chat with backers and others on Sunday, February 3rd @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM Central Time. Come hear a bit more about Destination Danger, the Primer System, how to get comfortable as a Game Master, and more. Also, bring your questions and we will do our best to answer as many of them as possible.

If you have questions already brewing, feel free to post some in the comments of this update. Don't hesitate to drop in whenever you get a chance - I'm always THRILLED to meet our supporters! 

One Final Stretch Goal

Note: Design is NOT Final
Note: Design is NOT Final

I believe we've mentioned this before, but one of the most common comments we hear from gamers when they hear about Destination Danger is something along the lines of, "This sounds so fantastic, but I'm incredibly intimidated to be the game master (GM)...How do you get good at that? Does the game help me?" The brief answer is "Yes", but we have thought long and hard about whether we could do even more to help aspiring GMs get more comfortable with running Destination Danger on their own. 

To address that, we've decided to add a new stretch goal for the Field Guide, which will replace the fold-out instruction sheet (our previous plan) with a more elaborately themed booklet (yes, booklet) that will include a plethora of support for those who decide to take the role of game master. That will include tips & tricks, our advice on great ways to kick off a game, general guidance on how to really screw with your players for some extra fun, and more! 

For those who played "Uncharted", think of something akin to Nathan Drake's notebook (though probably not leather...and a better balance of text to imagery). [Ref: "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End", Naughty Dog Entertainment]
For those who played "Uncharted", think of something akin to Nathan Drake's notebook (though probably not leather...and a better balance of text to imagery). [Ref: "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End", Naughty Dog Entertainment]

If unlocked, the Field Guide will replace the instruction manual in every physical copy of the game and will also be available for PnP (though likely on a very different schedule than promised for PnP version of the game itself). We deliberated whether or not to do this for several days (as it is a significant commitment to put together), and we ultimately decided that the Field Guide will reduce the intimidation new GMs feel, and help everyone enjoy Destination Danger even more. 

How Can You Help?

For those who would like to support us, consider posting the banner below (with a link to the Kickstarter Campaign) on your social media profile of choice! We would love it if you also mentioned us (@gmoongames on Twitter, Guardian Moon Games on Facebook) so we can thank you for your support. 

Our goal for this campaign was to ensure Destination Danger found its way into the world, and your support is making sure that we get there! We would love to continue making games in the Primer System (of which DD is the first) as well as other unique tabletop games for all of us to enjoy, and helping this campaign be as successful as possible will go a long way to making that happen.

Thank you all again for your incredible support of our project!

- Guardian Moon Games