As a way of saying thank you for supporting us on Kickstarter, backers will receive a set of Kickstarter promo cards for FREE! Don't miss out on this opportunity to get these rare and special cards co-designed by Joseph Z Chen, co-creator of the acclaimed board game Fantastic Factories.
*KS Promos will be included in the digital PDF for the Print and Play reward tier.
Step 1: Choose Your Character
To start the game, choose one of the five playable characters: the Beast Tamer, Senator, Biggest Fan, Centurion, or Spy Master. Each character has a special power that you can use to turn the tides in battle!
Step 2: Reveal Event
Draw a random event card to determine how many gladiators will compete and what skill(s) the event is judged on. Each gladiator has varying levels of Fight ⚔️ , Theatrics 🎭, and Luck 🎲 that can be buffed or nerfed throughout the game.
Step 3: Place Bets
Take turns secretly placing bets on which gladiator team you think will emerge victorious or which team will fall short.
Step 4: Play Influence Cards
Use your hand of influence cards to assist gladiator teams, backstab them, or cause general mayhem!
Step 5: Resolve Event and Determine Winner
After each player has placed their final bet, reveal all hidden influence cards and determine the winner!
Shipping will be charged through our pledge manager after the campaign ends. The pledge manager will allow you to confirm your shipping address and finalize your order. We have included estimated shipping rates for different regions in the chart below. Please note that these are our current estimates for shipping. The actual costs could change based on varying circumstances.
We are committed to providing you with the best possible value for shipping, which is why we are subsidizing a portion of the cost of shipping the game to you. We will provide customs friendly shipping to the USA, United Kingdom, European Union (EU), and Canada.
The Rest of EU includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. Rest of EU shipping rates vary by country.
Asia includes Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.
Certified retailers interested in backing can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: GLADIUS RETAILER when reaching out to us. We would love to connect with you and offer you an opportunity to carry our game. We do not have a pledge level for retailers, but we will offer reduced prices on bulk orders to certified brick-and-mortar retailers.
Financial Advisor: Natalie Li
Photographers: Justin Faulkner, Ross Connell (@moregamespls), Kristi Weyland (@PeaceLoveNGames), and Elizabeth Tiamzon
Motion Graphics Artist: Ferdinand Andrew Capitulo (@CBStacker)
Sound Designer: Caleb Lowrey
Voice Actor: Douglas Bailie
We couldn't have gotten where we are without the many people who have supported us along the way. We'd like to thank the following people and groups:
Joseph Z Chen, Justin Faulkner, Cody Thompson, Sean Lim, Banana Chan, Nicole Jekich, Shawn Stankewich, David Iezzi, Gwen Ruelle, Sam Cushman Bryant, Adi Slepack, Gil Hova, Jason Strong, Natalie Li, Eric Yurko, Emma Larkins, Daniel & Connie Kazmaier, Jonathan Ying, Annie Sardelis, Neale LaPlante-Johnson, Glenn Jones, Orion McLelland, Douglas Feltham, Doug Beyers, Sydney Julian, Andrew Brown, Chris Mooney, George Fan, Heather Lim, The Peanut Gallery (Hank Finnin, Brian Glassman, Kaitlyn Money, and Justin Wu), IGDN, NYC Playtest Group, Playtest NW, and UNPUB.
By backing this project, you acknowledge that the final appearance, materials, contents of the rewards are subject to change and may differ from what is presented while the Kickstarter campaign is active.
You are responsible for confirming your reward and providing the necessary shipping information (e.g., your contact info, address, phone number) in order to receive your reward in a timely manner. If you do not confirm your pledge within 6 weeks of receiving our notification via email, you agree that Cat Quartet Games has fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. Cat Quartet Games may, at our discretion, refund or ship your reward after the 6-week window has passed on a case-by-case basis.
After two shipping attempts to your confirmed shipping address have failed, you are responsible for any additional postage/shipping costs to re-ship your reward.
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