You are a necromancer summoning a team of undead fighters. Unfortunately for you, so is your opponent.
Day of the Dead is a highly strategic card game that turns you and a friend into necromancers! Summon the best team of undead fighters and in six turns you’ll be named Super Grand Master, a highly coveted and extremely descriptive title.
At the start of the game, each necromancer is given a hand containing nine cards. They represent an eccentric collection of skeletons, zombies, vampires, ghouls, and other spooks. Each turn, you select one of these weird characters and send it to the field. Once your opponent has done the same, the fun begins! All the fighters pair off and fight to the death. Normally, this sort of thing would be dangerous, but undead are durable and really get into the spirit of the thing.
Winners score points while losers are flipped face down. Undead are resilient, so losing fighters will reassemble themselves in time for next turn’s battle. But if you don’t think your losing fighter will do better next turn, you can pull him out of line and turn him into a spirit. Spirits are the ultimate fans, boosting the power of all of your fighters. Some spirits even let you replace weaker fighters!
Strategy in Day of the Dead centers around positioning; when played in the right place, any fighter can be a champion. On the other hand, even your favorite fighter can be a total failure if you are too stubborn to pull him out of a losing matchup. Stay flexible and you will bury your competition.
Want to learn more about how this game works? Take a look at the current version of the rules here.
Want to print the rules out? Download a black and white version perfect for your home printer here!
While the game design is finished, the illustration is ready, and I’m having a lovely time tinkering with the package design, printing a game is expensive. REALLY expensive. Anything I raise on Kickstarter will go towards the printing and assembly costs for this game, and generally making it a bigger and better experience for everyone.
If you think I’m crazy enough to pull off a project like this, your support will go a long way towards making it happen. In return, I’ll give you the game, wallpapers, stickers, playmats, posters, surprises, and my eternal gratitude! Whatever you decide to do, thank you for taking the time to listen to my idea. I’ll keep posting more stuff as it comes to me.
In hindsight, this was probably not the best card to show off in the section where I ask you for money.
Obviously, my eternal gratitude comes standard with all pledges. But most of you are probably wondering what the tangible rewards are and look like. Not everything is set in stone, but this should give you an idea of what to expect
[WALLPAPER YOUR WORLD] This is a collection of wallpapers for your electronic devices. There will be 3 different themes, each suitable for any device.
[STICKER YOUR PLACE] 5 different stickers featuring undead fighters form the game! Backers who receive stickers will also have a chance to vote on which 5 fighters will be featured in this series. These die cut stickers will be approximately 2.5"x3.5".
[PLAY MY GAME] Receive a copy of the game. This Memorial Edition print run comes in a sturdy tin and contains everything you need to play including cards, counters, rules, and score board. Also included are secret promo cards unique to the Kickstarter release! And before you ask, my tables are curved.
[PLAY MY GAME COOLER] Get everything you do at the $25 level AND a deluxe playmat. The playmat will be approximately 18"x24" and made of the same durable material as mouse pads or counter mats. Backers who receive playmats will also have a chance to vote on the design featured on the surface.
Playmat Option #1: Master Series (Take a closer look here)
Playmat Option #2: Corpse Pile (Take a closer look here)
Playmat Option #3: Undead Playground (Take a closer look here)
Two other options exist at this level, [DOUBLE PLAY] which gives you two copies of the game and two sets of promos and [PLAY MY GAME WITH A POSTER] which comes with a special edition poster! Take a look at the $75 level to learn more about the poster options.
[PLAY MY GAME COOLER] Get everything you do at the $50 level AND a special edition poster. Backers will have a chance to vote on the poster design as well as the playmat.
Poster Option #1: Black and White with Gray (Take a closer look here)
Poster Option #2: Catalog (Take a closer look here)
Poster Option #3: Undead Playground (Take a closer look here)
[BE THE MASTER] Get everything at the $75 level AND 10 stickers AND 3 Wallpaper Themes AND signed sketches by the game's creator, Evan Raisner. Sketches will be approximately 8"x10" and are a complete surprise! Backers at this level will also be eligible to vote on poster, playmat, and sticker options.
[BE THE GAME] Get everything at the $150 level AND work with Evan Raisner to make a card that will be featured in all copies of the game. This is your chance to make a card that matches you! This is your chance to literally be a part of the game!
[CONTROL THE PAST] Get everything at the [BE THE GAME] level and one of the original playtest copies of the game, covered in corrections and signed by Evan Raisner. The game didn't always look or play this way...
For one thing, Bone now wears underwear. That's probably for the best.
It's a two player game.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Feb 17, 2012 - Mar 24, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
[WALLPAPER YOUR WORLD] Receive a series of wallpapers featuring artwork from the game. Suitable for all devices. Sent by e-mail.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
[STICKER YOUR PLACE] Stickers featuring (you guessed it) artwork from the game. US Shipping is included, but please add $5 for international orders.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
[PLAY MY GAME] Get a copy of the game and a wad of exclusive promos. US Shipping is included, but please add $10 for international orders.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
[PLAY MY GAME WITH A POSTER] Get a copy of the game and a pile of exclusive promos. To commemorate this moment, you'll also get a special edition poster! US Shipping is included, but please add $15 for international orders.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
[PLAY MY GAME COOLER] Get a copy of the game and a pile of exclusive promos. But since you're cooler than the normal, you'll get a deluxe playmat to prove it! US Shipping is included, but please add $15 for international orders.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
[DOUBLE PLAY] Get twice the $25 level! That's two copies of the game and two promo sets. US Shipping is included, but please add $15 for international orders.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
[PLAY MY GAME COOLEST] Get a copy of the game and a heap of exclusive promos. But since you're the coolest, you'll get a deluxe playmat and special edition poster so there's no doubt! US Shipping is included, but please add $15 for international orders.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $150 or more
[BE THE MASTER] You're the sort of person that other people look up to. It only makes sense that you'd get a special thank you credit in the rulebook and signed sketches by Evan Raisner, the game's creator. Obviously, you deserve a copy of the game, promos, a playmat, a poster, stickers, and wallpapers, too. Shipping is included to wherever your mighty palace is located, but wallpapers must be e-mailed.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $300 or more
[BE THE GAME] Not content to be the master, you seek true enlightenment. You no longer play the game, you are the game! In addition to receiving all of the rewards associated with the [BE THE MASTER] level, you will also be featured on a card in the game! I will work with you to create an undead fighter that matches you and features your favorite color.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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[CONTROL THE PAST] Get everything at the [BE THE GAME] level and one of the original playtest copies of the game, covered in corrections and signed by Evan Raisner.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012