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A collection of eight tabletop games about human suffering.
A collection of eight tabletop games about human suffering.
113 backers pledged $3,086 to help bring this project to life.
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The Misery Index: Terrible Games about Terrible Realities

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    This is the obligatory “Thank you, sir” tier. Your name will be included in the book along with all of our other backers.

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    You'll receive a PDF copy of The Misery Index.

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    You get the book! You'll receive both a physical copy of The Misery Index and the PDF.

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    You get a PDF of The Misery Index: International Pirate Edition, plus all of the information a printer will need to produce a physical copy of the book, and express permission to produce as many books as you would like to distribute to other international gamers.

    Only two rules apply: (1) You can only distribute these copies outside of the United, and (2) you can't charge more for a copy than it costs you to produce.

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    We will play a game of your choice from the collection with you and your friends over Google Hangouts. You also get both the physical and PDF versions of The Misery Index.

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    We will design a hack of one of our games just for you. You pick the game and the miserable subject or setting that you would like to explore, and we'll create something just for you, and send you the exclusive PDF. Want to play Passing with a white supremacist gang inside a maximum security prison? This is your chance. You will also receive the Misery Index book and PDF.

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    We'll make a terrible game just for you. All you have to do is tell us what controversial subject matter you want to play with, what genre you want it mixed with, and a vague sense of the type of game you want, and we'll make the game and send you a PDF. Want a game about homophobia seen through the lens slapstick children's cartoons with drinking game mechanics? No problem. And, of course, you get the Misery Index book and PDF as well.

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