Super Powered Smash Masters is a tongue-in-cheek superhero card game for the whole family!
Use this space to cheer the creator along, and talk to your fellow backers.
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I'm with @Shawn. How's the planning coming for relaunch?
Any news on a relaunch?
Keep grinding guys! I know how much you put into this, just need to get the word into right circles!
Thanks for the feedback, Shawn. Shipping is definitely one of the trickiest aspects of doing something like this. Should we try again at some point, we're going to do everything we can to get those prices down!
Ok so my feedback would be shipping costs. Try to find another way that is much cheaper. For me in Australia $25 for the game then $25 for shipping made me think twice, I'm guessing many others just said nah. Maybe look at using a distribution centre or company like ship naked?? Game looks great and should be heaps of fun.
Thanks, Shawn. Yes, the play mat was on our stretch goal list. And, yes! Let's smash some super heroes!! :)
Oh and this game is screaming for a play mat. as an add-on would be cool. I'm guessing it might of been a sweet stretch goal.
LOL, this game has such a cool theme, I don't see why it has not had more love. Come on people hand over the cash and smash some super heroes. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
You are 100 percent awesome, Shawn! Thanks for backing us!
Wahoo backer 100 !! greetings caped crusaders.
Sending out a warm November welcome going out to all our new recruits who joined The Cause over the weekend. Thank you!
Also a belated but grateful huzzah to Shane Cleavelin for pushing us over the 5K mark!
Unfortunately, its looking increasingly unlikely that this will fund, so I will just say: Don't give up, keep working on this, I know this will be a hit one day. The biggest thing you can do is to pimp it like crazy at gaming conventions across the country and promote yourself on social media. Conventional wisdom is you should have between 500 and 1000 unique followers on the major social media platforms before launching a KS project anyway.
Come on! I know we can do this!
What did you think of our Newsarama interview? Any other questions we can answer? http://www.newsarama.com/31887-live-out-your-battleboard-dreams-with-hero-vs-hero-card-game-super-powered-smash-masters.html
Watch Connect More Board Games play an exciting game of SPSM: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
Watch the "Doctor Wizard" card come to life. It's Magic! https://www.youtube.com/watch… And don't forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more videos!
@Heather. We're still hoping to do some smashing with the time we have left. Share, share, share!! :)
Dark Unicorn is doing an AMA over on Reddit today. Ask us anything! https://www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/comments/5aq8ft/were_dark_unicorn_games_and_were_launching_a_card/
We hope everyone had a safe and smash-tastic Halloween! Before you put those superhero costumes away, remember there's still time to enter our Facebook Costume Contest. You could win a FREE Kickstarter Backer Pack reward! Here's the link to the post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkunicorngames/posts/631529930362634…
Thanks, Heather! So are we!
I am excited for this game
Way to go, everyone! We just broke $4K! Keep it up! :)
@ Chris Osapai - thanks! Yes, we had a couple of great articles and reviews posted recently that we had been waiting on, and that's certainly helped. Hoping to see that Newsarama interview go up in the next few days!
glad to see that we've been getting some more backers, im guessing they are coming in off some of the articles/reviews that have been posted
@Mark: You got it! We think you're going to love SPSM. Help spread the word and we'll make it happen! :)
Thank you, Creator. I'm always a sucker for a good supers game. And a light one that provides humor should be a hit with my folks. This looks like it has the potential to be as much fun as KoT with my group.
Retailers! Be sure to check out our NEW reward tier! We'd love to hear from you!
@Chris - thanks for the tip. We'll do that and hope that it has the desired results. :)
PSA: Regular comment posts, as well as regular updates on Dark Unicorns end, will help push the campaign higher up in the "Discover" results, especially under "Whats Popular?", which will increase the campaigns visibility and generate more backers.
*Searches for bullhorn*
Some of you have expressed the heroic urge to help us out even further!
YES YOU CAN!
Let your friends know about this campaign! Remember: if they back us and credit you, you're on your way to earning free add-ons and more!
If you have some extra time this weekend, why not dust off that old bullhorn you never use, head up to your rooftops and start shouting? Preferably about the game. Or the equivalent of doing that, but on Facebook. Whatever works.
Chris Osapai: thank you for making an effort to tell more people about the game! We feel that referrals from generous folks like you who see the potential of the game is the most important key to success, and we're really grateful to you for spreading the word. We believe that people like you who are making this extra effort should have the opportunity to be rewarded, so we’re about to add some exciting new incentives to the campaign that we hope you’ll all be excited about. Watch for a big update later today.
Thank's also for your suggestions, and we want to assure everyone that we've been working for some time on all of these items. Conventions (we’ve hit some, and we’re going to do more), board game media, endorsements, etc. We also have some exciting articles and reviews on the near horizon which should be a huge help (though the timing is not exactly what we had hoped for).
Because we’re not just a card game, but a COMIC BOOK card game, we’re also reaching out in that direction with some encouraging results. If all goes well, a Super Powered Smash Masters interview article will be appearing on Newsarama in the next day or so. For those of you who don’t travel in comic book circles, Newsarama is one of the top comic news sources on the interwebs. More to come!
Has this game done the convention circuit at all? With only 147 facebook page likes, and no indication of you making appearances at conventions on your site, it seems you're fighting an uphill battle. I've been spamming links to the campaign all over the place, but the truth of the matter is that most people won't back the game unless:
1. They or someone they know have seen or played the game in person.
2. The game is endorsed by certain top personalities online.
3. The entity running the kickstarter already has a reputation or following.
4. You generate shit tons of hype.
Its stuck nooooooooooo
Well, I can tell you from experience that if you don't make the KS exclusive cards available separately from all the other memorabilia, you will lose out on backers that are content completionists, such as myself. Yes, I will drop my pledge, early bird and all, over 4 cards.
Question: are you guys going to have an FAQ? Glad I asked that question. That comes up frequently.
Short answer: Yes!
Long answer: Yeeeeeeeeeesssss!
Our FAQ went live moments after the campaign began, and we'll continue adding to it over the coming weeks.
Wil each set have the same cards? YES! All the tiers that include the base set contain all of the available cards, with the exception of the Kickstarter-exclusives.
RE add-on questions: we're working on giving you a more comprehensive answer. We will soon be providing you some additional imagery to help clarify the Kickstarter Backer Pack reward tier and the value of its components.
We recognize that some of you would like to buy a few of these items as separate add-ons, and we're discussing the logistics. We would like nothing more than to make ALL OF YOU happy! No kidding. Of course, that’s not always possible, and this may be one of those examples. We don't want to undermine the value of the KS reward tier and its exclusivity, or make those who back that tier feel slighted. More to come on this front.
Yes. Each set will have the same cards.
Question: will each set have the same cards?
Regarding shipping... yeah, shipping prices are just outrageous! Honestly, we truly feel your pain. It hurts us, too. We have yet to find something more suitable than what we currently offer.
What you see is based roughly on USPS prices, which you should find similar to most Kickstarters in this category.
There was a suggestion about fulfillment companies - while they're able to lower shipping rates through their services, the added expense they take off the top would force us to ask for a much higher funding goal, and greatly increase the chance of not being funded. If this campaign grows to become immensely successful, we should have opportunities that will allow us to mitigate this problem because we'll be dealing with a larger volume.
Hey everyone! Thanks for the comments and the quick flurry of activity. We appreciate the suggestions we've gotten so far and we hear you! We'll be providing more information shortly on things like the shirt designs and possible add-ons.
Lack of responses on even day 1 of launch...no wonder this campaign is being grinded to a halt :/
What will the shirt and mini-poster look like?
Is there a way to get the exclusive cards and not the shirt???
Hmmm shipping is certainly on the expensive side for just a box of card game...any chance that will be improved throughout the campaign? I.e. Using a distribution center?
Yeah, I would add on for the exclusives, not willing to pay $60 for a tshirt, art cards, etc
Glad to be back!
2 questions: can we get KS exclusive cards as an add-on, and should I add shipping to my pledge (it came up as 0)?
Looking forward to a successful campaign:)
Game looks amazing, can't wait to start spreading the word.