by Vanessa Simek
Bare Your Fangs is a 2-player dice fighting game devoted to resolving which species will reign supreme: Vampire or Werewolf!
This project's funding goal was not reached on January 29, 2012.
Use this space to cheer the creator along, ask questions, and talk to your fellow backers. Please remember to be respectful and considerate. Thanks!
I hope that this project is tweaked and re-launched. Good luck!
Kiiind of bummed. Just found out about this through Dice Tower and only pledged $5 (that's all I can really manage :/ ) but it looks like it doesn't matter now. *sad*
So it would not allow the game to be published... :(
The "magical 30%" is an unspoken Kickstarter milestone wherein the majority of projects that get to that percentage by say, half of the project goal time, manage to get their funding in full by the end date and time...of course it's completely unscientific by this is just based on current project statistics. As of today, with 8 hours left to go, this project is at 29% funded of it's total.
Wait, so if someone puts in $33 more dollars into their pledge, this project might potentially get funded? What is the magical 30% Kickstarter mark and what may it entail? I hope I can help in any way!
I really hope this gets funded! This looks like a lot of fun.
@Hank Panethiere, where and how did you get the DIY copy of this?
Played a DIY copy of this (stickers ijnstead of etched dice) and was very impressed. My whole family enjoyed it. Art is very thematic and helps draw you into the game and for a dice game there is a lot of interaction. I like the NPC character mechanic and really liked the ability to add a third player. Recommended!
I have known Vanessa for over a decade. I proudly back this project because, not only is she the most talented person I know, she is also one of the most honorable. Some might say her only shortcoming in the past was her naive outlook on life and people in general—of course, I would disagree because I feel believing in the goodness and integrity of people is not a shortcoming but a strength that is all too often discarded and overlooked.
Over the course of time Vanessa has had unfortunate run-ins with dishonest, libelous, and slanderous individuals, which has made her a much more skeptical person. In spite of those who have tried to tear her down by any means necessary, she has lost none of her integrity. She continually strives to do the right thing even when challenged by overwhelming (and often unjust) obstacles.
Make no mistake about it, you will most definitely not be disappointed or cheated if you back this project and it succeeds. The same can be said of any of this artist’s future endeavors. The only barrier facing this project now is a figurative wall built on the shaky grounds of half truths and twisted words, constructed by what I can only imagine is a very bitter and unhappy person. Please don’t let the misguided rant of one individual prevent you from supporting the ambitions of an exceptionally talented and trustworthy artist.
There are limits to free speech. You can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater when there is none. You can not wrongly ruin another person's reputation or interfere wrongly with another's business by invoking your right to free speech. The malicious comment previously posted has crossed the line with a slander interfering with Vanessa's right to do business. The angry personal nature of the comment makes it abundantly clear that this is not a rationally based opinion but a personal issue turned into a vendetta. In my experience as an attorney, these sorts of individuals are not willing to appear in a public arena like a court or even give their address so that they can be legally served and sued for such behavior but rather snipe at the edges allowing no opportunity to confront their evil. Their gossip is damaging to reputation and business. If you don't like a project, don't back it. Don't back a project for the sole reason to air your grievances for things not relating to the project.
I have dealt with the designer of Bare Your Fangs with respect to another contract and have been impressed by her communication and diligence in fulfilling her promises to me. I can only expect the same from her re: BYF. The only real remedy to this issue is social. We need to collectively let this irresponsible individual know that we disapprove of his misbehavior and will not allow it to diminish Vanessa's efforts to bring BYF to her fans.
I too have been a customer of Vanessa's for many years. I have always gotten timely updates whenever I have asked her to do a commission for me. She won't take on a project unless she knows she can find the time to do it. She never goes "off the grid" with her clients, she may draw back from posting on sites and in blogs but she always kept me informed when it came to the pieces I had her do. I back her anyway I can and if I could I would offer the total 10,000 to get this game going, or hand carve the dice if I had the means. Just because one person didn't get his way, doesn't mean a thing. It is business and you can't please 100% of the people, but again the way this person goes on about Vanessa is nothing like the person that I know her to be.
I'm going to also get involved with this. As a fellow game designer, I must take exception to the slander perpetrated in this comment section.
I've been a customer of Vanessa's for many years, including giving her the largest commission given any artist -16 inked pages. She completed it in fine style, despite significant life events going on during the completion of the commission. She never went "off the grid", always keeping me appraised of how things were going.
She and I have also been helping each other with the finer points of our respective games; she's been an excellent collaborator and even offered to help me with bonuses for my own game (an educational card game teaching basic microbiology to nonscientific folks). She's got creativity and talent to spare, both in her art and in game mechanics design, and she's given me some great advice herself with helping get my game mechanics straightened up and flying right.
Never has she been anything but honest to me, and everyone we have collaborated with on her current venture. And as such, I've pledged the maximum amount I can afford - $40. On unemployment, that's a pretty significant outlay, but well worth it. I would recommend her without hesitation, as artist and game designer both.
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While I do not wish to extend any rants, I do feel some points need to be made in response to Mix's comments.
From the perspective of a kickstarter project - should the project reach it's funding goal, the products matching the individual pledges MUST be met. This is a legal requirement as a few minutes research shows.
From the perspective of this project, "Bare Your Fangs", the primary requirement on the majority of funding options (and all those chosen thus far) is a handful of dice in a zip pouch with a set of instructions.
- The game structure (and therefore rules) has been developed and at it's crudest requires a relatively small print run.
- A zip pouch per set is required, which can be sourced from a wide range of suppliers and at it's minimum requires a bulk order of plain zip pouches.
- The dice images have been designed to the manufacturers requirements and quantities per set have been determined, thus requiring a custom order from a supplier. This would require a minimum run amount of each die which will have been used to calculate (along with all other details) the minimum funding amount to cover all of these items with her chosen suppliers.
So, simply put, Vanessa has legally committed to provide said items to her funders so long as her funders provide sufficient funds. This is therefore, by it's entire structure a risk free investment if funding reaches the required amount, we will, over the course of several months, receive our requested items. If funding does not reach the required amount, not a cent leaves our accounts and we go on with our lives (though all the poorer for not having this game).
I will leave it at that and not mention the fact that your tone, language and links all lend support to Vanessa's statements and not yours.
Finally, thank you Mix for pledging your money and helping to make Vanessa's project a reality. It is appreciated :)
I stand by my word and proven reputation if by nothing else than a seller on ebay which people can plainly see, again here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300635792673… . I will no longer comment in response to this harassment nor muck up this forum with winded texts that do not apply to this game.
TO MIX & other interested parties: Several years ago, as Mix's links will show, I asked an artistic community to give me suggestions on a major werewolf book I was writing and illustrating. I gave credit to many who gave suggestions. I did not credit Mix as I originally promised him because he used to be a friend but grew to have a very poor reputation in the community for trashing artists, stalking them, and being an all-around bad egg. His harassment is unceasing, as it has been for years...but he runs from my lawyer or legal attempts at getting him to stop. Therefore I didn't want my book tarnished by his name. I made no written contract about including credits to anyone (and certainly no payment since in point of fact is currently free on the web), nor did I have to. I've always worked on projects alone. I never had "co-workers" or any others writing, editing, illustrating, any part of my projects. I always ask communities for suggestions on how to make a project better on forums. Same with this game. That doesn't grant anyone the rights to ownership of what I create. I've deleted forum entries in their entireties merely to clean slate them since he felt the need to harass me on each and every entry. I regret it now only because he now picks and chooses which entries he wants to save for the world to see...but feel free to go through them. My words are true.
My reputation stands. As part of the Board Game Geek community as well as others, I have done game trades and taken part in charities (The Jack Vassel one was the most recent) where I donated my painting skills. On YouTube I am donating my time with teaching a free painting class. Nobody has ever been slighted. Everyone always got their games, artwork, etc. from me.
Many of you do not know me, however, so you may read Mix's entry and feel appalled and not wish to back my project. This is your choice and your right. He is continuing to troll everywhere I go even many years from old projects I've done to try and bring down my name. Legally, however, you are entitled to what's created from Kickstarter. It would lead to huge legal ramifications if I did not fulfill my project rewards. As you can all see I put a lot of time and effort into this game's creation. Why would I do this if I were not intending to make it? My reputation on ebay is a 100% good seller. http://www.ebay.com/itm/300635792673… Here is my most recent auction. I am selling my art supplies to help pay for horrible computer repairs.
You are free to believe either story. I am just a solo artist trying to get a game made and hoping for your pledge.
I only backed this by the most minimal amount to issue a WARNING to all other current and future backers of this project. Ironic how my reward is entitled "No Thanks", because this is what you'll most likely receive with this artist instead of what was promised.
This person has a record of not living up to trusted expectations of both backers and co-workers on projects like these. I am proof. Her and I, as well as others, worked on a couple MASSIVE projects that were both time-consuming and expensive. In the end, I never received any of the art that was promised, she "opted-out" to credit me and others for the help we gave because she believed it would tarnish her reputation by crediting us in the book and board/card game; gave her word to pay me back for her doings then 'changed her mind' when things got more serious, then deleted, as she thought, every ounce of evidence known related to her wrong-doings so she could pitch another 'idea' she had without having to properly settle quarrels with her last projects/scams.
I am out of money, credit, art, and still have to have this sullen memory of an ex-friend whom I trusted for years while working with simply lie to me for all those years to this day and till the future. Don't trust this artist, don't trust this project.
The evidence lies here: http://tinyurl.com/clugn9y as a backup of http://tinyurl.com/cgbmczl just in case she wants to delete the original, like she has been doing since.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
I love dice games!Now everybody lets fund the project or else I'll Bare My Fangs!!