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Jack HeathBy Jack Heath
First created
Jack HeathBy Jack Heath
First created
AU$ 5,229
pledged of AU$ 1,600pledged of AU$ 1,600 goal
93
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 25 2018 12:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

[EDIT: here is a simple guide to the rewards. The game is 40 AUD, 70 AUD with an expansion of your choice, or 95 AUD with two expansions. Some rewards also entitle you to include your own custom card in the deck.]

Lights, Camera, Pitch! is a card game for storytellers, film buffs and other creative types. It's easy to learn for players of all ages, fun to play over and over, and makes a great gift for the writer/gamer/person-who-watches-too-much-TV in your life.

Players take on the role of screen producers who are competing for funding. Each player must pitch a film - inspired by the sets, actors and title cards they have in their hand - to "the studio" (another player). The studio asks tricky follow-up questions, makes annoying suggestions and decides which film to greenlight. (Read more about how to play at jackheath.com.au/LCP)

It's guaranteed to get you and your friends laughing, as you desperately try to convince the studio that Detective Rampage, set on a submarine and starring Oprah Winfrey, would be a good movie.

Note: Oprah does not endorse this game. Not yet, at least. Call me, Oprah!
Note: Oprah does not endorse this game. Not yet, at least. Call me, Oprah!

I've used early versions of Lights, Camera, Pitch! as a teaching resource while I was running creative writing workshops at schools around Australia. The game was so much fun that I started playing it with my long-suffering friends.

As a side-note, I propose we stop calling people "po-faced" and start calling people "funeral faced"
As a side-note, I propose we stop calling people "po-faced" and start calling people "funeral faced"

These early versions of the game were all handwritten on hundreds of index cards. Now I want to share it with you! I'd like to get Lights, Camera, Pitch! professionally printed, which will make it even more better to play (and more effective in the classroom). And obviously the more money we raise, the better the game will be... because I can afford to include even more cards!

Pictured: fun!
Pictured: fun!

 Want to get a feel for how to play? Here's what a full pitch tends to look and sound like:

Tell me you wouldn't watch that movie.
Tell me you wouldn't watch that movie.

 Join the fun on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where backers are pitching movies based on cards I've picked from the deck! My handle is @jackheathwriter, and the hashtag is #lcpchallenge.

Should I add a rule where you automatically win if you cast Lucy Liu?
Should I add a rule where you automatically win if you cast Lucy Liu?

Risks and challenges

Printed individually, the game is prohibitively expensive. Printed in bulk, it becomes economical. That's why I'm asking for your support. $1,600 is enough to order at least 30 copies of the game - enough for a bulk discount on printing and shipping costs. (It will also help recoup some of the money I've already spent on prototypes, advertising and legal fees. Hey, I needed to make sure that none of the actors could sue me.)

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    Print & Play!

    Get a special PDF version of the game with 160 cards. Print it on paper or card, cut them up and get pitching! (This isn't a license to sell the game, but you can print as many copies as you want for yourself or as gifts for friends.)

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    Get the game!

    Printed, boxed up and ready to play. You'll be pitching ridiculous movies to your friends - and shutting down their terrible ideas - in no time!

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    One for you, one for a friend!

    The game makes a great Xmas gift. Why not share the love and save on shipping? (Alternatively, you could combine the two decks. This is great for teachers, who may have thirty players at a time.)

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    Put your favourite actor in the game!

    Name your favourite actor (or set, or movie with a two-word title) and they'll be added to your physical copy of the game! (I can't promise they'll be in every copy, but they will be in YOUR copy. I reserve the right to reject cards which I think will make the game less fun, in which case you'll get a refund.)

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    The game, plus the romcom expansion

    Get the game (shipped free in time for Xmas) plus a bunch of extra cards, including your favourite romantic comedy leads: Hugh Grant, Renee Zellweger, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Richard Gere and more! (Note: the romcom expansion is also included in the mega deck.)

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    Get the DIY expansion

    Is there a movie or TV show you and your friends love - but no-one else knows it? In this expansion, you can scribble the names of obscure actors, sets and title words onto specially made cards, and create mashups that will get your friends cackling. (You'll also get the normal deck!)

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    Get the sci-fi expansion!

    Get the game and a bunch of extra cards featuring actors from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Firefly and your other favourite sci-fi series! (Plus cool sci-fi set and title cards)

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    Get the superhero expansion!

    This expansion features actors (and settings) from the Avengers, Justice League, X-Men and more! If you know who Clark Gregg is without having to Google it, this is for you.

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    Sci-fi expansion pack!

    Get a bunch of extra cards featuring actors from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Firefly and your other favourite sci-fi series! (Note: you'll also need the normal deck to play. This expansion is included in the mega deck.)

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    Get the game with free shipping!

    Get the physical game delivered to your door in time for Christmas!

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    One for you, one for a friend!

    Get two copies of the physical game in time for Christmas, with free shipping!

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    The game, plus the sci-fi expansion

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    Nominate a card for the deck!

    Get your favourite actor into the deck! Or nominate a set (nuclear submarine!) or a movie with a two word title (e.g. if you suggest "Blade Runner", you'll get a card with "Blade" on one side and "Runner" on the other).
    Note: Your chosen card may or may not be in every copy of the game, but it will be in YOUR copy. I reserve the right of veto. And don't bother nominating Milla Jovovich. She's the best actress in the world, so obviously she'll be in the deck no matter what.

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    The game + 2 expansions + your own card

    Get the game with two expansions (your choice of sci-fi, romcom, superhero and DIY) in time for Xmas... AND name your own actor, set, or movie with a two-word title to be included in the deck!

    Includes:
    • Lights, Camera, Pitch: physical version
    • Two expansions (your choice!)
    • Lights, Camera, Pitch: digital version
    • Your own special card
    • Public shout-out
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    The game + 2 expansions + your own card

    Get the game with two expansions (your choice of sci-fi, romcom, superhero and DIY) in time for Xmas... AND name your own actor, set, or movie with a two-word title to be included in the deck!

    Includes:
    • Lights, Camera, Pitch: physical version
    • Two expansions (your choice!)
    • Your own special card
    • Lights, Camera, Pitch: digital version
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    Get the mega pack!

    Get all the previous rewards plus a limited-edition box, playmat/mousepad, custom dice for the network and LOTS of extra cards! Plus a signed Jack Heath book.

    Includes:
    • Lights, Camera, Pitch: mega version
    • Lights, Camera, Pitch: digital version
    • A thank-you in the play guide
    • Your own special card
    • Signed Jack Heath novel
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    Get the mega pack and play with me!

    If you're within 50 kilometres of Canberra, I'll bring the mega pack to your house and play the game with you and your friends!

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    • Lights, Camera, Pitch: digital version
    • A thank-you in the play guide
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