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A party game in which it is TOTALLY POSSIBLE to drop a boxcar full of rabid piranhas onto the King of France. LIKELY, even
A party game in which it is TOTALLY POSSIBLE to drop a boxcar full of rabid piranhas onto the King of France. LIKELY, even
A party game in which it is TOTALLY POSSIBLE to drop a boxcar full of rabid piranhas onto the King of France. LIKELY, even
10,666 backers pledged $556,596 to help bring this project to life.

Funding goal REACHED! Thank you SO MUCH!

This is incredible! Thank you so much -- we hit 100% of our funding in UNDER 24 HOURS. That's...I'm blown away. I woke up this morning and was just in a stupor because I couldn't quite process what was happening. You can tell in this video above that I'm still in a kind of stupefied state!!

What comes next? 

As per usual with this sort of thing, the more money we can raise, THE BETTER THIS GAME WILL GET. Right now there are about 200 cards included in the base version of the game. With more funding, we can add more cards to the base game (adding variety to the gameplay). 

We can also start commissioning artist-specific bonus cards from our friends and pals in webcomics! This is a really cool thing that I'm very excited about -- and any of these bonus cards that we're able to fund will be included in every copy of the game at no extra cost. 

In addition, there are ways we can improve the game itself -- through upgrades to the game box and the components. We'll lay out these in our list of stretch goals.

A lot of people have been asking for more detail about how the game is played. We're working on a video walkthrough right now to explain it! And we'll be posting the rules as well for you to look over.

Finally, because of the overwhelming support you guys have shown us, we've gotten approval from Grand Central Publishing to share some of the stories from This Is How You Die. I'm going to post the first story later today!

Thank you again, so much! This is incredible and we're so grateful for your support!


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    1. Kristen on

      My husband and I just backed tonight, and I'm now going back to read the updates in order.
      I just watched your thank you video, and I have to say that you're adorable. :-)
      Your passion and joy are contagious, and now we REALLY can't wait for this game.

    2. Olna Jenn Smith

      I have absolutely no idea why I buried this comment way back on a past update, and of course you covered it in the new update, but thank you so much for your clear answer!

    3. David Malki ! 7-time creator on

      @Jennifer - we're going to exhaust our existing inventory of the slightly smaller cards (I think we have a few dozen sets each) with the Add-On pledges, and then we'll print new, larger ones. The Deluxe boxes will always get the new printing, so everything will match.

      Also, the way the game is structured, it doesn't really matter if they don't match. But we would like them to, of course. The only downside is that the smaller size is designed to fit the tins – so the larger sets will get cardboard tuck boxes instead. If you have a preference for one or the other, you can specify in the notes section in your Add-On submission!

      @Sterling - we're full up for the moment, but if we do decide to try something like that, we'll be sure to announce it loud and clear!

    4. Olna Jenn Smith

      Question: you mention that the six sets of cards available through topato will work with the game, but they are slightly different sized. The levels of pledge that include those cards -- will they pull from existing stock, or will you be reprinting them with the game so that they are the same size and have matching backs?

    5. Sterling on

      So I know this says you'd consider commissions from webcomic artists, but could amateur artists who back the game give it a shot?

    6. Rhys Bolton on

      Killing things is Andrew hussies speciality.

    7. amiked on

      Don't let that Ryan North guy design any cards; they all look the same. That Hussie fellow though, I've heard adventurous things about him.

      Thanks for putting this all together David, game looks awesome - can't wait!

    8. Renato Ramonda on

      Dear Sir,
      your campaign text is highly entertaining and I am intrigued by it and decided to subscribe to your newsletter.

      Said text, however, ends with this utterance:
      "If a meteor falls on my house the day the Kickstarter ends, I don’t know that I have a plan in place to surmount that particular challenge"

      In light of the recent happenings in the lands of the Tzar Putin (cfr. ), I am starting to question the veracity of what you, dear sir, say about your Machine Of Death prediction, and if the sidereal objects are just adjusting their aim.

      In faith,
      I remain yours,
      Renato Ramonda

    9. Leeman on

      I can't wait to play! In the meantime, who wants to ask questions pertaining to their inevitable deaths to the fairly dead master of horror, Mr. Lovecraft:

    10. David Malki ! 7-time creator on

      Ah, I see the problem! The email just included a straight link to Vimeo. We'll SOLVE THAT for next time!

    11. Hans Kokx on

      Edit: I guess it embeds fine?

    12. Hans Kokx on

      Vimeo video is private...