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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.

DAY 3 UPDATE – with TIHYD Preview Story #2!

So exciting, everyone! We doubled our funding on Day 2 and it just keeps going. Thanks for all the tweets, words of support, questions, answers, friendly emails – we're so thrilled that you're as excited about this game as we are. We hit the KC Green expansion set, the Jeph Jacques expansion set, the full color manual and box, the custom skull die...this game's getting better and better!

In this update's video, I show you some of the options we're working toward with more stretch goals: blank game cards for you to customize your games, plus I name some of the other artists who'll be at tiers to come! I also show you some of the Add-On death card sets that are available on our Add-On page

Also note that all of those extra death cards are included by default in the Deluxe game box. The cards in the tins, because they're an older printing, may be a slightly different size than the new game cards – we're going to exhaust that inventory first, and then print new sets of those cards at the new size to include in the Deluxe boxes.

We just broke the goal for THIS IS HOW YOU DIE Preview Story #2, so here it is! This story is called "ROCK AND ROLL," and it's by Toby W. Rush. In the book, it'll be illustrated by Meredith Gran.

THIS IS HOW YOU DIE – Preview Story #2

And if you missed it, here's a re-post of Preview Story #1, "OLD AGE, SURROUNDED BY LOVED ONES," by ’Nathan Burgoine.

THIS IS HOW YOU DIE – Preview Story #1

If you like either of these stories, why not drop the author a tweet and say so – @nathanburgoine & @tobyrush! Both elected to release their stories under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, which enables us to share them with you here.

Thanks so much, everyone! It's now time to go hug a fencepost so my knees stop shaking!


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    1. Ken D. Webber on February 18, 2013

      Success is a RUSH isn't it! This project ROCKS DUDE!!!

    2. David Malki ! 7-time creator on February 17, 2013

      @Jake - yeah, at this point I think we will be able to reprint them at the correct size! More info on that to come.

      @Ahdok - 1) I think it'll be about 10, but this may very. Something like that. They'll be super cool, regardless.
      2) It's because of the weight of the cards. Unfortunately USPS rates for international shipping just skyrocketed about a month ago. We're actually absorbing a huge chunk of the shipping cost for the base game tiers (we're charging you $10 but it'll cost us closer to $20). For the Add-Ons, because they require hand work to assemble the custom packs, we can't really offer more discounting. It sucks and I wish there were another way to handle it!
      3) We got lots of ideas!!!
      4) Yup, hopefully you got that answered!
      5) Nope! You just have to make an accident happen....SOMEHOW.

    3. Ahdok on February 17, 2013

      Heh. I found the answers to 1) and 4) in the main page comments.

    4. Ahdok on February 17, 2013

      This looks totally awesome. I have questions!

      1) How many cards come in each of your webcomic friends bonus packs? They intrigue me. Are there plans to add more webcomic artists?

      2) How come international shipping (I'm international) for the card tins is so much? The game is $10 and shipping the card tins is like $25...

      3) You're going to hit your 100,000 "???" stretch goal really fast. Do you have any plans for this? Things that spring to mind include "upgrading the sand timer to a nicer one" and "community card pack" where you crowdsource ideas and cards from everyone, and pick your favourites as an add-on. (Not that I want to sit down and design a pile of cards or anything...) :)

      4) Is the notepad that comes with the game different to the mission log in the extras?

      5) If you're assassinating someone whose card says ACCIDENT - is this a paradox? :)

    5. Jake Morse on February 17, 2013

      So, I was like " they have expansion packs!" And went all into claim the 6 expansion packs... but noticed that the cards are different sized. This being one of my major gaming pet peeves, I'm super bummed. Any chance that would change?

    6. Janine Herb on February 17, 2013

      Thanks!!! I really can't wait to get my friends together and play!

    7. David Malki ! 7-time creator on February 16, 2013

      @Janine - good question and thanks for giving me the chance to clarify. The "unlocked" bonus cards will go to everyone. There are also, separately, extra death cards available via Add-Ons. Those come in the Deluxe by default but can be added on a la carte by anyone. Sorry if it's confusing!

    8. Janine Herb on February 16, 2013

      So the extras that were "unlocked" are only included in the deluxe? I got the "Got Played" option. Will mine come with the extras?

    9. David Malki ! 7-time creator on February 16, 2013

      @Teddy - probably in some fashion? But maybe not for a while, and maybe not in the same exact arrangements.

    10. Teddy Eddy on February 16, 2013

      Will the expansion packs be available for purchase after the Kickstarter campaign is over?

    11. Nathan Burgoine on February 16, 2013

      I am having the best freaking day ever. Seriously. Thank you!