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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.

Meet the man hand-crafting the Deluxe Boxes!

We've broken 150K! That means it's time for a fourth preview story from THIS IS HOW YOU DIE! It's called "CONFLAGRATION", and it's by Ian Stoner (writing as D.L.E. Roger). It's about someone who is able to use the machine's predictions in the aggregate to statistically predict future disasters. It's great and you can read it RIGHT THIS SECOND:

THIS IS HOW YOU DIE – Preview Story #4

The previous three stories were posted here and here.

We also broke 3,000 backers, which means I invented a goal for that, and that will be to release a German translation of the game via PDF! German fans can pledge specifically at the new "TÖDLICHER SCHLAG" and "HOCHSPANNUNG" levels for a PDF of the base game or the base game + expansions, respectively. Sichert eure Unterstützung in Höhe von TÖDLICHER SCHLAG oder HOCHSPANNUNG zu, um die deutsche Version als PDF zu erhalten.

Helping us with the German edition is Joern Meyer. Joern's also a voice actor, and he narrated the introduction to the German edition of MOD for us! GIVE IT A LISTEN, it's great!

Now let's talk about handcrafting.

In today's video, I speak with Jason Lioi, who runs the online store Dapper Devil (for custom-made gaming tokens) and the Etsy shop of the same name (for fancier handmade lamps, boxes, gaming accessories and the like). Jason came over to the office today so we could talk about the fancy wooden Deluxe Box editions of our game.

If you look at the mockup image on our main campaign page, it looks fine – a cool wooden box with the MOD logo on the lid. But Jason has other ideas. He's going to hand-make each box to the exact dimensions of all the cards in this game – so no matter how many stretch goals we hit, no matter how many cards we end up with by the time this crazytrain pulls into station, they'll fit perfectly. Using his laser cutter, he's also going to uniquely number each box. And – we didn' t mention this in the video, but it's true – the Deluxe Box is also going to get some engraved tablets with various play rules on them, so you can leave them out on the table for reference during your game! These tablets will also act as separators inside the box, to keep the cards in order. I didn't even know this was possible.




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    1. benjamin sweetnam on

      So David have you fixed my accound up so i can pledge for "boxed In" On thursday in finalization thingy

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      Kalem on

      Wait a second. Did David say "900 cards" if all the stretch goals are reached? So glad I backed the wooden box now...

    3. Kevin Kleebusch on

      I'm on TEXTILES at the moment. So i have pledged 45$+15$ shipping. If i want to get the Sidcar Box but also this cool T-Shirt, how much should I raise the pledge?

    4. David Malki ! 7-time creator on

      @Matthias, Kevin – Yup, anyone getting any physical level will get the corresponding PDFs for free, in English and German both. So GOT PLAYED will get TÖDLICHER SCHLAG, and SIDECAR will get HOCHSPANNUNG.

      @Ahdok – We're going to try to make the Deluxe Box compatible with the tins, but the Intels (if we get there) won't be tin-sized, they'll be Euro-sized. I'm still looking into the option of Euro-sized tins, but so far I haven't found any.

      @Drew – If we get it right, there will be a little flex room for future expansions. Ideally it'll work fine either way.

      @Cy – DO IIIITTTT

    5. Cy Passley on

      Already got the $125 tier locked in when I first backed the project. Now I'm extremely tempted to up it to the $179 tier....hrmmmmm

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      Drew Galaska on

      While I'm excited by the idea of a cool wooden box to hold every card "perfectly", do you think you would ever release future expansions? If so, could some room be left for future cards that may go into the box?

    7. Kevin Kleebusch on

      Okay Matthias, David mentioned it under "Comments". Here is his answer:

      "I've just added two digital-only tiers – TÖDLICHER SCHLAG and HOCHSPANNUNG – for German PDF editions. Of course if get the physical game at any level, we'll give you the PDFs as well!"
      In this way we will get the German PDF + all of our physical stuff.

    8. Kevin Kleebusch on

      Same question as Matthias Nagy from me. I'm on the TEXTILES level but want the German PDF's from "Hochspannung". How can I get them?

    9. DapperDevil on

      Cool, I'm excited to be making the custom deluxe boxes for Machine of Death... I can promise they're going to look awesome!

    10. Ahdok on

      Nevermind, I re-read and it's clear they come with sidecar or as an addon (like the tins)

      Hm, I wonder how the wooden box will interact with tins, or if I should just get everything Euro sized...

    11. Ahdok on

      Just read the stretch goals, stoked about the intel cards. Do they come with GOT PLAYED or only at sidecar and above?

      What's a FATE BLITZ?

    12. Carlos S. on

      Agreed, getting extra physical stuff as a stretch goal is always a cool thing!

    13. Matthias Nagy

      I'm already a Sidecar level. How can I get the German PDFs on top of that?

    14. Clinton Monn on

      @Joshua Board I agree, a free coaster would be pretty epic :).

    15. Joshua Board on

      You should totally make Machine of Death coasters a stretch goal!

    16. David Malki ! 7-time creator on

      @Tyrone – don't worry. The box will fit the cards either way.

    17. Tyrone

      If that's the case you might want to delete a tier and add a "Boxed In Sleeved" tier since a box made for sleeved cards will not perfectly fit the normal cards that the majority of people would be getting/storing.

    18. David Malki ! 7-time creator on

      @Clintonn – yup, we'll take that into account!

    19. Clinton Monn on

      Hey guys, the size should actually be the cards with sleeves. I'm sure a lot of backers like protecting their investments like I do and I'd definitely pick one of these boxes up if I know the cards will fit sleeved!