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Ryan SimmonsBy Ryan Simmons
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Ryan SimmonsBy Ryan Simmons
First created
$480
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
13
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 3 2015 2:52 AM UTC +00:00

About

Ill Literary is a card game that takes a partial saying or quote from a great writer, thinker or philosopher and allows your favorite celebrities, politicians, and sometimes even the writer’s themselves, to do their best to try and finish it.

Of course, it always turns out to be the exact opposite and what you and your friends are left with is a good time reading and choosing the most terribly funny, crass, and sometimes absolutely insane results.

Ill Literary is played like a number of card games and is simple and easy to learn. To start, each player draws seven orange cards and the group picks a random person to start the game. That person draws a single gray card and reads it aloud. It is then up to the others to pick their best, funniest, most crass or truly terrible card and places it face down on the table. It is then up to the person with the gray card to read each pair aloud and choose the orange card he or she likes best. Whoever's orange card is chosen wins the gray card that round. The person with the most gray cards at the end of the game wins!

There are a number of ways to play Ill Literary including Mean Ill Literary where Joker cards are shuffled into the gray card deck to wreak havoc on players randomly throughout the game.

Even though Ill Literary is a card game it was created more as an excuse to gather up your friends and socialize like humans used to… in The Brady Bunch.

Risks and challenges

The most difficult and time consuming part of developing a game of this nature is already in the bag: finding quotes that actually work with each other in play. This is a process that was started last year has taken several months to complete.

Printing the game should be fairly straightforward as the game making professionals over at AdMagic are in charge of production - including creation of a custom box and packaging the complete sets. Baring any issues with production, famine, flood, or another mass extinction, they've promised delivery of the game within ninety days from date of payment and each backer should receive their game a week or two later.

But in the meantime, everyone will have the DIY set to see themselves through any troubled times.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    THE DIY SET

    For a $5 pledge you'll receive an abridged PDF version of the game emailed to you.

    Game will be formatted for printing in color or black and white at home on sheets of 8.5 x 11" paper.

    -28 Gray Cards - including 1 Joker to play Mean Ill Literary.
    -196 Orange Cards.

    And a heartfelt thank you for supporting this project.

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    THE COMPLETE GAME

    The abridged PDF version emailed to you.

    The complete professionally printed game from the folks at AdMagic:

    448 custom printed cards on high quality, water resistant 300gsm white core cards.
    -56 Gray Cards - including Joker cards to play Mean Ill Literary.
    -392 Orange Cards.
    Custom 2 piece box and instruction booklet.

    And a heartfelt thank you for supporting this project.

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    50 SHADES OF KANYE BONUS SET

    The abridged PDF version emailed to you.

    The complete printed game from the folks at AdMagic:

    448 custom printed cards on high quality, water resistant 300gsm white core cards.
    -56 Gray Cards - including Joker cards to play Mean Ill Literary.
    -392 Orange Cards.
    Custom 2 piece box and instruction booklet.

    35 super distasteful bonus cards that will only be available here on Kickstarter - this one time - never to be printed again.
    Includes Joker cards that will make playing Mean Ill Literary feel like you've just had a pleasant visit with your grandmother out in the garden.

    And a heartfelt thank you for supporting this project - from the creators. Kanye already knows you love him.

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