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$4,485
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
115
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 2 2016 5:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

Introduction

We are all game designers at heart, but for some of us it's also a career. I've been making games since I was 10 and have been making them professionally for over 20 years. I've even taught game design for the past ten years and I can't think of any better way to share my creativity and bring a smile to the world than through games. Recently, I decided to found Dice Made Me Do It! and begin making fast playing, custom dice and card games. I guess you can say the fever took with a vengeance, which resulted in this Kickstarter. Why four high quality, high polish games at once? To that I say, Dice Made Me Do It!

Dice Made Me Do It! is proud to present it's first Kickstarter consisting of  four games: two purely adversarial, one cooperative, and one team based. Each game plays differently and offers an interesting take on different settings. The first two games, Wild West Devil Tree Station and Post Apocalyptic After Days, are unlocked at the beginning of the Kickstarter and once funded are guaranteed to each backer. The other two games, Norse God Pantheon Ascension and Cold War Espionage Shadow Wars unlock as stretch goals and automatically get added to each backers pledge. It's an amazing deal that only gets better as the Kickstarter picks up steam and gains backers. Help us spread the word and increase the value of your pledge!

The Games

Devil Tree Station: Skin That Smokewagon!

The first two, automatically unlocked games are Devil Tree Station and After Days. In Devil Tree Station: Skin That Smokewagon! each player takes the role of either a Wanted gang member or justice fueled Posse member in a lead filled shootout in the dirt covered streets of the Wild West town of Devil Tree Station. Out think your adversaries through decisive actions and straight shooting. The real beauty of this game is that it can be played as either an every player for themselves free-for-all or as a team based battle fighting for dominance of the town. Each version of the game supports up to four players, but feel free to combine two games to have up to eight players fight for supremacy!

"When it comes to a filler game, this is very well put together."

"It's easy to learn, player aides are very straight forward and helpful."

"It's quick, it's fun, I liked it. I hope you get a chance to check it out."

"It's all about figuring out your opponent and being quick on the draw. All that and a little luck."

What's in the box: 24 custom dice, 4 Posse cards, 4 Wanted cards, 2 sets of 4 Action cards, 2 rule cards, and a rule sheet.

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 After Days: Survival is Everything!

In After Days: Survival is Everything! each player takes the role of a pair of Post-Apocalyptic survivors working cooperatively with other players to provide for the group and deal with the threats arrayed against them. Each turn players send one of their two survivors into harm's way to gather supplies. Afterwards, they must survive devastating weather breakouts, fight roving bands of marauders, and out maneuver the risen dead. Each version of the game supports up to four players so feel free to combine two games to have up to eight players fight for their survival!

 "It’s almost February, a time for Love and……Zombies? Yes, Zombies!"

"After Days is a fun beer and pretzels game"

"Dark and brooding, the artwork by Alexandra Petruk is a perfect match to the games theme."

"...comes with custom dice that look cool and are easy to read"

"...a great pick up for any gamer. It has all the things I like in a game, fun, easy to play, portable, and quick."

What's in the box: 15 custom dice, 8 Survivor cards, 23 Threat cards, 2 rule cards, 1 cardboard token sheet, and a rule sheet.

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Pantheon Ascension: Even Mythical Family Trees Need Pruning

The first stretch goal game is Pantheon Ascension, an adversarial game. In Pantheon Ascension: Even Mythical Family Trees Need Pruning each player takes the role of a minor Norse deity backstabbing their way to the top of the family tree by stealing temples, brainwashing followers, and robbing their kin of prestige. Each version of the game supports up to four players so feel free to combine two games to have up to eight players fight for supremacy!

"...Norse mythology in a portable well balanced and interactive monument that will not overstay its welcome"

"...a press your luck dice game with innovative card play"

"Call me a fanboy of this one."

"Choosing to back Pantheon Ascension on Kickstarter is as a no brainer"

"I can teach this game to just about anyone in 4 min..."

What's in the box: 21 custom dice,  14 Norse God cards, 2 rule cards, 1 cardboard token sheet, and a rule sheet.

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The second stretch goal game is Shadow Wars: The Information Arms Race!: An adversarial game of backstabbing, assassination, and asset manipulation set in 1980s, the height the Cold War. The overall goal is simple, be the first to gather three pieces of intelligence and dominate the Shadow War. To accomplish this task, players secretly target other players/nations and roll dice, which represent agents in an attempt to gather intelligence. How will you deal with the myriad of threats arrayed against you and win the information war…the choice is yours! 

 "Shadow Wars is a very accessible game for everyone..."

"...sit back, chuck some dice and talk some trash with your gaming buddies"

"I love the stylized frosted nation flags used on the cards and the backs continue the Cold War ambiance, cleverly showing the reaches of the two main superpowers across the globe on top of a cold granite backdrop."

"You can of course bluff everyone by targeting your own card which allows you to pull back those dice back and boost your defense while giving the appearance of actively attacking others, one of my favorite traps to spring!"

"Overall, Shadow Wars is on target with what it is intended for, a fast little dice chucking filler that’s perfect for a stint on the table at a café with friends or as a quick filler on game night."

What's in the box: 26 custom dice, 4 Home Nation cards, 16 Target Nation cards, 2 rule cards, 1 cardboard token sheet and a rule sheet.

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Interspersed among the additional game stretch goal are numerous game cards that bring additional play opportunities and persona to the unlocked games.  These too are free once unlocked, increasing the value of your pledge as they get added. Back this project for the two starting games and get an additional $60 of games and content once all stretch goals unlock increasing your pledge value to over 300%!

Pledge Levels

In an effort to keep things simple, there are really only four pledge levels. First is the Digital Art Book. designed for those only interested in the art of our games. Second is Deal Me In! with both an Early Bird and normal pledge level. These levels award the Digital Art Book as well as After Days and Devil Tree Station games and all unlocked card, dice, and game stretch goals. That means you can get FOUR games for less than the Price of TWO, so SHARE with your friends to get max reward for these for this levels!

The next level is the Retailer Bundle. This level delivers 12 games split evenly among the original two games, After Days and Devil Tree Station and all unlocked stretch goal games (Pantheon Ascension and Shadow Wars).

The final levels make you Famous by using your likeness on an After Days card included in each copy of the game: Survivor, Zombie, or Marauder as well as getting everything from the Deal Me In! pledge level.

Stretch Goals

Conclusion

This has truly been a labor of love and after many hours and more than a few gray hairs it's almost over. Please join us in making this Kickstarter a success and enjoy our fantastic games. Thank you!

 Michael McCoy Jr.,  Dice Made Me Do It!

Risks and challenges

As this is our first games and Kickstarter there are a number of potential, but not unmanageable risks.

All of our games have been thoroughly playtested and deemed ready to ship. We've also had each game reviewed by a different reviewer ensuring a high quality product and excellent gameplay. Of course releasing them to the masses is always a major test. Rest assured we stand behind our games and gameplay and foresee no issues.

While three of our games are art complete, After Days requires a few additional pieces as do our stretch goal cards. We've scheduled ample time and have numerous exceptional artists lined up to provided these, but as with anything scheduled in the future there are always risks. Fortunately, our artists are known commodities and we know what to expect so we do not foresee anything major.

Manufacturing is always a potential issue and as Dice Made Me Do It! has not used this manufacturer before, a number of other companies our size have and they highly recommend our manufacturer. We honestly foresee some issues with our new relationships, but none truly significant or devastating.

The last risk is this is our first time using our shipping and pledge fulfillment company. Again, we've thoroughly researched them and they came highly recommended. So again we expect only minor hiccups and hazards.

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