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$400
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 8 2015 11:16 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hand of Death is the fast paced, fun, cheerful card game for 2-6 players of Necromancy, Undead, and the End of the World. Will you be a Master Necromancer? Can you control the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Or will it al come crashing down on you when your creations turn on their creator? The Standard deck is 75 Unique cards. The Expanded deck is 100 Unique cards. 

Game play is easy to learn. Each player on their turn draws cards to bring their hand to 5 cards, then they either play a card or discard. Come cards cannot be discarded, only played. Some cards can be played out of turn. Some cards alter the rules. At the end of the game (or the end of the world) players count their points in played cards and determine the winner. Cards like the Four Horsemen can count both for and against the player. Choosing how and when to play a card can change the outcome of the game. 

I got to play with a Smart Board to show off some of the cards.

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This game has been in the works for 20 years. It has passed through many playtesters. They all love it.

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It passed the "Drunk Test" - where one or more players would get drunk and try to play/teach/learn the game. For some reason, the platesetters wanted to repeat this test over and over again. 

It passed the "Mom Test" - where someone's mom, who didn't play games played, enjoyed, and even won!

It passed the "Endurance Test" (well, naturally - the playtesters didn't want to put it down and played for 3 days straight!).

Folliasha card rev 3
Folliasha card rev 3

 The game's done. The rules are done. The expansion cards are done. We've printed a proof deck and test wooden box. (see the updates) We need to pay for art, printing, packaging and shipping. Our target goal covers all those costs, and a small contingency buffer. The budget funding goal covers $10,000 in art fees, $13,500 in printing and packaging, and $1500 to cover Kickstarter fees.

Ragnarok - the end of the game (and the world!) - Rev 2
Ragnarok - the end of the game (and the world!) - Rev 2

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www.facebook.com/HandOfDeathCardGame

Risks and challenges

It's printing a card game. We have a printer lined up, and have already gone through the process of layout and file proofing. We also are looking at secondary printers in case this becomes a "Detonating Feline" success.

The budget funding goal covers $10,000 in art fees (including the 6 remaining pieces of art), $13,500 in printing and packaging, and $1500 to cover Kickstarter fees.

We should have decks in hand ~4 weeks after the project is funded. This gives us the time to check and package and get to you.

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    First 500 Bronze Backers get a copy of the base 75 card deck, plus a bonus copy of Faerie Haven.

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    First 100 Gold Backers get a copy of the Expanded 101 card Gold Backer deck, An Autographed copy of the Expanded 101 card Gold Backer Deck, plus a bonus copy of Faerie Haven. (that's 3 games!)

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    First 50 Platinum Backers get a copy of the Expanded 101 card Gold Backer deck in a custom wooden box, An Autographed copy of the Expanded 101 card Gold Backer Deck, plus a bonus copy of Faerie Haven. (that's 3 games!)

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    2 Diamond Backers get 2 copes of the Expanded 100 card deck in custom wooden boxes, An Autographed copy of the Expanded 100 card Deck, plus a bonus copy of Faerie Haven.

    Plus they get one of the last 2 known original Hand of Death promotional T-shirts that Quintessential Mercy Studios produced. (Size L)

    And they get an exclusive custom card for each of their 3 decks. Diamond backers can give us a picture which we'll turn into their card.

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