About this project
Alright, smarty buns, here's your chance to show everyone how shiny your brain is. Due to the continuing idiocy of you and your fellow guards, a whole bunch of clones have escaped from the Primordial Soup Kitchen and are now wandering the various countrysides of Mutha Oith. You guys better get your wazoos in gear and recapture them before your bosses find out and you lose your jobs or get fed to something horrible.
It’ll take all of your brains, half your luck, two thirds of your charm, a bunch of guts, and a pinch of divine inspiration to survive this fast-paced and exciting original card game by award winning illustrator and game designer Andy Hopp and Mutha Oith Creations.
After extensive playtesting, assorted tweaks and modifications, and a print on demand test version, Dementalism is finished and ready to go! Based on the obscenely popular (or maybe just popularly obscene) Low Life RPG, this is the game that fans and stalkers have been dreaming of for years. All we lack are the funds to print it. That, my extremely attractive and heroically virile friends, is where you come in. Take a gander at those awesome rewards over there. Heck, take a goose and a duckling too. All those amazingly amazing amazingnesses can be yours, along with the satisfaction of knowing you brought happiness and joy to a young boy's heart, for the low, low sum of whatever you choose to back. Here's a picture to keep you interested:
"But wait!" you might be saying, "Some of that art looks familiar". You are correct, astute observer, much (but not all) of the art in Dementalism comes from The Whole Hole - A Gadabout's Guide to Mutha Oith, Volume 01: Keister Island (victim of a successful Kickstarter campaign a couple of months ago; thanks again, friends). See, my goal is to bring as much Low Lifey goodness to the peeps as possible. That means anytime a new Low Life book comes out there'll be a companion expansion to Dementalism that comes out along with it. The book will help flesh out some of the characters in the card game and the card game will plop names and quirks onto the peeps in the book. It's a wonderful union of card game technology and good old-fashioned RPG whatnot.
Another nifty side effect of all that business is this: Imagine you're the Boss playing the Low Life RPG and you want to show your heap (the players) what a character or monster looks like. Now, instead of flipping madly through the book, you can just whip out a Dementalism card with that dude's picture right on it. How snazzy is that? Very snazzy is the answer.
Speaking of expansions, let's talk overflow goals, shall we? Here's what I have in mind:
The Goal ($4000): If we meet the goal we'll have enough to get the game printed and all the rewards created and sent out. It'll be a high quality affair. None of that peg-hanging tuck box jazz for us. No indeed, we're talking two piece box, rounded corners, vibrant colors, the whole works.
Overflow Goal #1 ($7000): Expansion 01: The Garden of Smellemental Glee. This 60 card expansion to the Dementalism game contains several new Denizens, Giggities (wild cards), and Turmoil Cards and introduces new Beast cards to the game. It's included as a reward to anyone who pledges $100 or more (along with all the other rewards) and to backers at the $40 level.
Overflow Goal #2 ($9000): Expansion 02: Holy Crap. This 60 card expansion will introduce new Holy Roller cards to the game, as well as providing a host of Denizens, Beasts, Giggities, and Turmoil cards. It's also included as a reward to anyone who pledges $100 or more and to those who back at the $60 level. In case it's unclear in the reward description, $60 backers get both expansions.
UPDATE: EVERYBODY GETS A FREE ORIGINAL DRAWING!!!!!
I'm leaving town July 6 and I won't be home until the 16th. That means I won't be here to promote this project. Perhaps I can entice you to help spread the word? To that end I offer this: For every overflow goal we reach I will send EVERY BACKER who pledges $25 or more per overflow goal a random FREE ORIGINAL DRAWING ($200-$500 value) from my personal stash. So if we reach the first overflow goal (stretch goal, whatever you call it) everyone who pledges $25 or more gets a drawing. If we reach the second everyone who pledges $50 or more gets two drawings (and everyone who pledges $25 still gets one). If we reach the highest overflow goal ($30,000) peeps who pledge $125 or more get FIVE FREE DRAWINGS!!! That's in addition to all the other rewards, so please help me spread the word. Shout it from the Facebooks! Sing it from the Twittertops! Tell your friends. Warn your enemies. Tattoo it upon your forehead and scream it during lovin'. Thank you.
Overflow Goal #3 ($14,000): Low Brawl. Low Brawl is a really cool new Low Life card game by Thaddeus Papke and Andy Hopp. Players take on the role of heroic heapsters and do battle with ferocious monsters atop a randomly created terrain chock full of treasures, dangers, and eccentricities. If we don't raise enough here Low Brawl will most likely be the subject of it's own Kickstarter campaign soon, so we might as well take care of it now. Everyone who pledges $200 or more will get all four card games in addition to everything else.
Overflow Goal #4 ($20,000): Low Life Miniatures. In cooperation with Eastern Front Miniatures, we'll be producing a line of Low Life miniatures. The first set will include all nine of the core player species and everyone who pledges at least $250 will get a set along with the other jazz. Man, I feel like Santa. This is another project that will get it's own Kickstarter if we don't fill it now, so what the heck, let's just take care of that one while we're at it. What do you say?
Overflow Goal #5 ($30,000): Low Life Expanded Edition. This is a brand new, full color, expanded edition of the original Low Life RPG, featuring all new art, updated rules, new character species, more monsters, all sorts of jazz... I don't have many details, but it's going to be magnificent. I promise. Your pledge of $300 or more gets you a PDF copy along with everything else. For $325 I'll upgrade that to a hard cover print copy. I might also get a video camera that isn't all blurry.
So, in conclusion, pledge $325 or more. It's what Yoda would do.
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