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An exciting game based on the popular Low Life RPG. Collect denizens, outwit your fellows, and avoid getting fed to something horrible.
An exciting game based on the popular Low Life RPG. Collect denizens, outwit your fellows, and avoid getting fed to something horrible.
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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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    The Peoples' Ovation and Fame Forever: Your name will be listed in the special thanks section of the Dementalism rulebook. I'll even try to spell it correctly.

    This reward is included with all of the rewards, even if they don't specifically say so.

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    Sweet! Thanks for helping out. You just nabbed yourself a limited edition Dementalism bumper sticker.

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    In addition to the sticker and the clout, you also get a nifty little art print featuring that oofo on the Dementalism cover.

    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.

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    Here's where things get serious. Pledge $35 or more and I will personally send you an honest-to-goodness, professionally printed, no-holds-barred, unedited, unabridged, wholesome and nutritious copy of the Dementalism game. Also, just to prove my magnanimity, you'll get the words, the sticker, and the art print.

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    At this level, not only do you get all that stuff from before, you also get a printed copy of the first expansion deck, Dementalism: The Garden of Smellemental Glee. If we don't raise enough to meet that stretch goal, you'll get extra stickers and/or art prints to cover the extra five bucks.

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    Dementalism underpants.

    Yep.

    Also all the previous stuff.
    I'm sorry, did you say "Dementalism underpants?"
    Yes, I did.

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    Pledge $51 or more About $51

    Here's where you get the Dementalism card game and both expansions, but not all the other extraneous stuff (stickers, art, drawers, etc...) If we don't raise enough to fund the overflow goals for the expansions, you'll get two copies of Dementalism along with the stickers, art, and underpants.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    The thought plickens... You nab a printed copy of the second expansion deck, Dementalism: Holy Crap. If we don't raise enough to meet that stretch goal, you'll get extra stickers and/or art prints to cover the extra ten bucks. You also get the words, the art, the sticker, and the undies.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Now we're cooking with gas, or whatever. For a pledge of 75 clams you'll nab yourself the following jazz: the shout-out, a sticker, an art print, the game, underpants, aaaaaand a freakin' t shirt sporting the oofo and the Dementalism logo.

    This shirt is extra special and will only be available to the peeps who back this project.

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    You get all the stuff from the previous reward and this extra special collectible mabob: an uncut, poster-sized, sheet of Dementalism cards, signed and doodled upon by yours truly (Hi, I'm Andy). These things are one-of-a-kind and I can't stress this enough: they are collectible and personalized. If I croak before you do, just think how valuable they'll be.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Not only will backers at this level nab themselves all that stuff we just talked about (props, sticker, art, game, shirt, poster), they'll also earn the dubious honor described presently: You get to name a character in the first expansion. That's absolutely right. There will be a character in the game who is graced with a name you created. Think how jealous your friends will be when you're all sitting around the table and somebody flips over that card and you smugly mutter, "Yeah, I'm sort of responsible for that" as they shake their heads in jealousy and minor disgust.

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    Here's something rather special: You get all that jazz from before, but you also get this extra awesome additional thing. It's this: a special, limited edition, Dementalism Denizen card that can be nabbed by nobody else but the peeps who fund the project for $200 or more. It won't be sold elsewhere, it won't be included in the game, and it won't be offered to anybody else for any reason ever (unless you give or sell yours; that's ok). Not only that, but you'll get FOUR of them. Three to play with and one to keep pristine (or sell, if that's what moves you).

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    Ok, now several assorted combustibles have been added to the gas with which we were previously cooking. At this level, not only do you get EVERYTHING mentioned before, you don't get to just name a character, you get to actual design the whole goosin' dude. That's right. You send me the description of a Low Life appropriate character, beast, or locale and I'll draw that thing up and include it in the next expansion. Not only that, your character will appear in the next hard cover Low Life RPG book as well (Holy Crap). Oh man, those jealous chumps are going to be writhing in agony when they see what you've done.

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    This reward is absolutely identical in every way to the previous reward. Every way, this is, except for this very important way: YOU GET TO KEEP THE DRAWING!

    Consider this on the Tree of Woe: My original color drawings generally sell to collectors for $300-$500. Custom commissions are typically $500. For a pledge at this level you not only get an original color drawing done to your specifications, you also get all that other jazz (props, sticker, art, game, shirt, poster,etc...). It's a bargain at eleven times the price!

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    I've seen this sort of reward bandied about elsewhere (bandied? That's a word, right?), but I think it'll be a cool thing if we can make it happen. Here's the gist: You'll get all that other stuff. Everything. Also, I'll mosy my shiny wazoo on over to your neck of the woods and play Dementalism with you and your pals. I'll even run a session of Low Life if you want. As long as you live within 300 miles of my home (Green, Ohio) it's a done deal at no additional expense. If you live farther than that we'll have to figure some travel arrangements, which might be an extra cost depending on how far away you are, but I'll go anywhere.

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    SUPER DUPER FAN AWARD!

    This one is extra special. I will create for you the ultimate collectible. You'll be the envy of everyone who gives a crap about what I do when you show off your very one ONE OF A KIND, COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZED, 300 page RETROSPECTIVE COFFEE TABLE BOOK featuring over 500 drawings from the last 12 years of my career. This book will be completely unique. Nobody else will ever have one like it. It is yours and yours alone. It will be a large format, hardbound, high quality thing and all your friends (except the ones who don't like my drawings) will be ever so envious. Women will swoon. Men will wet themselves. I won't even have one. Just you.

    How could you say no? It's a mystery...

    Also, you'll get all the previous rewards except for the one where I come to your hometown. If you want that as well, please pledge at the $2000 level.

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    YOU GET ALL THE THINGS!

    That's what I said and I can't unsay it (unless I hit delete, I suppose, but I'm not going to). You get all that stuff we just talked about and you also get EVERYTHING!!! You get Dementalsim and every expansion that ever comes out for it. You also get in FREE to Con on the Cob for LIFE. Not only that, you'll get a copy of EVERY RETAIL PRODUCT Mutha Oith Creations ever produces. Every. Single. One. That's every Low Life product, every Dementalism product, every Wanderers Guild product (yeah, WG is coming back soon...), the one of a kind custom coffee table book, and every everything else.

    If you're one of the awesome peeps who already gets all this, I will give you TWENTY assorted original drawings (a $6000-$10,000 value if sold at the normal price) instead. Because you're cool.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    This reward is only for the truly hardcore. It's been mentioned before, but so far nobody has been awesome enough to claim it. Here goes...

    I WILL FORM A GOOSIN' CULT DEVOTED TO THE WORSHIP OF YOU. That's right. You read that correctly (unless you didn't, in which case you should go back and read it again). A cult. I'll build you a shrine in my back yard and start a website dedicated to espousing the virtues and decrying the sins of Your-Name-Here-ism. There'll be a worship service at Con on the Cob (www.cononthecob.com), where I will preside as high priest, and your birthday will become a holy day on my calendar and the calender of all Your-Name-Here-ists. Peeps struggle their entire lives for a bit of cred and a few devotees. I'm offering the whole package for a measly five grand, although you'll have to provide your own fleet of gold-plated Rolls Royce limousines and caviar filled swimming pools.

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