And only YOU can save it! Or destroy it. Or make it up. Or just try and survive it. It all depends on which side you're on...
Super City is a fun, fast-paced party game of secret identities, secret agendas and secret alliances. Jump headlong into the daring and dangerous world of Supers, Sidekicks and Villains and test your wits and skills against your foes. But be wary, crime fighter! You never know exactly WHO they are...
Similar to the popular party games "Mafia" and "Werewolf" (but with some major twists), Super City takes the action and intrigue into the world of comic book supers! Players take on the role of a hero, villain or ordinary (or not-so-ordinary) citizen and secretly try to discover the identities of other Players. A Narrator guides the action and drives the storytelling as plots thicken, alliances rise and fall and betrayals and miscues run the table. Served up in a tongue-in-cheek style with plenty of room for humor and suspense, the game is a guaranteed hit for groups of all ages and experience levels. Perfect for youth groups, parties, hangouts, game nights and anywhere else people gather, Super City is an awesome addition for any event where fun is the goal. Designed by Gaming Genius Award Winner Chris Weedin, this game is guaranteed Super!
Super Features Include:
- Quick to learn, easy to play, lots of fun
- Great for adults and kids
- Advanced cards add special abilities and twists
- Breaking News Cards tweak rules for a different game every time
- You're never out - keep playing even after eliminated!
- Several variants for even more fun, like Hidden Heroes co-op... even play solo!
- Playable with up to 25 people
Save the day as one of Super City's high-flying, heroic, Spandex-clad heroes! Use your instincts and keen observation to uncover the Villains... then bring them to justice! You can rough 'em up a little too. They have it coming. POW! WHAP! SMACKO!
You're not just "a" villain - you're THE villain! Super City lies helpless before you, cringing in anticipation of your next move in an unending spree of crime and intimidation. Avoid capture and eliminate all Citizens (and those pesky Supers) and the city will be yours! (*Cue evil laugh.)
While Supers ferret out the Villains, you'll be hard at work protecting Citizens from their sinister schemes. Single out the most likely victims and stand guard. Dangerous? You bet. Glamorous? Unlikely. Belittling? Sometimes. But your Super needs you... and so does Super City!
Cower in fear! Run and hide! Villains are on the prowl! They rule the night! But as it turns out, only the night. When that rooster crows, anything goes! Once day breaks, it's YOUR turn - time for Vigilante Justice! Make your accusations, argue your case and in the end some poor sap gets it. Just pray it's a Supervillain...
This is one of the best parts of Super City. Unlike other games of this type (Mafia, Werewolf), when your Character is Eliminated you are NOT out of the game! Instead, you take on the role of one of the talented, eccentric and flamboyant Super City Action News Crew! Spin the story, make up events, describe the action, interview eye witnesses... you can even pick the Breaking News and steer the entire outcome of the game! In Super City, it ain't news until YOU say it's news.
Life is never dull in Super City. Ever! Every day a Breaking News story, drawn from the Breaking News Deck, provides a helpful, hazardous or sometimes just plain humorous twist. Unlike similar games, no two Rounds are ever the same. Breaking News may tweak rules, upset alliances or directly affect the outcome of the game. Or it might make everyone act like they have the swine flu. You never know what news the day will bring.
What would a superhero game be without super powers?! Lame, that's what! Once you've got the hang of the basics, it's time to kick Super City into Super overdrive - with Advanced cards! Available for every Character (even Citizens!), Advanced cards spice things up with special abilities and character enhancements. Want a super tough Sidekick, a mastermind Villain or a crusading Super? Not a problem! Mix and match 'em all to create a never ending variety or play themed characters based on extensive backgrounds (found on the Super City Website) to build detailed stories... sky's the limit! Whatever you choose, Super City just got a LOT more interesting...
Every hero deserves a reward! Back us at one of these special Levels and get yours!
SUMMER CAMP HEROES and IRON VIKING!
At each of these levels, score the appropriate super-special exclusive promo cards, only available on this Kickstarter! Summer Camp! is a Breaking News card that can give unexpected and timely clues about character identities. Iron Viking adds an additional FIFTH superhero to the mix! Plus, he has freezing breath. Cool.
THE CITY NEEDS ME!
This one is just hard to pass up: a custom 11x17" folding chipboard playing surface... big enough for all the action Super City can throw at it!
I AM SUPER!
We know you are... and here's your chance to prove it! At this level, you get to put yourself on your very own card, dressed up however you want: as a Superhero, Supervillain, Sidekick or just a plain old Citizen - whatever you want! Just send us your picture and we'll cartoonize it and slap it on the character card of your choice. We'll even do it on one of the Advanced (Special Abilities) versions! The only thing we won't do is put you in a costume. That part is up to you. Anything else just wouldn't be right. Whatever pic you send us, that's the one we use. Want multiples, like a family Superhero-Sidekick-Villain combo? Let us know. We'll deal. The choice, the power and the responsibility are all yours.
Note: These cards will not go into the core game; they are uniques and will be for you and you alone. That way, you can preserve your secret identity. We care.
CALLING ALL EYEWITNESSES!
You want in the game?! You got it!! At this level, you get your face on an Eyewitness card... to be included in the basic game for everyone to see! As the key element of the News Crew, Eyewitnesses are playtester favorites and frequently steal the show. Their gimick? Making stuff up - lots of stuff! For this super-limited reward, artist David Goehner will convert your picture to breathtaking Super City card art, and your likeness will become part of the base game... a permanent member of Super City! You'll also get to pick the theme of your Eyewitness, which affects their role and character during play. Get yours quick before it's gone!
- Fan Boy/Girl
- Conspiracy Theorist
- Tough Guy/Gal
- Drama Queen
SUPER CITY ACTION NEWS!
Super City isn't just a game; it's an event. Make that event a winner every time with this ace-in-the-hole storytelling fun pack for your News Crew. Get a plastic tablecloth with a city skyline, 24 easy "photo booth" props for Crew members and Eyewitnesses and a pair of classic, Uber-cool plastic echo mics to liven up every interview... plus a large superhero themed tote bag to pack it all around. You'll steal the show.
LOOK! UP IN THE SKY...!
Want to learn how to play first hand? Want a fun-filled event for your group, retreat or convention? Throw down at this level and get a personal visit from designer, author and Gaming Genius Award Winner Chris Weedin! Travel is on you (you can go to him or bring him to you), but after that, it's all non-stop adventure and laughs in a full day of Super City and hangin' with you and your group. Also great for school author visits, school assemblies, gaming cons, office parties and what-not. This level also includes the full Action New Crew Drama Pack (see above), so you can totally rock the visit in super style. Plus, a custom card from the I AM SUPER level. We just can't stop giving. (P.S. Chris really likes nachos.)
Oh yeah. We got 'em. Several have been unlocked already (see below) and we'll keep cranking 'em out until the final minute! It's all up to YOU now...
- Bonus Villains!
- Bonus Sidekicks!
- Bonus Citizens!
- Bonus Supers!
- More Breaking News Cards!
Just what and how many do you want?! It's all up to YOU now... Keep spreading the word, raising the funding and let's see what falls out of the Stretch Goal pinata!
UNLOCKED! A super handy print n' play Action Tracker for the Narrator... keep a handle on all the heroic mayhem and madness!
UNLOCKED! A brand new SIDEKICK! The All-American Kid stands for truth, justice and punching evildoers in the face! His selfless attitude and heroics can mean the difference between doom and triumph. Introduces a brand new special Power: Rescuer!
Get us this far and unlock a BRAND NEW VILLAIN!
Get us this far and unlock TWO BRAND NEW CITIZENS!
Get us this far and it's BACKERS' CHOICE!!
Wanna be a Real Life Hero? Back this project and you'll be directly benefiting kids. We will donate ten per cent of this Kickstarter directly to Camas Meadows Camp. At Crucifiction Games, we know it's all about giving back. Just try and stop us.
Creator - Chris Weedin
Winner of a 2011 Gaming Genius Award, Chris is an avid gamer, author, speaker, family man, church guy and superhero nut. He spends his time writing the Graveyard Shift series (a supernatural adventure-comedy), designing games, camping, speaking at schools and youth events, gaming and hanging with the wife and kids.
Artist - David Goehner
David Goehner was a cartoonist with "Comics Buyer's Guide" whose most recent artistic claim to fame -- besides doing the art on the "Super City" cards -- is getting a request in 2016 from one of the co-producers of the original (and still extremely cool) "Flash" TV series from 1990-91 to post David's long-ago tribute cartoon of that TV series on the producer's Pet Fly Productions website. David also recently entered the arena of selling his own prints at Comic Con "Artists Alley" tables last year after having attended those events ever since around the time that the "Flash" TV show was first on. He's been drawing since about the age of three, makes his actual income in the PR/communications field, dearly misses the Justice Society of America, and has never liked writing about himself in the third person.
Manufacturing and Fulfillment - Print & Play Productions
Meet the manufacturers behind Super City... the fab folks over at Print & Play Productions (an AdMagic Company)! Andrew and the gang are handling all prototyping, demo sets and final product manufacturing. These guys have done Kickstarter before, do a stellar business, have an amazing 48 hour turnaround time, a way cool product list with tons of bits and gamer coolness and really know their stuff. If you've got a project, a dream or a Kickstarter of your own to launch, look 'em up. Check out some of their services and other projects if you don't believe us. They're SUPER!! And we should know. :)
Risks and challenges
Even a project this well planned and modest faces challenges. Production delays, shipping changes and issues with creating custom cards are always real and possible difficulties.
But we say, in true heroic fashion, "Bring 'em on!" With a quality local printer, an established customer base and experience with previous successful Kickstarts, we're confident that we can overcome any problems that might arise.
Plus, rumor has it that we've got a SUPER on our team. Shhh!! Don't say it too loud! Dr. Dynamite may be lurking around. Meet me at the abandoned subway tunnel at midnight. Bring a cape...Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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