We've put together a new deck of playing cards called the Z Deck, designed to expand the possibilities of tabletop games. This Kickstarter project was to raise money for a minimum print run, and now we're funded!
We will continue our game design endeavors on our website: OutageGames.com.
PDF Pre-Launch Cards
You can download and print your very own mini Z deck! Go to our website, OutageGames.com to download a PDF to start gaming right away!
We've posted gameplay video updates describing games. We have both of the games shown in the video, Judge and Election, along with Straight Double Flush. We've come up with games based on poker, blackjack, and even Gerrymandering.
You can now view our gameplay videos on YouTube. Feel free to show them to your friends!
Here's a list of our games:
- Judge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEChBd5RtO0
- Straight Double Flush: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmas-iYf5sA
- Election: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTpsecVML1Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkUCvzC6VVE
- Visit OutageGames.com for a full listing, or visit our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPh-ykdGT5Tv3LzQFBr4k0w/videos
But really, we want you to get involved and create your own games. We can't wait to see what games you come up with, too. Visit OutageGames.com to find out how you can become part of our community.
We've been working on these cards for many months, making sure they are beautiful and functional. It's very important to us that you enjoy using our cards at any play level. The tools we've built into our cards are easy to use and fun to play with. This preliminary design helped us create games and narrow down the final details of the Z deck. To see the latest Z deck design, visit OutageGames.com
Each combination of suit and color has its own personality, and feels related to its closest friends. This is crucial in helping new players feel more comfortable with the Z Deck, and advanced players and game designers understand the relationships quickly and easily.
Our manufacturer is http://www.customizedplayingcards.com/. We'll be doing a lithographic print run of 1,000 decks.
Risks and challenges
We're building community of gamers interested in devoting time and energy in developing new games for this platform. Join us at OutageGames.com and help build a library of great games for the Z Deck.
Our first attempt at making a deck of cards was successful, but we only made three decks - and the quality wasn't stellar. About a year later we re-tackled the deck and made what you see in our video. We added orientation symbols, added the X rank (it used to be 5), changed the suits to the elements, and put the useful design on the back. We've improved this by leaps and bounds, and now that you're involved, it will become truly awesome.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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