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A great party game full of lying, secrets, mob mentality, and.....um.....oh yeah, werewolves.

Halloween is just around the corner and that means parties.  In my opinion, Werewolf is one of the greatest party games ever.  Werewolf is a great party game for 7 or more players. Werewolf was created by Andrew Plotkin in 1997, but was originally a game called Mafia, which was created by Dimitry Davidoff in 1986.  You can read all about the history and how to play the game here.

This whole project started when I was playing a game of Werewolf with some friends.  I decided to create some quick sketched out cards to use in our game.  My friends really seemed to enjoy having cards with art on them, rather than just the normal slip of paper with werewolf or villager scribbled on it.  

This has been a real passion project for me.  I wanted to put out some personal artwork for a game that has provided me with hours upon hours of enjoyment.  If you like what you see and want a set of your own, please go ahead and pledge.  

Your pledge will go towards printing the cards.  I don't own a fancy printer or any other equipment that would help to create great quality cards, so I have found a company that will do the job well.

Also, I'm going to do my best to get these cards out to you guys before Halloween, so you have a great game to play at your parties.  

I really just wanted to show my love for the game by creating these card sets and I think it would be great to get them out there for more people to enjoy the game with them (or you can use them for whatever you like-bookmarks, etc.).  You have my undying gratitude for helping back my first Kickstarter.  Let's let the whole world know about the awesome game of Werewolf.

For those of you that have no idea what is involved in a game of Werewolf, here is a quick rundown.  These aren't my rules, just general ones I use when I play the game.  

Werewolf is a simple game full of mayhem.  Each player is given a card and keeps their identity secret.  A pre-selected moderator keeps runs the game and keeps the action flowing.  Basically, the game alternates from Night to Day to Night to Day, and so on.  Each night the werewolves kill a player and each day, the villagers try to deduce who the werewolf is and kill him/her.  The only problem is, no one really knows who the other players are, so the game is all about lying and mob mentality.  This goes back and forth until all of the werewolves are killed or there is only one villager left, in which case, the werewolf wins.  There are other characters in the game, which are included in my set.  Each of these characters provides a little variation to the game and can upset the balances.  In other words, they are a lot of fun to play with.  Hopefully, this gives you a taste of the fun that is Werewolf.  

(For more detailed instructions, you can visit the link in the first paragraph or wait until you are emailed your PDF copy of the instructions.) 

STRETCH GOALS

All goals apply to every deck set, including the printable set.

If we reach $9,000- the card "Eros" will be added to the deck. Eros is actually the Greek god of love, so this card will embody the "lover's variant" that a lot of people seem to enjoy. A way that this card can be used is to have the "eros" character to secretly pick two other players to become lovers. The moderator will secretly tell the two characters that they are lovers. The fun part comes when one of the lovers dies, the other dies immediately because they can't live without their loved one. Also, if the only two players that are left are the lovers, then they both win (even if one is a werewolf) because love conquers all...or something like that. These rules are not my original idea and are just a suggestion.

Character numbers in decks will be altered if this goal is met. They will be altered as follows:

Basic Decks will now contain 15 Villagers, 1 Doctor, 2 Seers, 2 Witches, 4 werewolves, and 1 Eros.

Premium Decks will now contain 30 villagers, 2 Doctors, 4 Seers, 4 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, and 2 Eros.

Custom Decks will now contain 29 Villagers, 2 Doctors, 4 Seers, 4 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, 1 custom card, and 2 Eros.

PDF files will also include the new Eros card.

*This alteration to the decks is so they will still fit inside the cases.

If we reach $12,000-a Female Villager card will be added to the deck.  This female villager card doesn't really change gameplay, but really just adds more variety to the deck's cast of characters.

Character numbers in decks will be altered if this goal is met. They will be altered as follows:

Basic Decks will now contain 8 Male Villagers, 7 Female Villagers, 1 Doctor, 2 Seers, 2 Witches, 4 werewolves, and 1 Eros.

Premium Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 15 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 4 Seers, 4 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, and 2 Eros.

Custom Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 14 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 4 Seers, 4 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, 1 custom card, and 2 Eros.

PDF files will also include the new Female Villager card.

*This alteration to the decks is so they will still fit inside the cases.

If we reach $15,000- the card "Child" will be added to the deck. The child card will be used much like the "village idiot" variant that a lot of people enjoy.  This card is played by only being able to be killed by werewolves.  If the villagers unknowingly vote to kill the child, he can reveal himself and will not be killed, mainly because you shouldn't kill kids.  Once the player reveals themselves as the child, that player can no longer vote.  These rules are not my original idea and are just a suggestion.

Character numbers in decks will be altered if this goal is met. They will be altered as follows:

Basic Decks will now contain 8 Male Villagers, 7 Female Villagers, 1 Doctor, 1 Seers, 2 Witches, 4 werewolves, 1 Eros, and 1 Child.

Premium Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 15 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 2 Seers, 4 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, 2 Eros, and 2 Child cards.

Custom Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 14 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 2 Seers, 4 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, 1 custom card, 2 Eros, and 2 Child cards.

PDF files will also include the new Child card.

*This alteration to the decks is so they will still fit inside the cases.

If we reach $18,000- the card "Huntsman" will be added to the deck.  The Huntsman is pretty good at his job.  He kills werewolves, but he's gotten a few scrapes here and there.  This card will be played much like the "hunter" variant that a lot of people like.  The Huntsman is a pretty tough guy, so if he's going down, he's taking someone with him.  When killed, the Huntsman may choose one player to take down with him-hoping it's one of those mangy beasts that took his eye.  These rules are not my original idea and are just a suggestion.   

Character numbers in decks will be altered if this goal is met. They will be altered as follows:

Basic Decks will now contain 8 Male Villagers, 7 Female Villagers, 1 Doctor, 1 Seer, 1 Witch, 4 Werewolves, 1 Eros, 1 Child, and 1 Huntsman.

Premium Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 15 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 2 Seers, 2 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, 2 Eros, 2 Child cards, and 2 Huntsman cards.

Custom Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 14 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 2 Seers, 2 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, 1 custom card, 2 Eros, 2 Child cards, and 2 Huntsman cards.

PDF files will also include the new Huntsman card.

*This alteration to the decks is so they will still fit inside the cases.

If we reach $20,000- the card "Priestess" will be added to the deck.  The Priestess is a powerful being that lives in the forest and rarely ventures to be amongst the villagers.  She protects the forest and all of it's creatures, good or evil.  The Priestess card may choose to protect a fellow player if she believes them to be a Werewolf.  This is allowed once per game, but beware, once the Priestess reveals herself and tries to protect the werewolf, the villagers may be after her head next.  These rules are only a suggestion.

Character numbers in decks will be altered if this goal is met. They will be altered as follows:

Basic Decks will now contain 8 Male Villagers, 7 Female Villagers, 1 Doctor, 1 Seer, 1 Witch, 4 Werewolves, 1 Eros, 1 Child, 1 Huntsman and 1 Priestess.

Premium Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 15 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 2 Seers, 2 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, 2 Eros, 2 Child cards, 2 Huntsman cards, and 2 Priestess cards.

Custom Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 14 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 2 Seers, 2 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 4 Wizards, 1 custom card, 2 Eros, 2 Child cards, 2 Huntsman cards, and 2 Priestess cards.

PDF files will also include the new Priestess card.

*This alteration to the decks is so they will still fit inside the cases.

As an extra BONUS, if we reach $20,000-the "Girl" card will be added to the deck.  The girl is pretty curious and just can't contain herself. When the werewolves are selecting their next victim, the girl can let her curiosity get the better of her and try to sneak a peek at who the werewolves are. Although, if the werewolves catch the girl peeking...well, we all know what curiosity did to the cat. These rules are not my original idea and are just a suggestion. 

Character numbers in decks will be altered if this goal is met. They will be altered as follows:

Basic Decks will now contain 8 Male Villagers, 7 Female Villagers, 1 Doctor, 1 Seer, 1 Witch, 4 Werewolves, 1 Eros, 1 Child, 1 Huntsman, 1 Priestess, and 1 Girl.

Premium Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 15 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 2 Seers, 2 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 2 Wizards, 2 Eros, 2 Child cards, 2 Huntsman cards, 2 Priestess cards, and 2 Girl cards.

Custom Decks will now contain 15 Male Villagers, 14 Female Villagers, 2 Doctors, 2 Seers, 2 Witches, 8 Werewolves, 2 Wizards, 1 custom card, 2 Eros, 2 Child cards, 2 Huntsman cards, 2 Priestess cards, and 2 Girl cards.

PDF files will also include the new Girl card.

*This alteration to the decks is so they will still fit inside the cases.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I'm hoping there won't be too many challenges in getting these cards done, but there could be a few. I am a one man crew after all.

One problem would be printing delays. These could cause shipping delays, but please know that I'll do everything in my power to get these cards printed and shipped out as quickly as possible. Hopefully before Halloween!

Another problem could be with the custom decks. Once I've been told what character you would like created for your custom card, there can't be any changes, so please know what you are wanting so we can avoid any long delays in getting you your cards.

There is also the very real risk that my designs for these cards won't appeal to anyone, so no one will want to back it. That would be sad.

Any other problems that arise will be dealt with as quickly as possible.

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    Also, for international backers-add $6 for each additional deck for shipping.

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