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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 30 2014 7:44 PM UTC +00:00
$1,734
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 30 2014 7:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

Ruinous is a strategy card game for four to six players, and takes about an hour to play. In Ruinous, each player is an adventurer attempting to collect valuable items within dangerous ruins. They must brave these deadly ruins while balancing teamwork and trickery on the way to finding ancient Artifacts - powerful and expensive items that imbue their holders with unique abilities. But be careful: no item or player is safe from treachery! The first player to collect and sell at least $1000 worth of treasure and artifacts wins! 

 

When it's your turn to explore a ruin you may first assemble an adventure party made up of other players in the game. The more people you recruit, the easier it is to overcome traps and obstacles. But keep in mind, they're still your enemies! Offer them a cut of the treasure to encourage cooperation, but remember: in the depths of the world's darkest ruins there are no contracts, there are no witnesses and sometimes only one survivor... So always prepare for an opportunistic backstabbing.
 Should you enlist the help of your rivals or attempt to go it alone? Are your fellow adventurers trustworthy? Are you? 

 After seeing the same couple of games circulate through our friend group over several years we decided it was time for something new. We turned to Kickstarter to find new and exciting alternatives and were blown away by the uniqueness of each game we picked up, such as Machine of Death and Boss Monster. We eventually gained enough courage to try and put a game we made alongside these games, so we knew that our game had to be unique too. Ruinous is the result of this ambition and we are pleased to say that it not only satisfied our craving for a fun new game, but turned out so well that we thought all of you would like to play too!

 After our fearless leader, Taylor, came up with the original concept for Ruinous, we slaved over his coffee table, play-testing, shaping and reshaping the game for months until we were finally satisfied with the product. The hard work at that point fell onto Trevor's lap, our graphic designer and card artist who developed the adventuring aesthetic for the game and handcrafted each card using time-tested methods he learned in the wilderness of Northern Arizona. He's also the stud-muffin featured in the above video! He's made the art for over 60 unique cards, with more to come! Since then, we have ordered, received, and played with our first prototype deck and we are extremely happy with it. It looks amazing and the quality of the card (durability, weight, size) is equal to that of any card you might find in a game on your shelf right now! If our Kickstarter is successful the plan is to have cards made by the same people who manufacture Cards Against Humanity, so you know you'll be receiving a high-quality product!

To begin our own adventure of making games and getting them to the public, we thought no site would be a better ally than Kickstarter. We've supported many projects on the site and would like to further contribute to this crowd-sourcing community by offering a product of our own. We hope to benefit from and add to Kickstarter's reputation as a good launch site for entrepreneurs of ambitious, quality games.

We're kicking it forward!  http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

This is our first project ever, and we're learning along the way! We have a manufacturer lined up, but it's hard to say how long it'll take to create and ship each game, especially at this stage. However, the game is 90% complete! With some funding and a little bit of elbow grease we know that we can deliver a quality strategy card game unlike anything you've ever played before! Come on this adventure and explore Ruinous with us! We'll keep you in the loop through the entire process. Like our page to see more and hear about future games from us: https://www.facebook.com/fabledfoxgames

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    Thanks for the help! We promise to frame each and every single dollar donation we receive and hang it in our office. (just kidding)

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    You'll receive one copy of Ruinous and our undying gratitude. Includes shipping. You'll also receive potentially endless hours of fun and adventure. What a deal? More like, "what a steal!?"

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    You'll receive one copy of Ruinous, as well as a custom made artifact card with original art! You'll send us a picture (cat, watch, family heirloom, etc), pick a name, and choose from a list of magic powers.

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    You'll receive one copy of Ruinous, and help design an artifact card that will come with every copy! Send us a picture and we'll collaborate on a magic power and name, and your name will appear on the card. Note that the card contents is subject to our approval.

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