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        Inspiration is an easy to learn, fun, storytelling improv card game for 3-6 players. In Inspiration players take on the role of a bard tasked with the creation of brand new tales for a new era. Players are given a Subject Card to base their story on of. To help them do this they are given 3 beautifully detailed Art Cards, to help inspire their story. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

        The game is divided up into several rounds. At the start of each round a Judge is chosen, and then each player takes a turn to create a story. On their turn, the Active Player, choses 2 Art Cards from their hand and places them face up in front of them. Then the player to their left choses an Art Card and Subject Card from their hand, and adds them to the Active Player’s cards. The Active Player then has 30 seconds to tell a story that is based on the Subject Card, but uses some element from each Art Card.

        Once each player has told their story the Judge picks a winner for that round. This is the player who told the best story in the eyes of the Judge, but also best used the cards provided for them. That player gets a point, and becomes the next Judge. The first player to 3 points wins.

        We began Inspiration about a year ago as part of our Capstone Project at Columbia College Chicago. Over the last year we have put a lot of time and effort into perfecting the rules and general feel of the game. We have already finished 90% of the core gameplay. But we need your help to finish developing and producing it. The biggest task remaining to us is creating the large volume of artwork that a game like Inspiration requires. Thankfully we already have a large collection of sketches and concept art for the cards. This will help reduce the production time when we reach our goal. We hope that you will join us in making Inspiration a reality.

 

“If you enjoy telling stories, thinking on your feet and even laughing at other people's stories. Check out Inspiration.” – Kevin Delp, Tantrum House 

“What I like best about the game is the ability to use your imagination to win the game.” – Child Geek, FatherGeek.com

Check out a preview of the game at Dad’s Gaming Addiction

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in trying out Inspiration please email us at inspirationcardcontact@gmail.com and I'll send you a link to the print to play version of the game. We do this so that we know who is playing the game and can follow up with questions about how it played later on. 

 Credits:

Team Lead: Owen Camber

Design: Owen Camber, Crystal Banks

Art: Glenn Carreau, Crystal Banks, Nick Markese

Video: Brendon Perdikis, Dimitrius Ramirez

Voiceover: Natalie Marshall

Risks and challenges

As with every Kickstarter project there are risks and challenges. This is our first time running a Kickstarter Campaign, however, we feel that we have prepared ourselves for what is to come. Our two biggest potential challenges are shipping and Art. Traditionally shipping has been the biggest downfall of successful Kickstarter Campaigns in the past, but we feel that we have properly prepared for it. We have looked at multiple shipping methods and have found the most reliable and cost effective methods for getting our product to you. The second challenge will be Art. As you can imagine a game like Inspiration will require a lot of Art. We are already working with several artists to get the look and feel of the game down. But to complete the game we will need to do this on a much larger scale and this could cause problems. However, as with the shipping we feel that we have taken the necessary precautions.

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