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Terrance HenryBy Terrance Henry
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Terrance HenryBy Terrance Henry
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$680
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woRdPlayinG.cards | Action Card Role-Playing Game System

woRdPlayinG is a simple, easy to learn, fast paced, rules‑light, genre‑neutral, role‑playing game (RPG) system using two differently colored six-sided die, jam‑packed with at least 100 action cards and your imagination! Let's play!

Task resolution is simplified so that storytelling and speed of play is paramount.

One person in your group is designated as the Game Master (GM) while everyone else around the tabletop guides a character under their individual control and interact within the world the GM describes creating a uniquely collaborative adventure!

Manufacturing & production costs are expensive!

The purpose of the KICKSTARTER funding goal is to bring the materials together in a nice high quality professional package that will be far more convenient to play with and inviting to share with players.

Your pledge is appreciated and brings the physical production of woRdPlayinG.cards one step closer to reality.

Thank You in advance for your support!

So, what will be in the snazzy woRdPlayinG box?

  • The box itself: Premium white lined chipboard wrapped with 128 gsm art paper. Gloss laminated (smooth finish). Full color.
  • 100 woRdPlayinG Action Cards minimum (up to 108 depending on funding) 300gsm professional quality card stock (smooth finish). Full color.
  • Four (4) six-sided dice (two red, two white). Cube with Rounded Edges. Dimension: 16mm. Material: Plastic.

The images below are actual unboxing photos of the shrinkwrapped game taken August 1, 2018.

Here's two woRdPlayinG game boxes shipped together in box.
Here's two woRdPlayinG game boxes shipped together in box.
Here's one shrinkwrapped woRdPlayinG game box.
Here's one shrinkwrapped woRdPlayinG game box.
                                    

The Complete Rules on "How to Play" with the woRdPlayinG | Action Card Role-Playing System are available right now for FREE on the website!

To keep the costs down, the woRdPlayinG.cards website will serve as your online instruction guide.

  • Should you want a physical copy of this guide, a downloadable/printable woRdPlayinG Rule Book will be made available with appropriate pledge.
 
  • A downloadable/printable blank woRdPlayinG character sheet will be made available with appropriate pledge.
  • A downloadable set of Print & Play woRdPlayinG Action Cards will made available with appropriate pledge.

I have heard some variation of the following for most of my role-playing life from people who might want to try a role-playing game:

"I am interested in how to roleplay, but intimidated by the amount of time it takes just to get started and to learn all the ins-and-outs of some of the more complex role-playing game systems."

Granted, there's a reason why games with deep mechanics and rule sets exist (and I enjoy them too!), but there's plenty of room on the other end of the spectrum.

Sometimes, you just want to set up for an adventure and make sure new players will not be distracted by game mechanics, because the collaborative story that unfolds with a group of friends is what should be remembered!

The goal here is to make role-playing really accessible and sacrifice some of that complexity for speed and storytelling by using two familiar six-sided die, four basic word modifiers, and a stack of action cards to jump-start each player's role play ideas when a potentially "life-threatening" situation unfolds!

The hope is to arm you with an easy framework that you can adapt to your gaming style. The point isn't to explain every detailed rule and the possibilities, it's to let you make the rules work best for you. That's what makes the best rpg games stand apart. The future is bright for the woRdPlayinG system and I can imagine more genre-specific supplements in the future with your help making this initial core a success!

Two additional action words will be added to the deck as each stretch goal is reached ... up to eight (8) for a 108 card deck!

Once this project is funded, the stretch goal funding amounts will be posted!

  • Funding goal reached = 100 Cards
  • $$ = 102 Action cards
  • $$$ - 104 Action cards
  • $$$$ - 106 Action Cards
  • $$$$$ - 108 Action Cards!

Terrance Henry is a forward-thinking web and communications manager passionate about communication, creativity, technology and its possibilities.

He is a veteran of all manner of role-playing games spanning more than 30+ years as a game-master and player. He is also an avid video game collector and enthusiast from classic arcade machines to the modern consoles of today as well as a published comic book writer and creator.

He also is a lover of puns!

Previous woRdPlayinG prototype photos on the road to the product you see today...

These take me back to simpler times... :-)

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Risks and challenges

Hopefully, you can see I have put a lot of my own time, effort and money in bringing all these materials together over the last year or so. This has been a passion project and I am proud to say, I'm finally ready to share it with the world.

The money pledged by you for this project will offset the fees, cost of the time and materials, design work, website, promotional material and the mass production of this project, so that you can own your own copy (or two) at a reasonable rate.

One area of note that I have determined to be out of my control, but money well spent, is around shipping. Essentially, the production house can ship one box pretty much anywhere around the world for @10 dollars and if I have them do the fulfillment directly they will add $2 dollars to that. So there's no intermediary stop or delay where I or someone else would have to repackage the orders and then send them on to you.

So while that does up the shipping cost "total" a tad, it means you will receive your game box much faster and professionally packaged straight from the manufacturer. And they will also work with me/you should anything happen to your order between there and your location. So, that extra two dollars also takes a bit more of the "risk" out of the equation and I'd rather make sure you get your product with the least amount of delay. I did want to make it plain concerning the cost for shipping and be completely transparent about this area as well. (Note: 2 box set can be shipped anywhere in the world for @$18 + $2 fulfillment)

While this is my first Kickstarter, rest assured that I have done my homework before presenting this project for your support.

Everything is complete, as you can see: the rules, the character sheets, the cards, the box, the website etc. Assuming this Kickstarter project is successfully funded, I will be able to go straight into production. I will also be able to offer the digital assets likely sooner than the arrival of the physical components, so you can start familiarizing and playing before your game box arrives.

Even the eight (8) additional Action Cards that could be included if stretch goals are met, are ready to be added should each goal be surpassed.

The only real risk here is not meeting the funding goal, which means it wouldn't be economical to produce this game (the box, cards, dice) on a more massive scale. Shipping delays, etc. are always a risk with every project, but I don't forsee not being able to overcome any setbacks of this type. I will work with the printer to resolve any delays and keep you updated as best I can should something arise.

And finally, if you have made it all the way down to reading this line... you *must* want to back this project. :-)

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