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$1,515
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 22 2019

About


-Headhunter Campaign and Game Update-

Thank you for checking out Legends of Ravenhall! We recently promoted our first product, Headhunter, through a Kickstarter campaign. Here’s an update on its status, plus some exciting news!

First, Headhunter will not fund on Kickstarter. We abandoned early on our pursuit of this because soon after our launch, we were contacted by a private investor who is now funding our base project. So, we have canceled our campaign.

Instead, we will relaunch soon a different campaign with a new goal in mind, which is to fulfill all rewards to our supporters from the first campaign that we no longer needed and to make suggested enhancements to Headhunter. After listening to various sources, including our backers, we will add additional cards and design, and increased rewards. The additional funds gathered from the follow-up campaign will be used for these purposes.

Therefore, we need your help! Since your feedback is invaluable to us, please complete the enclosed short survey. Also be sure to list your e-mail address at the end of the survey so that you can receive notification of when our new campaign for Headhunter begins. At that time, we will invite you to receive the enhanced Headhunter game!

Headhunter Survey

Thank you!

Legends of Ravenhall

-Original Campaign Story Below-

Thank you for taking a look at our Project Page! 

We invite you to join us in launching...

 Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from History!

This particular game has special meaning because it is the very first game that our family company, Legends of Ravenhall, is releasing. Though we have been making and playing games for years, our family decided to formalize our endeavors in 2018 to focus on family engagement activities. For you see, playing games and spending time together results in healthy relationships, which we believe leads to a healthy family. And, Headhunter is a great way to get started! Check it out here!

Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from History is a comical, historical, business-themed card game. Players take turns being the employer, attempting to hire historical figures for job positions, while the remaining players are "headhunters" pitching their most qualified candidates for the job. One to four candidates may be hired for jobs such as garbage collector, bull rider, or tutor. The candidate deemed most qualified for the job will receive the highest salary, and the player who earns the most money by the end of the game wins! 

So, can you get your candidates hired? 

Purchase Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from History to find out!

WHAT TO EXPECT

 Game Components: 

(250) Game Cards, divided into 3 decks:

(130) Character Cards (candidates represented on business cards)

(56) Position Cards (job postings the employer reveals and seeks to fill)


 (64) Salary Cards (amount of compensation for the position)

(1) Game Box, Custom Game Die, and Rule Sheet  

Set-Up: 

Divide cards into 3 respective piles: candidate cards, salary cards, and position cards. Shuffle and place face down. Each player draws 3 candidate cards and does not show to anyone. Select one player to act as the employer for the first round by rolling die for lowest number. Initial employer draws a position card, rolls dice, and draws same number of salary cards as number rolled. 


 Object:  

Be the first Headhunter to place $1,000,000 in salaries or the highest amount in salaries by the end of the game, whichever comes first.


Gameplay:

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Starting with the first player and moving clockwise thereafter, each player acts as the employer to "post the job" by revealing the position card and all salary cards. Each non-employer is called a headhunter and proceeds to choose from his hand a candidate for the position. Since the candidates are from a diverse group of historically significant people,  the headhunter may choose a candidate that is highly qualified or comically unqualified for the position, and give it face down to the employer. 

Determine the Position and Salaries
Determine the Position and Salaries
Choose Your Candidate
Choose Your Candidate

The Hire:  

Once all headhunters have offered a candidate card, the employer mixes them and places them face up next to the position card. Comments may then be shared during the hiring process. Employers must hire one candidate per salary card and award each headhunter whose candidate was hired. Employer has absolute discretion in hiring and rewarding salaries. Players then place their earned salary card face up in front of their play area.

Hiring the Candidates
Hiring the Candidates

 Winning:  

The player who earns the most money after two complete rounds, or if a player reaches $1,000,000 in salaries first, is the winner.


The Challenge: 

Do you have what it takes to be a CEO? Can you have the most clients? Will you earn the most $$$ to be the best headhunter? 


REVIEWS:

HEADHUNTER: MAKERS OF HISTORY EDITION

Headhunter: Makers of History Edition will be made available as a print on demand game online (not merely a simple print and play). This edition will be created in the honor of all supporters of the game, and available to anyone who wishes to purchase it. (Kickstarter Backers will receive the game at a discount price). It will include New Character Cards that have been selected from the custom cards designed by backers, Job Position Cards that have been designed by backers, and a few additional Salary Cards. The best cards created by backers will be chosen by the Legends of Ravenhall team. This Special Edition of the game will be available later this year, but before Headhunter is manufactured and shipped to supporters. This will allow supporters an opportunity to play the game while waiting for "Hilarious Hires from History".  In addition, "Makers of History" will offer alternate rules with additional ways to play.


CUSTOM CHARACTER CARDS

ALL Backers can design Custom Cards, and most Reward Levels will be able to receive Custom Cards with Personal Copies of Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from History. 

ALL Custom Cards Designed by Backers May be Featured in the Headhunter: Makers of History Edition. The Legends of Ravenhall team will choose the very best cards to represent the backers in the Special Edition designed to honor those who made it possible.

How Do Custom Cards Work???

Once the Campaign ends, backers will be given a survey to complete which will also include their custom card information. This will offer the same informational layout as the other Headhunter Character Cards (Name, Date, Quote, 1-5 Attributes/Features). Example:

NAME:  backer's name and/or names of family or friends, or nicknames

DATE:  backer's actual date of birth and death/present, or fictional dates

QUOTE: backer's chosen quote which may be serious or silly, nothing too long. 

ATTRIBUTES:  backer's actual attributes or fictional traits, maximum of 5 Attributes. 

*NOTE: No vulgar language will be selected for the special edition since this game is family friendly.


SHIPPING:

Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from History is estimated to be completed and shipped by the end of 2019, as long as the manufacturing process runs smoothly. Our goal is for the game to be in your hands as soon as possible.

Custom Cards, Headhunter: Makers of History, and other Rewards will be completed before Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from History is shipped because of a Print on Demand Service which will be used taking less time than the standard manufacturing process. Thus, all appropriate personalized rewards will ship as soon as they are created, and the Special Edition game will be made available for early purchase to enjoy while waiting for your primary reward to arrive. "Other Rewards" will be shipped to backers for FREE. If backers wish to purchase the Special Edition Print on Demand game while waiting for their copy of Headhunter, the shipping costs will be determined by the POD service used at that time. 


STRETCH GOALS:

WHY RAVENHALL??

The "hall" has been the community gathering place for every culture throughout history. It is host to food, music, news, history, learning, government, and entertainment. What other place would be more appropriate to host games and adventure?

And "raven" stems from our family crest, for family is of utmost importance to us. For you see, a family that plays together stays together.

At Legends of Ravenhall, we aim to be an innovative developer of games and other family engagement initiatives. So please support our first endeavor!


NAME OF THE GAME??

head·hunt·er 

noun    a person who identifies and approaches suitable candidates employed elsewhere to fill business positions


 hi·lar·i·ous 

 adj         extremely amusing

archaic    boisterously merry


/hi(e)r/

verb     employ (someone) for wages

noun    a person who is hired; an employee


 his·to·ry  

noun       the study of past events


All together now!  From our hall to yours ...

HEADHUNTER: HILARIOUS HIRES FROM HISTORY 

Risks and challenges

There are many risks and challenges that we are facing in tackling this project.

Time: For anyone who knows us, we are very busy people. Besides working full time jobs, having a large family, enjoying lots of friends, and volunteering at church and in the community, we have also recently had a wedding, two moves, a new baby, and are renovating a new house. Hopefully we will be moving into the completed house in the next few weeks! Oh, did we mention that we lead the local scout-like troops too? Hmmm, anything else? Oh, the game of course! Though it has been challenging, we are dedicated to making it happen!

Budget: The challenge is that our budget is well, about $0! Of course we have spent every penny we could to this point, what with making game prototypes, securing art and logos, shipping prototypes, and more. With that being said, there is not much extra funds, so this is why we are reaching out for your help! Thank You!

Audience: Another challenge is trying to gauge how large our audience is, seeing as we are a new group with a new game who is just entering the scene. This campaign will help us to identify our audience and to learn how many followers we currently have.

Project: The project itself, in its entirety, is ambitious for us because we are new to the board game creation scene, formally, so we have to learn everything as we go. How do you create art? How do you make a prototype? How do reviews work? How does Kickstarter function? How do you make a project page? How do you find board game related information? Where do you go to find people to ask? How do you make and manage a website? How do you do social media? (Ok, that's only for some of us!) This and more we had to discover, but we are learning!

One project that really helped us thus far was making our Custom Ravenhall Dice. We learned about the manufacturing process, the time frame for creation, and how pricing works. Though this is still a work in progress, it has given us experience. Also, we so much appreciate the help from various forums and sites, specifically Board Game Designer's Forum (BGDF) and Board Game Geek (BGG). Thank you for your assistance!

In addition, we want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our supporters, both with this campaign and with our games in general! We have many prototypes and ideas in the works, but we chose Headhunter as our first game to officially release. We very much appreciate all the helpful tips, instruction, and advice that we have received to date, and we hope that we continue to have your support going forward not only with HEADHUNTER: HILARIOUS HIRES FROM HISTORY, but with future projects as well.

Thank You!

-Legends of Ravenhall
Michael W. Rice
M. Austin Rice
Amy Rice
Emma Justice
Ben Rice
Joe Rice
Sam Rice
Jacob Pitchler
Jordan Justice
Hannah Rice
Kaitlyn Rice (The Baby)

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