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Hilarious Strategy Card Game. Combine Elements to cast Spells. Destroy foes. Humiliate friends. Pee your pants with laughter. Repeat...
Hilarious Strategy Card Game. Combine Elements to cast Spells. Destroy foes. Humiliate friends. Pee your pants with laughter. Repeat...
Hilarious Strategy Card Game. Combine Elements to cast Spells. Destroy foes. Humiliate friends. Pee your pants with laughter. Repeat...
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Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game of Elements, Spells & MAYHEM!

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In Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game, you combine Elements to craft Spells from ‘recipes’ found on Spell Cards... as long as it doesn't get MAYHEM-ified!

SEE IT IN ACTION: CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ABOVE!!!

Magicka Mayhem was designed to be fun for all levels of players – from complete card game noobs (apparently, that’s a real word that the ‘kids’ use nowadays) to tabletop gaming Cracker Jacks.

Spectacular Success, Epic #Fails and Pee-Your-Pants Hilarity! 

You can rain fiery death on your mortal enemies, protect yourself (or those luckiest enough to call you 'friend') using Elemental Shields or heal yourself (or your Wizards-in-arms) from injury. And if you don’t like to get your hands dirty you can Summon Elementals to do your destructifying for you!

Strategically combine Elements into Spells to: Destroy Your Foes… Protect Your Friends… and Summon Powerful Creatures to fight at your side.
Strategically combine Elements into Spells to: Destroy Your Foes… Protect Your Friends… and Summon Powerful Creatures to fight at your side.

BUT, if Harry Potter taught us anything it’s that Spellcasting IS NOT a perfect science!

After every Spell there is a CHANCE that the target of your Spell will draw a Mayhem Card! What happens next is entirely up to the will of the Gods (i.e., whatever the Mayhem Card says!).

WATCH OUT! Your Spell could get MAYHEM-ified! Mayhem cards can cause… Your Spell to Blow Up in Your Face… Save Your Butt from Disaster… or Make You Pee Your Pants with Laughter!
WATCH OUT! Your Spell could get MAYHEM-ified! Mayhem cards can cause… Your Spell to Blow Up in Your Face… Save Your Butt from Disaster… or Make You Pee Your Pants with Laughter!

While your Spell could be made ridiculously more powerful or disastrously blow up in your face or anything in between, one thing is certain: the outcome will make you laugh your head off (which is WAY less messy than peeing your pants!).

Gameplay Limited ONLY by Your IMAGINATION!

Your Choice: LOTS of Great Strategies to Choose From
Your Choice: LOTS of Great Strategies to Choose From

 Fetch the REWARDS!!!

All from the mind of a 10 year-old boy. Ethan's dream of making his very own card game started with this 'pitch' video!

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Ethan Needs Your HELP!!!

While Ethan has amassed a small fortune in Birdie Bucks (his parents’ ridiculously ‘babyish’ – as Ethan puts it – way of teaching him about personal finance), it appears that few graphic designers or playing card publishing houses accept Birdie Bucks as payment for their services.

You and me! Let's make this happen!
You and me! Let's make this happen!

So, if you’re into Card Games, Magic Spells, Super SuccessesEpic #Fails and Peeing Your Pants (in a good way) then Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game is for you.

The World According to ETHAN:: The Making of Magicka Mayhem

One day my slightly immature gamer friend (AKA ‘dad’) and I were playing Magicka on our computer when he said something like “You know.... when the Zombie Apocalypse happens we’ll probably be more likely to die of BOREDOM before ever getting eaten by any zombies.”

What WOULD we do for fun IF the Zombie Apocalypse actually happens or, worse, we had to go to grandma’s house where her idea of ‘advanced technology’ is a phone that doesn’t PLUG INTO THE WALL??!?!?? So I made my 1st version of my game....

VERSION 1. I got to work and created these cards from some pieces of notebook paper and a dull pencil!
VERSION 1. I got to work and created these cards from some pieces of notebook paper and a dull pencil!
VERSION 2: I added pictures to these cards. I think they look WAY better! EDITOR'S (i.e., 'dad') NOTE: Notice the misspelling of 'Shield'! ;-)
VERSION 2: I added pictures to these cards. I think they look WAY better! EDITOR'S (i.e., 'dad') NOTE: Notice the misspelling of 'Shield'! ;-)
VERSION 3: These cards were SO much more fun to play with and even look like real cards!!!! My friends liked them a lot too.
VERSION 3: These cards were SO much more fun to play with and even look like real cards!!!! My friends liked them a lot too.

My dad said we needed permission before we could sell the card game. My family and I like to watch Shark Tank so I knew about licensing because Mr. Wonderful is always talking about it (btw I would NEVER do a deal with Mr. Wonderful!!).

Thank you Mr. Wonderful for teaching me about licensing but I still don't think I want to do a deal with you!
Thank you Mr. Wonderful for teaching me about licensing but I still don't think I want to do a deal with you!

I wrote a script for a video and recorded the video with my dad all on the same day. I did the video like the pitches that they do all the time on Shark Tank.

This is the script that I wrote for the video that we sent to Paradox.
This is the script that I wrote for the video that we sent to Paradox.

We got an email back from Paradox in like a couple days. This is my favorite line from the email:

"We get hundreds of pitches every month - most of them are...poop. Not only was yours good - but it also made us happy."

TRUST ME….. when the Zombie Apocalypse happens you DO NOT want to be digging through the rubble of a game store. Imagine how dangerous Gamer Zombies are! Mad skills, strategic thinking and always eating junk food even when they are not hungry! 

SEEE! I just saved your life!!!! You're welcome.
SEEE! I just saved your life!!!! You're welcome.

DO IT! DO IT RIGHT NOW!!! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???? GET TO THE CHOPPER!!!!! GET MY GAME!!!! DO IT!!!!!!!!!

Ethan Erickson (Double E)

Risks and challenges

The most important aspect of this project was seeking the approval of the company that owns the rights to Magicka (Paradox Interactive). However, we are VERY PROUD to say that this challenge has already been bested! Not only has Paradox Interactive given us their blessing to create this card game based on their long-standing Magicka franchise, but they have also been incredibly helpful, gracious, motivating, encouraging and, yes, even ENTERTAINING!

While we have NO expectation that everything will go perfectly, we are extremely confident that we can make each and every Backer as happy as a Wizard with a fancy, schmancy new wand!

After all, Cub Scouts are problem-solvers!

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    MINI-MAYHEM FOR THE MINI-BACKER IN ALL OF US

    Complete DOWNLOADABLE PDF of Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game made with ITTY BITTY Cards so you can print and cut out your very own cards. Perfect for itty bitty hands and even ittier-bittier bank accounts. WARNING: Magnifying glass NOT included.

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    EARLY WIZARD GETS THE 'WYRM'. SELF-DESTRUCTS in 24 Hours!!!

    The most successful Wizards in history (i.e., the ones that don't get DEAD!) are QUICK ON THE DRAW. Act fast!

    Receive Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game for a super-low price!

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    MAGICKA MAYHEM: THE CARD GAME

    Receive Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game – contains everything a growing Wizard needs to destroy and humiliate his friends… err, foes!

    INCLUDES Element Cards + Spell Cards + Instructions + Tuck Box + Complete Set of Mayhem Cards that can "make your Spells blow up in your face, save your butt from disaster or make you pee your pants with laughter."

    WARNING: Creators of Magicka Mayhem are NOT responsible for damage caused by peeing.

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    BACKSTABBING IS BETTER WITH FRIENDS

    Friends have fun WITH you, but TRUE FRIENDS enjoy making fun OF you. That means that TWICE as many cards = TWICE as much fun with friends. Great for up to 7 Players.

    RECEIVE Two (2) Complete Sets of Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game.

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    MAGICKA MAYHEM BOX SET: BIGGER, BETTER... BOXIER

    RECEIVE Two (2) Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game Sets,

    PLUS One (1) More Massive-er Mayhem Add-on Pack,

    PLUS One (1) Summoner Spree Add-on Pack

    PLUS One (1) Wizard Wearables Add-on Pack

    PLUS a gorgeous, machine-crafted game containment system made of only the finest cardboard (known in peasant circles as a ‘box’).

    TOTAL of 5 Card Decks!

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    The BIGGER They Are… THE FUNNER THEY PLAY

    Can you crush a watermelon in your bare hands? First off, that’s REALLY cool. Secondly, our ‘regular-sized human’ cards are probably too small for your meat claws.

    However, for a less-than-GIANT increase in your Kickstarter contribution you can have the cards in your Magicka Mayhem Box Set GIGANTIFIED. These GIANT cards are Tarot-sized cards (2.75" x 4.75" / 70mm x 121mm).

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    THE MAGICKA 'MOLE HILL' OF SWAG

    RECEIVE the Complete Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game BOX SET

    PLUS all THREE original video games that Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game is based on... Magicka, Magicka 2 and Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet to play on your computer,

    PLUS ALL Downloadable Content (DLC) and Expansions for Magicka (except Limited Edition),

    PLUS the recent “Gates of Midgard” and “Ice, Death and Fury” packs for Magicka 2.

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    THE MAGICKA MANIAC MOUNTAIN OF SWAG + WIZARD ROBE!!!

    RECEIVE the Complete Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game BOX SET

    PLUS One (1) real, honest-to-goodness Green WIZARD ROBE to intimidate your friends when you play Magicka Mayhem,

    PLUS all THREE original video games that Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game is based on... Magicka, Magicka 2 AND Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet to play on your computer,

    PLUS *ALL* Downloadable Content (DLC) and Expansions for Magicka (over 20 addons!),

    PLUS the recent “Gates of Midgard” and “Ice, Death and Fury” packs for Magicka 2.

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    Question: If there are any Wizard Robes leftover can I have one? :) -- Ethan

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    WE GOT 'YER BACK!

    Think Ethan's Card Backs are ugly? (shame on you!) Well, now’s your chance to design your own.

    Send us your (questionably) better Card Back designs and we will slap them (lovingly) onto ALL the cards in your Box Set.

    INCLUDES the Complete Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game BOX SET.

    TOTAL of 5 Card Decks customized with your (questionably) better Card Back designs!

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    POOF! COLLEGE TUITION *MAGICALLY* PAID FOR!!!

    Every great Wizard needs a great Wizard SCHOOL or its modern-day equivalent (e.g., a University of California campus, perhaps).

    Backing at this level means that you will be contributing the equivalent of one entire semester of in-state tuition to a University of California school to make Ethan's brain even bigger-er.

    RECEIVE ALL Rewards Listed Above (yes, that INCLUDES the Wizard Robe!),

    PLUS a Handwritten Thank You Note from Ethan, the 10 year-old creator – translation of illegible handwriting available upon request,

    PLUS a Personalized Video Thank You from Ethan,

    PLUS an Autographed Picture of Ethan Receiving his College Diploma (NOTE: Estimated Delivery Date of June, 2028).

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