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Jimmy HaightBy Jimmy Haight
First created
Jimmy HaightBy Jimmy Haight
First created
$225
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 17 2014

About

Slander - A Gentleman's Game of Insults
Slander - A Gentleman's Game of Insults

 Haight Machine Games is a small, fledgeling tabletop game company. So small and fledgeling in fact, we only have one game. It's a good one, mind you, but something happened. We had used the services of a small scale printer because we don't have the funds to print out a huge number of games of this quality, which is the requirement of most printers.

This arrangement was okay for a time. We were able to print through a company that worked with our budget and gave us a reasonable estimate to produce our games. Murphy's Law inevitably kicked in however, and the company became unable to print merchandise for us in amounts we could readily afford.

This led us to look for another company willing to work with us. After exhaustive research we were indeed able to find a few good options. The issue now is that printing out in the small batches our budget allows for will radically jack up the cost per unit. In the end, this will mean a higher price tag on the box, which makes purchasing our delightful game problematic for the consumer, and for us.

That's where you folks come in. With your help, we can print out a legitimate batch and start selling again! With the price discount from buying in bulk, we would also be able to start selling in brick and mortar stores and not just on our own website and Amazon!

The Premise

There are two decks. One has normal everyday filler words such as: and, if, how, you, they, etc. The other has the insult words: b-holes, twats, receptacles, gnarly, sexed, flappy, etc.

All the players take turns being the judge and all the other players have to construct the best insults with words drawn from both piles.

Each of the insult cards are worth a certain point value, so if you use enough of them you can rack up a good score. If you use too many, however, the insult starts to degrade and just sounds like a piled up jumble of words and thus less likely to be picked by a discerning judge.

  • One Inch Button - A one inch black and white pin back button with the Haight Machine Games logo for sticking on coats or sweatshirts.
  • Sticker - A high quality 3.5" black and white sticker with the Haight Machine Games logo. You can stick this on anything and it'll hold up. Vehicles included.
  • Slander - A Gentleman's game of Insults - The game itself. This will be the one printed up with the funds from this Kickstarter and released sometime around January.
  • Name in the Game - You'll get your name in the back of the rulebook in a special section for supporters. Real name or nickname, your choice.
  • Limited edition of Slander - A Gentleman's game of Insults - A collector's item. There were only 25 of our first edition made. Never to be produced again. 25 of a kind!
  • Message in the Game - You'll get the put a small message in the supporter's section. Limited to 400 characters, no advertising, and subject to approval.
  • Card in the Game - You can choose a card to be put into the game. One word only. Racist, sexist, homophobic, or any similar words are NOT ALLOWED. All submissions subject to approval.

 I wish we could tell you that we had some sort of great stretch goals laid out for you, but I really can't. What we CAN promise you is if this Kickstarter goes above and beyond our goal, we will be able to up the quality of our game while simultaneously driving down the costs in store to you. The more pledged now leads to a less expensive product later.

I can also tell you this; if we can get the funding above the $35,000 mark, we will be able to produce an expansion pack immediately! Same day as the release of the main game.

Anything above the main goal will be used to help us establish our roots as a game company, and give us the funds to continue doing what we do at a faster pace. We have many games on the back-burner, and we are eager to roll right into the next one after the release of Slander - A Gentleman's game of insults. Please help us make to make this happen and add another gaming option for gamers everywhere!

Risks and challenges

Our main issues that we've had to deal with is printers. Most are not geared towards game production. So you can't go into your local Kinkos and get some games made up.

We have a printer lined up who has a good name in the industry, but if that happens to fall through we'll have a little more clout with the funds from this Kickstarter and we'll be able to strike a deal up with another online printer as there are several to choose from.

Other than this, producing Slander wont be an issue, seeing as how it's already a completed game. It just needs printed, with some alterations to the rulebook and cards for our reward level backers.

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    You will get a thank you e-mail, a 1 inch button with the Haight Machine Games logo on it, as well as a CRAZY LIMITED EDITION of Slander - A Gentleman's Game of Insults.

    This is the very first run of the game and there are only 25 in existence and there will only EVER be 25 in existence, typos and all.
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