A game of hilarious medical disasters where players each take on the role of doctors at a poorly supplied hospital. The doctors compete with each other to treat patients using whatever tools they happen to have on hand. Sometimes these doctors try to actively hinder each other in the middle of surgery. Sometimes they all just agree to play a golf while the patient expires. Patients will begin to stack up fast... both cured and killed. Add 'em up at the end to determine who among you is the best doctor under the worst conditions imaginable.
48 Patient Cards
55 Operation Cards
30 Whoops Cards
12 Doctor Profile Cards
4 Player Reference Cards
1 Rule book
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Undead Viking Game Review of Medicine Whoops
First and foremost Medicine Whoops is full of laughs. Not only will you have fun reading the cards, but just wait until you see some of the crazy situations that arise as doctors try to treat their patients.
Medicine Whoops is a very fast moving game. Thematically it uses mechanics that simulate the frantic rush of racing to get to the O.R. when patients in critical need show up, then slows down as players try to figure out if they have the tools they'll need to help them. Rush into surgery too quickly and you may end up with a morgue full of almost successes.
Selecting the game length is easy and quick and does not compromise game play. Simply decide at the beginning of the game how many total patients you would like to treat to set the approximate length of the game. It averages out to about 1 to 2 minutes per patient, allowing everything from a quick 10 minute duel all the way up to a 90 minute long tournament all in one portable sized box.
A key component to the game is hindering your fellow doctors in the midst of surgery. While one doctor is busy operating, the rest can attempt to use some diabolical yet hilarious hindrances that are bad for both the patient and the operating doc's score. One thing is certain; becoming the top doc will be a cutthroat business.
The game is fast to set up and easy to learn. The general rules are simple and easy to understand. This makes Medicine Whoops easily accessible to new players. The quick set up and portability makes it an ideal game to take with you wherever you go.
You are about to be admitted to Our Lady of Catastrophic Damage, a hospital built on the principal that quality medical tools, equipment and staff are merely overly extravagant window dressing. Our hospital administrators have uncovered the original Hippocratic oath, which was grossly mistranslated. It was intended to read "First do no harm, as long as you are within budget. Second keep your grubby eyes off my patient."
The doctors here at OLoCD all specialize in particular fields of medicine. They have added benefits to treating patients that fall within their skill set. Doctors also may have unique skills which will no doubt help and hinder their operating room efforts.
Chief Of Staff pledge level is your opportunity to become a doctor within the game. A custom rendering of your likeness and name will be included in the game as a playable doctor. You will also get a physical copy and be one of the first to check out the entire game as soon as the campaign closes with a high quality print and play PDF file.
Our Lady of Catastrophic Damage carries a wide array of tools, although very few of them would be considered medical in nature. Luckily for the residents "treating" patients is a very broad term, which allows our "Doctors" to "Cure" all kinds of ailments. "Cured" patients (either living or dead) are counted up at the end to declare a winning Doc
Doctors quickly build a hand of tools, medicine and staff to treat some of the most horrific diseases, traumas, burns, and animal attacks that have ever shown up in an operating room.
Operating Room cards come in 5 types and 3 levels of effectiveness. Doctors continue to collect, swap and get rid of O.R. cards until they have developed a collection of items and staff they are happy operating with.
When a patient arrives at the hospital, doctors begin the round by racing each other to the O.R. The last doctor to arrive is locked out of the room and is not eligible to attempt to operate on the patient. With all that free time on their hands they are able to flip the patient card over, giving the other doctors a look at what they'll need to treat the patient. If a doctor thinks they have the necessary operating room resources and/or skill to attempt to treat the patient, they can quickly claim it and make the attempt. Keep in mind that at Our Lady of Catastrophic Damage it is first come first serve, and doctors will need to react quickly if they want to build up a healthy score of successfully treated patients.
So far you have managed to...
1) Impersonate a doctor
2) Gather enough sharp pointy things, questionable medicines, shady characters posing as nurses, things to use for suction and, of course, a wide variety of blunt instruments to keep the patient in la-la land during the "procedure".
It's time to begin the operation. Unfortunately for your patient, the other doctors in the hospital don't take kindly to you trying upstage them in the O.R. Just when it looks like the patient might survive a surgery involving a chainsaw and assisted by a nurse shark, here come the Whoops cards. The other doctors use Whoops cards to complicate the surgery and ruin your reputation at the hospital. Each patient in your morgue counts against your final score to determine overall medical supremacy.
Doctors can use additional tools to overcome the whoops events. They can also attempt to use their skill (in the form of a dice roll) to overcome the whoops. If the doctor is a specialist for this type of patient, they have added benefits to overcome whoops cards and complex surgical needs.
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Risks and challenges
Medicine Whoops has little or no risk involved. The artwork and content is completed as you can see from our promotional materials. .The challenge, of course with full scale production is reaching the required order amounts needed to justify cost effective large scale printing. This means mass distribution, multiple fulfillment sites, barcode registration etc, etc, etc. This is why we have reached out to such an amazing community for help. We hope that with the assistance from the Kickstarter community, full scale production/distribution of Medicine Whoops is achievable. All three of the game developers have experience working with major printing companies and some experience working with fulfillment and distribution firms. This is an ambitious endeavor, but with your help we are certain that we are up to the task and can bring this across the finish line.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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