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Dual Wield Shields, LLCBy Dual Wield Shields, LLC
First created
Dual Wield Shields, LLCBy Dual Wield Shields, LLC
First created
$4,834
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
78
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 31 2018 6:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

You’ve slain countless foes using items like the Blazing Sword of Flame or the Icy Bow of Frost, but have you ever waded into battle wielding a Slippery Battle Axe of Castration or wearing a Teensy Weensy Chastity Belt of Embarrassment? In this (im)mature party game, you and your friends will craft hilarious weapons for each other to use against monsters by combining absurd cards. Unleash your naughty sense of humor, roll to hit your enemies where it hurts, and laugh your way to victory!

Gameplay

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1) A wild monster appears...

2) Everyone except the current combatant creates an item using Prefix, Weapon, and Suffix cards from their hand, placing them face down.

3) The combatant reveals the items and reads them aloud.

4) The combatant selects the item most amusing to them in addition to their weapon of choice for battle. Then battle commences!

5) Points are earned for creating the most amusing item, defeating the monster, and creating the item which defeated the monster.

Look out for rare monsters!

Boss Fights - The group must work collectively to take it down!

Adorably Innocent Creatures - You will lose points if you defeat them!

You can find the full instruction manual at this link: www.awkwardarmsandarmor.com/AwkwardArmsAndArmor_RulebookV4.pdf

Game Contents

Each copy of Awkward Arms & Armor contains

  • 6 Sweet Ass Custom Black Dice
  • 72 Crazy Monster Cards
  • 125 Awkward Weapon Cards
  • 125 Playful Prefix Cards
  • 125 Silly Suffix Cards
  • 1 Instruction Manual

Every card in the game is unique!

Sticker Rewards

Stickers are 3.5" by 2.5" and you will receive one of each if listed as a reward in your reward tier.

Quotes and Previews

"SUPER FUN! Finally, a unique twist to these sorts of (party) games." -Unfiltered Gamer (www.unfilteredgamer.com)

"Every hand of AA&A sends someone spluttering with laughter. Just drawing the cards is an event, and if you think that's funny, wait until the hands are played. Truly creative and effortlessly hilarious." -Spencer Johnson, Play Tester

"It's fresh and engaging every time you play! It's truly a game that everyone will enjoy!" -Heather Phillips, Play Tester

"Awkward Arms is just as alluring as it is awkward!" -Ben Mitchell, Play Tester

Link to a preview by Casual Game Revolution
Video review by Unfiltered Gamer

Shipping

We'll be using Quartermaster Logistics for fulfillment. Estimated shipping costs per country for one copy of Awkward Arms & Armor as are follows:

USA: $10
European Union: $16
Canada: $18
Norway: $29
New Zealand: $10
China, Hong Kong: $11
Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia: $20
All other countries: $56

Exact shipping prices are shown when you select the tier at which you want to back and enter the country to ship to.

Credits

Andrew Li founded Dual Wield Shields, LLC with the mission to create delightfully nerdy tabletop entertainment. He is the designer of Awkward Arms & Armor and the driving force behind this Kickstarter campaign.

Our brilliant artist is Mariana Flores. You can see more of her work at http://marianaflores.pt/.

Zachary Loebel-Fried is our jack-of-all-trades and served as consultant, webmaster, business partner, and play-tester, among other things.

Cristina Campion is our lead social media manager and Instagram master.

Jennifer Li has been a consultant and we've relied on her keen sense of artistic design as well as her practical business smarts to help us get to this point.

Special thanks to Charlie Silver, founder of Cards For Gamers, LLC and creator of Spy Fight, who provided very valuable feedback for us at key steps along the way.

Risks and challenges

All of the artwork has been completed. The game has been extensively play tested. Manufacturing options are ready to go. Shipping and logistics have been worked out. All we need are enough funds to cover the initial print run (1000 copy minimum), freight shipping to our fulfillment partner, and then shipping to you!

The manufacturing options we have are based in China so there is a chance that new tariffs could be imposed for import to the US. This might delay, but not derail, our plans and we are already looking into additional manufacturing options just in case.

As with any project, there are risks, but we have done our homework, invested our own money to get to this point, and are prepared to handle the unexpected.

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