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Patric HensonBy Patric Henson
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Patric HensonBy Patric Henson
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About

A few of the vehicle options
A few of the vehicle options

RPM Street is a unique deck-building game with a street racing theme. I had a lot of fun playing it at Tsunamicon here in Wichita, KS, where it was available for public play for the first time. I met a lot of cool people and had a ton of laughs!

Each player begins with their own unique vehicle, some cash, and a few rudimentary cards. You upgrade your vehicle as you continually strive to outmaneuver your opponent at every turn.

Various parts & driving cards
Various parts & driving cards

This game has already seen extensive play-testing, and continues to as minor adjustments are made.

I am trying to raise enough money to make at least 1,000 high quality copies of the game. I'm planning on ordering from Quality Playing Cards. I've already seen samples and they do great, quality work with lots of options! These cards will be durable and long-lasting. They've sent me detailed estimates, and this is what it looks like so far:

-Trademark: $275

-Cards/Packaging : $10,000

-Shipping (to me): $2,000

-Shipping (to backers): $1,000

-Promotional Items: $200

-Miscellaneous Rewards (T-shirts, prototype decks): $400

-Kickstarter Fee: $750

-Amazon Payments Fee: $450-$750

That brings our total over 15,000. I'm going to order as many copies of the game as I can with the money provided from your generous pledges.

To add a personal touch, I plan to personally deliver the pledge rewards to all local backers (wherever possible).

I will add stretch goals as necessary. Some of which will include bumping up the card quality even further! Maybe even making plastic cards. If we overshoot our goal by enough, I plan on doubling everyone's deck count (with the exception of the retailer package, as Kickstarter doesn't allow pledge rewards above a count of 10, so I'll probably throw in several T-Shirts to that package instead), since as production numbers grow, prices drop.

I put down April 2015 as the ship date and I don't foresee any trouble in making that deadline. In fact, I hope to have them ready before that date. While most everything is done design wise, there are a few changes that will be made. If you saw the game at Tsunamicon, expect an even more polished and professional look than what you saw there.

Now, what do you say we make this happen?! :)

Risks and challenges

I won't say there aren't any challenges, I've already put far more work into this project than I ever would've imagined, but I am fully vested and determined to make this project happen.

As far as risks go, there aren't any to speak of. I've had a passion for card and board games since I was a kid. And, when I get it in my head to finish something, it becomes an obsession! I've calculated costs and I have a very good idea of what expenses are going to look like. I love this game and I want to share it with the world!

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    Granny Gear - You can roll your way to a print & play .pdf version of the game!

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    Idle Speed - Would you like to support this project, but you aren't into card games? Or maybe you just like the logo? If so, you can roll in style with an RPM Street logo T-Shirt!

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    Quick Shifter - To thank you for your support coming so early in this drive to reach our funding goal, everyone in this pledge category will receive a copy of the game at a lower pledge amount!

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    Racer - Thank you for helping to put this project in gear! Everyone in this pledge category will receive a copy of the game!

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    Lead Foot - In addition to getting a copy of the game, you can zoom past your competitors with style in an RPM Street T-Shirt!

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    Speedster - In addition to getting a copy of the game, you can zoom past your competitors with style in an RPM Street T-Shirt; one for you, and one for a friend (or another one to change into if you don't want to share)! If you would rather have 2 copies of the game and no shirts, just let me know, because that is an option too.

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    The Final Stretch - If you reach this pledge level, you will receive a copy of the game, special thanks printed in the rulebook, a T-Shirt, AND one of the 3 original decks that were made for the unveiling at Tsunamicon!

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    Checkered Flag - If you reach this pledge level, you will receive a copy of the game, very special thanks printed in the rulebook, a Top-Pledge T-Shirt that entitles you to go first ALWAYS! AND a one-of-a-kind deck! The first EVER prototype deck!

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