I am independent game developer Vince Guzman from Pinche Games. My team and I have created the RPG THE Organization, a randomized strategy game of chess called Pinchess, a dice pool game of good guys versus bad guys called Shootout and a couple of mini RPG’s that allow you to have the RPG experience without taking so much time. With little time to spare in this ever so hectic, technologically driven world we love tabletop games that involve technology and can be played quickly but with much fun had for all. So with that in mind we created App’d. We play tested App’d on index cards originally and then we created a functional prototype in order to get a nicer looking product to play test. We have perfected the game and we are ready to go into full blown production, but in order to do that we will need your help.
Our newest game, App’d, takes you into the future where technology is readily available to be downloaded directly into your brain.
Since the object of the game is to download apps into your brain there are plenty of app cards in the deck.
App'd is a game for 2-4 players where players try to be the first to fill up 100% of their brain's space with apps without going over. Players draw cards from the deck trying to get App cards, expansion cards or hardware cards that will help them reach that goal of 100%.
- App cards are Apps that the players can play to fill up their brain, these cards have fun names and short descriptions that are fun plays on things already in existence and some are gamer centered like "Roll Dem Bones" that is shown above.
- Expansion cards are simply expansions of the app, such as a gold or silver addition, that provide additional percentages to increase the value of the app.
- Hardware cards allow the player to upgrade themselves so that they can play additional apps or skip certain phases of play. It all seems simple enough, but nothing in life is easy.
The App’d deck also includes infection cards that cause the player to lose cards or at times lose their whole hand, and hacker cards that allow players to steal from the other players.
- The infection cards are marked so everyone knows that a player has been infected and everyone watches to see what hardship has befallen that player, while being thankful it didn't happen to them.
- Hacker cards allow players to steal cards from one another or from the deck in order to bring them closer to their goal of winning.
App'd is fun to play
App'd is a fun, fast paced game that can be played by people of all ages. Since it is compact and fast paced it can be carried around and played quite easily with friends or family. The game is easy to learn and easy to play when you have a little extra time. We have been playing the game with gamers waiting their turn in the local gaming store, with people wondering around conventions looking for some fun that didn't take up all of their time, with college students looking for some friendly fun between classes and with families looking for some quick family fun after a hectic day. We can't wait for you to get the chance to play App'd too, because we know you will enjoy the fun of App'd. Thank you all for your support.
Risks and challenges
Since we are an independent gaming company we have always printed and packaged our games on our own using items that we purchase online in bulk, from local dealers in San Antonio, TX or simply by going to the local copy store and making copies and binding or packaging our games ourselves. Kickstarter is providing us with an opportunity to actually have a company print and package games for us that we can then provide to the public. Through our contact with other independent game companies and personal research we have found that quality control and shipping are issues that other companies have encountered. We plan on checking and rechecking the quality of the games to ensure that you receive a game that is properly colored and formatted and durable for game play. We also plan on working diligently to ensure that the games are shipped in a timely manner because our main goal is for you to be able to play our game. We appreciate your support and patience as we step into a new chapter in our game development.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
THE Organization's Double Agent is a group game of "Who Done It" that allows you and 19 of your friends to accuse one another of being a double agent, while trying to find the elusive double agent before he or she gets rid of all the agents in the group. Each time your group goes on a mission the double agent causes a distraction in order to get rid of one of the agents in the group. When the distraction is over the agents then have to try to determine who the double agent is before the double agent strikes again.
Pinché Minis are short scenario games that we created for you to play when you had just enough time to get into trouble, but not enough time to trek through a whole undertaking. Pinché Minis use the same fun roll under, three D6 system that we use in our flagship role-playing game THE Organization. In the Pinché Minis games you are provided with some partially pre-generated characters, background and setting information, a main objective that the player characters must complete and then to top it all off you get six (but of course) chance encounters that you can use in order to challenge the player characters with as they make their way to the main objective. The nice thing about the chance encounters is that you can choose to use as few or as many as you would like, depending on the amount of time you have available.
SHOOTOUT is a dice pool game based on the Pinché Games flagship RPG THE Organization. In THE Organization the players are generally agents of a covert organization that works to fight against a terroristic organization called C.A.L. There are many times during the course of a game of THE Organization where the agents will be involved in a shooting match, which ends up being fun and frustrating and exciting all at once, so we decided to bring you a game of just shooting matches. In the game SHOOTOUT some of the players are agents of THE Organization and some of the players are C.A.L. agents, and these two factions are having a shooting match over a new weapon, a new drug, a kidnapped agent or something to that effect. This dice game will decide the winner of the shooting match, so let the shooting begin.
THE Organization is an RPG of low tech espionage and high cinematic action. In THE Organization you are an agent of THE Organization (Terror Hates Enemies Organization) and you are determined to eradicate terror wherever you find it, however there is terror everywhere and especially when CAL (Covert Anti-Terrorist League) is involved. CAL used to be intent on fighting terror but through corruption and dirty money deals CAL has actual become the lead cause of terror. So join the fight, lose a limb, drink a lot, do some things you can't ever talk about again and help the world fight things it didn't know existed.
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