SUET is a card game where you play the role of an evil genius trying to gain entry into the Society of Ultimate Evil and Terror. The Society has declared that the first genius to construct their own unique doomsday device and blackmail the world will be allowed to join. You will play cards not only to help construct and defend your doomsday device, but also to thwart the efforts of your competitors on your quest to become a member of SUET.
It's an easy to learn card game that we hope inspires a fun bit of competitiveness and helps bring out the maniacal laughter in everyone. Have fun thwarting your opponents while collecting the components you need to assemble your dastardly device to win the game. It's filled with pop culture references, a bit of geekiness and a unique art style we hope you'll enjoy.
Why set the goal at $500?
So, you may be saying to yourself, "Why are they only asking for 500 dollars?" When I (John LeMaire, the creator of the game) decided to put this on Kickstarter, I had a vision. My first game would be a test to see how this whole process worked, to show that we could produce a fun, quality game and deliver it when we said we would. Generally, it was to show that we could do this. Unfortunately, we lost focus, didn't have a real audience built and I was convinced that we should ask for a bunch of money ($10,000), so the first Kickstarter we launched failed miserably. This time I insisted that we do it for a low amount. This way we will guarantee that we produce the game and that we will be able to start manufacturing and distributing it, even if it's just by us doing all the legwork.
This is our first game and establishing ourselves as a company that can be trusted and depended on is one of our main goals. At $500 it will give our company a decent start and the ability to produce a small run of games at a decent quality. If we raise more, we will obviously manufacture more copies and improve upon the quality of the game components.
We have been developing this game for more than three years and demoing at conventions throughout the Northeast, United States. It has been a labor of love, and now, more than anything, we just want to get it into peoples hands. So please, consider backing our project and supporting our little company!
Here are the instructions from the box, a bit lengthy, but we tried to make the presentation both fun and informative. We just wanted to make sure we covered everything. Stay tuned for a how to play video!
The Instructions are not 100% finalized (they will be when we start shipping) so please forgive any typos or grammar mistakes.
If you aren't feeling like the game is what you are looking for, but still want to support the game, this level is for you. Donate whatever you like and we will give you a nice "Thank You" and shout out on the social medias.
This will get you a copy of the game, plus three Kickstarter exclusive cards that you can only get here. I would love to elaborate or say something funny or witty but there is nothing else to say. Shipping will be free to backers in the U.S.
You get everything from the first two levels (the game, plus the three Kickstarter Exclusive cards), plus the Fifth Evil Genius Expansion that adds a new evil genius to choose from and increases the maximum player count to five.
The new evil genius will be selected by the SUET community. As we have demoed the game at many conventions over the last three years, we had people vote on one of 5 possible new evil geniuses. Once the Kickstarter is underway, we will be opening the voting to our Social media sites. When we close the voting we will compare the old ballots (yes, we still have them all) and gather online votes, and we will reveal the fifth evil genius that you will receive.
Would you like to be in the game? Do you have an idea for the greatest evil villain of all time? Both? At this level, you will receive all of the earlier levels, plus we will work with you to come up with an evil genius of your choosing or design and will put out an expansion with your evil genius(es) in it!
At this level we will ship out the regular game with the Kickstarter exclusive cards and Fifth Evil Genius Expansion by April along with all of the other backers rewards. We will also contact you and come up with an evil genius to add to the game. We will provide the art (unless you would like to do your own) and make it available as a new expansion in September. You will get a free copy of this expansion as well. (September is a rough time estimate, it could be shorter or longer, depending on how long the creative process takes.)
There will only be 3 available at this level.
I feel every Kickstarter campaign should have that one crazy/ridiculous level that someone who just won the Mega Bucks Lottery and falls in love with your game might choose. By choosing this level, you will be the new head of S.U.E.T.! Any background stories for S.U.E.T. or spin off games in the future will have you (or your character) as the head of the organization. I will also travel to your house, anywhere in the world (as long as I can get there for $4000 dollars or less... sorry, no moon deliveries) and personally deliver and teach you how to play the game. Depending on your location, there will be a nice meal involved as well!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges are quite minimal. The game is about 90% finished, with just some minor tweaks to the rule book, cleaning up of some of the artwork and some redrawing of a couple of images left.
The only possible delays would be manufacturing issues. We will be doing all of the manufacturing in the US and have companies lined up so it should not be an issue.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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