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Stuff of Nightmares is the tactical combat card game where you can battle your friends with plushy nightmare goats!
Stuff of Nightmares is the tactical combat card game where you can battle your friends with plushy nightmare goats!
Stuff of Nightmares is the tactical combat card game where you can battle your friends with plushy nightmare goats!
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Once upon a time the 3 Billy-Goats Gruff were stopped by a horrible troll while trying to cross a bridge. The goats destroyed that Troll, and ever since that time shepherds have weaponized their herds to become weaponized monster goats called Gruffs! Gruff is a tactical combat card game where players duel to the death with custom teams of Mutated Monster Goats! Gruff features unique positional and timing mechanics that create a constant state of attack and counter-play.

Stuff of Nightmares is a stand-alone game that is fully compatible with the Gruff rules system and other Gruff games. Stuff of Nightmares provides the same visceral competitive experience as Gruff, but adds a new faction to the game, plushy nightmare goats called The Stuffkin! 

 A Brutally Competitive Game- Stuff of Nightmares' combat mechanics create a constant state of counter-play. When an enemy attacks, you have your entire turn to dodge out of the way, mount your defenses, and launch a counterattack before the attack connects!  

A Challenging Single Player Game- In Stuff of Nightmares you will be able to battle solo against the trolls that we unlock as stretch-goals in the campaign. Each troll is a distinct challenge ranging from fairly simple to extremely challenging! 

An Awesome Co-Op Game- Players can collaborate with each other to take down the trolls that we unlock during the campaign!  Play cards to support your teammate on their turn so that you both can taste the sweetness of victory together!

A Fantastic Multiplayer Game- Stuff of Nightmares can support a four-player tournament out of a single box! It also allows for three- and four-player free-for-all matches and a two-vs.-two mode!

 Stuff of Nightmares is a stand-alone addition to the Gruff line of games. The Gruff series has been honored with several awards, including these!

The Gruff series has received a lot of praise from the board game media!

 All stretch-goals will be included in the box of the game, so any reward that gives a copy of Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares will include all stretch goals. 

  You can get an extra physical copy of Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, Rage of the Trolls, Clash of the Battle Goats, Gruff, or the Stuffkin play-mat by adding the amount listed per item to your pledge. Follow these steps to add to your pledge: Press the blue "Manage" button. If you have not yet pledged, the button will say "Back This Project" instead. Increase your pledge amount by the amount listed on each extra add-on you would like. All copies of Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares will include all stretch-goal content! Backers outside of the US: Please add $5 per add-on item for shipping.

 Check out these cool videos explaining how to play Gruff!

 You can check out the rulebook here!

Stuff of Nightmares is a Kickstarter Exclusive project. This means that this game will only be manufactured to fulfill orders made during this campaign. Minimimal extra inventory will be created to replace damaged copies. Any excess will be sold during conventions and on our website studiowoe.com. 

 These cards and stickers will be added to the Premium, Double, Combo, and Alpha Backer Tiers! Help us unlock these goodies by spreading the word on social media. Please like, subscribe, retweet, and rate on the following links!  

Subscribe to the Studio Woe Youtube channel  

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Give your honest rating on Gruff: Rage of the Trolls  

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Shipping costs to the US are included in the cost at each tier. International shipping costs are reduced by that same amount. So, for example at the player tier it costs $5 to ship the game to an address within the US and $11 to the rest of the world, $5 is cut from the international shipping cost resulting in a shipping cost of $6. 

All orders will be sent from within the US, but in almost every case the Gruff games (even this larger sized box), are small enough that people are not normally charged customs fees. If you do get charged a customs fee contact support@studiowoe.com from your active PayPal email address with the customs receipt and we will promptly refund that amount to you. 

Risks and challenges

This is Studio Woe's 5th Kickstarter campaign and 4th Gruff game. There is always the potential for disruption, but we have a good bit of experience with developing this game at this point.

We are doing a couple new exciting things with this set, which potentially increase risk. This is the largest set we have produced since the original Gruff game, and this is our most aggressive production timeline on a game. Our hope is that the things we have learned over the last few years will help us handle these issues without disruptive problems.

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    Get Stuff of Nightmares! A physical copy of the complete game will be sent to you! You will also get all stretch-goals that are unlocked in this campaign!

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    Premium Tier

    Get Stuff, the Stuffkin Playmat, and a bonus pack of 30 Stuffkin-purple sliders, and all stretch-goals that are unlocked during the campaign!

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    Get 2 copies of Stuff. Also get the Stuffkin 2-player playmat, and a bonus pack of 30 Stuffkin-purple sliders, and all stretch-goals that are unlocked during the campaign!

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    Combo Tier

    Get Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, Gruff: Rage of the Trolls, Gruff: Clash of the Battle Goats, and the original Gruff. Get the Stuffkin 2-player playmat and a pack of 30 Stuffkin-purple sliders with all stretch-goals that were unlocked during each of these 3 games' kickstarter campaigns!

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    Get 6 copies of Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares. contact support@studiowoe.com for larger retail orders.

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    Alpha Gamer Tier

    A physical Alpha copy of Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares will be sent right to your door immediately after the campaign ends! At the fulfillment date you will also get the final copy of Stuff, all Stuff Stretch-goals, the Stuffkin 2-Player playmat, 2 Kickstarter Exclusive 1-Player playmats, and playsets of sliders in 8 different colors. You will also get an original, hand-drawn and inked gruff drawing by Virginia Critchfield!

    You will be consulted for design input on the set and be given an “Alpha Tester” credit in the Stuff of Nightmares rulebook.

    Part of this tier will ship directly from Studio Woe as soon as the campaign ends. Because of this, it will not be shipping via our normal warehouses. Orders outside of the US may experience delays.

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