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By Robert Taylor
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What Is Kingpins?

Kingpins is a card game for 1-6 players, it can be played alone or with friends. The card game is set in the dim light of 1940s specifically in the age of Noir. It also has an Art Deco twist to it, with the bold angles and glitzy, rich lines of the 1920s spilling into the 1940s.

The game is played by you and your friends - or not, should you choose- picking one of 6 characters:

The Detective: a hard-boiled gumshoe who used to work for the Pinkertons, but now plays by his own rules. 

The Femme Fatale: A dame with a dark past who lives for the thrill of the kill and won’t let anything stop her.

The Tycoon: A man who built his way up through the ranks through hard work to achieve the American Dream, but grew bored with the high life, now he’s looking for anything that’ll excite him. 

The Singer: at a young age she was picked up by a big-name record company, now she’ll do whatever she can to get a fix. 

The Boss: these are his streets, as they were his fathers, and 'aint no-one gonna take ‘em from him.

The Clown: They laughed at him, well who's laughing now?

In the game players will take turns to try and assassinate each other using strange cards, sometimes you’ll kill someone with a bowl of poisoned dates and sometimes you’ll get drunk with them. You will do so in a variety of locations and make sure you dont die in addition to killing your target. First player to 5 kills wins.

Paying £1 or more, gets you the full game. 

Backers who pay £25 will receive a Signed Limited edition A2 print of any character of their choosing (only 50 available) Example shown below.

For £50 backers will receive the £25 reward and the mini-expansion: Age of Exploration. Where players will make their way through some of the most extreme locations known to man, killing each other with some more strange cards and playing more interesting characters themed around some of the harshest locations known to man.

Backers who pay £75 will receive, in addition to the previous rewards, a customised character version of themselves. created in the style of the card game, in addition they may also ask for an A2 print of themselves instead of one of the conventional characters.

For £100, in addition to previous items you will get a limited-edition deck with superior smooth holographic cards with a gloss finish and a limited-edition box, with new artwork (20 available).

Upon paying the final total of £125, along with the other rewards, these generous backers will be able to add any card of their choosing to all the final copies of the game. In addition, they will get a handwritten note from me, thanking them for their contribution.

So please, donate and make Kingpins a reality for me and for the other backers out there.

© 2018 Robert Taylor

Risks and challenges

There are risks in every project, and mine is the same as any other. The biggest concern for this project is in the printing. Most of my printing is done through one website, the only thing that isn't is the A2 Prints. As a result, if there are complications with that website, then the project may have to be delayed, if this happens be rest assured, I will inform you.

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