What is the Nothing to Play card game?
The Nothing to Play card game isn't just a shameless advertising tactic for our podcast. It is a fully realized card game in its own right. Nothing to Play love all games, from video to tabletop, and we had this idea about a card game where you gather consoles and games so you could have something to play (see what we did there?)
Nothing to Play isn't just the hottest new card game on Kickstarter?
Far from it. We are a weekly podcast that talks about the gaming news that week. Sometimes we cover big events, like the BAFTAs or E3, but big events don't happen every week.
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What is so special about this Kickstarter?
There is loads of games on Kickstarter asking for funding, but ours is a little different because all backers get access to the digital art work for the game. Lost or damaged a card? Print a new one! Don't want to pay for printing and shipping? Print it yourself! Have ideas for your own cards? Edit the existing artwork! We think its a novel idea which really helps you, the backers.
Who is this for?
The rules have been designed so that pretty much any one could pick up the game and play it, though as games lovers, the flavour text for the cards does lovingly mock the video games industry and its foibles.
How many people can play with me and how long will it take?
Technically, up to 7 people could play, through we recommend a maximum of 5. We have found that with 3 players, games tend to last about 10-15 minutes. It gets longer with more players as they are all fighting for cards.
What do I get for my hard earned money?
The question every one wants the answer to. The 58 card set consists of:
- 14 Console cards (7 different consoles, 2 of each)
- 32 Game cards (4 for each console, and 4 multi platform cards)
- 12 Action cards
- Printed how to play sheet
- Full colour tuck box
What are the rules?
If you want to know more, Follow this link.
The art on the spinning card gif looks a bit naff...
Thanks, I am glad you noticed. The cards were all designed and made by the team who have no artistic or design training or skill. The game titles were randomly generated, and the cards designed based on that using free clip art and open source design software. If we do well we can add a stretch goal to have some one good redesign the cards. Fun Fact: That spinning gif took the best part of 2 hours to make.
So why the Kickstarter?
We have created the artwork for the cards, we have a printer ready to press the button to churn out our game, so why are we asking for £2000? Well it costs £2000 to print the game. That's a lot right? Well we could get the money together and get them printed, but then we are left with 250 copies of a card game to get rid of. This way we get help getting the games printed and we have people to send the games to so we don't have them sat in boxes around our house.
So what is left?
Well, if we look like we have a chance of getting funded, we will create an exclusive Kickstarter funded action card, the Multiformat boot ROM card Plus, which will allow you to play any game with any console. If we do get funded and the card is created, it will never be available with any other version of the game. This one is for you only.
Also the artwork probably needs to be... revised... at some stage. There's certain charm in the artwork made from free clip art, but I would love to see some better pictures. If we get funded and an additional £2000, I can hire some artists and designers to make it all look a bit more professional. Yes, it really will cost £2000, I was shocked when someone quoted me, but they put a lot of effort in and deserve that fee.
After that, who knows? More games for the consoles? More consoles with its own set of games? It all depends how the campaign goes.
Risks and challenges
There is always challenges when it comes to creating and selling a product, but we have minimized them as much as humanly possible.
Because the artwork is finished, the card game designed, the rules worked out and the printer ready, the only problem might be if the printer cant get the cards printed fast enough. They say it can take 7 working days from order being placed to arriving at our door, but in the mean time we will be creating shipping labels and getting everything prepared.
If there is a delay with the printing or shipping, this will only be a delay, it will not prevent you getting your game.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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