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By Daniel Pawlicki
$10,741 pledged of $7,079 goal
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About this project

Hello, and welcome to Texas Hold'em with ZOMBIES. Come join the fun!

Act now, pledge here, and get THZ, for less than retail, and FREE shipping on domestic orders!!

Texas Hold'em with ZOMBIES, THZ, as we like to call it, was created to entertain both the poker fan and roleplaying fan. THZ is an adventure card game. 

Players spend rounds of game play betting their life on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing zombies.

THZ, comes with 30 Zombie Pogs
THZ, comes with 30 Zombie Pogs

Each round, player's compete to play zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat your chip stacks, your life.

THZ comes with 52 item and 2 reference cards (Look below for larger images)
THZ comes with 52 item and 2 reference cards (Look below for larger images)

A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, learning weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good 'ole' fashioned luck!

THZ comes with 54 beautiful custom poker cards
THZ comes with 54 beautiful custom poker cards

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-1hZn3YTi_U

(Follow link above to see THZ being played, live. The large number of THZ adventurers is growing daily.)

Now, on to pledging our first goal, $7,079! We will refer to this Kickstarter as the Underworld Series of Poker. And, we are going to play this like a game of THZ. When we make our goal you will have made it to the "flop", in poker terms that means we will see the first 3 community cards. When we pass that goal, the game will progress to the "turn." Good luck. May the strongest pledger win the night!

NOTE: At this point, we have opened up our first stretch goal, The Quick and the Undead, 8 playable characters in a collectible, plastic case. When we make our first goal, we will unlock the "the turn", our stretch goal, and all pledgers advance closer to winning the hand and surviving the night. Look BELOW and see what pledgers get for FREE!!


Box layout
Box layout

 

poker cards, back of the deck
poker cards, back of the deck

 

poker cards, Herman Wolfe
poker cards, Herman Wolfe

 

poker cards, human Clabberfoot Annie
poker cards, human Clabberfoot Annie

 

poker cards, Don Garcia de Cardenas
poker cards, Don Garcia de Cardenas

 

poker cards, the Maii, meteor-wolves
poker cards, the Maii, meteor-wolves

 

poker cards, 10 hearts
poker cards, 10 hearts

 

poker cards, 10 diamonds
poker cards, 10 diamonds

 

poker cards, joker
poker cards, joker

 

item card, back of the deck
item card, back of the deck

 

lure
lure

item card
item card

 

item card, cast-iron safe
item card, cast-iron safe

 

item card, meteor hammer
item card, meteor hammer

 

item card, ammo
item card, ammo

STRETCH GOAL # 1, THE QUICK AND THE UNDEAD, playable character cards!!

As promised, here is the first stretch goal of our Kickstarter. We are super excited to introduce 8 playable characters, all in a slim-collectible plastic case, to you. Having your own character to play in THZ really opens up the action-adventure or role-play element of our infectious game. The art and look of these guys is superb. 

Each playable character is unique in their look and background story. With them, we introduce Blind Abilities. A blind ability is a skill that is unlocked when the very first community poker card is played. We call this card the action suit.

If the suit of this card matches your player's Blind Ability suit, your player will be able to use their Blind Ability for the remainder of the current hand. Each player has two different suits (club, spade, heart, or diamond) and six unique Blind Abilities. The abilities unlock and become more powerful as the game progresses.

Here is how you get, The Quick and the Undead! We simply need to increase our goal from $7,079 to $8,079. When this happens, all pledgers that have contributed $25 or more will get The Quick and the Undead for FREE, yes, FREE. So, let's tell more friends and family, and maybe look at pledging a little more ourselves.

Take a look at a couple of our characters below. As I said, the art and layout is superb! Message me with any questions.

- Daniel

Anasazi, Warrior
Anasazi, Warrior

 

Sun Stone Elemental, Anasazi's alter ego
Sun Stone Elemental, Anasazi's alter ego

 

Chin, Mystic
Chin, Mystic

 

Chin's, Blind Abilities
Chin's, Blind Abilities

 

Risks and challenges

As we mentioned, THZ, is in its second edition. In fact, that is why we are launching this Kickstarter. For the last couple of years, we have handmade most of THZ's game components. What started as an after-work hobby and labor of love, has grown into a classic story of supply cannot meet demand.

This is a two-edged sword in that too much need verses not enough product might be a good problem to have when the idea is good, but....
Our customers are having to pay too much money and wait too long for product. Plus, more and more stores would like to carry us, but they have the same needs.

Basically, THZ needs to be mass produced in order to get its price point down, free up the creating team to keep creating the game's expansions and awesome storyline, and enable THZ to spread its little zombie virus all across the globe, muhaha!

This is where you come in, the pledger, friends of THZ. In supporting this Kickstarter, you will be, in essence, co-funding, along with us. Help us in getting this great game to store shelves. Even more importantly, let's get, Texas Hold'em with ZOMBIES, to the living rooms, pubs, and social avenues where people still value tangible game playing and physical, social interaction.

We have partnered with a great manufacturing company. Their product is top notch and manufacturing time is quick and professional. As any fan of THZ knows, our game components are stellar. Our playing cards are casino quality. Our art is world-class. Our components are strong, defect free, and have a super long shelf life. You can expect this same commitment to quality when we mass produce this second edition.

We have already established this growing product. You are co-funding success. So, go grab a reward, now, before the sun sets and the undead take to stalking us again!

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    Small Blind.

    Welcome to the table. Watch out for zombies. You're going to need a weapon?!
    With this reward, you will receive a deck of custom THZ poker cards!! In addition, you will receive an 8.5" x 11" formal invite to the Underworld Series of Poker, in PDF form. This beautiful invitation will look amazing in your favorite frame!

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    Big Blind!

    Welcome to the table. You're the beggest bet yet. Good luck!
    With this reward, you will receive, Texas Hold'em with ZOMBIES. This beautifully imagined card game includes: 54 custom poker cards, inlcuding jokers. 52 custom item cards. 2 game reference cards. 30 zombie pogs. 1 rule sheet. All in a very-cool looking, custom game box!

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    Deal me in, dealer!

    You matched the bet. Good luck!
    With this reward, you will receive everything in Reward #2. In addition: You will also receive an 8.5" x 11" formal invite to the Underworld Series of Poker, mailed to you. This one of a kind invite is printed on high-quality paper stock, personalized to the pledger, and signed by the designer and crew. We will be numbering our printed invitations in the order that they are pledged. So pledge, now! This reward also comes with a signed letter of authenticity and our thanks.

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    Action is to you!

    You raised the bet. You aint here to lose.
    With this reward, you will receive everything in Reward #3, plus an extra deck of Texas Hold'em with Zombies custom poker cards. This extra deck is from our 1st edition and quantities are limited. Good luck!

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    Raise the bet!

    You're the kinda player that sees an opportunity and seizes it. In this reward, you get all the goods of Reward #3, plus two MORE games!! This is the perfect reward for the pledger that not only wants to see THZ fund, but, wants to give some copies to their buddies as gifts.
    Or, you're a collector, and having some mint copies is worth it's weight in gold!

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    Pocket Queens, suited!

    Everyone at the table is a little wary of you. You have a dark side, don't you?
    With this reward, you will receive everything in Reward # 3. In addition, you will lend your undead brain to our design and art department in designing a zombie for Texas Hold'em with ZOMBIES! You're creation will exist as zombie pogs in this second edition, and you will be thanked on our website and social sites. You will also receive a 5" x 7" collectible print of your undead fiend.
    We do reserve the right to reject any zombie ideas, however, we feel confidant that we can all work together to bring your ghoul to life...er, undead. Bonus, we covered shipping.

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    Cowboys, pocket Kings, zombie suited!

    Ok, Gunslinger. You're obviously here to leave an impression on our town.
    With this reward, you will receive everything in Reward #3. In addition, you get to design a custom weapon item card for Texas Hold'em with ZOMBIES! You will work, hand in hand, with our design crew and art team in bringing your card idea to our game. Of course, we reserve the right to refuse an item card idea, however, we feel confidant that we can all work together in making it happen.
    You will also receive a 5" x 7" collectible print of your weapon item card, and you will be thanked on our website and social sites. LASTLY, we will have our cosplay department build you a custom model version of your weapon for your shelf or cosplay needs!!! Bonus, we covered shipping.

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    Pocket Aces, zombie suited!

    You have plans to have your name remembered!.
    As a $1000 pledger, you receive:

    -1 printed invitation to the Underworld Series of Poker, personalized to you, and signed by the THZ design team.

    - 3 copies of Texas Hold'em with Zombies, 2nd edition.

    - 1 extra deck of custom poker cards, 2nd edition.

    - 1 Deluxe Full Set of Texas Hold'em with Zombies (described in Reward # 6).

    - Design a zombie pog with our design team. This zombie, that you helped in creating, will be a playable zombie in our game. This comes with a 5" x 7" collectible print of your creation.

    - Design a weapon item card with our design team! This playable weapon item card will be a playable card in our game. This comes with a 5" x 7" collectible print of your item. In addition: our cosplay department will make you a custom model of your creation!!

    - You will work with our design team in creating a playable character in our game. This is WAY cool! Playable characters, are the newest edition to the THZ game line. Characters level up as the blinds raise (game progresses). Each character has its own special abilities, and you will help us design yours! Your character card will be included in your order and plays in THZ. This comes with a 5" x 7" collectible print of your character.

    - This Reward gets better. We will feature you as a Top Pledger on our website and social media sites. You will get a bio, telling our fans a little about yourself, your connection with THZ, your thoughts on designing your zombie/item card/character cards, and what you like about the game and its story.
    You will also be thanked on our rules sheet. And, we covered all shipping!

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    Pocket Jacks!

    Delaer dealt you pocket pairs, zombie suited. You're feeling pretty good about the upcoming flop.
    With this reward you get our DELUXE game of Texas Hold'em with ZOMBIES. This beauty comes with all NEW custom art from the second edition. Set includes: 54 custom poker cards in a custom tuck box. 52 custom item cards and 2 player reference cards, in a custom tuck box. 1 rules sheet. 30 zombie pogs. 200 denominated poker chips. 1 dealer chip. 1highly-collectible poker case with handle and see-thru lid. This reward is an absolute beauty! It is very limited.

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    All in, Pre Flop!!

    You have plans to run this zombie town! We might even have to take to calling you, Mayor.

    As a $1000 pledger, you will be in on all the perks of this Kickstarter.
    You receive:

    -1 printed invitation to the Underworld Series of Poker, personalized to you, and signed by the THZ design team.

    - 3 copies of Texas Hold'em with Zombies, 2nd edition.

    - 1 extra deck of custom poker cards, 2nd edition.

    - 1 Deluxe Full Set of Texas Hold'em with Zombies (described in Reward # 6).

    - Design a zombie pog with our design team. This zombie, that you helped in creating, will be a playable zombie in our game. This comes with a 5" x 7" collectible print of your creation.

    - Design a weapon item card with our design team! This playable weapon item card will be a playable card in our game. This comes with a 5" x 7" collectible print of your item. In addition: our cosplay department will make you a custom model of your creation!!

    - You will work with our design team in creating a playable character in our game. This is WAY cool! Playable characters, are the newest edition to the THZ game line. Characters level up as the blinds raise (game progresses). Each character has its own special abilities, and you will help us design yours! Your character card will be included in your order and plays in THZ. This comes with a 5" x 7" collectible print of your character.

    - This Reward gets better. We will feature you as a Top Pledger on our website and social media sites. You will get a bio, telling our fans a little about yourself, your connection with THZ, your thoughts on designing your zombie/item card/character cards, and what you like about the game and its story.
    You will also be thanked on our rules sheet. And, we covered all shipping!

    - Now, HERE'S the BIG hitch. The THZ crew is inviting you, and a guest to attend Phoenix Comicon, 2018, with us! You will be invited to cosplay at our saloon (booth), deal, and attend our infamous Underworld Series of Poker tournament as our guest of honor. Our cosplay team will be in contact with you, advising you on how to dress like the character you made for THZ.
    We will take you and your guest out to dinner (on us) on one of that weekend's evenings. Of course, you can come and go as you like, enjoying all the fun that Phoenix Comicon provides.
    We cover you and your guest's entrance to Phoenix Comicon, 2018, however, you will have to cover all travelling expenses and other expenses.
    This Reward is way limited. There is only one. We look forward to having you join our gang of gunslingers and zombie slayers!! See you soon.

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