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By James Drain
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About

The Game

 

the box
the box

 

critters available starting at $1000 tier
critters available starting at $1000 tier

Moralities

CC 3.0: Tomascastelazo
CC 3.0: Tomascastelazo

 

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credit: Pixabay

 

credit: Pixabay
credit: Pixabay

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CC 3.0: Gynulek

 

CC 2.0: Jeff Warren
CC 2.0: Jeff Warren

 

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CC 2.0: Azlan DuPree

Trivia

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credit: Pxhere

 

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credit: Pixabay

 

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CC 3.0: Kay-africa

Here are my cousins answering a sample question (what fraction of animals raised and killed in the US are used as food?)

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Charities

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public domain
public domain

End Game

CC 4.0: ESO/T. Preibisch
CC 4.0: ESO/T. Preibisch

 

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CC 4.0: Yasir999

 

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CC 2.0: TORLEY

From my playtesting I've found that The Life You Can Lead is fun for the whole philosophically inclined family!

It's also great fun for effective altruist clubs and conferences, rationalist groups, and gender inclusive Greek houses (I will admit that my playtesting could have been a little more diverse...)

Risks and challenges

If the Kickstarter is reasonably successful (e.g. between $1000 and $5000), then I’ll ship copies of the current beta version of the game to the hundred or so people who want one and continue to work on it for fun during my free time. Note that printing the beta copies will take a month.

If the Kickstarter is very successful (e.g. raises $20,000+), then I will still ship the first 100 beta copies, but I’ll wait for more playtesting feedback before refining the game and placing a bulk order with Panda Game Manufacturing (which will cut costs by more than half but take several months). I will also be very happy with myself.

If the KickStarter is wildly successful (e.g. raises $100,000+), then I’ll do a lot more playtesting and look into getting schools to adopt a (more pc) version of the game into their curriculums. I will also code a copy of the game if it somehow raises this much money.

Note: Most images were cropped and resized in order to fit my cards. Alien Genocide was also made more transparent. The game comes with citations for all images and explanations for most of the trivia questions.

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    You have choice of: pygmy hippo, slender lizard, poison dart frog, family of chickens, and vivid blue and black 3-inch spider, the avatars from the original boardgame version. (These were toys of mine when I was little (other than the chickens), hence the high price tag.)

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