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Battle of the Bands has never been this ruthless! A fast and fun 2 player card game. Get ready to rock!
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Choose Your Crew: Rockband is an 80 card deck of poker sized cards that comes packaged in a stylish tuck box with a rulesheet included.

The Deck
The Deck

This 2 player game is for ages 12 and up and takes approximately 35-45 minutes to play. The game will be manufactured and distributed in the USA by The Game Crafter.

THE SET UP

Out of the garage and ready for the big time, your band must battle it out to prove they are the greatest Rockband in the world!

Gather your crew of roadies and techies for support before battling it out with screaming guitars and pounding drums on stage. Each band member must prove his worth with Skill and Popularity to avoid the dreaded Magazine Headlines.

Hair spray catches fire, feedback deafens the crowd, stage props fall and equipment gets stolen but gather the right support crew and you will thrash and mosh your way to the top!

The Crew
The Crew

Along the way earn Gold Albums and steal support crew from a rival. Then use those dedicated crew members and outstanding stage performances to Boost your Band Member’s attributes before challenging a rival to a Musician Ego Battle, solo vs solo! Its a Battle of the Bands like never before!

Do whatever you can to keep your band together and tear the competition apart!

NEW Early Bird Pledge Level:

Get your likeness as a Crew Member in the game - Special Offer Limited to 10 backers!

Here's the likeness I've drawn for 'Eric the Bull' as a Manager in Choose Your Crew: Rockband.
Here's the likeness I've drawn for 'Eric the Bull' as a Manager in Choose Your Crew: Rockband.
Eric's card
Eric's card

 Get your likeness drawn as a Band Member in the game!

'Fluffy' only had one remaining photo of her glory days in her band. The image was grainy and didn't have much detail, but I managed to create this likeness for the game.
'Fluffy' only had one remaining photo of her glory days in her band. The image was grainy and didn't have much detail, but I managed to create this likeness for the game.

See 'The Pledges Explained' below for more details on how to get your likeness as a character in the game.

HOW TO ROCK

Each player chooses a band (Blue, Red, Green or Gold) and lays those 5 cards face up on the table. Then, taking it in turns they must draw a card from the stack and play a card from their hand, collecting crew members, using damage cards such as Magazine Headlines and recruitment cards such as Gold Albums to steal crew members from their opponent before launching a one on one, band member vs band member, solo vs solo attack!

The Box
The Box

Skill, Popularity and Hit Song points represent each Band Members' worthiness, however these can be boosted with Backstage Pass cards and helpful Crew Members. After all, what would a band be with a Sound Mixer or a Lighting Technician?

To avoid Magazine Headlines you can SACK one of your Crew Members and discard him along with the Magazine.

The Magazine Headline Cards
The Magazine Headline Cards

Once a player has gathered a full crew or eliminated his rival's band he wins the game!

Choose Your Crew: Rockband underwent a Sanity Test provided by The Game Crafter and passed with 79 / 100. We have since made the recommended corrections to the rules sheet.
Choose Your Crew: Rockband underwent a Sanity Test provided by The Game Crafter and passed with 79 / 100. We have since made the recommended corrections to the rules sheet.

DOWNLOAD THE RULES HERE

THE REVIEWS

I have sent Choose Your Crew: Rockband for review to the following reviewers:

To The Table Reviews

The Gamers' Table

Blogcritics.org

As there is a backlog of games being reviewed at the moment CYC: Rockband is waiting in line. I will post updates as soon as the reviews are done.

The Band
The Band

THE KICKSTARTER BADGE

Feel free to download this image and use it as your profile image on Kickstarter to help support the game!
Feel free to download this image and use it as your profile image on Kickstarter to help support the game!

THE PLEDGES EXPLAINED

I have created a good variety of pledge levels for backers in the hope that I have something to appeal to everyone. If you just want to help out you can get a guitar pick and a postcard.

The Guitar Pick
The Guitar Pick

If you are quick you can get an Early Bird Special. If you want a little extra you can get the game with the guitar pick and a postcard. You also have the option to name one of the set characters in the game after yourself. Or if you want to go all out, you can become a character in the game by having your likeness drawn as a Crew Member or Band Member!

The Backstage Pass Reward
The Backstage Pass Reward

A main feature of the pledges is to have your likeness portrayed as a character in the game. I drew four likenesses for backers in my last game, Choose Your Crew: Pirates and its was great fun. This time, if all possible characters get backed I will be drawing 35 likenesses! It is a big task but one I am confident that I can do.

The likeness I created for Barry 'Ballstein' in Choose Your Crew: Pirates.
The likeness I created for Barry 'Ballstein' in Choose Your Crew: Pirates.

However I will be requesting a couple of things from backers who are pledging on these levels:

  • Their expressions and stance in the supplied photo will reflect the way they want their character to appear in the game. 
  • They must be over 12 years old, as this is the age requirement for the game.
The likeness I created for Chris 'State the Great' in Choose Your Crew: Pirates.
The likeness I created for Chris 'State the Great' in Choose Your Crew: Pirates.

If you back the "Become a Crew Member" level you may choose which out of the following characters below you would like to be portrayed as, however it will be first in best dressed, so let me know via email which character you have chosen.

  • A Lighting Techie - shines the spot lights
  • A Roadie - carries the gear
  • Pyrotechnics - makes pretty explosions
  • A Manager - worries a lot
  • A Sound Techie - sets the sound levels
  • Stage Rigger - sets up props and amps, etc
  • Bus Driver - gets the band to the gigs
The likeness I created for Isa 'One Eyed Isa' in Choose Your Crew: Pirates.
The likeness I created for Isa 'One Eyed Isa' in Choose Your Crew: Pirates.

Becoming a Band Member is a higher pledge level but you will feel like a Rock God! Drummer, Bass Player, Rhythm Guitarist, Lead Guitarist and Singer make up the band with a Wild Card Keyboard Player thrown in to shake things up!

The Wild Card Keyboard Player has powerful stats and may be used in place of any musician.
The Wild Card Keyboard Player has powerful stats and may be used in place of any musician.

KYNAN HALE AND KA-DOON CARTOON STUDIOS

I play a lot of games and I enjoy cartooning. I have a wife and two young children and I have a full time job. Ka-doon Cartoon Studios is a small office at home with an iMac from 2001 (and a bunch of sketch pads in my backpack). But I want it to be more than that. I would love to be creating games full time with a team of like-minded and talented people.

That's me Kynan Hale with 60 Choose Your Crew: Pirates decks destined for Melbourne customers..
That's me Kynan Hale with 60 Choose Your Crew: Pirates decks destined for Melbourne customers..

Earlier this year I released a game called Choose Your Crew: Pirates which was successfully funded on Kickstarter and achieved 3 Accolades from The Game Crafter for the number of sales it made. I'd love to continue that success with Choose Your Crew: Rockband because each game I create is another step towards Ka-Doon Cartoon Studios becoming a reality. That is why I am committed to you, my backers. I am so grateful for your support and encouragement and I know you will enjoy playing Choose Your Crew: Rockband with friends and family just as much as I do.

This project is part of the 'Kicking it Forward' campaign!
This project is part of the 'Kicking it Forward' campaign!
   
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Game Art

Here's some artwork from the game..

One of four Drummers in the game
One of four Drummers in the game
The Backing Singers
The Backing Singers
One of four Bass Players in the game
One of four Bass Players in the game
A Lighting Techie
A Lighting Techie
One of the Pyrotechnicians in the game.
One of the Pyrotechnicians in the game.
A Rhythm Guitarist
A Rhythm Guitarist
One of four Singers in the game.
One of four Singers in the game.

Risks and challenges

This is my second Kickstarter campaign, the first, Choose Your Crew: Pirates was successful and all pledges and promises were fulfilled on time.

Choose Your Crew: Rockband is complete in its current state, however I will be illustrating new characters for the game, therefore I have set the shipment date for October, which gives me plenty of time to get everything done.

My backer rewards are ready to go once I get the final numbers and the game itself is being manufactured by The Game Crafter, the same publisher that I used for my last campaign so I have experience with their processes and I am very confident the final product will ship on time.

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    Backing Singers! Get 2 likenesses drawn as the Backing Singers in the game. Two people will appear on the one card in the game. Plus you get to name those characters. You also get 2 Games, 2 Backstage Passes, 2 Guitar Picks and 2 Postcards! Shipping is free to anywhere in the world! Additional games can be purchased by adding $22 per game to your pledge.

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    Become a Singer! Get your likeness drawn as a Singer in the game! Plus you get to name that character. You also get 2 Games, a Backstage Pass, a Guitar Pick and a Postcard! Shipping is free to anywhere in the world! Additional games can be purchased by adding $22 per game to your pledge.

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    Become the Wild Card Keyboard Player! One Only! Get your likeness drawn as a Keyboard Player in the game! Plus you get to name that character. You also get 2 Games, a Backstage Pass, a Guitar Pick and a Postcard! Shipping is free to anywhere in the world! Additional games can be purchased by adding $22 per game to your pledge.

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