Impeach'd - A Fruitful Endeavor is a light-hearted interactive card game about a very serious problem, the Twumpster! Join the fun knowing your purchase also supports funding software for people with cognitive differences.
This game is designed to be FUN! Not as simple as something like Uno, and not so complex as a deck building game, Impeach'd combines interactive game play with just enough strategy to be interesting, just enough party questions to keep it light, and of course, we are playing hard to be the one to impeach Trump!
The game evolves as people compete for DEMCON cards in each of 5 rounds that give players leverage to win in the 6th and final Impeachment round. But don't be surprised if someone uses their own personal superpower or draw card to force you to swap hands, take a quick peek at the competition, change game rotation, or even steal one of your DEMCON cards.
Impeach'd combines the beautiful caricatures of DonkeyHotey, political imagery from other artists, and the Twumpster's never ending parade of gaffs and outrageous actions. Add in some well executed party action and you get a beautifully designed and illustrated double-deck 104 card game.
Primary Game Play
Build political capital as the game advances through 5 Democratic Confidence (DEMCON) levels, preparing for the final round to impeach the Twumpster! The object of each round is to draw the single DEMCON card from the deck. (Those that know what DEFCON means will relate ;-) The more rounds you win, the more DEMCON cards you have for the Impeachment round, and that means you have a higher likelihood to win. Even if you only have one, hang in there, you could still win!
Play one of 9 Hero cards, giving you unique special powers throughout the game. Celebrate Tyler Linfesty, the 17 year old "Plaid Shirt Guy", who can exercise his free speech to help other players answer questions in an alliance. Or play as Robert Mueller, making it difficult for other players to keep secrets from you! Or Barack Obama who can build in-game alliances, John Oliver who can help clear the Swamp, or Oprah, who can change the rotation of play at a critical moment! For those of you that are not Trumpster fans, but lean central or right, play with John McCain who can block shifting alliances, John Kelly who can stabilize the crazy, or John Roberts who can reverse a vote! Hero powers add some strategy to the game, as they can only be used once per round, and every players' power is different.
Interact with other players, answering critical questions, such as "Why is he so damn orange?" or "How would we better off with a Zombie president?" Laugh, vote, and use strategy cards to alter the outcome.
These "party" aspects of the game serve to keep things light, let people use their imagination, and allow friends to vote your ideas up or down, altering the outcome of the game. Just remember when you are voting, part of the strategy is building alliances, and someone might have the superpower to overturn your vote!
Villains - Drain the "Shady Bunch" from the Swamp
Help us drain the swamp Twumpster created! Game play changes as the Twumpster FILLS the Swamp with 8 different billionaires and media personalities turned US cabinet, and then you finally get to DRAIN it. Includes personalities Stephen Bannon, Wilbur Ross Jr., Steven Mnuchin, Linda McMahon, Betsy Devos, Ivanca Trump, Larry Kudlow, and Rex Tillerson.
Players that draw Swamp cards place them face up with their Hero card. Every swamp card in your hand makes it harder to win, until someone draws the "ACTUALLY Drain the Swamp!" card to clear out all of the sludge. Once a player drains the swamp, the game, like the government, gets more productive!
Add Pressure through Convictions!
Review who has already been convicted of charges related to the Twumpster's actions leading up to the 2016 elections. Who worked with Russia? Who was dirty in other ways? The list of convictions keeps growing!
(Psssst. I can't wait to build THAT expansion pack!)
Twumpster Inspires New Cards Every Day
The truth is, Twumpster hits the headlines so fast that it is difficult to keep up! Here are some additional categories of cards, all beautifully illustrated:
"Compulsive Liar", "You're Fired", "Unthinkable", "Tweets", "Twumpeting", "Stormy Daniels", "Book and Recording Releases", "DICKtators", and more!
Get ran over by Sean "Spicy" Spicer's podium (hat tip to SNL). Experience civil rights setbacks by Jeff Sessions. Make up your own truth like the White House fiction writer, Sarah Sanders.
Whether you are a left-wing liberal worrying about the erosion of the environment, your rights, or health care, or you are a right-wing conservative angry that Donald Trump doesn't represent your morals or love of democracy (and hijacked the party), most of you can join the centrists in our longing for rule of law and stability in the White House! Impeach'd celebrates heroes from both sides of the isle that work hard to keep the Twumpster in check. Join the fun and play with your friends!
The cards will be printed on high quality Poker sized cards, and come in a clear, double-wide jeweled case so you can display your two favorite cards proudly on your desk or shelf.
So in closing, I'm asking for your business, and I'm asking for your support where you can afford to support our program. This product was produced to raise funds to support building software for people with cognitive disabilities. Even a $1 donation will help support the creation of our software, and a kind message will help fend off the trolls!
Game design Copyright (c) 2018 Viscient LLC, all rights reserved.
Graphics not using Creative Commons imagery (c) 2018 Viscient LLC, all rights reserved.
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Photo Credits per Creative Commons:
DonkeyHotey/Flickr - Every facial caricature shown on this page (Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller, Ellen DeGeneres, John Kelly, Larry Kudlow, Rex Tillerson, all images of Donald Trump, plus Trump the orange with hair, Trump on the wrecking ball, and the Trump zombie. Also cropped US flag. Images were resized and incorporated into the card layouts, with some features such as confetti added. Modified Trump face to incorporate into peach graphic. Incorporated faces of Stephen Bannon, Wilbur Ross, Steven Mnuchin, Linda McMahon, Rex Tillerson, Betsy Devos, Larry Kudlow, and Ivanka Trump into the Drain the Swamp card. Additional DonkeyHotey images contained in the cards above will be detailed in the product insert and permanent website.
All of DonkeyHotey's wonderful work (2,828 and growing) can be found on Flickr.com at https://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/ I will add a comprehensive set of links to each image on the website after this Kickstarter.
Neil Conway - Prison Bars (background removed and placed over other images), https://www.flickr.com/photos/neilconway/3812660365/
Fibonacci Blue - Love hope rise protester against Donald Trump, cropped and recolored, incorporated into card https://flic.kr/p/N6wkz6
Alisdare Hickson - Grab em by the policy, cropped, recolored, and incorporated into card https://flic.kr/p/QDuMkk
J Stimp - Shocked woman, cropped and incorporated into card https://flic.kr/p/NzBoKD
Gallery YoPriceville free art, Martini https://gallery.yopriceville.com/Free-Clipart-Pictures/Drinks-PNG/Cocktail_with_Pineapple_PNG_Clipart_Picture#.XBR4N2hKhPY, and Confetti https://gallery.yopriceville.com/Free-Clipart-Pictures/Happy-Birthday-PNG/Confetti_PNG_Clipart_Image#.XBR43WhKhPY
Lauri Shaull - Hate does not make us great, cropped, recolored and incorporated into card https://flic.kr/p/28XJYLG
Floyd Garett - When women vote democrats win, cropped and incorporated into card, used by written permission via Flickr messaging 12/15/2018 https://flic.kr/p/npRVhi
DarkDay - Poo water... modified using a swirl technique for some of the images, cropped where needed and incorporated with card elements https://flic.kr/p/ng5vX6
Peach with leaf was purchased by Viscient LLC directly through Shutterstock with specific licensing, and images using it cannot be added to the Creative Commons.
Creative Commons license for commercial use can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Risks and challenges
The graphics are all in hand. Trump gave us everything else we need for free! We have identified a vendor to manufacture the cards and cases in bulk as well as a fulfillment house to ship all purchased games to your address. As long as there are at least 1000 orders, you will get your game! If under, this project will close and you won't owe a dime. (Do you really think we will get less than 1000 orders for this beautiful game?)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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