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In Family Plot, each Player strives to build their perfect family while keeping other Players from killing them off one by one!
In Family Plot, each Player strives to build their perfect family while keeping other Players from killing them off one by one!
In Family Plot, each Player strives to build their perfect family while keeping other Players from killing them off one by one!
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In FAMILY PLOT, each player strives to build their perfect family while keeping other Players from killing them off one by one. Complete your unique Family Tree and YOU WIN, but it’s not going to be THAT easy. During gameplay, other Players will come after your family with REAPERS, WEAPONIZED FOOD and even ACTION CARDS that could unleash anything from a Zombie Apocalypse to a Psycho Killer, sending your beloved peeps to the graveyard! Anything’s possible, but you can always fight back!

Check out the super-low-production-quality card intro below. ONLY THE BEST FOR OUR BACKERS! You sure you want to do this?

 

 

                                                                                                                          

 

                 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY PLOT has 140 completely UNIQUE cards. Every card in the deck is different and the final ten family members will be created during the campaign with YOU, our backers! We will also be releasing images of the cards every day during the campaign! By the end, you will see the entire DECK . . . including the cards created by our FAMILY PLOT community! Pretty sweet, huh?

 

FAMILY MEMBER CARDS are exactly what you’d expect. Mother. Father. Grandma. Etc. They are the people you love the most and even some you avoid until the holidaze. You will need some to complete your Family Tree and others you’ll toss into the Graveyard without a second thought.

MODIFIER CARDS come in handy when you need to get creative with your Family Members. MODIFIERS can be played on ANY Family Member during Family Time and they do exactly that . . . they MODIFY a Family Member into what you NEED. Do you need a Mommy to be a Daddy? Maybe you’ll get the SEX CHANGE MODIFIER! Have one Baby, but need two? Maybe you’ll get the TWINS MODIFIER! You can play as many MODIFIERS on any Family Member you want. GET CREATIVE! Why not go for that Sex-changed Granny who also has a twin that was once a dog? Yeah, that can happen! SERIOUSLY. 

ACTION CARDS can be used to protect yourself or totally make your best friend’s life a NIGHTMARE (which is a lot more fun). They can even be used to change the entire game. Just pick your victim. It’s that simple! But remember, it's never cool to go after your mom!

FOOD FIGHT CARDS allow you to cancel out ANY Action Card at ANY time. Let’s say your evil Cousin Josh is picking on your super cool cousin JT, and he throws down an action card that steals some of JT’s family. That’s so wrong, right? Well, throw down a FOOD FIGHT card and it cancels the Action Card completely. Now, the flipside is, that somebody can also cancel out your FOOD FIGHT Card with another FOOD FIGHT CARD. You can keep cancelling each other out endlessly . . . or until you run out of FOOD FIGHT CARDS! Yeah, you might have to do some math along the way, but it can be A LOT OF FUN!

 

GRIM REAPER CARDS! YIKES! That sounds scary, right? Well, if he (or she) is played against you by somebody who “loves you,” your entire family DIES immediately! Yep, that’s right. They are delivered to the Graveyard, and you have to start from the beginning . . . and also add somebody to your shit list!

ANGEL CARDS! Seems wrong to have a Grim Reaper and no way to defend against that evil turd. In swoop the ANGELS! These guys can protect you from ANY DEATH, including the Grim Reaper. So, PRAY you get one.

UNICORN TEARS CARD! Yeah, you read that right! There is only one of these in the whole deck, but it’s not surprising. Unicorn tears are hard to come by . . . and they are the only thing that can stop ANY DEATH. They even kill Angels! Yep, the ONLY thing that can counteract an Angel Card is this guy. If you got this card, you’re obviously Mom’s favorite. Good for you!

During the campaign, we will be creating the final ten family members with YOU, the BACKERS! We wanted to make this thing a true community project and what better way to get you involved than actually helping to create some of the awesome cards in the deck? 

We will be creating: One Pet, One Baby, One Sister, One Brother, One Aunt, One Uncle, One Mother, One Father, One Grandma and One Grandpa.  

To join in the fun, send us the character, what their name is and who they are. The stranger the better. We LOVE to have bizarre characters and when you begin to really dive into Family Plot you’ll find some very odd family members! 

For example: (SISTER) Pepper Anne, SOULLESS GINGER! (BABY) Baby Bump, Kentucky Born!

Also, send us a description of what they look like . . . and go into as much detail as you like. If they are based on a real person, send a weird photo. If they live in your brain, send us a sketch or mud painting. 

THIS FAMILY WILL BE IN THE CORE GAME FOREVER! So, get creative and, most of all, have fun!! You're creating history here!!

SUBMIT your Family Members to the comments section and we’ll do a public VOTE on each finalist and create the cards DURING the campaign! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO HELP WITH OUR BIG THUNDERCLAP EMAIL BLAST ON! IT'S SUPER EASY & YOU'll GET A TON OF GREAT KARMA POINTS!

 

 

It feels odd talking about where Family Plot came from, and it might sound cliché, but we never expected it to become what it is today. We were just some geeks sitting in a room who were suddenly like “Hey, you know what? We should totally make a game. Why not?”

So, we started talking and developing a game about crazy GRANNIES, which we knew was quite brilliant at the time, but when it came down to the nuts and bolts it just wasn’t working. So, we began to weave in other family members and decided we wanted to make a game that was easily expandable, one that people could enjoy whether it was with their families on vacation or kids in a college dorm at 2AM before finals. Simply put, we wanted to create a kick ass game that was A LOT of fun for all ages!

We created our first prototype; a bunch of cards made of cut up paper and pencil drawings. A far cry from where we are today. We figured out the mechanics and game tested and tweaked and played and tweaked and played a lot more and then tweaked even more. AND, finally, we had something we were proud of and it was kind of an incredible journey. We can’t wait to keep expanding Family Plot and create even more games in the future.   

I guess it’s true what people say . . . figure out what makes you happy and just go for it! That’s what we did, and it’s been life-changing for sure . . . and we all had a blast along the way. So, what are YOU waiting for . . . GO MAKE SOMETHING!! Be crazy!!! ;)

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https://www.facebook.com/FamilyPlotGame/

https://twitter.com/FamilyPlotGame

https://www.instagram.com/familyplotgame/

https://www.kickingitforward.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges with every Kickstarter project, but we've taken a lot of time preparing to make sure that we can get this game to you as soon as possible. Like we said in the video, the game is complete other than the backer-voted cards, but even those will be finished by the end of the campaign.

We have our printing and shipping ready to go! We want our game in as many hands as possible because, well, we think it's pretty awesome and we hope you do too!

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    GRAVEYARD ENTHUSIAST!

    If you just like throwing money into a giant hole in the ground, this is for you! You'll get our UNDYING gratitude and a SPECIAL THANKS on our website for being the ultimate Graveyard Enthusiast! So, MAKE IT RAIN!

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    FAMILY PLOT GAME!

    You will receive one copy of Family Plot and all stretch goals!

    I mean, it's obvious that you truly love your family and want to prove to them how awesome you are by showing up at all those family gatherings with a super cool game! Your Memaw is going to be so proud and totally love you the most!

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    FAMILY PLOT GAME! LOCAL PICKUP!

    You will receive one copy of Family Plot and all stretch goals! BUT, there is no shipping on this one for NASHVILLE LOCALS! So, come on by and pick up your game when it come sin and save some scratch!

    I mean, it's obvious that you truly love your family and want to prove to them how awesome you are by showing up at all those family gatherings with a super cool game! Your Memaw is going to be so proud and totally love you the most!

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    YOU DESERVE MORE PRETTY THINGS!

    You will receive TWO copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals!

    This is just in case you're worried the kids are going to get that glorious new deck of cards all sticky with their child goo! So why not get one deck for the fam and one for yourself? Why should you have to use the same deck as the common folk? Or, you can gain Karma points and give one as a gift . . . but seriously, keep it for yourself. Nobody has to know.

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    YOUR OWN FAMILY TREE

    You will receive one copy of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals AND a one of a kind FAMILY TREE CARD!

    Have you ever wanted to be a part of an awesome card game? I mean, come on, how jealous will the neighbors be if you open up your Family Plot game and your VERY OWN FAMILY is represented with a one of a kind FAMILY TREE CARD? Pretty sweet, right? With this reward you get a one of a kind Family Tree card with the family name of your choosing! You even get to pick out the seven family members represented! COME ON! Your OWN Family Tree card? Welcome to Fantasy Island!

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    ANGEL WINGS

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot, the exclusive Orphans/Family Plot card as well as all stretch goals and we will attempt to teach a third Family Plot game (which you will also receive) to FLY LIKE AN ANGEL!

    Sound crazy, right, but it could happen and we won’t give up on this lightly. For one full day, we will take one of your games and drop it from high places, throw it into the air, encourage it to simply FLY. Anything’s possible if you truly believe . . . but we can’t guarantee there won’t be some, um, long falls along the way. It really depends on how good your game is at taking direction but, like I said, WE BELIEVE and everybody has angel wings!!! Video and photo proof provided.

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    ORPHANS AND UNICORNS, OH MY!

    You will receive TWO signed copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals AND an EXCLUSIVE ORPHANS AND UNICORNS card!

    Yeah, you read that right. We're not sure what this card will be just yet, but it will be playable within FAMILY PLOT and will be an homage to the sick and twisted, mostly abusive, relationship between Endangered Orphans and Family Plot. Trust us, it will be twisted and FUN . . . just what you'd expect!! So, if you hate yourself, this is the tier for you!!

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    MOM'S FAVORITE

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals and a "MOM’S FAVORITE" trophy with a certificate of authenticity that will shut your siblings up once and for all!

    Ever wanted proof that YOU ARE your mom’s favorite? Choose this pledge and you’ll get just that. Who do they think they are anyway?

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    ANGER MANAGEMENT

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot, the exclusive Orphans/Family Plot card as well as all stretch goals and we will send a third deck after taking our anger and frustration out on it, cursing its name for making our lives a living hell for the last year and half!

    Making a game isn’t easy and there have been some amazing highs and incredible lows. There have been arguments between friends and much rejoicing . . . and we blame that deck of cards. For this pledge, you are doing much more than getting a game, you’re helping us vent A LOT of frustrations. We will put one of your decks through hell, unleashing all of our anger and torturing the crap our of it to show it how we REALLY feel . . . and it's NOT going to be pretty! Video and photo proof provided!!

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    CRAZY GRANNY

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot, the exclusive Orphans/Family Plot card as well as all stretch goals and some personal time with GRANNY!

    If you’ve ever wanted a super close relationship with your grandma, this is your shot! Granny will begin to send YOU personal letters. At first, they’ll be awesome. She’ll ask about your day and tell you how much she misses you, but after a week or so things will take a turn. Granny will start asking why you never call or write her back. She’ll accuse you of crazy things and threaten to take you out of her will and go on long diatribes about your crap generation until finally writing you off altogether!

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    GRIM REAPER

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot, the exclusive Orphans/Family Plot card as well as all stretch goals and and awesome FUNERAL!

    The Grim Reaper is out there somewhere, waiting to swoop in and end it all. Yes, for this pledge, you will get two games, but one of those games will have a tragic accident and die. We will throw a funeral, complete with speeches, mourning and graveside flowers as we bury your beloved game in my back yard. Three days later, your game will be resurrected and mailed to you with its living counterpart. Video and photo proof provided.

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    NEWBORN GIFT

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals and also get to experience the birth and life of one of your games before we send it out into the world!

    Making a game is a lot of work and birthing one into the world is even harder! For this pledge you will get to experience the life of your game from the moment we bring it home from the printer to its first birthday party, learning to ride a bike, awkward family photos. This game is like our child and for this pledge we will treat it just like that, sending you a photo album and home movies of your game’s amazing life before we send it off into the real world to live with you! Video and photo proof provided.

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    FANTASY OBITUARY

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals and your very own OBITUARY.

    Nothing wrong with a little healthy imagination, right? That’s what we think, and for this pledge we will write a fantasy obituary for you! That’s right, you get to read your OWN OBIT, and we’re going to have fun with this. I mean, you’ve seen some of the sick and twisted things we wrote for the game, right? Your death will be no different. Be afraid . . . and sorry for your loss.

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    CAMPING TRIP

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot, the exclusive Orphans/Family Plot card as well as all stretch goals and we will take your games camping!

    Nothing say FAMILY like a good old camping trip! We will all take your games camping and show them the outdoors adventure of their lives! Hiking, roasted marshmallows and ghost stories around a warm fire. We’ll capture every moment with photos and video and even play a campsite game whilst eating s’mores. I can’t promise the cards in one deck won’t be smeared with chocolate and marshmallows, but we want to make sure those games get the full experience and did I mention BIGFOOT HUNTING? I can almost smell the smoky goodness now . . . AHHHHHH! Video and photo proof provided.

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    YOUR OWN FAMILY TREE w/ two games

    You will receive two copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals AND a one of a kind FAMILY TREE CARD!

    Have you ever wanted to be a part of an awesome card game? I mean, come on, how jealous will the neighbors be if you open up your Family Plot game and your VERY OWN FAMILY is represented with a one of a kind FAMILY TREE CARD? Pretty sweet, right? With this reward you get a one of a kind Family Tree card with the family name of your choosing! You even get to pick out the seven family members represented! COME ON! Your OWN Family Tree card? Welcome to Fantasy Island!

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    CHILDHOOD SAVIOR

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot, a special personal gift from Roman, the exclusive Orphans/Family Plot card as well as all stretch goals and KARMA POINTS.

    As you know, Roman’s Luke Skywalker was tragically taken from him at an early age and this pledge is to give him some of that magic back. With this pledge money, we will buy Roman a replacement Luke off ebay. He will then renew his friendship with this beloved action figure, taking pictures of them on the road and at lunch and doing all the things besties do. We’ll document Roman finally having the childhood he was robbed of and send you video and photos from their adventures together! What’s better than that and, BONUS, free ticket to heaven! Video and photo proof provided.

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    FIELD TRIP!

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals and also treat your games to an awesome field trip to the ZOO!

    Come on, who doesn’t love a good field trip to the ZOO? Feeding the animals. Eating popcorn and getting a cute stuffed keepsake while taking in nature! For this pledge, your games will get a field trip to the ZOO, documented by video and photos, proving that you have given your games the best day off their lives. It’s going to be EPIC, but we might need you to fill out a permission slip!

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    THE ORIGINALS

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals, your very own FAMILY TREE CARD and a piece of original pen and ink art from the game itself!!

    Are you a collector of the finer things in life and LOVE our game even though you haven’t played yet? You’re obviously not only attractive, but extremely intelligent! Who else would choose to receive ORIGINAL ART from one of the cards in this first edition of the game?! Pretty sweet, right?

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    IMMORTALIZED

    You will receive TWO SIGNED copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals, your very own FAMILY TREE CARD and ONE ORIGINAL FAMILY PLOT CHARACTER CARD as well as the original, matching artwork.

    Would you love to surprise a loved one with their VERY OWN CARD in Family Plot? What could be cooler than being immortalized in a super awesome game? For this pledge you will an ORIGINAL FAMILY PLOT CHARACTER CARD as well as the original, matching artwork. You tell us what you want, and we’ll draw and write you or a loved one into your very own Family Plot character card! This will be a ONE OF A KIND card that you and your family can play forever or frame and hang over dear old mom’s bed. Your choice!

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    NERDAPALOOZA

    You will receive FIVE SIGNED copies of Family Plot as well as all stretch goals, your very own FAMILY TREE CARD, your very own ORIGINAL CARD with its art AND, if it couldn't get any better than that . . . you’ll also get to spend the day with US!

    Ever wanted to have a crew of totally sweet buds to play games with and just kind of hang? Well, here’s your chance! Yep, we'll do tons of awesome things and a few lame (maybe a Target trip, comic book store, Krispy Kreme) but, it will all culminate with an incredible dinner (steak anyone??) and game night with Roman, Josh, JT and Taylor. Maybe Roman will even let you rub his MTV Moon Man and make a wish! Trust me, it’s going to be sweeeeet. We’ll nerd out, play games, eat horrible food and bask in all things geek and nerd! There might be some Family Plot surprises for you too! Travel expenses not included.

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