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1825 days later! We're doing a 2nd print run of both books! Sweet, right?

UPDATE! If we make Goal, then everyone pledged for a physical copy of the Insanity core rule book will get an extra copy FREE! If your pledge includes a copy of Terminal Insanity, you'll get a FREE copy of it as well!!! An extra copy of TI will be paperback as the hardcover copies are rather pricey! Have a safe and happy holiday season!

UPDATE! Pledge to any level of your choice; we'll upgrade it by on Reward Level, no matter the difference!

Season's Greetings from us at Haphazard Projects!
Season's Greetings from us at Haphazard Projects!

InSaNiTy got its start back in '99, when I got a medical discharge from the Army and I spent way too long on powerful pain meds. The concept has always been the same: players play characters that are, quite literally, normal people. Bad things happen and the character frenzies. Once in a Frenzy, the player character suffers from visual and auditory hallucinations and they start killing everyone around them.

At first blush, this sounds pretty bad, I know. But this fugue state also forces a character to believe their world has shifted into the unreal. Maybe Joe's character suddenly thinks he's Superman - so, playing this new hallucinatory persona, Joe has Superman trying to fly around and save innocent life in Metropolis. Maybe Angela's character thinks she's Ripley from the Alien films, and that everyone her character sees is a Xenomorph. Maybe she has to rescue Newt (whoever that it) from the Alien Queen. Maybe Angela's character thinks that Joe's character IS the Alien Queen!

The game is all about forced and shared perceptions. One player reacts to another player's character and everything kind of mushrooms out to ludicrous levels.

About five years ago, the game was re-written for the newly conceptual DPS System. Yes, DPS System. The 'DPS' stands for Dice Pool Scale. Basically, you get a handful of dice to roll based on what your character is good at. Beat the target total, and the character succeeds.

The game has received some notoriety locally and around the East Coast.  It has fans, and we really haven't gotten used to that idea. It's kind creepy. But here we are regardless.

We also hope to use Kickstarter to launch the first "official" printing of Terminal Insanity, a source book for the Insanity core rule book (or CRB as we like to call it). Terminal Insanity offers new and optional rules for martial arts, super powers, session locations, new tourney session set-ups, and a really really weird intro session. But it's all Plug-and-Play; none of it is really needed. It just makes the game that much more crazy.

So, them's the basics. Both of these books are DONE, but some modifications will be made based on the Backers here on Kickstarter. We'd like a print run of 500 (total, for both books), plus copies for our Backers of course.

What's the worst that could happen...? You might just have a little fun, nothing wrong with that, yes...?

All Haphazard Projects will participate in the Kicking it Forward movement.

Stretch Goals!

Tell us what you'd like to see at $6000! And $7000! And so on! Since the books are completely DONE, we're gonna take a step back and let YOU decide what you'd like to see!

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The writing is done. The art is done. We just need to be able to afford the print line and the swag!

The only foreseeable problem would result from an overwhelming response to this project causing some higher-tier rewards to be delayed (such as Skype'ed sessions).

All that said, we are going to be watching this project like the proverbial hawk. If at any stage there is a problem on our end (or yours for that matter), we'll be standing by with fire extinguishers and swords of troll-slaying and the matter will be dealt with post-post haste!

FAQ

  • Everything from a d3 to a d12. Having multiples of each (2-3) will speed task resolution up a bit. There are plenty of percentile rolls and even a 3d100 table that will get a tonne of mileage.

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  • Indeed. I don't think I could have made this up... even though I wrote the thing myself. But yes, it is a real game!

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    Every dollar counts! You'll walk away with the 'Very Special' Insanity PDF, limited only to those Backers on this Tier! You will find your name on the page for all Haphazard Fans! Plus, there's 37% chance of getting struck by a falling pumpernickel. WATCH OUT!

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    Get a copy of the Insanity PDF and a PDF for the official character sheet! And you're a Fan! The book even says so! Sweet! Also included are BRAGGING RIGHTS! Just don't gloat. No one like a gloat. Unless it's a goat. But then it's just a goat.

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    Get that aforementioned PDFs and your name printed Haphazard Fan! Plus, we'll send you some full-colour PDFs you can use as wallpaper, icons and so forth. Odds are you'll like turn blue on the inside as well. But we can't guarantee that.

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    Get a print copy of the Insanity CRB (core rule book) and the whatnots from the previous tiers. Pretty kewl, right? No? Then go somewhere else with your pledge! No, wait... COME BACK - I WAS KIDDING!!!

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    Everything prior, plus the CRB will be signed. Heck, we'll even throw in and a PDF of Terminal Insanity! This is actually a good thing, seeing how Terminal Insanity retails at $30. So get the royal treatment. Be a king. ALL HAIL KING TORG!

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    What?! You want MORE??? Greedy litter buggers. You'll get the PDFs (including TI), the printed CRB, a one-sheet, AND we'll work a joke or -in-game reference of your choice into the CRB! Warning - said joke will most likely be made at your expense.

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    The "I Wanna Help on a Budget" Tier! The Backers at this level get their own mixed bag of goodies that do not stack with any other tiers. This special category for Backers includes a PDF for the Insanity CRB, Terminal Insanity, and the character sheet; they will receive a print copy of the Insanity CRB and a softbound copy of Terminal Insanity; they also receive one of four posters and a Insanity Player t-shirt! Finally, they get their name on the info page listed as a "Shoe-String Budget Hero!" Oddly, approximately 42% of all t-shirts simply say "DON'T PANIC!". And we don't print them that way. Yeah, it is weird.

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    Alright - look here. If you are STILL not happy, we'll make a new NPC that will be included in Terminal Insanity, just for you! You'll get the listing as a Haphazard Fans, the PDFs, the CRB, a one-sheet, and a paper back copy of Terminal Insanity. And pigeons. Don't underestimate the power of pigeons. At least they aren't head-pigeons.

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    Greedy lil' gamer, ain't cha? Okay, now we'll give ya the Haphazard Fan nod, the PDFs (including more full-colour art), the CRB and TI paperbacks and an Insanity Player tee! Books will be signed, numbered and we'll treat you to two promo one sheets from the open beta days. Now, go and sit down away from the rest of the group. No sudden movements, please.

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    Okay, okay... you're either a fan or you need help. Well, here's yer help right here! The Haphazard Fan listing, the PDFs, both paperback books, AND a hard cover copy of TI, 2 one-sheets, an Insanity Player Tee PLUS a personalized joke or in-game reference in Terminal Insanity! Maybe you are in the right place, but odds are you're wrong. Books will be numbered and signed at that!

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    Okay! Now you'll get a mention on the Producers page and we'll work with you to design an in-game bonus as a Hobby. You'll get the PDFs, two CRBs, a hard cover Terminal Insanity, and a Haphazard Producer's t-shirt!

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    Now's a time for seriousness. Backers at this level will receive the PDFs, 2 copies of the CRB, a hard cover copy of Terminal Insanity, Producer's credit, a Producer's tee AND Haphazard Projects will donate at least $50 worth of material to the friend or game store of your choice! Give the gift of Insanity!

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    Now here ya go! All the PDFs (with more full-colour arts), 2 CRBs, three promo one-sheets, one Insanity Players tshirt PLUS a paper back and hard bound copy of Terminal Insanity; this one will be signed personally for the Backer! You'll also get a place of your own on the Special Thanks Page. All colouring done by the Colour from Outer Space. No seriously, it's there!

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    YOUR NAME HERE! - the Project Designer will create a PDF session Template based on a specific location to be decided upon by the Backer to be included in Terminal Insanity!!! We'll call or Skype the Backer and work with them on all steps of production. No sleepovers though. Last time that happened, we had to hire a new guy so he could help with the rent. True story. Oh, and I guess we should give you the PDFs, the 2 copies of the CRB, two hardcover TI copies, three one-sheets, Producer's credit for the Template, a mention on the Special Thanks page and a Haphazard Producer tee!

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    You get the PDFs, Fan credit, 2 CRBs, 2 hardcover copies of TI, three one-sheets, an Insanity Player tee, PLUS the Project Designer will run a Skype game for you and up to 5 of your friends! AND we'll give your friends a copy of the Insanity CRB too! Just let us know who isn't such a good friend, and we'll kill their characters first!

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    Let's take a tally of this tier! We have 5 copies of the Insanity CRB (all signed; one signed personally); 2 paper back copies and 2 hard bound copies of Terminal Insanity (all signed; one signed personally); Backer listed on the Haphazard Fans and Special Thanks Page; PDFs (for the CRB, Terminal Insanity, and character sheet and a LOT of full-colour arts), 2 Insanity Players tee shirts, a retrospective DVD, and ALL FOUR POSTERS! Expecting something pithy? Nope. We're done now.

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    The Retail Special - provided you are actually a storefront, we'll send you 10 copies of the core book, 5 softbound copies of Terminal Insanity, 3 hardcovers of Terminal Insanity, a complete set of promo posters, and three t-shirts. We'll also list you in both books as our favourite game stores!

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