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$473
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 3 2016 12:49 AM UTC +00:00

About

Actions Items Monsters, or AIM,  is a first of its kind gaming system. 

It's an open-world system, so it's designed for the players and the gaming community to adopt, personalize, modify, and adapt to their story telling needs.

Why Kickstarter?

The game design is complete!  The cards are printed and ready to be shipped worldwide.  It is our hope that through this campaign we will be able to gain awareness, more so than funding.  We have grand plans for future world design, partnership with existing worlds, and development of new worlds with established gaming companies and designers, and we will use all revenue generated from this campaign to support and promote the AIM system and its incredible potential for story telling and rich game play.

This game relies on its players for success.  By adopting the system in its simplest forms it acts as a replacement for d20 rolls in any existing system.  But, because it's an open system, it is designed specifically for the gaming community to apply their own designs and flavor.

The House Edition

The House Edition is our first stand alone version of AIMIt's very simple, very silly, and is fun for all ages 13-99.  Part "proof of concept", part basic instruction about how the AIM system works, how plays are conducted, and how adding personalized flavor in any context brings the system to life.

House Edition Monster
House Edition Monster

About the AIM System

The system is both incredibly simple and extremely rich in its potential for story telling through the use of integrated gaming mechanics.

AIM is a non-collectable card-based RPG system.  It's non-collectable because the cards have no rarity or intrinsic value in and of themselves.  Rather, in the true spirit of an open gaming system, the cards that make up the players' and game master's decks act as both replacement for dice, and as character sheets that you can shuffle.

This new way of generating random numbers in an RPG feels like you are actually playing your character, rather than simply using external modifiers to adjust a random number range, like on a d20.

Don't get us wrong, we love dice games! AIM is just different.

By personalizing and integrating story elements, character traits and skills, specific attacks, knowledge, spells, alchemy, and any number of other world-building elements directly into the players' decks in a very DIY way, AIM is able to create incredibly rich narrative and game play experiences.

Draw Cards - A Key Component
Draw Cards - A Key Component

A new version of Poker?

Poker is a fantastic game, and with a two standard AIM decks or an AIM Poker Deck you can play this new twist on an old classic!

By using the random number mechanics in the AIM decks and taking advantage of the mystery and strategy that comes from the "Draw Cards" within Actions Items Monsters, a great new way to play "the players" is always available built right into AIM.

Inverted Midnight Limited Edition
Inverted Midnight Limited Edition

Risks and challenges

We are using a printing company with a fantastic reputation and a long history of direct fulfillment for Kickstarter Projects. All of our rewards that ship the physical cards will be printed and shipped as soon as the campaign clears the Kickstarter cog machine!

The real risks and challenges of this campaign come from gaining the interest and adoption of the tabletop and deck based gaming communities, the artistic community, existing creative properties, and artists and writers who understand the potential of this system.

To be honest, it might be a long road to getting everyone to understand what it is that we are trying to do with AIM, and what it's truly capable of. Our only real hope is that gamers and creative types enjoy what we're doing and embrace it. That will make us happy.

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    Actions Blank Pack - You will received 18 copies of the "watermarked" Actions Cards.

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    Custom "Big Numbers" Long Lasting Plastic Balanced Single Deck. For the math purists! Also includes the PDF of the Core Rules.

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    The Player and GM Set - You will receive 1 Balanced Actions Deck and 1 Balanced Skills Deck as well as an email link for the Core Rules Book Beta Version PDF.

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    The House Edition - You will receive 1 copy of the stand alone House Edition. Super Fun, Super Simple. Ages 13 - 99. Custom Printed Metal Tin Case.

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    Custom Limited Edition "Inverted Midnight" Poker Edition with printed rules booklet. ONE TIME ONLY DESIGN!!

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- (30 days)