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Bad Kerning LLC
Bad Kerning LLC

 

Sell Outs by Bad Kerning LLC

What is Sell Outs? 

Sell Outs is a tabletop card game about solving curious problems with absurd creative solutions! This turn-based game is best with 3-7 players, but can be played with more. 

Sell Outs is different from other card based games because it asks you to explain your choice, think creatively about your solutions, and figure out new ways to interpret cards. The standard rules allow for hundreds of millions of combinations of cards, but the freedom to reinterpret your cards as you see fit means the possibilities are nearly endless! 

Playing Sell Outs is quite simple. Each round, one player, designated as the customer, draws and reads a problem card aloud to the other players. Every other player chooses one product and one feature from their hand (which they think will solve their problem) as well as a random feature from the draw pile, placing them on the table. Starting with the player to the customer’s left, that player tries to pitch their product to solve the customer’s problem. The random feature will be flipped over partway through your pitch for a little twist!

Once all pitches are complete, the customer chooses the product that best solved their problem. The player to the customer’s left becomes the new customer, and play continues until everyone has been the customer three times. After that, the player with the most collected problems wins!

You can play RIGHT NOW

You can download our current print and play version for free right now from our website: 

https://bad-kerning.com/downloads/ 

Or you can grab the tabletop simulator content from the Steam Workshop featuring almost 500 cards: 

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=780935509 

What's In The Box?

If you pre-order the game on Kickstarter, you'll get the main set of cards as well as 40 exclusive cards written and voted on by our Kickstarter backers as well as a box that is numbered with your backer number. 

The cards are 2"x3.5", professionally printed and digitally cut so they're easy to use. 

Each set contains 450 cards - 125 products, 275 features, and 50 problems. 

Here's an Imgur album with some pictures of our Beta Copy cards!

http://imgur.com/a/hjmA6

Kickstarter 

For this project, we are asking for $15,000. This is our minimum goal to make sure we can accomplish everything we need to provide you with a polished final product to bring you some great laughs. We want to print 1000 copies for our first run. The breakdown of our goal is below:

Goal Breakdown
Goal Breakdown

 

About Us 

Sean is an avid tabletop gamer who came up with the idea for Sell Outs while playing a game of Pretend You’re Xyzzy (Cards Against Humanity online) with a new group of friends that knew each other very well. He had the idea to make a party game that would be less prone to inside jokes and biases. 

Alexander is a devoted and passionate gamer, movie-goer, and awful comedian. Alongside Sean, Alex poured his blood, sweat, tears and other assorted materials into Sell Outs. Nothing makes him happier than delivering laughter to a roomful of partygoers, especially those who might not know each other well (yet). Sell Outs makes a great icebreaker!

With the help of some friends, and about a year’s worth of work, we were led to the creation of Sell Outs and the formation of our tabletop game company, Bad Kerning LLC. During that time, we have also come up with a few other tabletop game ideas that we would love to work on. We are hoping for success on this project that would allow us to develop and publish our new ideas in the future. 

Here are some sample gameplay videos:

https://youtu.be/3DEvTwWAvh8

https://youtu.be/6lX4ze5-qqM

You can follow Sell Outs and Bad Kerning on Facebook and other social media:

Bad Kerning Website

Bad Kerning on Facebook

Bad Kerning on Youtube

Sell Outs on Facebook

You can follow Sean on these sites:

Sean on Facebook 

Sean on Twitter

Sean on Instagram

You can follow Alex here:

Alex on Facebook

Alex on Twitter

Kicking It Forward

We plan on participating in the Kicking It Forward project, which means that 5% of out finished product profits back into other Kickstarter projects. We believe this project is a great idea that helps encourage new ideas find their way to fruition, and make the world a more interesting place. You can read more about Kicking It Forward here:

https://kickingitforward.org/

Shipping 

Each set costs $20, but if you want us to ship it to you, you'll have to pledge $7 more ($12 international). If you live in the Scranton area, we will have an opportunity for you to pick your deck up and save on the $7 - just drop us a message and let us know that you want to pick up.

If you have questions about shipping or want to arrange a pick up, email us directly at support@bad-kerning.com and we'll help you. 

Bulk Orders 

If you'd like to purchase several sets of Sell Outs, please contact us at support@bad-kerning.com and we will arrange to save you money on shipping. If you'd like to purchase more than ten units, we have bulk pricing available. 

Questions or Concerns?

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risks we face are in regards to not being able to fulfill the project rewards. Failing to fulfill our obligations to you as a backer would result in losing the public trust, which is something we have no intention of doing. It is our solemn pledge to fulfill our obligations to our backers, even at our own personal expenses. Our end goal is to run a community based company, and it is not our wish to sully our reputation with anyone who might be a part of our community.

The challenges set before us are great. We are just two people with little experience in the way of fulfillment, logistics, or distribution, but we have contacts and are in the process of building relationships with people who have plenty of experience. We are also heavily invested in this project, and we have put a great deal of effort into learning everything we can to achieve our goals. We have poured ourselves into Sell Outs, and learned so much so far just to get to where we are with this project. We have no doubt that we'll be able to overcome the rest of the challenges we face to reach our goal.

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    Buy Your Early Access

    A five dollar pledge will get a sincere thank you : Your name posted to our website, as well as read out in video form with a personal message of your choosing.
    Additionally, get access to the print and play featuring the full set of cards from the main game as soon as the Kickstarter is over!

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    Make 100 Exclusive!

    For a $10 pledge we will print and ship to you a very exclusive, one out of 100 print of 50 cards. These cards are guaranteed to never again be printed! You will also receive the $5 pledge rewards.

    The exclusive cards are the only physical reward listed for this tier, however if you would like to receive another tier's rewards as well, choose this level, increase your pledge by the amount from the tier you want including shipping, and send us a message!

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    Buy The Game

    In addition to the previous rewards, get a small box filled with 450 beautifully made cards, thoughtfully reviewed and playtested for your total satisfaction, and 40 cards exclusively made for Kickstarter backers! You also get the ability to vote on backer submitted cards for the Kickstarter exclusive set.

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    Buy The Game Plus

    In addition to the previous rewards, you get 10 custom cards! We'll even sign your box!

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    • Sell Outs Full Game: Game Box; Instructions; 450 Cards.
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    Buy Our Attention

    In addition to the previous rewards, you'll receive another 5 custom cards (bringing the total to 15), as well as personal input on the final card list and future projects.

    Includes:
    • Gratitude
    • Digital Download
    • Sell Outs Full Game: Game Box; Instructions; 450 Cards.
    • 40 Kickstarter Exclusive Cards
    • 15× Custom cards
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    Buy Some Face Time

    In addition to the previous rewards, you'll receive another 5 custom cards (bringing the total to 20), and a 1 hour online hangout with creators Sean and Alex. We can do anything you want to (well, almost anything)!

    Includes:
    • Gratitude
    • Digital Download
    • Sell Outs Full Game: Game Box; Instructions; 450 Cards.
    • 40 Kickstarter Exclusive Cards
    • 20× Custom cards
    • Personal input on Sell Outs and future projects
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    Buy Exclusivity

    In addition to the previous rewards, get another 10 custom cards (bringing the total to 30), and a beta copy of the game shortly after the Kickstarter ends!

    Includes:
    • Gratitude
    • Digital Download
    • Sell Outs Full Game: Game Box; Instructions; 450 Cards.
    • 40 Kickstarter Exclusive Cards
    • 30× Custom cards
    • Beta Copy of Sell Outs
    • 1 Hour Online Hangout Session with Sean and Alex
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    Buy Everything

    In addition to the previous rewards, get another 20 custom cards (bringing the total up to 50!), and a personal meet and greet with Sean and Alex at a convention!

    Includes:
    • Gratitude
    • Digital Download
    • Sell Outs Full Game: Game Box; Instructions; 450 Cards.
    • Beta Copy of Sell Outs
    • 40 Kickstarter Exclusive Cards
    • 50× Custom cards
    • 1 Hour Online Hangout Session with Sean and Alex
    • Personal input on Sell Outs and future projects
    • Personal meet and greet with Sean and Alex at a convention
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