Velociraptor! Cannibalism! is a card game of survival, mutation, and stealing body parts.
What is Velociprator! Cannibalism! ?
Velociraptor! Cannibalism! is a card game of survival, mutation, and the occasional volcano. Based on a crude understanding of natural selection, Velocipator! Cannibalism! puts you in the role of a young, eager and bright eyed Raptor as they must eat delicious, adorable prey, survive environmental disaster, mutate and steal the body parts of other Raptors.
Designed for three to six players Velociraptor! Cannibalism! is designed to be easy for new players to jump in, while still providing a challenge for repeat play. If you are interested in reading the full mechanics of the game, a donation of a dollar or above will get you access to the Kickstarter Supporters only update that includes the full rules on playing the game. Details about mechanics game development, the designers and full character profiles can be found here: http://velociraptorcannibalism.wordpress.com/
How We Will Use The Funds?
We need some great art to make this game come to life. Jennifer Rodgers, the artist involved in projects such as The Dresden Files and Mortal Coil, is part of the team that developed this project, and we want to be able to pay her to complete the art in her own unique and beautiful style. This Kickstarter would fund the art for this project, and make this game design into a reality. Information about the art of Jennifer Rodgers can be found at: http://www.jenniferrodgers.com
We are offering some great rewards for our supporters including a PDF of the game, original art, and an exclusive first run print edition of the game.
SPRINKLES: For a dollar or more, all supporters will get access to the full text rules of the game. If you are interested in seeing how our game works, but aren’t sure you want to contribute a substantial sum before making a commitment, pledge at this level to see the details of our mechanics.
BRIAN For $5 or more, supporters will receive a the PDF of the demo game that was created at the Global Game Jam, including the full rules manual, the completed character sheets, game mat, and the text-only cards. Although this will not have the full art we plan on creating, this level will include everything you need to print and play a game.
COLDCUTS: For $18 or more, supporters will receive everything from the levels below as well as a PDF of the full game when the artwork is completed in all of it's artistic glory. This includes body parts fully illustrated, full art predator and prey cards, and box-art cover page.
ACE: For only $22 or more, supporters will receive everything from the levels below, but the full version they receive will include a Kickstarter Only set of extra body parts (rumor says it'll be unicorn parts).
IGGY: For a pledge of $75 or more you will get to design a body part that will be in the final game. Species, color, it can be anything! This reward includes a copy of the physical game if we raise $4500. Limit 5!
YOUR NAME HERE: For being the first to pledge over $250, you get to design a new raptor, and we'll name it after you. Not only that, but we'll specially print you off a physical copy, even if we don't raise enough to open up that reward level to everyone.
REGINALD: For being a foundation and being the first to pledge $500 or more, you get to design a completely custom character mat, drawn from scratch, just for you. Phoenix? Dragon? Robot alien from outer space? Whatever! (As long as its not copyright to someone else.) Not only that, but we'll specially print you off a physical copy, even if we don't raise enough to open up that reward level to everyone.
Where Can I Learn More About the Art?
Examples of Jennifer Rodgers art for the game can be found below, including examples of what the demo cards and Raptors look like
More examples of the demo game can be viewed on Flickr
Who Are We?
We are six game designers that met at the Global Game Jam, and are dedicated to putting out the best possible card game about Velociraptor eating kittens. Join us as we produce a brand new card game where you can eat baby seals and wear a bow tie while you cannibalize your friends.
What If We Go Over Our Goal?
Going over our goal means that we get to offer more rewards to our supporters. We are excited about the possibility of producing these rewards.
We've reached $4500 and unlocked two new reward levels!
THE FULL CAST: At the $48 level, we are providing limited editions of the full physical game with the completed artwork. This includes the 6 player mats, the Kickstarter exclusive character, the main mat, game pieces, and 115 cards. This level includes shipping WITHIN THE USA.
THE CAST ABROAD: At the $58 level, we are providing limited editions of the full physical game with the completed artwork. This includes the 6 player mats, the Kickstarter exclusive character, the main mat, game pieces, and 115 cards. This level includes INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Canadian sponsors, please take this level.
We've reached $10,000, which means we will release an expansion to the game!
This expansion will include four new player mats, 10 new prey cards, 10 new predator cards and 10 new body parts! This expansion will be made available as electronic copies to everyone who donated at the $20 or above, and physical copies will be made available to everyone who ordered a physical game.
If we reach $50,000, we'll unlock a brand new expansion!
If we reach $50,000, we will create a new expansion to the game. This new expansion will include new cards and artwork from our brilliant artist, Jennifer Rodgers.
At $??? we'll unlock ???!
Who knows! We've got all kinds of ideas for stuff we could give you: t-shirts, mouse pads, buttons, magnets, limited edition custom engraved espresso machines... The problem is: stuff costs money! We'd love to offer this stuff up front, but we're trying to raise money, not spend it! We've got a goal to meet (so we can pay people for all their hard work, past and future) and it's just too big of a risk out of the starting gate.
But if you show us that you want our game, we'll unlock new reward levels as the total rises, because then we don't have to worry about losing money sending people their rewards and can instead focus on bringing you a bigger better game, and perhaps even more games in the future!
Want to make sure you get your (shirt, mouse pad, magnet, engraved espresso machine)? Why, just pledge even more! When those rewards come out, if your pledge amount is high enough to include the new item, you'll get it automatically! Within reason, of course. We'll let you know in a future update!
Help us help you help us bring Velociraptor! Cannibalism! to the table.
For more information about us, our game, and game development, visit our website at: http://velociraptorcannibalism.wordpress.com
To contact us with questions, comments, or interview requests, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a blog/podcast/newsletter/forum/website that I’d like to interview you for/receive a demo copy of the game for, how can I do that?
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Printed copies of Velociraptor! Cannibalism! are now available! We are excited that we will be able to offer print copies at the price of $48, which includes shipping within the US. International supporters, including supporters in Canada, can receive a copy for $58, which also includes shipping.
Those who have already contributed can upgrade to these levels, and the amount already pledged will contribute to that level. If you pledged $22 now and you live in the U.S., you will only have to pledge $26 more to receive a physical copy of the game.
Thank you all for moving us closer to our goal of creating a fun game with beautiful art.
Physical copies of the game will include a game box, 6 player mats, the 7th, Kickstarter exclusive player mat, the main mat, the egg game pieces, 115 cards, the five body part cards designed by contributors at the $75 level, and the expansion pack released when we reached $10,000 as well as any other Kickstarter exclusive cards that may get unlocked by reaching higher goals in the future.
Supporters who donate a dollar or more get access to a Kickstarter Backer-Only update that outlines the full rules of the game.
A brief outline of game-play and mechanics can be found on our website: http://velociraptorcannibalism.wordpress.com/mechanics/