ALEWOOD - The Game of Shooting Dice & Slinging Pints
The Wild West, outlaw hunting, table top drinking game–where your pint glass is your sixshooter.
UPDATE: Alewood will be relaunching in October 2015! Click here for the details.
It has been a wonderful and educational campaign. The sun is setting for now but there will be another day for another fight!
+ Get 5 copies of the game at full wholesale price to add to your local shelves!
+ Add multiple measuring guns to your table, this one is made out of 1/4 inch thick wood to enhance your game's theme!
+ Add a pack of 6 custom pint glasses with bullet tiers and characters etched onto the glass by Armory Fabrications!
Alewood is a modern 2-6 player tabletop drinking game that uses beer as a game component. Reach for your gun, savor your drink, and hunt some outlaws.
You are one of the last honest citizens of Alewood, a town taken hostage by outlaws! With no means of escape, all hope seems lost. Until one day, a stranger in a black carriage arrives with a mysterious offer. A one way ticket out of town with a payment–in blood. Citizens now turn vigilante as you race to be the first townie to gun down 2 Outlaws and win a ticket to freedom.
Work together and strike deals to distribute damage onto Outlaws but only 1 player can win the bounty. Balance your resources, time your attacks & count your bullets carefully.
+ $2 - ALEWOOD LITE - All the fun with half the calories! Includes the downloadable print & play micro game. Alewood Lite embraces all of the themes from the full game but strips it down to a straight up, old fashioned drinking game using cans, pennies and cards. Alewood Lite is a stand alone mini game and an expansion for the full game.
- Players: 2-5
- Game Length: 10 minutes
+ $20 - DIGITAL PACKAGE - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 9 high resolution images including; the Outlaws, the Mysterious Stranger & a never before seen portrait of Kid Cicero!
+ $40 - ALEWOOD PACKAGE - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 1 Copy of Alewood + all stretch goals! Free shipping to US backers, low additional shipping rates to everywhere else.
- Players: 2-6
- Game Length: 40 minutes
+ $65 - DEPUTY PACKAGE - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 1 Copy of Alewood + all stretch goals + six 3oz. shot glasses with the Alewood Logo printed on the side!
+ $100 - ESTABLISHMENT BUNDLE - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 3 copies of Alewood + all stretch goals for all 3 games at a lower rate for those who want to host Alewood nights with multiple groups!
+ $100 - ARTISAN PACKAGE - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 1 Copy of Alewood + all stretch goals + a 5 x 7in. handmade wood burn of a Citizen Character of your choice by Chicago's Drawn With Fire! Cameo illustrations by Robin Magsino. Limit 30.
+ $125 - RETAILER PACKAGE - AS REQUESTED BY BACKERS - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 5 Copies of Alewood at full wholesale pricing + all stretch goals for all 5 games. Support your local game store :)
+ $200 - ALLY PACKAGE - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 1 Copy of Alewood + all stretch goals + get yourself illustrated using an item or leading an event by Pietre Valbuena! Limit 12.
+ $250 - OUTLAW PACKAGE - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 1 Copy of Alewood + all stretch goals + get your face & name illustrated as 1 of the Outlaws by Pietre Valbuena! Limit 3.
+ $350 - SHERIFF PACKAGE - Includes a free download of Alewood Lite + 1 Copy of Alewood + all stretch goals + get your face & name illustrated as 1 of the Outlaws + get your Outlaw printed on the box! Limit 1.
ADD-ONS ARE ONLY FOR ALEWOOD PACKAGE TIERS & HIGHER.
Please follow the steps to purchase Add-Ons with your pledge:
- After you submit your pledge, click "Manage Your Pledge" on the top of the kickstarter page.
- Do no change your pledge tier. Simply change your pledge amount to reflect any and all Add-Ons you'd like to have with your package. Shipping for the Add-Ons are free.
- Save your changes.
- You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to determine which/quantity of Add-ons you would like.
+ $40 - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE - 6 ETCHED PINT GLASSES - Teaming up with Armory Fabrications & Geek Bar Chicago to bring you glass etched pints to accompany your game! Pint glasses will have the Deputy & Dancer etched on opposites sides with 4 bullets between them to separate the Bullet Tiers.
+ $15 Each - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE - 1 WOODEN MEASURING GUN - Guns! Guns for everyone! Increase your child-like entertainment with a durable 6mm thick MDF wooden measuring gun! The bullet tier brackets have the numbers engraved into the wood. Rustic & thematic with that fresh cut wood smell. Bang! Bang! Piew! Piew!
+ $16,500 - 3 Additional Event Cards including:
- Welcome Wagon - Everyone draws (& plays) 1 card starting with the Active Player.
- Messy Ledger - All players pass 1 Item Card to their left.
- Sheriff Raid - Everyone loses 1 Item Card back into the draw pile.
+ $17,000 - 3 Additional Item Cards including:
- Disappearing Act - Ignore an Event Card affect.
- Money Laundering - Take money from the Economy when another player chips in.
- Sabotage - Choose up to 5 cards from the Draw Pile to immediately discard and reshuffle the deck.
+ $17,500 - 3 Additional Item Cards including:
- Inspection - Search the Draw Pile & pick 1 Card during your Draw Phase.
- Sneak - Shooting a player in the back will not label you a Coward.
- Reinforcement - Ignore 1 Modifier on an Outlaw.
+ $18,000 - 3 Additional Modifier Cards including:
- Thieves - Outlaws can steal your money when you attack.
- Community Figure - Use your own money to mark damage.
- Tough Mother - +2 to an Outlaw's strength.
+ $18,500 - 3 Additional Outlaw Cards to give you more variety in characters and strength levels.
+ $19,000 - 3 Additional Event Cards including:
- Flood - All cards in the draw pile go to discard, except for 1.
- Lockdown - No drinking for 1 round, except for overages.
- Tax Man - Tax Man card will take half of your income & payouts for the entire game unless someone puts a stop to him.
+ $20,000 - 3 Additional Item Cards including:
- Favor - Fulfill a favor & get an additional card during the draw phase.
- Retaliation - Cancel a player's Item card ability.
- Learned - Perform another player's ability.
+ $20,500 - 2 Notorious Outlaw Cards will add another level of difficulty with built in modifiers & the ability to interact with other Outlaws.
+ $21,000 - 3 Additional Character Screens including:
- The Politician - Well versed; begin the game with more money and have the power to deny another player's ability for a hefty price.
- The Tonic Salesman - Well connected; everything cost $1 less. Players can pay you to heal their wounds.
- The Coffin Maker - Well equipped; earn $2 & draw a card whenever an Outlaw is killed.
+ $21,500 - The Sheriff Character Screen will give you a posse of your own. Make face by hunting Outlaws but attack your citizens to fulfill your secret agenda.
+ $23,000 - A Cloth bag with the Alewood logo embroidered onto the fabric, perfect for holding your game components!
+ $25,000 - Downloadable 3D Print Templates for high quality replicas of vintage wild west pistols modified with brackets for gameplay.
+ $29,000 - A fully produced original Alewood Soundtrack spanning from backwoods banjo reels to epic spaghetti western operas. Written & performed by Chicago's greatest local bands and musicians. Recorded by yours truly for the best gaming experience.
+ $45,000 - Additional cards and player screens modified & re-themed for Chicago Prohibition gameplay.
+ $55,000 - Card Sleeves will be included in the box, for the spillers and tippers out there.
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You may drink while someone else is the Active Player. When your turn comes around, place your pint onto the table and align the Measuring Gun to see how many Shooter Dice you've earned this turn.
On your turn, you can choose 1 of 3 Actions.
- Work an Honest Job - Take money from the Economy.
- Take Action - Put money into the Economy and attack one of the Outlaws.
- Duel - Choose another player and wager everything you have on dueling dice rolls.
If an Outlaw manages to hit you, the damage refills your pint. Per Hit, your glass is refilled 1 Bullet Tier. If your hits go past your glass capacity, then it goes directly into a 3oz. shot glass that you drink immediately.
Is your neighbor about to win your bounty? Shoot 'em in the back and secure your prize for another turn but be labeled a coward for your dastardly deed.
Players choose when they want to get change from the Economy. You can monopolize the table's actions by hoarding all of the $1 tokens but you make yourself a tempting target for thirsty townies.
Don't want to drink yourself silly? Bring the amount you'd like to drink to each game. Gameplay continues even if your supply runs out, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage. So be strategic, and drink wisely.
You always have a choice. Refill your pint when you are hit by an Outlaw or pass on the refill and become wounded–slowing down your progress.
Alewood comes with a ruleset for those who do not wish to drink but still want to play! Alewood is also good with any casual beverage–be it root beer, sarsaparilla or whatever tickles your whisker.
Outlaw portraits courtesy of our game artist, Pietre Valbuena. Successful funds will hire him to draw the entire deck & box art for the game.
Every penny will be pinched and invested into the game production and delivery. The distribution of the $16K is shown below.
Manufacturing will be going through Panda Games Manufacturing. They've been really great these past six months working and reworking components and quotes to a reasonable price. They understand Alewood inside and out and I have the utmost confidence in them.
Pietre Valbuena has already done the Outlaw and various promotional artwork for the game. The funds will help me get his artistry on every single card, the gun template & box!
The rest of the funds will be used to get your game to you as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Everything over the $16K goal amount will be used solely for the improvement of the game, upgraded shipping and stretch goals.
The game has been tested and revised throughout the last year. Thanks to our broad range of beta testers, Alewood has been fine tuned to appeal to every type of gamer & drinker.
As a beer lover and avid gamer, I enjoy having tasty beverages accompany our long tabletop nights. There are already so many older tabletop enthusiasts who enjoy the same thing. I wanted to make an elegant drinking game where the focus stayed on the game–using alcohol as a tool, not the goal.
I have experience in several types of project management work but mostly in the film industry. I have worked as a Supervising Sound Editor & Creative Producer for almost a decade. My most notable work has been with my wife as co-founders for Little Brass Bird Studios.
We ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for our company back in 2009 when crowd funding was still a brand new thing, and remember being invited to meet the KS crew when they were only a few folks in a loft space :) These days, I am dedicating more of my time to gaming and have co-founded a collective with other designers (Acronaut Games)–aiming to produce fun and immersive projects.
If Alewood succeeds, in any way shape or form, it'll be the launch of many more games to come!
Game Design by Rhodrick Magsino
Game Art by Pietre Valbuena (Pietrevalbuena.com/)
Character Silhouettes by Robin Magsino (Littlebrassbird.com)
In Affiliation with Acronaut Games & Alewood Games, LLC
Alewood is currently a prototype. Images & videos containing components from other games are used as placeholders until demo components are finalized. I will update photos and videos with most current pieces as they are finished and printed.
Risks and challenges
If the project is funded, I will continue to develop & manage the game through production and delivery. The artwork will be finished in the course of a few months while I work out the production and shipping details with Panda Manufacturing and our distributors.
Taking Alewood through the freight shipping and fulfillment phase will definitely be an adventure but I will continually keep backers updated with every piece of news and stay in close touch with Panda Manufacturing to ensure quality game pieces.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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