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the CAMPAIGN: A social card game

A not-so-political card game for people who hate politics. Who will you vote for?

the CAMPAIGN: A social card game

A not-so-political card game for people who hate politics. Who will you vote for?

$990
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 27 2014 4:54 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 4, 2014

About

One of the best ways to form hilarious and long-lasting memories with your friends is by engaging in loud, nonsensical arguments.

Who has the best shot at winning the 31st annual Hunger Games? Genghis Khan on a pogo stick, Cyborg Anne Frank, or John F. Kennedy with a machete?

Who's more likely to save us from the zombie apocalypse? Wolverine, or Abraham Lincoln the Zombie Hunter?

Scoring a point while playing the CAMPAIGN relies directly on your ability to debate ridiculous candidates for ridiculous roles.

the CAMPAIGN is one part Cards Against Humanity, one part Apples to Apples, one part good ol’ democracy.

Campaign Card: Somebody draws a campaign, face up for all to see.

Candidate Card: Everybody plays a candidate from their hand they think will be the best to fill the role.

Qualification Card: Everybody plays a qualification from their hand to enhance their candidate, making them even better for the role.

Dirt Card: Dirt cards are mixed in with the Qualifications. If you have any of these, play them on your opponents' candidate to demean them, or to otherwise make them the wrong person for the job (you can also play Dirt on your own candidate). These can be played at any time.

DEBATE! Argue for why your candidate is the best person for the job. Give each player an uninterrupted minute or two to talk, have a free-for-all shouting match, whatever you need to do--but if you don't nearly lose at least one friend per game, you probably weren't playing hard enough.

Vote: Once the debate phase is over, players will cast their votes on who they think is the best candidate for the campaign. Whoever's candidate gets the most votes is the winner of that round, and that player gets a sweet, sweet victory point.

We’re very eager and excited to reintroduce democracy to the people, but Bricolage Games is just two people. We have the experience, the moxie, the gumption, and all the other 1920’s buzz words--we’re just missing the proper backing to make a truly polished game.

To start, the base goal will cover a first-production wave of the base game, the first booster pack, and a special Kickstarter-themed expansion pack. This includes printing the cards, shipping them from the printer to us, and then shipping them out to backers and customers. It’s just that simple: your backer dollars will go toward physically creating the game.

After that, more money means more game. Aside from being able to print and ship more copies of the base game, we have expansions, new mechanics, and different versions of the game in the works. We’d love to make these available, but we need as much support from you fine folks as we can get.

Funding beyond our base goal will go toward expanding the base game and creating expansion content.

To start, we’ll produce three separate boxes:

Base game: As of now, the base game contains 400 cards divided into three decks: 116 Candidates, 214 Qualifications, 35 Dirt, and 72 Campaigns (Qualifications and Dirt are a single deck). Additionally, there are 12 Voting Ballots and 1 Rule Card. If we begin hitting our stretch goals, we’ll be able to start adding more cards to the base game.

First booster: Each booster pack will contain 100 brand-new cards and focus on a particular theme. The theme of this first booster is TBD--we’ll be gaging interest on what backers want throughout this Kickstarter.

First expansion: Each expansion will contain 150 brand-new cards. This first one will be called The Peoples’ Pack, and will be comprised entirely of cards suggested by the community. Our primary method of collecting ideas will be via a soon-to-be-constructed survey, but we’ll also pick the best suggestions from this Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

As far as the quality of the cards, we'll be using the same production company who produced the card games Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords, and the recently Kickstarter-backed Myth. If you've ever held cards from either of those games, you'll have a good idea of how good ours will feel in your mitts.

Technical specifications for those who speak Paper: 300gsm Chinese Greycore Casino Cardstock

Who is Bricolage Games?

Bricolage Games is an independent tabletop game development company working out of Seattle, Washington. It’s comprised of just two people:

Colin Moeller: Specializes in production, game design, unicorn wrangling, and art.

Tim Cody: Specializes in writing, game design, demolitions, and movie references.

Bricolage Games was formed out of a desire to create and work on games that Colin and Tim are passionate about. Together they have a total of 10 years in the video game industry, but that freedom was always just beyond their grasp--the CAMPAIGN is the first such game that meets their ideals, and they hope that this Kickstarter will help them share it with players far and wide.

By backing a tier that gets you the game, a booster, or an expansion, you’ll be getting these at a discounted price compared to what they’ll retail for after we launch.

$5: Thank-You Tier:

  • You passed the buck, and we appreciate it. You will get: Your name on a dedicated Kickstarter Backers page on our official website

$10: DIY Tier:

Don’t want to pay full price for the game, but don’t want to be called a freeloader every time you look at a card? As long as you can print and cut, this tier is for you! You will get:

  • Everything in the $5 tier, and:
  • PDF version of the full base game so you can create your own deck

$15 (limit of 50): Early Bird Special Base Game: You will get:

  • Everything in the $10 tier, and:
  • One physical copy of the base game the CAMPAIGN packaged in a box specially designed for Kickstarter backers (future runs will be in a less special, but still awesome, box)
  • Note: The physical edition of the CAMPAIGN is DRM free, so you can share it with anyone you’d like!

$20: Base Game: You will get:

  • Everything in the $10 tier, and:
  • One physical copy of the base game the CAMPAIGN in a special Kickstarter-exclusive box

$25: [Name On A Box]: You will get:

  • Everything in the $20 tier, and:
  • Your name will go on the limited Kickstarter box (possibly really, really tiny on the box if this thing goes gangbusters--hopefully we have a ton of names to include)
  • The first booster pack we produce (if we begin hitting our stretch goals, you’ll be able to choose which booster you’d like)

$30: You will get:

  • Everything in the $20 tier, and:
  • Your name will go on the limited Kickstarter box
  • The first expansion we produce (if we begin hitting our stretch goals, you’ll be able to choose which expansion you’d like)

$40 (limited 50): You will get:

  • Everything in the $20 tier, and:
  • Your name will go on the limited Kickstarter box
  • The first booster pack we produce
  • The first expansion we produce
  • Colin and Tim will scribble their names onto the deck box (may or may not include amusing comments, messages, drawings, etc.)

$50: Retail Tier: This tier is open only to retailers. Backers must be verified as retailers before shipment is sent. We will only ship directly to the store. You will get:

  • Four copies of the base game the CAMPAIGN packaged in the limited Kickstarter box

$70 (limit of 3): Early Bird: Here Comes A New Candidate! You will get:

  • Everything in the $40 tier, and:
  • We’ll add your name as a Candidate to the base game. We’ll work with you to come up with some sweet characteristics to set you apart from the other Candidates, such as “Kickstarter backer John Smith, with a shark fin instead of hair.”
  • Note: Cards generated through this tier will be permanently included with the base game forever and ever, thusly immortalizing you in the annals of the CAMPAIGN.

$75 (limit of 5): Here Comes A New Candidate! You will get:

  • Everything in the $40 tier, and:
  • We’ll add your name as a Candidate to the base game
  • We’ll work with you to come up with some sweet characteristics to set you apart from the other Candidates, such as “Kickstarter backer Jane Doe, with machine guns for hands.”
  • Note: Cards generated through this tier will be permanently included with the base game forever and ever, thusly immortalizing you in the annals of the CAMPAIGN.

$110: Retail Tier: This tier is open only to retailers. Backers must be verified as retailers before shipment is sent. We will only ship directly to the store. You will get:

  • 10 copies of the base game the CAMPAIGN packaged in the limited Kickstarter box.

$500 (limit of 1): Prototype Tier: You will get:

Everything in the $70 tier, and:

  • The prototype copy of the CAMPAIGN.
  • THE prototype copy. Being just a couple poor schlubs, we can only afford a single prototype copy of the game--and we want to give it to someone who believes in the CAMPAIGN.
  • We’ll autograph it, number it by hand, and will include a personalized handwritten thank-you letter inside the box.
  • We’ll also provide some photographs so you can prove to your friends it's legit.

This copy of the base game includes 550ish cards, but a number of the cards in this box will not--and will never--appear in the standard version of the game. These are basically the duds we struck from the spreadsheet because they weren’t that great, but still--pretty cool, right? These cards are printed on decent-quality paper and were all cut by hand by Colin. Bet you didn’t know he was a mohel, too.

We truly love this prototype deck. It’s like our child. And we can’t overstate enough how ridiculous the thank-you letter and photographs will be.

$1,000 (limit of 12): The Philanthropist Tier: You obviously believe in us and our game, and we appreciate that. You will get:

  • Everything in the $70 tier, and:
  • We’ll work with you to come up with a Qualification card, a Dirt card, and a Campaign card
  • Colin will produce an illustration of your likeness (or someone else’s likeness if you’d like) on a 20x16 digitally printed wrapped canvas. This will be signed by Colin and Tim
  • Every product we create for the CAMPAIGN for as long as Bricolage Games should live (these will periodically arrive in the mail as we produce them)
  • You’ll be listed on our official website as a Producer for the CAMPAIGN

If you’re ever in Seattle:

  • We’ll treat you to lunch somewhere in the historic Pike Place
  • We’ll both hug you if you’re into hugs
  • We can ride the ferris wheel
  • We can ride the Ducks if you aren’t afraid of boats
  • Basically, we’ll spend some time with you if you’re ever in town. If you want.
  • If you don’t ever intend on being in Seattle, we’ll thank you personally via Skype

$10,000 (limit of 1): The You-Never-Know Tier: Because you never know when Bruce Wayne may be looking at your Kickstarter. If you nearly single-handedly fund this Kickstarter, you will get:

  • Everything in the $1,000 tier, and:
  • Listed on our official website as an Executive Producer for the CAMPAIGN
  • Every product Bricolage Games should ever produce (these will periodically arrive in the mail as we produce them)
  • If you are Bruce Wayne, can we go for a ride in the Batmobile?

If you would like to order additional copies of the base game, boosters, or expansions, please add the above amounts to your backer pledge. You’ll have the opportunity to tell us exactly what you want when the backer surveys arrive.

Thank you for taking the time to check out the CAMPAIGN, our Kickstarter, and us! And if you gave us some backer dollars, thank you so much for that! We also appreciate your sharing and spreading the word--so if you have friends who may be interested in this game, you may be instrumental in building the Bricolage Empire!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask via any of our channels. We’ll be posting regular updates here, but if you’d like to keep very up to date, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our official website as well.

And finally, if you happen to be a reviewer or have connections to reviewers, we will have several preview copies of the game available soon. If you’d like to hit us up for a preview/review copy, feel free to drop us a line via one of our channels below, and we’ll talk!

-Bricolage Games

Risks and challenges

'the CAMPAIGN' is fully designed, playtested, and deep in production--therefore, many of the risks associated with other projects are either behind us, or well under control. Production is moving along at a quick pace, and the game should be ready to ship right on time.

We have identified all shipping costs and risks for staying domestic versus going overseas with the production company, and have chosen the company we'll be using (see a bit more info about this in the 5/29 Update we posted).

With a total of 10 years video-game industry experience and a legitimate producer at the helm, you can rest assured that we thrive under deadlines to deliver badass, polished games to happy fans. Our summer 2014 release date is absolutely achievable with your help!

That said, we’ve estimated production and shipping times as best we can, and if we hit our base goal, we should be able to have backer rewards on their way to you happy folks by September 2014 at the latest.

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