THE F'ING TRUTH is a talking-about-sex game. Players are prompted by the cards to ask each other questions ("Have you ever had sex with a person on the same day you met them?") and tell each other stories ("Tell a story about something you feel confident about in sexual situations").
Each "yes" answer and story shared allows players to cross off a square on their f'board, until somebody gets a line of five crossed-off squares (you know, kind of like 'Bingo'). That person is the winner!
The winner will celebrate, and be celebrated, because they are the f'ingest! And there ain't no shame in this game.
The f'ing truth is: everybody f's. (Well, almost everybody.) Sex is a delightful, awe-inspiring, hilarious part of life. So why not talk about it?
TFT has been scientifically formulated to be playable for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Any group of people can play, as long as each of them has, at some point in their personal histories, f'd.
("But how did you do such f'ing good science?", you may ask. Why, thank you for noticing! I'd be delighted to explain my methods in the FAQ!)
Each round of TFT lasts 30-90 minutes, depending how many people are playing (works best with 3-8 players), how talkative they are feeling, and how good their stories are.
Thanks for being a f'ing backer!
-Carsie Blanton (songwriter, game-inventor, person who f's)
THE F'ING TRUTH IS APPROPRIATE FOR PEOPLE WHO F'. Including, but not limited to:
- Queer people
- Trans people
- Straight people
- Elementary school teachers
- Hockey players
- Notaries public
- Attorneys general
- Married people
- Single people
- Polyamorous people
- Undocumented workers
- TSA agents
- People with disabilities
- People with superpowers
- People who enjoy tacos
- Monks, nuns, and members of the clergy (but only the ones who f')
- Stand-up comics
- Other people who f'.
THE F'ING TRUTH IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR:
- People who don’t f'.
HOW IT WORKS:
1) Draw a card, and pick one of the two questions to ask the group.
2) All players who answer "yes" to that question (including the asker) can mark off the corresponding number on their f'board.
3) If you draw a "Story Card", players can tell a story based on the prompt. Anybody who tells a story can cross off one of the "story" spots on their board.
4) The first person to get five crossed-off squares in a line (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) is the winner. CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'RE THE F'INGEST!
THE F'ING CARDS AND BOX will be illustrated by @petitesluxures, whose work you might recognize from my last album "So Ferocious", or because you are one of PL's approx. six trillion Instagram followers. (If not, check out this f'ing hot instagram!!!)
THE F'PAK (F'ing Personal Adventure Kit) is a goodie box of sexy and silly items to enhance The F'ing Truth, and any other f'ing that may follow. Think of it like an emergency-preparedness kit for the best possible kind of emergency.
THE F'ING PINK DECK is a Kickstarter-exclusive deck of extra and alternate cards, featuring backer-submitted questions. All backers (no matter their pledge level) will be able to submit questions (stay tuned to learn how)!
THE ORIGIN STORY
I can't tell you how I got the idea for this game because of some aggressively unsexy legal issues. TFT used to be called something else, and shit almost got f'ing real, but then I decided I'd rather eat my own eyeballs than go to court over the name of a card game.
So I said, out with the old, and in with The F'ing Truth (thanks, Lori)!
I've been a sex-obsessed person for approximately my whole life, and a person who collects questions, and a person who mostly hangs out with musicians (a highly f'ing community). So as soon as I had the first inkling of an idea for this game - which happened at a dear friend's Nashville dining table, over grits & greens - I knew that creating TFT was my divine responsibility.
I've spent the past year+ developing this game and play-testing it on unsuspecting passers-by (especially my bandmates, whose tolerance is appreciated (and whose sexual histories I am now the world's foremost expert upon)). I'm here to tell you that it's pretty f'ing fun.
THE FUTURE OF THE F'ING TRUTH
Post-Kickstarter, I plan to release the game online under a Creative Commons license, and allow players to print the game directly off the website for free (a la Cards Against Humanity).
After that, I plan to release Expansion Decks - some of them themed ("The Kink Deck", "The World-Traveler Deck"). I also hope to eventually turn TFT into an app, with infinite questions, and no assembly required!
And finally, in case you wondered: The F'ing Truth is Patent Pending! It's also brought to you by Harlots & Fornicators, LLC.
VIDEO CREDITS: directed and edited by Andrew Rozario, music by Pat Firth & Joe Plowman, special thanks to The Drifter Hotel in New Orleans and all my new friends who showed up to play. Y'all are the fuckinest!
Risks and challenges
I'm a touring songwriter, not a game inventor. Except, whoops, I invented a game! I've run two successful Kickstarter campaigns in the past, and fulfilled all the rewards (wayyyy too many of which were custom and hand-drawn). Although those Kickstarters were for making albums, they also included design and manufacturing, and lots of associated merchandise (like vinyl records and paper dolls).
In short, I've never made a game before, but I feel pretty good about my prospects. I've been play-testing TFT extensively in real life, with actual people who bang, over the past year (this is deck version 8.0), and I can confirm that it is both fun and sexy.
My biggest fear - which is actually a hope - is that we sell so many copies of TFT on this Kickstarter that there won't be enough paper on the planet to print the cards, or Postpersons to deliver them, or enough sex acts in the collective history of all living human beings to satisfy the demand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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