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From the creators of Cyanide & Happiness comes a card game where players compete to finish an awful comic strip.
From the creators of Cyanide & Happiness comes a card game where players compete to finish an awful comic strip.
From the creators of Cyanide & Happiness comes a card game where players compete to finish an awful comic strip.
63,758 backers pledged $3,246,588 to help bring this project to life.

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Someone on the Internet once told us that making stick figure comics is easy as hell, and that we were ugly and stupid.

They were right on all counts. So, after crying for a few hours, we created the Random Comic Generator (and free iPhone app!), which since its inception in 2014 has entertained millions with its computer-generated comedy.

Go play with the RCG if you haven't already. It has around 20 million combinations. We'll wait!
Go play with the RCG if you haven't already. It has around 20 million combinations. We'll wait!

After a few weeks of playing with the Random Comic Generator, we started to wonder if its hundreds of random panels might lend themselves to a card game, where you compete against your friends to finish a comic with a funny punchline. So we printed out all of the RCG panels and started playing with them.

Well, it worked. It worked really, really well (with a few tweaks).

And now we think our game, Joking Hazard, is ready to bring to the world. With your help, of course.

The game itself includes a deck of 370 unique panel cards (we did the math, and that’s over 50 million combinations of comics) most of which are so messed up we can’t show them on Kickstarter without censoring them. And we’re against censorship, so instead we’ll censor the word “deck” itself.

For $25 you will get a single d*ck. Brand new and wrapped in plastic.

For $35, we'll also add in a 50 card booster pack, called "Blast From The Past", for your d*ck. It includes all your favorite jokes, especially ones about World War 2.

For $45, you'll get a collectible Kickstarter-exclusive Red Box version to cover your d*ck, in addition to the Blast From The Past expansion.

Feel like pledging $60? Congrats, you are now the proud owner of two d*cks in the Kickstarter-exclusive Red Box and two copies of the Blast From The Past booster pack! Hoard them for yourself, or share a d*ck with a friend. That’s Christmas taken care of!

Want to spend more than $60? Check out the list of reward tiers to the right. We’ll do all kinds of things with your d*ck. Not only that, but if the community helps us unlock the achievements below, everyone's d*ck will become bigger.

Risks and challenges

On our first Kickstarter (The Cyanide & Happiness Show Season 1) the biggest issue we had was over-merchandising the rewards, which created a lot of headache and delays in getting the items physically produced. Making thousands of t-shirts is a nightmare we would not wish upon our worst enemy. So this time we're keeping it simple, and giving people exactly what they're supporting: the game itself.

*Note: Extra shipping charges may apply to certain countries.

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FAQ

  • To avoid under-budgeting on shipping and sending our Kickstarter into a flaming death spiral, we went into agonizing detail to calculate international shipping costs to the exact dollar, including non-obvious things like import taxes, which we're paying for you. In lot of countries (and for the EU especially), you'll often pay one shipping charge and then get hit with an unexpected second fee by your local post office, because the item came from abroad. That's not the case here. We're covering those fees for you so the game can just arrive at your doorstep.

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  • It's similar in the sense that you get to anonymously judge your friends, but the differences become very, very apparent as you start to play Joking Hazard. It's group storytelling. You're creating a weird (and often horribly wrong) three-panel scenario starring two characters, and often times the winning punchline wins for very unexpected reasons. You're just as likely to create a very real, tragic comic as you are a funny one, which can be even funnier.

    For the record we're big fans of Cards Against Humanity.

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  • Yep. The shipping price is all inclusive. We didn't want any surprise costs to show up for you with your package.

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  • Yes! If we unlock a stretch goal, it will automatically be applied to your reward (unless otherwise noted). At the top of the campaign page you can see an up to date graphic of the main reward tiers, and what they currently include.

    If you're a backer and want to help us hit our stretch goals faster, you can participate in our community achievements (see the campaign page) or just spread the word about our game. Every bit helps!

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  • We want the super limited tiers to be something special, so we're keeping them at one backer. If we gave our "special gift" away all willy-nilly, it wouldn't be so special anymore!

    Keep an eye on the page, we'll be adding more throughout the campaign as surprises.

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  • No way! We censored art on the site because The Man said having uncensored art would prevent us from getting the word out for the project. Rest assured, you'll see EVERYTHING on the actual cards.

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  • Once we get all the games produced after the Kickstarter ends, yep. You'll be missing out on the KS exclusive cards though.

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  • The game is being manufactured by AdMagic, the same people who produce Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens. They've been amazing to work with so far!

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  • What you see in the video is one of our prototype decks, which we have printed locally by a family-owned print shop. These cards don't have fancy gloss or any artwork on the back, but they work perfectly for us testing and improving the game.

    The final cards will be high quality and professionally produced by AdMagic, the same company who prints Exploding Kittens and many other card games.

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    Joking Hazard

    Twenty five of your princely dollars will get one deck of Joking Hazard by Cyanide & Happiness! The deck is lovingly printed by a cold-hearted machine!

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    Blast From The Past!

    In addition to one standard deck of Joking Hazard, you'll get our very first fifty card booster pack "Blast From The Past" featuring panels about World War 2 and the Titanic to give your comics some historical context!

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    Red Box Edition

    Let everyone know you were one of the first to get Joking Hazard! Only available from this Kickstarter, the Red Box Edition features a distinctive red box, hence its very descriptive name.

    You'll also get our very first fifty card booster pack "Blast From The Past" featuring panels about World War 2 and the Titanic to give your comics some historical context!

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    Two Deck Combo

    Want to share a deck with a friend, or maybe you're just greedy and like two decks allll to yourself? Say no more! Also includes two copies of our very first fifty card booster pack "Blast From The Past".

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    Kickstarter Exclusive Game Mat

    Get a Kickstarter Exclusive Joking Hazard game mat to soak up all those sweet, sweet jokes before they get all over the nice furniture. Also includes all the rewards from the Red Box Edition tier.

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    Double 'Dat Mat!

    Double down on that tasty Kickstarter Exclusive Joking Hazard mat, complete with all the fixin's on the $60 tier. Two mats, two red box Joking Hazard games, and two "Blast from the Past" boosters, all in one tight little package.

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    Wingman Special

    Two Deck Combo, and the C&H guys will write a dating profile for you to use on match.com, okcupid, tindr, grindr or some other site.

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    Get a job!

    Two Deck Combo, and C&H will help you with your resume.

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    Fragile, Handle With Care

    Two Deck Combo, and part of the team behind the Cyanide & Happiness animations will play a game of soccer with your game as the ball, and then all sign it for you. Video proof provided.

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    Fashion Consultation

    Two deck combo, signed, and a 20 second Skype call where the fellas quickly tell you what haircut they think you’d look best with and why and then hang up.

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    The Best

    Two Deck Combo, and a personalized engraved plaque saying how grateful we are.

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    Even Better

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    Tasty Cards

    Two Deck Combo, and Rob and Dave will chew on your cards. Rob will chew on the cards in one deck and Dave will chew on the cards in the other deck, so that it’s not weird.

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    A Phoenix But Instead It Stays Dead

    Two Deck Combo, except we’ll burn one of them and send you the ashes in a small urn, with a handwritten sympathy letter from Rob. Video proof provided.

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    Bad Customer Service

    Two Deck Combo, except we will “accidentally” ship you a dead houseplant instead of your games and be really rude when you email us about it, but then eventually send you THREE copies of the game several months later with a passive aggressive note.

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    Bad Retirement Plan

    Two deck combo, and Rob will sign his name on the front of every single card in one of them, making the game unplayable but maybe netting you some sweet eBay cash if things take a downturn.

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    Kissypoo Schmooches

    Two Deck Combo, and Rob, Kris and Dave will put on lipstick and give one of your games a smooch before we ship it to you. Video proof provided for your, ahem, personal use.

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    Signed Limited Edition Wooden Box

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    Joke Yourself Off

    Everything in the $200 Signed Limited Edition Wooden Box tier, and the creators of Cyanide & Happiness will work with you to create three custom panel cards about you, your friends, an inside joke, or anything you want.

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