About this project
Want to see the achievements in all their glory? Check out the Joking Hazard Facebook page!
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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.
This game seems similar to Cards Against Humanity. Are you guys inspired by them and/or talentless hacks?
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.
Yep. The shipping price is all inclusive. We didn't want any surprise costs to show up for you with your package.
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!
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.
I noticed on one of the panels that you censored out "dick". Is the game going to be censored like that? This would really concern me, and I feel that censoring the game's swear words would make it much much less fun.
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.
Once we get all the games produced after the Kickstarter ends, yep. You'll be missing out on the KS exclusive cards though.
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!
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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