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A fast and fiendish card game of monsters, aliens, stolen body parts and mad scientists!
A fast and fiendish card game of monsters, aliens, stolen body parts and mad scientists!
134 backers pledged $4,726 to help bring this project to life.

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Creature Features! A retro themed horror card game.

$4,726

134

You can pre-order Creature Features after the campaign HERE!

UPDATES:

  •  Both games are unlocked!
  • Funded in less than 48 hours - The Vampire character card set is added to all game level pledges!
  • Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked - All cards upgraded to 305gsm Black Core!
  • Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked - FREE Old-School VHS sticker sheet for all backers at the $20+ reward levels!
  • Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked: Custom Switch and Lightning variants for the "IN SPACE" game!
  • FINAL STRETCH GOAL: $5,000: Creature Coin tokens!

 Creature Features is a fun, simple to learn game with strategy and monsters. Easy to pull out as a filler game or take with you on the road, it comes packaged in a plastic VHS case and comes in two variants - the original Creature Features, filled with monsters inspired by classic horror cinema or Creature Features In Space, featuring wacky aliens and robots. Both games are 100% interchangeable and can be mixed together to allow additional players.

Both versions of the game include five creatures, each split into nine body parts for maximum mixing, matching and madness. They also have three “Summon the lightning” cards and three “Throw the Switch” cards and instructions for playing, packaged in a plastic VHS case with full color printed outer sleeve. Each game is for 2-3 players, but both sets can be combined to play 2-7.

 Just like our previous campaigns, we will also be offering an exclusive collection of high quality enamel pins. We have been making pins for over 2 years and these minimalist designs based on the icons from the cards in the game will only be available as a collection through this Kickstarter campaign. They will be carded together on a custom backing card.

  Available Pledge Tiers:

$10 - Bzzt - Load Paper!

  • Print and Play versions of BOTH GAMES in their final format - in both Full Resolution Color and Low Ink, printer friendly monochrome.

$20 - It's ALIVE!

  • One copy of your choice of Creature Feature games and any applicable unlocked stretch goals in a custom designed VHS case! You will be able to choose which version of the game you would like in the survey at the end of the project. You will also get the Print and Play versions of the game.

$23 - Heat Shields

  • Reward includes all 4 of the exclusive enamel pins on a custom backing card. ($36 Retail) 

$50 - Double Feature

  • Contains copies of Creature Features and Creature Features in Space as well as the Collector’s Edition Enamel Pins, an exclusive postcard and the Print and Play PDF in one custom VHS case with different cover art than either other version of the game! 
  • A Kickstarter Exclusive - WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AFTER THE PROJECT ENDS! 

$175 - The Drive-In Theater

  • Contains copies of Creature Features and Creature Features in Space as well as the Collector’s Edition Enamel Pins, an exclusive postcard and the Print and Play PDF in one custom VHS case with different cover art than either other version of the game! They will also receive a pinback or magnet set of all 11 creatures, a copy of our Horror ABC book and an exclusive 5x7 sketch of your choice from Kris. This level also has FREE WORLDWIDE Shipping and is limited to just TEN BACKERS.
  • A Kickstarter Exclusive - WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AFTER THE PROJECT ENDS! 

ADD-Ons:

  • If you would like additional copies of the game, simply add $20 for each additional single copy, $23 for each additional Pin Collection or $50 for each additional Double Feature Collection desired!  

 All pledges that include a copy of the game will now get The Vampire card set for FREE! 

(One set per game, applies to the It's Alive, Double Feature and  Drive-In Theater reward levels.)



Stretch Goal #1 is Unlocked! All cards will be upgraded to better core stock and exterior finish for longer lasting, easier playing cards.

Stretch Goal #2 is Unlocked! All backers at the Base game or higher level ($20+) will now get a FREE sheet of vintage VHS Video Store inspired stickers.

Stretch Goal #3 is Unlocked!  All Creature Features In Space games will now have custom art for the Switch and Lightning cards.

Our stretch goals will be minimal for this campaign - We have tested the game extensively and apart from some cosmetic upgrades that larger order numbers will facilitate, there isn't much fluff we can add to them. However, the fluff we have decided on should be super fun if we can unlock them!

We have made every effort to make shipping as affordable as possible, but unfortunately, international shipping has gotten more expensive every year. We have been shipping products overseas for years and have negotiated the best deal we could for this game. It will have free shipping in the US and we have discounted the shipping outside of the US as well. Unfortunately, because of the smaller scale of this print run, and the fact that we will be packaging and mailing them ourselves, drop-shipping and fulfillment center shipping from other countries will not be possible. Shipping will be calculated at the time of your pledge - WE WILL NOT BE USING A PLEDGE MANAGER for Creature Features, so make sure to pledge for the game NOW - there will not be a second chance with the $1 pledge level. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Because we are packaging all of the games into the VHS cases ourselves and shipping from our top secret laboratory at Deeply Dapper, shipping will proceed quickly after the game arrives and is unlikely to be sold elsewhere until after all orders have shipped, but there is a small chance a few copies of the game may be available at convention appearances before all backers have received their games. Deeply Dapper is just a two-person operation! 

 Deeply Dapper is Kris and Lindsay McClanahan and their canine assistants Ursa and Ludo! For almost a decade, we have been sending our own brand of madness out into the world in the form of artwork, novels, enamel pins, handmade geeky soaps and more! Kris is a film and horror fan and has two podcasts: The 3D Podcasket and Robot Kraken and, with his fellow geeky friends, has recorded over Three Hundred hours of movie, game, toy and geek discussions. He is an avid game fan and it has been his dream for ages to make his own tabletop adventures that stay true to the themes of the game and capture experiences through gameplay and art. They also travel the country as "Con Artists" at comic, game and horror conventions. Keep up with their adventures, listen to their podcasts and see their convention calendar at the links below! This is Deeply Dapper's first tabletop game and we are incredibly excited about it. We are longtime fans of horror, board games and retro design and can't wait to bring this to you. We decided to make this game 2 years ago and have been playing it at conventions since then. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Risks and challenges

This is our first game, but we have been ordering Enamel pins from china for years and have relationships with a number of factories that we plan to use. We will be using the same factory for our pins that we have used for our last 20+ pin designs, we will be working with GameCrafter & Retrovision for domestic printing and are collaborating with Longpack for our card manufacturing in China. We have also allowed ourselves enough time to navigate the new world of tabletop game design and manufacturing and still deliver in time for Halloween (Or earlier)

THIS IS OUR THIRTEENTH KICKSTARTER!

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    Bzzt - Load Paper! (Print and Play)

    Load Paper backers will get a Print and Play version of BOTH GAMES in their final format - in both Full Resolution Color and Low-Ink Monochrome.

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    It's ALIVE! (One copy of the game)

    FREE US SHIPPING! Backers at this level get one copy of their choice of Creature Feature games and any applicable unlocked stretch goals in a custom designed VHS case! You will be able to choose which version of the game you would like in the survey at the end of the project. You will also get the Print and Play versions of the game.

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    Heat Shields (The Enamel Pin Collection)

    Backers at this level will survive re-entry thanks to the shiny set of Enamel Pins they will receive. Reward includes all 4 of the enamel pins on a custom backing card. FREE US SHIPPING!

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    Double Feature! (Collector's Set)

    Backers at this level get it all and save big! BOTH CREATURE FEATURES Games and the 4-pin set collected in one custom VHS Case. Also includes FREE US SHIPPING and the Print and Play PDF.

    Includes:
    • Creature Features
    • Creature Features In Space
    • 4 Enamel Pin Collection
    • Limited Edition Postcard Print
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    The Drive-In Theater!

    Backers at this level get all sorts of exclusive goodies! They get the Collector's Edition of the games, signed and numbered, the Print and Play, the Enamel Pin set and the Postcard Print. They will also receive a pinback or magnet set of all 11 creatures, a copy of our Horror ABC book and an exclusive 5x7 sketch of your choice from Kris. This level also has FREE WORLDWIDE Shipping and is limited to just TEN BACKERS.

    Includes:
    • Creature Features
    • Creature Features In Space
    • Limited Edition Postcard Print
    • 4 Enamel Pin Collection
    • Custom 5x7 Sketch
    • Eleven Pinback Buttons or Magnets
    • The Horror Abecedarium
    • Signed & Numbered copy of the Collector's VHS Case
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