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A Card Game for Commuters
A Card Game for Commuters
A Card Game for Commuters
388 backers pledged AU$ 14,257 to help bring this project to life.

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The funding campaign has ended, which means the kickstarter rewards have too. 

But don't worry, you can now pre-order the retail version of everything at our website.
touchedon.com/#shop

First things first! Go to www.touchedon.com for all the extras and Melbourne quirk. There you can read more about our characters, design your own undercover inspector and DING! DING!

 

Touched On is designed and illustrated by Dylan Thorn and Oscar Jackson (Dyl & Oscar) and the theme song is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.

 

 

  

 

 

Touched On

A tabletop party game for 2 or more players where you 'accidentally' abuse Melbourne's public transport network.

Trams, Trains, Buses & People 

In Touched On, your goal is to get your characters home or out to that rad new restaurant you just saw on Broadsheet, without touching on and without getting caught!

Certain characters can only catch a certain tram or bus line, while others are a bit more flexible with their fare evading approach. Allowing for some close to the chest tactics, I'm from out-of-town bluffing and Steven Bradbury finishes.

Authorised & Undercover

Inspectors or M8's as we like to call them are dealt out to each player at the start of the round, getting caught by one means you must collect all of the character cards currently in that carriage. Putting them back into your hand to start their journey to cheap dumplings all over again.

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Power cards

There are more Power cards than can be played in one round, keeping you on your toes as you might never know exactly what Melbourne and the other commuters are gonna do.

Power cards are both obtained and played throughout a round. Players can stock up by:

  • Filling up a tram line to max capacity.
  • Successfully Inspecting someone.
  • Not being able to play any cards from your hand.
  • Random events like a sand storm or white night.

 

 

  • Full Colour PDF ready to play before the campaign ends.
Print & Play: A Full Colour PDF of the full game to download, print, and play.
Print & Play: A Full Colour PDF of the full game to download, print, and play.

 

The Game!!! A True PT> experience (without the smell.)

  • 4 Tram Lines
  • 36 Character Cards
  • 12 Power Cards
  • A Mix of 8 Inspectors
  • Safety and User Manual

Everything in this box is 100% inspired by Melbourne and the Victorian public transport system. And we have big wonderful plans on how to make fun of it and be part of this great gaming community.

Touched On: a tabletop party game of accidental fare evasion and undercover inspectors. Found in rewards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Touched On: a tabletop party game of accidental fare evasion and undercover inspectors. Found in rewards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

 

Enjoy a slice of suburbia with a daily commute to the cul-de-sac on Australia’s most dramatic bus.

  • Bonus Bus Line 902
  • 9 Character Cards 
  • 6 Power Cards 
  • A Mix Of Inspectors

This is a booster card pack for Touched On based off an iconic Australian TV show. Something to add more players, more sugar & more fun.

Neighbus Booster Pack: Includes 9 of your favourite characters from the hit Australian show Neighbours. Found in rewards 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Neighbus Booster Pack: Includes 9 of your favourite characters from the hit Australian show Neighbours. Found in rewards 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

 

 

M8's In Colour is a limited edition colouring book about Melbourne.. illustrated, designed and printed in Melbourne.

  • Melbourne Artist Print Inside (Artist To Be Decided)
  • Risograph Printed Cover
  • 36 Risograph Colour-In Pages
  • 200mm x 280mm 
  • Saddle Stitched
     

If you enjoy drinking coffee while you busk under the Southern Star, or find yourself doing some post Revolver Graffiti, then this might be the book for you... or maybe not.

M8’s in colour activity book and print: 36 pages of colouring, print and sticker fun. Found in rewards 5, 6 and 7.
M8’s in colour activity book and print: 36 pages of colouring, print and sticker fun. Found in rewards 5, 6 and 7.

 

Put your feet up on the seat and don't worry about being fined. Bring that lovely tram ride feeling along with you wherever you go, with these tram seat inspired socks!

  • One Size
  • 65% Cotton, 35% Nylon/Lycra
  • Made in Melbourne
  • Limited Number* Available for Pickup & Delivery Before Christmas

Unisex socks. A Dyl&Oscar // C2-class BumbleBee Tram collaboration.

Touched On Socks: A pair of Melbourne made, tram seat inspired socks. Found in rewards 4, 6 and 7.
Touched On Socks: A pair of Melbourne made, tram seat inspired socks. Found in rewards 4, 6 and 7.

 

 

 

 

You and a friend slipped in your copy of the game!

There are 36+ fare evaders in the game, two of which can be you, a friend, a family member or a strangers dog.

  • Send us photos and characteristics of two people/things
  • Names and descriptions to put on the cards
  • They'll be made into playable character cards

If you have a unusual request or 2 just isn't enough, contact us and we can talk it out :)

You on a card: Your very own character card based on you or a friend. We will illustrate a card based on whatever information you give us, and slip it into your copy of the game. Found in reward 7
You on a card: Your very own character card based on you or a friend. We will illustrate a card based on whatever information you give us, and slip it into your copy of the game. Found in reward 7

 Add-ons

Simply add the correct value to your pledge to get as many of anything as you want. Prices shown in AUD

 

 

 

 

We’ve always thought of Public Transport as a bit of a game in itself, which we play as we brace against tornadoes of tram sand, get spat out of the city loop, leap-frog trams for the fastest route, and pick out the undercover inspector in the crowd before it’s too late. 

And while we always make sure we’re Touched On, we’ve often wondered if fare evading could be worth it, and if the savings could outweigh the odd fine. 

As commuters ourselves, Public Transport is so embedded into our way of life. We’ve payed for the ticket to ride this big old rickety network with little say on how it works or the rules around it. All we can do is make fun of it.

 

 

 You Can Support Us By.....

Special thanks to Jordan (Voice over Artist), Isaebella, Tobias, Corey, Everyone involved, You the backer and all people from Games Laboratory Incubator in Melbourne.

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION
Drawing from our experience as designers in the print industry, and some thorough research. We believe we have what it take to produce a high quality game for you. We're planning on producing Touched On with the same company that printed Cards Against Humanity, which is just about the best you can get.
As for the rest of the rewards such as the socks and the colouring book, these will be made locally in Melbourne which will speed everything up and allow us to keep a closer eye on everything.

SHIPPING & FULFILMENT
Shipping can add significant delays, And can sometimes get out of control. We'll be accounting for anything that goes missing by producing extras. Other than that, there could be slight delays. Our main objective here is to be as open and honest with the backers throughout the whole process.
For our European backers, shipping to you can be more costly due to import duties and customs fees. Luckily we've got friends over there! Which will allow us to ship everything from within the EU.

CURRENCY CONVERSION
We'll be getting paid in AUD, but we'll be paying the producers of the cards in USD. This means that a big change in the exchange rate could put us below budget (or give us some extra cash spend!)
The socks and colouring book will be made in Melbourne, so we don't need to worry about them.

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    Two of your very own character cards based on you or some friends.

    We will illustrate two cards based on whatever information you give us, and slip it into your copy of the game.

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