(Disclaimer: This is a drinking card game and recommended for people over the age of 18 who are going to consume alcohol when playing. At no point in the cards do we refer to drinking alcoholic beverages in the instructions but there maybe drawings of pints of beer within the game and the mention of alcohol in the rules. Despite this, the game can also be played with soft drinks, but is highly recommended for adults only).
This drinking game was inspired by my book 365 Days of getting into Character; written for a friend's birthday. The book contains 365 suggestions of characters to be for the day with specific instructions to take you out of your comfort zone. It started off as a book of positive and insightful instructions but I couldn't help adding a few funny suggestions along the way. After writing the book, a new idea popped into my head to make it into a drinking game and since then I have been re-writing the instructions to suit a group of party goers.
There are 26 different cards in the deck and a few multiples of cards which brings the game to a 52 card deck.
A PDF version of the cards has been created for players to download, print and cut out; ready to play. This is available to backers in the rewards section. The instructions for the game are displayed on each card and the game is played by passing the cards around a circle, announcing your card to the group and acting out its task.
Our cards all have instructions written on them which will make everyone laugh when it comes to acting it out.
Sometimes you may find that if you have a card still in play, you end up with some beautiful combinations that either make you laugh or that you can use in your advantage to make other players drink.
The Cards in Backer Rewards.
So far the intent of Cards with Character is making the app available across most platforms rather than selling hard copies of packs of cards. That means when our Kickstarter is over, you will be the only people with the pack of cards. We may decide in the future to bring out the game as the hard copy version for purchase but that is likely to occur after the success of the app, possibly a year or 2 later. We cannot be 100% sure right now, but that gives you definite bragging rights of your rare Cards with Character pack of cards. Happy pledging!
We currently want to develop the app for the card game. With your pledges you'll receive at least a PDF version of the card game to cut out and play, but what a better way to play a drinking game than on your phone! No more leaving your pack of cards at home. Just pass your phone around a circle of players and you're off.
Here's our concept for the mobile application
Production so far.
The game has been through many stages of production before making core decisions such has buying full packs of cards and creating a prototype application.
The game started out as fine line scribbles on a stack of paper, which were game tested at birthday gatherings. The cards have had enormously positive feedback from all who have played and a lot of contributions have been made; changing, rejecting and creating new card rules. The game has also fascinated friends on social networking websites and created a lot of energy within the creators to get the project moving.
Why do we need the pledges?
We are asking for £500 to help us develop an application of the game for mobile devices. This money will go to programmers helping us make the app as well as some of the fund to help us create your rewards, such as the card packs and books.
What we're going to do!
We want to ensure we get this project finished and to a quality that you as the backers will enjoy. We have a lot of love for the project and are very excited to work on it. So, in order to make sure you guys are getting the best out of the project, we are preparing the bulk of the project before hand:
- Buying 5 packs of cards to ensure we can deliver you quality on backer rewards. We will update you on the progress of this order as soon as possible!
- Prototyping a near to final app.
- Game testing.
We are also continuously looking at the game play of the app. We are always getting feedback from friends who are games testing and we take into consideration their contributions. This means we could possibly change the way the game is played on the application and what functions we add to the user interface.
We shall update rewards and progression of the game and app during our Kickstarter.
We shall be making updates during our Kickstarter such as; Videos of game play, functions for the app and new backer rewards. Stay tuned and thank you for viewing our project!
The Book - Backer Reward #6
The book is a soft back book containing 366 days of instructions to put you in character every day. It's a quirky book that doesn't have to be followed precisely, I don't expect anyone to talk like a pirate for an entire day but throw it in when life gets a little boring. It also doubles as a colouring book!
If you've already backed and still want a version of my book, it is also available on itunes as an ibook for £2.99
Blurb: "365 Days of getting into Character is a fun book which takes you through an entire year of silly or insightful suggestions. Some days will make you laugh, others give you personable techniques and others just tell you to take some time to relax. This book was written so that every day you can get involved and is by no means a bucketlist but can be used a goal for a bucketlist if you wish."
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges to this project are with the application market places. We want to make Cards with Character available on all platforms and we're going to try our best to make this happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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