Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Deckbuilding Game
Use your STUPID MINDS to build a deck of heroes from the Ed Wood classic "Plan 9 from Outer Space" and save humanity!!
In 1959 Edward D. Wood Jr.'s magnum opus, “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, first graced the silver screen. The film would eventually gain Ed worldwide fame....but not in the way he'd hoped. The film is (quite wrongly) labeled “the worst film of all time”…and while it does have many flaws…there is a fascinating charm to the movie and the story that Ed was trying to tell.
In the film, aliens (the kind from “up there”) have put their 9th plan into motion with the goal of destroying the earth before humanity can destroy the entire universe by converting rays of sunlight into the ultimate weapon of death — the Solarnite Bomb.
The plan they have chosen involves resurrecting the recent dead — and they succeed at doing this…to an elderly man, his oddly vampiric looking wife, and a police detective they kill, who looks like he’d have a very successful career as a professional wrestler.
These three ghouls stand between you and the aliens themselves — you must build your deck to use the abilities of the film’s heroes, Jeff and Paula Trent, Lieutenant Harper, Colonel Edwards, and Patrolmen Larry and Kelton to defeat the alien invasion at various locations from the film before they succeed in their plan of destroying humanity!
Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Deckbuilding Game is an easy to learn and fast to play 1 - 4 player co-operative game of world shattering proportions!
In Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Deckbuilding Game you will be building a deck of heroic characters from the film, which you and your friends will be using to defeat Eros, Tanna, and their resurrected ghouls.
The Aliens (the kind from "up there". -- yes...we're going to do that every time) are represented by an Encounter Deck -- the Encounter Deck includes ghoul and alien (the kind from "up there") cards, as well as Random Encounters that affect gameplay, Criswell Predicts cards that can both help and hinder players, and even Horror cards that -- when drawn -- must go into a player's hand
Cards from the Encounter Deck move through 3 Locations (which are randomly selected at the start of the game) from the movie. Each location has a unique rule or ability that affects gameplay at that location.
If Aliens (the kind from "up there") or Ghouls successfully move through all the locations there are special effects on their cards that will affect the game in a way that negatively affects players.
If the Encounter Deck runs out before the final boss Alien (ok...we're tired of it too...we'll stop) cards of Tanna and Eros have been defeated, then Plan 9 has been successful -- and humanity has lost!
If, however, you can defeat them before the final card from the Encounter Deck is drawn, you and your friends will have saved humanity using your stupid minds...your STUPID, STUPID....eh...sorry...got a little carried away there...
The Plan 9 Deckbuilding game features over 250 cards that recreate some of your favorite scenes from the movie -- and include movie-inspired game features like "Sudden Night" and "Criswell Predicts" cards that affect gameplay.
(If you want a close look at what cards are included, and how the plastic insert of the box is organized -- CLICK HERE )
The game comes with a foldable paper game mat, but an Ultra Deluxe cloth mat with a rubber underside is available as an upgraded option. The game also comes with a molded plastic insert for the box to make it easy to organize all your cards, so that setting up the game is simple and fast.
Every version of the game you back will include ALL UNLOCKED STRETCH GOALS!
- 200+ Cards
- 1 Foldable paper game mat
- 1 Rulebook
- 1 Molded plastic insert to organize your cards
- 1 Deluxe collectable box
The Ultra Deluxe Cloth Playmat is the perfect companion for Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Deckbuilding Game.
- 14 inches by 24 inches
- Thickness: 1/16 an inch
- Smooth cloth top with rubber bottom for traction
- Vibrant Colors
- Machine Washable
Before we wrap this up - let's talk about availability. Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Deckbuilding Game is only going to be available here on Kickstarter. "Why?" you ask?
Because - let's face it - there is a limited market for a deckbuilding game based on "the worst movie of all time". Printing is the biggest concern we have with this game (or any game really). If you over print - you end up with a bulk of games that sit in a warehouse. When that happens, the owners of those warehouses charge you rent, essentially, for your games to sit there, and it can very quickly become a cost nightmare.
With this game, we want to make sure and print just enough to meet whatever demand there is for the game...BUT...that doesn't mean we want to leave retailers out in the cold!
We have a retailer backer level -- and if you are a retailer, please do consider backing for that $1 so we can give you more details on all the options we have for you as a verified retail business.
After the Kickstarter is over, if we reach our funding goals, we will move into production on the game -- there is a good chance we will have to over print slightly, and any of those extra copies will first be made available any retailers who might want them, then we will sell what is left online until we run out -- but other than that -- this is it.
One Last Thing --
If you've never seen Plan 9 from Outer Space you can watch it right here --
Risks and challenges
This is our 4th Kickstarter -- and we've learned A LOT from the previous Kickstarters -- for example -- it's VERY important who you partner with to manufacture your game -- and who you partner with to fulfill your game.
Which is why Panda Game Manufacturing will be printing the game, and Ship Naked will be our fulfillment partner -- these two companies have been invaluable to us in the past, and we believe they will help us ensure a smooth delivery for Plan 9.
The artwork for the cards is complete, with the exception of some of the possible stretch goals -- but artwork requirements are very minimal for the game. We have baked in a generous amount of time in our delivery estimate with the hopes of delivering this game BEFORE that date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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