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$2,590
pledged of $21,500pledged of $21,500 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 22 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

 *Need more information? Ask me at taylor@musiciansaremonsters.com.

Be the first band to finish the tour around the U.S. with at least one human member remaining to be crowned victorious in this debut board game from Future Space Dust Games.

This fresh, tabletop experience centers around simple-strategic gameplay, sudden plot twists, and retro-feeling art design that screams less is more.

 Each player begins with a band consisting of 4 members - all at risk of turning from a human into a monster throughout the game.

Rock out shows across 9 major American cities including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and even a cruise ship festival.

Manage your Playing Cards to determine if your upcoming show is a success or a bust. Each turn, you may draw 1 card from the draw pile, or grab the top facing card in order to prepare for your upcoming show.

Looks like your upcoming show in Seattle is going to be a success, but if you didn’t have the matching show symbols than one of your band members would turn into a monster!

Strategize with your...

...to sabotage your opponents and push your band along.

Watch your back, because this game, just like a tour, is going to be a blur, and around every turn is the danger of turning into a monster.

  • (1) 600 x 500 mm (basically 24" x 20") matte and linen game board.
  • (16) 63 x 88 mm (poker size) band member/monster cards.
  •  (36) 63 x 88 mm (poker size) Tour Cards.
  •  (52) 63 x 88 mm (poker size) Custom Musicians are Monsters Playing Cards.
  • (4) Meeples, (3) Burnouts, and (1) Black Dice.

How to play with just you and your buddy:

Same rules apply as the normal game but release [1] Burnout (from the starting position) after the first player passes Los Angeles. Release the other [2] Burnouts (from the starting position) after the second player passes Los Angeles. From here, play resumes as normal but each player will roll a Burnout roll after their turn is finished. You can move any Burnout you’d like. Bear in mind, you must follow the [6] Burnout rules and yes, there may be times where a Burnout that you rolled for ends up landing on your player turning him/her into a monster - get over it, it’s a tough business.


*Reward Notes:

  • The Print-n-Play version of the game will also be included with any purchase of the actual game itself (V.I.P. Access version + Retail version, the whole merch booth).
  • The T-shirt can be purchased be selecting the shirt reward or grabbing "The Whole Merch Booth". Same goes for the skyline poster.

Having played in bands for the last decade, and feeling burnt out, Taylor McCleskey decided to pour his creative efforts into something new, off the stage, during his musical hiatus in 2018. The result… Musicians are Monsters. 

With over 3 million streams worldwide, Taylor's original music project, Beach Tiger, is back up and running with live shows underway and new studio material. 


 **All images, playing cards, and board designs are protected under US copyright law.

Risks and challenges

Musicians are Monsters marks two debuts for Future Space Dust Games - an entry into the gaming community and Kickstarter. An online presence for the game has been growing steadily for over a year with a focus on organic engagements rather than quick robot "adds." Research into successful crowdfunding campaigns has led to tactical moves in the promotion and the actual profile itself. Being able to secure write-ups in not just gamer reviews but also music blogs and musicians' social media handles will allow the opportunity for this campaign to reach a wider audience.

I taught myself Adobe Illustrator to see this dream come to life, and I put that same enthusiasm and attention to detail into researching different manufacturers - not just on paper but through actual prototype orders. I have decided to go with Panda Games Manufacturing. They have helped create some of the most incredible games in the new community from Campy Creatures to Above and Below. Visit "pandagm.com" for more information.

Because this is my debut, I am out to make an excellent first impression. I am a salesman/account manager by trade (when I'm not out playing music) and will use the same style of professionalism, and prompt addressing of customer's questions/issues to ensure I build a loyal brand following that will long surpass this first game's legacy.

Finalizing a partnership with a fulfillment company is of topmost priority and will not be taken lightly. I am looking to align my company with agencies that have above-the-bar reviews, seasoned in the gaming/shipping community, take pride in their work, and are customs friendly to not just the US and Canada but also EU and Australia.

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    Backstage Pass

    Join the fanbase, follow the tour, and get an all-access pass to the aftershow party pledge manager (for late pledging post-campaign)!

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    Print-n-Play-n-Rock!

    Can't wait to get your hands on the physical copy?! Start playing as soon as the campaign is over with a digital copy of the game.

    +PDF files of everything you need to get it on the table at your next game night. Just supply your own deck of cards, piece together the board, and find some playing pieces in your "catch-all" drawer to hit the road before the real deal hits the shelves.

    *Must have a printer to get rocking ;)

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    City Skyline Poster

    Sometimes you feel so much love from an audience that you never want to leave their city. Well, now you can at least take a piece of their town with you.

    *You decide which city (Austin, Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Nashville, NYC, Cruise Fest, or Miami), and after you pledge, drop me a line at taylor@musiciansaremonsters.com with your name and choice(s).
    *11" x 17"
    *Stock matte paper.
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    **Frame not included.

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    The Classic Black T

    I don't think you can beat a graphic-T band shirt beneath a worn-in jean jacket. Distressed Musicians are Monsters logo on a comfortable black shirt. Don't leave the show without grabbing your own.

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    THE GAME! V.I.P. Access

    $5 off the retail price for all you wonderful fans who are the first in line to enter the venue!

    *Limited quantity available.*

    "It's time for the headliner... The reason you all came tonight... Musicians are Monsters - the game!

    +Includes the Print-n-Play version

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    THE GAME! Retail Edition

    "It's time for the headliner... The reason you all came tonight... Musicians are Monsters - the game!

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    The Whole Merch Booth

    You want it all? Go ahead and get it all, and save yourself $10 by buying the bundle all at once!

    +Pledge manager access
    +Print-n-Play game
    +City skyline poster
    +Classic black T-Shirt
    +Musicians are Monster the board game

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    Get Cartooned Into the Game!

    +A cartoon "you" will be drawn into the actual game board as a fan in the audience.
    +A copy of the game
    +The classic black T
    +A skyline poster of your choice
    +Print-n-Play copy of the game

    Just send me a picture of yourself being the best rock-n-roll concert fan and you will forever be etched into the game ;)

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