Everyone has a soulmate, a partner who completes them, someone who supports them in the thickest of thick and the thinnest of thin, who loves them unconditionally and electrifies them with a glance, a smirk or a touch. slash is about finding that One True Pairing. Whether it is a relationship that crosses centuries, continents or literary continuities, a true match cannot be constrained by the dictates of logic, propriety or canon.
That was the blurb that launched slash: romance without boundaries and it is something we are excited to build upon with slash 2: thirst blood.
slash 2: thirst blood is a standalone sequel to the popular fanfiction shipping game slash. Players compete to create the One True Pairing by choosing popular culture figures from their hand of cards to pair with the character chosen by the matchmaker. If the matchmaker chooses your card, you win the round and score those points. If they don't choose your card, you can petition the table to override the matchmaker by telling a short fanfic story of your choice.
We would love it if you did that, unfortunately at this time there are no copies left for sale!
Besides, we think slash 2 is a better, more refined game. We have included new tips, game modes, and hundreds of new characters from a broader base of fandoms. Years of playing and selling slash have taught us a lot about our audience, who they want to ship, and how they want to play. We have taken those years of observation and feedback and baked them into the new game. And, since slash was first launched dozens upon dozens of new fandoms have exploded onto the scene; we certainly weren't going to ignore those!
Furthermore, we promise less typographical errors than you are likely to find in our original game.
Cash flow! Games by Play Date is a completely boot-strapped company. We don't have deep-pocket backers and our families won't let us put our houses in hock. Since manufacturing costs take the form of large, upfront, cash deposits we need to raise a modest chunk of capital to meet what we believe the inventory demand for slash 2: thirst blood will be.
400 cards of brand new characters
1 sheet 'o' rules and regulations
a 2 piece box
*final product may not include ghosts
"Slash: Romance Without Boundaries is officially dethroning Cards Against Humanity " Oprah Magazine, June 2016
"You guys are gonna love this." Game Grumps (with Dodger and Chad Quandt)
"Great game -- I evangelize about it everywhere I'm playing games." Greta Christina, author
"All the hot Niles on Starscream action you could ever want." Alex Roberts, Backstory Podcast
"I think it is an incredibly compelling idea, one that was begging to be made into a real game." BoingBoing.net
"1.0 out of 5 stars 'Very biased and mean-spirited descriptions of the lead Supernatural characters.' Bykkenon, Amazon starred review
"Yeah, I think Games by Play Date has a hit on its hands." Justin McElroy, Editor, Polygon.com
"The game is called SLASH, and it's a bit like Cards Against Humanity, but in the world of slashy fanfic. IT IS HILARIOUS." Gail Simone, writer Batgirl, Secret Six, Clean Room
"It’s everything I could have imagined." Marah Eakin, AV Club
"Your ultimate card game has arrived." - Aja Romao, The Daily Dot
"I really like this idea" - Kirk Hamilton, Kotaku.com
"I love LOVE this game and I cannot wait to get my grubby hands on it and play it with all of my friends, then make new friends to make THEM play it. That's how excited I am." - Filamena Young, Gaming as Women
"Quite possibly the geekiest party game ever conceived... a wicked blend of story-telling, arguing and making dirty jokes. If you play Slash and don't get into at least one screaming match or laughing fit, you need new friends." - David M. Ewalt, author Of Dice and Men
Games by Play Date is a game design and publishing studio centered in Southern New Hampshire. We make analog games that interest us and are fun to play. Sometimes our games are about:
• shoving heaps of treasure into your satchel (Pack the Pack)
• collaboratively traveling though your favorite sci-fi show that never got made (Hearts Blazing)
• wearing frouffy collars and having coins thrown at you (The Show Must Go On!)
• learning patience and empathy so you can help a friend in distress (Bad Habit)
Meg, Dan and Glenn are the principal operators of GPD, though we owe unquantifiable kudos to our players, play testers, friends and family.
For some reason Kickstarter makes you enter this text in a separate field, thereby ruining our layout and headers. Thanks a lot Obama.
Risks and challenges
slash 2: thirst blood will be the 5th Kickstarter campaign from Games by Play Date. To quote the bearded guy at the end of The Matrix: Reloaded "...we have become exceedingly efficient at it." We have a strong record of satisfied backers because of our experience in print publishing and crowdfunding. We have a reliable manufacturer, Ningbo Lijia Industry Co., LTD., on board to provide an exceptional quality product in a reasonable timeframe. We have worked with Ningbo on numerous projects in the past few years and they have never failed to meet our rigorous expectations. After the campaign, Games by Play Date will maintain regular (at least once per month) updates to backers and the public relaying all relevant manufacturing, delivery and fulfillment news.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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