Wow! Thanks to your generous support, we have reached our goal! We're not done yet though. When I set the goal on Kickstarter at $6000, that was the minimum that I would need in order to get the game manufactured and made. If we can raise an additional $3000, we will be able to increase production, which will in turn lower production costs. If we can get to $9000 total raised, we might be able to retail the game for closer to $14.95. If that happens, as an added bonus to you, we will create an additional bonus card that is very limited in number, special for backers.
My name is Matthew Duhan, founder of Gozer Games. I've had some success and great reviews for my first card game, Zombie Ninja Pirates (it just won the Toy Man 2010 Award of Excellence). Now, I am trying to publish a new, similar game, with Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies. Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies is a quick fun card game for 2-6 players by itself. Or, it can be combined with Zombie Ninja Pirates and played with up to 10 players.
The game contains 108 high quality poker size playing cards and instructions. The game is intended for ages 13 and up, though in demos I've seen kids as young as 8 pick up and play the game. It takes only a couple of minutes to learn how to play, and a game typically runs about 20-30 minutes. There is enough luck, strategy, and fun however to keep people wanting to play again and again.
I am fortunate enough to have some amazing, award winning artists working on this game. Phil Foglio has been in the industry for years and most recently won the 2010 Hugo Award. He is best known for Girl Genius and What's New with Phil and Dixie, and he has created the Witch character. Terry Moore won the Eisner Award for Strangers in Paradise, and is currently working on Echo. He created the Fairy art. Randy Milholland is the creator of Something*Positive, which has won several Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards. He made the Werewolf artwork. John Kovalic is known in the gaming world for creating the artwork for Munchkin and Apples to Apples, as well as for his comic, Dork Tower. He has created a special version of Gilly, the Perky Goth as the Vampire artwork. Last but certainly not least, I have the same great artist, Cannes animation finalist Neko Pilarcik, returning to create the majority of cards in the deck.
What the money is for
The money raised here will go towards paying for the artists, manufacturing costs, production, and shipping of the copies of Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies. I need a minimum in order to keep the costs down and make this game reasonable to produce.
Funding here is like pre-ordering your copy of Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies. I aim to have the game retail for between $17.95 and $19.95. At the $20 sponsor level, you will get one of the first copies of Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies, signed by the creator (me) and primary artist (Neko Pilarcik), including shipping within the US. At the $35 sponsor level, you will get both a copy of Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies, and Zombie Ninja Pirates, signed by the creator (me) and primary artist (Neko Pilarcik), including shipping within the US. This will let you combine both decks into one game.
At higher levels, you will get these games plus some additional items that are pretty special. At the $50 level, you will also get a tshirt. At $100, you can get a large print of one of your favorite Action or Object cards, your choice, suitable for hanging or framing. And at $500, you can get an original piece of art from the game, signed by the artist, Neko Pilarcik.
Every little bit helps us reach our goal! Please spread the word to your friends and family, on Facebook, Twitter, and LiveJournal, in gaming stores and online. We want Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Fairies to be a big success, and with your help, it will be!
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