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Immortality: The Game (A Board Game)

A character building board game. Set in the near future. Build a character that can live forever before your opponents.

Immortality: The Game (A Board Game)

A character building board game. Set in the near future. Build a character that can live forever before your opponents.

$4
pledged of $6,125pledged of $6,125 goal
4
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 3 2019 1:27 AM UTC +00:00.

About

This game started as a conversation about the many crazy paths to immortality in pop culture. Cyborgs to Vampires or keeping a brain alive in a jar to uploading a brain,  my friend and I went through a bunch of scenarios and laughed. Then I realized that we may be closer to this reality than we think.  What better way to talk about it than over a board game. So I just started drawing out a spaces on a poster board, put the ways to live forever across the top and just kept going.  Eventually, I had a game. I play-tested with friends, and non-friends and every one had fun.  Rules are here: https://jduncanlick.com/wp-content/uploads/wordpress/Rules.v4.4.pdf

Please check out the video demo  here.

The game relies on Characters doing things, Experiences.  Like the game of Life, you can get married or take a vacation.  To reflect the now and beyond though, you can also create an app, robot or clone. Experiences give you Attributes, most of the time, and Attributes lead to success in Immortality: The Game. Here is an example: 

Robo Dog

The Green text corresponds to a more typical live and grow scenario, the yellow is usually about learning and mastering skills (smarts) and the red builds character and toughness (grit) in more harsh ways. So the dollar sign and the fist and the book symbols are attributes gained for spending 2 Actions to Experience the Action of Robo Dog.  Simple!

The small amount of profit for this project will go to create the final pieces of art for the Characters, which are already in the works.  For Example: 

Tilda Corbane

Has already been started: and will look more like: 

New Tilda Corbane

The Characters will match up to the very awesome board and tile graphics, check out the video again, I tacked on a demo to the end of the trailer or go here.

Attributes have also been cleaned up, here are a couple.  They are all clean and all the same size etc.

Cash
Smarts

A little bit about me, I’ve lived a life; career, kids, marriage, college; all of it. I just wondered what it would take to achieve this goal.  Immortality.  Seems like humanity is close, would be nice right, but I’m not sure I would even want to live forever.  Maybe just achieve the goal of this game.  This project has been so fun and inspiring to put together.  What started as a mid-life crisis, 'I just don't want to get old' conversation, turned into a fun, more gritty yet more fantastic, modern game of Life. Thank you for taking a minute to check this out.  And thank you so much if you back it.  -Jeff aka J. Duncan Lick

Risks and challenges

Risks are pretty low for this one. I’m only doing a tiny number of these. The game is done and playable now. I'm just adding art, which I can do, slowly, but this kickstarter will allow me to share the game and get the art fast.

Mostly, the risk is that my backers won’t enjoy this game as much as I want them to. There is so much theme and story here that I truly believe that you will be sucked in and be engaged and have fun.

I am risking taking some time away from family and friends to get it done.

If I lose my character artist that would cost me more time to find another one. However, I’ve build in a time cushion and if it goes well we will be done early.

There is risk in my time and tools too. I’m redoing the graphics with new tools and that will take some time and effort.

I like to think this is an 'old school' kickstarter project. I'm not a company really, well I am, but I've never sold anything like this, just a guy in his basement who has always loved games and is finally doing one. If that kind of story appeals to you, you know what to do. I see a lot of games here from many game companies that I admire and buy games from and that is great! But that is not this (this is not that), Immortality: The Game will be a little rough around the edges.

The mechanics, rules and theme will be there, if you like games that are not super complicated but have some meat to them you will be like this one. I am making every effort possible to make it beautiful. I believe this game will be many hours of fun and something you will want to play more than once and show to and play with your buddies. Thanks again. -Jeff aka J. Duncan Lick

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