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More adventures for No Thank You, Evil!, the ENnie Award-winning game of make-believe for creative kids and their families.
More adventures for No Thank You, Evil!, the ENnie Award-winning game of make-believe for creative kids and their families.
More adventures for No Thank You, Evil!, the ENnie Award-winning game of make-believe for creative kids and their families.
744 backers pledged $60,112 to help bring this project to life.

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As we cross into the last week of this Kickstarter, we need your help reaching out to other families. We are a small company and we rely on social media and word of mouth to let other people know about our game. That's where you come in!

By sharing this video on Facebook and this video on Twitter, we can reach hundreds of other families who have never heard about No Thank You, Evil!. If even just some of those families back this Kickstarter, that’ll really help us hit stretch goals and give us more reasons to create other expansions for No Thank You, Evil! in the future.

UPDATE Nov 7: YOU DID IT! You got 50 shares of the Facebook video and 50 shares of the Twitter video, so Shanna posted a video of herself reading Lucy Lawful and the Awful Waffle! (If you’re not familiar with Lucy Lawful, it’s a super-fun book that’s available as part of the deluxe version of No Thank You, Evil. You can grab it in the I WANT TO BE EVEN MORE AWESOME! level.)

 

No Thank You, Evil! is an award-winning tabletop game of creative make-believe, adventure, and storytelling. In No Thank You, Evil!, each player creates a character based on a couple of cool, descriptive, imagination-firing traits. The Guide (a special role often played by a parent or older sibling) presents a dilemma, and the players set off on an adventure of the imagination. Along the way they use their character’s special skills, companions, and equipment to overcome obstacles—perhaps fighting a slime monster, winning over the suspicious mayor, or beating a rabbit at a race. Whereas conventional board games constrain players’ actions, No Thank You, Evil! sets kids’ imaginations free: Their options are limited only by what they can think up. Together, the players create a story as they work together to make their way through the adventure. For more detailed info on the setting, game rules, and characters, visit the No Thank You, Evil! web site.

The Standard Edition of No Thank You, Evil! contains everything you need to play, all in a beautiful, sturdy box designed to be easy for children to use. It includes:
No Thank You, Evil! rulebook
Let's Go On An Adventure! adventure book
• Five dice
• Character sheets
• Cards for characters, creatures, and cyphers
• Game tokens

No Thank You, Evil! was released in March, and is available at specialty tabletop game stores and from the Monte Cook Games website. This Kickstarter campaign is funding two expansions for the game.

This Kickstarter offers two new expansions to No Thank You, Evil!

STORY, PLEASE! An Adventure-Building Deck For No Thank You, Evil!

Story, Please! is a 100-card deck stuffed full of evocative art and creative ideas, letting you quickly build hundreds of unique adventures for No Thank You, Evil!

It's easy: just combine an engaging STORY card with one or more cool PLACE and PERSON cards to outline your quest. Then give your adventure a surprising TWIST, and some cool STUFF. Map and handout cards complete the adventure. The deck is the same size as the cards in the original game, allowing you to use it with the Creature and Cypher Cards from that game.

Story, Please! prototypes
Story, Please! prototypes

 

UH-OH, MONSTERS! An Adventure Expansion for No Thank You, Evil! 

Uh-Oh, Monsters! is an adventure expansion that includes everything you need to run new adventures for No Thank You, Evil!

Claws and Paws: The Monsters You'll Meet! This creature book is chock-full of monsters, humans, aliens, robots and tons of other walking, talking, fighting, biting creatures you’ll encounter in Storia. Learn more about the Monster Museum, discover quirks, and learn how to make your own monsters.

Lairs and Scares: Let's Go on Wild Adventures! This adventure book offers three brand-new adventures for No Thank You, Evil!, all with fun monster themes. 

Creature Cards: 30 new creature cards (that match the format of the cards in the original game) for quick-and-easy reference.

Creature Standups: 15 creature standups, letting you bring creatures to life right at the table!

STORY, PLEASE! You’ll receive Story, Please! in both print and PDF format.

STORY, PLEASE! & UH-OH, MONSTERS! You’ll receive Story, Please! in both print and PDF format. You’ll also receive Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF format. You’ll also receive all Green stretch goals we reach during this campaign.

I ROLLED A WILD SUCCESS! You'll receive Story, Please and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF format. You'll also receive all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign. 

I’M NEW TO NO THANK YOU, EVIL! You’ll receive the standard version of No Thank You, Evil! in both print and PDF format. You also receive Story, Please! and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF format. You’ll also receive all Green stretch goals we reach during this campaign.

(If you’d like to get all the stuff offered by this campaign, check out the I WANT TO BE AWESOME or I WANT TO BE EVEN MORE AWESOME backer levels!)

I WANT ALL THE NEW STUFF! You’ll receive Story, Please! and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! You’ll also receive all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign.

I WANT TO BE AWESOME! You’ll receive the standard version of No Thank You, Evil!; Story, Please!; and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF format. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! You’ll also receive all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign.

I WANT TO BE EVEN MORE AWESOME! You’ll receive the deluxe version of No Thank You, Evil!*; Story, Please!; and Uh-Oh, Monsters! You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! You’ll also receive all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign.

*The deluxe version of No Thank You, Evil! gets everything in the standard edition, plus: 
• A larger, deluxe box  
• Extra tokens 
• A pad of character sheets
• A set of five reusable character sheets
• Character standups
• A storybook called Lucy Lawful and the Awful Waffle  
• Two sticker sheets
• My Storia Travel Guide & Passport activity book
• A deck of equipment cards
• A cloth map of Storia: The Land Next Door! 

I'M A HERO OF STORIA! Your child's imagination in the game! You get all the rewards offered by the I WANT ALL THE NEW STUFF level! Plus, one of our artists will take your child's original drawing of a creature or monster (it must be their own design and cannot be based on another company's creation) and turn it into an art piece which will be included in Uh-Oh, Monsters! Your child will receive credit in the book, as well as an electronic copy of the artwork and a print signed by the artist! You'll have to provide us with a clear, clean copy of your child's drawing.

You get Story, Please! and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! Includes all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign.

I'M A MONSTER MAKER! Your child's imagination in the game! You get all the rewards offered by the I WANT ALL THE NEW STUFF level! Plus, one of our artists will take your child's original drawing of a creature or monster (it must be their own design and cannot be based on another company's creation) and turn it into an art piece which will be included in Uh-Oh, Monsters! Your child will receive credit in the book, as well as an electronic copy of the artwork and a print signed by the artist! You'll have to provide us with a clear, clean copy of your child's drawing.

You get Story, Please! and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! Includes all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign.

I’M A RETAILER! This one is for retailers only, and we'll verify that you're a retailer before sending your reward. You’ll receive 4 copies of Story, Please! and 4 copies of Uh-Oh, Monsters! in print format. We'll also send you a special kit of promotional and point-of-purchase materials, and promote your store via our website and social media in the weeks before the game's launch. We anticipate you'll receive your product before it becomes available through conventional distribution channels, and you are welcome to offer it for sale ahead of the official street date. (NOTE: We anticipate that you will have Story, Please! as much as three months ahead of street date. We intend for that to be before Christmas, but we can’t guarantee it.)

 

 

 

We've hit five stretch goals so far, and with your help, we can achieve even more! 

Here's how the Random Wheel of Stretch Goals Works: every time we hit a stretch goal, we're going to roll a d6 and see which stretch goal we achieve! 

Our next goal is set at $60,000. If we hit that, we will make Flying Colors: A Story Coloring Book!
 

 

 

REWARD FULFILLMENT  Soon after the No Thank You, Evil! The Adventures Continue Kickstarter campaign ends, we will invite you to review your pledge on BackerKit. This allows you to confirm your pledge and add anything that you might have missed.

While we use BackerKit to organize backers, pledges, and add-ons, we don’t fulfill rewards through them. Instead, your rewards from this Kickstarter campaign will be fulfilled through the MCG Shop, which puts you, the backer, in charge of redeeming them at your convenience.

Here’s how it works: when your rewards are ready, we’ll send you an email with a coupon code to redeem them. You decide when to use the coupon, and give us your correct shipping address. If you have multiple rewards coming, you may delay redemption of some and bundle them together if that’s more convenient for you (or you'd like to save on international shipping costs). We guarantee a product will be in stock for you as one of your rewards for at least one year after the product's release date. This applies to all methods of shipping described below.

If you move between reward shipments, you won’t need to tell us, since you’ll simply enter your new address the next time you redeem a reward. If this is a gift and you want to ship it directly to the recipient, simply enter the recipient’s shipping address as the Ship To address when you redeem your reward.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING We offer USPS basic shipping within the United States for free. If you’re super-eager to get your rewards, you can upgrade to a higher shipping class, but you’ll be charged accordingly at the time of fulfillment.

SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EUROPE* Your reward will be filled by our shipping center in the UK. The cost of shipping is not included in your pledge. You will be charged shipping at the time of reward redemption. However, it will be much less expensive than paying for shipping from the US to you, since you will not be charged importing/customs fees.

The UK shipping center ships to the following countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING International shipping is not included in your pledge. (Backers in the UK or Europe: please refer to the previous section, above.)

International shipping is expensive. We don’t have any control over that, and we can’t accurately predict what shipping rates will be at the time of fulfillment. If you’re an international backer and have questions about shipping rates, we recommend you visit the USPS website to get an estimate. Please also be aware that you are responsible for import duties, taxes, and brokerage fees, and that we must comply with international law and cannot mark your reward as a gift or as a zero-value item.

If you have multiple items coming as rewards, you can mitigate shipping costs by waiting to have several of them shipped together. We guarantee that each reward will be available for a minimum period of one year from its official release date.

To ease the burden of international shipping costs, we subsidize all non-UK/Europe international customer orders and backer reward fulfillment orders with a $10 discount. You’ll pay the shipping costs at the time of fulfillment, minus the $10 discount, which is automagically (and invisibly) applied through the inner workings of the MCG Shop (you won’t see the discount reflected on your order, but it is applied to all international orders outside of the UK/Europe). In other words, if the cost to ship the parcel to you is $52, you’ll pay $42. The $10 shipping discount is applied once per parcel, not per item.

 

Risks and challenges

Monte Cook Games is an experienced publisher of roleplaying games, including the ENnie-award winning game, No Thank You, Evil! This is the 8th game-related Kickstarter that we've launched. All our previous campaigns have been successful and jam-packed with rewards, and we’ve delivered nearly 200,000 rewards on schedule.

But every publishing project carries risks. We have a small staff, so if one of our team gets eaten by an argle-blargle, it would have a bigger impact on our work than a larger company might see. And we rely on outside suppliers and shippers for printing and manufacturing, which involves possible risks there we can’t foresee or control. But we deal with those concerns all the time, and continue to put out high-quality work on schedule.

Of course, there’s always the danger of ninja attacks, zombie flash mobs, or aliens landing. But our staff is spread out across the country, so we’re unlikely to all be wiped out at once. Unless it’s aliens.

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    STORY, PLEASE!

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    STORY, PLEASE! & UH-OH, MONSTERS!

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    I'M NEW TO NO THANK YOU, EVIL!

    If you don't already own No Thank You, Evil! this is the level for you! You get the standard version of No Thank You, Evil!; Story, Please!; and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF. Includes all Green stretch goals that we reach during this campaign. (See Timeline for expected delivery dates of each item)

    If you’d like to get all the stuff offered by this campaign, check out the I WANT TO BE AWESOME or I WANT TO BE EVEN MORE AWESOME backer levels!

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    I'M A RETAILER!

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    I WANT ALL THE NEW STUFF!

    You get Story, Please! and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! Includes all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign. (See Timeline for expected delivery dates of each item)

    Includes:
    • Story, Please! (print and PDF)
    • Uh-Oh, Monsters! (print and PDF)
    • Extra Character Sheets (24 sheets)
    • Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (set of 5)
    • Extra NTYE Dice (Set of 5)
    • Be Awesome! T-shirt
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    I WANT TO BE AWESOME!

    You get all the things you need to Be Awesome! This includes: Story, Please!; Uh-Oh, Monsters!; and the standard version of No Thank You, Evil! in both print and PDF. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! Includes all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign. (See Timeline for expected delivery dates of each item)

    Includes:
    • No Thank You, Evil! (standard version, print and PDF)
    • Story, Please! (print and PDF)
    • Uh-Oh, Monsters! (print and PDF)
    • Extra Character Sheets (24 sheets)
    • Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (set of 5)
    • Extra NTYE Dice (Set of 5)
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    I WANT TO BE EVEN MORE AWESOME!

    In the original No Thank You, Evil! Kickstarter, we offered The Box of Awesome, a gorgeous upgraded box full of extra goodies. We have a very limited number of these available and you can get one now!

    You get Story, Please; Uh-Oh, Monsters!; and the deluxe version of No Thank You, Evil! in both print and PDF. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! Includes all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign. (See Timeline for expected delivery dates of each item)

    Includes:
    • No Thank You, Evil! (deluxe version, print and PDF)
    • Story, Please! (print and PDF)
    • Uh-Oh, Monsters! (print and PDF)
    • Extra Character Sheets (24 sheets)
    • Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (set of 5)
    • Extra NTYE Dice (Set of 5)
    • Be Awesome! T-shirt
    • Gift Kit
    • Early Playtest Access for Uh-Oh, Monsters!
    • All Stretch Goals (Green and Orange)
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    I'M A HERO OF STORIA!

    Your child in the game's art! You get all the rewards offered by the I WANT ALL THE NEW STUFF level! Plus, we'll include your child in the art for Uh-Oh, Monsters! Your child will be depicted interacting with (fighting, riding, taming, hanging out with--whatever they choose) a NTYE creature of their choice in a half-page piece of art that's included in the book. You'll also receive an electronic copy of the artwork, as well as a print signed by the artist! You'll have to provide us with a suitable image of your child between the age of 3 and 11.

    You get Story, Please! and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! Includes all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign. (See Timeline for expected delivery dates of each item)

    Includes:
    • Story, Please! (print and PDF)
    • Uh-Oh, Monsters! (print and PDF)
    • Extra Character Sheets (24 sheets)
    • Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (set of 5)
    • Extra NTYE Dice (Set of 5)
    • Be Awesome! T-shirt
    • Early Playtest Access for Uh-Oh, Monsters!
    • All Stretch Goals (Green and Orange)
    • Your Child's Image as a character in Uh-Oh, Monsters!
    • Your Child's Image as a character (digital and signed print)
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    I'M A MONSTER MAKER!

    Your child's imagination in the game! You get all the rewards offered by the I WANT ALL THE NEW STUFF level! Plus, one of our artists will take your child's original drawing of a creature or monster (it must be their own design and cannot be based on another company's creation) and turn it into an art piece which will be included in Uh-Oh, Monsters! Your child will receive credit in the book, as well as an electronic copy of the artwork and a print signed by the artist! You'll have to provide us with a clear, clean copy of your child's drawing.

    You get Story, Please! and Uh-Oh, Monsters! in both print and PDF. You also get extra character sheets (24), Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (5), an extra set of dice, and two t-shirts (one to wear, one to share). In addition, you'll get early playtest access to Uh-Oh, Monsters! Includes all Green and Orange stretch goals we reach during this campaign. (See Timeline for expected delivery dates of each item)

    Includes:
    • Story, Please! (print and PDF)
    • Uh-Oh, Monsters! (print and PDF)
    • Extra Character Sheets (24 sheets)
    • Write-on/Wipe-off Character Sheets (set of 5)
    • Extra NTYE Dice (Set of 5)
    • Be Awesome! T-shirt
    • Early Playtest Access for Uh-Oh, Monsters!
    • All Stretch Goals (Green and Orange)
    • Your Child's Creature recreated by an artist in Uh-Oh, Monsters!
    • Your Child's Creature recreated (digital and signed print)
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