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"It's like D&D meets Whose Line is it Anyways!" - Playtester
"It's like D&D meets Whose Line is it Anyways!" - Playtester

Welcome to the exciting and hilarious world of IRPMUS! We can’t begin to express how excited we are to be working on this game for you!

IRPMUS Ultimate Role Playing Game (URPG) introduces an innovative style of role playing by incorporating elements of RPGs, LARPs and improv. If you enjoy fantasy themed role playing with an emphasis on collaboration, improvisation and laugh-out-loud fun, then you’re going to love IRPMUS URPG!

IRPMUS URPG is designed for gamers who love to role play and improvise in an action oriented manner. IRPventures are ideal for 2 to 5 players and can be played in about 90 minutes. Everything needed for game play is included in the IPRMUS URPG sourcebook. IRPMUS URPG requires minimal setup time, with mechanics intentionally designed for fast paced, humorous role playing.

Every IRPventure is broken out into 3 main sections to facilitate a coherent story. We call those sections “Acts”. Each Act has one or more objectives that you strive to reach. The players and the GM work to reach that goal, encountering monsters, traps and other events along the way.

In IRPMUS URPG, you choose who among you will be the players, and who will be the game master (GM). IRPMUS URPG is designed to allow you to easily swap those roles for each and every game. Like most tabletop RPGs the players will play a character, and the GM plays monsters and NPCs. What’s unique about IRPMUS URPG is that you don’t choose your class, race, personality traits and skills of your character; instead they are suggested to you! Similarly, as GM your job is to prepare the IRPventure by determining a few small details such as settings, but monsters, treasure, traps and other content are all suggested!

One of the strongest components of IRPMUS URPG is the mechanics of how suggestions are tied into the game as well as into IRPventures. They’re used to ensure that no two games will ever be the same! Race and class suggestions can be as simple as “Human Warrior” or more spectacular such as the realm renowned “Pixie Bard Dentist”. You may encounter a “Shambling Ghoul” or the fearsome “Rainbow Unicorn Kitten”. Class, race, treasure, personality traits, skills, weapons, monsters, traps and other content are all part of the suggestion mechanics.  And best of all, YOU will help us decide which suggestions go into the game!  Simply choose a "Crier" level reward option and your suggestion will go straight into the sourcebook!

The goal for everyone playing is to take those suggestions and make them come to life through your imagination and role playing creativity. This is the real fun in IRPMUS URPG, and what separates it from other RPGs! As mentioned, as a backer of our Kickstarter project YOU have the opportunity to help create some of the suggestions that all IRPMUS URPG players will use! (And we will credit you in the game for that suggestion!). We believe this unique and exciting approach enhances the game for everyone.

The completed IRPMUS URPG sourcebook will be a minimum of 200 pages, and will include everything you need to play. It’s highly likely the sourcebook will grow in size as we continue to add content to the game. The release date is scheduled for February 2013 - if our Kickstarter campaign is successful.

We've dedicated countless hours to the creation of IRPMUS, and have enjoyed every single nanosecond of it! It's a game we love and a game we believe in, and something we know you will truly enjoy.

In addition to the game development and design, we've worked with artists David Nash and Brian Kelley to create IRPMUS concept art. Some of this art will be shared with you here, and on our website during our Kickstarter campaign.

We're extremely excited to have game designer, author, award winner and creative genius Matt Forbeck writing the foreword for our sourcebook! That alone makes IRPMUS worth its weight in gold pieces!

IRPMUS will be a final product of our collective blood, sweat and tears, and something we'll continue to happily pour our gaming souls into!** 

**Clarification. Actually, there hasn't been any blood spilled - so far anyway. We've perspired a little bit, only because we work in really hot rooms while eating spicy food. And, after all, we’re gamers, so what else would you expect? In regards to the tears we've shed a lot of those, but only due to nonstop, uncontrollable fits of laughter and mild panic attacks throughout the design process.

We’ve created 17 unique reward levels with a goal of providing fantastic things to everyone at every level! We understand that you have a lot of great projects to choose from, and are honored that you would consider backing us.

IPRMUS URPG is an imaginative, hilarious and fantastically fun game that's available in softcover format at the Pig Snouted Goblin level for only $35. The Mother Lode is the best value of all of our rewards, packed with as many goodies as we could stuff in the rewards box for $100.

The one year access subscription to exclusive IRPMUS URPG items on PlayNHGames.com will include downloadable content such new IRPventures, additional suggestions, musical scores (to be used in IRPventures), video and other great items. These downloads are meant to enhance your IRPMUS URPG game play, as well as entertain! All of this unique content is exclusive to the website subscription and will not be included with the base game.

As mentioned in the “Our Game” section, the suggestions in IRPMUS URPG are critical to driving game play. We have a number of rewards available that allow you to contribute your own suggestions to the game (and we will credit you for your unique creation!). Your suggestions will be used by everyone who plays IRPMUS URPG, making you a contributor to the game's fun and success! These suggestions can be simple or out-of-this-world crazy ideas. The only limit is your imagination.

We're open to nearly any suggestion you wish to invent, as they will all play an important role in IRPMUS URPG. In the event you inadvertently create a suggestion that’s extremely offensive, we will work with you to revise it, or allow you to submit another.

We're hoping to raise $3,500 so we can enhance our game's sourcebook with spectacular art. Our concept art was a great start, but we have a long ways to go before we can fill the book with custom images from cover to cover.

Because we're huge fans of crowd funding, and the opportunity it presents to people who otherwise may never get their creative projects off the ground, we are committed to Kicking It Forward! Once IRPMUS URPG is produced, and all costs for the game have been paid, we will kick forward 5% of all profits to other Kickstarter campaigns.  

We created three additional stretch goals, each of which is listed below. We have great ideas in store for other stretch goals if we're lucky enough to meet, and pass our initial three. The current stretch goals are as follows:

Stretch Goal ($5000): Unlock Additional Suggestions! We'll add 50 additional suggestions to the game. This goal is available to everyone receiving a softcover copy of IRPMUS URPG at the Mohawk Kobold level and above.

Stretch Goal ($6500): Unlock Music for Your Ears! Everyone at the Mother Lode level and above will receive our first downloadable album of eight .MP3 songs from IRPMUS LIVE!

Stretch Goal ($8500): Unlock "Settings" Suggestions! Anyone who pledges at the Mother Lode level and above has the opportunity to add one "Settings" suggestion to the game (and we will credit you for that suggestion!). Settings can include a great amount of detail, or be as simple as "underwater cave system" or "the kitchen of the world's most famous zombie". We'll create a new .PDF book called "IRPSettings" and incorporate your suggestions with ours. Anyone who pledges at the Mother Lode level or above will receive a .PDF copy of this book.

We want to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone who contributes to this project. We appreciate any and all pledges and support you can give us. Please help spread the word so your friends and family, and even your quirky next door neighbor who stares at you with his hauntingly vacant eyes, can enjoy IRPMUS Ultimate Role Playing too!

Don Schlising and Jesse Theiler of Notting Hill Games

Risks and challenges

Managing all the aspects of game design, reward procurement and the finances (to ensure there's enough money to pay for all the reward costs) are our biggest challenges.

Combined, NHG has over 30 years of business experience directly managing these kinds of challenges.

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    CHEER SKELETON: You rattle your bones in show of support! $2 gets your name listed on the "Wall of Fame" at PlayNHGames.com!

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    MOHAWK KOBOLD: Your pride for this pledge glistens brighter than the gel in your hair. You receive a .PDF copy of the IRPMUS, Ultimate Role Playing Game + your name acknowledged in the book and listed on the "Wall of Fame" at PlayNHGames.com + a personal tweet expressing our undying gratitude!

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    PIG SNOUTED GOBLIN (PSG): The smell of your freshly printed copy of IRPMUS Ultimate Role Playing Game rivals the sweet aroma of a field of sheep! You receive a printed softcover copy of the IRPMUS URPG + a .PDF copy of the IRPMUS URPG + your name acknowledged in the book and listed on the PlayNHGames.com "Wall of Fame" + a personal tweet expressing our undying gratitude! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    IMPRESSION - CHRISTOPHER WALKEN: You wanna be cool? Who doesn't? Well now you can be the envy of all your friends with this awesome Christopher Walken .mp3 message parody you can use as your voicemail greeting! You get everything at the PSG level + this customized voice message from Jason Stephens parodying Christopher Walken! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    MONSTER CRIER! Oh yeah, this is the one you want! You get everything at the PSG level + YOU submit 1 "Monster" suggestion which will be included in IRPMUS URPG! That's right, you make up your own monster (or use the one that lives under your bed), and we'll include it...and credit you with its creation! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    TRAP CRIER! You say you're the sneaky sort and prefer stealth over brawn? You've lived to talk about your encounter with the trap of exploding battle axes?! Well this one's for you. You get everything at the PSG level + YOU submit 1 "Trap" suggestion which will be included in IRPMUS URPG! You make up the trap and we'll include it...and credit YOU with its creation! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    RICHES CRIER! So you'd rather think ahead, eh? Prefer not to dip into your 401k early? Every good adventure needs treasure and this is where you come in. You get everything at the PSG level + YOU submit 1 "Treasure" item suggestion which will be included in IRPMUS URPG! Yup - you create the item and we'll include it..and credit YOU with its creation! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    INTERESTING STUFF CRIER! You're the creative type. Your cool ideas don't really fit into a category - we get it. That's why you're here. You get everything at the PSG level + YOU submit 1 "Interesting Stuff" suggestion which will be included in IRPMUS URPG! Uh huh - you create the item and we'll include it...and credit YOU with its creation! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    MISCHIEVOUS BARD: Music is the heart and soul of a good IRPMUS, and if you're a talented musician (or just eager to pluck strings or pound keys) this is the level for you! You get everything in the PSG level + we'll work with you to record a 1 minute or less musical piece that will be included in our first release of the IRPMUS Music Pack. That's right, your cool talents will be a permanent part of IRPMUS and we'll credit you in the game and on our PlayNHGames.com "Wall of Fame"! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    MOTHER LODE: The day has finally come! You always knew you would find it, but where are you going to put it all?! This is the best value around! You get 2 softcover copies of IRPMUS URPG + 2 .PDF copies of IRPMUS URPG + a Christopher Waken parody voicemail + 2 suggestions which will be included in IRPMUS URPG + 1 year subscription to PlayNHGames.com exclusive membership content area, granting you the title "Noting Hill Gamer" + All stretch rewards hit. You will be credited in game for your suggestions! You get to pick and submit two of the following suggestions: Class, Race, Treasure, Trap, Monster, Personality Trait, Weapon or Interesting Stuff. Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    STARVING MINSTREL: Your parents always said you would never amount to anything. That your pursuit of becoming a famous musician was nothing but a waste of time. Well, they were right. But that’s OK. We can still use you for the IRPMUS URPG. You'll get everything at the MOTHER LODE level + we'll work with you to record a 1 minute or less musical piece that will be included in our first release of the IRPMUS Music Pack. That's right, your cool talents will be a permanent part of IRPMUS and we'll credit you in the game and on our PlayNHGames.com "Wall of Fame"! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    BLAME SOCIETY REWARD: You'll get everything at the MOTHER LODE level + a numbered, personalized, autographed picture of the original IRPMUS LIVE! cast: Matt Sloan, Brad Knight, Aaron Yonda, Jason Stephens, Steve Mitchell, Don Schlising and Jesse Theiler will all sign this original photo just for you! There will only be 10 of these in all the universe. You are very special. Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    PYGMY TYRANNOSAURUS: Your tiny little arms can't snatch up the goodies quick enough! You'll get everything at the MOTHER LODE level + digitally signed, autographed black and white illustration by David Nash of a single monster suggestion of your choosing + we will include your suggestion in a demonstration video of the D&D Monster Man, performing your monster, that we'll include on our YouTube channel, immortalizing your creation. Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    ENTERPRISING MERCHANT: This is our retailer level. Others have come to rely on your amazing selection of IRPMUS products! You get 6 softcover copies of the IRPMUS URPG + 6 .PDF copies of IRPMUS URGP + your name acknowledged in the book and listed on the "Wall of Fame" at PlayNHGames.com " + a personal tweet expressing our undying gratitude! Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $25 USD to all orders.

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    IRPMUS URPG - VIRTUAL!: You get everything at the MOTHER LODE level + The orcs of Notting Hill Games will host a virtual play session with you and up to 3 of your friends on Google+ or similar medium. Free shipping to US customers. International customers must + $20 USD to all orders.

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    IRPMUS LIVE! - Madison: If you want the most hilarious, unique fantasy-themed improv show, performed for up to 40 of your closest friends in Madison, WI at the home stage of Monkey Business Institute, this is the one for you. Plus, we'll deliver 10 softcover copies of the IRPMUS URPG + 10 .PDF copies of IRPMUS URPG + your name acknowledged in the book and listed on the "Wall of Fame" at PlayNHGames.com + a personal tweet expressing our undying gratitude + all the riotous fun of the show + some food and beverage will be on us!

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    IRPMUS LIVE! : If you want the most hilarious, unique fantasy-themed improv show, performed for up to 40 of your closest friends at a location of your choosing* then this is where you do it! Plus, we'll bring you 10 softcover copies of the IRPMUS URPG + 10 .PDF copies of the IRPMUS URPG + your name acknowledged in the book and listed on the "Wall of Fame" at PlayNHGames.com + a personal tweet expressing our undying gratitude!
    Notting Hill Games will team up with Monkey Business Institute for a 1.5 hour IRPMUS LIVE - Fantasy show! We'll sign autographs, do character impersonations and give you the greatest entertainment experience of your life!!! ******Note: we will perform anywhere within 150 miles of Madison, WI - no exceptions! Any expenses associated with the performance location and its facilities are your responsibility.

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