About this project
Billionaire Banshee is a quick and easy game to play. Each turn one player grabs both a Perk and a Quirk card. This combination of cards represents a potential lover that player could spend the rest of their life with. Everyone then puts either a Date or Deny voting card face down, to represent what choice they think their friend will make. Individually each player flips their voting card and explains why they believe this is the perfect, or worst match for their friend. In the end, the player who's turn it is reveals how they voted, and why. Everyone that guessed correctly gains a point. This is a conversation building card game. You'll be shocked by how your friends answer. How could someone be okay with dating a mate with tentacles, but have a problem with dating a wizard? Why would someone deny a billionaire, but date a lover with a toaster oven mouth? These are probably questions you never thought you'd be asking about your friends, but that's why this card game exists!
Awesome Indie Game Cameos Incoming!
I can't be the only person who saw Octodad and wondered what sort of person would date someone who is secretly an octopus, could I? The kindness and awesomeness of several indie game studios allows me to announce today that we'll have the following game cameos in Billionaire Banshee:
- Octodad by Young Horses
- Go Home Dinosaurs by Fire Hose Games
- Guacamelee by DrinkBox Studios
- Blood Alloy by Suppressive Fire Games
- Roundabout by No Goblin
The specifics of how each of these games will be featured in cards is still being figured out, but here's an example...
This is really exciting for me, and I'm sure for players who know these games. If you don't know the games mentioned above, click on the studio and you'll be linked to their sites. Seriously, these are all really cool games that deserve your attention.
Some games are fun to play with your filthy, degenerate friends, and other games are geared towards making boring family get togethers more enjoyable. Some people like the most ridiculous conversations possible, and others want a more intense, grounded game experience. I don't pretend to know what weird way you want to play Billionaire Banshee, but I've made it easy for you to adjust the game on the fly. On both the front and back of each card is a symbol that lets you know what type of content the card contains...
*image in video shows an outdated Sexy icon
So why crowdfund Billionaire Banshee? As you can see, with a one person team, costs are being minimized as best as possible, but it's still expensive to make a custom card game. After playing the game with friends, co-workers, family, or strangers, consistently there was feedback that this is a game they would want to be able to buy. This happened every time the game was played and so the feedback was taken seriously, and work was done to do a full release. It's been attempted to be a good value too. There are plenty of other card games with much fewer cards for the same cost (especially if the extra card stretch goals are hit). This can't be made without financial help, and hopefully you agree that Billionaire Banshee should exist.
I realize some backers may want to pledge to one tier, but get a reward from another tier. If you want an extra copy of the game, add $20 to your pledge. If you want a shirt, add $35. If you want a pillowcase, add $70. Just please note that this is the case on your pledge, so I know which extra items you want.
Risks and challenges
The timing for when the cards will get done is an estimation, but could slip if I have to make the full extra 200.
Some designs will likely adapt during production.
It is my first Kickstarter, so I'm sure surprises will pop up, but I'll keep backers informed, and make sure to get them a great final product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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