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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 31 2019 2:05 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi I'm Ben, the creator of Propose a Roast. Not only do I love playing games, I'm also a big fan of insult humor. We all have to be able to laugh at ourselves once in a while, and that's what Roasts are made for! Most people know a Roast as just hurling an insult at somebody for the sake of being mean. But getting Roasted is an honor. A Roast can sometimes be about serious insults; but it's also about being surrounded by friends, well wishers, and loved ones who can have fun joking about themselves and others! I created Propose a Roast to bring that kind of Roasting experience to everyone's tabletops! 

Propose a Roast has been through an incredible journey: from it's conception at a birthday party, to being playtested for 100+ hours on a college campus, to winning big in a competition. Check out some testimonials and video game beta footage under Our Story past the rewards section!

Let's make you a Roast Master!

See our rewards list for a full list of rewards

Where it all began


I first got the idea for Propose a Roast at my Grandfather's birthday party in February 2018. 

During the party we were all seated at the dinner table and my Aunt stood up with a glass in  

her hand. We assumed she was going to toast Grandpa. Instead she spent a full 2 minutes

roasting him! We were all silent for a bit until Grandpa exploded with laughter and

 so did the rest of the family. It was such a wonderful experience that Mom joined in, my 

Cousins joined in, I joined in! Having some lighthearted fun at someone's expense from the 

ones you care about is a fun and hilarious experience, and I was determined to gameify it. 


 College tested

I continued to develop the rules and Roast Cards over the 2018 summer leading into my

 senior year of college at The College of New Jersey. It was time to playtest Propose a Roast.

 I printed 200 Roast Cards, instructions, and got tons of pencils. I began playtesting with

 my friends, friends of my friends, their families, and offered free food to random students to 

playtest Propose a Roast. After about 5 months and 100+ hours of Playtesting I was 

confident that Propose a Roast was perfected and innovative. The key innovation points 

incorporated into Propose a Roast are: 

High replay value: With player generated responses and Roast Cards being applied to different players, Propose a Roast gives you the most entertainment per dollar spent, each Roast Card merits a unique response for the individual being Roasted, and different players at the table means different scenarios and responses.

No explicit content: Propose a Roast has 200 Roast Cards and none of them have explicit content on them (except for the adult expansion pack sold seperatly) this widens the range of people you can play with without it becoming awkward. Control the tone used for your Roasting experience with your own responses, your responses can be anything but kind!

Reusable: With player submitted responses, we decided to use dry erase materials so players wont have to hunt around for pieces of paper and extra playing materials. Not using paper means less trash generated when you play. 

Play with anyone: Propose a Roast is loads of fun whether you're playing with people you know, or who you're meeting for the first time. Feel free to be creative with inside jokes  people you know, and get creative with people who you are meeting. Discover people's style of humor, or share hilarious inside jokes with other players to become closer with them. 

Hear what actual playtesters had to say:

Playtester testimonials

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The video game

Propose a Roast is so fun on tabletop that I decided that it would be great online

 as a video game too! I brought on my friend Thomas Holland (not spiderman) to assist in

 developing the video game version. On the video game version, I'm bringing the Roast

 to the livestreaming environment. My goal is to have content creators and streamers 

connect with their fans and subscribers via the roast. Viewers will be able to submit 

Roastworthy  responses directly from chat to the game for the live streamer to directly 

interact with. 

Check out our development progression below. 

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The competition

I entered Propose a Roast into my college's business plan competition: The Mayo Business 

Plan Competition where we faced about 60 other business plans. I made the first prototype 

of Propose a Roast and presented it to the esteemed judges. I even Roasted a professional 

judge during the semi final round and they had such a great itme that they advanced my 

team to the finals! Propose a Roast was lauded as a "uniquely innovative and fun game" on 

stage in front of a hundred spectators. 




Thanks for stopping by, check out our full list of rewards and bring the roast to your tabletop! Have fun laughing at others and yourself. As Spongebob says:

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Risks and challenges

Propose a Roast has been playtested, prototyped, and perfected as a game.

To ensure the best productions and fulfillment, I'll be using the best in the business. I'll be using AdMagic, the leading manufacturer of board/card games to manufacture Propose a Roast, and I'll be using Amazon FBA fullfillment service for fulfillment.

The video game is being developed in house by my teammate Thomas Holland, and the risk and challenge associated with this is potential delays in development due to design pivots.

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    ROASTER

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    Thank you so much for your support! Get ready to have fun at your friend's, family's and your own expense! You'll get the full game with 200 Roast Cards, 15 Dry Erase Response Cards, and 10 Dry Erase Markers (with eraser tip).

    To order multiple copies, just add another $25 for each copy. Propose a Roast is an excellent gift for those friends and family who want to roast others!

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    ROAST MASTER

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    - Adult Roasting Expansion Pack
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    My humble personage bows before your generosity! Not only will you get Propose a Roast, you'll also get the Adult Expansion pack, with all the nasty, dirty, 18+ Roast Cards for your twisted Roast session. Also included is access to the Propose a Roast digital Beta!

    Beta access will be available September 2019

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    ORIGINAL ROAST MASTER

    -Propose a Roast
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    -Original Roast Master T-Shirt

    Beta access will be available September 2019

    Im honored by every Original Roast Master out there and thank them to no end! Not only will you flex your insult humor, but flex that you are part of the select few people to be Original Roast Masters!

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    OFFICIAL ROAST MASTER

    -Propose a Roast
    -Adult Expansion Pack
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    -Original Roast Master T-Shirt
    -Create and add a Roast Card to the game (signed by you)

    Beta access will be available September 2019

    Words can't describe the gratitude I can express, so along with all the awesome rewards above, I'll let you add a Roast Card to the game and get full credits for it (must be approved to be Roastworthy and not rated 18+).

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    ULTIMATE ROAST MASTER

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    -Original Roast Master T-Shirt
    -Create a Roast Card
    -Signed first ever rendition of Propose a Roast (used in competition/playtesting)

    Beta access will be available September 2019

    This is the ultimate above and beyond for the ultimate Roast Master. I'll be sending each one of you a personalized thank you video and you'll be immortalized on our website! I am including something special in this tier: the first ever prototypes of Propose a Roast that went on stage and won us big in the Mayo Business Competition, signed by the Propose a Roast creator.

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    LOCAL BUSINESS ROAST MASTER

    -10 copies of Propose a Roast
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    Welcome local game shops! Let's turn your customers into Roast Masters!

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