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Rookie Mage GamesBy Rookie Mage Games
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Rookie Mage GamesBy Rookie Mage Games
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$10,357
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
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backers
27hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 25 2019 1:00 PM UTC +00:00.

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DON’T GET STABBED! is a party card game where you get to kill your family and friends (for pretend). The game is inspired by slasher films from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, but made lighthearted enough for everyone to enjoy.

One player is the KILLER. The rest are VICTIMS.

The killer wins by killing all the victims. The victims win by escaping.

Everyone takes turns drawing cards. If a victim gets three STAB cards, they DIE! But they can use ACTION cards to avoid getting stabbed. And they can use COMBO cards for a chance at escaping.

But the killer has special powers. If the killer draws a STAB card, they can put it back in the deck wherever they want. And the killer can use ACTION and COMBO cards to thwart the victims’ attempts to stay alive. 

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DON’T GET STABBED! will ship from a professional fulfillment warehouse inside the United States once the final production copies of the game arrive. 

International shipping will be available. However, DON’T GET STABBED! and Rookie Mage Games is not responsible for any taxes, fees, or import duties that may incur from shipping internationally. 

A lot of time has already been spent researching the production process and working directly with manufacturers and freight companies to make sure the production is as smooth as possible.

Production quotes have been obtained from multiple manufacturers and the final decision will be based on how many games will need produced to fulfill the Kickstarter rewards.

With any project produced overseas, the biggest risks come from delays in production, shipping and customs. 

DON’T GET STABBED! is nearly complete. There may be some adjustments to the art and the instructions but those will be minimal. The production version will mirror almost exactly what you see in the Kickstarter project. 

I'm estimating that you will have your copy of DON'T GET STABBED! in October. This does seem like a long time, but with production and freight, it does take a while to get the final product. I promise I will do everything in my power to get the game into your hands as soon as possible. 

Jordan McLaughlin founded his company, Rookie Mage Games, in 2018 to bring his passion for rambunctious fun to others.

Born and raised in Central Ohio, Jordan was the kid that organized the superhero games at recess and made his cousins perform in plays he wrote (which they loved but refuse to admit it).

Jordan watched his first scary movie, Scream, at a friend’s house when he was 14 (don’t tell his parents).

He was instantly hooked and quickly became a fan of slasher flicks from the 80’s, such as Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street.

As an adult, Jordan graduated from the University of Akron before moving to the Columbus, Ohio area to pursue his career. He kept his love for creativity by making fake movie trailers, video games, and escape rooms to torment his family members.

Now, those years of creative experience and affinity for scary movies have culminated into DON’T GET STABBED!. Jordan worked late evenings at the public library to design the mechanics, create the artwork, and plan production.

Jordan currently resides in New Albany, Ohio with his partner Alex, who is really tired of being forced to play test this game all the time.

Risks and challenges

A lot of time has already been spent researching the production process and working directly with manufacturers and freight companies to make sure the production is as smooth as possible.

Production quotes have been obtained from multiple manufacturers and the final decision will be based on how many games will need produced to fulfill the Kickstarter rewards.

With any project produced overseas, the biggest risks come from delays in production, shipping and customs.

DON’T GET STABBED! is nearly complete. There may be some adjustments to the art and the instructions but those will be minimal. The production version will mirror almost exactly what you see in the Kickstarter project.

I'm estimating that you will have your copy of DON'T GET STABBED! in October. This does seem like a long time, but with production and freight, it does take a while to get the final product. I promise I will do everything in my power to get the game into your hands as soon as possible.

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