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Most Funded Unfunded Project on Kickstarter


Dear Munchkins of Oz, 

I know we're all still a bit sad Oz never hit its funding goal and was relegated to the dustbin of history. This project was my 2nd attempt at building a game atop the world and story contained within the Oz books. Perhaps it was never meant to be? 

But lessons were learned from the mistakes made and I've applied that knowledge to numerous situations and projects since. My most recent project, "Out of the Woods" is a solid example of that learning. 

Ten classic tales are presented as a physical Card Game, Illustrated Story Book, Coloring Book, and collection of Art Prints. The name is clear, the rewards are simple, and the art/story presentation in line with what you've come to expect from my projects. There are no technical obstacles to overcome, no massive development teams to manage. Just straightforward design, writing, art production, and physical manufacturing. 

From the Cinders
From the Cinders


This project will help me get back on my feet as an independent creator after 10 years at the helm of Spicy Horse. Its success will allow me to build towards bigger, more ambitious projects, but would also open a door into an ongoing series of illustrated fairy tale books and card games. With your help I can began a decade-long exploration of the world's darkest and most loved fairy tales. 

So, what do you say? You took a chance on an adventure into Oz... Now I ask you to join me on a journey through the woods. 

Out of the Woods is live on Kickstarter now. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Don't Get Eaten
Don't Get Eaten

 From Shanghai with Love, 

American & Lulu

Out of the Woods Kickstarter - Preview


"Out of the Woods" is American McGee's latest foray into twisted fairy tales. Ten tales presented as a table top card game, illustrated book, and collection of art prints.

Only 3 days until the campaign launches. We've opened the Kickstarter Preview Page with the final campaign trailer, artwork, and reward levels.

Check it out. Give us feedback. And get your wallets ready!

We’re still offering a free PDF version of the illustrated book to anyone who joins the Mysterious Mailing List before the campaign goes live.

Out of the Woods - Project Poster
Out of the Woods - Project Poster


"Out of the Woods" - The Next Kickstarter!


Dear Backers,

Thank you SO MUCH for your support of Ozombie! While we didn't ultimately reach our goal, I really appreciate all the feedback and encouragement you all contributed. 

Now... I'm launching a new Kickstarter mid-July, 2017! And I'd love to have you all along right from the start.

"Out of the Woods" is a collection of ten famous fairy tales twisted into a card game, book, and collection of art prints.

"Out of the Woods" - Logo
"Out of the Woods" - Logo


This time around I've selected Bluebeard, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, 3 Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Pied Piper. Some really incredible art and story is being developed as I write this post.

For the narrative theme, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about morality and behavioral development in a world less and less influenced by religion. While I myself am an atheist, I believe important life lessons must be passed to us by some method – religion, literature, and/or caregivers. This was the original purpose of fairy-tales – to scare children into acting morally and cautiously as they matured into adults.

Could a collection of classic fairy tales with a dark (re)-presentation serve to help parents convey life lessons, warnings, and common sense to their kids? Hell, I know a few adults, myself included, who could use a reminder of those lessons!

“Out of the Woods” contains a dual meaning in this context – one, that we’re never *really* out of the woods… in life, there’s always another Big Bad Wolf hiding along our paths. And that while we’re in the woods we must be prepared for the next wolf attack. Death is probably the only escape from the woods we’ll ever encounter – so best to be prepared for a life of tests and obstacles.

Will you join me in helping to shape the project and drive it to success? Let's go on a walk through the woods!

You can sign up for early bird specials, exclusive news, and involvement in the development process by visiting the "Out of the Woods" Facebook Page and signing up for the Mailing List.

From Mysterious with Love,

-American (and Lulu says "Hi!")

18 hours left to place an order!

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The Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter/PayPal store will be closing at 8am PST on Monday. 18 hours left to get your orders in. HURRY.

This will be your ONLY chance to order OZ art.


P.S. The image below was not included in Friday's update. It is available to order now.

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Still want that Oz art?

We're preparing to shut down the Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter PayPal store. On Monday, it will close and the Otherlands art will be counted and finalized, never to be available again.

However, by popular demand (did you guys start a petition?) I've added the best selling "OZombie" posters to the store.

If you're still hankering to get them, go go go! They'll only be available through Monday!

Head to BackerKit and sort by Oz. You'll find them all there.



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