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Art. 
Facts. 
Performance. 
Humiliation. 

A celebration of depravity.
Art. 
Facts. 
Performance. 
Humiliation. 

A celebration of depravity.
Art. Facts. Performance. Humiliation. A celebration of depravity.
1,176 backers pledged $78,453 to help bring this project to life.

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TERRIBLE THINGS: The Party Game Where Everyone Loses

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Once a project goes live, Kickstarter does not allow you to change the copy in the sidebar to the right that lists the rewards you get at the various tiers. Now that we've added more cards to several of the tiers, the sidebar is no longer accurate. This is here to clarify the issue. The current reward for the $5-100 tiers are as follows:

$5

  • A downloadable PDF version of the game that you can print out yourself. This will be made available to all of our backers, whether the project reaches its funding goal or not.

$30 (add $10 for international shipping)

  • Access to the PDF version of the game
  • One (1) copy of TERRIBLE THINGS: The Party Game Where Everyone Loses
  • 50-card Kickstarter-exclusive deck

$50 (add $10 for international shipping)

  • Access to the PDF version of the game
  • One (1) copy of TERRIBLE THINGS: The Party Game Where Everyone Loses
  • 50-card Kickstarter-exclusive deck
  • Very Terrible People (VTP): A special thank you from us, included in every box of TERRIBLE THINGS
  • Your choice of one (1) of the following expansion decks (shipping Spring 2014): TERRIBLE MOVIES, TERRIBLE TV, TERRIBLE VIDEO GAMES. We will ask you which deck you'd prefer at the end of the campaign

$60 (add $15 for international shipping)

  • Access to the PDF version of the game
  • Two (2) copies of TERRIBLE THINGS
  • Two (2) 50-card Kickstarter-exclusive decks

$75 (add $10 for international shipping)

  • Access to the PDF version of the game
  • One (1) copy of TERRIBLE THINGS: The Party Game Where Everyone Loses
  • 50-card Kickstarter-exclusive deck
  • Very Terrible People (VTP): A special thank you from us, included in every box of TERRIBLE THINGS
  • All three (3) of the following expansion decks (shipping Spring 2014): TERRIBLE MOVIES, TERRIBLE TV, TERRIBLE VIDEO GAMES

$90 (add $20 for international shipping)

  • Access to the PDF version of the game
  • Three (3) copies of TERRIBLE THINGS
  • Three (3) 50-card Kickstarter-exclusive decks

$100 (add $10 for international shipping)

  • Access to the PDF version of the game
  • One (1) copy of TERRIBLE THINGS: The Party Game Where Everyone Loses
  • 50-card Kickstarter-exclusive deck
  • Very Terrible People (VTP): A special thank you from us, included in every box of TERRIBLE THINGS
  • All three (3) of the following expansion decks (shipping Spring 2014): TERRIBLE MOVIES, TERRIBLE TV, TERRIBLE VIDEO GAMES
  • The 100-card, Kickstarter-exclusive BANNED DECK


TERRIBLE THINGS
is the party game where everyone loses.

Sep 17 - tl;dr New cards. Buy them. Save TERRIBLE THINGS! | Shut Up And Sit Down \\ Game News! | Forces of Geek \\ KICKSTART THIS: F*ck Settlers of Catan, What I Want to Play is TERRIBLE THINGS: The Party Game Where Everyone Loses | Art, Fact & Performance card sneak peek

Sep 9 - We've added a new tier to give you more TERRIBLE bang for your buck! | Art card sneak peek

Sep 7 - The voodoo economics behind TERRIBLE THINGS. | Performance card sneak peek

Sep 6 - TERRIBLE THINGS passes $40K on Kickstarter, mothers weep. | Fact card sneak peek

Sep 2 - Be a TERRIBLE friend day. | Humiliation, Performance & Art card sneak peek

Aug 29 - Over $25K in 2 days! | Exclusive Performance card sneak peek | Design Taxi \\ A Party Card Game That Makes Players Do 'Terrible Things'

Aug 27 - A TERRIBLE Day 1. | Exclusive Fact card sneak peek | Kotaku \\ A Card Game That Makes You Do Terrible, Terrible Things

We've added three new 100 card Expansion Decks: TV, MOVIES, and VIDEO GAMES, available now as part of our Very Terrible People, Hail Mary and Banned Deck tiers! Read more here.

Teams of at least two join forces to complete a challenge in one of three categories: Art, Facts, or Performance. If you successfully identify the TERRIBLE THING in under 60 seconds, you advance. Should you be unable to identify a TERRIBLE THING, you must do a TERRIBLE THING by drawing from the Humiliation deck. The first team to make it to HELL wins.

ART.

FACTS.

PERFORMANCE.

HUMILIATION.

  • The Rules
  • 500 Cards: 150 Art | 150 Facts | 150 Performance | 50 Humiliation
  • 50 Exclusive Kickstarter Cards
  • 1 Game Board
  • 4 Team Pawns
  • An 8-Sided Die
  • 1 Pad of Paper
  • 6 Crayons
  • 1 Black, Non-permanent Marker
  • A 60 Second Hourglass

Earn your fun by printing a set of 100 cards, specially formatted for common business card templates available at a big box store near you. 

You'll get the boxed game and an exclusive bonus booster deck of 50 cards, shipped to your door.

We don't have VIPs, we have VTPs. As a special thanks for your added support, we'll print your name in the instructions booklet of the first edition of TERRIBLE THINGS.

Some things should never be printed. TERRIBLE THINGS is generally offensive, but the Banned Deck is entirely offensive. We could never, ever sell this. Once the Kickstarter print run is done, that's it.

Share the gift of TERRIBLE with this buy-five-get-the-sixth-for-free kind of deal. Hobby shops, holiday shoppers and hoarders are welcome!

Channel your inner monster to craft a TERRIBLE card we'll put in the game. Choose to either immortalize yourself or dedicate your creation to a TERRIBLE person.

We're throwing a devil of a launch party (21+) at the iam8bit gallery in TERRIBLE Los Angeles, CA! Come for free drinks and TERRIBLE THINGS live on stage. Back us at this level and enjoy the pleasure of subjecting yourself to public ridicule. You'll be joining the fun as a partner to a special guest.

We have big plans to maximize how awful TERRIBLE THINGS can get. As a backer at this stage or above, you're guaranteed to get a copy of all of our future releases, shipped right to your door as they come out.

Join Rob and Jack on one of three quasi-romantic TERRIBLE Adventures!

1. TERRIBLE Date

Rob will take you on the worst date of your life. Jack will record it. It's going to be awful. Travel dates subject to negotiation with Rob and Jack.

2. TERRIBLE Prose

Rob will write spoken word poetry for you and perform it while participating in the Ipecac Challenge. Jack will watch. The event will be live streamed and recorded for posterity, in your honor.

3. TERRIBLE Marathon

Rob and Jack will put on a proper movie and game marathon featuring the worst piles of garbage ever to masquerade as cinema and interactive entertainment. We'll bring a party!

Own Rob and Jack's one-of-a-kind, slightly damaged, human souls. You'll get a framed certificate of authenticity that has been blessed in a blood oath ritual. Burning the certificate will be the only way to release Rob and Jack from purgatory (Hell? We probably should have researched this beforehand). 

Passing down the document from generation to generation is encouraged.

Scar someone for life. Rob is your canvas, and the dark recesses of your innermost thoughts shall be your brush. Tattoo anything you want on Rob. This tier is subject to size and placement negotiation.

Making party games is expensive. We need to put in a minimum order of 5K units to make our awful dream a reality.

Taxes & Legal: $5,000

UPC Barcode: $765

Custom Die Tooling: $750

Shipping: $7.39/copy domestic

Kickstarter + Amazon Fees: 10% off the top, $7,500

Risks and challenges

Production

We're working with AdMagic (admagic.com), an American company from Netcong NJ, who has worked with a Chinese plant for over 10 years. They have experience delivering quality board and card games, like Cards Against Humanity. This won't be a cheap, one-off product! We hold ourselves to high standards, and we plan on delivering the best worst game we can.

Fulfillment

We want to get our Terrible game into your hands promptly.

We've learned from the many projects that have come before us that sending palettes of product to our apartments and boxing by hand will drive us insane. It's for this reason that we're going to eat the cost of having it shipped to you by someone who knows how to ship. We've decided to leverage Amazon's Fulfillment services to send our Kickstarter rewards out. As soon as our game arrives off the boat to their warehouse, it'll be on its way to you!

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FAQ

  • Backing TERRIBLE THINGS at the $100 tier gets you everything from the lower tiers, plus the Banned Deck.

    That means access to the 100-card printable PDF version of the game, the boxed game, inclusion in our list of Very Terrible People (to be printed on our website and in every box of TERRIBLE THINGS), and the 100-card, Kickstarter-exclusive, limited edition, never-to-be-reprinted, no-way-in-hell-will-you-ever-see-this-available-in-stores-or-for-digital-download Banned Deck.

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    Make Your Own Damn Game: A set of 100 cards for you to download, print and play with. Each PDF is formatted for popular perforated business card templates available from office supply stores, so you'll have something that feels like a card. All backers above $5 will receive this reward.

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    Terrible Things: You'll get the boxed game and an exclusive bonus booster deck of 50 cards, shipped to your door.

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    Very Terrible Person: We don't have VIP's, we have VTPs. We will recognize your twisted contribution with a thank you that is printed in every box. Terrible Things included.

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    Terrible Things x2: You'll get two copies of the boxed game and two copies of the exclusive 50-card bonus booster deck, shipped to your door.

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    Hail Mary: Get TERRIBLE THINGS and all 3 Expansion Decks (TV, MOVIES & VIDEO GAMES). Includes Very Terrible Person and the 50-card Kickstarter Deck. TERRIBLE THINGS + All 3 Expansion Decks = 850 unique cards. Expansion decks shipping in Spring 2014.

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    Terrible Things x3: You'll get three copies of the boxed game and three copies of the exclusive 50-card bonus booster deck, shipped to your door.

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    Banned Deck: A Kickstarter exclusive deck of 100 additional cards that are too Terrible to be included in the game. These will never be printed again. Terrible Things + Very Terrible Person included.

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    One More for the Devil: You'll get 6 copies of TERRIBLE THINGS for the price of 5! Very Terrible Person included.

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    Be Terrible: Put your Terrible Thing in the game! Kickstarter backers will receive a bonus booster pack of cards, with your name on it! Alternatively, cards can be created anonymously, or dedicated to a Terrible person. Cards will be available for free download from our website for future players to enjoy. Content subject to approval. Terrible Things + Very Terrible Person + Banned Deck included.

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    Party Of The Beast: Join us for a Terrible Things release party at iam8bit in Terrible Los Angeles, CA. This tier reserves you a spot to play our awful game with an all-star team in front of a room full of people. Travel, room and board not included. Terrible Things + Very Terrible Person + Banned Deck + Be Terrible included.

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    Forever Terrible: Receive every expansion and update to Terrible Things. Terrible Things + Very Terrible Person + Banned Deck + Be Terrible included.

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    Terrible Adventures: Pick from one of three awful excursions (TERRIBLE Date, TERRIBLE Prose, or TERRIBLE Marathon) outlined in the project description.
    Travel dates subject to negotiation with Rob and Jack. International buyers, please add $1000.
    Terrible Things + Very Terrible Person + Banned Deck + Be Terrible + Forever Terrible included.

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    Two Souls: Rob and Jasper will sign their souls away to you with a certificate of authenticity framed in rich fauxhogany. Terrible Things + Very Terrible Person + Banned Deck + Be Terrible + Forever Terrible included.

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    Shitty Tattoo: Scar someone for life. Rob is your canvas, and the dark recesses of your innermost thoughts shall be your brush. Tattoo anything you want on Rob. This tier is subject to size and placement negotiation. Terrible Things + Very Terrible Person + Banned Deck + Be Terrible + Forever Terrible included.

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