About this project
Page updated on January 8, 2012.
FrankenDie is Coming to Life!
Thanks to the generous support of hundreds of backers, FrankenDie will be available for players all over the world! The process of planning and executing a Kickstarter campaign has been an amazing journey, with moments of excitement, uncertainty, elation, exhaustion, humility, and sincere triumph.
Through it all, we've learned a great deal of what it takes to make it in this industry, including a ton of hard work and sleepless nights (literally). We're not done learning, but we are committed to bringing you entertaining, high-quality, and visually stunning games. And we've built an invaluable cache of industry contacts to help keep us on track at every step of the way.
It's difficult to explain just how thankful we are, for everyone who has supported, encouraged, coached and counseled us along the way. If you could pile our gratitude up, it would be as high as a stack of every copy of Monopoly ever sold.
Thank you all for embarking on this journey with us. We can't wait to see what wondrous places this ship, named NutForge Games, will take us. And if you're just joining, FrankenDie will be available for pre-order at FrankenDie.com.
The Party Game for the Madly Insane!
FrankenDie is NutForge Games' inaugural project, and we'd love for you to be a part of it. It is a fast-paced, reflex party game for 3 to 6 players. Combining the tactile nature of dice rolling, the excitement of a "first to buzz in" mechanism, and pattern recognition to exercise your brain, we're confident that FrankenDie will bring your party to life!
You are a Mad Scientist competing to assemble a Creature from serviceable body parts scavenged from the graveyard. Once your Creature has a "lightly used" head, body, two arms, two legs and the all-important brain, it's time to re-animate it with a charge of lightning and a cry of... "It's Aliiiiiive!"
So you've seen the video, but now you thirst for the full set of rules! Satiate that need with our early draft rulebook (work-in-progress). NOTE: The game will include English and French rulebooks.
What reviewers are saying
"The artwork is fantastic! I enjoy this as a very light-style game. Ten/Fifteen minutes is all it takes. ...It's something I can play with my kids, and that we're on equal footing. I like the theme too." – The Dice Tower (Tom Vasel)
Go Mad! Get illustrated in the game before it's published!
Have you ever wanted to be a Mad Scientist, or the adorable
Creature of one? Of course you have! Well, this is your lucky day! We're
giving 16 daring backers the chance to be immortalized in the game's
artwork. Choose between being caricatured as one of the characters in
the Mad Scientists' Guild expansion, or as a Creature to be assembled from various body part tokens.
The Mad Scientists' Guild Expansion
Note: You may add the expansion to any pledge, by adding $5 per copy of the expansion (with no additional shipping charges).
As part of our campaign, we'll be offering all backers a chance to pledge the Mad Scientists' Guild expansion, with or without a copy of the game.
The Guild consists of 12 character cards, with unique special
abilities that will bring an additional, unique element into the game,
with an extra serving of theme for added flavor.
Thanks to all who supported us so far! Can we make it to $15,000? We've got some great benefits if we do (besides component quality upgrades). Here's what ALL Kickstarter backers would receive:
1. 6 new double-sided Creature cards for the base game - at $13,000;
2. A nice cloth bag to store all components (more portable); and
3. A 3" iron-on stitched Mad Scientists' Guild patch!
Note: Final artwork may not be exactly as illustrated above.
We're offering all backers the option to augment their orders with some insane swag, which no mad man or mad woman should be without!
We have the stylish "Property of Mad Scientists' Guild" t-shirt, to let everyone around you know who's boss (i.e., the Mad Scientist that made you the Creature you are today, in all your vengeance-seeking glory). [ Add $15 to your pledge, per t-shirt. ]
We're also offering these amazing,
custom lab coats, with the Mad Scientists' Guild logo stamped right
over where your heart would be (if you had one -- but you don't,
because... well... where else would you put that second brain that makes
you such an evil genius?!?). [ Add $35 to your pledge, per lab coat. ]
New to Kickstarter?
Keep in mind that you can always adjust your pledge amount at any time, regardless of what packages we create. For example, if you want 1 copy of the game + 1 t-shirt + $20 shipping (because you live outside of the USA and Canada): First click on the pledge package of your choice, then, on the next page, increase your pledge to $60 ($25 for the game + $15 for the t-shirt + $20 for shipping):
Shipping will be FREE for anyone living in the USA or Canada.
An additional $20 or $40 should be added if you have an address outside Canada or the USA (amount is listed in each pledge level description). We have pledge levels that offer multiple copies of the game specifically created to help our international customers share the shipping bill.
Thank you for taking the time to read about FrankenDie. We hope you have decided to back this project. Your support, no matter at what level, is always very appreciated.
Game Designer: Al Leduc
Illustrations: Darren Calvert
Publisher: NutForge Games
Al Leduc is a proud member of Game Artisans of Canada.
Special thanks to all of the playtesters, Game Artisans of Canada for their support, Daryl Chow for photography, and our creature models Amy and Lara.
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