FrankenDie is a game of dice rolling, frantic dashing to the graveyard, body part gathering and racing to reanimate your creature. Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 8, 2012.
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.
Thanks for asking the question. Once the campaign is successfully funded, we will be asking for your size requirements on any T-Shirts and Lab Coats that you requested as part of your pledge package.
Excellent question! If you add any extras to your pledge, once the project is funded we will contact you to confirm what exactly the additional amount is for.
YES!!! Each pledge is date stamped, so we know if you've pledged before December 12th and qualify for the Early Backer Reward. You will be notified after Jan 8th and we've reached our funding goal of what you're package will include!
Pledge $5 or more
Choose your pledge package below, then you can add any quantity of the following: $5 per Mad Scientists' Guild Expansion --AND/OR-- $15 per T-Shirt --AND/OR-- $35 per Lab Coat --- Shipping costs: USA/CAN is FREE, International (INTL) is listed in each pledge package.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
THE MINION: (1) FrankenDie Game. Free shipping in USA/CAN; INTL = $20Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or more
THE EXPERIMENT: (1) FrankenDie Game + (1) Mad Scientists' Guild Expansion. Free shipping in USA/CAN; INTL = $20Estimated delivery:
Pledge $70 or more
THE CREATURES: (2) FrankenDie Games + (2) T-Shirts (Value: $80). Free shipping in USA/CAN; INTL = $20Estimated delivery:
Pledge $85 or more
THE GRAVEYARD: (4) FrankenDie Games (Value: $100). Free shipping in USA/CAN; INTL = $20Estimated delivery:
Pledge $185 or more
THE LAB: (4) FrankenDie Games + (4) Mad Scientists' Guild Expansions + (2) T-Shirts + (2) Lab Coats (Value: $220). Free shipping in USA/CAN; INTL = $40Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
GAME SUMMIT VIP: (2) FrankenDie Games + (2) Mad Scientists' Guild Expansions + (2) T-Shirts + (2) Lab Coats. PLUS: You (and a friend) will receive the royal treatment at Game Summit 2012 (gamesummit.ca) in Ottawa Canada (travel & lodging not included). With your VIP passport you (and a friend) can enter any tournaments during the weekend. Hangout with the Game Designer, the Publishers, and all other actors from the video (even the Monster) + access to the VIP lounge + Get a loot bag of fun stuff (Value: $500+). Actual games & expansions will be shipped in June 2012.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
8 backers All gone!
GO MAD! (Creature Edition): (2) FrankenDie Games + (2) Mad Scientists' Guild Expansions + (2) T-Shirts + Become one of the Creatures in the game! We'll caricature you for one of 12 Creature tokens + Receive a signed (by Artist) 8x11 color illustration of you as a Creature + Your name and picture on the MadGuild.com website as "Premium Creature" + Get included in the credits in the rulebook (Value: Priceless). Free shipping in USA/CAN; INTL = $40Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
8 backers All gone!
GO MAD! (Mad Scientist Edition): (2) FrankenDie Games + (2) Mad Scientists' Guild Expansions + (2) Mad Scientists' Guild Lab Coats + Become one of the Mad Scientists in the Mad Guild Expansion! We'll caricature you for one of for the Mad Scientist character cards + Receive a signed (by Artist) 8x11 color illustration of you as a Mad Scientist + Your name and picture on the MadGuild.com website as "Premium Member" + Get included in the credits in the rulebook (Value: Priceless). Free shipping in USA/CAN; INTL = $40Estimated delivery:
Pledge $350 or more
THE GUILD: Receive 24 copies of FrankenDie + 24 Expansions including any bonus game upgrades (Value: $720+). Free shipping in USA/CAN; INTL = $40Estimated delivery:
- (46 days)