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Virgil Pederson Jr.By Virgil Pederson Jr.
First created
Virgil Pederson Jr.By Virgil Pederson Jr.
First created
$2,917
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
91
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 31 2018 6:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Do you love Horror Films?

If you answered yes, you just found the gaming adventure you've been looking for!

Kneecapped is a card game that truly captures what it's like to be the prey in a slasher film.  It takes all of the iconic moments and plot mechanics of a classic Slasher flick and translates them into card mechanics.  Before we delve into these mechanics, how about a little backstory?

Now that we've set the mood, lets take a look at the game.  Kneecapped is played with 2-6 players.  The goal of the game is to survive.  Your method of survival is by kneecapping your friends to allow for your escape while the Soundbite Slasher kills them instead.  Once you're the sole survivor you then have to survive 5 additional turns alone against the Slasher.  Oh, just in case you're scratching your head as to why he's called the "Soundbite Slasher", here's a PG censored look at what he likes to do.

Whispering sweet nothings!
Whispering sweet nothings!

 Another great feature to add to the mood of the game, in the bottom right corner of every individual card is a number.  Like this one from the Bat card:

If you lay the cards out in order, the artwork tells the story boards of the "movie".  Everything from the art to the filmstrip borders to the deckbox truly captures the mood of an old slasher flick.

Here's a few more cards to get you excited!

Hello-Look closely at the debris...
Hello-Look closely at the debris...
This is the black & white Signature Edition
This is the black & white Signature Edition
Can you feel the pain?
Can you feel the pain?
This is the black & white Signature Edition
This is the black & white Signature Edition
Nailed!  I bet she didn't even "bat" an eye!
Nailed! I bet she didn't even "bat" an eye!
This is the black & white Signature Edition
This is the black & white Signature Edition

Notice his necklace of "trophies"?

Game Demo

Now that you've heard the basics and got to know our resident Slasher, lets take a look at a 3 player game being played.

Kneecapped is designed to be quick to learn and play.  The rules are on 4 stylized cards in the deck box. Here's an example of what they will look like.

Rule card 1
Rule card 1
Rule card 3
Rule card 3

The playtime is around 7-10 minutes so that eliminated players aren't sitting around bored. The great part is the replay value.  No two games are the same.  It makes for a great marathon session or a quick pick up game at lunch.  On to the specs.

Game Specifications

This game is 50 card deck with a linen finish.  As a lifelong gamer myself, I understand the need for quality cards.  One of the perks of the linen finish is the cards are water resistant and they can be riffle shuffled without causing bends or excessive wear.  Another feature I'm very proud of is the design for the card backs.  I, as most gamers tend to be, am very OCD about players putting cards into the deck upside down.  The card backs for Kneecapped are always right side up.  Similar to a playing card.

The card back, featuring the stylized "K" logo for Kneecapped
The card back, featuring the stylized "K" logo for Kneecapped

I'm also proud to say that my game is printed in the U.S.A. in Orlando, FL by the amazing folks at Shuffled Ink. 

Pledge Levels and Rewards

 Add-On - Box Art T-Shirt

This art will appear on an 80's style ringer shirt!
This art will appear on an 80's style ringer shirt!

 To add this to your pledge, click to edit your pledge amount and add $20 for U.S. backers and $25 for World Wide backers!

Stretch Goals

$12,000 - Card Upgrade

The current cardstock will be upgraded to 310 GSM.  This will be thicker than average playing cards to allow for even greater durability and longevity of the deck.

$15,000 - Game Mat

At this pledge level we will be including a small Game Mat that will feature a map of the grounds complete with numbers matching the cards to illustrate where everything is taking place!  

Production Timeline

  • October 31st at 13:00 hours Campaign ends.
  • 24-48 hours Backer surveys go out.
  • 1-2 weeks funds transfer.
  • Once funds transfer all product and shipping supplies are ordered.
  • For a product order under 5,000 pieces, the U.S. based printer has a 2-3 week turnaround.  Larger orders could take over a month.
  • Product should be received and all surveys completed by mid December.
  • Shipping should begin before Christmas with a projected end date of Mid January.
  • The March 2019 end date is the absolute latest rewards should be received

I have meticulously researched and planned this for over two years.  This Kickstarter campaign is the beginning of my plans to produce several more fun, engaging games for the community that I love dearly.

Risks and challenges

As prepared as I have tried to be, I would be naive to think that no further risks or challenges will arise. On the plus side, as of the end of this campaign the final few pieces of artwork will be finished and ready to print. Once funds are received production will begin. Since printing occurs in the states, the turnaround is rather quick. My commitment is solid nonetheless. I strive to provide the best possible experience for my backers. I have endless faith in the Kickstarter community to help make this labor of love a reality.

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    Kneecapper

    Get a single random card from the first printing.

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    Slasher

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    Signature Slasher

    Receive 1 copy of Kneecapped and 1 copy of the signature deck featured in our demo videos signed by the artist and creator!

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    Beautiful Viscera

    At this prestigious level you will receive 1 copy of Kneecapped, a signed copy of the signature deck featured in our videos, AND a signed full sized art book featuring both the art from Kneecapped and behind the scenes info featuring our artist.

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    Retail Slasher

    For Retail Backers!

    16 copies of Kneecapped ready to fly off your shelves!

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