UPDATE! New Indiegogo goal of $2500!
We have received some generous off-line funding, so the game is DEFINITELY getting a first edition printing!! Woo-hoo! Our Indiegogo funds will go toward advertising and promoting the game, paying for the shipment of all the perks, etc.
Also: Indiegogo Perks at the $25 level and above will ONLY be available through this campaign!
Be sure to make your contribution before the end of the campaign in order to get your hands one of these Preppin perks!!!
My name is Travis. I'm a father, a husband, a filmmaker, and now a game designer. Together with my friend Darth*, we created Preppin.
*Yes, that's his real name - he was born in 1977 and his parents were big fans of a certain film released that year...
What is Preppin?
Preppin is a 2-4 player card game for ages 8+. The goal of the game is simple, keep your family alive and be the lone survivors of the cataclysmic disasters.
How do you play Preppin?
For the basic rules of the game you can watch the How to Play video, which is also in the video above. The complete set of Preppin rules will be included with the game.
Where did Preppin come from?
Darth had a stroke of inspiration while on a disaster movie-and-TV-show-watching binge. We decided to take that idea and implement it into a card game system we had already been working on. Our goal was to make a fun game the whole family could easily enjoy. Plus, it's a great conversation starter!
What we need.
The game decks and packaging are ready to go now, we just have to give the printers the okay. Soon after that, we can start shipping out the decks. But before we can get to that step, we need a little help getting the presses rolling and to gauge interest. Our goal is to print 1,000 decks in the 1st Edition, with perhaps more editions - and additions - to come, depending on interest.
$10,000 will cover the 1st Edition printing and IndieGoGo supporter shipping costs, plus the supporter perks, IndieGoGo & PayPal fees, and a bit of advertising & promotion. We also hope to throw a launch party & game tournament here in Portland to celebrate a successful campaign and future retail launch, should we raise our goal amount. If that happens, all IndieGoGo supporters will be invited, of course, so stay tuned!
Special Note: We are proud to be able to keep all the manufacturing within the USA, at a Union print shop here in Portland, OR. The decks and packaging will be printed on receycled cardstock with soy inks. Huge shout out to the folks at Morel Ink for working closely with us and providing us a fantastic printing quote & samples. Although nothing can beat the quotes we received from overseas, we feel it is very important to support local business, even if that means paying a bit extra in manufacturing cost. It's just part of who we are.
What you get.
Each deck comes with 96 Armageddon Preppin cards and 4 Family cards to be broken up into 24 Family Markers. Here's a list of what comes in the box.
- 23 City Cards
- 23 Suburb Cards
- 21 Rural Cards
- 10 Green Disaster Cards
- 9 Yellow Disaster Cards
- 10 Red Disaster Cards
- 24 Family Markers
- Game Instructions
***ALL PERKS PURCHASED WILL BE FULFILLED, WHETHER WE REACH OUR GOAL OR NOT!***
The Rural Renewal Pack
5 Bonus Cards exclusive to IndieGoGo supporters at the $25 level and above.
Wooden Family Markers
For those concerned about the longevity of their family units, we came up with some sturdier wooden markers. These should outlast any apocalypse. Exclusive to IndieGoGo supporters; limited availability at the $40 perk level and above.
The Preppin Canteen
Made of stainless steel, this canteen will help keep you hydrated during gameplay. These will be pretty limited, so get your BONUS $25 (or above) perk locked away quickly!
The Preppin Bug Out Box
Made by Fox and Dragon Emporium, this custom handcrafted birch box will hold your 100 card Preppin deck and up to 100 extra cards. It also has a spot for your 24 wooden family markers. Exclusive to IndieGoGo supporters; limited availability at the $100 perk level and above.
If you have any questions at all about the game or this campaign, please contact us at Imp House, LLC, via Facebook or Twitter (#preppin). Most of all, thank you so much for supporting us in these early stages and for sharing Preppin with your friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
**Supporter perks will begin shipping approximately 2-4 weeks after the last day of our IndieGoGo campaign. All shipping costs will be covered. We will keep all supporters informed of each step!