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LETS MAKE SOME GAMES

At God Hates Games we make a lot of prototypes. We especially make a lot of card game prototypes. So we know first hand the pain of going from spreadsheet, where you've worked out types of cards and probability ratios, to designed PNP style print outs. And if we faced this problem other we guessed other must be facing it as well. So we built a lightweight and easy to use applications for generating cards quickly. We think it's important to give back to the game community. So here is the first of what we hope will be many tools. Ā  YA! Card GameProtypers

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RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER

I just finished listening to Board Game University Episode 33 which featured Jamey Stegmaier. His company Stonemaier Games has released several games on Kickstarter, most notably Viticulture and Euphoria. While we're working on our own, I'm always on the lookout for shared experiences from other game developers. Below are some awesome tips from Jamey. "Most major publishers ... dont release the release date for a game until its actually on the boat..." To start out with, his most basic advice is to set reasonable expectations and then consider extending by a few months, just to give yourself a buffer. It's not about tricking your backers, instead, you're factoring in the possibility that there may be major unanticipated hurdles. When/if this...

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HELP US OUT

We are getting close to Kickstarter. To make sure we don't fail we are waiting to get the golden number of 1400 people on our email list. We think with that number we will be successful in raising $10,000 bucks. Those bucks will go into making a 350 card game packaged by Ad Magic, the same people who do Cards Against Humanity. We are getting pretty close to our goal. But you sharing the game out to your friends would be tremendously helpful. Go on your twitter or facebook and mention God Hates Charades. If you do share let us know and we'll send you one of our awesome new logo stickers, they are die cut and fancy as fuck....

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SLIDE INTO KICKSTARTER WEEKLYISH #2

Here is our weekly list of three must support games. 1.Ā Duelga Why: Boardgame's are usually slow and full of strategy or fast and random. It's nice to see Duelga a game that is a fast paced strategy game. I've been talking to the team about making a game similar. So it's nice to see something like this out there with some supporters. The game asked for a 10k. So help them out. Time left: 3 days to goFunding Chance: 50%. So please get over there now. 2.Ā Gone Viking Why: Who doesn't want to pillageĀ and gain riches. Plus there is sort of a viking zeitgeistĀ that I can't deny. Time left: 6 days to goFunding Chance:Pretty good chance. Ā It now includes cool...

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