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Hello, fellow conspirators!
A card game called Squirmish that I’ve been working on for the last year and a half is currently on Kickstarter (ending June 12th). Please check it out! I’d love to hear what you think about it. It is a 2-4 player beast-battling card game for ages 7+, and it takes about 30 minutes to play.
Here is the video for the kickstarter:
Here is what the reviewers are saying about it:
“Overall, I’ve had fun with Squirmish both with my kids and with adult players. I think it’s a lot of fun for families. The dice-based abilities mean that there’s still a good amount of chance involved, which gives less-experienced players a chance to take on more-experienced players, so gamers who want something with pure strategy may not like it quite as much. And don’t forget to shout your battle cries as you enter the fray!” – Jonathan H. Liu on Geekdad.
“I get several requests for Kickstarter previews every week. Recently, I was sent a request for coverage for a game called Squirmish that was designed by a gentleman named Steven Stwalley. My heart sunk a little bit when I saw the words “card” and “combat” in his elevator pitch, but that all went away when I looked over the art assets he gave me. Squirmish’s art is juvenile, obnoxious, and maybe even a little gross. In other words? I loved it.” – Stephen Duetzmann at Engaged Family Gaming.
“It’s a really good game! I like the fighting.” – Ty (age 9) of Board Gaming at Home.
“Ty’s age, absolutely brilliant game. If there’s one downside, it’s the sheer variety.” – Russell of Board Gaming at Home.
“I like all the little characters that have been made up… they’re great fun.” – Kelly of Board Gaming at Home.
“Want battling beasties that you don’t have to find in blind packs? Want the world’s best collection of creature designs, names, and battle cries (that provide +1 damage if shouted aloud during your turn) that I have ever seen? Want a kid’s card game you’ll actually want to play with your kid? Back this very modest Kickstarter and get the whole 108-card pack (plus stretch goals)! Highly recommended.” -Zander Cannon (Eisner-award-winning cartoonist behind Kaijumax, Heck, and Top 10)
The initial deck is 54 cards… it goes up to 108 cards if we hit $15,000.
Thanks for listening! Please tell your friends!No comments
Once again, we’re running a contest to determine the subject of the jam comic produced every third Thursday by the St. Paul cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy.
I’m asking anyone who cares to, to post a reply here suggesting a topic/title for the comic to be produced at the May 15, 2008 meeting.
The week of the meeting, if any suggestions have been made, they’ll be put to a vote, and the winner will not only see their idea brought to life, but will be awarded the original jam comic pages, compliments of the city of St. Paul.
Past jam comic contest winner, Steven Stwalley, won with his entry ELEPHANTS IN UNDERPANTS . . . surely, you can do better than that.
The winner will be awarded their prize after it has been scanned for posterity and posted to the ICC site. If the winner is unable or unwilling to pick up their prize in person, it will be mailed to them at our expense.
The St. Paul cell is accepting entries until Monday May 12, when the voting begins.
Enter now, and may the best concept win.No comments
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This month, the St. Paul conspirators left their jam comic topic up to anyone who cared to contribute one. Only five brave souls dared submit an idea to a vote to determine what the St. Paul cell will draw at this month’s meeting.
So far, “Elephants in Underpants” has captured the heart of America, and looks to ride its momentum to victory. The person with the winning idea will be awarded the original artwork from the resulting jam comic.
There’s still time to vote by following this elephantine link:
The meeting is open to all who wish to attend.
Apologies to Chinatsu Ban.No comments
to view the five suggested jam comic subjects and cast a vote for your favorite.No comments
At the risk of sacrificing some of the spontaneity of the jam comics produced every third Thursday by the St. Paul cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy, I’ve asked anyone who cares to, to suggest a topic for the February 21, 2008 jam comic.