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Tony W
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1692602279/fratopoly?re...
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Everything about that is awful and I would think offering a mix tape of other peoples music as a rewards might be frowned upon.
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But it would be made in America.
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That's rather like asking if you'd rather be poked in the left eye or the right eye
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This is a joke, right?

Right?
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The internets never cease to amaze me.
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You still have to consider that this most likely will not get funded. Oneupmanship actually did.
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Yeah, right on frat brother, we demand the Boot!
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I'd rather be taped naked to a flagpole.
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I am %100 not going to buy that.
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iGotGame wrote:


Its especially frustrating because this just increases the noise to quality ratio on KS. Games like this make it hard for actual, solid games to even fund, like Manifest.
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jobin13 wrote:
iGotGame wrote:


Its especially frustrating because this just increases the noise to quality ratio on KS. Games like this make it hard for actual, solid games to even fund, like Manifest.


I see what you did there. Making me want to buy stuff.
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From the KS page: "For obvious reasons I didn't put the picture of the exact game, the picture I have included does not represent the words or pictures I will be using."

The "obvious reason" being either his design is still too close to Monopoly and likely to get sued, or his artwork is so bad that it won't sell. The only obvious thing here is that he is not at all experienced in game design.

Both Fratopoly and Oneupmanship ironically demonstrate probably the worst possible business move: jumping into a market without doing serious market research. Even the slightest research into the current game market would have shown both of these designers just how awful their ideas are.

More likely, they both overheard a pub conversation about the growth of board gaming and decided that they could easily throw together a game and get rich quick. It's a shame that there are clueless people out there who will buy these terrible products because they don't know any better.
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jobin13 wrote:

Its especially frustrating because this just increases the noise to quality ratio on KS. Games like this make it hard for actual, solid games to even fund, like Manifest.


I wouldn't worry about it. I accept games into the database here, and for every game that is even mentioned in passing on BGG, there are probably 200 others you've never even heard of. It would boggle your mind knowing how many KS games are on BGG right now.
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He promises to chug a beer if you donate $1. I think we should all pitch a dollar to hasten the onset of Cirrhosis.
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jobin13 wrote:
iGotGame wrote:


Its especially frustrating because this just increases the noise to quality ratio on KS. Games like this make it hard for actual, solid games to even fund, like Manifest.


... and WarFields.

 
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$55 for a monopoly reskin that's already been done before? And not only that, it'll retail for $70 at launch?

Methinks this guy has done too many keg stands.
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I'm glad this campaign seems weird to Americans as well!
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asobu wrote:
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Yeah, right on frat brother, we demand the Boot!


I think we should help this young entrepreneur by giving him ideas. How about types of player pieces?

Beer Keg
Frat House
Red Solo Cup
Frat Paddle
Passed-Out Sorority Pledge
Bottle of GHB
Cellphone w/ speed-dial to father/father's attorney
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This would be better because they're copying most of monopoly, not just the bad parts.
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EmperorZeb wrote:
He promises to chug a beer if you donate $1. I think we should all pitch a dollar to hasten the onset of Cirrhosis.


Of at least give him alcohol poisoning and have to get his stomach pumped!
 
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James C
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Hah!

This guy needs to go back to Greenscreening 101. Even this really awesomely bad video has good greenscreening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABBUrB-zS_E (yeah that's me!)
 
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