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Subject: Donner Party now live on Kickstarter rss

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Edit: As of 10:30 EST on October 10, we're funded! Woo!

The Donner Party card game is now active at Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/334884471/stay-hungry-d...

To be technical, it is -a- Donner Party card game, since the subject has been covered before. In any case, the object is not just to survive, but how you survive. The game has a "shame" mechanic, where you collect face-down Shame cards of random values for various unsavory actions you might take, and whoever ends the game with the most Shame loses, regardless of their score.

So, to win you need to have the best score and no worse than the second-worst set of ethics. It is simultaneously awful, historical and darkly humorous. More images, details and video of play at the link.



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"His player is party leader at the start of the game"

You're going to need a professional writer.
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A lot of people here will have seen this already, but I can't resist:




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• "Party leader" is a rule-specific term, so George Donner is not the party leader
• "The player with this Settler is party leader at the start of the game" is too long to fit in the space

If someone can fit a better phrase into the available space, I'm open to suggestions. They have 4 lines of 16 characters each (including spaces and punctuation), no hyphenation.
 
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BTRC wrote:
• "Party leader" is a rule-specific term, so George Donner is not the party leader
• "The player with this Settler is party leader at the start of the game" is too long to fit in the space

If someone can fit a better phrase into the available space, I'm open to suggestions. They have 4 lines of 16 characters each (including spaces and punctuation), no hyphenation.


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Not bad. Not sure it is any better from a "grammar nazi" point of view, but it certainly works.
 
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Good luck with the campaign.

I do agree the text sounds strange. It may also depend on whether the rules refer to a card belonging to a player or vise versa. Not knowing that, I'd add a "T" on the beginning to be "This player..."
Or maybe...
George Donner
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Just to give this a quick bounce, we're now 13 days in and 64% funded. I'll probably announce a stretch goal once it gets to two-thirds funded. I don't want to get complacent, but looks good so far.
 
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Looks like you will make it, congrats and hope you have great success
 
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Great theme
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96 hours to go and not quite funded. If you're interested, help push it over the top! To the BGG readers who have backed it, thank you, and please go like or share it somewhere to spread the word. If you're undecided, here's a few other posts/links on it. The full rules are available on the Kickstarter if that's what you need to help make a decision.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/334884471/stay-hungry-d...

http://boardgamebuds.com/stay-hungry-donner-party-kickstarte...

https://theboardgameshow.com/2016/10/06/extreme-survival-dep...

http://www.bestplay.co/making-history-gameable-donner-party/

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/208673/donner-party

https://www.facebook.com/130663067011470/photos/?tab=album&a... (with kitten pics!)
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48 hours and less than $200 to go. Looks good but we're not there yet. To the three people who Kickstarter says backed it from a BGG link, thank you!
 
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