On the topic of Printing
Printing has given me a serious pain in the neck. I have been looking into printing for Sell Outs. Recently I went to a local company to get some estimates for printing a prototype, at which I was quoted $65 per hour with a time estimate of 87.5 hours. Some back of the napkin math tells me that is roughly… $6,000. Bad start, but that was not truly in their wheelhouse. I get it. I dusted myself off from that moment of defeat, and I thought, “Well I guess I had better just create all the cards myself.” But before I actually did that, I went online and found a website that specializes in printing playing cards. GREAT! Surely they have an easier method for creating cards, and it won’t be that expensive. ($30 setup fee and $1 per card.) Well shit. That’s still about $600-$700 for everything. After a few weeks of research, quotes, and design, I have some…
We have placeholder designs for the game!
We have ordered our first two printed copies of Sell Outs!
I won’t have it for RTX… 🙁
I figured out how to make the cards really easily, saving hundreds to thousands of dollars, AND I am questioning the practices of my local printer, if something this easy was expected to take over two full work weeks worth of work. Learn to use your variables, guys.
Now we can focus on new things, like finalizing the designs, marketing, making videos of the game, designing the Kickstarter and figuring out how much we will need for a successful campaign…
We have a busy couple of months coming up, and I am really hoping everything works out!
Gameplay and Rules
Sometime between tomorrow and Thursday, I am going to post some information on how the game works as well as what the rules are. Once we have the prototype, we are going to try filming some gameplay for promotional videos, and I am very excited about all of this.
If you have had a chance to look at the website over the last two weeks or so, I have been making a lot of updates. Notably, you can now easily create an account with Facebook. You can use the normal way as well, but the email authorization doesn’t work yet. If you sign up using not-Facebook related methods, just send me an email at BadKerningProductions@gmail.com and I can authorize the account. I had a forum feature, but I think it was crashing my server. I will probably work on that soon. I have got some neat ideas for the site, and I hope I can make them a reality. So yeah, big
We have a long way to go if we are going to get enough of a following to run a successful campaign for this game. If you are reading this and are interested in Sell Outs becoming a reality, please share this. Facebook, Twitter, whatever. We really want this to be successful, we think it’s a great game idea, we have had a ton of fun so far, and we want to share our creation with the world!
Check out a short slideshow of the cards!