Buy The Rights – Now with Dice!
I’m hard at work finalizing everything in time for the launch of Buy The Rights on Kickstarter, and I just received prototypes for a new idea I recently had: dice! In the instructions, I had a section about an optional mode that is fun to try, the Genre Showdown. In this mode, the Producer picks a genre card and the screenwriters all use the same genre for that round. It adds a fun twist to the game, but I never thought of a good way to trigger that mode.
Then I realized I could use a standard six-sided die and assign game modes to the sides to give people the option of introducing some random game modes into their games. In the current instructions I have optional dice rules that correspond to a standard die, but just for fun, I ordered some blank dice and stickers from Print Play Games and used icons from the game. If people respond positively to this addition, I’m going to make a stretch goal for my Kickstarter where the game would come with custom, etched dice.
To play this mode, roll the die and change up the round to these modes:
- 1 or 6 (or the Genre icon) – Genre Showdown
- 2 (or 3D glasses icon) – Producer Bonus – the Producer gets a $5 Million bonus
- 3 or 5 (or Hero icon) – Hero Showdown – like the genre showdown, but with the Producer picking a hero card for everyone to use
- 4 (or ticket icon) – Blockbuster round – the Producer’s budget increases to $40 Million for that round
The next couple weeks will be pretty exciting. I’ll be filming and editing the Kickstarter video, putting the finishing touches on the Kickstarter page, and launching on the 15th!