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BOARD GAME MICRO LOAN

$330 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 25 months
Hi facebook friends, it's me Jason. So I've created a party game, one which I think will do quite well, and I am going to be launching a Kickstarter for it on May 1st.

 Don't You Dare combines elements of Truth or Dare, Spin the Bottle and Never Have I Ever, and can be played for 3-8 people in the boardgame setting, or by unlimited people by breaking them up into mini-games.
It will have standard rules, and drinking game rules, and I'm ideally going for the Cards Against Humanity crowd.
It's definitely an adult game, but I sincerely think the game has a market and a kickstarter campaign will be successful.

However, even before the Kickstarter launch, it takes money to develop a game.  The average developer will put $3000-$4000 of their own money into developement before the campaign begins. Inventing the game was the easy part, but I anticipate working 60+ hours a week over the next three months preparing for the launch. 

Here are just a few of the pre-kickstarter costs I will have to deal with:

- Producing a high quality video. I will invoice actors/crew for after the  main campaign money arrives, however, I will need to rent lights, sound equipment and feed cast and crew.

-Hiring a publicist for the May campaign. I have a great concept  for the video, but I need to make sure it gets exposure.

-Printing and manufacturing a handful of prototype games

-Website domain

-Business License

-Betatesting travel costs. I would like to test the game in Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal. I will have to feed volunteers.

-Trademarking (there will be expansion sets, so while copywriting or patenting I can do without, I should get the trademark for future editions)


I'm barely making ends meet right now, and I cant afford all of those costs.  So, I've decided to try a micro-loan system  on GoFundMe. Any money donated will be reimbursed following a successful Kickstarter campaign (you would be paid back in June),  and should the campaign not be successful, I will personally come to your house do a days worth of cleaning for donations of $50 or more (or other chorses if distance is too far). Plus, any donations of $50+ will get a free copy of the game once it ships out, in addition to being fully reimbursed.

So please consider funding this project.  I plan beta-testing as soon as next week, and your support would mean the world to me. Again, you will either be reimbursed as soon as June, or get a house cleaning, or any other helpful errands/tasks you need, should the kickstarter fail.

Sincerely,

Jason Shaw McDonald

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions about the campaign or the game.
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Hi everyone,
Quick update. The game testing is going great and the feedback has been fantastic so far. Due to school stress, I've decided to post-pone the crowdfunding campaign until August, as I want to make sure I have the most organized and professional campaign possible, and I can devote more time and attention on the project.

Thanks for your support, and I look forward to repaying your investment and launching the game.

Jason
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So just a quick update.

We had our first round of beta-tests over the weekend, and they went insanely well. We played 6 full games as well as tested out additional truth or dares at a Crush party.

Thank you to all the people who came out to play, and a very special thank you to people who have contributed already. I am confident that this game will be a success, and am excited to watch it grow.

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So, I've decided in addition to giving the board game and repaying the loan, should my Kickstarter be successful, I will also pay out 20% interest. So if you invest $50 and I am successful, you will get $60 back, plus a copy of the game.

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$330 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 25 months
Created January 29, 2016
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24 months ago
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Heather & Andy Rogers
25 months ago

Good luck Jason!

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