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Anyone else watching the KS Game of Thrones Card Game Dumpster Fire

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08 May 2019 16:05 - 08 May 2019 16:13 #296804 by ubarose
I've been checking in on it for HAHAs, but it is getting progressively more and more bizarre.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1991325785/...of-thrones-card-game

For those of you that are tuning in late, the KS it's clearly a scam and a really stupid one. Like besides the doubts about them getting the IP, they also have backer packages that include copies of the game autographed by cast members from GoT, but not by the actors, by the characters. So you can get a copy signed by Arya Stark.

Anyway, so people were taunting the creator, Daniel, about it. Then someone found a video on the creator's YouTube channel that had audio that sounded like Daniel beating the crap out of his kids, so they sent it to the Milford CT police. Then the creator avatar and name changed to Alessandra. And Daniel's name got removed from everything. But then someone traced Alessandra to a jewelry store in CT. So the avatar and name is now CCS.
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08 May 2019 16:10 #296805 by Michael Barnes
It’s been pulled. So now you can’t go through and read the hilarious stuff like “part of the funding will be used to acquire the license” and “this could be as big as Pokemon”.
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08 May 2019 16:10 #296806 by cdennett
You didn't tell the best part: he's going to use the funds, $15k, to "help secure the rights to the IP." I wonder if this is truly a scam or someone that clearly has no clue how things work and/or someone with a mental illness.
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08 May 2019 16:14 #296808 by ubarose
I think the funniest part was that one of the backer levels was a copy of the card game and a copy of GoT Monopoly.

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08 May 2019 16:40 #296810 by jeb
I see things like this and wonder how much money I could make if I was willing to lie to people's faces.
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08 May 2019 16:48 #296812 by charlest
From what I heard this guy continually pitches his ideas to publishers at conventions and is completely naive. I don't think this was a scam as much as stupidity.
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08 May 2019 16:50 #296813 by Josh Look
I was off today and, yeah, I watched it. I managed to catch that video before he pulled it, not knowing what I was in for and part of me wished I hadn’t. It was beyond words. I’m still shaken now, hours later. I know this project was hilariously bad, but it turned into something so harrowing. It’s going to take sometime for me to compartmentalize it.
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08 May 2019 18:03 #296817 by WadeMonnig
Avoiding this has been like avoiding GOT spoilers. Impossible and annoying.

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08 May 2019 19:23 - 08 May 2019 19:23 #296822 by DarthJoJo

WadeMonnig wrote: Avoiding this has been like avoiding GOT spoilers. Impossible and annoying.

Then you missed the part where he spoiled the latest season with some general card descriptions.
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08 May 2019 19:59 #296824 by Michael Barnes
Yeah, there was a huge spoiler in the rewards descriptions, something I certainly didn’t know about. Thanks jackass.

I’m not sure why people are giving this guy the benefit of a doubt. Changing names, offering shit he couldn’t deliver...but I don’t think he likely saw this as a scam. He probably really did think he could do this, and was just an idiot. I don’t think there is a mental health issue here, but the child abuse videos (which I haven’t seen) are pretty worrisome.

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09 May 2019 02:12 #296834 by ubarose
He’s started an Indiegogo to raise money to get the rights. He’s not offering the game, but if you donate to his cause you can get T-shirt’s and stuff. He claims to have autographed stuff.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-game-of-thrones-card-game#/
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09 May 2019 07:55 #296840 by Josh Look
I contacted FFG, they’ll take care of it.
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09 May 2019 08:34 #296842 by Legomancer

Josh Look wrote: I contacted FFG, they’ll take care of it.


snitches get stitches josh
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09 May 2019 09:13 - 09 May 2019 09:23 #296847 by Sagrilarus

Josh Look wrote: I contacted FFG, they’ll take care of it.


Everybody has contacted FFG.

In a way this guy is shooting for the moon in a way that is vaguely reminiscent of what Kickstarter was built for. He has a crazy dream of purchasing the rights for a Game of Thrones theme on his game and wants to raise money to do it. Everybody is telling him, "Hey! This is a preorder system, get your shit together or get off our web site!"

So yeah, he's all set except for the ten or twelve hurdles he can't clear, and the necessity for competence even if he miraculously gets across them. But heck, it's not like anyone considering this thing is thinking it's actually going to happen, so it's one hell of a long shot.

I think I'm going to back it. Anybody have a link? "It's so crazy it just might work!"
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09 May 2019 09:34 #296849 by ubarose
@Sag

Link is in my post above

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