Friday, April 1, 2016

A lot has happened.

A lot has happened since I last blogged.

ALL or NOTHING has gone live on Amazon. You can get your own copy anytime. Click here to order All or Nothing at Amazon.

I've also published a book, my third. Serum is a political thriller, and if you like that type of thing this book is a pretty good romp I'm told. Check it out. Strong language, sexual content, and graphic violence might deter you if that sort of thing slows you down. I wrote it, so consider yourself warned. Compared to a lot of stuff in today's market, it's probably not even provocative to some people.

Winter is almost over, and personally I'm looking forward to spending some time in the mountains. If my wife goes with me, we'll hang out, do the wilderness couple thing, and talk about the future games we'd like our corporation to make.

That's the update. It's been a busy month with kids and family, but overall a good one.

I hope you all have a nice safe April Fool's Day. Don't fall for anything.

- Damon

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Coming soon!

The ALL or NOTHING front page.

The (hopefully) final proofs have been sent to the publishers. Two proof decks have been ordered, and will be on their way soon, in my hands within a week or two. If those pass muster, the first large deck order will be placed, and the game will be officially released!  Yay!

My wife is in the process of setting up an Amazon seller account, the plan at this time is to put decks into the hands of Amazon so they can sell them for us with their giant marketing machine. Every dime earned from sales will go into stocking the Amazon warehouse with sufficient product to meet demand.

Things to expect to see here:
  1. A few different types of score sheets for different numbers of players and for team play. Don't expect this tomorrow, but it will eventually happen.
  2. A PDF of optional rules from the devs, and a PDF conglomeration of the best (as judged by us) player submitted optional rules. 
  3. Links to buy pre-printed score sheet pads, for those who don't have a printer available.
  4. Once written, an Amazon link will be here for a strategy guide.  Crush your opponent!
  5. If sales are high, more ALL or NOTHING products.
That's it!  Thanks for checking us out. All or Nothing cards is not a one time thing. I'm already working on my next game, and once released it will be available here as well.

So keep checking in!


The newly designed card back

Click here for the score sheet.

Click here for the rules.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

All or Nothing Cards, Inc.

Officially, as of January 1, we are now All or Nothing Cards, Inc.

That is how much confidence we have in the game, spending money to incorporate. It's an extremely interesting process, but not one that I particularly wanted to know in detail, so we hired our accountant to set it up for us. Let's just say we're satisfied and feel we got our money's worth. I'd post a reference for him, but I don't have his permission so won't. Let me know if you need a good accountant in Colorado Springs and I'll send you his way.

We also got our UPC code for the ALL or NOTHING card game. It will be on the next set of prototype cards to come to our door, and if that looks good, on the production run.

So things are moving along although you wouldn't know that by looking at our blog.

Lots of good news for the ALL or NOTHING game. But there is also other news on the game front. The design process is under way for our second game, which at this time is titled Swap Out. Here is a copy of the preliminary logo/card back for that game. Swap Out is a game of partners, so you and your spouse/BFF/BF-GF can work as a team to take down those evil Jones's together. The Jones's being your other BFFs or the neighbors. Or grandma. :)

As always, thanks for stopping by. When I order the production run for ALL or NOTHING, you'll find out first here.

- Damon

Cards, cards, and more cards.

It turns out that the only way to know if your cards look good or not is to order some.

So we did. And guess what? The first test run of two decks looked pretty good. The cards were awesome quality, the print was spot on, and the design really popped.

Then I, being who I am, lost the original file that I uploaded to the printer. And, in recreating it, slightly changed the image file size of the card fronts. It was a fairly laughable result, as it looks like the numbers are trying to flee the cards by leaping from the edges.

Sooooo, back to the drawing board. I reloaded Scribus, software I have grown to loathe nearly as much as root canals, and recreated the entire 48 card deck and 3 additional cards.

That product shipped to us earlier this week, and hopefully will be in our mailbox today. If not today, Monday.

Once that product passes muster (please, please, please) we'll order our first 300 decks for distribution via local stores and on Amazon.

I am a firm believer that the patience of our friends and those who want a copy of this game will be rewarded with an amazing looking deck of cards, a deck that is both durable and pleasant to use, and one that is high quality to last a long time in your card playing hands.

I can't wait to get past these last few days of the design stages and into production.

- Damon