The DEADVERSE is a collection of standalone tabletop board/card games that I’m working on for ages 13+. These games will all take place within the same dark-humored universe, and will mostly star my anti-hero, Bobby Butcher, as he and his demonic third arm battle all types of maleficent entities deserving of a good ol’ bullet to the head.
Butcher is cocky, recklessly aggressive, politically incorrect, and hyper masculine to a fault, but he gets the job done. Albeit, not without casualties… The partially grown demon, Lanius, that he shares a body with is equally reckless, but also extremely deficient in impulse controls, so if trouble doesn’t find them, they’ll certainly find trouble!
I’m the creator, writer, and illustrator of these games, which will mostly be standalone solo adventures. However, for those interested, they will, overtime, tell an overarching storyline full of “Badassery and Butchery”. I intend these small box games to be both easy to learn and to set up, but also affordable and portable, so jump in and buckle up!
My game DEAD END (yet to be released) is the main game in this collection. You are NOT required to own Dead End in order to play the other games, nor are you required to own any of the other games in order to play it. With that said, I AM designing the other games to have select components that’ll be mix-n-matchable with Dead End to continually add freshness to it. In most cases, those components will be included in the boxes of the other games, incentivizing you to step a tad bit out of your board gaming comfort zone to test out games with different mechanics, a lot like I am when creating them.
Again, these games are standalone, they just have an extra layer of varietal awesomeness. 😉
WHY AM I CREATING THIS?
I love the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and respect the heck out of what it’s accomplished. I’ve wanted to do something similar ever since the first Avengers movie, BUT they are not my inspiration. That credit goes to a game developer by the name of Image and Form. They’re the creators of SteamWorld Dig, Heist, and Quest, some of my favorite games of all time. These games all take place within the same universe, while each exploring different genres, which has probably been amazing for keeping their creative energy refreshed.
My Deadverse is my way of doing this same thing. I didn’t want to get completely tied to one project that would take years and not be able to explore the wealth of opportunities the gaming industry has to offer. So, I made the very deliberate decision to make sure that I can continue to experiment with different ideas and mechanics while still building something larger.
Each game in my DEADVERSE will be mechanically different, but the designs and (some) of the components will continue to be similar enough for them to cross over into other games in the series. It’s also a bonkers universe, so one day there could be zombies, and the next there could be robot French fries (There isn’t. Yet…, just using an example.) Point is, if zombies aren’t your thing, don’t worry. I have plenty of other enemies on the way for you to butcher!
HOW WILL YOU KNOW WHICH GAMES ARE PART OF THE DEADVERSE?
It’ll be pretty clear, but I plan on constantly updating this very page that you’re reading with necessary information about each of the games.
WHEN CAN YOU START PLAYING THEM?
WHERE WILL YOU BE ABLE TO BUY THEM?
Easy. On The Game Crafter. Remember, these games aren’t available yet, but they’re on their way! Here’s where you can go to see what I currently have available.
WHERE CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH GAME?
I’ve begun posting developer blogs to track the creation of each of my games. Simply find the game you’re interested in below, and click that link. It’ll take you to each of my posts about that particular game.
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