Hi diddly ho, quarantinos!
Is this the weirdest fucking thing to happen in a while or what?
I don’t think there are words to properly express the bizarre world we find ourselves in today, which must be why so many corporate responses seem so oddly mechanical. Well, in case you haven’t heard it enough, “HOLY SHIT! This is crazy.”
And this might not be on the forefront of your mind right now, but just in case…
1. Retail & pre-order delays
Our run of retail editions and pre-order sales has been delayed because of an ink shortage. Our magenta is made in a small island nation where… just kidding, it’s because of the virus.
Our manufacturer shut down operations to assure employee safety, and we totally understand. We’re all staying in right now. Health FTW.
The expected month for them to become available for retail shops is July. If you’re expecting a pre-order, anticipate it coming in August — just to give the post office enough time.
Check out these sweet pics we got of the retail prototype!
2. The new game on the block
We’ve been working on a new game, and it’s really awesome. I know that sounds biased coming from the company making the game, but it, like, seriously rules, and I know you can’t really trust that, but still.
Here’s the premise:
You are a billionaire who wants to manipulate the US government to your own advantage. So, you decide to run for president! You don’t care what political party you belong to — because it doesn’t matter to you — so you attempt to attract voters from either side. Once you have the support of three million voters across three regions of the USA, who all belong to the same political party, you can buy the nomination!
The dirty game of American elections
Use Political Power cards to steal voters, spy on your opponents, and much more. But beware! Every power you play earns you one SCANDAL card. Every scandal is a unique punishment, making the decision to use your power cards a gamble every time.
Still a work in progress.
Expect it on Kickstarter this year.
3. Living on Earth is a cooperative game
We donated to the CDC Foundation because they…
help communities prevent, detect, and respond to COVID-19
deploy emergency staffing with the skills required to meet the needs on the front lines at the state and local level
fund and deliver critical home essentials, such as food and medical needs to quarantined and isolated individuals
develop education and awareness campaigns to advance prevention and reduce stigma
build capacity and infrastructure for global response efforts and other immediate needs as they evolve
Corona is our common enemy right now. Let’s, all of us, collectively, tell it to fuck off.
4. And one last thing…
We’ve hidden three silver & gold pills inside three games of Side Effects. Whoever finds the first one gets games for life.
P.S. Two Pillboxers just got married… to each other. I know, it’s weird. Can you guess which ones?