My latest twisted fairy tale project is live on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW.
“Out of the Woods” is a collection of 10 fairy tales presented as a table top card game, illustrated book, coloring book, and selection of art prints.
In 5 days we’ve already pulled in more than 50% of our funding goal, but we need YOUR help to maintain momentum and get to a strong finish.
So here are a bunch of OOTW promotion images you can share via your social media channels. Be sure to include a link to the Kickstarter page. I’ve been using bit.ly/getOOTW
Please help, because if you don’t wolves will eat us all!
The Out of the Woods Kickstarter will launch on July 18th, 2017 at 10AM PST.
Out of the Woods is the latest project from game designer American McGee. Ten classic fairy tales presented as a physical Card Game, Illustrated Book, and collection of Art Prints.
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Lots of work going on behind the scenes here preparing for my next Kickstarter. Tentatively titled “Out of the Woods” – the project will present a collection of well-known fairy tales as posters, book, and card game. Here’s a concept sketch for the Rapunzel card done by one of the art groups we’re testing for the project.
For the narrative theme, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about morality and behavioral development in a world less and less influenced by religion. While I myself am an atheist, I believe important life lessons must be passed to us by some method – religion, literature, and/or caregivers. This was the original purpose of fairy-tales – to scare children into acting morally and cautiously as they matured into adults.
Could a collection of classic fairy tales with a dark (re)-presentation serve to help parents convey life lessons, warnings, and common sense to their kids? Hell, I know a few adults, myself included, who could use a reminder of those lessons!
“Out of the Woods” contains a dual meaning in this context – one, that we’re never *really* out of the woods… in life, there’s always another Big Bad Wolf hiding along our paths. And that while we’re in the woods we must be prepared for the next wolf attack. Death is probably the only escape from the woods we’ll ever encounter – so best to be prepared for a life of tests and obstacles.
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