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Crowdfunding Spotlight: SURRENDER the Bible Board Game Kickstarter

11 Jun

Now, somehow I don’t think this will ever catch on, but at first look at the graphic for this board game, I did think that for some reason this project was something to do with a biblically themed battle (Given the fact it’s called “Surrender”, quite a dynamic name for a wargame, don’t you think?)

Only, it isn’t.

Surrender, is a strange game, in which players seem to have to recite bits out of the bible every time they land on a square on the board.  As you can make out, each square has a word on it, and whatever word you get, you have to say a verse/line etc with that word on it.

All I can say is if I was playing, I would be shit at it! I don’t know fuck all about it enough to even stand a chance, mind you 99% of everyone I know would be as shit as me too. Too bad with it, as the presentation is quite eye catching. I do think that if you did find the game mechanics attractive, you’d be hard pressed to find an opponent.

Given that board games of this type are the niche within a niche (specialist christian boardgames and that!) sad fact is this is going to sink like a lead balloon. Maybe the best idea for this would have been to ask their local christian group or church to help get the funds.

Better still, why not make a biblical themed war boardgame, none of this bible phrase bollocks, a good, playable strategy game around the ancient themes. It might appeal to a lot more than just the Christian boardgames market (Does that even exist?)

Check it out if you sounds your cup of tea, get on over.

Personally I’ll stick with RISK!

Peace out….

SURRENDER the Bible Board Game by Eileen Reaves — Kickstarter.

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Would you give money to this man for a Christian Zombie Apocalypse novel on Kickstarter?

25 Jan

“And the Dead Shall Rise” a Christian Zombie Apocalypse tale by M.Frederic Jennings — Kickstarter.

As you know Kickstarter and zombies feature quite a bit on here, so when I stumbled upon this new KS, I had a little bit of a chuckle!

“And the dead shall rise” is reported to be this authour’s sixth novel (None of which have been published I might add!)

Whenever I hear the words “A Christian Tale” it sends shivers down my spine, no offense to the christians out there, I just know its going to be crap. To top it off, the guy even looks like a creepy feller. Yeah, I know it’s a zombie novel, so he must be trying to come over like it’s going to be scary, but the impression I got was, that “He” is the creepy one! Take a look at the video he uploaded, would you give money to him? We all realise that there could be loads of potential horror taken from the pages of the bible, but lets face it, it’s been done before in many films, TV and movies. I couldn’t trust this guy as far as I could throw him to be honest, I kept thinking that in reality he could be using the KS cash to fund some mad ass plan to tool himself up ready for the rapture, go and buy some assault rifles and wait for Jesus to come and pick him up and go kill zombies!

The other problem I have with it, is how its marketed, as with a lot of stuff that is specifically geared towards the christian masses, we all know it’s going to feature some stupid moral lessons, quotes from the various out of date passages of revelations and other silly sections (booorriinng!!!) No offense dude, (Have you noticed that when someone says, “no offense, but…” it’s going to be offensive?) but, the bible might have some good quotes and the odd bit of wisdom/common sense, but it isn’t real, it’s not written by god. It’s just a story book. Get a grip. Have you seen the American Dad episode about the rapture? Well, I know it is more entertaining than your latest effort (six unpublished books and still no takers, I think you need to take a hint buddy!) This 21st century is most surely a godless age. Why spoil the zombie genre with christian claptrap.

I watch and read zombie stuff for reasons of entertainment, if there’s any messages to be made within the various stories, they would be about aspects of being human and the issues around us. If religion played a part, wouldn’t it be that god is dead, and that no one was to be saved from eternal damnation or rotting in hell.

Jesus if he ever existed was just a religious nut, preaching to almost primitive stupid ancient peasants, He’s not coming back to save you from the zombies, crazy fool!

Go find something else to do.

If this has made you feel as if you’d like to fund him, your crazy! But, it’s your choice pal!

TTFN

 

 

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