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Heads of State: nine short games about tyrants

A project in Los Angeles, CA by mark vallianatos

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Heads of State is a collection of nine games about dictators.
Backers: 79
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $2,743 of $1,800
Dates: Nov 29th -> Dec 31st (15308 days)
Project By: mark vallianatos
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Latest News

softcovers arrived

June 24th - via:
I received the softcover books and will mail them this week.  (Read More)

softcover proof

May 5th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

softcover files to printer- waiting for proof

April 26th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

hardcover books ready to ship

January 6th - via:
I have the hardcover books from the printer. Will mail them all this week.  (Read More)

hardcover books on order

December 17th - via:
I fixed the formatting issues with the hardcover edition. The new proof version looks good and I have ordered hardcover copies for all backers who are slated to receive one. I will mail them as soon as they reach me. The before and after images below... (Read More)

Proof copy arrived from printers

September 19th - via:
I got the copy of the hardcover edition of Heads of State today as a proof to check for formatting, appearance and quality. The cover and binding look good. I like the contrast between the blocks of color & images & the white edges and spine.... (Read More)

Game file complete and pdf sent out

July 30th - via:
I finished writing and laying out Heads of State and have sent the pdf version to backers. Heads of State has always been about multiple perspectives on the theme of tyranny, and the final version ended up being full of games and inspirations: Ten... (Read More)

peek at table of contents & 'how to use this book' section

June 9th - via:
I'm still working on finalizing the book.  See the contents list below for a preview of the introductory materials, the rules/procedures of the games, and the appendixes and indexes. The size of the different color boxes for the nine games roughly... (Read More)

sample layout

May 1st - via:
Hi, I'm busy laying out Heads of State. I've completed layout of the text of three of the games. It's taking me a day or so per game, so I hope to complete the pdf version of the book by next week. I wanted to show the evolution of the layout, from... (Read More)

editing and layout

April 5th - via:
Happy 2012 and thanks again for backing heads of state. I want to share what I'm doing on the project and what still remains to be completed. Last month I playtested sic semper tyrannus twice. I'm now satisfied with how it works. I think I'm done... (Read More)

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