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Monster Mansion

A project in Santa Clara, CA by Payton

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Fight Vampyres, Zombies, Mummies, Aliens, and much more: Monster Mansion, a real-time cooperative adventure for 2-8 players
Backers: 983
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $63,527 of $18,000
Dates: Oct 2nd -> Nov 12th (41 days)
Project By: Payton
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Latest News

"Halloween Set" unlocked, new monsters and character for ALL!

November 11th - via:
Hi Monster Lover, The "Halloween Set" can now be revealed! The Ghost and the Scarecrow both have very pesky abilities! The "Little Ghost" makes the room haunted, causing all players within to draw extra encounters at the start of each turn. The... (Read More)

More stretch goals unlocked & friendly reminder

November 10th - via:
Hi Monster Lover, You have unlocked the improved gold coin. Here is a preview of new back design. You have also unlocked "Sparky", a new playable doggy character! Look how cute he is :-) As you can see, he LOVES people, and his damage increases as he... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals

November 8th - via:
Hi Monster Lover, I've updated the final stretch goal tower for the last 3 days... Check it out: I have confidence that we can unlock ALL of them before the campaign is over. Help us spread the word. Cheers, Payton P.S. We also have a new cover photo... (Read More)

New Characters Revealed (Free)

November 7th - via:
Hi Monster Lover, We've weathered the storm... Thank you for all your understanding and support the whole way through! Now, it's time to celebrate. As promised, since we are using Flat Plastic Miniatures, more characters can be added to the game (for... (Read More)

Poll results and brand new character :-)

November 5th - via:
Hi Monster Lover, Yesterday, we had to make a very controversial announcement. Then we took a beating and tried to fix it by putting everything on the line. Finally, the backers came together to work something out for everybody. As the poll currently... (Read More)

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

Bow down to the "Mini Obsession"!

November 4th - via:
Hi Mini Lover, Your voice has been heard! The problem with minis is that they were going to break our bank... Focusing on gameplay, miniatures were not originally intended for the game, which is why we did NOT do enough research to understand the... (Read More)

Going digital, from minis to app

November 3rd - via:
Hi Monster Lover, We are going digital. We are replacing the 3d miniatures with a Monster Mansion App which features thematic countdown music with multiple sound tracks, voice acting, and plenty of voice activated special events to add atmosphere and... (Read More)

Happy Halloween!

October 31st - via:
Hi Monster Lover, It's that time of year again, when Monsters and Humans can get together and PARTY! (That's one heck of a family photo for the ages, if you ask me) It's truly amazing how far we have come already. THANK YOU for all your support! As a... (Read More)

Get Medieval & Rules Update

October 29th - via:
Hi Monster Lover, Another Stretch goal has been achieved. Let's take a look at the "Medieval" add-on. First, introducing 3 brand new monsters: Checkout the archemage. His ability is especially deadly, requiring all players in the room to be silent in... (Read More)

New Custom Map & Closer look at the "Monster Timer"

October 27th - via:
Hi Monster Lover, We've blown past ALL expectations (even that of my sweet mother who always has faith in me) and more than doubled our original funding goal. Now THAT is awesome. Let's celebrate by unveiling one heck of an awesome stretch goal. In... (Read More)

$33K, Custom Map Revealed

October 23rd - via:
Hi Monster Lover, I've got good news for you. Due to popular demand, we have decided to add extra rooms for custom map creation NOW, instead of later... So, instead of another monster add-on which will cost you more money, we are going to begin... (Read More)

A look into Rooms, Professor Wang, and partnership with GripMat

October 22nd - via:
Hi Monster Lover,  Today I would like to give you your first look into the rooms of the Monster Mansion! Deadly traps and dark passages... These have been associated with dungeon crawling since time immemorial. Lucky for us, our modular room-tiles... (Read More)

Succubus & New Stretch Goal revealed

October 20th - via:
Hi Monster Lovers, You asked for it, but are you sure you can handle it? All who come into contact with the Succubus become her slave. Turn on your friends or be annihilated by your demon mistress! The next stretch goal will be a new add-on ;-) Do... (Read More)

Succubus vs. The Nun

October 18th - via:
Hi Monster Lovers, We're almost at 30K, which means the Succubus is coming soon! Have a great weekend, I know I will. Next time I see you the Succubus' abilities will be revealed. Cheers, Payton ==============================... (Read More)

Monster Highlights

October 15th - via:
Hi Monster Lovers, It's time we get up-close and personal with some monsters! First up, introducing the annoying "Frogman".  Even though he is weak, he'll be a pain in the butt if you don't get rid of him quickly because his -1 to all attributes... (Read More)

4th Stretch Goal Unlocked!

October 14th - via:
Hi Monster Lover, Our 4th stretch goal has been unlocked... When this creepy little fella engages with you, his obsession for you actually works in your favor. He is willing to protect you with his life, even attacking other monster who try to hurt... (Read More)

Monster Poll #1 Results, and introducing the "Bag-O-Monsters" add-on

October 13th - via:
Monster Lovers, By popular vote, the next stretch-goal monster is going to be the "Stalker" (inspired by the "Beholder" from DnD): We'll reveal the details of her special abilities as soon as we reach $27k. Meanwhile, feel free to stare into her... (Read More)

You can now VOTE!

October 12th - via:
Hi Monster Lovers, We've blown past $24K and the "Executioner" has been unlocked! He is powerful enough kill you instantly, and you will have to keep paying him gold in order to stay alive! Now, it's time to announce the "Monster Poll": YOU get to... (Read More)

1st Week Recap: We are "Monster Lovers"!

October 10th - via:
Monster Lovers, It's been a crazy, fun, and happy week... We funded on our 4th day, and now we are so close to our second Stretch Goal I can already smell it! This sucker doesn't hurt the engaged player, but does high damage to everyone around. We... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Character Minis!

October 8th - via:
Here's the Stretch goal you've all been hoping for. This applies to all reward levels, including $29 ;-) Cheers,  Payton P.S. Monster minis are not required in the game, but does that sound like something you would want as an addon? Let me know in... (Read More)

100% Funded, Hurrah!

October 7th - via:
Hey there Monster Lovers, Thanks to you, we are now fully funded, with nearly $20K piled up already in the "Monster Mansion"... The new stretch goals are up, so when you get a change go check them out (and let me know what you think). Speaking of... (Read More)

(95% Recap) New Tutorial Video!

October 7th - via:
Hi, You guys have been wanting to see how the game is played. I present to you the Mini-Mansion tutorial! I apologize in advance about the camera equipment or lack of. The close-ups of cards didn't come out well due to glare, etc... All in all, the... (Read More)

We are at 81%! (New Subtitles and becoming EU friendly)

October 6th - via:
Hi, First, I want to thank you for helping us reach over 14k in funding, in less than 5 days! Soon, we will fund successfully and reach our first stretch goal, the "Nun with a Gun".  Second of all, I want to announce our intention to make this... (Read More)

Recap: 44% after the first day :-)

October 3rd - via:
Hi, Thanks to you, we have reached 44% after the very first day... This is wonderful news! Now let's try to keep the ball rolling. As soon as we get the project funded, we can begin with the stretch goals ;-) Cheers, Payton Lee  (Read More)

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