Deadwood Studios USA

A project in Seattle, WA by Cheapass Games

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Deadwood is a deluxe board game about making cowboy movies. Designed by James Ernest, with art by Phil Foglio.
Backers: 919
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $50,497 of $35,000
Dates: Mar 1st -> Apr 2nd (33 days)
Project By: Cheapass Games
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Latest News

Final Day!

April 1st - via:
Backers, The Deadwood Studios campaign is closing at 8:00 PM Tuesday. If you were planning to tell your friends about it, now is the time! New Art: We have one new piece of artwork to share, a composite of all the box cover characters. There's still... (Read More)

Art, Dice, and TableTop Day!

March 28th - via:
Deadwoodiers: We have only five days left on this campaign, so tell your friends to get on board. Deadwood Studios is funded, and we just need to raise another 10k to add more cards to the game and make James Ernest spend Saturday in a cowboy... (Read More)

Absurd Costume Stunt!

March 26th - via:
Backers: It's the final week of the Deadwood Studios campaign. This means, for the next seven days, we'll be updating our stretch goals, filling the social media with updates, and offering our trademark absurd costume stunt. This Saturday, March 30,... (Read More)

Squeaking Towards Complete!

March 17th - via:
Hi, everyone! It's the halfway mark of our Deadwood Studios campaign, and we are just inches away from our funding goal. Thanks to everyone who has backed us so far! Hopefully we will make just as much progress in the second half and hit 200%. James... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Family Vacations, Pirates, and Cowboy Movies

March 15th - via:
We often see casual games being drowned out by RPGs, miniatures, and heavier games on crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. That's where we come in! Here is an overview of some of the best casual game concepts being crowdfunded this month. (Read More)

The Game of Crowd Funding [podcast]

March 15th - via:
Jeff and Richard are back for another round of The Game of Crowd Funding! Previous picks are discussed, new picks are chosen. Richard draws first blood. Note: We’ll be taking next week off. Keep funding those great projects! (Read More)

More Phil Art!

March 14th - via:
Howdy, backers! We got a cover sketch from Phil Foglio today... actually, three cover sketches. As he does with the Girl Genius comic, Phil is going to hand the pencils to colorist Cheyenne Wright (who also did the artwork for our previous deluxe... (Read More)

A Banner Day!

March 12th - via:
New Backers: Huzzah! We made Kickstarter's "Project of the Day," so we've seen a huge uptick in pledges. Thanks a million to Kickstarter, and to all the backers of Deadwood Studios USA, for recognizing a project of quality! New Video: We've received... (Read More)

Update #2: Who is Phil Foglio?

March 7th - via:
Dear Backers: Well, it's been a stellar week here at Deadwood Studios, but of course we still need your help! We're past the 60% mark, but now we've entered the slow part of the campaign when, for a few days, it seems like we will never make it.... (Read More)

Wow, what a day!

March 2nd - via:
Deadwood Backers: We don't have too much to say today, except thanks a million to our Day 1 backers, who pushed Deadwood Studios USA past the 13k mark! Just for fun, here's a link to one of the short films we put together while shooting at the ranch:... (Read More)

Deadwood Studios USA on Kickstarter

March 1st - via:
As he explains in the video below, James Ernest started Cheapass games in 1996 and started racking up awards and acclaim for his business model, which sold great games at a five dollar price tag. After taking a hiatus for a few years, Ernest returned to resurrect Cheapass games in 2011. He started by updating some of his most popular games and reprinting them in full color. His first Kickstarter, Unexploded Cow, which I got to play at Comic Con Portland, ships to game stores in March. I will have a review in a few weeks. (Read More)

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