Ad-Man! a game of advertising mascots

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Steve Robbins

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A card game of original advertising mascots, in a contest of competitive one-upmanship!
Backers: 140
Average Pledge Per Backer: $37

Funded: $5,193 of $5,000
Dates: Sep 1st -> Oct 1st (30 days)
Project By: Steve Robbins
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Latest News

Less than $130 left to go, with about 10 hours to go

October 1st - via:
 This is a Daruma doll. Or rather, it's a Japanese eraser. Tradition says that you give Daruma his second eye when you reach a major goal. At the time of this writing, I suspect that I'll be able to fill it in by morning. I'm just so profoundly... (Read More)

The end is in sight!

September 28th - via:
Hello True Believers! There's about 50-something hours left in the campaign as of this writing, and right now, we're about $1,075 left to raise. This is not at all insurmountable, especially with the amazing effort and collective magic of our... (Read More)

Last 3 days ahead!

September 27th - via:
Hello everyone!In about 4 and half days, this Kickstarter will end. We're close to success- just $1,570 [at the time of this writing] left to raise! I'm so proud of this effort, and of each and every one of you. Your faith in this project is... (Read More)

YOU can be a mascot! Yes, YOU!

September 23rd - via:
Hello true believers! We're in the final week. It's exciting (and tensioned), because right now, we're at 66%, with 6.5 days left to go. It's going to be close. But I know we can do it. Facebook post about it. Tweet it. Express yourself through... (Read More)

Update #12: 60%, and rising...

September 22nd - via:
Hello all! Well, today we reached 60%! There is now more than $3K pledged! But now is not the time to slow down; no, it is time to rev up and cross that finish line! Share the project campaign link! Like the game on Facebook... (Read More)

Update 11: Less than halfway

September 19th - via:
Less than 11 days left to go. We've hit the natural slump, but that doesn't mean we have to be it's master. Have you been talking about the project on Facebook and Twitter, or whatever social media you prefer? If not, today is an excellent day to do... (Read More)

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September 18th - via:
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Update #11: Expansions! 12 days left!

September 18th - via:
Hello All! Less than a fortnight to go, and 46% left before the goal is met! Can we do it? Of course we can! Tell people about the project! If you have questions, ask, and I'll do what I can to help spreading the word to people you know who would... (Read More)

Update #10: Tea Garden! Monday, the 16th!

September 15th - via:
Hello all! Well, today we hit the halfway point, and are now a little over halfway. I'm really happy when I see all the progress made so far, and all the progress that will happen still. Determination, guts, glory, valor, and passion. You all have... (Read More)

Update #9: Almost Halfway!

September 14th - via:
Hello True Believers! As of this writing, the project is just about 50% there, both for duration of the project on this site, but more importantly, toward the goal. And there's still much left to do! But with our powers combined, we are Captain... (Read More)

Update #8: Caricature

September 11th - via:
Hello True Believers! Keep spreading the word, and make your voice heard. Boiler #7: Personalized Cards One of the rewards I’ve added in the relaunch is if you pledge $200, I will make you into a mascot, and print it on a card just for you. I think... (Read More)

Update #7: The last few days... Woof!

September 9th - via:
Well, it's apparent that I've hit a slump. Slumps are natural in a Kickstarter, but that doesn't mean they don't stink to high-heaven. I'm considering a radical change up to the reward levels to encourage others to pledge, but I'm still working out... (Read More)

Update #6: Inspiration

September 6th - via:
Not much to update, except for the regular call to help this project by telling people you love and respect to take a look at this project! On to the boiler. Boiler #5: A life-changing book  The book that got the ball rolling in terms of mascot... (Read More)

Update #5: 26%!

September 6th - via:
Hi you'all! As we narrow into the first week of this Kickstarter Campaign, we finally reached 25-26%! It's been a long road so far, and we're only 1/4 of the way to the end. I know we can make this happen. I'll keep this part brief, with the same... (Read More)

Update 4: A nightly exercise

September 5th - via:
Not much to report tonight. Just keep telling people about this game, and the project! Boiler 3: Expansions I had planned to make expansions 54 card decks (half new products, half new mascots, with a few new trump cards thrown in for good measure).... (Read More)

Update 3: 20%!

September 4th - via:
Hello All! After three days into the 30-day campaign, we're at 20%, or 1/5th of the way there. With your help, we can get that percentage higher every day- tell people! Spread the word! Post on Facebook! Exclamation Marks! Today, I worked out an... (Read More)

Update 2: Today Was Labor Day

September 2nd - via:
Hello!  Wow oh wow- in just 2 days, we've reached roughly 20%! I kick myself for launching on a holiday weekend, but I'm filled with joy that you all chipped in this fine Labor Day weekend. Each of you has a special place in my heart, and I really... (Read More)

Update #1: Day 1!

September 2nd - via:
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