Back in 2007 we published a series of Scenario Packs, magazine-sized packets of pre-printed GHOULASH Scenario Charts. Our business model was simple: Offer pre-printed charts at a cover price so low, it would be more economical for players to simply buy the Scenario Packs rather than print out the charts at home or at a copy shop.
While the business model suffered a few glitches (long story), we were able to publish three issues of the packs and get them into game stores in both the U.S. and Europe.
With the recent revision of The Game of Pen & Paper Peril — with simpler, faster grids and streamlined mechanics — we decided to revive the Scenario Pack concept, with a goal of selling the books here on our site, as well as getting them back into game stores.
In addition to the revised Scenario Charts, there's another big difference between the old and the new: The original Scenario Packs were emblazoned on the cover with one simple illustration: The Ghoulash Big Green Ghoul logo. This time out, we're kicking the action into high gear with a series of thrilling covers from some great artists.
Here, for instance, is the cover for issue one, with art by the amazing Kathleen Kelley:
The new Scenario Packs will have a cover price of $2.99, and will include four scenarios in each book (the original books had only three scenarios), with enough charts for four two-player games of each scenario. That's SIXTEEN games for less than the price of one of them fancy cups of coffee (or so we're told; we don't drink coffee).
Our Kickstarter pledge levels will be very simple. For every $5 you pledge, we'll send you one book (in other words, the postage is included; international backers will pay more for shipping). We'll also have multi-book levels so game groups and retailers can pledge for an entire stack of books at a time.
We did a little math and figured out that to print out 32 scenarios at home, on a typical inkjet printer, would cost, in ink and paper, at least THREE TIMES the cover price of one of our new GHOULASH Scenario Packs.
We hope you'll check out our campaign and back us for a bunch of copies.
Thanks, as always, for your support.