Plan 9 From Outer Space The Deckbuilding Game On Kickstarter

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One of my favorite “B” movies of all time is Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space. Plan 9 is famous for being one of the worst movies ever made, was Bela Lugosi’s final movie and is so bad it’s amazingly good.

 

Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown… the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony, of the miserable souls, who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty. Let us reward the innocent. My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of grave robbers from outer space? – Quote From Plan 9 From Outer Space

 

It’s now hitting the tabletop, in the form of a new deckbuilder.

 

 

In 1959 Edward D. Wood Jr.’s magnum opus, “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, first graced the silver screen. The film would eventually gain Ed worldwide fame….but not in the way he’d hoped.  The film is (quite wrongly) labeled “the worst film of all time”…and while it does have many flaws…there is a fascinating charm to the movie and the story that Ed was trying to tell.

In the film, aliens (the kind from “up there”) have put their 9th plan into motion with the goal of destroying the earth before humanity can destroy the entire universe by converting rays of sunlight into the ultimate weapon of death — the Solarnite Bomb.

The plan they have chosen involves resurrecting the recent dead — and they succeed at doing this…to an elderly man, his oddly vampiric looking wife, and a police detective they kill, who looks like he’d have a very successful career as a professional wrestler.

These three ghouls stand between you and the aliens themselves — you must build your deck to use the abilities of the film’s heroes, Jeff and Paula Trent, Lieutenant Harper, Colonel Edwards, and Patrolmen Larry and Kelton to defeat the alien invasion at various locations from the film before they succeed in their plan of destroying humanity!

 

The Deckbuilding Game has 1-4 players constructing a deck representing the good guys, while aliens invade across 3 locations from an encounter deck. Each location card changes the game as aliens move through, and the aliens hurt the game more if they escape all 3 locations. If the encounter deck runs out, the players lose.

 

 

The Kickstarter is up and running now, with (As of this posting) 22 % of the goal and 26 days to go.

 

 

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