Million Dollars, But… is described as a game that puts the player’s morals and imagination to test by posing the common question, “What would you do with a million dollars?” Each player creates scenarios with a Trigger and Rule card to reveal what he or she would or wouldn’t do for the big sum of cash. All players then debate which scenario is the best.
Set up for the game is fairly simple: each player holds four Trigger and four gold Rule cards. They are then to pick a judge to determine which scenario is the best. Once the scenarios are given to the judge, he or she will read them out loud to the group. All players will then attempt to “glorify or downplay” each scenario. The judge then picks the scenario they would not do for a million dollars. The first player to have five best scenarios wins.
Back in May, Last month, Rooster Teeth hit the crowdfunding giant to raise only $10,000 for the game’s creation and within mere hours of the campaign’s launch, the project raised its initial goal and had captured nearly $575,000. During its funding run, the game secured $1,353,024 from 30,546 backers.
Rooster Teeth revealed that the game idea was part of the Million Dollars, But show, which was genuinely created overnight. Brian Reilly, associate producer for Rooster Teeth Games, was intercepted by Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth’s Chief Creative Officer about the game and simply stated, “Oh yeah, totally. No brainer! I bet we could mix this and that mechanic and mimic the show pretty easily.” Within less than 24 hours, next day there was a prototype with about 80 cards. The games team pitched their prototype to the cast and crew of Million Dollars, But… and with that plans were made to launch a crowdfunding campaign.
Last week, the Rooster Teeth team announced:
“Thousands of shipping confirmations were sent to Backers today as Core Box Sets and 1st run Expansion Packs were boxed up to be shipped out. It was an excited day for us; so many people are going to be receiving their games and so many people are going to be able to bring it to RTX with them just next week! We can’t wait to see everyone playing Million Dollars, But… The Game and letting us know what some of your friends (deranged and deviant friends) would do for a million bucks.”
The company also answered a few backer questions. See below.
Q: When is the Challenge Coin shipping?
A:They are being shipped out in July
Q: I donated at the $150 Level. What about my Signed Cards?
A:We are shipping those separately from the Core Box Sets and they will be delivered to you in August.
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