7TV: The 80s Genre Guide

A project in Lincolnshire, UK by Crooked Dice Game Design Studio

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A new hardback 7TV supplement to enjoy cinematic skirmishes inspired by all your fave 80s tv and films! Plus loads of new miniatures!
Backers: 465
Average Pledge Per Backer: £106

Funded: £49,217 of £15,000
Dates: Oct 2nd -> Oct 15th (14 days)
Project By: Crooked Dice Game Design Studio
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October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for supporting the campaign! We can now put the 7TV 80s Genre Guide and 50 miniatures into production - and that has all been down to your amazing generosity and good will. A huge thank you! My genuine gratitude to everyone who has shared... (Read More)

100 minutes to go! Yacht Rock Cops Unlocked!

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all so much! We have been able to unlocked the brilliant Yacht Rock Cops with an amazing 450 backers!  They have been added to all Pledge levels and can be included with your rewards for £8. Please note that these Extra Rewrads are not... (Read More)

Horrific Thing Unlocked!

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
That's another stretch goal met, as we countdown on out last day! Thanks to everyone who has come on board today - or upped their pledge! The Horrific Thing has been unlocked and can be added to your pledge for £15! It's a large multipart resin kit,... (Read More)

7TV 80s Designer Note: Special Effects – Murder By Illusion

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
80s lead writer Helena Nash explains how we capture the feel of 7TV: The 80s through Star Qualities and Special Effects. Recreating the feel of a TV programme or film as a game can be tricky. Scriptwriters and directors don’t have to worry about... (Read More)

Prop Cards unlocked!

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We have broken through another stretch goal and unlocked some extra prop cards with an 80s theme! For the ultimate age of consumerism, the 10 new prop cards in this guide represent a technological device, personal luxury, popular toy or even a... (Read More)

48 Hours

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Good name for a movie that... We are heading into the last couple of days of the campaign, which usually means activity picks up a bit, so here’s hoping we unlock a few more rewards! Our next goal is the Prop cards at 44k - some extra print rewards... (Read More)

Hooyah! Galactic Marines turntable

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Check out this lovely render of the Galactic Marines that Ari Níelsson sculpted for the 7TV: The 80s Kickstarter. This features one of the heroes from the core pledges and a first look of the Galactic Marine Pilot which will be released at a later... (Read More)

7TV 80s Designer Note: Australia - Discovered (by television) In The 1980s

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Self-styled Sporadic Contributor to 7TV Morgan Nash tells us how he came up with an 80s Hired Help classic episode. When I was pre-teen in the 1970s, I don't think I ever thought about Australia beyond occasional viewings of the Olympics and a vague... (Read More)

Maverick Cops unlocked!

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
403 backers! That means the Maverick Cops are unlocked for everyone!  You can add this dangerous duo to your pledge for £8. Please note that EXTRA rewards are not included in any reward tier. At 450 backers... Can we will unlock this well-tailored... (Read More)

Life moves pretty fast... Cool Kids unlocked!

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
42k! We have unlocked another stretch goal! Thank you all so much for your support in getting us this far - lots more to come! The Cool Kids are now unlocked and can be included in rewards for £15. These are automatically included in rewards for... (Read More)

7TV 80s Designer Note: No Income Tax, No VAT

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
80s lead writer Helena Nash looks at the influence British TV has had on 7TV: The 80s. As I might have mentioned before, the popular image of 80s TV is one thing but actual 80s TV was quite another. What lazy retrospectives list as none more 80s and... (Read More)

More Painted Sets added - WAVE TWO

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Due to popular demand we have been able to make a further TEN sets available for all those backers that missed out in the first wave! Please note these have a JUNE 2024 delivery date to allow the painter time to work his magic with his brushes! These... (Read More)

7TV 80s Designer Note: The Neutral Zone

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
80s lead writer Helena Nash provides some more insights into the design process of this genre guide. 'What's with all the Neutral profiles in the 80s game?', I might possibly hear you ask. 'And how come there aren't any Heroic Stars and Co-Stars?'.... (Read More)

7TV 80s Designer Note: Your 80s May Vary

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
80s lead writer Helena Nash explains why some of these kids are doing their own thing. You may have noticed that some of the sources of inspiration that we’ve referenced for 7TV: 80s aren’t exactly from the 1980s, strictly speaking. From the... (Read More)


October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We are now into the middle of the campaign! This is when we really need your help - as traditionally a kickstarter has it's slowest activity during this point. So if you are able to share around the campaign on social media, or would like to mention... (Read More)

7TV 80s Designer Note: Genre Measurer

October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
80s lead writer Helena Nash provides some insights into the design process of this genre guide. Genre is an odd concept. It’s sort of a style of film or TV show, or maybe a setting in time and place, or a mixture of those elements in varying... (Read More)


October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We have a little suprise if we get to 400 backers! With eight days still on the clock, I am hoping we might reach this next big milestone. As a wee incentive, we are asking for your help to share the campaign around your socials, annoy your gaming... (Read More)

7TV 80s Designer Note 1

October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
French Connections, Berlin Games and Italian Star-lions 80s lead writer Helena Nash provides some insights into the design process of this genre guide. My apologies for the awful pun there. In this designer note, I wanted to talk a little bit about... (Read More)

24 Hours Later

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
DAY ONE! THANK YOU! What a wild ride that was!  Sorry to sound like a broken record, but thank you all so much! EARLY BIRD OFFER ENDED We made 'The Coach' miniature available for FREE for the first 24 hours for all pledges of £40 or more. Time is... (Read More)

The Morning After

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Loads of new stretch goals unlocked! Woken up this morning to a flurry of new stretch goals - as we've broken through the 30k barrier in a little over 12 hours! 24K - FREE ARCADE CABINET STL Our first digital reward was unlocked at 24k - great to... (Read More)

Grisly ghouls from every tomb!

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We have just unlocked the next PAID ADD-ON - the Deadite! Sculpted by Stéphane Enjolras, you can add this white metal miniature to your rewards for £4. This is automatically included in rewards for ALL-IN BACKERS. NEXT UP... The first of our... (Read More)

First two stretch goals unlocked!

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We are crashing through the stretch goals - with two unlocked already! At 16k we unlocked a free PDF of the Genre Guide. This will be automatically included to all pledges over £20. And we have just unlocked the next stretch goal at 18k. This PAID... (Read More)


October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Funded in less than two hours! You lovely lot are always so supportive and amazing! So first off, huge thanks to everyone who has helped promote the campaign in the days leading up to the launch. I am always blown away by the support we receive, and... (Read More)

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