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Inside Epidemic the Board Game by Skele-kitty
Inside Epidemic the Board Game
It's so nice that people seem to be genuinely interested in my board game, so here are a couple more photos. Bear in mind that this was a student project and was made with limited finances and resources - a commercial produced game would probably be more resolved, e.g.: the tokens would be a single unit instead of the magnetic base and pill, and the tie-in ribbon mechanism would be replaced with something more practical and relevant. 

QUICK POLL
If you really did want a board game like this, and if I were to do a crowdfunded thing: 
1. What extra items/objects would you like to see include?
2. What changes would you suggest?
3. How much would you expect to pay for a board game like this?
4. Would you pledge more if it came with additional cards (taking the communicable diseases from 60 to 100)?
5. Would you like to see an digital version for the smart phone?

EPIDEMIC
"The aim of the game is to travel along your path, from your home square (at the corner of the board) to the "sterile zone" in the centre of the board, whilst trying to avoid contracting any diseases. Each time you land on a "bandaid" square, you must take a card. These cards can be positive, negative or neutral. Neutrals are fun facts and do not affect your position in the game. Positive are cures, remedies, medicine, etc, which you can use to aid your journey to the winning line.  Negative cards are diseases. There are 60 communicable diseases that the players can potentially contract: parasites to STIs; viral to bacterial. These illnesses vary in severity, some infections are mild, whereas, some are terminal and these cards will affect your position in the game.

LEFT: the opened game box and all of the game's components, including  a one-colour instruction manual - which contains a 6-page glossary of microbiological and medical terminology, because, for example: the average person may not know what a "zoonosis" is? 

RIGHT: examples of the cards 
- Negative (Ebola) a detailed description of the disease the player has just "contracted", symptoms, and remedies (if there are any)
- Positive (misdiagnosis), and 
- Neutral (the fun facts of Mumps) 

All suggestions/comments/feedback welcome
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Epidemic Board Game Final by Skele-kitty
Epidemic Board Game Final
So, it's been a few years, and I admit, I procrastinated. But here is the finished hand-made product, tah-da! I am really quite proud of this and it is still the flag-ship of my portfolio. I would love to see this actually produced for the masses, but it would seem that the big board game companies are just not interested in outside creative design - according to the emails I received back, they have "in-house board game designers" ... whatever!

Anyways, if you're interested, I can upload a couple more photos, of the inside of the box and a closeup of the cards, perhaps.

EDIT: I have added a couple more photos of the inside of the box here: Inside Epidemic the Board Game and please take the quick poll - I am pretty keen to make this board game commercially, so any suggestions or comments re: kickstarter project would be really appreciated
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Japanese Akita Inu by Skele-kitty
Japanese Akita Inu
I thought you guys might like to see our JA pup all grown up. She's now 13 months old and she's got the loveliest temperament. We will probably never consider owning any other breed now that we have her.
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  • Listening to: DeadmaŘs
  • Reading: Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans -
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Wii Project Zero
  • Eating: Doritos
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max
Well, after three years, I am officially not a student any more! Not that I have nothing to do - I'm busy project managing our end of year exhibition, which has been way more stressful than anything I had to deal with while I was studying! I've had two job offers - one of which I passed off to a friend because I don't want to be a web designer, and the other ... well, we will see what happens with that on Wednesday, when I go talk to them. I've learned so much, and I highly recommend doing a diploma over a degree because of all the technical skills you learn as well as the theoretical ones. This journey has been brilliant and I have enjoyed every single moment of it.

Anyway, I've been working on my website www.aileen-smith.com and it is still a work in progress. I've posted a small proportion of my work on it so far, and I have a long way to go, still. I really don't enjoy working on web-stuff, but I can understand why people get a real kick out of doing it. The coding just does my head in, so I choose not to do it, lol! Anyway, back to organising the exhibition. If you're in Melbourne, Australia on the 6th of December, come to our exhibition www.facebook.com/events/364098… it'll be ... free beer!

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Aileen Smith
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Graphic Designer, structural engineer, packaging designer, co-founder of the papercraft website www.pokemonpapercraft.net/
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KuroNetsuki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy happy birthday to you~
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porygon137 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
your a hundred and two. nah im kiddin XD
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you :)
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random-bored-user Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Nice papercrafts! You have a lot of patience to make them. BTW, I don't have much patience to make one xDD 
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. Between you and me, I have very little patience, but I have a lot of determination, which makes up for it. 
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random-bored-user Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
You're welcome ^^. I would have never guessed that xD I think I should try to do that.
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T-HE Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you ever thought about recruiting or joining forces with other papercrafters around the net, like ultimatepapercraft, sabi96, and jav-papercraft?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Um, to be honest, I'm "retired" from the whole papercraft scene. It's been a while since I even built anything. So I guess the answer would be: no, not really ... lol! 
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T-HE Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What admins from Paperpokes are still active?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have spoken to them, and they are well aware of the issue. Thank you.
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