Chapter 1- Introduction of the Bennet family. They learn Mr. Bingley is moving to Netherfield.
Mr. Bennet is not the best father figure. Due to his fiscal irresponsibility, he has not set any money aside for his family when he passes, and teases most of his daughters somewhat mercilessly. His favorite is his dear Lizzy who has more quickness of wit than her sisters.
Chapter 3-The Bennet sisters are introduced to the Bingleys and Mr. Darcy at a local dance.
Party Card- Meryton Assembly
The Meryton assembly is where Elizabeth and the other Bennet sisters are introduced to Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy. Jane dances several times with Mr. Bingley, but Elizabeth had to sit out two dances due to the scarcity of gentlemen. Mr. Darcy refuses to dance with anyone except Caroline Bingley or her sister, and generally gives the impression of being quite proud. He snubs Elizabeth by refusing to ask her to dance, which she overhears when Bingley suggests it to him.
Chapter 6- Party at the Lucas home.
Learn to play a new piece on the piano forte
Many young ladies would try to become accomplished at music, art or languages to improve themselves. Mary, being the plainest of the Bennet sisters, felt the need for these accomplishments quite keenly and was impatient for opportunities to display her abilities. While she performs in a conceited manner that was not pleasing to listen to, she did apply herself and practice quite constantly. In the game, if Mary draws this Event she may play an extra card.
Chapter 11- Elizabeth is caring for a sick Jane at Netherfield.
Un-ladylike behavior (discard Wit)
After a dinner at Netherfield, Caroline has turned all of her energies towards getting Mr. Darcy’s attention as part of her schemes to gain his affection. She pretends to read the second volume of same book that Darcy is reading and comments on how pleasant it is to spend an evening reading a book, while simultaneously not reading it at all. It is likely that both Elizabeth and Darcy see through her attempts.
Chapter 21-Jane learns Bingley has left town.
Mr. Bingley is convinced by his sisters and Mr. Darcy that Jane has no affection for him and they all leave Netherfield for London. While Darcy and the Bingley sisters are victorious in helping Mr. Bingley avoid what they consider an in imprudent match, this is devastating to Jane. In the book, Mr. Bingley eventually returns to propose to Jane. In the game, he must be invited to a party or else he does not return.
One of my Kickstarter stretch goals is that I would create a reference guide that explains the references in Marrying Mr. Darcy and tells you where the inspiration for each card comes from in the story. I started working on it this week. I'm not sure what the final guide will look like, but here is a sample of intended content.
The Kickstarter campaign for Marrying Mr. Darcy - the Pride and Prejudice Card Game has picked up in the past few days. The stretch goal for the Undead Expansion Pack was reached in record time! The expansion pack will consist of approximately 20 new cards that include undead suitors, becoming cursed, cures for the wounded, battle axes for protection and serious consequences for both the dead and the living at the end of the game.
You can check out our work in progress below. Be sure to check out our Kickstarter campaign in the next few days if you want a copy!
A father & son review team did a review of Marrying Mr. Darcy. They are called "A Dad, a Son, and a Game." I have to admit that 8 year old Luke is my favorite reviewer. His fake cry is something to behold.
There is a game demo at the start, and then the review begins at 8:40. I'll be posting more reviews as we have had a couple done, but I think these two really understood what I was going for.
I haven't updated this blog in a little while, mostly because I've been trying to direct all of my traffic to my Kickstarter page for the duration of the campaign! But I posted a major update on that site yesterday and thought it would be good to update here with general news and our new stretch goals!
We are almost at the halfway point in the campaign and doing splendidly! We are now well over 500 backers. I thought it would be a good time to announce our stretch goals to keep the momentum going through our final 2 weeks. Please continue to share our news with friends, Janeites, and gamers on social media to help us reach the awesome stretch goals briefly outlined below!
$20,000: We will develop an Undead Expansion Pack for those folks who enjoy zombie-like creatures! (This will not change the original game at all, simply a fun, optional addition.)
$25,000: We will open a reward tier that adds a paperback edition of "Pride and Prejudice" with annotation and forward by Erika and original cover art by Erik Evensen.
$30,000: We will do a print run of our Undead Expansion Pack and include it free of charge for all backers who want it and pledge at the $30 reward tier or higher.
$40,000: Over the next year, we will create a version of the game based on Jane Austen's "Emma." All backers will have the option to beta-test the game.
There are more details about each of these levels on our kickstarter page. You can read about them here: kck.st/16bwNlg
We've got more coming up including game reviews, interviews, and are going to keep the momentum up through this middle part of the campaign. Thanks for all your support and keep spreading the word!
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