Bad Medicine 2018: Second Opinion, Second Edition

Created by Gil Hova

A little game about Big Pharma. Now revised and expanded!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Bad news (delivery in January) and good news (pickup available at PAX Unplugged next week)
18 days ago – Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 06:34:33 PM

Hi folks,

It's been a hectic year at Formal Ferret HQ, and unfortunately, that means delays all down the line. My previous project, The Networks: Executives, got delayed a couple of months, and it looks like Bad Medicine is delayed as well.

The games are getting loaded on the boat in the next couple couple of weeks, but that marine shipment takes a long time. We are looking at starting fulfillment in January. 

For those of you who wanted to offer this game as a holiday present, my sincerest apologies! Being a one-person operation, it's easy to get overwhelmed with work, especially when convention season hits. I appreciate all of your understanding, patience, and support.

That said, two pieces of good news.

First off, I have the final production proof in hand, and the game came out amazing! I can't wait to send it out to you.

Second, I'm flying a few copies out to PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia next week, and I'm offering backer pickup! If you'll be at the show, or if you have a friend attending it, please fill out this form so you can get your game a few weeks early.

Finally: please check your BackerKit to make sure your address and pledge information are all correct! I will close pre-orders and lock BackerKit addresses in mid-December, so now is a good time to make sure all your info is correct.

That's all the news I have for you! I'm sorry things are going so slow, but they are moving, and you will have your games soon.

Thanks again for all your help!

The proof copy is here!
2 months ago – Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 03:54:50 PM

Hi Bad Medicine backer! Progress on this project hasn't been as fast as I'd like, but we're making steady advances. Today, the proof copy came in; we will start production in a couple of weeks. Thanks for your patience!

Here are the boxes for the base game and Second Opinion expansion. We're going to make some small tweaks to the Second Opinion box sides, but I love how Emily Hancock's art came out!

 Let's open up the base game box!

 I'm really happy with the transition from cardboard tokens to cards. The cards look really good.

Of course, if you ordered the tokens separately, you'll be getting this:

Now let's peek inside the Second Opinion box!

Finally, one more thing! I've split all the "dirty" cards into a separate "Unsafe" expansion. All backers receiving at least the expansion will be getting this pack of cards as well!

Not pictured are the plastic discs that will come in the base game (as well as the replacement base game cards). They're not a part of this proof; I'll get proofs for those in a few weeks. 

That's about that! I'll send out my next message once we're close to wrapping up production and starting the shipping of the games from the factory to the warehouse.

Thanks again for your patience, and here's to a great time making awful pharmaceutical drugs!

Here's the print-and-play, finally!
5 months ago – Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 01:24:55 PM

Hi Bad Medicine backer,

I finally have the Bad Medicine print-and-play ready! Thank you for being so patient. This has been an incredibly busy summer for me.

You should get an email from BackerKit soon with download links. There are three files you'll receive:

Bad Medicine 2018 PNP
Bad Medicine Second Opinion PNP
Bad Medicine NSFW PNP v1.0

The last file contains all the "adult" cards in the game. For retail, I will split these into a separate expansion. You will get this physical "Unsafe" NSFW expansion automatically if you backed the base game, or if you ordered the replacement base game cards as an add-on.

Note a change to the base game rules - if you're playing with just the base game cards, you play only 3 rounds. If you're playing with Second Opinion, you can go back up to 4. (Of course, with this being a party game, you should play for as long as you'd like!)

Finally, if you'll be at Gen Con next week, we'll be running games of Bad Medicine on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening! Tickets are still available.

Thanks so much for your continued support!

Long-delayed PNP coming soon!
5 months ago – Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 09:25:50 AM

Hi folks! It's been a whirlwind couple of months since the campaign funded, and I've been at two conventions, and prepping for a third next week! (More on that in a moment.)

This is a really quick note to let you know that I'm almost done with the print-and-play, and I hope to get it to you by early next week. At this point, I'm just waiting for rulebook revisions to accomodate changes we've made to the new printing.

I'll be at Dice Tower Con next week, and I'll have the new cards for both Bad Medicine and its expansion. Perhaps we can arrange some late-night games of it! Stop by my booth and let any one of the Formal Ferret staff know if you'd like to join up.

More news coming soon!

New covers coming, and so is the PNP!
7 months ago – Thu, May 03, 2018 at 03:54:13 PM

Hi Bad Medicine backer! I've been holding a surprise.

I've been working with artist Emily Hancock to create new covers for Bad Medicine and Second Opinion! Here's a draft of the base game cover that she sent.

Note that this is just a draft. There will likely be more pills in the final version.

I hope to have these covers wrapped up in the next couple of weeks! What do you think of the new direction?

Where's the PNP?

It's coming, I promise! I've been drowning in work lately, but I hope to have it in the next couple of weeks. Thank you so much for your patience as I get through my work queue!

More news coming soon...