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:

New covers coming, and so is the PNP!
9 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...

BackerKit surveys coming in the next couple of days!
9 months ago – Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:03:26 PM

Hi Bad Medicine backer!

It's been too long since my last update. Normally I try to be more regular with my updates, but conventions, tax season, and illness have kept me from my regular schedule. Thank you for your patience!

Your BackerKit surveys are on their way. About 30 of you have already received them as a test; the rest of you will get them around Friday or so. That's where you'll send me your address, and you can order add-ons like tokens, replacement decks, and the like from there also.

BackerKit also allows you to update and change your address as many times as you'd like, until the time when I lock surveys just before I ship out your games.

If you order add-ons, or if your pledge was not collected on Kickstarter because of a failed credit card, you will need to enter your credit card information into BackerKit as well. You will not be charged for anything until I lock the surveys.

Note that not all backer levels will have access to all add-ons. For example, if you only pledged for an expansion at the $15 level, you will be able to add-on the cards/chips upgrade pack, but you won't be able to add-on a copy of the base game. If you'd like to add-on a copy of the base game, you may change your pledge level in BackerKit to a pledge level that includes the base game.

So over the next few days, please check for an email from BackerKit. It'll have a link to where you can get started.

Thanks everyone! Looking forward to taking the next steps here.

We did it, folks!
10 months ago – Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 04:50:08 PM

It's been a long road for Bad Medicine, from my very first Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to a failed campaign the following year. But here we are, successfully funded! 

Thanks to you, Bad Medicine will go back in print, and will hopefully stay in print for a long time.

Thanks to you, Bad Medicine will come with a cool 90-card expansion. That's right; we are close enough to the $20k stretch goal that I will count it!

Thanks to you, my tiny game company takes another big step.

So, what's next?

I use a pledge manager called BackerKit to handle a lot of the post-campaign work. So a lot of stuff will move from Kickstarter to BackerKit at this point.

For example, I will open surveys soon; you'll get those from BackerKit, not Kickstarter. I know it's an extra step, but you will be able to add extra copies of the game to your order and change your address as many times as you'd like. It really does help me a ton on my end, so it's extremely useful.

If you pledged at $75 or more, I will be in touch later today about what exactly I need from you for your contributions.

If your friends missed the campaign, I will open pre-orders soon on BackerKit. Pre-order customers will have to pay more in shipping than Kickstarter backers; that's one of the benefits of being a backer here!

If you're a retailer who pledged at any amount, you'll be able to order add-ons through BackerKit in a few weeks, once I have case quantities finalized.

You will have print-and-play files for both the base game and expansion before the end of April.

I think that's all the news for now. I'll post another update once surveys and pre-orders are open.

Thank you again for all your help! 

Just two days to go!
10 months ago – Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 10:29:48 AM

Hi Bad Medicine backer!

We have less than two days to go before the Bad Medicine campaign ends. And we have a shot at the $20k stretch goal!

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your cat!

$15k stretch goal unlocked!
10 months ago – Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 05:34:56 PM

Hi Bad Medicine backer! We hit our $15k stretch goal last night, so the Second Opinion expansion will now contain 75 cards of weirdness and delight.

Here's our next stretch goal...

When we hit $20k, we will put 15 additional cards in Second Opinion, making 90 in all! 

The game gets better with more cards inside, so each of these stretch goals goes a long way towards keeping the game fresh and interesting.

Onwards to $20k!