Missed the Kickstarter? Don't worry, you can still get the amazing Sally Face: Strange Nightmares game and merchandise here!
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Week One Recap, Tonight's Livestream Link!
7 months ago
– Tue, Mar 07, 2023 at 08:00:20 AM
What Have We Unlocked?
We have just finished the first week of our exploration of the Addison Apartments! In just one week this campaign has grown from 0 backers to almost 2000(!) amazing backers. Seriously, you all have been amazing so far, we love to see the passion! We have also raised nearly $200,000! With the amount of money we have raised we have unlocked 6 Stretch Goals so far! This includes a Fourth Story that will be added to the game, Tuck Boxes for all tier levels that include a game, an exclusive pin, stickers, and temporary tattoos for the deluxe game...
In that same short time, we have seen tons of submissions from fans for our Social Goals! Because of all of your wonderful submissions, we have been able to unlock 14 cards from fantastic artists including Marvel Cover artist Peach Momoko, DC Superhero Girls artist Agnes Garbowska, Otakubartender, Sugar Heist artist Penny Lane Morales, Casper Symons, and more from The Nightmares Deck! We are so grateful to everyone for helping us create the best Sally Face experience possible! This has been a wild ride so far and we are just one week in!
What Did We Do?
For those of you who may have just joined, we encourage you to go back and look at some of the fun things we have done since the campaign started! Check out all of the updates for tons of useful info, but make sure to check out the link below as the most comprehensive of what Kickstarter is and how this campaign will be run!
Make sure to check out the livestream tonight, March 7th, at 5 pm Eastern (10 pm GMT), when creator Steve Gabry, Beneeta, and Dustin from The Maestro Team answer your Sally Face: Strange Nightmares questions. And if you missed our first livestream, you can check it out on Twitch HERE.
And while you are at it, make sure to follow all of Steve Gabry and Maestro Media’s social media accounts so you don’t miss anything surrounding the campaign!
As always, we look forward to seeing everyone in the comments! We hope you have enjoyed every second of the campaign as much as we have so far. By this time next week, who knows what we may have accomplished together! All we know is that you won’t want to miss any of the action, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for new content and updates as they are released each day! Oh and don’t forget, we have this little link FAQ. It’s a good FAQ. We promise!
~The Maestro Team
What is Strange Nightmares? (How to Play)
7 months ago
– Mon, Mar 06, 2023 at 04:21:40 PM
There's a ton of hype around the game and the merch (add-ons), and today we wanted to dive deeper into how the game is actually played.
The game is divided into 4 (after a stretch goal unlock) stories: Another Dead Body, Ghost Stories, Meat the Neighbors, and Sally Face and the Temple of Doom. The official lore of Sally Face follows the stories in order from 1 to 4, but the game is designed to be able to be played in any order you'd like. If it's your first time playing, we do recommend starting with Another Dead Body, since it's the simplest setup and has the least rule changes.
In setup, you take out the basic items that will be in every game: the apartment boards, the base Mystery, Curse, and Item Decks, and the player boards, standees, and tokens. Then take out the story tuck box (another stretch goal unlock!) for the story you want to play, and lay out the story and finale cards. Shuffle in the story specific Mystery, Item, and Curse cards, and you're ready to play!
Each game plays out by reading through the Story deck and following the directions on those Story Cards. Players work together to solve mysteries and advance the story by rolling dice and placing progress cubes on Mysteries that match the corresponding dice face. It's that simple... and that difficult!
The game is all about strategy and balance. If you plan well and work as a team there's nothing you can't handle! But if you allow doubt to creep in and corruption to spread, you're doomed!
We are designing the look of Strange Nightmares to feel like the entertainment we loved growing up in the 80s and 90s, while keeping the gameplay modern for contemporary board game audiences. We can't wait for everyone to get their own copy to play!
Not the reading type? There have been some really great videos and playthroughs that can also help give you a feel for the game! You can find them by clicking the pictures below.
Till next time,
~The Maestro Team
Add-ons & Merch Pt 3 - The Tarot Deck, Plushes, and more
7 months ago
– Mon, Mar 06, 2023 at 10:19:23 AM
Let's keep talking about the add-ons!
You can check out the available add-ons on the campaign page, about 2/3rds of the way down. These add-ons will be available after the campaign ends in our pledge manager, Backerkit. All you have to do for now is back a tier, as any tier will give you access to the pledge manager. Make sure you back during the Kickstarter though, because Kickstarter backers get access to a special store with discounted prices!
If you'd like to help unlock more Stretch Goals, you can add bonus support now, which will act like a gift card in the pledge manager. Check out how to add bonus support HERE.
Now, let's talk about some more specific add-ons starting with:
The Tarot Deck! For those of you asking, yes, this is a full tarot deck of 78 cards in a fancy box. In the pictures below, the box is just a mockup and guest artist bessessen is hard at work on the cards, so we do not have the full deck to show off just yet. Check out their amazing art though! Just look at this thing!
The Plushes! Both plushes will be super soft, squeezable, fuzzy fabric and will be approximately 10 inches (25cm) in height. For those asking, here are a few more angles of what they'll look like when complete!
The Addison Tea Cup and Saucer Set! This little beauty is made of ceramic and the saucer has a diameter of 5.75 inches (14.5cm) and the teacup has a capacity of 9.5 oz (280mL). Who wouldn't want one of these amazing sets for themselves?
The Addison Tea Cup & Saucer Plastic Dice Roller/Tray! This incredible dice roller/tray set will measure 4.75 x 3.8 x 2.5 inches (cup) and 5.75 inches (tray) (12x9.7x6.3cm, 14.5cm) and will be made of sturdy plastic. The perfect dice roller for the game!
What other merch would you like to know more about? Drop us a line in the comments and we'll compile another update with the answers!
~The Maestro Team
Add-ons Part 2 - Strange Boxes & Strange Occurrences Tier
7 months ago
– Sun, Mar 05, 2023 at 10:15:50 AM
We've gotten tons of questions about what Strange Boxes is, and, by association, what the Strange Occurrences Tier is. I'm here to shed some light on it!
What is Strange Boxes?
Strange Boxes is a series of subscription-style boxes that each include a t-shirt, an art print, a bonus item, and some of a series of mystery puzzles to solve. The Strange Boxes offered in the tiers (Strange Occurrences, The FULL Charley's Collection, and Strange Prototype), as well as the Strange Boxes add-on, is a special Kickstarter version of Strange Boxes. This version is delivered to backers Quarterly starting in June 2023, with the next deliveries happening in September 2023, December 2023, and March 2024. Each of these quarterly boxes will contain 3 individual boxes worth of stuff, with 3 shirts, 3 art prints, 3 bonus items, and 6-9 mystery puzzles.
Each month's art is designed by a different amazing artist including Marvel Cover Artist Peach Momoko, DC Superhero Girls Artist Agnes Garbowska, and fan artists with incredible signature styles!
With each box, players are tasked to become Nockfell's best Private Eye and help solve a mystery that is plaguing the town. You’ll have to use your wits to overcome the dastardly enigmas and help unravel the mystery that is starting to overtake the town. The puzzles happen just before Sal moves to the Addison Apartments, so the mysteries act as a prequel leading up to the game.
Oh and did we mention that the puzzles are designed by Shannon McDowell? She was a member of the 2019 Red Bull Escape Room World Championship design team and puzzle master on numerous board games. You can check out some of her other stuff HERE.
What About These Bonus Items?
We don't want to spoil too much, but each month will have some fun, new item included in the box. Without spoiling too much, it could be items like a private investigator’s license, a koozie, or a Packerton apron. You won't know what you get until you open the box!
Why Buy Now?
Strange Boxes will be available on our website, maestromedia.com, starting in early summer, at three different tier levels:
The Single Box, available for $40 + shipping
The Monthly Subscription for $35/month + shipping
The Annual Subscription (which gets you all 12 boxes and ships all in one go right at the end) for $400 + shipping
But, if you do the math, this is a $400, $420, or up to $480 commitment. If you back now, you can save yourself some money and instead get all of the boxes for $350 (as part of the Strange Occurrences, The FULL Charley's Collection, or Strange Prototype Tier) or for $375 as an add-on. What are you waiting for? Go back now!
Oh, and can you watch our pet art print for us? He doesn't bite. Just don't tell anyone he's here. We aren't supposed to show these yet!
~The Maestro Team
The Retail Tiers (Retail Strange Nightmares, Retail Strange Nightmares)
7 months ago
– Fri, Mar 03, 2023 at 09:37:01 AM
I'd like to talk to our retailers for a minute, or for those of you who have 5 friends and all 6 NEED to get the game. We have tiers designed specifically for you!
For the retailers looking for the retail version of the game, we have the Retail Strange Nightmares Tier. This tier features SIX copies of the retail Sally Face: Strange Nightmares game at half off the Kickstarter price of the game. That's right, six copies of the game for only $120. And remember the MSRP will be between $45-50, so that's a massive savings! And remember, we've already unlocked the 4th Story, which will now be included in the retail game!
If you want to do something super special for your stores' fans, we're offering the Deluxe, Kickstarter/Pre-order-exclusive version of the game as well. For just $165 you get SIX copies of Sally Face: Super Strange Nightmares at half off the Kickstarter price of the game. That's right, you get six copies of the deluxe game, which will have a pre-order/convention MSRP of at least $60, for only $180. This tier includes every single unlock that happens during the Kickstarter, so far that includes:
Sally Face and the Temple of Doom - the 4th storyline,
Tuck Boxes for each story
An exclusive pin
Exclusive finale cards
A brand new deck of cards - The Nightmares Deck
And more to come as we climb up the Stretch and Social Goal ladders
Sure, maybe we're a little biased, but we think this is a deal you can't pass up!
Most Recent Stretch Goal Unlock
Congratulations! We've unlocked another Stretch Goal, each Deluxe version of the game (Super Strange Nightmares) will now comes with a 4 pack of temporary tattoos!
We're driving closer to the next unlock at $200,000, Blank Item and Curse cards! You'll be able to add your own unique spin to your game with these blank cards! We're well on our way to the next MAJOR unlock at $250,000, adding a Fifth Player to the game, with that unlock the game will now be 2-5 players! Who do you think the fifth player will be?