Bad Blood With Kelly McMahon and Mat Groom
Kelly McMahon, known for her work on Imperium, has partnered with comic book writer Mat Groom to create a unique project available to fans on Kickstarter. The Bad Blood playing cards not only feature stunning art deco-inspired designs but also serve as a murder mystery card game which also includes a comic. McMahon and Groom are currently crowdfunding the project on Kickstarter to bring this trifecta of Bad Blood to life!
The inspiration behind the project comes from McMahon’s love for the mystery genre and the allure of the 1920s. She wanted to capture the romanticized glamour of the era while also delving into the darker and more mysterious aspects. As a graphic designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles, McMahon brings her passion for storytelling and design to this innovative card game experience.
In BAD BLOOD, players take on the role of journalist Joseph Field as they unravel the mystery behind the murder of Dee Dumas. Dee was a highly skilled thief with a reputation on the rise, until she was discovered dead at the docks, a victim of a gunshot to the head. As players explore the game deck, which includes character cards representing different factions, they must read through Dee’s journal and decipher the clues to uncover a diabolical conspiracy.
But the game doesn’t stop there. Players can also enjoy a classic game of poker amidst the growing body count. The combination of gameplay and mystery found within BAD BLOOD has ensured it delivers an immersive experience for fans of card games and whodunnit stories.
Michael J. Florio, creator of the upcoming comic series Wild Oni interviewed Kelly and Mat in collaboration with Geek Network and they broke down all the ins and outs of the upcoming whodunit experience on Michael’s podcast series Comics’N’Poptarts. Check out the interview below and head over to Kickstarter and secure your copy of BAD BLOOD!
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