My name is Ruth Evans and I am a Dunedin based artist undergoing
the Master of Fine Art programme at Otago Polytechnic.
During the last 18 months I have been working on a project
titled Go Mine which will be exhibited at the
Dunedin Gasworks Museum in March 2017. This multifaceted body of
work consists of a tabletop game, a collection of zines and
selection of folk songs, created in relation to New Zealand's
mineral extraction industries.
It is the tabletop game component of the project which I need
your help in actualising.
Based on New Zealand's mineral extraction industries, Go
Mine is a subversive game which allows players to act as corporate
tycoon's intent on mining the planet for resources. In the
process, action cards are collected to be used in attack or defence
against opponents. Shipments are created and exported, allowing
players to gain the points needed for further mining and future
bribing. Bribed officials provide players with continuous
privledges throughout the game.
During their move, players can establish conference calls where,
for no longer than two minutes at a time, they can discuss changing
or amending the rules of the game, thus, allowing players to
actively reform the system itself. Any rule changes agreed upon
through majority vote become ratified on the following move of the
player who proposed said change. This mechanism, known as nomic,
allows players to establish their own system under which to play
In order to win Go Mine, a player must own 5 bribe cards at the
end of their turn. However, should the planet be exhausted before
this is achieved, everyone loses.
The hard work has been done, and the game is now ready
to enter its next stage. This is where I need your help.
Im hoping to raise $2000 so that I can manufacture and publish Go
Mine, making it available to purchase at my graduation exhibition
and project launch. I invite you to be apart of bringing this work
to life by donating whatever funds you can, and sharing this
Boosted campaign to your friends, family and community.
Every bit helps - no donation is too small.
Thank you for your support.
WASTELAND - WHISKEY AND THE WENCH
28 MONTHS AGO