We're Tommy, Riley, Michelle, and Chad, and we're Literally Wizards. Literally Wizards became a thing when Tommy came up with the idea for Buy the Rights in 2015.
Tommy and Riley wrote about 20 cards for each deck and playtested the game with Michelle and Chad, and a few months later Buy the Rights was on Kickstarter. Now the team is working on new expansions for Buy the Rights as well as new tabletop games. You can find Literally Wizards at these events.
- In September of 2015, Buy the Rights was featured in the Boston Festival of Indie Games.
- In December of 2015, an early version of the game was Kickstarted with almost 500 backers.
- After an almost complete re-write of the game's 400 cards, a rebranding by world-class illustrator Justin Gammon, and a few delays, the game was finally published in January of 2017.
- In early 2018 Buy the Rights nearly sells out of the first printing, and self-funds a second print run
Meet the Team
Tommy is a web developer, movie nerd, and breakfast enthusiast. As a kid, he always wanted to be a movie director and often made movies with his action figures.
Chad is an avid player of games of all types, as well as a student of film and game design. He also is a huge fan of comedy and occasionally aspires to the stage himself. He couldn't imagine a game more up his alley than Buy the Rights.
Riley is Tommy's High School sweetheart. She has a passion for providing healthcare to underserved communities and she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She's hilarious.
Michelle is a drama therapist who works with people with disabilities. She believes in the power of play and leisure and has seen it transform people's lives. She is excited to play Buys the Rights someday with her clients.