Starter Decks Available NOW! Land & Source Available NOW!
David & Jenna
BAM was founded by us, a husband and wife duo , in 2020.
What originally started out as merely fun and boardgames with good company in a friends garage, sparked the initial idea for BAM. Casual conversations amongst friends on boardgame night to keep us sane while the world was in the midst of a global pandemic, snowballed into weeks, months, years spent brain-storming and creating.
That said, BAM hasn't always looked or played in the same way that it does now. In the early stages, whilst it had the same premise, it had an entirely different design. Initially BAM took a pop-art/comic style and we were so hellbent on being unique that we even had hexagonal shaped cards. In this early version, as is still the case now, gameplay took front and center. Whilst there was art, it closely followed the pop-art theme and was very minimalist.
The "Dice Slinging Dueler" as we called it was printed and we were very proud to have all our hard work culminate into what finally was a functional and fun game. That said it wasn't quite the aesthetic we wanted to put out there for the world to see, and there were a few minor crinkles left to iron out. After a few months of going back to the drawing board, Back Alley Mages as it is now, in it's full-art glory was finally ready to step into the TCG world as what we believe to be the very 1st Dice-Slinging Trading Card Game .
Whilst we may be the "creators", without our incredible friends and team who spent many days and nights playing, testing , brainstorming and guiding us, along with our team of artists that have provided us with the incredible art that embodies all that is BAM- this dream would have not become a reality.