"Artists are only appreciated after they're dead." It's a cliche that even Pink & The Brain did a parody of. Soon, you'll be able to relive that tragic life yourself with Artistes Miserables, a new card game all about being a struggling artist, trying to create masterpieces before dying tragically young and unknown. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Artistes Misérables is a game where you are an aspiring 19th century (or thereabouts) artist hoping to make a mark on the world. Your goal is to paint masterworks that will not be recognized for their genius until long after you are dead, and then to die as sick, depressed and broke as possible.
In other words, a historical simulation.
The Kickstarter is up and running now and is set to go for another 27 days.