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Happy International Tabletop Day!

“The Pirate Deck” is now fundraising on Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1615685151/the-pirate-d...

A few pieces of updated artwork have arrived and are now on the cards shown on the Kickstarter page. These art updates keep the light-hearted theme of the play-testing decks, but add uniformity to the game.

This quick pirate-themed card & coin game for the whole family has gotten a number of rave reviews in recent days:

http://www.tabletested.com/Table_Tested/The_Pirate_Deck.html
http://tothetablereviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/the-pirate...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aRmb...

There are a limited number of early birds slots available, so please swing by if you’re interested.

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And we're live again!
The relaunch of the fundraising kickstarter can be seen at:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1615685151/the-pirate-d...

In the months since the last fundraising attempt, I have been working to make this new campaign more successful:

Funding Goal - Originally this was $14k. I think this was the main reason it failed.

1) Reduced the goal to $6k

2) Decided to absorb some of the previous out-of-pocket costs

3) Reduced the manufacturing costs (putting the cards & coins in the coin bag, rather than the cards/coins/bag in a game box - in the long run, this will hurt sales, but hopefully I'll overfund and be able to put the box back in the game via a stretch goal)

4) Reduced the print run (calculated new numbers based on a 500-print run vs. a 1,000-print run)

5) Negotiated a reduction on some of the art costs

6) Added a new super-deluxe version of the game (limited to 25) of extra-large gold doubloons and a wooden treasure chest to keep the game in

7) Adjusted the costs of the various levels

Shipping

1) Found a much cheaper way to ship to non-US addresses (using a 3rd party shipper)

2) Made each backer add on the shipping individually (removing a bit of uncertainty regarding total pledge $)

Marketing

1) Created a print-and-play version of the game for people to try out

2) Arranged for a new video review from Undead Viking

3) Paid for 3-4 more pieces of artwork from the artist

4) Created 20 deluxe play-testing decks (with the new artwork, and a nice coin pouch) and mailed them out to new reviewers

5) Continued building a support network of potential new backers

6) Signed up for a marketing plan via todayinboardgames.com

 
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Missed the Kickstarter campaign but interested. Will the game be available for post Kickstarter buyers? If so, what price?
 
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