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A hand management, bluffing and betting game with unique gameplay and an awesome steam punk pirate theme.
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Clan items are officially Unlocked and a bit about the Maelstrom Expansion

Posted by Grey Fox Games (Creator)

Thanks to all of you, we have hit 24k and the clan items have been unlocked.  Nice work and you have my deepest gratitude.

It's took a bit longer than we expected as Andre has been hard at work on the art for the Maelstrom expansion and I wanted to include a taste of it.  On to the update for The Maelstrom...

A great storm ravages the skies, grinding airships to kindling and sending pirate crews scrambling. If that were all, it would be manageable - but this is no ordinary storm. Even as airships are sucked in, spirits drift out bringing curses and chaos.

The Maelstom Expansions contains: 32 Haunt Cards 4 Crew Cards (2 new characters) 15 Item Cards (3 for each player)

The 32 card Haunt Deck is the defining feature of the expansion adding a new Haunt Mechanic which gives players another resource to manage.

Between Encounters 1 & 2 and again between encounters 2 & 3 on each adventure, players much resolve the effects of a haunt card which can create a bit of chaos. Some of the effects include causing crew members to abandon you or giving your opponents a glimpse into what you’re hiding. Most commonly - and perhaps most meaningfully - the haunt deck raises the Haunt Level for 1 or more players.

Haunt must be managed by the players as when the final treasures are collected from the pool, the player who has the most Haunt becomes a ghost ship and cannot win the game!

Don’t worry though, the new crew and new item cards are designed to help manage your Haunt or even pass it off to other players. (Because why lift a curse when you can simply deflect it to another captain?)

We’ve had so much fun playing with The Maelstrom Expansion! The rising haunt levels create a tension in the game that makes staying in an adventure feel like pressing your luck, while giving players a lot of new opportunities for player interaction and some really interesting choices to make. The new crew and items are a blast to play with and the art is up to Andre’s usual standards.

With less than a week left, we thought it was high time we shared with you guys the details of this great addition to the game. Hopefully we’ve got those of you who supported the expansion already excited about what’s coming and those of you who supported the base game the details you may have been wanting on the expansion.

Thanks to everyone who has backed our project so far! And onto the next stretch goal!

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    1. Grey Fox Games 16-time creator on

      Yes, just add $10. In the US, the shipping is free for adding that on. Other parts of the world may incur a shipping fee depending on what reward level they are adding to. I thought KS gave the option to show all those charges, but it's only on a per reward basis. So if you backed one level and then try to look at the add on level, it won't show it.

    2. Fr. Ryan M. Lozano

      For the EB backers, do we just add $10 to our pledge to get the Maelstrom expansion added to it?