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A Detective game by Richard Launius, featuring color artwork from the grand masters of detective pulp: Black Mask Magazine
375 backers pledged $24,789 to help bring this project to life.
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    UNCERTAIN? For $5 you name will be added to the Rulebook under the "Witness Protection" program. Thanks for helping up get this game published! You will also receive updates in your email from 8th Summit.

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    JUST THE FACTS: One copy of ACE DETECTIVE and the Kickstarter rewards. Your name will be added to the Rulebook under "Suspects." Free shipping within the USA. Add $5 for Canada. Add $20 if you are outside of US or Canada.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    FANTASY NOIR: One copy of ACE DETECTIVE and all Kickstarter rewards AND a copy of the expansion - ACE DETECTIVE: STRANGE TALES. Your name will be added to the Rulebook under "Private Investigators for Hire." Free shipping within the USA. Add $5 for Canada. Add $25 if you are outside of US or Canada.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    CRIME VICTIM: Add your name to all present and future prints of the game on a Crime Card! You will be the victim of some heinous crime that the players must investigate. You also receive ONE COPY of Ace Detective along with the expansion STRANGE TALES. Free shipping within the USA. Add $5 for Canada. Add $20 if you are outside of US or Canada. Your name will be added to the Rulebook as "Influential Friends of the Mayor".

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    Pledge $135 or more About $135

    US OR CANADA ONLY: THREE COPIES OF ACE DETECTIVE AND THREE COPIES OF THE EXPANSION with all Kickstarter rewards. FREE shipping in the USA. Up to three names can be added to the Rulebook. Canada add $15 for shipping.

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    SIX COPIES OF ACE DETECTIVE AND EXPANSION FOR USA BUYERS - Add $50 if you would like Six copies of the STRANGE TALES expansion as well. All kickstarter rewards. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN US. You can add up to six names to the Rulebook under "Private Investigators for Hire." CANADIAN BUYERS ADD $25 FOR SHIPPING. International Buyers: see the next pledge level below.

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    SIX COPIES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS. SHIPPING INCLUDED IN PRICE. Add $60 for Six Copies of the Strange Tales Expansion. Plus six copies of all Kickstarter rewards.You can add up to six names to the Rulebook under "Private Investigators for Hire."

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    FANTASY NOIR DETECTIVE: Have one of our artists (Carlos Romanos did the cover) illustrate you to be on a Detective card that will be included in all prints of the STRANGE TALES card expansion. This Character Card gives players information about who is driving the story as the protagonist. The Detective will possess your name and be given a title of a type of investigator in line with the theme of expansion (Paranormal, etc.). Also, we will send you a large print of your illustration. You may provide us with details about yourself to possibly be included on the character card. This expansion may or may not get additional printings after this campaign. Also you receive one copy of ACE DETECTIVE AND STRANGE TALES. Free shipping to USA and Canada. International Buyers add $10.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    BRING THE DESIGNER TO YOUR HOME! ALSO RECEIVE A NOIR ILLUSTRATION MADE OF YOUR LIKENESS FOR YOUR WALL. Also, Jason Maxwell (Agents of SMERSH) will come along as well if you request a date available to both designers. Richard Launius loves games like no other designer we've ever met. And he would love to play with you and your friends for the day. He will travel up to 200 miles (we can negotiate) from Atlanta to your house with a signed copy of ACE DETECTIVE with a vintage Pinkerton Badge as well as STRANGE TALES and the Kickstarter rewards

    He will bring any requests of his designs - even Arkham Horror or Defenders of the Realm. Additional copies (up to 10) of Ace Detective cost YOU only $20 each (or $30 with the expansion)! Give them to your friends

    If you live further out than 200 miles .. we can arrange for Richard to come to your house. Just send us an email for a personal quote. Your name will be at the top of the list of names in the Rulebook under "Our Special Thanks!" heading.

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    DELUXE VERSION - One copy of ACE DETECTIVE AND STRANGE TALES EXPANSION. Signed by Richard Launius. Also you will receive a vintage PINKERTON INVESTIGATIONS BADGE made of sterling metal. This can used as a 1st Player Marker. Your name will be added to the Rulebook under "Wise Guys (and Gals)" Free shipping in the USA. Add $5 for Canada. Add $20 for International.

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    NEW! Want to be credited as a "famous" Noir writer? Pen your own one to two sentence Noir quote to be used as a Narration Card. (Narration cards are always read aloud every game and integrated into the story) The quote will have your name at the bottom and the name of a fictitious book you wrote. Yes, you are allowed to be funny. We even encourage it. The quote must be in line with other styles of the game and kept in good tastes. . We can also help you write it. You also receive ONE COPY of Ace Detective along with the expansion STRANGE TALES. Free shipping within the USA. Add $5 for Canada. Add $20 if you are outside of US or Canada. Your name will be added to the Rulebook as "Influential Friends of the Mayor".

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    BE A CHARACTER: Have one of our artists (Carlos Romanos did the cover) illustrate you for a character (detective) card. Also, we will send you a large print of your illustration. A Character Card tells players who is the driving the story as the protagonist. You can be a hardboiled detective or an amateur sleuth or anything in between. This card will be in ALL EDITIONS OF THE GAME! A character card includes your illustration and fictional (or real) aspects about you as the character. Also one copy of ACE DETECTIVE AND STRANGE TALES. Free shipping to USA and Canada. International Buyers add $10.

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    BE THE KICKSTARTER SUSPECT: Have one of our artists (Carlos Romanos did the cover) illustrate you for the exclusive Suspect card. Your name will appear just above the type of suspect you are (Greedy Businessman, Mob Boss, etc). Also, we will send you a large print of your illustration. We can fashion your character any way you prefer as long as it fits the format of the game. This card will be in sent to all Kickstarter backers and any left over will be given away as a promotional item! THERE IS ONLY ONE OF THESE. Also you receive one copy of ACE DETECTIVE AND STRANGE TALES. Free shipping to USA and Canada. International Buyers add $10.

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    BE ONE (OF TWO) OF THE KICKSTARTER DETECTIVES: Have one of our artists (Carlos Romanos did the cover) illustrate you for an exclusive Detective card. This Character Card tells players who is driving the story as the protagonist. You can be a hardboiled detective or an amateur sleuth or anything in between and have a unique background. Your name will appear on the card as well. THERE ARE ONLY TWO OF THESE. Also, we will send you a large print of your illustration. We can fashion your character any way you prefer as long as it fits the format of the game. This card will be sent to all Kickstarter backers and any left over will be given away as a promotional item in the future. Also you receive one copy of ACE DETECTIVE AND STRANGE TALES. Free shipping to USA and Canada. International Buyers add $10.

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