WOW! 667 crew members, and over $34K raised.
I can hardly begin to express my appreciation for everyone's generous support for Pirate Dice. Throughout this entire project, you all (players, backers, fans) have been extremely encouraging, and I am really blessed by your warm-hearted support. This has been a wild voyage so far, and I'm so thankful for the way that you've partnered together to make this game a reality.
I don't know what else to say -- thank you. Thank you for your amazing support and encouragement.
I do have one other surprise in store for you all. In the past few days, we have put together all of the details needed to prepare and print up a fifth player expansion. This will consist of a set of 6 ORANGE player dice; an extra Player Mat board; and an Orange player screen. We have modified the insert tray of the base game so that the 6 additional dice (and of course the extra mat and screen) will all fit into the basic box. The price will be $5.99 to Kickstarter Backers (we expect normal retail MSRP will be $7.99). I have just put the finishing touches on the rules for this expansion and other variants you will be able to play with the "extras" added during the Kickstarter campaign. I will post these on BGG and put the citation on a Kickstarter Update in the next 24-48 hours. If you would like to order a set (or more) of this fifth player expansion, then you can deposit $5.99 per set into the PayPal account set up for this purpose at firstname.lastname@example.org (shipping is free if we can send it out to you, as a Kickstarter backer, in the same package as your game when it comes in November).
Stay tuned for further news as we begin to rig up the production sails. I will have a set of production dice to show you and prototypes to play with you at GenCon and our plan is to have the final production in your hands in the month of November (and delivery at Essen for those of you who let me know in advance that you want this service).
Again, thanks so much for your support, and I look forward to sailing this game safely into harbor in the next few months with the guidance of the Gryphon Games crew!