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Pirate Dice is a game for 2 to 4 players that pits pirate vs. pirate in an epic race to capture and escape with the lost treasure.
Pirate Dice is a game for 2 to 4 players that pits pirate vs. pirate in an epic race to capture and escape with the lost treasure.
Pirate Dice is a game for 2 to 4 players that pits pirate vs. pirate in an epic race to capture and escape with the lost treasure.
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The Winners!

The backers have spoken -- you've cast your votes, and it's time to announce the winners of the Pirate Dice Kickstarter Map Contest! We received over a hundred entries into the contest, and it was difficult to narrow things down to the final six. But even that wasn't enough -- we needed you to narrow it down even further.

The winning map will be printed as a promo map for Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas. However, 2nd and 3rd place might get printed as well! If we reach the $22.5k stretch goal, then ALL maps in the game will be double-sided, -- including the promos.

So without further ado, it's time to reveal our vote tallies.

In third place with 20 votes, we have Siren's Embrace, by C. R. Veatch.

I really like the diagonal flavor to this map, and the winds and whirlpools that clutch at sailors, attempting to pull passers-by into its grasp.

In second place with 22 votes, we have Octopus Lair, by Matthew L. Smith

What this map lacks in symmetrical diversity, it makes up with a great use of theme that oozes character.

In first place with 28 votes, we have le Clerc's Traverse, by Bill Glasgow

Named after François le Clerc, this map has it all -- character, style, and asymmetrical flavor that promises to provide variety no matter how you rotate it and place it on the map. The pirate le Clerc was known for being the first of his boat to charge into battle, and it will take a similarly bold spirit to conquer this sea-monster of a map.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the contest by submitting maps and voting for them. This was a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Congratulations to the winners!!!

Updated Dice Art

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Hearty "THANKS SO MUCH!" to everyone who has supported the project thus far -- we have unlocked the first stretch goal of $15,000!!!

This does a number of things -- first off, it unlocks an expansion called "Capture The Treasure!" This includes two new maps for the game, and includes a second treasure die! This lets you face off in a head-to-head battle to capture the opponent's treasure and return it to your home port! This also lets you team up with a partner and fight to capture and defend cooperatively.

This expansion is included for all backers at the $45 level and above.

On the horizon, the next stretch goal is at $22,500, that unlocks ANOTHER expansion (the Black Pirate), and a BIG bonus -- DOUBLE-SIDED maps all-around! This will double the number of maps in the game INCLUDING the bonus maps! I've been hard at work designing and playtesting more maps in preparation for this stretch goal -- I'm excited about the maps I've been able to come up with, and I really hope we hit this next goal so that I can include them for you all.

The next bit of news is to show off some new artwork that we've gotten for the dice. I am really happy with the results!

There are still a few days left to vote for your favorite maps in the map contest, so head on over and leave a comment on that update to vote for your favorites!

Thanks SO much for your support on our journey to $15,000, and I hope you'll help us sail on to $22,500... and beyond!

--Clint

Essen delivery option back in play!

An Essen Pick-Up Will Be Available!

Looks like it will be a tight production schedule, but we will plan to airfreight to Essen the number of games needed for international backers who choose this option.  I have repeated the text of our earlier version of Update #3 below.  The $10 add on will help to defray the cost of airfreighting these games to Essen from China.

Update #3 (repeated here for clarity):
In an effort to help out our friends across the pond, we will give international backers the option of picking up their game at Essen. If you would like to pick your game(s) up at booth (#10-55) at the Essen Spiel Fair on October 18-21, 2012, simply add $10 per game to be picked up (added for further clarity) to any level!  

Do keep in mind that if you choose this option you MUST pick your game up at our booth during the four days of the Spiel.  We have no good alternate options or means of getting the game to you in another manner or at another time once it is part of this airfreighted group of games that will be at Essen.

Thank you international backers!

Promo Map Contest Finalists: Vote for your Favorites!

THANKS to everyone who submitted entries to the Pirate Dice Kickstarter map contest! We received a ton of excellent entries -- there were over 100 submissions to go through, and I really appreciate everyone who made maps!

We have selected SIX finalists for backers to vote from. We were only going to pick four, but here's the deal: we have 1 promo map already, and we were going to add one more. However, the $22.5k stretch goal isn't too far off, and hitting that would mean that all of the maps would be double-sided. So instead of two promo maps, we'll essentially be giving out four total. So we decided that we'll let voters select three from the pool of finalists. If we don't reach our $22.5k stretch goal (and don't double-side the maps), then we will only will use the top map choice. However, if we reach our stretch goal, we'll use the top three maps instead. Honestly I'd be happy to see any of these maps make the cut -- it was tough narrowing the field down to just these six, and I'm glad the tough decision of which three to pick is out of my hands.

So here's how this is going to work: please leave a comment on this update with the names of your top three choices. We will tally the voters, and post the results in a week's time!

Thanks so much for your support and participation thus far!

--Clint

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Last Day for the Map Design Contest!

Today is your last chance to enter the Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas Map Design Contest!

So head over to www.piratedice.com and design your own map!