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The original space trading boardgame. You're an intrepid starship captain jumping across the galaxy in search of wealth & prestige.
The original space trading boardgame. You're an intrepid starship captain jumping across the galaxy in search of wealth & prestige.
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    The Credit: Your Own 20 Square Millimeters

    Even if you're just keeping an eye on the project, please pledge $1 and we'll include your name in our web credits of supporters. Thank you very much!

    If you want to make a larger contribution — stranger things have happened! — please add it here, so that no taxes will have to be paid on it.

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    The Voice: The Star Traders Kickstarter Council

    This is your opportunity to influence the development of a game. We'll be asking everyone with a Voice to give us advice and recommendations along the way. It might include what final two worlds to add to the game, what colors to use on the box cover, or other, equally vital decisions in which you can have a say.

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    The Blueprints

    An exclusive PDF set of the blueprints & other materials for the Maverick's ship, "Lucky Lou" — a customized variation of the AEGIS Avenger in Star Citizen (available with their kind permission). You will also receive an exclusive Media Kit with desktop & mobile backgrounds along with forum avatar & signature featuring the Maverick & the AEGIS Avenger.
    This is also an automatic (free) add-on for all higher tiers — you don’t need to do anything to get it if you have pledged $10 or more.

    Includes The Voice.

    (SC Backers: standard Avenger blueprints — without the added Star Traders materials — will be available on the RSI website once they are completed, due to this collaboration.)

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    The T-shirt: Show Your Prestige

    You're on the Council, but how will anyone know? With the T-shirt, of course! Show your value, and the Emperor's favor, by proudly wearing this royal purple emblem.

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    The Book: The Real Story

    Your very own copy of our Collectible Art & Lore Book. Chock full of exclusive game art, lore and behind-the-design goodness you won't get anywhere else. 100+ pages, 8.25" x 5.5", full color hardback.

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    The Print-n-Play

    A complete, final PDF version of the game, printable on paper or cardstock, so it won’t be available till we have the final art done. But that’s going to be several months before the game can be manufactured and delivered. This is also an automatic (free) add-on for all higher tiers — you don’t need to do anything to get it if you have pledged $40 or more.

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    The Game (Early Bird)

    Get 'em while they're hot! Thank you for rushing to support us and our game.

    This also qualifies you for The Voice.

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    The Game Donation

    Some of you want to support us, but aren’t boardgame players. And some of you may want to get games into the hands of kids and adults who need a distraction during a prolonged hospital stay. If you pledge $40, we’ll donate the remaining cost and deliver a game where it can do the most good (perhaps Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude's, or an organization of that sort).
    This can also be an add-on (or multiple add-ons), for $40 each.

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    The Game

    Not as early as the Early Bird (who wants all those worms, anyway?), but still just as hot. Get Star Traders the board game and you'll soon be traveling the stars in your very own spaceship. You will also become a member of our Kickstarter Council, your name will appear in our list of supporters, and you will have earned our undying gratitude.

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    The Bundle: Because you deserve it all!

    Get the Game, T-shirt & Book all in one cost-effective bundle.

    Includes The Voice, The Game, The T-shirt & The Book

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    The Imperial Protector

    Card protectors for your entire deck of 108 Trader's Luck/Contract cards, imprinted with the Star Traders logo and/or art, plus a bonus Kickstarter Council Trader’s Luck card that is actually playable with the game: add 3 to your die roll when determining who goes first in the game.

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    The Autograph: Have your game and play it too.

    Along with the full Protector you will receive a signed book plate (that fits inside your book) & an additional game board signed by both David (the Creator) & Ryan (the Artist), with the inscription of your choice ... within reason. :)

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    The Professional Touch

    What David or Ryan does best — besides making games, of course! You may choose either:
    • Ryan’s services in making logo or patch art for your organization (along with a range of screensaver versions), or
    • Ryan’s services in drawing you as your favorite Personality or other character for your own personal enjoyment, or
    • David's services in reviewing and discussing your story manuscript(s), up to 50K words.

    This includes The Game (when the other Games ship).
    This is also available as an add-on, for $250, at any level $40 or higher.

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    The Sketch: Something Special Just for You.

    Ryan will create a sketch of you (from a photo you provide) in the character of one of our Personalities, in your copy of our Collector's Art & Lore Book. He'll make it a non-Personality sketch if you prefer, within reason.

    This would make a great gift — Something Special for your Special Someone!

    Includes The Autograph.

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    The Custom Galaxy: A Spiral of Your Own

    Your very own custom board and full deck of Trader's Luck cards. You get to name any or all of the worlds and determine the exports for your very own version of Star Traders, created for you by David & Ryan.

    This would also be a great gift, with the giftee's name on the back of the cards and/or as one of the prominent worlds.

    Please keep in mind: all world and cargo names are subject to approval (in particular, we can't, for example, do an entirely Star Wars or Star Trek product); quantities may be limited; and the cards and board will be created using a professional, but hand-manufactured, process.

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    David’s Undivided Attention

    3 hours at a convention, or 6 hours in Austin. Play a game, review your game design, discuss a manuscript, discuss game mechanics, talk over ancient times … what’s your pleasure? We will meet for 3 hours at Gencon, Dragon Con, BGG.Con, PAX South, or some other con (international shows unlikely), or for 6 hours here in Austin, sometime in the next year.

    This includes The Game (when the other Games ship).
    This is also available as an add-on, for $650, at any level $40 or higher.

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    The Personality. You — in the game.

    You will be one of our Personalities in the game. Ryan will draw you (or your giftee) from an image you provide as one of our 12+ Personalities (male and female of 6+ Personalities) and you will become that Personality to be played in the published game, along with being included in our Art & Lore book.

    Subject to availability; first come, first served. Once you request this reward, we'll have to communicate to confirm which Personality you're choosing.

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    Double The Personality: For You & that Special Someone, or for your 2 BFFs.

    2 of you can be in the game, perhaps as the Male & Female versions of one of our 6+ Personalities, or any other combination that is still available. Ryan will draw you from images you provide and the 2 of you will become those Personalities to be played in the game, along with being included in our Art & Lore book.

    Subject to availability; first come, first served. Once you request this reward, we'll have to communicate to confirm which Personalities you're choosing.

    Includes The Autograph.

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    The World Creator!

    Name your own world.
    You might have noticed that our worlds have been named after science fiction authors, all except for two. That's where you come in. You & David will collaborate on naming the planet after your favorite SF author, and on the cargo that it exports!

    Additionally you can help create the article for your planet for the rulebook where you will be featured as a contributor. And you will also receive a prototype copy of the game shortly after the end of the Kickstarter campaign (but it won't have your author in it because it's already printed).

    Includes The Autograph.

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