Steam Pirates. A dice driven steampunk board game.
Become a Pirate in the world of Materia, fly your air-ship to new City-islands and gain riches beyond your imagination...
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 22 2018 8:48 PM UTC +00:00.
In the vast world of Materia, two factions are fighting to seize power over the people who wish to live peacefully in their cities. The Pirate Syndicate is a business-driven corporation that vies to gain as much power by exploiting the "honest" merchants. Their Queen Pirate loves to use the fastest vessel in all of Materia, The Dreadnought, to dominate the sea of clouds. The Great British Empire is a monarchical regime that controls most of the known city-islands. The King's Hand, the Governor of the Seven Seas, is the most dominant figure and he loves to enforce his laws by striking contraband dealing pirates with his fearsome Flying Fortress.
In Steam Pirates, each player builds their own trading network of piracy by dealing in four types of goods: coal, rum, firearms, and automatons. Your goal is to capitalize the "open" market by selling your goods while maneuvering your frigate to explore new markets and discover new resourceful allies.
On the final round of play, sum up all your earnings, and the best pirate will join the ranks of the great Syndicate....
For more information please read our unofficial Rulebook:
All KS stretch goals are exclusive to this project and will not be available through retail.
As every year since 2012, we are going to showcase our newest games.
Spiel Pick-up rewards can be picked up at our booth from Thursday till Sunday (13:00).
Gencon 2018 - Gameplay overview with Unfiltered Gamer :
As a small indie publisher - board games are our passion and we are very proud to share a new board game. As most of the art and products have already been paid for and are in production, we need the funds raised here to improve some of the components and provides funds for shipping and logistics.
We will ship your rewards at cost to our international hubs. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship to you from our hubs in the UK and Germany (EU backers) or in the USA (serving US and the rest of the world). We will use Gamequest for our UK & EU fulfillment, Snakes & Lattes for our Canadian fulfillment and Amazon fulfillment services for the US and International fulfillment.
I know that a lot of these last few lines are thought of as cliches, but I wish to let you know that every $ raised has a cause! We invested 100% of the funds raised over KS back into our games. We have done so since 2011, all with the kind support of KS backers across the globe.
We thank you for considering backing our game!
Elad & Pini!
Risks and challenges
Steam Pirates is our 14th KS project and we have a lot of experience with the risks and challenges that we might face while fulfilling this project.
This is the 2nd time we are trying to fund this game as we canceled our previous one due to low funding level.
Delays in production:
None expected - we already developed and finished the production of most components in this exclusive offer.
Delays in logistics:
We might face some delays in shipping the games, with the international shipping factors and local distribution via Amazon fulfillment services.
We wish to point out that our 12th project - Airlines is still having issues with fulfillment. We are still trying to compensate our backers for the delays in production. This project should not have any of those issues as most components are ready or being prepared for fulfillment in our US warehouse.
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