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Charlie DunlapBy Charlie Dunlap
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Charlie DunlapBy Charlie Dunlap
First created
$4,061
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
138
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 19 2018 7:03 AM UTC +00:00

About

Boast is a game about sharing your legacy of being the greatest pirate to sail the seven seas. Unfortunately for you, the age of piracy has come to an end, leaving only a small tavern to see you drink and to boast about your glorious past. However, this won’t stop you! After all, what's the point of being the best if nobody else knows about it?

Why is Boast better? From long time commitments, to complicated setup times, to dauntingly intricate rulebooks, conventional RPGs can be difficult to pick up on a whim. Boast does not use dice, complicated character building or large player guides. It's a single-session storytelling game that is focused on role-playing between you and your friends.

Boast has refined the art of storytelling in RPGs to be concise without losing any of the magic and originality of the tales its players spin. 

Boast is designed, tested, and market ready. This gold-standard game has undergone two USC game design classes, ten months of work, and rigorous play testing to ensure design goals and player goals are right where we want them. All the art and design aspects of the game are finalized and original content.

Setting up Boast is a breeze! All you need to do is shuffle the cards, arrange them at the center of the play space, and make a character. Character creation in Boast is equally simple: choose a sufficiently pirate-y title and an origin location for yourself. You can make up your own, choose from a provided list, or even draw from the Locations Deck for inspiration!

Start of Round: The first player draws a hand of 4 cards: an Event, Location, Treasure and Fate Card. Then, using these cards, the player tells the group one of their pirate escapades the cards remind them of. Going around the group, each player takes a turn to draw and craft a tale of greatness!

End Of Round: Once each player has taken their turn, it is time for a round of drinks. Each player picks someone to award a Drink Token to based on anything from story quality to outstanding pirate-ness. After a few rounds, there is a final round that has players sharing one final group hand in which they tell the ultimate pirate tale.

Boast also creates a shared history for its players and their pirate characters as they connect through tales of betrayal and romance. With the interaction, the character's histories and relationships grow organically over the course of the game.

The game is best played with 3-4 players. However, Boast supports up to 7 players with the current 60 card deck.

Inside a copy of Boast there is an a full game for 4-7+ players. 

(More than 7 players dependent on Kickstarter backers at $240 tier)

  •  A Message in a Bottle - with a riddle and our heartfelt thanks!
  • A Message in a Bottle - with a riddle and our heartfelt thanks! 
  • Digital Print-and-Play PDF of our entire game
  • A Message in a Bottle - with a riddle and our heartfelt thanks! 
  •  Digital Print-and-Play PDF of our entire game 
  •  1x Early Bird Copy of the Boast game 
  • Price does not include shipping
  • A Message in a Bottle - with a riddle and our heartfelt thanks! 
  • Digital Print-and-Play PDF of our entire game 
  • 1x Physical Copy of the Boast game
  • Price does not include shipping
  • A Message in a Bottle - with a riddle and our heartfelt thanks! 
  • Digital Print-and-Play PDF of our entire game 
  • Your name on our sponsor card inside all physical copies of Boast 
  • 2x Physical Copies of the Boast game
  • Price does not include shipping
  • A Message in a Bottle - with a riddle and our heartfelt thanks! 
  • Digital Print-and-Play PDF of our entire game 
  • 1x Physical Copy of the Boast game 
  • Your name on our sponsor card inside all physical copies of Boast 
  • THIS TIER: Custom nameplate with a personalized pirate title
  • Price does not include shipping
  • A Message in a Bottle - with a riddle and our heartfelt thanks!
  • Digital Print-and-Play PDF of our entire game 
  • Your name on our sponsor card inside all physical copies of Boast 
  • 8x Physical Copies of the Boast game
  • Price does not include shipping
  • A Message in a Bottle - with a riddle and our heartfelt thanks! 
  • Digital Print-and-Play PDF of our entire game 
  • 1x Physical Copy of the Boast game 
  • THIS TIER: Help us design a hand of cards for all copies of Boast
  • Your name on our sponsor card inside all physical copies of Boast
  • Price does not include shipping

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Risks and challenges

The is a complete card based board game. No dice, miniatures, companion books or 3D printed parts. The risk and challenges lay in professional manufacturing processes and delays.

This is a passion project for the team. The goal of this kickstarter is singular in scope, professionally print and ship this game. Though this is not the team's first time designing a game, this is our first time crowd-funding a game as well as the first time our team has shipped a tabletop game. All of us are still learning about the details and intricacies of production, shipping, and quality control, and are working our hardest to overcome obstacles before they have the chance to present themselves.

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    Drunken Sailor

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    Pirate Crew

    What makes you one of the crew? Your ridiculous tales of adventure of course! Pledge $30 or more and receive a physical copy of Boast, complete with punch-out drink tokens, and linen-coated cards!

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    A Tale For Two

    Have another Pirate Mate in mind? Want to save a little coin? Perfect! Pledge $45 to receive two physical copies of Boast as well as your name on our donor card inside all printed copies of the game.

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    High Profile Pirate

    Being a High Profile Pirate means you'll be known across the seven seas! Get a custom nameplate template with a drawing of your pirate character on the front. Pledge $80 to receive your nameplate, a physical copy of Boast, as well as your name on our donor card inside all printed copies of the game.

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    **Retailer's Pledge**

    Are you a game shop who thinks that Boast would fit well on your shelves? This is the tier for you! The $120 Retailer’s Pledge includes eight (8) physical copies of the boast game along with your company’s name/logo on our donor card inside all printed copies of the game.

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    Collaborate with our development team to craft a set of Boast cards! Create a Location card, Event card and Treasure card. The $240 pledge includes a copy of Boast, and the new cards will be added to the final version of the game!

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