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A card game based on Herman Melville's classic novel. 
Draft Sailors, explore the Sea and survive the terror of the White Whale!
A card game based on Herman Melville's classic novel. Draft Sailors, explore the Sea and survive the terror of the White Whale!
2,583 backers pledged $102,730 to help bring this project to life.

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    SAILOR - The backbone of any successful whaling expedition is the hardy crew that keep the ship running. Their contribution to the voyage is invaluable.

    For your donation you will receive a printable PDF version of the full game shortly after the project is successfully completed, and a sincere thanks from us.

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    LOOKOUT - Our "Early Bird" special for all the sailors that volunteered for the earliest watch on the top-mast; we can all sleep a little easier because of you.

    You will receive a physical copy of the full game when it is manufactured and the printable PDF version shortly after the project is successfully completed.

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    HARPOONEER - The soul and the striking arm of the ship's crew, the harpooneers find themselves at the front of the boat during each hunt, reveling in the glory and danger.

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    WISTFUL SAILOR - While hardy and stout of spirit, the wistful sailor stares across the bow and longs for the loved ones he left behind...

    You will receive everything listed above, plus 10 commemorative 5 ”x 7” postcards featuring art from the game, to send friends and family word of your adventures on the high seas.

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    MATE - These sailors report directly to the Captain and inspire the crew; no whaling expedition is successful without their experience and guidance. They also love tote bags.

    You will receive everything listed above AND a screenprinted tote bag featuring key art from the game, printed by Kayrock Screenprinting in Brooklyn NY.

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    BOSOM FRIEND - "he pressed his forehead against mine, clasped me round the waist, and said that henceforth we were married; meaning, in his country's phrase, that we were bosom friends; he would gladly die for me, if need should be." - To share with your true bosom friend, you will receive TWO physical copies of the full game and 10 commemorative 5 ”x 7” postcards featuring art from the game.

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    FIRST MATE - The pious Starbuck himself. "It is our task in life to kill whales, to furnish oil for the lamps of the world."

    You will receive everything listed above AND a beautiful custom 18" x 24" print of original Game art by our designer, John Kauderer, perfect for framing.

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    FIRST MATE - The pious Starbuck himself. "It is our task in life to kill whales, to furnish oil for the lamps of the world." You will receive everything from the MATE Tier AND a beautiful custom 18" x 24" print of original Game art by our designer, John Kauderer, perfect for framing.

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    QUEEQUEG'S COFFIN - You will receive the full game in a limited, special-edition wooden box, lovingly hand-made by our expert craftsman and boat builder, Forest Lowry, plus the game PDF, postcards and tote bag!

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    CHAPTER 56: OF THE LESS ERRONEOUS PICTURES OF WHALES, AND THE TRUE PICTURES OF WHALING SCENES -

    For the true lover of cetology! You will receive everything listed above AND one original whale drawing by our illustrator, Havarah Zawoluk, perfect for framing. These illustration were used for the art of our "Whale" Sea Cards.

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    PORTS - You will receive the printed game, the postcards, the tote bag, the print, AND one original port drawing by our illustrator, Havarah Zawoluk, perfect for framing. These illustrations were used for the art of our "Port" Sea Cards. After pledging, please indicate to us what illustration you'd prefer.

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    FEDALLAH - You will receive 2 copies of the printed game, the postcards, the tote bag, the print, and the special-edition wooden box, all signed by the King Post team, plus a personal handwritten note of thanks from all of us!

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    BILDAD & PELEG - You will receive two signed copies of the game, the postcards, the tote bag, the print, the special-edition wooden box, AND a custom-framed 18" x 24" mounting of the entire Sailor Deck (36 cards), signed by King Post, with an informational key from Joel, our creative director!

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    AHAB - "This is what ye have shipped for, men! To chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out."

    You will receive the physical & print-and-play versions of the game, the postcards, the tote bag, the silk-screened print and…. A HANDMADE, 10FT REPLICA WHALEBOAT, with foldout gaming table and etched quotes from the book throughout. Yes, really. 20-ft replica also available, please contact us directly. Shipping or Pickup of the boat is the responsibility of the (seriously awesome) donor.

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