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It has been 50 years since the popular card game was first published by Doug Malewicki. It's time to celebrate with a new edition.
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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    We have sold an assortment of bumperstickers for this game for $2 each. As a backer, you can have as many as you like for $1 each. Pick this reward for just a bumper sticker or add $1 to another reward to add it. ALSO: a friend has produced a NUCLEAR WAR SPINNER app for android and apple (and ipad and etc) for 99 cents. When I send out the survey at the end of this kickstarter, if you tell me you purchased the spinner app, I will send you ONE MORE bumper sticker than you paid for!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    You will get two popular cards that are not in any version of the game: the 200 megaton warhead, and the UFO Technology card. If you want to add this reward to any other reward, just add $5 to your pledge.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    We have created a play mat that uses a picture of the control panel of a Titan Missile Base as the background. This play mat will be printed on cardstock and included in every game. But if you want a rubberized deluxe version of this playmat, choose this reward. If you want more than one, just add $10 for each. If you want to add this reward to any other level, just add $10 for each mat that you want.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Retailer and Distributor reward: I'm not asking you to pay me for any games in advance. For your $10 you will get 10 promotional cards to sell or give away. And when I am ready to tell the printer how many copies to produce, I will call or email you and ask you how many copies you want. You will get your normal discount, and you don't have to pay until you get them. Also I will list your store on a special page on my website. This is only for retailers and distributors. I will check. (You can support for more than $10. For each extra dollar, you will get one more promo card.)

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    The game is going to have three decks. One of those decks is going to be 55 population cards (in color). If you don't want another copy of the game at this time, but would like one of the new population decks, select this reward. If you would like an EXTRA deck of population cards, just add $10 to any other reward.

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    Pledge $28 or more About $28

    THIS IS THE GAME AT $2 less: but you can select this reward ONLY if you are a previous owner of the game, and you played it until the cards wore out, and you send us a picture of the worn-out cards that we can post on the kickstarter!

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    THIS IS THE GAME. I am expecting to charge $40 retail for this game. For $30, as a backer, you will get a copy.

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Game delivered to Essen in Germany. Select this reward, and I'll bring your game to Essen 2016 (I don't think it will be done by Essen 2015) and you won't have to pay any shipping or customs. I'll pay all that.

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    Pledge $43 or more About $43

    THIS IS THE GAME FOR BACKERS IN CANADA ONLY. Kickstarter won't let me change the cost of postage, once we've started and someone from that country has already backed any level. So in order to charge Canadian customers only $13 postage, I am offering this $43 level without any postage added on. But you can ONLY select this option if I am shipping your game to Canada. You can still add more money for add-ons.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    THIS IS THE GAME FOR BACKERS OUTSIDE THE USA AND CANADA. Kickstarter won't let me change the cost of postage, once we've started and someone from that country has already backed any level. So in order to charge outside the USA and Canada customers only $20 postage, I am offering this $50 level without any postage added on. But you can ONLY select this option if I am shipping your game outside the USA and Canada. You can still add more money for add-ons.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    TWO copies of the game. I expect the first printing of this version of the game to be a limited edition. It will say something like "kickstarter edition" on the box. Get TWO copies, one to play and one to keep in pristine collectors condition. And save $5.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Same as the $140 level, except it costs $10 more. You get the game, the expansions, all the extra cards, the booster cards, the bonus packs.
    Remember, you don't get WMD and the booster pack cards until I am able to reprint them later in 2016.

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    Pledge $165 or more About $165

    SIX copies of the game. If you are worried about the shipping costs, find five friends who live near you and all order together. I think I can get 6 copies of the game into a USPS large "flat rate" box.

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    Pledge $195 or more About $195

    Just the deluxe box: Perhaps you already have the game and all three expansion sets, and as cool as it may be, you don't want another copy of the basic game. But you can't help wanting that cool wooden box. It's big enough to hold ALL the expansions and booster cards! OK, I'll get just a box made for you.

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Limited edition, super deluxe, WOODEN BOX with the game inside, and a spinner built into the lid (see photo). You also get six of the special rubberized play mats. These boxes will be numbered, and after the kickstarter no more will be made.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Super Duper Retailer Reward: Same as the $10 retailer reward above, PLUS you and I will create a new Nuclear War card using a photo of your store, or artwork you provide. You will get 100 of these cards, and I will give one to EVERY backer (at $10 or more) of this kickstarter! Of course I reserve the right to reject any artwork I find offensive or not high quality, and I also reserve the right to make more of your card and sell them on my website. We'll include contact info for your store on the card.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Make Your Own Card Reward: You and I will create a new Nuclear War card using a photo you provide or artwork by Steve Crompton. You will get 100 of these cards, and I will give one to EVERY backer (at $10 or more) of this kickstarter! Of course I reserve the right to reject any artwork I find offensive or not high quality, and I also reserve the right to make more of your card and sell them on my website. Alternatively, instead of a new card, we can get Steve Crompton to put your likeness on one of the new population cards. Oh, yeah. And you'll get a copy of the game!

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    People keep asking me to include a reward with "One of Everything". Unfortunately that would include WMD, and the Booster Packs, both of which are out of print right now. Well, I *DO* plan to reprint both of those. So how about this, for $140 you get the basic game in the fancy deluxe wooden box, Nuclear Escalation, Nuclear Proliferation, WMD, one each of all 47 of the "booster cards" (which, by the way, includes the 200 megaton warhead and the UFO technology), a glow in the dark misfunction die, and the 250 megaton card. And of course all the special cards that are created via this kickstarter. I will ship everything except the WMD and the booster cards as soon as we get the basic game printed, and then those two as soon as they are reprinted.

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    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    Crazy Mad Fan Reward: what if you want BOTH the deluxe wooden box AND the create your own card? Go for it! Pick this reward, AND I will throw in a set of cards from the Nuclear Escalation expansion and the Nuclear Proliferation expansion. We love you, man! (This reward includes the game and the rubberized play mats)

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Oh, what the heck. I've offered this sort of reward in previous kickstarters and no one took me up on it. For $1500 you get everything in the $600 reward PLUS I (Rick Loomis) will fly to your city on a mutually agreed upon date, delivering your goods to you, and will run a Nuclear War tournament for you and your friends. I'll even give away lots of cool prizes. It can't be during Origins or Gencon or Essen Spiel or Dundracon. If you'd rather have Doug Malewicki, we'll work on it. I can't promise he will be available. (But depending upon your location, he might). I'm not even going to put a limit on this selection, as I doubt anyone will pick it. If it is during a game convention of some kind, I'll give you lots of publicity.

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    Pledge $140 or more About $140

    People keep asking me to include a reward with "One of Everything". Unfortunately that would include WMD, and the Booster Packs, both of which are out of print right now. Well, I *DO* plan to reprint both of those. So how about this, for $140 you get the basic game in the cardboard box, Nuclear Escalation, Nuclear Proliferation, WMD, one each of all 47 of the "booster cards" (which, by the way, includes the 200 megaton warhead and the UFO technology), a glow in the dark misfunction die, and the 250 megaton card. And of course all the special cards that are created via this kickstarter. I will ship everything except the WMD and the booster cards as soon as we get the basic game printed, and then those two as soon as they are reprinted.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Same as the $140 reward above, but costs $10 more. People keep asking me to include a reward with "One of Everything". Unfortunately that would include WMD, and the Booster Packs, both of which are out of print right now. Well, I *DO* plan to reprint both of those. So how about this, for $140 you get the basic game in the cardboard box, Nuclear Escalation, Nuclear Proliferation, WMD, one each of all 47 of the "booster cards" (which, by the way, includes the 200 megaton warhead and the UFO technology), a glow in the dark misfunction die, and the 250 megaton card. And of course all the special cards that are created via this kickstarter. I will ship everything except the WMD and the booster cards as soon as we get the basic game printed, and then those two as soon as they are reprinted. Yes, this includes Mad Scientist and Fold in Space. It ALSO includes the Bonus Pack #1 which is 9 new countries for NP, and Bonus Pack #2 which is the expansion that adds Nuclear War rules for India Rails by Mayfair Games. These are also included in the $140 level above, but that level is sold out.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Doug has offered to give one of his remaining copies of the original version of the game to one lucky fan. If you pick this reward, you will get it, autographed to you personally by Doug himself. Plus you get the deluxe wooden box, plus a copy of the game (with six rubberized playmats), plus you get to design one new card or get your likeness drawn on a population card!

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