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A press-your-luck dice game about moving up your family tree for 1-2 players
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Dr. Zero's summer holiday was productive. With a little inspiration-- and more than a little aggressive prodding of the amputated unicorn of creativity (not included in KS)-- has developed: ANCESTREE, The Postcard Game of Family Trees.

Suitable for solo play or head-to-head, ANCESTREE is a press-your-luck dice rolling game played in three turns.  The player with the most prestigious descendant(s) on the GREAT FAMILY TREE wins.

Being a POSTCARD GAME, ANCESTREE is ready for our awesome fleet of mail carriers!

"But wait, how do I play?" you may be asking.

NOTE: As a postcard game suitable for mailing, the game does not include dice or tokens. 1-3 six-sided dice and a minimum of 3 tokens per player are required for play.

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Simply add the correct dollar amount for the number of pins you want (regardless of style) to your pledge level. After the campaign ends, we will ask in the backer survey the number and style of pins you've added.

Pins are $10 each or 2 for $16. Feel free to message us for more information.

Risks and challenges

We have two projects under our belt and learn more with each one. However, in the interest of transparency, here is where our slowdowns have occurred.

Artwork. The artwork is complete and demos were already printed for the fully printed versions. As part of the campaign, we will be soliciting 'descendant' names so we will not be able to send out the completed artwork for printing until nearly the end of the campaign.

Printing. We have used the commercial printer on another project and they delivered on time and with excellent quality. If for some reason that printer has an issue, we have an alternative all ready selected if it cannot be resolved quickly. Turn around with the printer is less than two weeks following approved proof.

Shipping. Delays in shipping do occur. Our last project was slow to get out the door because of difficulty finding mailing media that worked satisfactorily (who would have thought). For US backers, delivery should be more or less on schedule. It is worth noting we will be entering the holiday delivery season during fulfillment. Our goal would be to have everything to backers before the holiday season is in full swing so that postcards could be mailed if desired.

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    Electric Postman

    A print-and-play copy of the postcard. No postage necessary, delivery on weekends for no extra charge.

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    Neutrino Express Pony, First Class

    Three copies of Ancestree: one to keep and two to mail to friends and/or relatives. Two copies with detailed descendant labels and one without.

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    • Print-and-Play Digital Copy
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    Global Steamer

    For our international friends: Three copies of Ancestree: one to keep and two to mail to friends and/or relatives.

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