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The Space Hobo Bottlecap Divination Board is a new fortune telling system, invented in the outer colonies of space.
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The Space Hobo Bottlecap Divination Board is:

  • A new fortune telling system, invented by a space hobo.
  • A hemmed piece of fabric, printed with art, that you may choose to wear as a bandana.
  • A meditation on the vagaries of fortune telling and divination.
  • A few puns about space beers.
  • A short story, told with an object, about the desperate formation of human ritual in the face of persistent grief and loss in the outer colonies of space, in an attempt to order the universe.

The contents of the Bottlecap Divination Board kit are:

  • A reading board, printed as a 22x22" bandanna.
  • A handful of bottlecaps(at least 5) from the cheapest space brews in the outer colonies.
  • A booklet that may help you in reading the board, although we can make no promises as to your personal divining ability.
  • Something to keep it in.
We are still designing our bottlecaps, but fully intend on a variety of terrible puns.
We are still designing our bottlecaps, but fully intend on a variety of terrible puns.

How to perform a Bottlecap Divination:

Each practitioner of Bottlecap Divination has a different style, but mostly, you just toss bottlecaps on the reading board. 

The Bottlecap Divination Board is printed on fabric because space hobos have little use or space for impractical objects(but generally do not object to useful adornment). Most space hobos who believe in bottlecap divination carry or wear their boards as a bandana or large handkerchief, and also believe that the constant exposure of it to their bodily fluids and mucous membranes helps to attune their boards to their own prophetic readings.

An Example of Prophecies:

(Excerpts from the divination booklet; all practitioners of Bottlecap Divination eventually settle into their own style and interpret the symbology based on their own needs and personal sight scrying.)

The Background:

Last August, my crew and I built an outer colony apothecary(The Last Apothecary). We explored the history and universe of a scrappy and desperate people out in the depths of space, some of whom I called Space Hobos. We made some hoax artifacts, and I invented a language

I'm not done playing in the Space Hobo-verse yet. Join us?

 

Risks and challenges

This will be my fourth Kickstarter project, with all prior projects having been completed successfully. This one is a intentionally simple project, with few variables and known materials and vendors.

(I am still fulfilling my last project, but am only a couple weeks and about 20 packages behind - it'll be done by the time this one begins shipping.)

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    Digital Space Hobo

    The high res digital files for the Bottlecap Divination Board will be released for free with a Creative Commons (attribution, non commercial) license. Your donation here helps support open content!

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    Space Hobo

    The standard Space Hobo Divination Board kit, featuring a board printed in metallic silver ink on black fabric, a handful of bottle caps, and a divination guide.

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    Very Special Space Hobo

    The Kickstarter limited edition Space Hobo Divination Board kit, featuring a board printed in metallic gold ink on black fabric, a handful of bottle caps from the worst space breweries in the galaxy, and a divination guide.

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