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$430
pledged of $5,500pledged of $5,500 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 23 2015 9:18 PM UTC +00:00

About

King of Tortuga is a pirate-themed player elimination game for up to eight players.  The setting is the pirate enclave of Tortuga during the heyday of piracy in the early 18th century where a number of crews are in the city and decide to fight to see who is the best.  As the Captain of the crew if you are successful you will be declared the King of Tortuga and the the most powerful pirate this side of Blackbeard. 

The game is easy - each player is given five cards that have a variety of attack, defense and special cards.  Each card has either a point value and/or an explanation of what they do to let you know what to do.  Each player also is given 12 markers (Markers can be whatever you want from pennies to meeples.  In the Kickstarter higher level donors will receive 16mm discs).  The markers represent your crew.  As your crew inflicts damage your opponents will lose more crew members until eliminated until opponents are gone...but you.

King of Tortuga is the first game from TruVenture Games which is a game company started by Scott Wagner and young sons Patrick and Truman.  The company started with Scott making board and card games for different occasions for the boys.  Enough people liked the games that an idea was born to develop a game company.

King of Tortuga was playtested earlier this year at both GenCon, Board Game Geek and with the infamous Basement Generals gaming group.  With the help of Jaye Wiley, a 21 year Art Director veteran at one of the country's leading greeting card companies, King of Tortuga was designed and redesigned with the suggestions from our playtesters.

Risks and challenges

Our cards are already designed and are ready for print. We are working with AdMagic who has a solid record of working with Kickstarter projects. At this point the only additional work that needs to be done is to make additions based on support for the upper levels of our project. We should be able to do those in a two week turnaround.

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    Thanks - We will list you on the "Crew" page of the website we will develop for TruVenture Games to thank you for your support.

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    Deck Hand - Get our thanks and we will make a pdf available to you of basic cards so you can print and cut out your own cards. These will be basic offenses and defenses with a few special cards.

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    Experienced Deck Hand - Get the Deck Hand plus a more robust pdf with all cards of the introductory deck - 108 cards and rules.

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    Musician Level - Get the Experienced Deck Hand booty plus the complete King of Tortuga deck in tuck box.

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    Gunner Level - Musician Level items plus a pdf version of the 18 card expansion set which includes more "Special" cards including the powerful SwivelGun and Grapeshot combo cards.

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    Doctor Level- You're going to feel even better at this level. At this level you get the Gunner Level and a copy of the expansion set stretch goal.

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    Carpenter Level - Build us up by getting two complete copies of King of Tortuga with the expansion set stretch goal along with items from the lower levels.

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    Cooper Level - Get two sets of 100 pack 16mm Round Chips along with items from the Carpenter Level. That's enough chips to fill out crews for eight players x 2.

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    Quartermaster Level - Provide the proper supply for your crew. In addition to the items from the Cooper Level, this level includes 6 copies of the game and the appropriate number of chips + a copy of ALL stretch goals.

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    First Mate Level - A good First Mate deserves a better share than the rest of the crew. This level includes 6 copies of the game and a copy of ALL stretch goals. But instead of chips, crews of Pirate Meeples in a special pirate package will be yours. One for you and a few for your "pirate" crew.

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    Navigator Level - A good Navigator points us in the right direction and this one is no different. A pirate always has a trick up their sleeve and pirate gamer is no different. So at this level you can help us create a card along with items from the prior levels. Whether it is an offensive or defensive move/weapon we will add it to the basic deck - you suggest it and we'll make it, but it's got to be pirate themed and/or fit the time period (please, no laser weapons, etc).

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    Captain Level - The Captain commands respect and because of that this Captain gets to be on the most powerful card in the basic deck - the "Terrify" card. We'll put a stylized likeness of you on the card so you'll Terrify your friends and anyone else that plays the game. Plus we'll outfit you proper with the rewards from the other levels.

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