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Sailpower v2.0: Fun Scale Combat in the Age of Sail

A project in Columbus, OH by Sea Dog Game Studios
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Sailpower is a large scale miniatures game that allows you to take the role of a captain in the Age of Sail.
Backers: 92
Average Pledge Per Backer: $125

Funded: $11,480 of $5,000
Dates: Apr 2nd -> May 4th (33 days)
Project By: Sea Dog Game Studios
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Latest News

Paper Sails Unlocked

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Arrrrrrrrr! Last night, we hit 5 digits ($10,000) and unlocked the Paper Sails for the Bermuda sloop and 8 gun flush deck sloop. These will be added, FREE, to all Captain and above backer levels.  -Captain Ed  (Read More)

Building a better boat!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
As we've noted in previous updates, Sailpower ship kits were an outgrowth of the fact that while there were some neat products out there, there was a lot of room for new designs and miniatures geared towards 15MM age of sail gaming. Over the years... (Read More)

Shipwrecks and modular Docks added as an add-on

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Arrr! After much testing and deliberation (and prompting from me), we've added the Shipwrecks and modular Docks as an add on. For just $60, you can get a complete set of both (retail price will be $88 when these terrain pieces are released.)  The... (Read More)

Thank You, Community, and Conventions

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Kickstarter Sailpower fans and anyone who loves the Age of Sail!  As we go in to the last week of the campaign, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the interest we have received. We are truly humbled by the excitement that has... (Read More)

The Admiral's Second Voyage

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Arrrrr! We just crossed the $8,000 mark (thanks to our latest Fleet Admiral backer), and so we have opened up 15 more Admiral slots. These will have an August 2013 delivery date. If you have been waiting to back at the Admiral level, the time is now... (Read More)

More Admiral Levels!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Arrrrrrrrrr!!! We've talked to our production staff, and we are going to open up 15 more Admiral levels once we have crossed the $8k mark (we have less than $500 to go!).  Edit: Forgot to add that these Admiral slots wont be shipped until August... (Read More)

From Child’s Play to Game Play - Imagineering a Wharf/Dock Set for the 15MM Seas

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
When I was a child I once took in (I can’t even recall if I knew how to read yet) a great children’s book that postulated that the living room, right before bedtime, was a magic place, full of adventures and creatures and faraway lands. While the... (Read More)

Project Progress

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Arrr! I wanted to get a quick update out today. There is not much to report: we are making the final corrections to the book, and are hoping to get proofs ordered soon. Production on the kits is going well. A sharp-eyed backer asked us about the... (Read More)

Sailpower 2.0 Game Play Video

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Arrr! A couple of senior playtesters (Captain Ed, Captain Cannon, & Captain John) got together recently to play some Sailpower, and show you a bit about how the game is played: -Captain Ed  (Read More)

Armed Merchant Slopp Kit UNLOCKED!

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Arrrr! We just passed $7k, which means the Armed Merchant Sloop kit is now available to add to your pledges. The kit will be added to all Fleet Admiral-level backers for free, is a +$25 add-on option for Admiral-level backers, and a +$30 add-on for... (Read More)

Charles Vane's Ranger

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Brian has been doing some painting, and painted up one of the Armed Merchant Sloops to look like Charles Vane's Ranger. Doesn't it look great? We are just $202 short of unlocking the Armed Merchant Sloop kit. Please share these pictures out to... (Read More)

New Retailer Backer Level Added!

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Some of you have asked us to add a backer level for retail stores, and so we have: RETAILER ($800): Got a store, and want to stock Sailpower 2.0 books and kits? This level is for you. You will receive:  6 Sailpower 2.0 Starters (each Starter... (Read More)

More Admiral and Deluxe Captain Slots available!

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Arrgh! We've opened up 5 more Admiral-level, and 10 more Deluxe Captain-level backer slots. If you want to increase you pledge level to one of these limited slots, do it soon. They will go quickly. -Captain Ed  (Read More)

Pictures from Production

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We have ramped up production in our shop. Here are a few pictures of the process. Mixing the rubber for the mold. Pouring the rubber over the masters to make the molds. Finished molds of ship hulls and treasure chests. Ship hull molds. Lots of... (Read More)

Stretch goals

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Announcing more stretch goals:(UNLOCKED!) $6,000 - Flag SheetA sheet of ship's flags (British Royal Navy, Pirate, American, French, Spanish, etc) will be added to all Captain and above backer levels. $7,000 - Unlock an Armed Merchant Sloop kitThis... (Read More)

The New Sailpower 2.0 Book is Back from Editing!

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We recently got the Sailpower 2.0 book back from the editor (thanks Captain Allar!), and it looks great. We will be able to make the corrections quickly, and then we will be able to print proofs. If you would like to see some samples pages from the... (Read More)

From the desk of Brian Carnes, creator of Sailpower:

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We have recently noticed some discussion, here and elsewhere on the Internet, related to our campaign we’d like to address right from the top.    What did we set out to do through KickStarter, and do we have bigger goals?  Why buy now? – the... (Read More)

Announcing our $7k stretch goal/unlock!

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, Sorry about the delay in this update. We had to wait for a couple of test casts to make sure that we could offer an Armed Merchant Sloop as an add-on unlock at $7,000. And, the good news is that we can! Armed privateer merchant sloop:... (Read More)

And we are funded!

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We just hit our $5,000 funding goal. Many, many thanks to all of our backers! We are announcing our stretch goals: $6,000 - Flag sheet added to all Captain and above backer levels $7,000 - Unlock a To-Be-Determined ship as an add on (ship is still in... (Read More)

5 more Admiral Reward Slots Available

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We've decided to give you an early gift: you asked for it, and we have opened up 5 more Admiral level backer slots. If you had considered "promoting" yourself with a bigger backer level, now is the time to do it. These slots will go fast! -Captain Ed... (Read More)

Wow! 80% funded in 48 hours!

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Again, many thanks to you, the backers of our little Sailpower 2.0 project. We just hit $4,000 (80% funded) this morning, and we literally couldn't have done it without you. The end is in sight! We will be posting our first stretch goals soon. Also,... (Read More)

We just hit 50% funded!

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We just reached 50% of our goal (51% technically). THANK YOU! We have been amazed and humbled at the support you have give our project, especially in such a short amount of time. And we are excited to see a number of new names (to us) as backers. ... (Read More)

We have added options!

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Yes! You asked for it, and we added options. Add any of the following to your pledge level! add $5 to any pledge level to get the Pirate Swag jolly roger charm add $10 to any pledge level to upgrade the Sailpower 2.0 book to color  add $20 to any... (Read More)

Check out our progress on KickTraq!

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/seadoggamestudios/sailpower-v20-fun-scale-combat-in-the-age-of-sail/  (Read More)

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