Bellum: of Mutants and Men

The Legend of Buc Buccaneer

A project in West Palm Beach, FL by Dan Bodenstein

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A Pirate Adventure by Dan Bodenstein and Ron Robrahn
Backers: 53
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $2,902 of $2,500
Dates: Jan 6th -> Feb 5th (30 days)
Project By: Dan Bodenstein
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Latest News

Shiver me timbers, only 8 hours to go!

February 5th - via:
Shiver me timbers, only 8 hours to go! The expression, "Shiver me timbers" represents a sailor or pirate's sense of fear, or more directly, shock. In rough seas, the timbers of a ship would often be lifted up and pounded down hard. This was referred... (Read More)

There be no gamblin' aboard me ship, mateys!

February 2nd - via:
Did you know, most ship's captains did not allow gambling on board their ships?  During the hay-day of piracy, drinking was usually limited to grog, a combination of water and rum. Grog was primarily consumed in the evenings to help the men sleep.... (Read More)

Final edits are complete, and for now, the seas are calm

February 1st - via:
Steady as she goes This morning I put the final touches on the book, and submitted it for overall review at Kindle Direct Publishing. (Don't let the name fool you, they print books too.) It will take approximately 72 hours before the book is approved... (Read More)

Six days left, and some more news

January 30th - via:
Turn up the volume We've surpassed our goal and still working toward more pledges. Only six days left until the end of the campaign.  I guess you're wondering, "if we met the goal, why would we need more money?"  I'm glad you asked that. Aside from... (Read More)

You did it! Time to raise a pint and celebrate mateys!

January 27th - via:
YOU DID IT! - You pushed us to our target goal!  We have reached out target goal. I can't tell you how excited we are to know that you all believe in this project as much as we do.  But it's not over, at least not for us. We will continue to post... (Read More)

The Music of Buc Buccaneer

January 27th - via:
As our campaign reaches its last week for funding, I wanted to thank everyone who has backed our project to date.  We are at 92%, only $178.00 short of our goal!   $178.00!!! That's all. I'll bet everyone knows at least one person they forgot to... (Read More)

Our first target audience testimonial

January 23rd - via:
As any author should do, Ron and I sent our book out to a few early readers in our target audience. Our target is early teens and up (and of course, kids at heart!). One of our early readers has finished the book. I have to say; I was nervous. (I am... (Read More)

Take a gander at our booty (Do you see what I did there?)

January 23rd - via:
We're currently at 77% funded. With just under two weeks to go we are in the final legs of this journey. Now is the time to get the word out to your friends, family, co-workers, even that strange neighbor that says "arrrrgggg!" every time you say... (Read More)

A Tale of Two Taverns

January 20th - via:
We are currently 75% funded and we only have two weeks left. I'm sure right now, Buc and his officers would be sitting in their favorite tavern, devising a plan.  The Legend of Buc Buccaneer will take you, the reader, across the Caribbean, to some... (Read More)

The Wisdom of Longfeather

January 13th - via:
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Half way point. There's no turning back now.

January 11th - via:
We've approached the half way mark, and you what that means ... no turning back. Over the next few days, backers will see some updates that the public will not see. It's like being invited to the Captain's quarters for a conference, but the deck... (Read More)

Hoist the anchor, and drop canvas ... we set sail today.

January 7th - via:
I cannot tell you how excited we are to start this campaign. The Legend of Buc Buccaneer has been almost a six year journey for us. We can't wait to share the story with all of you. Keep your eye our for updates here. We'll keep you posted on things... (Read More)

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