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Game your own sea shanty in Adrift: Lost at Sea - on Kickstarter now
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Adrift: Lost at Sea is a challenging, 2 - 4 player, cooperative card game that focuses on bringing people together. It’s like the Oregon Trail meets a 16th Century shipwreck - As you make the journey back home on the unforgiving tides, your table becomes the lifeboat and you become the survivors. Plus, at the end of the game, you'll get a unique sea shanty about your voyage to sing (or chant) together and reminisce about your adventure!

On this journey home, you'll endure storms, navigate the seas, balance and repair your tiny lifeboat, fish for sustenance, and work together to help each other survive!

At the bottom of every Sea Card and Storm Card is a unique sea shanty verse! String all the cards you played together at the end of the game to get your very own song of survival. And, with 53 unique verses, there's over 35 trillion different sea shanties to be sung to your favorite nautical tune! 

True Co-Op Gameplay 

Unlike the oodles of games that pit players against each other, Adrift is all about working together and helping one another. There are no hidden identities or secret objectives. It's just you and your friends versus the sea! With so many games that define winning by beating someone else, Adrift is a game that redefines what winning is.

(Author's note: I asked the designer about the co-op elements and potential alpha players on Twitter and they gave me a comprehensive breakdown.)

Founded in Historical Fact

Throughout the game's development, the team communicated with maritime historian Manuel Minero, of the Museo del Mar in Puerto Rico, to ensure that Adrift had a strong historical foundation, and that maritime history/tradition could be found in every corner of the game.

Kickstart the game here.

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Matt Thrower
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Matt has been writing about tabletop games professional since 2012, blogging since 2006 and playing them since he could talk.

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fightcitymayor replied the topic: #279985 17 Aug 2018 14:44
Okay, I'll ask: Is this a paid article for the purposes of advertising a Kickstarter project? Because this article is a word-for-word copy/paste from the KS project page.
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ChristopherMD replied the topic: #279986 17 Aug 2018 14:48
I could have sworn we were specifically not doing Kickstarter announcements on front page, but maybe I'm confusing with something else.
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dysjunct replied the topic: #279991 17 Aug 2018 15:19
Concerns of advertising aside, I do love me some sea shanties.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #279992 17 Aug 2018 15:30
I immediately pictured that pirate comic within a comic from Watchmen.
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WadeMonnig replied the topic: #280005 17 Aug 2018 17:36

Shellhead wrote: I immediately pictured that pirate comic within a comic from Watchmen.


I got Waterworld. You win this round.
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Matt Thrower replied the topic: #280033 19 Aug 2018 03:17

fightcitymayor wrote: Okay, I'll ask: Is this a paid article for the purposes of advertising a Kickstarter project? Because this article is a word-for-word copy/paste from the KS project page.


Nope. It's just a quick way of providing a "news" service. We don't really have time to do it as properly as we'd like so sometimes, when I see a game that I feel looks interesting, I copy the salient bits of the press release and post it under news.

I've been doing it a while and this is the first time anyone's said anything about it. It's a fair question though: are you happy with this? Do you find this kind of "news" useful? Would you rather just a link with a brief bit of non-PR detail and opinion? Or no news on new releases at all?

As far as it being on the front page I have no idea but that might just be me screwing things up in the CMS.
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WadeMonnig replied the topic: #280034 19 Aug 2018 03:52
News is news, I like to hear all of it, especially if it sparks my interest. If anyone has an issue with it, I would simply add "so and so has put out a press release regarding blah blah, the full text is below"
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fightcitymayor replied the topic: #280070 20 Aug 2018 13:23

MattDP wrote:

fightcitymayor wrote: Okay, I'll ask: Is this a paid article for the purposes of advertising a Kickstarter project? Because this article is a word-for-word copy/paste from the KS project page.

I've been doing it a while and this is the first time anyone's said anything about it. It's a fair question though: are you happy with this? Do you find this kind of "news" useful? Would you rather just a link with a brief bit of non-PR detail and opinion? Or no news on new releases at all?

Thank you for asking!

It was odd mainly because the front page stuff tends to be articles, and writer contributions, and stuff I classify under the "closely held beliefs" category of honest opinions. When I see a press release, especially a KS copy/paste, I feel like it's promotion masquerading as personal commentary. I kept looking for a "sponsored" tag.

While I do realize there are indeed plenty of sites that do the whole "capsulizing/regurgitating press releases as news" (ICV2, TabletopGamingNews, etc.) I see FAT/TWBG as an "enthusiast site" that might be more helpful if the site writers' articles were separate from the pure copy/paste press release news stuff. By all means have them, but front-paging them muddies the journalistic waters a bit. Maybe a telltale "News/Press Release" tag so people know what they are reading.
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Black Barney replied the topic: #280074 20 Aug 2018 14:23
yeah it stings a little that this got front page when my review of EIGHTH GRADE didn't :( One of the best movies of this year. And I wrote the review just for this site and this site only.
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ChristopherMD replied the topic: #280076 20 Aug 2018 14:44

MattDP wrote: Or no news on new releases at all?


In my opinion if it hasn't funded then its not a new or upcoming release. So I guess I'd be okay with recently funded game announcements but ads asking for funding should be restricted to our actual advertising system. I also deleted another KS ad from the forums today. We need to be consistent and vigilant or we're just a free marketing tool. That doesn't benefit the website or the members.
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WadeMonnig replied the topic: #280088 20 Aug 2018 17:17

Black Barney wrote: yeah it stings a little that this got front page when my review of EIGHTH GRADE didn't :( One of the best movies of this year. And I wrote the review just for this site and this site only.

I'm sure it is just a glitch In the system, my Kemet article was the same way the first day it was up.