A surprisingly large amount of you have expressed interest in helping us playtest Privateer and Privateer's upcoming expansion. The playtest officially begins at midnight tonight, so if you sign up you should receive your first instructions at midnight PST. This playtest is available to anyone who wants to join, whether you were a Kickstarter backer or you happened to stumble upon this update.
Note that this is a choice that should not be taken lightly, as it may require some time commitment and financial investment on you end. You will need to be able to fashion a working prototype for your group to use to play with via a print and play package to be downloaded upon registering. Additionally, you may will need to replace physical pieces within Privateer with existing pieces you already own. We have included instructions for how to create a working prototype on a budget (or you can make a nice prototype to play with if you feel so inclined.)
Everyone can read the particulars or sign up on the playtest page here!
I think the playtest will be a lot of fun for everyone involved. We will have ongoing discussions via forums where you can talk with other testers regarding your thoughts or just discuss strategies for your favorite captains.
On a side note, some of you potential testers are located near to us. Anyone in the Southern California area who wants to try out a game of Privateer can message me here and we can work something out. I hope to be able to get in a few games with backers in the coming months!