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Hey, I'm having some trouble with the ship generator. The main menu has no options anywhere. Am I just missing something? 

Hello, is the bonus content included in the zine on your shop ?

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Not the printed stuff no, but you get all the same digital content :)

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Ran this with three friends, two of whom are not roleplaying types, in pure co-operative "What do we all think is coolest" format, and we had to stop after unexpectedly encountering tragedy at the end of the second captain's (the Charming Scoundrel) time with our Bucket. Amazing experience - it felt familiar from my time with Artefact, and simultaneously very different.


One question: There is only one type Ship (the mid-sized hauler), right? We were a bit confused at times about how some of the Captains - for instance, the Galactic Senator - might be involved with such a ship.

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Hello! Glad you had a good time with the game :)

Yeah there’s no ‘mid-sized luxury yacht’ for those sky-hopping senators, because I couldn’t make them different enough from the basic ‘ship’. I explored a couple of ideas with smaller single-seat fighters and much larger capital ships, but ultimately neither worked with the bulk of the rest of the prompts. So it’s more about the size of the ship (medium, 5-20 crew members, etc) than the purpose (that changes with each Captain to some extent!)

I'm not very experienced with zines, so I couldn't quite rule out the possibility that I had just unfolded it incorrectly and other ships were on a different page! I'm interested to your thought on the prompts, as our group kept finding (much more than in Artefact) that significant numbers of the prompts didn't fit, make sense or apply. This didn't cause us undue difficulty (plenty of prompts via the extra content pages, and/or the use of extra creativity), but I mention it because you said similarly.

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Amazing! I'd never played a solo game before, or anything in zine format, and this is exceeds my expectations. I started playing with my sons and they took to it immediately, and enjoyed writing all the awesome ideas without ever knowing how to play. I'm going to be getting Orbital and Artifact as well 😄

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This has brought the biggest smile to my face! Absolutely in love with those drawings 😍😍😍

Thanks so much for sharing 😊

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I played through this over the last week. Took 5 or 6 sessions. I loved it. I wrote a 5000+ word story of a ship. It took twists and turns I'd never have invented on my own. The story prompts were very inspiring (especially those in the Bonus Content). I loved writing a story from the perspective of an object within the space. I'm going to have to play Artefact soon!

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So glad you had a good time with it 😊

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Had a very good time with this. Here is some rambling I did about it.
https://stuartwrites.blogspot.com/2021/10/bucket-of-bolts-my-life-as-spaceship.h... 

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Thanks for taking the time to write that Stuart, it was lovely to read :)

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really lovely blogpost

Thanks :) 

Is the soundtrack available and I missed it? Can't find a link...

There's a link in the PDF, but as of this comment it's a dead end - updates on the Kickstarter say the soundtrack is coming later this year, and to try using the Artefact soundtrack for now. Gave that a shot, and it worked pretty well (although the track names don't go 1:1 with the Bucket time periods, so check the actual lengths of the tracks).

Thanks for the reply. Considering the short rest times in Bucket, the soundtrack isn't that big of a deal, but I'm playing a lot of sci fi RPGs lately and want it as a resource.

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hey! yeah the link is placeholder right now, I needed it in place for the print version. soundtrack should follow later in the year :)

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soundtrack is now available!

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A simple solo experience that let's you effortlessly create a galaxy of space pirates, ruthless empires, and a spaceship that ties it all together. I wish I had played this before my first Scum & Villainy game, and I certainly will in the future.

Thanks! That’s so good to hear (and if you group is anything like mine, they’ll blow up their current ship sooner rather than later)

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Hi! Could you provide a Print Friendly version of the Single Sheet?

I’m intending to provide all files in printable form after the next update! I hadn’t realised so many people had access to A3 printers.

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It's mostly readability. The relatively dark background color makes it a bit hard to read. A white or lighter background is easier on the eyes.

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It's everything I hoped it would be. Fantastic job.

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Thanks so much :)