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    1. Nick D. 18 minutes ago

      Similar position here. $25 to Canada is brutal but it looks worth it. As long as duty and customs type stuff really is already factored in.

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      about 7 hours ago

      27$ Shipping to the EU is not really EU friendly but I backed nevertheless.

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      Jason Ahrens about 11 hours ago

      Here's a question: If I were to get permission to put up a poster on the boards of a few local game shops, do you have something pre-made I could print?

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      Jason Ahrens about 11 hours ago

      Yep, I've done that, more than once in some cases already... Directly to friends, game groups, twitter, and even facebook which I haven't logged into my account for years. 😹

    5. Craig Stern 4-time creator about 22 hours ago

      Hey Jason, that's a good question! I'm doing my utmost to get the word out, but if you'd like to help, there are loads of options! Do you know of any friends or family who enjoy games like this? Reaching out to them, letting them know you're excited about this Kickstarter campaign, and passing them a link can be really helpful! Know of any local board game groups in your community? That could be a great place to spread the word too!

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      Jason Ahrens 1 day ago

      That was all of us who's been watching and waiting. Now that volume has slowed, how do we keep getting the word out to draw new converts to the cause? 🤣

    7. Chiky Scares You
      3 days ago

      almost 1/3 of the goal in what? 3 days? that's amazinf

    8. Oz Locke 4 days ago

      Awesome news :)

      If it helps, these guys had the same problem and found a fix. They're small too

    9. Craig Stern 4-time creator 4 days ago

      Update on European shipping: apparently SpainBox has no minimum volume requirement? I've reached out to them for a quote; maybe we can bring those shipping costs down after all!

    10. Craig Stern 4-time creator 4 days ago

      Thanks Swarnava! That's a good idea; I think I'll do that. :)

    11. Swarnava Banerjee 4 days ago

      @Craig Stern Hi, so glad you are doing this again. Noticing a gulf between Priest and High Priest pledge levels. Would it be possible to package True Messiah with some of your digital games or a PNP edition? Might sweeten the deal for a lot of folks. Also HD wallpapers of this artwork would be incredible to have :)

    12. Craig Stern 4-time creator 4 days ago

      Hey Oz! So here's the deal: I had Blackbox lined up far, far in advance to do exactly that, splitting shipping between US and UK warehouses in order to offer cheap EU fulfillment...and then, a few weeks ago, they abruptly imposed some new conditions that I couldn't meet, going back on their word to me and leaving me scrambling for a different fulfillment service.

      Bluntly, this really sucked. I don't have the board game customer base of a Jamey Stegmaier, unfortunately, and as such I have not been able to find a different fulfillment service with cheap international rates that is also available for the volume of product I'm likely to shift here. This, in turn, means that I have to price high on international shipping to protect myself from the possibility that (a) we don't get enough backers overall to score me those cheap international rates, but (b) we *do* get enough international backers to produce a financially ruinous multiplier on $15-a-pop international shipping.

      To be clear, I really don't like this. If I had my preference, I'd offer you all the cheapest volume-discounted international rates available to anyone. But the reality of doing a board game as a one-person indie developer is that if I commit to the same volume pricing as larger outfits do but don't actually end up moving that same volume of product, as a matter of math, I'll have effectively backed myself into a corner where I am legally obligated to bleed money until I go bankrupt. Which, y'know, I love you all and I want to offer you super-cheap rates, but I really can't risk that.

    13. Oz Locke 4 days ago

      Definitely also have a read through this (the whole site is a total bible for Kickstarters!)

    14. Oz Locke 4 days ago

      In for a dollar for now, as very interested, but can't validate that shipping cost.

      Most campaigns handle the issue by splitting the product and shipping it en-mass to major destinations, then shipping individually from there.

      I'd recommend you reach out to other Kickstarter organizers to see how they managed it because you should definitely be able to get that down to no more than $15.

    15. Craig Stern 4-time creator 4 days ago

      Sorry about that, Dennis--international shipping for a 3-pound board game is simply really expensive! I'd eat the cost myself if it were just for you, but multiplied over dozens or hundreds of backers? That could ruin me. But hey, on the plus side: shipping covers all customs and duties up-front, so you won't need to worry about any further charges!

    16. Dennis Werfl
      4 days ago

      Huh US shipping free germany 27$. Thats scaring me off tbh

    17. Craig Stern 4-time creator 4 days ago

      Hey META! I have no plans for a print-and-play backer level at this time, but I'll consider it if there's sufficient demand.

    18. METADNA
      5 days ago

      @Craig Stern The game and the Echoes of Muad'Dib lures me on the page, unfortunately I am not among the counterpart of expeditions, please can you at least plan a Pnp pledge !

    19. Craig Stern 4-time creator 5 days ago

      Hey all! Sorry about that--the rulebook file should be back up now.

      As for the art, Andrew, there's no gratuitous female nudity/cleavage/boob armor/what-have-you here. The game's art is designed to be unsettling, not titillating. But you'll definitely get to see more of the game's art for yourself in coming updates, so stay tuned!

    20. Andrew Croftcheck 5 days ago

      Back for another round! Looking forward to seeing how things go.

      I second the request for an updated link to the rulebook, as it's a dead link for me as well.

      Will some of the updates be focused on the artwork of the cards? I'm rather hoping that they do; I'd like to put my fears (of yet another game/game's art treating women as objects) to ease.

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      Justin B. 5 days ago

      Your link to the rulebook goes to a 404, can you please fix that?

    22. METADNA
      5 days ago

      The game and the Echoes of Muad'Dib lures me on the page, unfortunately I am not among the counterpart of expeditions, please can you at least plan a Pnp pledge !

    23. Craig Stern 4-time creator 5 days ago

      Thanks guys; I'm glad to have you on board! :)

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      Jason Ahrens 5 days ago

      I've been waiting for this since PAX last year. I'm in!

    25. Chiky Scares You
      5 days ago

      We're back! :D