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Lincoln's War is a tense and unique American Civil War campaign game that explores politics, personalities, and alternate history.
Lincoln's War is a tense and unique American Civil War campaign game that explores politics, personalities, and alternate history.
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      Yaro Rohowsky on November 25, 2013

      Got my copies today! Beautiful...Thank you....but you forgot to list me as a Kickstarter backer...disappointed there...

    2. Michael Edwards on November 21, 2013

      Got my copy yesterday - on the same day another Kickstarter (ordered two months away) arrived. Sweet! Now, to work on getting it played…

    3. Brian Youse Creator on November 20, 2013

      I'm glad, Michael, we hope you enjoy it!

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      Michael Lankowski on November 14, 2013

      Hi Brian, I received my copy of the game today. Thank you!

    5. Brian Youse Creator on November 12, 2013

      Kevin Melahn, email with your new address.

      Hopefully, the game hasn't already been shipped.

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      Kevin Melahn
      on November 11, 2013

      I've requested info on how to make a change of address, but heard nothing back. Please advise on how to provide a change of address, please.

    7. Richard Pardoe
      on November 11, 2013

      According to Brian Youse (posted on ConSimWorld) - all the components are in house and the first games have been built and shipped.…

    8. Larry Rice
      on October 17, 2013

      I'm more disappointed than frustrated. I expected a delay - that has become part of the Kickstarter "charm". I was hoping to have this game for a small convention I attend in early November - don't see that happening now. If I don't receive this before the third week of December, then I'll start getting irritated as Christmas is likely my best chance of playing this game in a timely manner.

    9. Michael Edwards on October 1, 2013

      I'm (perhaps only moderately) surprised to see any frustration in this thread. Statistically, most (about 80%, if I recall correctly) Kickstarters that fund miss their target date, so I can't see getting upset about that. Given that this is backed by MMP, I'm not overly concerned that it won't happen at all.

      Compared to the previous pre-Kickstarter P500-like preorder process, this is moving relatively quickly, but 1) with more updates, and 2) presumably with less chance of suddenly dropping off of the production list.

      Besides, it will be par for the course for me that any amount of time it takes to get the game to me will be dwarfed by the time it takes for me to get it to the table. :-P

    10. Kyle Seely on September 29, 2013

      I'd say November looks like a good guess. Rules and player's aids are going to the printer next week.

    11. Jordan Hunt on September 27, 2013

      Soooo.... Do we have any idea as to when it's coming? Christmas? I would love it by Christmas.
      Also, Brian, I understand that you probably have a lot more to do other than just do updates for this Kickstarter, more regular updates would be appreciated. I'm sure we would appreciate it, and it would lead to less upset people... Thanks!

    12. Brian Youse Creator on September 20, 2013

      Eric - I understand your frustration as well, trust me. Unfortunately we've had to work on some components that were not as far along as we were led to believe when this Kickstarter was started, otherwise I would have waited even longer to kick it off.

      However, those issues are mostly worked through, I won't bore you with details as they really are not for public consumption, they are in the past and game production is well under way.

      The components of the game themselves (not just "a dumb magnet" or the tee shirts) have started to arrive, i'll have some pictures to post tonight (9/20/13) along with a complete update.

    13. Brian Youse Creator on September 20, 2013

      I will post a complete update tonight when i'm home from work with some good news.

    14. Tom Wells on September 19, 2013

      How about another apology and a belated update? In august, you were beating your chest over a dumb magnet - how about the game that we're all waiting for?

    15. Larry Rice
      on September 14, 2013

      so, any idea of when backers can expect to receive their games...July 2013 has come and gone along with a couple more months?

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      Eric E. Kleist on September 6, 2013

      I can understand Tom's comments and frustration. It seems that the original explanation of when game would be produced was misleading, particularly, "We feel there is no risk of delivery delays because the components of this game are ready to go to the printer. In fact, we'll begin the printing/final-proofing process the moment the goal is reached, not waiting for the end of the Kickstarter period". Instead it appears from the updates (as of 17 Aug) that components are still not yet finalized.

      I assume that "the help of KS" meant that there was an expectation that the Kickstarter program would impart discipline and accountability in getting the product produced as promised (i.e., July).

    17. Brian Youse Creator on August 21, 2013

      Tom, sorry you feel that way, i'm not sure what "the help of KS" is other than paying the printer on time.

      A current update was posted several days ago, did everyone (backers?) get an email notification of this?

    18. Tom Wells on August 18, 2013

      Left comment on BGG as well but it doesn't surprise me that MMP is incapable of publishing a game on time apparently even with the help of KS.

    19. willc63 on August 17, 2013

      Still breathing here in the border state of Missouri.

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      Lawrence Hurst on August 12, 2013

      Wow. Dead forum here. What is going on?

    21. Tom Wells on August 11, 2013

      When can we see the final rule book?

    22. Jordan Hunt on August 8, 2013

      It's kind of been a long time since the last update... Any updates?

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      Dwayne Sherrard on August 1, 2013

      Brian, an update is way overdue.

    24. Allison J. on July 21, 2013

      I'm also curious as to whether this is going to ship in July as anticipated. An update would be very much appreciated.

    25. David Siskin
      on July 17, 2013

      Do we think Lincoln's War will make it to WBC this year?

    26. Jordan Hunt on June 23, 2013

      Watched Ken Burns Civil War and played A House Divided recently, and I am way too excited to get this game!

    27. David Siskin
      on June 21, 2013

      Brain, how about an update?

    28. Larry Rice
      on June 20, 2013

      Out of curiosity, is this project still on pace to ship in July?

    29. Brian Youse Creator on May 3, 2013

      Thanks everyone for backing our first Kickstarter campaign! I'll use this comment area to keep everyone up to date on where we are in production.

      Over the next day or so we'll figure out how to use the "surveys" that Kickstarter provides to get the information we'll need from you - which car magnet, which shirt, what size shirt, and for the larger pledges what information we'll need for the special cards and counters.

      Meanwhile, we're finishing up the box proofing and will get that off to the printers. The box, cards, and counters take the longest (with standard time quotes being "four to six weeks" from when they are submitted to the printer, the rulebooks, maps, and any player aid cards all take about 8 to 10 days from their submission date.

      So there it is. Thanks again for pledging, keep an eye out for updates, and lets get this game on the table!


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      Curtis Milbourn on May 1, 2013

      Reached the first stretch reward a short while ago! Will we reach a second stretch reward?

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      Jeff Hall on April 29, 2013

      Great work guys! Now for the mounted board! This game deserves it

    33. J-P Latvala on April 29, 2013

      Congratulations! But we still need mounted board! :)

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    35. Brian Youse Creator on April 28, 2013

      We just wanted to drop a quick note to everyone thanking them for backing Lincoln's War and MMP! There are still three days to go, but now that we've hit our goal the real work begins!

      Thanks again!

    36. Gary H. Wishik, M.D.
      on April 28, 2013

      Congratulations on making the goal. Would have liked to have met the designer (spent 1991 - 1997 in Springfield, Illinois) at one of the local conventions back then...have been an enthusiastic purchaser at MMP from the beginning and haven't seen too many bad games from that company so the kickstarter route is a cool way to bypass the low pre-order numbers they were experiencing, and then deliver me a quality product...

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      Dwayne Sherrard on April 28, 2013

      Congratulations to the development team & MMP, it's good to see this one finally hit the goal! Now on to the $43.5K stretch, I think the "bio-briefs" will be a nice addition to the playbook.

    38. Jordan Hunt on April 28, 2013

      Finally made it over 40,000. I'm super pumped for this game to see printing.

    39. David Siskin
      on April 28, 2013

      Only 4 more copies to go!

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      Patton55 on April 28, 2013

      Yeah, Plexiglass goes over paper better than nonmounted cardboard. So very close now!

    41. Misaka Mikoto on April 28, 2013

      @Youse: Glad to hear it. I know a lot of people like mounted maps, but I prefer paper, especially to lightweight nonmounted cardboard. Plexiglas over a good paper map is a thing of beauty.

    42. Brian Youse Creator on April 27, 2013


      Something weird going on with the Lincoln Quotes - every time I paste/type one in Kickstarter locks up. Not sure if there's a max text per page here or not, but i've deleted the last three and added one new one.


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      Patton55 on April 27, 2013

      Thanks, sounds good to me.

    44. Brian Youse Creator on April 27, 2013

      Patton55 - the map is priced out to be our standard paper map.

    45. David Siskin
      on April 27, 2013

      Only 15 more copies to sell to reach $40k

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      Patton55 on April 27, 2013

      Thank you, Brian. Can you let us know whether the LW map will be a paper map or a map board like Kingdom of Heaven had? KoH had kind of that harder cardboard type of map.

    47. Brian Youse Creator on April 27, 2013

      John asked us about swapping stretch goals so we checked with the printer and the first reward amount will not support a mounted board, sorry. WRT a mounted board being offered in the future, I suppose it's possible, we really have not considered that for any of our games except ASL, but not something on our radar at this time.

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      Patton55 on April 27, 2013

      I just don't understand the silence. I understand people are busy, but come on. How much time does it take to make a short comment to us backers? The last few days the game is limping toward the finish line and we are asking a simple question and nothing from MMP?

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