by David Chott
David , have you abandoned Lagoon, I only just saw this update. Perhaps a bigger splash via BGG or even news item for the reviewers use previously.
I was hoping for newsletter and the development mentioned in first KS.
After GenCon, I will talk to Chad at BGG about whether they'd be interested in having some of these other promos in the BGG Store. That's a lot more practical for me than trying to setup my own distribution system. Stay tuned!
I'm not so sure about BGG store, I've never used that. But I would happily pay for shipping and then some to have all the promos. :) I'd rather make sure my money goes to 3HG
Ditto to @Kevin's request to be able to purchase these promos. Or perhaps make them available in the BGG store.
Any chance of making these promos available to those who backed the project? I'm also still wanting to get a copy of Mytreia's Glory / Cosmic Vault. I don't mind paying for these items or for the shipping. If I did mind then I wouldn't have backed Lagoon at the original KS, even if you have some mark up to make a profit, those who backed, chances are, are pretty certain to pay the prices. The BGG Forest sentinel tile is a good example, $5 for the tile, $5 for shipping to the UK, I would be happy to pay a little more.
I agree, the BGG store is a great way to get promos out to those who want them.
It would be awesome if you have all prior promos, and the deck, and of course the full Lagoon game available as add-ons for your next Kickstarter campaign. Just make sure you have enough -- looks like they'll be really popular!
my suggestion is to have an add-on on the lagoon expansion KS (when you are ready to launch it) to let us add-on the promos and deck. either that, or have a shipping option for the pre-order deck (and you could have a add x extra to get a promo set or something).
I want the deck, but since I won't be going to gen-con, I can't pre-order it, since you said you have to pick it up at gen-con. So hopefully you will have it as an add-on of some sort on your next KS.
another idea, have you thought of teeming up with meeple source to have them make 'upgrade' pieces for the game?
@David Awesome, glad to hear it.
As far as distributing the promos, keep in mind that if they become too difficult to get you'll actually hurt your fan base. People will start price gouging and what not. Though I understand your logic, and even though I'll be at Gen Con, I think it would be nice to look into the BGG Store more closely after the con.
+1 BGG Store
I also third Keaven's suggestion of BGG store distribution. I already bought the one promo on there already.
Is there a way to get the promos if you aren't at Gencon? Also, very excited to hear an expansion is in the works!
Can't wait to hear more about that expansion/new game set in Lagoon!
I second Kraven suggestion on considering BGG store to distribute promos more broadly.
Yall get the promo tile for sale 5$ on BGG ? In case you dont know about it
Hmm... bundle somethings to be seen with the next KS campaign? Nah, still a big pain... Well, the thing is I want all the promos, and the cards, and everything Lagoon! It's already painful that I can't get the promos because I'm in the wrong continent... :(
I really would like to make the promos available more broadly, since I have plenty of them and the whole idea is to give them away to fans as a token of gratitude. But setting up a web store to distribute promos which aren't intended to make me any money isn't very practical for me at this time. Things get complicated pretty quickly when you're processing requests for 7 different promos, shipping needs to be calculated for anywhere in the world, customs forms must be completed, money collected, trips to the post office made, etc. It's still just me on the job, and only part time. I'm open to suggestions that can get the promos you want in your hands without making considerable work for me.
Cole: I'll have all the past promos at GenCon.
Charcoal: Yes, there is a way to open a portal to a new and exciting land.
David: I totally intend to Kickstart the cards eventually!
I too wish I could be there but it's literally impossible. Would love to get my hands on that promo too, but what I'm most interested in is the cards! You need to kickstart those babies!
Well, I'm in with most of the other people that have commented so far. Am an international backer and won't be at GenCon, what options do we have for the extra promo? PLS look into this.
I'm going to shake things up and ask if there's a way to open a portal to a new and exciting land.
Ha, not really. I probably live closest to GenCon and I can't make it, either. Without, like, stealth skills I do not possess, or a really generous benefactor to pay my way.
Would also be interested in acquiring the new promo and won't be able to attend GenCon. ;_;
How many international backers are going to GenCon, really. These offers should be on your webstore due to this.
I'd like to reiterate Tokhuah's question. As someone who can't make it to Gencon, can we get a backers option for acquiring it?
I'm adding myself to the people that desires a way to get this and they can't get to GenCon. I hope there is a way of getting this neat things in the case you can't make it.
I have the same question as JJ and Tokhuah. I'm unable to make it to GenCon but would like to have a "complete" game. Any chance they'll be available outside of GenCon?
@David -- Thrilled to hear about the future of Lagoon! BUT, at the same time, a bit dismayed because of the great stuff on hand only for people able to go to GenCon. Is there some way us backers could get the promos, past and present? Maybe the same way as the cards, a preorder via your website?
Neat. I look forward stopping by. Will you have any of the past promo tiles for sale?
Will the Bear promo be available by any means other than going to GenCon?