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Honor & Duty Retail edition should be in stores by late November.
You can "add-on" Flash Point, or any of our other Flash Point expansions and other games from Indie Boards and Cards to your rewards. See the "add-on section below or CLICK HERE for details about add-ons.
Honor & Duty - Kickstarter Edition is a special version of the upcoming Flash Point expansion.
Honor & Duty - Kickstarter Edition will be limited to 4,500 copies - some of which will be designated for Essen. Right now there is no concern of running out!
What is in the expansion?
Included in the package is a new, double-sided game board with an airplane fire on one side and a subway station disaster on the opposite side. Also included are several new game Markers and detailed instructions for playing with these new materials. CLICK HERE for more details - including the expansion rules.
The Kickstarter Edition also includes a new specialist card - the Fire Prevention Officer and a double-side game board with an alternative Attic and Basement. These items will not be included in the retail edition of the expansion.
This expansion cannot be played without the base game, Flash Point: Fire Rescue. The attic/basement board in the Kickstarter Edition also requires the Extreme Danger expansion.
Want to pledge for more than one copy of Honor & Duty? - Each pledge level has text that says "Add $x for each additional copy", increase your pledge amount by x to get a second copy of the Kickstarter Edition (yes, that does include the promo items). For example - if you are in the US and want 2 copies, select the $15 level and pledge $28.
Essen Pick up - Our plan is to have Honor & Duty Kickstarter edition ready in time for Essen. It may be the case that we have games at Essen several weeks before the kickstarter backer copies are sent. It may also be the case that we are unable to get games to Essen in time. If you want Essen pick up - DO NOT PLEDGE FOR THIS PROJECT - all you have to do is sign up for our Essen email list by giving an email address: http://eepurl.com/RzQE9. Shortly before Essen we will ask you what you would like to pre-order for Thursday pick up at Essen. All the specials & promo items will be available - your support is very valuable to Indie Boards and Cards and we look forward to seeing you again this year with lots of great new games.
Add-ons: As a special reward for kickstarter backers and as a result of the advances we’ve made in reducing shipping costs, we are able to offer great prices when adding some of our older titles when you pledge for Flash Point Honor & Duty Kickstarter Edition. After this project is closed, we will open Add-ons via paypal for backers. DO NOT ADD $ TO YOUR PLEDGE FOR ADD-ONS. Add-ons are for retail editions of the games listed below (no promos included) and will be sent with your rewards from this project (in November). CLICK HERE for more details on add-ons.
All of these games are available right now at your local game store:
- Flash Point Fire Rescue
- Urban Structures (Flash Point Expansion)
- 2nd Story (Flash Point Expansion)
- Extreme Danger (Flash Point Expansion)
- Dangerous Waters (Flash Point Expansion)
- Veteran & Rescue Dog (Flash Point Expansion)
- The Resistance
- The Resistance: Avalon
- Coup: Reformation (Coup Expansion)
- Jungfraubahn & Mt. Washington (Snowdonia Expansion)
For more details on add-ons & prices - CLICK HERE
Three reasons really. First – while sales of Flash Point has been strong, it is never certain that enough people will want this special edition of an expansion - I am only able to offer it (with all the extra costs that it has) if I get a minimum number of committed backers.
Secondly, is cashflow. The time between when I pay for games (now) and when I get paid for them is upwards of 7 months, and that is in the best of circumstances. That takes a lot of money sitting in inventory, and that isn’t something that I want to happen..
Thirdly, I really wanted to be able to get a special edition made for the biggest fans of the game. Kickstarter really is a great platform to do that through.
What are Kickstarter Funds used for?
Your pledge dollars go directly into making the pledge rewards, and shipping them to you. We have invested in getting the project to this point where its ready, your support ensures that we have the cash to pay our printers to make the games - the most costly part of game production.
About Indie Boards and Cards
Indie Boards and Cards started in 2009 as an independent publisher of great game designs. In 2010 we released three games, all of which have been well received by critics and fans alike. Our biggest seller has been The Resistance - a game of secret identities, deception and deduction that is now or will soon be available in 20 languages around the world. In 2011 we released Flash point: Fire Rescue, which has also been very well received and now available (or soon to be) in 10 different languages. In 2012 we released the humorous game of certain death - Gauntlet of Fools and in 2013 we added Coup and Snowdonia to our portfolio. Be sure to look for all these great games wherever you shop. If your favorite game store doesn’t carry our games, please ask them to!
Risks and challenges
Indie Boards and Cards currently has two projects that are due for delivery in August (Coup Reformation expansion & Dragon Slayer), those games have already been produced and are on ship to distribution centers.
Indie Boards and Cards has successfully delivered a number of previous kickstarter projects to thousands of supporters. We expect that our previous experiences will enable us to also deliver this project on time. That said there are always complexities and considerations in a project of this scope that may cause delays. Indie Boards and Cards will use contract manufacturing to make this game, freight forwarders to get games through customs and 3rd parties like Amazon, the US Post Office and FEDEX to ship the games to you - we don't control everything and there are lots of opportunity for delay. Other conditions may also cause delays - earthquakes, alien invasions, asteroid attacks, zombie plague are but a few of the myriad of reasons we may not be able to deliver this project in a timely manner.
This is a first edition of the expansion - by pledging to this project you are agreeing to be an early adopter and the extra items that are included in this edition (that aren't in the retail version) are your rewards and incentives for being an early adopter. But even with multiple edits, and constant proofing there may be minor typos, or grammar usage that is annoying to you in your rewards or other little things that would have been nice to have avoided but don't affect how the game is played. Mistakes that materially affects game play will of course be addressed but sometimes there are are minor errors that might be distracting but do not affect game play that I can't justify correcting. So if minor errors get under your skin and make it itch then you probably don't want to be an early adopter and are better off waiting till you've had a chance to see the final product and then buy it in your local hobby store. Kickstarter is not for everyone and I leave it to you to decide if you should be getting in on a first edition of this expansion.
My pledge is that I will deliver what I said and have written this project page as concisely and clearly as I can. So please read everything on this page - every kickstarter project is unique, and the commitments I am making to you regarding this project are completely defined here.
A particular challenge to a project like this is negativity - I love your input, and really enjoy all the great suggestions that come from the large majority of our supporters. I can't include all the suggestions that I get, nor can I give you specific feedback other than noting that I do read all the comments and messages sent to me. So think before you post - threats, ultimatums and entitlement are unlikely to get you what you are asking for, and very likely that everyone else (myself included) will get less.
Refunds - things happen and sometimes you need to get your money back. If you ask (before it's been submitted for shipment to you) , I'll refund your pledge less 20% to cover the costs that I can't recoup and costs of processing that refund. So think before you pledge - you can of course always remove your pledge before the funding deadline - but don't expect to get a 100% refund just because you forgot to remove your pledge before the project end ;)
Changes - Images shown here are of the final art - however while it is not expected changes may be made before final production both to the art work and game contents. Variations in the production process and monitor calibration may cause alternations from the screen images to what appears in physical form.
Have an issue? Send me a note - and please don't support us if you aren't satisfied with what the project is returning to you. Nothing would make me happier than having 100% of my supporters be 100% satisfied with their pledge rewards!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
In order to determine how many copies of Flash Point Fire Rescue: Call of Duty have been pledged for, I need to have all the pledges be for the kicsktarter expansion only.
That is why add-ons are done after the project. And while I know YOU wouldn't add $ for add-ons when asked not, I am sure that some people would.
And if you really want to know the add-on prices, please see the project updates.
So not listing add-on prices is done to prevent people from breaking the process. Ultimately it would be great if kickstarter added such functionality but for the time being we need to work within the system constraints.
There is no plan to add a new miniature to this project, nor are there any current plans to make this available in the future. That decision is one of simple economics, to make a miniature for a short run promotional item, and to increase the packaging of this to ensure it can be shipped would increase the cost of the Kickstarter Edition from $15 to $25.
I'd like to be able to keep offering these lower cost expansions for Flash Point, and in this case it means not adding a miniature for a promotional specialist.
I expect that 4,500 copies will be more than enough and I don't expect that we will run short.
However if that does happen, I will cap each pledge level in an attempt to ensure all backers get a copy. But that system is not foolproof, and if there are more copies pledged than available, priority will be given to those that pledged earliest. Anyone that pledges but doesn't get a copy will have their entire pledge amount refunded.
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