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A fast-paced, free-for-all light war board game. Build an empire, seize oil, and launch nukes on a modern world map for 2-8 players.
A fast-paced, free-for-all light war board game. Build an empire, seize oil, and launch nukes on a modern world map for 2-8 players.
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Making the Game Even Better and Changing Your Address

Posted by Little Nuke Games (Creator)
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    Hey everybody!

So I wanted to share with you a couple of cool things that have happened (and then one unfortunate thing that happened to me):

1. We upgraded the card quality for all the cards to now have linen embossing (so its linen+ivorycore now). The price per game to do this wasn't too bad, and I really wanted all of the components to have the highest quality feel, so why not?

2. The cubes themselves have been upgraded, from plastic to acrylic. What does that mean? 1. They're heavier (which feels good) 2. They're less "shiny", which I like 3. There are no more "sprues" on any of the cubes (this is where the cubes were originally connected to something else and broken off from it, leaving a small marking on the cube). The picture below will show what I'm talking about.

Red circle highlights the old sprue connector
Red circle highlights the old sprue connector
    3. So after going back and forth a bit, we decided to change the blue cubes. This is the third time they've been changed - they started off as Hexachrome Cyan C (which was too much of a baby blue), then became Reflex Blue C (which ended up being a little too dark) and now they are going to be Pantone Process Blue C. This may seem insane, but there's a pretty big difference between what the colors looks like on a pantone color sheet and what it looks like in real life. Anyways, this last change was unfortunate, since unlike the first time I changed them, the Reflex Blue cubes had already been made (which means I had to pay for another run of Blue cubes... which is pretty expensive in the quantities that I'm doing). On a side note, I will soon be the proud owner of 135,000 homeless Reflex Blue cubes. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with them yet... 
    How to change your address:
    So we're getting closer to the cut off date for address changes. I'll give you a final heads up a week out from the deadline, but its important that I have the correct address - I want to make sure you get what you paid for. Now changing your address in Kickstarter is not very intuitive, so here's some instructions on how you can do it:
  • When you're signed in to Kickstarter, click on your profile icon. 
  • It'll open up a drop down menu. In the left column, under My Stuff, there is "Backed Projects", click on that
  • You'll see a list of all the games you've backed. Find the game you want, and then click on the blue "+" icon on the far right. 
  •  A window will pop up showing the game and what you've pledged. There are some tabs here, click on the one that says "Survey" and then click on "Edit address" (it should be blue).
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    1. David Siskin
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      By that I mean a photo of all 10 faction's cubes!

    2. David Siskin
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      on

      Do you think you could include a photo of a sample of all the cubes in the next update? I'm trying to imagine the colors all together. The game includes 90 of each, right?

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      Barry Kendall
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      Thank you very much for improving the cards and the cubes. The acrylics will be much nicer.
      Re the thousands of redundant cubes, I think you might be able to sell them. I can find a use for a couple hundred cubes if the price is within reason.

      I'll also echo Philippe: "Expansion? I'm in!" Oh yes indeedy.

    4. Philippe Proteau on

      Expansion? I'm in! :D

    5. Little Nuke Games Creator on

      @Keith - Thanks for the concern. Yeah, the profit margin on this first run is definitely almost nothing at this point, but thats ok - we want to invest in getting this game where it needs to be so that it'll hold up and be a quality product, and hopefully we can recoup on the long run.

      In terms of how I'm going to sell them... let me think about it for a bit. In my mind there's a couple of strategies

      1. I keep them and use them for components for the expansion
      2. Try to sell them all at once or in fairly large quantities (10,000+ at a time). There's definitely limited buyers for this, but if I can find even a couple it would probably be ok
      3. Sell them in small quantities, where there are more buyers, but the problem is I'd need a ton of people to do it for this to make sense.
      4. Some combination of 2 and 3.

    6. Keith Scholes on

      I too would be interested in buying some of them, either to use in SoI or for other purposes (spare game components are always useful). Would it be possible to come up with a price for a quantity of them as an add-on so that they can ship with the game? If I were to buy them separately I'm a little concerned as to UK shipping costs and possible customs fees. In any event whatever do price them to break even or even make some profit, you seem to be putting in upgrades which must eat into your overall margin, while this is laudable and proof of your commitment, I am a little worried that you will lose out if you are not careful.

      If you could let me know if you are going to sell off the cubes by whatever means I would be grateful and would want to purchase some, the amount depending on the cost of course.

    7. Shade
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      on

      If the blues are different enough, I'd definitely think many would be ineterested in buying enough for one of the alternate faction colors...

    8. Little Nuke Games Creator on

      @MentatYP: That might be a possibility... thanks for the support! I might have to sell them for a little bit more than that, so we'll see (and I'm not assuming that you'd buy them for a higher price - so no pressure). I can't put them on ebay yet though, I won't be receiving them until the games are shipped, so it won't be for a while yet.

    9. Little Nuke Games Creator on

      @Matthew C: Here's a link to an image of the three. Note that the 2 cubes on the left are how they actually look, while the cube on the right is just what the Pantone Process Blue *might* look like.

      http://imgur.com/JIZrFdd

    10. MentatYP
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      Put them up on eBay in lots of 1000 for $10 shipped and I'll buy at least one lot. Not sure what I'll do with 1000 blue cubes either, but I'm willing to help the cause. Don't know your costs though--maybe you'd be losing your shirt selling them for that much or maybe you'd be profiting. In any case it's better than sitting on them unless you want to build a really fancy center for ants.

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      Matthew C.
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      Do you think we could get a picture of the 3 different blues?

      I'm pretty sure if made available, there would be enough peeps to purchase these from you (depending how they actually look color wise).

    12. Little Nuke Games Creator on

      They're acrylic (which is would basically call a "fancy" plastic).

    13. MentatYP
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      Are the Reflex Blue cubes plastic or acrylic? Asking for a friend.

    14. Little Nuke Games Creator on

      @Cory M - I like the confetti idea.

    15. Bonham on

      "135,000 homeless Reflex Blue cubes. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with them yet..."

      Confetti?

      Maybe put them up on Etsy, or ebay or the like in groups numbering common usage in various games...?