Information about the codes and the Collector's Edition, plus our sincerest thanks!
Here at GMT, we’re still sitting slack-jawed looking at “$225,000” in backing for this campaign! You guys are amazing! Thanks so much for your support, ideas, and encouragement.
I’m writing this week’s update primarily for three reasons: to thank you, to update you on how we’re handling the $15 Promo Code, and to give you details about the Collector’s Edition.
First, I want you guys to hear from me personally how much we appreciate your support of GMT and Playdek as we bring Twilight Struggle to digital platforms. From all of us here at GMT, thank you! You’ve really answered our call for help, and you have made all the difference in allowing our dream of playing Twilight Struggle on our computers, tablets, phones, and consoles to become a reality. You guys rock! Thank you!
Second, here’s more info on the $15 Promo Code. First off, you’re not going to have to wait until next March to get the code. Once the KS campaign ends in early July, we’ll send out a survey that will return us the details we need (like your email address) to prepare the codes. These are going to be individual, one-time use codes that get you $15 off on any in-stock item on the GMT website (not P500 items, sorry). These codes will NOT be tied to your e-mail address, though, so if you want to give the code to a friend, that’s fine. It will just only work ONE TIME. So, just depending on how long it takes to get the surveys back and do the database and code generation work on our side, we should be ready to e-mail you your code within a month or so from the time the KS closes. I hope you guys enjoy your discount, and that it’ll help you get some other cool GMT games to enjoy!
The final reason for this note, and the one I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting, is that I want to give you more details about the Collector’s Edition that we are offering to backers at the $150 tier. The background on this is that we have been evolving our vision of what this will include based on listening to your feedback on the features you most want to see in a CE. The good news on that front is you guys are going to get a way cooler product than what we originally envisioned. The bad news, if there is any, is that because this is coming together so quickly, we don’t really have pictures to show you guys, as we wish we could, as it’s just too early in the process. What we do have, though, are some additional details that I think you’re going to like. Special thanks here to Tony Curtis, our production manager, who came back in to work during time he was supposed to be off to deal with a major summer house move in order to work with our suppliers and get us this information.
So, what’s going to be in the Collector’s Edition of Twilight Struggle? Here’s what you’ll get:
Game Box: We’ve listened to your feedback, and have decided to go with a wooden box with a hinged top – really high quality and really easy to access. We’re not altogether certain on the depth yet, but it’s looking like a 4” deep box, the deepest we’ve ever produced for one of our games. We don’t want you to have any worries about being able to fit all the cool components in the box, so we’re going big here.
Cards: The cards will have a new and unique graphic layout, especially for this edition of the game. The CE will also include sleeves for all cards.
Map: We’re going with an even thicker, more durable map than the one that’s in our Deluxe Edition (and our players like that one a LOT!). And like the cards, the map is going to get a completely new graphic treatment for the CE.
Counters: We are upgrading from cardboard counters in the CE to give you guys high-quality, stamped wooden pieces.
Miniatures: The CE will include five metal miniatures to adorn several of your game tracks and add some cold war theme to your game play! We’re keeping the type/identity of these miniatures to ourselves for now. We want to surprise you!
Rules and Player Aids: This is an area where we’re pretty much going with what we already have in the Deluxe Edition – thick paper/cards, full color throughout, with perhaps a bit more thickness and better coating.
Dice: You’ll get two custom molded plastic “thematic” dice. We seriously considered metal dice, but all the ones we’ve ever used tend to flake from impact over time, so we decided to go with some high quality molded dice instead.
A Fabric Bag: To hold the game pieces.
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the Designers
I hope you guys find this information helpful, and that you’ll find the Collector’s Edition to be a durable, long-lasting thing of beauty that will further enhance your enjoyment of Twilight Struggle.
Thank you all, once again, for your terrific support for our Twilight Struggle Kickstarter campaign.
Have a great weekend!