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The Tabletop Game of Robbing Rooms and Dodging Booms!
The Tabletop Game of Robbing Rooms and Dodging Booms!
The Tabletop Game of Robbing Rooms and Dodging Booms!
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    1. Chris Leder Collaborator on April 17

      The surveys are out! Check out the latest update for details!

    2. Chris Leder Collaborator on April 10

      Hey Steven,
      We are using the vanilla KS survey. :)
      Should go out this week!

    3. Steven Lloyd on April 10

      Are you using the vanilla KS survey or are you using a pledge manager of some sort?

    4. Chris Leder Collaborator on April 3

      Hi Paul,
      Yes you will. We are buttoning up the surveys now, and when we send them out, you will have the opportunity at that time to let us know the address you wish to use.
      I will post an update (and comment in this forum) when the surveys go out.
      Thanks!!

    5. Paul Phillips on April 3

      Good Morning,

      I have moved since I entered my pledge. Will I have an opportunity to confirm my mailing address prior to shipment?

      Thanks

    6. Chris Leder Collaborator on April 2

      Hi Steve,
      Yeah, I don’t know where they received their info, but the retail price of the game is $40, not $20. Even if the price was $20, the lowest they should be able to sell it is $16. Based on realistic pricing and our publicly available advertised price policy, anyone selling it online for less than $32 is violating our terms and devaluing the game. Thanks for pointing this out. Such a shame :(

    7. Steve G
      Superbacker
      on April 2

      Not real happy that Miniature Market's preorder price is much cheaper than the backer's price. Not cool.

    8. Bryan McInnis on February 28

      @Ken Fair enough and thanks.

    9. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 28

      @Brian McInnis - I am personally hopeful that the wooden safe licensing agreement between Calliope and The Broken Token will endure after the game's release. However, I am but a humble designer, and I will have to wait to see like you.

    10. Jason Glover
      Superbacker
      on February 11

      Congrats Calliope Team! And a special congrats to Ken! So happy for you buddy. Hope to see more games from you in the future! WOOT WOOT!

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      Tom Horwath
      Superbacker
      on February 11

      Glad to be able to help support this project, can’t wait to get it to the table. To Ken Franklin, thanks for your passion for gaming ( I read the info about you on the campaign page). Looking foreward to playing this with family and friends. YOU DESERVE THIS. Thank you for this game and thank you for your service!

    12. Bryan McInnis on February 10

      @Chris or Ken
      Due to pledging on multiple KS campaigns this year, I wasn't able to add the wooden safes into my pledge during this campaign (so many good campaigns already this year). Just wondering if they will be available after the campaign, such as in retail?

    13. Bryan McInnis on February 10

      @Chris & @Ken
      Congratulations on a successful campaign. Looking forward to getting this one to the table. I am sure it will get a lot of play with family and friends.

    14. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 10

      "Thank you" seems so inadequate compared to the gratitude I feel toward Ray Wehrs, Chris Leder, the Calliope family, and all of you. God Bless you all!

    15. Chris Leder Collaborator on February 10

      CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU! The Mansky Caper is successfully funded, and we can’t wait for you to play! We extend our heartfelt gratitude for everyone who backed the project and shared it to friends and family! We will post an official update soon!

    16. Jeremy R.
      Superbacker
      on February 10

      Congrats all! I'll see ya in da funny papers!

    17. Ray Wehrs 6-time creator on February 10

      Hi Craig,
      We don't typically employ a Pledge Manager - we simply use the survey that Kickstarter generates. This does mean that typically we can't add to pledges later. But I will find out for certain and let you know.

    18. Craig S Kennedy on February 10

      Hi backed $1 Just now, I'm short on cash just now would this pledge level give me access to a PM with an option to increase later?

    19. Gamerati on February 9

      We posted this yesterday: https://twitter.com/gamerati/status/961691605328592902

      Retweets to help get the word out appreciated. :)

    20. Chris Leder Collaborator on February 9

      We’re in the FINAL 36 HOURS!! Welcome to the heist, everyone who has joined us recently! And thank you all!

    21. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 8

      @Troy - feel free to keep the wooden safes as a decorative project while you play with the cardboard ones - lol

    22. Chris Leder Collaborator on February 8

      KABOOOOOM! 150%!!!!
      Thanks to everyone for backing the project!! Great to see Ken’s wonderful game poised to reach so many people!

    23. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 8

      I agree with Bryan.

      I'm dropping the safes but if those cardboard ones break down....lol

    24. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      @Bryan - as you can see from the play-through video, the safes get a lot of handling and come through well. No worries there. Calliope spent 6 months with me making sure they were just right.

    25. Bryan McInnis on February 7

      @Ken
      I have to admit that the durability of the cardboard safes has been my only concern related to the game or components. That is the reason that buying the wooden safes is appealing to me, in spite of the color difference between them and the originals. Glad to hear they are holding up after multiple plays.

    26. Mel On KS
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      Thanks everyone! Some great points made.

      @Troy - Not sure about stickers though. :)

    27. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      Hmmm....

    28. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      @Troy: I have a final prototype with the cardboard safes that I have carted around to cons and played here at home. They are hand-cut instead of factory cut, and have still survived over a dozen playthroughs. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the quality.

    29. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      Or maybe the creator would provide the PnP files for the safes so they could be sent to a printer to turn into stickers?

      I'm just rambling about how to get the BT safes black with face detail. Lol.

    30. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      Maybe you could have the front of the regular game ones scanned and turned into stickers, paint the broken token ones and then add the stickers to the fronts and seal them??

      Hmm...

    31. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      I'm still on the fence for the safes. I am just not terribly confident in cardboard for this particular thing so I'd love to have the BT ones but like Mel, I really don't like the aesthetics of them on the board in the wood color.

      I considered painting them via airbrush and then attempting to use a gold drafting pen to go back over the details if they are deep enough.

      I would have done them in plastic and had the details printed. I think sheet styrene material would hold up.

      Decisions, decisions. I also considered attempting to find toy plastic safes that might work or finding 3d print files for them.

      Not sure what I'm going to do. I want those neat coins for sure.

    32. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      ...continued from last comment: but that is another project for another day. 😊

    33. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      @Mel - I explored dark plastic or darker veneer when designing the wooden safes, but Troy is right - the details disappear. I thought about staining followed by gold wax rubbing in the lasered grooves

    34. Mel On KS
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      @Troy - Thanks! Food for thought.... :)

    35. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      I wish Mel! You could stain them but then you lose all that detail on the front -(

    36. Mel On KS
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      Are the wooden safes going to be black like the ones in the video? I like them.

    37. Chris Leder Collaborator on February 6

      Welcome to all the new backers in the past few days! We are thrilled to have you as part of the heist! Only a few days left - let’s all spread the word and get this wonderful game on as many tables as possible!

    38. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 6

      @Brian - now it can be told: “Ole Nine Lives” was played by Matt Franklin, my son, and the artist for the Mansky Caper.

    39. Gamerati on February 6

      Done, @Bryan.

    40. Bryan McInnis on February 5

      Again wanted to encourage backers to head over to BGG and thumb the video and/or comment on it.

      https://boardgamegeek.com/video/165575/mansky-caper/mansky-caper-playthrough

    41. Bryan McInnis on February 5

      I also notice that this game has a lot more take that potential than I initially realized. Ole' Nine Lives highlighted this very well.

    42. Bryan McInnis on February 5

      Just finished watching the play through video and wanted to say nicely done. I can definitely see getting the wooden safes for added bling, after seeing the original components in action. Really like that the gameplay only lasted an hour at a 6 player count. Only downtime I noticed was during loot splitting, after someone called in a favor. Nice art work on the room illustrations, by the way.

    43. Chris Leder Collaborator on February 5

      Honestly, I don’t know the exact launch date. Grey Fox Games has given me lots of great, fun info, but not that. I’d imagine they’ll announce the date very soon though.

    44. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 5

      Can you share the launch date? Video just says February.

    45. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 5

      Just saw the thing on it in the Tantrum House upcoming Kickstarter video and looked it up on BGG. I'm excited for it!

    46. Ken Franklin
      Superbacker
      on February 5

      @Troy City of Gears is going to be phenomenal; and methinks not the only new morsel of Chris-Ledery goodness this year 😊

    47. Chris Leder Collaborator on February 5

      I am indeed :)

    48. Troy Newhoff
      Superbacker
      on February 5

      /crosses fingers!

      BTW, are you the creator of City of Gears that was picked up by Grey Fox Games and coming to KS this month as well?

    49. Chris Leder Collaborator on February 5

      Hi Troy,
      It’s our hope to have the game shipped to backers before Origins in June. As Ken said, the factory can be a unknown factor, especially as we want to make sure the safes are constructed perfectly. But we certainly would like you to have your copy by the time your convention rolls around in July!

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