About this project
Want more information? Visit us at http://PennyPressGames.com/ We had an awesome campaign, and thank every one of our backers.
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We're really excited that Penny Press is going to be a reality. We're here on Kickstarter with a very low goal because our prize money will let us print a small run of the game. With your support, we can upgrade the components and print more games! We'd like to bring Penny Press to lots of tabletops. It's a pretty great game.
We're really proud of how Penny Press looks.
Penny Press uses the wonderful artwork of Mackenzie Schubert on the cover and boards. The cards feature actual news stories and pictures from the era -- the yellow journalism era at the close of the 19th Century. We wanted to integrate the theme strongly with the components, but our first priority was always to make the game easy to play.
All of the stories and penny tokens are cardboard. The reporters and score chips are wood. Penny Press will retail at $50, and we're making it available to Kickstarter backers at $40 including shipping (and goodies like the Penny Press Extra!)
The rulebook for Penny Press is available here: PDF File
We've also prepared an instructional video, voiced by our own Kate McDermott:
In Penny Press, you run a newspaper in the turn of the century Yellow Journalism era. Various stories from different newsbeats will be added to the board, and you'll be able to place your reporters on them. On each turn, you'll be able to take one action with your reporters(placing or moving them onto stories) or go to press, if you think you're ready! Going to press involves laying out the story pieces on your player board, to form the front page of your paper! But you'll only be able to print stories that you've got a majority of reporters on, Better front pages with desirable stories will score more points, and increase your circulation.
SInce our goal is just $2000, we're going to focus on the cool things we can do to make Penny Press even better!
More stretch goals will be added as these are unlocked!
Penny Press Extra! Is a foldout four page newspaper we're making exclusively for Kickstarter backers, and people who pre-order the game from us at Gen Con. It will contain all the news stories from the cards in the game, plus a few stories written for backers at the $120 level.
If you would like additional copies of the Penny Press Extra!, add $7 to your pledge for each.
Risks and challenges
We've run a number of Kickstarter campaigns, including two that just ran earlier this spring! Equinox is on the boat, and should be delivered to backers during this campaign, and Heat is going to press right now! It'll be premiering at Gen Con.
There are always possibilities for snags in timing, but we work closely with the factories to establish realistic timelines for things. Our estimates have always been within a couple weeks of actual delivery, and most of our campaigns have delivered early or on-time.
If there are delays, we communicate them to backers through updates + email, and in the worst case where we can't deliver a certain thing, we offer a refund for it.
Art assets for Penny Press are all completed with the exception of the stretch goals that requires well, input from the backers :)
Since Penny Press won the Tabletop Deathmatch, it has enough funding to print a short run, but we'd like to do more than that. And that's why we're here!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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