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A strategy card game of adventure and mad science!
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    1. Cheapass Games 11-time creator 3 days ago

      @Chris So far, so good! -Cassidy

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      Chris Gile 6 days ago

      Everything still good for September fulfillment? I have 1 backing 6mnth delay, another at 8mnths and another 20mnth. Hoping you will be my rare gem and fulfill by the expected date.

    3. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @Eric We'll be releasing a different version to retailers. The specifics are still being worked out. -Cassidy

    4. Eric Schwenke on

      Are there plans for this edition to be available at brick & mortar game stores?

    5. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @DJ You can message us if you'd like to upgrade your pledge level.
      @Kristine The best information on the different decks can be found in in the deck updates:
      Deck 1:
      Deck 2:
      Decks 3 and 4:

    6. Kristine on

      Is there any info at all about what art/characters will be in which deck? For those of us not getting all 4 decks it's really hard to know how to choose.

    7. DJ Ambitious Horse

      Is there no way to upgrade your pledge, or am I missing something?

    8. Richard Mulholland

      That's funny, you're an 11-time creator, but I'm a 400-time backer (and 20-year cheapass customer), generally, creators manage to figure out the shipping. Just frustrating is all.

    9. BertD on

      is it possible to see more Artwork of the card before choosing a Deck?

    10. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      The main page is (obviously)

      I'm the only one with the admin login ::forehead-slap:: :)

      --Carol Monahan, VP

    11. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on


      The correct URL is:

      The "girlgenius" address had been used before, for one of the Foglios' campaigns, so ours is at "theworks". I should have caught that!

      --Carol Monahan, VP

    12. BertD on

      I did not receive the mail yet and when I Go to
      it says that the page does'nt exists is it normal?
      where Can i Do my pledge manager?

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      Chris Gile on

      @Creator. Perfect! That's what I thought I just could not recall where I had that information from before. Thanks!!

    14. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      If you see anything looks odd in the pledge manager:

      * Check that you have selected the correct shipping country at the top of the main page. We don't get your exact address until checkout, so we need to know where you are in order to show you the right shipping levels!

      * If something still doesn't seem right - please contact us at Every now and again, there's a bit of bad data that slips past, and we want to get it right!

      --Carol Monahan, VP

    15. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @Chris Gile: The Four-Deck level automatically gives you a pack of one of each. It's only folks who asked for less decks who need to specify. In the add-ons, we also offer individual decks, or a pack of all four.

      @Everyone with questions about add-on shipping: In the very first paragraph of the Add-On section of the campaign, we did mention this: "Along with the contents of the basic pledge levels, we have a few more things you might like to add to your pledge. Any of these items can be mixed and matched via the pledge manager, which will compute and charge your extra costs (including shipping)."

      Since we don't know where you live, or how many items you're purchasing, we can't ask you for shipping up front - we'd have no idea how much to ask for! Instead, we calculate the total weight of your final order, and only charge you for any extra that is needed beyond what you gave us for your basic reward.

      Note that, in the US, packages under one pound generally go by First-Class mail, which charges a little bit extra for every single ounce. Over a pound, they go by Priority Mail or other parcel services, which tend to have price breaks at the full-pound levels. For International mail, the first eight ounces go at one price, then the next jump covers up to two pounds, with increases for each additional pound after that. Extra items also incur handling charges, which we try to minimize, but custom packages do cost more to have shipped than the standard order pre-packs.

      -Carol Monahan, VP

    16. Richard Mulholland

      I backed this game, with a $10 addon for the pairs deck, they didn't mention that it would double the shipping, and that's NOT obvious. It's tuck bock for goodness sake.

      I really hate when creators don't estimate shipping on the project page. Cheapass have done this enough to know - it's their business. Having to insert my credit card a second time feels like they are double-dipping. A classic bait and switch.

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      Chris Gile on

      If I backed the 4 deck pledge, do I need to specify I want one of each deck at anytime or is that defaulted and implied in the backerkit? I want one of each deck and not duplicates.

    18. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @Chris Yep! -Cassidy

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      Chris Gile on

      Everything still on track for September at this moment?

    20. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      Hey, folks! The pledge manager is nearly complete; we're just working out all the bugs before it goes live, because buggy pledge managers aren't good for anyone. In the meantime, Funvelope goodies are coming in. Here's a look at the Krosp coin ( and the Agatha Button Men button ( We'll post a full update when we have a little more go cover. Thanks! -Cassidy

    21. Reed Wilson on

      Was the pledge manager sent out yet?

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      Chris Gile on

      Is September the still target month for delivery of fulfillment?

    23. BertD on

      Same here... I just dont want to Miss the Pledge Manager Cheapass Games!! :)

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      Howdy Cheapass Games! Just checking in to see if there has been any progress made on the games since your last update. Thanks!

    25. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @Robert - We're not comfortable committing to a timeline yet; The Works and The Island of Doctor Lucky come first. However, James will have a prototype in his bag during convention season, and plans to get in some serious playtesting at the shows. :) -Cassidy

    26. Robert O'Connor on

      I know there's a ton to get done for The Works, seeing as the Kickstarter pretty much just ended, but is there any sort of rough timeframe for Moxana's Game?

    27. Professor Stephen Candy

      Huzzah! Thank you Cassidy.

    28. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @Professor It will be available to add via the survey. :) -Cassidy

    29. Professor Stephen Candy

      With The Island of Doctor Lucky coming soon, will it be possible to add it to our Girl Genius orders via After The Crowd, rather than ordering it separately?
      As an International, the fewer packages usually means the lower per-unit shipping cost and one fewer handling fee at this end.

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      Charles S Mote Jr

      It would be great if these ArkNight flat plastic minis ( eventually see the light of day.

      (from the campaign: to go along with The Works (and SJGs Munchkin Steampunk.)

      Hopefully they will make it to the Girl Genius web store as well.

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      James on

      I just adore how much this reminds me of Xxxenophile. I have three decks of that still, and occasionally still pull it out to play!

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      Derek on

      @PonyFlare :)
      Comes under the heading of "It didn't come to that"
      Chuckle :D

    33. PonyFlare on

      @Cassidy My FLGS has a permanent 'free stuff' display, so that's a good and easy option I hadn't considered.
      @Derek Seems they do insist, but I will go with the above option, sorry!

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      Derek on

      @MikeT We might find someplace to compare notes
      About the Decks we build pulling from the official sets ;)

    35. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @MikeT We don't have plans for anything like that at this time. That said, if there's enough demand, it's something we'll discuss.
      @Pony We assemble the Funvelopes as a single item, so having one split by our fulfillment team is complicated and likely wouldn't happen even with the best intentions. We recommend giving the stuff away at your friendly local game store or at a convention.

    36. MikeT on

      Will there be alternately assembled decks (for those who ordered more than 1) listed for different play styles/duration or should I just hope for some on BGG?

    37. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @Pony I'll check with our fulfillment crew. :)
      @David You'll be able to add the Jager deck via the pledge manager, yes. We'll be using After the Crowd as opposed to BackerKit.
      @Ja Thanks! :D

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      Ja Powers on

      Congrats on the successful campaign!

    39. Art McBain on

      @David Dahle, they've indicated before as long as you pledge at least $10 you'll get access to the after-campaign pledge manager where you can add-on other things. :)

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      David Dahle on

      I put in for just one deck. Will I be able to 'add on' the other three and the Jager deck when the BackerKit survey goes out?

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      Derek on

      @PonyFlare If they insist
      I would happily pay priority mail flat rate for your extras ;)
      However I am willing to bet it won't come to that. :D

    42. jo holloway

      Final hour! I'm still only getting this because you guys make good games, the source material is still soured to me.

    43. PonyFlare on

      Nearly last-minute backer here! I played the original game at a gaming club in my home town. I've missed playing it, which has been impossible since I moved far, far away.

      Anyway! Got all 4 decks 'cause I wanted them all.. but the bonus funvelope I'm getting for ordering all 4? The promo cards will be nice to have, but I have negative interest in the rest of it. (Meaning that other stuff will, unfortunately, go straight into the trash.) Would there possibly be a way of getting ONLY the promo cards sent?

    44. William Ansley on

      @Cassidy: I appreciate your response; the answer is not what I hoped, but it is what I expected. However, I am aware of the fact that images of some of the old cards are available on BoardGameGeek and found them there some time ago; they are not adequate for my purposes. My interest is in seeing all of the images. I am very interested in the history of Girl Genius and the evolution of the characters. I am quite active in the Girl Genius wiki on Wikia (I guess I should call it Fandom now) and would find having access to the complete images from the original deck quite useful for research purposes. I guess I will have to keep up my quest.

    45. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @William Probaby not, but you can find pictures of some of the old cards on BoardGameGeek. :) -Cassidy

    46. William Ansley on

      I would like to see the art from the original edition of the game. Is there any chance you might release that in some form? A PDF contact-sheet style document with all of the old card faces in a grid would be just fine.

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      Derek on

      Looking at the "spokes" I will probably lace it to the strap of the carry bag I select for the game ;) Krosp on display

    48. Cheapass Games 11-time creator on

      @Matthew: The coin is just for fun. None of the cards have a flip-a-coin mechanic at the moment, and I don't see a need to add one. There are other ways to accomplish the same type of thing without a coin. :)

    49. Matthew Meek on

      Do cards in any decks have "flip-a-coin" mechanics, or is the coin in the funvelope purely for commemorative purposes?

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