by Josh & Adam Carlson
Just a quick update on where we are at...As of 3 PM (24 hrs to go), we've counted a total of 2134 pts!!! At $200 reduction for every 100 pts, that reduces our last Stretch Goal unlock to just under: 196K!
I'm sure you all can see that we are going to have NO trouble hitting 200k anyway. But that is due to many of your efforts within this challenge! We've taken in a nice amount of Triplock x10 pledges! For now, we are leaving the graphics officially at 200k because it will look even cooler when you hit it! But currently, at 195.8k, the Estates is unlocked! Nice work everyone!
I upped my pledge to include the solo addons. Good luck hitting your goals.
If I knew of some game stores near me that sold these types of games, and not video games or trading/collectible card games, I'd e-mail them and let them know about this. Unfortunately, I don't, so my help in this challenge will probably be limited to a few more social media posts.
There are many ways to help promote! We've taken in a surprising amount of pledges from Facebook this time around...like a lot! :) This game is at a great price point for FB consumers so every share helps! Oh and The Rangdo of Arg, we gave you credit. :)
Basically any viable/earnest effort to share the news, we are counting. But faster than bringing the total down, we are approaching the goal (from the exact same efforts)! This is happening everyone! Nice work!
I can't really contact my FLGS about this game. For one thing, I live in a very small town and they never stock 10 of anything, except maybe Magic: The Gathering junk. Secondly, it's pretty awkward to say, "hey, you should get this game in. Me? Oh, no, I already bought it on Kickstarter myself."
Here's hoping we can make the goal, regardless.
Initiatives like these are one more reason for providing game materials with text (cards and instructions) as translated language add-on packs. Geeks and nerds may hang out on BGG or similar sites and accept the high prices of crowdfunded games, buying them in foreign languages, but they do not represent the mass market.
Brick & mortar stores cater more to the average, ordinary consumer who did either not become aware of the crowdfunding campaign or steered clear of it because his command of the English language is not good enough to understand the precise wording of rules. In some countries, there are even consumer protection laws that prohibit the sale of products that do not come with instructions in the official language.
As if that hurdle was not high enough, a lot of publishers boast about KS exclusives that are missing in the retail edition. It is of course o.k. to honour supporters for bankrolling a project interest-free that may or may not turn out to be as entertaining as they hoped for. Making retail customers pay for these goodies later should suffice to bait backers to open their wallet during the campaign, but not being able to get them at all, even for good money, means that retail editions are inferior to the KS versions. This does not scratch people's 'collectors bug' and all the publisher's marketing BS in the world cannot change the fact that there IS a difference. Therefore, many potential customers will rather comb eBay for the complete box.
Given that the geeks and nerds already bought the game on KS, that non-multi-lingual consumers prefer at least the in-game materials in their mother tongue and that the retail edition offers less (despite higher prices) than the KS version, brick & mortar stores need to calculate sharper than a KS supporter who merely invests 20 bucks. With dozens of crowdfunding campaigns being launched and closing every day, they have to select their investments carefully and, erring on the side of caution, are usually more inclined to carry those that come in the country's language or even better (as often cheaper overall) with a language pack add-on.
Or not. Just noticed you're restricting to Twitter and FB. Ah well, I'd posted before I saw the update anyway. Just trying to draw attention to get to that sweet new stretch goal. :)
I posted about this on rpg.net: https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php… Just the 1 point, but every one counts!
I have reached out to one of my favourite FLGS (the one who has quite a few KS games in their product range, although the retail versions, but anyway...)
10 points to Gryffindor :)
Nice work all!
So far, we've gotten in about 40 email forwards. Add that to the social shares and follows and you have already dropped the 200k stretch by 2k! Your efforts also brought in an additional 4K! So you are working both ends of the goal nicely!
We are now at 171k and the goal is now 198k. You are totally going to do this (and I'll bet we pass 200k anyway). Keep sharing! I know there are more than 40 FLGSs out there! :)
Let's see what magic we can do guys!
I spread the love ;)
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