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Fully updated look and play. A highly interactive game of press-your-luck, card play, and set collection -- but mostly GIANT FIREBALLS.
Fully updated look and play. A highly interactive game of press-your-luck, card play, and set collection -- but mostly GIANT FIREBALLS.
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RETAILERS: Pledge Level Explanation and Information

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This update is just for retailers. It outlines all of the information you need to know in one spot. We’ll also treat these comments as an open FAQ. So, if you have questions, please ask them here, and I will answer. If you need further assistance, you can message me or contact me via email, justin@restorationgames.com.

Basic Terms

You must be a brick-and-mortar retailer to qualify for this pledge level. If you have a question as to whether or not you qualify, please contact me via message here or via email at justin@restorationgames.com.

You must have a shipping address in the US, Canada, the EU, or Australia. It is okay if your store is outside those regions as long as you have a freight forwarder or similar service with an address within one of those regions.

You only pledge $20 now. You do not need to set your order or pay for it now. You will pick all of the items for your order and pay for them in the pledge manager after the campaign is over.

At the time you pledge, you will pay 50% of the MSRP of each base game and expansion and the full cost of any optional buys. (Note: We recently increased the MSRP of the game to $75 for retail; however, we are honoring the $70 MSRP we originally announced.)

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You will automatically get all of the free items and have access to all of the optional buys. You will get one copy of each free item, such as the Treasure Trove expansion, for each base copy of the game you order. You can add on any number of the optional buys.

You will need to order a minimum of 3 copies of the base game. You can order additional copies in multiples of 3. You may order any number of expansions or optional buys in addition to whatever number of games you buy.

If you end up not placing an order through the pledge manager, you will forfeit the $20 pledged during the campaign. If you end up canceling your pledge and ordering through regular distribution, please understand that you will not be able to get the Treasure Trove expansion or optional buys through regular distribution.

We cannot guarantee shipping prior to the street date because there are some variables outside our control, e.g., hurricanes. However, we pledge to do everything we can to deliver your games prior to the street date and no later than Black Friday.

All products will be shipping from our fulfillment partners, Quartermaster Logistics for the US, Canada, and the EU and Aetherworks for Australia. All shipments will be coming from within their respective territories, so there will be no additional VAT or customs due.

Shipping

Please note that we have worked with our manufacturer and fulfillment partner to optimize the shipping procedure and costs. As a result, we have updated how we are handling shipping for retail backers. In most cases this will result in the same or lower charges than you would have incurred in distribution.

Most importantly, the base games will be coming from the manufacturer in cartons of 3, and we have confirmed that we can flip those cartons directly into regular shipping without repackaging, saving additional costs, which we have passed on to you.

Retailers will pay a flat charge for shipping for every 3 sets of the base game and a separate flat charge for every 3 sets of any “extras” ordered. “Extras” include: Wreck of the Crimson Cutlass, The Last Adventure, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bees expansions, and all optional buys, such as painted miniatures, card sleeves, and any others unlocked during the campaign. The Treasure Trove expansion is included with the base game and is not considered an “Extra” even though it might be sent in a separate package.

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Total Amount

So, to calculate the total additional amount you will spend in the pledge manager, you will:

1) Multiply the total number of base games you have ordered by $35.

2) Take the total number of base games you have ordered. Divide that number by 3 and round up. Multiply the result by the Base Game shipping rate for your region.

3) Multiply the number of Extras you ordered by the Retail Pledge Amount for each item.

4) Take the highest number of any one extra you have ordered. Divide that number by 3 and round up. Multiply the result by the Extras shipping rate for your region.

5) Add up the totals from each of the first four steps for the total amount owed (less the amount of your initial pledge, i.e., $20).

Example 1 (US)

You want to get 9 copies of the base game, 6 sets of all the expansions, and 3 sets of the painted minis and sleeves each. In the pledge manager, you pay a total of $675, which is calculated as follows: (9 x $35) + (6 x $20) + (6 x $12.50) + (6 x $7.50) + (3 x $10) + (3 x $15) + (3 x $15) + (2 x $10), less the $20 already pledged.

Example 2 (non-US)

You want to get 9 copies of the base game, 6 sets of all the expansions, and 3 sets of the painted minis and sleeves each. In the pledge manager, you pay a total of $700, which is calculated as follows: (9 x $35) + (6 x $20) + (6 x $12.50) + (6 x $7.50) + (3 x $10) + (3 x $15) + (3 x $20) + (2 x $15), less the $20 already pledged.

If you need help calculating exactly what your charge will be, please contact me.

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    1. Massimo Di Bello - Prometheo on

      Hi! All base game copies for retailers will include a "Thank You" Map? Right?

    2. John Gallant
      Superbacker
      on

      Will stores in Canada be receiving product before distribution does? I'm doing the math and for expansions it doesn't seem to work out very favourably price wise compared to the pre-order price from Universal and Lion Rampant. Is there a benefit to retailers for getting the expansions direct. I understand base games are a different story as they come with some exclusive content, but the expansions do not, correct?

    3. John Gallant
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      on

      I second the question on shipping costs for sleeves. For 3 packs of 200 sleeves, that's $15 shipping, $5 per pack, which is $6.5 CAD, factoring the price of the sleeves and shipping, we're looking at $40 per pack of sleeves which is kind of bonkers

    4. Alejandro Bedoya Gonzalez
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      on

      All base game copies will include Treasure Trove for retailers?

    5. CK Au on

      Shipping (within US) is USD10 per set of 3 extras incl painted minis and sleeves. While I understand the painted minis do take up volumetric shipping space, but sleeves? Paying USD10 for a set of 3 sleeves add-on (retailer) seems a lot, no?

    6. Restoration Games 2-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      @Rick - Correct. (To clarify further, you will have all unlocked free stretch goals and the option to buy the add-ons, which are not free.)

    7. Rick on

      Just to clarify, if we back the KS as a retailer, all copies we buy will include all unlocked stretch goals. Then if we purchase more through regular distribution, those copies will not have any such goals. Correct?

    8. Restoration Games 2-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      Message me with your website. I'll let you know if I need anything else.

    9. Captain Kirk on

      What kind of information do I need to provide to "say" that I am retailer?

    10. Restoration Games 2-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      IMPORTANT - I received a question directly that I want to answer here and are additional basic terms of the retailer pledge level.

      Retailer backers may NOT offer the game for preorder online during the campaign, i.e., before May 4th.

      Retailer backers may NOT offer the game for preorder at prices lower than the pledge levels for individual backers.

    11. Restoration Games 2-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      @Jamie - that’s the plan. We just can’t guarantee it. The street date is tentatively planned for Black Friday. Our current production schedule has the games getting to backer prior to that. Until we get further along in production, we can’t go Vera specific delivery date.

    12. Restoration Games 2-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      @Davide - this only applies to retailers backing at the retailer level.

    13. Restoration Games 2-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      @Andrew & Adrian - I’d like to keep this update focused on providing retailer information. I will respond in the general comment section tomorrow.

    14. Adrian S on

      @Andrew Griffiths: +1

      I have to say I feel somewhat bummed over this update. I think it's great that retailers that pledge get a better price than through the regular distribution channels. They are supporting the game after all. But this is a joke. They don't even have to pay until delivery, contributing nothing to stretch goals, and leaving the real economic risk on us regular backers. Meanwhile, we get 10-20 % off MSRP, while they get 50 %?

      @Restoration Games: Please explain to me why this doesn't suck… :(

    15. Andrew Griffiths on

      I'm not a retailer yet this post has opened up a few questions about the Board Game industry as a whole...

      1) Why do suppliers charge retail 50% of what the customer pays in a Kickstarter? Surely the purpose of a Kickstarter is pretty much to create your own retail channel? I obviously understand why the retail need that price to survive but what's in it for a successful Kickstarter?

      2) Assuming the answer is to create a down chain after the Kickstarter but why are you limiting it to bricks and mortar only? Seems quite a short sighted view?

      3) If you can afford to only charge retailers 50% then surely the Kickstarter is overpriced and the 'investors' aren't really getting a deal. I get the economies of scale, but Minimum order for retail is only 3 copies. Whats in it to offer the retailer the discount rather than letting people club together and buy 3 copies between them for the same rate - the economies to you the producer are surely the same...

      It's quite possible with this model for me as a backer to get this game cheaper, with stretch goals at retail later due to a sale etc with the retailer and supplier being happy, so what's the incentive to continue to back?

      Not trying to antagonise or anything here, just trying to understand the rationale and how the industry works...

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      Davide on

      Good Morning,
      When you say "You will need to order a minimum of 3 copies of the base game" what does that mean? I've already placed a "feel the burn" pledge and actually I need only one copy of the base game. Am I forced to order 3 copies?

    17. Jamie Mathy
      Superbacker
      on

      I think we need some clarity on the Street Date comment.
      Normally, Kickstarter backers, retail stores included, get product a bit before it goes into distribution, to start to generate buzz. As an example, I just recieved Zombicide Green Horde for my customers yesterday, 2 weeks before street date. A significant part of the value proposition to back Kickstarter games is early access.

    18. Restoration Games 2-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      @Massimo - no. We are selling those at cost. But keep in mi d those won’t be going into regular distribution at all. You are welcome to mark them up as you,see fit. We will sell in our website and at conventions and will be sure to mark up accordingly so as not to undercut our retailer backers.

    19. Massimo Di Bello - Prometheo on

      No discount on the optional buys?

    20. Restoration Games 2-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      Yes. Yours will ship with the other backers, which will likely be earlier and definitely won’t be later than the street date, which is the date it will start selling through regular distribution.

    21. Massimo Di Bello - Prometheo on

      no discount on the optional buys?

    22. I'm Board! Games & Family Fun
      Superbacker
      on

      When you say “the street date” what does that mean? I presume our copies are being shipped at the same time as other backers.