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Thread: Game Night Kit and lack of access - Options for original Backers

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    Default Game Night Kit and lack of access - Options for original Backers

    Hi Michael and the fine folks of CMON,


    BTW: Still love playing Onslaught even though I/we get slaughtered almost every game...


    I just saw this post (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/1380520) on the KS campaign page where you are announcing Game Night Kits. AWESOME!


    However, some individuals will not have access to those kits through no fault of them (no local gaming stores, no stores will host the game, etc...). And this would mean, for those who backed the game and that helped make the game what it is today and kept promoting it for the fine folks of Cool Mini or Not, they would not have an opportunity to have those exclusive cards unless they buy them through expensive and (at times) abusive eBay resellers...


    So, here are a couple options that could be done in support of the original 3,367 backers that trusted you and allowed you to create a rich game with another, better one coming down the pipes (yeah... I know.. I am putting a bit of pressure...):

    1. You could offer a free PDF of the night kit (although this is not ideal): you could send an email to the 3,367 backers with a unique code for each of them that would allow a one time download of the PDF, AFTER the game night has occurred (lets say a month after, which I think backers will understand and support)
    2. Option to buy the GMK after the game night event either:
      1. directly through CMON in an exclusive fashion (a special one time use code or KS campaign email validation, like CMON's fancy pledge manager) or
      2. in stores.

    3. Option to buy a slimmed down version where it contains the instructions and one set of the cards and at a cheaper price either:
      1. directly through CMON in an exclusive fashion (a special one time use code or KS campaign email validation, like CMON's fancy pledge manager) or
      2. in stores.


    Would you/CMON be willing to entertain such an idea or, even better, actually go ahead with it?


    Now, honestly, I don't know what goes in the physical creation of these Game Night Kits (or a slimmed down version of the kits) and the business impact of such a proposition so it might not even be feasible. If that is the case, if you could explain why it is not feasible, it would be greatly appreciated.

    In either cases, I would hope that CMON would be kind enough to find a satisfactory solution for those backers that will not have access to these exclusives...


    Thanks for considering your backers that simply can't have access to these exclusives but so love the game.


    phil.

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    There seems to be a misconception that this is a specific date/time event... This is a Kit that any retailer can order and any player can partake in at that store. It's specific purpose is to get people playing the game in stores. If a store wants to order the kit and then just say "anyone who shows up and plays gets these cards" then that is fine- it does not have to be an extravagant undertaking by the store. Even a local player that just wanted the cards could offer to do it for the store and just have them order the item and run the event themselves, even if it was just for their friends/whomever.

    If a store refuses to get you this product just because they don't want to "host an event", and it has been made clear what "hosting an event" actually intels, well... That's still their choice. but the reasoning behind it would be lost to me. I would suggest speaking to them directly on the matter.

    That being said as well, there is no timetable on this item- its around for as long as its around, there isn't a cut-off date or such that stores have to host this by. As long as there is interest in the Kit, we keep making it, stores can continue to have access to it- same as our Zombicide Game Night Kits.
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    Dark Age, Massive Darkness, Rum & Bones, World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch, Xenoshyft
    CMON Inc.

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    Hi Michael,

    You are right. I had a skewed understanding of what it was. I guess this is due in part to FFG's game nights which are on set dates and that is it afterwards. :/

    Thank you for taking the time to clarify that for me. Really appreciated.

    phil.

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