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Michael Barnes
August 18, 2022
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Godtear Beats the Odds - Review

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thegiantbrain
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Scout Board Game Review

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The Split - Review

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27 Apr 2022 19:03 #332618 by jay718
Oh man, TGA looks perfect for Trashfest or one of it's affiliates. I think I'm in for the base set.
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28 Apr 2022 21:19 - 28 Apr 2022 21:21 #332643 by Sagrilarus
Rumor is that the Marvel Zombicide all-in package's shipping costs $200 in the U.S. Granted, the game costs $400-$600.

Pretty soon this stuff is going to start getting expensive.
Last edit: 28 Apr 2022 21:21 by Sagrilarus.
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28 Apr 2022 21:38 #332644 by hotseatgames
$200 for freight? Yeah... no game is worth that.
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28 Apr 2022 22:15 #332645 by dysjunct
Anyone who went all-in on Marvel Zombicide is not sensitive to shipping prices.
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28 Apr 2022 23:15 #332647 by charlest
There's people already complaining about it on BGG and dropping their pledges.

The $200 price though is for the all-in, which includes a 3 foot tall Galactus miniature. The shipping for just the core box and some expansions is $100, which is still crazy.

This will likely kill off smaller companies trying to produce big games. Going to be interesting.
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28 Apr 2022 23:57 #332650 by Sagrilarus
So you can drop your pledge after the end date? Or are we still before it?

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29 Apr 2022 00:08 - 29 Apr 2022 00:09 #332651 by charlest
You can drop a pledge before the pledge manager closes, which is still a couple months away. The problem is that CMON take 10% from your refund to cover Kickstarter fees.

Some people, who were smart, pledged $1 and planned to wait and see before kicking in more money after the campaign

I think the big problem here is that the campaign ended just a month and a half ago or so. How can your shipping estimate be 100% off for most pledges in that short of time? They are constantly shipping pledges due to the dozens of outstanding campaigns they have. They are delivering Marvel United right now to people.

All information I've seen is that shipping prices have gotten slightly better in the past couple of months (just slightly though).

It almost seems like CMON hid the real prices hoping to pull people in thinking many would not cancel due to the sunk cost.
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29 Apr 2022 01:27 #332652 by Michael Barnes
CMON are rip-off artists, full stop. Yet there are folks shrugging this off “welp, shipping is high all over whaddya do”. Those fuckers ran the numbers and knew ballpark what to expect and also knew that they could charge whatever they wanted and the suckers that buy their tabletop diarrhea would line right the fuck up. The 10% cancellation fee is outrageous- at that point it’s not “backing” at all but putting down a deposit.

And this is for a Marvel Zombicide game with a 3 foot unpainted junk statue of Galactus…FFS.
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29 Apr 2022 07:43 #332654 by Legomancer
To each his own and all that but I could not live with myself if I owned a 3 foot tall plastic Galactus statue. And I'm a dude thinking about having something from Fallout hanging over his fireplace.
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29 Apr 2022 09:21 #332660 by Sagrilarus
If I'm willing to fly Wednesdays, I can book round-trip to Europe for less than the cost of this game.
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29 Apr 2022 09:43 #332662 by n815e
CMON started out 20 years ago as New Wave Miniatures.

If anyone else remembers them, they became known for taking orders for products they didn’t have and stealing that money from customers by perpetually telling them things were on back order. This was a bigger deal back then because we hadn’t seen that kind of scam in online gaming retailers before.
Eventually they went “bankrupt” with lots of unhappy customers while CMON now flourishes.
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29 Apr 2022 09:57 #332663 by jpat

Legomancer wrote: To each his own and all that but I could not live with myself if I owned a 3 foot tall plastic Galactus statue. And I'm a dude thinking about having something from Fallout hanging over his fireplace.


Agreed. I'd have to have at least a 6-foot statue.
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29 Apr 2022 09:58 #332664 by jpat

Sagrilarus wrote: If I'm willing to fly Wednesdays, I can book round-trip to Europe for less than the cost of this game.


Maybe people can just buy tickets for their pledges? I'd imagine Galactus would have to have his own seat, though, unless the games are considered "lap children."
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29 Apr 2022 10:29 #332671 by Joebot
I backed the Reaper 6 Kickstarter campaign, but at about 1/10 of what I backed Reaper 5. It appears I'm not alone in that, as they look like this campaign will make about half of what they raked in for Reaper 5. Although $1.5 million-ish is nothing to scoff at, I suppose.

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29 Apr 2022 15:59 #332693 by the_jake_1973
My wife and I still have a metric fuckton of plastic from our reaper 1-4 pledges. lol Once I got the 3d printer, the reaper stuff went by the wayside.
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