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Subject: Order from Amazon (estimated delivery October 4) versus FLGS? rss

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Andreas Becker
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Hi all, I'm a bit late to the hype train on this game, but recently watched a video (thanks, Ant Lab Games!) and am dying to try this. I see it is available from Amazon, with PRIME, to be released September 29, but with a estimated shipping arrival of October 4 (I know, patience is a virtue)

Anyway, I called my FLGS and they'll have copies arriving as well, and they think it'll be this week. They're about a 30-35 minute drive from me, unfortunately, so - due to work constraints - at best I could probably go Saturday (maybe Friday).

If you were in my shoes, would you order from Amazon and hope that the PRIME shipping gets the game here by Friday or Saturday, or just go to the FLGS?

Also, SO excited to try this one! Getting it mostly for two players, and (based on Ant Lab Games' video) it seems like you play a TON of awesome cards in a two player game. Can't wait.
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Morten K
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You may not get the promo card from Amazon as it's meant for preorders by game stores only.
 
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Andreas Becker
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Tigrillo wrote:
You may not get the promo card from Amazon as it's meant for preorders by game stores only.


Interesting! Are there details on the card, by chance? Thanks for the info!
 
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Morten K
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It's another version of the Asteroid card included in the game. A harsher one I believe.
 
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FightOnGoBlue wrote:
Hi all, I'm a bit late to the hype train on this game, but recently watched a video (thanks, Ant Lab Games!) and am dying to try this. I see it is available from Amazon, with PRIME, to be released September 29, but with a estimated shipping arrival of October 4 :( (I know, patience is a virtue)

Anyway, I called my FLGS and they'll have copies arriving as well, and they think it'll be this week. They're about a 30-35 minute drive from me, unfortunately, so - due to work constraints - at best I could probably go Saturday (maybe Friday).

If you were in my shoes, would you order from Amazon and hope that the PRIME shipping gets the game here by Friday or Saturday, or just go to the FLGS?

Also, SO excited to try this one! Getting it mostly for two players, and (based on Ant Lab Games' video) it seems like you play a TON of awesome cards in a two player game. Can't wait.
This may be useless info to you since you are in CA but I just held a copy of this game in my hands at The Compleat Strategist in NYC. They have great customer service and might take an order today and ship to you... Of course you'd have to pay shipping but they do have the game in the store right now.
 
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Colm McCarthy
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On the shelf at my FLGS (Madison, Wis) since last week.
 
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Tigrillo wrote:
You may not get the promo card from Amazon as it's meant for preorders by game stores only.


That's be pretty crappy of them to do since it's Stronghold Games itself that's selling it on Amazon.
 
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Brie
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Magic Pink wrote:
Tigrillo wrote:
You may not get the promo card from Amazon as it's meant for preorders by game stores only.


That's be pretty crappy of them to do since it's Stronghold Games itself that's selling it on Amazon.


Why? It was a promo with a very specific advertised purpose.

I expect they'll treat their Amazon orders the same as their own store preorders: no promo.
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Michael Murphy
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Call ahead at the store about the promo card. Stores only received them if they signed up for the early release on September 14th (just for FLGS) and some stores have extra copies to early customers, might be limited for a while.
 
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Love Nilsson
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Support your FLGS!

Also, the promo card:


 
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Steve Cohn
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Last I saw (this morning) there were 3 of these promos up on Ebay. One of them was bid up to over $10 already. For one card? That will probably be up on the BGG store for $3 at some future (soon, I hope) time?

Completionism (sp?) can be expensive!

~Steve
 
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OchreOgre wrote:
Last I saw (this morning) there were 3 of these promos up on Ebay. One of them was bid up to over $10 already. For one card? That will probably be up on the BGG store for $3 at some future (soon, I hope) time?

Completionism (sp?) can be expensive! :)

~Steve


Considering that the price difference between FLGS and OLGS is $15-20 including the shipping differential, $10 might be a bargain for impatient completionists.
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