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Brian Mayer
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I am so very, very thrilled to announce that the Kickstarter for the game will be launching tomorrow morning. It has been a long road getting here. From an idea to a rough game to Protospiel to getting picked up for publication and then the refinement and growth into something I am very proud of calling my game.

I will be posting the link here and on the geeklists that promote KS games tomorrow once the game launches.

Thanks for your support and please, spread the word.
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
I have been refreshing my subscription notice every 5 minutes for the last week waiting for this announcement!!

I cannot wait to be an official backer tomorrow!

Congratulations on getting here and I wish you well in your kickstarter campaign!

EDIT: BACKED! Looks awesome!
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Booyah! I'm so happy for you and excited to be able to back it.

Thanks for the update - I've been checking regularly, too, even though I'm subscribed.
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
I'm not sure if I'll be able to back this one (finances, budget, blah, blah blah), but I did have a question as to why that Kickstarter start date was chosen.

Because I'm on a gaming budget, my gaming dollars roll over each month. That being said, why not set up a Kickstarter so that it ends two days after the month begins (or two days after a normal pay day)?

That way, when people set up a KS reminder, they'll get it in their email two days before the KS ends, check their bank account for the funds, and then back the project.

I know Academy is making the decisions, and they probably had other metrics they were calculating when setting up the KS, but I was just curious.
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
What is the end date?
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
It's a one month campaign. We wanted to have the campaign end before GenCon so GenCon pickup is possible. Because of a tornado, the campaign will end on the Sunday of GenCon. But I believe we MAY still allow GenCon pickup for those pledging.
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
fuzzydice82 wrote:
why not set up a Kickstarter so that it ends two days after the month begins (or two days after a normal pay day)?


When exactly is a "normal" pay day? The kickstarter is ending on a Sunday...surely the Friday 2 days before the end is a "normal" pay day for someone...
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Great news! I was hoping the link would be up already. It is the 19th
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
IT'S ALIVE!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/617871702/freedom-the-un...
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Nice one!
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19

Oh, man! I really wanted to support this game but $80 (plus VAT) is way more than I can afford shake

Let's hope it gets a wide release and I can buy it at a later date at a more affordable price.
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
And two copies are ordered!
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Unfortunately I have to agree with Sergio...
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
I am so absolutely broke right now but backed it hoping I'll have money by the time the project ends.
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Ouch, 60+40 USD for the game. I have no choice but to wait for the retail version.

All the best to the campaign.
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Does 1775 come with the Kickstarter stretch goals from it's campaign. If it does, then I'm in!
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Looks good

 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Are the stretch goals Kickstarter exclusives?
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Any chance of getting to read the rules?
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
not even one day and already near the goal, congratS! Mr Mayer.

hmm...I don't remember dice in my copy. Had to throw some randomness in there I see. Too easy to see the slave catchers a coming, I could see would be a good point to make it less think-it-out-perfectly-gamer, more family-friendly. Even without the dice, we got caught a lot.
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Hello everyone.
We wanted to start this Kickstarter campaign last week, but we had some tornadoes touch down in our county and we were without power until a few days ago.

The 1775 games do not include stretch goals. That Kickstarter campaign is over.

EU country games will be shipped from Germany. We are taking care of the VAT taxes. Hope this helps.
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
I think this will be Academy Games first Euro. Maybe more to come
 
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
bmayer wrote:


Backed! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
asutbone wrote:
Any chance of getting to read the rules?


+1 It does look cool, but I'm not spending $60 without reading the rules...
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Re: Kickstarter Starts Tomorrow, July 19
Congrats on hitting 100% funding in one day!
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