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Hey Everyone!

We have a small but growing network of Play-Testers.

Do you want to join the ranks?



Our testers have helped with the base-game, AND more recently with the little Booster-Pack known as Rioting Gangs, but now we are moving on to "The Big Stuff"!

Full-on Episodes!

We are about to begin releasing expansions (episodes) to our play-tester groups, starting with Muggers.

Ole is doing some final tweaks to it, but VERY soon he will hand Muggers over to CMG, then after we give it a once over, we will begin parallel testing.

Meaning WE here at CMG will be testing Muggers, while YOU (our play-testers) are ALSO testing.

At some point after we release Muggers, we will then release the other two episodes in Season Two for testing.

What's in it for you?

Here is a list of things we hope to offer as benefits to our testers...

1. As testers, you get to look at, and play, expansions WAY before they are available to the public to buy.

2. You can help make Police Precinct an even better game.

3. You can "Live On In Infamy" as a play-tester (your name will be in the rules).

4. You get a new Cadillac (just kidding).

Ssssoooo...

If you want to join in on this, please post below.

Who (exactly) should post below?

YES:

1. If you have never tested CMG products before!

2. If you helped test the base-game, we would love to hear from you now, because we do not have contact info for many of you.

Note: I'm hoping that James will indicate that the CJ students will be in on this. If so, he can post, and we (CMG) can coordinate testing with the school via him.

NO:

1. If you were involved recently with the testing of the Booster-Pack, then NO, you do NOT need to post here again (you will automatically be in on this, though you can, of course, opt-out).

2. If you are part of Ole's extensive network of testers, you do NOT need to post here, because we figure that he will manage his groups, and will supply us with names at the appropriate time for credits, etc.

Thanks to everyone in advance for your help in this area.



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A volunteer.
 
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If I can help you out over here in Germany, I'd love to do so. I really like the base game and I have different gaming groups (with kids, without kids, etc) so the tests would reach some audience :-)
 
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James is a yes! The students look forward to it, and my administration is all for it. What a great opportunity for students to be testing something that brings them fun and forces them to use many learned skills. (critical thinking, collaboration, prioritizing calls of service etc.) Students are perfect age of 15-19 and goals in life to become future law enforcement officers. Bring on the muggers!

We are ready!
 
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Please, oh, please, please, please, pick me!!!!
 
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Why not? The last 2 cards added some flavour. And I have another goat.
 
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I'll help if needed.
 
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Well today I am providing a Demo of this game at Game Table Adventures in Newark, Ohio. They are having their 2nd Anniversary of being in business party today. There is also a live podcast of the day. This store is the best gaming store in Ohio. Great owner, friend and gamer.

We are play testing the Cmdr Goodman card too.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Game-Table-Adventures/1924570...


 
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ill help if i can. live in florida.
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Hey Mateo!

You're in!!!

 
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In the interest of making things clear...

Play-testers can live anywhere in the world!

because...

We are going to send files that will allow you to print these items.

The files will be PDFs and you will then put card images in sleeves, etc.

Just like we did with the booster pack recently.

Same drill.

Unlike the Booster, these files will be in "Prototype" mode. Thus, while the testing is going on, we here at CMG will be working on the final graphic design.

On that note, we have a lot of work to do in-terms-of graphics, and some of our go-to designers are pretty busy right now. That's a bad combination.

If any freelance graphic designers are reading this now (or you know a good one), please email me directly...

Karl@commonman.com

By the way...

It's great to see the world-wide representation in this thread.

So far we have (in order of appearance)...

USA

GERMANY

USA

???

AUSI (Tasmania!)

USA

USA

Keep 'em comin'!



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USA

UK
 
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Even though I have yet to win the game with any of the groups I've introduced it to, I would like to help. Thanks!
 
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Welcome aboard Mark!!!!

 
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I'd be happy to be involved, and have some previous playtest experience, along with being involved with 3 gaming groups, so should be able to provide a ton of feedback.
 
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Steve's in!!!!

Thanks!!!

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UPDATE:

Ole and I are getting pretty close now with our first item that will be released to our testers.

It will either by Muggers" itself, or more likely an item we plan to include in Season Two which is a couple of new (never seen before) types of cards.

which are...

THE GEAR DECK:

and...

THE SPECIALIST DECK:

Stay Tuned!

 
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Tick, tick, tick...

Testers get ready.

You will be hearing from us VERY soon!!!!

 
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UPDATE:

Ole and I are there now!

We will be releasing to testers tomorrow the first item.

Any last-minute volunteers want in on this?

Stay Tuned!

 
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The cadets are tuned in and await the latest items to be tested. We recently played the game in 4 groups on 4 different board games and competed against each other. Competing police departments is what we called it. Who will solve the crime, arrest the suspect, #of thugs arrested, # of emergencies handled, # of trips to the hospital, # of crime rate all added together to get the winning team. Alot of fun and alot of collaborative work and problem solving skills used.
 
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CmdrGoodman26 wrote:
The cadets are tuned in and await the latest items to be tested. We recently played the game in 4 groups on 4 different board games and competed against each other. Competing police departments is what we called it. Who will solve the crime, arrest the suspect, #of thugs arrested, # of emergencies handled, # of trips to the hospital, # of crime rate all added together to get the winning team. Alot of fun and alot of collaborative work and problem solving skills used.


That is SSSSOOOOOOO Awesome!!!!
 
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Today is the day!

We need to do a final check-over, but get ready...

!!!!!

 
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UPDATE:

Ok... It's done!

We just released the files to all of the testers.

BUT...

I do believe that some of you who posted here where not on that list.

Meaning our current list of Testers / the testers who just now received an email from us with the files needed to start testing.

Is that true? Did anyone who posted here NOT just get an email from us?

If so please do this...

Email me from your regular email account (not via the BGG system), with a Subject line of "Please add me to your Play-Testers List"

Use this email address...

karl@commonman.com

Thank you in advance!

By the way...

Using regular email for this is important because we will be sending you attached files which is not allowed via BGG-mail.

One last thing...

(in case you are wondering)

Why is it hard to tell who is on our list vs. who posted on this thread?

Because...

BGG user names don't always translate into email addresses very well.

Thanks All!!!

Have a great weekend!

 
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UPDATE:

Some of what I am about to say is new info and some has been said already here-and-there (but bears repeating).

Here goes:

The name of this Expansion is...

The Heat!

It offers significant support for the Police in the form of two decks of cards called...

Gear Deck

and...

Specialist Deck

The cards in these decks are very cool, and much needed because...

The Heat also comes with 4 pre-set difficulty levels, ranging from Easy all the way up to Impossible!

Sssssooooo...

If you think you are ready for "The Heat"!

Then...

Join in on the fun (and earn a play-test Credit and all that cool stuff) by sending an email requesting to be on our Tester's List.

This also means that you will be in on future products BEFORE anybody else.





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Vblade wrote:
If I can help you out over here in Germany, I'd love to do so. I really like the base game and I have different gaming groups (with kids, without kids, etc) so the tests would reach some audience :-)


Well...

I knew there must be at least someone who was being left off the list who had posted on this thread.



I just got an email from Malte asking to be added to the list.

Thanks Malte!!!!



Ditto for my friend Dean from the down under!

Sorry guys!

I hope they are the only ones.

The good news is that they both are now on The List, which means that this will not happen to either again, because...

Once on the list, your always on the list!

Thanks for being a CMG Tester!!!

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UPDATE:

The cadets at FCC (the Criminal Justice School in Ohio) will begin testing on The Heat on Tuesday.

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Stay Tuned!





 
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