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Isaac Citrom
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Just received my copy of 'Colonization. Not to overstate things; there's no tragedy here. But, I do think that a publisher ought to explicitly state that his product is unboxed and a "Ziploc" distribution. That is to say, the default expectation is for a boxed product.

Sierra Madre could have kept the comic book anthology, which I didn't expect nor desire, and supplied a proper box for the expansion. I'm not saying the comic book is bad; I just didn't ask for it.

/end gripe.
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isaacc wrote:

Just received my copy of 'Colonization. Not to overstate things; there's no tragedy here. But, I do think that a publisher ought to explicitly state that his product is unboxed and a "Ziploc" distribution. That is to say, the default expectation is for a boxed product.

Sierra Madre could have kept the comic book anthology, which I didn't expect nor desire, and supplied a proper box for the expansion. I'm not saying the comic book is bad; I just didn't ask for it.

/end gripe.
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It's been posted elsewhere in these forums that including the comic anthology actually cut shipping by more than the comic cost to include—peculiarities having to do with postage breaks for mailing reading matter.
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Mine arrived in bag, inside a box with the book. It saved them money and I don't have another box to throw out after I put everything in the original box.
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I guess my question would be, how much would having a new box have added to the price of the game?

I might have paid $5.00 more to have a larger box in which to store all my HF swag, or even $10, but it the price point increased much beyond that, I may have seriously hesitated before purchasing what is otherwise, for me, a must-buy.
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For expansions I couldn't care less....
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When I bought my copy it stated that it came in a bag. They may have changed the description at some point.
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You received a comic? I never received a comic! Outrage!

The expansion fits into the base box. I'm happy.
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Isn't a Ziploc what the first expansion showed up in? Or was that just straight shrink-wrap?
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Bwian wrote:
Isn't a Ziploc what the first expansion showed up in? Or was that just straight shrink-wrap?


b) Shrink wrapped.

I have the original, first expansion. If I get this (new expansion) will all three in the box? lol
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My cat helped me with this issue.

She chewed up the ziplock but thankfully none of the contents. Now I am forced to put the expansion in the original box.

Naturally, I would have done so anyway, but now I can't use the ziplock for anything else. yuk
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Bobobob598 wrote:
I have the original, first expansion. If I get this (new expansion) will all three in the box? lol :p
The extra set of support cards will fit, but unless you want the top of the box sticking up a half inch there's no way you're getting the original expansion board in there with everything else. Not that you actually need it, though, because the new Colonization board is direct replacement for it.
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e.e.goings wrote:
1st world problems....

God, I hate this response. It's as misused as Godwin's law is nowadays. Just a crutch to stifle discussion.
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Bobobob598 wrote:
Bwian wrote:
Isn't a Ziploc what the first expansion showed up in? Or was that just straight shrink-wrap?


b) Shrink wrapped.

I have the original, first expansion. If I get this (new expansion) will all three in the box? lol


If you get this you actually want to take OUT what you got in the first expansion and then just add this one in. It's a replacement for the original expansion.
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colmenarez wrote:
Bobobob598 wrote:
Bwian wrote:
Isn't a Ziploc what the first expansion showed up in? Or was that just straight shrink-wrap?


b) Shrink wrapped.

I have the original, first expansion. If I get this (new expansion) will all three in the box? lol


If you get this you actually want to take OUT what you got in the first expansion and then just add this one in. It's a replacement for the original expansion.

The cards, too, or just the board?
 
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HuginnGreiling wrote:
colmenarez wrote:
Bobobob598 wrote:
Bwian wrote:
Isn't a Ziploc what the first expansion showed up in? Or was that just straight shrink-wrap?


b) Shrink wrapped.

I have the original, first expansion. If I get this (new expansion) will all three in the box? lol :p


If you get this you actually want to take OUT what you got in the first expansion and then just add this one in. It's a replacement for the original expansion.

The cards, too, or just the board?
The new rules mention that you can mix the first expansion's support cards in with the new ones, basically making it a double set.

With the extra demand for generators from the Bernals in addition to the usual rockets, robonauts, and refineries the supply gets pretty thin, so you might really want the extras for 4 or 5 player games. The downside is that with the larger decks it could take a bit longer to find that specific card you want.
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