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Brian Train
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As of today, the GMT Games website lists A Distant Plain as OUT OF STOCK.
That's all folks!!!
Unless and until GMT decides to do a reprint...
So I hope you bought TWO copies, one to play and one to keep in the shrink as an investment!

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I'm pretty sure the COIN games will be joining Twilight Struggle, Dominant Species, the Commands & Colors series and the Combat Commander series as "fast track reprints". That is, reprints that aren't dependent on the P500 reprint list.
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I only bought 1 copy Brian but to make you happy, I will buy another one when it reprints!
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Got the last copy in Norway in the mail! I rushed to the web-page once I saw that it was OOS on the GMT webpage.

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How long do GMT games usually take to go back into print? I just bought Cuba Libre yesterday and am liking the looks of it and will probably want to continue with the series.
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Well, a reprint is not an automatic event.
GMT Games first has to decide whether it's maybe worth it for them to do another production run, then they offer a reprint up for P500 pre-orders where they find out if it's really worth it, then they have to find the reprint a slot in their production schedule.
You can see on GMT Games' site there are quite a few games that are in the P500 category for reprints or additional issues, but get jammed at a couple of hundred pre-orders.
So that stage could take a while.
Kyle suggested that there are fast-track reprints, I am not sure what criteria GMT would apply in making that decision but it's a good sign that the game sold out after barely seven months in the marketplace.

So, short answer is, "it depends but at least a while."
But I'm glad you are enjoying the COIN series.

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This is a message to GMT to publish more COIN titles. Oh, i do want Angola so badly (I know the grandson of a Mozambique planter. The stories he tells...).
But no rush. I also want a quality game with some innovation, like the previous 3. To have different visions of the same concept enriches the experience enormously.
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Does anyone know how many games were printed in the original print run?
 
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I would bet money the second print run is already underway.
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All I know is that over 1,600 were sold in the third quarter of 2013, as my royalty statement referred to the sale of 1,613 copies.
That third quarter (July to September) would have included all the pre-orders, which I think were up around 800-900 by the time copies started to be distributed, plus another 800 or so for regular sales.
If we assume that they sold as many again in the fourth quarter of 2013 (October to December) and the first quarter of 2014 (January to March, where it then sold out), then that would be a production of 4,800 or as many as 5,000.
But sales usually fall off after the first quarter or two, so I would guess perhaps 3,000 to 4,000 in all.
I'll know when the other royalty statements arrive!

Brian

ETA: recently got my 4Q 2013 royalty statement which reported 716 copies sold, so that's over 2,300 copies sold in 2013.
So, perhaps another 700 or so in 1Q 2014 until it sold out, for a total initial production of about 3,000 copies.
Meanwhile, as of today (12 May 14) the P500 number for a reprint stands at only 43, which suggests either that people don't know about it or that we have satiated the public's curiosity about Afghanistan.
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Glad I own a copy. With FTL pre-ordered and AA already on the shelf, I just have Cuba Libre left to get.
 
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Better hurry!

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Pre-order page for the 2nd Printing just went up on the GMT site:

http://www.gmtgames.com/p-481-a-distant-plain-2nd-printing.a...
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Volko wrote:
Pre-order page for the 2nd Printing just went up on the GMT site:

http://www.gmtgames.com/p-481-a-distant-plain-2nd-printing.a...



Volko, will there be any changes in the 2nd printing?

BTW, both DP and Cuba Libre were big hits with a group of 11 wargamers that I met up with a month ago for 5 days of gaming. We can't wait for Vietnam!


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Hi Jason, thanks!!

Unless Brian has anything more, my intent would be only to correct the errata, clarify a few rules, and -- perhaps -- tighten bot performance in one or at most two places.

I hate asking players to keep track of which edition of a game they are using, so I much prefer to keep the substance the same between printings.

Best regards, Volko
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I got nothin'.
Reprint away!

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Is Cuba Libre also sold out, or did it have a larger print run?
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clydeiii wrote:
Is Cuba Libre also sold out, or did it have a larger print run?


Both CL and Andean Abyss seems to be in stock still.

https://www.gmtgames.com/c-36-coin-series.aspx
 
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I missed out on the first printing; will definitely pick up this one. I'm glad I'll have a corrected rulebook.
 
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Today the reprint of A Distant Plain just made the cut - 500 preorders!

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Any idea's on dates for the 2nd printing?
 
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No idea - some time next year, whenever the production queue allows.
I don't know if GMT accords priority to reprints of titles over new product; either way they have assured sales.

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GMT's Nov. 24th update indicated it was scheduled to be reprinted sometime in "Jan/Feb" of 2016. So it's close.

https://www.gmtgames.com/news.aspx?showarticle=330
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Thanks wayne!

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Thanks!
 
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