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Purple TripleCrown
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This expansion was released by Victory Point on September 4 and is showing as in stock at the VP web store. However, none of the retailers here in Toronto have any stock and don't seem to know when to expect any. Seems odd. If there were production delays, I don't think the web store would have any stock either.

Anyone know when this will arrive at retail stores (in Toronto, specifically)?
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We're building scores of 'em and shipping them out the door. Chance are your store is waiting for their distributor and receive and then announce its availability from them.

It all takes time. Patience is the only tool here.

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Alan Emrich wrote:
We're building scores of 'em and shipping them out the door. Chance are your store is waiting for their distributor and receive and then announce its availability from them.

It all takes time. Patience is the only tool here.

Alan Emrich


It is a testament to the fact that you have a real winner on your hands with Darkest Night that your customers just can't wait to get their hands on the latest iteration of it!

Thanks for the quick turnaround with your update as well.
 
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I just ordered this from the VPG website.
 
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Orangemoose wrote:
I just ordered this from the VPG website.
i ordered last Sunday and it's hopefully going to be delivered by tomorrow because I fly out of town on Monday again.
 
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Came home from Atlanta to find the necromancer haunting my doorway!

This is my go to travel game, very excited to try out the new characters.
 
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Looking forward to getting this expansion. My group is venturing into Darkest Night this evening...
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...My group is venturing into Darkest Night this evening...

Boo!

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Will this be available from CoolStuffInc soon? It would finally tip my cart over the $100 free shipping threshold
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CoolStuff hasn't placed an order for any... Actually, we haven't heard from them in while, now that you mention it.

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Alan Emrich wrote:
CoolStuff hasn't placed an order for any... Actually, we haven't heard from them in while, now that you mention it.

Alan Emrich


I emailed them a month ago to ask when they would restock and they have yet to answer ...
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VPG also sells through Amazon...played this weekend. The Darkness cards are beautiful and really change the game experience.
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Just checked again today, and there is still no stock of this expansion in the 2 largest retail board game stores in Toronto.

I know, patience...., but surely a one month delay in getting the released game through to the distributor and then to the retail stores is costing VPG money?! No inventory = no sales in the retail business!

I've introduced Darkest Night to my game group, and it has been a big hit. 2 others in the group have bought the base game and first 2 expansions, which are readily available in Toronto. Like me, they are currently frustrated by not being able to get the 3rd expansion. I can't imagine that we are the only Toronto customers frustrated by this.

I'd like to know whether a direct order from VPG is, and will be, the only way to get this in any reasonable time frame (like, for instance, before the tastes of my gaming group move on to something else). I've already tried speaking with managers of the 2 stores, as well as placing a pre-order with one of them, to no effect. They aren't able to offer any explanation for the delay. Is VPG's Canadian distributor falling down on the job here?

 
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Ah, it's like finally scratching that itch you've had for days! From the Abyss finally arrived in stores here in Toronto today, and I raced to my FLGS to buy 2 of the 3 copies available. Looked through the Darkness deck and rules and I'm already in love with this tweak to the game! Will be playing this with my gaming group with all expansions in its full glory on Monday night!

p.s. Is it too greedy to ask the designer to keep going with more expansions? This has become my favorite multiplayer game by far!

p.p.s. It seems that I've become a bit of a VPG fan boy of late. Last night I played Circus Train, the night before was Cruel Necessity, last week was Last King of Scotland (really looking forward to the continuation of this series as well), and of course my weekly duel with the Necromancer in Darkest Night. If Moon Base Alpha becomes the monthly sale item this month, it's a clear auto-buy for me. Just to be clear, I'm not the pay of VPG. In fact, if you look at my game collection on BGG you'll find a very large number of Avalon Hill, Victory Games, SPI, Ravensburger, GMT and other games, and a relatively smaller list of VPG. I just think that in their recent releases VPG has really hit a sweet spot of balance between component quality (good choice to spend more on the components and less on the box), game design (no broken games, and nothing feels like a mechanic for its own sake in any of these games), great art, and of course price. Keep up the good work.
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I don't know about you guys, but I'm in need of that larger box now!
 
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