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If you haven't heard, we are doing a KICKSTARTER for Viceroy and the first 4 tiers of backers will get a limited edition version. There is a lot of debate over which graphic might be the best so we are doing this poll to listen to you. Please note we would ask you to vote only if you are a backer or plan to become one soon since the 4th tier of backers will be gone very soon.

Now onto the poll. Please note you can vote for as many or as few of these options as you want. We are not going to please all of you, or probably even 1/4 of you, but this method will work the best for what we are trying to accomplish and HERE is why. This isn't a "First Past The Post" style voting system but a "which of these options can you live with" system. Note the images will be used on the box cover but the lines and icons and all that will not be used of course, just the artwork.

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Which of these images can you LIVE WITH for the cover of the limited edition Viceroy? Remember you can vote for as many as you want.
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
40.1% 473
20.3% 240
26.0% 307
32.3% 382
41.6% 491
53.3% 629
34.7% 410
9.8% 116
19.6% 231
24.6% 291
9.8% 116
22.8% 269
17.2% 203
Voters 1181
This poll is now closed.   1181 answers
Poll created by maydaygames
Closes: Tue Dec 9, 2014 6:00 am


This will only be up a couple of days so vote away!
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Why is the original cover no longer on the table?
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some really nice choices here! Couldn't pick a favorite even if I tried
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The original art is on the original box already... if you REALLY want that over the LE version then just wait until tomorrow or the next day when the Tier 4 is gone on the Kickstarter and you can pledge for a standard version instead.
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cbazler wrote:
Why is the original cover no longer on the table?


Because there's not much point putting the standard edition cover on the alternate-art limited edition box?
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Because it should be cover for limited edition... which should differ from original. If it would be same what would be point of limited edition cover?

Edit: Jedit was slightly faster than me
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god, the art for this game is amazing.
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@ C Bazler:

If you want to keep the original cover, you just have to wait and change your pledge when the 5th tier is open. Then, you will get the standard box cover!

Edit: I'm so slow...
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My favorite works here are the Woman with Dragon Pup, and Pope Turning the Dead, which are awesome, but I don't feel really fit the central theme of the game (and in one case might make it look like you're trying to crib from a certain set of well-known works).

As such I voted for images 6, 7, 10 and 13. Unfortunately that means no votes for women. I wish there was an image of a woman that seemed to be in a leadership-esque position so I could vote for her too. Any chance there are some out there?
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Just my opinion, but the ninja art doesn't scream "Viceroy." It seems like it better represents some Japanese feudal game rather than this game.
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Zanziham wrote:
My favorite works here are the Woman with Dragon Pup, and Pope Turning the Dead, which are awesome, but I don't feel really fit the central theme of the game (and in one case might make it look like you're trying to crib from a certain set of well-known works).

As such I voted for images 6, 7, 10 and 13. Unfortunately that means no votes for women. I wish there was an image of a woman that seemed to be in a leadership-esque position so I could vote for her too. Any chance there are some out there?

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I still voted for that cover though. As Daenerys has thought us, a strong woman with a dragon doesn't necessarily need all the regalia bells and whistles to be powerful and claim her position!

I also think it's not just good art, but good cover art. the "woman with dragon pup" art has a clear focus, no noise, and some nice negative space. it would make a beautiful box cover after all the information is added.
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I agree the Ninja art is really awesome, but it doesn't really fit the name. I hoped more would vote for the old man. I think it really is a fitting cover art for Viceroy. He looks like he has the bite to win the game too. Not really sure if I like the art that is in the lead right now, but it fits better than some of the other artworks.
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I agree, a lot of great choices!!!

Nice job Seth!

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An interactive, auctioning game as simple to learn as Viceroy should not have a cover that looks like a Warhammer game box or a themed version of "Chess for Old People." Warhammer at least looks cool and I can live with that.
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Happy with the "Vote for Many" approach, but would have loved if it could be weighted in some way. I chose five of them:
-Smite Pope
-Woman With Dragon Who Is Totally Not A Targaryen
-Big Axe
-Old Man
-Snow Knight

And I would be genuinely good with any of them.

But two really stand out beyond the others, and I would have voted for them multiple times if I'd had a way:
-Not Danaerys
-Snow Knight


Though, overall, wow to all the art in this game! Even the ones that don't fit nicely for the box cover (like, say, Brown Ninja) look spectacular!


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's mockups definitely changed my mind (and votes). Still think Dragon Woman is the best choice, though.
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I'd like to see the standard edition cover printed on the inside cover of the limited edition box.
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Gosh, I don't think I could convince my non-gamer friends and girlfriend to play the game if it ended up being the axe-sharpener guy... Might have to take Mayday's advice and opt for original by re-pledging.
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Need help his your favorite image might look like in square format with the "Viceroy" title added? See these quick and dirty mock-ups I made. You may also browse them in my gallery: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/images/user/660609

























edit: Sorry, I forgot to add the blonde male Knight.
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Nice! I would keep in mind their graphic designer will likely do something to make "Viceroy" pop from the image so it's not difficult to read and provide a better cropping with access to the full artwork.
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Lots of great images but my top three would be
- Ember Crow man
- Dragon Lady
- Snow Knight

What are the possibilities of having several different limited covers say five a la Abyss A five pack could have one of each. (I'm being greedy)
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snake2shake wrote:
Need help his your favorite image might look like in square format with the "Viceroy" title added? See these quick and dirty mock-ups I made. You may also browse them in my gallery:


Wow, thanks, that helped a lot! I'm going to change some of my answers.
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I voted for the guy sharpening the giant 2 handed ax!

There are going to be some really happy backers for this game I think!

I am so sad I cannot back this kickstarter this is going to look fantastic on the gaming shelf!
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dieseledge wrote:
Nice! I would keep in mind their graphic designer will likely do something to make "Viceroy" pop from the image so it's not difficult to read and provide a better cropping with access to the full artwork.

Definitely. It took me a while and I didn't spend more time adding a shadow to the title etc. This is just a quick help.
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Grumsh wrote:
I voted for the guy sharpening the giant 2 handed ax!

There are going to be some really happy backers for this game I think!

I am so sad I cannot back this kickstarter this is going to look fantastic on the gaming shelf!

And here is the first non-backer voting for the alternate box art ;-)
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Keeping my fingers crossed for Old Man (#7). It's the only one, to me, that looks like a "Viceroy".
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