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Jim Felli
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Happy Birthday to Shadows of Malice! SoM officially turns 1 year old today!

Shadows of Malice was launched on 14 August 2014 in Entrepreneur’s Avenue at Gen Con 2014. There was no crowdsourcing, no advance promotion, no advertising, no channel-stocking… just a quiet release followed shortly thereafter by a few kind words from early reviewers and distribution to retailers.

The SoM BGG page was submitted for approval in February 2014 and went live a short time later. Since that time, as of the morning of 14 August 2015, SoM’s BGG stats are:

86,844 views
408 registered game owners
242 logged games
225 Fans of SoM
62 comments
128 ratings with an average value of 8.05

(That’s pretty good for a minimalist indie game working a slow growth pull strategy without crowdsourcing or commercial backing.)

I stated earlier that I preferred a small, collegial community to a mass, faceless audience… and I believe that we have realized that. Thank you, all of you. Your support, your reviews and reports, your submissions and posts, and your feedback – both positive and negative – continually help improve player experiences and keep this small community growing and vital. I sincerely appreciate every moment that you take away from your busy lives to spend contributing to this page, playing SoM, and sharing all your games with your friends and family.

Happy Birthday, Shadows of Malice!

Now, go have a piece of cake.
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Happy Birthday!

And Jim, congratulations! Whenever I play SoM, I think to myself how proud you must be. You - on your own - have created a game that looks gorgeous and that people enjoy playing. That must be a really great feeling.
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Wow, has it been a year already!
Happy birthday!

You have some cake too Jim. Just make sure you eat it at your desk while you are working on the next expansion. ninja
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Wow a year already?!.
Fantastic to see Shadows of Malice "grow" over this last 12 months.
I was particularly excited and impressed when SOM burst its way boldly into the bgg hotness!.
I still hope we can all get it back there again and bring more awareness of this great game.

Thumbs/pics/videos/comments, they all generate traffic which could push SOM back into the hotness!
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Happy Birthday!

Cheers to a wonderful year of fun for all who play!
Hope over the next year many more people will discover the
fun this game has to offer!!!!

Thanks to Jim for being so involved in the forums, really
appreciate your design of the game and involvement with the players/fans.



All the best.



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Happy birthday and great job!
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Congratulations, again, Jim.
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Curse your sudden but inevitable action denial!
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Make that 409 owners cool
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Thanks for all the well-wishes, guys! I truly appreciate all your comments, support, posts, and interaction -- and love that you are so willing to help each other!

As a small token of my appreciation, here's a little something for you... the next large expansion will include maps... the next small expansion will buff the bad guys. devil
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Awesome Jim. So excited.

Played an awesome epic game yesterday to celebrate. Lost but
it was fun because I was lost in my imagination. 4 hours
went by like a blink.

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We are living our lives... Abound with so much information... Come on, let go of the remote,
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412 owners. My copy just arrived!
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