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Elad Goldsteen
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Live on Kickstarter!

Roll your dice, conquer Provinces, manipulate the Senate and amaze the crowds with your Gladiators to win over the Roman Empire. Take on the challenge in Rome: Rise to Power.

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I've just watched Rahdo's Runthrough and it looks very interesting!

May I verify: The difference between pledging on Kickstarter and purchasing at the booth would be the stretch goals, and possibly the price?
 
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Looks great Elad. I'd love to know how I can get a copy of it. I'm in Australia. If I back it at $40+ as long as it reaches $7500 I get a copy I presume? Never backed a kickstarter before!
 
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Thanks for the interest.

The price is almost the same (35 Euro ~ $40), so the benefits are that you will guarantee a copy (which are limited) and get the extra SG we hope to unlock.
You will get an extra shipment with all the extra rewards we could not hand off at Spiel.

Please join in and get all the perks
 
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Hello,

You will need to pledge for the AU shipping tier (which is automatically chosen for you at checkout), and you will receive your copy via local distributor (Aetherworks) to your home.

We hope that by January `16 you will get your copy, we are pretty sure you will get it even faster whistle

Thanks for considering backing our game,

Elad
 
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Sounds great Elad!!!! I'll definitely consider it.
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Update #1: First day at KS - 50% funded!

Dear Backers,

I would like to start by thanking you for choosing our game and supporting us in time of need. Your funds will help us to publish our 2nd game for 2015.

I also wish to thank KS for electing our project as their “Staff Picked” honors

A little History...
This game has been on my own personal drawing table for 7 years!! I was inspired greatly from my visit to the internal city in 2008. I was also inspired by shows (HBO - “Rome” , Starz - “Spartacus” and many more) to create this great thematic background into a very cool dice game. I wanted to capture the essence of the great Roman empire in one board game and I made it! Rome is an exciting game that packs an epic X4 game into 60 minutes of a fun dice-chuckling game. Rome fits every player and gaming group. Even families can enjoy this Historical thriller in just under an hour.

Production and Spiel `15
We just finished proofing and preparing the very first print run for Rome to Spiel (in 3 weeks!) and we are ready to hit the green light to start the printing. I hope that we can fund this game in a matter of days so we can record a breakthrough in KS by getting rewards to backers while still in the collection process of KS. Reaching that feat should be very exciting!

In this last segment, I wish to honor and thank one of our team members, on this moment, our good friend Ferdinand Köther. He is the man in charge of the German adaptation of the rules and an overall support to our rules team (being one himself).



“Always loved playing games, as a kid with family Monopoly (of course), Rommé, Halma etc. - and a bit later as a youth, with one friend especially, we played endless Monopoly battles, venturing into mind sport with Gobang and even Go or Chess with my father. With the most pivotal impact of the Beatles in the very first place (and other cohorts following), games were put back into second or third rank, but never lost out of sight. Despite a degree in mechanical engineering, the music business was my profession for the most part of my life. A visit to the SPIEL `86 opened the bottle again and with my habit of making my hobby my profession, or kind of in this case, I soon started translating games rules, displeased by so many bad and incompetent translations – and rules as well. Though done in a professional way, after a little time of tries (many) and errors (few), doing translations shifted gradually from “done for good” to generating a little extra income, now and then. More than 400 translations (English-German and vice versa) for many national and international big and small publishers over the years remain unchallenged, both in quality and quantity, besides editorial work and writing reviews, many hundreds by now as well. That many translations, editorial work and reviews – but only one game designed by myself so far: 1000 Islands Railway. Being the rules expert, that is not my ambition. Many more rules and reviews will follow by the pack, and maybe one or two more games of my own.”

Quote by Martin Wallace: “Ferdi’s rules are better than the original.” It’s true, and sometimes easy to achieve, sometimes not so…”

Final words,

I am humbled and honored to have your support. No words can describe how much each backer is meaningful and impactful to our cause.

Yours,

Elad
 
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Hey Elad!!!!

I just backed your awesome game pal. Good luck!!!!

Ben
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Thanks!!!

I am very excited about Rome.

Hope to fund it very soon
 
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No Problems Elad!!! Can't wait to get my copy!!
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Update #2: Production Update & A New Pledge Level

Dear Backers,
I am happy to provide updates on several topics.

Production

As we are nearing our funding level, I ordered our manufacturer to start with the first print run! The first few copies will be ready by Spiel and I will have a chance to hold a final copy of Rome in 3 weeks

New Pledge Level

As we recently funded another KS project which will also be debuting at Spiel, I wanted to offer an exclusive copy of Prime Time - with all the SG reached during the Prime Time campaign by adding a new Pledge level at $85, and will include both games ($40 for Rome and $45 for Prime Time).



German Rules & Future Localization
I am working long and hard with Ferdinand to prepare the German rules, I hope we can publish a very first draft in a couple of days. I got many kind offers to translate Rome into new languages. I am more than pleased to hear that and if anyone wants to help us make this game more accessible - I will be at your service

Final Words

As we are making progress in funding Rome, word has been spreading through media and PR channels, bringing Rome to the top of BGG’s hotlist. It is currently expected to be one of the most sought out games in the upcoming Spiel.

I wish to ask for your support to raise Rome from a backer perspective, so we can attract more potential backers.

Please take a few seconds to do some (or all ) of the following:

Like us on FB:

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Show us some love on BGG:

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Update your avatar on KS by showing you’re a backer:







As we are so close to funding Rome, I wish to say thank you to all 140+ Consuls for the kind support.

Yours,

Elad

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Update #4: Last 4 days and a new SG

Dear Backers,

We just hit $10,000 in funding and unlocked a new Stretch Goal - Deluxe wooden meeples which are a replacement of all Victory Arch tokens (8 for each player) with beautiful new wooden meeples that will make the current map look even more impressive.



Spiel `15
We just confirmed with our Manufacturer that we will get 100+ copies of “Rome” to our booth (Hall 1 D146) at Essen. This amazing achievement will let a good portion of our backers get their game copy 5 days after they pay for it which will be a breaking new KS record for fastest fulfillment.

Also, many backers and potential backers sent me requests to add new pledge levels so they can secure more copies. I will add a new 24 pledge tier for combined pledge level (Rome + Prime Time). I cannot take pre-orders for more copies but if any Spiel attended wishes to pledge I will propose a very unique offer: You can pledge for a Consul reward and sign up for our waiting list (pre-order) that we published on our website and BGG. We will take precedence for KS backers. If we run out of copies you will get your copy shipped free of charge (even if you live in Japan)! This way the Essen attendees will risk nothing in pledging

New SG
The next Stretch Goal at $12.5K is a humongous Gladius “punched” token (almost 28 cm long!) that will be awarded to the First player.

I want your feedback to determine the order of our future Stretch Goals ($15K + $17.5K). I have this suggestion in mind:

1. 4 new Roman family cards that will match your player color and provide a nice player aid on the other side of each card.
2. 4 New Senate cards - New scoring cards for Era II and a whole new ability.
3. 6 New cards - micro expansion “Revolt!” will add new alternative Province cards that will award VP instead of normal resources. Will support a new online solo variant.

Please tell me know your preference in order by commenting on the main comment section of our project and indicating your picks.

If you have any cool suggestions, I am open minded and willing to listen to idea

Let’s finish this project on a high note so we all can get more stuff with each copy of Rome.

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Yours,

Elad
 
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Update #5: 48 hours to go… new SG

Dear Backers,
We are at the last stretch of the Kickstarter campaign. We are trying to over-fund our project so we can get more stretch goal goodies into your game.

I followed your suggestions and changed the Stretch Goal table to suit your requests.



I really hope we can unlock the next two Stretch Goals, as they would be an “add-on” reward for KS backers and will not be available through retail.
Please try to help us by spreading the word out, retweeting our Kickstarter page on Twitter (@goldenegggames) and liking our FB page: www.facebook.com/goldenegggames

A simple share can do wonders for Rome.

Yours,

Elad

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Update #6: Last 24 hours & the (giant) Gladius

Dear Backers,

We made a great push last night and broke through another stretch goal. With all of the new backers who joined in the past 24 hours, we just funded this great new token, the largest 1st player token!!!



Next SG - “Revolt!”

“Revolt!” will be the first Stretch Goal that will be added to each copy (free of charge) as a mini-expansion. This new 5(~) card expansion will introduce new Province cards and will enable a new set of rules for solitaire mode.

I feel that another huge push can fund this Stretch Goal. When that happens, you will all receive a very nice and exclusive reward that is worthy for your great contribution.

I just wanted you all to know how much it meant for me and for every GEG team member.

Yours,

Elad

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