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Miguel
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I have had an order from Deep Thought Games, LLC in for this for at least 4 years. Just checked and I am still 330 games from the front of the line. What gives? Is there some other way to get this game?
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Andrew Denison
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You can get it from All Abord Games at a slightly higher premium price.
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I ordered from All Aboard games and Scott shipped the game within 24 hours. You don't have many choices (extra shares or none) but in my opinion, waiting 1+ years for a game is ridiculous.
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That's https://sites.google.com/site/aagamesllc/home/ordering-1 and I believe the premium is 25%. Maybe 20%.
 
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Samuel Hinz
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They should cancel their regular queue now. It's going nowhere.
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Brandon M
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abodi wrote:
They should cancel their regular queue now. It's going nowhere.


They should maybe work on their regular queue, because people have been waiting in it for over 4 years. The offer to pay extra to jump in front of the queue we've been waiting in for 4 years is enticing, but if you don't want laminated components you're SOL.

I can only hope GMT's 1846 experiment will save more games from the Deep Thought black hole.
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J C Lawrence
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mugs wrote:
...but if you don't want laminated components you're SOL.


False. There is no difference between DTG's production of a game and AAG's other than some small text on the box (serial number etc). They both use the same materials, production methods and yes, lamination for the games they both produce.
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mugs wrote:


I can only hope GMT's 1846 experiment will save more games from the Deep Thought black hole.


Yeah that would fantastic for us in Europe.
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mugs wrote:
abodi wrote:
They should cancel their regular queue now. It's going nowhere.


They should maybe work on their regular queue, because people have been waiting in it for over 4 years. The offer to pay extra to jump in front of the queue we've been waiting in for 4 years is enticing, but if you don't want laminated components you're SOL.

I can only hope GMT's 1846 experiment will save more games from the Deep Thought black hole.


I think what slows the queue down, too, is that they contact you to let you know they're working on your game . . . wanna add anything else? Of course people do. After waiting lord-knows-how-long, you're going to add any titles you will ever want as long as you can afford them. My oldest order is at 285, and I don't even know how long I've been waiting.

I should add that I am *very glad* that Deep Thought's owners (a very small operation, I am sure!) have decided to spend their money and free time essentially making custom copies of these OOP games at an affordable cost. Long wait, but an excellent hobby resource.
 
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Tyler McLaughlin
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Not to mention the large number of people who require time to "get their money together" when they are contacted for payment.
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john guthrie
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Plus the special orders they do for certain 18xx cons. I don't know a lot about these since I've only seen them referenced in the yahoo list, but some of those seem quite large
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clearclaw wrote:
mugs wrote:
...but if you don't want laminated components you're SOL.

False. There is no difference between DTG's production of a game and AAG's other than some small text on the box (serial number etc). They both use the same materials, production methods and yes, lamination for the games they both produce.

So if you DON'T want laminated components (which is what Brandon wrote), you don't have that option with a premium order. For example, my personal preference is for extra-thick, unlaminated tiles (and lamination for certificates and charters). Also, I usually buy my own wooden markers instead of the DTG ones. So if I can order a game from the queue, I can configure it the way I like. But of course I'll take the premium offering if it saves me several years of waiting.
 
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Rebecca Carpenter
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I got a chance to meet John Tamplin, owner of DTG, and playtest a title that he is considering publishing with him and I realized that DTG is extremely busy making games. DTG is the publisher. John puts a lot of time into fine-tuning the games he publishes and playtesting potential new titles. And we would all much rather have him doing that than cutting out certificates. Because he's a genious and a pro. He also does the graphic design of which I'm a fan.

The physical production of DTG titles is mostly done by Golden Spike (Jeff) and All Aboard Games (Scott). Jeff was the one who made the DTG copies sold at the con I attended, not John. And oh my, does Jeff do great work.

TLDR: Buy your DTG games from Golden Spike or All Aboard Games. They're priced very well through them and are top quality. John Tamplin of DTG is hard at work making new 18xx games for us and that's for the best.

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