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Randy Thomas
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This game has been on my wishlist, well, forever...

I got an email it was stocked at CSI and then in the blink of an eye out of stock....

There seems to be very solid demand for this title so my question is why is it never available and why would the print runs be so small?

I refuse to buy a 90$ copy off someone on ebay
 
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Samuel Flores
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Did you look at Garphill's official store? http://garphill.com/product/raiders-of-the-north-sea

It seems to be available there at very affordable prices.
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Marty Strubczewski
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$33 at CSI was a steal for this great game. More will come.
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Mauricio Montoya
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The reason for the scarcity and small print runs is that the game is designed and produced by an independant one-man operation from New Zealand, normally via crowdfunding, and up to at least a couple of months ago he distributed exclusively via his own online store (take a look there, prices are in NZ dollars). So the stuff you saw on amazon and elsewhere were always third party people reselling their KS copies for profit.

He recently posted about some deals for official and wider distribution in North America and Europe, and to produce some translated versions thru other publishers (at least a spanish one is on the way), so be on the lookout for that later this year. Dunno if yesterday's offer on CSI was part of that deal, or if they were some extra copies they got with the latest KS for Explorers that arrived during september.
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Patrick Flanagan
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It is always hard to find the game. As it is so great that it keeps getting snapped up quickly whistle
 
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pete truss
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If you can wait, I'm sure you will be able to get it with the planned expansions that will be kickstarted next February
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Shem Phillips
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irishroar wrote:
There seems to be very solid demand for this title so my question is why is it never available and why would the print runs be so small?


This year I printed 1500 extra copies (on top of the original 3500). So far, no matter how many I print, they always sell out faster than expected. There are still a few hundred copies available though. Next year I will be printing a whole lot more, along with the planned expansions.
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Ryan Cullen
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Will there be an option to buy everything? I would be in for that!
 
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Shem Phillips
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Yes!
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Justin Pyle
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Excellent news. Is there a way to be notified when dates are announced for this new print run?
 
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Shem Phillips
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I am most active with updates on Facebook and Twitter.
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shem84 wrote:
I am most active with updates on Facebook and Twitter.

I didn't know you were on Twitter. What is your handle?
 
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shem84 wrote:
irishroar wrote:
There seems to be very solid demand for this title so my question is why is it never available and why would the print runs be so small?


This year I printed 1500 extra copies (on top of the original 3500). So far, no matter how many I print, they always sell out faster than expected. There are still a few hundred copies available though. Next year I will be printing a whole lot more, along with the planned expansions.


WOOT!!!!!
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