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Subject: LC: TBG - No SdJ stamp? rss

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David McLeod
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I was just curious if anyone knew why LC: TBG did not come with the SdJ stamp that was won by Keltis?

I see that there is one rule change but the variant is included with the newer release. What gives?




 
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Laszlo Molnar
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Slight to none rule difference, but different artwork, different theme: Keltis won the SdJ award, not this version. I still consider the two versions the same game but it does not make both SdJ-winner. Rio Grande had to make the decision: would Americans buy a SdJ-game more likely than an LC-themed version? They decided they would not so they did release the previously planned LCTBG version, but of course they could not use the SdJ logo now.
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Not sure that completely answers my question but I was curious as Heimlich and Co. won the SdJ but was later released as Top Secret Spies. Both have the stamp.



 
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Axelfudge wrote:
Not sure that completely answers my question but I was curious as Heimlich and Co. won the SdJ but was later released as Top Secret Spies. Both have the stamp.


Being somewhat of a SdJ collector, I believe TSS has that stamp because it was an English import of Heimlich and Co.. ie: HC wins the SdJ, Rio Grande translates it and imports it.

I haven't played Keltis or LC:TBG, but from comments above, they look to be different in some respects. Jay had to make a business decision on what might sell more games in North America: a SdJ stamp on a game no one had heard of before, or to use the familiar branding from the Lost Cities card game. I recall hearing this on a podcast I believe, but RGG had a few partners that were behind the LC:TBG, before Keltis won the SdJ. They pulled out, and went with the marketing pull that works best in Europe: the SdJ stamp.
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Kestril wrote:
I recall hearing this on a podcast I believe, but RGG had a few partners that were behind the LC:TBG, before Keltis won the SdJ. They pulled out, and went with the marketing pull that works best in Europe: the SdJ stamp.
His own posting gives explanation:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2803853#2803853

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