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It's finally arrived! After years in development, it's time to raise the curtain on The Big Time!

A ZIP file with components and rules is here.

The rules on their own are here.

Have at 'em, folks!
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Nice! Congrats Holmes!
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Re: It's Showtime, people!
Huzzah! When I have some free time, I'll have to sit down with my glue and scissors.
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Thanks, nice job !!
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Awesome! Will certainly be doing this!
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Re: It's Showtime, people!
Holmes.

Can't wait to sit down with you and play this one Thursday. Sounded really interesting when we talked about it. ^_^
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Nice! Congrats! Any chance you're working on an ArtsCow link for the cards?
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mirrordude wrote:
Nice! Congrats! Any chance you're working on an ArtsCow link for the cards?


THIS.
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Gorgeous work!! Thanks both for making them! I'll make sure to make this one.

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Thanks to everyone for your kind words! I'm excited to start hearing from folks who've constructed and played it!

mirrordude wrote:
Nice! Congrats! Any chance you're working on an ArtsCow link for the cards?

I'll take a look at this today...

EDIT!

OK, I've created two decks, one for money and one for the rest, and I've ordered them. I don't want to make them publicly available until I have a chance to lay eyes on them and make sure everything's copacetic, but they should be winging their way to me as quickly as Artscow operates.
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I'm working it up on Gamecrafter (for myself). I like their cards better than Artscow (although shipping prices are better from Artscow and they run promotions frequently). Looking forward to getting it back and giving it a try...looks like a fun game and I really like the whimsical art!
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I've never used GC before; do they have some way to share your efforts if other folks would want to get a copy from them as well?
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Holmes! wrote:
I've never used GC before; do they have some way to share your efforts if other folks would want to get a copy from them as well?


You can set it to go up in their storefront so people can buy from them (or you can just keep it private). You can set it up so that you sell at cost, or for those wishing to try and make a profit, you can add in a desired margin.

I do believe that their card template and the card size Artscow uses are just a little different if I recall correctly from one attempt I made to use cards I set up for GC in Artscow, but you can find that out readily enough.
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Would it be possible to get the main PDF of components broken into pdfs dependent on how many copies need printed?

For example, boards and player mats in one pdf, since you only need one of each, money in it's own, and troupe cards and backs in their own.
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Sure; I'll put together a new ZIP file this morning.
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You are a gentleman, and a scholar Holmes!
 
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Of course, your reply reminds me that I haven't yet created this... blush

Coming right up!
 
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OK. I've updated the basic ZIP file (http://www.barnaclepress.com/TheBigTime/TheBigTime.zip) so that the card pages to be printed multiple times appear in the proper number, with card backs interthreaded appropriately. I've also created what amounts to the same thing, but with boards & markers/money/Troupers & Headliners broken into their own files. (http://www.barnaclepress.com/TheBigTime/TheBigTimeMulti.zip)
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Most excellent! I look forward to making up a copy of this!
 
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Cool! This looks great. I have been looking for some print and play games I can play with my wife and this will definitely do. Thanks for putting the effort into making this.
 
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If anyone is interested, Print & Play Productions has put this on the pre-order site (20% off).
This way you can support the designer by buying it, and get the full game (actual playing card stock, as usual)!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/62427/item/2026277#ite...


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Holmes! wrote:
Thanks to everyone for your kind words! I'm excited to start hearing from folks who've constructed and played it!

mirrordude wrote:
Nice! Congrats! Any chance you're working on an ArtsCow link for the cards?

I'll take a look at this today...

EDIT!

OK, I've created two decks, one for money and one for the rest, and I've ordered them. I don't want to make them publicly available until I have a chance to lay eyes on them and make sure everything's copacetic, but they should be winging their way to me as quickly as Artscow operates.


Did you ever receive the cards from Artscow? How did they turn out?
Artscow is running a promo with card decks again and I'd love to have these printed up.

Please post the link to the Artscow decks when you have a chance.

Thanks
 
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The Artscow decks didn't turn out as well as I would have liked; I'll have to reformat them to work, and I just haven't done that...
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I am late to the party...I see this board hasn't been active since 2011. But, man, I love this goofy game!! I love the theme, the history, the rules (written with the perfect tone for such a fun game!)

I have only played one game so far, but I think it'll have pretty good replay value and I think it'll offer a fair amount of strategic maneuvering.

Thanks heaps from a lifelong (and I do mean long...I'm currently 68) boardgamer!

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Aww, thanks, man! That warms my heart to hear!
 
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