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Subject: Has any retailer in the US received 2E upgrade packs yet? rss

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Matt Sturm
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Seems like there was some rumbling that they might be arriving this week, but I haven't seen them anywhere yet. Anybody seen them yet?
 
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Not yet. I have an order with Cool Stuff Inc that's waiting for one. Still just says Jan. 2012.
 
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Missed it by that much ...
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My order from Thoughthammer is still processing
 
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I ordered the card box with sleeves, and that product is being shipped with the upgrade kit.
I never thought I'd get impatient over waiting for an order, but now I'm getting downright antsy.

Who thought of shipping them apart from the game?!
 
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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romevi86 wrote:
I ordered the card box with sleeves, and that product is being shipped with the upgrade kit.
I never thought I'd get impatient over waiting for an order, but now I'm getting downright antsy.

Who thought of shipping them apart from the game?!


From what I understand it wasn't intentional. There were some unanticipated issues with the boxes that delayed them. Read that somewhere from one of the designers on another thread. Glad the games got shipped before Christmas at least.
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I don't really understand what there is to be antsy about. It's not like the product is going to disappear.
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Frohike wrote:
I don't really understand what there is to be antsy about. It's not like the product is going to disappear.


I'm antsy because the order is tied with War of the Ring, Puerto Rico, and Dominion: Hinterlands, as well as some card sleeves for my current Dominion cards.
I ordered them all together to save on shipping from CoolStuffInc.
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My FLGS said their distributor is scheduled to get them January 19.
 
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romevi86 wrote:

I'm antsy because the order is tied with War of the Ring, Puerto Rico, and Dominion: Hinterlands, as well as some card sleeves for my current Dominion cards.
I ordered them all together to save on shipping from CoolStuffInc.


Ah, ok, that makes sense.

I actually envy those of you who got the first edition. I'm not that pleased with the quality of the board on 2nd ed, especially for the price.

The print rubs off (very visible on the edges and several places inside the map at this point as well) and the fold is backwards with the printed side facing outward with the black reverse side neatly protected (ironically, it's pristine and unworn).

It makes this "collector's" tin seem superfluous, but I guess I'll get it anyway.
 
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This is very strange. There is a matt varnish coat on the board (same as 1st edition), so definitely it should not be "rubbing off".

The way the maps are printed in 1st edition and 2nd edition is also the same (printed side out when folded).
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I got a replacement board, which was packaged really poorly and had the exact same problems (in addition to a bunch of scuffs and dents), only these were exacerbated by the packaging or lack thereof. So at this point, I'm just happy with my original 2nd ed board and will be really careful with because it really does seem prone to wear.

It seems to me that if so much of the printing had rubbed off of the edges in transit that this is pretty much what happened to my original board only less visibly so because it was sitting inside the original box insert.

I don't want to sound too negative & pissy since the game is fantastic and I'm really really happy that you guys re-printed it; and for the most part this is good quality stuff.

But you might want to look into the quality of that finish when you make a second print run.
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I haven't mentioned this to anyone yet, but I noticed when I first saw the board that some of the print seems to have rubbed out, exposing the board material beneath. The "grain" of the board to the touch runs seamlessly into the surrounding print area. Will see how it holds up when I play the game.
 
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I got a minor hitch with one of the map halves: it is slightly bent, and a bit uncomfortable to play with, but nothing serious.
 
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Any news about the availability? I also have an order tied with Card Box.
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Hi Matt, I got them in today.
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bryanwinter wrote:
Hi Matt, I got them in today.


I saw that! Thanks for the heads up.
 
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