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Shem Phillips
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I have decided to self-publish Plethora under my Garphill Games label. This is because I believe so much in this game. It's easily one of my best games yet.

Very soon I will be opening up a PledgeMe (like kickstarter) page to request support from all you amazing people. I can't release this game without you - seriously, I can't. I have no money.

There's going to be some ridiculous rewards, including the chance to have your name and/or face immortalised in a future Garphill Games release.

If you haven't already, please take two seconds to sign up to my Garphill Games newsletter here - http://eepurl.com/n38er

Thanks!
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Pledging/Pre-ordering is now open at https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/348

Yes - I will ship anywhere in the world at no additional cost. Please help make this game possible!

I will add a video and some more content soon.
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I'll have a read of the rules and look into it. Thanks for the link. I see you've already answered the question I had about postage. I suggest that you fill out the content ASAP. Look at the content in other games using crowdfunding for the kind of info that backers like to see.

As a minimum a link to the rules, postage information, a list of components and a summary of game play with some images.

Also for some more exposure list your game in the kickstarter announcement thread (I know it isn't a kickstarter but the thread is misnamed so don't worry about it).

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/746926/kickstarter-annou...
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Thanks for the feedback! I will spend a lot of time jazzing it up tomorrow.
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Pledges can be made here - https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/348

PledgeMe is the New Zealand equivilent of Kickstarter. All rewards will be shipped anywhere in the world at no additional cost.
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"Kickstarter" post can be read here - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/836156/plethora
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Huh, I don't recall hearing about Plethora previously. I'll have to check into it. I do remember your Selandia and being interested in that; whatever happened with that? (It's not on any of the pledge levels so I'm guessing it was never produced?)
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Hi Jon. White Goblin have their eye on Selandia - possibly for Essen 2013. But keep that on the down low whistle
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shem84 wrote:
Hi Jon. White Goblin have their eye on Selandia - possibly for Essen 2013. But keep that on the down low whistle

Other people can read this, you know...
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I'm not saying they will be publishing the game. Just letting you know that Selandia is still on the table to be published. If not by someone else, by Garphill Games.
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W Eric Martin wrote:
shem84 wrote:
Hi Jon. White Goblin have their eye on Selandia - possibly for Essen 2013. But keep that on the down low whistle

Other people can read this, you know...


I swear I didn't tell him!

I did, however, decide to support Plethora. Good luck!
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Thanks Jon! Really appreciate the support.
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Pledged, Love that artwork.
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Awesome! Thank you so much.
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I think the artwork for this game is stunning, but I'd looooove to see a quick video explaining the gameplay, some reviews and/or some session reports.

It looks like the exchange rate is going to make the game cost $70+ here in the US. That's fine (shipping is included after all) and I've reviewed the rules; I'd just love to see it in action and/or hear from some folks who've actually played it.
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Your wish is my command! I will try get a gameplay video up in the next few days.
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ohbalto wrote:
It looks like the exchange rate is going to make the game cost $70+ here in the US.


Hi David,
You may have converted the wrong way. The $60NZD pledge is currently $49 USD.
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shem84 wrote:
ohbalto wrote:
It looks like the exchange rate is going to make the game cost $70+ here in the US.


Hi David,
You may have converted the wrong way. The $60NZD pledge is currently $49 USD.


D'oh. I had the currencies in the wrong columns.

Hmmm, $49.00 shipped is going to be VERY hard to resist . . .
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Just working on that gameplay video now. Might be ready in a couple hours.
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As promised....

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Shem,

Really nice looking game. I won't lie I am a impulse buyer (just ask David at SB)...tempting..tempting....whistle

What kind of mechanics would you say are in the game?

Almost has a small Power Grid feel with the resource board and price increases as purchased.

Any idea if you will have this one ready for Board Games by the Bay September?

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Hey Russell,
The game is all about making small decisions to slightly get ahead of your opponents. For example:
- How to use your dice actions
- Which rendezvous/commission to keep
- When to buy your required gemstones
- Which nobility cards to purchase

The gemstone board is similar to that in Power grid. Gives it that 'ecomony' feel.

If the crowdfunding is successful, it should be ready towards the end of September - but can't guarantee it.

The board is made up of 19 hexagonal tiles, and 9 frame peices. The frames, and 1 centre tile (Goldsmith) are always played in the same position, whereas the other 18 tiles are random each game.
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Thanks Shem,

How would you rate the game weight? Light / Medium / Heavy

Ah..Just re-read the rule book about Nobility cards. I see now how they work.

I will be following this one closely
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I'd have to say medium. Probably of similar depth to games like Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne.
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47 copies of Plethora already have a home lined up! Just crossed the half-way mark to the funding goal. Pledge for your copy today! - http://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/348
 
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