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The cost for collection at Essen is $30 which, for less than 30 cards, 9 figures and 5 dice, seems a tad expensive - or is it just me?

I have included the Treebeard expansion, which is included for Essen pre-order, in my counts.
 
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The Essen cost is the same as SRP, we can't sell below that (actually, we're discounting in the amount of European VAT, as the US price is, as always, a "before taxes" price, while the Essen price is inclusive of VAT).

That said, LOME it's more expensive to manufacture than normal because all figures are unique, and all dice are different from each other (plus the LOTR license on top of that) - and as an Expansion, it does not enjoy "scale reduction" of its fixed costs as a core game does, because of course print run is quite lower.

I think that the addition to gameplay is worth it anyway! I understand you already pre-ordered it, so thank you very much, and I hope you will not be disappointed!

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Shouldn't the Treebeard promo have a separate entry here on BGG, as it isn't included with this expansion?


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If it's normal that a promo item has a listing, definitely yes.
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domus_ludorum wrote:
The cost for collection at Essen is $30 which, for less than 30 cards, 9 figures and 5 dice, seems a tad expensive - or is it just me?

I have included the Treebeard expansion, which is included for Essen pre-order, in my counts.


Somehow the word 'pricey' just doesn't register in my brain when used in the same context as War of the Ring.
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.... I understand you already pre-ordered it, so thank you very much, and I hope you will not be disappointed!

Thanks for the reply Roberto - actually I haven't pre-ordered and I think, despite attending Essen this year, that I will wait for retail availability in the hope of a lower price.
 
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I am sure the price will be lower than SRP if you buy from online retailers (I see somebdoy is listing the expansion around $ 20) or if you get discounts from your FLGS.
As a publisher, however, we do not suggest a retail price, then sell at a different one the first time it's out in a show!
Of course, the benefit for anybody who DOES preorder is the chance to get Treebeard free of charge (and of corse, be the first ones to get it!).
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I thought there was traditionally a little lee-way for publishers selling at conventions below SRP.
 
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Of course, different publishers have different policies on these matters.
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Roberto, is there any update on the issue of a pre-painted set of the expansion for CE edition owners?
 
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Can you detail what the "Treebeard expansion" is/includes.
 
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It's very simple! It's the Trebeard character card + Treebebeard figure. See:
http://www.aresgames.eu/5306
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Will the unlucky ones of us unable to attend to Essen have the Treebeard promo available from the GeekStore?

Thank you!
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William_Fogg wrote:
Will the unlucky ones of us unable to attend to Essen have the Treebeard promo available from the GeekStore?

Thank you!


They are awesome and have already arranged this:

The Treebeard character will be available to BoardGameGeek users through the BGG store by the end of October/early November

http://www.aresgames.eu/5306
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