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We are extending the dealine for Heart of Darkness. I feel that deserves an explanation. This summer thew us behind. Severe power outages, hosted family reunions (We ain't talking an afternoon, we are talking five days), Tracie's much deserved vacation, and a more active than normal convention season, has thrown production behind. Those of your who ordered the Space Infantry expansion realize that. We still haven't charged for it. Even if we met the HoD quota and charged for it, I couldn't get it to the printers right now. I feel it would be silly to cut off my nose to spite my face. Hence, we are extending the HoD deadline, and slightly lowering the goal.

New Deadline: November 16th

New Goal: $6,000

Place a preorder here:

http://www.locknloadgame.com/Section_Cat_Content_Detail.asp?...
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Mark - thanks for the update. I really hope this expansion meets the goals! Looking forward to it.
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I hope it does too, Ken. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and that worries me. Many of the online resellers run their own preorder system for our (and other folk's) products. We don't see a cent of this money, and it does nothing to bring the products closer to publication. The online resellers time to make money should be AFTER the product is released.

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Mark - thanks for the update. I really hope this expansion meets the goals! Looking forward to it.
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I hope it does too, Ken. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and that worries me. Many of the online resellers run their own preorder system for our (and other folk's) products. We don't see a cent of this money, and it does nothing to bring the products closer to publication. The online resellers time to make money should be AFTER the product is released.


Wow, I didn't realize that! I'll have to watch this closer in the future. Where I live I don't have a lot of choice, so I'm forced to go online to purchase most of my games. I just checked my favorite online store and I was glad to see that they don't seem to be doing this...
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Don't get me wrong... I'm a huge supporter of online resellers, and buy most of my games that way, but preorders? Nah, they don't provide that preorder money to the publishers until we ship their games. On the other hand, preorders from our site are charged when we are prepping the games for the printer.

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Mark Holt Walker wrote:
I hope it does too, Ken. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and that worries me. Many of the online resellers run their own preorder system for our (and other folk's) products. We don't see a cent of this money, and it does nothing to bring the products closer to publication. The online resellers time to make money should be AFTER the product is released.


Wow, I didn't realize that! I'll have to watch this closer in the future. Where I live I don't have a lot of choice, so I'm forced to go online to purchase most of my games. I just checked my favorite online store and I was glad to see that they don't seem to be doing this...
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As of October 9, the expansion still needs almost $700. I really hope other players will help fund this so we can get this one to the table.
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Just watched a review of the base game, so this is now on my wishlist. Just need to work on the cash flow issue. shake
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As of 10/24/12 they still need $307whistle

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It would help if there was an option for the base game and expansion that wasn't limited to a total of 6 copies and costing $150 and above. Even if I want the expansion, I have to go get the base game through a separate transaction.

Now this is how you offer various options to back an expansion. Regardless of what someone would have before the new expansion came out, a backer could get exactly what they wanted.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/miniongames/the-manhatta...
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Hi Matt,

One thing that I have discovered after seven years of publishing games is that no matter what we do, what we offer, it usually isn't right for someone. That isn't meant to diminish your request, I get it, and I want, as a gamer, to make everyone happy.

The problem is finding funding levels that suit everyone's needs without making a page that takes a couple of days to construct (I do 90% of the webwork myself). Kickstarter makes these things easy, our web software less so. Further complicating the problem is lack of product. We are within a copy or two of selling out of NW68. We have set aside the copies to fulfill
the $150 purchasers but have almost nothing else.

If you want a level that includes both the expansion and the original. Email me at mark@locknloadgame.com. I'll see what I can do.

Mark
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Mark Holt Walker wrote:
If you want a level that includes both the expansion and the original. Email me at mark@locknloadgame.com. I'll see what I can do.


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Just need to work on the cash flow issue. shake


I see you guys are incredibly close, so hopefully you make it.
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The made it

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Yes, that's great! We aren't charging the cars yet.
 
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