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The Kickstarter campaign for A Study in Emerald is now live

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1799046854/a-study-in-em...

The game based on the short story by Neil Gaiman, where the world is run by the Old Ones and there is an underground resistance movement opposing them. The game takes this theme and fleshes it out with historical characters.

The core mechanic is deck building, but with the twist that you bid for the cards you want to draft. Secret identities mean you do not know who is up to what. The game is for two to five players and should take around two hours to play.

The campaign will run until 24th May 2013.

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I'm interested in backing this, but I'm not sure how it works since I'm in the states. Would I be paying the US Dollar equivalent of £50? Because if so, that's quite a bit more.
 
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Sizzla wrote:
I'm interested in backing this, but I'm not sure how it works since I'm in the states. Would I be paying the US Dollar equivalent of £50? Because if so, that's quite a bit more.


Yup, it's about $76 USD.
 
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mooka wrote:
Sizzla wrote:
I'm interested in backing this, but I'm not sure how it works since I'm in the states. Would I be paying the US Dollar equivalent of £50? Because if so, that's quite a bit more.


Yup, it's about $76 USD.


Wow. Ok. That makes a big difference, I'm afraid.
 
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Also, can anyone who knows advise whether the £50 version includes worldwide shipping? The higher ones do mention it but I am hoping it's an oversight on this one.
 
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mooka wrote:
Sizzla wrote:
I'm interested in backing this, but I'm not sure how it works since I'm in the states. Would I be paying the US Dollar equivalent of £50? Because if so, that's quite a bit more.


Yup, it's about $76 USD.


Yeah, that's pricey. Even with shipping that's probably too rich for my blood. The game would have to be *amazing*
 
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AdamT wrote:
Also, can anyone who knows advise whether the £50 version includes worldwide shipping? The higher ones do mention it but I am hoping it's an oversight on this one.


Yes. It includes shipping according to the KS description. Early Birds get Martin's autograph (on a sticker).
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The games will be printed in Germany, to their normal high standards. Shipping costs are included in the price. There are no additional shipping costs based on address. Wherever you live, that’s where we will send the game. Treefrog will arrange with order fulfillment services in North America, Europe, and Australia.


lifted direct from the kickstarter..
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and speed those limited ones are going it probably makes sense to buy one and make your mind up later haha... 5 went while i looked at the KS page..
 
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Sizzla wrote:
mooka wrote:
Sizzla wrote:
I'm interested in backing this, but I'm not sure how it works since I'm in the states. Would I be paying the US Dollar equivalent of £50? Because if so, that's quite a bit more.


Yup, it's about $76 USD.


Wow. Ok. That makes a big difference, I'm afraid.


Do what the rest of us usually have to do and sort out a group pledge
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Daybreak wrote:
mooka wrote:
Sizzla wrote:
I'm interested in backing this, but I'm not sure how it works since I'm in the states. Would I be paying the US Dollar equivalent of £50? Because if so, that's quite a bit more.


Yup, it's about $76 USD.


Yeah, that's pricey. Even with shipping that's probably too rich for my blood. The game would have to be *amazing*


Well you can read the rules and create a playtest copy
 
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I saw this and quickly thought:

Arthur Conan Doyle
H.P. Lovecraft
Neil Gaiman
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Professor Moriarty
Zombies


It was impossible to not back it.
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I downloaded the rules to get a sense of the game, but then I thought, Who am I kidding? This is Wallace, Gaiman, Lovecraft, and a deck-builder, and pledged.
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rhianna_ wrote:
Do what the rest of us usually have to do and sort out a group pledge


You mean, exploit money from friends and family who don't receive the game to fund my game pledge? I love this idea! I can't believe Americans didn't think of it first.
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A Study in Emerald - 30,000 pounds creates the game. For another 20,000 pounds, they can also create a poster. Must be one heck of a poster...
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A Study in Emerald - 30,000 pounds creates the game. For another 20,000 pounds, they can also create a poster. Must be one heck of a poster...


Wait, there are stretch goals? I never even looked...
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Wow, the autographed option went fast. Still, I just entered my pledge and I'm looking forward to the game!
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rhianna_ wrote:
Do what the rest of us usually have to do and sort out a group pledge


You mean, exploit money from friends and family who don't receive the game to fund my game pledge? I love this idea! I can't believe Americans didn't think of it first.


You mean like this?

Anyone in SoCal up for a six-pack group order??
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bradandmary wrote:
A Study in Emerald - 30,000 pounds creates the game. For another 20,000 pounds, they can also create a poster. Must be one heck of a poster...


And 8 pieces of wood for another 50,000 pounds...something doesn't seem right there...

Oh wait they're custom! hahaha what a joke
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anextiomarus wrote:
bradandmary wrote:
A Study in Emerald - 30,000 pounds creates the game. For another 20,000 pounds, they can also create a poster. Must be one heck of a poster...


And 8 pieces of wood for another 50,000 pounds...something doesn't seem right there...

Oh wait they're custom! hahaha what a joke


The stretch goals are slightly less than impressive.
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edosan wrote:
anextiomarus wrote:
bradandmary wrote:
A Study in Emerald - 30,000 pounds creates the game. For another 20,000 pounds, they can also create a poster. Must be one heck of a poster...


And 8 pieces of wood for another 50,000 pounds...something doesn't seem right there...

Oh wait they're custom! hahaha what a joke


The stretch goals are slightly less than impressive.


Since I can't hear the inflections in your voice, is it possible for someone to use a pop culture reference that makes it crystal clear the status of the stretch rewards. Tell it to me like I'm 5 years old.

also, cake.
 
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I pledged for the early bird.

Do I still get stretch rewards? I want the poster
 
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edosan wrote:
The stretch goals are slightly less than impressive.


Stretch goals should not be impressive.
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Barticus88 wrote:
Stretch goals should not be impressive.


Can you explain, please? Backers incur many risks and stretch goals are one of the few ways a project can entice undecided backers to pledge. Why should they not be impressive?
 
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I can't speak for Barticus88, but one argument would be that elaborate stretch goals can overburden and over complicate a project (just as overly elaborate reward tiers can). I know of at least a few kickstarters where the rewards or stretch goals either cost more than anticipated, sapping funds for the core project, or took longer than anticipated to develop, making the project late, or later than it would have been.

In other words, from one point of view, "impressive" stretch goals can actually add more risk for the backers.
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