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37 minutes ago, Carnacki the Ghost Finder said:

Hmm ... this whole "Dark Side" optional add-on has certainly caused a kerfuffle.   Feels like they're pulling a bit of a Jedi Mind trick.  Now I want the other game but I would have to get the first game to get the other game.

 

CMON scoffs at the suggestion that exclusives aren't a better business plan for them.

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55 minutes ago, cmorse said:

 

CMON scoffs at the suggestion that exclusives aren't a better business plan for them.

I'd likely buy that exclusive as a stand along product - which means I'm not getting it either. 

I like exclusives when they're for a company or product I really like and was probably going to buy anyway   But it's rare exclusive that will get me to buy in for something else. Anecdotally, everyone I personally know is the same way.  I am aware that there are some people out there that buy in to break up, and part things out, hoping to cash in on the exclusives. 

Which means IMO, that they really end up being rewards for loyal customers or revenue enhancers for speculators, rather than truly driving up sales of the core product. 

Exclusives work better on the brick and mortar front, where a single manufacturer is offering essentially the same product through different retailers, and each retailer has a different exclusive to get you to buy from them.  Such as when the Star Trek reboot came to DVD, and I bought it from Target with the Target exclusive Enterprise as the DVD case.   I was going to buy the movie on DVD anyway, the exclusive just meant I bought it from Target, rather than Wal-Mart or Best Buy. 

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3 hours ago, Carnacki the Ghost Finder said:

Hey!  They added a pig!  Not the pig I was looking for, but still ...

Pigs? In Spaaace...?

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On 4/24/2018 at 5:11 PM, cmorse said:

 

CMON scoffs at the suggestion that exclusives aren't a better business plan for them.

They may be right.

I have absolutely no interest in playing this, but I am considering pledging just for the exclusives... 

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Looks like Andre the Giant and Baron Harkonnen had a lovechild in the grimdark

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On 4/23/2018 at 7:51 AM, Knight of the Dinner Table said:

and let me guess: in order to buy add-ons, you need a full pledge?

 

On 4/23/2018 at 11:07 AM, Smokestack said:

Exactly

 

 

Yeah... I'll take a pass on that.  There's a good handful of figures I'd buy but I'm not dropping $150 for a pile of crap on top of that. 

 

 

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I held out. The few miniatures I want aren't enough to overcome the ridiculous power armour that far too many of the survivors are wearing.

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I held out too.  But that doesn't mean I might not still do a late pledge.  I doubt it though.

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I ended up going for it. I wanted almost all the exclusives and dark side. The base game is probably getting sold off immediately when it arrives. 

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It turns out that the cousin I introduced to kickstarter through Bones 4 has backed this, so I'll be getting the few survivors I want through his pledge.

 

Many Yays for enablement of family members!

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I probably would've caved, because I do like the enhancements to the basic formula and setting. But a week of art workshops makes this whole mini gaming hobby budget thing look quaint! (Spoiler: it's very expensive)

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