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Boxes. Would you pay the difference?

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coco
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Hi!

(Please forgive my english)

As many of you are, I'm starting a self-publishing project.

And as many of you are, I'm investigating components, costs, minimum print runs...

Now I've got 2 options for the game box:

1. Use a VHS case plus an insert full colour sheet as the cover: Around $1.00, not a bad aspect, resistant, but poorer than a rigid box. Minimum print run = 10.

2. Use a full colour 'rigid telescoping box': around 5.00 $. Very good looking. Bright colours. Not as resistant as plastic, but definitelly more elegant. Minimum print run = 500. (100 for $9.00 each). This may require a P500 project or something, because of the large print run.

So the difference is around $4.00 plus a preorder system.

Suppose you want this game. Would you pay the difference?

Thank you.

Dralius
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What do i get?

Can you give us some idea what comes in the box?

For me It is a matter of scale, if what im getting is a deck of cards and 2d6 then the extra $4 is a big markup. On the other hand if I’m get allot more it would be less of an issue.

One other note: I did my original version of Cannon in a VHR box which kept the price down, was compact and produced a game that traveled well. Even with all these features the box put many people off.

Don't forget most people will expect a price break for preordering.

coco
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I forgot

Dralius wrote:
Can you give us some idea what comes in the box?

Yes, Dralius. I forgot to mention that.

- Around 100 full colour squared cards (this is another battle I'm in).
- 6 cool methacrylate figures (like meeples)
- around 20 methacrylate cubes or cylinders.
- 4 methacrylate squares
- 2 rule sheets
- Superb artwork. I've found an incredible illustrator for this game.

(I love methacrylate. It's cheaper than wood for small runs an it has a great look).

The game will only be sold by web. It is a very compact game, to cut down shipping costs. Around $10.00 to US.

VHS case version: around $16.00 plus shipping
Rigid box version: around $20.00 P500 plus shipping (25$ or more for those not using the P500 system)

Thank you.

MatthewF
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coco wrote:(I love

coco wrote:
(I love methacrylate. It's cheaper than wood for small runs an it has a great look).

(For those in the US unfamiliar with the term -- like me, as I had to look it up -- methacrylate is the plastic marketed here for a long time as Lucite.)

Dralius
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Maybe more

Based on your description similar games go for $30 or more in the US.

coco
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similar games

Dralius wrote:
Based on your description similar games go for $30 or more in the US.

Yes. That's what I've calculated. $20.00 plus $10.00 shipping = $30.00

coco
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similar games

Dralius wrote:
Based on your description similar games go for $30 or more in the US.

Yes. That's what I've calculated. $20.00 plus $10.00 shipping = $30.00

InvisibleJon
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I vote for rigid box...

coco wrote:
VHS case version: around $16.00 plus shipping
Rigid box version: around $20.00 P500 plus shipping (25$ or more for those not using the P500 system)
The rigid box sounds worth it to me. Besides, if you eventually go with commercial distribution, you'll do better with the one that is not a VHS case.

Katherine
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Coco, Is this the same game a

Coco,

Is this the same game a publisher is reviewing or a different game? Wouldn't you be better off waiting if it is the same game?

coco
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different

shazzaz wrote:
Coco,

Is this the same game a publisher is reviewing or a different game? Wouldn't you be better off waiting if it is the same game?

Hi, Shazzaz. It is a different game. Thank you for asking. :-)

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