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GitfaceryGames
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Hi, guys.

I came up with another fantastic idea last night, but I think it might be getting up there in cost. Approximately how much would 300 color cards, 5 cloth (I could also do plastic sheets) playmats, a rulebook, ten 10-sided dice, 100 of those little counter stones, and a box set me back?

metzgerism
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Playtesting :)

If you have some equipment lying around, you can playtest soon:

If you have a paper cutter, you can make 300 cards for:
- The cost of 300 penny sleeves ($3.00)
- The cost of 30 sheets of paper (like $0.30?)
- The cost of 30 sheets of card stock, preferably 67 or 110lb and colored (around $1.00)
If you have scissors, you'll need a few more sheets of paper and card stock.

5 playmats will run you about $0.20 if you do them on 8.5x11 cardstock.
A rulebook should run you $0.01 per page.
Ten 10-sided dice will likely cost $5.00 at your FLGS.
100 counters will run you about $1.00 - go to your bank and ask for two rolls of pennies.

If you need a way to craft it, google "Inkscape" and you have some great free software to work with.
And of course if you want to craft it from hand, you might want some colored pencils, which will likely run you about $3.50 - otherwise you can print and it's whatever the cost of ink will be for you.

So probably $15 plus quite a bit of elbow grease, and you'll have a working prototype that you can playtest :) Ta da!

GitfaceryGames
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I'm not worried about the

I'm not worried about the prototype. I can do that with things that I have around the house. I'm talking about production.

truekid games
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then you would also need to

then you would also need to know how many complete units you plan on making, because economy of volume would change estimates by A LOT. However, you shouldn't worry about production until you have a 100% functional game...

GitfaceryGames
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And, in doing so, force

And, in doing so, force myself into something that isn't economically feasible? No.

hulken
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Just go to the gamecrafter or

Just go to the gamecrafter or superior pod and check. They can suply you with al you ask. If you want to order larger cuantityes then if will get much cheaper per game to produce but teh initial invenstment will be much bigger. Du to the size of the printrun. I would say 2000 games would run you 10000 - 15000 dollars to produce, depending on the factory and quality.

truekid games
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Making a game functional

Making a game functional doesn't "force you" into anything. It sounds like you're putting the cart before the horse.

hulken
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I agree... You should

I agree...

You should first make shore youre game is 100% working... No point in producing a broken game, there is enough of them out there already...

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