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Warden
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Hey everybody,

I have a historically themed 2-6 player cooperative board game with a simple deck-building mechanic. It takes an hour to play. The players are the apostles of the early Christian church, and play through scenarios that cover the first 150 years of church history. You do not need to know anything about the church to play, and atheists, agnostics, Jews, Catholics, and Protestants have all enjoyed it. I am looking for a publisher who might be willing to consider it despite the religious overtones. Does anyone have any suggestions? All of the electronic files about the game are at:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jq1a77omnhfajk1/AACEXxVMppiHj-m6up-ChFNka

Thanks in advance for any feedback or suggestions you might have!

Respectfully,
Warden

nazcagames
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Chime in

Based on your description, the first publisher that came to mind was Academy Games. They have made many high quality historically themed games. I don't know what their submission policy is though.

I'll chime in again if I think of other publishers.

-Emerson

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I saw this game being demoed at Geekway (kinda hard to miss it...), but didn't get the chance to play it as I was mostly demoing my own game!

Quick thought - are you planning on bringing Commissioned to any publisher speed dating events? They are happening at GenCon and BGG.con.

You'd have a chance to pitch to maybe 20 companies in a short time, and might get some valuable feedback in the process.

Warden
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I brought it to Origins, but

I brought it to Origins, but will not be able to get to GenCon. Can you think of any specific publishers I could approach?

The Chaz
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Let's see... Before BGG.con last year, we compiled a list and researched all the publishers that were scheduled to participate in the Speed Dating events.

We looked at all sorts of things, including product line, charitable contributions, PR, etc.

Our game has a theme rooted in the story of Solomon's construction of the temple, so it was important to us to know how this would sit. (Ultimately, we left the motivation for the game somewhat nebulous, but Ophir is pretty easy to google...)

Honestly, it would be a safe bet to cross off almost every active publisher that was in attendance. The main exception would be Victory Point Games. That would definitely be your best bet.

Good luck!

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nazcagames wrote:Based on

nazcagames wrote:
Based on your description, the first publisher that came to mind was Academy Games. They have made many high quality historically themed games. I don't know what their submission policy is though.

I'll chime in again if I think of other publishers.

-Emerson

http://academygames.com/contact-us/submission-guidlines

Warden
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Thanks for the point out on

Thanks for the point out on Victory Point Games. I will definitely touch base with them!

Warden
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I agree with both of you.

I agree with both of you. Academy Games is definitely the best fit. They are also very nice people. I met them at Origins. Unfortunately, their production queue was filled for the next year. The good news is they said I could talk to them next year. It's good to have a backup plan!

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