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Tradewars - Homeworld: Nominations open for Top 20 Games of 2017

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Only 1 vote left before we hit 50!

Why is the 50 mark important??? Well my Boss said: "If you get 50 votes - that's pretty good!" That's at the beginning when some games did not have 700+ votes! :P

Anyhow it brings us closer to reaching the Top 25 in the Sci-Fi Category!

We're about 8 votes off the pace from reaching that goal...

Here is the link to the VOTING entry... Please take the time to give us a "Thumbs Up" if you want to help us:

Board Game Geek nomination entry

All it takes is a BGG Account and 1 second to CLICK on the vote icon (Green).

Toa Lewa
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Voted. Good luck, Quest. Toa

Voted. Good luck, Quest.

Toa Lewa

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Voted!

Voted!

questccg
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AWESOME: Over 50 votes!

Well we made the 50 "milestone" (which is fantastic)... Thank you for your votes/nominations! Although the pace of votes has slowed down a little, rest assured I am trying to attract more attention to our entry.

We have an "entire month" to try to get some more votes...

As it stands about 8 votes out of the Top 25 Sci-Fi category.

Well my boss is kind of right: aside from bragging rights, not much gained unless you are looking for some more "exposure". And that's exactly what we are looking for...

Makes people think twice and says: "Hmm... looks like an interesting game. And it's got over 50 votes. Worth a second look!"

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Well OLG has announced it...

In their most recent Tau Ceti Update (on Kickstarter), OLG has announced that they will be publishing "Tradewars - Homeworld". While that may seem like old news, not everyone is aware of it...

But there is an interesting scoop that Mike explained in that latest Update, we will be "Creating a Voting Contest - for the Exterra Logo" IF we reach the Top 50 Overall Category... This "Voting Contest" will allow the gamers to Vote on which of the "Exterra Logo" they prefer. The Logo with the MOST votes will be used in the game...

So we're giving back some control to the gamers and fans... There will be probably four (4) or five (5) logo choices - BUT this will ONLY happen if we reach the Top 50 Overall category.

In short we need about 100 votes in the month of December (ending on January 7 2017)...

We should be posting a comment on the nomination post to encourage would-be surfers to give us a Vote so that gamers and fans may be included in the creation of this custom game...

We are currently at 74 Nominations, we would need to DOUBLE that to about 150-200 votes to make it... I know it seems like a lot of Votes - but believe me, it is entirely possible to make it!!!

Thanks to all those BGDF members who have already nominated/voted for us!

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Thank you for the votes!

I'm pleased to part of another great project. Last year, TAU CETI ranked #9 among the Top 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2016! Additionally, it received awards in nine separate categories from 4X to Economic, and we hope to do it again this year with Tradewars - Homeworld.

Thank you for you votes, thus far and I ask only that you share with others so that we may receive additional votes. This game will serve as a focus of mine for 2017 and I anticipate giving it the same level of respect and attention that I gave to TAU CETI...with that, I expect to provide nothing but my very best.

Again thanks!

Cheers,
Joe

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In the short while, we jumped to over 100!

Announcing our new "Exterra Logo" Voting Contest, has amazingly DOUBLED our votes from about 50 to now over 100... This is fantastic news!

Obviously this is one GREAT step, closer to being in the Top 50 games.

But it's going to take about another 50+ ADDITIONAL votes to make it! We have more plans on enticing more votes and will be revealed soon.

We're really including gamers in the Logo's selection (via voting) and we will be including more too...

Thank you for all your votes!

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Yet another contest announced!

This time we will be holding a contest to win a FREE Copy of "Tradewars - Homeworld" if we can make it into the Top 50 (2nd Round of Votes)!

This exciting news has seen our number of votes jump by 20 additional votes!

To be real honest - it pleases us that people are encouraged by the various incentives we are offering... So kindly pass the word along to fellow gamer friends and family...

We still want to crack the Top 50 which is going to take about 30+ more votes...!

questccg
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More votes to announce

Currently we are just sitting with over 125+ nominations. While this increase has been great - we still need some more nominations...

Indeed this year is plentiful with a lot of other games and therefore the competition is pretty high.

Anyways again I'd like to thank all those designers who are making a difference and have already voted/nominated "Tradewars - Homeworld".

I'm not sure we will crack the Top 50... But we are not that far away. It will suck to be so close and miss the second round by just a few votes. No matter, this is not a litmus test at all. To have over 125+ votes is a good sign that our game is appealing...

So thanks again!

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Things are looking UP!

We're ALMOST at 145 votes (1 off that pace)... About 20 Votes/Nominations from reaching the Top 50!!! This is entirely DO-ABLE!!! LOL :D

I don't doubt that we will be "unable" to compete with games that have over 200+ votes/nominations - so I doubt that we will reach the Top 20.

Having said this - it's still a good showing for the game - IF we make it into the Top 50...! Top 50 would be great.

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Outstanding achievement!

Counted among the several hundred games for consideration is always a tribute to the design of a new title. On the cusp of the Top 50 Games is quite a testament and we're excited to have achieved it...thanks to you who voted! I know for Kris this has been a labor of love, and as for me, one who has been fortunate/blessed to work on many titles over the years as a developer (play-tester, editor, etc), I'm ecstatic of the opportunity to work on two games at the highest level!

Cheers,
Joe

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Currently made the goal of 150 Nominations

Well we MADE the goal of having 150 nominations. Which is GREAT... but ... at the same time that does NOT put us in the Top 50! That puts us CLOSE at position #59 - NINE (9) positions out of the Top 50 and about 20 VOTES...

We know that the HOLIDAY time will come around in about 1 week - and this could lead to some more votes especially people who want in on the two (2) incentives we are offering: A chance to WIN a FREE copy of the game and A chance to be a part of the design process by voting for your favorite LOGO.

Obviously these a small incentives - but hey just for CLICKING on a "Thumbs Up" you have a SAY in what happens with our game! That to me is pretty darn cool...

Cheers everybody - Happy Holidays and share our nomination with your Gamer Friends... Or do like Mike - use Tradewars - Homeworld as a GATEWAY game for people who don't really play many games. The "CORE" set has been played by 9 - 10 year olds who very much had FUN!!! This is part of our Father Geek approval and well if your kids can enjoy the game - I'm sure parents will too (And Parents also voted for making the game Father Geek Approved too!)

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Congratulations

I wish they would let me vote twice! I hope the game makes it into the top 50 but it has already done very well and you all should take great pride in that.

-Eamon

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Over the 150 Mark!

Well although it seems very doubtful that we reach over the 190+ mark which is what we would need IF we wanted to be in the Top 50 of 2017... Competition this year is abundant and there are a lot of interesting games out there in the 2017 list.

Well it could be possible to get some votes over the holidays - people browsing the BGG nominations and voting for games they like... etc.

But with about 40+ votes, it seems like "Tradewars - Homeworld" is "out-of-the-race" so to speak...

While we may get some extra votes during the holidays - I seriously doubt we be able to get 40+ votes to help us crack the Top 50 of 2017...

I'd like to add a deep and honest "Thank You!" to all those who voted for our game... It's not like we didn't get a decent count with over 150+ votes... Our game seems to have been well received.

Unfortunately there are many games with over 200+ votes which make it difficult to compete. But we did represent the TWHW brand - and this is a good start for what's to come next!

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

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Just under the 160 mark...

We're about 25 votes from making the Top 50 of 2017. What kinda bothers me is that we are VERY CLOSE... But missing the Top 50 by only a few votes is unfortunate, at least we can say that we came close to cracking the Top 50 this year.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

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One vote shy of 160 nominations

We're counting every vote! It doesn't matter if we don't reach the Top 50 ... each and every step we take to getting closer matters!

So one (1) additional vote to get us up to 160 nominations would be greatly appreciated...

Sorry if this thread has been "persistent" but it's what's allowed us to go from just under 50 votes to almost 200 votes (yeah - we're a bit far) But maybe! :)

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Voted!

Voted!

Solitare, custom dice, sci-fi, this looks great!

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Thanks Darth TTam - every vote counts!

Well it would be to ask the impossible: we need 40 votes to push us ABOVE 200 votes. While I doubt this will happen in 2017, it could be cool if it does! LOL

So we've got SEVEN (7) days left before the Top 50 Games are FINAL.

Well we've moved from 50 to over 150 votes - who thought that would happen, eh?!?! I guess then it's possible to score another 40+ votes in the next few days of January 2017!

Why not? Let's think the impossible! :)

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Got a couple extra votes...

But still far from the 200+ marker. About 25+ votes off the pace of reaching the Top 50 of 2017. But that's okay. I taped into another channel yesterday: a game reviewer who own his own game store (FLGS).

Since it worked so well in Florida, figured I'd try a local game store to my whereabouts and see if we could gain 25+ votes from a store...

We've seen it happen before - maybe it could happen again?!

Let's see...

Update: Made some corrections = not 40+ votes, 25+ votes!

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As usual ...

We keep chasing the 25+ votes, every time we get a couple new votes, so does everyone else! :P Sucks!!!

Since voting ends this Friday... I don't even have the time to visit a local game store and see if I can get people to vote... Since most stores are busiest during the weekend!

I tried to contact another FLGS to see if they could get me some votes - I received no reply. Technically he is a Game Reviewer - but he also owns and operates a store local to my area.

Well thanks to everyone who voted! It was nice to see us progress from a mere 50 votes to over 150+ votes!!! Yay. LOL

Cheers everyone!

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Great showing. Still a few

Great showing. Still a few days left!

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Last day - Last Call!!!

Well if you have not had the opportunity to help nominate us for the Top 50 of 2017, you still have a last chance to do so...

Nominations end tomorrow (7 January 2017).

Our 164 votes is a decent showing ... considering we did not really have 6 months to advertise our game on BGG any earlier. We're happy with the performance; even if we will not make the Top 50!

I'd like to take this opportunity to Thank everyone who voted and gave us their "thumbs up". Believe me there is still plenty of work to put into the game before our Kickstarter in May 2017.

Again Thank You!

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