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Just wanted to let you all know that my historical time travel game, Portals and Prophets, is LIVE on Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andrewharmon/portals-and-prophets-t...

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Pledged $39 for a copy of the game

I gave my pledge for the game... But you seem off to a very slow start! :(

People we need to HELP to get this nice game FUNDED! Share with your fellow gamers and people who enjoy playing a light Euro like "Ticket to Ride"!!!

Many thanks...

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Thanks Quest! Yeah, I wish I

Thanks Quest!

Yeah, I wish I was better at marketing. :-)

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Harmon89,

I gladly supported your campaign, I was looking forward to it! Your video presentation was good also, it really makes me want to play the game! I like history as a theme, and the portal/time travel aspect seems like it will be very fun, I know that we are looking forward to it. Hopefully the backers pick up!

-Austin Rice

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Thank you so much Austin!

Thank you so much Austin!

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harmon89 wrote:
Yeah, I wish I was better at marketing. :-)

I've given you the opportunity to talk about the game as compared to a gateway game or a light eurogame like "Ticket To Ride" (TTR). Feel free to respond as to my accuracy when looking at the game in a comparison manner.

Also feel free to respond to my comment, to give other people an idea about the game and what is compares to...

Cheers.

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questccg wrote:
harmon89 wrote:
Yeah, I wish I was better at marketing. :-)

I've given you the opportunity to talk about the game as compared to a gateway game or a light eurogame like "Ticket To Ride" (TTR). Feel free to respond as to my accuracy when looking at the game in a comparison manner.

Also feel free to respond to my comment, to give other people an idea about the game and what is compares to...

Cheers.

Thanks for commenting on my Kickstarter page! I actually think Ticket to Ride is the best comparison. It's probably just slightly heavier than that game (at least the original Ticket to Ride game).

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Over 50 backers!

Well you've reached over 50 backers... That's good - but I wish it had come quicker! I'm worried that your KS will only get about $6,000 - $7,500 in overall funding... By my estimates HALF of your goal.

We'll stay positive and watch how the game's funding progresses.

Cheers!

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Well, I'm not giving up yet!

Well, I'm not giving up yet! :-)

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Yes, it does appear that it is off to a slow start, but there is definitely progress! And that's good- stay positive :) It's never over until it is over. That being said, you will need to do more to increase your awareness to increase your chances of success. Perhaps post a flyer or announcement at any local game/hobby stores in your area? Also, try any local gaming groups or game cafes. Even if only one or two people back the project, that is more than before!

Best of Luck

-Austin

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Thanks for the encouragement

Thanks for the encouragement and suggestions. I'll be going to Pentacon in Fort Wayne this weekend. Hopefully I'll get to demo the game there and pick up some more positive buzz. :-)

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Print up business cards!

harmon89 wrote:
...I'll be going to Pentacon in Fort Wayne this weekend. Hopefully I'll get to demo the game there and pick up some more positive buzz. :-)

What you need to do is PRINT up 100 or so business cards with a QR-Code linking to your KS page. In addition to the name of your game, you as the designer and put the QR-Code corner or on the backside.

Take some time to get that done (perhaps printed locally). I know you say "marketing is not your thing", well you'll need business cards - if you want to get people to VISIT your page when they get home. Believe me: if they kinda like the game, they will take a 2nd look.

And the KS page looks great... You might get some backers!

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Print up business cards

I agree with quest, business cards are a good idea. Yes, have your game there, that will be the initial draw. If anyone is interested, give them your card with information leading to your kickstarter page, facebook, etc. You do have a good page, good videos, and good reviews. If anyone is "on the edge", then your page should put them over the top with their decision to back the project.

Austin

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Thanks for the

Thanks for the recommendations guys. :-) Yes, I'll be sure to bring business cards to the con.

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Good luck at the con!

Hey Andrew!
I would say get in front of as many people as you can! Your enthusiasm will definitely help to get people "over the hump"! I think you've done a great job so far and I really hope you make it! I want to see more from you in the future. :)
Joe

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2/3rds of the way there!

Just want to update everyone on the status of the campaign.

We currently are at 67% and have just one third left to reach our goal! If we can just keep getting the word out, I think we can make it!

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A "real nice" tweet!

harmon89 wrote:
...We currently are at 67% and have just one third left to reach our goal!

Way to go! Another BGDF Designer getting "Real Street Cred - in the World"!

harmon89 wrote:
If we can just keep getting the word out, I think we can make it!

I asked Mike from Outer Limit Games (OLG) to take a look... He tweeted about your game to over 8,000 of his followers! A sincere gesture of "Good Will" and wanting your Kickstarter (KS) be a success...

Hopefully that may drive some traffic your way! Cheers.

Note: Besides we should be hitting some of those Stretch Goals too! (Wink-Wink) LOL

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Thanks Quest!

Quest, thanks for your involvement in the campaign and helping out in so many ways.

Wow! Thanks for reaching out to Mike, and I'm honored that he would be interested enough in the game to tweet about it to his many followers! :-) That is so great of him

Yeah, definitely hope we can comfortably pass our funding goal and maybe unlock one or two stretch goals as well.

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Congrats

Congrats on the campaign. It looks great and it seems to be picking up steam. We just backed! Good luck!

Ali & Britt

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