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Old 04-24-2019, 01:59 AM   #1261
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So the top 40 products are 30 munchkin products, three ogre, two zombie dice, super kitty bug slap, conspiracy theory, triplanetary, illuminati, and gurps basic. Of which, only munchkin, zombie dice, and GURPS appear to be ongoing, the rest are new releases. I guess none of that really surprises me, but sorta depressing.
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:59 AM   #1262
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Have I missed something? I can't find the survey as of this posting.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:10 AM   #1263
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Have I missed something? I can't find the survey as of this posting.
I think our coordination between the two events (report post, BackerKit live) may have been off by about 24 to 36 hours. Last I heard, Darryll was starting the smoke test yesterday and moving to the full release after that. I'll check with him.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:22 AM   #1264
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I'm just glad Gurps is still in existence. Considering the work a Gurps book takes to make them at the quality we've been spoiled on, doesn't make them too viable for the "subscription environment" currently in hobby gaming.

I'm hoping Gurps can stay in (or grow from) a financial place that allows it to keep going.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:23 AM   #1265
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I think our coordination between the two events (report post, BackerKit live) may have been off by about 24 to 36 hours. Last I heard, Darryll was starting the smoke test yesterday and moving to the full release after that. I'll check with him.
Thanks very much.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:03 AM   #1266
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Nothing really surprising in the report this year. I'm glad to see TFT doing so well and I think it will continue into the future doing well. I'm excited for the partnership with Frog God Games and for the upcoming KS projects. I'll be backing them and my group is enjoying playing the game.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:46 AM   #1267
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So the top 40 products are 30 munchkin products, three ogre, two zombie dice, super kitty bug slap, conspiracy theory, triplanetary, illuminati, and gurps basic. Of which, only munchkin, zombie dice, and GURPS appear to be ongoing, the rest are new releases. I guess none of that really surprises me, but sorta depressing.
I know. I always sigh a little when I look at their top products lists, since the Steve Jackson games I play are pretty much, "Everything except Munchkin." But, hey, if Munchkin keeps the lights on so that all of the other games can get published....
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:13 AM   #1268
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That was a good read. I oof'd a bit when I saw Ogre 6th (the core box) drop off the list, and Triplanetary / Conspiracy Theory make the top half...but was happy to see Illuminati at 21st, especially with how late in the year it released.

I'm not oof-ing because I dislike any of those games (I own three and after getting to play it at Fnordcon kick myself for missing the fourth), but because I can make a guess at the size of print runs from the KS numbers. Admittedly, I'm curious how close the Playmats came to making the list, either individually or in aggregate. Those seem to be on fire right now.

Encouraging was that it sounds like the (fnord) Phil's been putting himself through has bore some fruit other than sleep deprivation and frayed nerves; the report makes it sound like the company's keel is steadier than this time last year.

It also makes it sound like the glut-powered bubble is fit to burst. I don't know how I feel about that; one one hand, the bubble bursting means it's going to be way more difficult for freelancers to find work and for aspiring designers' passion projects to become reality, which has brought me some really wonderful games the last few years...while on the other it'll be some much-needed relief for the professionals (not said to demean freelancers and the aspiring, but to draw the distinction between "This is what I do after work" and "This is what I do for work") whose livelihoods depend on making games, selling games, and keeping stock moving: publishers, distributors, and FLGS owners alike.

Since this is a text-based medium, you'll just have to imagine me raising a glass as I say: "To 2019 and beyond"!
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:27 AM   #1269
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I'm glad to see TFT doing so well and I think it will continue into the future doing well.
I'm glad in that I expect it will be easy to crib TFT adventures for GURPS use.
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:43 PM   #1270
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I guess that the only thing I can add after reading the report is that I am thankful that you guys are still in business. I have said it before: the level of transparency is unprecedented. Highly appreciated.

Keep up the good work guys!
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