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Funded.

Also sounds like, which I thought would be the case last week, they're going to use the pledge manager to asses popularity of items for a reprint. Probably have some system for people to add to a watchlist that indicates they'd be interested in buying. Also would be surprised to see monolith do the reprint in conjunction with this new KSer and have everything deliver at once. if that's the case makes a lot more sense as why they didn't want to split shipping.
   
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Barely managed to snag one of the King pledges that someone dropped! Woot!

 Monkeysloth wrote:
Funded.

Also sounds like, which I thought would be the case last week, they're going to use the pledge manager to asses popularity of items for a reprint. Probably have some system for people to add to a watchlist that indicates they'd be interested in buying. Also would be surprised to see monolith do the reprint in conjunction with this new KSer and have everything deliver at once. if that's the case makes a lot more sense as why they didn't want to split shipping.


It could be unclear wording, but someone asked if the expansion boxes would be available in the PM with Matt saying they will have some. So it sounds like beyond just a future reprint they do have some undefined (probably very limited) quantity of the previous Kickstarter add-ons sitting around in the warehouses as well.
   
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They will be selling left over stock in the PM but update 24, post funding, said:


Very soon we’ll make some announcements regarding our re-print plans for some of the older hard-to-get material. We’ll also reveal what we plan to do with the pledge manager and remaining stock. It may just be that these two elements are related.


   
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Central Cimmeria

I really hope we can get some reprints. I'd buy a couple boxes that's for sure.
   
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So new update talking a bit about reprints. They're going to send a survey out via a kser update and then do a mini campaign for about a week. Then combine that reprint campaign's PM with the Conquerer PM and deliver both at the same time.
   
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makes sense (and hopefully will capture the enthusiasm too)

the expansions are certainly not available over here for anything like a price i'd pay

hopefully they can tell us what the shipping costs associated with each will be too since they know how big and heavy they are, as otherwise I could see people changing their minds when presented with the bill since shipping has gone up so much since 2015

 
   
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So their second campaign will be using Gameon which is what they're pledge manager is going to be.
   
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So if they do reprint more stuff is anything worth getting? For the actual Conan game rather than just the minis? Are there new scenarios etc?
   
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Sword Brethren –

Even though we are ecstatic with the rejuvenation of the Conan game, we realise that there were some backers old and new, that were disappointed by what was NOT on offer during the last campaign.

To diligently gauge that interest and not totally pull demand figures from thin air we are offering YOU -the chance to let US know what YOU want! Use the linked survey to tell us what you, 100% guarantee you would pledge for, IF itwere available in a crowdfunding campaign.

Survey participation is OPEN to all – new and old alike, no previous backing of a Monolith Conan Kickstarter campaign required.

Pledge prices are as balanced and as fair as we can stretch to at this time, and they reflect our smaller anticipated production numbers and an increase in our production costs.

The survey will run for two weeks, so enter your email address, check those boxes and hit send.

A verification email will ping into your mailbox, for your reference and contains a link if you want to go back and makes some changes to your selection.

So tell us – we are listening.

https://forms.zohopublic.eu/monolitheditionbg/form/AmIinterested/publicrecord/zMOjEzuYn25fosRYJY6uMjdEUS3it-oVRXgQDDAXTqA

And after I have filled out my survey? What’s next?

Once we have locked down the survey and crunched the numbers, then we intend to launch a crowdfunding campaign on the GameOn crowdfunding platform.

This campaign will feature those items from the 2015 product range that we are confident on reprinting at this moment. Once that reprint campaign has closed, we will combine it and the Conan the Conqueror campaign into a single pledgemanager, saving on shipping and fulfilment costs. We will keep you up to speed with regular updates.

Oh and if that item you are looking for didn’t make the cut into the reprint campaign – don’t worry too much – it’s more than likely in the original 2015 stock available in the Pledge manager

Team Monolith



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there's a problem with the above link, in that i'm seeing the email address & selections of somebody else as are a number of others on the comments

so maybe hold off for a while for them to read about the issue and try and fix it

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Sword brethren

Due to the machinations of Thulsa Doom – our initial survey data entry process was problematic, and as a consequence that we deeply regret, we need to ask you to re-enter your selection in the survey, now that we have fixed the bug/gremlin/securityissues.

The data set we received appears to be pretty corrupted and we want to ensure we make the best and most informed call that we can when it comes to the reprint –

The upshot, this data re-entry is ONLY required if you input your data between the launch and today at 10.30am GMT. If you filled out your survey during this time period, kindly resubmit.

Once again, our apologies and we entreat you to make your selection, cast your vote and open your castle doors and roar to the four winds – that everyone needs to fill the reprint survey out.

Team Monolith

Tell us again - https://emails.kickstarter.com/mps2/c/GgE/6TYCAA/t.2zy/oGBLaqKiQGGyyuFq0vUxow/h5/VlQa3BHJsblAboHTcvTP3NY8vICVr8mBXXP9xoVUGuU6mQhVkrzqRNLxNtxBYDrbf2i-2BE3HBC421EQSMWStRqdbDCIdwIEvNAQheH4mG8BNSJc2mUaangCA-2FqZZtQWg-2Fpky25y-2F1cHxrVT-2Bk5EVW6fPdlgtDEYR-2FjcmK97DejTQ-3D/G5IO



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and this time the survey link takes me (and everybody else) to a dead 'no permission to access this page' site

I can feel the money draining away as people get bored of trying and loose faith in Monolith being able to deliver if they can't even do this right

I hope i'm wrong, but I suspect i'm right

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deano2099 wrote:
So if they do reprint more stuff is anything worth getting? For the actual Conan game rather than just the minis? Are there new scenarios etc?
king pledge conversion and campaign book is great. I like the crossbow men as they are used a bit as well. Everything other addon is 1 off scenarios except expansions.
   
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Ya. This whole survey shouldn't be this hard. Looks like it's just a simple google form and someone forgot to set it to public instead of locking it to monolith emails/accounts.
   
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Sword brethren - Lets try this once more -

https://forms.zohopublic.eu/monolitheditionbg/form/ConanreprintcampaignMail/formperma/Yyw4Nt_nz8QU6V03qe7rWfSSFNo2OEBs9CungDhu_SE

Our apologies - functional - tested and now fully operational - Here is the reprint survey link -

Team Monolith -


3rd time lucky it seems, I've tried it and it works

 
   
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I didn't have any issues with it either time I used it. Must've hit it in between glitches, lol.
   
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It worked for me the first time as well. Second I had the permission error like everyone else. Third time it also worked.
   
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Over on Facebook Matt John is saying they're going to be either delaying the PM or leaving it open for a very long time (probably both) as they realize now is a very bad time to be asking for money when there are a lot of people unsure what the next month or two holds economically.

Also there doesn't sound like there will be any reprints as the numbers they're getting isn't anywhere enough to justify it for any item.
   
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A shame, but worth them asking again when things get back to normal

 
   
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It makes one wonder how much stock they actually have in hubs and if the flubbing of the "would you buy this" form launch twice adversly affected them in any significant way.

I knew getting to around 1,000-1,200 (minimum is 1,500) orders for a lot of things would be hard but I'm surprised that the most popular items haven't hit near that which makes me think they're a lot more sitting around then we're expecting.

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 Monkeysloth wrote:
Over on Facebook Matt John is saying they're going to be either delaying the PM or leaving it open for a very long time (probably both) as they realize now is a very bad time to be asking for money when there are a lot of people unsure what the next month or two holds economically.


Wise move. I've stopped backing plastic injection KS, with the coronavirus epidemic in China, and China's numbers not being trustworthy. Even in normal times, "Everything is fine until it isn't". KS creators often fly to China to make sure the plastics pass their QA, and you know that's not going to happen for quite awhile with nearly every province in China reporting infections. Last I heard, which admittedly was weeks ago, was that only essential factories were allowed to reopen, and local governments had a backlog of factories that wanted to open, I'm not clear about factory re-infections and immobility of workers returning to factories, nor Chinese businesses themselves able to withstand China's economic problems. I've read that most small and medium Chinese companies only have enough cash for one to two months, and that was back in February.

I'm not going to get into another argument with someone who thinks the way *they* paint is the *only* way to paint, am I?? 
   
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 Monkeysloth wrote:
It makes one wonder how much stock they actually have in hubs and if the flubbing of the "would you buy this" form launch twice adversly affected them in any significant way.

I new getting to around 1,000-1,200 (minimum is 1,500) orders for a lot of things would be hard but I'm surprised that the most popular items haven't hit near that which makes me think they're a lot more sitting around then we're expecting.


I remember seeing someone ask in the Backer questions what would happen if an item didn't get the numbers needed for a reprint, and iirc Monolith responded that if an item wasn't able to get enough commitment for reprinting then there would likely be enough stock in the hub to cover demand.

Whether that was a lie to keep backers from throwing a fit, them estimating a much higher demand for most expansions, or the truth I have no idea.

It's possible that they were forced to run a very large print of the expansions initial with the plan to take them to market, but backed off once the core game had low sales.

The low demand on the survey has likely also been massively influenced by the current uncertainty given they just asked this month and current events have been building since late last year.
   
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ced1106 wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
Over on Facebook Matt John is saying they're going to be either delaying the PM or leaving it open for a very long time (probably both) as they realize now is a very bad time to be asking for money when there are a lot of people unsure what the next month or two holds economically.


Wise move. I've stopped backing plastic injection KS, with the coronavirus epidemic in China, and China's numbers not being trustworthy. Even in normal times, "Everything is fine until it isn't". KS creators often fly to China to make sure the plastics pass their QA, and you know that's not going to happen for quite awhile with nearly every province in China reporting infections. Last I heard, which admittedly was weeks ago, was that only essential factories were allowed to reopen, and local governments had a backlog of factories that wanted to open, I'm not clear about factory re-infections and immobility of workers returning to factories, nor Chinese businesses themselves able to withstand China's economic problems. I've read that most small and medium Chinese companies only have enough cash for one to two months, and that was back in February.


I suspect a lot will be making medical supplies too if able instead of other orders.

Jack Flask wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
It makes one wonder how much stock they actually have in hubs and if the flubbing of the "would you buy this" form launch twice adversly affected them in any significant way.

I new getting to around 1,000-1,200 (minimum is 1,500) orders for a lot of things would be hard but I'm surprised that the most popular items haven't hit near that which makes me think they're a lot more sitting around then we're expecting.


I remember seeing someone ask in the Backer questions what would happen if an item didn't get the numbers needed for a reprint, and iirc Monolith responded that if an item wasn't able to get enough commitment for reprinting then there would likely be enough stock in the hub to cover demand.

Whether that was a lie to keep backers from throwing a fit, them estimating a much higher demand for most expansions, or the truth I have no idea.

It's possible that they were forced to run a very large print of the expansions initial with the plan to take them to market, but backed off once the core game had low sales.

The low demand on the survey has likely also been massively influenced by the current uncertainty given they just asked this month and current events have been building since late last year.



The survey was open for a week or two before things really hit Europe so I'm inclined to think it's mostly reserve amounts as I figure the majority of people would have filled out the survey in the first week.
   
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Pledge Manager is opening the 14th of May.

Also all Stretch Goals will be opt out if you don't want them (which is how it should have been in the first place but they were looking for a PM that would allow them to do that).

This is a list of what they'll have of existing stock


This is what will be reprinted:
Giant Wolves

Black Ones

The Dragon

Paolo Parente Box

Brom Box

Xavier Colette Box

Kushite Witch Hunters

Adventure Scenery Pack

10 doors Pack

Counterbases.

Yogah of Yag (confirmed on facebook).


Expansions are planned for reprinting, with new single player scenarios added, in the next KSer.
   
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Cool. Hopefully I can get a set of Black Dragons, but what I really want that I missed last time is the Dragon, Yogah and the Black Ones. So, I'm pretty good on that.

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Does anyone know if there is a late pledge for this?
   
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 Original Timmy wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a late pledge for this?


I don't recall for certain, but I'd be surprised if they didn't offer a late pledge. Though for some reason I think that will open up after the backers have time to select from existing stock.
   
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 Sacredroach wrote:
Cool. Hopefully I can get a set of Black Dragons, but what I really want that I missed last time is the Dragon, Yogah and the Black Ones. So, I'm pretty good on that.


Same. They did say that if things that aren't in the reprint sell out they'll reconsider adding them to the reprint as the number of people that actually responded to the survey seams to be around 20% of the actual backers so I'm sure there will be a lot more demand for somethings then the numbers show.
   
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Stuck in the snow.

Well this pledge manager has been a gakshow of epic proportions. Too bad nobody expected this.

The shipping prices seem to be complete nonsense with some people in Europe reporting 147€ shipping quotes for just the new expansion.

Also all of the limited items have been oversold compared to the quantities Monolith listed. So who knows how they plan to resolve that...

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Central Cimmeria

Well, they opened up the pledge manager a bit ago. Promptly crashed. No sabertooth tiger or crossbow men for me. The super low quantities in NA sold out nearly instantly.

Maybe I'll get lucky in the future? Pretty tired of the song and dance trying to get ahold of this game to a level that I want.

I did get some Black Ones, so I'm pretty happy about that.
   
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I too played the game and failed including not being able to add any of the new expansions they are going to be printing which should have been unlimited

(well except for the updated rule book)

I really hope they haven't oversold some of the limited stuff but looking at some of the numbers I suspect they have

 
   
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I actually managed to get in the first 5 min and get the few things in the non-reprint list I wanted (black dragons).

I suspect they'll announce more things added to the reprint list in a day or two as a small fraction of backers actually filled out the reprint survey.
   
 
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