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I know they had a lot of non KS products that were considered a hit, I wonder more how the Hong Kong situation will impact them.
   
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A lot?

What are they?
   
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Greece

seem to have less than what they announced they would have a couple of years back when they stated in their con they intent to be more publisher friendly some I know they published are not in their catafalque, so maybe out of print?
https://cmon.com/products
   
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Full report is here

https://cmon-files.s3.amazonaws.com/pdf/cmon_file/file/453/191114_q3_announcemt_e.pdf

They were in a worse position after Q3 last year and turned it around and these figures don't include the $3.4 million for Zombicide 2nd edition which was Q4. Also their webstore was down for a good portion of the summer and there were teething problems with the Asmodee distribution agreement that delayed several retail releases. They did sell off a lot of stock cheap to Miniature Market. during the same period.

Also ASOIAF is getting a 1.5 update although it's not yet clear if that means a new rulebook or just pdf updates but it's described as a major update.

https://asoiaf.cmon.com/news/visions-in-the-flames-attachments-and-units-in-update-1-5
https://www.cmon.com/news/visions-in-the-flames-mechanics-in-update-1-5

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Zombicide2nd Edition PM is live. I must be getting accustomed to CMON shipping when $50 popped up I thought “that’s not as bad as I expected” and it is within the $30 - $54 quoted.
   
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Are we meant to receive notification that it's up?

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Are we meant to receive notification that it's up?


I got an email, they may be sending them in batches.

   
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Update on the Time Vault,

PM is taking a lot longer than expected trying to get all the old KS stuff sorted as to no. available, weight, dimensions & locations theyre at in the US & China etc
(not exactly a surprise)

going to take a couple more weeks (I read this as maybe after Xmas?)

 
   
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 DaveC wrote:
Zombicide2nd Edition PM is live. I must be getting accustomed to CMON shipping when $50 popped up I thought “that’s not as bad as I expected” and it is within the $30 - $54 quoted.


Glad I pledged $1, then. $30 to CA.

Miniatures look great, but MM's BF sale started, and you can get two CMON expansions for less than $30. Round 3 around Thanksgiving, so I hear...

Assume I wrote, "Yeah, good luck with that" at the end of my post.  
   
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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Update on the Time Vault,

PM is taking a lot longer than expected trying to get all the old KS stuff sorted as to no. available, weight, dimensions & locations theyre at in the US & China etc
(not exactly a surprise)

going to take a couple more weeks (I read this as maybe after Xmas?)


This is for the best honestly. I don't think CMoN thought there would be the demand for this and not spending the time to get it right will just make it an absolute mess on launch.
   
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Well they fixed the pledge manager so the password reset thing actually works. Was able to log in and get everything sorted. Only +$11 over my pledge due to shipping.

And my TMNT stuff just arrived. Bebop and Rocksteady are huge.

   
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Night of the living dead previews have started
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Night of the Living Dead preview

https://cmon.com/news/melding-undead-classics-together

Spoiler:


the zombies (or, more appropriately, ghouls) have also been reworked to fit a more Night of the Living Dead feel. Zombicide players will recognize the Walkers and Fatties from previous games, however, they will now have to deal with new threats in the form of Breakers and Ghoul Relatives. Yes, Runners and Abominations have been removed from the game! But players shouldn’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. Breakers can, as the name suggests, break through the barricades that the survivors have created. What was once thought a safe haven will no longer be once a Breaker ghoul has its way. Meanwhile, Ghoul Relatives represent characters that the survivors had once known in life. Their appearance will cause mental anguish to the survivors. It’s not easy to have to shoot someone you’ve known and loved. The addition of these two new ghouls will pose different, and arguably more dangerous, types of threats. Using old tactics will not be feasible in these new games. Forget what you know about Zombicide’s main antagonists.

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"For anyone that isn't familiar with the classic 1968 film directed by the late George Romero, Night of the Living Dead never uses the word "zombie," referring to the shuffling, virus-infected living dead as "ghouls" (which is more appropriate, given their hunger for human flesh). The association with zombies largely came from the sequel, Dawn of the Dead (1978), which used "zombie" in place of "ghoul" and which was distributed internationally under the title Zombi"

"Perhaps Romero changed the name because he discovered the word "zombie" in the interim. Ghouls were quite popular across the western world for centuries, or at least since Grimm's fairy tales. But zombies are from Haitian voodoo, and were largely unknown to the public at the time. Of course, everybody's heard of them today, but that's because of the movies.

"(Before zombies) Ghouls (derived, as you point out, from the Arabic ghūl, mostly through the 1,001 Nights and William Beckford's oriental fantasy Vathek) were defined almost exclusively by their association with the dead and their consumption of the same"

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/6ntim5/how_did_the_ghouls_from_night_of_the_living_dead/



EDIT CMON blurb : https://cmon.com/news/melding-undead-classics-together

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Assume I wrote, "Yeah, good luck with that" at the end of my post.  
   
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Looks like the trowel has been upgraded??

Backerkit pics : https://www.backerkit.com/call_to_action/1699/landing

And here's her NotLD website! (: http://www.ghoulnextdoor.com/




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Barbara, evidently, must be the name of my wallet.


Spoiler:


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Assume I wrote, "Yeah, good luck with that" at the end of my post.  
   
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Do you keep watch on the impending doom? Only 24 hours to go.

This Kickstarter will be shorter than usual, with all the promos and exclusive content revealed and added to the pledge from the very start.

No additional Stretch Goals or Optional Buys. We will see you tomorrow, 3 pm EST!

 
   
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Not particularly interested in this. I am curious to see if they've kept any of the odd elements from the movie though, like the zombies' photosensitivity or the fact that they used weapons.

   
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Talk about a cash grab...



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How, exactly, is it a cash grab?

It's based in an IP that's older than most gamers in the market. It might be older than your Dad. It's based on the Zombicide IP, but there are enough rules changes (no Runners, no Abominations) that it might as well be another dice-chucking zombie-killing game. The game has some compatible mechanics, but nobody's complained that Zombicide was missing Breakers and Relatives, so I don't see beyond FOMO why they should have this game. I'm not even sure you can incorporate Breakers and Relatives into mainstream Zombicide. The former assumes you're playing with barriers, and the latter requires you to flip over your Survivor card to its weaker side, and only Night has barriers and weaker Survivor versions.

Also, CMON releases revised versions of their games, anyway. If any mechanics in Night are worth porting over to the main game, you'll see it in a future standalone expansion -- which you're still under no obligation to buy.

If I were making a "cash grab" from Zombicide, it would be to make a standalone expansion of Black Plague, given how much money Green Horde received. It wouldn't be with a licensed IP that required the game through development hell to create. CMON's reputation of milking its successful franchises is definitely true, but cut them some slack for offering less popular games, like Wacky Races, The Grizzled, and now Night of the Living Dead.

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