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Darksbane

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FYI.

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All I can say is wow! Would hate to be the first person to want to buy one when they have sold out.

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There are photos of people getting between 5~8 copies of the game, and a report of one person purchasing 25 copies. While I was nowhere near Gencon to be able to pick up a copy, I'm disappointed that FFG seems to have prioritized a "sold out" headline instead of its fans.

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those 25 will show up on ebay for 200 bucks each or something :)

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FYI, posted originally on BGG.

Hi All,

Chris from Gen Con here. I wanted to pipe in and give you all some concrete information and facts.

- FFG expedited pallets of the game from LA to arrive at the show. The primary shipment is enroute to FFG still.
- We brought more copies of this game than any game we've ever brought to Gen Con (except for X-Wing, which we have here at the same show).
- We did not, mistakenly, place a limit on these. It should be said that FFG has never (in our recollection) placed limits on Gen Con sales.
- Rumors of hoarding are greatly overstated. A few people bought 6-8 copies (about 5 people is my information). Most of the people buying 3-4 copies were simply doing so for a friend in order for the friend to avoid the huge line. There was NOT a 25-copy sale.
- Half the copies were sold from 9am to 10am when the "VIG" gamers are let into the hall. Per Gen Con rules, we have to be open for business for this crowd (who pay for this priviledge). So, in fact, the game sold out on 70 minutes, not 10.
- We are overnighting loaner copies, so that anyone who registered for the Icebreaker tournament (and was unable to buy a game) will have game materials.
- We are looking at options to get more copies driven in from afar (but we cannot promise that we'll be successful).

We are, of course, very sorry for the gamers whom wanted a copy, and came early, and that did not get copies. Fortunately the game will be broadly available in 4 weeks or so.

This does not imply that we did not make a mistake here, but I think the facts should assist in curbing the speculation.

Best Wishes,

Christian T Petersen
CEO
FFG


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...4 weeks or so...
It's a long long time... :unsure:

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Eesh, 4 weeks is a lot longer than I expected.

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Finally manage to grab hold of a copy of Netrunner at GenCon, and it was the last 8 copies left.

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Will you have time for Netrunner and learning AGOT Ixamos? I think you should send it to me in the UK whilst building more AGOT decks ;)

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Will you have time for Netrunner and learning AGOT Ixamos? I think you should send it to me in the UK whilst building more AGOT decks ;)


Hehehe ... I wish i was in UK, then we can meet-up and have some crazy Netrunner session. I will definitely have time for both games :)

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The line was insane. Judging by the position they had netrunner in, they expected it to be hot. Kinda disappointed in myself for not picking up X-Wing as well. The registers went down as soon as the line formed though. Eventually they walked around asking for people paying in cash. Thank god I was.