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Kickstarter Notify Me Page…do we advertise it?

It has been months in the making but now finally our card game Trade Nation is on Kickstarter. Well, I mean the notify page is up so people can go there, click on the notify me button, and they will receive an email when the project goes live on Tuesday. Of course, this whole process brings a certain amount of trepidation. It has been interesting setting up the Preview page because it raises a number of questions about how you run a campaign. It’s great to be able to pick up the clicks before the actual campaign goes live, so as I said before people receive their notifications, but do you actually advertise the notify me page or do you wait until the actual campaign goes live? It is a bit of a conundrum. I have put out a Facebook advert pushing the notify page but have decided to wait on the rest of my advertising budget for when the page actually goes live. I really do not know if this is a mistake and I am very curious as to what the standard conversion rate is for notify me clic
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Updates and News - Trade Nation

The first proof copies of Trade Nation have arrived. It was exciting to open the box and see our first printed product. Although not our first game it is our first physical product, Dark Force Incursion, our solo game that was successfully Kickstarted earlier in the year, was a PDF product. Holding the freshly printed box was a very satisfying moment for a game we have a lot of faith in. It was something I will never forget. Trade Nation is a family game much in the mold of UNO or MONOPLOY DEAL and is designed with universal appeal. It has straightforward mechanics and a bold colourful appearance. The players compete to sell stock at the highest prices. The person with the highest score wins. It can be learned in five minutes and the 120 cards are stored in a rigid box which is portable and durable. Here is a shot of the new delivery showing a completed game. The next stage is to send it out to reviewers. This takes time. Close on the heals of this stage is setting up the

The Bones of KalKratha

We have just recently launched a new projected on Kickstarter called The Bones of KalKratha. This is our first Roleplay Kickstarter. I’m going to talk about how this fits into our business model that so far evolves around making our own games. I have always taken a great interest in Dungeon and Dragons. I played it from the age of ten although admittedly I took a long break while I traveled and my children were young. Through Dark Realm Maps, the forerunner to the company, I created maps for fantasy games and became embroiled in these fantasy worlds and it was not long before I started writing as well. Some of these went up on DMsguild and I realised a larger product was on the cards. So, I combined the maps and the writing to create my first roleplay based Kickstarter under my Dark Realm Roleplay banner a sister to Dark Realm Maps and DR Games. This is basically an expansion of the company model. The way we see things moving forward is to have some clear division between