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This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:41:38 AM »
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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 01:50:44 PM »
Interesting review and game mechanics to factor in the terrain and the weather.

How much does the game cost?

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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 02:57:41 PM »
Brant:

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It's the paragraph just under the Date track.

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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 03:01:49 PM »
^Sloppy :P
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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 03:02:45 PM »
Interesting review and game mechanics to factor in the terrain and the weather.

How much does the game cost?

I think I paid $38 for it off of Walmart.com.

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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2017, 03:05:53 PM »
Surprising they're stocking Compass products.
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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2017, 03:08:16 PM »
I was looking at 'The Captain Is Dead,' so I wasn't looking for wargames. I searched as an afterthought and was surprised to find Wally.com sells wargames...well, though a secondary seller, but still.

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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2017, 03:11:32 PM »
It's interesting what you can find on different sites.
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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2017, 03:39:52 PM »
Surprising they're stocking Compass products.

They used to sell my novel, too. Still might for all I know! (...for varying values of the term "sell". ;) I don't think anyone has ever bought one from them, and they don't stock the things.)
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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 04:10:31 PM »
I just checked Walmart.com and it looks like Noble Knight Games is one of the resellers so that accounts for at least some of the wargames.

One of the other resellers has OGRE 6th Ed. for $52 US:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ogre-Sixth-Edition-An-exciting-fast-playing-war-game-for-two-players-By-Steve-Jackson-Games/728253797
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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2017, 04:15:23 PM »
^ Yeesh. It's only $35 now on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jackson-Games-1315SJG-Edition/dp/B01LXKJ4T8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508019279&sr=8-1&keywords=ogre+6th+edition

I grabbed it for $27 earlier, so the price varies.

I think Compass's site has War in the Wind for $57 or so.

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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2017, 04:19:10 PM »
Yep. MSRP is $57. Funny how you never have to really pay full MSRP though, with pretty much any company.
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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2017, 07:53:20 PM »
As a publisher, I can tell how that works. Manufacture's Suggested Retail Price basically sets a variable for how much the retailer can keep from the products they sell. I set my book at $25 which is a typical price for a hardcover epic fantasy with a dust jacket, but Amazon only has to pay my distributor half that for any sale. Out of the $12.50, my distributor pays shipping cost (which is better for bulk naturally to Amazon for stock, assuming Amazon orders to keep stock -- they don't always do that but they want the option), sales taxes as appropriate, and their own cut for profit (from which they then pay various other taxes related to businesses). I get $6.50, if I recall correctly (it might be $8, I don't recall exactly. I don't get enough sales to remember. ;) ) From that I pay my own income taxes as appropriate. If someone else had written the book, or if I had a staff, I'd pay a certain percentage from that $6.50, after taxes, as royalties to the author, etc. Amazon gets permission to charge up to $25 per book, and so they can keep up to $12.50, but they can discount up to 49% and still make some kind of profit on it.
GROGS OF CRISIS -- a four-player mp of GMT's boardgame Time of Crisis, set in the decades before Diocletian.

Me vs Barth -- DC1: Blitz

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 07:54:03 PM »
Meanwhile, back on topic: I love the Thousand Mile War, and I'm glad to see a decent system gaming it!  O0
GROGS OF CRISIS -- a four-player mp of GMT's boardgame Time of Crisis, set in the decades before Diocletian.

Me vs Barth -- DC1: Blitz

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: This Weekend's Review: Compass Games' War in the Wind
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2017, 07:55:55 PM »
It's VERY decent. Very easy to get in to. As I said in the review, though, I'd buy it with an eye on playing it solo rather than two-player. You can do the latter, but the system is very much conducive to solitaire play.