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JohnnySmash
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Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Fri, 07 March 2014 10:19
Hello I love the game and have played a lot. I've purchased Small World 2 with the expansions as well as Ticket To Ride on both me and my girlfriends' Steam accounts. The one thing that's frustrating to me is that the entire "Royal Bonus" expansion is not available because I didn't pre-purchase the game during the short Kickstarter campaign. This is annoying because I would like to climb the rankings and possibly write a strategy article on BGG, but I can't even consistently play with all the races and powers.

Generally most KS campaigns I've seen either offer exclusive *physical* rewards (meaning you can easily get them on BGG later), or *aesthetic* rewards (doesn't affect gameplay), or *value-adding* rewards (like extra free packs of cards in a TCG or a reduced price, etc.) Adding an exclusive digital reward that affects gameplay is kind of lame because there is no way to ever get it again. So it's impossible to consistently play the full competitive game unless you happened to know about it during the one month time period that there was a Kickstarter campaign.

If anyone is aware of a way to sell me a Steam key of the expansion or the game including the expansion please let me know via forum message, or you can e-mail me at JohnnySmash@gmail.com. Take my money Days of Wonder!
      
DAC cazaron
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Sun, 09 March 2014 11:29
+1

It will probably end up being released later on in the game's life, but as of right now, it's sort of a special reward for those that knew and supported early.

All things considered, I'd love to have it, and they'll probably sell it later on.
      
JohnnySmash
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Sun, 09 March 2014 17:04
Yeah it'd be fine if it wasn't released for a while since I understand it's a special thing for backers, hopefully it will be released eventually though.
      
Siltaria
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Fri, 14 March 2014 03:02
+1

I am one of the 7,044 backers of Small World 2,so I got the Royal Bonus. But my pleasure of owning this doesn't come from others being denied to get it. On the contrary, since this adds variation to the game, I would like everyone to be able to get it. If I play with my friends, I have to invite every time if we want to include the Royal Bonus, since I'm the only one who has it.

How about letting the owners of the Royal Bonus being allowed to share it with their friends?
      
DAC cazaron
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Fri, 14 March 2014 05:18
Siltaria wrote on Fri, 14 March 2014 13:02


How about letting the owners of the Royal Bonus being allowed to share it with their friends?

It's the same as a board game. If you own it, you can play it with your friends, provided you create the game. They don't have to have it. You can play it with anyone, provided you invite them to your table. You can't 'share' a boardgame with your friends, and that's kind of what the DLC is.

I'd love to be able to have it, but I know it's just a matter of time. The developers are updating the game, maybe it will be included in 2.5 or even 3.0?
      
tpierce66
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Sun, 16 March 2014 16:49
I was part of the Kickstarter campaign (both times), but only donated at the Kobold level. Being a Mac user and not owning an iPad or Android device, I didn't see a reason to go higher. Now that the Mac version is unexpectedly available on Steam, I've lost out on that deal.

Do I feel cheated or the game is in some way lessened for me? Of course not. I know this will be available in time (what company would pass on the opportunity to make money?). I still have the physical Royal Bonus and playing that with family and friends will hold me over.

      
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Sun, 16 March 2014 19:23
tpierce66:

Almost the exact case as myself! I backed at at the 'Goblin' to get the 6 player map
(not that I expect to ever play 6 player: blame game collector OCD!
Plus: I honestly thought the 6 player map was a KS exclusive...)) Since the 6-player map wasn't a KS exclusive,
I can make a strong case the Royal bonus isn't "exclusive" either, based on wording...

As it stands? The 'Royal Bonus' -does- get the
"generous "boardgame-like" policy, where as long as the person who initiates a game owns an expansion, all players in that game get a chance to play with it; no risk of waiting for opponents with the same set of expansions you own!"

So that is something, and a fairly generous something all in all..
(Anyone looking to play online w/ Royal bonus: feel free to message me here or at BGG:
http://boardgamegeek.com/user/White+Elk )


It might have been nice if we KS backers had been offered the Mac version:
After all, the Pledge level did say:
" a digital download of Small World 2 on one platform of your choice"
but (shrug). At least we were able to get the Mac version during the 50% sale, nez pas?

After pitching $50-, another $6- to get a copy I could actually use seemed negligible.
And i have to admit: being able to choose map size vs AI in SmallWorld2 is pretty nice.
It's almost worth the full price simply as a tutorial:
To figure out how all those races are -supposed- to work!

tpierce:
Have you had any luck getting there the Mac LAN version to work?
I haven't, so far~> http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?th=29093&start=0
It should b a Given, according to the KS blurb:
" Small World 2 will now also support Pass'N Play, Local Play and a true Turn-by-Turn asynchronous online mode".


tpierce66 wrote on Sun, 16 March 2014 11:49

I was part of the Kickstarter campaign (both times), but only donated at the Kobold level. Being a Mac user and not owning an iPad or Android device, I didn't see a reason to go higher. Now that the Mac version is unexpectedly available on Steam, I've lost out on that deal.

Do I feel cheated or the game is in some way lessened for me? Of course not. I know this will be available in time (what company would pass on the opportunity to make money?). I still have the physical Royal Bonus and playing that with family and friends will hold me over.


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tpierce66
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Mon, 17 March 2014 05:28
Volstagg wrote on Sun, 16 March 2014 14:23

tpierce:
Have you had any luck getting there the Mac LAN version to work?
IIt should b a Given, according to the KS blurb:
" Small World 2 will now also support Pass'N Play, Local Play and a true Turn-by-Turn asynchronous online mode".


Sorry, Volstagg, I have not tried SM2 over a LAN yet. Unfortunately, I don't see that in my future either. Wish I could help you.

      
jepmn
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Mon, 17 March 2014 23:32
Posted a comment on the subject here:
http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?goto=299141#msg_299141
      
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Tue, 26 August 2014 22:14
I realize we're discussing Smallworld 2 here, the tablet/PC game, which I own and love. But I have also collected in it's entirety, every print expansion, etc. In my Smallworld Leaders token set, I was given the three races' leader coins from Royal Bonus, yet I don't have a token set to play them....

Does anyone know on this thread if that's a sign they will be printing physical sets for the actual board game. I am very much dying to close out my collection on Smallworld, and I cannot find much info on Royal Bonus...
      
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Wed, 27 August 2014 07:37
knumber3of3 wrote on Tue, 26 August 2014 13:14

I realize we're discussing Smallworld 2 here, the tablet/PC game, which I own and love. But I have also collected in it's entirety, every print expansion, etc. In my Smallworld Leaders token set, I was given the three races' leader coins from Royal Bonus, yet I don't have a token set to play them....

Does anyone know on this thread if that's a sign they will be printing physical sets for the actual board game. I am very much dying to close out my collection on Smallworld, and I cannot find much info on Royal Bonus...


Yes, the Royal Bonus was printed in physical form and backers who pledged for it should have already received their copies. I believe they will be selling other copies of the Royal Bonus as some point, but I'm not completely sure about that. I would have to look back at the kickstarter info.
      
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Wed, 27 August 2014 15:23
OK. Thank you!!!

1. That explains why there are physical leader coins for the 3 races I don't have.
2. It also explains why i cannot find copies on eBay, really, anywhere of the expansion in print.
3. Only concern is that there is no real guarantee they will do a print run of Royal Bonus, the coins may have just been printed for those that backed the kickstarter campaign.

Fingers crossed #3 isn't the case.

Really appreciate you bringing me up to speed...
      
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Wed, 27 August 2014 17:05
on topic: I would like to be able to purchase the Royal Bonus digitally also.

Off topic: @knumber3of3, be vigilant and watch the webshop of DoW. I did not back them up on Kickstarter. But it was available in the Euro Store a while back. (After it had not been available).

Maybe this doesn't get you anywhere, but check in now and then to see if they offer it. I did and it paid of.
      
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Wed, 27 August 2014 17:07
THANK YOU so much for the heads up. Will certainly do...
      
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Re:Can you please add a way for non-backers to buy the "Royal Bonus" expansion? Mon, 08 September 2014 15:09
@knumber3of3, this might be interesting for you.

http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2014/09/08/small-world-a-spider s-web-come-into-my-lair/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu m=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dowblog-en+%28Days+of+Won der+News+Center+%28en%29%29

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