Sunday, August 14, 2005

End of the pre-order

After a wonderful two and a half weeks, I am closing the Polaris pre-orders effective tomorrow (Sunday) at noon (so, if you still want to order one, you've got a brief shot at it right now.) The pre-orders have wonderfully exceeded my expectations, totally 54 books and totally covering my entire production expense for the first run (printing, editing, and layout).

In fact, since I've already sold half of my first run, I'm also printing a second (non numbered, non inscribed) edition of 100 copies, titled the Up Above the World edition. The fact that I had to do this is astounding to me.

I am certain that I will sell out the remaining 54 copies rather quickly -- if not all at GenCon, then shortly thereafter on my Finnish book tour or the first few IPR orders. In short, if you want a numbered edition, order it right now, 'cause I can't make any other promises.

You guys have made me very happy. Thanks a ton.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A game is a gift. If Polaris is half as good as it looks, I'm very happy to put my coin in the tip jar to say thanks.

6:05 AM  
Blogger kesher said...

You deserve the success, Ben; you've written a beautiful and unique game.


11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's rocking good news, Ben! Congrats!

6:38 AM  
Blogger John Harper said...

I'm with Mark. You've done something wonderful. We're just saying thank you.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I just got my copy of Polaris and it looks really good. I just skimmed it, and I'm impressed. Art, layout, style, it's all there.

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got mine today! Hooray hooray! Will read it after I've finished the reviews I owe people.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that Gencon is over, are there any copies left? I note that is offering pre-orders, but doesn't say which printing.


7:53 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Hi, anonymous guy!

The IPR stuff is actually the second printing, which is the All Men Are Brothers edition. I'm not sure why they're calling it a pre-order. Maybe because the books haven't arrived yet?


11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! I will go ahead and order one!

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will order one, then. Thanks!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've placed my order via PayPal (it's the one going to New Brunswick, Canada). Looking forward to it, as we're wrapping up a Primetime Adventures season and looking for something new.

8:49 PM  

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