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Upset That You Missed The Kickstarter For Our CIA Card Game? Pre-Order Now

from the don't-wait-too-long dept

Earlier this week our Kickstarter campaign for our adaptation of the recently declassified CIA training game, called CIA: Collect It All ended, closing out with over 500% of our target goal. Even so, we know that many people missed out on the campaign who now want to order the game as well (trust me, we've gotten your emails!). So, as we continue to get the game ready, we're now opening up a pre-order system using Celery for others to purchase the game, to be included in our list of backers when we ship out the game later this year. You can now pre-order the game right here for the next month or so until we start manufacturing the cards.

CIA: Collect It All on Kickstarter


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    NoahVail (profile), 25 May 2018 @ 12:35pm

    Wait

    "This is it — the last day of the campaign! If you haven't yet backed our project to revamp and produce the CIA's declassified training game, today's your last chance"

    Was that a real last chance or a James Clapper® last chance?

    Also, when was manufacturing originally scheduled to begin?
    Is it being delayed to collect more orders?

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 25 May 2018 @ 1:01pm

      Re: Wait

      We received so many requests to get in on the campaign after it ended that we opened up this other method to accept more orders until manufacturing starts.

      Also, when was manufacturing originally scheduled to begin?

      Nothing in the schedule has changed. We still are doing lots of design changes, filling in missing cards, playtesting, and the like, as explained in our campaign update. Manufacturing won't begin until later this summer. The project was always set up to deliver in November, and nothing in our schedule has changed. We're just opening up another avenue for pre-orders since we received so many requests.

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        NoahVail (profile), 25 May 2018 @ 8:21pm

        Re: Re: Wait

        Thank you for setting me straight. Carry on.

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          Anonymous Coward, 26 May 2018 @ 3:16am

          Re: Re: Re: Wait

          "Was that a real last chance or a James Clapper® last chance?"

          It was always stated that they planned to take additional orders after the Kickstarter campaign ended. Leigh Beadon may not have been aware of that.

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 May 2018 @ 1:46pm

    Hey "THAD": you accused "Blue" of doing the "Last Chance" spam,

    but NOW what do you say? Is "Blue" doing this too?

    You simply don't know Masnick the way I do. One CANNOT out-parody him. The few times his flailing meets with any success, he repeats endlessly. He got a little popular for advocating piracy 20 years ago, and he's STILL doing so despite "sharing" being declared illegal in every major case! He'll be pushing this CIA card game from now on, even LONG after he's dead!

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      Anonymous Coward, 25 May 2018 @ 5:32pm

      Re: Hey "THAD": you accused "Blue" of doing the "Last Chance" spam,

      Masnick, an idiot, being the greedy two-faced huckster he has always been, is doing this by popular request, the same as all those inferior intellects so eager to please the "masses" that they must lose all sense of themselves to court them. As You Know, Masnick must do those things, for he is an inferior thing what cannot "DO". He continues like the idiot he is to continue to write the same thing over and over again, completely oblivious to the fact that he is not to "Convince".

      Blue, an intellectual, I don't know him, and he sounds like a pleasant, marvelous fellow who is quite handsome and devilishly clever, as well as always right, and in fact, it sounds like he gave out those last chances entirely out of the kindness of his heart, his regal magnanimity and generosity, serving his own self-interest, his sense of purpose in creating a better world. This can Only be accomplished by performing the same action until the World is Ready for him, and it is evidence of his Fortutide and Devotion that he continues to do so.

      U+002F U+0073

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      Anonymous Coward, 25 May 2018 @ 6:26pm

      Even the sun shines on a dogs ass once in a while.

      Well with copyright going like it is, yes he will very much legally be able to sell this long long after he’s dead. What a devastatingly accute critique of “ownership culture.”

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      Anonymous Coward, 25 May 2018 @ 6:39pm

      Re:

      He'll be pushing this CIA card game from now on, even LONG after he's dead!

      Well... yeah. Copyright means that his corpse will hold onto it for seventy years after he passes. Which your heroes of copyright ensured, so nice going there.

      Alternatively you could put it in the public domain... except that you're deathly allergic to the idea someone, somewhere might get something for "free".

      You're just missing every fucking pitch, aren't you blue boy?

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        Anonymous Coward, 25 May 2018 @ 8:07pm

        Re: Re:

        "You simply don't know Masnick the way I do. ... He'll be pushing this CIA card game from now on, even LONG after he's dead!"

        Probably not. There are other FOIA'd public domain CIA board games, such as KINGPIN: the Hunt for El Chapo which is arguably a much better game than this one (at least in its original heavily redacted form)

        It would be very surprising, especially after the huge success of this Collect It All card game, that KINGPIN (or one of the other FOIA'd CIA games) is not next in line.

        And here's another prediction: the surplus games printed up will be offered for sale a few weeks after orders ship out and that will be the final FINAL FINAL ** FINAL ** chance to get it.

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          Anonymous Coward, 25 May 2018 @ 9:43pm

          Re: Re: Re:

          For someone who mocked Mike for apparently not having any clue how to make money from content for years and years, it's amusing how out and out *angry* you appear to be that he's now making money by selling a product people want.

          Funny, that.

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            Anonymous Coward, 26 May 2018 @ 3:30am

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            One thing I learned a long time ago, is that whenever dealing with salesmen, never take tham at their word, especially when it comes to the word "FINAL."

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