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Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:35 pm
by hentzau
Hey Lordnine! Played the game at OctoCon to great success! One of the players was lamenting that he didn’t hear about it, I told him there was another Kickstarter coming, but since we’re practically family members here thought I would ask if you have any spare copies laying around for friends of friends.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:01 am
by AWS260
Lordnine wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:12 pm
Officially announced today!

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Fantastic!

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:45 pm
by Montag
Will you have an option for getting the original game as well?

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:57 pm
by Lordnine
Yes.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:00 pm
by AWS260
What is the pledge tier for getting a copy bound in Blackhawk's chest hair and autographed with hepcat's tears?

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:35 pm
by Blackhawk
AWS260 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:00 pm
What is the pledge tier for getting a copy bound in Blackhawk's chest hair and autographed with hepcat's tears?
35 cents.

Cash.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:23 pm
by Zarathud
No refunds, which is where hepcat's tears come from.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 12:17 am
by Bad Demographic
In Raptor Escalation (the 1st scenario), the special rules state "Your park receives visitors at the beginning of each Open Season up to half (round up) of your max
hotel capacity." Does this mean no bonus visitors? I've been playing it with no bonus visitors but I'd like to be sure.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:23 am
by Lordnine
Correct. Almost all of the solo scenarios break the rules of the game in one way or another.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 pm
by coopasonic


Second Printing and Expansion up on KS now.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:52 pm
by AWS260
And funded already!

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:10 pm
by hentzau
In for the upgrade.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:31 pm
by hepcat
AWS260 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:00 pm
What is the pledge tier for getting a copy bound in Blackhawk's chest hair and autographed with hepcat's tears?
I've reported you to HR. Unfortunately, they're backlogged thanks to JeffV. But sometime in 2038, you are in for a severe talking to!

DinoGenics board game

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:54 pm
by Zarathud
Just meet hepcat at GenCon to play board games. Tears come free, or at most the cost of a Margarita l.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:30 am
by MonkeyFinger
In for the expansion! And of course, the upgrade. 8-)

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:22 am
by gbasden
I’m hoping for some clarification- does the expansion include the 1st edition update, or do I need to add $10 to include that with the expansion?

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:40 pm
by Lordnine
The upgrade kit is extra but you can wait to do anything with this until the pledge manager opens up.

The new new rulebook is pretty hefty, quite expensive to offer as a separate item, and doesn't fit in the Controlled Chaos box, which is why its a full separate item. Some people have flipped out about this fact which is making me a little sad since I offered it in the first place as a nice gesture. I'm certainly not making any money from the upgrade kit. :(

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:52 pm
by AWS260
It's a fantastic gesture, and I'm looking forward to the upgrade kit! Don't let some internet grumps who don't understand the cost of goods make you sad.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:10 pm
by Blackhawk
More backers than the first. Congrats!

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:09 am
by Lordnine
Thanks. It's exciting but also very overwhelming. I haven't really had a break in 4 days.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:20 am
by EzeKieL
I'm already super happy that your KS doesn't end on the 30th or 31st or something.
Those kickstarters really annoy me.

Backed for the base game + expansion!

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:20 am
by EzeKieL
Lordnine wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:09 am
Thanks. It's exciting but also very overwhelming. I haven't really had a break in 4 days.
Aside from this game, are you working on other games as well?

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:11 pm
by Lordnine
Yep. My next game has been in development for a while although it’s still pretty early on. It started public testing about two months ago. It will probably be a year or so before it is ready to go though. Definitely taking my time on it since it doesn’t have the theme recognition that a dinosaur park game does. :)

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:54 pm
by Blackhawk
Ah, but it will have the name recognition that the dinosaur park game gave you!

Speaking of which, I'm in. I hate spending the money just before GenCon (as it actually represents a good chunk of the money I put aside for the con), but I don't want to miss the opportunity, either.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:04 pm
by AWS260
Lordnine wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Yep. My next game has been in development for a while although it’s still pretty early on. It started public testing about two months ago. It will probably be a year or so before it is ready to go though. Definitely taking my time on it since it doesn’t have the theme recognition that a dinosaur park game does. :)
If you're going to build on Dinogenics' brand recognition, you'll need to come up with a similar name. Like Rhinogenics, about breeding a race of rhinoceros super-mutants.

Or Wino-genics, about cultivating the perfect box of Franzia.

Or O'Brien-o-genics, about the descendants of Star Trek's Miles O'Brien.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:11 pm
by Lordnine
AWS260 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Lordnine wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Yep. My next game has been in development for a while although it’s still pretty early on. It started public testing about two months ago. It will probably be a year or so before it is ready to go though. Definitely taking my time on it since it doesn’t have the theme recognition that a dinosaur park game does. :)

Or Wino-genics, about cultivating the perfect box of Franzia.
I went somewhere completely different with that name....

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:51 am
by Lordnine

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:17 pm
by Blackhawk
I'm already in. And I reiterate: This game is severely lacking in prehistoric octopods!

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:47 pm
by hentzau
Congrats on another successful Kickstarter, Lordnine!

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:47 pm
by Lordnine
Thanks! I am super thrilled with how this campaign went.

Also, are the prehistoric Ammonites not octopod enough like? :D

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:13 am
by hentzau
Hey LordNine...question about the Black Market card. It states you may draw 3 new DNA cards for the market before you buy. Does this mean we can continue to replace cards, or only draw cards until you fill up the market? We played it as the former, but wanted to get the official word on it.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 am
by Lordnine
You can add up to three cards, thus pushing any cards currently on the market into the bone yard. Also, don't forget that the discount stacks with the 3rd space on the market!

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:57 am
by hentzau
Lordnine wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 am
You can add up to three cards, thus pushing any cards currently on the market into the bone yard. Also, don't forget that the discount stacks with the 3rd space on the market!
Right, exactly why I played it to grab a cheap ankylosaur.

I'm going to assume the intention is to manipulate the market and then buy, not "push a dinosaur to the -2 slot, buy, push another to the -2 slot, buy..."

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:56 pm
by Lordnine
Correct. All cards have to be added in one go before any purchases are made. This can however be useful if there is say a bronto in the #1 slot you want, only add two cards to push it to the #3 spot.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:15 pm
by gbasden
I have to say I'm super sad that the deluxe box didn't make it in as a purchasable option. I totally get the economic realities, but I hate carrying around multiple boxes when I go somewhere to game and making sure all the right pieces go into the right box at the end.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:19 pm
by Blackhawk
Hopefully we can get what Hostage Negotiator did: have the final expansion come, by default, in a box designed to hold the whole shebang (actually, HN did that with the next-to-last expansion, but same idea.)

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:44 pm
by Lordnine
The large box was shockingly expensive to manufacture and the number of people interested, while not an insignificant number, was still only about half what would have been required to produce them and not lose money on it. DinoGenics is sold far below standard manufacturing markup practices which means I have to be very careful about items produced.

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:02 pm
by gbasden
Lordnine wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:44 pm
The large box was shockingly expensive to manufacture and the number of people interested, while not an insignificant number, was still only about half what would have been required to produce them and not lose money on it. DinoGenics is sold far below standard manufacturing markup practices which means I have to be very careful about items produced.
Oh, I totally get it - I just (selfishly) wish more people had expressed interest because *I* want it!

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:31 am
by coopasonic
I was never going to get this played, so I put my copy on the BGG.CON virtual flea market and it sold for asking price in 8 minutes. Apparently I wasn't asking enough ($40 for the record).

Re: DinoGenics board game

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:47 pm
by Lordnine
coopasonic wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:31 am
I was never going to get this played, so I put my copy on the BGG.CON virtual flea market and it sold for asking price in 8 minutes. Apparently I wasn't asking enough ($40 for the record).
I mean, it regularly sells for about $100 on the 2nd hand market so you gave it away. :lol:

The pre-order store is up and running now by the way. Pre-order DinoGenics and Controlled Chaos.