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Turn Frequency and Pricing
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Alamaze out the gate was 6 dollars per turn I believe. There was also a set-up cost (with free turns included). Back then initially the turn around time was like 6 weeks or somethingSmile Second Cycle was released and it was $7.50 or so- These were also played via mail then so there was an actual cost to produce the turns and whatnot.

MEPBM is still going and they released a new variant as well. I believe they have a customer base due to the association with Tolkien and people pay more because of that "playing in the world of Middle Earth" aspect the game has.
-It's fair to say that MEPBM borrowed A LOT from this game...

Legends is a massive game and I think the "next gen" kinda first MMORPG type of game and a completely different animal than this game imo. I think it's a per order fee or something.

The thing to keep in mind is these games were designed decades ago
and so the costs associated with playing the games were in line with the work put into designing them. No doubt they were also labors of love. Over time, theoretically, they pay themselves off and then make more and more profit... they're no longer state of the art though.

Six dollars in 1987 was a lot of money! Today it's a lot less money but is it worth six bucks per turn now? I'm going to subscribe and play regardless but it might be a tough sell to a "modern" gamer in regards to what they're willing to pay to play. Subscription is the way to go, or maybe a pay per game fee, as turn based fees I personally think killed PBM/PBEM (along with technology...)

Note that another stumbling block (with games currently) is people like to win stuff. MTG, you get rare cards and foil cards and crap. You open cards then years later you have $$$ sitting there type of deal. MMORPG's award you levels and rare loot and rare adventures and on and on... people gravitate to that concept in hoardes.

That's why I suggested you look for the old school gamers/grognards type of game players. Alamaze on its own is a great game! I'm unsure how you sell it to a "modern" gamer though.
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Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Ry Vor - 02-28-2013, 08:48 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord Diamond - 02-28-2013, 09:13 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 02-28-2013, 10:14 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord Diamond - 02-28-2013, 10:23 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Gamejunkie - 02-28-2013, 10:37 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Ry Vor - 02-28-2013, 10:47 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Gamejunkie - 02-28-2013, 11:07 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Ry Vor - 03-01-2013, 12:35 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lucky Tiger - 02-28-2013, 11:46 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by DuPont - 03-01-2013, 01:00 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 03-01-2013, 06:15 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Ry Vor - 03-01-2013, 11:22 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 03-01-2013, 02:23 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by wfrankenhoff - 03-03-2013, 06:19 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Flashman - 03-10-2013, 09:48 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lucky Tiger - 03-04-2013, 05:42 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord Diamond - 03-04-2013, 09:44 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Sancus - 03-04-2013, 10:00 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 03-05-2013, 03:47 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord Diamond - 03-05-2013, 02:14 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lucky Tiger - 03-05-2013, 03:50 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 03-06-2013, 06:25 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord Diamond - 03-06-2013, 09:33 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 03-06-2013, 11:04 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Ry Vor - 03-08-2013, 02:52 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by DuPont - 03-08-2013, 03:26 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lucky Tiger - 03-08-2013, 04:44 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord Diamond - 03-08-2013, 07:15 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lucky Tiger - 03-08-2013, 08:04 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord1 - 03-08-2013, 08:50 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 03-08-2013, 09:06 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Ry Vor - 03-08-2013, 10:14 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 03-09-2013, 05:40 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Hile Troy - 03-10-2013, 01:01 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord Thanatos - 03-10-2013, 09:05 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord1 - 03-10-2013, 09:23 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by unclemike - 03-21-2013, 08:58 AM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Kalrex - 03-21-2013, 03:40 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Lord Diamond - 03-21-2013, 03:47 PM
RE: Turn Frequency and Pricing - by Hawk_ - 03-21-2013, 10:04 PM

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