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MarqHusker

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #140 on: September 22, 2019, 09:27:52 PM »
so how do you handle the shipping, and what's your typical fulfillment process like (time to get it out door)?

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #141 on: September 22, 2019, 09:38:58 PM »
I have flat shipping rates, which I take a minor loss on, but it's fine and I'm looking for cheaper options.

It's taking me some time to create teams for orders thus far, but once a team is created, it can be produced immediately any time it's ordered after that.  These large orders are taking awhile to fulfill and send out, but future orders will have more and more repeated teams and will out quicker and quicker.


Right now, I estimate new orders getting out in 3-4 weeks.  Your order would be sooner than that.
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« Reply #142 on: September 22, 2019, 11:04:49 PM »
Thanks OAM.   Always fascinating to me how small business sorts out these tasks. 

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #143 on: September 23, 2019, 12:20:59 AM »
On the FB page, I specified orders would be created as they came in, which I'm sticking to.  I could have made more of the smaller orders more quickly, but I'm sticking to what I posted.


I'm not pleased with how long it's taking initially, but it's a time investment that will pay off in the future.  The customer that places an order a month from now will get their order faster than those who already made an order (by wait time, not by date, lol).  The customer that places an order 2 months from now will get their order faster than the one 1 month from now.  And so on.


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« Reply #144 on: September 23, 2019, 01:23:53 AM »
Actually I can tell you you're 4th in line, so to speak.  After I finish up this big order I've been working on this weekend, you're 4th, and all of the orders before yours are 4 teams each, so none of them will take very long at all.

These orders of 14+ teams are a killer, but good for business and the more teams I make now, the more quickly orders can get out going forward.
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« Reply #145 on: September 27, 2019, 07:03:38 PM »
Good Job, 'fro.  you slimy booger eating lizard (in remembrance of Mr.Hoople's name for you).
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« Reply #146 on: October 07, 2019, 08:12:15 PM »
Merry Christmas to me.  I arrived back home and saw my package.  I look forward to playing this week.

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« Reply #147 on: October 07, 2019, 08:26:16 PM »
Sorry it took so long - trying to keep it at 3 weeks, with the swell of orders we got right off the bat.  Got a lot of repeats, looking forward, so that will help expedite things.  Just staying busy.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #148 on: October 07, 2019, 08:47:38 PM »
Dont worry about it. Im an insider,  aren't I. Believe me, I've plenty to do in this new house to organize.

Edit: First impression.  I will laminate all of the full size  8x11 cards and reference cards, otherwise I'll work them over in the first month.

Cool dice and tokens.   Nice contrast on the chains (funny how it is Tennessee orange (w black)).  I know there's cost, but that is the only game piece that could be improved upon (I will laminate these).

I'll save my full review of the game on the Board Game Post on the other page not the board.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #149 on: October 08, 2019, 12:14:27 PM »
You might want to cut/glue to consolidate the special teams charts before laminating.  You can see it on the "Whoa Nellie Intro Video" on the site or youtube channel at 4:13.  A long, 1-page front-and-back chart.



I also laminated the game field itself.  As for the first down chain markers, there's not really anything out there I can use.  I can darken the orange or whatever, but hell, the right-sized paperclip could work for that job.  


Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #150 on: October 09, 2019, 01:51:59 AM »
I posted my first game review over on the Whoa Nellie page on this board for those interested.  Fun game play.

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« Reply #151 on: October 09, 2019, 02:16:54 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to 1 - order, 2 - play, and 3 - review the game!


Some responses:
1 - funny you should mention OU being down and running the ball:  just today I was contemplating this and thinking of a fix.  I'll make a 2nd half "blowout" chart included in each game.  I can email it to everyone who's already received the game.
2 - you should get the field laminated...I don't laminate it before sending because it has to be folded to mail it out.  I got mine matte laminated for $3.00
3 - I'd be in debt to you if you organized the rule book - totally when/if you can, on your timeline.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #152 on: October 20, 2019, 12:46:16 AM »
I have to share this - it's cool/amazing/makes me proud:

While creating '94 Colorado, we were able to find a page that had every scoring play for the Buffs that year - 46 in all. Then we looked and noticed the yardages and wondered how many of them are possible playing Whoa Nellie College Football.
Well, all but 9 of the 46 scoring plays could play out with the normal plays in the game. That's not all. The first 8 longer TD plays could be produced by the game using the Whoa Nellie card - as in they were the only extra-long scoring plays occurring within a half of play. The last long TD of the season, the 9th long TD play, could not be re-created in the game, as it was the 2nd long TD of that half.
You could literally re-create 1994 Colorado's first 45 scores of the season (correct player and yardage). The only one you couldn't happened with 35 seconds left in their final regular season game. We're okay with that and are proud of this revelation.
Yes, this is a sample size of one team in one season, but it's pretty amazing nonetheless. It was a random team - we didn't seek it out because it was unique or make the game look good. Just a fortuitous discovery....thought it was worth a share.



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« Reply #153 on: October 20, 2019, 02:40:43 PM »
Oops, there was 1 other TD you couldn't re-create with my game, so that's 44 out of 46.  Still pretty cool. (garbage-time TD pass from backup QB to some guy wayyyy down the depth chart).
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