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Topic: College Football Board game update

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847badgerfan

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2017, 10:43:10 AM »
As far as the regular store, I glanced through Purdue offerings and there's lots of good stuff on there.  Do all purchases made on there give the site a nice kick back?  
It would help us out a lot if people purchased through the site.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2017, 11:19:27 AM »
I've given up on this site selling anything and I'm about to pull plug on store side and do strictly adverts. It costs about $200 A month to run it, but it's pretty damn solid after all the server moves, no?  

I'm about to do a hostile takeover of a diesel site, which is another passion. The owners are a conglomerate that has all kinds of nasty scripts and they dont care as lomg as they make a dime, and if someone talks badly about a product advertised on their site they ban them... eff that... ive got several sponsors who will sell on that site and will likely cover the entire server stack I lease.... which is all I really want, but it would be nice if the entire enterprise funded where else we want to take this idea. 

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2017, 11:21:26 AM »
But yes... sales here go directly to the site.  We own the store too, every penny goes to supporting our habit here. 

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2017, 11:21:46 AM »
Maybe give the store a bit more of a chance.

The holiday season is upon us and people buy stuff.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2017, 11:27:37 AM »
yeah- you're right... it doesn't cost me anything to run, now, and you wouldn't believe how well it does on google search- bringing people here... so.... yeah, you're right.  

if you look at the bottom of the page and see all the guests that come through here?  likely 70% are from the store, and the rest through the publisher (that is no longer linked through main page here, but just turns too many good google results to shut off). 

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2017, 04:08:31 PM »
If this game becomes a reality with a production line and what-not, put it all over this site, provide a steep discount for members, etc.  Let it benefit the site as much as possible, for sure.

As it is, one person using his color printer at home, we're slow-going.  :13:

Just printed out all of the national champion QB cards from Robbie Bosco ('84) to Deshaun Watson ('16), plus Jerry Tagge and Joe Montana.  They're especially cool when they're cut out, in sleeves, and in your hands!

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2017, 04:30:10 PM »
NUwildcat, would you pick the '95 team as the best N'Western squad the past 30 years?  Your favorite?
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2017, 04:33:49 PM »
i know this is a card/board game, but i think you could make this a into a phone/computer game pretty easily with a good programmer. hit both markets.
i'm not sure i'd ever play the card/board game, but i'd play the hell out of a phone game. could easily do a vs matchup that way as well.
very creative, oam. good luck.
Yeah, it'd be an easy app game to create - teams/rosters, calling plays with random results (within certain perameters), etc.  I'm just into the cards/dice aspect because I grew up playing video games, so there's no novelty there for me.  Most older people are the opposite - growing up playing board games/hands-on, tangible stuff and enjoy the newfangled phone tech fun.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2017, 10:27:41 PM »
I didn't realize that about the store.  Going forward I'll be sure to purchase through there.

As for app vs. board game, it's not so much the novelty, I agree physically playing is better, but finding someone to play against makes me lean towards app.  I mentioned over the summer playing the hell out the MLB Manager app, which isnt Mich better than the old 60s board game version I got from my uncle (aside from the multi year and player progression aspect) but I rarely found people willing to play that more than sparingly as a kid, and I played through 3+ seasons of the app over the past 7 or so months.

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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2017, 10:32:45 PM »
That's another reason my sim game was enjoyable - you could play it solitaire.  When you become the OC of a team, you can't really be the opponent's DC, can you?  No longer a solitaire game :16:.

I guess you could take the opponent's defense cards and pick one at random if you really wanted.  But yeah, ideally, with the physical board game (cards + dice), you'd have a friend that obsessed about the '02 Buckeyes and play against him with your team to find out who's better.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2017, 01:22:38 AM »
Cool, give me a couple weeks here for the Xmas crapola (many others use the term spirit) to take over and and I'll def buy some of the Purdue stuff.

I'm happy to help out the site.

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2017, 09:31:31 AM »
But yes... sales here go directly to the site.  We own the store too, every penny goes to supporting our habit here.
Hopped over to the store to see what I could see, and I got a pop up that read, 
"Someone in Atlanta Georgia just bought Tennessee Volunteer Lice..." and I just ROFL, had to come share.

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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2017, 09:37:55 AM »
NUwildcat, would you pick the '95 team as the best N'Western squad the past 30 years?  Your favorite?
2011 Badgers for me. Any chance you could put JJ in there for his senior season he gave up. :)


As for the store, I just made another purchase today using pay pal. It worked great. Also Drew is working on adding apparel and tailgate gear (grills, smokers, accessories) so that will further increase our traffic and buying options.
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Re: College Football Board game update
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2017, 09:52:01 AM »
2011 Badgers for me. Any chance you could put JJ in there for his senior season he gave up. :)


As for the store, I just made another purchase today using pay pal. It worked great. Also Drew is working on adding apparel and tailgate gear (grills, smokers, accessories) so that will further increase our traffic and buying options.
Also make sure you put Brad Nortman's flop rating at 100   :57:

 

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