[shopping] Temptation waits... what are you resisting?

Sadly the postage is from the USA and is a killer. Singapore would have been much cheaper.
Shipping is from Hong Kong, that's where the printer apparently is (I guess the US in USPCC refers to company registration rather than production), and came in at a strong but not prohibitive £7 for the 2 decks. £26 total for two basic decks (that is, no flashy boxes) depending on how the pound fares against the Singapore dollar over the next few weeks.

Edit: objectively speaking that sounds quite pricey for what is just two packs of cards. And it is, but they do look quite nice. And I like having themed cards for my games, so there.
 
Shipping is from Hong Kong, that's where the printer apparently is (I guess the US in USPCC refers to company registration rather than production), and came in at a strong but not prohibitive £7 for the 2 decks. £26 total for two basic decks (that is, no flashy boxes) depending on how the pound fares against the Singapore dollar over the next few weeks.

Edit: objectively speaking that sounds quite pricey for what is just two packs of cards. And it is, but they do look quite nice. And I like having themed cards for my games, so there.
Yes, I too seek various excuses to justify expensive shipping for gorgeous Kickstarter products.

Here is hoping one of the stretch goals is a little booklet that explains the meaning behind the design process and also the lore of that period in Japanese history, for many may not know it and would love to learn. For example see below:

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Okay, this is not a role playing game, but since I am invested in the Wrath and Glory RPG, having a game the family already knows could be the key to getting them to try the Wrath and Glory RPG too.

So here goes the Warhammer 40,000 Risk strategy board game. Already got the Warhammer 40,000 Munchkin card game. Just missed out on the Warhammer 40,000 Monopoly game (may get that for Christmas anyway).

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I'm feeling the need to spend money to make myself feel better about being trapped in the house, so I've been browsing the evil swamp that is Kickstarter. I saw the HarnMaster campaign, but I wasn't very tempted 30 years ago and nothing much has changed.


I shall continue to resist HarnMaster, as I have done for the last 35 years! It is one of my few successful resists! :)
 
Also, I love my cards and maps with art to reinforce the genre, and this boxset contains that too:
  • The main Destroyer of Worlds scenario book.
  • A huge double-sided map (format 864x558mm) of Ariaricus colony on one side and the Fort Nebraska space elevator ground base on the other.
  • Five pre-generated characters to play.
  • Custom cards for weapons, vehicles, and personal agendas.
  • Player maps and handouts.
 
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