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  1. Etna''s Vassal said: In my experience, the best way to sell a miniatures game, is to play it. We (my co-workers and I) used to play Warmachine in our hobby shop, and within a month we had four new players who within a month each dragged a couple friends into the game. Get a decent board with terrain (fully painted and with real miniature trees and buildings- not just felt) and a couple painted forces (not too hard with 6 figures to a side) and play the game where other customers can see. It might be a good idea to keep the rulebook open to a character's page, even if you don't need to use it, as it lets them see how nice the book looks inside. When people ask, give a basic overview of the game, and let them watch. Not everybody will bite, but once you explain that a force only costs on average $60-80 (as opposed to $400-500 for a Games Workshop army) people will start to buy in. Play 100 / 150 / 200 level games with them as they build up their forces. Don't force painting on people, as some people have no desire to paint minis (part of why MageKnight did so well). Once you have a bit of a player base, schedule regular gaming nights and maybe even run a tournament. With enough people, a $2 - 4 buy in allows you to buy a miniature or two as a prize. Yes, it's a straight up sales pitch, but I promise you- it works. This is a Great Idea! I need to get a copy of the Main Rulebook. And paint some minies.
  2. Thanks for posting the link on that! I have to start getting more stuff. I seem to have most of the other requirements. One problem is I have not played the game and need to play and practice before teaching it. I sure I can work something out.
  3. I see some of you have been playing this game since the beginning. I would like to know how you came across this game and got others to play. Do you have a large gaming club? Does your local retailer sponsor events? I saw a box with a minature at my local store. It was Odin Goldsmith. Now I need the starter set, or to wait and get the Anima Tactics Rulebook. Anyway, I will need players and stronger local support. How is this all coming together for you?
  4. Mike Broadbent said: I was lucky enough to end up with a complete set of John Jenkins Designs Japanese village; I am not sure if they are still availabe however as he moved to making 54mm after he made them. Real nice guy though and very talented. They have prooved to be very useful and most atmospheric; they have removable roofs so charicters can actually enter them. I also use a lot of trees I made from an old synthetic Xmas tree, always have a river to restrict direct movement and allow those that can fly to use their advantage and a bridge for those that can't. I have one of the French Revolution bridges from Eureka Miniatures. In another game I used a 1m x 1m castle ruin that I made from loose fiberboard (good stone texture). The ramparts, steps and towers made for an interesting, although some what bloody, game. I lost but then I usualy do! Mike I just checked those out. They are really cool! When I get the rulebook, I want to match up the Hero group I choose with something the evokes their turf.
  5. I am going to wait and see what the Anima Tactics Rulebook shows. I can also look at the RPG game book also. I like to make scenery that reflects the game mood and illustration. I do have terrain for various games. There is a variation for the game that uses grids. I may change out the base for the figures so that it works with the D&D or Star Wars miniature maps.
  6. Hello everyone, Hopefully someone can help me. I used the Find Friends feature to find people in my area that play Tannhäuser. It seems it only let's me pick the State and not my City. Am I missing some detail? When I look at the members that show up by choosing the State and Game, I can't see where they live. How do I search for nearby fans of games I like? Thanks, Orbit8
  7. Hello everyone, Hopefully someone can help me. I used the Find Friends feature to find people in my area that play Tannhäuser. It seems it only let's me pick the State and not my City. Am I missing some detail? When I look at the members that show up by choosing the State and Game, I can't see where they live. How do I search for nearby fans of games I like? Thanks, Orbit8
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