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    Shipmates.
    This month we have already had more posts than in the whole of last month.

    Rob.
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    Lovely :-)

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    A hopeful sign...
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    A lot I believe due to the exposure at the games expo.
    In the three days I demoed the game we had more players asking and playing the game, the same as last year also, than we get when doing the same at all the yearly wargame shows put together.
    So there is plenty of interest out there just not it seems for the wargames fraternity

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    I think you are correct, esteemed Captain. Sails of Glory is a magnificent game when demoed. I think every opportunity should be taken to show it off and involve new potential players. I am living proof myself. The combination of the smooth flow of the game (no downtime, for instance) and the beautiful readily painted models was what sold me. And this is an experience.

    Is there a recruitment "programme" that monitors conventions and the like? Perhaps there should be a scheme to somehow reward experienced players for running demo games at conventions and their local gaming store? I for one, would love to be a part of such a "demo force", at some point when I have acquired sufficient experience.

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    True Captain Duff.
    Most of our new shipmates have mentioned you favourably in their applications for membership, even if one did refer to you as an old pirate!
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Wilmore View Post
    I think you are correct, esteemed Captain. Sails of Glory is a magnificent game when demoed. I think every opportunity should be taken to show it off and involve new potential players. I am living proof myself. The combination of the smooth flow of the game (no downtime, for instance) and the beautiful readily painted models was what sold me. And this is an experience.

    Is there a recruitment "programme" that monitors conventions and the like? Perhaps there should be a scheme to somehow reward experienced players for running demo games at conventions and their local gaming store? I for one, would love to be a part of such a "demo force", at some point when I have acquired sufficient experience.
    We tried to pitch that to Ares soon after launch. No bites, even on my quick-and-cheap idea of new ship-logs as participation prizes. :(

    Between their consistent inability to meet delivery schedules (which put a friend of mine out of business!) and being perceived as "taking food off shopowners' tables" via D2C and KS sales, Ares is not exactly beloved in the Brick & Mortar Game Store community.
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    Hi Stian.
    Within the Anchorage itself, you will find medals for taking part in several of the conventions. There is a generic one for European conventions, one for Prague weekend, one for Doncaster, and one for Origins in the USA. Australia has several, as do others. There are, however, rules set by Keith as to what constitutes a Major Con and what a Minor one. Also that to represent the game properly at least three members must take part. A greeter who handles the questions, the Game Master, and a gofer, who can fill in, take over to give the other shipmates a break on a rota style basis, and help out with the explaining of the rules as play goes on. This is all because experience has taught us that a club can soon get a bad name if things are not run smoothly at a con, and word soon gets around amongst the other con organisers. Do a bad show and you soon find that you stop getting invites to the prestigious shows at the very least.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Wilmore View Post
    I think you are correct, esteemed Captain. Sails of Glory is a magnificent game when demoed. I think every opportunity should be taken to show it off and involve new potential players. I am living proof myself. The combination of the smooth flow of the game (no downtime, for instance) and the beautiful readily painted models was what sold me. And this is an experience.

    Is there a recruitment "programme" that monitors conventions and the like? Perhaps there should be a scheme to somehow reward experienced players for running demo games at conventions and their local gaming store? I for one, would love to be a part of such a "demo force", at some point when I have acquired sufficient experience.
    There was at one time. I was recruited to Demo SoG at a Boardgame convention in the US called Pax East a few years ago. I demo'd at the Ares booth along with other games, mainly their Middle Earth game. As payment I got to pick out some ship packs. I am sure they still run game demos at these types of shows, like the big one in German - Essen Spiel I think?

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    Essen Spiel is a trade show, hyping new offerings to retailers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Essen Spiel is a trade show, hyping new offerings to retailers.
    It is much more than a trade show. Retailers hype new offerings but that is the perfect venue to demo the games and playing games is an essential part of the show.

    https://www.spiel-essen.de/en/

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