Arthur’s Production Diary

Arthur Fills You In

Arthur recently did a Town Hall answering questions regarding production and Support. We've condensed it down to just a few minutes, which, knowing how Arthur loves to talk, was quite a feat! Click to...

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Sales Tax on a Kickstarter?

A few weeks ago we began charging sales tax on our pledge manager for all Kickstarter sales. (This did not extend backwards to already paid orders). We received lots of comments about this, so I asked our accountant for a concise explanation (a few paragraphs down)....

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How Shipping Prices Work on Kickstarter

We recently set the prices for our Cthulhu Miniatures Line we’re selling on the Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for 5e Kickstarter. Here is the link to see the prices for these minis if you’re a KS backer, compared to the MSRP we’ll be offering them at. It seems...

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What Really Happened to The Gods War?

I have a story I’ve been dying to tell, but could not for many many months, for the sake of Petersen Games’ relationship with our main factory. Our primary factory – which manufactured The Gods War - has been involved in a legal battle with a former employee of...

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Making Games for a Kickstarter Campaign, part 3

You must be a Prophet of Profit In the last post, I discussed the breakdown of costs and the general rules for setting a game’s price. This time I’ll dive more into how the print run size effects all this – especially when you’re not able to afford to pre-print...

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Making Games for a Kickstarter Campaign, part 2

 How do you Price a Board Game? Money, get away Get a good job with good pay and you're okay Money, it's a gas Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash New car, caviar, four star daydream Think I'll buy me a football team Money, get back I'm all right Jack keep...

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Making Games for a Kickstarter Campaign, part 1

I'm frequently asked questions about what goes on in the bowels of Petersen Games. When I post in a Kickstarter update any details regarding the production process and how things are made, or day to day business on the development side, there is always a lot of...

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