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Subject explains it all... when is the deadline to subscribe in order to start the subscription with issue number one?

I'm currently juggling finances but don't want to miss the boat on this one.

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Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:34 am
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Thanks Moriarty! I've been meaning to post a reminder!

The deadline to subscribe for Adventure Games Journal #1... and thus to be considered a "Founding Subscriber"... is 11:59 PM CST, Sunday October 7th. This is because I decide October 8th how many goodies to print up for subscribers.

I'll be printing up an extra quantity of magazines and campaign installments, but the subscriber extras will (usually) be printed to the number needed.

If you subscribe thereafter, you will be able to get the back issues and previous campaign installments as long as supplies of those last, and as a subscriber, you will be able to get them at a discount... but you will not be able to get the unique goodies, because once they are gone, they are gone.

So if you send in a subscription on October 20th, it will start with AGJ #2, even though #1 may not have shipped yet...

Also, the 7th is the last date to get in on the ground floor with the "First Year Subscription Special." You have to make the September and October payments by October 7th ($30 US, $32 Canada, $36 UK), and then follow the payment pattern as normal thereafter. The "Serleran Special" as it is know will not be available after October 7th...
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Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:30 am
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I'll make the deadline.
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Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:50 pm
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Thanks for the reminder!
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Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:59 pm
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ohh, I've got my sub all in and ready... took the big leap and got the whole 1 year in 1 go (gosh, I do love the cheap US dollar...)...

Question for you James, I have always assumed (wrongly I guess) that this was going to be a bit of a Print On Demand project. If it is, are you still going to try and create scarcity in the subscriptions, or are you just going to print as many as needed, for as long as it's needed?

Cheers,

J.


Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:45 am
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jman5000 wrote:
Question for you James, I have always assumed (wrongly I guess) that this was going to be a bit of a Print On Demand project. If it is, are you still going to try and create scarcity in the subscriptions, or are you just going to print as many as needed, for as long as it's needed?



At this point I plan to print 10x subs or 300 units each of the magazine and campaign installment, whichever is less. At this point that means 230 units of each. I'm hoping it will hit at least 30 subs before the 1st issue goes to press.

Note that I'm not worried about the low number of subs at this time; AGJ is, save for the few on these and the Necro and Acaeum boards, an unknown critter, and it is EXPENSIVE to subscribe. I'm expecting that number to jump once the magazine gets out there and once I get some advertising going. Once we hit ~300 subs, the number of magazines printed will be subs + x%, probably ~10 to 20%, depending on the growth curve; the number of campaign installments printed will be subs + 3 or 5x%, as those will be available on a regular basis.

Once I sell out of copies of back issues of the magazine, it will be out of print; at this point, that will be when I will make a PDF version available (it will in all likelyhood, 99%, be free to subscribers). Thereafter that issue is OOP, and won't be printed again. The campaign installments WILL stay in print, though, at least for the forseeable future.

So if the magazine hits big, the early issues should become collectible; as collectible as anything is when a PDF is readily available anymore...
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I just subscribed for a full year.


Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:42 pm
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My check is in the mail for the $150 full year offer.

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:46 am
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I've Subscribed to a 6 month subscription but didn't get a confirmation as of yet (I think my email is screwed up).

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:03 pm
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I've Subscribed to a 6 month subscription but didn't get a confirmation as of yet (I think my email is screwed up).

M



Heya Pat,

Your e-mail must be slow... I sent you your confirmation e-mail yesterday at ~9:45 PM. You are subscriber #026. Welcome to the "club"!
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:07 pm
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My check is in the mail for the $150 full year offer.

Geleg



Geleg,

The 1-year/6-issue sub for US is only $126. Did you add up the cost of the "First Year Subscription Special"? It is more expensive for the Special because of the payments being over time, rather than at once...

If you only want the 1-year/6-issue sub, you'll get a $24 refund, or I can hold that as credit against other products (like Gazetteers, Sourcebooks, and/or Adventure Modules).
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:12 pm
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Heya Pat,

Your e-mail must be slow... I sent you your confirmation e-mail yesterday at ~9:45 PM. You are subscriber #026. Welcome to the "club"!



Thanks James... I'm a victim of 'upgrades' on my email accounts with my ISP. Couldn't even access them with my client today.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to the first installment!

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Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:35 am
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Hi, James-

My first payment for my one year subscription went out in yesterday's mail. I hope I make the deadline. Sorry to be so slow with doing this. Been a little cash strapped recently.

thanks!


Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:28 pm
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ironbull wrote:
Hi, James-

My first payment for my one year subscription went out in yesterday's mail. I hope I make the deadline. Sorry to be so slow with doing this. Been a little cash strapped recently.

thanks!



Ironbull,

Thanks! I'm being lenient on the whole "pay by mail" thing, accepting payments postmarked by the 9th [EDIT: Gah! Tomorrow is the 7th already, on a Sunday, and Monday is a holiday? Jeeze, I need to check the freaking calendars. Sorry about that... postmark it by TUESDAY and we are good.] (this time ONLY) as I'm still resolving some printing issues, anyway. So as long as it is postmarked by tomorrow, we're good...
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I sent my payment by Paypal. I have my board name in the "message" section so you know it is me. It went out within the last hour, so you should have it by now I would think.
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:34 pm
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Ironbull,

Thanks! I'm being lenient on the whole "pay by mail" thing, accepting payments postmarked by the 9th [EDIT: Gah! Tomorrow is the 7th already, on a Sunday, and Monday is a holiday? Jeeze, I need to check the freaking calendars. Sorry about that... postmark it by TUESDAY and we are good.] (this time ONLY) as I'm still resolving some printing issues, anyway. So as long as it is postmarked by tomorrow, we're good...



Cool. Thanks for the reply. I'm looking forward to seeing the stuff you produce. Best of luck with the printing issues, etc.


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James,

Pretty clearly I have been hit with a confusion spell. sorry.

I wanted to get ALL the products, and sent $150 thinking this was the way to go. But if I've overpaid, I will be more than happy to apply the extra $24 to whatever else is coming out.

Geleg

[edit: I see now that the $150 was for the journal only, sans campaign installments. I guess if I want journal and installments, my $150 will get me five months worth (at $28/month) plus a little bit left over towards the next month .... Am I on track now?]

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Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:06 pm
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Geleg wrote:
I see now that the $150 was for the journal only, sans campaign installments. I guess if I want journal and installments, my $150 will get me five months worth (at $28/month) plus a little bit left over towards the next month .... Am I on track now?



Still not quite there...

The 1-year/6-issue subscription costs $126 (for US subscribers, which you are). For that you get:

* Six issues of Adventure Games Journal magazine;

* Six Campaign Installments, each as associated with specific issues of the magazine (i.e., CI #1 with AGJ #1, CI #2 with AGJ #2, etc.);

* Any special freebies that go along with the subscription;

* During the subscription period subscribers will be given special offers and have discounts on other products published by AGP.

The magazine is bimonthly, i.e., published every other month. The scehduled months of publication for the first six issues are: October, December, February, April, June, and August. Every subscriber gets a copy of the related Campaign Installment with that issue as a part of the subscription. They also get an envelope of other freebies.

Also, during that period, you will be able to buy other AGP products at a discount (usually 25%). Plus, subscribers may be offerd speical products before anyone else has access to them, or other products that no one else will be able to get, etc. This "subscriber benefit" ends upon publication of the issue following the last issue of your subscription; so if you are subscribed for issues 1 to 6, and do not re-up, you will be able to use the subscriber bennies until #7 is released.

The "First Year Special Subscription" that you apparently based the cost of the sub on is for people who want the benefits of subscription but either 1) don't want to pay everything up front, as they are not sure the magazine will be cool enough or they think I might falke out, or 2) can't afford the full $126 up front. They pay installments every month or every other month, and can quit any time; but if they pay the 10 monthly installments and/or the five bi-monthly installments (totalling $150 altogether) they get the sixth issue and that subscription period free.

People can also buy each issue and campaign installment together or individually, but that is the most expensive route ($28 per pair) and they do not get the subscription freebies or bennies...

As for the extra $24, I can either refund that to you or hold that as credit for other products, such as Judges Gazetteers or Adventure Modules, which we will also be publishing...
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James,

Well, you'd have thought that higher education would pay off. In my case, I guess not, eh? I appreciate your clearing this up. So I'm set for a year's subscription and will definitely apply my extra to whatever other goodies you produce.

sorry to be so dense

G

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Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:15 pm
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Geleg wrote:
Well, you'd have thought that higher education would pay off. In my case, I guess not, eh? I appreciate your clearing this up. So I'm set for a year's subscription and will definitely apply my extra to whatever other goodies you produce.



Higher education don't pay off no way no how; lookit me, I almost got my gradual's degree!
Of course, as they say, Int and Wis are two separate attributes, and I may got the smarts my I ain't got the Wis to stay out of the game industry...
Besides, my subscription terminology hasn't been all that clear... you aren't the only one caught up in it. It won't be a problem anymore, though, as the window for getting the special is closing today...
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[quote="jamesmishler"]
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as the window for getting the special is closing today...



Ooh, ooh, I hope I can scoot in for a "try me"???

Quote:
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"Try Me!" subscription: 1 issue + campaign installment = $20*



PayPal to be send shortly.

If it's too late, no problemo.

Thanks James.

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