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The Decision Games Pledge Program is an online preorder system for gamers to "pledge” their support to purchase future games thereby directing our efforts to the games customers have the most interest in seeing published. Pledge orders will receive up to a 25% discount from the final retail price. We will provide estimated pricing based on the latest information we have about the game components and print pricing however the final price is subject to change (largely due to the variable costs of paper and shipping). Updates about the collation and shipping are included in our What’s New page. Normally, we start printing game components in January. We close the pledge orders when components start arriving in our warehouse and begin collecting payments. Most games are shipped by the end of June.

The Decision Games Pledge Program has published many games over the past 15 years. For your convenience, we are listing the projects that are active in design and development first, then the games that need further support before they can move into Design and Development. We will add games to the Pledge Program through the surveys we conduct on-line and in our magazines.

To pledge for additional games, check your list, make changes or updates to your list or customer information, visit the pledge area of the Decision Games Shop. Pledges are a commitment to purchase a game when published and current payment information is required in order to make pledges—credit card information must be kept current in order to maintain a pledge order. Accounts that are not kept current will have their pledge orders cancelled so that we are able to keep accurate count of pledge orders.

PLEDGE PROGRAM UPDATE

(5 OCT 18)
Let’s start with the “A” list games set to release in Q4 2018 through the end of 2019. Pledging will close on 31 Oct for Al Nofi’s Imperium Romanum—this edition includes several new scenarios, an enlarged map (both the hex size and overall that also eliminated the odd city/era arrow of the previous edition), and new counters. The rules have been thoroughly updated with errata and clarifications.

In 2019, we will release Lucky Forward, the next GOSS game. Lucky Forward is a battalion/ company scale game of Patton's Lorraine Campaign from September to December, 1944. The Lucky Forward maps mate to the southern side of the Wacht am Rhein maps. The game will include a campaign scenario, shorter scenarios, and variant counters to look at alternative plans for the campaign that included an airborne drop. Also planned for 2019 are a zip-lock Cobra update for the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign, and a boxed edition of Desert Fox Deluxe (the game in S&T #300). We'll also be releasing the first of our euro-style history strategy games: Bleeding Kansas. In this game of the run-up to the American Civil War, two players use their skills and tools to sway the population of Kansas to accept or reject slavery, scoring victory points for election outcomes, certain actions, and skillful card play.

Outside of the Pledge Program, we'll be releasing four more minis: Montrose, Khartoum, Lawrence, and Telemark. We'll also release four folios: Sword, Juno/Gold, Omaha, and Utah. These folios will be available separately as well as in a campaign set.

In 2020, we have two big games planned for release. By popular demand, we will be focused on completing the Axis Empires Expansion Kit first. We're working through some final revisions to make this project even better. Second, we anticipate publishing North African Campaign, a new design based on the SPI classic with a staff card driven system replacing the cumbersome logistics accounting system. We will also be publishing Battle for Germany Deluxe Edition. We anticipate one of the smaller boxed games being added to 2020 group based on the pledge standings in the spring. For 2021, pledging voting has selected D-Day at Saipan as the next game in the D-Day series. We anticipate adding up to three more games for 2021: one of the smaller B-list wargames, plus one euro-style game as well as one of the SF games in the Spring Dispatch after we evaluate our development timelines and pledge voting.

On to group B. D-Day at Saipan moved up to the A-list leaving two choices for the D-Day series. There are also three choices (B3-B5) for the next game in the GOSS series. After Lucky Forward is published next year, the game with the most pledges will be selected to be the next GOSS game.

The second group (B6-B7) includes War in Europe and First World War. Once North African Campaign is completed, we will look closely at these two projects to move one of them forward into updating and development.

Army Group South has evolved into East Front Battles. We're continuing discussions on creating a new series with a standard scale and series rules to simulate WWII battles on the Eastern Front. Anaconda is a new naval card game with similarities to classic Naval Battles card games but with a focus on the Civil War campaign to blockade the Southern ports. We'll be adding one or two more out-of-print games from a survey to be the next Deluxe Edition game(s).

The C group includes Euro-style games and science-fiction themed games. Hegemony: Struggle in the Middle East has been added — this is a real gem as it is a quick playing, 3-player game with short scenarios that can be played in under an hour and the campaign game in about three hours. Fits right in the sweet spot of euro-style history strategy games we are seeking - like Bleeding Kansas, the cards themselves are a history lesson, and the card play feels like history unfolding.

We are continuing to seek an outside developer for our Euro-style and SF games (could be one person or two separate people — contact Doc if interested).


For Up-to-date information check out the
What's New page!

2018

  • Olympic & Coronet (zip-lock update of World at War #27 game)
  • World War I (boxed Designer’s Edition of S&T#294 game)
  • D-Day at Iwo Jima (fourth in the D-Day series)
  • Imperium Romanum III (boxed, enlarged and updated third edition)

2019

  • Lucky Forward: The Lorraine Campaign (GOSS)
  • Desert Fox Deluxe (boxed edition)
  • Bleeding Kansas (boxed)
  • Cobra (zip-lock update of S&T#251 game)

2020

  • Axis Empires Expansion Kit
  • Battle for Germany Deluxe Edition
  • North African Campaign

2021+

  • It’s up to you!


INSTRUCTIONS: Please do not mix pledge orders with other game products. You can add a pledge for any game by viewing the item, selecting its check box, and clicking the "Add to Cart" button on that page, or by clicking the "Add to Cart" button from the game details page. In effect, a pledge is made like any regular order. When you view your cart you will see the pledge program notice that the item is on order. View your pledge orders at any time by logging into your account and reviewing your order history, where you can delete any pledge game order if you so desire. To add a new pledge game, simply place a new pledge order for that game.

Pledges are a commitment to purchase a game when published and current payment information is required in order to make pledges— credit card information must be kept current in order to maintain a pledge order. Accounts that are not kept current will have their pledge orders cancelled so that we are able to keep accurate count of pledge orders.

Pledge FAQ

Q) I don’t see my pledges that entered previously.
A) You must place a full order with only Pledge game items in the cart and check out. We will switch the status to pending and you are then able to modify the order and your account at any time.

Q) Will I have a “pending” charge on my card?
A) No, the website is not set up to automatically complete the order. No charge will appear until a game is processing for shipping.

Q) I don’t see a game I pledged for previously on the listing now.
A) Game proposals that are not making sufficient progress are dropped to make way for new game proposals .


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