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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

(15 APR 18)

Let’s start with the “A” list games set to release in 2018. First up is a zip-lock update of Olympic & Coronet. This printing corrects the map and counter errata and some rules clarification, but otherwise is a straight reprint. Next, we will release a Deluxe Edition (boxed format with mounted game board) of World War I and Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #2 (see page 2 for more Information) that looks in-depth at America in World War I, both to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. In June, we will release D-Day at Iwo Jima, the fourth in the D-Day series. This will include a mounted game board, extra counters, and a Campaign Analysis booklet. Later in 2018, we will release 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.

Outside of the Pledge Program in 2018, we will launch a new folio system (Dreadnoughts & Battlewagons) with two folios: Coronel & Falklands and River Platte & Denmark Straits. We’ll also be releasing four mini-games. Two are solo games: Vikings and Rogers’ Rangers, The others are two-player: Hawaii, 1795, and Red Eagles.

In 2019, we will release the next GOSS game, Lucky Forward. Lucky Forward covers Patton's Lorraine Campaign from September to December, 1944. The Lucky Forward maps connect 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, a boxed edition of Desert Fox Deluxe (the game in S&T#300), and more minis and folios.

In 2020, we have two big games planned for release. North African Campaign is a new design based on the SPI classic with a staff card driven system replacing the cumbersome logistics accounting system. The second project is Axis Empires Expansion Kit. This project has just been turned in and we are working through it for production. It quickly pushed to the top of the B group and was promoted into the A group last year. We will also be publishing Battle for Germany Deluxe Edition.

We unfortunately had to demote two games out of the A group as the designers had unanticipated family/personal issues that have taken them away from their design work: Alamo to Appomattox and Advanced ETO. When these designers are able to return to working on these projects, we’ll reassess the situation and see where the games will fit but for now these games are out of the Pledge Program.

On to group B. The first section of Group B (B1-B3) is the D-Day series. As D-Day at Iwo Jima is being published this year, we will be adding another D-Day game to the A-list. Please pledge for your choice of the three D-Day games as we will be proceeding with the design and development of the game with the most pledges later this year. There are also three choices (B4-B6) for the next game in the GOSS series; after Lucky Forward is published next year, the game with the most pledges will be selected as the GOSS game.

The second group (B7-B8) 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 into updating and development.

The last two games include the remaining game selected in last year's survey, Army Group South. Desert Fox Deluxe has received the most pledges and has been selected to advance into the A-list. We dropped the games with the lowest pledge total—those are Empires of the Middle Ages and Drive on Stalingrad. Anaconda is a new game for your consideration.

The C group includes Euro-style games and science-fiction themed games. Bleeding Kansas was selected for publication and has moved to the A-list. Pax Britainnica has been added to the list.
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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