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LOCK ‘N LOAD PUBLISHING NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lock ‘n Load Publishing Ships Corps Command: Totensonntag
Rocky Mount, VA, December 26, 2007 - Corps Command: Totensonntag is in stock and shipping at Lock ‘n Load Publishing. Totensonntag is the first offering in the Corps Command series. It’s an operational level game covering the First Battle of Sidi Rezegh, in which gamers control battalions and regiments using the game's unique impulse activation system. Designed by Peter Bogdasarian, Corps Command is an introduction to not only a game, but a complete operational gaming system. Totensonntag is just the beginning. Modules are planned for Operation Goodwood, Prochorovka, and Kasserine Pass. For more information, or to order, go to http://www.locknloadgame.com.
ABOUT LOCK ‘N LOAD PUBLISHING
Founded by award winning author and game designer Mark H. Walker, Lock ‘n Load Publishing develops and publishes commercial board and computer games. Lock ‘n Load Publishing’s games include Lock ‘n Load: Forgotten Heroes, Lock ‘n Load: ANZAC Attack, and Lock ‘n Load: Band of Heroes. The games have won numerous awards, including the Origins award for Historical Board Game of the Year, two Wargamer Reader’s Choice Awards, a Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Modern Era Wargame, and International Gamer’s Award for Best Historical Simulation. Lock ‘n Load Publishing is headquartered in Virginia. More information is available at www.locknloadgame.com.
Hi Mark, season's greetings and a happy New Year.
Just wanted to make a comment about LnL Publishing in general and how you are affecting my purchasing decisions.
Whenever I see an announcement regarding a new game by LnL Publishing I do take notice because I find your graphics and approaches to the genre quite apart from the norm, in a very gratifying way.
However, as a potential customer I've become totally confused as to what LnL Publishing is trying to offer in terms of finished product and in fact, I've come to percieve your company as one that produces mainly Desk Top Publishing games - ones the consumer is forced to print, cut and mount his or herself - something that I don't wish to invest my purchasing dollar in.
So here I see an announcement for your new desert game and I have to visit your site only to find it hidden away somewhere ina side bar - and surprisingly see it offering a "mounted" map! So this game appears not to be DtP at all - more of a tangible game, with lovely looking art and something I'd be interested in buying.
Personally, I really think you could benefit from a more unified marketing and production approach. And be clearer in your release announcements, especially on your website in highlighting which games are for sale in boxes, which have mounted maps and which are DTP. I'd love to explore your site game by game but I don't have the time and there are many other game publishing sites I visit regularly each week.
So just some hopefully constructive feedback. Also I'd love it if you could release a re-write or clarification of your Band of Heroes rules, even a consolidated errata if you could.
Best of luck with your efforts,
I received the game on Saturday and have played it several times... it's a very enjoyable game with only 6 short, and very clear, pages of rules. I've played it 4 times so far and it developed differently each time. Easily playable in under 2 hours once you get the rules down.
ORIGINAL: Adam Parker
.... as a potential customer I've become totally confused as to what LnL Publishing is trying to offer in terms of finished product and in fact, I've come to percieve your company as one that produces mainly Desk Top Publishing games - ones the consumer is forced to print, cut and mount his or herself - something that I don't wish to invest my purchasing dollar in...
I have to agree with Adam on this. I really like the LnL games and have purchased most of the Lock 'N Load series as well as pre-ordering several others. Maybe it's just me, but I don't understand what seems like a trend towards the downloadable game and the PDF magazine.
Last week I went to purchase the Line of Fire magazine immediately after receiving email notification that it was available and just at the end of the purchasing process noticed that it was a download. Now, I'm quite sure that I missed some fine print somewhere where it said this, but, it never crossed my mind that I could be purchasing a PDF for the same price that I could purchase a hardcopy of other magazines for. Probably no need to mention the fact that my Dell printer will do a very poor job of printing out the magazine as it is quite lengthy.
The downloadable games are puzzling to me as well. I barely have the time to [b]play[/b] the games that I want to enjoy, nevermind glueing pieces together so that I can play them! Maybe I'm in the minority on this, but, just wanted to second what Adam was saying. As Adam says, it is definately a bit confusing as to what is a downloadable game and what is a physical copy... I was interested in "Lee at Gettysburg: The Battle for Cemetery Ridge" but noticed after clicking on the photo that it was a download only so I passed on it.
Anyway, I digress... go out and purchase Totensonttag, a great little game in a slick package, especially for the price!