January, 2015 | Command Post Games
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ISIS Strikes!

Rachel Maddow mentioned us on her MSNBC show the other day! Apparently it was ISIS that took down our site. We were targeted because of our new expansion Rising Crescent that allows you to play as a terrorist and build an Islamic superpower. We have had continued attacks but have been able to keep our site up so far. Amazing.

Help us send THEM a message with our new Cyber Attack promotion and SAVE!  For a limited time, save at our Shop checkout with this secret Coupon Code:  isis

 

This will only be good for so many customers so don’t delay.

OMG!

This is so cool!!!!!!!!

The clouds are done.  They are still in China but they are finished.  Our rep sent us a pix.

These turned out even better than we imagined!!!!  Panda is doing an excellent job.  I was a little worried that they might be too light in color to contrast well with the map.   These turned out perfect!  Still translucent to look trippy but dark enough to  be practical.   I can’t imagine anything better.

This is really going to be the Epic edition of Supremacy.

Demo Tips

Lots of people are excited about the new Field Marshal program.  We have a number of you out there demoing the game already.  I thought it would help to put together a little list of tips to help things go smoother.

Remember, Game Conventions aren’t the only place to demo.  We’ve had very good results with school history clubs and the public library.

 

  • Smile! Try to look approachable and friendly. I know, that’s harder for some of you. =)
  • Think about how you can get the most traffic. When and where do you set up?
  • This game is highly visible! It jumps out at you from across the convention hall. Make sure the view is not blocked: set the board up where people can see it from a distance.
  • The poster works well if you can find a place to put it up by the door or in the vicinity of the game.
  • Make sure you play test this a few times and read the rules. You need to be smooth on this with others to make it look easy. If you are confused on them, feel free to email me. I’ll be glad to help clear things up. Just make sure you don’t wait until 2 hours before you are supposed to play to email me! Ask me if the rules seem a little strange too. Often times this is an indication that you are misunderstanding them and playing it wrong.
  • Don’t beat up on the new kids! People like games better if they win or do well the first time. Let them win!
  • Your main focus should be teaching. You aren’t there to sell. You aren’t there to beat everybody. Be a friendly teacher.
  • Try to make sure everybody has fun. That’s what games are about right?
  • Invite people to join in and try a turn. Oftentimes people like to watch but are reluctant to dive in. Ask them if they can help you play test part of a turn. It’s ok if they jump in and then out for awhile. They could take over your country for awhile.
  • Get cash into their hands! People love to hold trillion dollar bills. Then they want to spend it!
  • I wouldn’t show them the rule book unless they ask. Instead, show them the Quick Start Rules. Don’t read it to them or explain everything in there. It’s just there for reference.
  • You don’t want to play everything for them. Try to let them make decisions too. You also don’t want to just throw them to the wolves with no guidance. There is a balance here. Example: “It’s your turn to trade. It looks like you are going to need oil. How much would you like to buy? It costs $500 BL each. Ok, you want 3. Let me show you how to do that.”
  • Often new players want to just sit there, pass and watch. Remind them that it’s ok to make mistakes, it’s just a practice game and that you’ll help them avoid big mistakes. It’s best to learn by just jumping in and getting your hands dirty.
  • It is best to get them involved in a battle somewhere right away. The combat is very exciting and tense. Remember you are a strategy advisor also. They will need lots of help with strategies during combat. Try to give them several good options to choose from. Ask them what their goal is? What are they trying to take? If they want to do a disastrous move, try to gently suggest a better way of going about it and why.
  • Do you have any cards? Where can I get this game? You know what works best for this? $1 TL bills. Write Command Post Games on the back of one and hand it to them. Our site is easy to find. Need more money? Let me know. I’ll send you some. No big deal.
  • Of course you do the basic things like grooming, appearance, personal hygiene, etc. but think about your breath! If you ingest anything sweet, your breath instantly becomes bad. I like to keep a good breath freshening gum handy.
  • Finally, I hope this list doesn’t make demoing seem too hard. Relax. Have fun. Don’t worry if you forget something or mess up a little. We are all human. You can do it!!   =)

 

 

 

Games Change Lives

It sounds kind of silly.  Am I overstating this?  Supremacy is just a game right?  What difference can a game make.  That’s just kid stuff.

My little brother-in-law grew up in a bad neighborhood going to a bad school. It was a shame because he was a very smart kid surrounded by drugs and gangs. I showed and played Supremacy with him when he was about 12. He loved it!! It sounds silly to say but it truly transformed his life. I couldn’t get him out of the ghetto but Supremacy showed him that there are other things in life. Things like: business, profit, trading, millions of dollars trading hands, budgets, international political conflict. He learned good communication skills, negotiating, how to resolve conflicts and managing money.  How do you balance today’s needs with long term investment? Where else could he be exposed to these ideas and learn about them?  He certainly not in his school or community.

 

Mark stayed out of gangs and drugs. In spite of his background, he was inspired to go to college and build a career. I watched him grow up. He went on to get a bachelor’s in business. He built a career in management at UPS. He bought a home and started a family. Yes, I really do credit much of his success to Supremacy. It was his ‘gateway drug’ to success. It opened his eyes to possibilities he would not have otherwise seen.

 

Supremacy touched my life. It was huge to Mark. If you are a real fan, then it’s touched you also. Want to have a life changing impact on a kid?  Play Supremacy with them.

 

 

Supremacy 2020: The Game THEY Don’t Want You to See!

THEY tried to shut us down.

THEY failed.

The Command Post is back on line!

(We strongly suspect grey aliens are involved too but we can’t prove it, ….yet.)

 

Help us send THEM a message with our new Cyber Attack promotion and SAVE!  For a limited time, save at our Shop checkout with this secret Coupon Code:  greys

This will only be good for so many customers so don’t delay.

 

It just so happens, we are working with a real Cyber War specialist! He works with the Pentagon and the CIA. He is also helping us develop an all new expansion deck: Cyber Supremacy 2020. This deck will allow players to launch and defend against cyber, chem and bio attacks. We have some very exciting ideas going into this. Let me know if you are interested in helping us play test it. We won’t really get cranking on this until after the first print run is shipped.