(5E) Frog God Games Rappan Athuk for 5E


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On or about March 1 the KS for the conversion of Rappan Athuk will kick off. Start saving your money. I will post here when it goes live.


I will get the ball rolling by repeating my request from the FGG forum for an EU friendly kickstarter.
I really think Frog God should look into doing the kickstarter EU friendly. The "Strongholds" KS currently running amok is doing it, seing a huge rise in international backers, other first time KS are doing it. FFG should be as well. I really can't see why all these kickstarters are able to, but the Frogs somehow can't.

I think the 5e version of RA will be a monster hit - an old classic updated and expanded for 5e in color. So something for consideration.


It might not be a case of "can't" as "it's not practical."

Even now, there are a lot of small American companies that will not ship to places outside of North America due to shipping costs. There's also quite a few who will not accept non-American currency in small amounts because they get screwed by the bank charges for exchanging it to American currency. Even some larger or more established companies use international subsidiaries or farm the work out to an entirely different company under contract with them to work around this issue.

Places outside the U.S. might have an easier time with it.

You used to see something similar with video games. Quite a few would not get released overseas from the nation of origin just due to the hassle of translating, shipping, and currency exchange rates and bank service charges. Some companies, like Natsume, made a lot of money being middlemen because of this.


Anything's possible, what I'm really aiming at is exactly the "not practical" explanation.

I'm talking about small-company, American kickstarters who manage to do the EU friendly kickstarters. If they are able to solve the 'practical' problems, I can't see why the Frogs with their huge KS experience can't - unless it's bacause they are not willing. Which in itself needs some explaining, imo.


I think it depends on how they're set up as far as profit focus.

FGG is probably set up to that it's his primary source of income, so there really isn't any room for eating a lot of unnecessary costs. A lot of other small companies might not be this way, so they can afford to take the hit because it's not their primary income.

It also depends on their banks, what contracts they've negotiated, the politics in place when they did those negotiations, and so on. There's a surprising amount of unrelated international politics involved in any international commerce.


The Kickstarter is set to go live any time now.


It's alive.


I believe it funded in about 6 hours. WHEW!


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Link?


This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, March 30 2018 7:48 PM CDT.

There is a link above where it says, "It's alive." But I've posted it here too.


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