So, as many folks know - shipping outside of the United States is expensive. Quite expensive. So expensive, in fact, that is made me create a PDF version of Shoot N' Skedaddle to help out foreign gamers with the cost issue.
I received a promising update from Gamecrafter (the company which produces SnS components as print-to-order materials). The rumour is...cheaper international shipping!
Better Shipping Prices Worldwide
happy to announce that we’ve done a massive upgrade to our shipping
system that is more than a year in the making. Here are the benefits you
1. We now offer UPS as a shipping option.
20-40% better pricing to most international destinations. In some cases
it can be massive like dropping from $40 to $10, but those are rare.
Most people will see the 20-40% decrease. Look for “UPS Mail
Innovations” for the cheaper international shipping option.
3. Ship times to international destinations are faster (if you use UPS Mail Innovations).
Up to 20% better pricing within the United States. Look for “USPS
Priority” for the best shipping pricing inside the United States.
We now offer next day shipping options via UPS. So if you have paid for
an order to be produced urgently, you an also now pay for urgent
6. Your tracking number(s) will now be displayed on your receipt page on our site. Yay!
7. Address validation for addresses in the United States and Australia, to help you discover your typos.
If you want more info, check out our detailed podcast
on the subject. This significant drop in international shipping costs
means that designers outside of the USA can afford to use our print on
demand services. Exciting!
There's been a little confusion on how consumers can pick up a copy of Shoot N' Skedaddle, so I've listed the links directly here with an easier link pasted on the front page (left side bar).
Cards or PDF? Shoot N' Skedaddle is dependent on four decks of cards. These decks are available either printed or delivered a downloadable PDF file.
Shoot N' Skedaddle cards are currently produced as print-to-order items through The Gamecrafter, a site developed to support small time game designers (that's me!). The card decks are available with or without a box. My goal has always been to make the game as affordable as possible so I've offered the cards with and without a box (if you wish to save a few bucks!)
NOTE: The Gamecrafter is a print-to-order site and may take one or two weeks to print/ship your items.
The PDF downloadable file was designed for foreign buyers due to the high cost of international shipping from the United States (often $25 just to ship a $25 item!). The PDF download is much cheaper but will require the end user to make $15-20 worth of colour double-sided prints (probably a good idea to laminate or seal them afterwards as well!). For US buyers the printed cards are likely the cheaper/nicer option. Download available from The Gamecrafter or Wargames Vault.
The Snake Oil Expansion adds even more variety to Shoot N' Skedaddle. 27 new cards include:
+Nine new characters (2 Lawmen, 2 Outlaws, 5 Neutral)
+A Snake Oil deck consisting 10 different salves and tonics.
+Four new special cards for each deck.
new additions shuffle straight into your normal Shoot N' Skedaddle
decks, adding more variety and some unique character classes.
'White Hat' is a powerful symbol of justice, whereas the 'Yellow Belly'
is a good-fer-nothin' troublemaker who feeds off his allies. The
inventor takes firearms to new and exciting heights while the Snake Oil
Salesman peddles his questionable wares...
Rules and notes have been added to the rulebook for this expansion. Currently available as printed cards only (PDF on the way)
These alternate Special Decks include all of the same Special Cards from the starter box (and the new Snake Oil Expansion). They have been printed with alternate coloured backs, allowing larger multiplayer games to make use of multiple decks. Curently available as printed cards only (PDF on the way)