Yesterday I thanked Andy for his nice write-up and session report on The Geek. I was more pleased with the write-up and rating, as they boosted my average rating by quite a lot, and they described the game nicely too. It turns out however that the session report was the more useful.
BGG has sections on the front page for recent reviews and session reports. The Geek has tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of users. Only a tiny fraction of those are aware that Border Reivers exists. Only a small fraction of those will want to own a copy, so what I need to do is increase the awareness. Andy's session report was on the front page of The Geek for nearly twenty-four hours. As a result, a bunch more people looked up the game and some of those are interested. I got another order, and a couple more enquiries from the States. I'm not expected anything from the American interest due to the exchange rate, but it's all good exposure, and I'm pleased with the number of people who want to buy a copy based on what they've read. Very encouraging.
In other news The Wife generously went shopping without me last night so I got a chance to get a load of construction done. I finished another copy, and did some prep for the next round of gluing. The tiles are definitely the construction bottleneck - I need to think of ways to streamline their construction.
Paul Morrison of Morrison Games has also published his own game, he's used a machine for both glue application and cutting out, but I don't think I can afford either of those machines - so until I think of a better way I'm going to have to continue doing it all by hand. You can read about his experiences here.