Since I announced the sad news that I'm going to have to go back into IT to pay the bills (Reiver Games hasn't reached that point yet, and doesn't look like it will any time soon), I've had lots of contact from gamers, friends and customers wishing me well and even offering support/help.
This got me thinking. If there's people out there who are interested in helping what could they do that would actually help Reiver Games get off the ground? The obvious answer is to buy one of my games, either from a local or web retailer (which will probably be cheaper for you and encourage them to buy more stock from their distributor) or take advantage of free shipping and a bundle deal when buying from my website. However, money is tight in the current economic climate, and many of the people offering support already own my games, so here are a few more ideas I came up with:
Already got my games and want to help?
- Play them with friends you think might like them
- Take them to conventions/games nights and get them to the table
- Offer to demo them in a local shop
- Get one as a Christmas/birthday present for a friend or family member you think would like it
- Write a review or a session report of one of my games on BoardGameGeek
Don't yet have any of my games?
- Ask a friend to bring a copy to games night/a convention
- Ask your local store to carry my games
- Read the rules to It's Alive!, Carpe Astra or Sumeria on my website - anything take your fancy?
- Recommend one of my games to a friend who you think might like it
Once again, thanks to everyone who has supported Reiver Games over the last three and a half years, and for your recent messages of support - they help!
If you've got any more ideas please let me know in the comments.