Over here at BPGHQ, we’re rolling on beds stuffed with hundred Euro bills. Take The Roach Returns, for example – which we’re in the process of reprinting. It’s a fun little trifle, 32 pages and 16 new cards that we released in a punk rock low-fi version at Gen Con last year for six bucks. We printed locally and paid Graham Walmsley fairly for his 16 pages. We sold through in a hurry. Prepping for the reprint, we did the math and found that we made sixteen American cents per copy.

So our to-do list looks like this:

1. Take credit for Graham’s work and stiff him next time
2. Don’t try to sell anything for six dollars
3. See if they will buy back the yacht

To be fair, we knew going in that it was more of a marketing expense than a go-getter, but still, 0.16! I laughed when I found out.

In Mammon’s Passionate Embrace
Tagged on:     

3 thoughts on “In Mammon’s Passionate Embrace

  • April 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    ROFL. That’s pretty funny.

    Well, at least it wasn’t a loss….

  • April 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I know, right? I hope it doesn’t come off as arrogant – I mean, people paid good money for what we made, and I’m grateful for that. It’s just funny how the reverse economy of scale devours every penny.

  • April 24, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Sadly, it actually is a loss, once I went back and figured in the distribution costs and wholesale discounts. Still, it was priced to promote the Roach and provide a fresh take on the game, and that was successful. I’m glad we did it, but we’ll need to adjust for the second printing. I guess we’ll just write it off as a learning experience…

Comments are closed.