It’s fortuitous that the Murders & Acquisitions Kickstarter fulfilled in December of last year. Cuz I’m gonna do a little breakdown of the past year at NerdBurger Games. And that means covering the first year of M&A being available.
Here’s what website traffic has looked like here at NerdBurgerGames.com.
Big spike in May during the Kickstarter. Up and down since then. Rising again at the end of the year with more updates relating to the CAPERS Kickstarter.
Most visitors to the site come from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia (about 92% of the total). But there have been visitors from nearly every European country, some South American countries, and a variety of Asian countries. Two from Russia. One from Egypt. One from Pakistan. Four from “Unknown.” I’m gonna assume those four are from Proxima Centauri, Coruscant, Magrathea, and Omicron Persei 8.
Besides the Kickstarter, Murders & Acquisitions has been made available in a variety of channels. (And CAPERS has seen a bit of sales through some of these, too.)
- It’s available at DriveThruRPG.com
- Retailers and players can order it thru Indie Press Revolution.
- It’s been on sale at three conventions this year. Next year, I hope to have it up for sale in at least eight convention dealer halls.
- It was part of Mythoard’s digital bundle earlier this year.
I tried getting it out there thru a couple other venues that just didn’t work out. One of them might happen this coming year. And I want to look into distributing through Peachstate Hobby Distribution, a small, south-based hobby distributor.
The sales report tool at DriveThruRPG.com is a little janky, at least for me, so the following totals are approximate. Here’s a book sales breakdown.
- DTRPG (includes Kickstarter): 156
- Indie Press Revolution: 26
- GenCon 2017: 14
- AcadeCon 2017: 2
- PAX Unplugged 2017: 3
- DTRPG (includes Kickstarter): 233
- Mythoard digital package: 25
M&A Support PDFs
- Quick Start Guide (free): 274
- Holiday Bonus : 10
CAPERS Preview Books
- DTRPG: 23
- AcadeCon 2017: 5
- PAX Unplugged 2017: 15
CAPERS Preview PDFs
- DTRPG: 19
- Giveaways: 25
Die Laughing Preview Books
- AcadeCon 2017: 5
- PAX Unplugged 2017: 10
So, about 459 copies of M&A are in the wild (along with 274 quick start guides). Some of those are duplicates to the same person as some people have both a physical copy and a PDF. About 87 copies of CAPERS. And about 15 copies of Die Laughing.
(Side Note: I’ve only sold one copy of the Downsized Edition of M&A in six months. So that’s going away.)
Certainly these aren’t huge numbers, but I feel pretty good about them for the first year of an itty-bitty, one-dude company with only the slightest of previous freelance cred.
Most importantly for continued NBG success, these are people who now have seen my first game (and hopefully dig it). And they now know my name. And many of them know that I fulfilled my first Kickstarter in seven months. If all goes well, there will be some repeat customers for CAPERS (who aren’t friends of mine).
Not too shabby for a little company built from a game about beating people up in an office.