May 292009
 
Yes! How exciting! Wake the kids and call the neighbours! It's another Playing Gods blog entry!

I can now reveal the existence, though not the name, of the super-secret crack team of world-class marketing experts I have assembled to help me find new and creative ways to promote Playing Gods: The Board Game of Divine Domination. The members are drawn from American captains of industry, those who have demonstrated uncanny ingenuity and business savvy, impressive lung capacity, and plenty of good, old-fashioned Moxie. (Gumption may be substituted for Moxie at a 2:1 ratio.)

The team members (all of whom have been sworn to secrecy, or at least a "pinkie swear") have code names like Emma Lee, Tempest, Nigel, and The Anchor. Other potential (non-vetted) members include Buzzkill, Solomon Grundy, Narf, and Bill (D-FENS) Foster. I cannot reveal their identities lest GM, Wells Fargo, or one of the other dying, bloated corporations of corruption try to poach my brain trust.

This clandestine Playing Gods promotional cabal has met on several occasions (under cover of night and over pizza and quality microbrew beer) to devise strategies that will surely propel Playing Gods into the upper eschelons of board game sales. Of course, being a small, indie project, I will still need (and appreciate) all the help I can get from friends, fans, players, and anyone out there who can take a few minutes to tell a friend or two about it...

In other news, we have been holding some Playing Gods game demos in various places around Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, New Mexico. We played a few games at the Flying Star restaurants, and then the other night at a local Starbucks, where the staff was ridiculously friendly and kindly brewed a new batch of coffee when I noted that the cup I had tasted kinda burnt. The idea, of course, it to get people's attention by playing the game in public, where passersby are invited to see the game or sit down and play. Mixed success so far, but I'm doing my best!

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