Early release to premier stores?

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Does anyone know if this is being released early to premier stores, since it's an RPG product?  I know that Ravenloft wasn't, but that was a board game.  I'm hoping GW will be, but on the other hand, it's a box set and not a book.  Anyone know?

WotC Microbless said yes it will be released early to premier stores.

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WotC Microbless said yes it will be released early to premier stores.


 
He's right. I did. And it will.
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WotC Microbless said yes it will be released early to premier stores.


 
He's right. I did. And it will.

Huzzah! My group can't wait to play.

What's a premiere store, and are they listed somewhere?
I second that Huzzah!  Cool


What's a premiere store, and are they listed somewhere?


Short version: They are a hobby gaming store that actively supports and promotes Wizards' game products. For said support and to help to keep the hobby gaming market alive and running, they get to host special events such as pre-release  launches, D&D Encounters, etc. 

It's a great system as it incentives both the retailer to host player events and for the players to come into the store to play the games.  The only downside is when a large number of players routinely don't purchase anything.  So support you local premier store!  Even if it's only a small purchase of say $5-6 here and there. Every little bit helps in these tough times.   Wink

To find a premier store you can try using the store locater: 
ww2.wizards.com/StoreAndEventLocator/
 
Make sure you have only the D&D checkbox selected to help weed out all the MtG only stores. Then look for all the locations with a blue location indicator. Those are the premier stores. Should help you find a store that's thinking of carrying GW. 

Hope the info helped.
My stores got them in yesterday.  So hopefully, you'll get a chance to buy them soon.
Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! My group is eager to play in this famous setting. I played the original way back when and it was a hoot! This wil make a great Halloween gaming session...

Currently playing :: D&D5E :: Numenera by Monte Cook :: Infinity Sci-Fi Miniature Game

So there's no reason for me to feel guilty about getting my copy today? All I have to say is: Let the mutation mayhem begin...
Saw it last night at a Wizard Premiere store. Can't wait.
I bought a copy of the Gamma World Box set (and 2 booster packs) at my LGS today.

One potentially cool thing I noticed thus far: There is what appears to be a unique code on the back of the rulebook.... could this be to unlock a PDF copy or unlock web exclusive content, perhaps in the new web based tools? 
After looking I see that there is a premiere store right down the street from me.  I'll be heading there bright and early to see if they have a copy of GW left!
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I played the original way back when


I've been a Mutated Human since 1980.  Tongue out
(although, after helping with my son's biology report, I might change to a mutated ground squirrel)

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I played the original way back when


I've been a Mutated Human since 1980.  Tongue out
(although, after helping with my son's biology report, I might change to a mutated ground squirrel)



In 1982, I was 9; my 16-year-old baby sitter and her 18-year-old sister asked if I wanted to come over to, "play something called a roleplaying game." Oh boy.

That was my introduction to Gamma World.

Sitting here with my own new, premier copy and a few booster packs! 
Picked mine up today and will be running Gamma World at the Game Day later this month.

I was a little disappointed at the small size of the maps, and after all those beefy Essentials books a mere 160 pages feels slender. But it is all about the fun, and I figure at least I can pack lots of other stuff into that huge empty box. 
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I got my box today and I like what I see.  The info is a little limited, but to be fair I already know how to play D&D 4E, so I'll be able to breeze through some of the material.  I wish there were a few more monsters to battle but what the heck, I'll have more room to create what I want.

So far so good, I'm liking the new Gamma World, minus the CCG...
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