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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY?

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13 Oct 2011 13:55 #105453 by moofrank
I'm on a few:
Dice Age: I do actually like this game, there is actually a game there, but a very strange one involving learning special powers of the symbols. What happens is that you learn that certain dice tend to beat other dice, and there is a risk/reward thing going as to whether you reroll an old die or risk adding a new one. I think it is at least a deeper game there than people are giving it credit for.

Dark Horse: I adore Shadow Wars, although it wants for more development. And Dark Horse looks like a nice western Settlers sort of game.

Imperial Crusade Armada: Spaceship minis game on plastic cards. You indicate damage and such by marking on the card, so there is no additional space needed for bookeeping. The rules themselves seem JUST at the correct weight for this sort of thing.

Empire of the Void: Looks a bit like Ascending Empires in that turns are very basic and potentially quick.

Carnival: Looks cute.

Flash Point: A game I already own, but I love the game enough to want the bits upgrade. It is a SUPERB game that feels like a classic Parker/MB co-op game.

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13 Oct 2011 14:31 #105461 by Grudunza

moofrank wrote: Flash Point: A game I already own, but I love the game enough to want the bits upgrade. It is a SUPERB game that feels like a classic Parker/MB co-op game.


Yeah, I'm in on this, too. A great co-op and the new artwork looks fantastic.

I also picked up the filler Get Bit from a recent Kickstarter campaign, and I'll be going in on D-Day Dice when that starts up soon.

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16 Oct 2011 13:03 - 16 Oct 2011 13:06 #105659 by Notahandle
Sentinels of the Multiverse - Rook City Expansion! is now running. Given the reviews, cheap international shipping, and getting both promos, I'm tempted.

These might also be of interest:-
Dragonmage Warfare™ looks interesting, but the prototype art and high goal will probably cause it to fail. I'll wait to read more.

Castle Dash looks fun. I'll probably pledge for this one soon.

Kings of Combat: Gladiatorial Tournament looks pretty sweet, despite being roll and move. Again, I'm probably in for this, being a fan of gladiatorial/melee games. One TOSser has already dismissed it as an Ameritrash roll and move, because the two are synonymous right?

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18 Oct 2011 15:33 #105766 by Stephen Avery
Am I the only one who is amazed at how much money people are making on KS? ...and what games are being backed?

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1975008436/...e-card-game?ref=live

Really? I do this intro drawing lesson for 2nd graders.

Steve"JawDropping"Avery
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18 Oct 2011 15:51 #105770 by dicehateme
Obviously you need to be putting your 2nd graders to work, Steve.

Stephen Avery wrote: Am I the only one who is amazed at how much money people are making on KS? ...and what games are being backed?

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1975008436/...e-card-game?ref=live

Really? I do this intro drawing lesson for 2nd graders.

Steve"JawDropping"Avery

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18 Oct 2011 17:26 #105776 by Stephen Avery

dicehateme wrote: Obviously you need to be putting your 2nd graders to work, Steve.

Stephen Avery wrote: Am I the only one who is amazed at how much money people are making on KS? ...and what games are being backed?

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1975008436/...e-card-game?ref=live

Really? I do this intro drawing lesson for 2nd graders.

Steve"JawDropping"Avery


Don't think the thought hasn't occurred to me! Today they sorted game game components :D:D:D

Steve"Sweatshop"Avery

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18 Oct 2011 22:16 - 18 Oct 2011 22:17 #105797 by Notahandle
Now we know why your tank tops are ironed so well ...

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26 Oct 2011 18:29 - 26 Oct 2011 18:30 #106502 by Notahandle
Sentinels of the Multiverse - Rook City Expansion! is funded and has just previewed the Secret Character at $14,000. Also the Update #8 details the stretch rewards.

Dragonmage Warfare™ has previewed the prototype rules.

Castle Dash has only two days to go.

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27 Oct 2011 19:09 #106576 by Notahandle
Just backed Castle Dash - 24 hours to go.

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27 Oct 2011 19:17 #106579 by Xlyce
Just backed vendetta

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28 Oct 2011 00:57 #106593 by Josh Look
Just backed Imperial Crusade Armada. After reading that the designer altered the movement rules, I was pushed over the edge. This sounds like it could be [at long last] the space combat game I've always wanted. Quick, no 80+ page rulebook, but not sacrificing things I consider to be essential to the theme.

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27 Nov 2011 19:33 #108552 by Notahandle
Backed Sentinels of the Multiverse for both the Rook City expansion and the base game.

Also backed Empires of the Void. (I'm still none the wiser re Eclipse since avoiding the TOS forums because of the arrogant and snide put-downs to people asking what makes it distinctive. I'm also inclined to avoid it having noticed a fair number of Finnish members posting 'have you looked at Eclipse' in many other SF game threads; if they need a shill brigade to sell it...)

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28 Nov 2011 04:01 - 28 Nov 2011 04:02 #108607 by Dogmatix

Notahandle wrote: Backed Sentinels of the Multiverse for both the Rook City expansion and the base game.

Also backed Empires of the Void. (I'm still none the wiser re Eclipse since avoiding the TOS forums because of the arrogant and snide put-downs to people asking what makes it distinctive. I'm also inclined to avoid it having noticed a fair number of Finnish members posting 'have you looked at Eclipse' in many other SF game threads; if they need a shill brigade to sell it...)


Backed Sentinels myself. The chance to get the whole lot for a "coffin-box" price [aka "still cheaper than an OCS game" ;)] was just too good to pass up.

Going to have to take a look at Armada as I *love* space mini games and I'm tired of trying to hunt down Silent Death minis...

Edit: Damn, missed out on Armada... Oh well. Someone will hate it and sell it on the BGG marketplace soon enough ;)

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28 Nov 2011 19:16 #108684 by mikecl
Backed D-Day Dice about a month ago because a)they look cool, b) the designer is Canadian and c) next Remembrance Day I'm going to have a war game I can play with the family.

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28 Nov 2011 19:51 - 28 Nov 2011 19:55 #108691 by Notahandle
I just saw D-Day Dice yesterday. The first thing that I checked was international shipping. It's a ridiculously high $50! By comparison Sentinels of the Multiverse added $10, Empires of the Void $20, and at first glance both would appear to be a heavier game to ship. I bought Container from Valley Games and it didn't cost $50 to ship. Their update #1 apparently addresses this, yet, bizarrely, it can only be read by backers.

The $50 shipping is reasonable for the Line for Life pledge; but it also applies to the $75 pledge, which is a one-off shipment which I strongly doubt costs that much.

Also, I find it distasteful that they first started the Line for Life pledge at $100, then increased it to $125, then again to $140. Clearly that's a successful marketing ploy for the OCD TOS crowd, but why should I be forced to pay 40% more simply because I discovered the project later than others? I think it's a terrible marketing ploy, it's a 'stick' approach. The stretch goals by contrast are a 'carrot' approach. The Line for Life pledges force people to make a quick decision in order to get early pledges at the expense of people like me who discover the project later.

I would have gone for the $75 pledge as that's a good offer. But since they included the three Line for Life pledges it gets compared to that, and suddenly it's not such a great deal. Then I look at the Line for Life price increases and resent having to pay more for exactly the same item. So Valley Games lose a sale. Also, because of the Kickstarter exclusives, I will never be able to own the whole game by buying it in the future. So they lose sales, not just of this, but also of future expansions. Finally, by using such a marketing ploy, I'd be more cautious about buying from Valley Games in the future. In short, the Line for Life policy gets them sales earlier, at the expense of later ones.

/rant

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