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22 Apr 2022 18:47 - 22 Apr 2022 19:16 #332494 by Ah_Pook
Alea and Awaken Realms are teaming up to release a new version of Castles of Burgundy on Gamefound. Comes in a huge box, miniatures, probably exorbitantly expensive... I feel like this should be the punchline to a joke but here we are.
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22 Apr 2022 19:13 #332495 by Sagrilarus
I'm curious about where the wooden parts are being produced, and how much cheaper they are. With China's workforce in lockdown something that can be produced somewhere else may look attractive.

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22 Apr 2022 21:30 #332498 by Msample

Sagrilarus wrote: I'm curious about where the wooden parts are being produced, and how much cheaper they are. With China's workforce in lockdown something that can be produced somewhere else may look attractive.


Chinese wood costs have risen enough that I’ve been told GMT will not use wood in new designs going forward unless it’s an expansion of an existing game like say CC Ancients.
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26 Apr 2022 16:53 #332572 by Ah_Pook
depending on cost i'll probably back this new Uwe Rosenberg game launching on gamefound tomorrow. it appears to be a heavy 2p only sequel to Le Havre/Ora Et Labora? The resource wheel is back. im curious to see what makes it 2p only.

gamefound.com/projects/draft/75h7foo5eg0in5j0ywh2stv91gf
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26 Apr 2022 17:01 - 26 Apr 2022 17:04 #332573 by Gary Sax
I'd be tempted. That sort of game gets a lot of play around here, especially when it's tuned for 2.

This sort of game is a tough sell for kickstarter though, it definitley reeks of "why wouldn't I just buy this in retail?"
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26 Apr 2022 17:08 #332574 by Ah_Pook
its published through Spielworxx, and this is their first crowdfunding campaign. They usually do a flat 1000 copies of every game they publish and thats that, but this being an Uwe game they want to print enough to cover demand. appears to be ~60$, which isnt too bad.
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26 Apr 2022 22:42 #332587 by Shellhead
I am not kickstarting anything at the moment, but one of my friends showed me his recently-received Foundations of Rome kickstarter game. It appears to be a generic builder euro game, except with a lavish volume of plastic miniature Roman buildings in various light, neutral colors with just enough inkwash to bring out the details. I told him that it wasn't my kind of game, but it was very pretty. The game box was roughly a cubic foot in size and shape, and the miniature buildings were stored in stackable trays within the box.

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26 Apr 2022 22:44 #332588 by Shellhead
Centuries from now, archaeologists will be perplexed by a layer of unpainted miniatures dating back to the early 21st century. Perhaps it was some form of polytheism involving the veneration of tiny statues.
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26 Apr 2022 22:52 #332590 by dysjunct
In, for now, on BRINDLEWOOD BAY, a PBTA RPG that’s kind of Murder She Wrote with a bit of dark cult of an elder god stuff.

I am conflicted in that the mysteries don’t have a set solution. They present suspects and clues. Once the players uncover enough clues, they theorize about the murder and make a skill check. If they succeed, then their theory about whodunit and why is the correct solution.

So it’s much more about the experience of being in a mystery story, then of pretending to be a detective and actually solving a mystery. I feel a little conflicted about this.

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27 Apr 2022 11:07 #332596 by jpat
Sounds like the Android board game.
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27 Apr 2022 11:11 #332597 by jpat
I'm currently backing the Table Golf Association dexterity game on KS. It's pricey, and the base game seems sufficient, but I'm kind of attracted to sports games.

I'm also backing Master Dater--not that I can intellectually defend that, but we've enjoyed Joking Hazard fairly well.

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27 Apr 2022 11:26 #332600 by Ah_Pook

Ah_Pook wrote: its published through Spielworxx, and this is their first crowdfunding campaign. They usually do a flat 1000 copies of every game they publish and thats that, but this being an Uwe game they want to print enough to cover demand. appears to be ~60$, which isnt too bad.


This is live, 25EUR0 shipping to the US isn't great. If you do 2x game and expansions and split the pledge with someone it comes to $62 shipped which is pretty okay.
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27 Apr 2022 14:23 #332607 by the_jake_1973

jpat wrote: I'm currently backing the Table Golf Association dexterity game on KS. It's pricey, and the base game seems sufficient, but I'm kind of attracted to sports games.

I'm also backing Master Dater--not that I can intellectually defend that, but we've enjoyed Joking Hazard fairly well.


I was really, really tempted to go in for the TGA game. It looks like a blast.
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27 Apr 2022 14:45 #332611 by Sagrilarus

dysjunct wrote: So it’s much more about the experience of being in a mystery story, then of pretending to be a detective and actually solving a mystery. I feel a little conflicted about this.


You're leaping to the conclusion that detectives ever think they actually solve the mystery. Short of someone confessing they're more or less assembling evidence until it paints a plausible picture. They don't get to know the complete facts, at least not with confidence.
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27 Apr 2022 14:49 #332612 by Shellhead
That's why murder mystery fiction is so popular, the mystery usually gets solved and the reader feels satisfaction about the tidy revelation and resolution.

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