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29 Jul 2022 12:27 #334648 by Gary Sax
All I needed to see is a still of a slightly desperate looking guy in a bad fitting shirt and tie to know your money is in trouble.
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29 Jul 2022 14:57 #334653 by Virabhadra
At least it isn't all bleak on the KS front. Marching Order comes through soon!



That's been fun to follow. I pulled out of Mythic's big Monsterpocalypse KS (I'm increasingly glad I did) and my only iron left in the crowdfunding fire is Cataclysm. My payment for that last Cthulhu Wars project has been floating in the ether long enough to get a college degree. I can't wait to see the platform fall by the wayside.
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31 Jul 2022 02:08 #334672 by ubarose
Dead Reckoning launches August 9th. I’m waiting to see how it is priced to decide how much of it I am going to buy.
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31 Jul 2022 14:03 #334675 by Gary Sax

ubarose wrote: Dead Reckoning launches August 9th. I’m waiting to see how it is priced to decide how much of it I am going to buy.


Sorely tempted as well, seen a lot of good press on it.
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01 Aug 2022 14:42 - 01 Aug 2022 14:42 #334700 by ubarose

Gary Sax wrote:

ubarose wrote: Dead Reckoning launches August 9th. I’m waiting to see how it is priced to decide how much of it I am going to buy.


Sorely tempted as well, seen a lot of good press on it.


I’ve played it a few times and really liked it. But, keep in mind, I also really like pick-up-and-deliver games.

The one concern that some people have had is that the PvP aspect might be too swingy. Haven’t played enough to make up my mind on that. From my few plays it seems like attacking another play is high risk, but at the end of the game, when you are behind with nothing to lose… a lucky roll can win the game. Although it could be argued that everyone should play more defensively and build up their canons, but on the other hand I feel like that would make the game more scripted and less fun and freewheeling.

Personally, I’ve had enough fun playing that losing to a Hail Mary attack doesn’t bother me, and I rather like that kind of drama. But if you are the sort of person who gets salty about that sort of thing, it is something to consider.
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02 Aug 2022 13:14 #334734 by jpat
The Leviathans relaunch from Catalyst went live today. If you don't recall it, it was an early 2010s steampunk-styled alternate-WWI setting with airships. Somewhat interested and have tentatively backed for the two-fleet Lieutenant level. Still, do I need this? No. Will I play it more than a couple times? Ehhh. The entry point is the starter at $70.
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09 Aug 2022 12:17 #334910 by Gary Sax

ubarose wrote: Dead Reckoning launches August 9th. I’m waiting to see how it is priced to decide how much of it I am going to buy.


www.kickstarter.com/projects/alderac/dea...s-of-marque-from-aeg

Pricing is up. I'm skipping but it's not the worst in the world even though all in with all sagas is highish.

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09 Aug 2022 13:51 #334911 by the_jake_1973
I'm sorely tempted to back this one at the All-In level.

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09 Aug 2022 17:49 #334914 by Rliyen
I've put in $75.00 buckitos to get the new Covenant expansion for Return to Dark Tower over at Backerkit. Can't wait to get it.
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09 Aug 2022 19:22 #334915 by hotseatgames
Dead Reckoning looks cool. Am I correctly interpreting that the main game is just single session? I don't need a campaign in my life.

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09 Aug 2022 19:35 #334916 by Gary Sax
Yeah, I think that's right.
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09 Aug 2022 22:50 #334919 by Frohike
If I had the group for “4X meets Merchants & Marauders” I’d be all over it. But I think mine is still in the co-op “roll dice & see what happens” category (Zombicide, Camp Grizzly, etc), so I’m going down the Dark Tower route.
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10 Aug 2022 03:24 - 10 Aug 2022 05:41 #334921 by sornars

hotseatgames wrote: Dead Reckoning looks cool. Am I correctly interpreting that the main game is just single session? I don't need a campaign in my life.


I believe that's true for the base game. The Saga expansions seem to be split into two halves; one half require repeat plays to get the most value out of them but probably closer to something like Oath than a proper campaign game. The second half consists of more content and rules like you'd expect an expansion to. In addition to that there appears to an actual campaign game which seems totally optional. It's kind of a confusing product to be honest.

From the horse's mouth: boardgamegeek.com/thread/2912933/article/40588695#40588695
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10 Aug 2022 08:31 #334924 by hotseatgames
That explanation actually makes me want to check it out even more. I have not kickstarted anything in 9 months. I might break my streak.

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10 Aug 2022 08:36 #334925 by charlest
I've been going back and forth with Dead Reckoning for months. Tried to get a review copy, then almost bought it, then almost completed a very lopsided trade for it. Could never quite pull the trigger.

The price of everything is holding me back. An absolutely fantastic play of Merchants & Marauders at Gen Con really reaffirmed my love of that design. I think I'm holding out on Dead Reckoning for now. Eager to see what people here think of it though.
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