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09 Nov 2022 17:57 - 09 Nov 2022 19:08 #336720 by jay718
Black Mold

www.kickstarter.com/projects/tokenterrors/black-mold

Black Mold is just over $1K shy of funding with a little under two days left in the campaign. It's a semi-co-op dungeon crawly kinda thing with some pretty neat mechanics including the length of your turn depending on how long you can hold your breath! The deluxe version comes with a soundtrack on a cassette (!) with game enhancing components printed on it's insert. The art is somewhat reminiscent of Cave Evil but decidedly less sinister. Hope it funds!
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10 Nov 2022 08:53 #336735 by hotseatgames

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10 Nov 2022 11:45 - 10 Nov 2022 11:57 #336740 by Ah_Pook
ER seems like a hard thing to make into a fun boardgame... Like open world stuff in general I guess. I'm out either way because it's going to cost a billion dollars and that companies other from software board game was widely panned if memory serves, but still. I'm curious to see what they do with it I guess.
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10 Nov 2022 13:09 #336744 by hotseatgames
"fun board game" is probably not as big of a goal as "these minis are rad", which they can absolutely nail.

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10 Nov 2022 14:45 #336749 by Ah_Pook
See also Dark Souls, the aforementioned not good game that had great minis :laugh:

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10 Nov 2022 14:59 - 10 Nov 2022 15:00 #336750 by charlest
I am curious about the new Dark Souls core sets that are basically a 1.5 edition. They're supposed to eliminate some of the grind and fix many of the game's issues.

Steamforged gets a lot of disdain - well earned - but I do think they are capable of producing a hit. Godtear, Resident Evil 3, and Devil May Cry are all varying degrees of good to great.

Stay away from Horizon Zero Dawn and RE2 though.
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11 Nov 2022 09:17 #336759 by hotseatgames
They have released 2 design diaries already for Elden Ring. Sounds like the core box is two areas from the video game, with other areas in other boxes. And of course it is a campaign, which pretty much means there is no way this game will work for my meager group that manages to get together like 5 times a year anymore.

steamforged.com/blogs/brands/intro-to-elden-ring-board-game

steamforged.com/blogs/brands/elden-ring-...xploration-mechanics
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15 Nov 2022 11:06 - 15 Nov 2022 12:10 #336815 by sornars
Dark Venture Second Edition is up: www.kickstarter.com/projects/960192600/d...hed_project_launched

A quick skim of the rules doesn't suggest any radical changes; certainly not the level of change I'd need to see to convince me to dive back in.

HOMM3 the board game is also up: www.kickstarter.com/projects/archonstudi...hed_project_launched

I think I'd be better served playing the video game again than buying this. Nostalgia is still a hell of a pitch.
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15 Nov 2022 11:49 #336816 by Shellhead
The four things that I would need to see to be tempted to buy a new edition of Dark Venture:

1. Better card artwork.
2. Better recovery mechanism so that losing a combat won't necessarily cause you to lose multiple turns.
3. A better rulebook.
4. Revise the encounters so that their stat cards are all-inclusive and don't require you to search the deck for multiple equipment cards.

Even so, I'm glad that I bought first edition, even if it rarely hits the table, because it has such an exotic setting.
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15 Nov 2022 14:59 #336821 by sornars
If you haven’t seen there is a reasonably priced upgrade kit for 1e if you wanted to try this out.

Digging out the equipment is such a drag, probably the biggest thing I’d like to see changed. I also think the competitive mode is dumb which if they dropped, they could have different colour card backs making the deck sorting easier between plays.

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15 Nov 2022 17:54 #336825 by Ah_Pook
DV2e made me curious about how Battle of the Ancients ended up, I had forgotten about it. Turns out it hasn't fulfilled yet so it's hard to know. I guess it should be arriving in the US in the next week or so so not to much longer...

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15 Nov 2022 20:15 #336826 by hotseatgames
I love HoMM III, and the board game looks fun. I just know I'd never get anywhere near my money's worth. I think I'll just stick to the video game unless I stumble into a cheap copy.

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16 Nov 2022 06:13 #336835 by Legomancer
y'all need to give me a trigger warning if you're going to talk about Dark Venture
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16 Nov 2022 10:38 #336846 by Joebot

hotseatgames wrote: I love HoMM III, and the board game looks fun. I just know I'd never get anywhere near my money's worth. I think I'll just stick to the video game unless I stumble into a cheap copy.


Yeah, same here. The game does look neat though, and it hits a lot of nostalgia buttons. I still play the decent iOS app version on my iPad, and that will have to suffice.

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16 Nov 2022 16:26 #336872 by southernman
Pledge levels announced ... going for the videogamer audience, who may not buy that many boardgames but will splash out for 'their' favourite, seems to be a good business these days - fair enough, I don't comment on people who spend hundreds/thousands on seeing concerts or sports games every year (or just alcohol), may be a bit too expensive for me especially once VAT and Shipping hits for the UK.

steamforged.com/en-gb/blogs/brands/elden...tarter-pledge-levels
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