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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY?

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07 May 2020 10:27 #310050 by christopherwood
I'm backing 8 KSes currently, but the most important to me are:
High Frontier 4 ... I own 3e and love it.
Pax Renaissance 2 ... I own 1e and love it.
I also have high hopes for Oath, maybe higher than warranted, idunno.
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07 May 2020 10:31 #310052 by christopherwood
Oh I forgot, a ninth ...
I'm also backing Solarius Mission :blush:

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07 May 2020 12:27 #310054 by the_jake_1973
The TownBuilder is nearing the end and has some amazing stuff for terrain planning/printing. I am very excited to tear into it soon.

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14 May 2020 14:17 #310309 by southernman
OK, who can tell me about HEL: The Last Saga and Chronicles of Drunagor: Age of Darkness ... Charlie :whistle: ?
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14 May 2020 14:51 #310312 by Shellhead
I'm a bit annoyed that my $39.00 for the Masters of Night Kickstarter required me to pay an additional $18.00 for shipping today.

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14 May 2020 15:07 #310314 by ChristopherMD

Shellhead wrote: I'm a bit annoyed that my $39.00 for the Masters of Night Kickstarter required me to pay an additional $18.00 for shipping today.


Looks like that fits with the estimated shipping charges on the KS of $15-$18.

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14 May 2020 15:09 #310315 by Shellhead

ChristopherMD wrote:

Shellhead wrote: I'm a bit annoyed that my $39.00 for the Masters of Night Kickstarter required me to pay an additional $18.00 for shipping today.


Looks like that fits with the estimated shipping charges on the KS of $15-$18.


True, but now I'm paying nearly $60 for what really looks like a $40 game.

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14 May 2020 16:01 #310320 by Sagrilarus
I just picked up a Kickstarter -- Illimat, which was cheap and available via my Concierge Game Store. Arrived at the house two hours later.

Here's the thing -- I had $50 birthday money and went shopping on their site to see what was available. I usually avoid Kickstarters because I find them underdeveloped, but after finding about a dozen titles that looked interesting I did research and all but one were Kickstarters. They have become that pervasive at this point.

I went with Illimat because you all talk about how good Space-Biff's reviews are and he wrote a doozy for it. So I went for it and one of the baby expansions. With no shipping it only cost a couple of bucks more to have it delivered in hours from a local business.

Don't know if it's any good yet, haven't played.

At this point I've sort of surrendered. I need to stop avoiding Kickstarter titles, need to ignore the numeric rating and go after the written reviews of people that have clearly played the game a few times. Or just buy "ancient" games. It's just the nature of the business now.

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14 May 2020 16:10 #310322 by charlest

southernman wrote: OK, who can tell me about HEL: The Last Saga and Chronicles of Drunagor: Age of Darkness ... Charlie :whistle: ?


HEL looks interesting but I'm not a big fan of Mythic Games. I offered a somewhat critical review of their last Kickstarter recently (Reichbusters), and they really screwed the pooch with their Joan of Arc game.
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14 May 2020 16:12 #310323 by christopherwood
I see "A War Of Whispers" will reprint on Kickstarter in a few days. I skipped the first run and kinda regretted it since. There was a neat betrayal mechanism in it ... but frankly that's all I really remember, so I need to study it up again when it launches.

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14 May 2020 17:07 #310330 by southernman

charlest wrote:

southernman wrote: OK, who can tell me about HEL: The Last Saga and Chronicles of Drunagor: Age of Darkness ... Charlie :whistle: ?


HEL looks interesting but I'm not a big fan of Mythic Games. I offered a somewhat critical review of their last Kickstarter recently (Reichbusters), and they really screwed the pooch with their Joan of Arc game.


That was a concern for me, too many poor or meh remarks on their games by people whose comments I either trust or have similar tastes with. I'll be giving the rulebook a good read and if it reads well then checking if it is too similar to Oathsworn. Thanks for post.
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14 May 2020 18:29 #310338 by Frohike
Yeah, the setting of Hel looks interesting but the publisher is a red flag for me. I'm still waiting for the Nemesis kickstarter.
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15 May 2020 09:26 #310355 by hotseatgames
I am not backing this, but I appreciate its old school aesthetic. And they are using METAL miniatures, which blows my mind. This is the kind of project that belongs on KS.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418344245/...very_category_newest
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15 May 2020 21:52 #310375 by christopherwood
Did they say what kind of metal? Back in the day, my brother and I used to shoot pool for Ral Partha lead figs. The industry eventually went to pewter, which was superior bcz nontoxic and stronger. I dunno what they make metal minis out of nowadays.

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15 May 2020 22:37 - 15 May 2020 22:37 #310376 by Sagrilarus
"White metal".

The lead was nice because you could reposition. The pewter is brittle as hell.
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