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MahrinSkel
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Reply #1225 on: June 21, 2016, 12:42:00 PM

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Reply #1226 on: June 21, 2016, 12:46:44 PM

Do you have access to the Hex subforum?

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Reply #1227 on: June 21, 2016, 12:56:51 PM

OUAriakas is an active f13 Hex player.

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Reply #1228 on: June 21, 2016, 01:11:25 PM

OUAriakas is an active f13 Hex player.

Thanks Rendakor!  I miss seeing you stream :). 

Mahrin, I sent a test copy of the game to Schild a year ago.  He told me where to post this :).

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Reply #1229 on: June 21, 2016, 03:09:09 PM

Sorry, saw a vaguely spammy looking post from a poster I had never seen before, assumed the worst.

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Reply #1230 on: June 21, 2016, 05:03:44 PM

OUAriakas is an active f13 Hex player.

Thanks Rendakor!  I miss seeing you stream :). 

Mahrin, I sent a test copy of the game to Schild a year ago.  He told me where to post this :).


No problem. Been busy with the whole family thing, so I haven't been playing Hex much. Might stream some once Ladder goes live, as I can more easily block out an hour or so of time.

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Reply #1231 on: June 28, 2016, 01:03:51 PM

Didn't fund the first time, but is back for a second shot with over 25% funding in the first few hours.  Really likely to go this time.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dungeoncrawler/dungeon-crawlertm-the-behemoth-extended

For those mini folks: A Tarrasque that seems pretty amazing.  Seems to be bigger than the Reaper one by a good bit - and comes prepainted.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dungeoncrawler/dungeon-crawlertm-the-behemoth-2016/



This was not well publicized, but it is picking up steam in these final hours as people publicize it for the team running it (which is well established and usually does a better job of publicizing these things).  

This project will only be funded if at least $40,000 CAD is pledged by Fri, Jun 17 2016 6:00 PM PDT. - Just crossed the halfway mark with 33 hours to go, but I think this one will fund.



I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #1232 on: June 28, 2016, 01:48:54 PM

How does one go for a second shot on Kickstarter? I thought the whole point was you were done if you didn't get your funding.

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Reply #1233 on: June 30, 2016, 09:16:25 PM

Nothing stops you from doing the exact same thing again.  A lot of them fail because of bad advertising, bad presentation and lack of updates - not because the product doesn't have an audience.  This one failed because the target audience, for the most part, did not hear about it.  The last one hit 75%roughly with most of the growth in the last week of it.  This one, now that a lot of people have advertised it, is above 50%with a month to go.  It should fund.

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #1234 on: August 15, 2016, 09:48:21 AM

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1536984495/egyptian-dungeon-game-tiles

Egyptian Dungeon Tiles for you RPG folks out there. About $1 per piece if you get in sufficient bulk. They are promising fast delivery, so take that with a grain of salt, but they look good.  

Edit by schild: fixed your link.
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Reply #1235 on: October 18, 2016, 11:09:27 AM

A promising but expensive Kickstarter: Deep Madness.

New company, but well run KS so far.  They seem to be trying to copy Cool Mini or Not's approach.  Very responsive.  Well prepared.

Very expensive.  $100 for the game, but that should have well over a hundred miniatures (maybe 200 by the time everything is done) in it.  If you get all the expansion and extra game material, it might well cost $250.  They have yet to announce at least one big thing and it is already over $200, even if you got in on the Early Bird.

Gameplay looks similar to Claustrophobia, Mice and Mystics, or Last Night on Earth.  I find those games to be 'Love Em or Hate Em' games with few people in the middle.   Personally, I enjoy them. 

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #1236 on: October 18, 2016, 11:42:21 AM

My KS support group community friends are super wary of that project. Lots of expensive sculpts on offer for a brand new company with almost no credentials. It would be the game designer's first published game.

Love the sculpts and wish they were released as regular resin miniatures.

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Reply #1237 on: October 18, 2016, 04:59:00 PM

My KS support group community friends are super wary of that project. Lots of expensive sculpts on offer for a brand new company with almost no credentials. It would be the game designer's first published game.
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Agreed that there is risk.  Also a high cost.  A lot of the miniatures could be reused for an RPG, but not as standard monsters.  I'm waffling on whether to sit out, just do the $90, or get everything.  I want to see them do a live gameplay video to see if it is actually a fun game.  It feels like it should be a $40 game on the shelf next to Betrayal at House on the Hill, not a $250 game with a plethora of unpainted minis that takes up an entire shelf just to store it.

 

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #1238 on: October 18, 2016, 06:33:51 PM

Gameplay looks similar to Claustrophobia, Mice and Mystics, or Last Night on Earth.  I find those games to be 'Love Em or Hate Em' games with few people in the middle.   Personally, I enjoy them.  

These three aren't exactly of a type.

Also they sound like they have very little idea what they are doing and I predict failure.
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Reply #1239 on: October 19, 2016, 07:42:56 AM

Gameplay looks similar to Claustrophobia, Mice and Mystics, or Last Night on Earth.  I find those games to be 'Love Em or Hate Em' games with few people in the middle.   Personally, I enjoy them.  

These three aren't exactly of a type.

Also they sound like they have very little idea what they are doing and I predict failure.
Players play the roles of heroes trying to beat a challenge. Lite rpg lite, if you will.  That is the type.  If Yu do not see the similarities between them, and with this game... well, not worth arguing.

What did they say that sounds like they do not know what they are doing?  The major misstep I see is scale ... asking for too much money, even if it is for a lot of stuff. Everything else seems to be preplanned an organized using CMON's model.

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #1240 on: October 20, 2016, 08:55:24 AM

CMoN was an established company run by proven businessmen (one of the co-founders is a Razer co-founder) before they dipped their toe into KS and boardgames with Zombicide, and the first KS was messy. And they didn't try to make the game themselves, they had the old Rackham crew do it.

You can't just make some cool minis, rip off another company's format and expect your first published game to turn out well. We've seen many companies try exactly this kind of campaign and struggle or fail, with almost no success stories.

I wish them well, but there are red flags all over that campaign.

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Reply #1241 on: October 20, 2016, 11:19:01 AM

It is easy to be a pessimist on KS, but this one does seem to have done a lot right.  They have protypes in the hands of reviewers prior to the KS starting - and have good reviews coming in for what they've done.  They have a manufacturer lined up with models in their possession.  They have a realistic production schedule.

I've been pretty good on my KS smell test.  1 that backed out with a full refund and one that required an extra $10 before I could get something that seemed too good to be true, anyways - everything else has met or exceed my expectations.  My only problem with this one so far is that they're asking you to dump in a lot of money for a lot of product without (most people) getting a chance to see if the game holds up, although from what I've seen in demo it seems to hold up well.

I'm not 100% on board because the theme, while appealing to me, might not sit well with a lot of my group.  However, I could see myself going for just the set or getting all the expansion material on this one... but that is a lot for a game wghen I have so many unplayed games on my shelf, including a few great ones with vaguely similar mechanics.

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #1242 on: December 14, 2016, 05:57:05 AM


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Reply #1243 on: December 14, 2016, 06:07:51 AM

They're talking about that over in the Boardgames Thread.

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Reply #1244 on: December 14, 2016, 07:17:17 AM

I'm a Kingdom Death junkie, but I've only played a few lantern years, not a full game yet. Really love it, though.

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Reply #1245 on: January 25, 2017, 05:12:04 PM

A survival horror game based on Apocalypse Now the movie Head scratch

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fringerider/apocalypse-now-the-game/description

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Reply #1246 on: January 25, 2017, 05:29:41 PM

Actual pre-alpha gameplay (before they got the graphics engine working), showing the richness of the setting and how your actions can shape the story:

You are in a boat, on a river. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air is warm, thick, heavy, sluggish. There is no joy in the brilliance of sunshine. The long stretches of the waterway run on, deserted, into the gloom of overshadowed distances.

> exit boat

Never get out of the boat.
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Reply #1247 on: January 25, 2017, 08:14:07 PM

> look

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Reply #1248 on: February 02, 2017, 07:57:34 AM

If you liked Sunless Sea, which you can read about in Falconeer's BiiF: http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=25449.0, there is going to be a sequel named Sunless Skies.  So it's basically Sunless Sea but in space.  The project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/failbetter/sunless-skies-the-sequel-to-sunless-sea?ref=category

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Reply #1249 on: February 02, 2017, 09:38:05 AM

If you liked Sunless Sea, which you can read about in Falconeer's BiiF: http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=25449.0, there is going to be a sequel named Sunless Skies.  So it's basically Sunless Sea but in space.  The project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/failbetter/sunless-skies-the-sequel-to-sunless-sea?ref=category

I am looking forward to this. It sounds like it corrects most of what I did not like about sunless seas while keeping the stuff that was really neat.
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Reply #1250 on: February 02, 2017, 12:18:40 PM

Yeah I backed this one as soon as I saw it. It reached its funding in 4 hours apparently.

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Reply #1251 on: February 02, 2017, 04:06:57 PM

If you liked Sunless Sea, which you can read about in Falconeer's BiiF: http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=25449.0, there is going to be a sequel named Sunless Skies.  So it's basically Sunless Sea but in space.  The project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/failbetter/sunless-skies-the-sequel-to-sunless-sea?ref=category

Man, I loved this game, but with the amount of reading, I really wished it was on my iPad.

Sad that this Kickstarter doesn't have an iOS stretch goal.

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