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Reply #35 on: October 17, 2018, 10:20:27 PM

I only have like three ameritrash games on my entire shelf now, it's just a dead genre to me for the most part
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Reply #36 on: October 18, 2018, 01:51:01 AM

I wish I had gotten in on Omen earlier. The newest edition looks pretty awesome but I have so many games I just don't play, it seems silly to spend money on something else that won't get played.

I just went to do a late pledge on Terrors of London simply because I like dead builders and this one is oozing theme. It looks like a solid 7 of 10 based on the rules. Anyway, I don't give a shit about that, not trying to convince you. More importantly, they had Omen on the late pledge thing, so I looked it up. Lo and behold,

https://app.crowdox.com/projects/kolossalgames/the-omen-saga

Exact same price as the Kickstarter. $90 to get everything under the sun for Omen is a steal.
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Reply #37 on: October 18, 2018, 10:07:49 AM

Damn, Terrors of London looks good. I might have to buy it, I ultimately gravitate towards deckbuilding. Thanks for the mention on that.

Narrator: He did buy it. :) Early birthday present.
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Reply #38 on: October 19, 2018, 01:45:29 PM

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Reply #39 on: October 25, 2018, 09:37:17 AM


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Reply #40 on: October 25, 2018, 09:51:31 AM


i had to remake it because apparently there's no politics talk on bgg and half the posts said vote for beto or andrew gillum and then some trumpy moron chode came in with some nonsense about beto pandering to spanish people and i let the little shit have it

anyway

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/247362/games-butts-sequel
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Reply #41 on: October 25, 2018, 10:02:40 AM

You can take schild out of f13, but you can't take the f13 out of schild, apparently.

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Reply #42 on: October 25, 2018, 10:10:52 AM

i would've preferred to write it here but we don't have a geeklist function so
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Reply #43 on: October 26, 2018, 09:42:00 AM

Yeah, was afraid of that when you started making the political jokes.  I donít even blame bgg.  We keep all political talk locked away in the politics forum, and it has still bled over into the rest of the forum multiple times resulting in drama and bans.  And then Trump got elected.

Politics equals death seems the only sound strategy these days for moderating non-politically focused web pages.

Do you remember what the game was that guy mentioned as a more balanced version of A Few Acres of Snow?
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Reply #44 on: October 26, 2018, 10:23:36 AM

Yeah, was afraid of that when you started making the political jokes.  I donít even blame bgg.  We keep all political talk locked away in the politics forum, and it has still bled over into the rest of the forum multiple times resulting in drama and bans.  And then Trump got elected.

Politics equals death seems the only sound strategy these days for moderating non-politically focused web pages.

Do you remember what the game was that guy mentioned as a more balanced version of A Few Acres of Snow?
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Reply #45 on: October 30, 2018, 10:31:35 PM

I backed that.  Shit show of a campaign.  Game seems fine.  But major fucked campaign with missing and wrongly printed cards, usually delays by half a year.  Cards sent later.  But yeah, needs a reprint with a real publisher.
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Reply #46 on: November 26, 2018, 05:20:36 PM

Doesn't seem important enough for a new thread, but semi relevant here.

http://www.tabletopwire.com/cmon-reports-losses-stock-continues-slide/

It seems making shit kickstarters with dice and miniatures isn't as profitable as it looks.

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Reply #47 on: November 26, 2018, 06:25:05 PM

Yea, they make bad things.
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Reply #48 on: December 28, 2018, 02:11:37 PM

Sooo...Who else backed "Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon" ? (campaign ended a few hours ago). I caved in and went for the "Kings" pledge. What are your expectations? (if there is some interest we might follow the post-campaign news via a dedicated topic)

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Reply #49 on: December 28, 2018, 03:49:40 PM

I decided not to. They'll probably deliver, but I don't like when people promise the moon and aren't Poots.
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Reply #50 on: December 28, 2018, 05:27:48 PM

Sooo...Who else backed "Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon" ? (campaign ended a few hours ago). I caved in and went for the "Kings" pledge. What are your expectations? (if there is some interest we might follow the post-campaign news via a dedicated topic)

I backed it. Awaken Realms is a damn good company IMO and my copy of Nemesis is arriving any day now. (I mean that seriously, shipping notices are going out as we speak.) I also watched some preview playthroughs and it looks quite fun. My only true concern is replayability since it is so narrative heavy.

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Reply #51 on: December 31, 2018, 08:16:27 PM

Sooo...Who else backed "Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon" ? (campaign ended a few hours ago). I caved in and went for the "Kings" pledge. What are your expectations? (if there is some interest we might follow the post-campaign news via a dedicated topic)

I did. I've backed all of the big Awaken Realms projects thus far, and have been happy with all of them (though the pocket skirmish CCG thing they keep throwing in all of their shipments as a freebie doesn't seem terribly interesting) Should be a solid game. They've proven that they can do decent narrative with the This War of Mine board game, so I expect a mash up of that and 7th Continent, except this seems to have a more compelling game at its core than 7th Continent did. Also, a more focused one. And Dark Souls Arthurian/Gaelic theming is an order of magnitude more interesting than the Age of Exploration vibe 7C has.
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Reply #52 on: January 01, 2019, 07:31:39 PM

I waffled, but decided not to back it.  Just not n the budget... and IIRC, the exclusives were not that exciting.  It was one figure or something.... I'd rather wait on this one and buy it on sale somewhere down the road considering I still have a wall of games that I need to get to the table for the first time, and many walls of games I want to get back on the table. 

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Reply #53 on: January 15, 2019, 07:31:37 PM

Suburbia collectors edition...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tedalspach/suburbia-collectors-edition

Every other city building game always makes me think 'OK, but I could be playing suburbia'.


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Reply #54 on: January 15, 2019, 09:06:30 PM

Suburbia is amazing.  Even still, I wouldn't normally bother upgrading from a board game I already have to the collector's edition, but I don't have any of the expansions and this includes all of them plus a new one so... I'm in.

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Reply #55 on: January 15, 2019, 09:12:14 PM

Interesting.  If you guys vouch its a good game, guess I'll back that.

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Reply #56 on: January 16, 2019, 01:27:43 AM

Suburbia is amazing.  Even still, I wouldn't normally bother upgrading from a board game I already have to the collector's edition, but I don't have any of the expansions and this includes all of them plus a new one so... I'm in.

Of the 4 expansions, the first is great; the second is bad except that it comes with green player pieces and green is the best colour; the third is actually just a promo with a handful of overpowered tiles that the game is better without; and the 4th is new - I know nothing about it.

But I'm probably getting this anyway.
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Reply #57 on: February 12, 2019, 10:01:13 PM

I think that I have generally decided that I am going to try and limit my kickstarter stuff to limited editions of games that are popular (because they can be sold, if I'm not enthused about them, for generally a fair price) or for reprints of older games.  That's a little risky as they always seem to redo some rules in the reprints, but I'm excited to get my copy of Endeavor.  I picked up kickstarter level copies of Lisboa and Vinhos because I like Lacerda's stuff and I missed those.  Honestly, though, the kickstarter thing is getting a little thick to wade through.  I think the games are better produced, generally, but the quality of the actual game mechanics may not be all that great on a lot of these.  Haven't seen one in a while I needed to back that is new.
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Reply #58 on: February 13, 2019, 05:56:36 AM

So many kickstarters seem to perpetually forget that Chinese New Year exists. The amount of mails I get that tell me things got delayed because of the lunar New Year's celebrations is entirely too high.
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Reply #59 on: February 13, 2019, 06:39:53 AM

I don't think anyone is in danger of mistaking these people for being fortune 500 corporate geniuses.  Quite a few of them are running (intentionally or not) very well designed ponzi schemes.  Any excuse will do.
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Reply #60 on: February 13, 2019, 07:00:00 AM

I don't think any of these are Ponzi schemes. Hell, many of them probably result in a net loss.

It's just people that want to make a thing but don't really have any business making things.
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Reply #61 on: February 13, 2019, 08:40:24 AM

Yeah, after diving deep into Kickstarter for the last few years, almost none of the fuck ups are intentional.  Itís just literally a platform that lets any passionate super nerd have the opportunity to make the nerd thing of his dreams.  And it turns out nerds know nothing about buisness, finance, or manufacturing logistics.  Hell, was just following one game recently that funded well past its goal, but with two days to go canceled.  They admited that people had pointed out a ton of things they were doing wrong, and found out they had fucked up other things when reaching out to printers, so canned it before taking any money.

Or as Martin Luther Abraham Lincoln Confucius once said: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

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Reply #62 on: February 18, 2019, 10:24:14 AM

I don't think any of these are Ponzi schemes

Not intentionally, but they are ponzi schemes.  They are using future kickstarters to complete/pay off their first kickstarted projects, which leads to their ultimate demise or serious financial problems, e.g. Sodapop/Ninja Division. 
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Reply #63 on: May 16, 2019, 05:39:15 PM


I just went to do a late pledge on Terrors of London simply because I like dead builders and this one is oozing theme.....


May update for Terrors of London seems to be on track for home delivery in June.
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Reply #64 on: May 16, 2019, 08:19:21 PM

just in time for them to ask for another $10 to cover tariffs
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Reply #65 on: May 16, 2019, 10:44:56 PM

I think the rule is anything that has left port when the tariffs come into effect isn't hit by them.  Only if they haven't shipped yet.  Looks like they plan on getting the game to the boat next week, so should be good.

Also, if these even happen at all, looks like July at earliest now.

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