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TOPIC: What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY?

What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Feb 2018 17:53 #262910

Isn't Firbeball Island supposed to hit KS soon?
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 17 Feb 2018 18:30 #263825

Well, it turns out that Nightdive Studios has put the System Shock remake on hiatus. The plan was to make a faithful recreation of System Shock; instead they got caught up in feature creep and expanding the game - neither of which the backers really wanted - in hopes of luring securing additional investor funds, which failed. Now they're mostly out of money and hope to have the game done in 18 to 24 months. I'm not so optimistic; it looks probable that I'm going to end up with my first KS cautionary tale to share.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 17 Feb 2018 21:43 #263826

Shame. According to that statement, it seems like they used the backers as investors that they have no responsibility towards.

I could be wrong, but don't business investors have contracts that obligate a company to them for compensation?

If true, then Kickstarter is nothing but a den of potential thieves who have no obligation to fulfill since Kickstarter washes it's hands of involvement.

Spurious.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 18 Feb 2018 02:02 #263832

That sucks. And it re-affirms my stance of never backing video game projects. Their failure rate is just too high.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 22 Feb 2018 19:28 #263863

Hotseatgames already made a passing remark, but I wanted to ask again;

Is anyone backing 'Planet Apocalypse?'

I love Cthulhu Wars. But I don't know about this one. It seems like a faster, and more accessible Kingdom Death. But I'm just not sold yet...

Meanwhile, I'm gonna be throwing money at Monolith next week for a copy of Batman.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 23 Feb 2018 08:16 #263877

I'm terrified at what Batman is going to cost for the all-in option.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 23 Feb 2018 08:19 #263878

Colorcrayons wrote:
Isn't Firbeball Island supposed to hit KS soon?
An unspecified date in April. Looks like a must-buy.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 23 Feb 2018 08:40 #263879

stormseeker75 wrote:
I'm terrified at what Batman is going to cost for the all-in option.

Indeed. I know they won't do it, but the only option I'd even be up for is a minis-only pledge. This would be a great way to score a bunch of Batman minis relatively cheaply.

I just don't have much faith in this. I am thinking it will suffer from one of the fundamental problems that plagued Conan. Namely, you have someone who gets to play as Batman, and everyone else is Not-Batman. Conan also featured very sketchy scenario design. The game was so half-baked that I sold my pledge after only playing 3 times.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 23 Feb 2018 09:00 #263880

I think they said the all-in is somewhere around $350. Which is lower than I thought it'd be.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 23 Feb 2018 09:06 #263882

charlest wrote:
I think they said the all-in is somewhere around $350. Which is lower than I thought it'd be.

One car payment. Not bad.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 23 Feb 2018 09:30 #263884

The official arbitrary unit of measurement is a cup of coffee. So... 70 cups of coffee. Not bad.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 23 Feb 2018 12:17 #263905

I'm pretty jazzed for Batman, and have high hopes for modest improvement over Conan.
Why 'modest?'
Cause I think Conan is the bee's knees.
Rulebook's first edition was a little clunky, but Monolith course corrected.
Some scenarios are more forgiving than others.
Number of available scenarios (now) is pretty impressive.

I still have lingering Kickstarter frustrations with Conan. Availability of "non-exclusive" minis, King Pledge content vs. retail, etc.
But really, the only thing that bugs me are the hero dashboards. They're simply not as cool as the Overlord's dashboard. I want them to be plastic too.

Conan is fun to play as a character, sure. But I really dig playing his associates. The Overlord is the best IMO.

Batman OTOH, has the single best Rogue Gallery in all of comics. Batman's allies ain't too shabby either. I'm down to clown.
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