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Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Post by TheMix » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:27 pm

Pretty sure it's available on TableTop Simulator. So, theoretically, you two could play.
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Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Post by YellowKing » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:37 pm

I haven't bought AE: Legacy yet but I need to get on it. I'm probably in for AE: The New Age. I love the idea of being able to play a campaign using my existing stuff (of which there is a lot).

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Post by RMC » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:14 pm

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Seppe, Zarathud and I played the first two missions, but we haven't gone back since. Mainly because folks are either too busy, or we end up playing something else. I'm trying to be more inclusive in my game choices lately and letting folks bring over the games they bought so I'm not always forcing folks to play my stuff.

That needs to stop! :D
I had one friend stop by last week, and we played:
Dice Throne, a nice game with some interesting mechanics, I can see us playing this into the future.
Axis and Allies and Zombies, I'll be honest I didn't really like it, and we ended very early. The zombies really killed my enjoyment of the game. But honestly, Axis and Allies was the game that got me into board gaming back in the day. So maybe the changes were more me being against it from nostalgic type things.
Eldritch horror, I love this game, and it does not hit the table often enough. We lost, but we almost won.

Then on Sunday we got together with 4 of us, and played:
Western Legends, This game when played with 2 of us, sucked. The 'man in black' mechanic was just not that good. At least in my opinion. However, with 4 of us, this game really shined. Enough so that I went and backed the expansion and all the addons.

Tagging onto Hepcats post, because I have no problem with him pushing his games on me, since for the most part I end up buying the damn things after he shows them to me. Hell, between Hep and Zarathud I think that I have purchased 10+ games. I really should not befriend such pushers of addictive habits. :)
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Post by hepcat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 pm

Oh man, I love me some Dice Throne. I'm anxiously waiting to pick up season 2 of the game franchise. :wub:

At Origins I'll force you to play Anachrony at 1 in the morning again. Now that's a game I don't mind pushing on folks.
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Post by Zarathud » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:56 pm

I'm trying to limit myself to Vindication and Munchkin Dungeon. My kids really like the Munchkin art and miniatures are just irresistible. Where else am I going to get such zany figures? And Vindication just looks good.

I'm hoping to get back to a regular gaming schedule after moving/work busy season, and having a dedicated table will help. I have so many unplayed games.
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Post by Zarathud » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:57 pm

Kickstarter is less costly than a Ferrari or alimony.

And now I want to play Aeon's End and Anachrony in addition to Root and Burning Suns (space 4x).
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Post by hepcat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:23 pm

I think we're playing Root this Saturday. J just got it. I'm just sayin'.
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Zarathud wrote:
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Kickstarter is less costly than a Ferrari or alimony.

And now I want to play Aeon's End and Anachrony in addition to Root and Burning Suns (space 4x).
Did Burning suns come in? Was the one that used different dice for each unit?
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Post by coopasonic » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:25 pm

I only have 4 outstanding kickstarter board games! Of course, those 4 games represent an expense of $639. More than half of that is Gotham City Chronicles. I just saw the update today that showed the stack of boxes for the all-in pledge. Christ, my shelves are not ready for that. There is also Zombicide in space which is my last Zombicide ever, the previously mentioned Aeon's End and finally Sabotage, which kind of looks like Tim Fowers' (Paperback, Burgle Bros) take on Captain Sonar.

3 of the 4 are due in the next couple months and then my kickstarter backlog will be basically clear!
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Post by hepcat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:32 pm

I've got Hexplore It 1 and 2 (i sold off my first edition of Hexplore It 1 on ebay for close to what I paid for it retail, then added the 2nd edition of it on the kickstarter for the 2nd game in the series), Tainted Grail, Unbroken, Black Sonata, Pax Pamir, Machina Arcana, Street Masters, and Set a Watch in the wings...oh, and Gloom of Kilforth in March of 2028.
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Post by YellowKing » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:57 pm

What I lack in current Kickstarters I'll make up for in GenCon purchases. :D

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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:08 pm

I think I have like 33 outstanding 2019 KS projects and it's stressing me the f out. I actually had to make a spreadsheet to keep track of things and all I've been doing the last few months is pushing the delivery dates as they continue to slide.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:18 pm

I have two failed, three outstanding.

Failed:
* Unwritten: That Which Happened
* That Which Sleeps

Lesson: don't back anything with 'Which' in the title.

Outstanding:
* General Staff Game of Military Tactics & Wargaming System
* Black Orchestra Conspirator Packs
* Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:22 pm

One for hentzau's list: Gunny Town
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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:46 pm

I pledged to my first Kickstarter last week: the second edition of The Champion of the Wild. It's a silly little game about animals competing in Olympic contests. Shut Up & Sit Down loved it and it looks like a fun, easy-to-bring-out, party game.

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Post by AWS260 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:59 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
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I pledged to my first Kickstarter last week: the second edition of The Champion of the Wild. It's a silly little game about animals competing in Olympic contests. Shut Up & Sit Down loved it and it looks like a fun, easy-to-bring-out, party game.
I was in the audience at their PAX Unplugged play-through of Champion of the Wild. It was genuinely hilarious.


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Pathogenesis 2nd edition with STD expansion just launched.
Sniff sniff this really appeals to the immunologist that I used to be. You had me at cytokine. :wub:
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:02 am

Glad to be a helper (T-cell).

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Post by hentzau » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:20 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:22 pm
One for hentzau's list: Gunny Town
I still have a copy of Saloon Tycoon in shrink wrap. And Western Legends is now my go-to wild west board game...such that I'm thinking about dumping my copy of Spurs into my FLGS auction. Along with Saloon Tycoon. Going to keep Colt Express and Flick 'Em Up. Too much goofy fun there.

So, pass. But keep recommending western games!
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Post by YellowKing » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:42 pm

Ok changed my pledge and went all in on STREET MASTERS. May God have mercy on my wallet.

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Post by hepcat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 pm

I was going to go all in on SM, but since Smoove announced the upcoming fantasy version of the game system, I'm thinking I'll just stick with the core for SM and go all in on that one when it hits KS.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:07 pm

hepcat wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 pm
I'm thinking I'll just stick with the core for SM and go all in on that one when it hits KS.
They're giving out lil' bits of information on the Blacklist site. I suspect once Brook City hits distribution, it will possibly be on KS shortly thereafter. Word on the street is that Brook City will be shipping the last week of February, which is insane - wasn't due until May.

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Post by hepcat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:16 pm

Aaaannnddd now I'm reasoning with myself that Alter Quest will just be a core game most likely, so there won't be as much to go "all in" with, so why not do so with a proven commodity like Street Masters.

Damn you, subconscious! Damn you to hell!

edit: although that 23 extra bucks for shipping is kind of holding me back.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:25 pm

I still haven't touched 50% of the Street Masters core box material or any of the expansion stuff I have from the first KS. It's an insane amount of content in that core box - truly - and I think anyone could just own that core box and be very, very happy. Even though I'm all in on Aftershock it probably represents an overwhelming amount of playing options.

The rub is that if you really like it, you're absolutely going to want to grab every.thing.else. the system has to offer because of that deck system that allows you to quickly reset and change variables (stage, fighter, enemy).

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Post by YellowKing » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:31 pm

I had heard about Altar Quest but my "when you can't decide, just get both" logic processor kicked in. :D

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Post by $iljanus » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:06 pm

Smoove_B wrote:Glad to be a helper (T-cell).
Awww from that comment alone I backed the game. Nice to play something with a theme I could really relate to but it will be strange playing for the opposing team and trying to outwit the immune system.

At least it's cheaper than Altar Quest.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:02 pm

It's weird, I really struggle with a game like this - simply on theme. It's the same reason I can't play Pandemic. I play games to escape reality, not reinforce my professional or academic leanings. :D

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Post by $iljanus » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:27 pm

Smoove_B wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:02 pm
It's weird, I really struggle with a game like this - simply on theme. It's the same reason I can't play Pandemic. I play games to escape reality, not reinforce my professional or academic leanings. :D
I still like the science enough that a game with this sort of theme really excites me. Now if there was a "peer review" game or "surprise lab safety inspection game: play as the safety officer or the scientist scrambling to hide the coffee mug and throw on an uncomfortable lab coat" then hell ya that's work and I wouldn't want to play that.
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It's weird, I really struggle with a game like this - simply on theme. It's the same reason I can't play Pandemic. I play games to escape reality, not reinforce my professional or academic leanings. :D
But STD’s are a hobby, aren’t they?
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Post by wire » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:50 pm

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wire's friend has a kickstarter coming, a new dice tower that combines with their dice tray. This might be my birthday present to myself.



I should have my hands on my dice box and tray this weekend and I'll post pictures.

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Post by hepcat » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:42 am

YellowKing wrote:
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I had heard about Altar Quest but my "when you can't decide, just get both" logic processor kicked in. :D
I got a little extra back in tax refunds than I expected, so I went all in on SM after all. :oops:
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Post by YellowKing » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:39 pm

hepcat wrote:I got a little extra back in tax refunds than I expected, so I went all in on SM after all.
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Post by hepcat » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:08 pm

Well, by all in, I mean the 209 dollar level with the core and aftershock. I'm not ready to add in all the other 30 dollar expansion boxes and other smaller stuff. I think 6 boxes of games for this should be enough...for a while. :ninja: Plus, I'll probably still jump in on Alter Quest.
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Post by YellowKing » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:24 pm

I passed on the add-ins as well. Though my wife would probably disagree, I do have *some* limits.

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Post by hentzau » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:30 pm

Well, two new kickstarters have caught my eye...

First, it's the inevitable next game in the Tiny Epic line, Tiny Epic Tactics. Now, I have no delusions about the Tiny Epic games, most are at best fair, but at times they display a bit of brilliance and fun in game play (like Tiny Epic Galaxies). I've backed almost every TE game except for Mechs...but that just didn't trip my trigger. But this one looks both charming and fun. And it has an extremely palatable price point.

The second one caught me out of the blue, and it's a product I had no idea that I wanted: Zorro, The RPG. I love me a swashbuckler RPG, and I have collected many down through the years. What makes this one special to me is that it had elements of the old west that I can add in, but most importantly, it is based on my beloved D6 system from West End Games. That alone makes this an insta-buy.
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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:35 pm

I thought for sure you were going to say Waste Knights, second edition.
Waste Knights: Second Edition is a post-apocalyptic game of survival and adventure set in dystopian Australia half a century from now. It is a 1-4 player experience allowing you to play cooperatively, competitively or in solo mode depending on the adventure you choose. The game is inspired by cult movies and books of the genre enabling players to immerse themselves in a ruined world full of gangs, mutated creatures, sentient machines and – most of all – unforgettable stories.

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Post by hentzau » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:37 pm

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I thought for sure you were going to say Waste Knights, second edition.
Waste Knights: Second Edition is a post-apocalyptic game of survival and adventure set in dystopian Australia half a century from now. It is a 1-4 player experience allowing you to play cooperatively, competitively or in solo mode depending on the adventure you choose. The game is inspired by cult movies and books of the genre enabling players to immerse themselves in a ruined world full of gangs, mutated creatures, sentient machines and – most of all – unforgettable stories.
One of my gaming group really doesn't like playing post-apoc games. That's why I'm thinking about putting my played twice copy of Defenders of the Last Stand into the local gaming auction next month.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:47 am

From the makers of Exploding Kittens comes Throw Throw Burrito!
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