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D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by hentzau » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:12 pm

I've been watching this game in development for quite a while now on BGG, and thought it might be of interest to some of the board game faithful here. The Kickstarter effort is going great for the guy wanting to publish the game, and for each new milestone reached, he keeps adding on extra items to the game order.

Here's the link to the Kickstarter...

Here's a link to the BGG page for the game...

Link to the Rulebook...

Link to free trial version of the game...

Description of the game from BGG...
Omaha Beach, June 6th, 1944. As the American troops land in Normandy, a German machine gun nest is killing them like flies...

You must do something!

In D-Day Dice, players are soldiers trying to organize improvised units for an attack against the machine gun nest. Each player starts the game with a unit of a few soldiers and nothing else. As the game progresses, he will collect resources and advance on the beach, sector by sector, as his unit grows stronger and deadlier. He will succeed... or die trying.

D-Day Dice is a multiplayer co-op game, where all players play their turn simultaneously and must help each other in order to stay alive. It also includes solitaire optional rules.

Although built around dice rolling, this game is about resource management (soldiers, specialists, items and courage) and knowing when to move your unit. Resources are kept from turn to turn, so the players can plan ahead (and help each other out).

The Free Trial Version of the game includes 2 Battle Maps ("Exercise Tiger" and "Omaha Beach"). The commercial version will include 8 of them (and a lot more features).
This game really looks and feels great. I'm really excited about getting this...it seems to be in the same vein of Elder Sign and the like, where you do lots of dice rolling and work together to storm the beaches at Normandy! Hope this interests a few of you, and that a few of you buy in, because I'm hoping the designer makes the last stretch goal for the Kickstarter, which is being the most funded Kickstarter board game ever. If he reaches that goal, there's going to be an extra gift thrown in for all purchasers. So yeah, I had an ulterior motive posting this. So sue me. :)
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by MonkeyFinger » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:34 am

I was part of the Eaten By Zombies! project on Kickstarter and was checking up on it one day when I stumbled across D-Day Dice and decided to support that. And before I could get away, ended up helping out on the Miskatonic School for Girls Deck Building Game as well. :wink:
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by Smoove_B » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:50 am

I have a friend that was really into the free version - he printed up his own cards and some type of magnet-based system to track resources. I think he also had custom dice made -- again, all for the free version. He was on the fence about investing in this, but after seeing how popular it was, he couldn't resist.

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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by hentzau » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:21 pm

This one has now surpassed the highest paying kickstarter game ever, and so he's added the a new stretch reward to the package, a cloth carrying bag for the game. It's been fascinating to watch this thing grow!
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Post by hentzau » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:52 am

And the game has just passed $85K in Kickstarter signups, and they've added another reward...now the game will come in a tin box for anyone that subscribes to the kickstarter. So...for a $35 dollar investment, you get...

The base game
Dice pouches and the Distinguished Service pack when the project started.
The Badges mini-expansion
The 2 Kickstarter inspired cards (K gun and Pledge ribbon)
The alternative machine gun fire dice
2 extra maps
Another pair of Kickstarter inspired cards
A CANVAS BAG to hold everything in
and now a tin game box

Insane.
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by MonkeyFinger » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:02 am

8-)
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by edosan » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:45 pm

I've been following this for a while now, so I signed up for the "Line for Life" deal and I'm glad I did. There are so many bonuses for signing up it's crazy and they keep adding them as they hit new milestones. If you're even somewhat interested in the game you should take a look at it before the deadline.
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by freelunch » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:05 am

I'm in for a "Line for Life" too. hanging out for the first bits to arrive (which, however long it takes, will be too long..)
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Post by hentzau » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:38 am

Yeah, I jumped onto a Line for Life subscription as well. I got into the first one, so that was good timing. It is amazing watching the numbers grow on this, I just hope that they guy running it has done his math right and isn't overextending himself with all of the freebies...
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by Smoove_B » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:16 pm

While I don't have the scratch to fully commit to that level of support, I did decide to join in at a basic level. I mean, at this point how can you miss out on being part of history? ;)

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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by coopasonic » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:27 pm

Damn I missed out on being #1000. Now I am waiting to be #2000.
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by hentzau » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:03 pm

If things continue at the current pace, this game should crack the $100K mark today. Amazing...
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by coopasonic » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:15 pm

hentzau wrote:If things continue at the current pace, this game should crack the $100K mark today. Amazing...
I tried but my work firewall interceded when it was passing me back to the kickstarter site after clicking OK on the amazon payment. No idea if I am in or not or out $35 or not. Will have to remember to check when I get home. I have this fear amazon took my money but failed to tell kickstarter about it.
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by hentzau » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:27 pm

coopasonic wrote:
hentzau wrote:If things continue at the current pace, this game should crack the $100K mark today. Amazing...
I tried but my work firewall interceded when it was passing me back to the kickstarter site after clicking OK on the amazon payment. No idea if I am in or not or out $35 or not. Will have to remember to check when I get home. I have this fear amazon took my money but failed to tell kickstarter about it.
If you are logged into Kickstarter, you should see a green "You're a backer!" badge on the front page of the D-Day dice game if it went through OK.
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by Smoove_B » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:37 pm

$100,260
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Post by hentzau » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:44 pm

And a special set of dice as the reward. And they are closing in on the top game Kickstarter, which was a video game. They're at $102K right now, and are aiming at @$106K, with 7 days to go. :horse:
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by coopasonic » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:45 pm

hentzau wrote:And a special set of dice as the reward. And they are closing in on the top game Kickstarter, which was a video game. They're at $102K right now, and are aiming at @$106K, with 7 days to go. :horse:
Passed the 9th gift threshold without even slowing down to say howdy. BTW my transaction yesterday did go through, it just took an hour or so to show up.
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by Smoove_B » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:12 pm

At this point he's going to need to promise a phone call to every supporter.

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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by hepcat » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:25 pm

order placed for the 35 dollar level. i can't resist the hype.

edit: moved it to the 50 dollar level after seeing the expansion it gets me.
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Post by hentzau » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:33 pm

And they just broke the record for the highest-funded Kickstarter game. It's been fun watching this! :D
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by LordMortis » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:37 pm

hepcat wrote:order placed for the 35 dollar level. i can't resist the hype.
It's trying to suck me in as well. I have resisted. I am concurrently resisting this and Steam Sales. When I get paid, I need to make sure I dump all of my disposable income into something else and make it non disposable quickly.

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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by stessier » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:55 pm

LordMortis wrote: When I get paid, I need to make sure I dump all of my disposable income into something else and make it non disposable quickly.
Don't you own a house for that sort of thing??? :P
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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by LordMortis » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:56 pm

stessier wrote:
LordMortis wrote: When I get paid, I need to make sure I dump all of my disposable income into something else and make it non disposable quickly.
Don't you own a house for that sort of thing??? :P
And that's usually what I do with extra money. At present rate, I'll be at zero equity in about three years.

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Re: D-Day Dice Kickstarter

Post by coopasonic » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:46 pm

$118,460 pledged of $13,000 goal

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3 days left and last gift will be for hitting 130k, I'm not sure they are going to make it, but it's been fun to watch.
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Post by hentzau » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:16 pm

They're estimating you get about $114 (retail) cost of swag and game for $35. Hell of a deal...
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Post by hepcat » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:20 pm

I went with the 50 dollar level because I care more about poor game developers than you do. :P
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Post by hentzau » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:41 pm

hepcat wrote:I went with the 50 dollar level because I care more about poor game developers than you do. :P
I got in on the first "Line for Life". So :P right back at you.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:45 pm

I'm so torn. I have no set gaming group, it wouldn't fly at the family gatherings due to setting, I'm not sold on the mechanics, yet I keep coming back to it...

I suppose if I just waffle for a few more days, the decision will be made for me.

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Post by hentzau » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:50 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:I'm so torn. I have no set gaming group, it wouldn't fly at the family gatherings due to setting, I'm not sold on the mechanics, yet I keep coming back to it...

I suppose if I just waffle for a few more days, the decision will be made for me.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:51 pm

PC, XBox, PS3. The idea of pulling out a boardgame for solo play is a foreign concept to me.
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Post by hepcat » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:01 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:PC, XBox, PS3. The idea of pulling out a boardgame for solo play is a foreign concept to me.
It's actually kind of fun. You can have analog enjoyment in life as well as digital. Grab a beer, sit down at the kitchen table and play. If it helps, pretend you're Amish.
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Post by hentzau » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:14 pm

hepcat wrote:
Isgrimnur wrote:PC, XBox, PS3. The idea of pulling out a boardgame for solo play is a foreign concept to me.
It's actually kind of fun. You can have analog enjoyment in life as well as digital. Grab a beer, sit down at the kitchen table and play. If it helps, pretend you're Amish.
Or Hepcat.
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Post by hepcat » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:54 pm

The sheer cost in hair supplies alone prevents many men from going down that road.
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Post by hentzau » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:48 am

And the Kickstarter for this one just rolled over $130K with ~39 hours to go, bringing it to 10x it's funding goal, and giving us the last reward for the Kickstarter. Man, this has been fun to watch! I don't even really care about another reward at this point, I was just pulling for it to hit $130K. Be interesting to see what it tops out at.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:41 am

Screw it. In for $75.
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Post by hentzau » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:12 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:Screw it. In for $75.
Mwahahahah!
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Post by SlapBone » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:13 pm

165,000 of 13,00 needed. Put my $35 in. I think people want this game.

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Post by hentzau » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:08 am

And at $171K with 20 minutes to go. Amazing.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:09 am

It's nice that we've funded his retirement in Barbados...
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:31 am

2,122 BACKERS
$171,805 PLEDGED OF $13,000 GOAL
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