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Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:24 pm
by hepcat
Sheesh, Solomon Kane STILL hasn't been delivered?

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:00 pm
by Blackhawk
Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina (May 2020)
Dinogenics: Controlled Chaos (February 2020)
Reaper Bones 5 (April 2021)
The Level Up (September 2020)
Ghost Dry Brush (October 2020)
Conan: The Conqueror (February 2021)
Deadlands Audio Collection (rolling release)
Sword & Sorcery Ancient Chronicles (Q4 2020)
Board game clips (May 2020)
Scale75 Instant Colors (Oct 2020)
Tiny Epic Pirates (March 2021)
RGG 360 handle (July 2020)
Desk Wizards (July 2020)

That's my list, copied off of my reference chart. I also have a Torg: Eternity pack coming at some point, which will sadly just go on a shelf.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:55 pm
by Lordnine
hepcat wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Sheesh, Solomon Kane STILL hasn't been delivered?
Nope. I'm not going to be surprised if it doesn't deliver until next year. They just started producing the plastic components apparently. Paper hasn't started yet. Two to three months for that, quality check for a month, a month at sea. Probably get to distribution hubs around December assuming there are no further delays.
Blackhawk wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Dinogenics: Controlled Chaos (February 2020)
Well, at-least that one should be soon. :wink:

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:44 pm
by Malificent
Misen Carbon Steel Pan - Jul 2020
Tainted Grail- August 2020
Altar Quest - September 2020
Midnight World (RPG) - September 2020
Arena: The Contest - October 2020
Blacklist Miniatures (just Altar Quest minis) - October 2020
Ghost Dry Brush - October 2020
RGG V2 Miniature Holder - October 2020
Sleeping Gods - October 2020
Dice Throne Adventures - November 2020
Lords of Vegas Expansions - November 2020
Batman: The Animated Series - December 2020
Folklore: The Fall of the Spire - December 2020
Sword & Sorcery Season 2 - December 2020
Oathsworn - December 2020
Return to Dark Tower - Feb 2021
Chronicles of Drunagor - March 2021
Etherfields - March 2021
Frosthaven - March 2021
Marvel United - March 2021
Tanares Adventures - April 2021
Vampire: The Masquerade Chapters - July 2021
Squidmar Kolinsky Brushes - Not finished campaign yet

No, I don't have a problem. *points finger* You have a problem!

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:36 pm
by Lordnine
I'm kind of surprised how little overlap there is between all of our lists.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:14 pm
by Tao
Eight different individuals submitted a list, here are the common occurrences. I realized afterward that I should have accounted for and totaled the number of unique data points but it's late and I didn't want to. :D

SCALE75 Instant Colors paints x4
Steampunk Rally Fusion x2
Dinogenics x3
Dice Throne Adventures x3
Batman The Animated Series x2
Sanctuary: The Keepers Era x2
Frosthaven x3
Etherfields x3
Altar Quest x2.5
Steampunk Rally x2
GPS, Sequoia, and Mountain Goats x2
Tiny Epic Pirates x3
Starlight x2
Tainted Grail x2
Sleeping Gods x2
Conan: The Conqueror x2
Ghost Dry Brush x2
Sword and Sorcery x2
RGG 360 handle x2
Ankh: Gods of Egypt x2
Reaper Bones 5 x2
Desk Wizard x2
King's Forge: Masterworks x2
Oath x2

Edit: updated for additional list submission

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:19 pm
by Blackhawk
Lordnine wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:36 pm
I'm kind of surprised how little overlap there is between all of our lists.
I noticed that, too, although there is some. A big chunk of mine is accessories (clips, risers) or miniatures stuff (Bones, handles, paints, organizers.) I don't have a lot of money, so I'm very hesitant to drop what leisure money I have on board games unless I can be 99% certain that they're going to be a good fit, not when there are existing titles that I can be certain of. So when I back a game, it usually means that it's from an established company with a good reputation and that they're similar to a game I already know is a match for us. The games on my list now are either expansions for games I already have (Dinogenics, Sword & Sorcery, Conan) or games that I don't have but I was able to get a very good sense of from similar games (Tiny Epic.)

Looking back over my entire pledge history going back to 2012 (Bones 1 was my first), I've only ever backed two games without some frame of reference going in. One was Dungeon Roll, which was only $20 and I was disappointed with. That was my second KS, and where I learned to be careful. The other one was Dinogenics, which I have been very happy with. That one I backed because there was an OO tie (obviously), and I like to think I helped just a little bit with the name (my suggestion was DinoGen back when 'Paleo Land' was still on the table.)

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:56 pm
by Zarathud
Now you're doing data analysis, my addiction:

Ankh: Gods of Egypt - May 2021
Reaper Bones 5 - April 2021
Tiny Epic Pirates - Mar 2021
Oath - Jan 2021
Cloudspire: Ankar's Plunder - Nov 2020
Car Wars 6th Ed - Nov 2020
Zombicide 2d Ed (Upgrades) - Nov 2020
Unsettled (Late Pledge) - Oct 2020
Here to Slay - Sept 2020
Desk Wizard - July 2020
Star Realms Addons - July 2020
Out of the Box Encounters - July 2020
Spirit Island: Jagged Earth - May 2020
Game Canopy - May 2020
DinoGenics: Controlled Chaos - Feb 2020
King's Forge: Masterworks - Nov 2019
Belfort 10th Anniversary (Expansion) - July 2019

King's Forge and Belfort have no excuses for being so late. Unlisted are 2 vaporware computer games and one board game bag (but the Game Canopy is much better product anyway). Kickstarter has become my board game preorder system.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:23 am
by EzeKieL
I have a KS budget of 2000HKD, roughly 250USD per month (self-imposed). The problem is sticking to that budget.

Running KS projects now that I've backed add up to 611 USD :lol: :lol: . But as the projects near their end I reevaluate and then cancel my pledges to lower the amount to 250 or at least as close as can.

Current backings:



The only ones that will not get canceled for sure are Monumental (game is really good) and Pitch&Plakks (I can use it for school). The rest will be culled at some point.

I know I can just 'follow' instead of pledging but I just like it better this way.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:24 am
by EzeKieL
Also for me, King's Forge and Project L are extremely late :roll: .

Reavers of Midgard has the crown at the moment with 7 months delay, but it will most definitely lose it.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:14 pm
by AWS260
If anyone's interested in Oath but hasn't tried it on TTS yet, Leder Games is taking applications for rulebook usability testing. Basically, you read the rulebook, sharing thoughts and impressions out loud, while someone from Leder Games listens in. Then you teach the game to friends, again with someone from Leder observing.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00 am
by Punisher
I have unfortunately completely lost track of my KS's I'm not sure what's still coming, what I missed via pledge manager (hopefully nothing), what's been released digitally. I blame this on my completely out of control mailbox. I have over 12,000 emails right now. A big part of this is COVID since I was bedridden for almost 3 weeks and once I could get out of bed I really wasn't up to doing anything at all. Someday I will have to tame the beast. for now, I randomly do search for KS to see if I have anything important. I did see that I have backed 555 projects.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 am
by Skinypupy
Punisher wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00 am
I did see that I have backed 555 projects.
Holy shit. :shock:

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:20 am
by $iljanus

Smoove_B wrote:It's definitely lite, but it's a bit too meta for me. Trying to optimize dice in a very specific way (color, pattern) after a while becomes more about that then the actual game. It's very well designed, but it always just felt like too much work to get into. I might be weird though, I'll admit it.

And yeah, the $100 price seems crazy - particularly with a $120 MSRP.
I was also drawn to the D&D style modules and was about to curse your name yet again for bringing this to my attention but for $100 it's pretty easy to pass up so Smoove_B is awesome again...until the next kickstarter.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am
by hepcat
Skinypupy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 am
Punisher wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00 am
I did see that I have backed 555 projects.
Holy shit. :shock:
Skinnypuppy = Me 10 years ago

Punisher = Me now

Give it time, SP. you’re relatively new to the hobby, but you’re hooked. :D

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:19 pm
by Skinypupy
hepcat wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am
Skinypupy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 am
Punisher wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00 am
I did see that I have backed 555 projects.
Holy shit. :shock:
Skinnypuppy = Me 10 years ago

Punisher = Me now

Give it time, SP. you’re relatively new to the hobby, but you’re hooked. :D
I certainly am, but I'm fairly confident that I'll ever get to the 555 projects backed level of hooked.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:23 pm
by coopasonic
Yeah even at like $50 a project that's... ummm.... a lot. I guess if it was a lot of $1 keep me updated type backings I could see it, but actual things? Like 1 a week for 10 years straight? No.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:25 pm
by hepcat
To be fair, I'm guessing many of those aren't game related. I think Punisher backs a lot of small, non game stuff. I just looked at my list and my grand total is 141 over the course of a decade or so. So I'm nowhere near 555 myself. That surprised me as I thought I had more.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:40 pm
by Blackhawk
I show 42 in eight years, several in the $1 range, and a significant number in the under-$20 range. My 'big' ones were Bones and Conan.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:18 pm
by coopasonic
70 projects, $6,988.

A couple of those are in euros and a couple are in $CDN but it's close enough.

A handful of video games in the early years but I haven't backed a video game since gangs of Deadville about a thousand years ago (or maybe 2013?).

There is also a board game table($858) and a couple generations of the Pebble smart watches that are driving up the average a bit.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:49 pm
by AWS260
According to Kickstarter, I've backed 33 games (includes reviewers like NPI and Drive Thru Games), 3 film and video, 4 comics, 1 journalism (a board game magazine), and 1 art (a friend's theatrical production).

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:52 pm
by Smoove_B
136 projects in 9 years, of which 134 are board games. I'm definitely on the down-slope of my KS experience frenzy (which I think peaked around 2014/15 or so. No more video game KS projects for me, very few big board game projects. Lots of smaller (< $50) RPG related stuff of late.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:50 pm
by Punisher
hepcat wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:25 pm
To be fair, I'm guessing many of those aren't game related. I think Punisher backs a lot of small, non game stuff. I just looked at my list and my grand total is 141 over the course of a decade or so. So I'm nowhere near 555 myself. That surprised me as I thought I had more.
Up until about 2 years ago i had about 300 plus game related things. Some were addons to games and saome were game adjacent like paints and brushes for the minis and a ton on 3d models for my 3d printers.
Then i started digging into comics a lot and slowly backed off on games so id say the majority is ganes and game related. I got really addicted to getting KS games that ill probably never bring to the table but looked really cool.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:51 pm
by Punisher
Is there an easy way you guys are getting accurate numbers and breakdown or just grunt work?

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:53 pm
by hepcat
If you view your backed projects page, it lists the total number of backed kickstarters on the top right of the page.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:07 pm
by EzeKieL
I'm at 122 :)

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:10 pm
by hepcat
Ah, you’re catching up to me! Time to back something!

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:17 pm
by EzeKieL
hepcat wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:10 pm
Ah, you’re catching up to me! Time to back something!
:D :D :D :D

I just backed out on 3 projects ^^.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:22 am
by Punisher
hepcat wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:53 pm
If you view your backed projects page, it lists the total number of backed kickstarters on the top right of the page.
Yes. That’s where I got my 555 number. ;) I mean a breakdown of a list of the games but not the current clunky list that KS has now.
One day I’ll have to go through and see if I can copy/paste the list into excel or something. I am a bit scared of my total $ if I do (which doesn’t take into account the inevitable pledge manger additions.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 am
by Punisher
So. I was awake and bored and tried a copy pate and it kind of worked but there is clutter and things need to be cleaned up a lot.
I also did an autosum for my amounts (not including pledge manager addons) and it is $12,452!
Now, that sounds crazy, but keep in mind this was a simple C/P in the middle of the night job. There is a good amount of foreign currency getting calculated incorrectly. As an example, I backed a VR game for 3,980 Yen which is only about $35 USD. As another example, I also have some British Pound things that would be higher in USD. I tried doing a quick search for a simple currency converter. Something that will recognize the actual symbol or whatever in the cell and convert to USD. The ones I found require more work than I'm willing to put in for now so I may decide to do it manually to get a more accurate amount. If I get really bored at some point down the line I may try to go through my pledge managers and add those as well but I don't currently feel a psychotic breakdown coming on that would warrant that move.
I am also now up to 556 thanks to a video game that just ended and I have about 10 things in my queue (I used to have an average of about 30 things or more at any given time, but I have backed off a lot over the past year due to financial changes.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:30 am
by hepcat
Punisher wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:22 am
hepcat wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:53 pm
If you view your backed projects page, it lists the total number of backed kickstarters on the top right of the page.
Yes. That’s where I got my 555 number. ;) I mean a breakdown of a list of the games but not the current clunky list that KS has now.
One day I’ll have to go through and see if I can copy/paste the list into excel or something. I am a bit scared of my total $ if I do (which doesn’t take into account the inevitable pledge manger additions.
Whoops, sorry.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:12 pm
by EzeKieL
Punisher wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 am
So. I was awake and bored and tried a copy pate and it kind of worked but there is clutter and things need to be cleaned up a lot.
I also did an autosum for my amounts (not including pledge manager addons) and it is $12,452!
Now, that sounds crazy, but keep in mind this was a simple C/P in the middle of the night job. There is a good amount of foreign currency getting calculated incorrectly. As an example, I backed a VR game for 3,980 Yen which is only about $35 USD. As another example, I also have some British Pound things that would be higher in USD. I tried doing a quick search for a simple currency converter. Something that will recognize the actual symbol or whatever in the cell and convert to USD. The ones I found require more work than I'm willing to put in for now so I may decide to do it manually to get a more accurate amount. If I get really bored at some point down the line I may try to go through my pledge managers and add those as well but I don't currently feel a psychotic breakdown coming on that would warrant that move.
I am also now up to 556 thanks to a video game that just ended and I have about 10 things in my queue (I used to have an average of about 30 things or more at any given time, but I have backed off a lot over the past year due to financial changes.

Mine is at 5600 ish USD for 122 projects :lol:

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 am
by Punisher
hepcat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:30 am
Punisher wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:22 am
hepcat wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:53 pm
If you view your backed projects page, it lists the total number of backed kickstarters on the top right of the page.
Yes. That’s where I got my 555 number. ;) I mean a breakdown of a list of the games but not the current clunky list that KS has now.
One day I’ll have to go through and see if I can copy/paste the list into excel or something. I am a bit scared of my total $ if I do (which doesn’t take into account the inevitable pledge manger additions.
Whoops, sorry.
You should be sorry! How dare you try to help! What is wrong with you?!?!

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:16 pm
by Smoove_B
I keep seeing the series mentioned as being fantastic for solo, but I have no experience. With that, Rallyman: DIRT just launched.


Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:53 pm
by hentzau
Got my 3D printed color mini back from the Hero Forge Kickstarter:

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It’s interesting. The mini almost looks like I had tried to dullcote it when it was too humid, the frosting that you see (especially on the cloak.) The metallics don’t really look metallic. And you are limited on the number of color choices. And it’s WAY too expensive.

But the technology is fascinating. And will only get better and drop in price as the years roll by.

(Brother Amberson, a War Cleric I’ve been using in D&D AL events for the past several years now. )

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:01 pm
by AWS260
That's really fascinating, and quite impressive overall.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:43 pm
by Isgrimnur
When did Kraken get a warhammer?

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:37 pm
by Blackhawk
I wouldn't be willing to experiment on an expensive piece, but I do wonder whether the material would be able to be sanded down to a smooth surface without looking scratched up.

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:14 pm
by Lordnine
Do the colors go deep or is it only a thin layer on top? Can you tell?

Re: Kickstarter (Merged)

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:28 am
by hentzau
Lordnine wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:14 pm
Do the colors go deep or is it only a thin layer on top? Can you tell?
No real way to tell, without cutting into it (which I am loath to do.) If you look at the top of the war pick, it shows white, like the metal color didn't get applied there.