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Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:36 pm
by Isgrimnur
And then there's Red Dust Rebellion, the 13th game in the COIN series, set in 2250 on Mars.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:40 pm
by Smoove_B
Isgrimnur wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:32 pm I've just gone in to collecting P500 GMT games.
I have lost track on how long I've been waiting for a p500 reprint of The Dambuster Raid. 6 years? 7 years? Their system sucks.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:43 pm
by Isgrimnur
Smoove_B wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:40 pm
Isgrimnur wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:32 pm I've just gone in to collecting P500 GMT games.
I have lost track on how long I've been waiting for a p500 reprint of The Dambuster Raid. 6 years? 7 years? Their system sucks.
Orders To Date: 345
You just need to convince 155 of your closest friends to commit to the purchase.

Well, 154...

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:51 pm
by hepcat
I’ve got the P500s for Red Dust Rebellion, The Plum Island Horror, Fields of Fire Vol 1 Deluxe Edition and the last Space Empires 4x expansion on my order page on the gmt site.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:31 pm
by Smoove_B
Isgrimnur wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:43 pm Well, 154...
I'm pretty sure it'll be re-printed in 2027 at the current rate.

Did we know that Heroes of Might and Magic 3 was being turned into a board game and coming to KS? I feel like we didn't know that.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:04 pm
by baelthazar
hepcat wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:51 pm I’ve got the P500s for Red Dust Rebellion, The Plum Island Horror, Fields of Fire Vol 1 Deluxe Edition and the last Space Empires 4x expansion on my order page on the gmt site.
I have Red Dust Rebellion, Mr. President, Cross Bronx Expressway, Skies above Britain, and Space Empires: All Good Things on P500.

There have been TWO Presidents since I put Mr. President on P500, and it has been one of the most demanded games. That said, I can imagine that the years of 2016-2020 made them rethink some of the design... :P They probably had to add an entire "Angry Tweet" mechanic.

Skies above Britain excites me, because it takes things from the Allied perspective. My grandfather was, briefly, a B52 crew member. Thankfully, he was grounded due to hearing loss, or - given the survival rate of B52 crews - he may not have made it home. I just never connected with the others, where you were playing as the Axis pilots.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:17 pm
by Isgrimnur
I respectfully suggest that you have his assigned airframe incorrect, as the B-52 is a jet aircraft first flown in 1952.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:29 pm
by hepcat
Maybe he meant his grandfather was in the band the B 52s?

Tin..ROOF

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:27 am
by baelthazar
Isgrimnur wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:17 pm I respectfully suggest that you have his assigned airframe incorrect, as the B-52 is a jet aircraft first flown in 1952.
Look, I studied 14th-century boats for a living. Your new fangled technology is sorcery.

Yeah, I have no idea what the bomber was named. Whatever the US used to pound the crap out of Germany in the war - that was it.

EDIT: Maybe a B-17 or B-25? I don't know, they are all gone.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:52 am
by Isgrimnur

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:16 am
by Blackhawk
Don't forget the B-29!

Although they were not, strictly speaking, "above Britain"

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:20 am
by Isgrimnur

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:58 pm
by baelthazar
B-17 Flying Fortress rings a bell. I'll check with my mom, she has his medals and stuff. But for the most part he got demoted due to deafness and was a PfC in Mess Halls serving the airmen.

My great uncle, however, was much more in line with a game from Compass Games and not GMT. He served on a PT boat in the Pacific (Devil Boats). His was blown up and he was injured.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:27 pm
by Fishbelly
YellowKing wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:32 pm Hoplomachus: Victorum just got pushed from next month to next year, February most likely. What's particularly frustrating is that it wasn't shipping woes, but a manufacturing error. :grund:

A bit disappointing since I've largely quit gaming in the past month because I was sort of holding out for it. Guess it's back to the backlog for me!
I was looking forward to this one quite a bit, so yesterday's message about the delay was a tough one. I guess it will give me time to dive into Burncycle, since I've not even played it, other than the tutorial mission.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:36 pm
by baelthazar
They seemed to indicate that it may be February for their Hoplomachus retail release, but maybe earlier for the backers. Who knows, I just feel bad they won’t get to benefit from holiday sales boosts. They said they may lose hundreds of thousands due to that.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:54 am
by hepcat
And shipping notice received for Chronicles of Drunagor wave 1. I’m eyeing the minis for DUN too.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:58 am
by Smoove_B
hepcat wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:54 am And shipping notice received for Chronicles of Drunagor wave 1. I’m eyeing the minis for DUN too.
Who is the carrier?

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:38 pm
by hepcat
FedEx by way of Shipstation.

I just got the estimated delivery date. Should be here by Tuesday.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:47 pm
by Smoove_B
Good to know. I'm signed up for FedEx notifications so I'll keep watching. Good to know they've started, at least. Maybe I'll actually get it before October...

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:00 pm
by hepcat
Crap, just realized that the player mats aren't included in the stretch rewards box. They were an add on. That kind of sucks. I love cube placement games, but hate the fact that they get knocked around easily during a game. I assumed that the "deluxe player boards" they mentioned were the plastic game trays. They are not. :(

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:49 pm
by Smoove_B
My 37lb box of Drunagor loot has shipped. Going to be difficult to figure out where the hell to put it all in my collection, but I guess that's half the fun.

I didn't really like Terraforming Mars as a board game, but convert it to a dice chucker? Maybe...


Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:54 pm
by Zarathud
You can’t take away my tableau. I was surprised Roll for the Galaxy worked instead of Race for the Galaxy , but I would always rather play Terraforming Mars.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:20 pm
by hepcat
Smoove_B wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:49 pm My 37lb box of Drunagor loot has shipped.
What did you back? My hero pledge reprint is only about 17 pounds. I also backed the apocalypse expansion but that isn’t shipping until wave 2.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:41 pm
by Smoove_B
Reprint, All in Age of Darkness (for this wave). It's...uh...a lot of stuff. Might have been a good idea, might have been a bad one. I blame my Night Person. :?

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:21 pm
by hepcat
I feel like an inadequate loser in the face of your gaming machismo. :(

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:43 pm
by Smoove_B
I am looking at my spreadsheet of pending deliveries and wondering WTF I was thinking, so don't feel bad. It's been a weird 2+ years and apparently I was using KS and Gamefound as therapy? I really don't even know anymore.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:57 pm
by hepcat
And I just got the shipping notice for John Company. I took a look at the updated rulebook recently. 48 pages. Oof.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:58 pm
by Smoove_B
If you didn't get the metal coins I'm going to genuinely ask if your heart is even in this anymore.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:16 pm
by hepcat
I did not. I rarely get the metal coins or similar bling unless it’s something I REALLY love (like the updated, deluxe version of Robinson Crusoe I spent WAY too much on a while ago…which still hasn’t shipped). And I only get play-mats if they actually serve a purpose in the game.

I’m looking forward to John Company as it has a lot of fans, and it’s nothing like anything I currently have. I just need to watch a few tutorials.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:25 pm
by Zarathud
hepcat wrote:And I only get play-mats if they actually serve a purpose in the game.
A purpose like…sitting on the table?

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:26 pm
by YellowKing
Smoove_B wrote:... I'm going to genuinely ask if your heart is even in this anymore.
I can tell you that my heart isn't..temporarily. I'm in the midst of one of my infrequent board gaming slumps. Nothing appeals to me, and even some games I bought but haven't even played are gathering dust. I blame a combo of playing so much at GenCon combined with the disappointment of multiple Kickstarter delays. It was a bit of a 1-2 punch of oversaturation and delayed gratification that just took the wind out of my sails. In fact, the only games I've touched since the second week of August are my weekly obligatory group gaming sessions, and I've even skipped a couple of those.

However, I've learned over the years that fighting the slump only makes it worse. You just have to ride it out, and eventually that itch to play will return. I don't typically stress that much over it, as the next shiny ALWAYS comes along to break the spell and cycle me right back into full-fledged addiction. It's just a waiting game at this point. :D

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:31 pm
by hepcat
Zarathud wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:25 pm
hepcat wrote:And I only get play-mats if they actually serve a purpose in the game.
A purpose like…sitting on the table?
Like having spaces to help me organize the cards when the game doesn’t come with an actual board. Aeon’s End has a great play-mat because it helps me keep things in an orderly fashion.

The play-mats that are just art on a neoprene mat that prevents cards from sliding around don’t appeal to me.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:32 pm
by Smoove_B
I can tell you that my heart isn't..temporarily. I'm in the midst of one of my infrequent board gaming slumps.
Yeah, I'm right there with you. I'm trying to get motivated to paint, but can't. Same with setting up solo board gaming. I have the new X-Men stand alone expansion for Marvel Champions coming - something I've wanted for years; maybe that'll break the slump. I'm also dipping my toe into solo RPGing to try and mix things up.

But yes. crowdfunding games? I've genuinely lost a lot of interest in the whole process. It's definitely the lag between backing and arrival. I'm getting games now that I was interested in playing 2 years ago. Now? I'm not sure anymore. But then I see a game with 60 dice and I get twitchy...

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:31 am
by baelthazar
Smoove_B wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:43 pm I am looking at my spreadsheet of pending deliveries and wondering WTF I was thinking, so don't feel bad. It's been a weird 2+ years and apparently I was using KS and Gamefound as therapy? I really don't even know anymore.
This is me. I think their is this weird subconscious thing for me about backing games on crowdfunding to give myself something tangible in the future to look forward to (when the world seems to always have such an uncertain future). I usually get excited when I get a big box, but then overwhelmed about the prospect of actually playing it. Dungeon Universalis is a great example - I was so excited to receive it, but just get tired when I think about playing it. I feel sort of the same about the upcoming ISS Vanguard.

Some games are also disappointing, which is hard to swallow after a two year wait. For example, Perserverance: The Castaway Chronicles really took the wind out of my sails. It is two games in one, but both are sort of "meh." And it is so over produced that it is too big and heavy to sell and ship.

I was able to resist Chronicles of Drunagor because I have so many damn dungeon crawls. With DUN and Core Space, I just couldn't justify the high cost. Overall, I am glad I resisted.

That said, some things are genuinely exciting to me. I am looking forward to Hoplomachus, no matter when. I just got my copy of the Obsession reprint and I know my wife and I will love it. CMON's He-Man game will be fun, if only to provide me with a ton of minis to paint where the characters mean something to me.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:39 am
by hepcat
baelthazar wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:31 am I was able to resist Chronicles of Drunagor because I have so many damn dungeon crawls. With DUN and Core Space, I just couldn't justify the high cost. Overall, I am glad I resisted.
I just buy whatever Smoove tells me to buy. *



*Except for the Hexplore It series.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:48 am
by Fardaza
hepcat wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:16 pm I rarely get the metal coins or similar bling unless it’s something I REALLY love (like the updated, deluxe version of Robinson Crusoe I spent WAY too much on a while ago…which still hasn’t shipped).
Robinson Crusoe is the only game I'm waiting on. I've wanted to play it so badly, I almost bought the basic original game twice since I Kickstarted the deluxe version! Somehow I managed to say no to myself.

So...here I sit still waiting on it to arrive. Next spring???

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:57 am
by hepcat
Portal is notorious for delays, I've discovered. I'm also waiting on the deluxe version of 51st State. I'm not going to try to guess when either will be done.

It's really worth it though. Did you get the Mystery Tales expansion with it? That elevates it to almost perfect status for me. :wub:

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:17 am
by Fardaza
hepcat wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:57 am Portal is notorious for delays, I've discovered. I'm also waiting on the deluxe version of 51st State. I'm not going to try to guess when either will be done.

It's really worth it though. Did you get the Mystery Tales expansion with it? That elevates it to almost perfect status for me. :wub:
I don't remember if I ordered the MT expansion or not.

Is Portal the game's producer or the shipping company?

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:21 am
by hepcat
The developer. I'm not sure who's shipping it. But the issue is with the developer as they've hit delay after delay in getting the scenario book ready, as well as a few other things. They've issued more than a few apologies over the delays, so they're aware they're behind schedule by quite a bit.

You can order the Mystery Tales expansion via amazon or any retail site if you didn't get it. I highly recommend it though if you didn't.

Re: Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:30 pm
by Fardaza
hepcat wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:21 am The developer. I'm not sure who's shipping it. But the issue is with the developer as they've hit delay after delay in getting the scenario book ready, as well as a few other things. They've issued more than a few apologies over the delays, so they're aware they're behind schedule by quite a bit.

You can order the Mystery Tales expansion via amazon or any retail site if you didn't get it. I highly recommend it though if you didn't.
I'll have to wait until I get my game. Don't remember if I ordered MT. I tried (briefly and shallowly) to access my KS order. It said the KS was closed. Didn't try any further than that.