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KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« on: January 20, 2016, 08:20:06 AM »
Last year I discovered Kickstart as way of buying tabletop games and got hooked.
Most of the ("good") projects create a nice community on the comment section and more often than not you're close enough to the creators to suggest this and that.

Until now I've backed and received:
Exploding Kitties - An easy enough "UNO"-like party game with dubious taste humour, that ensue to create a huge record breaking project.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172225/exploding-kittens
101/101.1 - A small card game for two players based on programming language commands with solo-play rules, which is always nice when you have no one to play with.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/150298/one-zero-one

And backed waiting to receive:
The 7th Continent - An "“choose-your-own-path” exploration board game" based on the Fighting Fantasy books mechanics. I loved the books when I was growing up so I have to say I completely lost myself on this one.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-explore-survive-you-are-the-hero
Kodama: The Tree Spirits - Loved the art work and simplicity of the mechanics so I backed this and will play it with my 4yrs old until she can properly play Carcassonne :D
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/kodama-the-tree-spirits
TAVARUA - A boardgame based on Surf?! Of course I'm backing and I'm not even a surfer.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438045410/tavarua

I also backed the "Wish I Was Here" movie by Zach Braff, so you've a lot of targets to throw your money to.

So not sure if you're already active on Kickstart, be sure to drop your project suggestions if you're, or give it a look although I strongly disapprove you do if you're a impulse buyer. ;D ;D

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2363.0
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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 09:19:26 AM »
Great idea for a thread ChooseLife - I'll leave this here for now and you can take a look at my horrendous list later.  Kickstarter re-initiated my boardgame addiction.

Edit: So far:

Under Consideration:

Biergarten: A Light Card-Laying Game of Bavarian Traditions
Nemo's War: Second Edition - Solo game
Girrion Book 1 The Chrysalis & the Stone Issue #3
More Game Upgrade Kits by Meeple Source! - For Orleans
Karmaka - A tactical card game for 2-4 souls

Board Games:

Rivet Wars - Purchased on a whim. Love it. Made a fan site, scenario editor and re-ignited my board game love.
Wildman: An "Evolutionary" Action RPG (Canceled)
Japanese: The Game, a language-learning card game. - Crap Project good learning tool
Arcadia Quest - Rivet Wars was good, this was pretty fun mini game too.
Tooth and Sword - awesome minis for my wife.
Compounded: Geiger Expansion - Pretty good game with more players.
Clockwork Wars, a fantasy-steampunk war game - Great tactical area control game
Japanese: The Game - Tokyo Edition! A Language Learning Game - see above
The Underground: A Sam & Fuzzy RPG - See below
The Dice Tower - 2015 (Season 11)
Exploding Kittens
Above and Below- Storytelling Board Game - Great Game - I have a microreview in the Other Games forum
Rahdo Runs Through... YEAR FOUR! - Dragon's for my Wife!
MYTH: Journeyman - Looked interesting, but it's been slated.
Burgle Bros. - A Cooperative Heist Boardgame - Amazing!
JunKing - Only Kickstarter where Europe got it 3 months before America!
Orcs Must Die! The Boardgame - I like the PC game a lot.
B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss - CMON again
The Dwarves: The Saga - Game looked OK, but really I backed for the drinking vessals.
GRIM - A "Roll For Your Life!" Dice Game - Micro developer, I got to design a fate card to share with other backers.
Vanguard Meeples - Shiny Shiny Meeples
Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach Card Game - Solo card game
Loop, Inc. by Scott Almes. Time might NOT be on your side! - Not had chance to play this yet
Darkrock Ventures - Asteroid Mining in Deep Space Board Game - Still awaiting
Trove: The Crystal Caverns - Reading PnP the asymmetic adventure game.
Rivals: Masters of the Deep - Minis
Arcadia Quest: Inferno - ALL THE MINIS
Kingdom Builder - Marshlands - Not got any of it, so now I have it all!

PC Games:
Double Fine Adventure - Point and Click Game - Partially Delivered...meh
Planetary Annihilation - A Next Generation RTS - I loved Total Annihilation - PC not good enough to play this though :(
Castle Story - Build Castles & Destory them - looks postivie but still in development
Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse Adventure - Mainly for my Wife
Pluck - solo developer - decided to forget to publish his game, did manage in the end
Project Eternity - Obsidian's RPG - PC Not quite good enough to play it :(
Dizzy Returns - Dizzy Egg! But project was Cancelled
Sir, You Are Being Hunted - Sandbox surival - delivered was pretty good!
FIST OF AWESOME - micro developer - pretty fun.
Project GODUS - Peter Molyneux - apparently it was delivered, was ok.
Race the Sun - An Infinite Speed Experience - Simple racing game, quite nice
ROAM - cancelled after funding. Some stupid legal dispute
Battle Worlds: Kronos - Turn-based strategy revisited - Delivered, not bad steep learning curve.
The Realm Game - Cancelled
GoD Factory: Wingmen - Didn't meet funding goal.
Pulse - Reveal the world through sound - Still in development
Armikrog. - Not had chance to play yet.
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet! (Retro Pirate Adventure) - Awesome Adventure game!
WARMACHINE: TACTICS - PC Not good enough to play
Legend of Iya - Micro dev - just about finished.
CANDLE - A Dynamic Graphic Adventure - still in development
GoD Factory: Wingmen - Didn't meet funding goal.
Interstellaria - still in dev
Night In The Woods - awesome artwork adventure game - still in dev, but great project
Dropsy - adventure game, not had chance to play yet :(
LISA the painful RPG - was a character in game...but didnt email the guy soon enough...well received though
BEDLAM - Banner Saga was great, thought I'd support these guys, not had chance to play yet!
Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Shadowrun returns was good, so thought I'd support this

Films:
Atomic Robo: Last Stop - Not Delivered
The Fitzroy - Post Apocalyptic film - still on going...so close

Comics & Books:
sad pictures for children - Artist Went Mad and burned all the books.  Someone took surviving copies and sent them out.
FUBAR: American History Z - Zombie Comic, pretty random but artist did draw in all the books.
Sam & Fuzzy Two-Volume Omnibus - Really Nice web comic got published!
B is for Blobfish - Slow project but still moving forward.

Other:
PIXEL: Interactive LED Art - LED wall art for my wife.
Royal Llama: The Fiber of Friendship - Wool for my Wife from Peru.
A Land of Narrow Paths - Map of Japan - artist hit by a car, slow progress.
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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 09:49:34 AM »
Never have backed a game on kickstart yet, but in 2013 (actually before I got hooked on board games), I backed Steam Noir: Revolution on a similar platform, called "Startnext". It was a German project, based on a German comic album (at that time, kickstart was exclusively for US projects). Just played the game once, though it was fun. Like I said, I backed that, before I got into the hobbie. Should hit the table again at some time.

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 09:24:04 PM »
Agreed, great idea Chooselife!

Hello my name is Franks and I have a problem  :P  ;D

I have also become a Crowdfunding fan. Below is my Kickstarter list, (collected and uncollected). In addition I’ve backed 5 projects on Indigogo. Four of these were to support the Watch it Played Content creator and also the Vanguard Metal meeples that I really enjoy.

The pledge amount range from $1.00 to just under $200 with the average coming in around $20.00, so not as exorbitant as it might seem. My first pledge dates back to 2012 and the list is not in the order backed..

1.   Kingdom Builder – Marshlands. Add to my Big box set
2.   Deep Space D6 - Solo Sci-fi independent designer game
3.   The Great War - UK based PSC, Command and Colors system. Great fan of all the C&C iterations, (like Memoir '44, Ancients)
4.   Tank! An expansion pack for The Great War (UK based)
5.   Draco Magi - Enjoyable relatively simple card battle game with great art.
6.   Draco Magi Magi Expansion
7.   (Draco Magi) Dragon Playmats, (ordered one matt and received 4 bonus matts in error. I was instructed to keep them!).
8.   (Draco Magi) The Sun & The Moon Dragons (small card expansion)
9.   (Draco Magi) The Deep Sea, Blood & Ice Dragons (small card expansion)
10.   (Draco Magi) The Forest & The Star Dragons (small card expansion)
11.   (Draco Magi) Dragons Playing Card Deck (small card expansion)
12.   Push It, the table top skill game you can take anywhere! Great little dexterity game. (UK based)
13.   Marco's Board Game Video Reviews - Season 6! CONTENT CREATOR
14.   Marco's Board Game Video Reviews - Season 4! CONTENT CREATOR
15.   Rahdo Runs Through... YEAR FOUR!  CONTENT CREATOR
16.   Rahdo Runs Through... Year Three! CONTENT CREATOR
17.   Drive Thru Gen Con 2014 Coverage CONTENT CREATOR
18.   The Dice Tower – 2013. Well he doesn’t need my help anymore ;D CONTENT CREATOR
19.   Meeple Syrup Show. CND - CONTENT CREATOR
20.   BAND OF BROTHERS WWII BOARD GAME SERIES (set of 3 games). Once a Grognard always a ……
21.   Epic Card Game – By the makers of Star Realms. Epic Fail, at least for my taste.
22.   One Night Resistance. Want some variety in party games.
23.   Cucu Dice: (Unique) Custom Designed Dice for Arkham or Eldritch Games – Canadian designer
24.   The Letter Carrier – Independent Canadian Film. Liked what what I saw and backed for a nominal amount.
25.   Bottom of the 9th: A Dice & Card Game of Classic Baseball. Just looked plain fun!
26.   Open Combat - Miniature Skirmish Game Rulebook – Love tabletop skirmish games!!! (UK based)
27.   On Target: Laser Designator For Line of Sight & Firing Arcs. CND. For use with X-Wing
28.   Tiny Epic Galaxies. Very good game (imo)
29.   Conan – Most money spent but excited for the game.
30.   Galaxy of Trian. The first Carcassonne clone in space .. yet to play  :(
31.   Dragon Slayer – Inexpensive but didn’t care for this one at all …
32.   Lagoon: Land of Druids. Beautiful game – yet to played
33.   Dungeon Roll - Winter Promo Pack. Add on for Dungeon Roll, which I enjoy!
34.   The Best Damn Metal Gaming Coins Ever! Great coins wish I got more.
35.   Alien Uprising. Looked fun glad I backed it
36.   Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Extreme Danger. One of my top 10 game series – Love it !!
37.   Flash Point: 2nd Story, Urban Structures & FF Figures
38.   Flash Point - Honor & Duty Expansion
39.   Battle for Hill 218 and Sector 219 ($1.00) Shipping was way too high to full back.

EPIC FAILURES
From the same creators, UP FRONT the card game & Airborne In Your Pocket Board Game - Unfulfilled and creators left the country. You can find all the gory details on BGG  :(n) :(n)
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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 10:41:03 PM »
EPIC FAILURES
From the same creators, UP FRONT the card game & Airborne In Your Pocket Board Game - Unfulfilled and creators left the country. You can find all the gory details on BGG  :(n) :(n)
I backed both too, even after rumours started spreading during the UP FRONT campaign that something was amiss. I couldn't help myself. The crossover potential with D-Day Dice was too strong. I did get that game with all the bits and still like it quite a lot. It's pretty much the only game I've ever seriously played solo. But Airborne in Your Pocket was the real thing that got me excited and the author seemed so genuine (I think he mostly still is). It's such a shame that Kickstarter failed. That game should have been in production before UP FRONT ever was even marketed as a Kickstarter. The fact that it wasn't was the biggest failure. So mad still, years later. I remember watching the bonuses pile up late at night the 48 hours before the campaign closed. .:.sigh.:. There's always a chance... no, I can't do that anymore. It's a lost cause. Stupid Kickstarter. Now I only buy from established and successful sellers.

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 10:58:20 PM »
Carcassonne is bad enough for my wallet as it is so I generally try to stay away from Kickstarter as I don't have the self-restraint to avoid backing all the things. So, I've only really backed a couple of projects that captured my imagination. The first two were meeplesource campaigns and the third was Marshlands (+ the KB big box) after some persuading from Decar.
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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 11:24:40 PM »
Here's my complete Kickstarter List (and it's much more than I realised...):

D-Day Dice
Gunship: First Strike! (worst game of the lot—sold)
Ground Floor (with Skylines)
Urbanization
The Great Heartland Hauling Co.
* Airborne In Your Pocket (never received)
Get Bit! Deluxe Tin Box Set
* UP FRONT (never received)
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Small World 2 (Digital with physical components)
Flash Point: Extreme Danger (with all other expansions)
Walk the Plank
Fleet: Arctic Bounty (with Fleet)
* Brew Crafters
Coin Age
* Twilight Struggle Digital Edition
* Penny Press (as a gift to a friend)
* Flash Point: Honor & Duty
* Alhambra: The Falconers (plus bonuses)
* Scoville: Labs Expansion (with Scotville)

You'll note that all the campaigns under the dashed line are from respectable and verified companies. I no longer will gamble on Kickstarter. I've lost over $200 due to the two failed Kickstarters and the ugly monster that was Gunship.

Of the lot, I only brought to New Zealand Great Heartlands Hauling Co. and Fleet (and digital stuff). Brew Crafters will finally be coming to me tomorrow (I had to leave before it arrived...ARGH!). Scoville hasn't yet been delivered but that will go straight to New Zealand.

My favourites of this are Ground Floor, Flash Point, and Fleet, but I haven't tried the ones that are starred so I can't really have an opinion of them yet.
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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 02:31:17 AM »
Hello my name is Franks and I have a problem  :P  ;D

Loved how you put it ;D ;D

FYI - In the meantime the 7th Continent just released their pledge manager which will be opened till February so last opportunity before retail.
I do believe that this will be one for the ages but at 130Eur+shipping for all the playable content it is not for the faint hearted.
https://app.crowdox.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-explore-survive-you-are-the-hero

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 02:48:47 AM »
Might have to sign up for a Late Pledge on 7th Continent.  Thanks for the link!

I've not been brave enough to list the 70 KS projects I've backed yet... don't worry Franks if you thought you had a problem :p

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 05:52:01 AM »
Choose life, 7th Continent looks like a beauty but with the horrendous Canadian dollar, I just can go there. Hey, I do have some self control   ;)

Decar, see us as your support group, feel free to share  ;D

Whaleyland, I feel your pain and I'm more selective than it might seem when you look at the sheer volume of Crowdfunding games these days. I think part of the addictive aspect, for me, is the chance of being in on the ground floor for an independent designer more than the likes of Queen games that don't really need the platform (yes, I have backed them as well). What I'm not a fan of are campaign exclusives, this really niggles at the acquisition disorder and they know just how to get one hooked, Grrrrr

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 06:02:55 AM »
I have backed a few small games. 
Dig Down Dwarf
TRAINMAKER
Virgin seas

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 07:24:59 AM »
Just updated my original post....... :'(

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 08:18:37 AM »
I'm currently considerating:
Dead Man's Draw Deluxe Tin Box Card Game -Captain Carcass!
Dice Bazaar
Tiny Epic Western
Biergarten
The Pursuit of Happiness
Toast!
Scuba - The Board Game
Karmaka
DISTURBED FRIENDS: Mini Game & Expansion

But not sure if I'll end up backing even one of them.

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2016, 09:43:31 AM »
It's nice to know between us, we're keeping kickstarter open. :(y)

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Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2016, 12:14:06 PM »
Here's my list. I've been active on KS since 2011. All of these games make their way to our table and we enjoy them.

Arcadia Quest: Inferno
New Bedford: The Game of Historic Whaling & Town Building
Parkies
Zombicide: Black Plague
Dungeon Dice: COLOSSEUM
Slaughterville - A Game of Fun and Horror
Ion: A Compound Building Game
Between Two Cities
Of Dungeons Deep!
Fidelitas: A card game of medieval meddling for 2-4 players!
District-Z - Fight. Escape. Survive.
Flash Point - Honor & Duty Expansion
The Captain Is Dead
DIG DOWN DWARF - The Award Winning Strategic Dice Game!
The Adults of Carcassonne
What?!? Oh... The Game of Couples Banter
Snowdonia - 2nd Edition and Expansion
Tasnia
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Extreme Danger
Flash Point: 2nd Story, Urban Structures & FF Figures
Flash Point: Fire Rescue

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