Interesting Kickstarter Catch-All

Nevin73 wrote:

Hellboy - The Board Game

I'm thinking I'll be backing this one.

Damn, that's tempting. Heck of a lot of money though :O

pyxistyx wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

Hellboy - The Board Game

I'm thinking I'll be backing this one.

Damn, that's tempting. Heck of a lot of money though :O

That is a ton of minis, to be fair.

Why no just base game?

At least it's relatively local for me, so postage is dirt cheap. So...that's a thing.

Hmmm... I'll add it to my watch list for now....

ccesarano wrote:

Why no just base game?

Economies of scale, minis are what Mantic does, and games with lots of minis fund better.

I think for me right now the biggest stumbling block is that there are so many interesting, smaller, games I want to check out and I can basically grab about three of them for the cost of one of these lavish miniature filled games.

I hear you. I love what Mantic makes, and the Hellboy IP is pretty cool, especially with the original artist on-board, but I just don't have room in my game collection for another pile of miniatures. If you do live close to Mantic, they run game days all the time, so you might be able to try some of their stuff out. I'm totally jealous.

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

Tanglebones wrote:

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

I resisted it until I saw it can be played solo.

MikeSands wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

I resisted it until I saw it can be played solo.

Those minis look like they're based on Mignola art. It's essentially like kryptonite for me.

oilypenguin wrote:
MikeSands wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

I resisted it until I saw it can be played solo.

Those minis look like they're based on Mignola art. It's essentially like kryptonite for me.

And you can be "pamcakes" hellboy even!

oilypenguin wrote:
MikeSands wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

I resisted it until I saw it can be played solo.

Those minis look like they're based on Mignola art. It's essentially like kryptonite for me.

I'm sorry, I thought you just said you don't venerate the Heir To Kirby's art.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
MikeSands wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

I resisted it until I saw it can be played solo.

Those minis look like they're based on Mignola art. It's essentially like kryptonite for me.

I'm sorry, I thought you just said you don't venerate the Heir To Kirby's art.

Meaning it's my weakness.

If I could fill my home with Mignola art, I would.

Sir, I have a Hellboy christmas ornament. It's rather... Lovecraftian.

oilypenguin wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
MikeSands wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

I resisted it until I saw it can be played solo.

Those minis look like they're based on Mignola art. It's essentially like kryptonite for me.

I'm sorry, I thought you just said you don't venerate the Heir To Kirby's art.

Meaning it's my weakness.

If I could fill my home with Mignola art, I would.

Sir, I have a Hellboy christmas ornament. It's rather... Lovecraftian.

I can't adequately communicate my relief.

This looks really great, you guys.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...

oilypenguin wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
MikeSands wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

I resisted it until I saw it can be played solo.

Those minis look like they're based on Mignola art. It's essentially like kryptonite for me.

I'm sorry, I thought you just said you don't venerate the Heir To Kirby's art.

Meaning it's my weakness.

If I could fill my home with Mignola art, I would.

Sir, I have a Hellboy christmas ornament. It's rather... Lovecraftian.

You might like this then:
IMAGE(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/021/090/735/c488940204c6140d58f45dda97dfa760_original.png?w=700&fit=max&v=1525254501&auto=format&lossless=true&s=0a44c4532231fbcbcc4e758608915d8e)

Veloxi wrote:

This looks really great, you guys.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...

I loved MW: Living Legends for the little bit that I played it. Unfortunately that game suffered from having a release date that coincided with something big (I want to say MWO).

The premise of this game looks great but the enemies seem really uninteresting. It kind of kills the whole vibe for me.

I am the proud owner of a Mike Mignola Hellboy signed Artist Proof (A of Z) that is framed on my wall at work.

Backed.

Nevin73 wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
MikeSands wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

sh*t, I think I need to back the Hellboy one

I resisted it until I saw it can be played solo.

Those minis look like they're based on Mignola art. It's essentially like kryptonite for me.

I'm sorry, I thought you just said you don't venerate the Heir To Kirby's art.

Meaning it's my weakness.

If I could fill my home with Mignola art, I would.

Sir, I have a Hellboy christmas ornament. It's rather... Lovecraftian.

You might like this then:
IMAGE(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/021/090/735/c488940204c6140d58f45dda97dfa760_original.png?w=700&fit=max&v=1525254501&auto=format&lossless=true&s=0a44c4532231fbcbcc4e758608915d8e)

Willpower to not kickstart again fading....

Archives of the Sky Kickstarter.

"A million years from now, humanity has spread across the galaxy and taken countless forms. Vast empires have come and gone like waves against an unimaginable shore.

But some strange voyagers chose to remain outside the churn of civilizations, pursuing a greater purpose. When a new force comes to the galaxy, will these eternal wanderers remain who they are—or, at long last, change?

Archives of the Sky is a tabletop storytelling game with an epic sci-fi backdrop and a focus on very human stories. This is a roleplaying game, but no gamemaster or advanced preparation is required. You and some friends will collaboratively create a great House, a group of interstellar wanderers with a set of inviolable core beliefs—and then, like any good storytellers, find a conflict that pits those beliefs against each other."

Backed it, and looking forward to playing it with GWJ folks in Roll20

Heh, I was looking for this very thread to share this very Kickstarter. The designer is a very old friend, and he's been exploring this sort of free story space for a long time, so it should be interesting.

Another day, another crowdfunding nightmare... (IndieGoGo in this case)

A Nifty Switch Battery Case Became A Crowdfunding ‘Nightmare’

Feature creep, it's a thing.
In fact, I'm waiting on a set of bluetooth headphones with that very issue. Little communication, the last several updates have been "we're adding x feature and delaying the launch by another month or two".
They asked for $40,000, they got $1,050,200...
Feature creep, man.

Yeah, my number one rule for crowdfunding at this point is 'deliver the things you said you were going to, not the shiny new thing you think you have money for'.

I mean, scaling up a production run can actually be a major headache--even though some cheaper cost-of-scale manufacturing might be feasible, that often requires more overhead in QA, shipping, and support that eats up the extra money fast.

Not to mention customs and international shipping.

Do we live in a virtual reality? Kickstarter Campaign

Devised experiments on testing the Simulation theory that were published in the International Journal of Quantum Foundations:

Link to original paper.

We’re not so shabby when you look at our individual credentials. Thomas Campbell, a former NASA physicist, and pioneer in the study of consciousness leads a team of Ph.D. scientists from some of the most prestigious governmental and academic institutions in America.

Not THAT desperate to waste money, tbh.

Maybe they can check to see if the Earth's flat while they're at it though.

$10 backed. The question though is what happens if it can somehow be proven. Then what?

That link to the paper doesn’t work though.

Keithustus wrote:

$10 backed. The question though is what happens if it can somehow be proven. Then what?

The implications for humanity, that we may be living in a simulation, are profound. This evolution in consciousness may change the relationship we have with the universe—and even with each other. As our self-awareness grows, so will our relationship with the world. Rather than individual islands of ego, we will become a part of a much larger and interconnected system of creation and cooperation. Our time (today) will prove to be a seminal inflection point in the evolution of humanity.

There are a lot of videos on his youtube site that explain the experiments:
https://www.youtube.com/user/twcjr44...

That link to the paper doesn’t work though.

It's a direct link to the PDF document of the paper. It works fine on my browser, but you may need one that can read PDF files or direct download the link (save as) and open it in a viewer like Adobe Reader.

GoldenDog wrote:

Do we live in a virtual reality? Kickstarter Campaign

Devised experiments on testing the Simulation theory that were published in the International Journal of Quantum Foundations:

Link to original paper.

We’re not so shabby when you look at our individual credentials. Thomas Campbell, a former NASA physicist, and pioneer in the study of consciousness leads a team of Ph.D. scientists from some of the most prestigious governmental and academic institutions in America.

This is the kind of nonsense that makes people distrust science.

BadKen wrote:

This is the kind of nonsense that makes people distrust science.

No, this is exactly what science is supposed to do: generate hypotheses to attempt to explain unaccounted for data, generate experiments to test the hypotheses, and go with the data wherever it leads. It is likely the experiments work at a basic level? Maybe. Is it likely any results support the simulation idea more than they would support materialism? Probably not, and questions about interpretation would remain just like most complex science and especially quantum physics. But there isn’t a good reason not to test them, if we can do so, other than prohibited preconceived bias.

Remember that bad science isn’t when someone asks questions and poses experiments contrary to conventional wisdom but instead when they manipulate or distort the results of those experiments.

But I agree the passage below does not follow:

The implications for humanity, that we may be living in a simulation, are profound. This evolution in consciousness may change the relationship we have with the universe—and even with each other. As our self-awareness grows, so will our relationship with the world. Rather than individual islands of ego, we will become a part of a much larger and interconnected system of creation and cooperation. Our time (today) will prove to be a seminal inflection point in the evolution of humanity.

The true so-what would still need to be worked out. Western philosophy has had differing versions of the simulation hypothesis for a long time, but until someone creates the red and blue pills, proving such a simulation would have little practical effect other than wiping out most religion (or at least having them take at least one causal step backward).