Interesting Kickstarter Catch-All

Veloxi wrote:

Guys. GUYS.

https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starfli...

Welp, there goes all of my money.

Gremlin wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

Guys. GUYS.

https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starfli...

Welp, there goes all of my money.

Yup, this'll be tied for my most expensive crowdfunding campaign next to Star sh*tizen.

something to go along with your demon coins!

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A complete Tarot deck evoking the 72 Demons of the Goetia and 6 Grand Princes of Hell.
My primary goal in crafting the design of the Demon-Possessed Tarot was to create a deck that captured the essence of every demon of the Goetia and trapped them in the cards. The cards are meant to look like they are authentic copies from a deck created in the 1600s by a conjurer and then hidden away in the wall of a castle for four hundred years.

The cards are aged with wrinkles, rips, and discoloration. Some cards have holes where fire or ash has burned through. One card is even spattered with blood, suggesting the conjurer failed to protect themselves against a violent demonic entity. These are all graphic enhancements, of course, the cards themselves are pristine!

This deck feels ancient and mystical--imbued with real magic--making each card truly unique with a life all its own.

Can someone please explain Starflight to me? I played some Privateer and Wing Commander and X-Wing and whatnot but that one slipped by me. I guess because 1986 was before I got into PCs and was mostly a NES gamer.

Keithustus wrote:

Can someone please explain Starflight to me?

It's an open space adventure and exploration game that gives you hundreds of solar systems and planets to explore. While there is an overarching story, you can go about it in your own way. You meet other races along the way, some who are always enemies, others who can possibly be friends.

You have your own ship and crew, all of which can be updated via experience and upgrades, respectfully.

The writing for all of the alien interactions, and the story itself, is wonderful, with one of the biggest twists I've ever experienced in a game ever, still 32 years later.

It's a seminal game. While Elite gave us an open universe, Starflight made it matter.

Oh, a nice one closing soon in the tabletop RPG zone: The Bloody-handed Name of Bronze.

Rules light, character driven sword & sorcery.

Keithustus wrote:

Can someone please explain Starflight to me? I played some Privateer and Wing Commander and X-Wing and whatnot but that one slipped by me. I guess because 1986 was before I got into PCs and was mostly a NES gamer.

Veloxi has it covered, but I just wanted to add that Starflight is the game that nearly every adventure/RPG space game has been copying since 1986. Mass Effect was heavily influence by it; the Mako in Mass Effect 1 was an obvious if wonky attempt to duplicate the core gameplay from Starflight. Star Control 2 was such a tribute that they had one of the Starflight devs as an additional writer. The video has Randy Pitchford, Brian Fargo, and Chris Taylor talking about how it influenced them.

The originals are available on GOG, in all their early DOS CGA glory. They're a bit rough to play nowadays, and its a bit too easy to die, but the stories still hold up. (I own one of the record-album style original Starflight boxes.)

Veloxi wrote:

Guys. GUYS.

https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starfli...

f*ck it, I went all the way. I'm an investor.

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Ranger Rick wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

Guys. GUYS.

https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starfli...

f*ck it, I went all the way. I'm an investor.

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Holy Shirtballs. My hat off to you, sir.

Ranger Rick wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

Guys. GUYS.

https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starfli...

f*ck it, I went all the way. I'm an investor.

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What are ya naming your planet and star system?

Y'all did not learn from Citizen eh?

karmajay wrote:

Y'all did not learn from Citizen eh?

I generally feel more confident in Fig than I do Kickstarter revivals. They seem to be more diligent with business plans and funding.

Not that that is any guarantee, but it’s worth a shot to me.

karmajay wrote:

Y'all did not learn from Citizen eh?

Fork. The fork. Off. Seriously.

That's not even forking funny.

karmajay wrote:

Y'all did not learn from Citizen eh?

I'm offended

I would say I have learned much more from the nearly 100 successful projects I have backed between Kickstarter and Fig.

Veloxi wrote:
karmajay wrote:

Y'all did not learn from Citizen eh?

Fork. The fork. Off. Seriously.

That's not even forking funny.

I dunno, it gave me a bit of a chuckle.

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Programmable temporary Tattoos

Programmable 'tattoos' that visually transform to inform you about your body or environment. Applied like a temporary tattoo, LogicInk senses from your sweat, skin volatiles, skin microbiome, or surrounding environment to provide live feedback.

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Witchcraft!

Hmmm, that tattoo system could have some far more useful purposes if first responders and the military got into it. Maybe folks who work with or near radioactive stuff, too.

Here is one combining my two favorite hobbies; beekeeping and board games.

Bee Lives

Alien Love Gardener wrote:

Nighthawks. Text-based vampire rpg inspired by Failbetter's games and Bloodlines.

And Wadjet Eye is involved, so yeah. I'm in.

I was tentatively excited until I saw Wadjet Eye's brand attached, and now I'm in like Flynn

I also jumped on nighthawks. I love fallen London and I am always chasing that Bloodlines high.

DRYP - an app that keeps your plants alive & happy

79% funded with 8 days to go. Neat little plant maintenance tracker and first aid app - pledge tiers are for things like stickers since you can't actually presell apps.

ActualDragon wrote:

DRYP - an app that keeps your plants alive & happy

79% funded with 8 days to go. Neat little plant maintenance tracker and first aid app - pledge tiers are for things like stickers since you can't actually presell apps.

I knew a professor who went a step beyond tracking and hooked up his irrigation system to a machine-learning system that he trained to take care of his pumpkins.

Those were some massive pumpkins.

Gremlin wrote:
ActualDragon wrote:

DRYP - an app that keeps your plants alive & happy

79% funded with 8 days to go. Neat little plant maintenance tracker and first aid app - pledge tiers are for things like stickers since you can't actually presell apps.

I knew a professor who went a step beyond tracking and hooked up his irrigation system to a machine-learning system that he trained to take care of his pumpkins.

Those were some massive pumpkins.

Excellent. My partner is an electrical engineer and one of the projects we've dreamed up but not started is wiring up the plants with soil and UV sensors and such and have them tweet updates to me. Maybe we'll get to it one day.

Wadjet Eye's Nighthawks has about a week left. At the moment its about 40k short. Hope they make it! There's a demo linked on the main page. Its promising, and I love the art.

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

Gremlin wrote:
ActualDragon wrote:

DRYP - an app that keeps your plants alive & happy

79% funded with 8 days to go. Neat little plant maintenance tracker and first aid app - pledge tiers are for things like stickers since you can't actually presell apps.

I knew a professor who went a step beyond tracking and hooked up his irrigation system to a machine-learning system that he trained to take care of his pumpkins.

Those were some massive pumpkins.

Sounds like maybe he was out of his gourd.

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

13 issues of the Codex tabletop RPG zine bound into a single hardcover volume.

Nice...love me some weird stuff I can use as inspiration for things in d&d or coc. Probably grab a pdf version of that.