Interesting Kickstarter Catch-All

Nice find, Mixolyde.

Here's my newest backing: D6

From the guys who made Endangered Orphans and Who Goes There?, which have fast become two of the top played games in my group.

pyxistyx wrote:

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.

What is COC? Court of...c*cks?

Editor's note: Mix has been drinking.

Mixolyde wrote:

What is COC? Court of...c*cks?

Editor's note: Mix has been drinking.

Call of Cthulhu.

Encased — old school isometric turn-based RPG

Tactical turn-based combat and intense non-linear storyline inspired by original Fallout and classic sci-fi novel Roadside Picnic.

Fallout + Roadside Picnic? Sign me up.

tanstaafl wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

What is COC? Court of...c*cks?

Editor's note: Mix has been drinking.

Call of Cthulhu.

Ah, yes. Definitely good source material for that in there.

I want to know more about this Court of c*cks thing. Is there a rulebook somewhere? Does it have a Kickstarter too?

BadKen wrote:

I want to know more about this Court of c*cks thing. Is there a rulebook somewhere? Does it have a Kickstarter too?

Isn't that just Vampire: the Masquerade?

Court of Cox? She was in Friends and Scream

OFF GRID: Data is your most powerful weapon
A stealth hacking game about data privacy & mass surveillance.

38 Hours left to go!
Bea, Haunted

Every time I visit this thread I end up spending an hour browsing kickstarter. This is the most dangerous thread on GWJ.

Taharka wrote:

38 Hours left to go!
Bea, Haunted

Super disappointed this isn't a Halloween/Golden Girls Bea Arthur crossover.

Taharka wrote:

38 Hours left to go!
Bea, Haunted

With 24 hours to go:

We did a full 10% today so that leaves us at 86% and $17,676 raised. We still need to raise another $2824 to make our goal, so tomorrow is going to be a biggest and most important day of the campaign yet.

They're actually at less than that now, only about $1,000 US left!

Another mini-heavy board game, essentially Castle Wolfenstein the board game: Reichbusters: Projekt Vril

There's a new Kickstarter for a digital version of Blood Rage. $15 gets you the game, but $60 +shipping gets you a bunch of physical stuff to add to your physical game. Notably, new versions of the four exclusive monsters that were the only gameplay-affecting exclusives from the original campaign. There's also a new female clan that is fully dressed, and it comes with extra cards, so it makes the 5th Player Expansion redundant for people who back this.

I *think* I'm passing, because I have the original Kickstarter stuff, including the 5th Player Expansion. It's a tough call, though.

Hmm. tempted. I never got the expansions for Blood Rage so it would be nice and hopefully there are enough people here who would play the digital version.

I was briefly interested, but the whole thing kind of rubs me the wrong way. Given that the clans in Blood Rage don't have anything to differentiate them, this new clan is just a collection of new minis. Not changing the game in any way. The 4 KS exclusive monsters might be nice, but $45 nice? That's more than I paid for the entire base game.

I seem to remember reading an article recently about CMON's relatively poor financial performance lately. This seems like kind of a blatant, half-assed cash grab.

The new clan also comes with additional cards that allows for 5 players, instead of the normal 2-4. Agreed if it was just different minis that wouldn't be as interesting, but if you are looking to play up to 5 you need the additional clan and the cards.

Just getting the original monsters is worth $60 to some people; they have been way more than that on eBay. The 5th Player Expansion that is included is worth around $20. It's not a terrible deal, even if you don't care about the software.

Maybe I was just cranky when I read about it.

They've added more to the $60 by, btw, and some optional buys as well.

I passed on Blood Rage, but did jump in on Tainted Grail, by the same company that just released Nemesis. One thing I haven't picked up is any sort of area control game. Between Blood Rage and Rising Sun, which is better to pick up?

Tainted Grail, Fall of Avalon

I really need to talk myself out of backing this one.

I absolutely do not need to purchase that and it would be financially irresponsible of me to do so...

*finger hovers £70 pledge button*

Scottish_Leprechaun wrote:

I passed on Blood Rage, but did jump in on Tainted Grail, by the same company that just released Nemesis. One thing I haven't picked up is any sort of area control game. Between Blood Rage and Rising Sun, which is better to pick up?

I'm on team Blood Rage, but I've only played Rising Sun once, so YMMV. I just felt like Rising Sun was a bit clunky and unbalanced. Also the sheer number of special monsters and rules made it hard to really keep track of what everyone was capable of.

I would venture that neither one of them is really an area control game. There are area control elements, but they are really more about card drafting and blind bidding to resolve conflict (either money or cards). Both require an even level of familiarity between all players, because knowing certain card combinations, or even that certain cards are in the game, is critical. If someone has played several times and they are playing with people who are unfamiliar with how the game works, they will absolutely crush them. I've seen Rising Sun scores where the winner had 75 points and last place had 3.

Nevin73 wrote:

Tainted Grail, Fall of Avalon

I really need to talk myself out of backing this one.

I looked at that and was so-so on yet another huge mini-packed Kickstarter. Then I saw it was by the same publisher that did Lords of Hellas, which is fantastic. Interest now seriously piqued.

Boudreaux wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

Tainted Grail, Fall of Avalon

I really need to talk myself out of backing this one.

I looked at that and was so-so on yet another huge mini-packed Kickstarter. Then I saw it was by the same publisher that did Lords of Hellas, which is fantastic. Interest now seriously piqued.

Why did you have to post this?

*click*

-BEP

There's 20 days left, so if I have any money post-xmas that I can spare, I might consider it, but otherwise that's over 2/3 of my new art studio rental cost for the month in one miniature filled package, so it would be really dumb of me to splurge on it without care...

I am thinking I need to cash in on one of these miniature board game crazes. Some of these things are raking in 2, 3, 4 million dollars!
I wonder if people would buy in if I just had themed miniatures for use in other board games? (I could design one but it seems like that path is well tread)

Skiptron wrote:
Scottish_Leprechaun wrote:

I passed on Blood Rage, but did jump in on Tainted Grail, by the same company that just released Nemesis. One thing I haven't picked up is any sort of area control game. Between Blood Rage and Rising Sun, which is better to pick up?

I'm on team Blood Rage, but I've only played Rising Sun once, so YMMV. I just felt like Rising Sun was a bit clunky and unbalanced. Also the sheer number of special monsters and rules made it hard to really keep track of what everyone was capable of.

Rising Sun requires a group that likes playing Rising Sun for it to hit the table more than once. In my experience, Blood Rage has broader appeal because it’s simpler and easier to play,and has a lot fewer decisions to make. It’s also faster.

If you’re only going to get one, and you haven’t played either, choose Blood Rage. The only reason to buy Rising Sun - and this is coming from a fan - is if you have already a group who wants to play Rising Sun. Def a try-before-you-buy game.