Interesting Kickstarter Catch-All

I know enough not to invest in hardware Kickstarters. I'll wait for release (if it happens), and see what it is like then.

I'm not sure how many would be interested, but Smonex is running a Kickstarter for a gorgeous wooden location map and I thought I would share it:
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There are some early bird prices left for the Medium Size (which is what I backed, plus monster health trackers).

Spoiler:

This isn't Smonex's first kickstarter, I backed their first one for role playing game drink coasters with little trays for dice (which I have received) and they came out really nice.
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Edit: It was just cancelled, Smonex didn't get permission from Cephalofair Games to use the map art before launching their Kickstarter.

You'd think that would be the first step before asking people for money.

Hey here's a cool project you should all definitely support! and not just because it would mean i could get my first map printed in a physical product which would exist and be owned by more than one person!

The Great Goblin Grow-Off is a game of luck, strategy, and cannabis for 2-6+ players ages 18+. Players begin by choosing three strains to grow, and then take turns drawing from the deck to determine the fate of their plants. Whoever's bud reaches 5 stars first is the winner! Inside the deck are cards that can reward—or remove—stars, as well as tricks that allow you to sabotage other players(or avoid being sabotaged)! Variant rules for larger groups and a variety of game times are also included.

As a bonus, backers will also receive a PDF copy of a TTRPG setting guide that introduces the city and characters responsible for The Great Goblin Grow-Off. This city can be used in any system, and includes modifications to help it fit in almost any setting. Softcover, digest sized books are also available exclusively to backers until 2022!

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Hey, moving into the boardgame world! Nice! That goblin looks excellent.

I'm pretty heavy into the boardgame hobby, and I'll say your art is easily better than a lot of what is out there in published games. Might continue exploring that avenue!

I just did the map for the Setting, Goblins are someone else

Did I say goblin? I meant map.

Root’s next expansion just launched on KS. Unlike CMON and other companies that use KS to build hype and stretch goals so you can get a bunch of plastic and not a whole lot of game, Leder uses KS without stretch goals and to tailor their production numbers better to demand than using just traditional retail. Great game system, I’ve been satisfied with their past KS launches, and this seems to have a lot of content. There’s a bunch of discussion of it on its BGG page if you need previews and whatnot.

Unbeatable is coming to Kickstarter on April 6th. I got to play it at MAGFest the last two years I went. It was a pretty solid experience and one of the games I've been waiting on more news from. I'll be eagerly supporting it.

Stop-motion platform game

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

1Dgaf wrote:

Stop-motion platform game

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

Ooooh, I think I might pledge...

That does look cool. Was caught by surprise by the sudden Danish text in one of the concept arts. A Danish dev, that makes it even cooler to me, since we have a pathetically small gaming industry.

I find THIS kickstarter particularly interesting for no PARTICULAR REASON.

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Love is the greatest adventure of all! Transparent Games brings you 8 romantic adventures compatible with 5e. Characters of diverse genders and sexualities have to deal with romantic drama - will you help them connect with their loved ones and reach a happy ending? We are also introducing a new ruleset for managing relationships in game. The adventures focus on the social pillar of roleplaying, but there is some combat and exploration to suit everyone’s preferences. The reason for the kickstarter is for the authors to be compensated fairly for their work. Love will conquer all - with your help of course!

Oh wait I wrote an adventure for it! Woops! hashtag "ethics"

Anyway back it if you feel like, I'm not your boss!

Yet.

Joel has started a new MST3K campaign. New episodes are planned with Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt resuming their roles but they’re foregoing networks and corporate streaming services this time in favor of building their own “virtual theater” streaming service that will feature live events similar to the amazing live shows they’ve been doing since their first kickstarter.
The campaign has only been live for like 12 hours and is already 90% funded.

ruhk wrote:

Joel has started a new MST3K campaign. New episodes are planned with Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt resuming their roles but they’re foregoing networks and corporate streaming services this time in favor of building their own “virtual theater” streaming service that will feature live events similar to the amazing live shows they’ve been doing since their first kickstarter.
The campaign has only been live for like 12 hours and is already 90% funded.

This was a very easy backer decision for me.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop spending on Kickstarter.

If anyone here is a fan of excellent digital translations of board games, the second Aeon's End game could use some help: Aeon's End Digital: The New Age, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...

A friend of mine is kick-starting their first board game. If you like fairly quick, balanced board games and a mad science theme, check it out.

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