The Big Board-Gaming Catch-All

Glad to see I'm not the only helmsman that flew off the edge of space this weekend!

I never did catch up with Isaac for that City of Remnants demo, but everyone who played it enjoyed it. And I second Mono's comments on the Vindicators. Colby is hoping to have it ready for GenCon. If you're going and you get a chance, I highly recommend checking it out. I thoroughly enjoyed the villain side, and am looking forward to trying out the superhero side which has some different mechanics.

I can confirm City of Remnants is great. Played a few times now, and probably will again on Thursday night if I have 4 players (we're often 5).

The Sails of Glory Kickstarter is active. They are a day in and 70% funded. I kicked in at the Lieutenant level.

Nevin73 wrote:

The Sails of Glory Kickstarter is active. They are a day in and 70% funded. I kicked in at the Lieutenant level.

Dang it, I'm going to have to kick this one too. I just kicked Zombicide at the $220 level, not to mention Dungeon Roll, Odin's Ravens and War Stories.

I may have a problem.

Edit: Aaaand, kicked at the Lieutenant level.

Hopped in at the Lieutenant level myself.

thejustinbot wrote:

Hopped in at the Lieutenant level myself.

Captain level was tempting though, wasn't it? If I hadn't kicked at the Idiotic level for Zombicide, I may have gone Captain on this one.

Teneman wrote:

I just kicked Zombicide at the $220 level, not to mention Dungeon Roll, Odin's Ravens and War Stories.

I had to go with the $100 Zombicide KS; I already have season 1, and I just couldn't justify $60 for Toxic City Mall (KS difference plus extra shipping).

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Teneman wrote:

I just kicked Zombicide at the $220 level, not to mention Dungeon Roll, Odin's Ravens and War Stories.

I had to go with the $100 Zombicide KS; I already have season 1, and I just couldn't justify $60 for Toxic City Mall (KS difference plus extra shipping).

I'd just finished a game of Last Night on Earth when Mono told me the Zombicide KS was up, so I was in a zombie mood. Other contributing factors included:
* I had missed the Season 1 Kickstarter altogether
* We had a lot of RavenCon guests saying they really wished we had Zombicide onsite
* Two guests in particular were egging me on
* The Mrs. was in an understanding mood

Given all that, the resulting pledge at Asinine level was rather inevitable.

I'm in the Zombicide ks for the Fugitive level. I could probably have just gone Inmate and bought TCM later, but decided to just get it over with and have everything ( eventually ) show up. I also put in for the two ( so far ) optionals. I was looking at Dungeon Roll, but I'm on the fence, though this kind of solo thing is exactly what I'm looking for in games.

I don't see a kickstarter for it, but the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is sounding interesting too.

Teneman wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

The Sails of Glory Kickstarter is active. They are a day in and 70% funded. I kicked in at the Lieutenant level.

Dang it, I'm going to have to kick this one too. I just kicked Zombicide at the $220 level, not to mention Dungeon Roll, Odin's Ravens and War Stories.

I may have a problem.

Edit: Aaaand, kicked at the Lieutenant level.

Daaaaamn why is non-US shipping so expensive. Well I mean I know why it is, I'm just complaining rhetorically. I'll just buy Wings of Glory mats instead.

And I assume you're all pronouncing it lef-tenant.

Cragmyre wrote:

I'm in the Zombicide ks for the Fugitive level. I could probably have just gone Inmate and bought TCM later, but decided to just get it over with and have everything ( eventually ) show up. I also put in for the two ( so far ) optionals.

Can someone explain the optionals to me? Not just for this, but for Kickstarters in general. You usually get an update saying "Add $xx to your pledge to get ABC extra". I looked into it, and see where you can change the dollar amount on your pledge, but at least for Zombicide there isn't a new pledge level specifying why you're adding money. Do you just bump your pledge up by $20 and hope they know which extra you were after?

Cragmyre wrote:

I don't see a kickstarter for it, but the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is sounding interesting too.

Nice, I hadn't seen that, but it's added to the wishlist now!

Teneman wrote:

Can someone explain the optionals to me? Not just for this, but for Kickstarters in general. You usually get an update saying "Add $xx to your pledge to get ABC extra". I looked into it, and see where you can change the dollar amount on your pledge, but at least for Zombicide there isn't a new pledge level specifying why you're adding money. Do you just bump your pledge up by $20 and hope they know which extra you were after?!

Generally what you do is click the level you want, add the money for extras to that pledge level, and then they'll send out a backer survey after the Kickstarter is over where you specify what you want.

Teneman wrote:

Can someone explain the optionals to me? Not just for this, but for Kickstarters in general. You usually get an update saying "Add $xx to your pledge to get ABC extra". I looked into it, and see where you can change the dollar amount on your pledge, but at least for Zombicide there isn't a new pledge level specifying why you're adding money. Do you just bump your pledge up by $20 and hope they know which extra you were after?!

Generally what you do is click the level you want, add the money for extras to that pledge level, and then they'll send out a backer survey after the Kickstarter is over where you specify what you want.

Demyx wrote:
Teneman wrote:

Can someone explain the optionals to me? Not just for this, but for Kickstarters in general. You usually get an update saying "Add $xx to your pledge to get ABC extra". I looked into it, and see where you can change the dollar amount on your pledge, but at least for Zombicide there isn't a new pledge level specifying why you're adding money. Do you just bump your pledge up by $20 and hope they know which extra you were after?!

Generally what you do is click the level you want, add the money for extras to that pledge level, and then they'll send out a backer survey after the Kickstarter is over where you specify what you want.

When they do the survey, depending on the number of extras they offer, there will either be a single line where you write in everything you added on (so you write "1 widget, 2 doodads"), or multiple lines asking "how many widgets did you pay for?" and "how many doodads did you pay for?".

Ah, cool. Thanks guys. Of course, now I may have to bump my pledge to get the optional minis...

Teneman wrote:

Ah, cool. Thanks guys. Of course, now I may have to bump my pledge to get the optional minis...

Especially Fred of the Dead

Wow, I'm surprised that Sails of Glory has surpassed War Stories within hours of going live—$40k vs $30k. Who knew there was that much relative demand for a ship-of-the-line naval warfare game?

Cragmyre wrote:
Teneman wrote:

Ah, cool. Thanks guys. Of course, now I may have to bump my pledge to get the optional minis...

Especially Fred of the Dead ;)

Yep, Fred the Trader is the one I was eying. I think I used to work with that guy.

Teneman wrote:
Cragmyre wrote:
Teneman wrote:

Ah, cool. Thanks guys. Of course, now I may have to bump my pledge to get the optional minis...

Especially Fred of the Dead ;)

Yep, Fred the Trader is the one I was eying. I think I used to work with that guy.

Not to mention that He's got some red on him

Gravey wrote:

Wow, I'm surprised that Sails of Glory has surpassed War Stories within hours of going live—$40k vs $30k. Who knew there was that much relative demand for a ship-of-the-line naval warfare game?

More a supply issue. There are a billion WW2 games, but very few decent age of sail games.

thejustinbot wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Wow, I'm surprised that Sails of Glory has surpassed War Stories within hours of going live—$40k vs $30k. Who knew there was that much relative demand for a ship-of-the-line naval warfare game?

More a supply issue. There are a billion WW2 games, but very few decent age of sail games.

That's what I figured, but I'm still pleasantly surprised how fast SoG hit its goal.

I can't wait to take my frigates out and do some barrel roles...oh wait.

I know I'm late... ok, WAY late to the party, but I picked up Talisman last weekend with a few of the expansions (Highlands, Blood Moon) and... woah. Beer and pretzels it may be, but it's a hell of a good time!

Well my miniatures budget is blown for the near future so this ships are all you Teneman.

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Sails of Glory looks great, but at those prices I'll probably wait until after release. I saw a post from the developer saying that the starter box is around the size of War of the Ring, so I can kinda see why the production and shipping costs would be high.

tanstaafl wrote:

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I was sad when the suggested Settlers of Catan but then they suggested Power Grid and everything was okay.

edosan wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

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I was sad when the suggested Settlers of Catan but then they suggested Power Grid and everything was okay.

I can't believe that they would suggest Settlers as a substitution for Risk. I see that one more as Axis & Allies. For those of us that need blood in our gaming, Settlers just won't do.

Nevin73 wrote:
edosan wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

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I was sad when the suggested Settlers of Catan but then they suggested Power Grid and everything was okay.

I can't believe that they would suggest Settlers as a substitution for Risk. I see that one more as Axis & Allies. For those of us that need blood in our gaming, Settlers just won't do.

I vote for Eclipse. Plenty of blood to go around in that game, and it's actually fun, to boot. They should feel bad for suggesting Catan.

Minarchist wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:
edosan wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

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6 Board Games that Ruined It for Everyone

I was sad when the suggested Settlers of Catan but then they suggested Power Grid and everything was okay.

I can't believe that they would suggest Settlers as a substitution for Risk. I see that one more as Axis & Allies. For those of us that need blood in our gaming, Settlers just won't do.

I vote for Eclipse. Plenty of blood to go around in that game, and it's actually fun, to boot. They should feel bad for suggesting Catan.

I'd suggest Small World as an alternative to Risk.