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TOPIC: What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY?

What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 30 Aug 2017 11:17 #253414

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I went in for the Argent upgrade pack and, more importantly, the expansions. My game didn't need more but, dammit, it needed more.

I'm optimistic. This is a game that accepts "more is more!" expansions very elegantly.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 30 Aug 2017 11:35 #253417

Yeah, once the pledge manager is up and running I'm throwing Summer Break on my pledge as well. Argent is the sort of game that can handle more really well.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 30 Aug 2017 14:06 #253432

There are a couple items in Summer Break that are really cool. The beer one is great, gives you a single temp merit badge, and then there's a really cool keys one that is hyper expensive that I remember thinking was very cool.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 30 Aug 2017 14:21 #253434

Gary Sax wrote:
There are a couple items in Summer Break that are really cool. The beer one is great, gives you a single temp merit badge, and then there's a really cool keys one that is hyper expensive that I remember thinking was very cool.

Have you played using the Summer Break scenario? I've not yet tried any of the scenarios in Mancers, but I think it'd be a fun change of pace.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 30 Aug 2017 14:44 #253436

I actually haven't used any of the other scenarios. I've played like 30 times but I still don't see my games being so samey I'd throw out a new scenario... but YMMV
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Sep 2017 14:19 #253722

Massive Darkness showed up today. I don't know about the darkness, but the pile of plastic is definitely massive. This is going to take some time to sift through...
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Sep 2017 15:08 #253725

I haven't played it enough to form a definitive opinion yet, but I've heeded the complaints on BGG about the story mode being effectively broken without house rules. Just play the scenarios as one-offs (which was the original design anyway).
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Sep 2017 15:27 #253726

I just backed $25 for the new Conan book. While the majority of the scenarios are (or will be) available on line, I prefer my game content professionally printed. The last book was nice, so I'm okay throwing some money behind this effort.

I'm still waiting for Massive Darkness, and unfortunately, I think I'm done with it before it even shows up. I believe I'm officially overloaded on CMON stuff...
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Sep 2017 16:00 #253729

I stood in the middle of the CMON booth at Dragon Con and said "wow, I really don't give a shit about any of this stuff."

And I liked Black Plague.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Sep 2017 16:04 #253730

I have seen the comments about campaign mode being broken in Massive Darkness as well, and really don't care. I only want one-off scenarios anyway. My group is too haphazard to use a campaign.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Sep 2017 16:19 #253731

CharlesT's podcast had a brief discussion of Massive Darkness. It didn't get me excited but it would be a useful listen if you're super into more info.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Sep 2017 16:30 #253732

Note - I didn't play it and am unexcited for it, trust Raf's opinion at your own risk.

I am pumped for Rising Sun though. And HATE could be awesome.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 05 Sep 2017 22:03 #253740

Michael Barnes wrote:
I stood in the middle of the CMON booth at Dragon Con and said "wow, I really don't give a shit about any of this stuff."

And I liked Black Plague.

Yeah, but they've nailed the market mix for Kickstarter.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 06 Sep 2017 02:09 #253744

Gary Sax wrote:
bfkiller wrote:
I went in for the Argent upgrade pack and, more importantly, the expansions. My game didn't need more but, dammit, it needed more.

I'm optimistic. This is a game that accepts "more is more!" expansions very elegantly.

First Kickstarter since Space Cadets Away Missions. I'm hoping a few people in my game group are into it.
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What KICKSTARTER(S) are you BACKING and WHY? 06 Sep 2017 08:30 #253747

Something about this Black Souls game seems appealing to me; I like the concept, I suppose. I'll be watching this one. I tried to find it at Gen Con to have a look for myself, and simply could not find these people.

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