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Monday, September 9, 2013

Quick "Overdue Kickstarters" Updates for September 2013


I know my mostly regular update is long overdue, so here are some quick pieces to hold you over ;)

Appendix N - I got mine, but most folks ain't got their. Folks are getting antsy.

Far West - there's talk about the PDF of the rules being released this month. Normally I'd laugh dismissively, but I just had my backer portrait emailed to me, so I can actually say "there's been some progress".Still hopelessly late.

The Perfect Beer Drinking Vessel and Private Keg! - not a gaming product, but I'd really like this by the end of the year. Updates fairly frequently.

OpenQuest 2 - just got the PDF today. Reminds me a bit of RQ2. I need to sit down and read this. I also need more time to do all of the things I want to do. Almost off the list.

Tunnels & Trolls Deluxe - didn't hit a GenCon release. Foolish me, I though it actually would ;)

Kingdom Death: Monster - delayed. Not a surprise. Yes, I bought into the miniature boardgame porn. Fuck you all, I'll make my wife play it with me...

Dungeon Deck: Quests - last update 9/7, stating that the overdue project still hadn't shipped from India - promised and update when there was something to update, so I guess a month later it still hasn't found its way onto a boat.

Tavern Cards - last update 8/4. Estimated to ship back in April. It's not the lateness so much as the lack of communication that irks me.

The Skies Over Danbury - Dungeon World Adventures - Barely late, but the last update was back in June, and it was awaiting layout by an overworked, over committed, layout artist. Ah well.

Tales From the Fallen Empire: Sword and Sorcery Setting - was it really due back in January?

Myth & Magic Player's Guide - 2E Revived and Updated!!! - he says it's shipping. Supposedly 98 shipments went out, apparently to folks that don't do social media, as I've failed to spot a copy "in the wild". Who knows, maybe one of my readers has a copy and can show us - for real yo!

Quantum Roleplaying Game: An ALL NEW Science Fantasy RPG - it's been a month since the last update, which wasn't much of anything. Can we just put a fork in this one? I've lost all interest. April 2012 was so long ago...

Dwimmermount - I really wish Tavis and company all of the best, but this project is cursed. It's given me lots of blogging material, so maybe I've already gotten my monies worth... or not. I'm one of the asses that went in for the vinyl maps.

Nystul's Fiascos - one for all, and all for naught. Thank God I didn't put in at the "Dwarven Stein" level to round out my drinking vessels collection. Shift responsibility away from "Mad Mike" and on to others - Mike is slick, I'll give him that.

Ogre - maybe in time for this Christmas?

Risus - this was due back in August of 2012 - I'm kinda glad I missed that boat



9 comments:

  1. I am putting my Dwimmermount eggs in a solitary basket when I say Tavis will triumph and deliver this nigh-legendary megadungeon to the public. It shall be!

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  2. T&T doesn't surprise me. Ace of Aces is way late with few updates along the way. Thanks to that project I chose not to support T&T. The worst was that he was hawking T&T while AoA backers were getting no info. Oh I got the challenge coins, but that's it. Can't believe I paid extra for those. I get more info from John at Brave Halfling than I do Mr Loomis.

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  3. I saw Ogre at GenCon and color me impressed. I admit that for the $100 bucks or so I paid I am going to get more game than I expected, at least for weight by the pound. I am pretty sure SJG learned a lot from how this kickstarter was delayed so that perhaps Car Wars will go more smoothly.

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  4. the dwarvern stain....
    i hope you do a review of openquest
    im still playing rq3 tempted by v6

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  5. I might go for Car Wars Uber-Deluxe. Ogre never interested me even as a microgame.

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  6. Ogre was an early lesson and an example to all Kickstarters - don't get distracted by the stretch goals. Appendix N, Achtung! Cthulhu, and OpenQuest 2 also fell into this 10 foot pit trip.

    Kevin Crawford (Spears of the Dawn) remains the exemplar of how to run a successful Kickstarter.

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  7. Ogre was an early lesson and an example to all Kickstarters - don't get distracted by the stretch goals. Appendix N, Achtung! Cthulhu, and OpenQuest 2 also fell into this 10 foot pit trip.

    Kevin Crawford (Spears of the Dawn) remains the exemplar of how to run a successful Kickstarter.

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  8. Ha, ha. Nice to see OpenQuest 2 finally make your list after I sent out the pdf last night :)

    But seriously I think the shine has been taken off KS considerably over the last three months. After the big successes of things like Fate, Guide to Glorantha, CoC 7th etc, I'm seeing a cool down on both publishers side of things and on the customer side of the fence. Especially in light of some of the big foul ups you quite rightly highlight. I'm on the fence about whether or not to do another one, for various reasons I may go public on a blog after OQ2 is done and dusted.

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  9. Seriously...Brave Halfling Publishing has been trying to send me a package full of products (Delving Deeper , Appendix N, old school box, X-Plorers) for 4 months!!!

    I've had at least a dozen orders from the US arrive on time in Greece since March...

    Unbelievable

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