Sunday, December 29, 2013
Is This Thing On? Far West Kickstarter Goes Silent for Over a Month (And Where is the Digital Download?)
Haven't been following the Far West Kickstarter Saga? You've missed a lot.
It was due in the hands of backers in December of 2011, so in a few days it will be over 2 years late.
But hey, we still get promises like these:
From November 11th - "Popping in to let you know that we're chugging along -- I'm looking at digital delivery occurring late next week (which is a bit more on the "ish" side of "mid-month-ish" -- several reasons for that, including the upcoming holiday, for example)...We'll go to press two weeks after we deliver the digital version to you fine folks. "
Or the last update from November 21st - "Completing the layout is taking me longer than I'd hoped for, due to some sort of virulent plague hitting the Skarka household. We will be ready to deliver the files to the printer (and the digital copies to you) in the next few days (emphasis totally mine) though -- hopefully this weekend, definitely before the US Thanksgiving holiday next week."
So, five weeks later is just like two years later - we still aint got shit. If I had a nickel from every empty promise during the production of this Kickstarter, I'd have made my money back. As it is, much like the Myth & Magic Player's Guide, at best this will go right to the gaming shelf. I doubt it will get read, let alone get played.
And here you thought Dwimmermount was late...