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  • #16652
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    Universal Head
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    Sorry mate – getting the balance right to stop spam but let through legit messages seems to be an arcane art …

    #16653
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    Universal Head
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    The problem is, it’s been so successful that more companies are going to go ‘Kickstarter exclusive’.

    #16658
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    Brent
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    Backed for the Base Game only.

    I have backed a lot of kickstarters “all-in” and I am going to stop. There is just not enough game time to utilize all the content some of these “all-in” games have. Either the game gets a “meh” from other players (for sure a game killer with so many great games around) or the next new hotness comes through the door.

    So, if a game gets 10 plays that would be great, more likely 5 to 8 plays. Given those numbers, what are the chances of getting a boat load of extra or expansion content to the table? Close to zero.

    For the time being, it’s going to be Base Game pledges for me. Of course, there are game systems like Zombicide that have seen a lot of table time, so for those I will get the extras.

    Peace

    #16659
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    Universal Head
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    Well, I ended up backed it. I’m so weak! 🙂
    But I agree with you about ‘all-in’ – I’m glad I did it for *Smog*, but I rarely do. And really, the painting backlog is getting ridiculous and even just slightly stressful!

    #16660
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    Too many variant sculpts and obscure villains. And I really hated the ‘Fat-batman’…

    Add the similarity to Conan, which I still haven’t got to the game table…

    Then there was the very high price for the base game, plus postage, plus UK import tax on the deal and it was way too expensive.

    If they do a post Brexit reprint that is UK friendly I may reconsider, but probably not.

    So I dropped out and not worried about it.

    Dropping all post Brexit games unless UK friendly.

    #16661
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    There’s only thing that got me to press the button in the end – Conan is one of my favourite games, and the system works so well. I’d like to see the same system work with modern tech. But I’m not that excited about the minis at all; I’ll paint them up very fast and loose.

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    To be honest, I’m getting a bit tired of Kickstarter.

    It’s all about making big money for the already big companies as a way to cut out the middle man… the retailer.

    Stretch goals add a lot for plastic, but that doesn’t add much to gameplay in many cases.

    Retail version of games are usually cheaper and postage much less.

    And by the time I’ve waited a year, or more for a game, I’m often bored of the idea. Good few games in my collection I would not have bought based on customer feedback, but I did back on Kickstarter.

    I may just wait for my outstanding projects and shut down Kickstarter account.

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