September 28, 2015 at 3:18 am #10506
Never heard of Demigods Rising, but those miniatures look impressive.
I’m sure Black Wolf is a ‘de-horned Satyxis’… at least she looks like she’s armed with a lacerator.September 29, 2015 at 3:47 am #10519
Blood Rage has arrived…
Just did a private unboxing as I don’t have a video camera.
All looks good. I did take photos, but I don’t know how to upload them and there are images on the Kickstarter page along with unboxing anyway.
Probably won’t get chance to play it until November (taking a week off then to recover from the stress of getting older) when I have my next Warmachine/Hordes visit to friends house.September 29, 2015 at 4:16 am #10520CK LaiParticipant
Wish I’d backed Blood Rage, but I’d just come off a $100 shipping fee for Z3, so I passed… to my regret, as shipping for Blood Rage was $35. Oh, well.
Demigods Rising: I’ll believe it when I see it. Lots of stories and excuses on this one… they had to resort to a 2nd KS to raise funds to complete the job, apparently. No matter what their official party line is.September 29, 2015 at 4:51 am #10521
Slightly off topic as it’s an RPG, not board game…
But Triple Ace Games Kickstarted League of Gothic Horror and it’s did not hit all stretch goals, so to kickstarted one of the stretch goals a few weeks later to get a few more books done.
Not saying it’s a bad thing, but could be a trend starting. Be better if they made the stretch goals more achievable rather than spread them out so thin that they fail to raise the cash.September 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm #10528
My long awaited Kingdom Death Monster basic game finally arrive last Friday – very impressive and not only just the 9kg box.
The Others KS seems to have had bit of a late surge and there are now 5 sins included.
The Apocalypse box optional buy looks very tempting.
I wonder if they will reach enough stretch goals to include another sin or two ?September 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm #10529
I’d be very interested to hear how Kingdom Death plays.
Bit worried how they’re going to get the other 2 sins into The Others in time, especially when $40K is only getting us 1 figure at the moment.September 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm #10532
CMoN must be banking on a pledging explosion in the last 6 days otherwise it is hard to see the next 2 sins being achieved with the current stretch goal structure. Maybe they will appear as complete box sets if $800,000 is reached. There is still the mis-titling worry if the game box says 7 and packs a lesser number.
So far I’ve only done the Prologue (starter tutorial) for KD:M. The four starting survivors and the White Lion and did some of the Settlement phase. Having a heap of fun so far. It seems a hybrid civilisation buidling RPG.
The game encompasses four activities:
* Showdown – a grid based battle against a monster (WhiteLion, Screaming Antelope, Butcher, Phoenix, King’s Man, The Hand or The Watcher)- the monster has a variable AI according to its level. Seems to be the monster has a turn and the survivors have a turn of a move and an action – then can be interrupted or modified by conditions in play.
If you win you obtain basic & monster specific resources/experience/injuries or death.
* Settlement – build your settlement with monster resources, story events, use settlement locations to manufacture items.
Update your population of survivors. The settle & survivors have RPG like character sheets to update and track. Innovations and locations develop a type of “tech tree.”
* Miniature building if you want to jazz up your survivors to reflect some gear you’ve made. The game comes with sets of sprue for the monsters (White Line, Phoenix etc) as well as basic unarmoured, leather or hide outfits. Each of these can make 2 male & 2 female figures and includes a range of heads and weapons. You also get a half size sprue of Masks (which can be made with resources from Legendary Monsters or items and can have game effects).
* Hunt – a linear board to hunter a monster. This has includes a set of monster specific cards along with basic ones (these roll D100 to determine hunt events). The band of survivors generally progress along the board toward the monster who may move toward or away depending on the drawn events. How they meet also can determine which side has the first turn.September 30, 2015 at 6:05 pm #10533
Sounds interesting. I was tempted at the time but the combat seemed a little dry and fiddly. Keep us posted as you play it more!September 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm #10534CK LaiParticipant
“There is still the mis-titling worry if the game box says 7 and packs a lesser number.”
It gets even better. I’ve read the rules and the retail box will only come with the 2 base sins.
The 5 remaining sins were always planned as add-ons. So if you want the other sins for “free”, this KS is the best way to get them.October 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm #10545
Peter – KD:M’s combat at first seems rather restrictive being a grid system with no diagonal attacks. There are a lot of nuances to it from the monster’s AI card system and the survivor’s equipment upgrades and affinities. The Monster AI deck has different attacks and abilities depending on the Level you are fighting. The Survivors go into battle with individual equipment grids (these can become mini-games in themselves as you position items in certain patterns to gain a bonus or enhancement).
The survivors can improve over time from hunt experience and settlement improvement if they are lucky.
CK Lai – Yep I’ve jumped on board the Others Kickstarter now. The figures look like they will be a lot of fun to paint.
It would seem trying to buy the full retail set of the other 5 Sins after the KS would cost more than the game. Perhaps there would be special 5 Sin bundle deals from retailers.
Looks like they would need to reach $1M to include the other 2 Sins in the Kickstarter.
Of the Optional Buys the only ones so far to grab me are the Apocalypse box & maybe the plastic token pack. Not a lot to encourage you to up your pledge from $100.October 1, 2015 at 12:51 pm #10546
I’m definitely getting those handy tokens, but I’m not sure at all about the Apocalypse pack. Great figures, but it might be too much of investment in a game I haven’t played or read any impartial reviews about yet.October 1, 2015 at 2:04 pm #10547
I feel that way too about over investment but also don’t want to have that “I should have added those ****** to my KS pledge afterwards” feeling afterwards like with the Wrath of Kings’ extra specialists, leaders and troops.
And I’m still painting up those too.
The Apocalypse Box’s 2 Kickstarter Exclusive Heroes: Kwanita, the Bruiser, and Benoit, the Sniper are more to my liking than the Gamma & Delta Boxes!
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