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I think the only way to show support for more innovation in the gaming industry is to support indie developers. As it was for many years in video games the big publishers put out the same game with different skins/textures at the full price year after year. People turned to supporting indie developers and over the last 6-8 years there have been some massive indie successes based around very new and unique mechanics.
The risk with supporting the little guys is that it almost always requires doing kickstarter/indiegogo and the truth is when I see a small or new studio on those sites I instantly think the project will either be many months late or completely flop. Unlike video games, board game development actual requires some capital investment to get things printed and molded. Compare that to video games where someone like Notch can develop Minecraft completely on his own and release the game without needing anything other than his PC.
I fear we are in for a long drought in board game innovation.
I’m trying to resist This War of Mine, I still want to play the award winning video game it is based on before I try the board game.
Not sure if this counts as a Kickstarter but it is still about a year from delivery so I’m putting it in here. New Bloodbowl info and images. I for one am VERY excited about the new Bloodbowl. Current info is there are no rule changes unlike the Warhammer Quest coming out. Good old classic Bloodbowl with updated figures and art.
Here are sneak peaks:
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/22676264#22676264 Here’s a short description of the game play
If there is one thing that you can always seem to count on from GW, it is very highly detailed sculpted miniatures. That is one of the main appeals all of these new standalone releases they are coming out with. I’m trying to hold out on purchasing any until the Bloodbowl release but I don’t know if I can wait that long.
Here is another kickstarter that interests me but I can already tell the minis will be sub-par quality. The ‘Heroes’ pledge level gives 300+ plastic miniatures for 88$. No way they can produce good miniatures at that cost.
I appreciate the invite but tomorrow is the Johnson Space Center Spring picnic at the water park in Galveston. I’ll be down there all day with my friends riding the water slides.
We should organize a gaming get together though and post a battle report for the forums!
That is amazing! I live down in League City. Feels crazy to run into someone on a tiny forum like this and find out they live less than 5 miles from me.
I only moved to the area in the last few years and don’t follow DnD at all so it is pretty unlikely I do. 😛
Really excited for this one that just popped up on my kickstarter suggestions page. Not sure how y’all feel about card games but this one will be super appealing to my friends as we all work in the space industry. I love the art style and overall presentation of the game. Plus free-shipping to the US, Canada, and the EU.
Welcome to the Order, Pete!
Airbrushing, thats the next step for me too. Just don’t have anywhere to use it in my apartment.
I’m going to be really creepy and ask what state you live in. Some crazy coincidence but I work for NASA in Houston…
I don’t play DnD but just thought it was funny reading your comments about your group all being NASA engineers.
It appears that I was misinformed and Wasteland Express will actually be done the good old fashion way (no Kickstarter). I’ve read through some of the blog posts on the developers website and they have teased a 2016 release. I hope it is very successful if only to prove you don’t need kickstarter cash infusions to develop games…
The developers are actually very active on BGG (boardgamegeek.com) and have been doing a series of “Wasteland Wednesday’s”. These are a series of repeating blog posts that published every week detailing the new happenings in the development.