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Title: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 06, 2018, 03:51:33 PM
This one looks interesting ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artis-opus/artis-opus-series-s-brush-set?ref=recs&ref=discovery

There are only a few hours to go.  I've not quality brushes like this before, and I'm contemplating signing up for these.

What do ya think?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 07, 2018, 12:10:22 PM
I ended up not pledging for those.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 07, 2018, 12:17:15 PM
They looked good but frankly there's a billion stores around me that sell good brushes. I just didn't feel the need to get in on a kickstarter for more.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: wissenlander on May 09, 2018, 05:06:10 PM
Martin Wallace's Lincoln ACW board game

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992455033/martin-wallaces-lincoln-acw-board-game
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 09, 2018, 05:56:31 PM
Looks good!  I like that it seems to be more of a card game with a board for keeping track of progress.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: wissenlander on May 10, 2018, 02:08:56 PM
First Kickstarter I've ever backed.  But this is a game I want to get in front of since I came late to the A Few Acres of Snow party. 
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 10, 2018, 03:43:59 PM
I have A Few Acres of Snow, and it is fun.

Are these the same guys (I'm not in front of the game shelf currently) :icon_question:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: wissenlander on May 10, 2018, 03:59:40 PM
Not sure about the publishers but Martin Wallace is the same game designer.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 10, 2018, 04:16:58 PM
Interesting.  I'll check when home next.  Might pledge for a copy after all.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 12, 2018, 04:09:38 PM
A Few Acres of Snow was published by Tree Frog Games, and yes, Martin Wallace's name is on the cover.

I'm going to pledge on this one.  Going to talk around to family and friends to see if anyone else wants in on the larger quantity pledge level.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 16, 2018, 01:45:17 PM
Seems like there's been a bit of controversy over the rules for Lincoln already, although it also seems the designer is reviewing it as well.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: wissenlander on May 16, 2018, 01:53:49 PM
Ya, I'm not really sure what to make of it.  The issue being that there's really only one strategy needed to win by the CSA.  I feel like it's a min/max angle and while it is an issue I'm not sure if it's as aggravated as it's made out to be.  The reason I say this is because this is being compared to the "Halifax Hammer" in A Few Acres of Snow.  I played AFAOS in its 2nd edition rules so I couldn't fully work it out because I think that strategy had been mitigated, but without having the communal think tank to let me know what it was I wouldn't have found it out (probably).  And it makes me think the same way here.  I dunno.  I'm monitoring the situation and if it seems untenable I may change my pledge, but for now I'm still in.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 16, 2018, 01:58:37 PM
My copy of A Few  Acres of Snow is the 2nd editon as well, and frankly, I love it.

Suspect they'll find a fix for this, if it's really that big of a deal.  I'm likely going to pledge anyway, but I've spent so much money on the Overrunners campaign and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion campaign, plus upped my pledge on the Rubble campaign that I'm delaying as I watch this as well.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: wissenlander on May 16, 2018, 02:01:14 PM
That's part of the problem to me.  Some folks that are complaining about the brokenness of Lincoln are the same ones that say the Halifax Hammer broke AFAOS.  I don't think that's true at all for AFAOS.  There just seems to be a very small, very aggressive group on Board Game Geek that are railing against this that makes me hesitant to just abandon the game.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 16, 2018, 02:04:01 PM
The mixed blessings of internet whining.

At least there is awareness of a potential issue, but once they latch on to something, the whining has only just begun. :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on May 16, 2018, 03:33:56 PM
Competitive Board Game Geeks can be pretty rough. I know a guy who will pause a game of Catan to go and quickly whip up a spreadsheet to figure out the best method to win. Meanwhile the rest of us are trading wood back and forth just so we can make jokes about "Giving each other wood".
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: wissenlander on May 16, 2018, 03:39:52 PM
I understand statistics and probability is a huge part of gaming, but boiling a game down to nothing but a math problem seems boring and pointless.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 16, 2018, 04:18:58 PM
And instead of working on their own skills for tactics and strategy, having things be a challenge and fun, sometimes losing, sometimes not, they think they are being cute using math.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Artobans Ghost on May 16, 2018, 05:26:30 PM
And instead of working on their own skills for tactics and strategy, having things be a challenge and fun, sometimes losing, sometimes not, they think they are being cute using math.

Quite like the Iron Hands - the calculus states...... we will not enter engagement unless the calculus produces a win scenario.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on May 23, 2018, 06:43:47 PM
Only so many hours remaining on this one ...

Martin Wallace's Lincoln ACW board game

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992455033/martin-wallaces-lincoln-acw-board-game

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Also ... found this one ... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1263001724/anno-domini-1666?ref=recs_featured

I like the 28mm miniatures that come with this game, although not sure I'll go in for it with so many recent kickstarters, and coming back from my excursion to the Huzzah! 2018 gaming convention.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: wissenlander on May 24, 2018, 10:06:45 AM
Only so many hours remaining on this one ...

Appears as though the issue has been fixed.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 18, 2018, 12:51:19 PM
These mats look good and fairly priced ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ceridesign/gaming-mats-by-ceri-design-wave-3-plus-our-best-se?ref=discovery

Two 4x3's could make a 4x6, it's tempting.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Midaski on July 21, 2018, 12:22:40 PM
AARRgh - Pirates

My immediate reaction was that I already have loads of pirates - more pirates, but there are quite a few interestingly different figures in this.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/656177818/pirates-of-treasure-island?mc_cid=b29441aeeb&mc_eid=b7075f6c19

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/021/696/531/0b672dcc1a764516e2ef1d4a04deb9d7_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1529963851&auto=format&q=92&s=938ee22d552978e6bbe353e712fd2fec)


Black Tree Design working on something new - with greens done and looking for delivery in August - ambitious?

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Von Kurst on July 22, 2018, 05:52:39 PM
The bastards

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/snagafang/Conquest%20of%20the%20New%20World/pirates-3.gif)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on July 22, 2018, 11:33:54 PM
There are billions and billions and billions and billions of stars, and then along comes a project like that.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: wissenlander on August 07, 2018, 05:47:38 PM
Haven't backed this one, though I was intrigued.  It is fully funded with 9 days to go:

Deus lo Vult The Board Game of Rampage, Betrayal and Agony

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deusvult/deus-lo-vult-the-board-game-of-rampage-betrayal-an
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 07, 2018, 06:04:44 PM
That looks good, I might pledge! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Victor on August 07, 2018, 07:31:21 PM
The illustrations and the presentation are fantastic. You can tell that that they love what they do.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 02, 2018, 05:32:09 PM
Well somehow I let that one slip past, bummer.

Here's another interesting one, and it has gotten a lot of attention ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/532062403/hellenica-story-of-greece?ref=recs_featured
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 19, 2018, 07:50:44 PM
Here's another board game ... Robin Hood ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1456271622/robin-hood?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=robin%20hood
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Warlord on September 20, 2018, 02:09:28 AM
Haven't backed this one, though I was intrigued.  It is fully funded with 9 days to go:

Deus lo Vult The Board Game of Rampage, Betrayal and Agony

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deusvult/deus-lo-vult-the-board-game-of-rampage-betrayal-an

Beautiful. Wish I had funded. Not that I have anyone to play it with.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 21, 2018, 11:38:22 PM
Fantasy conquestadors & undead

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1565070206/conquerors-of-mictlan
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 22, 2018, 02:25:55 PM
Robots

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/882426675/osm-presents-robots-from-the-future
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 22, 2018, 02:52:15 PM
Ha!  Those are funky. :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 23, 2018, 03:48:21 AM
And by funky you mean awesomely retro ungrimdark.

And also just funky.  :mrgreen:


Hey hey, even more fantasy pirates:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chappellm/pirates-of-the-undead-seas-fantasy-pirate-miniatur
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 23, 2018, 04:36:13 AM
Where would the world be with out more pirates. :icon_mrgreen:

But what I want know is ... why if they show a squid, they ain't makin' one? :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 25, 2018, 04:13:00 PM
Killer rabbits will break my goal of no more new minis this year...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23535743/killer-rabbits-medieval-manuscript-art-made-into-m
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 25, 2018, 05:41:04 PM
Wow, that is totally cool! :icon_biggrin:

I'm imagining they'd make great raiders for going after veggies in halfmen gardens. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Gankom on September 25, 2018, 06:31:35 PM
I like the idea of some cute little bunny Ungor raiders.

Sometimes heresy comes in a dangerously cute package.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Artobans Ghost on September 25, 2018, 07:54:27 PM
So cool!👆
I can see them being part of the JTC somehow.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 25, 2018, 08:19:17 PM
JTC ... Jackrabbit Trading Company. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 26, 2018, 02:02:58 AM
I'm trying to wrap my head around some justification for painting them up as a part of my own fantasy setting/campaign/whatevs. I like the garden raiders angle.

I recently started stripping and re-priming & basing some old Ral Partha "Thumpers". (See pic below.) I'm repurposing them from my old Hordes of the Things army. ("Night of the Lepus" inspired -- sort of.) Totally different look to them, and I had thoughts on their justification & place in the setting already.  Hopefully it won't be too strange having two* different types of rabbit creatures.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EiCJEHNGKHI/VaxpO0joACI/AAAAAAAACDA/FQPOY5tDL7k/s1600/thmp01.jpg)

(*At least two.)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on September 26, 2018, 09:40:37 AM
They made it to the rabbit on dog with hunting snail. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Shadespyre on September 26, 2018, 11:48:37 AM
I'm trying to wrap my head around some justification for painting them up as a part of my own fantasy setting/campaign/whatevs. I like the garden raiders angle.

I recently started stripping and re-priming & basing some old Ral Partha "Thumpers". (See pic below.) I'm repurposing them from my old Hordes of the Things army. ("Night of the Lepus" inspired -- sort of.) Totally different look to them, and I had thoughts on their justification & place in the setting already.  Hopefully it won't be too strange having two* different types of rabbit creatures.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EiCJEHNGKHI/VaxpO0joACI/AAAAAAAACDA/FQPOY5tDL7k/s1600/thmp01.jpg)

(*At least two.)

Remembering those (which were based on the old Ral Partha Orcs / Half Orcs I think) I was half tempted to make the two ranges the basis of an Orcs and Goblins army. Then I remembered that a - I already have 200+ presoltta Orcs and Goblins hidden away and b - you will do it much better!

We all know this line of thought ultimately ends with an Oldhammer / Infinite Rabbits crossover toy or three, don't we?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 27, 2018, 04:13:38 AM

Remembering those (which were based on the old Ral Partha Orcs / Half Orcs I think) I was half tempted to make the two ranges the basis of an Orcs and Goblins army. Then I remembered that a - I already have 200+ presoltta Orcs and Goblins hidden away and b - you will do it much better! /

There you go! You mentioned doing an oldhammer project but feared the cost -- sounds like you've already got a lot of minis for one.

I do like a lot of the old pre or early slotta orcs better than the later hulking brutes.


We all know this line of thought ultimately ends with an Oldhammer / Infinite Rabbits crossover toy or three, don't we?

Haha. That sounds like a brilliant idea....  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: Shadespyre on September 27, 2018, 08:33:15 PM
Getting off topic... but it's not the army I most want to do, but sure, it's the most affordable Oldhammer option for me. Although the 3rd Ed army lists fit mid/late 80s minis better than the pre-slots do.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on October 02, 2018, 05:41:42 PM
This looks interesting ... the translation of a Mamluk martial arts writing from 1470 AD ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1586221406/a-translation-of-the-1470-mamluk-treatise?ref=discovery
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on November 16, 2018, 12:55:30 PM
Here's another board game, produced by Worthington, Antietam ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1456271622/antietam-1862?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=antietam
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
Post by: GamesPoet on August 16, 2019, 12:20:38 PM
Thought there was a thread on terrain kickstarters somewhere, but maybe I'm wrong, so for the moment placing this in here.

- - -

For this Altburg kickstarter and under half a day remaining, I went with just the barn and not the pledge level with the 2nd story loft.

It is supposably 32mm, and hoping it doesn't look odd on a table top with 28mm.  I've pledged enough funds to get the shed attachment and the fences to go with just the one story stable.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ttw-altburg-stable/tabletop-worlds-altburg-stable-32mm-resin-cast-terrain?ref=user_menu