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kristof65

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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    So are they still waiting to get a few more classes on the schedule? I haven't been for years, but it seems really light right now in terms of offerings.
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    Webcomics - Because....

    haven't you learned? Never sit next to the DM - especially if you're married to her!
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    With traffic and the bridges, even if you end up closer mileage wise to SFO, SMF is often still closer time wise. Especially if you end up in Solano county. Hoping to get into this one! Also, since my son doesn't like any of the other classes being offered in that time slot, I'm hoping I can send him off to play games with your son
  4. I believe the @Clearman box has finished at @Guindyloo's, though she hasn't posted any pictures. Come to think of it, I don't think we've seen any pictures from the Clearman box for the last couple of people.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    Mini vs Mini is going to be a lot more solid evidence of infringement than mini vs concept art. I know GW lost several parts of a case involving the latter, though it's been awhile since I've looked at the art GW claimed the other company's minis were infringing upon, so i don't remember how close they were. I know that GW claimed it was infringement largely because they had stats for those models in the game, but the court didn't accept the argument. Their failure to release a mini for the published stats made it harder on them. I would think that Stellar/SD would be aware of that when making their own case to KS. Then again, like you said, they don't need to prove it to the same level with KS as they would in the courts. It will be interesting to see if they follow through with a lawsuit and really spend money pursuing it. One one hand, if there is true infringement, they do have to pursue it to protect the value of the Confrontation license. OTOH, spending money on a lawsuit could threaten fulfillment of the Confrontation KS. Will it come down to a "Well guys, we can finish fulfilling the KS as soon as we win this IP infringement case and get our money from them."?
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    Tabletop War game Turn ...

    I'm currently working on a system that has card activation similar to Warlord, but uses leaders in a similar manner to Warmaster. Leaders don't really fight, but instead use abilities to make other units more effective. One of the key abilities in the game will be called suppression, which is similar to 40k's overwatch (at least 40k's 2nd edition overwatch - I haven't played since then). It is used by units to control the battlefield.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    Hmm. I wonder if SD/Stellar are/were somehow blaming the LoS KS for negatively affecting their own? Hmm. I wonder if SD/Stellar are/were somehow blaming the LoS KS for negatively affecting their own?
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    What makes you think we want our pictures taken?
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    Confrontation: Classic

    I was thinking about that - SD hasn't gotten their money from KS yet, and likely won't get it for a few weeks yet. So if it was them, they're not (currently) spending any KS money. It could also be completely unrelated - IIRC, Cadwallon already has questionable ethics with IP, so it's not out of the question that they didn't properly pay or credit an artist.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I believe it. It's similar for me - but in my case, part of it is spending all day on the phone and chat sessions with people. By the time the day is over, I just don't want to connect with someone unless it's face to face.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    Well that is certainly an interesting development...
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    Vehicle ideas for Reaper minis

    Some of you have probably seen my Tycho AFV for my Nova Corp figures, and the Rottweiler Grav Tank I'm working on for my IMEF figures. They've been quite fun to create. And now I've been going through my collection of other Reaper Chronoscope figures, and I've realized I've got a few other groups of figures that I could make similar sized units from. If I do that, it would be only fair if I gave them each a vehicle. Since it will be a little bit before I actually get around to any of these, I thought I would ask you all what sort of look you would envision for vehicles for these various factions: Cyber-Reavers - Given the Terminator vibe of these minis, I'm thinking something along the lines of the Hunter Killer flying craft from the movies. Kulathi - ??? Bathalians - ??? Blackstar Corsairs - ???. I'm thinking maybe some sort of drop pod or drop ship for them? Or maybe just a bigger walker? The Gray Aliens already have a flying saucer, so they're good. That's what I have in my collection already (mostly thanks to 3 Bones Kickstarters). But I went ahead and browsed through the Chronoscope line in the store, and while I don't really see any other groups of minis that are big enough to make complete units, there are a few that were inspiring, should additional minis for them come along: Illyrians (2 minis) - ??? Blood Nebula Mercenary (1 mini) - ??? Alien Overlords (3 minis) - ??? Sligg (3 minis) - ??? There are also enough sci-fi hero types, such as Kirby McDowell Space Privateer and Bonnie Futuristic Heroine, to assemble mercenary like unit. They'll need a vehicle too. So let's see your thoughts and ideas.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    And it funded. This morning when I checked it they were nearly down to 390k, but finished back up at 403k. I hope those backers get their product.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Holy Guacamole! The company I've been contracting to for the last 11 years just informed me that I will be receiving a sizable contract bonus! now I can afford all the Bones IV things I want!
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    Confrontation: Classic

    And when I checked it this morning, their funding total is now less than they pulled on the first day - currently 437k versus the 440k they got the first day. I also learned that per KS policy, you cannot decrease or cancel your pledge in the last 24 hours of a campaign IF it would cause the project to defund. Well, you can, but you have to contact KS customer support to do it for you. I don't think they'll lose enough in pledges for that to happen though. But who knows.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    they're up to 23k lost today. Less than 2.5k until they're less than the 440k they made in the first day.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    I noticed that, too - but over 900 backers are a single euro - if you take them out of the mix, the average pledge for the rest is 309. Looks to me like there are 900 people sitting there waiting to see what happens, either before the campaign ends, or like myself, someone who wants bleacher seats to the train wreck.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    this project is less than 10 thousand euros away from dropping below it's first day funding total.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    I felt this comment in the KS comments section summed up the situation fairly well:
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    Confrontation: Classic

    Yep. And it's generally only the ones who can afford lawyers when it was setup and afterwards who can stave them off. Not something that usually applies to hobby oriented companies. The update this morning seems to have stopped the "bleeding" - they're back up over 2k from when I checked at lunch. This little tidbit in the comments was interesting: Joss is one of the guys listed as a collaborator. Haven't there been a couple other gaming KS disasters that had a well known and respected name attached to them?
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    Confrontation: Classic

    I imagine that the French laws are similar in that it can be done. But the question is - was it done that way? And I know that in the US, even though it can be setup that way, sometimes things happen that can still end up intermingling the companies and their liabilities. For example, many banks will still require a personal guarantee from an owner getting financing for an LLC. I've seen at least one car wash owner desperate to sell off his car wash before the personal guarantee to the bank meant they would go after not only his personal assets, but that of his other business. I've also seen owners intermingle their personal assets with that of their businesses, thus nullifying the protections that having an LLC or incorporating should have given them.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    Hmm - today's update: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996665814/confrontation-classic-the-legendary-skirmish-game/posts/2184769 Bolding is mine. Actually, this isn't really unique - Reaper did the same thing with Bones I. Most of the Bones I miniatures were already sculpted as well, and in fact, 36 of them in the core vampire set had already been produced under the Legendary Encounters line. When you compare what Bones I was offering up at the same level of funding, Sans Detour is definitely offering more. And yet, unlike Reaper, they don't appear to have any experience with minis production at all. And Bones I was not without it's own issues - it delivered late, and several of the minis didn't translate well to the material - and many of the ones that didn't were the fiddly ones that are most similar to the Confrontation minis.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    According to one of the KS collaborators, Ludik is now in the hands of a liquidator. Which should mean that it should no longer be a concern. However, depending upon French business law, and how well the owner setup the companies to separate them from his and their liabilities, it could also mean that Sans Detour risks seeing some of its assets seized to pay off Ludik's debts. Given that a sizable sum will be coming in via the Kickstarter, that's a real risk. Worse, the folks at Sans Detour have done nothing to show potential backers that it can't happen.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    Very true. Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to have a problem recognizing that, especially after they get burned by said incompetence after they personally ignore red flags about it. "Well, sure, I ignored the half dozen signs or more that you might be incompetent. Therefore, you were deliberately scamming me. Shame on you!"
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    Confrontation: Classic

    i don't think it's an outright scam either. Over the years, I've met several people who are outright unethical scam artists, but I've met LOT MORE people who simply don't handle potential failure well, and go into denial about it, which just leads them to a bigger, more spectacular failure faster. These guys seem like the latter. I think that they started out with rough numbers and over confidence from their previous crowdfunded projects, saw the spectacular launch and quick rise of this KS - what was it, nearly 250% funded - and got all excited. But when questions came up that they didn't have answers to, they started panicking, gave conflicting info, and are now in denial and just trying to keep enthusiasm among backers afloat, hoping it will all work out somehow.
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