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  1. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    I want to like this game a lot. I will no doubt stay in because its solo play doesn't require you use more than two investigators (which is preferably to Zombicide's solo play). I don't know anything about math, but I am going to go out on a limb and wonder if Big Cthulhu is actually what is holding this project back right now. If it is really that expensive to produce then it is not like their typical add-ons, which boost the money totals but don't cost them that much. So those add-ons typically help unlock stretch goals. Maybe this thing isn't going to be as profitable for them, so they are reticent to count it towards stretch goals. Currently (according to my mathing) the pledges for Big Cthulhu account for $724950. If you subtract that from the total you get $1,061,483. So maybe that's the de facto total for CMON right now. And that accounts for the broader gaps between stretch goals in this project Please feel free to disagree as I don't know numbers or crowdfunding.
  2. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Overturn Rising Sands

    If this doesn't get cancelled by Kickstarter it will be proof a lot of people back these games and then never look at the project page again. Also this, which I just saw from someone in the comments section: "Just adding to the plagiarism - I'm sorry, I meant UNCANNY SIMILARITIES - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepublisher/37906/foxtales-studios "Foxtales Studios LTD is a toys and hobby games company based in Ontario, Canada. We publish board and card games, roleplaying games, miniatures games and digital games. We create innovative gameplay, immersive gaming experiences, and top-quality game components (often enhanced with highly detailed plastic miniatures and beautiful artwork)." https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/about/ "Fantasy Flight Games is a leading hobby game company based out of Roseville, Minnesota. We publish a massive array of board and card games, roleplaying games, Living Card Games®, miniatures games and digital games. Established in 1995, FFG has earned a reputation for its innovative gameplay, immersive gaming experiences, industry-leading customer service, and top-quality game components (often enhanced with highly detailed plastic miniatures and beautiful artwork)."
  3. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    Yeah I wasn't suggesting new rules, just alternates sculpts for say, the ten core survivors investigators. "The Kid" seems to be a ripoff homage clone imitation of sort of similar to Varvara from Hellboy comics. Elsewhere it has been suggested that this game's rules/gameplay also seem similar to Mantic's recent Hellboy project. These rules have also been described elsewhere as a mash-up of Zombicide and Elder Sign, which I also thought when I read the rules. Just an opinion. Really hard to figure out how many new ideas there really are here. Sigh.
  4. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    This morning's update: dice and an art book. No new stretch goal. It's like they're actually trying to perfect "meh."
  5. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    I agree. This is already a boring Kickstarter campaign. Which is not to say the game won't be fun. Certainly bound to be more fun than this project so far. The fact that they decided in advance that it would only be 14 days suggests that they don't have enough fun content to keep the stretch goals popping up regularly. Zombicide Invader (a meh campaign from my perspective) was 24 days. Zombicide Green Horde (the last cmon campaign I personally backed) was 29 days (twice as long as this!), and managed to get me enthusiastic with the imaginative stretch goals. The stretch goals so far seem like placeholders to me. In particular they lack one obvious quality which seems peculiar in its exclusion. The game is based on the provocative premise that: "Madness is always at your side when battling unthinkable monstrosities from other dimensions. In fact, the investigators already start the game with a diagnosed insanity, which will will be triggered by your encounters with the occult. You may be doomed by your mental breakdown, or learn to use it to your advantage. The closer you are to losing your mind completely, the more powerful your skills will become." Imagery on cards reflects this idea but the miniatures themselves don't, from what I can see. Just a bunch of people standing around holding guns and looking pensive. This is a missed opportunity to do something really engaging and original. If the KS exclusives were alternative sculpts of the key heroes in increasing states of mental distress, now THAT would get my attention. Like those classic Murch sculpts for the Rafm CoC line.
  6. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    There is an unlimited 250 dollar get the big cthulhu pledge now but you have to wait until April 2020.
  7. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    Agreed. The funny thing is that I had already decided that I didn't want the inconveniently large Cthulhu but when I was told I couldn't have it I became annoyed and spiteful. PSYCHOLOGY!
  8. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    comment removed because incorrect. Happy the base game is 100. Expected it to be more. Unhappy that the big Cthulhu exclusive gameplay is limited to SOME people and not to be shared. I don't need the novelty-sized Cthulhu but would like the game components.
  9. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    Fancy lookin' trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTtBD9wWl08 Less fancy lookin' video of Mister Lang talkin' it up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8EneFrmhFY
  10. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Dungeons & Doggies Kickstarter (planned start date 18th July)

    Who could possibly take such cute widdle doggies into a horrible, dank dungeon? I could never forgive myself if my faithful pooch companion got stuck in a gelatinous cube.
  11. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    There's a youtube video of that humorously large Cthulhu and lots of other miniatures too here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxhvN9jMd1Q I wish the big Cthulhu didn't have all those sucker pods things all over its back and butt. See 52 seconds in. Reminds me of Zombicide: Invader. There also appears to be a more reasonably-sized Cthulhu visible at 20 seconds in.
  12. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    Live Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/cthulhu-death-may-die Two week campaign Information is growing on Cmon page and BGG. This rings all the right bells and is likely to mug me quite severely. From the Facebook announcement: "The ritual has started, and there’s no stopping it now. The only hope for the Investigators…and the rest of the world for that matter, is to disrupt it just enough so that when the Elder One arrives, it will be vulnerable for a split second. Just long enough to kill it! They’ll get their chance when Cthulhu: Death May Die comes to Kickstarter on July 10 at 3 PM EST. The new game from CMON and Guillotine Games combines the creative talents of Eric M. Lang and Rob Daviau. Stay tuned as we reveal more about the Investigators risking their lives and the unspeakable horrors they will face off against." Or as Mr. Lang says in interviews, the game where you "shoot Cthulhu in the face."
  13. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    If that's the case, I'm only surprised they weren't forced to remove Roy Baty/Rutger Hauer too. His character is even described as a clone soldier and looks exactly like Hauer in Blade Runner. That's not really tribute/homage. It's just copying someone else's idea because it was successful.
  14. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Hellboy Boardgame kickstarter by Mantic

    Latest update says "Firstly, we just wanted to pop in with some good news for our Canadian backers. Towards the end of last week we've secured a partner to handle a Canadian shipping hub. We realise it can often be expensive to ship items into Canada so we're delighted to have this in hand. Please spread the word Canadian backers and let your fellow country people know the good news." Great to hear because I am very excited about this project and hope they don't drop the ball on the final miniatures. Also, coming soon: MEXICAN WRESTLERS.
  15. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    Hellboy Boardgame kickstarter by Mantic

    Those updates are like nuts to me. One isn't enough. I want more.