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  1. Orlando_the_Technicoloured

    Tentacles, Shoggoths and things that go splurge in the night

    I still run it occasionally when I can get enough interested people and time to coincide and I tend to stick to 3rd edition with my old GW published hardback as I've never seen any of the mechanical changes as necessary, especially if you like combat to be lethal and infrequent (although none of them were terrible either so I guess most people stick with whatever version they started with, I find CoC GMs are very reluctant to dump their old stuff even though they think they'll never use it again)
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    Trends with Kickstarter Exclusives

    I think it's also important to realise that a lot of the stuff that's exclusive isn't the sort of thing that can just be produced in relatively small numbers, in house or by a local or at the very least national contractor (like a metal or resin mini), they're things that have to be produce in quite large minimum orders in big factories in other countries that are also servicing a whole number of other businesses, so you need to get hold of a production slot well in advance, guess right on the number of items you want, trust your supplier not to bump you for other more profitable/regular work etc a good example is Monolith with their upcoming Claustrophobia 1664 campaign where they'd planned well in advance to actually get the order in, get production underway (at their own cost) and only then run the KS letting them deliver before Christmas this year. Now it's postponed till Feb as the manufacturer has just told them they can't fit the production run of the size they need (10,000) games in to the slot , and don't have another one until the new year despite this being arranged well in advance
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    Starcadia Quest by CMON kickstarter (final 24 hours)

    Basically the last day (26 hours to go)
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    Starcadia Quest by CMON kickstarter (final 24 hours)

    Letting folk know this is into the final 3 days, 60 hours or so to go
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    Trends with Kickstarter Exclusives

    Pre-orders via retailers while initially appealing are actually really tricky, If the need a minimum number before pulling the trigger you either have to take the money up front for a reprint happening sometime (maybe never if not enough sign up), or it's just an expression of interest which when in 6 months time (for example) bills turn up in people email have a lot of supposed supported not paying as they've got bored, don't like the game any more, can't afford it right now etc (i'm pretty sure one of the smaller historical wargaming companies used to take 'orders' from customers and would make the unit when enough had asked for it but they only got about a 30-50% payment rate even for units that only took 6 months to hit) As for stuff that's apparently planned for retail not arriving, in general I blame the distributors on that one (well except for the Massive darkness elementals, we were pretty much convinced that was massively overpriced and would never sell during the campaign and told CMON) for not wanting the stuff. If they won't take it , or want an even deeper discount than their normal huge one, it's not surprising companies don't make it
  6. Orlando_the_Technicoloured

    Cone Killer Dragon Diorama

    Bunnies are tempting but I'd really want to get my kittens from the last project first since I've not had any of the little stuff from Greebo before, I might drop a minimal pledge to get in the PM just in case Edit: less of a concern about fulfilment, than a desire to actually have some of them in hand to see how much I'll be inspired to paint them (they look great when done by Greebo but will mine match up or will I paint one and give up in frustration)
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    Starcadia Quest by CMON kickstarter (final 24 hours)

    Since the IP lawyer hiccups with the Tarantino inspired minis in Zomicide CMON has tended to base the look of a mini on one IP and the biography on another, but for this one at least some of them are clearly drawn from a single source (one wonders whether the lawyers for Avatar and Galaxy Quest will ask for changes....)
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    Hellboy Boardgame kickstarter by Mantic

    The digital vouchers for the Hellboy Collection & the $20 voucher for Darkhorse online comics have just been sent and fortunately the site is having a 50% off sale with the voucher code LABORDAY not certain how long it will last so if you want to get more value from your credit use it quick
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    Zealot Miniatures Litchmyre Dungeon

    I got most of the minotaur's and they're fabulous, (Edit: I'll get most of what I missed as soon as they hit retail as I wasn't sure if I wanted the ones with just weapon swaps but they're nice enough in the resin that I really do) really nice sculpts, really nice resin casts, an easy resin to work with too. I've got 5 assembled and undercoated on the mantlepiece right now waiting for inspiration to get painting The only down is they're shipping as they're cast so some people are getting antsy as early backers have had stuff for a while (even though that was always clear that was the plan)
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    Starcadia Quest by CMON kickstarter (final 24 hours)

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/starcadia-quest/description Main Game ($80) Expansion Box ($40, so $120 total) We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship to you from our hub in the UK (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), Singapore (Singaporean backers), Canada (Canadian backers), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers) or Atlanta (USA and the rest of the world). Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping a standard game package (4kg volumetric weight). Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose. USA: $10-$20 to most states. $50 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. CANADA: $15-$30 to most cities. LATIN AMERICA: $70-$80 to most countries. ASIA: $10 to China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. $35 to most other countries (we can’t predict an estimate cost to Malaysia). OCEANIA: $20-$45 to Australia. $40 to New Zealand. AFRICA: $95 to most countries. EUROPE: $20-$30 to most countries. • $35 to Norway, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, and Latvia. • $50 to Bosnia/Herzegowina, Croatia, and Iceland. • $70-$80 to Israel, Liechtenstein, and Serbia. • $90 to Belarus. Unfortunately, different import laws and customs have made it impossible for CMON to ship games to certain specific countries. *WE DO NOT SHIP TO:* Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. Basically a Tweaked version of Arcadia Quest designed to run faster and be easier to set up, with Sci-Fi-ification Dicetower preview video https://youtu.be/OIBNBe3HPXc Rulebook work in progress https://youtu.be/OIBNBe3HPXc
  11. Orlando_the_Technicoloured

    Solomon Kane Board Game (Mythic Games)

    Pledge Manager is live, Still not sure if I can justify backing, and If I do what I really want and what I can leave out
  12. Orlando_the_Technicoloured

    Ellie Last of Us mini?

    Black Sun Miniatures from the UK do a neat Post Apocalyptic survivor family with a girl and a father that would work well as Joel (the sets out of stock, but you can get them separately) but they're pulling out of the 35mm scale mini market to concentrate on 75mm so if you want them grab them now
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    Slumbering Oblivion

    Deliveries are ongoing for this, I got mine yesterday and they're fantastic
  14. Orlando_the_Technicoloured

    MenhirGames: 28mm plastic set "Dark Age Outpost"

    The KS fees do look high but he could well be baking in other 'off the top' fees into them such as payment processing fees, fees for a pledge manager (did he use a paid one like backerkit/crowdox ?) and maybe currency conversion or tax they way its written looks more like a 'this is the money I had to spend' than an actul precise accounting
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    The Caravan by JoeK Minis

    This one's not for me, but JoeK is a reliable supplier (in case anybody is wondering) and makes nice things so back with confidence