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Orlando_the_Technicoloured

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  1. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idwgames/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-adventures-city-fall?ref=645248&token=49fe2161 for all your turtle minis needs (there seem to be an awful lot of proprietary dice gameplay wise, but other than that I haven't looked to hard at it)
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    Lost Kingdom Miniatures: Cuetzpal Empire

    Cute little fellas there
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    Carnevale 2.0 kickstarter by TT Combat

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2052977442/carnevale-the-miniature-game Carnevale is a tactical narrative miniatures game set in 1790's Venice. Safe from the effects of the Rent in the Sky that tore Italy in half, Venice is now a hot-spot of magical activity. Strange creatures rise from the canals, the ruling class play violent games with lesser men, and the population of Venice try to survive. All vie for power in the street fights that take place in the dark of the night. Carnevale is a game that focuses on movement and brutal combat. You're as likely to see two people battling in the streets as you are to see warriors jumping from rooftop to rooftop and drowning their opponents in the canals. Using the tight streets and watery dangers to your advantage will ensure victory, and if it doesn't, some well-timed magic spells might! Carnevale is a narrative game that sees gamers play through various scenarios with their gangs of fighters. The games skirmishes allow for in depth storytelling, and we have made an effort to streamline rules in order to let the action take place on the tabletop, rather than spending too much time keeping track in the pages of a rulebook. The tactical flexibility opens up when building your gangs how you want, using many varied members to different effect.
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    Carnevale 2.0 kickstarter by TT Combat

    Huzzah Beagle, but remember don't go swimming in the canals even if they are stinkily tempting, there's bad things under the water
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    Hellboy Boardgame kickstarter by Mantic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMuErCiJkuc unboxing of production test copy by mantic, it's big, really big
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    Kickstarter failures and moral/financial choices.

    Sadly if you run a KS and for what ever reason are going to have problems fulfilling it the best thing to do is stay quite, don't update, don't rock the boat most KS backers aren't like us and don't keep on top of their projects very well, just look at how many people forget to fill out pledge managers or even just provide a postal address when KS asks for one, (you even get people complaining about monthly/bi monthly updates as being too frequent, and being rabidly annoyed about weekly ones) so i'd guess a solid 80% of backers will never even think to bother you if you don't post an update (of the more engaged you probably start with a pretty even split of those who'll be patient and those that will start getting grumpy and a few of those will already have started looking for refunds) and of course refunds are the very last thing you can afford to start giving as you've spent the money (hopefully getting some way towards fulfilment in the process since i'm talking about projects that aren't deliberate scams). You may be able to trade your way out of trouble but it will be slow going, you may be able to sell out to somebody who'll finish the KS instead but both options need as calm a situation as possible. Letting all your backers know you're in major trouble doesn't help, your non KS business will get trashed, more people will call you a crook, more people will send death threats to you and your family, investors will be scared off etc You'll eventually come unstuck anyway but going silent will give you a year, maybe 18 months which if you're clever/lucky/have another income may be enough to let you deliver. You'll have burned 10% of your customers, you'll have ongoing problems but as long as what you delivered met expectations the 10% who were actively involved and trusted you will feel vindicated and probably support you more strongly it may not be the 'right' thing to do but it's the smart one, if however you put out an update saying we've got problems, your probably not getting your stuff but we're going to carry on trading anyway you'll get all of the problems above but from a load more backers, you might get really unlucky and find one of them is angry enough spend money on real lawyers and court which will kill your business anyway as you won't be able to defend the case (that costs money you don't have) now if there isn't any prospect of turning stuff around be open and honest to the extent legal obligations let you and shut the business (Hysterical games recent shut down seems a good example, most backers myself included were gutted but supportive)
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    Black Friday Deals

    and to you too my doggie chum, hopefully yours arrives soon (and with everything in the box too)
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    Confrontation: Classic

    It probably shouldn't have a delayed tag yet since the official delivery date is November 2019 and they haven't officially said it's going to be late (even though it's looking very likely to be a disaster, even more so than during the campaign)
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    Stonehaven Dwarves Vol. 2

    it's also that a lot of repeat projects aren't pulling in as many backers as previously (even where the spend is maintained), and backers are more experienced so have less need to ask questions which then start discussions (and the new KS reply feature is a nuisance in the comments as people use it and unless everybody involved in actually watching in real time those responses can get buried far enough back that the first poster never sees them so thinks nobody's talking to them so why bother commenting)
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    Black Friday Deals

    Well my CMON haul arrived safely and complete today about 2 months faster than last time (and with a lot better coms)… I placed the order within a few hours of the BF sale going live so they clearly started from the right end of the order pile this time unlike last year that's me pretty much completed my Wrath of Kings collection (or at least anything I like to any degree) so I can play (and provide any opponents a selection of forces too), pretty much essential as i'm certain the game is dead even if CMON never makes the official announcement plus a few duplicates for conversion (more flying pig men that I don't need to worry about cutting up, why yes I think I will) A selection of The Others: Seven Sins boxes to be robbed for body horror minis (plus dice for the dice jar I hadn't realised were in there)…. the game didn't grab me but the minis are decent and most useful a huge number of plastic SF doors, gun turrets and other bits in the sedition wars terrain
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    Reaper/Bones large fire elemental - Huge base??

    Or go the no hassle slightly more expensive route and get a second to cut up to add to the base as flames (which will be the same colour as the elemental, naturally)
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    Greebo Alastoran (Chaos/Khorne) football team

    fluffers and kittens = 7 for me but cute enough to be worth the wait
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    NoMAD A 28mm anthropomorphic post-apocalyptic miniature line

    I wonder if the airship is already in progress (or done) hence the need to include in for all backers as that's the thing that HAS to be paid for I suspect the 100 casts of each is the minimum order for their caster, so it this is a genuine KS (ie they have little or nothing beyond the designs) the will need to get the funds to get the stuff made
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    Black Friday Deals

    Mine hit the UK last Monday and sat in Customs for a week, I now have to wait for my demand for money to come in the post
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    Greebo Alastoran (Chaos/Khorne) football team

    No time frame given, just they've started and will be shipping in this order Shipments have been divided in the following tiers: 1) Bloodshed without add-ons 2) Contagion without add-ons 3) Cruelty without add-ons 4) Malice without add-ons 5) Blood Malice without add-ons 6) Alastoran Bundle without add-ons 7) All teams with add-ons without the Demogorgon 8) All other orders with the Demogorgon and once each is done they'll let us know Edit: although some add ons are still being printed so not clear how that will impact things
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    She Who Sleeps With The Dragon

    Fabulous work there
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    Confrontation: Classic

    I'm wondering if that's why Hysterical Games is down and out? For a small business getting paid on time is fairly critical and something took Hysterical from a business that thought it was doing ok to one that felt they had no choice but to wind itself up over a 3 week period. If the folk involved in confrontation classic are lax about paying bills/or paying bills on time that's a possible reason (pure speculation of course, but it would fit)
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    Beagle's Top 10 bad/good things about Jackson's LOTR trilogy

    Add another who wishes we could have seen the barrowdowns and wights (Tom Bombadil less so as he doesn't really fit with the rest of the world) I still haven't made it all the way through all the Hobbit trilogy though, I just find it strays to far from the Hobbit I have in my mind
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    Blood Rage Digital

    The general view on Dakkadakka also seems to be these minis are disappointing compared to the originals (except the new clan which is just as good but not better) and I kind of feel that way too If I hadn't been in on the first KS i'd probably thing differently just because they mean I'd be able to get the extra gameplay elements, but looking at it objectively I just don't think they look as nice
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    Star Saga. A new sci-fi dungeon crawler from Mantic Games.

    Got my Nameless, decent material, sculpts are reasonable (but the details are a bit shallow in places, I bet they'll be fine on the resin versions) worth what I paid but I wish they'd just been a bit more careful
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    Punga Miniatures- Canitaurs and Felitaurs

    48 hour warning
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    Impact Miniatures Chibi Siblings of Conflict

    Hello! Heriberto here. Good news everyone! The heroic shield bearers are here. You can hear them charge, you can see them rush! Also, check out the detail on the back of the cape variant. Hope you like it!
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    Black Friday Deals

    Well my CMON order shipped already (oh so different to last year), and the invoice says it's all there too I'll tip my hat to them as I didn't expect them to have changed and they clearly have
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    Spitfyre: Aerial Combat in the skies of Panzerfäuste

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hystericalgames/spitfyre-aerial-combat-in-the-skies-of-panzerfaust About Welcome to The Land and the world of Spitfyre, our exciting game of aerial warfare in a fantasy world. Enter a world where Dwarves and Orcs fly giant creatures and arm them with bombs and machine guns to continue their millennia long struggles... Come fight in the skies of Spitfyre and see if you can reign supreme over The Land! Spitfyre is a fun 'Historo-Fantasy' miniature aerial wargame in which 10mm scale miniatures are used to depict the everyday struggles of standard fantasy races such as Orcs and Dwarves fight out battles with 20th century weaponry. We are keeping this Kickstarter very simple with three basic pledge levels. The key one is 'Pilot' where pledgers will receive a discounted copy of the core game and ALL stretch goals added in FREE of charge. THE TARGET - £1000 Spitfyre - the core game The target goal is to produce the core game which will include the rulebook, a flight of three 10mm scale resin Orc Spitfyre wyverns, a flight of four 10mm scale polyurethane resin Dwarf War-Eagles and seven flying bases. STRETCH GOAL I - £1500 If we reach Stretch Goal I, all Pilot backers will have one polyurethane resin 10mm scale Dwarf KampfGrier 87 vulture dive bomber and flying base added to their pledge for free and the rules will be extended to include dive bombing. More Stretch Goals to come... one of the dwarf war eagles fresh from the mould with no clean up
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    Spitfyre: Aerial Combat in the skies of Panzerfäuste

    sadly this has popped up on facebook, more news as it appears Hysterical Games · 23 mins · Unfortunately we have some bad news. Over the last few weeks it has become clear that Hysterical Games is facing a major cash flow problem and that we are now only left with the option of winding the company up. Exactly how we will do this has yet to be decided. To say we are gutted is an understatement, the sudden nature of how this has swept up on us is still very hard to believe. ... We are looking at various options at the moment and we are looking at ways for our games to continue. We believe the games and background are good enough to survive and going forward can flourish, the problems that have arisen are largely from other parts of the business. We appreciate you will have lots of questions but trust you will appreciate that we will probably not have any answers for them at the moment and need to concentrate our efforts on seeing what can be done to salvage the game and sort out other problems, so please bear with us and excuse any immediate radio silence. The webstore is closed and we cannot take any new orders at the moment. Hopefully this is just a (rather large) bump in the road and that soon it will be behind us and we will be driving ever forward.
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