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    Your Kickstarter list. How you doing?

    So, uh, I guess you could say it's appropriately named, eh? It was a total kerfluffle, tehe hehehe I like that word. Okay, I need to sleep Yes. A total Kerfluffle kerfuffle.
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    Your Kickstarter list. How you doing?

    Okay, my turn! Apparently, there are some projects I am now VERY glad I did not back. There are always those I wish I could have backed, but I had to assign my funding where it would do the most good. Anyway.... Bones I - Delivered! - Awesomeness was had by all in my area! Missing figures and part already delivered as well! Gladly did again. The Great Heartland Hauling Co. - Delivered! - Card game that plays like a small board game. Extremely fun as a small time waster you can carry most anywhere. Communication was acceptable. I can't say I was ever worried over delivery. Company is first rate. Heroes of Metro City - 1/2 Delivered - Received the main game plus the KS bonus pack. Play is actually really fun. Waiting on the Sidekicks expansion, which was delayed to Q12014 so they could get the primary game to everyone. I'm still okay with this. Communication has been terrible, though. SkyCube (satellite) - In Progress - Not really surprised this is late. Company is launching a crowdfunded satellite, after all. Still, they've sorted their launch dates, after having time to work out unforeseen design kinks. Only in for a couple of pictures, so I'm not overly concerned. Okay communication, but only when major things achieved. Planetary Annihilation - Video Game - In Progress - Only in for the game, but as I have plenty of video games to keep me occupied, I am not overly worried. The beta has been available on Steam for quite a while now, so I know work is progressing. Steady communication, though; so, I have no fears of delivery. Project Eternity - Video Game - In Progress - Constant communication. Amazing talent for the project. Even if it's late, I won't be worried. It should be awesome. Kerfluffles Marshmallows - NOT DELIVERED - Owner totally unprofessional. Seriously. Communication has been atrocious, next to non-existent. Doesn't respond to emails unless you happen to send something that randomly works. Numerous people have had problems. Marauders - Board Game - Delivered! - This was a no-brainer, really. Pay $15 bucks for the shipping and you get an entire pirate-based board game. Plays just fine. No regrets. Decently fast turn around time, too; they already had the games, but wanted to develop a 2nd edition with people pledging to become play testers. Communication was a non issue because of how the project worked. We had to wait 15 days for the project to end, the product was gone so fast. Bombshell Babes - Delivered! - Only wanted three miniatures from this lot, but they look great. Even if a bit late, I wasn't bothered. Communication was good. The New Science - Board Game - Delivered! - Brilliant game. The mechanics make you feel like you're in a rush with fellow scientists to publish ideas first. Communication was good. Medieval Village for 28mm Gamers - Delivered! - Awesome product. Still need to assemble the items, especially the gazebos, but no worries. Communication was amazing! Wish I could have bought more, but I have what I needed most: Paladin Killer. Going Native: Warpath - Delivered! - Totally blown away by the quality! Owner did his utmost to keep everyone in the loop and up-to-date on the project. Game Salute was the problem here, not the guy running it. Very honest individual. Communication was superb. Assimilation Alien Host - Not Delivered - Late as late can late. Communication is whatever. No point assimilating this dead horse again. Lower tier pledges, especially bases, should have been done and sent already. Oh well. Stickys Caramel - Delivered! - Spectacular Caramels! I am saving some to enjoy over the holidays. Sad ending to the project, though. The person running it suffered from cancer; about half-way into the year, he disappeared and all communication shut down. His sister sent a couple emails, then told us a couple months ago, her brother had passed while in a coma. He never really got to know how much everyone loved his caramels. Good news, though. His family has decided to complete all outstanding orders and open the store he wanted to create when he started the project! Still, I feel honored to be allowed to enjoy one of the last things he was allowed to create in this world. Chibi Dungeon Adventures - Delivered! - Really fun product. The core minis being representations from the D&D cartoon was the main attracting agent. Communication was excellent. Never once worried about not receiving my order. Check them out sometime. Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines - Card Game - Mostly Delivered! - I got into this because it had a run of limited slots that allowed me to purchase the ENTIRE game, including all expansions and limited release cards for one bid. Communication was decent (now non-existent) and product delivery was ahead of schedule. They allowed us to purchase the Vengeance expansion that was due this fall, but was moved back to early next year. I'm fine with waiting since I know the product will be excellent. No doubts. [More to come later]
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    I currently have a team of engineers looking at the possibility of excavating a tunnel through my pile of unpainted minis in order to get to the stuff I have on the otherside, as due to the extremely high elevation involved, an overland route just isn't feasible. The biggest concern right now is a tunnel collapse in weaker areas of the mini pile due to the variations of materials used in the miniatures over the years. Some areas may have become unstable. It's feared that such a collapse could lead to avalanches or even a mountain slide down one of the piles facings, which could bury my painted mini's collection with the possibility of damage extending as far as my videogame and blueray collection, a risk I'm unwilling on taking at this stage. Time for a Mini Bin, Unca Zacal. Then, you can practice swimming through it like a dolphin, burrowing through it like a gopher, or tossing minis up and letting them hit you on the head -- I would recommend Bones for the last one; metal could kill, or worse.... become dented!
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    If you don't have to use mountain climbing gear or pack food and water rations to survive the climb over your miniature collection to get to your work table, you don't have enough, yet.
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    I have a feeling if Reaper decides to do another KS in the first half of next year, it would be one of the smaller "back burner idea" projects they've had kicking around but lacked the funding to bring to fruition. However, whatever they do, I believe they will have most of the art ready to go and, likely, many of the prototypes ready to show off to attract attention. This KS was very smooth compared to last year's, which reduced the level of "frenzy" from the backers, but reduced the stress for everyone involved.
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    And some just want to crush my poor rickety painting station... Time to acquire some new bricks to shore up the legs! Then, you have a whole bunch of new "little shelves" to sit minis on to dry whilst you move onto the next!
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    That does not compute.
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    ARGH. I am so very bummed I'm going to miss the closing days of this, though if I'm lucky I might be back for the finale... There's always post-Kickstarter pledge adjustment. I'm not worried about that - I'm pledged up pretty well, and planning on dropping some more in during the post phase. One of the Reapers said they were keeping it up to New Year's - that'll be more than enough time for me to get everything I want. But I'm going to miss all the excitement of the reveals! You mean you're going to miss being part of the group responsible for crashing Kickstarter over and over again because we have to press F5 every 3 seconds. You get to say you're part of Bones II but not deserve the "I crashed Kickstarter with Reaper II!" badge. I can see how that would be depressing (ha! I made a pun.... *ahem*). Anyway, don't worry; I've heard it's more of a unit citation than an individual medal. Pledging earns Citizenship miniatures! Join the Reaper Infantry! Would you like to pledge more?
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    Interesting. I dream of "dragon's fire.... and things that will bite." I love it when the Sandman enters my dreams.
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    I see the Bones total arising. I see pledging under way. I see giants and dragons. I see more Reaper Bones today. Don't go crazy tonight, Well, it's bound to take your budget, There's a Bones total on the rise. I hear trolls aflaming. I know the end is coming soon. I fear plasticrack over flowing. I hear the voice of rage and ruin. Don't go crazy tonight, Well, it's bound to take your budget, There's a Bones total on the rise. All right! Hope you keep your pledge together. Hope you are quite prepared to pay. Looks like we're in for many minis. One charge is taken from your card. Don't go crazy tonight, Well, it's bound to take your budget, There's a Bones total on the rise. Don't go crazy tonight, Well, it's bound to take your budget, There's a Bones total on the rise. [paraphrased from Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revivial.] I was bored whilst watching the total grow. It was better than concentrating on the F5 key! :)
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    Trading is not allowed in the Reaper Forums. They did it allow it in a specific thread for Bones I, they may allow it for Bones II. Wait till Reaper decides to open an official trade thread. Yeah Ladystorm already answered that a page or two ago (and right above me! ). That's why I'm wondering if we should just figure out a place that everyone should go to (all of us here on this forum) where we can trade together. I don't know all the places that are available or reputable, but having a discussion like this in a different thread where it's all about this topic might keep this thread from going down other paths is all I was thinking. We could all meet up at Buglips's place. No one will notice another layer of mess in a goblin den. Heck, He'll probably be happy we tracked extra dirt in to make it look even more like home!
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    Never underestimate the power of player fear. I carry a huge spider mini with me to all my games and whenever they get too cocky, I sit it against the DM screen as a reminder of past pain barely survived. Seriously, they barely survived. It reduced an entire party from full to negative hit points, knocked the tank into the ground unconscious TWICE (whereupon it actually high-fived itself in celebration -- Don't judge! It was spur of the moment), and was in the middle of dragging one of the PCs off to wrap up for dinner when the cleric got a miracle crit and dropped it with his bow. Only the cleric was left standing; the rest of the party was either down and out or hoping the spider didn't see they'd woken up.
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    You... you do know that Reaper was started by accountants, right? Because that's kinda eerie. Obviously, yes.
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    Reaper's missing the bet. They could create a new series in wake of the awesome show that just ended. About an accountant who gets the crazy idea to create the ultimate plasti-crack line so he can leave a legacy (and maybe some money) to his family. It can show how difficult it is to break into the market, and the turf wars involved. [br]eaking ones! It'd be all the rage! Oh, wait! It's been done. Never mind....
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    What I tell you three times is true. In the dark In the dark In the dark ... are Grue We could take it one step further into frothing fervor: Grueblins. Half Grue, Half Goblin. They are their own worst nightmares!
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