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  1. Suden

    Adrian Smith's HATE

    This has started shipping. People in China (and presumably the rest of Asia) have already received their pledges. In the comments section someone posted an unboxing, the box is gigantic, dwarfing a box of Mythic Battles Pantheon and Zombicide. From the update: "Asia - Already shipping. Everybody should get theirs this month. Australia - Shipping to backers in late January. Europe - Shipping to backers in early February. Canada - Shipping to backers in early February. USA - Shipping to backers in early February (including Latin America)."
  2. They'd also greatly benefit from better photography and backgrounds. And font, I can't even read the names on some of them. Like the guy who looks like Kosh from Babylon 5. I'd like a better look at the mini, and if I did want to buy it I'd probably need to know his name to order it.
  3. Suden

    Kickstarter failures and moral/financial choices.

    There really is no book to throw out. For every seemingly obvious case, there are two contradicting it. For instance, not communicating might be a good idea for some late projects, but for others communicating has served them well. Dungeon Accessories ran into several problems and massive delays until they ran out of money. But they were open and honest every step and it served them well. They still haven't delivered to everyone, but they have one of the most positive comment sections I've ever seen, even compared to projects that deliver on time. Then there's Stone Skull's 28mm Tabletop Gaming Miniature Furniture. Two years late and counting, still a pretty positive comment section. Of course that's probably due to the fact that Chris beats himself up more than any backer ever could, but still... Archon has been mentioned and it's a fascinating case. I had already backed when the "secret origins" were revealed, but I was so taken in by the concepts and minis and their new manufacturing process that I stayed in, even though I thought I was likely throwing my money away, just to have a front row seat to the train wreck. And it turned out amazing, they delivered beyond expectations, and I've been backing all of their projects since. Drake: The Dragon Wargame was my first big failure, but it partially delivered so wasn't a complete loss. It wasn't until I had a string of failures (Teramyyd: Earthsphere, Robotech® RPG Tactics™, Itar's Workshop, Warriors of Darkmyre Obliteration Edition and Tome of Horrors Complete) that I really came to the realization that kickstarter isn't a preorder and I had to be prepared to lose any pledge. Ironically, from that group of five (that cost me a combined total of ~$800) the most hated is Robotech, and yet they were the only one to deliver any rewards (that I received anyway). Since those dark days I dialed my risk way back, tending to go more with proven entities like Reaper and Cmon and risking less on passion projects that got me into kickstarter in the first place. But even then there is risk, I went big on Aether Captains thinking it was a sure thing, after all I had successfully backed a couple of the 29! projects MAGE Company had run, and yet they are 2 years (and counting) behind and who knows if they will ever deliver. They do still update though, so there's always hope. And if they don't deliver, I just consider the loss a tax on the successful projects. I haven't done the math but I have close to a 90% success rate on projects, so I'm getting plenty of good rewards for my investment. As for the morality of some decisions, well I don't think many can judge too harshly. After all who hasn't lied/exaggerated/fudged to get ahead at some point in life? Archon was guilty of omission because they (most likely rightly) believed they wouldn't get a fair chance to right their ship if they had been open and honest from the beginning. And if that had happened, they likely would have quietly closed their doors and disappeared, and I don't think that would have helped the Prodos backers, nor would we now have a line of interesting games/minis. The thing is, I don't think very many projects are scams. In fact the only one I truly believe was a scam was Hand-Sculpted Miniature Ice Age Mammal Set (remember them?). Other projects fail due to so many different reasons, but mostly due to incompetence of one sort or another, whether it's underestimating shipping, not getting ironclad manufacturing quotes etc. Even the much maligned (deservedly so) Robotech, I think was primarily a case of them vastly overestimating the post-kickstarter retail market and then lying (and lying and lying) to cover it up.
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    Stonehaven Dwarves Vol. 2

    I'd guess it was so he could send it to backers of all his projects without overwhelming those who backed multiples. I've backed seven, that's a lot of emails.
  5. I don't know anything about it other than what I saw on the project page and updates, but I think it's a pretty good looking book. If you check out the first update there is a video link that ends with a flip through of the whole book in French so you can get a good idea of what to expect. He also has a youtube page where he has many tutorials. Most are in French, but some are French and English and I found them quite interesting. Here's a recent one painting Spartans from Mythic Battle Pantheon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLS1YnVpo8I
  6. Shame that inner ring isn't made of translucent material. Could make for some great effects.
  7. Suden

    Reichbusters: Projekt Vril

    Last few hours for this. One of the last unlocks was a cool Canadian with a PhD: And a nice big box for stretch goals:
  8. Suden

    Sauriana Miniatures Game

    They have a crossover mini with Antediluvian Miniatures, they do good work so I'd take that as a good sign. At a minimum they could give some advice to help with the miniature manufacturing process. However, they have a playtest rulebook in an update attached to the first ks attempt, and it looks a little too fiddly to be a lot of fun. Hit locations giving penalties to different stats being the one that stood out, as well as initiative (fastest goes first, if both sides have same speed then player who set up second gets to go first, so maybe need some bookkeeping) and the shooting rules look painful: "Shoot: The Agent, if equipped with an Arms asset fires his gun or other ranged weapon up to its maximum Fire Rate (FR). Declare an Enemy Agent you wish to target- check to see if this Agent is within your Agent’s line of sight (using true “model’s eye view”) and the weapon’s range. Roll a number of Hit Allocation Dice equal to the fire rate- the locations rolled are the locations on the enemy Agent you have hit. Check your results against the target enemy Agent’s Cover Dice (if he is In Cover) The Agent making the Shoot Action may then re-roll the Hit Allocation Dice a number of times equal to his Verity statistic. Note: he may re-roll a single Hit Allocation Dice multiple times, or may re-roll several Hit Allocation Dice once or more. Once the Verity re-rolls have been made, determine how many times the enemy Agent has been injured, and in what locations. Injuries detailed in the next section. Example: Player 1’s Rockhound Agent fires a Peacemaker Revolver its maximum FR of 2 times for a Shoot Action, rolling 2 Hit Allocation Dice. His target is Player 2’s Curator, who is In Cover behind a whiskey barrel. The Curator is showing a Cover Dice with his head, right arm, and right leg exposed. Player 1’s Shoot Action yields Hit Allocation Dice showing a Torso and a Left Leg- both misses, since neither of those locations are exposed with the Curator in cover. Player 1’s Rockhound Agent has a Verity of 2, so he player decides to reroll both Hit Allocation Dice one time each. This time, the results are a Right Arm and Torso. The Torso result is still a miss, but the Right Arm location is exposed, and therefore does one injury to this location." The shooting rules also include magazine capacity, so reload rounds will need to be calculated, and ammo used will need to be tracked. Cover as well seems problematic, depending on how argumentative they players are: "The players agree on how effective the cover is at concealing the agent. For example, if an Agent is in cover behind a waist-high pile of boxes, it is generally agreed that the Agent is kneeling down on one knee, firing over the boxes with only his head, torso, and arms exposed." Maybe it's just amongst my friends, but we don't generally agree on anything.
  9. Suden

    Stonehaven Dwarves Vol. 2

    This brings me back, Dwarven Adventurers Box Set was the first miniature related kickstarter I ever backed. It launched a month before Bones 1, 6-1/2 years ago. Still some of the nicest minis I've ever seen. Needless to say, I'm in.
  10. Suden

    StoneHaven Adventurers 2018

    My minis finally made it to my door yesterday. They look amazing. I only got one party plus a half dozen individuals, but they are all really well done.
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    Dark Hold Kobold Horde

    I forgot to post, I got mine a couple weeks ago. They are great looking kobolds, though they are very tiny. I like them, kobolds are only 2'-2'6", so they are closer to scale than most kobold minis.
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    Reichbusters: Projekt Vril

    This is live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162110258/reichbusters-projekt-vril
  13. *Edit* This is live now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162110258/reichbusters-projekt-vril Mythic Games has a new ks launching Nov 20. They released an impressive looking video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT5ffQw_twk Looking on their web page for the project I found a few pictures: It is a 1-4 player cooperative game with a stealth component.
  14. Love the video. The terrain looks pretty good too.
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    StoneHaven Adventurers 2018

    Well, it seems my order has gone back to New York, after it's trip through scenic New Jersey. The last entry does say international transport though, so that's a hopeful sign. Fingers crossed it's headed to Canada. I have my doubts, since it started just across Lake Ontario and seems to be headed in the wrong direction so far. November 14, 2018 00:30 New York, NY, US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT November 13, 2018 15:34 JAMAICA,NY,11430,US SHIPMENT PROCESSED AT CARRIER FACILITY November 13, 2018 15:34 JAMAICA,NY,11430,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY November 13, 2018 09:00 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY November 13, 2018 03:00 JAMAICA,NY,11430 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY November 13, 2018 03:00 JAMAICA,NY,11430,US ARRIVED SHIP PTNR SITE USPS AWAITS ITEM November 12, 2018 17:32 LYNDHURST,NJ,07071,US ARRIVED SHIP PTNR SITE USPS AWAITS ITEM November 12, 2018 16:00 LYNDHURST,NJ,07071 SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY November 12, 2018 16:00 LYNDHURST,NJ,07071,US DEPART SHIP PTNR SITE USPS AWAITS ITEM November 12, 2018 07:39 LYNDHURST,NJ,07071 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
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