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Exo - Mankind Reborn : A miniatures boardgame by Plast Craft Games

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Kickstarter is live:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plastcraftgames/exo-mankind-reborn-board-game

 

IMG_1637.thumb.JPG.6e36fb3c1f57fe5e9e63f33e8279b955.JPGAn upcoming kickstarter by Plast Craft games, an established maker of terrain for various genres.

 

This is their first foray into miniatures as well as an actual game. 

 

Should note that English is not their first language, but they've been very responsive whenever I've sent a query about one of their buildings.

 

The link below is to a draft of the kickstarter not the kickstarter itself which will launch on May 2nd.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plastcraftgames/188567321?ref=7ixtq3&token=ba9b33cc

 

 
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No clue on the game but the mini design is rad so far. 

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34 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

No clue on the game but the mini design is rad so far. 

I agree. They've hired an excellent sculptor.

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I have seen videos of koalas trying to attack people before. They're not especially enthusiastic about it, and are kinda slow. I think I'll stick w/the grizzly bear side-kick.

 

 

Edit - I take that back... they have a fracking bionic lion!!!! I'm playing that!

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They now have a miniatures only pledge level for those who want the core set of figures without the game.

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3 hours ago, Olaf the Stout said:

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a successful Kickstarter with 22 out of the last 25 days being negative funding, including the last 13 days in a row of the campaign. That's impressively bad.

 
Exo Mankind Reborn (running now) has almost the exact same curve:
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5 hours ago, Suden said:
 
Exo Mankind Reborn (running now) has almost the exact same curve:
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So what has caused that situation? With Confrontation the cause of the funding drop is pretty clear.

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I went into the Exo comments section, and a lot of people are talking about whether or not the game is a good enough value for their asking price.  Honestly, I kind of think that's not enough to explain this kind of a graph.

It isn't a very big kickstarter (about 100k Euros right now).  Unlike Confrontation, the brand doesn't have that legacy aspect to it.

Has the campaign been run very poorly?  Have there been any shenanigans about the company structure?  Has there been any major changes to gameplay?

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I'd add too much competition. Heck, CMON just launched another KS today, and had one earlier this month.

 

Black Rose just ended. But Arcadia Quest Riders, Orc Quest, Hellboy, Skull Tales, and Anno Domini are still going. 

 

PlastiCraft is also not known for its miniatures games. I expected a terrain set bundle. :mellow:

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22 hours ago, odinsgrandson said:

I went into the Exo comments section, and a lot of people are talking about whether or not the game is a good enough value for their asking price.  Honestly, I kind of think that's not enough to explain this kind of a graph.

 

I didn't notice people complaining about value, it was the ones talking about replayability that caught my eye. They're gunshy about buying a board game that won't get played a second or third time I guess.

 

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Those elements still don't seem like enough to make the kickstarter drop that consistently.   Those are definitely reasons why some backers would ditch, but I still feel like there should be something more to explain the consistently dropping totals.


I mean, they need to start off with something that makes people interested enough to click 'pledge' and then make those same people disappointed/angry/apathetic enough to drop.  With Confrontation, they had some $1 backers who were continually repeating all the red flags (there were a lot) and the creators were barely communicating.

I can see the competition hitting it pretty hard, but if people are all dropping to back something else, that should hit a lot of games (not just this one).

Have the stretch goals and reveals been lackluster?  Has the communication been bad?  Did they release a rulebook that looks terrible?  Is anyone suggesting that the company is untrustworthy?

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