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  1. Hestis

    Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood

    They've said that the Mystery Chest (the box of enemy minis) will be available as an add-on in the pledge manager, but I'm not sure if you need to have a base pledge to get it or if you can pledge $1 and do so.
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    The finally cancelled the campaign yesterday.
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    I think price is one thing. It's not the plastic fest that you get from a lot of other campaigns. While it's not quite the value of other games, I don't think the base game itself is too overpriced (it is a little, though). The trees add-on seems to be, though. I'm not sure why two more trees would cost that much. The War game at least had a BoW playthrough video, so I wouldn't say there's no substance behind it, but they need to have a workable version of the rulebook if/when they relaunch. The Origins game, on the other hand, was concerning a lot of people because of the lack of information. I think that's where you might be correct in saying that people were pulled in by what they saw and then found nothing behind it. In the beginning they were actually very communicative, and reacted pretty quickly to correct some errors on the page, and they did at least try to add some more value to the trees box by adding the bridges to it (although it was still overpriced with those). The communication definitely went downhill when things started to go sideways, though. I'm not sure why they haven't cancelled it, and that part is concerning. In their statement they said they're in contact with other game professionals. I know Leo from Mythic wrote a very positive review on his fb page before the campaign launched (and they also shared this in an update), so possibly Mythic or Monolith might get involved, since they're French (complete and unfounded speculation on my part)? If they actually work on the bullet points they listed out in their last update and partner up with someone with more KS experience I could see them potentially being able to successfully re-launch it, but who knows?
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    Batman™: Gotham City Chronicles by Monolith, Kickstarter

    Even more on the discord channel (I don't have the link on hand). They've asked that those be kept on that channel, though, as it's not an "official" release. They have said that the all-n (for Season 2 only) will be $300, but that there will be a fair amount of alt-sculpts and minor characters that you might not feel you need.
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    Time of Legends: Joan of Arc

    I was an all in and I got my notice last night. I believe I saw someone in the comments (or maybe on Discord) say they had only ordered a couple of Dragons, and had gotten their notice.
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    They've said today that they plan on lowering the price of the reforestation box. I'm not sure how that's going to work since it would affect the all in price and you can't change a pledge tier once it has backers in it. They have been pretty responsive to questions and concerns however. Here's what they said about the first campaign; "WYSIWYGames launched a KS over last the year to help a game already made to be funded to produce other chapters for this boardgame but the KS had been finaly canceled because the offer didn't match a KS campain. This boardgame had been well sold through retailers instead In France and Belgium." I'm not entirely sure if that means they took the expansions to retail instead of using Kickstarter, or if they're saying the campaign didn't do well because the game was available retail.
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    Yeah, they added the Backer's Choice pledge after people asked for it. Not sure if they messed up the price, or what, but it does come out to cheaper if you do it that way.
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    Solomon Kane Board Game (Mythic Games)

    There are actually two different solo modes. They also just unlocked all the components for a 1v mode.
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    Solomon Kane Board Game (Mythic Games)

    Regarding the scale, hopefully they will have pictures soon, but during today's KS live, Leo showed comparisons with Conan, Mythic Battles, Warhammer, and I think some more, but I missed a bit of it, and it's basicallty in scale with all of those.
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    Solomon Kane Board Game (Mythic Games)

    One thing that they've said about the game play videos is that you have to liken this more to something like a role playing game. Watching videos of people playing D&D can be a downright snoozefest, whereas playing the game yourself is obviously much more engaging. It's been a really odd campaign. They're still gaining backers, but so many people seem to have jumped on that early bird "just because" and are now leaving that it's grinding to a standstill. Hopefully they can get it moving forward again.
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    Mythic Battles: Pantheon 1.5

    I'm also in the U.S. and had minimal problems with shipping. I got everything on time except for the RPG book, which Funagain said the post office lost. I also had one mini that was bent to an extreme that I was uncomfortable trying the hot water treatment with, and my core box was split at a cormer. I sent an e-mail to Funagain, and in about three weeks I had replacements for all three. Gameplay wise I love it. There's so many different mechanics that play into effect, from the draft to the dice to card management. I haven't tried the scenarios yet, but skirmish is loads of fun, and I am not normally a skirmish player (I've never even tried it for Imperial Assault). I know it's just anecdotal, but when we demoed it at GenCon before the Kickstarter two of my friends who don't really buy boardgames liked it enough that they ended up backing. And one of the guys in my regular group said it's the most fun he's had with a game. I don't know what effect Monolith having sole ownership will have, but I also really enjoy Conan, and I think a lot of people's complaints about that were way overblown. I'll definitely be back all in for Ragnarok, and unless they really screw something up, for Egypt as well. It's a bummer you've had such a lousy experience.
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    CMON Rising Sun

    Mine was FedEx in WI. Got it last Thursday.
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    Atlantis Mythology kickstarter 11/20

    Thinking about backing this to replace some of the Mythic Battles minis I'm not overly fond of (Heracles). These look great, but at the price point I'm not sure. Not that they're not worth what they're asking, just for my needs it might not be worth it.
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    Mythic Battles Pantheon

    People are already reporting getting tracking numbers in the KS comments. I'm assuming these are just core pledges. Now is when being patient becomes incredibly hard.
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    Time of Legends: Joan of Arc

    From everything they've been saying, MB:Pantheon is still on track to ship on time, barring things that are out of their control (Customs, etc...). I'm willing to bet that it was either launch this now, or with the holidays they would probably have to wait until next year. Given that we've pretty much seen production samples for almost everything from MB, and I do believe Quirkworthy has stated that things are on boats, I'm not too worried about them launching this one, except where my wallet is concerned.
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