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  1. Olaf the Stout

    Frog God: RPG Decks of Dirty Tricks

    Is there a link to the project?
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    Iconic Mythical Collection RPG Dice Sets by Kraken Dice

    Still waiting on mine. They let me swap out my 2 sets of ethereal dice for other colours after seeing many very cloudy and/or terribly mixed colours (some which had very little colour in them). So I’m hoping that helps me avoid getting bad dice.
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    Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures

    I feel like Paizo is a good kid that makes poor choices about the friends they keep. They seem like they’re trying to do the right thing, but keep associating themselves with other companies that either don’t end up delivering or have other issues that would not make me want to associate with them (and often with massive red flags up front). i like Paizo, but can no longer trust them on anything that involves them partnering up with another company.
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    Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures

    Odd choice given Archon’s history with the AvP Kickstarter. Feels like an out of the frying pan and into the fire scenario.
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    The Lost Lands - Grand Dutchy

    I think they will deliver, but it will be late. I’m not in on this Kickstarter, but have backed several of the recent FGG ones, including Tegal Manor, Tome of Horrors, City of Brass and Rappan Athuk for the PDF (shipping to Australia is just too expensive for me to justify buying hard copies). They generally keep up communication, even if it is to let you know that they’re behind schedule, which is definitely helps ally any fears.
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    Mimic's Grid: Metal, magnetic, gaming tiles

    They've provided another shipping update, with reduced shipping costs across the board:
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    Mimic's Grid: Metal, magnetic, gaming tiles

    They've just posted an update with the estimated shipping costs and, to put it nicely, they are not good - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cursedcrypt/mimics-grid/posts/2561917 If you're located outside of the US, Canada or Europe, the shipping is basically as much as the cost of the pledge, and the shipping costs to Canada are still more than half the cost of the pledge. I get that shipping is expensive, you can't avoid it and they're just passing on the high costs being charged to them by the post office, but that's not really the sort of thing you want to surprise backers with when there is a little over 50 hours left until the Kickstarter ends. This sort of thing just raises a bit of a red flag on the project for me. Edit: It appears they are revisiting the original estimated shipping prices. No numbers given as yet, but they have promised that the updated price will be substantially better than what was originally estimated. So hopefully it drops down to a more reasonable amount.
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    Mimic's Grid: Metal, magnetic, gaming tiles

    I've backed at the $1 level for now. I'm going to wait until I see a bit more before deciding if I go ahead and back for the tiles.
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    The Craft Articles Gone

    Thanks! Not sure how I managed to miss that post.
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    The Craft Articles Gone

    Is the Bette Davis Eyes article available anywhere else?
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    Mimic's Grid: Metal, magnetic, gaming tiles

    The Gaming Night Life one? I missed that one, but have checked in every couple of months to read the updates. Seems like it’s a bit of a train wreck for most backers. I still love using my Tact-Tiles, but it definitely seems like the top layer wears away over time and the dry-erase becomes harder to get off. Isopropyl alcohol works wonders on cleaning them though.
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    Mimic's Grid: Metal, magnetic, gaming tiles

    My Tact-Tiles have seen several years of use too. However the lines have started to rub off and I've found removing dry erase markers becomes more difficult over time.
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    Mimic's Grid: Metal, magnetic, gaming tiles

    I’ve got Tact-Tiles, Gaming Paper tiles and Role 4 Initiative tiles. All are pretty good, but each have a drawback that still has me looking for the ultimate gaming tile set. I like the look of these, but the fact that they’ve never created a Kickstarter before (or even backed one on their account) puts up one red flag for me. They are fairly pricey too (although that’s not unexpected given that they are using steel in the construction), but it makes for a high buy-in cost. Edit: I should add that the metal surface (which is therefore magnetic) is a big plus for me.
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    Citadel Contrast paints

    Which contrast colours do people think will be the most useful? I’m keen to pick a few up to see what they’re like.
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    Kickstarter failures and moral/financial choices.

    Which one out of Mantic and Kingdom Death hasn’t delivered?