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Carnacki the Ghost Finder

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  1. Best Sequel, a tie: The Great Muppet Caper, and Fubar 2 Worst Sequel: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  2. The Gambler's Chest is the very last thing I am expecting from Kickstarter, ever. I can't possibly bail now. It's too fascinating.
  3. I have a solution for you: Wait no less than five years after you have painted a miniature before you take a photograph of it. It has allowed me to love my mistakes. Great painting, as always!
  4. I've enjoyed reading people's opinions here, both positive and negative, throughout the Kickstarter. I'm not influenced by what other people think or say, but I do like to read opinions, because sometimes they help me understand why I think the way I do. I don't look at social media, so half the time I don't know what people are talking about, but I'm fine with that. I know people here, and am familiar with their points of view, so I can read what they say and see where they are coming from. Since it's over now, I can express myself without being perceived to be trying to bring down the enthusiasm, in case anyone finds my opinion useful to think about. I doubt I have anything new to add, but I'm feeling chatty. Looking over the whole project, it looks good, but very repetitive of past Bones kickstarters, so there was disappointingly little to attract me. It seems like a project for new backers. Also, there were no cool left-field surprises here, like a froghemoth or Baba Yaga's hut or some wild Lovecraft monster like Cthulhu from the first Bones. That was a mind-blower of a reveal. I would have loved to throw money at it, and was surprised that for the first time I didn't even get in on the pledge manager. I wasn't a fan of all the post-Kickstarter "Power-ups" in the pledge manager last time. I just found it confusing. I want to submit my pledge and forget about it, not keep looking at the pledge manager to see if there is anything else that's been added. Ironically, Reaper is probably the only company that I would trust with any Kickstarter money right now, but all the social media stuff and the twitch (?) streams and all the digital sculpts (I just can't visualize them in my head) just don't do it for me. I'm not trying to dampen the enthusiasm of others. Just my point of view!
  5. That is such a great Flumph! Way better than other versions. Really nice work. A classic.
  6. They slept in and showed up late for the battle, but at least they showed up.
  7. Agreed. I certainly don't fault the Pootsian fulfillment model. It's a logistical marvel. It also encouraged me to pick up the 1.6 card pack at cost. So hey.
  8. Got my answer from the Dark Moderator: No. Needs to ship now.
  9. Does anyone know if I can just wait and have them merge my wave three part one shipping with a later part? I don't want to pay the same amount for shipping as for the single item I have in part one. Thanks for your thoughts.
  10. lead free pewter (bottom o' page, under sustainable materials). Love the Dragon Bait. Good stuff.
  11. They're going to fire it out of an enormous cannon of course. So deeply hilariously pleased to know that "offer not valid in Quebec" still happens. Nothing elfing changes. Happy to keep money in pocket.
  12. so is this care bears box thing an add-on or is it a stretch goal box that comes with the core pledge? The kickstarter page is so long and convoluted and the imagery is so confusing I can't make heads or tails of it.
  13. Awesome. That's just the kind of weirdness that got me to back Green Horde. But I'm still out.
  14. Because they didn't offend enough people enough by including the Archangel Michael as an enemy? I hope that Care Bearstm are next (not that I'm backing this or anything. I just want to see some Care Bearstm.) Also, aren't Cmon still suspended from trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange?
  15. There's a late pledge signup button on the kickstarter page.
  16. Have you played OMD? I am only asking because there is a person in the comments for D1944 saying the posted rules are the rules from OMD with some words changed. Apparently they are about to post an update discussing the topic of OMD. Arthur has also commented that D1944 is lighter than PA.
  17. The Dinosaurs look like fun and I was expecting this to be more of a temptation when it launched. If it was interesting enough I was prepared to overlook my past frustrating experience with the delivery of CW3. The price point was definitely a refreshing change from Kickstarter bloat prices but beyond that it hasn't really distinguished itself enough. Apparently this is a reskin/revision of Orcs Must Die! which had a mixed reception. I didn't play it but this is causing friction in the comments. Glancing at the rules play it seems a little bit straightforward: Dinosaurs attack your camp and you try to kill them. Maybe I don't get it. Is there more to it than that? Honest question. Backers have been commenting on the weak design of the tiles since the imagery on the edges don't meet up. I have to agree that this would be annoying. There is an expansion referred to in the rules where you can play the dinosaurs. I would have preferred to have that be an option in the core game. They are also promising more dinos, tanks and vehicles in the comments but this is a pretty short kickstarter -only 8 days left. Honestly this is sounding like other Petersen projects where they make design decisions based on a hermetic logic that leaves their would-be supporters frustrated. Just my two cents.
  18. I like their production values very much, but this is expensive: 129 us plus 37 us for Canadian shipping. This is about 235 Canadian for the base pledge. They are making it too easy to pass on this. I wish them the best since they have always been a fun company to back, but no.
  19. This just showed up and is currently detoxing in isolation for a few days. A heavy duty box.
  20. Truly a baffling and disorganized project from a company with an established track record. A real head-scratcher this one. I couldn't make heads or tails of it after several attempts to decipher the page. Were they trying to fail? EDIT: Although that last update is pretty good and makes up for the weird project, to some degree.
  21. Thank you Dilvish! Sounds like I have some paint travelling adventures in my future.
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