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Carnacki the Ghost Finder

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  1. Carnacki the Ghost Finder

    BattleSystems - Fantasy Terrain 2

    This ends in a couple of hours. Lots of added value from stretch goals now. I am in for a dollar sixty three Canadian but I will have to wait for the pledge manager to see if the shipping is reasonable.
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    Runequest Classic Edition Kickstarter

    The last of the PDF add-ons has finally been delivered, and the latest update states that this unbelievably attenuated and overdue project has, finally, tediously, been completed. If ever a rump roast has been overcooked, it is this one. And yes I believe I shall send some foolhardy characters into the Big Rubble later this summer.
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    BattleSystems - Fantasy Terrain 2

    Their last fantasy kickstarter was shipped to Canada by DHL, who charged me a $14 handling fee plus GST and PST. It has been said on these forums that a previous scifi KS was fulfilled in Canada via Snakes and Lattes, thus avoiding such charges. But Battle Systems make no such claims or promises here. Agreed that the value isn't there yet -- at least not for Canada. if they add more buildings to the stretch goals that might change.
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    How do you feel about multiple projects being open by the same creator

    I still don't like it. Actually I like it even less now than I did when this conversation started on April 30th. I've come to the conclusion that multiple open projects is always a bad sign, no matter who it is. Period. And I don't care about arguments that "you have to do this if you are a business because you can't wait when a project has delays if you have more in the pipeline." Find another solution. Also, companies that do this a lot and get away with it (CMON) keep drawing potentially reluctant backers to yet one more project by offering large numbers of expensive KS exclusives which function by exploiting FOMO: "I want Bloodborne because the miniatures look cool but if I want to really enjoy it I have to go all-in for hundreds of dollars on a game I've never played and may not enjoy but my fear of missing out overwhelms my reason." And a happy Sunday morning to you all.
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    BattleSystems - Fantasy Terrain 2

    I have a bunch of this stuff. It's great but it was expensive ... I might be able to stay out of this unless they do ruins. Oh crud, I think I see a ruin in the background ....
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    Hellboy Boardgame kickstarter by Mantic

    Got my box a week ago -- I am very happy with the contents. Seeing Mignola's art come to life this way is really enjoyable and the miniatures are better than I expected. The tutorial was engaging. I haven't played a game like this and liked it. There is an exciting rumor on BGG that the pledge manager will be reopening to allow backers to add the new expansion "The Wild Hunt" to their orders (presumably wave two shipping?)
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    Cthulhu Wars: the Daemon Sultan - The Final Onslaught

    Still waiting for Onslaught 3 so nope for me. Arthur said they said they wouldn't launch this until they had completed Onslaught 3 fulfillment.
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    How do you feel about multiple projects being open by the same creator

    The funding goals for Kickstarter projects are also increasingly fictions. I know of a couple of board game projects that lost money even though they raised much more than their funding goal.
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    In my opinion: The real question is why it funded in the first place. Ironically called "WYSIWYGames" when all they were offering were a series of images of game boxes and components without any game substance behind it. People pledged because the images on the page looked slick, professional and enticing at first glance, and then people realized there was no substance to back up the images. And people are dropping their pledges because the [...] who are running this dead project haven't done the intelligent, sensible (and expected) thing are cancelled it (do they even know they can? Do they know how Kickstarter works?), which is making even their dedicated supporters go ??? and drop their pledges. The poor communications and behaviour of the project creators during this have been baffling and this last gesture should put the nail in the coffin for anyone thinking of ever giving them money.
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    Bloodborne : 24 hour EB

    I have an EB but am looking for reasons to drop it. For example, the FAQ says the scale is 28 mm - the Hunters are 28 mm to the eye, so overall these monsters won't be as big as they might seem.
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    How do you feel about multiple projects being open by the same creator

    If I have money in a KS that is pending fulfillment I absolutely will not give the same creator money for a new project, even if they have successfully fulfilled projects in the past. I just won't do it. While I do see delayed projects (and, for that matter, multiple open projects) as a warning sign, in the final assessment it has nothing to do with them. It is my decision. There are lots of projects I was considering backing and didn't for this reason (CAV, a whole bunch of Petersen Games projects) and I don't regret a single decision not to back a project. For example, I was very happy with Cthulhu Wars Onslaught one and two, and backed three, but avoided The Gods War, Planet Apocalypse, and Hyperspace, because of my personal rule. And right now I am very frustrated by my CW 3 being in an increasingly disturbing limbo while they run CW 6 (CW 4 and 5 were run earlier this season). I would only be more frustrated if I had backed any of their other projects.
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    Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught Three

    Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught Three, featuring a faction called "The Ancients" has just been announced by Petersen Games, set to launch July 17th. EDIT: starts at 8 AM CST Monday July 17th.
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    Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught Three

    I'm staggered at how prolonged the fulfillment of this project is taking. Apparently there is a "computer glitch' with their shipper which means that over 300 orders have been languishing for a couple of weeks now, with no announcement of a solution in sight. (Mine is one of them.) They have resorted to "backer only" updates so the shipper doesn't see them, and Arthur has called the shipper a "lemon" in the comments. Meanwhile, during the fulfillment process, they have run two shorter CW related projects and now the "Final Onslaught" project. It's baffling that after so many projects they come up against problems like this.
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    Exactly. Between that and the wonky pledge level costs -- if you can't do basic math then why would I give you money?
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    Hellboy Boardgame kickstarter by Mantic

    Fantastic work. I really appreciate your response!
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    Hellboy Boardgame kickstarter by Mantic

    Thanks for posting those images Brianuk. I will be waiting a while for them to arrive. The quality of the miniatures looks great and you have made the details pop already! What are you using to prime the plastic, if you don't mind me asking?
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    While I do not wish to be unduly negative, I am frankly surprised this funded at all, and will be even more surprised should be stay funded. It's been treading water for a couple of days.
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    The main game has three trees plus a bunch of other stuff for $110 bucks. If you wanted more trees it makes more sense to just get two base games and go bananas with the extra monkeys. The previous project they ran was a staggeringly unsuccessful zombicide clone. I am also wary of Kickstarters with licensed Fox IP (ahem cough prodos AvP...) as just bad luck.
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    Planet of the Apes The miniatures Boardgame

    Am I just stupid or does the "all-in" pledge (not early bird) cost five dollars more than the backer's choice pledge plus the reforestation add-on?
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    This Bones Kickstarter was my most frugal of the four Reaper KS: 2017 Core Set x1 Mossbeard, Treeman x1 Baba Yaga's Hut x1 Living Statue Amazon x1 Tree of Despair x1 Nyarlathotep x1 I obviously regret some of the larger cool things I passed over but I also have boxes of stuff from the previous projects I haven't touched and was controlling my spending. If I want something that badly, then I can just buy it from the webstore when it appears and get free shipping, which will even things out somewhat cost-wise.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    There are, at a glance, a lot more miniatures in the core set that will require assembly than there have been in the past. There are sprues all over the place from what I can see. I don't mind that at all, but it was certainly odd to then open the box for Baba Yaga's hut and discover that this piece, of all things, had the legs really firmly glued on. But the gibbet wasn't attached! I mean ... it's a house! Virtually nothing I got is pre-assembled except this piece.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Thanks for the reply Jasper. Now, can anyone explain to me why I never added Blacksting to my pledge? Because I'm sitting here being really annoyed at myself about that.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Thanks to those following the shipping tracker for the stream of info here. So, Canadian shipping is happening now -- very exciting! Does anyone know if we should expect to pay taxes or duties upon delivery? I want to make sure that my spouse knows what to do should I not be home.
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    Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught Three

    Were they packed okay? There are so many complaints about QC and packing problems on the KS page I don't even want to look at it anymore. Never mind the frothing at the mouth "where's my stuff" comments.
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    Cthulhu: The Harbinger

    I'll just have to live with not being a Cthulhu Wars completionist, I guess. It's okay but not $60USD (including shipping) okay. The details seem shallow to me. I am still waiting for my CW3 pledge in order to see the quality of their miniatures at present. They would get more money from me if they weren't always double-dipping their own miniatures, re-purposing them for other games, and otherwise making me feel like I am potentially paying for something twice. I lose confidence as a result. Asking PA backers to shell out another 25 bucks for the cards being included here also seems excessive.
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