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  1. I wanted to make a separate post for my thoughts, though this might get attached to the main project post anyway. I was a backer of the original project, so I have a very selfish hope that this new project succeeds. Even if it does, I will have to pay (again) for shipping. I paid $95 the first time for a deluxe early bird and shipping. Shipping does seem to be EU, Canada, Aus and US friendly at least. I do think it's a pretty interesting game, which is why I backed in the first place. It's a semi co-operative game where any player can become a deadite and turn on the others during a mission. They have an optimistic goal, $195,000 with only one pledge level of $59. Of course they need to be able to fund a very large run (the original project had 6143 backers, plus there were retailer pledges and the FAQ section mentions some games sold elsewhere that will also be fulfilled if this funds, so I can understand the high amount needed. They have the complete game so fulfillment shouldn't take too long. They have April 2020 as a delivery date. No listed stretch goals, but there is a graphic novel add on available. The minis look nice, though the details look a bit soft. The Detailed Model Turns (Good & Evil) section has some good looks. Decent looking board game figures, and they've already gone through licensor approval during the original ks.
  2. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1821440755/evil-dead-2-the-board-game?ref=profile_created It's back. From the project page: " A few years ago, another company successfully launched an Evil Dead 2 board game campaign that was never fulfilled to its backers. This other company collected all of the money and delivered nothing to thousands of Evil Dead 2 fans that participated in their project. Because of this travesty, Jasco Games, in collaboration with Lynnvander Studios, the Evil Dead 2 licensing group, and our other partners have come together to bring Evil Dead 2 The Board Game back from the dead. We're calling this campaign a Heartthrob Campaign. What that means is if this campaign successfully funds, all of the backers of the previous campaign (that we had nothing to do with), will be getting a copy of Evil Dead 2 The Board Game for only the cost of shipping (that's right, free + shipping)."
  3. I got an interesting email about this ks. It seems Jasco games acquired the remnants of this game from SGP and are planning a relaunch. If it is successful, they will fulfill all the pledges on the previous campaign. Of course I'm not sure how many people will bite at a new ks for this game, but it does mean there is some hope for backers of this project. It's not in the email, but if you check out the Jasco Games web page they have more info. You can check your backer kit id to see if you are on their list for reimbursement. There are instructions on how to find your id in the ks comments. : Evil Dead 2™ the Board Game Kickstarter. A Heartthrob Campaign by Jasco Games. Dear Evil Dead 2 Backers, We're doing something a little different. You may have seen news on this upcoming campaign. In collaboration with Lynnvander Studios, the Evil Dead 2™ licensing group, and our other partners, we have come together to bring Evil Dead 2™ the Board Game back from the dead. While we have no association with the original creator of the first Evil Dead 2 campaign, Jasco Games has created this Evil Dead 2™ the Board Game Kickstarter as a love letter to the Kickstarter community and the fans of Evil Dead 2™. We're calling this new type of campaign, a heartthrob campaign. What that means is if this campaign successfully funds, all of the previous backers from the original campaign, that you so passionately backed, will be able to get a free copy of our new Evil Dead 2™ the Board Game. You will be able to search a link on our site which will be up in the next couple of days to make sure we have their information (by Pledge Manager order number, no personal information will be view-able to the public). Evil Dead 2™ The Board Game is a wild romp through the cult classic film. Players will fend off Deadites, search the cabin for items and Necronomicon pages, and attempt to close the portal before evil is unleashed upon the world. But Beware! You can’t trust everyone, and at a moment’s notice you might find that your allies are working for evil! The Kickstarter is set to Launch August 21st. Evil Dead 2™ shall rise again, groovy. Kind regards, Jasco Games EVIL DEAD 2™ is a trademark of Studiocanal S.A.S. All Rights Reserved. © 2019 Studiocanal S.A.S. ® All Rights Reserved. ©2019 Jasco Games LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  4. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1328919671/stargrind-avenging-angels I backed a previous project, Stargrind : Bounty Hunters. I only got a couple minis but they were good quality and price. This project features some older Kev White minis along with some other sci-fi stuff. The cacklers would work in a fantasy setting as some sort of beholderkin.
  5. I got this game in the mail this week. It was scheduled for April delivery, so not bad at all. The components look good, and the game looks fun. The minis are nice, not quite cmon level but very good board game quality. They are soft, not quite bones level but bendy enough they look pretty durable. They are base coated with a very thin coat, so painting should be a breeze. There is some flash, though it seems to be easily trim-able. There are also some hanging bits visible from the molds, but they are also easy to remove. I didn't get many add-ons, but I couldn't resist the set of sea miniatures (the Reaper guy is for scale): Really nice set of ships/critters, though it is odd that the shark is so much larger than everything else. Maybe it's supposed to be a megalodon, but even they shouldn't be that big relative to the ships or whale. Some of the bits I mentioned earlier are clearly visible on the top masts of the lightest coloured ship. Easy to remove, but there are a bunch across the various miniatures. The Twins, another add-on I picked up: They are kids, so a bit smaller, but they still have lots of nice clear detail. The boy has some very visible flash, though not the worst I've seen on the minis I received. There are more of those bits needing removal on the top of his hand and her hat. I also got the Dynamic Duo and Witch and Freedman add ons. I paid for the Witch and Freedman, but they were included in the base game so I shouldn't have. They didn't include a second set, but they were only $7, so I'm not too concerned. Here's the Dynamic Duo: Some characters from the game, the worst of the flash along with a handsome (if blurry) doggo: A random sampling of villainous minis: There's some weird whiteness on the soldier, I'm thinking the base coat was spread too thick. I'm guessing this also means the base coat is transparent, as I get the same effect if I put too much dullcoat sealer on a mini. Details are still fine though, so I wouldn't bother trying to remove it to paint it. It was also the only one I noticed with that effect. Finally a couple of the more fantastical foes, a Darkclaw and a Bootbiter: They are some good looking sea critters, I'm going to have to insert them into the Ghosts of Saltmarsh module I recently picked up. Overall I'm very happy with this ks. The game should be fun, I like the semi-cooperative aspect and can't wait to try it out.
  6. This is doing amazing business. The first project raised $342,936 from 3210 backers, and delivered 3 years late. This one has already passed $2 million raised with over 9k backers with 23 days to go. It does speak to the awesomeness of the first project, and the extra effort put in by the creators, who faced a ton of problems and grossly underestimated what they were getting into. But they kept plugging away and delivered everything as advertised, even with a lot of outside pressure to cut some corners and reduce the size and cost of their game. And checking out board game geek for reviews shows how well they succeeded. I haven't had a chance to play the game yet, but I'm backing for the next two chapters.
  7. I got my minis yesterday in Canada. They are nice, though definitely not the same quality as the resin minis I got from their web store last year. I'd say they are comparable to Mythic Battles or CMON, though not quite as good. There were a few mostly minor errors, some small flash lines and a couple voids. They came in nice boxes, way too big but probably designed to stand out at retail. They also had a few ks exclusives that also came in an oversized box, a real waste since they aren't intended for retail. A blister pack would have been plenty for hard plastic minis. All the figures came pre-assembled, assembly was well done though. The ks exclusives: These guys are apparently Firbolgs, and maybe clones? I don't know the lore, I just backed for some nice looking minis. Anyway, they are very friendly looking, and would make good bartenders or merchants, even bugbears or ogres. The warrior type (an artificer apparently) is a great figure, his face is very similar to the Reaper bones guy in the background. The robot taking notes reminded me of the snarfquest robot. The shininess seems to be an artifact of the camera, they don't actually look or feel shiny. Here's a rear shot of a couple of the exclusives: On the left is Taryon. He's a very nice looking mini with some great details. In the middle is a Mythic Battles troop to compare detail and size. On the right is a firbolg, you can see a flash line down his back, this was the worst spot of it on these minis, so not bad at all. This is the extremely oversized/wasteful package for the ks exclusives: They also came in a cardboard box. This is the Mighty Nein set: Overall a nice looking group. I am particularly fond of the monk, she could also pass as a wizard or a barbarian. The bard has a cat familiar around his ankles. The male tiefling would make a good Marko from Saga. The female tiefling though has a poorly made head. Her horns are hard to follow and her face is oddly shaped with oversized cheeks. She's the only mini from this ks I'm really disappointed in, though she isn't so far from the render so maybe it's a design choice. This is the Vox Machina set: The Golden Compass escapee looks out of place, but it's an armoured bear, so it's pretty awesome even if his details are a little soft and he has a bit of flash on his head. The archer has a bit of a baby face but is a good looking mini that should see plenty of use. The druid is my favorite mini, she reminds me of Nelvana of the Northern Lights. The gunman is quite nice as well, he looks like he escaped from a video game. Here's a close up of some of the Vox Machina characters: My camera was a bit too close which is why there is an orange tint. The two little minis are supposed to be gnomes, but they don't look anything alike racially. The male has a huge, joker like rictus grin, and the female has not just a baby face but a porcelain doll baby face. They are both good figures though. The rogue's nose is a bit miscast, a shame because he has a very nice face and is a good looking figure otherwise. There's nothing wrong with the druid, I just left her in the shot because she's my favorite.
  8. Not that I'm recommending this ks or anything, but I think that is a pretty common disclaimer for any licensed project. And even if it isn't on the project page, you can be sure one exists anyway. Most companies are pretty protective of their IPs. They have a license to make the game or they'd likely already be shut down, the licensor approval is referring to specific minis, card art, box art, etc. For instance the Street Fighter project I backed has this: " Products presented on this Kickstarter page and during the campaign may be subject to change in order to meet the expectations of the ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. license agreement." I know I've seen a few projects run into delays thanks to needing licensor approval on specific bits.
  9. I backed their first spell effects kickstarter. They were really really late for some sets. I only backed for wizard set though which was one of the first fulfilled (3-4 months late). The design work should be all done for this one so hopefully it shouldn't be so long this time. The finished product is absolutely fantastic. It is, by far, the most used kickstarter product I've ever bought. It is so simple to pull out the transparent template whenever adjudicating a spell effect (or breath weapon etc.). And the product looks really nice and is very durable. It is made with very sturdy plastic, so sturdy that it was a pain to cut (seriously, I'd cut a couple then need to rest my scissor hand). I got mine at the end of 2016, so I've had them for 2.5 years and they don't show any signs of wear and tear even though I have a fairly rambunctious D&D group and as I said, they get used a lot. This set is precut so its an easy recommend from me. However international shipping is insane. Apparently they had a lot of lost packages for the first ks so they are shipping everything insured this time. I got four of their big sheets shipped to Canada for $11 with the first project, it's $38 for three this time around. It does look like they have reserve option so you can pick a cheaper shipping method after the project end.
  10. They could definitely benefit from a better paint job and photos. Also, one mini is €5 whilst four are €25, so that doesn't make a lot of sense. Still, they are cute minis and a nice idea.
  11. Seems like an easily fixable issue, they'd just have to have a "northern" shipping option in their pledge manager to allow shipping a couple months later for those worried. Given typical ks delays April thru June seems more likely anyway. Someone should suggest something along those lines. At a minimum it'd be a good test of how they react to customer feedback.
  12. I stayed in for this. I really like the look of the minis and it's a very underrepresented era in my collection.
  13. They are interesting. Here's a link to the project page if anyone is curious: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004599158/black-crab-miniatures-2 The concept art for the witch looks fascinating and horrible all at once. I don't even want to post it here. Anyone looking for nightmare fuel can check out the ks.
  14. Some nice looking minis here. A couple things are odd though. A single human sized mini sells for $15, but a group of 10 sell for $18? Still, it's the sameish formula they used for Dragon Empire, and that seems to have been pretty successful. Any backers from that project around who can give some feedback? That priestess on a wyvern looks way too front heavy for those little legs. I think that'd be a huge breaking risk. I'll probably talk myself into taking a chance on a raptor patrol (though it seems to be at a similar unbalanced weight/breakage problem to the wyvern). But then if I do that I'll have to give some serious consideration to a set of serpent guards. And where else will you find a set of hammerhead shark veterans? And an ogre pirate in a tricorn hat atop a giant crab? *sigh* I think I have a problem...
  15. If you check out the concept art and renders their legs look like they are covered by leaves more than fur. It definitely looks rocky the way they painted them. They just did a nice rework of the main page. They show contents of pledges, and mention that the box of 20 includes male and female figures. The reason only males are shown is that's the only sprue they've produced so far.
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