kristof65 Posted July 7, 2013 Share Posted July 7, 2013 The more I think about it, I wonder if Reaper might be smarter to go with less ambitious Kickstarters for Warlord? Rather than some monster one that focuses on the entire game with all the resulting stretch goals, why not ones that only focus on one or two factions at a time? the KS could focus on a book for that faction, and a variety of models in both Bones and metal for it. No, they're not going to appeal to everyone, and be the wildly successful campaign Reaper is finishing up. But the more focused approach could be better for Reaper, the players and the game over all because doing it that way won't overwhelm anyone, financially or resources. A few years back I had a discussion with Ed about how the GW codex/ Faction model completely failed for them. The model of releasing a book with a fistful of factions and complete rules seems to work better for them.And for standard distribution, that will probably remain true for a long while to come. But KS changes the dynamic quite a bit, and for a Warlord KS, it may be better to break it up by faction. One thing I would do would be to have each faction book have a copy of the rules, similar to the way Savage North does. That combines the Reaper model with the GW model. Also, if doing it this way, I would not use the KS to add any more than 1-2 data cards, if any, to any given faction, and instead have it concentrate on adding sculpts to the ranges, particularly alternate sculpts for the grunts. I am throwing this out there because after consideration, I am not convinced that a KS aimed at the entirety of Warlord would be successful enough to keep from alienating those it needs to reach. Look how hard it was to keep the Bones KS backers happy with the right mix of PCs, monsters, Pathfinder, Chronoscope, etc. With the 18+ factions currently in Warlord, one KS is going to need to be pretty ambitious and/or successful to keep everyone happy. Smaller kick starter campaigns focusing on one or two factions at a time might not be as successful in terms of number of backers and dollars raised, but the could very well be more successful for the game itself, in terms of exposure, and overall model count, and even in terms of the resources Reaper could commit to them. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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