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Splash page to see more information on the game

http://steamforged.com/godtear-first-visit

 

http://steamforged.com/sfg-news-blog/godtear-who-is-it-for

 

PDF rules: http://steamforged.com/s/GT-PT-Rulebook-18-03-28.pdf

 

Image of miniatures I found on their store site. Although, from the teasers I have found, the minis may be plastic and not metal.

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The miniatures for playtesters are metal. The miniatures for the final product will be in plastic. At least that's the plan.

 

Personally it's a nice idea if you're rich enough to keep buying new stuff. Unfortunately I'm very poor and can't afford to constantly keep buying new stuff.

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I'm still waiting for the expansions for dark souls, but they have been communicative and the customer service has met or exceeded expectations. Waiting to see how the minis look and if they appeal. 

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My wallet is safe.  Not a fan of Steamforged at all.  Nothing that they've done specifically, but over a year from core game (which is quite repetitive) to expansions is not good.  And even longer to campaign stretch goals.  I'm actually just waiting for those stretch goals so I can dump the game.

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As we near the finishing line we're doing quite well. I'm still in - likely to be all in by the project's end. I'm honestly surprised this hasn't picked up more traction over on this forum. It's popular on some other miniatures related forums (but often buried under Confrontation fanboyism :p).

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I think it's suffered from the problems with the Darksouls KS  delays are part of KS, but I bet a load of 1st timers who were otherwise into Streamforged  via guildball got stung

 

and the unsuccessful pair of indiegogos for the switching existing guildball teams to plastic where the lack of any real company input annoyed a bunch of folk

 

 

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If by "Confrontation fanboyism", you mean "ready to tar, feather, then burn at the stake the creators who are unable to show they can manage a miniatures project yet have the license for a beloved IP", then, sure, fanboyism. As Orlando says, Dark Souls hasn't been completely shipped, but also DS had poor reviews after it came out. Steamforged released Guild Ball, but I'm pretty sure it's overshadowed by Dark Souls and Blood Bowl. Right now, ever since Monolith's Batman and Awaken Realm's Nemesis, we've had a slew of miniature boardgame KS, including Zombicide: Invader, Arena: The Contest, Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game, and, as said, Confrontation. For the boardgamers, Fireball Island and City of Kings are drawing attention. (I'm even seeing TORG, based on the RPG from a few decades back.) Being #5 on the KickTraq Hot List still isn't too shabby. But all I'm seeing with Godtear is another plastic miniatures skirmish game. 

 

But, speaking of Confrontation, I'm wondering if plastic miniatures games are entering a phase where they need an IP to draw attention, either a licensed one, or their own that has been established as a franchise. If anyone here collected CCG's a few decades ago, they'll remember that when CCG's had the highest numbers of games based on licensed IP, that was before the shakeout of the CCG glut.

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Oh trust me, I am not a Confrontation fan. I have noticed a lot of people on a few specific sites & forums turning a blind eye to all the warning signs (they were responsible for the Alkemy miniatures? Those things were awful. Cheap bendy plastic, giant faces that take up all of the front of the head instead of two thirds of the front so ti ends up looking like the back and sides of an oversized head are missing etc).

 

Personally when it comes to the Confrontation project I get the impression that the people behind it mean well but haven't decided what they actually want to do with it yet. They want to release a big box of plastic figures for use with the old rules. Then they want to produce new rules and new figures (but they want to make them backwards compatible with all the old figures). So all the new figures will get an old rules stat card and a new rules stat card then they'll do new rules stat cards for all the old figures....

 

At this point a newcomer could easily get confused as to which stat cards they should be using. They're basically making more work for themselves and overcomplicating things.

 

Then they want to create a series of board games that tie into the new rules and it keeps getting more widespread & diluted. Lots of ambition but not a lot of focus. That's the way I see things.

 

Anyway... in these places where the fanboys congregate Godtear's being ignored or even disparaged because these guys love Confrontation and don't want any competition. For me Confrontation was a science fiction set of skirmish rules that appeared in 4 to 5 issues of White Dwarf in the early 90's and eventually got rebranded and re-released as Necromunda.

 

Confrontation aside there's a lot of other high profile projects running at the moment. Isn't there yet another Zombicide clone begging for funding (sorry, I meant preorders :p). I'm going to be very interested in Conquest by Para Bellum when it comes out around July or August and it's not even going to be crowdfunded.

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