Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I have a copy of the original. The version I had hoped to get was the one released in Spain. But that didnt happen.

 

   buckyball

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, BardicBroadcasts made this video a few days ago and I only just saw it.  Kind of insightful and remarkably accurate.  And it's a new BardicBroadcasts video, so that's a plus too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aOCzMIbiQQ

All that said, I have until the end of October to make a decision.  the price point isn't terrible but is a little steep for something that's almost entirely nostalgia fueled and unlikely to get much play time.

On the other hand, it's 71 pretty col miniatures for $100 with some good general use monsters as well as a few interesting ones.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure if I'm going to go in on this or not.  Bones V is the focus of much of my hobby spending right now.

 

But TWO, $200K "stretch goals" add two miniatures (each)?!  That's not just dirty pool, Hasbro: it's broccoliy pool.  If the game needs those minis, they should be included in the box.  Otherwise leave 'em out.  Not to mention that $200K for 8¢ of plastic (made up number) per box is ridonkulous padding on your part unless you're planning on selling a couple million copies of the game.:grr:

 

Now, maybe they are using the padding on those goals to fund other goals (but want to keep the goals $200K apart), but it still smells like three-week-old sardines.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, strawhat said:

I'm not sure if I'm going to go in on this or not.  Bones V is the focus of much of my hobby spending right now.

 

But TWO, $200K "stretch goals" add two miniatures (each)?!  That's not just dirty pool, Hasbro: it's broccoliy pool.  If the game needs those minis, they should be included in the box.  Otherwise leave 'em out.  Not to mention that $200K for 8¢ of plastic (made up number) per box is ridonkulous padding on your part unless you're planning on selling a couple million copies of the game.:grr:

 

Now, maybe they are using the padding on those goals to fund other goals (but want to keep the goals $200K apart), but it still smells like three-week-old sardines.

 

Looks like without the stretch goal the box comes with the correct number of goblins so the stretch goals aren't needed. As far as the 200k increment, that's not out of line with other kickstarters for add another mini sculpt when they are injection molded. Particularly with 37 days left. There is a limit to what will be added no matter how high the funding goes, from a marketing perspective it's generally a bad thing to hit that limit too soon.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand if it's a new sculpt...but that doesn't seem to be confirmed/denied anywhere (that I found) in the project.

 

After review, it certainly looks like they are different...but there's a nice caveat earlier on the page that basically says that these are all digital renders and subject to change.

 

In either case, it's very poorly worded.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zavvi in the UK now have a deal to take preorders for the new Hasbro version of Heroquest. I don't think they're allowed to send them outside the country. EB Games in Australia and Mighty Ape in New Zealand seem to have similar deals set up too.

Edited by Balgin Stondraeg
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/22/2020 at 4:02 PM, Baugi said:

149 USD plus 135 shipping to BC, Canada.  That's near 400 bucks CAD.  HMMM.

 

There was allegedly an issue with Canadian shipping that should now be fixed.

 

I don't know how much it is, now, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, strawhat said:

 

There was allegedly an issue with Canadian shipping that should now be fixed.

 

I don't know how much it is, now, though.

Apparently it's only $30 USD now.  How they could let such a huge error "slip through" for so long is a wonder to me - those who bought in sure better be getting a shipping refund... 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, strawhat said:

 

There was allegedly an issue with Canadian shipping that should now be fixed.

 

I don't know how much it is, now, though.

I saw that!  Very happy to see that change.  Definitely in for this now.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they make it past another couple stretch goals, I think it will be very tempting.

 

I do wish that they were offering male and female options for the unlocked characters, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/9/2020 at 1:06 AM, WhiteWulfe said:

Apparently it's only $30 USD now.  How they could let such a huge error "slip through" for so long is a wonder to me - those who bought in sure better be getting a shipping refund... 

 

Well, this game is back on my radar now that Canadian shipping has been rectified.  My only issue now is that I already own so many games that I never get the time/opportunity to play.  Decisions, decisions. . . .

 

The Egg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/15/2020 at 5:08 PM, Egg of Coot said:

 

Well, this game is back on my radar now that Canadian shipping has been rectified.  My only issue now is that I already own so many games that I never get the time/opportunity to play.  Decisions, decisions. . . .

 

The Egg

We play the classic at least twice a year with Mum, and BD plays a Weeble version. ::):

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I forgot to mention this yesterday, but only a couple hours left. Slowly moving up from $3.6 mil as of now.  Total of 93 minis (unless I mathed wrong--always a possibility).

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Kangaroorex
      Every year I put together a village using as many of my noncombative miniatures along with my Dwarven forge village a few pieces from my parents ceramic village and my old shops from the fire as she bears campaign
       
      It may not be finished yet but its a good start to the holiday!
    • By Gadgetman!
      I assume that everyone is already aware that Midlam is running a new KS, but...   
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1662635043/classic-cloaked-halfling-adventurers/description
       
      Story
      Throughout the land, small shadowy figures are reported, often just glimpsed out of the corner of the eye.  They go hither, they go thither! They are abroad on unnamed errands and secret quests.  It can only be...
      The Classic Cloaked Halfling Adventuring Party!
      A Set of 10 Classic Cloaked Halfling Adventurers for all of your Fantasy Adventures.
      Welcome to our latest Kickstarter Project, which we are running as a quick campaign, of just over a week.   Our plans for the year, like so many other peoples, have been knocked sideways and we are behind where we planned to be.   To that end, we intend to run this campaign for just over a week, and get the miniatures sent out to backers before the end of the year.
      The classic cloaked halflings project came about because the few halflings we did have with cloaks, always proved popular, and it remains a classic look.  So here we have male and female cloaked halfling with a variety of adventuring gear.
       
       
      Now hurry up, you only have 7 days on this one because they hope to get the minis out the door in time for Christmas.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By ced1106
      Guns, ninjas, hobbits, dogs, monkeys, pumpkins, and mancatchers. 

      Sure, you *say* you could otherwise do some conversion. But good luck finding a mancatcher *and* a monkey.
       
      Stuff's in metal and cast in the USA. Magnets are from China, but they have multiple suppliers.
       



    • By DocPiske
      Looks interesting for the terrain, if not the miniatures. Two armies package includes two 20"x20" fortresses for less than $100.
       
      There are a couple of things that give me pause, though. First time creator, and claims to be in Chicago but English is clearly not his first language. May not mean anything but makes me wonder.
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crumb-group/eternal-eight
       

       
      "After over three years in the making, we are proud to present you the Eternal Eight - a WORLD'S FIRST 3D mini war game with innovative real 3D RELIEF. 
      The goal of the game is to  capture the enemy’s King. The advantages of Eternal Eight are the 3D castles, fortresses and villages with a myriad of traps, labyrinths and  secret passages. All of the army bases (castles, villages, fortresses) are easy to assemble and move around.
      The game can be easily incorporated into your existing game table setup or provide a great addon to some of your existing mini war games."
       
    • By Prex
      So I dug an old mini out of the bottom of my box of forgotten lead - the 1989 Firbolg by Ral Partha. This classic figure deserved better than being lost for  a generation so I decided to paint it up and take a few photos on the way. 

      It was in fine shape except for the broken / missing handle and pommel for the sword, so I started with a repair job - pin it to win it. 
       


       



      A quick test of my sculpting skills, I used milliput to add a new handle over the pin.  I gave the whole model a new prime with vallejo surface primer through my airbrush. Overall, not too bad and one quick mold line removal later and a touch up prime and it was ready for some color. 
       
       


      Time for getting some basic color on the model. I started with reaper golden shadow for the skin. It's a nice warm base to paint over, so I was pretty hopeful that it would provide the right base for the reaper warrior flesh  I planned on using later.  


      Next up. some shadow. I used vallejo model air burnt umber for the shadows and for a first coat of the leather bits.

       


  • Who's Online   17 Members, 1 Anonymous, 42 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...