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06:39 am: Kickstarter Game Update: Week 16
Looking back: Week 15

Game I Backed:
SOS Titanic
Status: Funded

This cooperative game based on the classic card game solitaire allows players to work together to try to save as many passengers of the Titanic as possible. This funding campaign is for US distribution, not for creating the game, since it is already available in Europe. I passed it by previously, despite favorable reviews from people who played it at the Essen game convention, because I thought solitaire would be boring. However, watching a video run through of the game changed my mind.


Game I Viewed:
Argent: the Consortium
Status: 43% funded

This is a worker placement game in which the goal is to learn what criteria a consortium of voters is using to elect the new Chancellor of a magical university in order to fulfill their wishes and win the position. The theme sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I like the notion that players will have to battle each other with spells. That just seems a bit too confrontational for a worker placement game.


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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:November 24th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
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Argent looks pretty interesting, but I'm worried that it's overly complicated for me (and look at all the space needed for the game!). It's going to be a pretty long campaign, so I'll have plenty of time to think about it, I guess.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 24th, 2013 07:02 am (UTC)
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I think the hidden goal mechanic is nifty, where players have to spend actions to peek at some goals and watch other players' actions to guess the rest. I just don't think I like that the workers can duel each other. I would probably play with all defensive workers. (And I have to keep reminding myself that I already have half a ton of games in the mail...)
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From:jojobruin
Date:November 24th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
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I had to look up what a "worker placement game" was. LOL @ myself... How involved are you in reviewing and back these games?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 25th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
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How involved are you in reviewing and back these games?

I've been interested in games for a long time, but I've only gotten into Kickstarter since April, and I've only been posting about it since August.
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From:jojobruin
Date:November 26th, 2013 04:30 am (UTC)
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Cool. Have you met others through the Kickstarter site? Or do you review the games for yourself and your LJ friends?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 26th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
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Or do you review the games for yourself and your LJ friends?

Mainly it's just for my friends.
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From:jojobruin
Date:November 27th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
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That's cool. How often do you get together and play?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 28th, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
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How often do you get together and play?

Not as often as I'd like!
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From:jojobruin
Date:November 30th, 2013 06:30 am (UTC)
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Hey! Sorry about my late reply. I was briefly out of town for a get-together with friends.

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