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03:46 am: 2014 Kickstarter Game Update Week 12
Games I Viewed:

Big Games for Small Pockets: Dice Hate Me's 54-Card Rabbits
Status: 87% funded

This is a campaign for a collection of 3-6 games, each with 54 cards. They are mostly winners of a game design competition held by the publisher Dice Hate Me Games. I'm kind of interested in the "Dinner, Drinks, and Dessert" set, but I haven't pledged yet because I'm still expecting several big games to launch soon.


MERCS: Recon
Status: Funded

This is a set of two fully cooperative miniature games set in the MERCS universe. I'm not really interested in the MERCS series, but I looked at this one because it has two Myth crossover figures (only one of which has been unlocked as a stretch goal currently). At this point, neither one of the Myth figures is sufficient for me to pledge the $40 it would take to get them, so I'll have to see if anything more enticing is posted as the campaign goes on.


Honorable Mention:

Rahdo Runs Through... Year Three
Status: Launching soon

This campaign is to fund more game purchases and game convention attendance for video reviewer Richard Ham (Rahdo). Backers get to help vote on what games he buys and reviews. A stretch goal is for him to attend GenCon.


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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:March 22nd, 2014 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Wow, those glass game pieces Jen makes are gorgeous! Not sure I can justify the cost, though (even though it would also be helping out Richard).
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:March 22nd, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Not sure I can justify the cost, though (even though it would also be helping out Richard).

I'm just trying to figure out how much I want to spend to help get him to GenCon, and if the glass comes along with that, it's a bonus.

I'm feeling a bit more generous now, since I found out the Arctic Scavengers expansion isn't likely to happen after all. (The company that owns the rights is demanding such a large percentage of the funds that there's no practical way a KS would work.) Plus I just got a reduction on my cable bill. So I have more money to throw around.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:March 22nd, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I mean, there's a reason I'm thinking of donating $150 to the Kickstarter for 4 glass tokens when I could order them off Etsy right now for $50.

What a bummer about Arctic Scavengers! I just went and read the thread; it's too bad Rio Grande is being such a jerk about the expansion. it's a shame for the designer to have put so much work into it and then have to scrap it, but I certainly wouldn't want to see him lose money.

Well, at least it looks like Tokaido is going to make all its stretch goals. That game is going to be GORGEOUS.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:March 23rd, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
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it's a shame for the designer to have put so much work into it and then have to scrap it, but I certainly wouldn't want to see him lose money.

Agreed. So unfortunate.

That game is going to be GORGEOUS.

Absolutely. When the campaign started, I never imagined it would make so much. It's going to be a lot of fun to pull that out on game night.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:March 23rd, 2014 11:15 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I mean, there's a reason I'm thinking of donating $150 to the Kickstarter for 4 glass tokens when I could order them off Etsy right now for $50.

I managed to nab the last "prototype tester" spot, so no glass for me this time. I can always order from her online store if I want some, though, while the prototype testing is unique.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:March 23rd, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
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I think the prototype testing will be awesome for you! I thought I was safe from the glass pawns, because that level sold out so fast, but I just looked again and he added more. Gah! Still not sure if I want to spend that much.
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From:mangaroo
Date:March 24th, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
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It's up to you, of course, but as of now, the campaign has $11,500 and has busted through every stretch goal listed. If the pawns are available on Etsy for less, why not get them there? I'm sure the artist would be happy, either way.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:March 24th, 2014 12:42 pm (UTC)
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Well, I like to support creators who produce free content I consume, and this would do that AND get me pretty glass tokens. (Honestly I would have already nabbed them if I hadn't spent so much dang money on meeples just a week ago.) But pledging a smaller amount to the Kickstarter and then buying the pawns on Etsy later is certainly an option. I'm just weighing how much I want to spend and how much I want the game bling.
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