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06:24 am: 2015 Kickstarter Game Update Week 2
Game I Viewed:
Deluxe Orléans
Status: Funded

This is a bag building game, which means players get various cardboard chits, toss them in a bag, then draw out a random selection each turn and must make decisions on what to do based on the abilities of what chits were drawn. Upon watching the video, it inspired me to give it the nickname "Warcraft Garrison Missions: The Boardgame" because players are assigning "followers" with various abilities (the cardboard chits) in groups of two or three in order to achieve specific results. A lot of reviewers are raving about the game, but while I think it might be fun (don't ask me about how addicted I am to garrison missions), I don't know that it would hit the table much.


Honorable Mention:
Foam Brain Dice: Metals II
Status: Funded

This project for metal dice with various numbers of sides was forwarded to me by megory because it has unlocked stretch goals for Japanese (kanji) dice.


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From:mangaroo
Date:January 17th, 2015 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Gah! I am so tempted by the kanji dice. I have to stop acting like Kickstarter is the only source for these nifty things. I'm sure somewhere out there in a novelty shop I will someday run into kanji dice.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:January 20th, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
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If you don't care about the dice being metal, I think you can easily find them elsewhere. I actually have a (D6) set that I bought...jeez, I dunno, must have been when I was in college? In a comic book shop, I think. I bet you could find them online in about two seconds now, though.
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From:megory
Date:January 18th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
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I thought the Japanese dice were cute, but it's a bit rich for my blood. Maybe I'll just look at Japanese dice the next time I'm in Japan. I don't have that many games that use dice. They're just so darn cute.
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:January 30th, 2015 01:41 am (UTC)
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Upon watching the video, it inspired me to give it the nickname "Warcraft Garrison Missions: The Boardgame" because players are assigning "followers" with various abilities (the cardboard chits) in groups of two or three in order to achieve specific results.

LOL!! I'm late to this review, partly because I've been resisting Kickstarter, but when I finally relented and followed a TMG link to this game, that was my first thought too. (I might be addicted to my followers.)

With only hours to go before the Kickstarter ends, I think I might succumb, so perhaps we can play it sometime.

(Did you see Rahdo raving about it? I'm assuming you have.)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:January 30th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC)
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I might be addicted to my followers.

I'm so addicted, I went and knocked down the Trading Post on a couple of my alts to build them the Inn for more followers. (They can't use it yet, though, since they're still only level 93. I need to work on that.)

With only hours to go before the Kickstarter ends, I think I might succumb, so perhaps we can play it sometime.

I eventually gave in to temptation myself, making it my first KS pledge of 2015.

(Spoiler: I'm probably also going to pledge for the latest Among the Stars expansion, even though I've still only played the game once.)

Did you see Rahdo raving about it? I'm assuming you have.

Yes, and others have as well. I've read good things about it in several blog entries and on the Women & Gaming forum.
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