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05:57 am: 2015 Kickstarter Game Update Week 5
Games I Viewed:
Aether Magic
Status: 17% funded

This is an auction game in which players are wizards collecting various runes and elements in order to cast the best spells. The art is fantastic, but the game itself looks too light for my taste. It also appears to be struggling, and from the comments I've seen, that's due in large part to the fact that it doesn't support 2 players (and most people game with a spouse/SO).


Floating Market
Status: Funded

This is a game in which players are vying to be the first to collect five different fruit cards from a market via dice rolls in order to make a delicious fruit salad. I actually pledged for this one when it first came out, but after about a day I canceled because I came to my senses and remembered I don't like dice games.


Fujian Trader
Status: 25% funded

This game, based on an ancient map of trade routes, is about...trading in Asia. While I think the origin story for the game is interesting, and the theme of trading in Asia is a bit of a change from the typical Euro theme of trading in the Mediterranean, it just didn't have a spark for me.


Honorable Mention:
Meeple Upgrade Kits
Status: Funded

This campaign from Meeple Source is for sets of wooden resources and meeples to upgrade various games, such as Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, and Lords of Waterdeep. I admit that I was tempted by some of them, though I was disappointed that they didn't have any female figures for Imperial Settlers (a game that specifically has double-sided boards for players to choose male or female).


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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:February 14th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
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I was disappointed that they didn't have any female figures for Imperial Settlers

That is disappointing. Maybe they'll add some later as stretch goals. I bet they would at least consider it if you commented; they were really open to suggestion in their first Kickstarter.

I'm tempted by the Waterdeep one, but jeez, the Red Sashes are so ugly. At the very least, I feel like I should get the expansion roles for Pandemic because I have the base game ones already and it's only $15.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:February 14th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
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I bet they would at least consider it if you commented; they were really open to suggestion in their first Kickstarter.

That's a good idea. I pledged at the $1 level so I could comment.

If they rearrange their Ticket to Ride meeples into a set for the AEG Trains game, as many people are suggesting, I'd definitely consider that.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:February 19th, 2015 04:20 am (UTC)
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So, I caved and pledged for the Trains set. I haven't added anything else yet, but I'm thinking of getting the Waterdeep agents, particularly if it will help reach the mini stretch goal for alternate gender agents. On top of that, I'm tempted by the Francis Drake set (mainly for the cannons), even though my copy hasn't even been opened yet. (I'm sure I'll get to play it someday!)

I'm trying to tell myself that I don't need the Tzolk'in set, because I won't play it often enough to be worth the expense.

Speaking of which, I actually had my neighbor come over today and ask me if I would be interested in another game night next week. I think that's the first time THEY asked ME instead of the other way around. Yay!
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:February 19th, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for saying this, because I hadn't been watching the campaign page, so I didn't know about the mini stretch goals. I pledged for Waterdeep; I may or may not add on other stuff later.

I think that's the first time THEY asked ME instead of the other way around.

Very yay! It sounds like you have them hooked!
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