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05:06 am: 2015 Kickstarter Game Update Week 27
Games I Viewed:
Folklore: The Affliction
Status: Funded

This is a dark fantasy RPG-style cooperative dungeon crawl with detailed miniatures. The components are impressive, and the designers have a past history of producing a very popular game (Descent) in the same genre. I just think A) the theme is a bit too dark for my taste, and B) I already have two cooperative fantasy miniatures games that I never get to play, so I don't really need another.



Scythe
Status: Funded

This is an area-control miniatures game from the designer of Viticulture. I looked at it because I think Stegmaier runs good KS campaigns, but I don't have any particular interest in area control as a game mechanism, so this one isn't compelling to me.


Sword & Sorcery
Status: Funded

This is another cooperative fantasy miniatures game. Again, I just can't see myself getting this one played, when I don't even get to play the ones I already own. Also, the big-breasted scantily clad female miniatures are a turn off for me.


Kodama: The Tree Spirits
Status: Funded

This is a card game in which players play cards with illustrations of tree parts on them to build a large image of a tree. It is a re-theming of the game Kigi to make it more evocative of Mononoke Hime. While I think the art is really adorable, I'm afraid the game itself is too light for my taste.


The Great Dinosaur Rush
Status: Funded

In this game, players are archaeologists finding dinosaur bones at a dig site and secretly assembling them into dinosaur skeletons. I think the theme is awesome. I'm just not convinced that the game mechanics would appeal to me.


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From:mangaroo
Date:October 17th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
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I would need to get a second chance at playing Mice & Mystics to know if a cooperative dungeon crawl is really for me.

secretly assembling them into dinosaur skeletons

Why secretly? Are they going to bring the fossils to life and have them attack the other players? Can the same bones be used for different skeletons (very unscientific), so you don't want your competitors to know which you're building?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:October 17th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
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I would need to get a second chance at playing Mice & Mystics to know if a cooperative dungeon crawl is really for me.

You could also join me for a game of Myth, which is less scripted and gives the players more choices. It doesn't have the cute mice characters, though...but it does have a rat.

Can the same bones be used for different skeletons (very unscientific), so you don't want your competitors to know which you're building?

Exactly. From what I gather, the players have cards depicting clusters of bones of different dinosaurs. If the player can put together, say, a red leg cluster from one card and a yellow tail cluster from another card and a blue head cluster (or whatever), the player scores points for those cards.

Keep in mind, I didn't read through the rules, I just skimmed the project page. That's what was shown in the pictures.
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