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07:03 pm: Kickstarter Game Update: Week 4
Looking back: Week 3

Game I Viewed:
Fantasy Frontier
Status: 43% funded

I was sorely tempted by this one. In the end, though, my budget won the battle. This game appears to be a Jack of all trades, master of none. It has the hex tile laying/pattern matching of Takenoko (without the cute panda), the worker placement of Lords of Waterdeep (without the fun fantasy quests), the resource management/settlement building of Settlers of Catan (without roads), and the airship combat of Teramyyd (without the detailed plastic miniatures). I like the individual mechanics, but I feel the game is trying to spread itself too thin by incorporating all of them.

Honorable Mention:
Meeple Soap
Status: Funded

What the discriminating--and CLEAN--game geek needs...



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Date:September 1st, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
If they made a petri dish shape, I would so be in. ^__^

Not that tempted otherwise, as I prefer liquid soap to bar soap. It's a neat idea though.
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Date:September 1st, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Didn't you have a bar of soap in your bathroom for washing hands, or am I remembering wrong?
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Date:September 1st, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
I think I did, but it was only because I had run out of liquid soap (and if liquid soap was there too, then I think I just left the bar out after I replenished the bottled kind).

I guess a bar of soap can make a nice bathroom decoration even if you never use it. Maybe especially if you never use it, because I just detest soggy squishy bars of hand soap. >.<
Date:September 3rd, 2013 12:48 pm (UTC)

Meeple soap

Hi! Thank you so much for mentioning our project :-) I happened to see your note about hating soggy, squishy soap - there is a trick to that! So handmade soaps (and some better quality commercial soaps) have a high amount of glycerin that is usually extracted out and sold by larger companies. Glycerin draws moisture from the air, along with some of the oils contained within the soap, so any time soap is left sitting in pools of water, it is going to absorb that water and become squishy and gross. If you use a draining soap dish that raises the bar off the wet counter (some are plastic with little nubbins, some are slatted wood), you will no longer have the squish factor and your soap will last much longer too! Removing the glycerin eliminates the problem, but also reduces the moisturizing ability of the soap as well.

Have a great day! :-)

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