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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 04:11 pm (UTC)
FWIW, I think their intent is go on selling sets in the future (the original doubloons were from a previous kickstarter), so you might be able to get mythological creatures eventually even if you don't pledge this round. The appeal they're making for kickstarter folks is that you can customize your pledge - for instance, if you need all large or all small coins, you can request sets of those instead of the standard breakdown from large to small. They won't do that for people who buy sets from them post-kickstarter.

The amount of updates and surveys they've been sending out is kind of ridiculous, but hey, at least they're excited about the project. ^_^;;
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