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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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Date:January 30th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC)
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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