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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: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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