Kickstarting and Screaming

12 Hours

Is this their first 3d game? Don’t see that listed in the ‘risks and challenges’. Looks quite a bit higher budget that their other games.

W101 at 1.25 million already.

Excited. I think Geneforge is Spiderweb’s best and most unique series and the original is getting reeeal long in the tooth.

It was long in the tooth about 2010 or so. Whenever Vogel did his “I will support modern resolutions largely coherently” engine update (which was late Geneforge/early Avernum remakes if memory serves). Now it’s waaaaaay past that, I reckon.

The good, unsurprising news is that it’s almost there day 1 (26k and counting). There’s already promise of new content in the base game. If a 75k stretch goal is hit, there will be an entire new area with multiple zones + new story (ideas cut from the original apparently).

Marvel United has 15 minutes left. Lots of stretch goals unlocked, which is tempting me.

Going to pledge $1 on this and see how the next month goes with updates, etc. I’m also tempted by all the stretch goals but lack of any reviews of the gameplay, etc, makes me leery. I believe that’s CMON policy though with their KS.

Fully co-op sci-fi boardgame on KS that I just backed for $1 to get the stupid “Initial 72-hour” bonus- I’ll decide if I want to keep it later when I figure out how impacted I am by this coronavirus thing. That’s good for another 10 hours or so (Friday 7am PST).

They’ve been describing in in their ads as “Gloomhaven meets X-Wing”, a mix of piloting spaceships around fighting AI enemies, doing predefined maneuvers (like X-Wing, but on a hex map) leveling them up, etc., and doing ‘away missions’ on foot. There’s a big, branching campaign, etc. Two different pledge levels, one with enemy ship minis, and a cheaper one with standees.

OMG you guys, a new edition of the Fading Suns pen and paper RPG!

No stretch goal for an Emperor of the Fading Suns remake, no sale.

I played in PnP campaigns (ok, one campaign, I think) in this universe with the original set of rules. Loved it. Loved EotFS too, even with all of its flaws, and yeah, I’d LOVE a reboot of that game. But only if they did it right, and I think it would be a heavy lift. I think Harebrained could do it, or someone like that perhaps.

That’s how I discovered Quarter to Three in the first place!

The makers of The Messenger have put their next game on Kickstarter, and I think it looks stupendous. I’d call it a Chrono Trigger-like JRPG, but with advanced lighting and surprisingly smooth and varied navigation. The same composer is back, too, which is definitely good news.

Whelp, the Frosthaven KS is live. Already at 2million+ in minutes- I’m guessing it’ll top the second Kingdom Death:Monster KS when it’s done.

All characters from the first game(s) are fully compatible, and apparently FH ones are reverse-compatible. This one also brings settlement building to the table! Look at those stickers!

Damn. If you go to the KS page you can watch the amount pledged changed every few seconds. In less than a minute I watched it increase about $5000.

Yeah, it’s gained another 800k in the hour since I wrote that. o_0

$4.5 first day. Might hit $5m tonight, definitely within 24h

Petersen Games are doing their traditional April Fool’s KS. In this case, for a Yellow Sign energy drink (and giant Hastur figure w/ rules for use in Cthulhu Wars, Hyperspace and Planet Apocalypse).

This looks like a delightful little tabletop experience for families: