Kickstarting and Screaming


#4502

What makes you say that? They sent out an update this week.


#4503

It seems way more ambitious than their modest funding could possibly achieve.


#4504

That plus the abject failure of the last Pathfinder game and Paizo’s laughably inept management


#4505

A new romance and intrigue game that’s being made by a coworker of mine: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joymanufacturingco/ambition-a-minuet-in-power

They call it a roguelike but I’m not sure what they mean by that. Maybe just randomly generated scenarios and no saving?


#4506

If it makes you feel any better, I spent a non insignificant amount to be an NPC in the game and -I- haven’t finished it either.


#4507

Shameful.


#4508

Someone needs to start a Kickstarter project for the creation of a guidebook on how to use Kickstarter to bilk people out of their money.


#4509

The Kickstarter for Victory Point Games’ 2nd printings of the new edition of Nemo’s War just went up, I kicked in $5 for the expansion deck, why not.


#4510

For anyone interested in the most cyperpunk strategy game I’ve seen in decades - there is a kickstarter wrapping up for Spinnortality - where you try to have your megacorp take over the world. Kind of gives me a Shadow President meets Shadowrun vibe (no magick elves or dragons).

There is a full playable demo - guess he’s using the $$$ to polish and expand gameplay.


#4511

I posted the update - thinking it was a backer sharing a post from a social media site. Sometimes Jeremy chats there & I shared what thought was from him. Super simple.
Why is it still there? Kickstarter doesn’t allow you to remove it after so many hours.
Plus-
It still rings true. All the Backer did was re-post what Jeremy has said in the past. Which is still true. What part do you want to understand? Are you a Composer that has ever tried to write a symphony?


#4512

She was correct in that you only have 30 minutes before you cannot alter the post. But nothing says you could not post another update.


#4513

Any fellow Darkest Night backers reading the making-of book by the designer they just sent out? I’m still pretty annoyed at the delays, but I’m finding the book interesting at least.


#4514

I haven’t received that. All I got was an email saying that I’d soon get another email whereby I could pay for shipping.


#4515

They’re $3.4k short with three days to go, if you were on the fence about it.


#4516

I received the mail yesterday with this title: Project Update #81: Darkest Night: Second Edition by Victory Point Games


#4517

Cheers! Looking through my trash, seems I did get it! But it doesn’t look familiar and I don’t recall deleting it… :)

But it’s obviously the email I was referring to in my last post. I need sleep. :P


#4518

We’ve still got 19 hours to go on this. I just backed it.

It is now funded.

I meant to post about it last month, when Rock, Paper, Shotgun linked to the game. I REALLY want this game to be good, for a lot of reasons. One of the main reasons for that is that while I was listening to Mike Duncan’s excellent “Revolutions” series on the French Revolution, I kept involuntarily gaming things out to myself. It just seemed like a situation where if you stepped up as a leader of ANY faction, there was a pretty decent chance of paying a visit to Madame Guillotine at some point in your future.

Why did anyone step up, then? How, if you’re the King, or Marie Antoinette, or any of a number of royal personalities, military leaders, or rebel faction heads, do you avoid getting executed?

That seemed like it would make for a really complicated, but really intriguing game idea to me, and this game feels like it will scratch that itch completely. Plus, I’m secretly a sucker for playing dress up in games, and the historical costuming here is a nice little lagniappe.


#4519

#4520

Yes, just got the update.


#4521

Kickstarters backed: 7 (Banner Saga, Double Fine Adventure, Planetary Annihilation, Wasteland 2, Battle Worlds: Kronos, Unsung Story, One Deck Dungeon

Delivered: 5 (One Deck Dungeon looks to be imminent)

Failed Kickstarters: 1 (Unsung Story may eventually be delivered some day)

Kickstarters played: 0 (I am also horrible)