[generic] What are you backing?

#1
Have I missed the reappearance of this thread elsewhere? I need somewhere to confess my lack of self-control.

After being restrained for the early part of 2018, with the exception of the 2d20 John Carter of Mars I appear to have backed many things in the last week, including the just completed Hidden Halls of Hazakor (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1734298920/the-hidden-halls-of-hazakor) which is a learn-to-DM D&D adventure for younger people but sounds fun and was worth supporting.

Still available to tempt everyone else, though, are:

Quest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1395218924/adventure-on-the-edge-of-extinction-in-a-war-betwe) which I ought to actually examine the details of. It’s from UK convention institution John Dodd, so I’m sure it’ll be fun.

And Good Society (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259750074/good-society-a-jane-austen-roleplaying-game) which might get me to actually read some Austen.

Of course I’m really just waiting until I can back Dr Mitch’s super-sounding Liminal. But more on that next week!
 
#3
Popped $1 into the Princess Bride RPG. Sounds fun but not me.
Plus, they finally allow shipping beyond the U.S.A. which is great, since surely there are fans across the pond and many other regions. I still do not understand why they chose Fudge over Fate, so have not backed it for that reason (I have too many games so just an excuse to skip). Ha ha ha!
 
#4
Recently?

Slave, Solider and KIng. A lovely little KS to reprint three of Robert Howard's King Kull of Atlantis stories. Kull was the more deep and brooding prototype Conan, who got lightened up into the raven-haired Barbarian we all know and love when the stories featuring him were rejected :) This KS is going to produce an illustrated version sometime in December.

The MIdderlands Expanded , the sequel to the oh so green British Fantasy setting (kinda book 2 of a planned 3), that expands the setting to the wider fantasy UK that is the Havenlands. More details in this preview. Currently coming into its nailbiting last couple of days. Will it fund? YES IT BLOODY WELL WILL :D
 
#5
I'm relieved to see Midderlands Expanded fund just now as I'm backing it too. I'm also backing Quest and I'm well aware that some chap called Mitchener has something he's launching next week so I suspect I'll look closely at that ?
 
#11
Just backed Liminal. If I can think of some more detail I might even up the pledge....

(Still waiting on quite a few more on Kickstarter too: Frozen Skies, Distant Realms, Yellow King, the fulness of 13th Age Glorantha... somewhat confused by having 2 log-ins!)
 
#13
I have been dabbling with boardgames too, especially those published by Cool-Mini-Or-Not (CMON), who are totally slaying Kickstarter these days.

Honestly, I get some people prefer RPGs, others prefer boadgames, and some like both, but the huge funding disparity on Kickstater between RPGs and boardgames still surprises someone like me who likes both.

Anyway, I have 30 days left to decide if I should get the Batman: Gotham City Chronicles by Monolith, not that at $1.5M they need my support,
 

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Honestly, I get some people prefer RPGs, others prefer boadgames, and some like both, but the huge funding disparity on Kickstater between RPGs and boardgames still surprises someone like me who likes both.
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I think that comes down to several factors:
  • Boardgames are more popular than RPGs in general... RPGs are an off-shoot really
  • The turnaround of boardgames at the table is far far higher than RPGs. My group plays about 3 or 5 different RPGs each year, 2 long campaigns and few one-shots or mini campaigns. At a boardgame club I'd probably play 30+ different games in a year. On a typical board game night, we'd each have about 4 or 5 games in our bag to try and bring to the table. On a RPG night, 1 person would bring 1 RPG, so a lot more board games were being bought than RPGs.
  • Boardgames are more expensive than RPGs as a general rule
 
#19
Yesterday I jumped on board with Liminal from Dr Mitch. No idea if I'll ever get to play it but I'm keen on the subject matter. I'm a fan of the Felix Castor series by Mike Carey.
Maybe someone can be persuaded to run an online game...

- Neil.
(Who fondly remembers a rather excellent online game of Hot War many moons ago)
 
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