[generic] What are you backing?

#25
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,
I too like both, but as I said on UKRPG mate, the KS's for boardgames come with exclusives, and particular those CMON ones. Heck, I sold my Season 1 Zombivors from Zombicide, for more than my initial 'all-in' pledge. RPG's don't have these exclusives, and then 6-12 months later put them up at half price on RPGNow. Which is basically why I will never back another KS RPG again, with the money better spent now on boardgames, and later on the RPGs.

Anyhoo, back to that Batman one, heck that is expensive, and compared to a CMON KS, not a lot of content, (compared to your Rising Sun forex) so I am going to pass. It does look lovely, but not that lovely.

Jumping about a bit here answering, but I agree with AndyE wrt this:
I think that comes down to several factors:
  • Boardgames are more popular than RPGs in general... RPGs are an off-shoot reall
Which in turn is why I go to UK Games Expo to see and play boardgames, they are even attracting the big boys (FFG, Asmodee - okay they are one and the same nowadays, CMON) and the hawtness (eg AEG, Portal Games) plus podcasters I back (Dice Tower). RPGs there are stuck in a side hotel away from the mass boardgaming froth. Thankfully there are other cons I can go to to RPG, but nothing on the scale of UKGE.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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#26
I'm backing Hack The Planet. I don't have Blades in The Dark, so I'm diving in with this eco-cyber wonder, from the pen of the author of The Veil. It will be cool and beautiful and backed by a system that everyone is talking about.

I have the feeling that this might see play at Revelation 2019. :)
 
#27
I too like both, but as I said on UKRPG mate, the KS's for boardgames come with exclusives, and particular those CMON ones. Heck, I sold my Season 1 Zombivors from Zombicide, for more than my initial 'all-in' pledge. [/q]
Well there are a lot of boardgame kickstarters that don't go down the route of KS exclusives and don't go down the route of minis. Minis based games are the ones that get the huge money (in addition to games linked to hipster webcomic IP). The boardgames I have backed in the past got a lot more modest funding although still more than a lot of RPG Kickstarters.
 
#28
I've (finally remembered to back) The Good Society because you cannot have enough Georgian drama in your life. In a gaming life filled with vampires, corrupt horrors and the Hidden World, I look forward to spending some time pursuing the Rector's daughter despite the attentions of the dashing but despicable Capt. Jennings!
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
#29
I've (finally remembered to back) The Good Society because you cannot have enough Georgian drama in your life. In a gaming life filled with vampires, corrupt horrors and the Hidden World, I look forward to spending some time pursuing the Rector's daughter despite the attentions of the dashing but despicable Capt. Jennings!
Looks good. I enjoy that sort of game, so have jumped in too, especially as they've unlocked the magic stretch goal (I love the Cecelia and Kate novels by CJ Stevermer and Patricia Wrede).
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#30
I've (finally remembered to back) The Good Society because you cannot have enough Georgian drama in your life. In a gaming life filled with vampires, corrupt horrors and the Hidden World, I look forward to spending some time pursuing the Rector's daughter despite the attentions of the dashing but despicable Capt. Jennings!
I'm hovering, like a caddish army officer up to no good.
 
#33
I'd love to play Blood Rage or Rising Sun they are from them, right?
That is correct, I don't own those, but would like to play them. I recently received The World Of SMOG: Rise Of Moloch from them. Have played one game, it is a Victorian steampunk ongoing campaign style game, seems good so far. Gorgeous artwork for the heroes and villains.
 

Dom

Administrator
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#35
I've (finally remembered to back) The Good Society because you cannot have enough Georgian drama in your life. In a gaming life filled with vampires, corrupt horrors and the Hidden World, I look forward to spending some time pursuing the Rector's daughter despite the attentions of the dashing but despicable Capt. Jennings!
It'll be interesting to see if this is a bit less dark than 'A Taste for Murder' which also does the stately home drama rather well.
 
#39
It uses the same engine like the card-driven FAITH Science Fiction RPG.

However, for Dragons Conquer America the designers also offer a D6 dice resolution system.

And also, just like FAITH, it pays homage to the old-school scenario-driven adventure style instead of the modern free-form story game style.

Personally, Dragons Conquer America is the sort of game I will surely enjoy, because of is beautiful artwork, its honest themes of Colonialism and native empires, and even the fixed adventure plot hooks in the accompanying campaign book.
 
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