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I backed the Spirit of the Forest expansion, got the base game for Xmas, thanks for letting me know it was there :thumbsu:


Pretty good deal if you're into 3D printing, but it ends in 6 hours


A new game plus a limited edition print of Avalon with actual art rather than clipart
 

Andre

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The wife has backed (though it all amounts to the same since except for credit cards all accounts are joint) Flourish as we both are Everdell fans and this is the same publisher. Makes a nice change to be dropping less than $100 on a Kickstarter (including shipping), with only the one edition offered.

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Andre

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Here's a question for others looking at games to back on Kickstarter. Do you ever look at games and go 'Yeah, that game looks ok, but I can't afford to go all in and get all the expansions (or a premium edition) so I'll pass on this one, even though the base game looks good'?

I've had a few that I've gone the above route. I don't care about getting all the upgraded mats or coins etc. always, but I tend to go if I can't afford a premium edition and all expansions then I'll pass. I guess I'd rather fewer complete and all in games, then more games, but not as all in on them.
 

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EnolaGay

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I predominantly go all in but there have been occasions where I have just backed the core game. Depends on what value I see in the all in.

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Generally end up going all in, that seems to be the way to maximise the benefit of KS over retail. Some of it is driven by FOMO which I have to stop worrying about.

Back two recently:
Dice Command and Dungeon Fighter.
 

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Here's a question for others looking at games to back on Kickstarter. Do you ever look at games and go 'Yeah, that game looks ok, but I can't afford to go all in and get all the expansions (or a premium edition) so I'll pass on this one, even though the base game looks good'?

I've had a few that I've gone the above route. I don't care about getting all the upgraded mats or coins etc. always, but I tend to go if I can't afford a premium edition and all expansions then I'll pass. I guess I'd rather fewer complete and all in games, then more games, but not as all in on them.
We have so many unplayed games or games we play once that I just don’t really go in for expensive expansions.
 

Andre

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We have so many unplayed games or games we play once that I just don’t really go in for expensive expansions.
That's a whole other topic, of how many times you actually play the games bought! With various favourites that we like to do regularly, some games (even though we like them), have only had 1 or 2 goes at despite owning now for years.
 

Andre

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Well next years birthday present taken care of (ignoring that's not until September). Have gotten in on Frostpunk in the last few hours. Based on the computer game (haven't played, but heard good things about). The Generator at the centre of it all lured me in. Have gone in for the All In Gamer pledge level ($280 before shipping), as the only one above it is a Poster and a random sculpt not needed. With so many card games and worker placement games out and new ones released these days, the ones with a twist, like this has, are the ones that catch my eye as the one's to spend the limited funds on.



 

EnolaGay

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Well next years birthday present taken care of (ignoring that's not until September). Have gotten in on Frostpunk in the last few hours. Based on the computer game (haven't played, but heard good things about). The Generator at the centre of it all lured me in. Have gone in for the All In Gamer pledge level ($280 before shipping), as the only one above it is a Poster and a random sculpt not needed. With so many card games and worker placement games out and new ones released these days, the ones with a twist, like this has, are the ones that catch my eye as the one's to spend the limited funds on.



Yeah, had a good think about this one. Decided to pass as I got the feeling it’s going to be more a solo game with the ‘coop’ weak.

On the flip side, my Etherfields pledge is on the way!


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Andre

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Ooh, realised I forgot to update backed The Thing. A fan of the movie, so couldn't pass this up (there needs to be a new Escape from New York board game IMO. There was a TSR one done in 1981, but what a board game was then, compared to what they can do now is worlds apart).

You can end up infected with the alien, so there's the hidden traitor mechanic, of needing people to help each other to escape, but you can't be sure why everyone wants to escape. If you're infected then you can try to escape incognito or reveal yourself and try to assimilate the rest.

 

Andre

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Planning to back in the next day or two Spectre and Vox. An Escape Room at home. Not a board game, but an actual house to explore / solve puzzles in. A good sized one (so shipping to Australia is a b*tch). Made by people in the UK who have designed and built actual Escape Rooms (well rated ones), so looks top quality.

 

EnolaGay

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Planning to back in the next day or two Spectre and Vox. An Escape Room at home. Not a board game, but an actual house to explore / solve puzzles in. A good sized one (so shipping to Australia is a b*tch). Made by people in the UK who have designed and built actual Escape Rooms (well rated ones), so looks top quality.

Looks interesting, I will check it out.

Thinking of backing the new Core Space deal.

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Andre

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Looks interesting, I will check it out.

Thinking of backing the new Core Space deal.

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Yeah, Core Space looks interesting, but for me will pass as already have too many Legacy / Campaign / Exploration games either already here or on order via Kickstarter :oops: After Spectre and Vox I need to get off Kickstarter for a few months, except keeping an eye out for the Deep Madness 3rd printing. Wife was saying last night we have a problem with buying board games of late and we enable each other. I can't deny it.
 

EnolaGay

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Haha, yes, had a similar discussion with my non gaming wife. It raised it’s head when I confessed we will need more shelving in the new game room. I ended up backing Core Space and will also back Awaken Realms ISS Vanguard but I’m going to put a handbrake on new projects after that.


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Backed a small game called 'Kabuto Sumo.' Disc pushing, dexterity game. Also grabbed Dungeon Fighter.

Got a heap on the way between now and March next year so that's probably a good time to slow down too 😃
 

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