I do like the kakapo meeples
See that the frost punk Kickstarter launches early sept. I’m certainly keen to learn more about this one having loved the theme of the computer game.
That Emu nearly have me sold, but I will be strong
I could see getting just the Frogmouths for $10 or something.
Despite loving the idea, I was expecting to pass this right over based on. The designers, but Paul Grogan (Gaming Rules) spoke very highly of his early play.
I don’t think I align with him much or anything, but it was definitely enough to get me watching.
I can’t see any game really satisfying me where I have to do a lot of labour for the “computer”.
It’s a good point. I’ve had a similar experience going the other way too. The Terra Mystica app I’m looking at you (I can play a game-badly, extremely quickly with the computer doing the heavy rules lifting).
The computer game was excellent if only because i loved the circular map… but so far I have avoided computer game adaptions … they make me afraid of being either dumbed down or extremely fiddly. Still waiting for someone or a game to convince me otherwise
After a long deliberation with myself, and seeing that a few of my friends liked the design and rules, I am backing Northgard: Uncharted Lands, my first ever backing of a Kickstarter… We’ll see how it goes
I read the latest two diaries (well scanned is more like it, as they are quite long) and I am quite excited … I have little comparison with other game designers but from my own profession as a software dev I know how hard it is for people to put into words what they want to do. So these diaries are all the more impressive. I particularly enjoyed the comparison of Pokemon and Starcraft battle systems.
Interesting first choice! What pushed you over the edge?
I’m only at 1 euro, but the combination of area control, cards and game mechanics. I want to see how it develops the next 4 weeks.
Hmmm. I love Weberson Santiago’s art, but I already own Avalon and Coup and don’t really need “slightly different Avalon”.
It seems like a weird one. The quest game seems like it’s sort of like Avalon but not actually Avalon (it has four players and no voting?). But then they thought they could just upgrade it a little to make it Avalon we well.
At least it included hard to obtain promos (Excalibur)
It is beautiful. Not sure that I need to spend that much money for it though, and why would you want a bigger box for Avalon?
I never found the framing of Avalon worked for me. I mean, in a resistance cell in the dystopian future, it makes a kind of sense to me that nobody knows who’s secretly the one with the special information. In King Arthur’s court, you know who Merlin is! So when The Resistance got all the gameplay modes of Avalon (with the Hidden Agenda/Hostile Intent expansions), I happily sold my copy of Avalon.
I think I’m much more likely to read the rules (when they’re released – whoof, no rulebook!) and build a Quest mode out of my existing fully loaded copy of The Resistance.
So has anyone here played Petrichor? Just wondering… because I just watched the Tom Vasel review and it sounds like potential but I cannot quite tell…
This one’s been on my “maybe” list for a while now. I’m a meteorologist by training, so the idea is very appealing. I’ve never managed to play it though.
They made an Official Petrichor TTS mod with the Kickstarter… the comments suggest that not all the new KS content has been added to it but the author seems quite responsive… I think I’ll have a look at that
I haven’t played it, but the artist, Iella, is one of my favourites. I’ve met her at conventions a few times and she’s always a pleasure to chat to.