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I'm been gorging on the Old Gods of Appalachia podcast, and I just found out I made the ol' quarterly performance bonus. So regardless of system, I've backed for the RPG to pull whatever setting or lore I need from the book. I guess I'm Family, now...
 

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I love everything about this. Even though it’s pbta, I think I’m gonna end up backing.
If it makes you feel better is not enormously PbtA feeling in the way that, say, Monster of the Week is. No playbooks, no library of moves. It's PbtA stripped down to its essentials and targeted directly (and accurately) at genre emulation.
 

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I've been struggling getting my old group to play online, due to having drifted across different time zones making scheduling even harder. I opened with, "I know this is a crazy pitch, but it's good for episodic, as-we-can-get-together play. It's basically Mythos, She Wrote starring the Golden Girls, and while that sounds-" and to my surprise they were all, "Stop drilling, you've already struck oil!"
 

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I've been struggling getting my old group to play online, due to having drifted across different time zones making scheduling even harder. I opened with, "I know this is a crazy pitch, but it's good for episodic, as-we-can-get-together play. It's basically Mythos, She Wrote starring the Golden Girls, and while that sounds-" and to my surprise they were all, "Stop drilling, you've already struck oil!"
You need the cookbook....
 

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My favorite mystery solving mechanic by a mile.
It really is.

I remember someone finding a clue in a game with Jason Cordova and it was something random, like an old photograph with the #3 on it, and a player was like, "What does that mean??" and Jason was like, "I have no idea." LOL
 

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I feel ya. I've spent a LOT of money on Kickstarter in the last couple of weeks. :grin:
The Blade Runner KS is just coming up and the Pirate Borg KS BackerKit went out this week too, so I've gone from no KSs to 2 in a matter of a few weeks (which seems like a big deal to someone who swore off them at the beginning!). Still relatively small fry but I am much more discerning with my money these days.
 

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See, I skipped Alien (somehow), but Blade Runner vies for best films for me (it tussles with Star Wars), so although I have a number of other games that can (or could) do it, I'm really interested in what it brings.
 

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I was thinking about backing Pan-Pacifica and Blade Runner, but not sure I will. The FOMO is combatting my new awareness that I'm getting things just to get them.
 

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I was thinking about backing Pan-Pacifica and Blade Runner, but not sure I will. The FOMO is combatting my new awareness that I'm getting things just to get them.
I feel that. I recognize that I buy far more games than I will play. So I rationalize if I think I’d enjoy reading it, I may pick it up.

Right now I’m debating on Tokyo Otherscape, the evolution of City of Mist. I’m backing, but not positive I will continue backing through the end.
 

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I feel that. I recognize that I buy far more games than I will play. So I rationalize if I think I’d enjoy reading it, I may pick it up.

Right now I’m debating on Tokyo Otherscape, the evolution of City of Mist. I’m backing, but not positive I will continue backing through the end.
Same here. I'm not even reading anything that I get, so not sure that even the PDFs are worth it.
 

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Same here. I'm not even reading anything that I get, so not sure that even the PDFs are worth it.
PDFs are never with it for me unless I’m running a game, and then only if I can see the and copy from the text.
 

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The PDF for the book on the British Isles from Graeme Davis just got released to backers. I'm too busy this week to look at it, but I am very excited to read it.
Yeah mine came in while I was in the hospital. Need to catch up and give it a read through. Love Vaesen personally, no surprise since I'm a fanboy of Free Leagues. :dice:
 

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Ooof the pledge manager for Marvel Zombicide went out today and the revealed costs for shipping are… somewhat shocking for an already-expensive game.

Just the two core boxes (basically the game itself) will cost you over 100$ shipping to the USA.

Very glad that I didn’t pay NEARLY that much for an all/in pledge for Masters of the Universe (also by CMON).

Kind of glad that I only invested 1$ for this campaign. Ouchie
 

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Ooof the pledge manager for Marvel Zombicide went out today and the revealed costs for shipping are… somewhat shocking for an already-expensive game.

Just the two core boxes (basically the game itself) will cost you over 100$ shipping to the USA.

Very glad that I didn’t pay NEARLY that much for an all/in pledge for Masters of the Universe (also by CMON).

Kind of glad that I only invested 1$ for this campaign. Ouchie
And now you know how we in Europe feel about the shipping from the USA:grin:!
 

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And now you know how we in Europe feel about the shipping from the USA:grin:!
Yeah it’s far worse for you folks. Canada gets a taste though.

Just tried out the Pledge Manager to see how much I’d have to pay. For the 2 core boxes (basically the game itself), which is 240$ USD, I’d have to pay 84$ for “1 wave” shipping (ie, get everything at once in the late Summer or Fall of 2023).

That’s a grand total of approx. 412$ CAD for the core Zombicide game. I paid less than that for all-in pledges for other CMON campaigns.

Licensed property costs are a total pain, I guess. Disney wants its $$$
 

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Thankful I passed on that one! Mind you, I went in heavy on XMen United and this far, only my playmat has shipped from second wave. I elected to get the core set in first shipping wave.
 

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The Blade Runner KS is just coming up and the Pirate Borg KS BackerKit went out this week too, so I've gone from no KSs to 2 in a matter of a few weeks (which seems like a big deal to someone who swore off them at the beginning!). Still relatively small fry but I am much more discerning with my money these days.
I'm looking forward to my Pirate Borg pdf! Yarrr...
 

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All the high shipping costs makes me wonder if this will be a boon to 3d printing. I mean I'd rather buy one 3d printer and get STLs than pay a ton to move the same plastic around just bubble wrapped.
It's already done that to me. I'm buying fewer and fewer physical miniatures. The pile of shame has frozen in size. The hard drive of shame, however...

I'm also getting very spoiled by the option to scale my humans to how I want them.
 

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All the high shipping costs makes me wonder if this will be a boon to 3d printing. I mean I'd rather buy one 3d printer and get STLs than pay a ton to move the same plastic around just bubble wrapped.
Interesting. The ridiculous shipping costs fuel the Home 3D Printed market. I never thought about that but it makes sense.

I'm wondering how good an stl you can make from a 3D scan of a GW mini.

Wonder how scanning a sprue and printing out pieces to order would work.
 

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Interesting. The ridiculous shipping costs fuel the Home 3D Printed market. I never thought about that but it makes sense.

I'm wondering how good an stl you can make from a 3D scan of a GW mini.

Wonder how scanning a sprue and printing out pieces to order would work.
So there is OpenScan a 3d printed scanner using a raspberry pi and camera for scanning if you want. There are Facebook groups dedicated to printing GW Warhammer 40k stuff. It's happening. It just needs a nudge (or nude as spell correct suggested) to push it over the edge to be the default. 3d printing still is an art at the lower dollar end requiring some tinkering.
 

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So there is OpenScan a 3d printed scanner using a raspberry pi and camera for scanning if you want. There are Facebook groups dedicated to printing GW Warhammer 40k stuff. It's happening. It just needs a nudge (or nude as spell correct suggested) to push it over the edge to be the default. 3d printing still is an art at the lower dollar end requiring some tinkering.
Could get one of these, they're only 17 grand. :sick:
 

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Did someone mention this earlier? If so, I missed it until just now.


Now, for my commentary as a Robotech/Macross fan. I'm not sure if I'll be going in on this Kickstarter, because I already have the core game being offered, and I don't feel it was something I'd play. I also have multiples of most of the miniatures which are part of the campaign.

But the miniatures this company has been doing are very good.

For me the super tempting things are the SDF-1, Breetai's Flagship, and some of the support mecha like the Gnerl and Cat's Eye which have not been previously available. I'm extremely bummed that it seems the only way to get the SDF-1 in cruiser mode is to get the All-In package.
 

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Did someone mention this earlier? If so, I missed it until just now.


Now, for my commentary as a Robotech/Macross fan. I'm not sure if I'll be going in on this Kickstarter, because I already have the core game being offered, and I don't feel it was something I'd play. I also have multiples of most of the miniatures which are part of the campaign.

But the miniatures this company has been doing are very good.

For me the super tempting things are the SDF-1, Breetai's Flagship, and some of the support mecha like the Gnerl and Cat's Eye which have not been previously available. I'm extremely bummed that it seems the only way to get the SDF-1 in cruiser mode is to get the All-In package.

I twitched and then made my saving throw to resist going "All In". (mental twitch) My reasoning? That I know I'm going to irk my wife if after I heal up in 8 weeks that I'm pondering trading in my 2020 Road Glide for a lighter, more nimble adventure motorcycle. I'm prepping for the side eye she's going to give me. lol So spending more on Kickstarters isn't top priority right now. lol
 

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Free League's Blade Runner RPG campaign is up:
Yup, went all in while ducking wife side eye. Lol Lucky for me she's a fan of Free Leagues Publishing.
 
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