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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby bigglesworth » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:30 pm UTC

It looks technically proficient and well-designed, but it's unfortunate that it uses that engine and therefore art style.
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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby MisterCheif » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:50 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:It looks technically proficient and well-designed, but it's unfortunate that it uses that engine and therefore art style.


I saw some posts last night about that only being an animation, as opposed to ingame footage or anything, but I can't comment on the validity of that.

I personally like that art style though, it's a nice departure from the more gritty style of so many other games.

[EDIT] Alright, now that I've watched the full video, it is an animation. But still a ^ing epic one. Like they said in the video, they aren't going for realism. They're going for awesome.
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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby novax6 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:05 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:It looks technically proficient and well-designed, but it's unfortunate that it uses that engine and therefore art style.


From what they say on the kickstarter page, the engine is a new engine, just created by a team who worked on total annihilation and supreme commander, so i'm not sure what you mean.

I also think the art style is great, fits the game perfectly from what I've seen.

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Postby johnie104 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:09 pm UTC

I actually really like the art style. Realistic wouldn't work anyway, because the planets are way too small to considered anywhere near realistic. I do hope the actual game is going to be roughly like that video. I still remember the first time I saw the E3 trailer of Supreme Commander and was blown away by it. This video did kinda the same to me.
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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:52 pm UTC

Here's a thing I imagine some people will be interested in.
Tenra Bansho Zero - An Art and Culture-Rich RPG from Japan
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Postby Dauric » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:16 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Here's a thing I imagine some people will be interested in.
Tenra Bansho Zero - An Art and Culture-Rich RPG from Japan


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I had a friend who had gotten the original Japanese edition when he was in Japan and he brought he books over to a session to show them off. Couldn't read the rules but the artwork was absolutely beautiful and so wonderfully different from all the medieval European inspired gaming materials. I'm happy to get the chance to get my hands on them, and in a language I can read no less.
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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby Gelsamel » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:21 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Here's a thing I imagine some people will be interested in.
Tenra Bansho Zero - An Art and Culture-Rich RPG from Japan


So glad I randomly checked out this thread, it looks amazing. I've always been interested in these RPG systems which use interesting storytelling techniques and I've always loved Japanese mythology as well. Noticing references to Myouren in the art of that video just warms me inside, haha.
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Postby Xanthir » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:05 pm UTC

Monte Cook (of D&D 3e fame) is kickstarting a new game system + setting. Looks really cool - it's set IN THE YEAR ONE BILLION, with tech + magic + future + medieval all mashed together: Numenera: A new roleplaying game from Monte Cook

It's already *well* over-funded, but I'm gonna hit it just for the source book. Even though I haven't played D&D in years, buying source books just to read (*especially* ones written by Monte - Arcana Unearthed was a pure joy) is always a good investment.
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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby Gelsamel » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:22 am UTC

Xanthir wrote:Monte Cook (of D&D 3e fame) is kickstarting a new game system + setting. Looks really cool - it's set IN THE YEAR ONE BILLION, with tech + magic + future + medieval all mashed together: Numenera: A new roleplaying game from Monte Cook

It's already *well* over-funded, but I'm gonna hit it just for the source book. Even though I haven't played D&D in years, buying source books just to read (*especially* ones written by Monte - Arcana Unearthed was a pure joy) is always a good investment.


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Gelsamel wrote:
Xanthir wrote:Monte Cook (of D&D 3e fame) is kickstarting a new game system + setting. Looks really cool - it's set IN THE YEAR ONE BILLION, with tech + magic + future + medieval all mashed together: Numenera: A new roleplaying game from Monte Cook

It's already *well* over-funded, but I'm gonna hit it just for the source book. Even though I haven't played D&D in years, buying source books just to read (*especially* ones written by Monte - Arcana Unearthed was a pure joy) is always a good investment.


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Postby Dauric » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:18 pm UTC

Gelsamel wrote:
Xanthir wrote:Monte Cook (of D&D 3e fame) is kickstarting a new game system + setting. Looks really cool - it's set IN THE YEAR ONE BILLION, with tech + magic + future + medieval all mashed together: Numenera: A new roleplaying game from Monte Cook

It's already *well* over-funded, but I'm gonna hit it just for the source book. Even though I haven't played D&D in years, buying source books just to read (*especially* ones written by Monte - Arcana Unearthed was a pure joy) is always a good investment.


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Postby emceng » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:23 pm UTC

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179 ... nding_soon

This seems like a neat Uno-like game. Debating whether to spend $20 on something I will probably never play.
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Postby clockworkmonk » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:27 pm UTC

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1395306345/games-save-the-world
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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby Vaniver » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:26 pm UTC

I know this has been talked about already, but the link's on the last page, and so I'm going to post it again: Planetary Annihilation. Specifically, the Galactic War stretch goal.

It's not quite clear what that is- is it the space version of Total War, where you have a galactic map and then do skirmishes in solar systems? Or is it just "hey, play a bunch of connected skirmish games!"? Or is it a way to do a multiplayer game with, say, 32 people, each battling one or two other people at a time in a shifting mass of factions and alliances?

The first and third sound awesome, the second sounding just okay.
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Postby Felstaff » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:54 pm UTC

Huzzahs and hurroos, the Broken Sword 5 kickstarter has reached its target. I'm hoping the $650,000 stretch goal will be reached so more gameplay gets added.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:10 pm UTC

Shit. I hadn't realized there was a 4. I just recently played 2 & 3 for the first time.
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Postby Felstaff » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:22 pm UTC

There's a fourth game? I'm 100% sure they jumped straight from 2 to 5.

I think a spin-off pair of games were made, where the character of George was replaced Boxy McPull-Pushington, who lived up to his moniker and spent the entire game pulling and/or pushing boxes. Sometimes he pushed boxes in order to reach a higher floor with more boxes that required pushing!
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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:25 pm UTC

Yeah. Box puzzles got super old in 3. Does 4 have more of the same? Maybe I won't expend any effort to track it down.
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Postby eculc » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:29 pm UTC

Vaniver wrote:I know this has been talked about already, but the link's on the last page, and so I'm going to post it again: Planetary Annihilation. Specifically, the Galactic War stretch goal.

It's not quite clear what that is- is it the space version of Total War, where you have a galactic map and then do skirmishes in solar systems? Or is it just "hey, play a bunch of connected skirmish games!"? Or is it a way to do a multiplayer game with, say, 32 people, each battling one or two other people at a time in a shifting mass of factions and alliances?

The first and third sound awesome, the second sounding just okay.


I'm assuming that it's either the first or third as well.

as a tangential point, that whole "space version of total war" thing? yeah, that game already exists, provided that you like (or at least don't dislike) star wars.
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Postby Felstaff » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:35 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Does 4 have more of the same? Maybe I won't expend any effort to track it down.

I couldn't actually play it until a few months ago, despite having owned it since 2006. There was a bug where multi-core processors would render all the characters as silhouettes, making the game unplayable. There were workarounds (set CPU usage to one core, restart, play game) but I never went to that length. It was only recently they deigned to fix it, so I'm about 1/3 of the way through at the mo. It's not bad. I haven't quite got the endorphin-spill rush of solving a puzzle I've been stuck on for ages yet, but I'm willing to give it more time*. I'll have more of a review as and when I complete it.



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Postby bigglesworth » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:59 pm UTC

eculc wrote:as a tangential point, that whole "space version of total war" thing? yeah, that game already exists, provided that you like (or at least don't dislike) star wars.
I was very much not impressed by it's demo when it came out. Its ground battles aren't very interesting.
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Postby bluejello » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:17 pm UTC

Vaniver wrote:I know this has been talked about already, but the link's on the last page, and so I'm going to post it again: Planetary Annihilation. Specifically, the Galactic War stretch goal.

It's not quite clear what that is- is it the space version of Total War, where you have a galactic map and then do skirmishes in solar systems? Or is it just "hey, play a bunch of connected skirmish games!"? Or is it a way to do a multiplayer game with, say, 32 people, each battling one or two other people at a time in a shifting mass of factions and alliances?

The first and third sound awesome, the second sounding just okay.


From what I read about it it sounds like it will be each solar system is a game, so instead of a scripted campaign they will use the galactic war for the single player missions. so probably the space version of Total War (never played it, but sounds like it from this description)
Also, there is talk of having it multiplayer with different factions battling for complete control of the galaxy, not sure how that will work, but could be very interesting as long as enough players are playing at any one time.
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Postby Felstaff » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:25 pm UTC

In other stale Kickstarter news, I just found out that Carmageddon's getting a reboot. I like the video.
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Postby EdgarJPublius » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:14 pm UTC

Wow, as excited as I am for Planetary Annihilation, I really didn't expect it to hit $2.1 million, that's pretty awesome.

Now I can't wait for the beta.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:37 pm UTC

Obsidian Entertainment is putting out a new isometric party-based RPG.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obs ... t-eternity
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Postby Will » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:06 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Obsidian Entertainment is putting out a new isometric party-based RPG.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obs ... t-eternity

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Postby Vaniver » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:59 pm UTC

EdgarJPublius wrote:Wow, as excited as I am for Planetary Annihilation, I really didn't expect it to hit $2.1 million, that's pretty awesome.

Now I can't wait for the beta.
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pseudoidiot wrote:Obsidian Entertainment is putting out a new isometric party-based RPG.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obs ... t-eternity
That felt half awesome and half meh. When they were listing all of the games they had worked on, and only a handful of them are games I would want to play again, and then they talk about the nostalgia value, I get a little worried.

Like, there are lots of great things about Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Fallout! I just don't play them any more, because they're super old and not fun compared to modern games. So here's hoping this will be more similar to New Vegas than Fallout 2. (I'm fine with the visual aesthetic being old-school, just not the gameplay and expectations.)

(Also, completion date of April 2014? That's quite a bit further back than other games I've noticed.)
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Postby Jorpho » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:11 am UTC

Remember Pro Pinball? If you don't, they're generously giving away one of their video game pinball tables on their new Kickstarter, and for just two bucks you can get two of their pinball tables too. They really should have set the bar higher; I don't know if they're going to make it.
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Postby Xanthir » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:37 am UTC

Xanthir wrote:Monte Cook (of D&D 3e fame) is kickstarting a new game system + setting. Looks really cool - it's set IN THE YEAR ONE BILLION, with tech + magic + future + medieval all mashed together: Numenera: A new roleplaying game from Monte Cook

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About two days left on this, and it's been *crazy*. From what I understand, it's already by far the highest-funded RPG project so far, and they've hit a simply ridiculous number of stretch goals. Seriously, just look at the $50 ebook level - you get a fuck-ton of stuff now ($60 gets you a physical book instead, + all the PDF stuff) (well, except for the kickstarter-exclusive adventure - that takes $70 if you want it with the physical book).

There's a ton of add-ons now, too, including a special set of dice that reflect the games mechanics well (not strictly necessary - a d20, d%, and d6 will do), a special high-quality leather-bound version of the core book for +$60, and a bunch more.
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Postby emceng » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:36 pm UTC

How the crap does tax work for kickstarter? I know they call it 'rewards' for funding. but you'd have to think getting all this loot is taxable at some point.
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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:40 pm UTC

I'm not certain, but I think in the U.S. prizes and gifts are only federally taxable if the value is greater than $600 (maybe it's $1000).
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Postby Dauric » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:33 am UTC

At a guess I'd think that taxes on funds raised through kickstarter are taxed as sales taxes, which are frequently not enforced through a lack of ways to collect said taxes in online transactions. Colorado recently (2010) tried to enact legislation to collect on these 'use taxes', but the law was voided by the federal district court.

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Postby emceng » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:05 pm UTC

Well, got drunk last night and funded two or three things. Not entirely sure what. I guess it will be a surprise when I get some rewards.
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Xanthir wrote:($60 gets you a physical book instead, + all the PDF stuff)


Thanks for mentioning that, I didn't realise that was just slightly above the $50 reward tier and now I'm even poorer.
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Xanthir wrote:($60 gets you a physical book instead, + all the PDF stuff)


Thanks for mentioning that, I didn't realise that was just slightly above the $50 reward tier and now I'm even poorer.

It sounds like you, sir, need to be made aware of the +$60 addon that upgrades that book into a deluxe high-quality leatherbound version. Very classy.
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Xanthir wrote:($60 gets you a physical book instead, + all the PDF stuff)


Thanks for mentioning that, I didn't realise that was just slightly above the $50 reward tier and now I'm even poorer.

It sounds like you, sir, need to be made aware of the +$60 addon that upgrades that book into a deluxe high-quality leatherbound version. Very classy.


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Postby Soralin » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:52 pm UTC

emceng wrote:Well, got drunk last night and funded two or three things. Not entirely sure what. I guess it will be a surprise when I get some rewards.

or you could click on the "Me" thing on the right side of the top bar, and go to "My Profile" to see what it is that you've backed. :)

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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby Dauric » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:32 pm UTC

Soralin wrote:
emceng wrote:Well, got drunk last night and funded two or three things. Not entirely sure what. I guess it will be a surprise when I get some rewards.

or you could click on the "Me" thing on the right side of the top bar, and go to "My Profile" to see what it is that you've backed. :)

Bah, that would ruin the surprise.
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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:03 pm UTC

Democracy: Majority Rules by Mark Rein-Hagen (you might know him from White Wolf).

Looks kind of interesting. Not really my type of board game, so I don't think I'll be backing it, but I figured there'd be some folks here that might be interested in it enough to kick in.
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Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Postby Jorpho » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:42 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:Remember Pro Pinball? If you don't, they're generously giving away one of their video game pinball tables on their new Kickstarter, and for just two bucks you can get two of their pinball tables too. They really should have set the bar higher; I don't know if they're going to make it.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179 ... remastered
How sad. They really can't make it now.


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