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Relic Knights: beautiful figures that I'd be frankly embarrassed to own in some instances.

Dreadball: $80 (£55-60) for a Mantic boxed product is ludicrous, given the quality of their boards, even with free shipping from Nottingham to your house.

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Relic Knights: beautiful figures that I'd be frankly embarrassed to own in some instances.

My thoughts exactly. Even the box art manages to be embarrassing. Pass!

Dreadball: $80 (£55-60) for a Mantic boxed product is ludicrous, given the quality of their boards, even with free shipping from Nottingham to your house.

The shameless - even by Mantic's standards - riffing on GW's designs doesn't help it either.

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Thought it'd be interesting to see how everyone else is doing, as my Twitter feed has just had its first person get their first game (Zombicide) while I sit here twiddling my thumbs.

Bhaloidam - succeeded November 1st 2011 - eta June 2012 - last update in July saying signed off and waiting to hear on first week of August whether or not dice retooling had delayed it. According to a comment on August 18th they were still waiting to hear. Updated 6th September to indicate they had been delayed (clearly) and the games should hopefully ship October/November.

Farmageddon - succeeded March 4th 2012 - eta July 2012 - last update it's apparently shipped (Sept 1st)

Agents of Smersh - succeeded March 19th 2012 - eta August 2012 - last update August 22 to say it was possibly 2-3 weeks from shipping, though I think this is from China to the US, where it then needs to be sent out again.

Mobile Frame Zero - succeeded April 11th 2012 - eta June 2012 - last update August 3rd saying final edits were happening and surveys would be out end of August. Not heard anything since, though some people have apparently had the survey.

Ace Of Spies - succeeded June 20th 2012 - eta October 2012 - last update on August 27th indicated it's all on track.

Flashpoint: 2nd Story - succeeded August 9th 2012 - eta October 2012 - last update this week, all on track.

Get Bit! - 33 days to go! - eta January 2013

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Ooh. OOH. NEED TO GET HOME.

Moose - yeah, I wish I'd gotten Zombicide (which I bottled it on), and just ordered Get Bit because my son will love it and it's cheap, but jesus my own list makes depressing reading. I'll keep my eye on it, but I'm much more cautious now.

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That's pretty much why I'm done with Kickstarter. The initial excitement has been replaced with being fed up of having nothing showing for my money.

Definitely this (for the US version at least). What strikes me is how naive most start-ups are about getting product to market. Surely half an hour of Googly-moogly would give you lots of hints, tips and positive examples? That way you could at least set realistic expectations for release.

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Okay, so I know this isn't anything to do with figures, but I just thought I'd promote this Kickstarter project, as quite honestly Brom is one of the giants in the fantasy art world as far as I'm concerned, and considering his stuff was on the covers of a fair few White Dwarfs in the 80s, I reckon it's just about fair game.

I'm a big, big fan of his stuff smile.png

Linky

Oh, and it's worth popping over there just to see his...erm...interesting video promo!

Expensive, but mainly down to the shipping. However, for me it was a no brainer - Brom had a profound effect on my young mind back in the day.

Which explains so, so much I think.

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That's rather tempting as I could do with something like that for reference material. And it would be a nice little present to have waiting for me along with sedition wars for when I emigrate to America next year.

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That's rather tempting as I could do with something like that for reference material. And it would be a nice little present to have waiting for me along with sedition wars for when I emigrate to America next year.

In essence, that's pretty much my justification for all my art book purchases :P . But quite honestly, I'm a sucker for nice coffee table type books to look at too!

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I've only bought in on two Kickstarters so far, but have already received a fair pile of stuff as a result.

Mantic - Kings of War: finished in June, received hardback rulebook & 1000 pt army at the end of July. Fair size collection of extra figures due around May 2013.

Tor Gaming - Relics: finished in June, received Vaettir set in July. Additional figures (3 still outstanding) expected before the end of the year.

It's an interesting experiment, as when we're used to instant gratification it can be really hard to put down money for something you won't see for a year. I'm really tempted by Relic Knights, mainly because a lot of people at my local gaming club are buying in, but I'm still finding it hard to equate my current lack of funds against knowing that I'll be getting something fun next Easter.

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So, you know how it's always really expensive for shipping on top of your pledges in Kickstarter? Something may be in the pipeline to help with that... Little Metal Distribution Systems launches soon, making shipping way cheaper for those in the UK and Europe.

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Well, I'm helping a few companies to have their stuff shipped here to the UK which I'll then have distributed on their behalf to backers here. It works out cheaper for them and means people will get their stuff quicker (as it's not being shipped all the way to the US from China, then back over to Europe). I'm hoping it'll work!

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Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary has entered its final week

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andrewpascal/dungeons-and-dragons-a-documentary?ref=email

http://vimeo.com/47541702

It's only hit a 1/3 of it's intended goal so far. I'd really love to see a documentary about D&D. It's crazy to think that such a huge and culturally changing game hasn't had something already created about it.

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That BGG thread reminds me of why I don't read the forums other than for rule clarifications. It's a shit situation but the amount of entitled, near-sighted, fingers in ears lalala ing pricks on there makes my blood boil.

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Farmageddon - succeeded March 4th 2012 - eta July 2012 - arrived 7th September! Hoorah! my first Kickstarter project received.

All the cards are noticeably bent though, which is rubbish, apparently they'll straighten out in time though.

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Anybody thinking of pledging for the Judge Dredd miniatures on Kickstarter?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1990654819/judge-dredd-miniatures-game-block-war?ref=live

Really tempted but the "best" pledge point for all the stretch rewards seems to be Council of Judges which is a whopping $300. You do get a LOT of miniatures though.

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The rulebook accompanying the miniatures is a free to download pdf from Mongoose's website. Seems pretty good from what I read of it. I'm trying to talk someone into going halves on the Council of Judges level. Like I don't have enough miniatures sitting around waiting to be painted!

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Also, these haven't been taken account of yet, and the KS is going to get past $40K no problem:

First up, if we are lucky enough to have your support to $35,000, we will add a brand new box set covering Specialist Judges - there will be new poses for Med and Tek-Judges in there, as well as Female SJS and Exorcist Judges, and brand new Heavy Weapons and Flying Squad Judges!

If you are still hungry for more Justice Department goodness, the stretch goal after that will be a Judges of the World set, eight judges from different Mega-Cities around the globe. They will all have entires in Block War, meaning you can bring an 'exchange programme' judge onto your side at any time!

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