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Worthwhile Kickstarters
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:50:27 AM »
I thought I should bring up this topic, and if you have other kickstarters that you think are completely awesome then please feel free to post them in this thread to bring them to everyone's attention!

The one I looked initially was this

Littlest Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu by Tro Rex & Eyo Bella - Kickstarter

So a fully illustrated children's book version of Call of Cthulhu.
I immediately pledged enough to get a signed copy the moment they are done (I even get my name in the thank you section!)

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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 08:57:28 AM »
I'll mention the Veronica Mars Kickstarter because I think its a very important milestone in how we choose what TV gets made.

The Veronica Mars Movie Project by Rob Thomas - Kickstarter

Basically for those that don't know, it a TV show from the mid to late 2000's that was cancelled after 3 seasons, it was much loved by the fans and cast and it was always said they would like to make a movie version.
The original creator got the cast to sign on and started a kickstarter to make the money needed to get the studio that owned the rights to sanction the project.

They needed $2 Million and had it pledged within 10 hours.

Now I've never seen Veronica Mars (wasn't big in the UK) but I am a fan of various shows that I'd like to see more of so I'm really pleased this is being so successful as it will hopefully open the door to other crowd funded TV/Movie projects to go ahead.
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 12:54:22 PM »
I threw some money at The Chronicles of Professor Elemental and Amanda Palmer projects which were completed and the aborted Beyond the Gates of Antares project which was not. I'll throw some cash at Littlest Lovecraft as it looks like fun.

Edit: Question for Rasmus - with your own independent endeavour, if repeated now days would you consider a Kickstarter type event?
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 04:47:57 AM »
For the re-launch of the game into its 16th version I am definitely considering a kickstarter, especially since most of it will be available for free once it is launched.

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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 10:30:25 PM »
I've been going cfrazy with Kickstarter lately. I've been selling a bunch of bulk junk lately in the hopes of getting enough to invest intoArena Rex; Roman gladiators!!!

Another game, Warriors of Darkmyre; I'm interested in one model (the barbarian), but they don't have a good option to buy a single model.

I've discovered that Kickstarter is a great place to potentially find some quality models too: I've invested in the Judge Dread (how to you pass up the Judge for $5?!), Imbrian Arts Miniatures (very good sculpts, I wanted the Gnoll), as well as Bombshell Miniatures (I only got one model, but the kickstarter was so successful that they're giving out another free model). So yeah, all in all, I'm really excited by all the new games and projects that are coming out of that site.
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 02:08:20 PM »
How about supporting Cobra Commander as he tries to rebuild Cobra Island? is 21 million too much to ask for when the project is this important?
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 04:29:49 PM »
$50,000 to see the Baronesses knockers eh?  I'm down!
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 10:31:52 PM »
I thought I should bring up this topic, and if you have other kickstarters that you think are completely awesome then please feel free to post them in this thread to bring them to everyone's attention!

The one I looked initially was this

Littlest Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu by Tro Rex & Eyo Bella - Kickstarter

Huge success all around for this one so far. Very happy to have supported it. I also really want those coins...
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 12:03:46 AM »
Tablescapes - by Secret Weapon Miniatures by Secret Weapon - Kickstarter

Cheap alternative to Realm of Battle Boards, produced by Secret Weapon Miniatures.
Assuming some more of the stretch goals are met i think these tiles will explode onto the market, absolutely amazing stuff.

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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 08:20:05 AM »
Dwarven Forge's Game Tiles: Revolutionary Miniature Terrain by Dwarven Forge -

This is running out and is the most awesome. I love it.

Also, I got my dedication to the Littlest Cthulhu-book settled. I wonder if you guys can spot it when you get yours. :)

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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 04:33:46 PM »
Raging Heroes - The Toughest Girls of the Galaxy by Loud'n Raging - Kickstarter

28mm. They achieved their funding in less than a minute so the project is going ahead. Currently nearly 30x their initial goal with 26 days to go.
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 02:33:56 PM »
28mm wargaming sci-fi trenches and emplacements terrain by Chapterhouse Studios

Chapterhouse has come out of their 'victory' with a new kickstarter. Non Imperial defensive terrain. So far they've shown designs for 'Space Egyptians' and 'Space Elves'. So, Necrons and Eldar. Some pretty solid designs, IMO.
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 02:51:42 PM »
Armikrog: Armikrog. by Pencil Test Studios, Inc. - Kickstarter

If you've played Neverhood then this is basically a new version, done by much of the same crew (Doug TenNapel, Terry S. Taylor preparing the music); they have 45 hours left to pledge 140k dollars more, so it's not looking too well, but I believe they can manage (and then the game is going to be awesome.)
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 06:58:29 PM »
LFG - The Fork of Truth by Ryan Sohmer - Kickstarter

How can you go wrong with a game titled "The Fork of Truth"?
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 03:46:36 AM »
We're putting a TARDIS into orbit - Really! by 3 Stags - Kickstarter

Not sure how worthwhile it is, but a Tardis in space!!!!

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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2013, 04:47:20 AM »
28mm wargaming sci-fi trenches and emplacements terrain by Chapterhouse Studios

Chapterhouse has come out of their 'victory' with a new kickstarter. Non Imperial defensive terrain. So far they've shown designs for 'Space Egyptians' and 'Space Elves'. So, Necrons and Eldar. Some pretty solid designs, IMO.

And their Imperial Tech is up. I am getting me an aegis defence line for sure!

And TARDIS in space - absolutely. My name will be up there!

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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2013, 07:23:44 PM »
People are going to have to be quick for the TARDIS one, it closes in less than two days. Already at 200% of their funding goal though.
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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2013, 12:34:17 PM »
WARMACHINE: TACTICS by Privateer Press Interactive - Kickstarter

I think the words you are looking for are "Shut up and take my money".


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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013, 12:27:49 AM »
WARMACHINE: TACTICS by Privateer Press Interactive - Kickstarter

I think the words you are looking for are "Shut up and take my money".


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Re: Worthwhile Kickstarters
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2013, 06:58:02 AM »
I wonder if I can get that Warmachine-thing and sell the items in ten years at a monstrous profit.

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