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Title: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 26, 2015, 12:10:06 PM
I figure that having one single thread will make those of us who care about kickstarters notice what other people are interested in so I figured I'd make this thread.

If you have something you want to share, feel free to post it here.  I have a habit of rummaging through Kickstarter every couple of weeks so as long as I can remember that i made this thread in the first place I'll probably keep posting to it.



Lord of the Fries (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/lord-of-the-fries) (Funding ends April 3rd) - Fun quick card game about being in a zombie working in a restaurant.  The more money they get, the more restaurants get unlocked.  Each restaurant is it's own deck (and has to be paid for separately) but they'll be adding rules to combine decks to add more players.

Even if you don't want this game, check out the company.  Their website has a lot of print-and-play games for free (including games you can actually buy copies of). 


Mistfall (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nskn-ludibooster/mistfall-legendary-adventures-for-1-4-fearless-her) (Funding ends April 2nd) - Coop adventure game for 1-4 players.  It's a pretty cool looking deck-building game.  Hard for me to explain better than just reading the kickstarter would be.  Check it out.

Sea Monster Jamboree Print (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159974695/sea-monster-jamboree-print) (Funding ends April 18th) - This guy makes weird art (and bandanas, and plates).  I like it.

The Gentleman's Single-Use Monocle (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weiner/the-gentlemans-single-use-monocle) (Funding ends April 15th) - I think the title pretty much says everything, except ladies can use it too.


And an Indiegogo campaign for kicks

George Takei's Legacy Project (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/george-takei-s-legacy-project?fb_action_ids=10152779510481864&fb_action_types=indiegogo%3Acontribute) (Funding ends May 20th) - This one's all political and whatnot, deal with it.  To sum it up, this is to fund a Broadway musical which in turn will be a perpetual source of funding for the Japanese American National Museum. 
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on April 03, 2015, 09:32:30 PM
Cubit (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/152108000/cubit-perfect-cubes-of-tungsten-titanium-and-more/) (Funding ends May 6) - Cubes of metal.  Yes, I think this is cool.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on April 08, 2015, 05:03:57 PM
Arclighter  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arclighter/illume-arclighter-flameless-electronic-candle-ligh/description)(Funding ends April 26) - Light things on fire using electricity!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on April 20, 2015, 05:54:08 PM
SnapPower Charger (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/snappower/snappower-charger-a-usb-charger-in-a-coverplate-no) (Funding ends May 15) - Wall outlet covers with an integrated usb port and doesn't require any additional wiring.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Slaughterhouserock on May 07, 2015, 04:37:28 PM
Tales of Alethrion (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/tales-of-alethrion-season-one) - From the makers of The Reward, comes new tales from the world of Alethrion.  If you haven't seen The Reward, do yourself a favor and check it out (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cw7aAFS5oc).  And while you're at it, watch the first of what hopefully becomes a full series The First Hero (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUlg8Y_mLfA).
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 08, 2015, 02:03:56 PM
Tales of Alethrion (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/tales-of-alethrion-season-one) - From the makers of The Reward, comes new tales from the world of Alethrion.  If you haven't seen The Reward, do yourself a favor and check it out (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cw7aAFS5oc).  And while you're at it, watch the first of what hopefully becomes a full series The First Hero (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUlg8Y_mLfA).

I've seen The Reward, I'll have to check this out!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Risada on May 11, 2015, 09:57:03 PM
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night fans, assemble!

Bloodstained - Ritual of the Night (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 12, 2015, 11:49:32 AM
Raspberry Nightingales (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1241276222/raspberry-nightingales) (Funding Ends June 1st) - An art kickstarter, I've got some of this guys stuff.  It's very hit or miss with me though.


There are also kickstarters for a Crysis Board Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frame6/crysis-analogue-edition-the-board-game?ref=category) and a Fast & Furious Board Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/fast-and-furious-full-throttle?ref=category).  I'm not sure what to think about that...
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 23, 2015, 12:35:03 PM
Calamityware dinner plate 6 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159974695/calamityware-dinner-plate-6/description?mc_cid=932aeede77&mc_eid=b733370579) (Funding Ends June 30th) - Cool porcelain plates.  Take a look!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 27, 2015, 10:52:00 AM
Another indiegogo campaign for lovers of horror books

The Ever-Expanding Grab Bag by Dark Regions Press (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-ever-expanding-grab-bag-by-dark-regions-press#/story) (Funding ends June 10) - Get a bunch of horror books.  There are random books and then guaranteed specific books.  The more stretch goals are unlocked the more books get added to the grab bag.  Even meeting the goal adds a book.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on June 24, 2015, 08:34:56 PM
Adventure Deck System: Luminosity (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1850268456/adventure-deck-system-luminosity/description) (Funding ends July 23) - A tactical RPG/Deck Building hybrid game.  Looks interesting and has a low entry cost.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 07, 2015, 12:41:06 PM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 3 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-3-the-search-for-mr-bones?ref=users) (Funding ends July 25) - The third kickstarter for the reaper bones line of miniatures.  Get lots of minis for $100 plus shipping, or just get cheap add-on sets.  I kickstarted the first two these are good quality minis.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on July 22, 2015, 03:24:06 AM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 3 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-3-the-search-for-mr-bones?ref=users) (Funding ends July 25) - The third kickstarter for the reaper bones line of miniatures.  Get lots of minis for $100 plus shipping, or just get cheap add-on sets.  I kickstarted the first two these are good quality minis.

Bump for visibility.  3 days left!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 22, 2015, 02:17:17 PM
I'm still on the fence about pledging since I'm between jobs....  The Cthulhu mythos expansion set is tempting me though.



Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smithsonian/reboot-the-suit-bring-back-neil-armstrongs-spacesu?ref=nav_search) (Funding ends August 19) - The first kickstarter by the Smithsonian Museum; "A chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere." 
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on July 22, 2015, 02:37:50 PM
I'm still on the fence about pledging since I'm between jobs....  The Cthulhu mythos expansion set is tempting me though.

The Mythos expansion is the one I'm not buying  :lmao
I'm really only interested in the cultists and maybe one or two of the explorers.  I don't really care about the monsters. 

I saw some leaked pictures of a 5 headed dragon thing that an interview with Reaper Brian confirmed was going to be a stretch goal, but hasn't even been announced yet.  Still holding out hope!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 23, 2015, 01:35:51 PM
I'm still on the fence about pledging since I'm between jobs....  The Cthulhu mythos expansion set is tempting me though.

The Mythos expansion is the one I'm not buying  :lmao
I'm really only interested in the cultists and maybe one or two of the explorers.  I don't really care about the monsters. 

I saw some leaked pictures of a 5 headed dragon thing that an interview with Reaper Brian confirmed was going to be a stretch goal, but hasn't even been announced yet.  Still holding out hope!

I want the explorer's and the obelisk.  I have enough fantasy people, I want miniatures for other occasions that I'll never use.

Goremaw is just awesome looking but I know I won't get it.

I have to say, I'm kind of eh on the five headed dragon.  Too big and pricey.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 25, 2015, 12:55:56 PM
This one is different from what I normally post. (http://www.gofundme.com/2j7q2j7f5js)

A friend of mine's car broke down on the side of a highway, she's living in the spare room of some friend's of hers and has been for awhile.  She supports her 19 year old daughter but had to send the daughter to live with friend's because of some serious problems with where my friend is living. To quote her, "We have no public transportation in La Vernia. I work in San Antonio. Carpooling is not an option as I do not work a 8-5 schedule. I need a vehicle to get to work and in case of an emergency. I am a type one diabetic. Madison has epilepsy and though she is staying with friends currently, if there was a health emergency I would need a vehicle to get to her. The only other vehicle here is not mine and I would surely be pulled over due to it only having one headlight and expired tags. I do drive through four small cities to get to my office and I drive home at night. I know my luck- I would be hit with a ticket in all four towns and I would be responsible for paying these tickets."

If you have any spare money laying around she could really use the help.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 08, 2015, 12:42:49 PM
Snotbot: Help fund critical whale research with drones (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/snotbot/snotbot-pushing-the-frontiers-of-whale-research-wi?ref=popular) (Funding ends August 25th) - Patrick Stewart wants you to help fund a new less invasive way to perform whale research.  With snot.  Check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 19, 2015, 07:51:20 PM
Dungeons On Demand: Volume 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dancoleman/dungeons-on-demand-volume-2-5e-dnd-dungeon-adventu/description) (Funding ends August 20th) - I'm late in finding this one.  It's a bunch of prepared 5th edition dungeons that you can drop into your game without being part of an established campaign.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 26, 2015, 12:04:29 PM
Divinity: Original Sin 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larianstudios/divinity-original-sin-2) (Funding ends September 30th) - I kickstarted the first one and played it.  It's a good game.  More importantly, it's a good game company.  They're coming out with an enhanced edition to the first one and everyone who owns it gets a free upgrade.  This kickstarter also includes alpha and beta access for everyone and they're very good at listening to their player base.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: altpersona on September 02, 2015, 10:46:18 PM
Its not a regular Crowdfunding thing, but the crowd is welcome to fund it :D

 You can now get your own person Original Martyr Stones© at my Etsy store www.MartyrStones.com
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 06, 2015, 02:29:46 PM
Powernap: Volume 2 (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/power-nap-vol-2#/story) (Funding ends October 14th) - This one is on Idiegogo for those who don't use kickstarter.  It's for a webcomic that I like enough that I'd be willing to pay for a physical copy of it (check it out if nothing else).  You're paying for the new book (and also volume 1 if you want it).  Also free international shipping!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 09, 2015, 07:49:14 PM
FIRE & BONE 3: Tiny, Digitally Captured, Metal Animal Skulls (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fireandbone/fire-and-bone-3-tiny-digitally-captured-metal-anim) (Funding ends October 14th) - Have you ever been interested in owning a small metal replica of an animal skull (or in the case of this particular kickstarter a HUMAN SKULL)?  If so, check this out.  The company and their products are pretty good, I have a pair of wolf skull cufflinks from one of their previous kickstarters.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 11, 2015, 04:34:16 PM
The Lost Lands: The Northlands Saga Complete (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/froggodgames/the-lost-lands-the-northlands-saga-complete) (Funding ends October 1st) - A pretty cool looking Nordic adventure path for Pathfinder and the Swords of Wizardry ruleset by Frog God Games.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 17, 2015, 12:49:35 PM
I'm sure that anybody who reads this thread is probably already aware of the situation since the two threads are literally right next to each other right now, but a fellow board member needs our help.

Lycanthromancer is in trouble. (http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=16368.msg287650#msg287650)  If anyone can help him, please do.  He's trying to get his life back together and I know that a lot of us understand just how hard that can be.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Lycanthromancer on September 21, 2015, 12:46:20 AM
I'm sure that anybody who reads this thread is probably already aware of the situation since the two threads are literally right next to each other right now, but a fellow board member needs our help.

Lycanthromancer is in trouble. (http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=16368.msg287650#msg287650)  If anyone can help him, please do.  He's trying to get his life back together and I know that a lot of us understand just how hard that can be.
Thanks for posting this for me, man. You're awesome.

While I'm here, I wanted to draw some attention to an idea Solo had that could help me help myself. I outlined it in this thread (http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=16407.0). I know I have a bit of renown around here and elsewhere in the gaming community, and I'd like a chance to try for something big.

Anybody who wants to discuss it with Solo and me is more than welcome.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 29, 2015, 06:36:28 PM
Battletech (Funding ends November 3rd) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/battletech) - A game set in the battletech universe (mech combat, check it out).  This is the same company that's done the new Shadowrun games and they've got some long planned stretch goals to make the game better.  Look into it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 07, 2015, 01:25:26 AM
Spellbook Gaming Boxes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1584169644/spellbook-gaming-boxes) (Funding ends November 6) - Are you tired of boring fake looking book boxes (boxes shaped to look like books, not boxes for your books)?  If so, check this out.  There are a lot of customization opens and it will come with a foam insert in case you want to use it to store your Magic cards or miniatures or whatever else.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 07, 2015, 03:17:38 PM
Calamityware dinner plate 8 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159974695/calamityware-dinner-plate-8) (Funding ends October 28) - This guy makes high quality plates in the blue willow style  (https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+willow&biw=1696&bih=820&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CFwQ7AlqFQoTCOzTo66JscgCFYHUgAodCKIDZw) except there's always a large calamty (thus the name).  Check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 14, 2015, 12:04:41 PM
I've got a handful this time.

Monkey House Games Legal Battle (https://www.gofundme.com/monkeyhousegames) - This one's on Indiegogo.  Basically, Jeff Dee (if you know who that is) and company made a game (Villains and Vigilantes) in 1979.  Then the publishing company ceased to exist so the creators decided to release a new edition since publishing rights reverted to them.  Now the former president of the company that no longer exists is suing for trademark infringement.  I hate bullshit like this.

Friday the 13th: The Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/613356213/friday-the-13th-the-game) (Funding ends November 13th) - I'm on the fence about this one.  On the one hand, the game looks and sounds pretty awesome.  On the other hand, I never play asymmetric mutiplayer games (1 big guy vs mutlple normal people like Depth or Evolve).

(The Awesome & Mighty) Machu Picchu Dice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/382123202/the-awesome-and-mighty-machu-picchu-dice) (Funding ends November 26) - I'll admit, I have a thing for dice.  Especially cool or unique dice.  I've backed a couple of dice kickstarters already and they've been hit-or-miss for me.  However, these dice look amazing!  If you're looking for awesome stone d6's with silver and stone/shell inlay then check these out.

Kill Doctor Lucky (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/kill-doctor-lucky) (Funding ends November 13th) - Please note: This isn't the Paizo version of the game.  Publishing rights have reverted back to Cheapass Games (a pretty damn awesome company that I'm surprised that I haven't mentioned before.  (Check them out.) (http://www.cheapass.com/)  If you haven't played it before, think of it as the precursor to Clue.  You and the other players run around a mansion trying to Kill Doctor Lucky without being caught by the other player's.  It's a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 19, 2015, 12:25:36 PM
SMBC has a Kickstarter for their new book (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weiner/religion-ruining-everything-since-4004-bc) (Funding ends November 18th) - If you aren't familiar with this webcomic, go check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 22, 2015, 09:38:03 PM
"Star Ship" art prints (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/526535495/star-ship-art-prints/) (Funding ends November 20th) - A really nice art print.  Take a look.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 27, 2015, 04:25:14 PM
Megalixir (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weaponshop/megalixir) (Funding ends November 7th) - Have you ever wanted video game inspired display pieces?  Are you tired of art prints and looking for something a little different such as a deku nut or a fairy in a bottle or one of 10 other physical rewards (there are 12 total, plus a digital one, plus some combo tiers)?  Check this out, it's both pretty and cool.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on November 11, 2015, 01:27:38 AM
Bring Back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k?ref=nav_search) (Funding ends December 12th) - The creator of MST3K wants to make a new season of the show with the hopes of it getting picked up by a major network again.  Other than that, pretty self explanatory.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Lycanthromancer on November 11, 2015, 10:34:58 PM
A couple of updates on my situation: http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=16368.new#new
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on November 24, 2015, 11:18:10 PM
AKO Dice II (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1429341405/ako-dice-ii) (Funding ends December 16th) - In case you missed the first one.  Also new dice.

Eternity Photos - your memories impressed on marble forever (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/777504761/eternity-photos-your-memories-impressed-on-marble) (Funding ends December 17th) - Name is pretty self-explanatory.  It's a very interesting concept.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on December 01, 2015, 12:10:11 PM
Secret Hitler (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maxtemkin/secret-hitler) (Funding ends December 23rd) - A hidden identity game by the same people who made Cards against Humanity.  Set in 1930's Germany.  And someone is secretly Hitler.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on January 11, 2016, 09:25:41 PM
I feel like I've been neglecting this thread.

Champagne (and strawberries!) Cthulhu (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/echox/champagne-and-strawberries-cthulhu?ref=category) (Funding ends January 18th) - A romantic themed Lovecraft inspired set of art prints.

Dungeons On Demand: Volume 3 - 5E DnD Dungeon Adventures (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dancoleman/dungeons-on-demand-volume-3-5e-dnd-dungeon-adventu?ref=category) (Funding ends February 5) - Pretty self-explanatory.

H.P. Lovecraft: Cthulhu Mythos Great Old Ones Idols (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rykarjove/hp-lovecraft-cthulhu-mythos-great-old-ones-idols?ref=category) (Funding ends January 31) - Cthulhu mythos statues for display purposes.

The Burning Wheel Codex (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burningwheel/the-burning-wheel-codex?ref=category) (Funding ends February 5) - This is a Burning Wheel expansion, again pretty self-explanatory.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on January 11, 2016, 11:57:56 PM
The Burning Wheel Codex (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burningwheel/the-burning-wheel-codex?ref=category) (Funding ends February 5) - This is a Burning Wheel expansion, again pretty self-explanatory.

I backed this. If only I could convince my group to play Burning Wheel  :rolleyes
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on January 12, 2016, 11:07:15 AM
The Burning Wheel Codex (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burningwheel/the-burning-wheel-codex?ref=category) (Funding ends February 5) - This is a Burning Wheel expansion, again pretty self-explanatory.

I backed this. If only I could convince my group to play Burning Wheel  :rolleyes

I've never played it and have never looked at the system but I thought it was appropriate for the board so there it is.   :p
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kajhera on January 16, 2016, 02:47:15 PM
My uncle is pursuing developing an updated version of a fun game he made 15 years ago: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamemechanicsllc/demo-derby (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamemechanicsllc/demo-derby)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on January 21, 2016, 05:55:17 PM
Control: A Strategic Card Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keymastergames/control-a-strategic-card-game) (Funding ends February 19th) - An interesting looking quick play competitive card game about time travelers.

Fate More: From Bits to Books (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/fate-more-from-bits-to-books?ref=category) (Funding ends February 10th) - Evil Hat wants to print some of their Fate books that are currently only available in pdf.

Scarred Lands—FRPG setting in 5e OGL & Pathfinder editions (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861515217/scarred-landsfrpg-setting-in-both-5e-and-pathfinde?ref=category) (Funding ends February 2nd) - The title is pretty self-explanatory.  I've only glanced at Scarred Lands but the campaign looks pretty interesting.

Accursed: World of Morden (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1231173913/accursed-world-of-morden) (Funding ends January 26th) - Accursed is a setting for Savage Worlds that is pretty well reviewed, they want to print more books (and you can get pdfs of all the books as a pledge level).
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 02, 2016, 09:50:58 PM
More tabletop-rpg specific kickstarters:

Dungeons On Demand: Volume 3 - 5E DnD Dungeon Adventures (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dancoleman/dungeons-on-demand-volume-3-5e-dnd-dungeon-adventu) (Funding ends February 5th) - More 5th edition dungeons plus extras.

Apocalypse World 2nd Edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/226674021/apocalypse-world-2nd-edition) (Funding ends March 1st) - Pretty self-explanatory, no fiddly bits on this kickstarter (at least as of the time of this post).

Mutant: Genlab Alpha (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/mutant-genlab-alpha) (Funding ends March 4th) - A sourcebook for Mutant: Year Zero

Olympus Inc: An Urban Fantasy Setting Book For Savage Worlds (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1359478628/olympus-inc-a-savage-worlds-setting-book) (Funding ends February 18th) - The title is pretty self-explanatory.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 03, 2016, 01:26:57 PM
Dragon: The Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dragonthegame/dragon-the-game) (Funding ends February 14th) - An open-world action rpg where you are a dragon.  I've been following this game on Steam (it's in early access) and just found out about the kickstarter so I figured i would share it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 11, 2016, 11:37:51 PM
7th Sea: Second Edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnwickpresents/7th-sea-second-edition) (Funding ends March 13th) - 7th Sea is back in the hands of the original creator and so he's overhauling it since it's been over 15 years.  There's also a free quick start rules download.  Also, all pledges over $40 gives you all of the 1st edition books.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 21, 2016, 10:50:43 AM
A couple more RPGs.

Weird War I - Savage Worlds (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/weird-war-i-savage-worlds) (Funding ends March 3rd) - Savage Worlds already has Weird War II, Vietnam, and Rome.  Now Pinnacle wants to expand the Weird War series.  There's also a plot point campaign where you're the Germans (but this is WWI so not Nazis).

Robert E. Howard's Conan Roleplaying Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/robert-e-howards-conan-roleplaying-game) (Funding ends March 30th) - It's a 2d20 system (I've never played one of those) and a guy that I know is listed as a "renowned Conan expert" who's making sure the game stays true to its roots.  Also there are quickstart rules.  Definitely could be interesting.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 27, 2016, 12:01:15 PM
Another pen and paper rpg

KULT: Divinity Lost (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1037361623/kult-divinity-lost-horror-roleplaying-game-rpg) (Funding ends March 31) - In 1991 an RPG was released called Kult (that I've never heard of, just fyi).  Now it's going to be re-released through Kickstarter.  It's a contemporary horror RPG.  Looks interesting.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 08, 2016, 12:23:06 AM
Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/sandy-petersens-cthulhu-mythos-for-pathfinder) (Funding ends April 6th) - The author of Call of Cthulhu wants to print a book converting the Cthulhu mythos to the Pathfinder ruleset.  He's even revising the official Pathfinder Cthulhu mythos monsters that have already been printed.

Also there's going to be a stretch goal for insanity rules.

Also there are miniatures!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 11, 2016, 09:25:23 PM
Have you ever thought that you didn't feel complete unless you had dice with you at all times?  Or perhaps you want to introduce children to Lovecraft without giving them nightmares?  Well read on!

CUBi DICE : The Smallest Titanium Dice In The World (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/183888392/cubi-dice-the-smallest-titanium-dice-in-the-world) (Funding ends March 16th) - These dice are 5mm per side and come with a keychain holder to carry them with.  Choose how many dice you want (keychain holds 6).

Littlest Lovecraft: The Horror Collection (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/426473987/littlest-lovecraft-the-horror-collection) (Funding ends April 11th) - Contains children friend adaptations of "Pickman's Model", "The Haunter of the Dark", and "The Whisperer in Darkness".  Add-ons also include some pretty cool tumbler glasses, the other three Littlest Lovecraft books, and dice!  (I'm sensing a theme here...)


Edit: H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos Petroglyphs: History in Stone (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arkhambazaar/hp-lovecraft-cthulhu-mythos-petroglyphs-history-in) (Funding ends March 17th) - I'll just quote the kickstarter tagline, "The Cthulhu Mythos on stone, with Elder Things, Shoggoths, & Deep Ones. Plus Miskatonic University T-shirts & Cthulhu Pendants."  It looks pretty damn awesome.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on March 12, 2016, 04:44:31 AM
Dwarven Forge is making a new line of castles, walls, and towers.  It's looking pretty cool, (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dwarvenforge/dwarven-forges-castles-3-d-modular-terrain-for-gam?ref=home_potd) if a bit pricey. 
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kajhera on March 13, 2016, 11:45:00 AM
Speaking of Call of Cthulhu, my friend has been writing some investigations for the 7th edition rules to supplement the available content.

While free to access, he's hosting them on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/The_Fool), so in this thread they go.  :tongue
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 13, 2016, 12:21:36 PM
Speaking of Call of Cthulhu, my friend has been writing some investigations for the 7th edition rules to supplement the available content.

While free to access, he's hosting them on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/The_Fool), so in this thread they go.  :tongue

I officially declare that Patreon counts as crowd-funding enough for this thread!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 19, 2016, 09:11:42 PM
Prism Dice : Handmade from Bulletproof Glass (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1874304670/prism-dice-handmade-from-bulletproof-glass) (Funding ends April 15th) - Way too pricey for me but man wouldn't they be cool to show off?

GLOAID | Self Charging Wayfinding Systems (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1692552050/gloaid-self-charging-wayfinding-systems) (Funding ends March 30th) - A non-game related kickstarter, I just like the idea of high quality glow-in the dark materials.  I don't think that this one is going to meet its goal though.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on April 01, 2016, 08:32:33 PM
Unknown Armies Third Edition Roleplaying Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/unknown-armies-third-edition-roleplaying-game) (Funding ends April 29th) - I've never played Unknown Armies and know nothing about it, but there's a new edition in the works.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on April 06, 2016, 07:58:31 PM
Lexicons of Dueling Scottish Claymore (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1667897833/lexicons-of-dueling-scottish-claymore-0) (Funding ends April 22nd) - And interesting looking dueling card game.  This is the third kickstarter they've done, each one is a different deck/weapon.  It looks interesting but I've never pledged before so I'm not sure how well the game plays.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kajhera on April 08, 2016, 07:06:32 PM
Module 2 (https://www.patreon.com/posts/4859627) and
Module 3 (https://www.patreon.com/posts/5104330)

Continuing Call of Cthulhu modules written by said friend. I've promised to read them at some point, but I'm scared to ...  :p
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on April 08, 2016, 07:35:26 PM
Module 2 (https://www.patreon.com/posts/4859627) and
Module 3 (https://www.patreon.com/posts/5104330)

Continuing Call of Cthulhu modules written by said friend. I've promised to read them at some point, but I'm scared to ...  :p

If only I have a Call of Cthulhu group....
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: bhu on April 08, 2016, 07:57:22 PM
We could make one.  I wanna do a Cthulhu game where teh PC's are a sherrif's office in a small rural town
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on April 27, 2016, 07:41:49 PM
Trance Sphere: Oligodynamic Copper (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trancemetals/trance-sphere-oligodynamic-copper) (Funding ends May 19th) - Reasonably priced large copper spheres (well, reasonably for the price of copper in general).

Rifts for Savage Worlds (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/rifts-for-savage-worlds) (Funding ends May 19th) - Pretty self-explanatory.  A Rifts conversion to the Savage Worlds system.

Dark Souls - The Board Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/dark-soulstm-the-board-game) Funding ends May 16th) - Also self-explanatory.

The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game) (Funding ends May 19th) - I'm sure someone here would be interested in this.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 05, 2016, 08:26:17 PM
Splyt Light (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1244118214/splyt-light) (Funding ends May 14th) - A very cool build-your-own chandelier kind of project.  I like it a lot.

The Dark Eye RPG—English Edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1216685848/the-dark-eye-rpgenglish-edition) (Funding ends June 2nd) - Another pen-and-paper RPG kickstarter.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on May 06, 2016, 05:36:46 PM
Thanks for all of these, I'll see if I can find any interesting ones.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 06, 2016, 05:56:02 PM
Thanks for all of these, I'll see if I can find any interesting ones.

You're welcome!

Feel free to post anything that you think is worth sharing, I don't mean to hog this thread, most people just don't post.   :p
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 10, 2016, 08:02:42 PM
Mistfall: Heart of the Mists - Legendary Adventure Continues (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1414551803/mistfall-heart-of-the-mists-legendary-adventure-co) (Funding ends May 26th) - I kickstarted the base game that this expansion is for (and that you can also get through this kickstarter).  It's a pretty cool game and I think the expansion is going to be great.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 11, 2016, 08:33:18 PM
Calamityware dinner plate 9 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159974695/calamityware-dinner-plate-9) (Funding ends June 1st) - If you haven't looked at calamityware before they make plates (and other stuff) in the blue willow style but with a calamity happening.  The calamity this time is a plague of frogs.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on May 17, 2016, 12:27:42 PM
You'll wanna use the Late Pledge button on the page for this one.  Dark Souls - The Board Game! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/dark-soulstm-the-board-game)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 26, 2016, 10:56:47 PM
Red Markets (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets) - A pen-and-paper RPG that's an interesting take on the zombie apocalypse genre.  Take a look at it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on June 07, 2016, 09:52:41 PM
Massive Darkness (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/massive-darkness) (Funding ends July 7th) - I'm legitimately excited about this one.  It's by the makes of Zombicide and they've proven they can make games that people want to own if nothing else.  The game is a 1-6 player dungeon crawler board game with no DM (monster actions are scripted) and some really nice looking pieces.  Also you can level up and make character development choices all without having to write on anything or make any sort of permanent changes to the game.  The only issue is that it's very pricey (which makes sense given how many miniatures are involved...)

FIRE & BONE 4: Tiny, Digitally Captured, Metal Animal Skulls (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fireandbone/fire-and-bone-4-tiny-digitally-captured-metal-anim) (Funding ends July 12th) - Small metal animal skulls.  I pledged for one of their earlier kickstarters and got a pair of wolf skull cufflinks.  They're good quality and look great, these guys are trustworthy and know what they're doing.

Nova Cry: A 30-minute Sci-Fi Card Game (2nd printing!) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eratheboardgame/nova-cry-a-30-minute-sci-fi-card-game-2nd-printing) (Funding ends July 6th) - It looks like a very interesting tabletop game, it's like a tabletop version of a sci-fi computer game.  Look at the kickstarter, it'll explain itself better than I can.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on June 17, 2016, 10:04:09 PM
Inner Space: A Collection of Laser Cut Wooden Mandalas (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thirtycircles/inner-space-a-collection-of-laser-cut-wooden-manda) - Cool laser cut wooden mandalas just as the name suggests.

Planetarium (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/planetarium) - A board game about making planets.  As of writing this there's no reviews or gameplay videos (but they will show up eventually) but you can download the rulebook, and it won an award in Quebec.  Also, there's only one pledge level and it's $29.

Exoplanets - A planetary life-development board game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/exoplanets-a-planetary-life-development-board-game) - Name is pretty self-explanatory, not as pretty as Planetarium but easier to figure out from just looking at it.  Also it's an established game in Europe so there's that.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on June 28, 2016, 09:00:46 PM
System Shock (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598858095/system-shock) (Funding ends July 28th) - The original System Shock is getting a modern 3d reboot.  I never played it but I know it has quite a following.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 05, 2016, 09:19:41 PM
Sea Monster Jamboree Shower Curtain (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159974695/sea-monster-jamboree-shower-curtain) (Funding ends July 31st) - A pretty cool shower curtain buy a guy who's done some other pretty cool kickstarters (and he's a trustworthy kickstarter creator).
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 09, 2016, 01:15:56 PM
Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evildead2/evil-dead-2-the-official-board-game) (Funding ends August 9th) - I'm on the fence about it, but here it is.  It's officially licensed by a company who makes an Evil Dead 2 comic book series.

The Light of R'lyeh —Cthulhu Ritual Candles (wax & resin) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cthulhuproject/the-light-of-rlyeh-cthulhu-ritual-candles-wax-and) (Funding ends July 28th) - I'm not on the fence about this one, they're pretty cool candles (both normal and flameless candles).
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on July 18, 2016, 04:04:44 PM
I'm about to start a project of my own, in a few weeks or so. not game related, mind if i post it here once it goes live?
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 18, 2016, 04:06:30 PM
I'm about to start a project of my own, in a few weeks or so. not game related, mind if i post it here once it goes live?

Go for it.  I post plenty of non-game related stuff, and even if I didn't there's no reason to restrict the thread.  Contributions are always welcome!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 24, 2016, 02:33:22 PM
Strange Magic 2 - New Magic Systems for Pathfinder + D&D 5e (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1394597776/strange-magic-2-new-magic-systems-for-pathfinder-d) (Funding ends August 9th) - Another book by Interjection Games with three more new magic systems.  Compatible with Pathfinder and 5E.

Fate of the Elder Gods - the boardgame of Lovecraftian cults (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/fate-of-the-elder-gods-the-boardgame-of-lovecrafti) (Funding ends August 19th) - A Lovecraftian board game where every player controls a cult worshiping a specific elder god. Whoever summons their elder god first wins! (And then the world loses.)  One of the designers also designed Arkham Horror and Elder Sign.  Check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 29, 2016, 07:57:11 PM
This one is a humble bundle. (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/vampire-masquerade-rpg-bundle)

I couldn't decide where to put it so it so here it is.  Humble Bundle is currently offering a lot of the revised VtM Masquerade books, you can get six of them for just a buck.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on July 30, 2016, 08:33:27 AM
Vampire Hunters board game kickstarter. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1900818244/vampire-hunters-0?ref=user_menu)

Looks like a really fun game, lots of replayability, and has optional rules (hunters become vamps, harpoon & winch to drag vamps into the sunlight), co-operative play, competitive play, and solo play.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 01, 2016, 08:54:42 PM
ISOLATE - Switch off your ears! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584645150/isolate-switch-off-your-ears) (Funding ends August 14th) - Not to be cliche, but this looks like a revolution in consumer grade earplugs.

The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99 (https://emails.kickstarter.com/mpss/c/2wA/6TYCAA/t.1zk/kZs4CVqFQ-WnODUnpJ_wMw/h1/Kvh8eyEDYxccobuZZtapCUX-2Buyj4rUau9-2F7EUH2fWjHN5A8k0RgdUyn9PnoVqND3cQmAkyyC8bbuadV-2BxeMByc0-2B-2FtT8fvtx9d554BOPMyt0X5Rop8aps4evu73ezwgNALD2r0JZtUA3dQowfNTHmQ-3D-3D) (Funding ends August 20th) - Normally I avoid technology kickstarters.  I'm not an early adopter, I wait to make sure that the technology is valid and viable before I finally buy into it.  Be warned, this one is Android only.  It's basically a docking station for your phone that happens to be a laptop.  Check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on August 02, 2016, 04:08:27 AM
Fantasy Coins. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fantasycoinhq/fantasy-coin-legacy-gaming-coins)  Real metal coins with fantasy and sci-fi inspired themes. 
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 02, 2016, 10:34:06 AM
Your url tag is broken, you put - instead of = after url.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on August 02, 2016, 09:16:57 PM
I don't know what you're talking about :p
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 08, 2016, 07:44:05 PM
I want to bring up the Superbook (https://emails.kickstarter.com/mpss/c/2wA/6TYCAA/t.1zk/kZs4CVqFQ-WnODUnpJ_wMw/h1/Kvh8eyEDYxccobuZZtapCUX-2Buyj4rUau9-2F7EUH2fWjHN5A8k0RgdUyn9PnoVqND3cQmAkyyC8bbuadV-2BxeMByc0-2B-2FtT8fvtx9d554BOPMyt0X5Rop8aps4evu73ezwgNALD2r0JZtUA3dQowfNTHmQ-3D-3D) again.  The more they talk about it (a lot of the talking is in the comments section), they more it looks like this has the potential to completely replace the need for tablets (unless you're going for the giant tabletop tablets).  Also, they've got a referral program now so if you use my link to get a superbook then I get free stuff.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 11, 2016, 09:09:46 PM
Hexels 2.0 : The completely modular Catan game board (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1330163305/hexels-20-the-completely-modular-catan-game-board) (Funding ends August 26th) - I'm not sure if this one is going to make it, but I really like the concept behind it and they've proven that they can deliver.  If you like Settlers of Catan or know someone who does, check it out.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 12, 2016, 03:09:46 PM
I'm going to plug Fate of the Elder Gods (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/fate-of-the-elder-gods-the-boardgame-of-lovecrafti/posts/1654084) again.  If they manage to get a good chunk of money in the next week everyone will get a free expansion that will retail at $30.  Check it out if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 15, 2016, 08:45:04 PM
This is a gofundme (https://www.gofundme.com/2jsxbtr4) that is pretty important to a friend of mine to get her life back on track.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Risada on August 16, 2016, 12:56:48 PM
PolyHero Dice - Wizard Set (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/polyherodice/polyhero-dice-wizard-set)

Nice dices with Wizard-y themes.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 23, 2016, 10:46:45 PM
To continue the dice theme:

Polyhedral Dice Set: 7 Viking Dice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588759266/polyhedral-dice-set-7-viking-dice) (Funding ends September 5th) - The dice themselves aren't OMG amazing in my opinion, but what really excites me about this kickstarter is that you can mix and match dice instead of being force into buying full sets.  Do you want a bunch of d10's for your viking VtM character?  You can do that.

Wondrous Dice - Precision 6061 Aluminum Multi-Colored Dice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/norsefoundry/wondrous-dice-precision-6061-aluminum-multi-colore) (Funding ends September 10th) - If you've ever wanted aluminum dice that are mottled between two colors like resin/plastic dice commonly are, this is the kickstarter for you.

Copper Metal Gaming Dice - 21 Emerald CZ Stones - AMAZING (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thecopperkingdom/copper-metal-gaming-dice-21-emerald-cz-stones-amaz) (Funding ends September 7th) - Have you ever wanted a d6 that was very obviously a display piece?  Pledge for this kickstarter and you can get a d6 made out of almost pure copper and the pips are all hand set cubic zirconia stones.

13 & 15 sided dice ( D13 & D15 ) w/ DCC & other sets (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/13-and-15-sided-dice-d13-and-d15-w-dcc-and-other-s) (Funding ends September 15th) - If you're like me, you like weird obscure dice.  This is the place for that.  Check it out!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 07, 2016, 08:22:18 PM
Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game, Powered by GURPS (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/dungeon-fantasy-roleplaying-game-powered-by-gurps) (Funding ends September 30th) - I never got into GURPS, but this is a GURPS compatible sword and sorcery RPG by Steve Jackson Games.  The thing is, Steve Jackson Games is really behind the times.  Pdfs are an add-on (and an expensive one at that).  I'm not interested but I figure that someone here might be.

Adorable Monsters (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/dungeon-fantasy-roleplaying-game-powered-by-gurps) (Funding ends October 17th) - A cute quick game about making your monsters scary and other people's monsters adorable.  Check it out.

Villains and Vigilantes\ 3.0: The Mighty Protectors RPG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeffdee/villains-and-vigilantestm-30-the-mighty-protectors) (Funding ends September 18th) - A superhero RPG by a well established rpg community member (Jeff Dee).  Looks pretty interesting.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 19, 2016, 08:27:14 PM
Deadlands Classic 20th Anniversary Edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/deadlands-classic-20th-anniversary-edition) (Funding ends September 29th) - A re-release of the original Deadlands game.

Deadlands: Good Intentions (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/deadlands-good-intentions) (Funding ends September 29th) - A large campaign for the current Deadlands game.

Interface Zero 2.0: Cyberpunk Action for the Pathfinder RPG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/821979583/interface-zero-20-cyberpunk-action-for-the-pathfin) (Funding ends October 12th) - A conversion of the Interfac Zero 2.0 game (Savage Worlds ruleset) to the Pathfinder ruleset.

Dungeons On Demand: Volume 4 - 5E DnD Dungeon Adventures (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dancoleman/dungeons-on-demand-volume-4-5e-dnd-dungeon-adventu) (Funding ends October 13th) - This one is pretty self-explanatory.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 05, 2016, 08:24:50 PM
Wasteland 3 (https://www.fig.co/campaigns/wasteland-3#about) (Funding ends November 3rd) - This one isn't a kickstarter, it's on a new site called fig that was created by big names in the video game industry and is only for video games, also you can be a legitimate investor.  Anyways, I enjoyed Wasteland 2 and how the company treated their customers in general about that game so here you go.

Scion 2nd Edition Tabletop RPG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-2nd-edition-tabletop-rpg) (Funding ends October 22nd) A second edition of the Scion RPG.  If you aren't familiar with Scion, check it out.

Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 29, 2016, 12:19:21 PM
I've got a handful of interesting ones today.

Bears vs Babies - A Card Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/bears-vs-babies-a-card-game) (Funding ends November 17th) - Another game by the creators of Exploding Kittens.  I'm not sure if I want to back this one, but it sure looks crazy (in a good way).

Helios Touch Modular Lighting (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1987956413/helios-touch-modular-lighting) (Funding ends December 17th) - A pricey but very cool wall mounted modular lighting set up.  Check it out.

Goblins of Elderstone - The Goblin Tribe Simulator (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1479865732/goblins-of-elderstone-the-goblin-tribe-simulator) (Funding ends November 12th) - To quote the creators, "We love playing village and city building games and have been inspired and influenced by games like the Anno series, Banished, Stonehearth, Rimworld and the Settlers series." This looks really cool if they can pull it off.

Waterloop: The Canadian SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Team (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1629380361/waterloop-the-canadian-spacex-hyperloop-competitio) (Funding ends November 18th) - Crowdfunding a hyperloop.  I'm not normally interested in kickstarter's that won't give me something cool, but this is actually cool in it's own right.

Cthulhu Crusades (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cthulhuproject/cthulhu-crusades) (Funding ends November 29th) - A cool looking card game about storming other player's castles to steal their copies of the Necronomicon!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on November 26, 2016, 07:20:51 PM
I've been neglecting telling all of you about Kickstarters, time to fix this.

Dashbot: Add AI to Any Car for $49 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598272670/dashbot-a-49-robot-for-your-dashboard) (Funding ends December 17th) - Adds lots of voice control as well as other features to your smartphone (this is more advanced than Cortana/Google Now/Siri, check out the videos).

Sam & Fuzzy Vol 5 and New Series Hardcover Set (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168734274/sam-and-fuzzy-vol-5-and-new-series-hardcover-set) (Funding ends December 21st) - I really like this guys webcomics so anything that supports him is good.

Vast: The Crystal Caverns - Second Printing with Miniatures (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2074786394/vast-the-crystal-caverns-second-printing-with-mini) (Funding ends December 18th) - I didn't notice the first Kickstarter for this game, but it looks awesome!  It's an asymmetric game where everybody is going after another person (for the most part, in the case of the cave your goal is to collapse on everyone).
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: altpersona on November 26, 2016, 08:24:54 PM
re: dashbot

i have been considering putting an android based unit in my truck, that way i can have apps like Waze handy without killing my phone...

dashbot seems like a nice alternative...

then i notice it is powered by 'chip'. i have a 'chip', neat little thing.... damn near useless :p

im probably going w/ the android option... kickstarters (like chip) have consistently pissed me off.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on November 27, 2016, 07:05:12 PM
re: dashbot

i have been considering putting an android based unit in my truck, that way i can have apps like Waze handy without killing my phone...

dashbot seems like a nice alternative...

then i notice it is powered by 'chip'. i have a 'chip', neat little thing.... damn near useless :p

im probably going w/ the android option... kickstarters (like chip) have consistently pissed me off.

My family got a Chip, from what they told me it was just something to mess around and play games with.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on December 14, 2016, 10:59:30 AM
Curtain Call (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/205007809/curtain-call-2)  (Funding ends December 28th): To quote the Kickstarter, "A card based game of community theater drama, hijinks, and betrayal."  People I like the work of are working on it.  Check it out!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on December 20, 2016, 08:05:45 PM
I forgot the link to Curtain Call and nobody noticed.  My poor low traffic thread.

I fixed it.

Also, if you're still interested in Goblins of Elderstone you can preorder it here (https://goblinsofelderstone.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders).
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on December 20, 2016, 08:39:30 PM
I check the thread for updates regularly.  I just don't have much spending money, so anything posted here has to really catch my interest or I won't click on it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on December 20, 2016, 09:43:35 PM
I check the thread for updates regularly.  I just don't have much spending money, so anything posted here has to really catch my interest or I won't click on it.

Ugh, does this mean I need to actually work on making interesting blurbs?  I like my lazy explanations.  :P
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on January 11, 2017, 08:45:31 PM
Okay, I guess I need to up the sales talk.

Spheres of Might A New Pathfinder Martial System  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1708940685/spheres-of-might-a-new-pathfinder-martial-system) (Funding ends: February 15th) - Do you play Pathfinder? Do you like the Spheres of Power system?  Do you wish that martial characters had more stuff to do?  If you answered Yes to any of those questions (or you just want to look at a cool system that's compatible with 3.5), check this out.  There's even a preview (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aLaYQEFAWU4zQBx58boJPPaySLgJc0Emmw9eKyIJeGI/edit#heading=h.dc1tasckj5bg).  Check it out, the preview has things for martials that are out of combat/skill based!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on January 25, 2017, 08:23:28 PM
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION - Isometric Post-apocalyptic Adventure (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bischoff/beautiful-desolation-isometric-post-apocalyptic-ad) (Funding ends February 18th) - A nice looking game, worth looking into.  The best selling point I can give is they've got a game out for free, there's a link to it in the Kickstarter.  Play that, see if you like their games, and then decide.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on February 05, 2017, 12:02:46 AM
The Dragon Tray (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-dragon-tray) It's a wood and leather dice tray for looking stylish as you roll your dice, and keep them confined so they don't scatter across the table and onto the floor!  Many different styles, finishes, and colours to pick from, and at higher tiers they have more expensive woods.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: oslecamo on February 05, 2017, 10:03:11 AM

Pixel Princess Blitz (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lanzegames/pixel-princess-blitz-sandbox-roguelike-action-rpg), a roguelike action rpg.


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Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 08, 2017, 08:32:54 PM
Dungeon Accessories - Bringing Tabletop Gaming To Life! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dungeonlair/dungeon-accessories-bringing-tabletop-gaming-to-li?ref=hero_thanks) (Funding ends March 8th) - Another miniatures kickstarter, but this one is for pre-painted dungeon decor.  You can also get a bag of skulls.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 21, 2017, 10:23:12 PM
Arkham Ritual (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ninjastargames/arkham-ritual) (Funding ends March 8th) - I'm not really sure how to describe this one.  The tagline says "Deception, deduction, and push your luck card game for 3 to 7 players. Keep your sanity and escape from the horrific ritual alive!" It's a deduction party game where everyone has artifacts and you don't know what you have as you try to not lose your sanity.

Thunderstone Quest from AEG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alderac/thunderstone-quest-from-aeg) (Funding ends March 24th) - Okay, I'm biased here.  I played Thunderstone and enjoyed it.  I then purchased Thunderstone Advanced and pretty much every expansion for it (think of that as version 2).  This is version 3.  It's a competitive dungeon crawler deck building game.  Also, the video is super cheesy, sorry about that.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 16, 2017, 07:39:55 PM
Gaming Paper Dry Erase Gaming Tiles (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamingpaper/gaming-paper-dry-erase-gaming-tiles) (Funding ends March 19th) - If you want something to replace those large roll-up grid maps that people use to draw dungeons/whatever on, this is an option.  They're book sized tiles that work with wet and dry erase markers that can interlock with each other for larger play areas.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on March 17, 2017, 01:32:42 AM
Grimslingers: The Northern Territory (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gbg/grimslingers-the-northern-territory?ref=recs_similar) A weird-western card dueling game for 2-6 players that doubles as an RPG-like, campaign driven, solo / co-op for 1-4 players.  While it is an expansion, you can get a copy of the core game either for an extra $29, or get a tier with it included.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 19, 2017, 12:37:51 PM
Foundations 4: Rise of the Mimics (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613044699/foundations-4-rise-of-the-mimics) (Funding ends April 17th) - Are you tired of miniatures companies only ever giving you the option to buy mimics shaped like treasure chests?  Then this is the kickstarter for you, it includes regular objects and the mimic versions.  So far they have: treasure chests, books, treasure sacks, wooden barrels, sleeping bags, graves, and the unlocked stretch goal of cauldrons.

Call of Cthulhu Metal Dice Set by Q-workshop & Chaosium (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/q-workshop/call-of-cthulhu-metal-dice-set-by-q-workshop-and-c/) (Funding ends April 15th) - Q-workshop is well known for making quality dice, this kickstarter is for a Chaosium approved metal Call of Cthulhu themed dice set.  It's pricy but looks awesome, and more dice sets have been teased as stretch goals.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 21, 2017, 07:49:07 PM
One more plug for Thunderstone Quest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alderac/thunderstone-quest-from-aeg/), it ends on the 24th.  The updates now include print and play rules as well as a demo video.  I've backed at $100 and you should too.

And also, a new one:

Paladin Card Protectors - Premium Sleeves for Gamers  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nskngames/paladin-card-protectors-premium-sleeves-for-gamers/) (Funding ends April 13th) - Okay, in general card sleeves are card sleeves and I wasn't sold on this one being worth it.  However, a few things changed my mind.  First, you can get a six-pack of 55 card sleeves for $13 including shipping for anywhere in the world.  Second, each pack can be a different size.  Third, The sleeves are completely clear.  Fourth, watch this video (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nskngames/paladin-card-protectors-premium-sleeves-for-gamers/posts/1837582) to see how durable they are.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on April 05, 2017, 06:33:56 PM
Last reminder for Grimslingers: The Northern Territory (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gbg/grimslingers-the-northern-territory/description) which has just over 1 day remaining, and every stretch goal is already unlocked!  $65 will get you all the cards ($50 for the tier with core + expansion, $10 for Advanced Duels, $5 for the card pack), or if you want all the goodies, $150 for the Super-Ultra bundle (which includes a $20 credit for shipping, any of which is unused will automatically go toward other add-ons), $29 for the core game (if you don't already have it), $15 for the resin Witch King figure, $10 for Advanced Duels.  I got the Super-Ultra bundle, and am adding the core game, advanced duels, and a 2nd card pack (to have more than enough light and dark cards to go stupid and have a 7+ player PvP duel game!)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on June 02, 2017, 05:03:21 PM
Sine Tempore (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lmstudio/sine-tempore/description), a sci-fi boardgame centred around trying to prepare a planet for terraforming and colonization, but it's inhabited by a hostile alien species.  It's got some great looking character designs, and they're adding KS exclusive heroes that are a big nod to Spaceballs!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on June 02, 2017, 07:03:22 PM
I keep not posting things because I'm so lazy...

Hand of Fate: Ordeals (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chaoticpattern/hand-of-fate-ordeals/) (Funding ends June 21st) - Physical version of a deck-building video game, hard to explain if you haven't played the video game.  It has co-op and competitive modes, just watch the video.

Jelly, The Smallest 4G Smartphone (Funding ends June 6th) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jellyphone/jelly-the-smallest-4g-smartphone) - Want an MP3 player sized smartphone?  Take a look!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 29, 2017, 12:32:02 AM
The new Reaper Bones kickstarter launches August 1st. (https://www.reapermini.com/bones4)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 01, 2017, 07:01:03 PM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 4: Mr. Bones EPIC Adventure! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure) (Funding ends September 2nd) - Do you need hundreds of good quality plastic miniatures?  I don't, but I'm probably going to pledge anyway!  They've got a dire crab!  Also anthropomorphic dice. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure/posts/1952373)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on August 03, 2017, 02:27:54 AM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 4: Mr. Bones EPIC Adventure! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure) (Funding ends September 2nd) - Do you need hundreds of good quality plastic miniatures?  I don't, but I'm probably going to pledge anyway!  They've got a dire crab!  Also anthropomorphic dice. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure/posts/1952373)

I just received my Bones 3 box back in June and have painted all of 3 minis from it, but I still backed this one. 
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 03, 2017, 02:33:34 PM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 4: Mr. Bones EPIC Adventure! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure) (Funding ends September 2nd) - Do you need hundreds of good quality plastic miniatures?  I don't, but I'm probably going to pledge anyway!  They've got a dire crab!  Also anthropomorphic dice. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure/posts/1952373)

I just received my Bones 3 box back in June and have painted all of 3 minis from it, but I still backed this one.

I still haven't painted over half of the minis I got from Bones 1.   :lol
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: bhu on August 18, 2017, 08:48:07 PM
Iron Sky (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1815087115/iron-sky-the-roleplaying-game)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 26, 2017, 01:11:22 AM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 4: Mr. Bones EPIC Adventure! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure) (Funding ends September 2nd) - Do you need hundreds of good quality plastic miniatures?  I don't, but I'm probably going to pledge anyway!  They've got a dire crab!  Also anthropomorphic dice. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure/posts/1952373)

If you thought this wasn't a good deal and haven't been keeping tabs on it, we're at over 100 miniatures for $100.  That's less than a dollar a miniature, and the more stretch goals are unlocked the better of a deal things are going to be. 
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 01, 2017, 12:17:42 AM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 4: Mr. Bones EPIC Adventure! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure) (Funding ends September 2nd) - Do you need hundreds of good quality plastic miniatures?  I don't, but I'm probably going to pledge anyway!  They've got a dire crab!  Also anthropomorphic dice. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure/posts/1952373)

If you thought this wasn't a good deal and haven't been keeping tabs on it, we're at over 100 miniatures for $100.  That's less than a dollar a miniature, and the more stretch goals are unlocked the better of a deal things are going to be.

Less than 48 hours to go!  Check it out!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on September 01, 2017, 03:06:28 AM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 4: Mr. Bones EPIC Adventure! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure) (Funding ends September 2nd) - Do you need hundreds of good quality plastic miniatures?  I don't, but I'm probably going to pledge anyway!  They've got a dire crab!  Also anthropomorphic dice. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure/posts/1952373)

If you thought this wasn't a good deal and haven't been keeping tabs on it, we're at over 100 miniatures for $100.  That's less than a dollar a miniature, and the more stretch goals are unlocked the better of a deal things are going to be.

Less than 48 hours to go!  Check it out!

I've pledged for a Core set, Dreadmere and Darkreach expansions, Narglauth, We Will Roc You, and Rulers of Hell.  Debating the Frost Giants and Blacksting Wyvern.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 01, 2017, 10:23:09 AM
Reaper Miniatures Bones 4: Mr. Bones EPIC Adventure! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure) (Funding ends September 2nd) - Do you need hundreds of good quality plastic miniatures?  I don't, but I'm probably going to pledge anyway!  They've got a dire crab!  Also anthropomorphic dice. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure/posts/1952373)

If you thought this wasn't a good deal and haven't been keeping tabs on it, we're at over 100 miniatures for $100.  That's less than a dollar a miniature, and the more stretch goals are unlocked the better of a deal things are going to be.

Less than 48 hours to go!  Check it out!

I've pledged for a Core set, Dreadmere and Darkreach expansions, Narglauth, We Will Roc You, and Rulers of Hell.  Debating the Frost Giants and Blacksting Wyvern.

I am not getting that many add-ons.  I'm going to finalize my add-on decision today but I only expect to get a couple.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 08, 2017, 09:58:46 AM
I've got a few today

Scorn Part 1 of 2 : Dasein (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1777595379/scorn-part-1-of-2-dasein) (Funding ends October 9th) - A very cool looking horror first person shooter. 

Deluxe Constellation Dice - Voyager Anniversary Celebrations (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/giolasar/deluxe-constellation-dice-voyager-anniversary-cele) (Funding ends September 26th) - Cheap dice!

Magphone - The world's first flawless portable phone holder (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magphone/magphone-the-worlds-first-flawless-portable-phone) (Funding ends October 10th) - A very nice looking magnetic phone holder.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on September 09, 2017, 10:06:54 PM
Unstable Unicorns (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ramybadie/unstable-unicorns/description)  A card game where you build a stable of unicorns, and kill off the other players' unicorns.  5 days left to get in on it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 17, 2017, 11:26:50 PM
This isn't being crowd funded, but it's my thread so I can do what I want.   :p

Until roughly the 26th-27th, Humble Bundle has all of the second edition Warhammer Fantasy RPG books (as well as at least the first edition core book). (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/warhammer-rpg-books)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Stratovarius on September 18, 2017, 06:42:44 AM
Yes they do  :P (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=18197.0)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 18, 2017, 02:42:17 PM
Yes they do  :P (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=18197.0)

I missed that thread.   :lol
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 19, 2017, 11:52:52 PM
Welcome to another round of "look at what I found"!

First up, I have to say that I am NOT recommending nor backing this.  I am laughing at it though.

Conspiracy Theory (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/conspiracy-theory) (Funding ends October 9th) - Do you remember how when Cards Against Humanity came out it was basically an adult version (but not an actual rip-off) or Apples to Apples?  (If not, look it up.  They're both good, and similar but with enough differences to not feel like one ripped off the other).  This is totally a rip-off of CAH.  I have to admit, I haven't liked anything Steve Jackson has put out in years.  Many many years.


Next up, we have something that I don't think will meet its goal but looks really cool.

DemoFist " World's most Unique ( Cast Iron ) Hammer " (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168247561/demofist) (Funding ends October 5th) - Look at it.  It's like a kid's hulk fist toy made out of cast iron that you use for demolition.  How does it not have more backers?  The right-handed only model is probably dampening things a lot.


Okay, I never even look at the film section of Kickstarter so luckily their homepage pointed this third one out to me directly.

Miss Fisher the Movie (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468758721/miss-fisher-the-movie) (Funding ends October 14th) - If you've already watched Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries then you're already at least as excited about this as I am (or at least you better be!).  For those who are unaware, read the Wikipedia synopsis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Fisher's_Murder_Mysteries).  We're already funded, but this show is amazing and it will be amazing as a movie.  They're also adding new reward tiers constantly.


Moving on to more in line with the theme of the boards, we have two games.  First, the video game.

The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/982292262/the-cyanide-and-happiness-adventure-game) (Funding ends October 5th) - I honestly don't think this needs an explanation, and if it does I'm not the one to give it.  Just go look.  Shoo.


Lastly, a more traditional RPG.

Numenera 2: Discovery and Destiny (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montecookgames/numenera-2-discovery-and-destiny) (Funding ends October 27th) - This is more of a Numenera 1.5 than a full second edition, and I'm not big on rules-light games such as Numenera, but I know it's popular so here I am telling you about the kickstarter anyway.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on October 06, 2017, 10:02:10 AM
Worth noting for aspiring creative types:

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/rpg-maker-software

12 days left as of this post.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 14, 2017, 11:45:36 AM
Did you just give Reaper money for more miniatures than you'll ever need/paint?

Then you need The Hobby Holder - A Better Way to Paint Miniatures (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gameenvy/the-hobby-holder-a-better-way-to-paint-miniatures) (Funding ends November 1st).  This actually looks really cool, really comfortable, and I'm currently waiting to see if a spot clears up in an early bird pledge because I want more than one for no good reason at all.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: linklord231 on October 14, 2017, 03:33:35 PM
Did you just give Reaper money for more miniatures than you'll ever need/paint?

I did  :bigeyes
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 14, 2017, 05:58:21 PM
Did you just give Reaper money for more miniatures than you'll ever need/paint?

I did  :bigeyes

I did too!   :lmao
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on October 15, 2017, 02:30:02 PM
Did you just give Reaper money for more miniatures than you'll ever need/paint?

I did  :bigeyes

I did too!   :lmao

meh. I'll stick with Lego bricks and mini-figs (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/4357ae98-8b43-441a-88b5-017e35bfb0ca).
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 15, 2017, 08:42:35 PM
Did you just give Reaper money for more miniatures than you'll ever need/paint?

I did  :bigeyes

I did too!   :lmao

meh. I'll stick with Lego bricks and mini-figs (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/4357ae98-8b43-441a-88b5-017e35bfb0ca).

I think minis and a dry erase mat might actually be cheaper than legos.  :P
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on October 17, 2017, 08:57:53 PM
Did you just give Reaper money for more miniatures than you'll ever need/paint?

I did  :bigeyes

I did too!   :lmao

meh. I'll stick with Lego bricks and mini-figs (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/4357ae98-8b43-441a-88b5-017e35bfb0ca).

I think minis and a dry erase mat might actually be cheaper than legos.  :P

But then for my money I have infinite diversity in infinite combination...   :cool

rather tough to pose most miniatures, not to mention changing up the outfit or weapon. and drawing with dry erase has it's own challenges and limitations.

(I actually have a dry erase table for my gaming, so I've done got the mat beat hands down.)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 24, 2017, 07:08:34 PM
I like pocket pens.

Here is a pocket pen (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ketalon/lanz-pen-the-finest-executive-edc-pen) (funding ends November 4th) that you should buy.

Do it.  Buy the pen.

Buy it now.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 28, 2017, 11:03:24 PM
I like pocket pens.

Here is a pocket pen (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ketalon/lanz-pen-the-finest-executive-edc-pen) (funding ends November 4th) that you should buy.

Do it.  Buy the pen.

Buy it now.

I really want this pen.  It is attractive, pocket sized (only slightly larger than a fisher space pen which was my pocket pen for many years), and has a bolt action.  The clip can be removed, and it can take two kinds of ink refills.  You also get your choice of colors and can have different parts of the pen in different colors.  This guy has done two other successful pen kickstarters.

However, this pen doesn't have enough pledges to be successful right now.  You could change that.  Get the pen, get extra to give to your friends.

Do it.  Do it because you love me and want me to be happy.  I am on the search for an amazing pocket pen, and I think this might be it.  Don't you want me to have a great pen?
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on October 29, 2017, 04:10:58 PM
I like pocket pens.

Here is a pocket pen (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ketalon/lanz-pen-the-finest-executive-edc-pen) (funding ends November 4th) that you should buy.

Do it.  Buy the pen.

Buy it now.

I really want this pen.  It is attractive, pocket sized (only slightly larger than a fisher space pen which was my pocket pen for many years), and has a bolt action.  The clip can be removed, and it can take two kinds of ink refills.  You also get your choice of colors and can have different parts of the pen in different colors.  This guy has done two other successful pen kickstarters.

However, this pen doesn't have enough pledges to be successful right now.  You could change that.  Get the pen, get extra to give to your friends.

Do it.  Do it because you love me and want me to be happy.  I am on the search for an amazing pocket pen, and I think this might be it.  Don't you want me to have a great pen?

If you would have happened to have gotten me a copy of the rpgmaker humblebundle, I would have seriously considered it. ;D
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 29, 2017, 06:41:53 PM
I like pocket pens.

Here is a pocket pen (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ketalon/lanz-pen-the-finest-executive-edc-pen) (funding ends November 4th) that you should buy.

Do it.  Buy the pen.

Buy it now.

I really want this pen.  It is attractive, pocket sized (only slightly larger than a fisher space pen which was my pocket pen for many years), and has a bolt action.  The clip can be removed, and it can take two kinds of ink refills.  You also get your choice of colors and can have different parts of the pen in different colors.  This guy has done two other successful pen kickstarters.

However, this pen doesn't have enough pledges to be successful right now.  You could change that.  Get the pen, get extra to give to your friends.

Do it.  Do it because you love me and want me to be happy.  I am on the search for an amazing pocket pen, and I think this might be it.  Don't you want me to have a great pen?

If you would have happened to have gotten me a copy of the rpgmaker humblebundle, I would have seriously considered it. ;D

I'm sorry that I didn't realize I would have to bribe people to make a kickstarter successful.  :p
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on October 30, 2017, 08:46:00 AM
I like pocket pens.

Here is a pocket pen (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ketalon/lanz-pen-the-finest-executive-edc-pen) (funding ends November 4th) that you should buy.

Do it.  Buy the pen.

Buy it now.

I really want this pen.  It is attractive, pocket sized (only slightly larger than a fisher space pen which was my pocket pen for many years), and has a bolt action.  The clip can be removed, and it can take two kinds of ink refills.  You also get your choice of colors and can have different parts of the pen in different colors.  This guy has done two other successful pen kickstarters.

However, this pen doesn't have enough pledges to be successful right now.  You could change that.  Get the pen, get extra to give to your friends.

Do it.  Do it because you love me and want me to be happy.  I am on the search for an amazing pocket pen, and I think this might be it.  Don't you want me to have a great pen?

If you would have happened to have gotten me a copy of the rpgmaker humblebundle, I would have seriously considered it. ;D

I'm sorry that I didn't realize I would have to bribe people to make a kickstarter successful.  :p

No worries. If I didn't have the resources for the one, it probably would have taken too long for me to gather resources to be in time for the other, anyway. ^^
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 30, 2017, 01:34:00 PM
I like pocket pens.

Here is a pocket pen (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ketalon/lanz-pen-the-finest-executive-edc-pen) (funding ends November 4th) that you should buy.

Do it.  Buy the pen.

Buy it now.

I really want this pen.  It is attractive, pocket sized (only slightly larger than a fisher space pen which was my pocket pen for many years), and has a bolt action.  The clip can be removed, and it can take two kinds of ink refills.  You also get your choice of colors and can have different parts of the pen in different colors.  This guy has done two other successful pen kickstarters.

However, this pen doesn't have enough pledges to be successful right now.  You could change that.  Get the pen, get extra to give to your friends.

Do it.  Do it because you love me and want me to be happy.  I am on the search for an amazing pocket pen, and I think this might be it.  Don't you want me to have a great pen?

If you would have happened to have gotten me a copy of the rpgmaker humblebundle, I would have seriously considered it. ;D

I'm sorry that I didn't realize I would have to bribe people to make a kickstarter successful.  :p

No worries. If I didn't have the resources for the one, it probably would have taken too long for me to gather resources to be in time for the other, anyway. ^^

Don't worry, one pen wouldn't have made a difference.  This one's not going to make it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on November 06, 2017, 11:26:04 PM
Take a look at these.

 Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smithsonian/smithsonian-anthology-of-hip-hop-and-rap) (Funding ends November 16th) - Yes, this is actually the Smithsonian museum.

Goblins Animated (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1369986283/goblins-animated) (Funding ends November 22nd) - An animated version of the amazing Goblins webcomic (http://goblinscomic.com/what-is-goblins).  An amazing voice cast is lined up.

Edit:  Also Zucati Dice: Perfect Plastic™ Dice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zucati/zucati-dice-perfect-plastictm-dice) (Funding ends November 16th) - Cheap dice!  $5 for a single set, they're plastic but well made.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on November 07, 2017, 08:38:35 PM
For anyone who might be interested in the Zucati dice, they are comparing themselves with Game Science and other manufacturers known for precision made high quality dice.  Check them out, they're more than just plastic dice for cheap.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on November 07, 2017, 11:01:11 PM
I did look at them, but I've already got tons of dice, and 99% of my tabletop gaming nowadays is done via Maptool.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on November 07, 2017, 11:40:48 PM
I did look at them, but I've already got tons of dice, and 99% of my tabletop gaming nowadays is done via Maptool.

I have a ton of dice too.  I'm actually buying some for friends as Christmas presents.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on January 17, 2018, 11:47:59 AM
So there's a kickstarter for a new board game that plays a lot like the Alien movies, Nemesis (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/nemesis-board-game?ref=14ci56).

Cooperative gameplay, with secret objectives so you might want to lie and/or betray other players to get ahead.  Main goal is to escape the space ship infested with "intruders", without getting infected.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on January 18, 2018, 02:32:19 PM
So there's a kickstarter for a new board game that plays a lot like the Alien movies, Nemesis (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/nemesis-board-game?ref=14ci56).

Cooperative gameplay, with secret objectives so you might want to lie and/or betray other players to get ahead.  Main goal is to escape the space ship infested with "intruders", without getting infected.

sounds like Awful Green Things From Outer Space.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: oslecamo on January 19, 2018, 08:26:35 AM
Well this allows for more than 2 players and the aliens seem to auto-act. Plus I have a soft spot for betrayal mechanics.

Also Nemesis seems to have a countdown mechanic where the ship is gonna eventually jump to hyper space but the engines are damaged. You can repair the engines but then need to get to a stasis pod to actually survive the jump.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Slaughterhouserock on February 03, 2018, 03:20:37 PM
NESmaker (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316851183/nesmaker-make-nes-games-no-coding-required/description) is a software tool for creating brand new, hardware playable, cartridge based games for the Nintendo Entertainment System...without having to write a single line of code.  There are videos on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrDEV-CaMHk) showing how it works for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: nijineko on February 04, 2018, 05:55:35 PM
NESmaker (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316851183/nesmaker-make-nes-games-no-coding-required/description) is a software tool for creating brand new, hardware playable, cartridge based games for the Nintendo Entertainment System...without having to write a single line of code.  There are videos on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrDEV-CaMHk) showing how it works for anyone interested.

and for how much are said cartridges going for these days?
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: oslecamo on February 04, 2018, 06:34:20 PM
No idea, but you don't really need them, just play it in an emulator. I guess it just sounds more diplomatic "make NES games to play in a NES" than "make NES games to play in a PC".
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 06, 2018, 11:16:03 PM
Pyromance Glass (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/537219396/pyromance-glass) (Funding ends February 15th) - Really cool looking handmade glass sculptures for reasonable prices.  Also the glass is effectively Pyrex.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Archon on February 11, 2018, 05:50:20 AM
In Other Waters (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1771811584/in-other-waters/description): This seems to be a pretty cool game. I have been assured by people who know such things that the designer has a reasonable budget and time-table.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on February 27, 2018, 08:10:39 PM
Time to stop being lazy, these things are time sensitive after all.

XS Pocket Fountain Pen by ENSSO (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2072772343/xs-pocket-fountain-pen) (Funding ends March 15th) - Have you ever wanted to try out a fountain pen but didn't want to spend a lot of money (because good ones can be expensive)?  If so, then check this out.

Starmancer (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1424711375/starmancer) (Funding ends March 16th) - A Dwarf Fortress inspired Space Station Simulator video game.  In space.

Edge of Darkness from AEG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alderac/edge-of-darkness-from-aeg) (Funding ends March 23rd) - A unique worker placement board game.  This one is complicated, just go look at it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 21, 2018, 11:13:25 PM
It Begins!

Psionics Guide for Starfinder RPG from Dreamscarred Press (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/197021008/psionics-guide-for-starfinder-rpg-from-dreamscarre)  (Funding ends April 19th) - I like the Starfinder ruleset.  I like the Dreamscarred Press books for Pathfinder.  Backing this was a no-brainer, especially at $10 for the pdf.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: oslecamo on March 22, 2018, 12:04:49 AM
144 backers! Truly psionic fans are without number! :D

DPress at least smart enough to aim low just wanting some 5k base and goals only up to 10k.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 28, 2018, 08:30:20 PM
Made of Meat (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1827860062/made-of-meat) (Funding ends April 12th) - The creepiest cutting boards ever.  I want them, I want them now!

Third Editions: Your Ultimate Gaming Library - Season 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thirdeditions/third-editions-your-ultimate-gaming-library-season) (Funding ends April 6th) - Very cool looking books about video games, a book per game (or series depending), with some series' being broken up into multiple volumes (for example, the Zelda games).  The kickstarter has excerpts of previously published books if you want to look at the quality.

Girl Genius: The Works (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/girl-genius-the-works) (Funding ends April 20th) - A Girl Genius strategy card game.  For some reason I feel like there is a market for this here.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on March 28, 2018, 09:14:49 PM
Pacific Rim: Extinction The Boardgame (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1428582690/pacific-rim-extinction)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: oslecamo on March 28, 2018, 10:09:35 PM
Made of Meat (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1827860062/made-of-meat) (Funding ends April 12th) - The creepiest cutting boards ever.  I want them, I want them now!

I'm not even very sure of what culinary meat names mean in my own native language let alone in english, but that's pretty much the best guideline I ever found to figure them out.
So creepy and educational!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on March 29, 2018, 12:31:18 PM
Made of Meat (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1827860062/made-of-meat) (Funding ends April 12th) - The creepiest cutting boards ever.  I want them, I want them now!

I'm not even very sure of what culinary meat names mean in my own native language let alone in english, but that's pretty much the best guideline I ever found to figure them out.
So creepy and educational!

Literally the only thing currently stopping me from pledging is the shipping cost from Sweden.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Libertad on March 31, 2018, 07:46:33 PM
Throne of Night is still unreleased. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/730004812/throne-of-night-a-pathfinder-rpg-adventure-path) There's talk of what will happen in April, as apparently there's a 5 year waiting period for people to start suing for unfinished projects. I was so close to backing it in 2013, but I'm so glad I didn't.

But let's look at some recently-released KickStarters:

Book of Passion: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/962794554/the-book-of-passion-ogl-375-mature-audiences) A Book of Erotic Fantasy style sourcebook for Pathfinder is recently out.

The good news: It has a shitload of archetypes and spells which can be of use in non-porny types of games.

The bad news: I don't like the art style for most pics.

Midgard: Dark Roads and Deep Magic: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/350683997/midgard-campaign-setting-dark-roads-and-deep-magic) A five-year time advance for Kobold Press' popular campaign setting. I have the (mostly) system-neutral World Book and the 3 system guides for it.

It's a really cool book, but in spite of the metaplot going forward not a lot has changed. Sure there's new art and rules, but a lot of nations are more or less the same. I still love the setting though, and it's probably on my Top 5 to try some day.

Book of Exalted Darkness: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/verantheacodex/book-of-exalted-darkness-evil-for-the-5th-edition) If you're familiar with Way of the Wicked, this is pretty much an "evil campaign" save it's a whole setting rather than an Adventure Path and designed for 5th Edition. It's set in a 1920s art deco utopia where celestials and demigod heroes made a paradise on the Material Plane. But the PCs and a host of underground mad scientists seek to bring their shiny spires crashing down.

I read parts here and there. It's definitely got some neat ideas, although it feels like it's going too far to be edgy. There are rules for harvesting magic items out of not-Smurf faries, complete with a gruesome torture chamber illustration. And the sample adventure involves the PCs breaking into a school to kill two 13 year old simblings and carve demonic runes into their corpses.

Arcanis 5e: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/arcanis-5e-rpg/updates) A 5th Edition D&D update on the Arcanis campaign setting. Didn't get much time to read it, but there's a fantasy counterpart Roman Empire vibe to it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on April 28, 2018, 10:31:50 PM
I try to let people know about kickstarters they might want to pledge for, linking people to stuff that already ended is less helpful.   :P

Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection Board Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/448333182/miskatonic-university-the-restricted-collection-bo) (Funding ends May 8th) - Have you ever wished that you attended Miskatonic University instead of whatever normal boring university you attended? 

Well for the low price of a single dollar, you could get a non-personalized pdf degree of a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Metaphysics from Miskatonic University (suitable for printing and framing).

This is as official as it gets. (Also you could get a game.)
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on May 27, 2018, 05:38:08 PM
Villagers - Card drafting & village building for 1-5 players (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sinisterfish/villagers-card-drafting-and-village-building-for-1) (Funding ends June 13th) - A neat little game for a reasonable price with some depth.

Vote Dog: A Pet Comics Collection (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168734274/vote-dog-a-pet-comics-collection) (Funding ends June 21st) - A collection of pet focused comics by the creator of the Sam and Fuzzy webcomic.  Some of these have been shared across the internet without a source so you might see some familiar stuff and now you know where it came from.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: oslecamo on June 06, 2018, 07:57:38 AM
Thundrblade, the first electric inline skates (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thundrblade-world-s-first-electric-inline-skate#/) from Brasil.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on June 14, 2018, 10:29:32 AM
Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops Boardgame (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/450703636/shadowrun-sprawl-ops-boardgame/description)

Wanna run against your omaes?  Then this board game is for you!  Wanna run WITH them?  There's an expansion for that!

Watch your back.  Shoot straight.  Conserve ammo.  And never, ever cut a deal with a dragon.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on June 27, 2018, 06:26:23 PM
GRIDSCAPE™ Peg Board Game Terrain (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/821398662/gridscapetm-peg-board-game-terrain) (Funding ends July 1st) - This one is almost done but we still have a couple of days.  Cheap pieces that go into peg-board (like you hang tools on) to create dungeon terrain.  More expensive than just buying a mat but so much cheaper than Dwarven Forge or any of the big name fancy ones. 

I'm still trying to decide how much money to drop into this but I'm excited about it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on July 17, 2018, 07:35:51 PM
Thunderstone Quest Back to the Dungeon from AEG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alderac/thunderstone-quest-back-to-the-dungeon-from-aeg) (Funding ends August 17th) - Expansions for Thunderstone Quest including rules for Solo and Coop modes.  You can also get the base game if you missed the last kickstarter.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 17, 2018, 01:18:31 AM
Thunderstone Quest Back to the Dungeon from AEG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alderac/thunderstone-quest-back-to-the-dungeon-from-aeg) (Funding ends August 17th) - Expansions for Thunderstone Quest including rules for Solo and Coop modes.  You can also get the base game if you missed the last kickstarter.

This one ends in less than 24 hours. Check it out if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on August 26, 2018, 10:06:27 PM
Cthulhuoshkas. Cthulhu, Shoggoth & Lovecraft matrioshkas. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cthulhuproject/cthulhuoshkas-cthulhu-shoggoth-and-lovecraft-matri) (Funding ends September 13th) - Lovecraftian matroiska dolls.  I've pledged for some other stuff these guys have done, they might be pricey but they're good quality.

Perfect Plastic: Dice Evolved (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zucati/perfect-plastic-dice-evolved) (Funding ends August 31st) - I posted about (and pledged for) a previous kickstarter from these guys.  Good quality inexpensive plastic dice, and they've made some improvements.  Also there are pretty colors this time!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 10, 2018, 08:47:10 PM
Q WORKSHOP Top Drawer Dice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/q-workshop/q-workshop-top-drawer-dice) (Funding ends September 13th) - More dice, but you've heard of this company before.

Machina Arcana ~ From Beyond (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/456615294/machina-arcana-from-beyond) (Funding ends September 27th) - This is the second edition of a board game that I kickstarted years ago that was destroyed in a flood.  It's a steampunk Lovecraftian world with non-linear scenarios, and is worth your time to check it out.  The campaign has lots of gameplay videos from all kinds of reviewers, a rulebook you can download to see how the game works, and way more information about what's going on than you ever thought you'd want to look at.  Go look at it.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on September 13, 2018, 10:13:03 PM
Okay, this one is different from what I normally post about.  It's US/Canada only, it's expensive, and it's an expensive item from an unknown company that hasn't been finalized yet.

But I'm sharing it anyway, that should tell you something.

2nd Breakfast: An Affordable, Quality Board Game Table (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/woodedrealms/2nd-breakfast-an-affordable-quality-board-game-tab) (Funding ends October 4th)

I'm going to assume that you haven't been vaguely following these for years like I have so I'm going to give way more information than I normally do.  This isn't a quick blurb and done, this is me being a goddamn salesman.

As I'm sure you've might have noticed, there are a handful of companies that make "board game tables".  For those who aren't in the know, board game tables are tables with room specifically to play board games (or card games or rpgs, board game tables is just a catchy name).  The usually have inserts to put over the table to make it, you know, an actual table that you can use.  Also this means that you can save your game/puzzle/project under the inserts and it won't get messed up by guests/family/spilled drinks/whatnot.  They also are pretty damn expensive, custom ones start around a couple grand for a 3 foot x 5 foot table (that's the area of the gaming space, not the outer dimensions.

The 2nd Breakfast table isn't the only one currently on kickstarter, so this makes a comparison easier.

Let us look at The Jasper: A Board Gaming Table (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296268806/the-jasper-a-board-gaming-table).  This table is by boardgametables.com, a well known and respected custom gaming table company who has run kickstarters before.  We (or at least I) know these people, they know what they're doing.  Normally this is who I would go after, they're also USA and Canada only.

For a 3 foot x 5 foot Jasper table we're look at $599 + shipping ($69 for the US).  This gets you the table (in your choice of 2 stains or unstained) and an insert playing mat (in your choice of the color they chose for you).  You want a topper to turn your Jasper into a regular table?  $299.  You want cup holders to attach to the sides of the table (that you have to find a place to stash when not using them)?  $14 each.  You can also get extra mats or "wings" (like toppers but with little walls to stop stuff from going under them).  Shipping is "only" $69 because you put the table together yourself (like IKEA).  Almost a grand isn't horrible as far as gaming tables go (because I want a table that can be used as a real table), but that's way more than I want to deal with when I bought my current kitchen table for a couple hundred bucks and the thing sits 8 when fully extended.


Now let's compare that with the 2nd Breakfast table.  I don't know shit about this company, but they had a display at PAX and are actually communicating with their backers so these look like real legitimate people who aren't trying to steal your money or give you something made out of plywood.

Here we have two tables, one with a (roughly) 2.5 foot x 4.25 foot play area, the other the "standard" 3 x 5.  The larger table (called XL) has slightly larger outer dimensions than the Jasper because the armrests/bezels around the play area are an inch wider on the 2nd Breakfast table.  The regular table is $500 + $150 shipping (early bird) and the XL is $599 + $250 shipping (early bird).  Either table can come in three heights (coffee table, regular table, bar height), four stains (plus unstained), four play mat colors (reversible), comes full assembled (thus the higher shipping), and includes cupholders, leaves, dice trays, and a bunch of other small stuff (including power outlets for your table).

Yes, shipping on the XL table is cheaper than the topper for the Jasper table to turn it into a regular table.  And who knows what it will cost to ship the topper for the Jasper, shipping on add-ons is currently unknown.

Honestly that's awesome but not my favorite part of this table.  Would you like to know my favorite part?  I don't care, I'm going to tell you anyway.

With the Jasper table you have to figure out where to store your cupholders/other side mounted accessories when you're not using them.  With the 2nd Breakfast tables that isn't an issue.  The skirt of the table moves, so when you want a regular table you just push all of the trays under the table and pull the skirt down to hide them.  Perfection.

You can also get matching chairs if that's your thing,
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 04, 2018, 02:02:16 PM
I'm on my one so forgive the lack of pretty formatting.

Nighthawks - The Vampire RPG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/753131002/nighthawks-the-vampire-rpg-0)

Funding ends tomorrow. This is a spiritual successor to Vampire the Masquerade:Bloodlines, it has a demo and is worth checking out.

Go check it out. It's so close to being funded.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Nanshork on October 06, 2018, 02:57:39 PM
Back on a computer.

Inhuman Conditions: A Game of Cops and Robots (Funding ends October 11th) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tommy-maranges/inhuman-conditions-a-game-of-cops-and-robots) - Remember in Bladerunner when Deckard uses a Voight-Kampff machine to figure out if Rachel is a replicant?  This is that as a party game.  Also, all print-and-play stretch goals have been confirmed that they'll be in the final printed game.

Encased — old school isometric turn-based RPG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkcrystalgames/encased-old-school-isometic-turn-based-rpg) (Funding ends October 16th) - Pretty much what is says on the tin.  It definitely looks interesting.
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on October 09, 2018, 02:26:03 PM
Undergrads: The Movie (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1512555460/undergrads-the-movie?ref=project_tweet)

Yep, that's a thing, and it deserves to be backed!  And if you don't know why, go find the original 13 episodes and watch them.  You have 30 days to back this one!
Title: Re: Kickstarters and Other Crowd-Funding Mega-Thread!
Post by: Kethrian on October 18, 2018, 07:16:00 PM
The Edge: Dawnfall (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/778898097?ref=576323&token=b8590446) 2nd kickstarter run, with updated rules, expansions, and the like.

It's a PvP faction asymmetrical war game, with now 7 different factions to choose from.  Each has 13 figures, and a deck of cards that you take 25 from to customize your army.  It also has 3 campaign stories, a solo campaign for one faction, and an expansion for an 8th faction.

The kickstarter hasn't officially launched yet, so you can set yourself to receive notification when it launches.  There's also a bonus figure that's free for anyone who backs within the first 24 hours, so if you're interested, take advantage of that!