Kickstart madness

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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$100 for a boxed copy
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... aka Space Quest without the license fee.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaceventure/two-guys-spaceventure-b...

I only played an hour or two of space quest on my Apple II, definitely not enough to get a good feel for the series. I like that the minimum amount for this kick starter is $15 to get a digital copy, but then I scrolled down and my eyes widened to find the boxed copy would cost $100+$15 shipping.

To get a boxed copy of Leisure Suit Larry you had to pay $100 as well. The same with Ogre, and Double Fine and Wasteland 2. Shadowrun was $125 to get a boxed physical copy. The only problem I have with the kickstarter for Spaceventure is that there doesn't seem to be great enough rewards at the top tiers to draw in interest. The whole 15 dollar minimum entry fee is more than likely because they want everyone that contributes does so at a level where they will get a copy of the game. Make no mistake, Space Quest was one of my favorite series growing up, so I will be contributing. More than likely $100 so I can sit the box up on my shelf next to my copies of the Space Quest games. I did the same with Larry, Wasteland, and Double Fine, I'm not going to skimp out now.

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Two guys space adventure

... aka Space Quest without the license fee.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaceventure/two-guys-spaceventure-b...

I only played an hour or two of space quest on my Apple II, definitely not enough to get a good feel for the series. I like that the minimum amount for this kick starter is $15 to get a digital copy, but then I scrolled down and my eyes widened to find the boxed copy would cost $100+$15 shipping.

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The ogre project looks really

The ogre project looks really cool. I can see kickstarter being a good avenue for projects produce tangible goods but require investment for large scale production. I hadn't thought before of how the table-top and miniature fans could benefit.

I too would pass on battle chess; there are already too many good multi-player chess options out there. For this to come back as anything but an action game or use a different rule set isn't appealing. Maybe if they let me level up my units and play through a campaign I would bite.

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Madness indeed
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Somebody is trying to remake battlechess
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1354795482/battle-chess

I'm tempted by Steve Jackson's Ogre game kickstarter too: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition . I think I'll just stick with the classic computer conversion, though.

As for Battle Chess, personally, I can only place chess in the 2D view for the most part, unless it's a subtle 3D perspective and it uses the classic playing pieces. Also, while I do enjoy the original Battle Chess and watching the pieces go at, it's pure window dressing, and my idea of a proper battle chess quite frankly is one where you have actual control of the pieces, a la a game like Archon or Star Chess. So yeah, I'll be passing on this Kickstarter as well I guess.

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New kickstart news

Somebody is trying to remake battlechess
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1354795482/battle-chess

and somebody tried to scam, but did such a sloppy job of it that the community was able to figure it out.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/273246798/mythic-the-story-of-gods-a...
http://www.ingame.msnbc.msn.com/technology/ingame/kickstarter-game-mythi...

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Leisure Suit Larry is tentatively funded.

Hello everyone. Just noticed today that Leisure Suit Larry is currently sitting above the 500K mark. I want to say congratulations, and I hope it stays that way after the end date. It has had fluctuations in the past, so here's hoping they still meet their mark.

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Bill Loguidice
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My list is thus far far more

My list is thus far far more modest than Drax715's:

Pebble Watch

Wasteland 2

Historically Brewed Book

I also agree with Drax715 that what's stopping me from supporting some more of the classic game devs to this point is that I don't necessarily want to see more of the exact same thing from them.

Anyway, another thing that's stopping me from supporting some other Kickstarters is that there's typically a VERY long wait between getting funded and delivery, and you just know a portion of this is going to backfire. I've been burned many times in the homebrew community, and while this is rather more formal, some of the same possible gotchas still apply. Regardless, I KNOW my support list will grow over time...

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The Kickstarters I have Pledged to

Double Fine Adventure
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure?ref=u...
Can't wait to see it

Wasteland 2
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2
Can't wait to see it

Shadowrun Returns
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns
Big fan of the Genesis and SNES games

The Banner Saga
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stoic/the-banner-saga
Liked the look of the animation style

Valdis Story: Abyssal City
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460275866/valdis-story-abyssal-city
Like the Concept

Jane Jensen's Pinkerton Road: "A Year of Adventure"
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1005365109/jane-jensens-pinkerton-ro...
Not happy about the game that was overwhelmingly voted for, the concept has been done, but I have confidence in Jensen that the story will be above average regardless, so I will most likely still enjoy it

Thinking of Pledging to:

Drawing a Drawing 365
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelshapcott/drawing-a-drawing-36...
Great Portrait Artist

"Fallout: Nuka Break" Season 2
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waysidecreations/fallout-nuka-break-...
Hilarious Web Series

Kitaru
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bensteele/kitaru?ref=category
Looks interesting

Make Leisure Suit Larry come again!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leisuresuitlarry/make-leisure-suit-l...
Honestly I'd Rather see something original from Al Lowe than another Larry game

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I got excited about all this

I got excited about all this after reading Zubrin's Case for Mars book. It's a good read:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Case-Mars-Settle-Planet/dp/0684835509

It's been too long for me to remember the details, but the science seemed pretty solid. I think your comparison to the wild west is spot-on. There's even a good possibility of some kind of "gold rush" possible, since who knows what kind of super rare or even unknown elements they might find there (or on the moon, for that matter).

Ultimately, though, I just don't see colonies in our solar system working out. At best, they'd be there for mining and scientific purposes; not the sort of place you'd want to live. If we really want another Earth, we need to get out of the solar system. Unfortunately, no one seems to have found any realistic way of getting us to one of those extra-solar earths in anything like a realistic timescale. The proposed solutions, such as generation ships and cryogenic sleep, are just too ludicrous in my opinion.

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to MARS!
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Zubrin's plan was a one-way deal...You don't come back; lifetime volunteers only. Definitely have to be hardcore to be interested in that.

I honeslty think there would be plenty who would be intrested.. There is no "wild west" anymore, think about it.. only a little over a 150 years ago people basilcy gave up everything, left everything behind in pretty much the same way. I would guess by staying on earth (so to pseak) they had a much higher chance of survival.. but the old west, or even farther back, the NEW WORLD was a huge gamble..

and I wont get into what a mess we have on earth right now, getting away doenst sound so bad.. untill you figure the people who messed thigs up are probebly some of those going with ya... there is no ESCAPE :)

Im to old, to many actual health problems .. way to out of shape.. not overly intellegent unless you judge by IQ tests (last time it wsa 124....i think?), no real special skills other then I now a bit about everything (or think I do :) ).. I would be all about trying that.. well.. once my parents where dead. I do admit it would be hard ot leave the friends behind as I talk to one or the other pretty much every day (and im not talking Facebook type crap).. real live contact or phone calls!

Scarry and exciting at teh same time.. going to mars.. Bet thats a slow connect.. loading CNN everyday to see the people screw up even more might take minutes .. or longer :) and my ping in Lfd2 would suck :) heheheh

Image the detachment from earth.. heck I would guess you would be so busy you wouldnt even notice it after awhile..

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