Crowdfunding Spotlight: Chronobound Studios Wormhole Warfare Kickstarter

12 Sep

Sometimes, on my travels round the net, things get pointed out to me that are truly inspired. This KS isn’t one of them.

Wormhole warfare is a terrible looking project from Chronobound studios, who apparently know everything about all the aspects of the industry, apparently. There’s nothing they can’t do. To quote:

Chronobound Studios’ tabletop experience includes playing, painting, and shipping early and current editions of Warhammer 40k and Fantasy, Dominion, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Battlefleet Gothic, Ticket To Ride, Space Hulk and Necromunda miniature game sets.From these past experiences, there is no aspect of creating a miniatures game that is unknown to us.

Seriously, there’s something I don’t trust about this, rather poorly executed, garish looking and badly sculpted effort. I don’t want to be cruel, but I get the feeling that there’s some level of hoaxery afoot with the whole thing. I’m sure there’s nothing to be worried about, thats if your gullible enough to be a funder that is. It’s just my spidersense is tingling like crazy.

What gets to me is how bad the figures are. The sculpts are just sooo bad, it’s like they have been done by kids with plasticene or playdough. People have said in their defense, that these sculpts are meant to be they way they are! If thats true, then who ever came up with that idea needs to be shot!

Take a look at the sculpts if you don’t believe me!


Another warning sign is that these KS sets will be available prepainted, which is going to add more pressure, time and faff. I have a suspicion that rather than casting the sculpts up, they have some children in a third world country sculpting each figure with DAS or fimo, to the crack of the whip! Either way when I look in my crystal ball, I forsee problems, problems, problems with this project…..

I hope that you’ll see sense in not throwing your cash down a wormhole like this, but if you insist, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Wormhole Warfare: Escape from New Ork City by Chronobound Studios — Kickstarter.

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8 Responses to “Crowdfunding Spotlight: Chronobound Studios Wormhole Warfare Kickstarter”

  1. Gavin Syme September 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Hello Grim,

    Maybe I am wrong but each day that passes makes me less and less a fan of KS for wargaming. Its beginning to eat the industry and the ideas coming into it are frankly bad in a lot of cases not to mention the large companies who should know better. Thanks for a nice read though!



    • grimace73 September 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

      Thanks for your comment Gavin. I agree that there’s a hell of a lot of dross, this one especially, but there are some real gems there too, the whole thing fascinates me to be honest, especially when the really bad stuff gets funded! I think there’s a real way that one can take the available campaign data and find the right combo to run success after success, regardless of how bad the idea!
      I do reckon it’s here to stay though, and will enable some folks out there to realise their ideas.
      Your right about big companies that use it as a preorder system or simply for added PR stunts, but given time they might see sense and put a stop to the platform being misused, given the amount of opinion from a lot of people about such companies using it that way.
      The Chronobound campaign really does tickle me at how poor it is, and while I try not to be a net ASBO about it, or other similarly bad projects, I feel that even pointing it out to my readers, it will actually give them some backlinks and help them get a bit of extra exposure (even so I will be honest about what I think of it!) A case of swings and roundabouts!
      I actually get tons of emails from KS creators asking me to feature their campaigns here, but to be honest I either find the stuff to my dislike, or decide against featuring them due to the over exposure, it just doesn’t fit right here or my bad hairday opinion might do some damage to them in the longrun!
      I do still have faith that KS or a similar platform will bring some truly innovative things into reality, so for now I reserve my final thoughts on the entire crowdfunding model disappearing up its own arse just yet! (plus I like to think that by studying all the data, I will eventually get a few of my mad ideas into the world this way! hopefully!)



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