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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Fantasy Coins from Fantasy Coin on Kickstarter

3 Apr

While I have the time off from sculpting and modelmaking tonight, I thought I’d catch up on doing some posts, this time a crowdfunding spotlight article featuring some rather nice coinage from Fantasy coin LLC. These lovely looking tokens are intended for use with everything from RPGs, Live Roleplaying games, board games and possibly even wargames (well, its feasable, you just have to work it out!)

I do like these tokens, even from a collectors viewpoint if I was a coin collector, I’d be tempted by these. Although their real uses lay in their application in the realms of LARP and RPGs, they are pretty shiny things so its no wonder they are almost up to being fully funded with this project.

On the downside, they are pretty expensive in my opinion, and even so they are nice things, I know how much it does cost to get stuff like these made (Trust me, I’ve looked into it quite a few times to cost it up for similar purposes, so they must be making a decent mark up on them!) Still, that’s just a minor gripe on my behalf, as I do think these are great.

Go and add some coins to your horde.

Fantasy Coins for Board Games, RPGs, LARP, or any occasion by Fantasy Coin, LLC — Kickstarter.

 

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Legends of the Wulin Board-Game Kickstarter

15 Mar

Another interesting campaign over on Kickstarter, is the boardgame The Legends of the Wulin. I do enjoy a good boardgame now and again, and I am always partial to stuff based on ancient China and it’s legends (and fantasy kin)

Although it looks a tad complicated, it’s very slick looking and certainly attracts the eye with the board and its components, it also is a change to see a KS actually based in china (the place, not the game is what I mean) so at least it could have a bit more authenticity than the slew of westernised material out there.

As I said, it did catch my eye, and I’m tempted to get involved, but as per usual, cash flow might scupper my plans. If you want to take a look, clicky the linky below!

The Legends of the Wulin Board-Game by Eos-sama — Kickstarter.

 

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Warboard gaming mat Kickstarter

23 Sep

This KS nearly slipped through quietly, the Warboard from warsmith. As you can see, it’s a folding modular board made in the same way as board game boards. I like the idea personally, only I wish more were done like this for 15mm gaming (Well, you knew that I was going to say that, right?!)

It’s a bit on the pricey side, but I reckon you’d get plenty of service for your cash with these in your 28mm games. If I were a 28mm gamer, I’d be in for a few of them, sadly I’m not, but love the thought of instant scenics like this.

Check it out if you think it could be just what you need!!!

Warboard, the innovative gaming mat by Steve @ Warsmith.co.uk — Kickstarter.

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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!

Awful!

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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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Dawn: Rise of the Occulites Kickstarter

25 Jun

Darwin Games new KS is now live, and I for one really dig these great looking mini’s. Sculpted by industry veteran  Bob Olley, they are highly original and fun. Note to self: add some of these figures to my wish list. I did have a look at these before and thought they were fabulous figures, if they are anything to go by, the game should be cool too. As you can see there is not too much on the market at the moment that match these weird creatures, which is a good thing in my opinion, I’d love an army of the little critters!

Yes, it’s true they are a little bizzarre and cartoony, but I think they are great. Purists might scoff and moan about them being a little too weird for their liking, but in a gaming world full of overdone cliches its good to see more sky blue thinking from designers!

There’s less than $7k to go, so I have no doubt this will get full funding, although if you haven’t backed the project, there’s still plenty of time to get involved!!

Go and check them out!

Dawn: Rise of the Occulites by Eagle Games — Kickstarter.

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