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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: Havoc Risk Boards Kickstarter

15 Jun

Now, I am a real big RISK fan, so when I saw this project, I really want to get in on the action! Not only do they have a wide variety of different themed boards and accompanying card sets, but there are options for custom etched wooden boards.

Normally I don’t buy download type stuff, preferring a hard copy, but I really fancy getting the UK map in digital form (and maybe europe and a few others too) and getting them printed out onto a vinyl banner for gaming (and a nice set of card printed up too) RISK is a great game, but getting the chance to play other boards will allow you to shake up the game a little to try something unfamiliar.

If your a fan like me and my lot, this is a great KS. Lots of choice will be added as more stretch goals are unlocked! It’s a fantastic idea that I’m surprised it hasn’t been done this way before. Good news is they are over the $20,000 goal, so it will be funded (and you’ll be buying into a winner)

Go and take a look, and I promise that if your a RISK nut like me, your going to love it!

Havoc Boards by Bungled Board Games LLC — Kickstarter.

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