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Dark Blood on Gamefound

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11 Jun 2024 15:23 #342464 by hotseatgames
I am pledging for Dark Blood. gamefound.com/en/projects/meeple-pug/dar...=homepage-featured_3

It comes across like a Cthulhu Wars but more Euro, while having enough interaction to still appeal to me. I was also very surprised to see that if you spread your payment over 10 installments, it's literally the same price. Why would I not do that, then?

They mention different win rates across the 4 factions, which is perhaps a bit alarming, but I would bet there are wildly different win rates across the Cthulhu Wars factions as well. It all comes down to being able to learn the nuances of your faction. I think this one looks good.

I have not done much in the way of crowdfunding lately, which is obviously a good thing.
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12 Jun 2024 16:14 - 12 Jun 2024 16:14 #342472 by hotseatgames
It looks like the team did not anticipate the success they are having, as they burned through all of their stretch goals in a day. Almost all of the stretch goals are just component upgrades, some of which are beyond superfluous (putting the main board art also on the back of the board, so you can.... admire it? When would someone do this?)

On one hand, I appreciate that it seems like they made the game as they wanted it, with no intention of adding a bunch of stuff to it with stretch goals. On the other hand, I think there are better goals they could have chosen.
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12 Jun 2024 20:41 #342475 by n815e
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A more experienced team would have just changed the amount “required” to get stretch goals based on what was being pledged. If things are heating up, make the amounts higher. When things slow down, make them lower.

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13 Jun 2024 09:16 - 13 Jun 2024 09:18 #342477 by hotseatgames
Yeah, their dollar amounts are weird. They also pulled the trick of setting a ridiculously unrealistic funding goal so that they could FUND IN UNDER 10 MINUTES.

It was something like $22k. For a game that has several miniature sculpts. I don't think so.

I'm also not sure if the Gamefound platform lets you change amounts once they are entered. They might have loaded it up with stretch goals in advance and then been forced to keep them.
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13 Jun 2024 14:50 #342479 by Kmann
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This is the kind of game I'd like to play somebody else's copy of.

So with that disclosure out of the way: a BS funding goal, an overwhelming amount of stretch goals and the inclusion of professional shills Boardgame Co and Quakalope are everything I find extremely off-putting about crowdfunding.
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13 Jun 2024 14:54 #342480 by hotseatgames

Kmann wrote: This is the kind of game I'd like to play somebody else's copy of.


Boy if that statement doesn't describe most Kickstarters.
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13 Jun 2024 21:00 #342481 by birdman37
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Kmann wrote: ... a BS funding goal, an overwhelming amount of stretch goals and the inclusion of professional shills Boardgame Co and Quakalope are everything I find extremely off-putting about crowdfunding.


Not to mention the "look here - boobies!" marketing angle...

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13 Jun 2024 22:11 #342482 by n815e
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The Bend and Snap. Works every time.
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16 Jun 2024 13:28 #342492 by jason10mm
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birdman37 wrote:

Kmann wrote: ... a BS funding goal, an overwhelming amount of stretch goals and the inclusion of professional shills Boardgame Co and Quakalope are everything I find extremely off-putting about crowdfunding.


Not to mention the "look here - boobies!" marketing angle...


What, where?!? Boobies?

Dammit, yah got me! :P

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