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We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby msprange » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:33 am

We need your help!

Mongoose Publishing has just launched a kickstarter project for a new board game, Dark Eon Assassin - Tyrant of Acheron.

You can find the details here;

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/199 ... n-assassin

Dark Eon Assassin is a solo science-fiction board game, where you play a highly trained operative engaged on a deadly mission to defeat the Tyrant of Acheron. During play, you will get equipped with a variety of lethal, high-tech devices and weapons to aid you in your task, then infiltrate the Tyrant's palace, avoid his defences and, hopefully, end his evil schemes. But it will not be easy...

We are using the highest quality components in this boardgame and have prepared an introductory video on the Kickstarter site that we hope will put you in the right mood for Dark Eon Assassin!
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby msprange » Tue May 01, 2012 3:46 pm

We have just uploaded some of the card and board artwork from Dark Eon Assassin on Kickstarter - you can find them in the Updates.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/199 ... n-assassin
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby FallingPhoenix » Wed May 02, 2012 3:55 am

So, with the $500 reward of one of every existing item in a game line:

For Traveller, how do you figure it? Is Traveller all one game line, or is it subdivided?
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby tneva82 » Wed May 02, 2012 5:22 am

FallingPhoenix wrote:So, with the $500 reward of one of every existing item in a game line:

For Traveller, how do you figure it? Is Traveller all one game line, or is it subdivided?
If it's literally one of everything from one line in the store then that can be ridiculously good deal. Say with the star trek...If that contains all the fleet boxes etc...Well I got around 500£(note pounds) before even going through every page...If kzintzi and/or gorn will be added as well even better.

Too bad I don't have 500$ to spare. Saving up on next year's trip to japan which ain't going to be cheap and since that's not something that will happen often I want to ensure that trip I'll be able to see as much stuff I want to see as possible.
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby msprange » Wed May 02, 2012 8:42 am

FallingPhoenix wrote:So, with the $500 reward of one of every existing item in a game line:

For Traveller, how do you figure it? Is Traveller all one game line, or is it subdivided?
Traveller is one line.

Help yourselves :)
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby msprange » Wed May 02, 2012 2:55 pm

And we now have the draft rulebook for Dark Eon Assassin on line, so you can now see exactly how it plays. You can download a copy from;

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/pdf/d ... review.pdf
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby lastbesthope » Wed May 02, 2012 10:27 pm

msprange wrote:
FallingPhoenix wrote:So, with the $500 reward of one of every existing item in a game line:

For Traveller, how do you figure it? Is Traveller all one game line, or is it subdivided?
Traveller is one line.

Help yourselves :)
Sorely tempted to buy into this as a way to get me into ACTA SF

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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby lastbesthope » Wed May 02, 2012 10:37 pm

If you got the $500 pack and opted for ACTA ST, would you get the command cruiser Fed variant?

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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby msprange » Thu May 03, 2012 9:07 am

lastbesthope wrote:If you got the $500 pack and opted for ACTA ST, would you get the command cruiser Fed variant?

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I am sure we could work something out :)
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby lastbesthope » Thu May 03, 2012 7:38 pm

hmm, tempting, might need to email you to clarify some things, and ten see if I can find that much money :)

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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby tneva82 » Fri May 25, 2012 3:18 pm

Hmm. Guess this project won't get kickstarted.

Any chance of Mongoose releasing it later anyway?
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby Greg Smith » Fri May 25, 2012 10:21 pm

They have used the background and images to create a Traveller supplement. Who knows maybe that will generate enough sales to justify the board game.
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby Mikko Leho » Sun May 27, 2012 7:29 pm

tneva82 wrote:Any chance of Mongoose releasing it later anyway?
That would be kind of against the spirit of Kickstarter. If you can already produce your product, why would you use method like Kickstarter? I understand that Kickstarter or IndieGoGo are the flavor of the month, but these sites should not just provide pre-order options for already established publishers.
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby lastbesthope » Sun May 27, 2012 9:29 pm

For the same reason any other company looks for outside funding when it could afford it from within, to ease the load.

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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby Poi » Tue May 29, 2012 10:22 am

Well, the clock ran out with a massive shortfall. What happens next, seeing as it's still available for pre-order (Delivery September 2011)?

What about the rest of the board game pre-orders? Devil's Dice, Sedan Chair Racing and Meerkat Slammers have all been on pre-order for months, but no dates and little info.

Devil's Dice has too little info to know what it's about, but the other two look interesting.

Or have Mongoose decided that boardgames aren't their thing?
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby msprange » Tue May 29, 2012 2:09 pm

No decisions have been made yet!
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby lastbesthope » Tue May 29, 2012 7:06 pm

i don't know why Devil's Dice is only at preorder on the website, I've seen copies for sale at Mongoose HQ.

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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby msprange » Wed May 30, 2012 1:06 pm

lastbesthope wrote:i don't know why Devil's Dice is only at preorder on the website, I've seen copies for sale at Mongoose HQ.

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Good point, well made - fixed!
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Re: We Need Your Help - Kickstarter!

Postby H » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:42 pm

hmm, nice idea, wish i could raise the money i need for my model loco that way, but i won't

sounded like an interesting gasme for sure though
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