After telling myself I was going to swear off of Kickstarter for a while ... yeah, I'm backing three games now. The aforementioned Rising Sun, which is now knocking on the door of $3 million with ten days to go, and just a ridiculous amount of stuff coming with it. But the game itself actually looks really interesting, with a lot more player interaction than Blood Rage, and I think I like the theme a little better.
Then there's Dinosaur Island, which I was backing before Rising Sun came along. It's basically Jurassic Park as a worker placement game, with more emphasis on the building and breeding than the dinosaurs running amok part. They've unlocked all kinds of cool dinosaur meeples as stretch goals, and I've sprung for the deluxe version since there's no retail release planned for that one.
And yesterday I finally pulled the trigger on Empires of the Void II after watching a playthrough video. It's more a whole new game than a sequel to the original Empires of the Void, and it looks to nicely scratch that space empire itch in less time and space than behemoths like Twilight Imperium and Eclipse.
So lots of new games! The only downside is the earliest I'll see any of them is August when Dinosaur Island is due to ship. Empires is planned for November and Rising Sun over a year from now. And this being Kickstarter, those are all extremely subject to change. So let's here it for money for nothing!
Dude, I feel your pain. I have resisted Rising Sun and Heavy Hitters Mech game but Dinosaur Island did me in, I love the theme. I also went all in on the Champions of Midgard Expansions and upgrades. I loved the theme and game play of Champions of Midgard. I think I have a problem. I missed out on Too Many Bones which is a huge Fantasy Dice Game but company is still accepting 2nd wave orders. It's really expensive but high quality. I went so far as to the Credit Card payment info and then realized my wife would literally kill me if I pulled that trigger.