Well Wyrd have plonked their Through the Breach RPG up on Kickstarter. Now I'm sure I've mentioned on here before that I'm not exactly the worlds biggest fan of RPGs, well maybe that's not fair. I just have never found an RPG group, or game I found sufficiently engaging for me to want to invest the time necessary to get the best out of the experience. However, I have had a number of people ask me if I'd look at some RPG's, namely the FFG's 40k based stuff, their Star Wards RPG and the Iron Kingdoms RPG from Privateer Press. I'm not sure I'm the best person to be talking about RPG's, but it is under consideration. I guess although I'm not an RPG aficionado I would be able to write up stuff from the point of view of a wargamer dipping their toes into the RPG water as it were.
I've also had a lot of people ask me if I'd be covering the Through the Breach Kickstarter campaign from Wyrd. Well... I'm not too sure. Granted I'm posting a heads up article about the campaign here, and the Game does indeed look interesting, but me and Wyrd have fallen out somewhat over Malifaux. I still think they've allowed the game to become too bloated and the power creep and rate of releases is just a little tiring. So I've taken a sabbatical from Malifaux. But, the game looks interesting and the world of Malifaux, while appearing as a bunch of random crap to many, actually just seems quirky to me. So I'll be keeping a watching brief on it for now.
Yep that's despite there being a limited edition miniature that's only available if you back the campaign with $60's in the first 48 hours I think (this offer ends 5pm PST 30th November). No a 'free' miniature isn't enough to entice me right now. What is interesting though is that the game is already funded. They needed $30,000's and they currently sit at $50,000. That is pretty darn quick, if you ask me, not quite as quick as Kingdom Death though. And that's the real kicker here. This is not only in the holiday period, but it is also now going head-to-head with the Kingdom Death - Monster Kickstarter campaign. That has already got off to a fabulous start and it's momentum still seems to be carrying it quite well. The thing is will the two projects get in each others way?
We've seen this before haven't we? Where various projects are run at the same time as each other, and although they're ostensibly very different as products, they are targeting the same sort of customers. We all only have so much money to spread around and at this time of year there's even more pressure on our budgets. I had a bet with a friend that Kingdom Death would break the $1m mark, with this around I'm not so sure that will happen now, which is a shame because that will mean probably less extra Kingdom Death toys for me now. However, I wish Wyrd all the best with their Through the Breach campaign and I hope those of you who do eventually back it get a good deal with it. Peace out!