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Kravell

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« on: August 15, 2016, 02:27:01 PM »
I have to give Monte Cook credit for his marketing skills. He wants $197 for his new rpg, we know almost nothing concrete about it, and he has already raised over $60,000 in a few hours. Also, he has sold one pledge for $5912.

Invisible Sun
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 02:29:56 PM »
Gimmicky board game hybrid? Reminds me a lot of Fantasy Flight Game's take on Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, but at a much steeper price.
No thanks.

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 02:30:43 PM »
No page counts. No rule previews. Not even if the rulebooks are hard or softcover.

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 02:33:11 PM »
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No page counts. No rule previews. Not even if the rulebooks are hard or softcover.

Over a year out with some pretty big promises, too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 02:34:26 PM »
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Gimmicky board game hybrid? Reminds me a lot of Fantasy Flight Game's take on Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, but at a much steeper price.


Hey! I love the Zweihander rpg (backing as Charlie D). I really hope it gets the commons license.

But will it have a small and vicious dog?
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 02:42:13 PM »
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Hey! I love the Zweihander rpg (backing as Charlie D). I really hope it gets the commons license.

But will it have a small and vicious dog?
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2016, 03:01:27 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 03:08:40 PM »
I wouldn't have a problem paying $197 for a deluxe RPG treatment. But this Invisible Sun isn't it.
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2016, 03:31:49 PM »
I have multiple games that I have this kind of investment in, but, Invisible Sun looks like the kind of game that is not well suited to teh players I have. Also for me to slap down that kind of cash for a game I want to know more about what I am getting up front, like how does it play? This seems like it does a lot of things that games like Kult or Unknown Armies do, but in a differet way. I have Kult, and Majus, and OneDice Urban Fantasy when I want to scratch that "the world we know is an illusion" itch.

I am sure this is a quality game, but I'll pass.

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2016, 03:56:58 PM »
I have to read a game's die mechanic first before I'll buy it.

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2016, 04:18:02 PM »
I have dropped that much multiple times on deluxe versions of RPGs.  In fact, right now I'm staring longingly at my Call of Cthulhu 7e slipcase with Investigator's Handbook, Keeper's Rulebook, Keeper's Screen, handouts, adventure, etc.  

I don't know that I'd drop it on this particular RPG, but the price isn't the crazy thing, given a look at those components.  OTOH, there's no way I have that much money for something like that so soon after GenCon.  (Stares longingly at his Cthulhu Brittanica: London boxed set, so lean and sexy and packed with goodness.)
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 04:51:28 PM »
There really are a lot of mugs with too much disposable income in this world.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 05:01:24 PM »
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I have to read a game's die mechanic first before I'll buy it.


I remember when Mentzer was pitching Cyborg Commando, and talked about his amazing die mechanic too.

Anyway, I dunno. Yes, I've plunked down that kind of money on D&D and a precious few other RPGs, but I'm not getting such a warm fuzzy feeling here, at least not as a game. As a financial investment? I have my doubts there, but crazier things have happened, and we're already in crazy land with the number of folks coughing up 4-figures for this not-yet-existing game.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2016, 05:14:11 PM »
That is just the price if you are doing the kickstarter. Kickstarter levels and cover prices are not necessarily the same thing. I don't think that is going to be the actual price of the game when it comes out. Is there any info on this. 197 for a kickstarter is too steep for me, but I'd like to grab a copy of the book if it is regular price when they do release it.

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2016, 05:45:23 PM »
It seems to me that someone decided that you can capitalise on catering to a teenage fanbase 20 years after its time, in this case the White Wolf craze, as they will now be earning money to buy stuff.
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