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Kenton White
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A big name designer with two beloved games under his belt (Avalon and The Resistance). Plenty of demos at GenCon and other conventions so people have had plenty of opportunity to play it. Now it's live on Kickstarter. Why is there little buzz around this game? Am I missing something?
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Clyde W
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It's likely because this is DonE's first game he's actually published, and so isn't used to using BGG to create hype. But I've played the game a few times and it's pretty good! Definitely a fun 4-8 player negotiation party game that has way more interaction than, say, Bohnanza.
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Can you please explain where/why there is backstabbing and betrayal? I am trying to figure it out.

In a 4 player game both "teams" would share enemies so they would automatically be forced to work together right?

In a 5 player game you would have to be allied with the people accross from you how do you choose? Wouldn't the first two people to have enough components just agree to launch. Where does the negotiation come in?
 
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Leonard Smith
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there's no set team.

so, you can change your alliance at any time if another player's resources seem more useful to you.
 
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Craig Somerton
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Shipping is ludicrous. $35 for the game plus $35 shipping makes it $70 (AUD$95).

That's is for every country outside the US ($7) and Canada ($11).
 
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Tamara D
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It did get mentioned in Board game breakfast today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0opjsdDDaU&t=393s - around 6 30 in Kickstarter news so...
 
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Joel Fox
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I'm also quite surprised by the lack of buzz. The Resistance is one of my favorite games, and I'm sure the same is true for a lot of people. Can't wait to try out his new creation!
 
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I'm NOT surprised at all that this KS has little to no buzz.

#1 It's the holidays which can be a very difficult window for KS projects.
#2 Paying exorbitant shipping costs for a game that many might be assuming that they can just wait for a retail copy.
#3 No preview videos showing ACTUAL game play. All you're offering is a staged video of people overacting pretending to play the game?

The fairly vague description of the game does sound interesting but I'm done gambling on KS. I've learned to expect certain things from a creator before I put my $$ on the line. I suspect that it will reach it's funding goal but it may end up more valuable as a case lesson?
 
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Shipping costs have gone down:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/845031916/abandon-plane...
 
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Shipping costs have come down a lot, and there's a video on YouTube of a full playthrough recorded from a live stream... it looks really fun, some interesting gameplay twists. It's had a really rocky KickStarter start but he seems to be putting in an honest attempt to pull it back. I think it's done enough to convince me at least.
 
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Jeffrey Secrest
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Not finding that YouTube play through? I looked before my original post because I was genuinely interested in the game and after a follow up search I'm still have found zilch!
 
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AccidentalCultist wrote:
Not finding that YouTube play through? I looked before my original post because I was genuinely interested in the game and after a follow up search I'm still have found zilch!


It's on Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/twitchgamenight/v/101930632?sr=a

https://youtu.be/Ye97r5rylMc
 
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