One year of kickstarter
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I funded my first kickstarter just about a year ago and had such a good experience I funded 10 more. Here is the list of what I backed and my reflections on them.
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1. Board Game: Omen: A Reign of War [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:976] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
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I had omen directly from small box games, so I jumped in for the extra units and new box + sleeves. I believe I also got hemloch from this kickstarter.

I've played both omen and hemloch and really like them. They feel similar, but have different tactical focus.

I also ordered just the expansions for omen, hemloch and tooth and nail from the most recent small box games three game kickstarter.
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2. Board Game: For The Win [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:6971]
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I have a bit of buyer's remorse on this game. It is a decent abstract that I've pulled this one out several times with my students, but I don't feel overly excited by the gameplay. It was cheap to buy with good quality components, but a definitely prefer hive for a similar feel.
 
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3. Video Game: Shadowrun Returns [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:678]
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Shadowrun was my favorite rpg world growing up, and while I am not too much of a role player anymore, it still holds a fond place in my heart. I am still waiting for this to be released. I looks like it is going to be awesome!

I think this will have been $15 well spent.
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4. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:283] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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This was my first big kickstarter splurge. I went in for the whole game with both expansions and extra decks / promo cards. At the time I hadn't played the game and I don't tend to like co-ops. Looking back, I'm not sure what review ultimately got me to pull the trigger on this one, but I am really glad I did. It was one of my best game purchases last year. It is a great game that really does pull away from the one player overly influences the game problem that many co-ops have.
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5. Board Game: Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:6749]
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I'm not sure what possessed me to back this. It looked interesting, but I'd be surprised if I ended up using my already limited gaming time playing it. Hopefully it'll be a good read-through (yes, I know the PDF version is out to backers, but I am not great with reading and digesting long text on a screen).
 
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6. Board Game: Tooth & Nail: Factions [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:5862]
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Backed on the strength of omen, hemloch and irondale. I haven't gotten it to the table yet. The artwork is nice.
 
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7. Board Game: DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:1513]
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My other big kickstarter splurge. I LOVE blood bowl and I was hoping for something similar, yet also unique. The rules looked interesting and I like the overall concepts. I haven't played it beyond a few solo games in which I got many rules wrong since the rulebook is something of a mess (a good looking mess, but very unorganized). I wonder how much it was play tested. There seem to be some glaring balance issues.

I am hopeful that as I play more the issues will even out through tactics that I am not seeing. And if they don't, the season 2 and 3 rulebooks are on the horizon and may be able to address some of the issues. I know blood bowl has had 6 revisions to get the balance as dialed in as it is now. I like the pacing of dreadball, but I really wish it went to press with a bit of the details honed.
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8. Board Game: Eight-Minute Empire [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:983]
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I printed, played and pledged. EME is a fast engaging filler. Should be great!
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9. Board Game: City of Iron [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:873]
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I added this to my pledge of eight minute empire. Previews make the mechanics look deep and interesting. I love the theme and the artwork. No print and play of this one, so I was going off of the available reviews. It seems like it'll be up my alley.
 
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10. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines [Average Rating:8.19 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.19 Unranked]
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...and in for two more sentinels expansions. Can't wait!
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11. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:397]
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Backed at the $40 level. Although I've never played before, i tend to like wargames and with all the extras, it seemed a great deal. Looking forward to it.
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