Companies that I won't support in KS
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Over the last three years I have supported many companies on their KS campaigns. I have pledged for more than a hundred campaigns. The great majority of them are board games.

Of those game projects, the great majority have been positive experiences. But there are a few companies that took me to the edge and I decided to put them on my blacklist.

This is my blacklist. I don't want this list to turn into a cesspool of critique and complains about the companies. I just want it to be a permanent record of the companies I won't support anymore in KS.
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1. Board Game Publisher: Game Salute
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Game Salute, where to start? It feels to me like they are the punching bag of the gaming community.

I have one last project to receive from them (King's Forge Apprentices Expansion). All the other games I have received. Late. Some, really late. But they were delivered and have good quality. There were a few hiccups, but they responded in time and solved the issues.

The communication after the campaigns got funded wasn't good. And most of the games I got from them are not good. I played them once and they have been gathering dust in the shelves.

This is not their fault. It is my fault. I should have done due diligence and got more information about the game. The positive for me is that this experience helped me become a better discriminator of games in KS. And for that I have to say thank you to Game Salute.

In the end, I won't support another KS campaign from Game Salute.
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2. Board Game Publisher: Queen Games
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I own many great games from Queen. To me Queen Games is synonymous with quality games. But how they run their KS campaign stinks. Granted, I have never run a KS campaign, nor a game publishing, but I have been part of many succesful KS campaigns.

I won't go into details, but their communication is awful. Plus it feels weird that an established company is using KS like (IMHO) a pre-order and dead inventory dump platform. And I don't want to be part of those type of campaigns anymore.
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