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With 57 hours to go, only 3 backers for a project that has been open for almost two months, requires $35,000 in funding and is $34,960 (99.89%) short of its target.

There is no entry on BGG for this game. You have to wonder how serious this was to find a support base and sell the game.

(Edit: Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/729022326/hopeless-happi... )
 
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Paul M
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Looks hopeless.
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And none of those three actually backed the game, only T-shirts!
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Wow, even Centerpiece has more pledges.
 
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The muffin tin looks nice...

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The strains of Beethoven's 5th make it oddly compelling....


I didn't know Socrates had his own website.


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I have a couple of custom game pieces / parts that I do not have exact specs or cost on, however with 30+ years business management experience I am an accomplished contingency planner and for these potential hurdles I not only have a Plan B, but also Plans C thru H. I strongly believe in truthfulness, ethical business transactions, and the marketing skill to under-promise and over-deliver.



Well, THAT'S a relief. 8 plans at least.
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cannoneer wrote:
The strains of Beethoven's 5th make it oddly compelling....


I didn't know Socrates had his own website.


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I have a couple of custom game pieces / parts that I do not have exact specs or cost on, however with 30+ years business management experience I am an accomplished contingency planner and for these potential hurdles I not only have a Plan B, but also Plans C thru H. I strongly believe in truthfulness, ethical business transactions, and the marketing skill to under-promise and over-deliver.



Well, THAT'S a relief. 8 plans at least.



And we know plan 9 will be from outer space
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Mother always told me..."If you don't have anything nice to say..."whistle
 
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I looked at his personal webpage and found it rather depressing. Poor guy.
 
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I'm all for ridiculing others to my friends, pointing out terrible things on the internet, etc. That's my live friends in person or even my personal facebook page. That's mean but at least it's a little more localized. This just seems overly mean spirited. "Hey everyone, this guy is pathetic!!!" Why would you do that to someone you don't know?
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It's more of an awareness of somebody that doesn't have awareness. There should have been clues that the campaign would not go well but they were never picked up on. He learned about crowd funding but never learned about what might make it successful. 4 people pledged, 2 at $25, 1 at $10, and 1 at $1. If you only have 3 acquaintances in the world, you can't expect to make millions on pledges. He wants a successful campaign even though he has never helped any other campaign and this is his first campaign. It's similar to expect to swim to the other side of the pool when you have never stepped in water, much less, learn to swim. There are just common sense knowledge missing from some people, so they do oddball things.
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toober wrote:
He wants a successful campaign even though he has never helped any other campaign and this is his first campaign. It's similar to expect to swim to the other side of the pool when you have never stepped in water, much less, learn to swim.


There are plenty of people who do very well on kickstarter who hadn't ever been on the site before they had a product that they were trying to develop, manufacture, and/or market.
 
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Get It Together (www.kickstarter.com/projects/firegenerator/get-it-together) has a chance to beat Hopeless Happiness for worst. It has only 2 backers for a total of $22 (out of $150,000), although it also has 5 days to go.
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Treasure Chess and Treasure Andromi: Not a bite.
None could beat the success of this one:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/419915857/treasure-chess...

0 backers
$0.00 pledged of $30,000 goal
Funding period Jun 1, 2013 - Jul 1, 2013 (30 days)
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Wow, that Circlate Global Sport Game is a sad mess. I know it seems kind of cruel to point these out. But I have to admit when I see something like that I think "WTF?" That one reminds me of stuff you see at craft fairs. Her prices are insanely high with no rules or really telling you what you are getting. I just goes to show how little research she did on KS boardgame projects. Heck, we've seen big titles by experienced publishers fail with much lower goals.

Oi, I feel sad for her since I bet this is a dream project she's wanted to do. soblue
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It's the ones that have zero backers I feel sorry for the most.
Even there own family and friends wouldn't give them a few bucks toward their project.
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wow i went the kickstarter link i looked at 500 dollar rewards you get game signed great.
 
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GameVaultVirginia wrote:
I'm all for ridiculing others to my friends, pointing out terrible things on the internet, etc. That's my live friends in person or even my personal facebook page. That's mean but at least it's a little more localized. This just seems overly mean spirited. "Hey everyone, this guy is pathetic!!!" Why would you do that to someone you don't know?


Yeah I felt the same way after looking at his kickstarter. I felt bad for him and hopefully he will reach out to others that have had better luck and work on improving any future attempts.
 
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