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... because they are running out of TBBT characters.

Seriously, after they drain this well what will they do? Could this actually hurt their sales because of the popularity of TBBT or is there something else they can steal a crew from and not get in legal trouble with?
 
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With what's out there currently from 1st season, 2nd season and this one... you can darn near make a group of "Expendables".

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The original Predator cast would be awesome.
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Deadsider wrote:
... because they are running out of TBBT characters.

Seriously, after they drain this well what will they do? Could this actually hurt their sales because of the popularity of TBBT or is there something else they can steal a crew from and not get in legal trouble with?


There's still "Shortie," a tiny buxom blonde girl with glasses and a high voice who can impersonate a large fat Jewish lady and stands toe-to-toe (or eyes-to-chest) with a guy any day.

And "Pasha," the Indian researcher bent on untangling the Byzantine world of American male-female relationships while advancing a bromance with . . .

"Crocker," the hobby-shop dealer whose back room harbors a remarkable array of Asian-manufactured Dangerous Toys not approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and capable of neutralizing most zombies with sharp corners, pointy projectiles, air blasts capable of upending an NFL lineman, and corrosive colorations . . .

And let's not forget "Mother," the homespun-wisdom-wielding Parent Who Truly Understands Her Special Child, capable of maneuvering any male into following her orders with a word, a cocked eyebrow, or a slice of Apocalypse Apple Pie waved under the defenseless male's nose . . .

No, they're in no danger yet of exhausting characters with a passing resemblance to certain popular-culture characters . . .

. . . and when they do, I nominate the entire adult cast of Everyone Loves Raymond for consideration.
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Honestly i was impressed with this kickstarter i kinda groaned when i heard they were doing the same format as season 2 at first cause i was like i have 100 characters too many already.

But i ended up jumping on board when i saw the focus seemed to be mostly on new game enhancements this time around.

 
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Well, I don't know about the BBT cast but they do not have the "I am legend" and "I am zombie" tiers for this Kickstarter. It might mean that the next kickstarter (if there is one) is further away but then again maybe the additional money they got from those pledges simply wasn't worth the money at the end... which might explain why they have a very simple pledge tier structure this time around.
 
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3 seasons and 2 add on's isn't that enough ? Most games just get one version and maybe 2 add ons .....
 
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I'm not convinced that the next one will be the last, CMON will flog it until they can and with this one currently sitting at over $1.5m. I'm not sure how much of a difference the BBT characters make either. Although Dave goes for a fair bit on eBay so do a lot of the S1 promos and the biggest jump in the first KS was after the announcement of the Penny Arcade CTS character.
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Yeah the type of theme they derive from isn't going to affect sales. Over-saturation on pure expansions, rule changes and characters WILL, however.

I feel they need to supplement what they have currently, just like they're doing with the Ultimate Survivors, doors and barricade packs. Better or upgrade character cards would be great, along with variants of minis that are out there now (say, after S3). Piling on more and more rules and characters is just going to muddle an already watered-down series of rulesets.

What I would love to see introduced into the series are human enemies, such as soldiers or crazed citizens, as opposed to a PvP system. The variety of infected are starting to grow tiresome to me.
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3 seasons and 2 add on's isn't that enough ? Most games just get one version and maybe 2 add ons .....


2 seasons and 1 add-on is more than enough for me. And some $400+ spent on the kickstarters. It's already my most expensive game. No need to make it cost a mortgage payment. It's just a board game - and an "OK" one at that.

But if I were GG/CMON, I'd put out a new season every year so long as it grosses $1M. Heck, if it grossed $100k it would be worth it! They're bringing in HUGE amounts of cash ... because they include promos that rip off celebrities and movie/TV characters?

(And Miramax is the only one that's done anything about it so far?)
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I thought it has been said that this is the last big game (only three seasons), but they will be making more expansions in the future (like TCM and AN) as well as game night kits.

This is why there is no I am Legend pledge level this season.
 
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I thought it has been said that this is the last big game (only three seasons), but they will be making more expansions in the future (like TCM and AN) as well as game night kits.

This is why there is no I am Legend pledge level this season.


All the I Am Legend backers have featured in the add-on boxes (TCM and Angry Neighbours) so this doesn't seem like a good reason not to have that pledge level this time around.
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455_PWR wrote:
I thought it has been said that this is the last big game (only three seasons), but they will be making more expansions in the future (like TCM and AN) as well as game night kits.

This is why there is no I am Legend pledge level this season.


I speculated that, but I've not seen anything official/semi-official.
 
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given that zombicide is a bit of a cash cow, I doubt they will stop bringing out new material for it, there are still lots of options that could be added to it.

it will be less regular given that they want to bring other games now but whether its as a KS or as simple expansions is difficult to say.
the previous backers might not get in on it, but new backers can get in as well with the stand-alone boxes.

if they wait too long however, the hype effect might get lost and will not be as successful
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As long as they keep the KS exclusives in they will always have that OCD completest based revenue!!
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I sorta hope this is it for them. I think the Lost rules that just dropped are extremely... uninspired. I think the game's greatest potential lies in individual scenarios and perhaps map tiles. For me, new survivor minis are fun (and, along with the new maps, the reason I feel compelled to back a Kickstarter I'm not otherwise inspired about), but the new skills aren't adding much to the game, the new zombies and monsters are just busying things up, and overall it's becoming kind of cumbersome.

Not all games need to be continuously expanded, and this is probably one that's got enough.
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puzzlemonkey wrote:

Not all games need to be continuously expanded, and this is probably one that's got enough.


Probably.
 
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If people are willing to continue paying for just more of the same, why would it be? Season 3 has pulled in 7 figures just like the last. I stopped at Season 2 until they completely overhaul the game. I don't need another season of "same old same old", but the dollars Season 3 has generated disagree.
 
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I love this game. I'm one of the people who will keep buying them as long as they keep making them! laugh
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Powerslave1724 wrote:
I love this game. I'm one of the people who will keep buying them as long as they keep making them! laugh


No you're not, and CMON know it devil
 
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I figured they backed off the I Am Legend pledge level because they don't need the money and they'd rather have the artistic freedom of designing all Survivors themselves.

tlee33 wrote:
I'm waiting for Scooby Doo and the Gang. whistle


Go check out Hasslefree Miniatures! I've been enjoying Scoob and the gang for nearly a year.
 
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I figured they backed off the I Am Legend pledge level because they don't need the money and they'd rather have the artistic freedom of designing all Survivors themselves.


If that is true then the irony is that (I think) the I Am Legend minis are some of the best, Joshua and Raoul were two of my favourites last time while this time I love all four of the AN sculpts, meanwhile their artistic freedom seems to mostly focus around ripping off pop culture or unrealistically scantily clad females.
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