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Jason Brown
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I'd really like to support this game, but there are simply too many unknowns to plop down the nearly $200 it will take to own the game plus the add-ons.

- How do clans gain new abilities and combat aptitudes?

- Is there a story to the Challenges and the Tournament?

- What do the different types of ninja in the clans do?

- Is there a PvE element? Are the goals in the Challenges all PvP?

- What role do the Samurai Sentries play? What's the purpose of buying the Bag o' Samurai?

- Are the Oni part of the clan?

- Why do we have to reach a friggin' stretch goal to be able to purchase additional content? There's no way I get this thing without getting EVERYTHING...

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uzix uzikas
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There must be a reason we have no video of the game.

Reason one: The game is average.

Reason two: The game is not produced yet. And they jumped to Kickstarter to earn money with just cool looking minis.

Reason Three: People don`t care about game mechanics these days. They love art, design, miniatures.

Reason four: This company is super confident, has well known name, can`t be bothered to show some videos, concentrating on adding more minis, expansions(+extra cost) and addons.
 
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Daniel Barrett
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As noted in the Kickstarter comments the gameplay video is in post production and is expected to be posted soon.
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Mike Adachi
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
- Why do we have to reach a friggin' stretch goal to be able to purchase additional content? There's no way I get this thing without getting EVERYTHING...


Principally I agree with you: I think SGs to unlock add-ons are a waste. If the sculpt in question incurs additional tooling costs, though, as steel moulds are expensive to produce, then it makes sense. That said, if they combine all add-on minis in the same mould it wouldn't be a per-piece tooling cost and the answer becomes "because they can".

However, I'd like to point out that SPM has an excellent track record for communicating and honesty with their fans/customers and I wouldn't simply write them off as greedy.
 
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An extremely diligent and helpful community member on the Soda Pop Miniatures Ninja All Stars forum answered most of my questions. Check it out at the following link:

http://community.sodapopminiatures.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=...
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David Fornas
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Some gameplay concepts

http://ninjadivision.com/ninja-all-stars/ninja-all-stars-gam...
 
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The only questions left unanswered are the PVE and Samurai questions, which may end up being the same question.

Anyway, Deke's articles convinced me that this game is what I want it to be and I pledged. Hopefully more folks see the writeups and the video drops (Deke said early next week...) and fence sitters will commit.
 
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