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Gideon Stargrave
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If anyone else is as excited about this one as I am, you should back it on day one to get it off to a great start!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13415575/the-great-dino...
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Scott Almes
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I'm excited!
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Me too! Over $2000 and 50 backers in 3 hours! That's a good sign.
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While I am excited to see this project finally up on Kickstarter there are several things that give me pause...

First off I am not a fan of LONG campaigns as in campaigns that are longer than 30 days. The fact that such a long duration has been chosen seems to say that the creators don't have confidence in their game funding in less time.

Second, it feels like a lack of preparation to not have firm targets for stretch goals. Keeping the goal a secret is one thing, but keeping the benchmarks secret just comes across as not ready.

The third issue is the lack of pledge levels. I always miss not having options for group orders and add-ons. Not the end of the world on this, but given the other two issues I am feeling like there are some red flags up that could have been avoided.
 
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Gideon Stargrave
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Over 28% funded already and Day 1 still isn't even over!
 
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Holy moly - less than $6,000 to go and still 48 days left in the campaign! Let's get it funded ASAP and start knocking down some Stretch Goals!
 
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I was so excited for this game that I became backer #9. However, as Shanda expressed, some things made me hesitate and I have dropped my KS pledge.
1. Shipping to my home town almost doubles the cost for me and there isn't an alternative to to spread the cost with add-ons ( Spirits of the Rice Paddy ). Moreover, I have backed 20 other games with lower shipping rates.
2. The campaign seems to lack attention and planning. For example, the KS launch was delayed several times.
3. Related to the previous point. I did not receive an answer to a question that I posted at the beginning of the KS campaign in the comments (as of today there are only 36 comments).

Having said that, I wish the campaign the best of luck as TGDR seems to be a fun game that my kids would love. Meanwhile, I eagerly await to receive and play three other games from Scott Almes that I backed through KS TEK:HC, TEG and Loop.
 
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Given the amount of time for the Kickstarter, is the game being released at the end of the campaign? Holy decade.
 
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Just over a grand left to go and it's funded!
 
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I really like the looks of this game. And I am tempted...
But for $40 + $17 shipping + not EU friendly. That's just too much for a relativily small boardgame. This is more a USA kickstarter.
I will buy this game when it goes to retail though. Definitely on my watchlist.

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According to Spieleschmiede there are talks about a german version. If this happens Spieleschmiede will send from Germany and normally the german parts are just added to the whole english game.
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ZdadrDeM wrote:
According to Spieleschmiede there are talks about a german version. If this happens Spieleschmiede will send from Germany and normally the german parts are just added to the whole english game.


Thank you for sharing this information. that would be very interesting.
 
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Visio wrote:
I really like the looks of this game. And I am tempted...
But for $40 + $17 shipping + not EU friendly. That's just too much for a relativily small boardgame. This is more a USA kickstarter.
I will buy this game when it goes to retail though. Definitely on my watchlist.



I agree thoroughly with you. For me it is even worse $40+$30 shipping. This is definitely a USA kickstarter. APE games should take a look at how Stonemaier Games takes care of non-USA backers.

 
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Any confirmation on the EU friendly german version?

I was thinking about backing it + spirits, but 47$ shipping? No way.
 
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Spieleschmiede has it listed as "probably starting next week".

correction: got the game wrong, it is still in "vorverhandlungen", so still trying to get any kind of agreement.
 
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