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Quantum Jack
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Ive seen it happen to others. Completely addicted, out of control. But I swore "Never me!"

But today I did it for the first time. It was such a rush. A promise of great things to come.

I am Quantum Jack, and I backed a kickstarter.
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Cheers! Bottoms up! Here's a fresh needle, etc. etc.
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Just wait until you get reminded of the KS game you had forgotten you backed.
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So you are riding the high, wait until the game gets into the late stage of manufacturing when production issues creep in, the game has to be transported from China to the US, and from a warehouse to you.

I just came from the Kickstarter page of Hero Realms where I was complaining that Ship Naked is one month behind on shipping (for half of that time, they forgot to mention that they did not have all of the components yet). At least all the shipping should be done today. I will get my shipping label number soon. A label that they generate when they get ready to pack a batch of games, and they are closing in an hour...

Maybe they did send me my tracking number, but accidentally put a subject line of "Get your generic Canadian Viagra here" on the email.
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Maybe they did send me my tracking number, but accidentally put a subject line of "Get your generic Canadian Viagra here" on the email.
Somebody's *thang* shall "no doubt/regret" RESULT in "B"-'stiffening'! blush
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Quantum_Jack wrote:
Ive seen it happen to others.

You won't see it happen to me. cool

Poor thread title by the way; had you given a hint it was about Kickstarter I wouldn't be here.
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I didnt think it would happen to me. For what its worth, I doubt it will happen again.
 
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Sphere wrote:
Quantum_Jack wrote:
Ive seen it happen to others.

You won't see it happen to me. cool

Poor thread title by the way; had you given a hint it was about Kickstarter I wouldn't be here.


"Son? I have no son."
 
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I have backed a bunch of Kickstarter projects. Some board games, some RPG books, some other things.

Most of the games have ended up being delayed or had problems, so that taught me to be wary of what I back. And a number of the RPG books have been delayed or had issues (longest is 3 years and still counting!).

Kickstarter has it's uses, but I'm definitely going to be a lot warier from now on.
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Sphere wrote:
Quantum_Jack wrote:
Ive seen it happen to others.

You won't see it happen to me. cool

Poor thread title by the way; had you given a hint it was about Kickstarter I wouldn't be here.


But doesn't that mean the title was effective and clever?
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pfctsqr wrote:
Sphere wrote:
Quantum_Jack wrote:
Ive seen it happen to others.

You won't see it happen to me. cool

Poor thread title by the way; had you given a hint it was about Kickstarter I wouldn't be here.


But doesn't that mean the title was effective and clever?

If our goal here is to waste one another's time, perhaps. I'd like to think that's not true, but preponderance of evidence seems to support it.
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Welcome to the dark side Quantum! It is an AMAZINGLY good time! Just wait until your first time making a suggestion for a cool game change/addition and it happens! Then you are hooked! cool
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Kickstarter's pretty awesome as long as you back the right people and avoid giving multi-million/billion dollar companies any money.

I've backed about 16 things from music to funding for films to board games, and only one of those had a serious mess up so yeah, welcome aboard!
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Quantum_Jack wrote:
Ive seen it happen to others. Completely addicted, out of control. But I swore "Never me!"

But today I did it for the first time. It was such a rush. A promise of great things to come.

I am Quantum Jack, and I backed a kickstarter.


I did too... Lisboa... I can't leave Vital hanging though, the dastardly fiend coercing me to buy his game ahead of time. Now I've done a few before (only 1 game), but I am stern 'wait a few years for hype to die' type.
 
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Just as long as it's not "First Created", unless its under, say, $35.

I think it's an even *better* time to fund KS boardgames, since more companies with KS fulfillment experience are offering projects. Less risk plus fewer mistakes means better fulfillment and (sometimes) more free stuff (lower risk means more money from backers means more SG's hit).

Yokai Quest has a 24 hour EB tomorrow. Just sayin'. laugh
 
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Sphere wrote:
pfctsqr wrote:
Sphere wrote:
Quantum_Jack wrote:
Ive seen it happen to others.

You won't see it happen to me. :cool:

Poor thread title by the way; had you given a hint it was about Kickstarter I wouldn't be here.


But doesn't that mean the title was effective and clever?

If our goal here is to waste one another's time, perhaps. I'd like to think that's not true, but preponderance of evidence seems to support it.


Aren't we all spending wasting time here on BGG?
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Shame!

Shame!

Shame!
 
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Mixo wrote:
Sphere wrote:
pfctsqr wrote:
Sphere wrote:
Quantum_Jack wrote:
Ive seen it happen to others.

You won't see it happen to me. cool

Poor thread title by the way; had you given a hint it was about Kickstarter I wouldn't be here.


But doesn't that mean the title was effective and clever?

If our goal here is to waste one another's time, perhaps. I'd like to think that's not true, but preponderance of evidence seems to support it.


Aren't we all spending wasting time here on BGG?

Yes, yes we are! I should be in bed, but instead, I'm reading BGG... like usual!

And congratulations Quantum Jack for joining the KS Nation! We salute you!
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You don't need to be ashamed of Kickstarter, some of them are on time and even faster than their promised dates (mainly anything to do with Stonemair games

Shame should only be felt by the creators that deliver way too late or never (I am looking at you Fairytail Battle Royale....)
 
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Sphere wrote:
pfctsqr wrote:
Sphere wrote:
Quantum_Jack wrote:
Ive seen it happen to others.

You won't see it happen to me. cool

Poor thread title by the way; had you given a hint it was about Kickstarter I wouldn't be here.


But doesn't that mean the title was effective and clever?

If our goal here is to waste one another's time, perhaps. I'd like to think that's not true, but preponderance of evidence seems to support it.
isn't that literally the purpose of online forums in general?
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