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Scott McKay
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So I notice over on the right of my BGG page, a KS ad for Dungeonology. The showcased female minature figure is wearing, as part of her adventuring outfit, a garter belt holding up... nothing. Ha ha ha haaaaaa! I don't want to get into a discussion of how much of this stuff there is in board gaming or whether it's good or bad but I was just wondering:

Does that sort of thing actually make you click on an ad and maybe even buy a game???
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Actually, I never saw the ad, but just went to search for it on KS since the name Dungeonology is pretty funny.

They got my clickthru. But because of your post...
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The character, Sofia, is not wearing a garter belt. I believe they are thigh straps used to hold her dagger scabbards to her legs to keep them from flopping around. They're like the straps on drop leg holsters used by the military.

Now, as to why she's not wearing any pants, is another question.
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Most of those adds are targeted and appear because of something in your search history. I see a lot of amazon board games and hobby tools and a lot of comixology which is also amazon.

The KS ads might just be normal bought ads.

I've clicked on some KS ones when it's a game I'm already interested in.
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I don't see ads. So I can't click them.
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Since I pay enough each year to block the ad content I have no idea what you’re talking about.
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MarkEA wrote:
Since I pay enough each year to block the ad content I have no idea what you’re talking about.


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isaacc wrote:

The character, Sofia, is not wearing a garter belt. I believe they are thigh straps used to hold her dagger scabbards to her legs to keep them from flopping around. They're like the straps on drop leg holsters used by the military.

Now, as to why she's not wearing any pants, is another question.
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She's a Lara Croft spoof from Tomb Raider. It even seems they toned down her "assets" to make her more PC.
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postm wrote:
isaacc wrote:

The character, Sofia, is not wearing a garter belt. I believe they are thigh straps used to hold her dagger scabbards to her legs to keep them from flopping around. They're like the straps on drop leg holsters used by the military.

Now, as to why she's not wearing any pants, is another question.
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She's a Lara Croft spoof from Tomb Raider. It even seems they toned down her "assets" to make her more PC.


I imagine the lack of pants is also because the figurine needs painting.
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Phwoah! Thanks for the heads up. I have backed.

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slimy_asparagus wrote:
postm wrote:
isaacc wrote:

The character, Sofia, is not wearing a garter belt. I believe they are thigh straps used to hold her dagger scabbards to her legs to keep them from flopping around. They're like the straps on drop leg holsters used by the military.

Now, as to why she's not wearing any pants, is another question.
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She's a Lara Croft spoof from Tomb Raider. It even seems they toned down her "assets" to make her more PC.


I imagine the lack of pants is also because the figurine needs painting.


Indeed


Also, I thought the OP was referring to the KS exclusive figure Sara Loft.
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I actually clicked on an ad the other day for the opposite reason. The ad for Shardhunters showed a female protagonist in armor that actually looked reasonable. The ad led to the Kickstarter where all the art is female characters with various bits of anatomy stuffed improbably into less than adequate clothing. Even art of the same character is depicted in other places in actual lingerie ffs.
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Darth Gamer wrote:
Does that sort of thing actually make you click on an ad and maybe even buy a game???


No. But it doesn't deter me from clicking on an ad and buying a game either.
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Before looking at the picture by the sound of this thread it sounds horrible. Now looking at it "with color" makes me think its fine...?
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I get an ad promising cats a lean, fit life.

And I don’t like cats shake
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Jedo1 wrote:
I get an ad promising cats a lean, fit life.

And I don’t like cats shake




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Ok, my post was a knee-jerk reaction to the ad. I see a character basically wearing lingerie and I think: If they have to use this imagery in their game and their ad, it's probably not very good. Maybe others have a different take.
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She's not wearing lingerie (the appearance of "lack of pants" is due to no painting, not the intent of the figure, as others mentioned).
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Darth Gamer wrote:
Ok, my post was a knee-jerk reaction to the ad. I see a character basically wearing lingerie and I think: If they have to use this imagery in their game and their ad, it's probably not very good. Maybe others have a different take.


Kingdom Death Whatevs says, "is that all?"
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isaacc wrote:
Now, as to why she's not wearing any pants, is another question.

Pants just get in the way; restrict movement!
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wamsp wrote:
isaacc wrote:
Now, as to why she's not wearing any pants, is another question.

Pants just get in the way; restrict movement!


Just putting this here. http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0025.html Now where did I put my armour?
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Did anyone else click this thread because you assumed it was referencing itself?
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Choosing to not see pants on an unpainted miniature might I suppose, reveal more about the observer than the miniature?
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I didn't click it. Not because of the art, but because I don't like games with minis.
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Highland Cow wrote:

Did anyone else click this thread because you assumed it was referencing itself?


Yup, I thought that. And still clicked.
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