Kickstarter Roundup, May 2018

Recently there was good news in updates from two long-delayed Kickstarter campaigns I’ve backed and another thing I backed just ended, so why not do another review of projects I’ve backed that I’m waiting on?

One of the ways you can review your backed pledges is by going to the pledge page on your profile. It’ll have a list of your active pledges, all the things you’ve backed (“successful pledges”), and a really annoying section called “unsuccessful pledges”. I hate that last section — it “includes dropped pledges and pledges to failed or cancelled projects”. I hate that section because I have one, and only one, project listed there, a project I cancelled my pledge to because we had a financial crunch right at that time. So it just sits there, Kickstarter reminding me of that one time we had an emergency that caused us to cancel our luxury expenses because there was this Thing going on.

I suppose it’s like when you’re on facebook and they keep trying to get you to be friends that ex that cheated on you in college or how it reminds you that four years ago you had the cutest dog ever, not knowing it’s been dead for months and you were just about over the loss.

Thanks, computers! You’re awful.


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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 5: An RPG Cover That Best Reflects the Game

Today’s #RPGaDAY topic asks which roleplaying game’s cover best captures the spirit of the game? (Technically, it was the day before yesterday’s topic, but I’m travelling.)

You know, I always liked the cover to Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu: Keeper’s Guide to the Secret War. Why? Because our heroes are fleeing.

It’s also World War 2, and there’s action happening! Behind enemy lines! It looks so good, and I particularly don’t care for Cthulhu, Lovecraft, or the Mythos. But if I were to play in any Cthulhuesque game, that cover makes me want to try that one.

I also love the title of the game: ACHTUNG! CTHULHU!

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