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I think as long as you don't mind throwing your money into a big pit from whence it may never emerge, it's not a problem. I mean, 10-20 quid into a hype orgy on the OFF CHANCE something gets made I want to play seems a pretty fair deal to me.
On the other hand, I will not be weeping salty tears if it a) doesn't material b) turns out to be a pile of wank.
On Numenera, I feel like I'm at the point where not being hyped up for that game is a sin I have to atone for. I don't know: the more I read about it the more it seems like a self-reinforcing loop of hype. Developers make promises, fans provide money, developers make more extravagant promises, fans provide even more money, and so on ad nauseam. I just can't see this ending well.
But perhaps I do not understand Kickstarters.
And when they do, they choose to cosplay *as Pat Rothfuss?*
One particularly memorable couple came up to me and said, “That’s the best Pat Rothfuss cosplay we’ve ever seen! The beard looks so real!”
There was the basis of something interesting in there -- I really did like the bits where the charlatan-ness that marked him kind of pathetic in the MGM film were really his strengths here, but it did not come to the fore.
I also don't see why he didn't go glue up some more people. He needed Aslan to scold him or something.
I refuse to blame the actors, though (a common thing I'm seeing).
Yes, there was. And it got half a million dollars. There'll also be a little prequel where you can play as Yorrick.
How is it a choose-your-own-adventure when half of your choices make you lose?
Yeah, one of the things I found most annoying about it was that the only way to win is to exactly replicate the plot of the Aeneid regardless of how sensible it is to do that. The most egregious example being where you can do something that causes your rival Turnus to get killed, which is exactly what you want, but if you do it you lose because that isn't how it happens in the poem.
A)use the yellow flower you picked up earlier or
B)use a rope to escape.
If you choose the rope the page basically says this:
"Nice try. You know darn well you didn't pick up a rope earlier. The monster attacks you and you die. Maybe that will teach you not to cheat."Have fun!