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Author Topic: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Discussion, Vol. 4, The Madness Begins  (Read 34727 times)

Bosefius

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I locked the old thread and am starting this one because of page count.

So, it's just over an hour after the KS ended, CGL's madness is just beginning.

As one of those peripherally involved in the KS I want to extend the thanks of everyone, without you this, literally, wouldn't have happened. You, all of you, have proven that not only is Battletech not "dead" but it's alive and thriving.
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It's been a wild ride.

I can't wait to see what's next.

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Now is the hard part.  We wait.

massey

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Now is the hard part.  We wait.

I thought you were going to say the hard part is explaining the credit card bill to our wives.

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Been super fun, got me hyped & back into it, let's see where we can take this

General308

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I thought you were going to say the hard part is explaining the credit card bill to our wives.

Yea will that is another problem.   That should have been a stretch goal to sent a fake bill to our homes for our wives.

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To be honest, it actually feels a little odd to go to the KS page and not see the money counter climbing higher and higher. This has been so awesome, and also such a great way of showing others that Battletech is still very much alive and very well-loved by its fans.  :D

Now the wait for the Pledge Manager begins! :thumbsup:

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Congratulations to everyone in CGL! While I am sure this much success, especially with all the canon characters, is a double-edged sword, more than 2.5 million dollars is an amazing success. I am looking forward to the continued success of Battletech in your hands.
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Now the agonizing wait to see mockups so I can decide which faction I want a shirt of!

Comstar, Snow Ravens, and Steiner all have places in my heart!

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Wow. 
I'm super happy about this!
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I've been a BT supporter for decades...this is amazeballs!


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Oh, it hit already?  My wife knows . . . sort of details.  She DOES know the $100 cash I was slipped as a bonus went in for this . . . but since I got told that was my discretionary funds per her instructions . . . well . . .
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Wooooooo! Well done all! The backers did an amazing job as did CGI for organising this and giving us the opportunity to support the hobby that we love!
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And for the bragging rights, at the close, the Kickstarter was:

- 85th highest of all time on Kickstarter;
- 43rd highest in games; and
- 30th highest in tabletop games.

(Source - Biggercake).

WoolyMammoth

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Planning on swapping the battle mat to the legendary Box set and a dice pick.

Now what boxes to pick....

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Planning on swapping the battle mat to the legendary Box set and a dice pick.

Now what boxes to pick....

I'm thinking of swapping out the battlemap for part of the cost of the IS Retaliation or one of the books.

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Great job all involved. I don't know where this ranks on all of CBT and a yearly need, but this going that good has to mean something.
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Absolutely amazing Kickstarter.

After being around for the death of the game, supporting it during its early rebirth years and always hoping for it to recover a bit of its old glory as the top science fiction gaming universe. This last few weeks have been like a dream become true.

Please do this justice CGL. You deserve to not just for the ever loyal and supportive fanbase who wouldn't let Battletech die but for yourselves as well - this is the culmination of over two decades of hard work for you guys.


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@massey:

You could use the ComStar mechs - which are really Star League mechs - as Clan second line mechs.
If money could talk, it would say goodbye.

Annwn

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Now the agonizing wait to see mockups so I can decide which faction I want a shirt of!

Comstar, Snow Ravens, and Steiner all have places in my heart!

Well, I think the Ravens have the coolest logo of the three.  They're also my favorite faction of the three, albeit I like space AT&T well enough and the Lyran's aren't bad either.  I think the Ravens are much cooler about 3 decades later though as the Alliance. 

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Been looking at the stats, and I noticed that the last 3 days made about as much as the first 3 days.
Not every project can manage that.  :thumbsup:
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Probably going with a Tukayyid special (half Clan, Half ComStar) here. Glad the project took off so well.

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I upped my pledge to add my estimated shipping in the morning hours yesterday when $2.5M was still in doubt.  Fortunately, things picked up in the afternoon/evening!

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I am looking forward to a couple more paychecks before I make my final decisions.

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I upped my pledge to add my estimated shipping in the morning hours yesterday when $2.5M was still in doubt.  Fortunately, things picked up in the afternoon/evening!

We made it with 2 hours to spare. And then spending died down noticeably. People were really throwing money at it to reach the 2.5 Million goal.
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So how do the add-ons work? I have some of the players in my group who want to pick up some dice.

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I thought you were going to say the hard part is explaining the credit card bill to our wives.
Not a problem here! It was the wife's idea!
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So how do the add-ons work? I have some of the players in my group who want to pick up some dice.

When the Pledge Manager comes up (give it a couple weeks for CGL to get their ducks in a row), you select what you want, just like in an online shop. When your credit from the campaign is spent, you can add additional funds via Credit Card (and later on Paypal).
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What surprises me is that this boardgame kickstarter brought almost as much money as the HBS computer game kickstarter (2.58 vs. 2.78 million) - and that the average pledge for the board game KS is four times as high as for the computer game, seeing how the computer game KS had four times the number of backers.
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