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Abaddon is abandon
12-05-2016, 03:15 PM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2017 10:07 PM by Old Dwarf.)
Post: #1
Abaddon is abandon
Well at least it's KS Expansion "Shattered Command"
which had a Goal of 12K but will be lucky to reach half that.
(alas as a backer I really wanted this to succeed).

Abaddon the base game came out several years & seemed
(to me at least) like a winner. It was a C&C Game with a
cool Si-Fi Theme and the best figures of any C&C Game.

3 Types of Giant Robots + human Inf. I means what's not
to like? But it never really picked up any Buzz, the publisher
Toy Vault supported it with a couple of bonus Missions and
then silence Zombie12

Now suddenly Toy Vault announces & starts a KS for an
Expansion of this basically dead game. The KS is a bargain
the Expansion is only $15 and you can also get the Base Game
and the Expansion for $40.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/toy...f=kicktraq

Due to the size of the Game shipping outside the US is a bear
and Toy Vault isn't doing much to advertise the KS.

For me it's a "WTF" were they thinking starting a KS with no
advance build up for an Expansion to a Game that most
never heard of then doing little to promote after the fact.

The real shame is that Abaddon is a good game and the KS
Expansion adds some cool stuff to it but Toy Vault has just
mishandled it from the beginning.

OD

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03-26-2017, 12:30 PM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2017 10:08 PM by Old Dwarf.)
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RE: Abaddon is abandon
Well my batting average is ZERO on KS Si-Fi Games. I had pledge Mars Wars by Worthington Games
(the Hold The Line system publishers. It was a Block Game whose concept was conflict on Mars
between China & the US and also had a Bug (think Star Ship Troopers) Army.

It was a $5000 Campaign that in 3 days went to just over $16,000 & was headed towards it's 2nd
Stretch Goal. The bottom began to fall out & with just over 2 days left had fallen to just under
$12,500 in pledges and Worthington pulled the plug.

The drop started when they put up a rather vague how to play vid. and could not provide
rules nor even the box contents. The SG frankly were extra blocks & missions that should have
been part of the core game. In general there wasn't much incentive to KS pledge vs just
waiting for retail release (even price wise- even shipping was more expensive than an online
store).

Still I like the concept and hope they reboot an updated KS.

OD

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04-18-2017, 04:05 PM
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RE: Abaddon is abandon
Well I may get another chance at bat in Mars Wars.
Worthington Games is working on a relaunch.

This time they have EU Friendly shipping and the rules
will be formatted for the upcoming KS relaunch so you
know exactly what you will be getting.

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04-18-2017, 11:01 PM (This post was last modified: 04-18-2017 11:05 PM by mqstout.)
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RE: Abaddon is abandon
"If you didn't have bad luck, you'd have no luck at all".

I've had a good record with board games. Lots of slow delays, but, pretty much all successes and showing progress.

Now, video games... I've had, I'd say, 60% success. Pretty abyssmal. A lot of last-minute-changes that make the whole thing worthless.

In general, physical products have been more successful; ephemeral/digital ones, not so much. My experience.


In fact I just had a KS board game delivered: March of the Ants + Expansion.
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04-22-2017, 12:32 PM
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RE: Abaddon is abandon
I still have 4 KS that I'm waiting on to be completed ,the ever waiting SoB Mine Cart Wave 2, Cuthulhu Wars 2
(just got an email it's in the US but on super secret Lock down by Customs) then The Cult & Slaughterville
update).

Worthington Games seems content to keep banging it's head against the KS wall, they have a new KS "Enemies of
Rome" a light historical game up which funded in a couple of days then the juice runs out & they start bleeding
pledges. The SG keep being $10K apart & thus they never even make the 1st one plus there not that great.

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