I’m a Backer: Dungeon Saga from Mantic
For the first time I will be backing a Kickstarter. Mantic Games’ Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest just has too much cool stuff in their $100 Dungeon Master pledge level for me to resist. Although they’ve added some additional retailer and add-on only backer levels their single-pledge level certainly plays a big part in my decision to buy. I sometimes find myself looking at a Kickstarter and thinking that I couldn’t afford the really cool pledge levels and the lower levels didn’t offer me enough cool stuff to push me over the edge.
I haven’t read the Alpha rules yet, though they are available as a free download. Judging by the quality of the Deadzone rules I’m not worried, however. I’m also heartened by Kai’s tweet that Mantic is taking a year to produce the game after the Kickstarter ends in order to make sure everything is tooled correctly. I’ve not been fully satisfied by the quality of the Deadzone miniatures and I’m hoping that it was due to rushed production and not an example of the “Mantic Standard.”
It feels a little odd pledging for a Dungeon Crawler when Descent has been less than successful in my group. I think my hope is that the rules will feel more like an RPG than Descent. I’ve talked to my players and it seems like they weren’t dissapointed in Descent so maybe Dungeon Saga will see play. I’m hoping fully painted miniatures and 3D Dungeon Terrain will be the milkshake to bring the boys to the yard. Then I’ll drink your milkshake.
Did I mention the 3D Dungeon Terrain yet? Just now, in the immediately preceding paragraph? Oh. Well, it’s another big reason I’m going to back this Kickstarter. If Dungeon Saga is the new Hero Quest than their dungeon terrain is the new card-terrain-with-some-plastic-accents that I thought was so cool in Hero Quest. No Femirs though.
How about you? Have you backed, thinking of backing? There’s only a couple of days left in the Kickstarter. Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Google+ or Twitter. Also, since I won’t be getting my copy until August 2015 you’ll want to subscribe otherwise you’re likely to forget to come back.