Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Mantic Cannot Deliver Everything Promised in Kickstarter
Why do I always feeling like the contrarian? I am tough on everyone not just GW for people who might label me a GW hater. Well Mantic let everyone know that shipping for Dungeon Saga Kickstarter has begun. They expect everyone to get everything by December 7th and after them contact about not getting it. They also noted that they were not able to actually get 3 of the promised Mini Campaigns done before the books had to go off to the printer so they will be released digitally in the near future.
Now this is ofcourse a minor issue and everyone wants the games to go out on time (or close as they are a couple of months late), but it was not want was listed as the stretch goals. These campaigns are supposed to be in the kickstarter exclusive Dungeon Journal. Back when the kickstarter was funding I was very active trying to get Mantic to be more specific about the included missions and rules and essentially had to complain to the Designer and compile the lists myself before the listings got updated. They promised a lot of rules and missions for one talented independent contractor to make and it appears to be that they promised more than they could deliver.
I am sure I am not the only person you prefers my gaming stuff to be physical books and such. This also hurts the value of the basic pledge since these were the missions that were supposed to put to use the bonus Orcs and Infernals plus Hero characters that are not used in the base game. So you go from like 32 playable missions from the basic pledge without any addition purchases to about 20 due to this omission. I would not be surprised if these mini campaigns each happened to appear about the time that heroes for them or tiles or something becomes available at retail just to give a little extra to its marketing effort.