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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Debit card still locked in a vault.
so yeah sorry
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min?ref=category

The $100 level is a really good deal on rpg miniatures. I really want them, but yet I have no gaming group to use them with. Sad I'm awful at painting too.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eureka00 wrote:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min?ref=category

The $100 level is a really good deal on rpg miniatures. I really want them, but yet I have no gaming group to use them with. Sad I'm awful at painting too.


yeah that's pretty sick. that's a lot of painting though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the Reaper miniatures kickstarter ended today as the 3rd most successful kickstarter ever. Hubby ended up giving me the green light to get the $100 level which will end up being 240+ miniatures. Too good of a deal to pass up.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I summon this thread for its intended purpose! (As it was pointed out to me in another thread!)


The kickstarter!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1544851629/throw-trucks-with-your-mind

An article that helps verify this is a real thing!

http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/25/throw-trucks-with-your-mind-is-the-best-star-wars-game-ever-preview/ttwym-lat/

The premise!:
Basically, my friend has taken an EEG headset and crafted a game where it is used as a periphal to power your abilities in the game. Your focus and calm (Beta/Gamma and Alpha brainwaves respectively) can power various psychokinetic abilities: Push, jump, deflect, pull, etc. It is, as he has joked, 'competitive meditation training': The better you can focus (or remain calm), the more powerful the abilities.

I've actually tried the basic framework of the game a year ago, and it works, and it's pretty damn cool. It's evolved a bit since then.

And while it does require a (semi-expensive) peripheral, his argument is A) This will help get the foot in the door for games like this (Imagine a star wars game?), and B) Games with expensive peripherals have worked before (Rock band, Steel Battalion sorta-kinda).

... That said, there is NOT an anger-based lightning power. Both because it goes against the rest of the game (using psychic powers to hurl crap), and, uh... also because most EEG devices, apparently, read anger, fear, and arrousal about the same way. Boner-induced force lightning may have some unfortunate implications, and I'm not really sure if the world is prepared for porn-powered psychokinesis.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/860647026/pet-portraits?ref=home_popular

What in the hell? Those are some of the worst drawings I've ever seen. How is this funded?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, they are indeed "one-of-a-kind," "unique," and "stylized." And the artist does note "your pet portrait might not look exactly like your pet." I can't fault him for dishonesty, really. And, I guess there's something to be said for his mellow, laid-back attitude?

(Help me out, here, please; I really am trying to come up with something nicer than "His supporters must have more dollars than sense.")
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eureka00 wrote:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/860647026/pet-portraits?ref=home_popular

What in the hell? Those are some of the worst drawings I've ever seen. How is this funded?


A lot of stupid old people with poor eyesight dropping $75+ it seems, $11,000 in less than a week though? and no one is in the $500 or $2500 brackets. They look like the drawings my 10 year-olds do Confused

Edit: I whosed my wife and she started gushing "AWWWW!", said if she had the money she would drop $75 for it. I told her I don't know her anymore Crying or Very sad

Seriously though, I can only think of them as a "so ugly it's cute" sort of thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Tat:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/explosm/the-cyanide-and-happiness-show?ref=discover_pop
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
$11,000 in less than a week though?

$12,000, now. I'm,... berflumbercoosted.* I have no idea what this guy's got, but he's definitely onto something.

*Yes, it took a new word to describe the extent of my befuddlement!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"your pet portrait might not look exactly like your pet."


So I'm paying you to half-assedly draw a picture of my pet? At least he's umm being honest. I think almost anyone on this board could draw as good or better than this guy. It's like something a jr high kid would doodle in their notebook.

I still can't decide what that main portrait on the video is...possibly a cross between a fox and a weasel?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the best of my knowledge I'm not currently supporting any kickstarter campaigns. Usually I support local artists or artists I'm a fan of but, while somewhat established, haven't and aren't likely to break into mainstream success so I contribute what I can so they can keep making the music that I love. Besides that, a documentary video project or two, getting a microbrewery/ brewpub in my town get started (they just opened and while their first batch of brews won't be ready until around april, they are currently serving beer from other microbreweries in the area, have fantastic food, and are located in a beautifully restored historic hotel (circa. 1800). I'll also contribute to a few random causes that apparently stuck my fancy at the time.

Unfortunately, I seem to have gotten into the habit of logging on to kickstarter (and similar sites) and making these contributions when I'm a little too under the influence and thought I had put myself to bed. (Incidentally, this is also often when I do a lot of posting here). I tend not to have any memory of doing this and only find out when I receive an update or a request for information as to where to send my rewards. Luckily, I tend not to regret my choices and end up getting some pretty cool swag unexpectedly. I don't have any recollection of contributing to the brewpub but got some awesome things from them with more to come when they complete their brewing. Many of the bands I drunkenly contribute to that I have never heard of before have sent me copies of the albums they recorded with the funds raised and I am actually pretty into.
By far the weirdest blackout contribution reward I've received came in an email rather recently informing me of my e-marriage to Hannah Hart. That one was rather surprising at first, to say the least.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eeuhm don't drink so much, please?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project


wooot. this is now a thing that will happen.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jebus, last time I looked that was only at $200K.
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