Page 1 of 2

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:27 am
by NinjaMeesta
Like minds Kryzsko!
The move to 3 months later have really benefited DF. Congrats guys!
Gencon nicely boosts the signal, and the marketing campaign this year was stellar!
I'm super happy to see this amount of backers & pledge level this year!
Well done folks!

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:06 am
by Ken Mattson
Grumm thats exactly how I feel, just couldn't put it as poetically.

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:54 am
by Grumm the Sureblade
I've watched DF kickstarters from afar until KS5 came around. What kept me away earlier was that the original dungeons and caverns 1) seemed pretty plain (not enough colour, not enough unique shapes) and 2) didn't have a lot of features (the little baubles and doodads that make up the adventure packs this time around). I was really waiting for both of those things, and when I saw them in KS5, I finally took the plunge. Now that I am getting KS5 in the mail, I am super pleased that I jumped in on Dwarven Forge right when I did.

For KS6, I am definitely a feature-hunter, as well as unique building pieces. I try to get one of everything I want so that I can tell a lot of stories with it. What was lacking earlier with KS1 and KS2 was that it was just terrain... a setting for your miniatures to show you where and how far you can move. KS5 and KS6 tell stories. That's the difference for me!

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:56 am
by Law
Huzzahs all around!

I will admit, I was skeptical. KS2 is the only campaign I didn't back - picked up some caverns much later. I was too loyal to resin, didn't see KS2 as an improvement (spoiler - it wasn't).

But I'll go further - while I've loved what DF has done with KS, I've mostly taken some time to warm up to each campaign. Cities was the only time that, on Day 1, I was totally blown away and excited and couldn't wait to get my stuff. KS1 and 2 hewed so close to what I had in resin, I was mostly unmoved. Picked up the odd new piece, and some more durable variants on what I already had. But mainly I watched resin. Castles eventually won me over, but the cost and specificity of it kept me lukewarm until the end. And to be honest, it wasn't until I actually received my sets that my enthusiasm took off. DoD, when it first began, I was stinging from paying for Castles, and I thought "it's just dungeons with red columns." Only by the end was I really whipped into a frenzy. And here, it took me a little bit of time to fully appreciate how these new pieces work.

But I've fully been converted, and Darkhollow put me over the top. I haven't been this excited since cities. I want my stuff NOW. I want to see what it looks like to put other DF sets in a Forest. I want that cave mouth to lead to ROTA, to the DOE, to Catacombs. I want to build massive caverns. I want it all.

This is also the first campaign where I know I'm definitely going back for more. I kinda thought I'd go back for more city stuff, but it turned out I can do so much by combining cities and castles, that was never necessary. But I know I'm gonna want bigger caverns. I know I'm gonna want to pick up the stuff I couldn't afford this time. I hope the store is nicely stocked. Because I'm going as big as I can afford now - but I am keeping track of what I want NEXT, too!

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:25 am
by Spiropolous the Minotaur
Thank you Kryzsko. We try our best to make everybody happy:)

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:39 pm
by geekjeff
kitenerd wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:32 pm
zenako wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Any meta reason the DF folks chose to have the campaign end on this Tuesday? Instead of like a Sunday night (which of course is easier for backers, but a pain for the DF staff!)
I am quite sure this decision was made solely for my benefit. Sunday night is my game night and i can't watch the hootenany.

Thanks DF!

Getting back to the original post. I agree 100% Clearly DF is doing things right despite the fact that many of us are very vocal that they should do things different ;) Each one of these is better than the last. Is there room for improvement? Of course. But this has been one hell of a ride!
It's true. Glad we could work that out for you, Kitenerd!

(Also, yes it MAY involve something to do with the need to get an initial factory order for starting the molds, and reserving time in their production schedule.

...but mostly for Kitenerd.)

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:32 pm
by kitenerd
zenako wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Any meta reason the DF folks chose to have the campaign end on this Tuesday? Instead of like a Sunday night (which of course is easier for backers, but a pain for the DF staff!)
I am quite sure this decision was made solely for my benefit. Sunday night is my game night and i can't watch the hootenany.

Thanks DF!

Getting back to the original post. I agree 100% Clearly DF is doing things right despite the fact that many of us are very vocal that they should do things different ;) Each one of these is better than the last. Is there room for improvement? Of course. But this has been one hell of a ride!

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:45 pm
by AnimeSensei
+1!

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:12 pm
by Rabbit Burner
Well Said Kryzsko :)
Think there are one or two tweaks that could improve the KS, but that's just our opinion.,

Difficult to argue with success - great Job DF :)
Many happy bunnies

Re: You Can't Argue with Success

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:34 pm
by Talistran
I just assumed that they were squished between needing to wait so long to get the KS started because they weren't done with things and needing to end it ASAP in order to get into the factory schedule.

*shrug*