Fall of Fae, a new fantasy minis game, up on Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 10th, 2013
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Fall of Fae is a new fantasy miniatures wargame up on Kickstarter and they’re looking for some funding. Go check it out and maybe pitch in a couple bucks.

From the project:

This project’s goal is to produce a beautifully simplistic miniatures war game ruleset in book form, with enough depth so as not to become mundane. The rules are completely based on a six sided dice system. I think alot of problems with many miniature wargames is that they are far to complicated for the casual player. Along with the normal skirmish rules, I have also developed a set of “campaign” rules for a risk-like, map domination version of the game.

The back story, the races, the factions and the characters in the game setting are based on folklore of the british isles. There are 6 factions in the game. Each sports a number of different races. The Unified Fae (Faery’s, Elves, Brownies, Sylphs), The Marshland Pact (goblins,hobgoblins, trolls ,darrigs,boggins), Dwarven Alliance (iron dwarfs,surface dwarfs, tash dwarfs), Drakin Kinship (Dragonaughts, Pteronins, Lyglins,Gornaks), Firbolg Revival (Firbolg,Gnomes, Lannan-Shee, Humans, Merrow), The Underhorde (Fomori, Sliag).

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  • Dude

    Intrigued, but where’s the concept art? The prototype models?

    • Riquende

      This KS is just for a rulebook, not for models (unless it goes through stretches).
      Arguably this sort of project is what Kickstarter ‘should’ be used for, but as a whole we’ve been spoiled by more slickly presented projects.

      Having said that, I’m not seeing anything here that would tempt me to part with money for this, and plenty of things that set alarm bells ringing (the poor grammar throughout, the amateurish ‘risks’ section, the inability to form correct links, a redundant ‘thanks’ pledge level).

  • TomasT

    You had me at “with enough depth so as not to become mundane.”…
    Just kidding… seriously, though… no concept art, no prototypes and some art by a guy who has drawn mostly maps (?)…

    Skirmish games are 13 to the dozen nowadays, and if you want to separate me from my hard earned cash, you have to try a bit harder than just having a general idea of what you want to do.

    Kickstarter is an excellent way to finance a project, but don’t expect it to fly unless you spend some dollars on marketing and art before you start. We’re gamers, not stupid nor desperate.

  • Soulfinger

    “I see no foreseeable risks as of now, but life has a way of throwing you curve balls.”

    Translation: “I have no business plan or publishing experience.” At least two paragraphs of risk assessment is becoming the norm. It’s fine not to anticipate any problems, but the point is to identify the potential ones to demonstrate competence.

    A delivery date of August for the “paper back” rulebook probably means that it hasn’t been written yet — much less any art or greens.

  • Grim6

    In spite of promises to myself to not spend any more money on KickStarters (at least for another week or so) I was scouring the KS site. It didn’t find anything to fritter away more money on, but I did come across this gem:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730070783/doing-time-boardand-dice-game

    Now, I know it’s not nice to make fun of people, so I’ll just say that people who complain about ‘overly slick’ projects from CMON and Mantic should keep this in mind…

    🙂