Angry Mojo Games launches terrain Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 7th, 2014
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Angry Mojo Games launched their Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a new line of laser-cut terrain pieces.

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From the campaign:

We have a very specific goal in mind with our terrain; the ability to throw enough scenery on a table to play a good game for $50 MSRP. Yes, that’s an absurdly low price compared to the market value. It’s also how we want it. Here at Angry Mojo Games, we believe that games are meant to be played, not just looked at.

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  • 4tonmantis

    Tried so hard to watch the video.. couldn’t get past the pasty thighs revealed by shorts and an awkward camera angle. The prices are kinda so-so and the quality is very token-ish rather than terrain IMHO. The graveyard as an example is $50. I can get a GW Garden of Morr graveyard for $57 right now. While I have previously backed kickstarters and I wish these guys well, I just want to encourage people that might back to make sure you understand what’s already out there. I wish people creating projects would do the same and get to know the market a bit better but at the very least I hope people will back this from an informed standpoint.

    • Soulfinger

      This is the first time I’ve ever had a KS video autoplay when I opened the page (while lusting after those promised pasty thighs). It was disconcerting, since I had my volume way up from watching Twin Peaks last night with my wife (new season in 2016!!!). I wish gamers would try not to look quite so much like gamers when they film a presentation. I get that they want to showcase their Woot shirt and Galius Zed costume (is that a shelf with Carcassone AND pandemic on it — wow!), but if someone is asking me for money then I want to see them dressed like they would going hat-in-hand to the bank. Nobody needs to sell me on them being a nerd. I’d like evidence of professionalism and competency, which some of their text suggests. That aside, I wish more people understood exactly what can be accomplished with blue board and a ballpoint pen. So much of this laser cut stuff is unnecessary.

      • 4tonmantis

        I agree that a lot of laser cut is superfluous, there are some pieces that really are mind blowing from the likes of Warsenal, Underground Lasers, Burn-in and a few others.

    • Helljin

      Larry, Curly and Moe

  • tuco

    There are days where I feel like the only guy in this hobby without access to a lazer.

    • Soulfinger

      You get two of them strapped to a shark when you graduate with your doctorate in Evil.

      • tuco

        Well that explains that. I only have an Associates Degree in Evil, obtained from Evil Technical Institute.

        • Soulfinger

          I didn’t know ETI offered an Associates, outside of Henchmen Studies. When I Googled “Associates Degree in Evil,” the first result I got was from DeVry, which I’ve heard has an excellent program.

  • tuco

    I went with ETI because I got a stipend for playing on their evil baseball team.

    • Soulfinger

      Sorry about what happened in ’98 then. The five bases on your pentagram-shaped playing field were a bit confusing though, and they never should have trusted you with baseball bats after the incident in ’87. I mean, even your fans wear foam middle fingers.

      • tuco

        They’re still better than Raiders fans.

  • Justacomment

    My concern is saturation to the point that the higher quality companies close their doors. The elasticity of gaming is extremely high. There is only so much gamer cash to go around and having many knock offs bleed sales from growing companies and totally kill the niche market. Good luck to them but I feel bad for the others that came before them.

    • Soulfinger

      True with most Kickstarters.

      • odinsgrandson

        From most accounts, the gamer market is growing quite a bit.

        Saturation is still an issue, of course, but it seems like there’s more to go around than we had previously accounted for.

        I’m a little more worried that KS is devaluing games and minis in the store. I mean, after taking part in Reaper or CMON Kickstarters, some people really think that a mini costs $1.

        • Soulfinger

          I think saturation still exists for wargaming. It’s board games that have the larger market, products that don’t involve hundreds of dollars and hours investment to properly enjoy. I don’t think they devalue things, since most KS products sell for much higher than they inevitably are discounted for by online retailers, but it disrupts the market and certainly impacts brick and mortar stores.

          • 4tonmantis

            A lot of board games have $100 buy-ins these days and expansions or add-ons to boot.

            The other side is a lot of these crowd-sourced games end up in the bargain bin. Rivet Wars seems to have held up pretty well but others have not fared so well (Sedition Wars as an example).