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    'The Banner Saga' Kickstarter "will go up on Monday."

    Hey everybody,

    After reading from various sources that Stoic Studios would be having a Kickstarter to fund development for 'the Banner Saga,' I wondered when it would begin. So today I asked them through their Facebook to which they said it "will go up Monday." (http://on.fb.me/FOLlRm)

    Figured I'd spread the news, pretty excited about this myself.
    Last edited by dshooker; 18-03-2012 at 01:57 AM.

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    Hello and welcome, mr lurker.

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    Thanks for having me!

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    I wish I could support them. I'm looking forward to their game.

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    Me to stoic@stoicstudio.com
    WHY ARE YOU NOT ACCEPTING MY MONEY SCREEN

    TAKE IT

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    We quoted this several times today at the office and to our friends. Thanks for the great email!

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    FINALLY I GET TO GIVE THEM MONEY.

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    Well, I'm in for $10.

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    That tinyurl went to some Facebook thing - direct link here.
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    Getting a Betrayal at Krondor vibe from this.

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    A good interview here
    http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=8040

    To what extent is The Banner Saga a strategy game and to what extent is it a role-playing game? Where do you see the line between the two genres?

    AT: For the most part, I've always seen rpgs as always being a pretty equal mix of combat and role-playing. If you look back at games that we have nostalgia for like Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Bard's Tale; any of the classics, they had a pretty even ratio of adventuring to fighting. We wanted to get that same feel but have a more strategic combat system. Our travel system (the scenes from the video where a caravan moves across a landscape) is gameplay, and an extension of adventuring. During travel events will happen, sometimes leading to dialogue, and the decisions you make can come back and change things in the future, but can also bleed into what happens during combat. Picking up a band of warriors in your caravan can affect what happens in a fight. We're shooting for a balanced amount of travel, events and combat.
    Ok, I'm in too.

    Edit: The only thing that scares me a bit is the mention of "Chapters". Haven't we all been burned by episodic games in the past?
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    This one really needs a frontpage post. There is also a pretty good interview on the rpgcodex.

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    They achieved they goal in just under 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revisor View Post
    Edit: The only thing that scares me a bit is the mention of "Chapters". Haven't we all been burned by episodic games in the past?
    The kickstarter page seems to clear this up: It'll be a trilogy like Mass Effect rather than a series of episodes. More than two hours long at the least.

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    Way to go Banner Saga :)

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    I pledged $110...
    Digital art book, soundtrack, family crest added to the game, t-shirt and signed poster. I couldn't resist.

    I've put big pledges (for me) in for this and Double Fine because of the rewards. I've gone with low pledges for FTL and Wasteland. I'm not sure how many more of these my wallet can take. At least I'll be very happy in a year or so!

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    They reached 300,000 dollars and they have 24 days left!

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    I want to pledge so badly but I don't have the money. :(
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    Bumping this because the game is out.
    Well, rather a f2p competitive multiplayer early version of the game is out.

    ...and it's fucking awesome.

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    looks beautiful, and my first two games have been very educational. As a complete whimp at tactics, I appreciate that you get renown for losses as well.

    And I absolutely love the visuals and the 'health is damage' mechanic, though I haven't fully grasped its strategic implications.

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    Hopefully they're getting the server kinks worked out. I think the game might have been more popular than they expected. I tried to play a couple of times yesterday but couldn't log in. There was some sort of update last night. I don't know if software is the problem or they just need more servers.

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