Shadowrun RPG crowdfunding

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  1. xmr1

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  2. Wes R

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    Ugh and i won't get paid before then to donate. I already had to back out of my Wasteland 2 one because of unexpected bills. I'd love to get this game though, i miss the 2d Shadowrun games for the SNES and Genesis.
     
  3. aeonpulse

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    I remember the Shadowrun games for Genesis and SNES being completely different. I think the SNES one was the one I really loved. Which one had you wake up in a morgue at the very beginning?
     
  4. Drewid

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    Now that is cool! I played a lot of ShadowRun table top though I lost faith in the system when they rebranded deckers as hackers. But this looks good. Now the only question is how much I pledge.
     
  5. xmr1

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    I just played the pen/paper SR adventures, best gameplay ever imho! I always wondered why noone made a movie. I mean, it has SciFi, monsters, magic etc...what more can you ask for?
     
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    Sadly, it probably wouldn't do very well. Sci-fi/fantasy tends to be a niche market unless there is a huge pop-culture tie-in. I would see it working better as an animated series. That way they can tell a story and create the background lore without trying to cram everything into a 2 hour block.
     
  7. Wes R

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    That was the SNES one. Yeah it was 2 different takes on the same universe, the Sega one was a lot darker and more in depth. I'm hoping to sell my Kindle so I can donate.
     
  8. SmilingOtter

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    I'd love to be able to pick up the grand prize. But I'll do what I can, and make sure my friends are aware of the kickstarter program. Thanks!
     
  9. Wes R

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    We're closing in on the last few days so everyone chip in even 15.00 and get a copy of the game. It's looking good, they got the guys who did the music for the SNES and Genesis games to help with this. I think they're even bringing back some characters from those games.
     
  10. SmilingOtter

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    Yeah, they completely shot past their original goal, I was happy to see.
     
  11. Wes R

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    Folks are making sure it's known that they don't want the SNES/Genesis tie in mission to be available to only the people who donated a lot of cash. I donated to the Wasteland 2 one too. I did 30.00 for them as they had better packages for goodies. I plan on making my own docwagon card.
     
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    Just got an email saying that even though investors get the DRM free game all DLC are going to require Steam and won't work with the DRM free version. I'm seriously ticked.
     
  13. Wes R

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    I know it's been nearly a year but did anyone else get the game? I'm working on the DLC and it blows the original campaign out of the water. There's a ton of good fan made missions too, and there's a group trying to create a 100 hour campaign based on the books and novels. They also got microsoft to have a heart and allow all future content, including the current dlc, be drm free via gog.com.
     
  14. Nth

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    Oh yeah, I helped Kickstart both Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun Online at $250 a piece. I'm a huge fan of Cyberpunk and the SNES Shadowrun game is still one of my all time favorite games, so when I had a chance to bring Shadowrun back I jumped on it. Then Harebrained kept improving the backer rewards and I kept increasing my donation.
    The user generated content is going to keep this game going for a while. I haven't even started to play with the editor yet but I have a lot of ideas for Shadowrun stories.
    Will also be getting the Shadowrun Crossfire card game if they ever get around to releasing it.
     
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    I got the game retail (Well, steam-tail). It's kind of dizzying if you don't know the classes and races and abilities that well. Makes character creation a bit difficult, but I suppose I could figure it out if I played with it more. I've been mostly playing other games lately, though, but I'm glad I have this one in my library.
     
  16. Wes R

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    I think microsoft realized how big this was when it raised so much cash in such a short time and knew they'd lose customers because of their DRM view. Hopefully Harebrained gets to make more DLC for this game and the fan stuff lives for a while. There's even a project to remake the snes game to run in Returns. Tell you what even on easy this game isn't easy, i'm really out of luck at the end of the main campaign even after restarting. My complaint is you don't get random battles to level up with like you did in the console games.
    I like the look of SR online but i hate MMOs so i'm out of luck. That was the downfall of the xbox game, once they shut the servers down there was nothing the game would do. I wish i could have gotten the backer dogtags but i chose the other option and now a set of broken tags are on ebay.
     
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    Shadowrun returns coming back to kickstarter in january 2015 for a new setting and storyline.
     
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    Neat! I enjoyed the base campaign, and started playing through some UGC, but got sidetracked. Overall, I really enjoyed the game and the setting. I haven't tried the Dragonfall remix, though, but I have that, too.

    On the whole, I recommend this if you dig turnbased games, especially in different settings.
     
  19. Wes R

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    The Dragonfall Director's cut is really good. My only complaint is that the only easy way to play the fan made stuff is using steam. Which is a shame as there's some good ones, including a group remaking the original SNES version. I'd still have liked some more optional jobs you could take on and a looting of corpses system though.
     
  20. Nth

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    Got a kickstarter backer e-mail today from Harebrained Schemes showing a single pic of concept art for the upcoming game. Hints at a possible Hong Kong setting, which was actually I think the second most wanted location from the Dragonfall location backer poll in which Berlin won the vote.

    Needless to say, I guarantee I will be backing, it will just depend on what the backer reward tiers are to determine how much I will donate.

    What I am hoping for is more editing assets, especially in clothing and visual customization to characters, and a streamlined UI for the editor.
     
  21. Wes R

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    I've been extremely impressed with Harebrained, offering a director's cut of Dragonfall not to just backers but anyone who bought it digitally free is pretty impressive. Most companies would charge you for it. I am kinda sad that we're never going to see Kitsune from the SNES game again. It'd be nice to see them tie things together more with the Sega game. Now if someone could just give us that sega cd version of shadowrun i'd be happy lol. Harebrained needs to do a kickstarter to totally buy back the rights to Shadowrun so they don't have to deal with microsoft anymore. Then someone can do it for battletech.
     
  22. Nth

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    I didn't even get an email for it. I can't say i'm impressed with the tier rewards this time. I'm tempted to do 35.00
     
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    They haven't sent the e-mails out yet, I was actually just waiting on the forums as they were counting down to the launch.
    I currently put in at the $225 level. They need to add some stuff between $225 and $500. I am so into the idea of being put into the game as an NPC.
     
  25. Wes R

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    lol so that's you who mentioned that in the comments, i'm the one complaining that the rewards weren't that impressive this time lol. I love the download a out of print book feature, hate to tell them but nearly every out of print SR book is online free.
     
  26. Nth

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    I really want that messenger bag.
     
  27. Wes R

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    It is nice but you could probably get one made for half that. I'd have liked another t-shirt like the last one. I missed out on the dogtags. I wish these companies would stop making you donate 100.00 or more to get your name in the credits or mentioned. Wasteland 2 made you donate 150 to get mentioned as if smaller donations didn't matter. Come to think of it i need to finish dragonfall director's cut.
     
  28. Nth

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    Well yes, but then that would defeat the purpose of helping to fund the game. I did get the dogtags and all three t-shirts from the first game. I haven't even heard when the Shadowrun Online backer rewards are shipping, but I got the hoodie and t-shirts they offered as well. I also need to finish Dragonfall Director's Cut, I am almost through my second play-through of Dead Man's Switch on the hardest difficulty setting.
     
  29. Wes R

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    I need to start a backer fund just in case stuff catches my eye, i just can't swing 250 this close after christmas. The credit card wasn't happy about 55 lol
     
  30. Nth

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    Well only a couple hours in and it's already funded. Moving on to stretch goals now.
     
  31. Wes R

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    I had no doubt they'd manage it, they impressed a lot of folks with the director's cut and giving it free to folks who bought the main game. I hate having to fire up steam to play the fan made stuff though, i can't wait to see the fan remake of the snes game. Kinda surprised they didn't tie the game into the genesis one more. I really wish they could bring over the sega cd one from japan somehow.
     
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    Funding slowly creeping up to the $550,000 mark. Only three more stretch goals to unlock. HBS has hinted on the Kickstarter forum they may add some more incentives to some of the reward tiers as well. I'd be willing to bump up to the Prime Runner tier if they tweak some of the rewards.
     
  33. Wes R

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    I'm hoping that they'll let us boost our backing later on, it worked well for Wasteland 2, that way i can add too it once i free up more cash. I really want to get the action figure tier. I have all but 2 of the Shadowrun Duels figures, talk about expensive.

    Well i got the okay to up the backing to 225 on the credit card but then i got cut off because 500 was out of the question lol
     
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  34. Nth

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    Welcome to The Fixer tier. I do hope they add a tier between Fixer and Prime Runner, like $350. I could swing that for the right reward offer. I was really interested in the $500 tier reward of having your personal Shadowrunner included in the upcoming ebook, but I'm afraid it may amount simply to a one off name mention since the author has to include so many people already, and that wouldn't be worth it to me. One thing I hinted at on the Kickstarter forum was perhaps a unique asset pack of notable Shadowrun people for people to use in UGCs. I would love to have characters like Hatchet Man and Sally Tsung have their own unique characters rather than people using the normal game assets to try and recreate them.

    The $550,000 tier has been passed and it looks like in a day or two we should make $600,000, unlocking all the extra rewards aside from the Matrix overhaul. I'll be happy if they make it to $700,000 to get that but it's certainly not a deal breaker. I still like the rudimentary 'Mine Sweeper' Matrix from the SNES game.

    RC also posted this on the Kickstarter forum. Someone did a Shadowrun-ized version of Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' - http://neo-anarchist.com/?p=199

    Also first preliminary design images of the Shadowrun collectable figures are supposed to come out tomorrow.
     
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    Yeah I had to bargain to get the fixer tier on the credit card lol. Had it not been only 45.00 more it wouldn't have happened. I wonder if they're going to do anything special if they hit way over their mark and have cash left, if they have enough they could even do a DLC like dragonfall. I'd really love to see a pro remake of the SNES game. I think RC eats and breathes shadowrun lol. I'm still trying to find a nice frame for my SR returns shirt. The design is so wide normal frames for shirts don't work well.

    I'd love the 2500.00 backing but given what i make a year that's a big dent lol. If there was another tier between what i have and the 500.00 i'd have gone for it but there's no way to add a 2nd payment method to the amount already backed. That way i could get around the limit on the family credit card lol
     
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  36. Nth

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    I've got them at least breaking the same record as last time for Returns. Sadly there seems to be alot of folks who backed before who weren't happy. Honestly I'm way happier with this than wasteland 2, that damned thing won't even load on my PC and is glitched bad on release. I expected better from the creators of fallout.
     
  38. Nth

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    The Kicktraq is currently predicting a final result of $967,812 minimum and $1,485,705 maximum by the end of the time limit. It will be interesting to see what they have in mind for new stretch goals once they get $700,000. If it's something really good I would increase my tier. I did that four times with Shadowrun Returns.

    Here's the Shadowrun Hong Kong Kicktraq:
    http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong/#chart-exp-projection
     
  39. Wes R

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    I'm hoping that they can do a way to up your backing later on like some others do, that'd get them more money as people could tack on whenever they could. Right now that jump from where we are to the 500.00 mark is a huge leap.
     
  40. Nth

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    Couple new little digital rewards added to the over $35 tiers, nothing to write home about. HBS also just announced if they reach the $1,000,000 mark they will add an expanded mini campaign of approximately five hours in length. I'm kinda 'meh' on that. An additional $300,000 for a couple hours extra gameplay? I'd rather see that go into beefing up the game with improvements. It's likely they are going to release an expansion for Hong Kong anyway like Dragonfall was for Returns. This backer will be happy when they make it to $700,000 to get all the stretch goals unlocked, I'm not gonna sit and refresh the ticker to see if they make it to $1,000,000 though. If they do, great, if not... we still got all the other stuff.

    Currently at $657,865 so I am fairly certain they'll easily make it to $700,000.
     
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    It seems to have slowed a lot compared to Returns but like i've said January isn't the best time for this sort of thing as people are just now getting the credit card bills from the holidays. They'd have been better to wait a few months i think. I like the idea of the mini campaign but i agree that's a lot of money for something that small, it's not like where they had cash left and made dragonfall director's cut.

    I was looking at the SR wiki for a list of the books and it's barely complete compared to stuff i've seen had which annoyed me. Still as long as the quality keeps up i'm going to keep backing SR projects even if not at such a high level. Something that has surprised me is that at the high end of the tiers they don't have physical copies of the game offered. On a side note i'm now compelled to collect the miniatures to go with everything else lol. Now if i can just find the last 2 duels figures without them being 300.00.
     
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    They did it, just passed $700,000 and all stretch goals funded. Everything else now is just icing on the cake.
     
  43. Wes R

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    This one sure slowed down for a bit compared to last time but like i said this is the time of year that xmas bills come in plus some may have been waiting to see where it went before adding theirs. I need to back more RPGs on kickstarter, it's the only way to get my turn based gaming kicks anymore lol
     
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    Well they're just about to cross the $900,000 mark, but I doubt they're going to make it to $1,000,000 in the six remaining days.

    They did add a new reward tier at $65.
     
  46. Wes R

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    Maybe with some luck they'll have enough left over to do that mini mission anyhow. Yeah i saw that new tier when i was looking last night, it's good that they added that folks who wanted to donate more but not a ton. You get more supporters if you have a few more options. Still I am a bit surprised that it's not getting funded like the last time. Not sure if it's the time of year with bills or people not liking the last ones.
     
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    I think it has more to do with the time of year. The only reason I was able to pledge so much is because my family doesn't celebrate Christmas anymore, so my credit card has remained in the black.
     
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    lol I was already so far in the red with the family card after the holidays and i think with this and the final fantasy that hits next month it'll be next august before i'm paid off. There's also the fact that i think when SR returns was funded the first time it was close to tax time here in the US i think so folks were able to use their spare cash. Edit: they just added an out of print anthology to the rewards list. I'm going to need a dvd just to back up all the books they're adding lol
     
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    The book they added is one I just recently bought on Ebay. It was the first full Shadowrun novel I read and I think may have been the first novel in the series. Pretty decent, a series of short stories that are all connected to each other.
     
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    Wow, I'm surprised, they may actually make it to the $1 million mark. Three days to go and there has already been a big bump in pledging. Only $50,000 left to go.
     

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