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Cthulhu: The Great Old One - Deluxe Old Maid/Black Peter Variant

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DannKriss
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Cthulhu: The Great Old One - Deluxe Old Maid/Black Peter Variant

Cthulhu: The Great Old One is a Lovecraft-themed Old Maid/Black Peter variant, with hand-painted art by renowned Gothic fantasy artist Ian Daniels. My Kickstarter campaign for it just went live! I just thought you guys would like to see it!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dannkrissgames/cthulhu-the-great-old...

questccg
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Original Video

Well for one thing, I think your Kickstarter Video is original. Unfortunately when I watch it, it isn't very smooth (panning camera and such). I don't know if this is a YouTube problem or has something to do with my own hardware... It's unfortunate because I would have liked to watch the video without the jumps in play...

Again no fault of yours!

DannKriss
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RE: Original Video

Thanks Quest! I appreciate the compliment! We did work really hard on the video, and tried to have some fun with it. Everyone really loves the talking "Brain In A Jar"!

So far, the Kickstarter is going slower than anticipated, which is not to say it's not still doing well, but we've got to find more backers if we are to reach some of these cool Stretch Goals. I think part of what's hurting the campaign is the recent bad news about "The Doom That Came To Atlantic City", some Cthulhu-based Monopoly variant on Kickstarter last year that dragged things out for over a year and turned out to be a huge scam that stole a lot of people's money. It's just horrible when stuff like that happens to begin with, taking years of built-up trust Kickstarter's system has worked hard to achieve and crumbles so much of it in one fell greedy swoop! This hurts other game designers trying to release their games who have everything invested in their campaigns, only to have them suffer because of these jokers and thieves. It's bad enough just how it affects other game campaigns and Kickstarter campaigns in general, but when it's a campaign based on the same subject matter (Cthulhu/Lovecraft), as a variant to an existing game (Monopoly: them; Old Maid: me), for around the same goal ($35,000), from a start-up company (or in their case, a made-up company). But hopefully, in the end, people will see the BIG differences.

That being said, the Kickstarter is still moving along, and hopefully with some of the continued advertising we've been doing, it will start to pick up momentum!

As for the video, I'm sorry that it's playing back so poorly. I actually uploaded a lower res copy than my raw footage, just to keep the file size small for people who had to deal with lots of connectivity issues or buffering (like myself, I have satellite internet *bleh*), but I guess it still wasn't enough. The original video is actually in 1080p, and is around 4 gigs, lol. That would have taken like two years to buffer on my internet!

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