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In Lunarchitects, players are architects trying to design the most successful moonbase according to varying scoring criteria.
In Lunarchitects, players are architects trying to design the most successful moonbase according to varying scoring criteria.
922 backers pledged $40,449 to help bring this project to life.

Mid-campaign slump... in-person demos, To The Table Review, Roll Player

Posted by Daniel Cunningham (Creator)

Well, we've hit the mid-campaign slump—so now is a critical time for you to share Lunarchitects with your friends!  It's important that we don't let this campaign fade from your thoughts.  I have some interesting updates planned over the next two weeks (including some stretch goal reveals, some graphic design tweaks, and some fun game easter eggs) so I hope I'll keep the backers excited.  But bringing on new backers is critical, and YOU can help make this campaign a success.

If you're excited about Lunarchitects, let people know!  Talk about it online, share the campaign to facebook, mention it to your gaming meetup.  Lunarchitects is a great game with a great theme, you know others will miss out unless you tell them :)

Especially for those who are interested but might not yet have pulled the trigger (if you know anyone like this tell them!), there are a few Lunarchitects demos already setup for the next week.

BGG.CON (Dallas, TX) 11/19-11/22: backer Vera has offered to be Iron Kitten Games's ambassador to BGG.CON, which is currently underway.  She has a copy there, and is willing to meet to demo full games!  If you are interested in playing Lunarchitects at BGG.CON, contact me or Vera directly.

I'm Board Game Store (Middleton, WI) 11/21, 11am-4pm: I will be playing Lunarchitects with a group at I'm Board, but will have plenty of time during my visit to play with others.  Feel free and message me or go ahead and show up!  You'll see the big Lunarchitects sign.

Kryptonite Kollectibles (Janesville, WI) 11/23, 5pm-9pm: Like at I'm Board above, a group has expressed interest in trying Lunarchitects.  I'm sure there will be time for multiple games including teaching.

Another reviewer posted his full video review, and as a long-time lover of Glen More, he even says he liked Lunarchitects better.  That's quite the compliment, and he does a good job justifying his thoughts.

Of course you know I'm a local designer from the Madison, WI area - but did you know that Madison is a huge hub for game designers?  Check out Keith Matejka's Roll Player that launched the same day as Lunarchitects (we even shared a booth at the last Con), and we've been tracking to the exact same percentage the entire campaign so far.

Roll Player is a dice-manipulation game whose mechanics are very euro-y, but who is dripping with D&D-style flavor.  If that sounds appealing to you, check out his campaign and back!  I am.


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    1. Keith Matejka

      Nice update, Dan. And thanks for the mention of Roll Player. Good luck!

    2. Daniel Cunningham Creator on

      Mark— The funny thing about the Kicktraq is that it just takes the average rate of all previous days, and applies that rate to the rest of the campaign. While that's great, our rate is still on a slight downward trend (that mid-year slump). If there is NO uptick towards the end (which there always is, granted) - my own power-fit decay curve puts us to a total just over 25k.

      I'm certainly not worried! I don't want it to sound like that. There are some exciting things still coming up (demos, videos, stretch goals) that'll help. But keeping and regaining momentum is necessary, so I certainly won't be complacent :)

    3. Mark Thomas on

      I'm not advocating complacency, but the 9-day Kicktraq predictor has the project funding comfortably. Of course it would be great to smash it into the stands, but *funded* works for me.

    4. J Pierce on

      If you do go to the Twin Cities, I'd probably recommend FFG Wednesdays or United Geeks of Gaming Open Gaming (1st and 3rd Saturdays). They're probably the largest open gaming meetups. UGG runs from 10am to (at least) 10pm.

      Of course, you're always welcome to my Northside meetup on Monday nights. We get about 7-10 people on a regular basis.

    5. Daniel Cunningham Creator on

      Tim Kizer— I'll definitely see what I can do.

    6. Tim Kizer on

      How bout hitting up The Twin Cities with some demos? Tower Games in Minneapolis on Mondays of Fantasy Flight pretty much anytime.

    7. Jesse Pudewell on

      After going back to the Update where I asked, I see it is! Awesome!

    8. Jesse Pudewell on

      Oh, hey, is that Madison group my Madison group?