Players (2-4) build networks as they choose cards, roll dice and strategically direct their faction of powerful characters/soldiers!
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@Eric Thank you!! Yes! I will not give up. Please wait for my next campaign. :)
Brian, you trusted a company and you got burned. That's not your fault. Unfortunately it takes alot more work to regain trust, than it does to build trust, from the beginning. I think a fresh start is the way to go. I truly wish the best for you and look forward to your next campaign.
Ok, I have seen enough. I'm out.
I see, thanks viv. I didn't mean to put the "blog". Will fix it soon.
Your website is still not showing anything. The blogs there were all from templates, and the product page was still saying “this is a product”.
You may want to put some real updates there. Or else, please don’t link the website.
@Joux I have already explained what happened, I tell the story. I sent out the prototype, there's reviews, there's game play, there's rule book. I really don't understand, if people like the game, just back it. If people don't trust me, no matter how much information I give, people still won't trust me.
@Brian. You still don't understand... You are classified "not reliable"...
@Joux Sure I did. I would update it soon. Thanks for the advice :)
@Brian. You are showing a projet that you want to be fund. You need 150 000 HK$. What that will cover ? Explain your business plan. Did you contact a factory ? How did you get the shipping estimation fees ? What is your experience in game production ?
Update : After update 2, you need to do a update 3 to explain your story, the people who work on your projet and your business plan. You have to prove that you can handle the game from the design, production and shipping.
@Brian, maybe try checking other Kickstarter projects. See how others introduce the project team and tell their stories (?)
@Brian, how about updating your website. Let us see that it is being managed and used. If a project is ready, there’s usually website, Facebook page, etc for backers to find out more.
A local company called New Stone Design
Who did the art work ?
@Joux I am 100% not fake. I have created this game for years. I have game tested for 100+times. I sent out my prototypes for review. I put many efforts on it. Even every characters have their own story and background.
@Joux I see.. The story is, as I am a boardgame designer that didn't have much idea about marketing and KS. Then a local company approached me and told me many things about KS, and that's how they build trust. After building trust, they told me to focus on my boardgame and they will do the marketing job and promise me they will find backers for me. Then turn out they found some "fake" backers for me and I cannot even contact them now.
@Brian. Work on the packaging is no use after using a marketing company with fake backers. You have to prove that you are not fake. Otherwise, don't expect trust from backers. So tell us your story and who worked on that projet, things that you are avoiding till now...
Just add few paragraphs under About CALAS. You guys can have a quick look.
100% sure! Thanks Viv and Joux! I'm working on it right now.
@Brian, as Joux said. You need to answer or show something. If you do it right, the coming 4 days Easter break may bring you more backers.
Hi Viv, thank you!:) I am now preparing some surveys and contacting some journalists.
@Brian. Every passing day without answers you are losing credit.
Hi Brian, I’m a new backer without knowing what happened before. Do hope your project will work out! Maybe give us some updates?
I have just updated the characters' story and feathers, you guys can have a look. Btw, I have also changed the cover photo of the campaign, do you guys think it's better(eye catching) or not?
@Brian. You need to talk more about you and how the idea to make that game came to you. For how long you are working on it ? Who did the artwork ? The sculptures ? Have you got a team ?
Sorry Im out good luck.
Thank you Joux! Thank you very much!!
Yes I remembered your name, you are one of the first backers. I am now doing the marketing myself, I contacted some boardgame blogs and websites, I wrote some press release and articles. I am studying the stats of my campaign. Hope it will go well and come back to the right track.
Well, I am one of the first backer for the game, maybe before the marketing company was active. I want to know how that game can go. I'm still in.
There are 27 days to go, and I will work as much as I can to bring CALAS to reality.
Oh I see.....wow...hmmm...that is fishy. I've never known that to happen.
Good chance it won't get funded now.
Sorry guys, I mistrusted a marketing company, what happened now is all my fault. As this is my project, no matter that company did right or wrong, I need to take this responsibility.
When I hear this new, I almost collapse and wanted to end the project. However, I love this project, I love CALAS. Therefore, I am not giving up! I will continue to finish the campaign even end up it cannot be funded.
They lost a ton of funding, so I'm wondering if they had a marketing company put up the initial money to get funded quickly so that people would rush to jump on. I mean, we all look first at projects that fund fast because they create more hype that way. I guess it backfired on them though, so now we're back at the REAL numbers for who has backed the project. Seems a bit fishy to me
What's going on?? What was the message we got about??
What the heck just happened?
Good to hear Brian, gives some mitigation but not too much.
First of all, thank you for your support and comment! There are 6 “dice cards” that can be used to modify each number once. Only after 4 rounds (income phase) the “dice cards” will be refreshed and can be used again. However, some characters have the ability use the “dice cards” more than once.
I’ve backed at 570 including shipping at the moment.
I’m not a fan of roll and move but the idea of the dice modifiers are interesting.
Do you just get 1 modifier of each number, to last be whole game, or can you earn more as the game progresses?
@Ash Kawabe Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated.
I am mindful of the different level of pledges, and I believe that it caters to a broader spectrum of backers and pledgers with different interests and “appetite” 🙂.
My view (rightly or wrongly) is that it is fairer for backers who are more “invested” in the project to be entitled to the expansion reward, as a return for their confidence in me and the game.
I would encourage you to consider upgrading to a different tier as it will bring the stretch reward closer to reality.
Thanks again for your candid input and support.
mmm ill back the early bird for now... but this project seems incomplete. why have a early bird pledge with no stretch expansion rewards... the idea of stretch rewards is to get more people to back the project I hate when there are tiers for pledges, leaves backers less likely to push for rewards if only some people are getting them.
@BoardGameRevolution Thank you for your suggestion!! I am doing it right now!
I came to say you might have a better chance finding with some more details of the game plays including visual examples and gifs of a turn/round structure . Also we need to see actual close ups of the components and art. Right now things are too vague.
@Riccardo Thanks for the question! CALAS requires a minimum of 2 players for an optimal game experience. Unfortunately, it does not support solo rules at the moment. :)
Any chance for solo rules? :D