How many times has this happened to you?
You back a game on Kickstarter. Months and months go by. The game is delivered to your door. You tear open the box and find all the goodies inside — many are Kickstarter exclusives. Sure that’s cool, but maybe not entirely necessary. It might not affect game play all that much, but still cool to have to be sure.
Thirty days later the same product, or at least very close (minus some exclusives) comes out at an OLGS for 30% or more less than your Kickstarter pledge.
I fume when I see that. Now, some of this is my own doing because 9 times out 10, the game is still unplayed on my shelf. So, it’s my own fault. I could’ve waited for the wide release version of the game to be released and not gotten some extra stuff. Or worse…it’s the same exact game. This is one of the reasons I back less games on Kickstarter than I did a year ago.
I guess it serves me right not playing the game the second it comes in and playing it multiple times or even to the point I don’t want to play it anymore just so I can say I got my money’s worth out it.
Now, I know what some of you are saying. “But you are supporting the game designers and publishers by supporting their Kickstarter campaigns.” I know I get that. As a single parent with a limited budget, sometimes I feel a little slighted when this situation occurs. I want to support publishers, I do, but sometimes I do want to save a buck or two or ten!
What do you folks think? Am I being unreasonable?