Tuesday, March 24

Cool

Then Along Come Three All At Once

Icewind Dale 2 came out in 2002, and that was pretty much it for high-budget 2D fantasy RPGs.  Until Kickstarter came along, and people realised that if you had a team, an idea, and at least some history of actually delivering games, the internet would throw money at you.

It still takes a while to build a full-scale RPG.  But after a successful Kickstarter campaign late in 2012, Pillars of Eternity, a spiritual sequel to the classic Planescape: Torment, ships this week.*


Torment: Tides of Numenera, a literal sequel to the classic Planescape: Torment and another big Kickstarter hit, has a planned release towards the end of the year.*


And there's Sword Coast Legends, which wasn't on Kickstarter and kind of appeared out of nowhere, but doesn't look too shabby and is also due out this year.**


Typical.  Spend 13 years waiting for a bus and then along come 3 all at once.

* On Windows, Mac, and Linux.
** On Windows and nothing else.  Way to let the team down, guys!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 09:33 PM | Comments (15) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Okay, let's try this again... The Sword Coast is coming back?  Good god, do I have memories of that lil' expansion to Baldur's Gate.  Unfortunately, at least 25% of them involve trying to get it to work with my Gateway Cowputers-bundled version of the base game which came on DVD and Sword Coast didn't recognize.

Also, SDB is still having commenting problems at The Pond.  Is it my breath?

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, March 25 2015 11:11 AM (jGQR+)

2

I've been wondering if it was mine.

Even if you can't figure out how I got blacklisted, could you at least figure out which blacklist I'm on and remove me from it? I would appreciate it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, March 25 2015 03:55 PM (+rSRq)

3 Testing something now...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, March 26 2015 09:20 PM (PiXy!)

4 Pokely pokes...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, March 26 2015 09:25 PM (PiXy!)

5 Test...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, March 26 2015 09:30 PM (PiXy!)

6 Test again!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, March 26 2015 09:34 PM (PiXy!)

7 Pokes...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, March 26 2015 09:39 PM (PiXy!)

8 Every last detail of the comments process is now being logged; if Steven or Brickmuppet still have problems I'll at least know why.

2015-03-26 11:20:37 (Pixy Misa):
2015-03-26 11:25:31 (Pixy Misa):
2015-03-26 11:30:26 (Pixy Misa):
2015-03-26 11:30:26 (Pixy Misa): Comment accepted.
2015-03-26 11:34:54 (Pixy Misa|Pixy Misa|203.206.xxx.xx):
2015-03-26 11:34:54 (Pixy Misa|Pixy Misa|203.206.xxx.xx): Comment accepted.
2015-03-26 11:39:28 (Pixy Misa|Pixy Misa|203.206.xxx.xx):
2015-03-26 11:39:28 (Pixy Misa|Pixy Misa|203.206.xxx.xx): Okay: 1 Junk: 0.0
2015-03-26 11:39:28 (Pixy Misa|Pixy Misa|203.206.xxx.xx): Mail: bloglets@invalid.email
2015-03-26 11:39:28 (Pixy Misa|Pixy Misa|203.206.xxx.xx): Web: http://ai.mee.nu
2015-03-26 11:39:28 (Pixy Misa|Pixy Misa|203.206.xxx.xx): Text: Pokes...
2015-03-26 11:39:28 (Pixy Misa|Pixy Misa|203.206.xxx.xx): Comment accepted.
2015-03-26 11:40:56 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx):
2015-03-26 11:40:56 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Okay: 1 Junk: 1.0
2015-03-26 11:40:56 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Mail: bloglets@invalid.email
2015-03-26 11:40:56 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Web: http://ai.mee.nu
2015-03-26 11:40:56 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Text: Ignore me, just testing thingies...
2015-03-26 11:40:56 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Comment accepted.
2015-03-26 11:41:43 (Brickmuppet|-|203.206.xxx.xx):
2015-03-26 11:41:43 (Brickmuppet|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Okay: 1 Junk: 1.0
2015-03-26 11:41:43 (Brickmuppet|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Mail: bloglets@invalid.email
2015-03-26 11:41:43 (Brickmuppet|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Web: http://brickmuppet.mee.nu
2015-03-26 11:41:43 (Brickmuppet|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Text: Not really Brickmuppet, just a reasonably good facsimile...
2015-03-26 11:41:43 (Brickmuppet|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Comment accepted.
2015-03-26 11:42:03 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx):
2015-03-26 11:42:04 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Okay: 1 Junk: 1.0
2015-03-26 11:42:04 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Mail: bloglets@invalid.email
2015-03-26 11:42:04 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Web: http://ai.mee.nu
2015-03-26 11:42:04 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Text: Me again.
2015-03-26 11:42:04 (Pixy Misa|-|203.206.xxx.xx): Comment accepted.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, March 26 2015 09:48 PM (PiXy!)

9 La la la...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, March 26 2015 11:42 PM (PiXy!)

10 I just tried another comment at Wonderduck's and it failed again.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, March 27 2015 12:24 AM (+rSRq)

11 Okay, I can see it in the logs now:

2015-03-26 14:23:17 wonderduck.mu.nu (Steven Den Beste|-|xx.xx.xx.xx): Your comment was rejected by Akismet.


Bad Akismet!

I've done a quick patch which should let you comment.  Tomorrow I'll see if I can persuade Akismet to like you, or else whitelist your IP.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, March 27 2015 12:31 AM (PiXy!)

12 I just SUCCESSFULLY commented at Wonderduck's! Thank you!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, March 27 2015 12:37 AM (+rSRq)

13 Seriously, Pixy, you're the rockin'ist Blogboss ever.  I'm sorry to have been a pain, but I'll be damned if you aren't good at your self-appointed task.  Thank you.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, March 27 2015 01:28 AM (jGQR+)

14

Back to actual gaming...I do not know if the folks at TSI (Made up of some of the folks from the late, great SSI, and specifically the part of SSI that made the Gold Box and AD&D games.) either do not know too much about running a Kickstarter, or needed to hit certain funding benchmarks, when they pulled the Seven Dragon Saga Kickstarter only a third of the way through its' funding period.

I loved the Gold Box games, and wished the best of TSI when they appeared on my radar last year.  I have been less enchanted with their ability to run a Kickstarter, though.

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