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KS Spotlight: Tainted Grail

One of the biggest Kickstarter projects of last year was The 7th Continent.  It garnered a massive $7 million in pledges from over 40,000 backers.  It was a sprawling, survival, adventure game where cards formed an expanding continent.  I loved it.

So when someone recommended Tainted Grail to me as being a dark fantasy version of The 7th Continent, but better, I was immediately hooked!

It is currently on Kickstarter (finishing on 28th December) and achieved well over $1 million in funding in the first day!  It is already one of the top 100 most-funded projects ever on Kickstarter (not just boardgames) and it is less than a week in at the time of writing.

Interested?  Let me tell you about it…

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Kickstarters are Like Buses…

…you wait around for months and then seven come along at once!  Having had nothing but eerie silence for several months, I have received seven different Kickstarters over the past few weeks.

The interesting thing is the range of dates over which I originally backed them.  It’s not like I backed seven projects all within the same month last year and now they’re all delivering.  I backed the first game from this group in July 2017 and I backed the last one in March 2018.  That’s an 8-month period!

I’ve been backing Kickstarters for several years now and I’ve noticed this trend before: like buses, they tend to clump up and all arrive at once.  Why is that?  I keep trying to space out my backing in an effort to space out the arrivals, but it never works!

Well, I think there are two key reasons for this.  Let me tell you…

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