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Kickstarters for Dungeon Masters: Dungeons and Lasers!

As one of the lucky ones to get a sample spru of the product, which included a small portion of a hallway/walls and the wolf animal companion, Geralt, I feel very confident that this is a Kickstarter more Dungeon Masters should be backing! Included below is my general review of the project, as well as my own findings when working with the product I received.

Kickstarter Project: Dungeons and Lasers: Plastic Tabletop Scenery
Creator: Archon Studio
End Date: August 27, 2019 (08/27/2019)
Kicktraq Progress: At time of posting, Kicktraq is estimating a whopping $722,018 (or %1805 of the original goal).
Funding Needed: None; this project is already way over-funded, and it’s very clear it’s going to stay that way, unlocking many more stretch goals to come!

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The Dungeons and Lasers project title is at the top of this image, while below, painted miniatures (including Geralt the Wolf), the terrain pieces, and some dice are ready to be played on the tabletop.

Product: 3D tabletop role playing game terrain (walls, floors, doors, stairs, etc.), decorative bits, and animal companion minis.
Quality: Having received a sample of the product itself, I can assure you that the product quality is very high! The plastic is hard, durable, and chunky! It’s got a lovely heft to it, and I don’t feel like I’m going to break it putting it together or moving it about on the tabletop with some enthusiasm. Easy enough to put together, versatile, reusable, and reconfigurable!
Tagline: “One tabletop terrain to play all the games.”
Estimated Delivery: June of 2020, and Archon Studio has had a very good track record of meeting their fulfillment goals on their other projects in the past.

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Unboxing Day: “Lagoon: Land of Druids” by David Chott (Board Game)

I had the joy of participating in the Lagoon Kickstarter back in March 2014 – and it was a joy, the coments section was lively and friendly, the creator (David Chott of 3 Hares Games) was quick to answer any questions and take suggestions, and we found ways to bond over this game with things like “backer introductions” and polls for the next druid faction token – and it finally, gloriously arrived at my door the other morning!

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I set about photographing my unboxing immediately, with some help from Bear, the loveable and just a little bit silly feline. My toddler (not pictured) was also “helping” each step of the way, so it’s a rather good thing that the box and contents were of a superb quality. Now, as I have not had the chance to play Lagoon myself (and it does have solo-play rules, something that all too many games are lacking in), this is strictly a product quality review, not a game play review. If you’d like a look at the game play itself check out Joel Eddy’s video review or Daniel DeMars’ written review, the latter of whom had the opportunity to demo Lagoon multiple times at Gen Con.

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