Friday, 25 September 2015
The Frostgrave Nickstarter
If you are involved in the wargaming hobby you can hardly have missed that the Osprey/Northstar collaboration Frostgrave has been hugely successful. Many people interesting in fantasy wargaming (and a few not!) have signed up for it.
Whatever you think about fantasy, this can only been a good thing as it can only reinforce Osprey's willingness to invest in wargaming publishing (let's face it, some of there titles in the field have been a bit hit-and-miss). Earlier this month, they reveled their 2016 plans for the series, and is is a interesting-looking, varied bunch. I wonder if the next big thing will be Musketeers or Fantasy Romans?
Back to Frostgrave...
If you've been following Frostgrave at all, you probably already know that the first supplement Thaw of the Lich Lord is due for release on 20 Nov. You probably already know that Northstar started their related Nickstarter today. 'Nickstarters' are Northstar's pre-release order system - it's Nick Ayres' gentle poke at those companies that use Kickstater for pre-release orders instead of crowd-funding proper. Like Kickstarter projects these come will all sorts of freebies if funding goals are met (and they will be!). At the time of writing they are almost at £5,000.
Buying from Northstar (as opposed to discounted from, say, Amazon or The Book Depository) means that your hard-earned pennies will go to someone who is going to invest in the future of the hobby and the shinies we all like.
I'm unsure whether to sign up for this myself. As you probably guess I'm very tempted, but hobby funds are scarce...