After many trials and tribulations our Dwarven Forge Wildlands Kickstarter pledge has finally arrived… sort of.
This Kickstarter has suffered many delays, like many Kickstarters over the past couple of years thanks to the current global situation. Our pledge has had a few more delays than others thanks to the Customs Office here in Germany. It has gone from China to Germany (with a Customs hold), then to the USA and finally back to Germany (with another Customs hold)…. and finally to us.
My understanding is that of the 3,526 backers we were among the last 10 to get ours but still the wait continues…
… because it arrived shortly before Mrs. GG had to go out of town for a seminar! So it looks like our boxing will have to wait a few more days…until Friday most likely while little GG is at school.
As you can see it is quite a large pledge. Five big, heavy boxes of hopefully wonderful factory painted Dwarvenite terrain.
If you are not familiar with Dwarven Forge Wildlands….
We are incredibly excited about this. Since Covid made our yearly holiday somewhat problematic we added our holiday budget to our gaming budget to really “push the boat out” on our pledge. We could not afford everything we wanted but we managed to scrape together enough money to spoil ourselves with some of our favorite pieces.
You can expect some photos of our unboxing in the future.
In other news…
I finished the first season of the new Netflix live action Resident Evil tv series. It was disappointing. Some cool giant monsters and Lance Reddick is a very talented actor that is a joy to watch. But in general a firmly mediocre post-apoc show with the poor writing really dragging it down at times. Burt and Albert were the only characters I liked enough to care about. Although Evelyn had potential to be a decent villain she just did not quite pull it off. Again I put that down to the writing as the actor came across as having the potential to make the character interesting.
The two sister protagonists annoyed me both as teens and adults. Actually more than annoyed me. I actively disliked them. The longer I watched them the more I disliked them. The split timeline narrative technique just made it worse. That is barely acceptable for an opening episode to establish some background but a whole season of it? Ugh!
Overall it felt like a fan fiction web series. Not the worst way to spend time but not something I would highly recommend unless you have spare time to waste on it. There were a couple of clever ideas but nothing tied those ideas together well enough to create any kind of suspension of disbelief. The obvious cliff hanger ending makes it clear they planned a second season but no idea if this season can generate enough viewers to make that financially viable.
Of course that is just my opinion.
But tell me… what did you think?