The Kickstarter project for a new rulebook for the Ex-Illis game failed last week, having fallen well short of its funding target. The project had just over $14,000 CAD pledged, but had a target of $50,000 CAD.
The project had lots of initial interest, with the vast majority of it’s backers pledging in the first few days. However, after that the project flat-lined very quickly.
To be honest, when compared to many KS projects being run by miniatures companies, this was something of a lacklustre affair, and it seemed apparent that the guys at Chinchilla were struggling to come up with a ‘Plan B’ to generate more interest once it was evident that the funding goal was in jeopardy. Even advertising on websites like Tabletopgamingnews had little effect.
For fans of the game, it’s a great shame – we can only hope that the project can move forward in some way, maybe a PDF only version of the rules? At least that would save on printing costs…
Or maybe the hobby world has spoken, and there actually isn’t any further interest in this game? Perhaps the stigma attached with the financial problems with Bastion means that people simply will not touch this product for fear of future failure?