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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > May 2019 (#30) > Aftershock


Ticket to Ride creator Alan R. Moon and debut designer Bobby West plan to shake things up – literally – as they rebuild San Francisco and Venice in the wake of an earthquake


When the creators of Aftershock launched their board game about recovering in the wake of an earthquake on Kickstarter earlier this year, they probably hoped it would cause ripples among players. Instead, they found themselves dealing with a shaky start of a very different kind.

Aftershock is my first game on Kickstarter,” says co-designer Alan R. Moon. “Lots of people warned me that the experience would be full of negativity. But I’m still surprised. Seems like some people make a pledge just to make negative comments, and then cancel their pledge just to make it look like the game is getting lots of cancelled pledges. I know these people are the very vocal minority, and I’ve certainly experienced trolls on the internet before, but this still amazes me. I don’t understand why they want to spend so much time ranting about a game they don’t like. Why don’t they go and spend their time writing about games they enjoy – or better yet, playing games they enjoy?”

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