Now getting back to the question. I like deluxe copies, so if the game can get everything into one box, I will probably order that. Some Kickstarters have stretch goals that affect the box count as well as the content of the game. It always seems a bit of a letdown to me to get the base game and all three expansions at once, as I feel there is less to look forward to in the future. I know it sounds weird, and maybe it is, but playing the base game, and then getting some interesting expansions later, is something I enjoy.
When I get all of the components at once, I’m tempted to add everything together before I even play my first game. So in the instance where I receive the base game plus all of the expansions, that takes away a simple joy that I have when playing a board game: playing a game and imagining what they could do to make it better or more interesting.
Another way that Kickstarter projects can get my money is if they offer additional upgrades, like other games from the same company, or metal coins, fancier resources, and so on. If I don’t like the look of the upgraded resources, I can pass and just use the standard ones. A counter to that though is that I can still get all of the add-ons, should I so choose. Many a Kickstarter has gotten way more of my money than I imagined would be possible, simply by having some really cool looking add-ons.
I will admit that FOMO causes me to consider things I would never get, or be bummed I passed on others. Game Steward can help with getting some things, and some stuff goes right into retail or Amazon, but FOMO is real, people.
For me personally, I like having many different choices for backer levels with a Kickstarter too. Buy a standard or a deluxe version, or even part it out. I also like where they just offer a Standard game and a Deluxe game. I guess I feel more involved with a choice than I would otherwise.