Rome wasn't built in a day. It took many builders many centuries to get it done. However, with your friends at the gaming table, you could knock it out in an afternoon. Foundations of Rome is a new board game from Arcane Wonders where you and your fellow builders are trying to make the grand city as majestic as possible. However, only one of you can end up being the most revered architect. The game is up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
And now here's one for all you theater and literature majors in the audience. Black Sonata, the solo board game of trying to fing out who the Dark Lady from William Shakespeare's sonnets are. This Kickstarter campaign looks to get you a new version of the game as well as the The Fair Youth expansion.
Exit, pursued by bear.Discuss
Well, it's an inventive name. I'll definitely give it that. It has me intrigued. And looking over the gameplay, it's certainly not something you see everyday. A maniac has built a murder castle. You helped him do so. Now, you find yourself in said murder castle trying to find evidence to clear your name as an accomplice. However, it's a murder castle, and not everyone will be getting out. Yeah, that's what's going on in H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle. The game is up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
The Middle East. Several major world religions center around a relatively small geographic area. In particular, Muslims and Christians see it as the seat of their religions. And, of course, they both want to control it. During the Crusades, Christians and Muslims fought for the land, and you can recreate those events in Crusader Kingdoms: War for the Holy Land, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
When creating the world for an RPG, there aren't any real limitations. You can go about creating pretty much anything you want, as you are, after all, creating everything yourself. So, if you want a game where characters of extremely immense power, strong enough to destroy entire worlds, decide to not actually go planet-hunting and instead solve mysteries, you can do that. And they have. It's called Glitch and it's up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
From my experience, most gamers are completionists, myself included. If a game comes out, you want -everything- for that game. Expansions, extras, LEs, everything. Sometimes, it can be rough to try and keep up. For example, Apex has had a bunch of expansions come out. What if you're behind? Where will you find them? Well, right here. Apex: Collected Edition has the base game and all the expansions available as part of the campaign. Great for those that need to catch up, or those that are looking to dive into the deepend in this deck-building game.Discuss
What happens when the test subjects realize that they're test subjects? Will they continue on in captivity and help with the research? Or will they break out of their isolation? That's up to you to decide in Fungi Fight for Freedom, a new adventure for the Endless Realms RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
The dogs are coming back to town. Painting Polygons and their lovable Dungeons & Doggies figures are coming back to Kickstarter. Starting on January 28th, they'll be running a new campaign for Secrets of Gullet Cove, including an adventure and a bunch of new figures.Discuss
Gamers, in my experience, are fans of drinking. Nothing wrong with that, even as a teetotaler myself. But hey, if you enjoy a few libations, there's nothing wrong with that if you do it responsibly. And if you happen to be playing a game along with it, that's just all the better. Dungeon Party is a coin-bouncing dexterity-based RPG of sorts where players are looking to defeat monsters and overcome traps in a dungeon made of coasters. Perfect for holding your drink and perfect for gaming. The project is up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
You might look around you at times and go, "I don't want to live on this planet anymore." Well, in Lift Off!, getting the heck out of here is exactly what you're attempting to do. Players are trying to clear out their aliens before the whole planet explodes (we may have things going wring right now, but at least the whole planet's not about to go kerplooey... hopefully). The deluxe edition of this game and its expansions is up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
Zenit Miniatures is expanding their Kensei line of figures. It's been a while since I remember hearing about the game, so it's good to see them coming back to it. And it looks like others are excited as well. The campaign for their Samurai Commanders Kickstarter is doing really well, unlocking some exclusive stretch goals along the way. Let's have a look.Discuss
NerBurger Games is looking to create a deluxe hardcover edition of their award-winning Capers RPG. It's Prohibition, and if you're one to drink alcohol (I'm not, but you do you), it's not a good time to be alive, since to get it, you have to deal with nefarious gangsters... with super powers! That's the world you find yourself in this 1920s game (hey, it's the 20s now, might as well play a game set in the 20s). The Kickstarter campaign to fund the book is running now.Discuss
It's game night, but nobody else showed up. Or maybe you're sick at home and don't want to infect anyone else. *blows nose* Whatever might be the reason that you're on your own, that doesn't mean you can't get some gaming in. Renegade Game Studios has a Kickstarter running for Warp's Edge, their second Solo Hero Series game where you take on the role of Taylor Minde, a rookie pilot who's humanity's only hope against an alien invasion.Discuss
When you're the GM, you're in charge of creating an entire universe. Now, you can either do that from scratch, or you can let someone else do the work for you by using a Setting Guide. It also helps if there's a campaign to go with it. And that's exactly what you have with Chronicles of Denoa: Chapter 1. It's a setting guide and campaign all in one. It's also up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
If you're a fan of the literary works of M. R. James, then Casting the Runes is the absolutely perfect RPG for you. Even if you don't know who M. R. James is, if you're a fan of supernatural investigation, intense moments of high drama, and otherworldly creatures, then Casting the Runes is still the absolutely perfect RPG for you. The new RPG is up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
The Hero's Journey. We all know it, even if we don't know the name of it. It's the story of someone coming from humble beginnings to rise up and take on an epic quest. Many movies, tv shows, and books are based on it. As are many games. But only one simply calls itself The Hero's Journey. And that game is looking to fund a 2nd edition up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
It'd be cool to take a tour of the galaxy in a huge fleet of starships. You get to see what's out there and really explore the universe. However, if you're out there because civilization has been overrun and you're fleeing a force looking to eradicae mankind, that'd put a damper on things. However, that's exactly where you find yourself in Last Fleet, a new sci-fi RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
In deep space, humanity struggles for survival. In particular, the humans in Sanctorvm (because Rome?). It's a new sci-fi horror/survival board game with heavy RPG elements that's up on Kickstarter now. Play in two modes: Adventure mode with 15 huge missions, or for a quicker game you can go through Mission mode where each game takes about an hour.Discuss
Blood for the Blood G- ... oh, sorry, wrong game.
It should come as no surprise that Vampire: The Masquerade has a lot to do with blood. It's a vampire's main sustenence, of course (along with plasma fruit). Well, a new sourcebook for the 5th edition for the game is up on Kickstarter now. It's Cults of the Blood Gods.Discuss 1
Mike McVey has created a ton of amazing minis in his years as a leading sculptor in the industry. Now, he's trying his hand at making some rather inconic characters in the form of the survivors and ghouls from Night of the Living Dead. In this article, McVey talks about what it took to get the look of these figures just right on the tabletop.Discuss 4
The far reaches of outer space. All the familiar things we have here at home are nowhere to be seen. You and your crew must work together to survive in this strange place. That's what you're up to in Unsettled, a new sandbox cooperative board game that's up on Kickstarter now from Orange Nebula.Discuss
I didn't end up getting picked for the jury, if anyone was wondering. Can't say that I'm disappointed over that. I mean, sure, I can be judgemental, but in an actual, legal capacity? That's too much, man.
But anyway, this odd week is almost at an end. Just half of today and we're done. Then, the weekend. And it's one of the few weekends that we have left in the year. I'm sure many of you are prepping for holidays, which usually includes various tasty snacks. Well, as is tradition, we have a tray of tasty bite-sized gaming stories for you here.
Today on the platter we have: New Releases Coming Tonight from Kraken Dice, Solid Brass Rainbow Serpentine Dice Up On Kickstarter, and New Helmeted Heads Available From Puppets War.Discuss
And I have Jury Duty!
So I'm doing my best to get through all these posts super-early before I have my day in court. Thankfully, it's only in the jury box. But anyway, before I go do my civic duty, I've got a terrain story for you.
Maps Your Party Will Die For Up On KickstarterDiscuss
Many of you comic book fans out there know of Lady Death. She's been fighting evil for over 25 years. Well, for the first time ever, she'll be leaping off of the comic book page and onto your tabletops in Lady Death: Last Stand. This cooperative board game puts players in control of the titular Lady Death and her companions as they look to keep Hell's gates from overflowing into the real world. The board game is up on Kickstarter now.Discuss
The spells in D&D all have these fantasical descriptions of what happens when you cast them. However, in light of trying to not make the book an extra several hundred pages, they just give those short text blurbs. Well, the Complete Illustrated Book of Conjuration looks to fix that, giving you detailed drawings of just what's going on when your character casts one of these spells. The book is up on Kickstarter now.Discuss