Stranded here on Earth, the aliens are slowly trying to get fuel for their ship. In the meantime, tensions are high as they're restricted to a certain area. But how will humans and aliens continue to get along? That's for you to figure out in the District 9 board game from Weta Workshop that's up on Kickstarter now.
If you had the ability to terraform a planet, how would you make it look? Tons of forests? Giant oceans? Rolling plains? Soaring mountains? Well, in Myraclia, you get to create your own planet. Well, not just your own. Others are looking to create their own paradise as well. But, in the end, only one's vision of the planet will be achieved. This new terraforming game is up on Kickstarter now.
Winter is coming.
I realize that's the tag line for an entirely different fantasy world, but it's what's going on here, too. Free League Publishing is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Bitter Reach, their new (and massive) expansion for the Forbidden Lands RPG. What does it have in its 200+ pages? New rules, new monsters, new encounters, and an entire campaign set in the cold reaches of a new region. The new book is up on Kickstarter now.
It's Friday the 13th. It's also a full moon.
Be careful out there, everyone. O,o
In the meantime, I'm going to hunker in my bear cave and munch on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Elder Wood Running Spellbook Minis Dice and Miniatures Boxes Kickstarter, Handmade Zodiac Gemstone Dice Up On Kickstarter, Bloodstone Dice Up On Kickstarter, Vacant Realms Steampunk and Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and 5mm Metal Micro Dice Up On Kickstarter.
Pretty much all of us carry around a little supercomputer in our pockets. We've got stats that show that most of you are reading this sentence on a portable supercomputer now. Why not integrate them into the party games that you play when you get together with friends? That's the thought behind Game of Phones, a party game that's been redesigned and is back up on Kickstarter now.
The next in the Omen Saga of cards games from Kolossal Games is up on Kickstarter now. Omen: Heir to the Dunes, as one would expect, takes you to the mythical land of ancient Egypt. Anubis and Horus are about to go to war to see which will reign supreme, light or dark.
Though I'm kinda partial to dark, I guess it'd be good to still have light around, too.
The game is up on Kickstarter now.
Ancient Greece. It was a hotbed of new ideas and ways of thinking, with many philosophers coming into their own whose names would go down with history. Philosophia, a new sandbox board game up on Kickstarter, takes you to that ancient time and asks you how you would spread your new ideas around the region.
I love pancakes. Hell, just the other day, I made a huge-ass one for breakfast. They're so light, fluffy, and tasty. And you can prepare them with all sorts of extras. From different types of fruit, to nuts, and chocolate. Though keeping all the orders right when you're a cook might be rough. But that's just what you'll have to do in Flapjack Flipout, a new family dexterity game that's up on Kickstarter now.
The party comes across a strange bottle. It's got some strange liquid in there, obviously a potion of some kind. But what kind of potion? Sure, there's the regular healing potions and such, but that's so mundane. Why not really go out there with it? That's what the Book of Unusual Potions helps with. The book's up on Kickstarter now.
Halfway there. We're halfway back to the weekend. And even though this is a full week, as opposed to last week's shortened week, it already feels like it's going by much faster. That's not a complaint, mind you. Especially since this weekend includes D&D. If I'm going to have the energy to keep trucking along, I need to top off with some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Vesuvius Media Running Tokens and Coins Kickstarter, CNC Machined Brass Dice Up On Kickstarter, and Kraken's Weekly Price Drop Now Live.
A corrupt Emperor, pitting his people against one-another. An exiled hero, whom the populace hopes makes a return soon. Demons, bound after an ancient war, trying to re-enter our world. That's what awaits you in Yohei, a new skirmish game coming to Kickstarter next week from Draco Ideas and Eclipse Editorial.
In the distant future, humanity has spread out into the solar system in search of resources. On Titan, Saturn's largest moon, they've hit the jackpot. Now, companies are sending out teams to extract all manner of material. Setting up those facilities and connecting them together is your goal in Titan, a new game from Holy Grail Games coming to kickstarter next week.
Here come da judge. Here come da judge. Order in the courtroom. Here come da judge.
For those of you that like to get together and play games, there's a new party game that's up on Kickstarter. It tests how well you know your friends by judging them guilty or innocent of things that they may or may not have done in their life. Check out the campaign for Judge Your 'Friends' now.
You come across a magical door that leads to a wonderful, fantasy land. However, the door locks behind you and you must find the keys to re-open it, lest you're stuck there forever. Now, I mean, I can't really think that I'd like to come home from a land of fantasy and magic (not that my life's bad, of course, but really, how many of us would be like, "Bye, Felicia!" if we found a magic door to a fantasy land), but if you stick around too long, you turn into a monster. So, going home is probably a good idea. That's where you find yourself in the Magical Land of Yeld RPG. There's a new book up on Kickstarter for it called Mermaid Hunters.
Longtime readers know that I like games with interesting premises. I see thousands of games every year, and so I feel I've often "seen it all." I have to say, that I've never seen a game about going out and finding a mystical, wish-granting, ancient fish. However, that's just what you're doing in Rod, Reel, & Fist, a new anime-inspired RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
I'm gonna go on down to the Stock Market and do a business. That's the free enterprise, capitalistic spirit found in Free Market, a new worker placement and resource management board game that's up on Kickstarter now. Effectively apply your resources to continually grow your fortune. Be the most successful businessperson and show the world who's in charge.
Now here's a game close to my own heart. As far as I'm concerned, Bard = Best Class. And yeah, my Bard, Lead, might be the kind to, after he finishes a set at the local tavern, point out into the crowd at random listeners and go, "Room? Room? Room?" So, Bard Party, a new card game all about Bards trying to seduce the various patrons of the tavern they're playing at is right up my alley. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
Well, it only took about 15 years to get here, but it's finally Friday. You know, for a short week, it was a long-as-hell week! Not that anything bad happened. And I had various things to work on the whole time. But dayum, it feels like it should've been Friday about 4 days ago. Oh well, as much as it seems we've been waiting for it forever, it's here. And that means some tasty gaming morsels are in store. And today, it's all about Dice.
Clickety-clackety! I roll for attackety!
Today on the platter we have: New Cthulhu Dice from Steve Jackson Games, The Wyrmwood Hero Vault 2 Up On Kickstarter, Self-Standing Dice Bags Up On Kickstarter, Virtue Symbol D8s Up On Kickstarter, Chritical (S)hit Dice Up On Kickstarter, and Sylvan Dice Available From Kraken Dice.
I used to play Chess a whole lot. I was never amazing at it, but I got to be pretty decent. So, I've always got a little bit of respect for games like it. Jiyu is such a game. However, it doesn't just have you move pieces across a board. You get to decide which pieces you have, incorporating RPG elements into the play as well. Plus, if you get two boards and put them together, you can join a cooperative mode with your friend to take on the enemy. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. It's rough. Only one will make it out alive. At least, that's the case in Board Royale: The Island, a new survival battle royale card game that's up on Kickstarter now. Gather equipment, craft supplies, and make sure that you're the last one standing.
The Moonrakers are looking for a new leader. Will it be you? That's what you're trying to decide in Moonrakers, a new deck-building game of temporary alliances and convenient backstabbing that's up on Kickstarter now.
The Greek gods are dead, killed by a massive cataclysm. The even-more ancient Primordials now look to overrun the world. The only thing in their way are the Argonauts and their 30-foot tall Titans. Will the Argonauts be able to hold the Primordials back? That's what you'll be finding out in Aeon Trespass: Odyssey, a new board game coming to Kickstarter next week.
Whenever there's a rainbow, there's a pot of gold at the end of it. Anyone who's eaten some Lucky Charms knows that. But did you also know that unicorns love to race along the rainbow and dive into the pot of gold? Bet you didn't. But they do, and those in the fairy land know to place bets on the different unicorns. And that's what you'll be doing in Unicorn Fever, a new game coming to Kickstarter from Horrible Games.
Dragons. They're known for causing destruction and they're known for having giant hoards of treasure. It's these reasons that adventurers find themselves going to defeat these huge beasts. But will the adventurers be able to overcome the greed in their own hearts and complete the mission? That's for you to decide in Dragon Hunters, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
Kickstarters are fickle things. Sometimes, the first campaign doesn't go as expected or desired. Or the backers point out something that could be easily fixed. Or a million other things that oculd change the course of the campaign. Sometimes, it's just better to cancel and relaunch. And that's what Grey Fox Games has done with After the Empire.