Archive for the ‘Kickstarter’ Category

Return of the Reactor! After long last, I’m back. Mostly because their is just TOO MUCH GOOD STUFF to not tell you about it. So, here, in order of end date, are the Kickstarters that caught my eye.

Wayfarer Tactics ends September 28th. A toolbox miniature war game. Supports just about anything you want to throw at it.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 ends September 30th. Sequel to the award winning Divinity: Original Sin. Single player and multi player options. Heavy on the RP!

Mech Deck ends October 1st. Customizeable tabletop mech combat using dice, cards, and a hex based terrain system.

Burrows & Badgers Freelances ends October 5th. More anthropomorphic animal miniatures for a fantasy setting. An under served niche to be sure! This time, with a skirmish game.

Dark Age Outpost ends October 6th. A VERY reasonable price for some nice looking fortifications as well as historical minis.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar ends October 10th. I have to be perfectly honest. I have NO idea what this is based on. A lot of my friends are excited about it, though, and it certainly LOOKS cool. JRPG with action elements.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan ends October 20th. Sidescrolling action RPG inspired by African folklore. The unique setting is a great change of pace.

Warpath ends October 11th. Mantic. Sci-fi. You know what you are getting. Don’t know? Go download the free alpha at their website.

Battle Systems Urban Apocalypse Terrain ends October 18th. Modern/post-apocalyptic terrain for tabletop gaming. Easy to use cardboard punch outs. Excellent graphic quality!

INFINITY Role Playing Game ends October 18th. Tabletop sci-fi RPG in the same setting as INFINITY by Corvus Belli.

El Alemein ends October 20th. The latest deck building game from Arclight, makers of Tanto Cuore and Barbarosa. Published by Kamikaze. Arclight has a great history with these, so should be well worth it.

Pixel Noir ends October 21st. Retro inspired video game with JRPG elements. Reminiscent of Shadowrun SNES.

EXCEED-Card Fighting Evolution ends November 1st. From the makers of BattleCON and Pixel Tactics, a non-collectible, card fighting game for two players.

The Book of Starry Wisdom. This one has not actually started yet, but come October 1st, you should definitely check it out!

Almost two and a half years ago, a little project named Kingdom Death: Monster hit Kickstarter. Now, nearly two years late, it has finally arrived at my doorstep. Is it late? Yes, very. Am I mad? Not in the least. The campaign went far beyond the wildest dreams of the people running it. How big? Well, it was originally scheduled to be a standard enthusiast board game box, 12″ by 12″ of plastic and cardboard. It ended up being twice that size because SO MUCH EXTRA GOODNESS got added thanks to the overwhelming support. Not only that, they spent the extra time adding more art and content as well. Suffice it to say, it is more than anyone expected when they chose to back the project.

Now, I have not dived into the rules just yet. It just showed up on September 21st. But, here are my unboxing pictures. Enjoy!

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The Box!

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First thing inside. Thank you…bakcers? Oops!

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The back of the Survivor box. I ❤ Poots indeed.

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And inside the Survivor box? Many models.

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The game in the box in the box in the plastic wrap. The flash reveals the glossy logo against the matte box.

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The box without plastic wrap. Can really see that beautiful cover art.

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The beautiful back art.

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First thing inside the box.

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The flat bits and chits.

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Tiles and counters.

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The board. Its a tri fold as long as the box! Its BIG.

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Under the board. So many cards and pads.

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Character and village sheets with dice.

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The instructions. Note that it is matte black. That yellow on the left is the spine. Its about 1/2″ thick!

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Showing off the glossy logo without flash.

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And the logo/text with a flash to see the glossy details.

Its an impressive box! Well worth the investment and the wait. Looking forward to digging into this MONSTER!

Kickstarter: Reactor Returns!

Posted: August 26, 2014 by Kane Blaireau in Kickstarter, Minatures, Role Playing Games

Long time no post, so lets get to it! Here is what I’m watching on Kickstarter right now.

Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest (ends August 31st). Yet another new game from Mantic on Kickstarter? Yup. I know they get a lot of flack for doing this, but they really are a small fish trying to compete against the goliath of Games Workshop. This particular game is a modern take on the old GW HeroQuest. Looks spectacular! Definitely one to watch for if you like beer and pretzels dungeon crawling.

Designer & Dragons (ends September 9th). A retrospective of the RPG industry, newly revised by Evil Hat Production (Fate).

Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain (ends September 21st). Cardboard fantasy terrain pre-printed on heavy card. I actually did a double take on this. VERY impressive looking card terrain. The texturing gives an amazing amount of depth. I’m already a fan of cardboard terrain and this looks to be a leap in quality.

There you have it! Hoping to have these more often, so please send me a link to things I should be watching.