Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

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!

Hey folks! Now that the holidays are over, more cool Kickstarters are starting to pop up again. Here are a few to keep an eye on.

Customizable 3D Printed Tabletop Miniatures! Made-to-order miniatures. This one has already blown by its funding goal and through a couple of stretch goals adding sci-fi  and mounts to the core of fantasy minis. They are a bit pricey, but for something that is basically print on demand, its hard to beat. Their really are no other options short of hiring a sculptor!

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians! A tactical strategy game directed by the man behind Final Fantasy Tactics. Sounds promising, but not showing us much just yet. Definitely worth keeping an eye on if you like that sort of game, though.

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen! Fantasy MMO brought to you by a bunch of guys who broke away from SOE and were behind EQ, EQ2, SWG and on and on. Worth keeping an eye on if you liked any of those.

Project Nimbus! Open world mech shooter. Looks to have elements of the greats such as Zone of Enders and Virtual On. Only a few days left so go take a look!

Red Box Games Norse Warrior Miniatures! Tre Manor is one of the best miniature sculptors in the business today. Get some of his amazing work early by backing this one!

Earthdawn 4th Edition! I am a fan of Earthdawn and am VERY glad to see it coming back again. I’m not sure who is behind the new FASA, but looks like they have plenty of people convinced that they know what they are doing. Epic heroic fantasy with its own take on the genre.

The Mini Box – Simple Storage Solution! Affordable miniature storage. Glad to see an American company doing that as we don’t have many choices this side of the pond.

Last, but not least KUNG FURY! Just go watch the trailer on the Kickstarter. If that doesn’t convince you…I don’t have anything to say to you.

As always, if YOU know of a Kickstarter that everyone needs to hear about, let me know in the comments!

Kickstarter : Reactor

Posted: December 12, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Interwebs, Kane
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Time once again to tell you what I’m looking forward to on Kickstarter! Got one you think needs attention? Comment below.

Krosmaster Arena Frigost. The first expansion for Krosmaster Arena in the USA. Anime inspired miniature combat in the world of video games Dofus and Wakfu. Core game is a lot of fun and this one looks to be adding some great new features and bringing us a slew of new models as well. If you like board games or miniature games, highly recommend! Already way past funded with only a couple days left.

Duel Fighters. A large scale miniature game featuring starter packs of one-on-one combat! It promises more depth than your typical miniature game since it will be only a few models on the field. Not to mention, they have the option to get pre-painted models at no extra cost if you just want to play or more customizeable models if you want to make something that is unique to you. Well past funded.

Games & Gears Battle Boards. Modular gaming surface with multiple options to cover your miniature gaming table. Nice detail and very reasonably priced. Definitely worth a look! Already funded.

HeroQuest 25th Anniversary. Unfortunately, this one is in limbo do to ongoing legal concerns. Keep your eyes open for its return as it looked PHENOMENAL.

That is it for the moment. If you have or know of a project we should be looking it, be sure to leave me a comment!

Kickstarter : BLAST!

Posted: December 10, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Interwebs, Kane
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Hey gang! Have a Kickstarter that is almost up that deserves your attention. Go check out Viking Horde! It is already funded and I would hate for you to miss out.

Dwarven Delve Kickstarter

Posted: November 28, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Life in a Box, Video Games
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Dwarven Delve Kickstarter

This one is very nearly over but also very nearly funded! Go help them get there! Its a great game.

Golem Arcana Kickstarter Needs Your Help!

Posted: October 13, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Life in a Box
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Hey folks, I posted about this previously, but its coming down to the wire, now, and its still not quite there. Go check it out, won’t you?

Kickstarter Reactor Vol 1

Posted: September 18, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Interwebs, Kane
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Welcome to the first installation of Kickstarter Reactor! In this semi-regular article, I’ll present you with the Kickstarter projects I’m following and others that have been announced but have not started yet. I’ll present thoughts on any projects that I back personally. This week, we will look at video games!

Mighty No. 9 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9?ref=live) 13 days left. Mega Man spiritual successor by a team composed of people who made the original series. Potential: 5 out of 5.

Shantae (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero?ref=live) 16 days left. Sequel to an ongoing series by the crew that brought us the previous games in the Shantae series as well as some other solid platformers like Adventure Time, A Boy and His Blob (remake) and the recently released DuckTales Remastered. Potential: 4 out of 5.

Hyper Light Drifter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661802484/hyper-light-drifter) 24 days left. Upcoming indy game developers give us a pixel art action adventure game that I can only describe is Zelda meets Phantasy Star meets Bastion. Check it out! Potential: 4 out of 5.

Mutant League Football (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mendheim/mutant-football-league?ref=live) 27 days left. One of the original creators got the rights to this old franchise and wants to reinvent it for the modern gamer. Might be a longshot, but one to keep an eye on. Potential: 3 out of 5.

AwesomeNauts: Starstorm (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ronimo/awesomenauts-starstorm?ref=category) 16 hours. This game wasn’t even on my radar until I saw it on Kickstarter. This looks like a really fun take on the MOBA from a new perspective. This is actually an expansion to the already available AwesomeNauts. Potential: 5 out of 5.

Contagion (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monochromellc/contagion?ref=category) 25 days left. Co-op survival horror. Sounds like a cross between Left 4 Dead and DayZ. Potential: 4 out of 5.

If you know a Kickstarter that everyone should get in on, let me know!

-Kane