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Monday, September 12, 2016
All right Game Fans, we’re going to engage in
some chicanery today because we’re working on different equipment than we’re
used to. With the untimely demise of Work Horse 1, we have to adjust our
article writing and publishing schedule a little bit. That’s all right
with us, but it means we’re covering things a little differently. So
moving forward we’re going to be doing a combined week in review, week going
forward so that you can catch up on what were talked about last week and what we’re
going to be talking about for this week. Let’s get this thing started, shall
It Came From Kickstarter!
So let’s take a quick look at what Kickstarter
was advertising this week on Facebook.
Sweet Spot is a tactical card game of tennis
that tests communication and teamwork in either singles or doubles. Color
us intrigued. We don’t usually go for sports adaptations though there are
plenty of interesting ones out there for the interested gamer. It looks
like a very sound technical game that emulates the source material.
It’s got 23 days to go and is almost 75% funded,
so check it out.
Speaking of a fun party game you can play with
folks of all ages, Adorable Monsters is a quick playing light strategy card
game that puts you in the role of a monster maker who’s putting his best,
baddest, cutest, fluffiest monster up against all the other monster makers in
the area. It’s fun game play and the Kickstarter page has a complete
breakdown of the game and a preview video of folks playing it.
With 35 days left to go, and about 70% of its
funding there, we hope this game tickles your fancy.
This is an expansion set for Tiny Epic Galaxies
(which is probably the coolest sounding game name we’ve heard all year).
It adds new and more interesting ship designs, new pilots and a host of
new options to add to your Tiny Epic Galaxies game play. The art is
fantastic, the gameplay looks crisp, and we think this is one of the best
expansion sets we’ve seen in a while. You can also pick up the original
if you missed it the first time around (You’ll need it because this isn’t a standalone
Next up we have a Terrain project that looks
Modular Underground Project
From Maki Games, Modular Underground Project is
a 3D terrain kit designed to emulate dungeon terrain. With flexible
scaling and stackability, you can create some truly interesting underground
environments with this terrain kit. Modular plastic kits have been
extremely successful in other Kickstarter projects, and this one is being
marketed to both tabletop roleplaying and war gaming groups as a scenery
alternative. We certainly like the look of it and hope they have amazing
The campaign is fully funded and still has 24
days to go, so you still have time to get in and unlock some extra stretch
These are an interesting resource for folks who
are looking to have a battlefield or a combat map for their game. These are 2D
(flat maps) that depict a variety of interesting sci-fi locales to explore.
With a standard grid map, players can easily immerse themselves (when
playing with minis) in the desperate hunt across an alien landscape, or find
the lost monastery. We like these maps, and hope they do well in their
With almost 50% funding and 48 days to go,
they’ve got time and room to grow.
Our last Kickstarter all-star for the week is an
alternative setting for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
World of Aetaltis
For the Dungeon Master or player looking for
something outside the realm of the Wizards of the Coast home setting, the World
of Aetaltis offers new adventures and options for taking a new, fresh look at
heroic fantasy. It’s got the potential to be a whole new world of fun for
you to play around it.
It’s around 20% funded, and still has 29 days to
go, so get in while it’s here.
Warhammer TV hosted their first live streaming
events on their new channel. We’ll put up a more detailed review of the
event later in the week, but you can check them out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_jkp3PMO10
Games Workshop and Fantasy Flight Games ended
their strategic partnership. It’s the end of an 8 year partnership that
has seen the creation of a lot of interesting games and some clever uses of the
GW intellectual Properties. We hope the Game design market works with R
& D teams and we hope that this frees up a bunch of R & D groups for
FFG. We’re curious to see what they can do with new ideas and games.
Well, it looks like our first look at Call of
Cthulhu was popular, so as a lead up to Halloween we’ll do a full review of the
7th edition line for Call. It’s one of our favorites and we would love to
share it with the rest of the world.
We’ll do a write up of Interstellar Operations
for Battletech in the next couple of weeks (it’s a big book and we’d rather
give it the right amount of time to percolate and give you the best look at
Storm King’s Thunder (Wow, we’ve got a lot to
say about this one, and we’re fans)
We’re going to actually try to get to actually
talking about Battletech, the computer game coming from Harebrained Schemes
next year (It looks so awesome)