Relic Knights Kickstarter campaign commences

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 7th, 2012
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Relic Knights is a new action minis game made by Soda Pop Miniatures. They’ve just started up a Kickstarter to fund the project… and they’re already at 200% funded. This is going to be quite an exciting ride, I’m sure.

From the campaign:

Relic Knights ™ Darkspace Calamity is a fast-paced strategy battle game by Soda Pop Miniatures and published by CoolMiniOrNot, for 2 or more players, pitting the heroic forces of the Relic Knights against each other in a battle for survival and the fate of the galaxy

Take control of one of 6 factions with wonderfully detailed miniatures, as you use a unique card draw mechanic to power your special abilities and defenses!

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  • No option for one starter and a rulebook?

    • winter

      As with Zombbiecide and Sedition wars, it looks like CMON really wants to focus backers to the $100 pledge level (2 x starters and rules).

  • blkdymnd

    I just can’t get the feel for this one. Though with my username, if I had picked a faction, I guess I know which it’d be…

  • If you can pardon the crappy camera work (hold your phone sideways next time, duh!), here’s a video I took at last year’s Gen Con of my Relic Knights demo.

    • blkdymnd

      Thanks for the demo video. Unfortunately, the game still doesn’t do much for me. Not sure where I’m disconnecting with it, but I’ll have to pass on this one. Good luck with the Kickstarter CMON/Soda Pop.

      • Darsc Zacal

        My sentiments exactly. Was a big fan and backer of both Zombicide and Sedition Wars, but the style and concepts of this particular game don’t do it for me either.

        Best of luck with the kickstarter… Although secretly I guess I’m sort of hoping it doesn’t do quite as well as Z. Or SW. so that CMoN concentrates on those styles of mini’s in the future. Greedy and petty of me, I know, but oh well.
        😉

        • TylerT

          CMoN is important but the content is mostly made by the studios behind the project, in this case it’s soda pop miniatures so i would not worry about the design bandwidth getting taken from those other projects as they are from different studios.

      • Markheim

        This thing got funded in like 2 hours. Haters gonna hate.

        • Lemminkaeinen

          Aye, anime-inspired with lots of fan-service seems to be a license to print money, essentially. This sort of titillation draws the big crowds from the geek population as evidenced by Sodapop’s previous Kickstarter which was aborted once the Kickstarter people realized that it was a game about tentacle rape – but it still was a huge success.

        • Toyznthehood

          It’s managed by Coolminiornot and they deliberately put low targets so they can achieve their targets quickly and go from there. I’m hoping this means we’ll see more stretch goals like Sedition Wars and Zombicide in which case i’m in, again 🙂

          Take a look at this article for more insight: –

          http://www.wired.com/design/2012/06/coolminiornot-success-kickstarter/

          • odinsgrandson

            Yeah, but they set this one up kind of funny. They’re unlocking each faction one at a time- which covers the stretch goals from zero to 100k. Which is a lot closer to the actual start up cash they need than their usual 20k for the game.

            That said, after their last two outings into Kickstarter, there’s no way they’re expecting it to top out at 100k.

            By the way, I went to Gencon last year and have since played using the beta rules- and the game is pretty brilliant. There are a lot of things that make it play distinctly from other miniatures games, and I like that.

          • Nightbee

            You might name several of these unique aspects of the game, or at least one. I mean, it would probably help with their campaign.

        • blkdymnd

          Not hatin’, just not my style. Glad it got funded in 2 hours, as I did wish them luck with the Kickstarter.