Welcome once again to Saturday. It’s been quite a morning over here. Rather busy for a Saturday. Biggest thing I’ve been working on is my decision to magnetize my Betrayal at Calth set (yes, this means it’s not 100% assembled yet. The games I’ve been playing of it have been using stand-in figs for much of it. It happens). The only problem comes from maneuvering small, fiddly pieces that, very literally, will move on their own. As such, I have glue all over my fingers. Thankfully, though, on at least one occasion, that’s helped me when my drill bit slipped and instead of giving me a scrape, it just gouged the glue that’d built up there. So, an asset hidden in a liability.
But that’s a story for when I post the review later today. At the moment, we’ve got other reviews/previews to deal with.
In this batch we have: Late French Napoleonic Infantry from Perry Miniatures and Warlord Games, Dark Moon, Clockwork Kingdom, Queen of the Hill, Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man, Conquest at Kismet, Barony, Star Wars Armada Wave 2 Ships, Tides of Time, Pentoggle, Mars Attacks Miniatures Game, Risk: Star Wars Edition, Space Cadets: Away Missions, Bomb Squad, Escape the Nightmare, and T.I.M.E Stories.
Hey everyone. It’s come time for another edition of Sunday Snippets. Hopefully your weekend is going well. Many of you may have tomorrow off from work as well. We’ll be in the office, but we’re gonna be having a BBQ in the afternoon. So it’ll be a good time had by all! Plus, traffic is going to be a breeze, since all the offices downtown will be closed.
Hey, when you live in Atlanta, a lot of your thoughts turn to how the traffic is going to be. Trust me.
Anyway, in this batch of bite-sized stories we have: Kromlech New Release – Legionary Plasma Gun & Combat Blades, 6 more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, and The Ministry of Board Games Alternative media network launched.
WarQuest from Mr. B. Games and L4 Studios, has relaunched on Kickstarter. This game takes you across the land of Myrathia on a huge 31″x46″ map. The game comes with 115 highly-detailed miniatures so you can clash in epic battles. This new version has also been adapted for solo play, as it works with 1-5 players. Can your forces of elves, dwarves, satyrs, orcs, and goblins propel you to be the strongest in all the world? Or will the dealings of the nefarious Wraith King bring you to ruin?
The campaign is set to run until May 28th.
L4 Studios and Mr. B Games‘ new board game, WarQuest, is now up on Kickstarter. Fans of epic, fantasy board games should give this project a look. The tragline promises you’ll need a bigger table to fit the game, and you just might with a board measuring in at 36″x42″ and 115 miniatures. As players battle across the fantasy world of Myrathia, they’ll amass their armies of Dwarfs, Elves, Goblins, Satyrs, and Orcs and complete quests with the ultimate goal of becoming the most powerful Warlord of Myrathia and push back the forces of the Wraith King.
Mr. B. Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Posthuman, their new post-apoacalytpic board game. Players play as the last of the human race (as far as they know), who are all trying to get to a mythical fortress where the rest of humanity has supposedly gathered. Along the way, they encounter mutants, which humans have started turning into. Will you succumb and become a mutant yourself, trying to keep everyone else from winning? Or will you strive to persevere and make it to the end?
The campaign has passed its funding goal, and so it’s on to stretch goals for the next 29 days.
From the campaign: Continue reading
Board to Death goes to the wild west in their latest review with a look at Spurs.
From the post:
In Spurs: A Tale in the Old West, players take on the role of adventurers in the Old West, competing to handle various challenges to become a true Legend of the West.
Players take turns moving around the main board, carrying out classic activities of the Old West, like taking on cattle-herding jobs or engaging in horse-breaking; if you are good at riding, you might end up with a nice stallion to sell! Gunslingers can go searching for wanted outlaws in the badlands or take on jobs to escort stagecoaches or deal with a gang of Desperados. Hunters will seek out wildlife in the forests (be careful as some animals might hunt you instead), while others might seek fortune by searching for gold in the mountains or gambling in the town saloons. Be careful, though, as you never know when other players will challenge you to a duel and try to rob you.
Mr. B. Games is running a Kickstarter for Clockwork Kingdom, their new steampunk worker placement game.
From the campaign:
The king has unexpectedly died and has left the kingdom without a successor. The kingdom is in a state of civil war as prominent lords and ladies vie for the clockwork throne. As one of these candidates for the throne, you will use your power and cunning to lay your claim. With your army of loyal steam-powered automatons to do your bidding, you will compete for resources, power, and influence. However, you will have more at your disposal than simple automatons. Throughout the course of the contest, you will also recruit Alchemists, Professors, and Artificers to your cadre of loyal vassals, each with their own unique abilities.
Choose wisely when deciding where to send your servants, whether to get supplies from the market, build useful contraptions in the workshop, or even attempt to acquire powerful alchemy stones, all the while you will be warring with your rivals in a number of battlefields in an attempt to control the kingdom by force. To claim the clockwork throne, you must make difficult decisions to outwit your opponents in an attempt to gather resources, obtain workers, manufacture contraptions, and dominate battlefields. Only the most cunning lord can rule the Clockwork Kingdom…
Mr. B. Games made it through another stretch goal in their 20th anniversary Dungeon Lords Kickstarter campaign.
From the campaign:
Unbelievable! Another stretch goal unlocked. You guys are great! Now, your Damage Counters and Evil Counters will be glass cubes, which not only look cool but feel cool, too. 🙂 This is a smiley-face stretch goal, so those who are purchasing the GHOST upgrade kit will also get these glass cubes.
Now we are ready to reveal a new stretch goal. And we feel it is time again for some gameplay stuff. We will ask Vlaada to design new Kickstarter-only cards: one or two new traps, spells, and events, carefully balanced to integrate well into the existing game. This is a smiley-face stretch goal, and if we reach it, these cards will be included in the GHOSTY package, too.
Last but not least, we have made you a set of Dungeon Lords avatars! There are 5 of them, and we hope that everyone will find the perfect character. Show them off proudly and don’t be shy to spread the evil (um, we meant … joy).
Club Fantasci recently sat down with Sean Brown of Mr. B Games and talked about Realm of Heroes, the company’s upcoming Kickstarter.
From the post:
David Lowry interviews Sean Brown of Mr. B Games about the upcoming game Realm of Heroes to be launched on Kickstarter May 27th.
Mr. B. Games is running a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund Alien Uprising, their cooperative sci-fi board game. They’ve already made more than 3x their goal, so it’s those stretch-goal goodies for everyone. How many more can they get through in the next 18 days?
From the campaign:
A cooperative game for 1-5 players. You control 3-5 Crewmen of a crashed starship through a desperate battle with the enraged Zothren