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1565, St. Elmo's Pay Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Look, I know this is St. Elmo's Pay and not St. Elmo's Fire, but I still have Man in Motion stuck in my head while typing up this piece.

Anyway, this game has nothing to do with the movie or song (or supernatural effect on mariners). It's all about what is credited as the greatest siege in history. Malta is under siege by the forces of Suleiman and you're in charge of one of the sides. Will the city hold or fall? That's up to you to decide in 1565, St. Elmo's Pay that's up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Relive the Greatest Siege in History!

A vendetta spanning decades reaches its terrible and bloody crescendo!

Suleiman the Magnificent's 30,000 strong armada descends on the 500 beleaguered Knights of St John and the defending people of Malta, with the express purpose of wiping them from existence, and changing the course of history forever...

1565, St Elmo's Pay is an asymmetric, competitive, tactical card game, and successor to the award-winning 1066, Tears to Many Mothers (also available in this campaign), with which it is fully compatible. Each player, as either Ottoman Turks or Knights of St John, musters troops and resources to overcome the various obstacles in their path before the two armies clash in an epic siege over three frontiers on the tiny island of Malta: Birgu, Senglea, and the doomed fortress of Saint Elmo.

The game's making its way to 3x funded with 23 days left to go.