Cute, fuzzy, anthropomorphic animals... in a deadly struggle in the future against opposing ideologies as they search for meaning in a world that seems to not have one... with cute, fuzzy, anthropomorphic animals. I mean, they're so cute! But anyway, Albedo Combat Patrol is a new sci-fi miniatures game based on the comics by Steve Gallacci. It's also up on Kickstarter now.
From the Kickstarter:
As this is a complete new miniatures game with lots off add on books, game accessories, miniatures and terrain we have provided a pledge calculator to enable you to work out easily what pledge and add ons you want and therefore how much to pledge. Click here for Pledge Calculator Spreadsheet or if you don't do spreadsheets click here for PDF version and use a calculator or your fingers to add it up!
ACP164 is set in a universe invented 30 years ago by Steve Gallacci for his comic series, Albedo Anthropomorphics.
This world is populated by sapient mammals and avians. There are two main factions: ConFed, whose forces include Extra-Planetary Defence Force (EDF), and the Independent Lapine Republic (ILR).
The headline story in the Albedo comic was Erma Felna: EDF, a science fiction military setting, focusing on Erma Felna, a young feline officer who turns out to have a pivotal role in a series of complex political conflicts.
The series is sophisticated and thoughtful, blending hard science and practical military weaponry with cute furry creatures. There are no blasters or zap guns, no clone armies or death stars, just critters trying to make sense of their existence against a starry backdrop.
There have previously been two role playing games set in the Albedo universe. They were fun games that interpreted the Albedo universe well, and lots of people still play them today. Now, thirty years after the release of the original RPG, we are moving the the next logical progression – introducing miniature rules without an RPG element, but with a set of useful figures and vehicles.
All the content and background is compatible with either RPG version, and the campaign book is written to be useful for RPG gamers.
The campaign's up and over its funding goal, so it's on through stretch goals for the next 32 days.