Alien Dungeon posts up preview rules for All Quiet on the Martian Front on Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 21st, 2013

Alien Dungeon is doing well over on Kickstarter, going over $150k already. They’ve posted up a preview version of the rules so you can “try it before you buy it.”

From the update:

In a desire to give people a clearer picture of All Quiet on the Martian Front, the Game Launch that this Kickstarter is all about, we are putting up this TRY IT PDF. I do hope you will give it a go. We think this game is a lot of fun and has tons of potential but I suppose we would feel that way!

We have been listening and here is a chance to “try it” before you buy it. As I have stated previously, I wish I could demo the game to each and every one of you personally but that is hardly practical. Here is a stab at the same thing.

This is NOT a “beta” release of the rules. There is a lot more to the game and the rules than you will see in this PDF, but it should give you a good sense of how the game will play out. It uses LESS THAN HALF of what you get in the IINVASION box set and that doesn’t count the FREE unlocks that have already occurred and are to come.

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  • maroonldr

    It is a real shame they aren’t releasing faction only pledges. I would end up dropping hundreds of dollars but as it is I am very put off by this Kickstarter and underwhelmed.

  • tankcommander

    I am on the other hand extremely excited by this Kickstarter. There is great communication by the project team and they listen to the backers. This is definetly going to be a great game and awesome fun.

  • maroonldr

    Except for all the clamoring for single faction sets. And to put up the add ons in a reasonable amount of time. And to have international shipping figured out. These things are killing this kickstarters momentum. If you told me 2 weeks go that they would have only rised $160,000 at his point I old have looked at you like ou were a madman.

    • scottjm

      The Robotech Kickstarter didn’t have single faction sets (well, except for the two really big sets), they didn’t even have sets slanted to one side or the other, it was all or nothing and yet they have managed to raise a crazy level of cash.

  • maroonldr

    The difference being Robotech is a huge franchise and this isn’t.

  • T34

    If you say you’re willing to drop “hundreds”, why not buy in for one of the more faction oriented sets, and have a friend go in for the opposite set. When the models ship, trade away your tanks and have your friend give up his walkers. Factions achieved! Plus you now have someone to play games against. I mean face it, unless you convince someone to go in with you, showing up at your FLGS and hoping to get a game of All Quiet as if it were 40K is not super realistic.

  • hazyboy75

    Played the demo game last night and had a blast. Loved the way humans are massively up against it and can’t wait to get my hands on those tripods! Really exciting KS

  • maroonldr

    I don’t have anyone interested in the humans or the game. I want to use the figures for other games. If the rules become popular I could see my group getting into it because we would have Martians already but not at this point. While AD is saying they want to spread the community what chance is there of people getting into the game who didn’t buy something off the Kickstarter vs those who bought a faction? At this point I’m not sure why people are using the term exciting for this Kickstarter with its lethargic growth. I haven’t watched a Kickstarter that’s been deemed exciting that’s had people worry about every minor downturn in pledge dollars and has only made 2 stretch goals in the two weeks following the first day.

  • MidnightBlue

    Well this Kickstarter roped me RIGHT in. I blame the Martians!!!

    I started sniffing around this game a few months back because of the flavor and setting info. When I was notified of the Kickstarter, I just had to pledge for the rulebook so that I could get the fiction and setting materials to use for a roleplaying game or three. I’m already eyeing my Marvel Heroic RPG and Godlike RPG’s to take the brunt of the Martian Invasion!

    But in the course of trying to pledge for just the rulebook…the martians took hold of my brain and now I’m pledged for the Battle of Memphis level!

    I can’t wait to have my tanks in hand to try to beat back the Martian tripods and get them out of my head…