There’s a lot of very important things that came about directly due to WWI. Arguably one of the most important was the revolution in Russia. The Czar and his family were out, and the proletariat were in. In Dual Powers: Revolution 1917, players will vie for control of the runaway train that was the Communist uprising. Will they be able to maintain control, or will they get run over? The game is up on Kickstarter now.
And yes, I find it a strange coincidence that halfway through doing this article, I realized that this was playing (note, possibly NSFW language through link).
From the campaign:
Thunderworks Games’ Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 is now funding on Kickstarter!
In Dual Powers, 1-2 players direct the forces of either the Petrograd Soviet or Provisional Government. Using a hand of Command Cards, players struggle for dominance on a map of Petrograd through political action, social maneuvering, and military conflict. The player with the most support at the end of the game will shape Russia’s future and either launch or suppress the impending Civil War.
“It’s a card-driven game. It’s an engine I like very much, a mechanic I like very much when it comes to historical games… This is a fun game that I find quite enjoyable.”
— Marco “Wargamer” Arnaudo, Game Reviewer
Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 is designed by Brett Myers. Illustrations are by Kwanchai Moriya and graphic design is by Luis Francisco.
Dual Powers would be Thunderworks Games’ fourth published title behind other successfully funded Kickstarters, including Roll Player: Monsters & Minions, Roll Player, and Bullfrogs.
The campaign’s a bit more than 1/3 funded with still 19 days left to go.