And that's just what IDW Games has done with their new retro-sci-fi board game, Rayguns & Rocketships. They've taken to the Kickstarter launchpad and are go. Grab your fishbowl helmet, ringed space suit, and head out for adventure.
From the campaign:
Designed by renowned video game designer and author Scott Rogers, Rayguns & Rocketships is a miniatures board game for 2-4 players. Featuring an inventive dual-scale system, players in Rayguns & Rocketships take command of their bulky-but-powerful Rocketship, as well as their agile crew of Planeteers! Players will need to think strategically and plan ahead as their Rocketship’s movements must be pre-programmed. Luckily, any poor decisions on the Rocketship scale can be quickly adjusted on the crew scale. Provided you have enough action points saved up, you can send your crew to repair the ship, man the Rayguns, or push the engines into overdrive!
The campaign's already more than halfway to their goal with still 19 days left to go.