As the DM/GM, you've gotta come up with every aspect of the game world the players will explore. That can be rough. Thankfully, there's pre-made settings that you can add to your own game for a quick and easy bit of world-building. In this case, we have Draharsis, a set of three islands that are filled with mysteries. You can find this setting book up on Kickstarter now.
It's Friday again. Now that I think about it... the week kinda went by fast... At least for me. I'm sitting here thinking, "wasn't it Tuesday just a day or so ago?" Apparently not. Oh well. I'm ok with this. Hopefully your week has been alright and you've been able to stay safe out there. These are strange times, indeed. As for me, I'm here to bring you your regularly-scheduled party platter of bite-sized gaming stories.
Today we have: New 2D Print Models Available From One Page Rules, Bushi Prime Strikers Available From Puppets War, Norse Foundry Running Dice of Crits Kickstarter, and Mystic Mariner and Mystic Noble Dice Available From Kraken Dice.
While a lot of us are working from home or on a... unscheduled break from work, we're spending a lot of time bored. Well, one thing that I know peps a lot of people up is a good Kickstarter campaign. CMON's next is just around the corner. They've announced an April 14th launch date for Ankh: Gods of Egypt. Mark your calendars (or Steve or Laura your calenders, if you prefer).
You wake up and find yourself in a dungeon. Guh. I hate when that happens. But there's a way out, surely so. You've just gotta find it. And hey, if you find some loot along the way, that's just yours by fiat, right? Anyway, that's the story behind Dungeon Breakout, a new board game from Goblinko that's up on Kickstarter now.
The icy grip of winter is releasing its hold on us here in the Northern Hemisphere. Sure, in Atlanta, it got to almost freezing last night and my coworkers up in Canada have multiple feet of snow in their back yard, but still. If you're a fan of winter, you might be sad to see it go. However, you can always live vicariously through playing Winter Kingdom, the new game by Queen Games that's up on Kickstarter now.
Ankh is the next board game that's coming to Kickstarter from CMON. It's the third in the series of games created by the people that also brought you Blood Rage and Rising Sun. Egypt is moving to a monotheistic society and the gods are fighting to see who that single deity will be. The game will be on the platform on April 14th.
You know me. I'm a fan of games with a unique premise. Well, in Zoollywood, players are penguins looking to get the best part in a new movie. Yeah, that's right. They're ready to audition and only one will be the star. Lights! Camera! Action!
The game's up on Kickstarter now.
Longtime readers will know my love of "gaming backpack games." They're the games that you can just toss in your backpack with you when you go to gaming night and pull out at a moment's notice when there's some downtime between other games. Well, up on Kickstarter now, there's a set of three such games. They're called GPS, Sequoia, and Mountain Goats, and each takes about 10min to play.
I'm here to chew bubble gum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubble gum... because I can't go out to the store... ... ... ... Anyway, They Live is a classic cult movie about aliens taking over the world through subterfuge, subliminal messages, and infiltration. Thanks to a special pair of sunglasses, their secret is out and now it's time to put a stop to them by exposing their lies. That's what you'll be trying to do in They Live: Assault on Cable 54, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
Halfway through the week and we're at the beginning of a new month. Welcome to April, everyone. Considering how things are in the world right now? I say we skip out on April Fool's. Alright? Good. But what we shouldn't skip out on are some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Legendary Dragons 3D Printable Files Up On Kickstarter and Blacklist Miniatures Previews Huge Dragon From Upcoming Kickstarter.
You know Gloomhaven? You know how much you love it? Well, now there's a new stand-alone, compatable, sequel game. It's called Frosthaven. It's up on Kickstarter right now and is taking everyone's money.
There's some pretty classic set-ups for a hack-and-slash video game. One involves demons invading. The hero or heroes need to suit up and just get choppin' to save humanity! Well, that's what you get to emulate in Down to Hell, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
I mean, yeah, right now, I'm stuck at home. But if it weren't for this pandemic I'd... ... still be stuck at home. Let's face it, even in better times, many of us don't have the ability to go globe-trotting on a whim. I know I don't, at least. But even without that, I can still live vicariously through my board games. Trekking the World is a board game all about planning a 'round-the-world trip in the best way possible. It's up on Kickstarter now.
Under the sea... Under the sea...
Sorry. Had to.
Anyway, if you're looking to head under the sea and do some exploring in the last great frontier on our planet, Aquanauts can take you there without the need for a multi-million-dollar submarine. It's a new board game up on Kickstarter where players are looking to find new life and studying them in the dark below the waves.
Hey there, Legal Eagles. It's time to think like a lawyer (love that channel on YouTube). Rock Manor Games is looking to take you to court. But don't worry, you're not being put on trial for anything. Instead, you're playing as legal counsel. Lawyer Up is a new asymmetrical card game where players look to argue their case in court. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
I like to think of myself as a good baker. Generally speaking, people have enjoyed the things I've brought out for them when it comes to sweets. So, I would hope that nobody would see anything I make as deadly (unless you've got an allergy or something). However, everything in Deadly Desserts can potentially put you to an end. It's a new trick-taking card game that's up on Kickstarter now.
Thursday. We're sliding back down into the weekend. I, for one, can't wait for it. I've got D&D on Saturday (we're playing virtually, for anyone concerned). And if there's anything I could use, it's an escape from the current world for a while. I hope you're all able to find escapes as well. Gaming is a great way to take your mind off of things for a while. And when gaming, some good terrain can really make things that much better. So, let's make your gaming tables look that much better.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Acheson Sale 20-40% Off Thru April 19, Townbuilder Unlimited 3D Printable Terrain Up Online, Village of Verrell 3D Printable Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Northvakt Viking Village Printable 3D Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Tizec Waterfront Modular 3D Printable Terrain Up On Kickstarter, 3D Printable Fantasy Ruins Up On Kickstarter, and Stone City of Arkenfel 3D Printable Terrain up On Kickstarter.
It's the roaring 20s. Err, the roaring 1920s, that is. Prohibition is on. Space travel is possible. People have super powers. It's just like you read in your history books recreated in Capers Offworld RPG, a new supplment for the CAPERS RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
As I mentioned in the Snippets post, it's Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. In India, this is celebrated with a massive festival. Now, I'm sure that the event will be smaller this year than most, but that doesn't mean we can't be thrilled with some warmer temps out. You can do this vicariously in Holi: Festival of Colors, a new multi-tiered board game that's up on Kickstarter. And you don't even have to travel to India.
You're getting your space pilots license. It's the culmination of what you've been working for for years. But just as you're finishing up your training, an alien race comes in and destroys your home planet. You manage to escape, just barely, along with some other refugees. Now, you're in a dark, cold region of space with an unknown enemy on your tail? That's where you find yourself in Starlight, a new cooperative board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
The folks over at Shades of Vengeance want to make sure that you have all the Era: Survival books you possibly can. They have had one successful Kickstarter for a whole bunch of expansions. Now, they're looking to have another. They've launched their Expansions into the Unknown 2 campaign where you can get all the Era: Survival you want, and more.
Halfway through. We're halfway through the week already. As always, that's never a complaint. You know how much I love my weekends. Even if it doesn't look like there'll be much to do. It's a couple days of rest. But, in the meantime, along with all our preserved foods, let's snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Blacklist Miniatures Fantasy Figures Coming to Kickstarter Next Month, Kraken Dice Warehouse Sale Happening Now, and Keyfish Crit Goldfish Polyhedral Dice Sets Up On Kickstarter.
Every civilization has their own monuments. Edifices to their own power and greatness. They stand the test of time and many are known to us today. In Monuments, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now, you'll take on the role of leader of one of these civilizations and build your own monuments to greatness. However, you can't just focus on building, as the rest of your empire needs tending, too.
Paris. It's arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And you can get in on the ground floor of the architecture boom that made it such back in the early 1900s. Investing in buildings, upkeeping the monuments, and building new ones is your job in Paris, a new board game from Game Brewer that's up on Kickstarter now.
Doing a double-flip off the top turnbuckle down onto your opponent in the middle of the ring. Giving them the Polar's Elbow. Grabbing yourself a steel chair. These are all things you can do in World Wide Wrestling, the RPG all about the action in the squared circle. A new edition of the game is up on Kickstarter now.