I wanna rock! \m/
While I'm a fan of almost all forms of music, I must say that little gets the adrenaline going like some good heavy metal. Well, now Game Fabrica is looking to bring that head-banging, fist-pumping excitement to your tabletop with Thrash'n Roll, their board game about starting a band and rising to the top of the charts.
During the course of the game, you will have to shmooze with powerful characters that can help you in your rise to fame, court the fans, who are the lifeblood of any music group, and try and avoid any major scandals that can bring any upward rise to a very quick halt. There's a variety of places that will help your band out as well. From the local music shop where you can pick up new gear, to the local clubs where you can get a good foothold, to the recording studio and radio station to broaden your audience. When you feel you're ready, you can go on tour and rock arenas around the world. All of this culminates in the Horned Oscars, where your band looks to be awarded the most awesome band of all.
They have a sample rulebook up on their page you can download and check it out.
The campaign is only about 1/4 funded, but there's still 12 days to get in on the act.