Caveat Emptor: The Kickstarter Roundup (Brandon Kempf)
Kickstarter Highlights for the Week of October 27, 2017 - November 3, 2017
(All listed times are US Central)
by Julie Okahara
Campaign ends on November 15, 2017 at 2 PM.
I hope you enjoy my very first calendar as much as I enjoyed making it!
A fantastic looking calendar from a fantastic artist that you may or may not know already. I learned of Julie's art through the wonderful game Project Dreamscape and have loved her art ever since. Yes, I realize that this isn't a Kickstarter for a board game, but still, I thought some folks might be interested.
by Handelabra Games
Campaign ends on December 1, 2017 at 12 PM.
We are bringing the hit tabletop, rogue-like, dungeon crawling adventure by Asmadi Games to Steam!
I've never played One Deck Dungeon, but I have heard fantastic things about it. This will be a good way to get introduced to the game I think. Expected delivery of April 2018 may be a bit ambitious, but not out of the realm of possibility.
by L4 Studios Inc
Designed by Doug Hettrick, Larry Bogucki & Carl Van Ostrand
Campaign ends on November 30, 2017 at 7:03 PM.
Superhero or Supervillain? You decide in this buildable dice game. Each round, use your dice to attack, defend, or increase your power!
This one just popped up on my radar thanks to fellow PunchBoard Media member, Brian from Cloak & Meeple. It has the theme, and it has those fun buildable dice. It is made for 2 player, but has a "Mayhem" mode to include up to 4, so take that as you will. I like the art, from what I have seen. The $39 buy in doesn't seem all that bad, but if you want to be able to play 3 or 4, you need to up that pledge to get 2 copies. Nearly a year to deliver this is also a bit of a warning sign for me, but check it out if you are interested and let me know how it is if you back it and get it!
by Jonny Hinkle
Designed by Jonny Hinkle & Billy Miller
Campaign ends on December 1, 2017 at 8:02 AM
The Convergents - Their Fate is in Your Hands! A Competitive Comic Themed Card Game For 2 Players, or 1-5 Players.
First off, yeah, that description is confusing, am I backing for 2 players or is it really a game for 1-5 players. So what it seems is that for $35 you get 2 boxes of your choice to play the 2 player competitive game. But for $65 you get all 4 boxes, plus an add-on called The Cosmic Threat which will allow you to play it at that 1-5 player count. In the game it seems that the players are heroes and they are trying to do their best to save the city, competitively. Players will go to locations in the city and if their opponent goes there a battle commences. To win the game, there are different objectives at at the beginning of the game, if the player ever achieves that objective they win, or if their opponent is reduced to zero health, you win. It seems interesting, if a bit convoluted, but that may be just because I am searching and writing at the same time. Check it out and let me know!
Dawn of the Peacemakers
by Club Fantasci
Designed by Sami Laasko
Campaign ends on December 2, 2017 at 9 AM.
Yup, no link and no photo, the only reason that this is here is to say this. I think that the Dale of Merchants theme looks fun and the art is wonderfully done and this new game may be fantastic, but with Club Fantasci, or rather more specifically David Lowry attached to it, I will never support the game. If you would like to learn more about why, feel free to contact me, I will happily explain, I won't go into depth here, but I won't link to it, or try to promote it, I'm simply putting it here to note that the game may be the best thing since sliced bread, but because of the Kickstarter publisher attached, I'll never touch it. This is honestly more promotion than I should have done, but I felt it needed to be said.