Previously, On Kickstarter… #128

(or here’s a list of what launched yesterday that might deserve a closer look)

Project: Almanac: The Dragon Road

Designer: Scott Almes (Heroes of Land, Air & Sea; Tiny Epic Galaxies; Tiny Epic Quest; Tiny Epic Zombies)

Artist: Jacqui Davis (Colosseum, Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia, Ex Libris, Stockpile, Viticulture, Viticulture Essential Edition)

Publisher:  Kolossal Games (Mezo, Neolithic, Omen: A Reign of War, Papillon, Western Legends)

Genre/Mechanisms: auction/bidding, pick up and deliver, worker placement

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: medium-low

Summary: “Almanac: The Dragon Road is the first entry in the Almanac series of games from acclaimed designer Scott Almes. Each round of the game is played on a different page in the game book, each page representing a unique location with a special twist on worker placement. Combining rich narrative and intuitive yet unique game mechanisms, every game is a new adventure!”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $59

All-In (w/shipping): $59, same as above

Campaign Ends: 1/23

Game Ships: Feb. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 208%, with 13 days to go.

Project: Neo-Morphosis: Infestation

Designer: Filippo Chirico (Dark Rituals, The Order of Vampire Hunters)

Artist: Alexei Popvici (Dark Rituals, The Order of Vampire Hunters)

Publisher:  Dark Gate Games (Dark Rituals, The Order of Vampire Hunters)

Genre/Mechanisms: cooperative game, exploration, fighting, miniatures, modular board, variable player powers

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: HIGH. Potential backers should know that Dark Gate has produced 2 Kickstarters to date. The first, The Order of Vampire Hunters, had a lot of delivery issues, some of which have never been resolved. The second, Dark Rituals, just notified campaign backers that they were effectively adding on another YEAR to the fulfillment window. While we’re reporting here on the existence of the game, we wouldn’t recommend backing it.

Summary: A cooperative game with miniatures in a sci-fi setting featuring an objective driven encounter generator.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $126

All-In (w/shipping): $166

Campaign Ends: 2/3

Game Ships: Apr. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 56%, with 21 days to go.

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