Previously, On Kickstarter… #220


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



Project: Buffalo Wings 2 – The Deluxe Reprint

Designer: J. D. Webster (Actung: Spitfire!, Air Superiority, Whistling Death)

Artists: Craig Grando (Buffalo Wings, Italia, Not War But Murder), Ian Wedge (The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43; Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45; Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942)

Publisher: Against the Odds (Buffalo Wings, Not War But Murder, The Pocket at Falaise)

Genre/Mechanisms: 2 players, dice rolling, hexagon grid, simulation, wargame

Player Count: 2

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Against the Odds Magazine is doing a reprint of its issue #29 with Buffalo Wings 2 inside, featuring updated rules, parts and planes. Buffalo Wings was also popular because it served as an ‘intro’ game to the entire ‘Fighting Wings’ series. Most of the magazine portion will be kept just like the original–the articles certainly– but there will be a number of changes to the GAME portion. First, some editing to the rules to cover any errata and, even better, to include streamlining and improvements that the designer has pulled into the system as the game evolved over the years.” And thus Buffalo Wings becomes Buffalo Wings 2.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $40

All-In (w/shipping): $186, also includes 7 other games

Campaign Ends: 7/31

Game Ships: Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 27%, with 36 days to go.



Project: Canopy

Designer: Tim Eisner (The Grimm Forest, The Grimm Masquerade, March of the Ants)

Artist: Vincent Dutrait (Broom Service, Diplomacy, Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis and Clark, Elysium, Jaipur, Lewis & Clark, Lost Cities, Lovecraft Letter, Medici, Mythic Battles: Pantheon, New York 1901, Pathfinder Advnture Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set, The Quest for El Dorado, Raptor, Rise of Augustus, Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island, Treasure Island, When I Dream)

Publisher: Weird City Games (March of the Ants)

Genre/Mechanisms: 2 players, card drafting, card game, set collection

Player Count: 2

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “Grow the most bountiful rainforest, in this two player game of card drafting, tableau building and set collection.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $24

All-In (w/shipping): $36

Campaign Ends: 7/10

Game Ships: June 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 243%, with 15 days to go.



Project: DVG – Air Leader Expansions

Designers: Dean Brown (B-17 Flying Fortress Leader), Dan Verssen (Hornet Leader: Air Carrier Operations, Israeli Air Force Leader, Phantom Leader Deluxe, Thunderbolt Apache Leader, Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game), Kevin Verssen (Israeli Air Force Leader)

Artist: Wan Chiu (B-17 Flying Fortress Leader, Field Commander: Alexander, Field Commander: Napoleon, Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations, Israeli Air Force Leader, Phantom Leader Deluxe)

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games (Hornet Leader: Air Carrier Operations, Thunderbolt Apache Leader, Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game)

Genre/Mechanisms: card drafting, chit-pull system, hexagon grid, simulation, solo / solitaire game, wargame (B-17 Flying Fortress Leader); card drafting, simulation, solo / solitaire game, wargame (Hornet Leader: Air Carrier Operations); area movement, card drafting, chit-pull system, dice rolling simulation, solo / solitaire game, wargame (Israeli Air Force Leader); campaign / battle card driven, card drafting, dice rolling, solo / solitaire game, wargame (Phantom Leader Deluxe)

Player Count: 1

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-light (Israeli Air Force Leader); medium-heavy (Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations, Phantom Leader Deluxe); heavy (B-17 Flying Fortress Leader)

Risk: medium-low

Summary: Four standalone Air Leader Expansions available separately or all in one bundle, each containing multiple campaigns.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $40, includes 1 expansion pack

All-In (w/shipping): $125, includes all 4 expansion packs

Campaign Ends: 7/15

Game Ships: Nov. 2020

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 275%, with 20 days to go.



Project: French Toast

Designer: Peter C. Hayward (Dracula’s Feast, The Lady and the Tiger, Village Pillage)

Artists: Tina Bongorno (BetaBotz, Biotix, Gobblestones), Frankie Clarkson

Publisher: Jellybean Games (Dracula’s Feast, The Lady and the Tiger, Village Pillage)

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, children’s game, communication limits, deduction, party game, real-time, roles with asymmetric information, targeted clues, team-based game, word game

Player Count: 2-10

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-low

Summary: “Help your team guess the word by comparing it to French Toast.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $24

All-In (w/shipping): $24, same as above

Campaign Ends: 7/17

Game Ships: July 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 94%, with 23 days to go.



Project: Intrepid

Designers: Jeff Beck (Getaway Driver, Hardback, World Domination), Jeff Krause (Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers, Sabotage)

Artist: Gwalchmai Doran

Publisher: Uproarious Games (Getaway Driver, The Grand Carnival, World Domination)

Genre/Mechanisms: cooperative game, dice rolling, events, scenario / mission / campaign game, space exploration, tile placement, variable player powers

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: heavy

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “A game about surviving 220 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station. Players take the role of astronauts from a variety of nations, bringing their unique technologies to bear. A highly asymmetric cooperative game with a variety of nations and disaster scenarios, each which play completely differently, so every game will be completely unique.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $66

All-In (w/shipping): $66, same as above

Campaign Ends: 7/9

Game Ships: Mar. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 531%, with 14 days to go.



Project: Kradia: Wild Hunt Festival

Designers: MonS, Ramo

Artists: Chio, Killing Flame, MonS

Publisher: LionWing Publishing

Genre/Mechanisms: adventure, cooperative game, dice rolling, role playing, turn order: progressive, variable player powers

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A cooperative fantasy-themed boss-battle game, players must synergize their abilities and employ effective combat strategies—via the utilization of items and their characters’ unique class abilities—to defeat a collection of bosses.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $40

All-In (w/shipping): $85, includes extras

Campaign Ends: 7/9

Game Ships: Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 199%, with 14 days to go.



Project: Roll Player Adventures

Designers: Seth Johnson (Golem Arcana, HeroClix, Skulk Hollow), Jon Leitheusser (Crimson Skies, HeroClix, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil)Keith Matejka (Herbaceous, Roll Player, Skulk Hollow), Peter Andrew Ryan, James William Ryan

Artists: JJ Ariosa (Evolution, Mice and Mystics, Roll Player, Summoner Wars, Summoner Wars: Master Set, Summoner Wars: Guild Dwarves vs Cave Goblins, Summoner Wars: Phoenix Elves vs Tundra Orcs), Veronika Fedorova, ShenFei (Allegiance: A Realm Divide, Battle for Rokugan, In the Name of Odin), Luis Francisco (The Bloody Inn, Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, The Resistance, Coup, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, FUSE, Haggis, The Resistance: Avalon, Roll Player), Stephen Kerr, Damien Mammoliti (Brass: Birmingham, Brass: Lancashire, Edge of Darkness), Rainer Petter, Lucas Ribeiro (Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, Lockup: A Roll Player Tale, Space Cantina)

Publisher: Thunderworks Games (Roll Player, Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, Lockup: A Roll Player Tale)

Genre/Mechanisms: adventure, campaign / battle card driven, cooperative game, dice rolling, exploration, narrative choice / paragraph, paper-and-pencil, storytelling

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: medium-low

Summary: “A standalone, co-op, narrative board game where you can import your Roll Player characters and go on adventures,” or play with one of six pre-generated characters.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $117

All-In (w/shipping): $424, also includes Roll Player with both expansions, a playmat, and lots of promos and extras

Campaign Ends: 7/17

Game Ships: June 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 327%, with 22 days to go.



Project: Sherwood Bandits

Designer: Luca Ricci (Dragon Castle; The Vampire, the Elf & the Cthulhu)

Artist: Simone de Paolis (D.E.I. – Divide et Impera, Dungeonology: The Expedition, Sine Tempore)

Publisher: Ludus Magnus Studio (Black Rose Wars, Dungeonology: The Expedition, Sine Tempore)

Genre/Mechanisms: action / event, card game, dice rolling, push your luck, set collection

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest themed gambling and dice-rolling game.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $52

All-In (w/shipping): $52, same as above

Campaign Ends: 7/2

Game Ships: Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 61%, with 7 days to go.



Project: Syndicate

Designers: Greg Dietz, Josh Pollack

Artist: Alex Petrowsky

Publisher: PDU Games

Genre/Mechanisms: area majority / influence, dice rolling, fighting, mafia, network and route building, space exploration, tile placement

Player Count: 2-5

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Control a young, enterprising criminal syndicate in the outer fringe of Arcturus, trying to stay under-the-radar of the Sovereign while you compete with other criminal syndicates formoney, power, loyal crew and advanced technology. Complete missions, set up criminal operations, and take down anyone that stands in your path to building the most formidable interplanetary criminal empire in the system. Players generate wealth by completing missions and setting up bases across Arcturus’s 18 territories.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $64

All-In (w/shipping): $208, includes vanity rewards & extras

Campaign Ends: 7/23

Game Ships: Sep. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 33%, with 29 days to go.



Project: Unlikely Heroes: Vikings, Cowboys & Pharaohs

Designer: Jacob Lindborg

Artists: not credited

Publisher: Luudos Studio

Genre/Mechanisms: action / event, adventure, area movement, card game, cooperative game, exploration, map reduction, move through deck, multiple maps, pieces as map, push your luck, solo / solitaire game

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A narrative adventure game with 3 different immersive stories and unique challenges featuring unlikely heroes.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $28, includes one Quest Box

All-In (w/shipping): $77, includes all 3 Quest Boxes and the Epic Box

Campaign Ends: 7/23

Game Ships: Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 1142%, with 28 days to go.



Project: Yarr Harr!

Designer: Amanda Zufelt

Artist: Andrew Stockton

Publisher: Amanda Zufelt

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, set collection, take that

Player Count: 2-6

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Race to complete your ship while sabotaging opponents in this light, fast-paced, ship-building game.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $26

All-In (w/shipping): $26, same as above

Campaign Ends: 7/23

Game Ships: Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 19%, with 28 days to go.

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